Essentials of Understanding Psychology + CONNECT w/etext by Robert S FeldmanEssentials of Understanding Psychology + CONNECT w/etext by Robert S Feldman

Essentials of Understanding Psychology + CONNECT w/etext

byRobert S Feldman, Andrea Dinardo

Book & Toy | February 1, 2012

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Feldman/Dinardo's Essentials of Understanding Psychology puts students first. From the modular structure to clear visuals and an adaptive learning system this title provides students the opportunity to customize their learning experience. Now including LearnSmart within Connect this is a complete package for the way that today's students learn and today's instructors teach.

The text is comprehensive with many current Canadian examples of the application of psychology to the real world. The visual appeal and accessible writing style help to engage students with different learning styles and when coupled with Connect provides even more ways to master the material. A new PsychWork feature provides program specific content that emphasizes the applicability of psychology to careers.

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Title:Essentials of Understanding Psychology + CONNECT w/etextFormat:Book & ToyDimensions:10.8 × 9 × 1 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:007131914X

ISBN - 13:9780071319140

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Psychology
Module 1 Psychologists at Work
Module 2 A Science Evolves: The Past, the Present, and the Future
Module 3 Research in Psychology
Module 4 Research Challenges: Exploring the Process

Chapter 2 Neuroscience and Behaviour
Module 5 Neurons: The Basic Elements of Behaviour
Module 6 The Brain
Module 7 The Nervous System and the Endocrine System: Communicating within the Body

Chapter 3 Sensation and Perception
Module 8 Sensing the World Around Us
Module 9 Vision: Shedding Light on the Eye
Module 10 Hearing and the Other Senses
Module 11 Perceptual Organization: Constructing Our View of the World

Chapter 4 States of Consciousness
Module 12 Sleep and Dreams
Module 13 Hypnosis and Meditation
Module 14 Drug Use: The Highs and Lows of Consciousness

Chapter 5 Learning
Module 15 Classical Conditioning
Module 16 Operant Conditioning
Module 17 Cognitive Approaches to Learning

Chapter 6 Memory
Module 18 The Foundations of Memory
Module 19 Recalling Long-Term Memories
Module 20 Forgetting: When Memory Fails

Chapter 7 Thinking, Language, and Intelligence
Module 21 Thinking and Reasoning
Module 22 Language
Module 23 Intelligence

Chapter 8 Motivation and Emotion
Module 24 Explaining Motivation
Module 25 Human Needs and Motivation: Eat, Drink, and Be Daring
Module 26 Understanding Emotional Experiences

Chapter 9 Development
Module 27 Nature, Nurture, and Prenatal Development
Module 28 Infancy and Childhood
Module 29 Adolescence: Becoming an Adult
Module 30 Adulthood

Chapter 10 Personality
Module 31 Psychodynamic Approaches to Personality
Module 32 Trait, Learning, Biological, Evolutionary, and Humanistic Approaches to Personality
Module 33 Assessing Personality: Determining What Makes Us Distinctive

Chapter 11 Health Psychology: Stress, Coping, and Well-Being
Module 34 Stress and Coping
Module 35 Psychological Aspects of Illness and Well-Being
Module 36 Promoting Health and Wellness

Chapter 12 Psychological Disorders
Module 37 Normalversus Abnormal: Making the Distinction
Module 38 The Major Psychological Disorders
Module 39 Psychological Disorders in Perspective

Chapter 13 Treatment of Psychological Disorders
Module 40 Psychotherapy: Psychodynamic, Behavioural, and Cognitive Approaches to Treatment
Module 41 Psychotherapy: Humanistic, Interpersonal, and Group Approaches to Treatment
Module 42 Biomedical Therapy: Biological Approaches to Treatment

Chapter 14 Social Psychology
Module 43 Attitudes and Social Cognition
Module 44 Social Influence
Module 45 Prejudice and Discrimination
Module 46 Positive and Negative Social Behaviour