Summary: Students First.Bob Feldman'sUnderstanding Psychologyguides students through Introductory Psychology concepts in an accessible manner, bringing comprehension of difficult material into the grasp of all students ' because when students understand psychology, they learn psychology. The thoroughly revised Ninth Edition integrates a variety of elements that foster students' understanding of psychology and its impact on their everyday lives, including a new Neuroscience In Your Life featur
e, alerts to key topics, and study skills for specific concepts. This text also provides instructors with a fully integrated supplements package to objectively gauge their students' mastery of psychology's key principles and concepts and to create dynamic lectures..
Summary: Students First.Bob Feldman'sUnderstanding Psychologyguides students through Introductory Psychology concepts in an accessible manner, bringing comprehension of difficult material into the grasp of all students ' because when students understand psychology, they learn psychology. The thoroughly revised Ninth Edition integrates a variety of elements that foster students' understanding of psychology and its impact on their everyday lives, including a new Neuroscience In Your Life feature, alerts to key topics, and study skills for specific concepts. This text also provides instructors with a fully integrated supplements package to objectively gauge their students' mastery of psychology's key principles and concepts and to create dynamic lectures.. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:9TH 09 Cover: Hardback Publisher:McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Year Published: 2009 International: No
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CHAPTER 1 Introduction to Psychology
MODULE 1 Psychologists at Work
MODULE 2 A Science Evolves: The Past, the Present, and the Future
MODULE 3 Psychology's Key Issues and Controversies
CHAPTER 2 Psychological Research MODULE 4 The Scientific Method
MODULE 5 Conducting Psychological Research
MODULE 6 Critical Research Issues
CHAPTER 3 Neuroscience and Behavior
MODULE 7 Neurons: The Basic Elements of Behavior
MODULE 8 The Nervous System and the Endocrine System: Communicating Within the Body
MODULE 9 The Brain
CHAPTER 4 Sensation and Perception
MODULE 10 Sensing the World Around Us
MODULE 11 Vision: Shedding Light on the Eye
MODULE 12 Hearing and the Other Senses
MODULE 13 Perceptual Organization: Constructing Our View of the World
CHAPTER 5 States of Consciousness
MODULE 14 Sleep and Dreams
MODULE 15 Hypnosis and Meditation
MODULE 16 Drug Use: The Highs and Lows of Consciousness
CHAPTER 6 Learning
MODULE 17 Classical Conditioning
MODULE 18 Operant Conditioning MODULE 19 Cognitive Approaches to Learning
CHAPTER 7 Memory
MODULE 20 The Foundations of Memory
MODULE 21 Recalling Long-Term Memories
MODULE 22 Forgetting: When Memory Fails
CHAPTER 8 Cognition and Language
MODULE 23 Thinking and Reasoning
MODULE 24 Problem Solving
MODULE 25 Language
CHAPTER 9 Intelligence
MODULE 26 What Is Intelligence?
MODULE 27 Variations in Intellectual Ability
MODULE 28 Group Differences in Intelligence: Genetic and Environmental Determinants
CHAPTER 10 Motivation and Emotion
MODULE 29 Explaining Motivation
MODULE 30 Human Needs and Motivation: Eat, Drink, and Be Daring
MODULE 31 Understanding Emotional Experiences
CHAPTER 11 Sexuality and Gender
MODULE 32 Gender and Sex
MODULE 33 Understanding Human Sexual Response: The Facts of Life
MODULE 34 The Diversity of Sexual Behavior
CHAPTER 12 Development
MODULE 35 Nature and Nurture: The Enduring Developmental Issue
MODULE 36 Prenatal Development: Conception to Birth
MODULE 37 Infancy and Childhood
MODULE 38 Adolescence: Becoming an Adult
MODULE 39 Adulthood
CHAPTER 13 Personality
MODULE 40 Psychodynamic Approaches to Personality
MODULE 41 Trait, Learning, Biological, Evolutionary, and Humanistic Approaches to Personality
MODULE 42 Assessing Personality: Determining What Makes Us Distinctive
CHAPTER 14 Health Psychology: Stress, Coping, and Well-Being
MODULE 43 Stress and Coping
MODULE 44 Psychological Aspects of Illness and Well-Being
MODULE 45 Promoting Health and Wellness
CHAPTER 15 Psychological Disorders
MODULE 46 Normal Versus Abnormal: Making the Distinction
MODULE 47 The Major Psychological Disorders
MODULE 48 Psychological Disorders in Perspective
CHAPTER 16 Treatment of Psychological Disorders
MODULE 49Psychotherapy: Psychodynamic, Behavioral, and Cognitive Approaches to Treatment
MODULE 50 Psychotherapy: Humanistic, Interpersonal, and Group Approaches to Treatment
MODULE 51iomedical Therapy: Biological Approaches to Treatment
CHAPTER 17 Social Psychology
MODULE 52 Attitudes and Social Cognition
MODULE 53 Social Influence
MODULE 54 Prejudice and Discrimination
MODULE 55 Positive and Negative Social Behavior
APPENDIX Going by the Numbers: Statistics in Psychology A-1
MODULE 56 Descriptive Statistics A-3
MODULE 57 Measures of Variability A-7
MODULE 58 Using Statistics to Answer Questions: Inferential Statistics and Correlation A-11 Glossary G-1 References R-1 Credits C-1
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