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Experience Psychology

Experience Psychology - 2nd edition

Experience Psychology - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780078035340

ISBN10: 0078035341

Experience Psychology by Laura King - ISBN 9780078035340
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 13
Copyright: 2013
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2013
International: No
Experience Psychology by Laura King - ISBN 9780078035340

ISBN13: 9780078035340

ISBN10: 0078035341

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 13

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Summary

Do you want your students to justtakepsychology or to experience psychology?

Experience Psychology is a complete learning system that empowers students to personally, critically, and actively experience the impact of psychology in everyday life. Experience Psychology is about, well, experience-our own behaviors; our relationships at home and in our communities, in school and at work; and our interactions in different learning environments. Grounded in meaningful real-world contexts, Experience Psychology's contemporary examples, personalized author notes, and applied exercises speak directly to students, allowing them to engage with psychology and to learn verbally, visually, and experientially-by reading, seeing, and doing. With the Experience Psychology learning system, students do not just "take" psychology but activelyexperienceit.

Experience a Personalized Approach How many students think they know everything about introductory psychology but struggle on the first exam? LearnSmart, McGraw-Hill's adaptive learning system, pinpoints students' metacognitive abilities and limitations, identifying what they know-and more importantly, what they don't know. Using Bloom's Taxonomy and a highly sophisticated "smart" algorithm, LearnSmart creates a personalized, customized study plan that's unique to each individual student's demonstrated needs. With virtually no administrative overhead, instructors using LearnSmart are reporting an increase in student performance by a letter-grade or more. Throughout Experience Psychology, students find a wealth of personal pedagogical "asides" directly from Laura King to guide their understanding and stimulate their interest as they read. Some of these helpful notes highlight crucial terms and concepts; others prompt students to think critically about the complexities of the iss

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 - The Science of Psychology
Defining Psychology and Exploring its Roots
Contemporary Approaches to Psychology
Psychology's Scientific Method
Types of Psychological Research
Research Samples and Settings
Conducting Ethical Research
Learning About Psychology Means Learning About You
CHAPTER 2 - The Brain and Behavior
The Nervous System
Neurons
Structures of the Brain and Their Functions
The Endocrine System
Brain Damage, Plasticity, and Repair
Genetics and Behavior
CHAPTER 3 - Sensation and Perception
How We Sense and Perceive the World
The Visual System
The Auditory System
Other Senses
CHAPTER 4 - States of Consciousness
The Nature of Consciousness
Sleep and Dreams
Psychoactive Drugs
Hypnosis
Meditation
CHAPTER 5 - Learning
Types of Learning
Classical Conditioning
Operant Conditioning
Observational Learning
Cognitive Factors in Learning
Biological, Cultural, and Psychological Factors in Learning
CHAPTER 6 - Memory
The Nature of Memory
Memory Encoding
Memory Storage
Memory Retrieval
Forgetting
Tips from the Science of Memory, for Studying and for Life
CHAPTER 7 - Thinking, Intelligence, and Language
The Cognitive Revolution in Psychology
Thinking
Intelligence
Language
CHAPTER 8 - Human Development
Exploring Human Development
Child Development
Adolescence
Emerging Adulthood, Adult Development, and Aging
CHAPTER 9 - Motivation
Theories of Motivation
Hunger and Sex
Beyond Hunger and Sex: Approaches to Motivation in Everyday Life
Emotion
Motivation and Emotion: The Pursuit of Happiness
CHAPTER 10 - Personality
Psychodynamic Perspectives
Humanistic Perspectives
Trait Perspectives
Personological and Life Story Perspectives
Social Cognitive Perspectives
Biological Perspectives
Personality Assessment
CHAPTER 11 - Social Psychology
Social Cognition
Social Behavior
Social Influence
Intergroup Relations
Close Relationships
CHAPTER 12 - Psychological Disorders
Defining and Explaining Abnormal Behavior
Anxiety Disorders
Mood Disorders
Eating Disorders
Dissociative Disorders
Schizophrenia
Personality Disorders
Combating Stigma
CHAPTER 13 - Therapies
Biological Therapies
Psychotherapy
Sociocultural Approaches and Issues in Treatment
The Effectiveness of Psycho therapy
CHAPTER 14 - Health Psychology
Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine
Making Positive Life Changes
Resources for Effective Life Change
Toward a Healthier Mind (and Body): Controlling Stress
Toward a Healthier Body (and Mind): Behaving as If Your Life Depends upon It
Psychology and Your Good Life

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