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Invitation to Psychology

Invitation to Psychology - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0131146242

Cover of Invitation to Psychology 3RD 05 (ISBN 978-0131146242)
ISBN13: 978-0131146242
ISBN10: 0131146246
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 05
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2005
International: No

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Invitation to Psychology - 3RD 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0131146242

Carole Wade and Carol Tavris

ISBN13: 978-0131146242
ISBN10: 0131146246
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 05
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2005
International: No

For undergraduate introductory courses in psychology.

Through lively writing and stimulating examples, the text invites students 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 student's experience: Your Self, Your Body, Your Mind, Your Environment, Your Mental Health and Your Life. This unique organization engages students from the very beginning and gives them a framework for thinking about human behavior. Incorporating many of the active learning and critical thinking features from their best-selling comprehensive text --a balance of classic and contemporary research, and thorough integration of the psychology of women and men of all cultures--students will learn much to take with them.

Table of Contents

To the Instructor.
To the Student.
About the Authors.
1. What Is Psychology?

The Science of Psychology. What Psychologists Do. Critical and Scientific Thinking in Psychology. Descriptive Studies: Establishing the Facts. Correlational Studies: Looking for Relationships. The Experiment: Hunting for Causes. Evaluating the Findings.


2. Theories of Personality.

Psychodynamic Theories of Personality. The Modern Study of Personality. Genetic Influences on Personality. Environmental Influences on Personality. Cultural Influences on Personality. The Inner Experience.

3. Development over the Life Span.

From Conception through the First Year. Cognitive Development. Moral Development. Gender Development. Adolescence. Adulthood. Are Adults Prisoners of Childhood?


4. Neurons, Hormones, and the Brain.

The Nervous System: A Basic Blueprint. Communication in the Nervous System. Mapping the Brain. A Tour Through the Brain. The Two Hemispheres of the Brain. Two Stubborn Issues in Brain Research.

5. Consciousness: Body Rhythms and Mental States.

Biological Rhythms: The Tides of Experience. The Rhythms of Sleep. Exploring the Dream World. The Riddle of Hypnosis. Consciousness-Altering Drugs.

6. Sensation and Perception.

Our Sensational Senses. Vision. Hearing. Other Senses. Perceptual Powers: Origins and Influences. Puzzles of Perception.


7. Thinking and Intelligence.

Thought: Using What We Know. Reasoning Rationally. Barriers to Reasoning Rationally. Intelligence. The Origins of Intelligence. Animal Minds.

8. Memory.

Reconstructing the Past. Memory and the Power of Suggestion. In Pursuit of Memory. The Three-Box Model of Memory. How We Remember. Why We Forget. Autobiographical Memories.


9. Learning.

Classical Conditioning. Classical Conditioning in Real Life. Operant Conditioning. Operant Conditioning in Real Life. Learning and the Mind.

10. Behavior in Social and Cultural Context.

Roles and Rules. Social Influences on Beliefs. Individuals in Groups. Us Versus Them: Group Identity. Group Conflict and Prejudice.


11. Psychological Disorders.

Defining and Diagnosing Disorder. Anxiety Disorders. Mood Disorders. Personality Disorders. Drug Abuse and Addiction. Dissociative Identity Disorder. Schizophrenia.


12. Approaches to Treatment and Therapy.

Biological Treatments. Biological Treatments for Mental Disorders. Kinds of Psychotherapy. Evaluating Psychotherapy.

13. Emotion, Stress, and Health.

The Natur of Emotion. Emotion and Culture. The Nature of Stress. Stress and Emotion. Emotions, Stress, and Health: How to Cope.

14. The Major Motives of Life: Love, Sex, Food, and Work.

The Social Animal: Motives for Love. The Erotic Animal Motives for Sex. The Hungry Animal: Motives to Eat. The Competent Animal: Motives to Achieve. When Motives Conflict.

Appendix: Statistical Methods.
Author Index.
Subject Index.