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Psychology: An Introduction

Psychology: An Introduction - 10th edition

Psychology: An Introduction - 10th edition

ISBN13: 9780073531984

ISBN10: 0073531987

Psychology: An Introduction by Benjamin B Lahey - ISBN 9780073531984
Edition: 10TH 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
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Psychology: An Introduction by Benjamin B Lahey - ISBN 9780073531984

ISBN13: 9780073531984

ISBN10: 0073531987

Edition: 10TH 09

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Summary

A contemporary take on a time tested classic. Students will master the central concepts of psychology with the new 10th edition of Psychology from Benjamin Lahey. A new chapter on the Interplay of Nature and Nurture highlights the 10th edition's new organization and streamlined content . Lahey weaves scholarship based on empirical research throughout the text, ensuring an accurate portrait of contemporary psychology. The text's student-friendly writing, new chapter openers, and fresh applications make the material more relevant to students than ever before, and the proven learning system ensures that all students will grasp the concepts presented in the book. Lahey's hallmark emphasis on diversity and culture remains integrated throughout the text, making this the text for a well rounded introduction to all areas of psychology.

Author Bio

Benjamin B. Lahey received his undergraduate training from Davidson College and his Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Tennessee. He has taught at both community college and university levels, including the University of Georgia and the University of Miami, before joining the faculty at the University of Chicago. Ben is an award-winning teacher and a frequent speaker at the Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology. He is also an active researcher on the behavioral and emotional problems of children; his research has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health for many years. Ben was a representative of the field of psychology on the DSM-IV Child Disorders Work Group and a member of the US liaison group for the mental health section of the International Classification of Diseases. He was also the editor, with Alan E. Kazdin, of the first fourteen volumes in the annual series, Advances in Clinical Child Psychology, published by Plenum Press.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

PART 1: INTRODUCTION AND FOUNDATIONS
Chapter 1: Introduction to Psychology
Chapter 2: Research Methods in Psychology
Chapter 3: Biological Foundations in Behavior
Chapter 4: The Interplay of Nature and Nurture
PART 2: AWARENESS
Chapter 5: Sensation and Perception
Chapter 6: States of Consciousness
PART 3: LEARNING AND COGNITION
Chapter 7: Basic Principles of Learning
Chapter 8: Memory
Chapter 9: Cognition, Language, and Intelligence
PART 4: DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
Chapter 10: Developmental Psychology
PART 5: THE SELF
Chapter 11: Motivation and Emotion
Chapter 12: Personality Theories and Assessment
PART 6: HEALTH AND ADJUSTMENT
Chapter 13: Stress and Health
Chapter 14: Abnormal Behavior
Chapter 15: Therapies
PART 7: SOCIAL CONTEXT
Chapter 16: Social Psychology
Chapter 17: Psychology Applied to Business and other Professions