Invitation to Psychology with MyPsychLab, Global Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Carole Wade / Carol Tavris  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
6
Language
English
Pub.-date
November 2014
ISBN13
9781292057064
ISBN
1292057068
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Emphasizes critical thinking, culture, and gender

 

Invitation to Psychology, 6/e, shows students why scientific and critical thinking is so important in the decisions they make. In clear, lively, warm prose, this edition continues the title’s integration of gender, culture, and ethnicity. By the end, readers will learn how to interpret research and to address and resolve controversies.

Features

Explores Roles of Gender, Culture, and Ethnicity in Psychology – Research on gender, culture, and ethnicity is not limited to a specific chapter; it is integrated into the entire text. Get Involved Exercises, quick demonstrations, relate course material to students’ own lives.
  • Supports Learning and Comprehension – The 6th edition uses the Read-Recite-Review approach (3R), which is based on empirical research demonstrating its benefits for learning and memory. In a nutshell: students read a section, close the book, and actually recite out loud as much as they can about what they have just learned. They then reread and review that section to make sure they understood it correctly.
  • Table of Contents

    1. Brief Table of Contents

    2. Full Table of Contents

     

     

    1. Brief Table of Contents:

     

    Chapter 1: What is Psychology?

     

    Part One: Your Self

    Chapter 2: Theories of Personality

    Chapter 3: Development Over the Life Span

     

    Part Two: Your Body

    Chapter 4: Neurons, Hormones, and the Brain

    Chapter 5: Body Rhythms and Mental States

    Chapter 6: Sensation and Perception

     

    Part Three: Your Mind

    Chapter 7: Thinking and Intelligence

    Chapter 8: Memory

     

    Part Four: Your Environment

    Chapter 9: Learning and Conditioning

    Chapter 10: Behavior in Social and Cultural Context

     

    Part Five: Your Mental Health

    Chapter 11: Psychological Disorders

    Chapter 12: Approaches to Treatment and Therapy

     

    Part Six: Your Life

    Chapter 13: Emotion, Stress, and Health

    Chapter 14: The Major Motives of Life: Food, Love, Sex, and Work

     

     

     

    2. Full Table of Contents

     

    Chapter 1: What is Psychology?

    The Science of Psychology

    What Psychologists Do

    Critical and Scientific Thinking in Psychology

    Descriptive Studies: Establishing the Facts

    Correlational Studies: Looking for Relationships

    The Experiment: Hunting for Causes

    Evaluating the Findings

     

    Part One: Your Self

    Chapter 2: Theories of Personality

    Psychodynamic Theories of Personality

    The Modern Study of Personality

    The Modern Study of Personality

    Environmental Influences on Personality

    Cultural Influences on Personality

    The Inner Experience

     

    Chapter 3: Development Over the Life Span

    From Conception Through the First Year

    Language Development

    Cognitive Development

    Moral Development

    Gender Development

    Adolescence

    Adulthood

    The Wellsprings of Resilience

     

    Part Two: Your Body

    Chapter 4: Neurons, Hormones, and the Brain

    The Nervous System: A Basic Blueprint

    Communication in the Nervous System

    Mapping the Brain

    A Tour Through the Brain

    The Two Hemispheres of the Brain

    The Flexible Brain

     

    Chapter 5: Body Rhythms and Mental States

    Biological Rhythms: The Tides of Experience

    The Rhythms of Sleep

    Exploring the Dream World

    The Riddle of Hypnosis

    Consciousness-Altering Drugs

     

    Chapter 6: Sensation and Perception

    Our Sensational Senses

    Vision

    Hearing

    Other Senses

    Perceptual Powers: Origins and Influences

    Perception without Awareness

     

    Part Three: Your Mind

    Chapter 7: Thinking and Intelligence

    Thought: Using What We Know

    Reasoning Rationally

    Barriers to Reasoning Rationally

    Measuring Intelligence: The Psychometric Approach

    Dissecting Intelligence: The Cognitive Approach

    The Origins of Intelligence

    Animal Minds

     

    Chapter 8: Memory

    Reconstructing the Past

    Memory and the Power of Suggestion

    In Pursuit of Memory

    The Three-Box Model of Memory

    The Biology of Memory

    How We Remember

    Why We Forget

    Autobiographical Memories

     

    Part Four: Your Environment

    Chapter 9: Learning and Conditioning

    Classical Conditioning

    Classical Conditioning in Real Life

    Operant Conditioning

    Principles of Operant Conditioning

    Operant Conditioning in Real Life

    Learning and the Mind

     

    Chapter 10: Behavior in Social and Cultural Context

    Roles and Rules

    Social Influences on Beliefs and Behavior

    Individuals in Groups

    Us Versus Them: Group Identity

    Prejudice and Group Conflict

     

    Part Five: Your Mental Health

    Chapter 11: Psychological Disorders

    Diagnosing Mental Disorders

    Anxiety Disorders 3

    Trauma-Related and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders

    Depressive and Bipolar Disorders.

    Personality Disorders

    Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders

    Dissociative Identity Disorder

    Schizophrenia

     

    Chapter 12: Approaches to Treatment and Therapy

    Biological Treatments

    Major Schools of Psychotherapy

    Evaluating Psychotherapy

     

    Part Six: Your Life

    Chapter 13: Emotion, Stress, and Health

    The Nature of Emotion

    Emotion and Culture

    The Nature of Stress

    Stress and Emotion

    Coping With Stress

     

    Chapter 14: The Major Motives of Life: Food, Love, Sex, and Work

     

    The Hungry Animal: Motives to Eat

     

    The Social Animal: Motives to Love

    The Erotic Animal: Motives for Sex

    The Competent Animal: Motives to Achieve

    Motives, Values, and the Pursuit of Happiness