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World of Psychology-Portable Edition -6 Bks.

World of Psychology-Portable Edition -6 Bks. - 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205502837

Cover of World of Psychology-Portable Edition -6 Bks. 07 (ISBN 978-0205502837)
ISBN13: 978-0205502837
ISBN10: 0205502830
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 07
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2007
International: No

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World of Psychology-Portable Edition -6 Bks. - 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205502837

Samuel E. Wood, Ellen Green Wood and Denise Boyd

ISBN13: 978-0205502837
ISBN10: 0205502830
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 07
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Published: 2007
International: No
Summary

IntroducingThe World of Psychology: Portable Edition- the first portable, modular introductory psychology text with fully integrated study materials and built-in connections to MyPsychLabtrade; - providing instructors and students the ultimate in flexibility and choice! The World of Psychologyhas always done more to help students succeed than any other introductory psychology text. Recognizing that different students have different learning preferences and success strategies, this best-selling text offers a wide variety of field-tested support tools. Now students have an even better shot at success, and professors have even more flexibility.The Portable Editionoffers an innovative format with new study material and media integration. More than modular, the text isportable!This handy slipcase contains six booklets, each reflecting a major unit of the introductory psychology course. The portability gives students the option to read, study, and self-assess anywhere, anytime, and any way they choose! The textrs''s chapters have been redesigned and organized intonumbered modules,giving instructors more flexibility about which material they assign to their students. Each booklet contains two to four chapters, with built-inStudy GuidesandPractice Testsdirectly following each chapter, so students have more opportunities for self-assessment and reinforcement of key concepts. Unique to thePortable Editionare integratedMyPsychLab iconsthroughout the text to help students make full use of this great online learning tool. The icons direct students to the rich media assets and self-assessment tools in MyPsychLab at the point in the text where these assets will help students the most. To learn more about MyPsychLab, visit www.ablongman.com/woodportable .

Table of Contents

BOOKLET 1: FOUNDATIONS AND BIOLOGICAL FUNCTIONING

1. Introduction to Psychology. 1.1 Psychology: An Introduction. The Scientific Method. The Goals of Psychology. How to Think Like a Scientist. 1.2 Descriptive Research Methods. Naturalistic and Laboratory Observation. The Case Study. Survey Research. 1.3 The Experimental Method. Experiments and Hypothesis Testing. Independent and Dependent Variables. Experimental and Control Groups. Sources of Bias in Experimental Research. Limitations of the Experimental Method. 1.4 The Correlational Method. The Correlation Coefficient. Strengths and Weaknesses of Correlational Studies. 1.5 Participants in Psychological Research. Participant-Related Bias in Psychological Research. Protecting Research Participantsrsquo; Rights. The Use of Animals in Research. 1.6 Exploring Psychology's Roots. The Founding of Psychology. Structuralism. Functionalism. Women and Minorities in Psychology. 1.7 Schools of Thought in Psychology. Behaviorism. Psychoanalysis. Humanistic Psychology. Cognitive Psychology. 1.8 Current Trends in Psychology. Evolutionary Psychology. Biological (Physiological) Psychology. The Sociocultural Approach. Psychological Perspectives and Eclecticism. 1.9 Psychologists at Work. Specialties in Psychology. Majoring in Psychology. Study Guide Practice Test

2. Biology And Behavior. 2.1 The Neurons and the Neurotransmitters. The Neurons. Neurotransmitters. The Variety of Neurotransmitters. 2.2 The Central Nervous System. The Spinal Cord. The Brainstem. The Cerebellum. The Midbrain. The Thalamus and Hypothalamus. The Limbic System. 2.3 The Cerebrum. Components of the Cerebrum. The Frontal Lobes. The Parietal Lobes. The Occipital Lobes. The Temporal Lobes. 2.4 The Cerebral Hemispheres.

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