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Psychology: Core Concepts

Pearson New International Edition

Paperback Engels 2013 9781292021249
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Where great science meets great teaching.

At just fourteen chapters, Psychology: Core Concepts 7e provides rich coverage of the foundational topics taught in most introductory courses.

Psychology: Core Concepts focuses on a manageable number of core concepts (usually three to five) in each chapter, allowing students to attain a deeper level of understanding of the material. Learning is reinforced through focused application and critical thinking activities, and connections between concepts are drawn across chapters to help students see the big picture of psychology as a whole. The 7th edition features an enhanced critical thinking emphasis, with new chapter-opening "Problems" and new end-of-chapter critical thinking applications that promote active learning.

Teaching & Learning Experience Personalize Learning — The new MyPsychLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking — Pedagogical features are designed to help students learn the problem-solving skills and critical thinking techniques of a good psychologist. Engage Students — In-text learning activities and the new MyPsychLab Video Series maintain student interest both in and out of the classroom. Explore Research — Current research reflects the most up-to-date psychological theories and applications. Understand Culture and Diversity — Cross-cultural, multicultural, and gender research is woven throughout the text to reflect the increasing diversity and global reach of psychology. Support Instructors — An Instructor’s Manual, Test Bank (both print and computerized), Interactive PowerPoints, the new MyPsychLab Video Series, Telecourse Videos, and a Telecourse Study Guide provide instructors with the ultimate supplements package. Preview Site: http://www.pearsonhighered.com/fall2011preview/#Psych Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Psychology-Core-Concepts/214526791978469


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&nbsp; <p>IN THIS SECTION:</p> <p>1.) BRIEF</p> <p>2.) COMPREHENSIVE</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><u></u></p> <p><u>BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:</u></p> <p></p>Chapter 1: Mind, Behavior, and Psychological Science <p></p> <p>Chapter 2: Biopsychology, Neuroscience, and Human Nature&nbsp;</p> <p>Chapter 3: Sensation and Perception</p> <p>Chapter 4: Learning and Human Nature</p> <p>Chapter 5: Memory</p> <p>Chapter 6: Thinking and Human Intelligence</p> <p>Chapter 7: Development over the Lifespan</p> <p>Chapter 8: States of Consciousness</p> <p>Chapter 9: Motivation and Emotion</p> <p>Chapter 10: Personality: Theories of the Whole Person</p> <p>Chapter 11: Social Psychology&nbsp;</p> <p>Chapter 12: Psychological Disorders</p> <p>Chapter 13: Therapies for Psychological Disorders</p> <p>Chapter 14: Stress, Health, and Well-Being&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p><u><p>COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:&nbsp;</p><p></p></u>&nbsp; <p></p> <p>Chapter 1: Mind, Behavior, and Psychological Science&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>1.1&nbsp;What Is Psychology – And What Is It Not?&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; Psychology: It’s More than You Think&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; Psychology Is Not Psychiatry&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; Thinking Critically about Psychology and Pseudopsychology&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; Psychology Matters: Using Psychology to Learn Psychology</p> <p>1.3&nbsp;What Are Psychology’s Six Main Perspectives?&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; Separation of Mind and Body and the Modern Biological Perspective&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; The Founding of Scientific Psychology and the Modern Cognitive Perspective&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; The Behavioral Perspective: Focusing on Observable Behavior&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; The Whole-Person Perspectives: Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Trait and Temperament </p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; The Developmental Perspective: Changes Arising from Nature and Nurture&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; The Sociocultural Perspective: The Individual in Context&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; The Changing Face of Psychology&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; PSYCHOLOGY MATTERS: Psychology as a Major</p> <p>1.2&nbsp;How Do Psychologists Develop New Knowledge?&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; Four Steps in the Scientific Method</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; Five Types of Psychological Research&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; Controlling Biases in Psychological Research&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; Ethical Issues in Psychological Research&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; PSYCHOLOGY MATTERS: The Perils of Pseudopsychology</p> <p>Critical Thinking Applied: Facilitated Communication&nbsp;</p> <p>Chapter Summary&nbsp;</p> <p>Discovering Psychology Viewing Guide</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Chapter 2: Biopsychology, Neuroscience, and Human Nature&nbsp;</p> <p>2.1&nbsp;How Are Genes and Behavior Linked?&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; Evolution and Natural Selection&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; Genetics and Inheritance&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; PSYCHOLOGY MATTERS: Choosing Your Children’s Genes</p> <p>2.2&nbsp;How Does the Body Communicate Internally?&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; The Neuron: Building Block of the Nervous System&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; The Nervous System&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; The Endocrine System&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; PSYCHOLOGY MATTERS: How Psychoactive Drugs Affect the Nervous System&nbsp;</p> <p>2.3&nbsp;How Does the Brain Produce Behavior and Mental Processes?&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; Windows on the Brain&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; Three Layers of the Brain</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; Lobes of the Cerebral Cortex&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; Cerebral Dominance&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; PSYCHOLOGY MATTERS: Using Psychology to Learn Psychology</p> <p>Critical Thinking Applied: Left Brain vs. Right Brain&nbsp;</p> <p>Chapter Summary</p> <p>Discovering Psychology Viewing Guide</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Chapter 4:&nbsp;&nbsp;Learning and Human Nurture&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>4.1&nbsp;What Sort of Learning Does Classical Conditioning Explai</p>

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