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Invitation to Psychology -Text Only

Invitation to Psychology -Text Only - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0131750630

Cover of Invitation to Psychology -Text Only 4TH 08 (ISBN 978-0131750630)
ISBN13: 978-0131750630
ISBN10: 0131750631
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 08
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2008
International: No

List price: $105.00

Invitation to Psychology -Text Only - 4TH 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0131750630

Carole Wade

ISBN13: 978-0131750630
ISBN10: 0131750631
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 08
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

Through lively writing and stimulating examples, authors Wade and Tavris invite readers to actively explore the field of psychology and the fundamentals of critical and scientific thinking. Invitation to Psychology presents the science of psychology according to six areas of the learner's experience: Your Self, Your Body, Your Mind, Your Environment, Your Mental Health and Your Life. This unique organization engages readers from the very beginning and gives them a framework for thinking about human behavior. Incorporating many active learning and critical thinking features, a balance of classic and contemporary research, and thorough integration of the psychology of women and men of all cultures-readers will learn much to take with them. For individuals seeking an introduction to psychology.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
1 What Is Psychology? 3
Part 1 Your Self
2 Theories of Personality 39
3 Development Over the Life Span 71
Part 2 Your Body
4 Neurons, Hormones, and the Brain 109
5 Consciousness: Body Rhythms and Mental States 143
6 Sensation and Perception 175
Part 3 Your Mind
7 Thinking and Intelligence 213
8 Memory 251
Part 4 Your Environment
9 Learning 285
10 Behavior in Social and Cultural Context 317
Part 5 Your Mental Health
11 Psychological Disorders 353
12 Approaches to Treatment and Therapy 389
Part 6 Your Life
13 Emotion, Stress, and Health 417
14 The Major Motives of Life: Love, Sex, Food, and Work 451