Introduction to Psychology, 2nd Edition
Introduction to Psychology 2nd Edition offers a comprehensive guide to core psychological concepts, connects foundational theories to modern research, and encourages students to apply psychological themes to personal experiences. The text engages students with approachable language and promotes critical thinking skills as they explore perspectives from different generations and cultures. This edition offers new content covering gender and sexuality, APA Seventh Edition formatting, and updated research.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Psychological Science
- 1.1: What is Psychology?
- 1.2: Contemporary Psychology
- 1.3: Why Is Research Important?
- 1.4: Approaches to Research
- 1.5: Analyzing Findings
- 1.6: Ethics
- Chapter 1 Review
Chapter 2 Biopsychology
- 2.1: Human Genetics
- 2.2: Cells of the Nervous System
- 2.3: Parts of the Nervous System
- 2.4: The Brain and Spinal Cord
- 2.5: The Endocrine System
- Chapter 2 Review
Chapter 3 States of Consciousness
- 3.1: What Is Consciousness?
- 3.2: Sleep and Why We Sleep
- 3.3: Stages of Sleep
- 3.4: Sleep Problems and Disorders
- 3.5: Substance Use and Abuse
- 3.6: Other States of Consciousness
- Chapter 3 Review
Chapter 4 Sensation and Perception
- 4.1: Sensation versus Perception
- 4.2: Waves and Wavelengths
- 4.3: Vision
- 4.4: Hearing
- 4.5: The Other Senses
- 4.6: Gestalt Principles of Perception
- Chapter 4 Review
Chapter 5 Learning
- 5.1: What Is Learning?
- 5.2: Classical Conditioning
- 5.3: Operant Conditioning
- 5.4: Observational Learning (Modeling)
- Chapter 5 Review
Chapter 6 Thinking and Intelligence
- 6.1: What Is Cognition?
- 6.2: Language
- 6.3: Problem Solving
- 6.4: What Are Intelligence and Creativity?
- 6.5: Measures of Intelligence
- 6.6: The Source of Intelligence
- Chapter 6 Review
Chapter 7 Memory
- 7.1: How Memory Functions
- 7.2: Parts of the Brain Involved with Memory
- 7.3: Problems with Memory
- 7.4: Ways to Enhance Memory
- Chapter 7 Review
Chapter 8 Lifespan Development
- 8.1: What Is Lifespan Development?
- 8.2: Lifespan Theories
- 8.3: Stages of Development
- 8.4: Death and Dying
- Chapter 8 Review
Chapter 9 Emotion and Motivation
- 9.1: Motivation
- 9.2: Hunger and Eating
- 9.3: Emotion
- Chapter 9 Review
Chapter 10 Gender,Sex,and Sexuality
- 10.1: Sex and Gender
- 10.2: Understanding Sexual Behavior
- 10.3: Sexuality
- Chapter 10 Review
Chapter 11 Personality
- 11.1: What Is Personality?
- 11.2: Freud and the Psychodynamic Perspective
- 11.3: Neo-Freudians: Adler, Erikson, Jung, and Horney
- 11.4: Learning Approaches
- 11.5: Humanistic Approaches
- 11.6: Biological Approaches
- 11.7: Trait Theorists
- 11.8: Cultural Understandings of Personality
- 11.9: Personality Assessment
- Chapter 11 Review
Chapter 12 Social Psychology
- 12.1: What Is Social Psychology?
- 12.2: Self-Presentation
- 12.3: Attitudes and Persuasion
- 12.4: Conformity, Compliance, and Obedience
- 12.5: Prejudice and Discrimination
- 12.6: Aggression
- 12.7: Prosocial Behavior
- Chapter 12 Review
Chapter 13 Industrial-Organizational Psychology
- 13.1: What Is Industrial and Organizational Psychology?
- 13.2: Industrial Psychology: Selecting and Evaluating Employees
- 13.3: Organizational Psychology: The Social Dimension of Work
- 13.4: Human Factors Psychology and Workplace Design
- Chapter 13 Review
Chapter 14 Stress, Lifestyle, and Health
- 14.1: What Is Stress?
- 14.2: Stressors
- 14.3: Stress and Illness
- 14.4: Regulation of Stress
- 14.5: The Pursuit of Happiness
- Chapter 14 Review
Chapter 15 Psychological Disorders
- 15.1: What Are Psychological Disorders?
- 15.2: Diagnosing and Classifying Psychological Disorders
- 15.3: Perspectives on Psychological Disorders
- 15.4: Anxiety, Trauma, and Stress-Related Disorders
- 15.5: Mood Disorders
- 15.6: Schizophrenia
- 15.7: Dissociative Disorders
- 15.8: Personality Disorders
- 15.9: Disorders in Childhood
- Chapter 15 Review
Chapter 16 Therapy and Treatment
- 16.1: Mental Health Treatment: Past and Present
- 16.2: Types of Treatment
- 16.3: Treatment Modalities
- 16.4: Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders: A Special Case
- 16.5: The Sociocultural Model and Therapy Utilization
- Chapter 16 Review
Appendix: Basics of APA Style
- A.1: Basics of APA Style