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Schaum's outline of theory and problems of introduction to psychology

Author: Arno F Wittig
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2001.
Series: Schaum's outline series
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Introduces general psychology, including cognitive and biological approaches, with over six hundred solved problems and new information on the effects of the nervous system; each chapter includes a summary of psychological principles, a discussion of theory, solved problems as examples, and a list of key terms.
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Genre/Form: Outlines and syllabi
Outlines, syllabi, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arno F Wittig
ISBN: 0071347097 9780071347099
OCLC Number: 45172291
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 318 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Contents: Psychology: Definition and History --
Definition and Purpose --
Areas of Study --
The Background and Beginning of Psychology --
Early Development of Psychology --
Current Outlooks in Psychology --
Methodology and Statistics --
The Experimental Method --
The Hypothesis --
Experimental and Dependent Variables --
Extraneous and Confounding Variables --
Sampling --
Experimenter Bias --
Other Psychological Methodologies --
Statistics --
Frequency Distributions --
Measures of Central Tendency --
Measures of Variability --
The Normal Probability Distribution --
Correlation --
Inferential Statistics --
Biological Foundations --
Elements of a Neuron --
Transmission of a Signal --
Organization of the Nervous System --
The Glandular Systems --
Developmental Psychology --
Genetics --
Evolution and Genetics --
Physical Development --
Cognitive Development --
Social Development --
Sensation and Perception --
Basic Sensory Processes --
Signal Detection Theory --
Types of Sensory Processes --
Perception: External Cues --
Perception: Internal Cues --
Unusual Perceptual Experiences --
Consciousness --
Characteristics of Consciousness --
Altered States of Consciousness: Internal Influences --
Altered States of Consciousness: External Influences --
Learning --
Classical Conditioning --
Operant Conditioning --
Cognitive Social Learning --
Retention and Forgetting --
Definitions --
Types of Storage --
Measures of Retention --
Theories of Forgetting --
Ways to Improve Memory --
Special Issues in Retention --
Cognitive Processes --
Conceptual Thinking --
Problem Solving --
Decision Making --
Language --
Motivation and Emotion --
The Motivation Cycle --
Principles of Motivation --
Types of Motives --
Conflict --
General Characteristics of Emotions --
Basic Types of Emotions --
Theories of Emotion --
Special Topics in Emotion --
Psychological Testing and Individual Differences --
Characteristics of a Good Test --
Measuring Intelligence --
Composition of Intelligence --
Assessing Personality --
Other Testing Areas --
Testing Concerns --
Personality Principles --
General Factors Influencing Personality --
Freud's Theory of Personality --
Other Psychodynamic Theories --
Dispositional Theories of Peronality --
Learning Theories of Personality --
Humanistic Theories of Personality --
Cross-Cultural Differences in Personality --
Abnoral Personality Patterns --
Definition of Abnormal Personality Patterns --
Perspective on Abnormal Behaviors --
Anxiety Disorders --
Somatoform Disorders --
Mood Disorders --
Schizophrenic Disorders --
Personality Disorders --
Considerations for Diagnosis of Abnormality --
Therapies --
General Overview of Therapy --
Biomedical Therapies --
Psychodynamic Therapies --
Humanistic Therapies --
Cognitive Therapies --
Group Therapies --
Other Concerns With Therapy --
Social Psychology --
Social Knowledge --
Attitudes --
Prejudice --
Interpersonal Attraction --
Group Behavior --
Examination I --
Examination II --
Examination III --
Final Examination.
Series Title: Schaum's outline series
Other Titles: Theory and problems of introduction to psychology
Introduction to psychology
Responsibility: Arno F. Wittig.
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