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Psychology and life

Author: Richard J Gerrig
Publisher: Frenchs Forest, N.S.W. : Pearson Education Australia, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Australian edView all editions and formats
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"The aim of Psychology and Life is to use solid scientific research to combat psychological misconceptions. In our experience as teachers, one of the most reliable occurrences on the first day of introductory psychology is the throng of students who push forward at the end of class to ask, in essence, Will this class teach me what I need to know? My mother is taking Prozac: Will we learn what it does? Are you going  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Gerrig
ISBN: 9781442500891 1442500891
OCLC Number: 271740816
Description: xxvi, 732 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: 1. Psychology and life --
2. Research methods in psychology --
3. The biological and evolutionary bases of behavior --4. Sensation and perception --
5. Mind, consciousness and alternate states --
6. Learning and behavior analysis --
7. Memory --
8. Cognitive processes --
9. Intelligence and intelligence assessment --
10. Human development across the life span --
11. Motivation --
12. Emotion, stress and health --
13. Understanding human personality --
14. Psychological disorders --
15. Therapies for psychological disorders --
16. Social cognition and relationships --
17. Social processes, society and culture.
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"The aim of Psychology and Life is to use solid scientific research to combat psychological misconceptions. In our experience as teachers, one of the most reliable occurrences on the first day of introductory psychology is the throng of students who push forward at the end of class to ask, in essence, Will this class teach me what I need to know? My mother is taking Prozac: Will we learn what it does? Are you going to teach us how to study better? I need to put my son in daycare to come back to school. Is that going to be all right for him? What should I do if I have a friend talking about suicide? We take comfort that each of these questions has been addressed by rigorous empirical research. Psychology and Life is devoted to providing students with scientific analyses of their foremost concerns. As a result, the features of Psychology and Life support a central theme: psychology as a science, with a focus on applying that science to your students' lives."--Provided by publisher.

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