Introduction to Scientific Psychology

Hardcover | May 31, 1998

byHenry D. Jr. Schlinger, Alan Poling

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This unique introductory textbook, the first to address psychology as a rigorous natural science, applies to the study of human behavior the same scientific standards taken for granted in other natural sciences. The result is a scientific psychology that studies the evolutionary, physiological, and environmental variables determining behavior. The authors discuss the relationship between science and psychology and examine issues traditionally important to psychologists, showing how these matters are often better understood by a natural science approach. Special features include; an outline and a summary for each chapter detailed learning objectives bold type for important terms italicized definitions, and a glossary.£/LIST£

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This unique introductory textbook, the first to address psychology as a rigorous natural science, applies to the study of human behavior the same scientific standards taken for granted in other natural sciences. The result is a scientific psychology that studies the evolutionary, physiological, and environmental variables determin...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:412 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.27 inPublished:May 31, 1998Publisher:Springer US

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ISBN - 10:0306457288

ISBN - 13:9780306457289

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Table of Contents

Scientific Psychology. Historical Origins. Science and Psychology. Research Methods. Behavioral Causation. Phylogeny: Evolution and Behavior. Ontogeny: Classical Conditioning. Ontogeny: Operant Conditioning. Neurophysiology and Behavior. Applications of Scientific Psychology. Language. Cognition. Human Evolutionary and Prenatal Development. Development Through Early Childhood. Individual Differences: Intelligence, Personality and Social Behavior. Troublesome Behavior. Glossary. Index.