Psychology

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ISBN-13:
9781119941262
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
26.03.2013
Seiten:
734
Autor:
Ronald Comer
Gewicht:
1804 g
Format:
279x212x45 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

A Brand New European Text and Interactive E-Book for the Introductory Course!

This exciting new textbook from Comer, Gould and Furnham , will help students to understand that psychology is around them every day and that its principles are relevant to a whole host of life questions.
About the Authors

List of Contributors

To the Instructor

To the Student

CHAPTER 1 Psychology: Yesterday and Today

What Is Psychology?

Psychology?s Roots in Philosophy

The Founding of Psychology

Psychology in the 21st Century: Cognitive Psychology, Neuroscience and Evolution

The Diversity of Psychology and Psychological Literacy

Summary

Key Terms

CHAPTER 2 Psychology as a Science

What Is a Science?

Is Psychology a Science?

How Do Psychologists Conduct Research?

How Do Psychologists Make Sense of Research Results?

What Ethical Research Guidelines Do Psychologists Follow?

Summary

Key Terms

CHAPTER 3 Biological and Cognitive Development

Understanding How We Develop

How Is Developmental Psychology Investigated?

Before We Are Born

Infancy

Early and Middle Childhood

Adolescence

Adulthood

Summary

TYING IT TOGETHER

Key Terms

CHAPTER 4 Social and Emotional Development

Before We Are Born

Infancy
Childhood

Adolescence

Adulthood and Old Age

Atypical Development

Summary

TYING IT TOGETHER

Key Terms

CHAPTER 5 Behavioural Neuroscience

How Do Scientists Study the Nervous System and the Brain?

How Does the Nervous System Work?

The Brain?s Structural and Functional Organization

Neurons and the Communication Systems of the Brain, Nervous System and Body

Building the Brain

Brain Side and Brain Size

Neurological Diseases

Summary

TYING IT TOGETHER

Key Terms

CHAPTER 6 Genes, Environment and Evolution

The History of Evolutionary Approaches to Psychology

The Principles Behind Evolutionary Psychology

Main Areas of Research in Evolutionary Psychology

Criticisms and Misunderstandings of Evolutionary Approaches to Human Behaviour

The Future of Evolutionary Psychology

Summary

TYING IT TOGETHER

Key Terms

CHAPTER 7 Perception and the Senses

Introducing Perception: Common Features of the Senses

The Chemical Senses: Smell and Taste

The Tactile Senses: Touch, Pressure, Pain, Vibration

The Auditory Sense: Hearing

The Visual Sense: Sight

Summary

TYING IT TOGETHER

Key Terms

CHAPTER 8 Consciousness

PART 1: THE PHILOSOPHY OF CONSCIOUSNESS

Defining Consciousness

Is Consciousness ?Mysterious??

What?s in the World? Part 1: Material Stuff or Mental Stuff

What?s in the World? Part 2: Material Stuff and Mental Stuff

Summary of Part 1

PART 2: STUDYING CONSCIOUS STATES

When We Are Awake: Conscious Awareness

Preconscious and Unconscious States

Hypnosis

When We Are Asleep

Psychoactive Drugs

Summary

TYING IT TOGETHER

Key Terms

CHAPTER 9 Learning

What Is Learning?

Classical Conditioning

Operant Conditioning

Observational Learning

Factors that Facilitate Learning

When We Learn

Prenatal and Postnatal Learning

Learning and Gender

Learning Difficulties

Summary

TYING IT TOGETHER

Key Terms

CHAPTER 10 Memory

What Is Memory?

How Do We Encode Information into Memory?

How Do We Store Memories?

How Do We Retrieve Memories?

Why Do We Forget and Misremember?

Memory and the Brain

Memories in the Young and Old

Disorders of Memory

Summary

TYING IT TOGETHER

Key Terms

CHAPTER 11 Language and Thought

Language

Language and Thought

Thought

Summary

TYING IT TOGETHER

Key Terms

CHAPTER 12 Intelligence

What Do We Mean by Intelligence?

Additional Types of Intelligence

How Do We Measure Intelligence?

Is Intelligence Governed by Genetic or Environmental Factors?

The Brain and Intelligence

Extremes in Intelligence

Summary

TYING IT TOGETHER

Key Terms

CHAPTER 13 Motivation

Theories of Motivation

Biological Motivations: Hunger

Biological Motivations: Sex

Psychological Motivations: Affiliation and Achievement

Summary

TYING IT TOGETHER

Key Terms

CHAPTER 14 Emotion

What Is Emotion?

Where Do Emotions Come From?
A Brand New European Text and Interactive E-Book for the Introductory Course!
This exciting new textbook from Comer, Gould and Furnham , will help students to understand that psychology is around them every day and that its principles are relevant to a whole host of life questions. In addition to showing the relevance of psychology outside of the classroom, the text also allows students to see the big picture by stressing the interconnected nature of psychological science.

Recurring sections throughout the chapters on human development, brain function, individual differences and abnormal psychology will help students see a more complete picture of psychology. These ' Tying it Together' themes highlight how the different fields of psychology are connected to each other and how they relate to everyday life.
A strong focus on neuroscience is integrated throughout in an exciting and accessible way, including features that demonstrate what happens in the brain when people are performing common behaviours such as eating pizza, learning a second language and getting a good night's sleep.
Chapter summaries review the main concepts presented and provide students with the opportunity to review what they have learned and how the key topics fit together.
An interactive e-book is included with every copy and uses media such as videos, quizzes and exercises to put the student in the driver's seat to explore and understand key concepts in the course. All the media is embedded in the text right where the student needs it, enabling easy access to tools that will spark their interest. To view a demo, go to our showcase site and follow the link: wiley-comerpsychology.com
The interactive e-book can be accessed using a code packaged with the print book. Please note that the inclusion of the accompanying interactive e-book with the print book requires the addition of VAT, and the final price, inclusive of VAT, will be shown at checkout.

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