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Psychology

Author: Peter Gray
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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[The author's] goal throughout [this book] has been to depict the science of psychology as a human endeavor in which progress comes through the work of thoughtful, if fallible, people who make observations, conduct experiments, reason, and argue about behavior ... The book is divided into eight ... parts ... Part 1 ... orients students to the foundation ideas and scope of our discipline and presents some advice on  Read more...
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Gray
OCLC Number: 74281243
Notes: Originally published: New York : Worth Publishing, ©2007. 5th ed.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Background to the study of psychology: Foundations for the study of psychology; Methods of psychology --
Adaptiveness of behavior: Genetic and evolutionary foundations of behavior; Basic processes of learning --
Physiological mechanisms of behavior: Neural control of behavior; Mechanisms of motivation and emotion --
Sensation and perception: Smell, taste, pain, hearing, and psychophysics; Psychology of vision --
Human intellect: Memory and consciousness; Reasoning and intelligence --
Growth of the mind and person: Development of thought and language; Social development --
Person in a world of people: Social perception and attitudes; Social influences on behavior --
Personality and disorders: Personality; Mental disorders; Treatment --
Statistical appendix --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Peter Gray.

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[The author's] goal throughout [this book] has been to depict the science of psychology as a human endeavor in which progress comes through the work of thoughtful, if fallible, people who make observations, conduct experiments, reason, and argue about behavior ... The book is divided into eight ... parts ... Part 1 ... orients students to the foundation ideas and scope of our discipline and presents some advice on how to study this book. [It also] lays out some general elements of psychological research that will be useful to students in later chapters ... Part 2 ... is devoted ... to the functionalist theme that reappears frequently in the book ... Part 3 ... is concerned most directly with psychologists' attempts to explain behavior in terms of the neural and hormonal mechanisms that produce it ... Part 4 ... is about the processes through which the brain or mind gathers information about the outside world ... Part 5 ... is about he ability of the brain or mind to store information and use it to solve problems ... Part 6 ... is about social psychology ... Part 8 ... consists of three chapters on topics that students tend to most strongly identify as "psychology" before they enter the course.-Pref.

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