Psychology by Stephen F. DavisPsychology by Stephen F. Davis


byStephen F. Davis, Joseph J. Palladino, Kimberly Christopherson

Hardcover | July 24, 2012

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Stephen F. Davis is Roe R. Cross Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. Currently he is Visiting Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Texas Wesleyan University and Distinguished Guest Professor at Morningside College. In 2002–2003 he was the Knapp Distinguished Professor of A...
Title:PsychologyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:744 pages, 10.9 × 9.1 × 1.3 inPublished:July 24, 2012Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:020584684X

ISBN - 13:9780205846849


Table of Contents


CHAPTER 1          Psychology, Research, and You                  

CHAPTER 2          Behavioral Neuroscience                            

CHAPTER 3          Sensation and Perception    

CHAPTER 4          Memory                    

CHAPTER 5          States of Consciousness

CHAPTER 6          Learning                                                                                

CHAPTER 7          Motivation and Emotion      

CHAPTER 8          Thinking, Language, and Intelligence
CHAPTER 9          Development Across the Lifespan 

CHAPTER 10        Sex and Gender                                                         

CHATPER 11        Personality                                                                

CHAPTER 12        Psychological Disorders                             

CHAPTER 13        Therapy                                                                                  

CHAPTER 14        Health Psychology                                       

CHAPTER 15        Social Psychology: The Individual in Society                                                       

CHAPTER 16        Industrial, Organizational, and Other Applications of Psychology