Introduction to Psychology

Introduction to Psychology offers students a comprehensive guide to core psychological concepts. Aligned with APA learning outcomes, the course emphasizes disciplinary diversity and the skeptical habits of a scientific mind. It features engaging, interactive practice and contemporary, multimodal learning that foster a meaningful exploration of a vast and growing field. In a conversational tone, Introduction to Psychology leads students to a foundational and relevant understanding of psychology through a consistent focus on applying concepts in their own lives.

Formats: Software

Product ISBN
Courseware 978-1-94615-896-3

Table of Contents

  1. 1. Psychological Science
    1. 1.1 What is Psychology?
    2. 1.2 Contemporary Psychology
    3. 1.3 Why Is Research Important?
    4. 1.4 Approaches to Research
    5. 1.5 Analyzing Findings
    6. 1.6 Ethics
    7. Chapter Review
  2. 2. Biopsychology
    1. 2.1 Human Genetics
    2. 2.2 Cells of the Nervous System
    3. 2.3 Parts of the Nervous System
    4. 2.4 The Brain and Spinal Cord
    5. 2.5 The Endocrine System
    6. Chapter Review
  3. 3. States of Consciousness
    1. 3.1 What Is Consciousness?
    2. 3.2 Sleep and Why We Sleep
    3. 3.3 Stages of Sleep
    4. 3.4 Sleep Problems and Disorders
    5. 3.5 Substance Use and Abuse
    6. 3.6 Other States of Consciousness
    7. Chapter Review
  4. 4. Sensation and Perception
    1. 4.1 Sensation versus Perception
    2. 4.2 Waves and Wavelengths
    3. 4.3 Vision
    4. 4.4 Hearing
    5. 4.5 The Other Senses
    6. 4.6 Gestalt Principles of Perception
    7. Chapter Review
  5. 5. Learning
    1. 5.1 What Is Learning?
    2. 5.2 Classical Conditioning
    3. 5.3 Operant Conditioning
    4. 5.4 Observational Learning (Modeling)
    5. Chapter Review
  6. 6. Thinking and Intelligence
    1. 6.1 What Is Cognition?
    2. 6.2 Language
    3. 6.3 Problem Solving
    4. 6.4 What Are Intelligence and Creativity?
    5. 6.5 Measures of Intelligence
    6. 6.6 The Source of Intelligence
    7. Chapter Review
  7. 7. Memory
    1. 7.1 How Memory Functions
    2. 7.2 Parts of the Brain Involved with Memory
    3. 7.3 Problems with Memory
    4. 7.4 Ways to Enhance Memory
    5. Chapter Review
  8. 8. Lifespan Development
    1. 8.1 What Is Lifespan Development?
    2. 8.2 Lifespan Theories
    3. 8.3 Stages of Development
    4. 8.4 Death and Dying
    5. Chapter Review
  9. 9. Emotion and Motivation
    1. 9.1 Motivation
    2. 9.2 Hunger and Eating
    3. 9.3 Sexual Behavior
    4. 9.4 Emotion
    5. Chapter Review
  10. 10.  Personality
    1. 10.1 What Is Personality?
    2. 10.2 Freud and the Psychodynamic Perspective
    3. 10.3 Neo-Freudians: Adler, Erikson, Jung, and Horney
    4. 10.4 Learning Approaches
    5. 10.5 Humanistic Approaches
    6. 10.6 Biological Approaches
    7. 10.7 Trait Theorists
    8. 10.8 Cultural Understandings of Personality
    9. 10.9 Personality Assessment
    10. Chapter Review
  11. 11. Social Psychology
    1. 11.1 What Is Social Psychology?
    2. 11.2 Self-presentation
    3. 11.3 Attitudes and Persuasion
    4. 11.4 Conformity, Compliance, and Obedience
    5. 11.5 Prejudice and Discrimination
    6. 11.6 Aggression
    7. 11.7 Prosocial Behavior
    8. Chapter Review
  12. 12. Industrial-Organizational Psychology
    1. 12.1 What Is Industrial and Organizational Psychology?
    2. 12.2 Industrial Psychology: Selecting and Evaluating Employees
    3. 12.3 Organizational Psychology: The Social Dimension of Work
    4. 12.4 Human Factors Psychology and Workplace Design
    5. Chapter Review
  13. 13. Stress, Lifestyle, and Health
    1. 13.1 What Is Stress?
    2. 13.2 Stressors
    3. 13.3 Stress and Illness
    4. 13.4 Regulation of Stress
    5. 13.5 The Pursuit of Happiness
    6. Chapter Review
  14. 14. Psychological Disorders
    1. 14.1 What Are Psychological Disorders?
    2. 14.2 Diagnosing and Classifying Psychological Disorders
    3. 14.3 Perspectives on Psychological Disorders
    4. 14.4 Anxiety Disorders
    5. 14.5 Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
    6. 14.6 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
    7. 14.7 Mood Disorders
    8. 14.8 Schizophrenia
    9. 14.9 Dissociative Disorders
    10. 14.10 Personality Disorders
    11. 14.11 Disorders in Childhood
    12. Chapter Review
  15. 15. Therapy and Treatment
    1. 15.1 Mental Health Treatment: Past and Present
    2. 15.2 Types of Treatment
    3. 15.3 Treatment Modalities
    4. 15.4 Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders: A Special Case
    5. 15.5 The Sociocultural Model and Therapy Utilization
    6. Chapter Review