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Interactive psychology online

Author: Lester A Lefton
Publisher: Boston : Allyn and Bacon, ©2001.
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In this innovative product, a black-and-white text contains the core coverage of the general topics of introductory psychology with a built-in section review. It is supplemented by a website that  Read more...


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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lefton, Lester A., 1946-
InterActive psychology online.
Boston, MA : Allyn and Bacon, c2000
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lester A Lefton
ISBN: 0205322867 9780205322862
OCLC Number: 44066949
Description: xvi, 512 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: All chapters conclude with "Summary and Review."1. What Is Psychology? What Is This Science of Psychology?The Research Process.Ethics in Psychological Research.Who Are These People We Call Psychologists?Choosing Psychology as a Career.Applied Research, Human Services Psychology, and Experimental Psychology.How Have Schools of Psychological Thought Developed?2. Biological Bases of Behavior. Nature versus Nurture.Communication in the Nervous System.Organization of the Peripheral and Central Nervous Systems.Brain Structures.Studying the Brain.Brain Specialization-The Left and Right of Things.Hormones and Glands.3. Sensation and Perception. The Perceptual Experience.The Visual System.Visual Perception.Hearing.Taste and Smell.The Skin Senses.Kinesthesis and the Vestibular Sense.Extrasensory Perception.4. Consciousness. Consciousness.Sleep.Dreams.Controlling Consciousness: Biofeedback, Hypnosis, and Meditation.Altering Consciousness with Drugs.5. Learning. Pavlovian, or Classical, Conditioning Theory.Key Variables in Classical Conditioning.Operant Conditioning.Key Variables in Operant Conditioning.Cognitive Learning.6. Memory and Cognition. Memory: The Brain as Information Processor.Encoding.Storage.Retrieval.Forgetting: When Memory Fails.Cognitive Psychology: An Overview.Concept Formation: The Process of Forming Mental Groups.Problem Solving: Confronting Situations That Require Solutions.Reasoning and Decision Making: Generating Ideas and Reaching Conclusions.Artificial Intelligence.Language.Language Acquisition.7. Intelligence. What Is Intelligence?The Process of Test Development.Three Important Intelligence Tests.Environmental and Biological Factors in Intelligence.Exceptionality and Education.8. Motivation. Theories of Motivation.Hunger: A Physiological Need.Sexual Behavior: Physiology Plus Thought.Achievement: A Social Need.Emotion.9. Development. Key Issues, Theories, and Research Designs.The First Ten Months.Cognitive Development.Moral Reasoning.Emotional and Social Development.Adolescence: Bridging the Gap.Adulthood: Years of Stability and Change.Late Adulthood: Limitations and Possibilities.10. Personality and Its Assessment. Psychoanalytic Theory: Unconscious Drives and Defenses.Humanistic Approaches: Self-Fulfillment and Self-Actualization.Trait and Type Theories: Stable Behavioral Dispositions.Behavioral Approaches: Learning Is Key.Cognitive Approaches: Dynamics of Personality.Personality Assessment.11. Social Psychology. Attitudes: Deeply Held Feelings and Beliefs.Social Cognition: The Impact of Thought.Social Interactions: The Power of People and Situations.12. Stress and Health Psychology. Stress.Coping.Health Psychology.13.Psychological Disorders. What Is Abnormal Behavior?Anxiety, Somatoform, and Dissociative Disorders.Personality Disorders.Mood Disorders.Schizophrenia.14. Therapy. Therapy Comes in Many Forms.Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Therapies.Humanistic Therapies.Behavior Therapy.Cognitive Therapy.Group Therapy.Biologically Based Therapies.
Responsibility: Lester A. Lefton.


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