Understanding Psychology

Series
Pearson
Author
Charles G. Morris / Albert A. Maisto  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
10
Language
English
Total pages
616
Pub.-date
November 2013
ISBN13
9781292039305
ISBN
1292039302
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Description

Continuing Attention to Enduring Issues in Psychology

Understanding Psychology, 10th edition highlights the enduring issues that cut across and unite all subfields of psychology- Person-Situation, Nature-Nurture, Stability-Change, Diversity-Universality, and Mind-Body- to show students the surprising unity and coherence of the diverse and exciting science of psychology.

This 14-chapter program presents a scientific, accurate, and current overview of the fundamental concepts of psychology in a clear and accessible language, with significant emphasis on applications of psychology. It is current without being trendy.

A better teaching and learning experience

This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience– for you and your students. Here’s how:

  • Personalize Learning - The new MyPsychLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals.
  • Improve Critical Thinking – Five enduring themes are woven throughout the text to help students connect ideas across chapters, while critical thinking questions within chapters push students to a deeper understanding of the material.
  • Engage Students Applying Psychology exercises in each chapter allow students to connect what they have learned to real-life problems and situations, such as how to use the principles of psychology to tackle environmental conservation.
  • Explore Research – This introductory book references relevant research reflecting how psychology is both rapidly evolving and remaining the same. Using the Experiment’s Tool in the new MyPsychLab, students participate in classic experiment simulations to experience the research process firsthand.
  • Support Instructors – This book is supported by Pearson’s unrivaled instructor resources for introductory psychology, including the new 17 episode MyPsychLab video series, an expansive class-tested Test Bank, interactive PowerPoints, an easy to use Instructor’s Manual, Clicker questions and support for a broad range of learning management systems.

Features

CONTINUING ATTENTION TO ENDURING ISSUES IN PSYCHOLOGY

  • The five Enduring Issues (Person-Situation, Nature-Nurture, Stability-Change, Diversity-Universality, and Mind-Body) are revisited several times within each chapter to highlight the unity and coherence of the diverse and exciting science of psychology.

PERSONALIZE LEARNING WITH MYPSYCHLAB

  • The new MyPsychLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals.
  • The Pearson eText allows students to access their textbook anytime, anywhere, and any way they want–including listening online or downloading to their iPad.
  • A personalized study plan for each student, based on Bloom’s Taxonomy, arranges content from less complex thinking–like remembering and understanding–to more complex critical thinking–like applying and analyzing. This layered approach promotes better critical-thinking skills, and helps students succeed in the course and beyond.
  • Assessment tied to every video, application, and chapter enables both instructors and students to track progress and get immediate feedback. With results feeding into a powerful gradebook, the assessment program helps instructors identify student challenges early–and find the best resources with which to help students.
  • New MyPsychLab Video Series - This new video series offers the most current and cutting-edge introductory psychology video content. These exclusive half-hour videos take the viewer into today’s research laboratories, inside the body and brain, and onto the street to experience real-world applications.
  • An assignment calendar allows instructors to assign graded activities, with specific deadlines, and measure student progress.
  • Class Prep collects the very best class presentation resources in one convenient online destination, so instructors can keep students engaged throughout every class.
  • The New Experiments Tool, found in MyPsychLab, allows students to experience psychology through online experiment simulations that reinforce class lessons and get students closer to the scientific research process.
  • A 3D Virtual Brain enables students to better visualize the workings of the brain. This hands-on experience engages students and helps make course content and terminology relevant. This learning application has assessments tied to it in order to make parts of it assignable to students.

IMPROVE CRITICAL THINKING

  • Five Enduring Issues are highlighted in every chapter to show the unity and coherence of the diverse and exciting science of psychology.
    • Person-Situation
    • Nature-Nurture
    • Stability-Change
    • Diversity-Universality
    • Mind-Body
  • “Thinking Critically About” feature in every chapter allows students to analyze topics presented in the chapter.

ENGAGE STUDENTS

  • Opening vignettes in each chapter engage students and encourage them to think about underlying issues that apply to all fields of psychology.
  • Learning objectives after each section in the chapter highlight key content for students and serve as a study aide. This feature also helps instructors organize the supplementary materials.
  • “Check Your Understanding” and “Apply your Understanding” questions appear at the end of each major section to help students review and retain concepts, as well as apply what they've learned to real-life situations.
  • “Applying Psychology” exe

New to this Edition

In this Section:

