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World of Psychology

World of Psychology - 5th edition

World of Psychology - 5th edition

ISBN13: 9780205437375

ISBN10: 0205437370

World of Psychology by Samuel Wood, Ellen Wood and Denise Boyd - ISBN 9780205437375
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 5TH 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
International: No
World of Psychology by Samuel Wood, Ellen Wood and Denise Boyd - ISBN 9780205437375

ISBN13: 9780205437375

ISBN10: 0205437370

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 5TH 05

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The World of Psychology provides superior learning and application support while making the connection between scientific principles and the everyday lives of today's diverse student population.

The Fifth Edition of Wood/Wood/Boyd continues to respond to the changing needs of students. Students and Instructors of The World of Psychology will benefit from the exciting new changes in content, pedagogy, and design while appreciating the accessible and engaging presentation for which the text is well known.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Psychology.

Psychology: An Introduction.
Descriptive Research Methods.
The Experimental Method.
The Correlational Method.
Participants in Psychological Research.
Exploring Psychologys Roots.
Schools of Thought in Psychology.
Current Trends in Psychology.
Psychologists at Work.

2. Biology And Behavior.

The Neurons and the Neurotransmitters.
The Central Nervous System.
The Cerebrum.
The Cerebral Hemispheres.
Discovering the Brains Mysteries.
The Brain AcrosstThe Lifespan.
The Peripheral Nervous System.
The Endocrine System.
Genes and Behavioral Genetics.

3. Sensation And Perception.

The Process of Sensation.
Smell and Taste.
The Skin Senses.
The Spatial Orientation Senses.
Influences on Perception.

4. States of Consciousness.

Explaining Consciousness.
Circadian Rhythms.
Meditation and Hypnosis.
Psychoactive Drugs.

5. Learning.

Classical Conditioning: The Original View.
Classical Conditioning: The Contemporary View.
Operant Conditioning.
Cognitive Learning.

6. Memory.

The Nature of Remembering.
Factors Influencing Retrieval.
Biology and Memory.
Improving Memory.

7. Cognition and Language.

Imagery and Concepts.
Decision Making.
Problem Solving.
High-Tech Applications of Cognition.

8. Intelligence and Creativity.

The Nature of Intelligence.
Measuring Intelligence.
The Range of Intelligence.
The IQ Controversy: Brainy Dispute.
Emotional Intelligence.
Creativity: Unique and Useful Productions.

9. Child Development.

Developmental Psychology: Basic Issues and Methodology.
Prenatal Development.
Piagets Theory of Cognitive Development.
Other Approaches to Cognitive Development.
Language Development.
Socialization of the Child.

10. Adolescence and Adulthood.

The Lifespan Perspective.
Early and Middle Adulthood.
Later Adulthood.

11. Motivation and Emotion.

What is Motivation?
The Primary Drives.
Social Motives.
The What And Why of Emotions.
The Expression of Emotion.
Experiencing Emotion.

12. Human Sexuality and Gender.

Sex, Gender, and Gender Roles.
Gender Differences.
Sexual Attitudes and Behavior.
Sexual Orientation.
Sexual Dysfunctions.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

13. Health and Stress.

Sources of Stress.
Responding to Stress.
Health and Illness.
Lifestyle and Health.

14. Personality Theory and Assessment.

Sigmund Freud and Psychoanalysis.
The Neo-Freudians.
Learning Theories and Personality.
Humanistic Personality Theories.
Trait Theories.
Nature, Nurture, and Personality.
Personality Assessment.
Personality Theories: A Final Comment.

15. Psychological Disorders.

What Is Abnormal?
Anxiety Disorders.
Mood Disorders.
Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders.
Other Psychological Disorders.

16. Therapies.

Insight Therapies.
Relationship Therapies.
Behavior Therapies.
Cognitive Therapies.
The Biological Therapies.
Evaluating the Therapies.
Culturally Sensitive and Gender-Sensistive Therapy.

17. Social Psychology.

Social Perception.
Conformity, Obedience, and Compliance.
Group Influence.
Attitudes and Attitude Change.
Prosocial Behavior.
Prejudice and Discrimination.

18. Psychology in the Workplace.

Personnel Psychology.
Organizational Psychology.
Human Factors Psychology.
Gender Issues at Work.
Human Diversity in the Workplace.

Appendix: Statistical Methods.
Name Index.
Subject Index.