Understanding psychology

Clasificación: BF 121 F312 2017 | Agregado: 09/10/2018

Robert S. Feldman. -- 13a. ed. -- New York : McGraw-Hill, 2017.
xxxviii, 588 p.; 27 cm.
ISBN 978-1-259-73736-7.
Incluye referencias bibliográficas e índice.
Contenido: Preface -- Introduction to psychology -- Psychologists at work -- A science evolves: the past, the present, and the future -- Psychology’s key issues and controversies -- Psychological research -- The scientific method -- Conducting psychological research -- Critical research issues -- Neuroscience and behavior -- Neurons: the basic elements of behavior -- The nervous system and the endocrine system: communicating within the body -- The brain -- Sensation and perception -- Sensing the world around us -- Vision: shedding light on the eye -- Hearing and the other senses -- Perceptual organization: constructing our view of the world -- States of consciousness -- Sleep and dreams -- Hypnosis and meditation -- Drug use: the highs and lows of consciousness -- Learning -- Classical conditioning -- Operant conditioning -- Cognitive approaches to learning -- Memory -- The foundations of memory -- Recalling long-term memories -- Forgetting: when memory fails -- Cognition and language -- Thinking and reasoning -- Problem solving -- Language -- Intelligence -- What is intelligence? -- Variations in intellectual ability -- Group differences in intelligence: genetic and environmental determinants -- Motivation and emotion -- Explaining motivation -- Human needs and motivation: eat, drink, and be daring -- Understanding emotional xperiences -- Sexuality and gender -- Gender and sex -- Understanding human sexual response: the facts of life -- The diversity of sexual behavior -- Development -- Nature and nurture: the enduring developmental issue -- Prenatal development: conception to birth -- Infancy and childhood -- Adolescence: becoming an adult -- Adulthood -- Personality -- Psychodynamic approaches to personality -- Trait, learning, biological and evolutionary, and humanistic approaches to personality -- Assessing personality: determining what makes us distinctive -- Health psychology: stress, coping, and well-being -- Stress and coping -- Psychological aspects of illness and well-being -- Promoting health and wellness -- Psychological disorders -- Normal versus abnormal: making the distinction -- The major psychological disorders -- Psychological disorders in perspective -- Treatment of psychological disorders -- Psychotherapy: psychodynamic, behavioral, and cognitive approaches to treatment -- Psychotherapy: humanistic, interpersonal, and group approaches to treatment -- Biomedical therapy: biological approaches to treatment -- Social psychology -- Attitudes and social cognition -- Social influence and groups -- Prejudice and discrimination -- Positive and negative social behavior -- Apendix. Going by the numbers: statistics in psychology -- Descriptive statistics -- Measures of variability -- Using statistics to answer questions: inferential statistics and correlation.