1. Overview of Changes

2. Chapter-by-Chapter Changes

1. Overview of Changes

PERSONALIZE LEARNING WITH MYPSYCHLAB

  • The new MyPsychLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals.
  • The Pearson eText allows students to access their textbook anytime, anywhere, and any way they want—including listening online or downloading to their iPad.
  • A personalized study plan for each student, based on Bloom’s Taxonomy, arranges content from less complex thinking—like remembering and understanding—to more complex critical thinking—like applying and analyzing. This layered approach promotes better critical-thinking skills, and helps students succeed in the course and beyond.
  • Assessment tied to every video, application, and chapter enables both instructors and students to track progress and get immediate feedback. With results feeding into a powerful gradebook, the assessment program helps instructors identify student challenges early—and find the best resources with which to help students.
  • An assignment calendar allows instructors to assign graded activities, with specific deadlines, and measure student progress.
  • Class Prep collects the very best class presentation resources in one convenient online destination, so instructors can keep students engaged throughout every class.
  • The New Experiments Tool allows students to experience psychology through online experiments that reinforce class lessons and textbook content.
  • New MyPsychLab Video Series - This new video series offers the most current and cutting-edge introductory psychology video content. These exclusive half-hour videos take the viewer into today’s research laboratories, inside the body and brain, and onto the street to experience real-world applications.
  • A 3D Virtual Brain enables students to better visualize the workings of the brain. This hands-on experience engages students and helps make course content and terminology relevant. This learning application has assessments tied to it in order to make parts of it assignable to students.

SUPPORT INSTRUCTORS

  • ClassPrep is a fully searchable database with hundreds of Pearson’s best teacher resources, including lecture launchers, discussion topics, in-class and out-of-class activities and assignments, handouts, video clips, photos, illustrations, charts, graphs and animations.
  • A Hyper-linked Instructor’s Manual contains organizes many of the resources found in ClassPrep around a detailed Chapter Overview, and includes each chapter’s Chapter Objectives and Key Terms.
  • Class-tested Test Bank The Test Bank includes an extensive set (over 4500 questions) of multiple choice, true/false, and essay questions. Available for download on http://www.pearsonhighered.com/irc.
  • MyTest, a flexible online test-generating software, includes all questions found in the printed Test Bank. Instructors can quickly and easily create customized tests with MyTest. Available at http://www.pearsonmytest.com.
  • Interactive PowerPoint Slides base on the learning objectives draw students into the lecture and provide interactive activities, visuals, and videos directly in the slides.
  • New MyPsychLab Video Series - This new video series offers the most current and cutting-edge introductory psychology video con

Table of Contents

In this Section:

1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Full Table of Contents

 

1. BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Chapter 1   The Science of Psychology

Chapter 2   The Biological Basis of Behavior

Chapter 3     Sensation and Perception

Chapter 4  States of Consciousness

Chapter 5     Learning

Chapter 6  Memory

Chapter 7     Cognition and Mental Abilities

Chapter 8  Motivation and Emotion

Chapter 9  Life-Span Development

Chapter 10   Personality

Chapter 11   Stress and Health Psychology

Chapter 12   Psychological Disorders

Chapter 13      Therapies

Chapter 14 Social Psychology 

Appendix A   Measurement and Statistical Methods
Appendix B   Psychology Applied to Work

2. FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Chapter 1: The Science of Psychology

What is Psychology?

The Growth of Psychology

Human Diversity

Research Methods in Psychology

Ethics and Psychology

Research on Humans and Animals

Careers in Psychology

 

Chapter 2: The Biological Basis of Behavior

Neurons: The Messengers

The Central Nervous System

The Peripheral Nervous System

The Endocrine System

Genes, Evolution, and Behavior

 

Chapter 3: Sensation and Perception

The Nature of Sensation

Vision

Hearing

The Other Senses

Perception

 

Chapter 4: States of Consciousness

Sleep

Dreams

Drug-altered Consciousness

Meditation and Hypnosis

 

Chapter 5: Learning

Classical Conditioning

Operant Conditioning

Factors Shared by Classical and Operant Conditioning

Cognitive Learning

 

Chapter 6: Memory

The Sensory Registers

Short Term Memory

Long Term Memory

The Biology of Memory

Forgetting

Special Topics in Memory

 

Chapter 7: Cognition and Mental Abilities

Building Blocks of Thought

Language, Thought, and Culture

Nonhuman Thought and Language

Problem Solving

Decision Making

Multitasking

Intelligence and Mental Abilities

Heredity, Environment, and Intelligence

Creativity

Answers to Problems in the Chapter

Answers to Intelligence Test Questions

 

Chapter 8: Motivation and Emotion

Perspectives on Motivation

Hunger and Thirst

Sex

Other Important Motives

Emotions

Communicating Emotion

 

Chapter 9: Life-Span Development

Methods in Development

Prenatal Development

The Newborn

Infancy and Childhood

Adolescence

Adulthood

Late Adulthood

 

Chapter 10: Personality

Studying Personality

Psychodynamic Theories

Humanistic Personality Theories

Trait Theories

Cognitive-Social Learning Theories

Personality Assessment

 

Chapter 11: Stress and Health Psychology

Sources of Stress

Coping with Stress

How Stress Affects Health

Staying Healthy

Extreme Stress

The Well-Adjusted Person

 

Chapter 12: Psychological Disorders

Perspectives on Psychological Disorders

Mood Disorders

Anxiety Disorders

Psychosomatic and Somatoform Disorders

Dissociative Disorders

Sexual and Gender-Identity Disorders

Personality Disorders

Schizophrenic Disorders

Childhood Disorders

Gender and Cultural Differences in