Essentials of Understanding Psychology by Andrea DinardoEssentials of Understanding Psychology by Andrea Dinardo

Essentials of Understanding Psychology

byAndrea Dinardo, Karen Catney, Laura Cavanagh

Paperback | January 12, 2016

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Feldman's Essentials of Understanding Psychology puts students first. This new edition offers a more streamlined overview of psychological concepts that when combined with the flexible modular format makes it ideal for an applied college-level course.  The significant overhaul of was crafted by the new Canadian author team- Laura Cavanaugh and Karen Catney from Seneca College.  <_o3a_p>

The 5th edition focuses on relating psychological concepts to real-world applications, especially in the workplace.  The focus on emerging trends and topics ensures students will develop a contemporary appreciation of the discipline,and the significantly revised design will help to further engage students and improve readability. The interactive online resources, Connect with Smartbook only bolster Feldman's ability to bring concepts to life and improve student comprehension and engagement.  <_o3a_p>

Title:Essentials of Understanding PsychologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:10.6 × 8.3 × 1 inPublished:January 12, 2016Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1        Introductionto Psychology<_o3a_p>

Module 1         Psychologistsat Work<_o3a_p>

Module 2         AScience Evolves: The Past, the Present, and the Future<_o3a_p>

Module 3         Researchin Psychology<_o3a_p>

Module 4         ResearchChallenges: Exploring the Process<_o3a_p>

Chapter 2        Neuroscienceand Behaviour<_o3a_p>

Module 5         Neurons:The Basic Elements of Behaviour<_o3a_p>

Module 6         TheBrain<_o3a_p>

Module 7         TheNervous System and the Endocrine System: Communicating Within the Body<_o3a_p>

Chapter 3        Sensationand Perception<_o3a_p>

Module 8         Sensingthe World Around Us<_o3a_p>

Module 9         Vision:Shedding Light on the Eye<_o3a_p>

Module 10       Hearingand the Other Senses<_o3a_p>

Module 11       PerceptualOrganization: Constructing Our View of the World<_o3a_p>

Chapter 4        Statesof Consciousness<_o3a_p>

Module 12       Sleepand Dreams<_o3a_p>

Module 13       Hypnosisand Meditation<_o3a_p>

Module 14       DrugUse: The Highs and Lows of Consciousness<_o3a_p>

Chapter 5        Learning  <_o3a_p>

Module 15       ClassicalConditioning<_o3a_p>

Module 16       OperantConditioning<_o3a_p>

Module 17       CognitiveApproaches to Learning<_o3a_p>

Chapter 6        Memory<_o3a_p>

Module 18       TheFoundations of Memory<_o3a_p>

Module 19       RecallingLong-Term Memories<_o3a_p>

Module 20       Forgetting:When Memory Fails<_o3a_p>

Chapter 7        Thinking,Language, and Intelligence<_o3a_p>

Module 21       Thinkingand Reasoning<_o3a_p>

Module 22       Language<_o3a_p>

Module 23       Intelligence<_o3a_p>

Chapter 8        Motivationand Emotion<_o3a_p>

Module 24       ExplainingMotivation<_o3a_p>

Module 25       HumanNeeds and Motivation: Eat, Drink, and Be Daring<_o3a_p>

Module 26       UnderstandingEmotional Experiences<_o3a_p>

Chapter 9        Development<_o3a_p>

Module 27       Nature,Nurture, and Prenatal Development<_o3a_p>

Module 28       Infancyand Childhood<_o3a_p>

Module 29       Adolescence:Becoming an Adult<_o3a_p>

Module 30       Adulthood<_o3a_p>

Chapter 10      Personality<_o3a_p>

Module 31       PsychodynamicApproaches to Personality<_o3a_p>

Module 32       Trait,Learning, Biological, Evolutionary, and Humanistic Approaches to Personality<_o3a_p>

Module 33       AssessingPersonality: Determining What Makes Us Distinctive<_o3a_p>

Chapter 11      HealthPsychology: Stress, Coping, and Well-Being<_o3a_p>

Module 34       Stressand Coping<_o3a_p>

Module 35       PsychologicalAspects of Illness and Well-Being<_o3a_p>

Module 36       Healthand Wellness<_o3a_p>

Chapter 12      PsychologicalDisorders<_o3a_p>

Module 37       Normalversus Abnormal: Making the Distinction<_o3a_p>

Module 38       TheMajor Psychological Disorders<_o3a_p>

Module 39       PsychologicalDisorders in Perspective<_o3a_p>

Chapter 13      Treatmentof Psychological Disorders<_o3a_p>

Module 40       Psychotherapy:Psychodynamic, Behavioural, and Cognitive Approaches to Treatment<_o3a_p>

Module 41       Psychotherapy:Humanistic, Interpersonal, and Group Approaches to Treatment<_o3a_p>

Module 42       BiomedicalTherapy: Biological Approaches to Treatment<_o3a_p>

Chapter 14      SocialPsychology<_o3a_p>

Module 43       Attitudesand Social Cognition<_o3a_p>

Module 44       SocialInfluence<_o3a_p>

Module 45       Prejudiceand Discrimination<_o3a_p>

Module 46       Positiveand Negative Social Behaviour