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Psychology : Concepts and Applications (Cloth)

Psychology : Concepts and Applications (Cloth) - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0618751525

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ISBN13: 978-0618751525
ISBN10: 0618751521
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 07
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: 2007
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Psychology : Concepts and Applications (Cloth) - 2ND 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-0618751525

Jeffrey S. Nevid

ISBN13: 978-0618751525
ISBN10: 0618751521
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 07
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Published: 2007
International: No
Summary

This new text offers a concept-based approach with each chapter organized into discrete learning units or modules. This helps students focus on one topic at a time within the context of a larger chapter structure. Concept-signaling is a unique pedagogy embedded within a complete learning system so that as students read, they are introduced to the same concept a number of different ways--through figures, charts, or marginal inserts--in addition to an explanation integrated into the text. Within each unit, in-text tools help them encode, retain, and recall complex information.

In order to achieve four main goals--to enhance student learning, engage student interest, sharpen critical-thinking skills, and incorporate technology--the learning units contain a unique beginning, end, and pedagogical structure. Each contains a number of learning tools, such as Key Concepts that help students identify and recall the main issues in each module; Survey Questions to test and reinforce learning in the chapter summary; Concept Charts to summarize and review material visually to provide a relational connection; Think About It features that pose thought-provoking questions to sharpen critical-thinking skills; and Try This Out! features that offer service learning suggestions, self-assessment questionnaires, and hands-on activities. Review It and Recall It sections at the end of each module ensure that students take the time to review the material and test their knowledge by completing a short quiz.-

  • Did You Know That?... provides a bulleted list of chapter opening questions that preview key topics to help stimulate thinking.
  • The Chapter Opener describes a real-world vignette or overview, introducing the reader to topics covered in the chapter.
  • Application Modules help students see how psychological principles can be applied to real-world problems and issues.
  • Other end-of-chapter features include Tying It Together, Summing Up! Q&A, Thinking Critically About Psychology, Key Terms, PsychStart CD-ROM preview, and a WebWorks Web Site preview.
  • Pioneer Boxes appear throughout chapters and provide an interesting glimpse into the lives of key researchers who helped shape the field of psychology.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Psychology and Methods of Research

Module 1.1 Foundations of Modern Psychology
Module 1.2 Psychologists: Who They Are and What They Do
Module 1.3 Research Methods in Psychology
Module 1.4 Application: Becoming a Critical Thinker

2. Biological Foundations of Behavior

Module 2.1 Neurons: The Body's Wiring
Module 2.2 The Peripheral Nervous System: Your Body's Link to the Outside World
Module 2.3 The Central Nervous System: Your Body's Master Control Unit
Module 2.4 Methods of Studying the Brain
Module 2.5 The Divided Brain: Specialization of Function
Module 2.6 The Endocrine System: The Body's Other Communication System
Module 2.7 Genes and Behavior: A Question of Nature and Nurture
Module 2.8 Application: Biofeedback Training: Learning by Listening to the Body

3. Sensation and Perception

Module 3.1 Sensing Our World: Basic Concepts of Sensation
Module 3.2: Module 3.2 Vision: Seeing the Light
Module 3.3: Module 3.3 Hearing: The Music of Sound
Module 3.4 Our Other Senses: Chemical, Skin, and Body Senses
Module 3.5 Perceiving Our World: Basic Concepts of Perception
Module 3.6 Application: Psychology and Pain Management

4. Consciousness

Module 4.1 States of Consciousness
Module 4.2 Sleeping and Dreaming
Module 4.3 Altering Consciousness Through Meditation and Hypnosis
Module 4.4 Altering Consciousness Through Drugs
Module 4.5 Application: Getting Your Z's

5. Learning

Module 5.1 Classical Conditioning: Learning Through Association
Module 5.2 Operant Conditioning: Learning Through Consequences
Module 5.3 Cognitive Learning
Module 5.4 Putting Reinforcement into Practice

6. Memory

Module 6.1 Remembering
Module 6.2 Forgetting
Module 6.3 The Biology of Memory
Module 6.4 Application: Powering Up Your Memory

7. Thinking, Language, and Intelligence

Module 7.1 Thinking
Module 7.2 Language
Module 7.3 Intelligence
Module 7.4 Application: Becoming a Creative Problem Solver

8. Motivation and Emotion

Module 8.1 Motivation: The "Why's" of Behavior
Module 8.2 Hunger and Eating
Module 8.3 Emotions
Module 8.4 Application: Managing Anger

9. Child Development

Module 9.1 Key Questions and Methods of Study
Module 9.2 Prenatal Development
Module 9.3 Infant Development
Module 9.4 Emotional and Social Development
Module 9.5 Cognitive Development
Module 9.6 Application: TV and Kids

10. Adolescence and Adulthood

Module 10.1 Adolescence
Module 10.2 Early and Middle Adulthood
Module 10.3 Late Adulthood
Module 10.4 Application: Living Longer, Healthier Lives

11. Gender and Sexuality

Module 11.1 Gender Identity and Gender Roles
Module 11.2 Sexual Response and Behavior
Module 11.3 Sexual Dysfunctions
Module 11.4 Application: Combating Rape and Sexual Harassment

12. Personality

Module 12.1 The Psychodynamic Perspective
Module 12.2 The Trait Perspective
Module 12.3 The Social-Cognitive Perspective
Module 12.4 The Humanistic Perspective
Module 12.5 Personality Tests
Module 12.6 Application: Building Self-esteem

13. Psychological Disorders

Module 13.1 What Is Abnormal Behavior?
Module 13.2 Anxiety Disorders
Module 13.3 Dissociative and Somatoform Disorders
Module 13.4 Mood Disorders
Module 13.5 Schizophrenia
Module 13.6 Personality Disorders
Module 13.7 Application: Suicide Prevention

14. Methods of Therapy

Module 14.1 Pathways to the Present: A Brief History of Therapy
Module 14.2 Types of Psychotherapy
Module 14.3 Biomedical Therapies
Module 14.4 Getting Help

15. Psychology and Health

Module 15.1 Stress: What It Is and What It Does to the Body
Module 15.2 Psychological Factors in Physical Illnesses
Module 15.3 Application: Taking the Distress Out of Stress

16. Social Psychology

Module 16.1 Perceiving Others
Module 16.2 Relating to Others
Module 16.3 Group Influences on Individual Behavior
Module 16.4 Application: Psychology Goes to Work
Appendix A: Sample Answers to Thinking Critically About Psychology Questions
Appendix B: Statistics in Psychology
Glossary
References
Credits
Name Index
Subject Index