The Resource Exploring psychology, David G. Myers

Exploring psychology, David G. Myers

Label
Exploring psychology
Title
Exploring psychology
Statement of responsibility
David G. Myers
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Myers, David G
Dewey number
150
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF121
LC item number
.M935 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Psychology
  • Psychology
  • Psychology
  • Psychologie
  • Psychologie
Label
Exploring psychology, David G. Myers
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Thinking critically with psychological science -- Contemporary psychology -- Intuition and common sense -- Scientific attitude -- Critical thinking -- 2. Neuroscience and behavior -- Neural communication -- Neurons -- Neurotransmitters -- The peripheral nervous system -- The central nervous system -- The endocrine system -- The brain -- The cerebral cortex -- Hemispheric differences -- 3. Nature, nurture, and human diversity -- Behavior genetics -- Genes -- Twin and adoption studies -- Temperament and heredity -- Nature and nurture -- Gene-environment interaction -- Evolutionary psychology : understanding human nature -- Natural selection -- Evolutionary explanation of human sexuality -- Parents and peers -- Peer influence -- Cultural influences -- Variation across cultures -- Variation over time -- Culture and the self -- culture and child-rearing -- Reflections on nature and nurture -- 4. Developing through the life span -- Prenatal development and the newborn -- The competent newborn -- Infancy and childhood -- Autism and "mind-blindness" -- Adolescence -- Adulthood -- Continuity and stages -- Stability and change -- 5. Sensation and perception -- Sensory adaptation -- Vision -- Light energy -- the eye -- Visual information processing -- Color vision -- Hearing -- Touch -- Pain -- Taste -- Smell -- Body position and movement -- Form perception -- Depth perception -- Perceptual constancy -- Sensory deprivation and restored vision -- Perceptual adaptation -- Extrasensory perception -- 6. States of consciousness -- Waking consciousness -- Selective attention -- Sleep and dreams -- Biological rhythms and sleep -- Sleep disorders -- Hypnosis -- The hypnotized state -- Drugs and consciousness -- Dependence and addiction -- Psychoactive drugs -- 7. Learning -- Classical conditioning -- Pavlov's experiments -- Operant conditioning -- Skinner's experiments -- Training our mates -- Learning by observation -- Bandura's experiments -- 8. Memory -- Studying memory : information-processing models -- Encoding : getting information in -- Storage : retaining information -- Sensory memory -- Working/short-term memory -- Long-term memory -- Storing memories in the brain -- Retrieval cues -- Forgetting -- Encoding failure -- Storage decay -- Retrieval failure -- Retrieving passwords -- Memory construction -- Misinformation and imagination effects -- Source amnesia -- Children's eyewitness recall -- Repressed or constructed memories of abuse? -- Improving memory
  • 9. Thinking, language, and intelligence -- Concepts -- Solving problems -- Making decision and forming judgments -- The fear factor : do we fear the right things? -- Language development -- Thinking and language -- Animal thinking and language -- Theories of intelligence -- Assessing intelligence -- Extremes of intelligence -- Genetic and environmental influences on intelligence -- Group differences in intelligence test scores -- 10. Motivation -- Motivational concepts -- Instincts and evolutionary psychology -- Drives and incentives -- Optimum arousal -- Physiology of hunger -- Psychology of hunger -- Eating disorders -- Obesity and weight control -- Physiology of sex -- Psychology of sex -- Adolescent sexuality -- Sexual orientation -- Sex and human values -- The need to belong -- Achievement motivation -- 11. Emotions, stress, and health -- Embodied emotion -- Emotions and the autonomic nervous system -- Lie detection -- cognition and emotion -- Expressed emotion -- Gender, emotion, and nonverbal behavior -- Culture and emotional expression -- Effects of facial expressions -- Experienced emotion -- Anger -- Happiness -- Stress and stressors -- Stress and the heart -- Stress and susceptibility to disease -- Coping with stress -- Complementary and alternative medicine -- 12. Personality -- Psychoanalytic perspective -- Exploring the unconscious -- Neo-Freudian and psychodynamic theorists -- The humanistic perspective -- Abraham Maslow's self-actualizing person -- Carl Rogers' person-centered perspective -- Assessing the self -- The trait perspective -- How to be a "successful" astrologer or palm reader -- The social-cognitive perspective -- Reciprocal influences -- Personal control -- Exploring the self -- Benefits of self-esteem -- Culture and self-esteem -- Self-serving bias -- 13. Psychological disorders -- ADHD : normal high energy or genuine disorder? -- Classifying psychological disorders -- The "un-DSM" : a diagnostic manual of human strengths -- Insanity and responsibility -- Anxiety disorders -- Panic disorder -- Phobias -- Obsessive-compulsive disorder -- Post-traumatic stress disorder --Dissociative and personality disorders -- Mood disorders -- Major depressive disorder -- Bipolar disorder -- Suicide -- Schizophrenia -- Rates of psychological disorders -- 14. Therapy -- Psychoanalysis -- Humanistic therapies -- Behavior therapies -- Cognitive therapies -- Group and family therapies -- Alternative therapies -- Culture and values in psychotherapy -- Consumer's guide to psychotherapists --- The biomedical therapies -- Drug therapies -- Brain stimulation -- Psychosurgery -- Preventing psychological disorders -- 15. Social psychology -- Social thinking -- Abu Ghraib Prison " "atrocity-producing situation" -- Social influence -- Conformity and obedience -- Group influence -- Social relations -- Prejudice -- Automatic prejudice -- Aggression -- Do video games teach, or release, violence? -- Parallels between smoking effects and media violence effects -- Attraction -- Altruism -- Conflict and peacemaking -- Appendix A. Statistical reasoning in everyday life -- Appendix B. Psychology at work -- Personnel psychology -- Organizational psychology -- Satisfaction and engagement -- Managing well -- Appendix C. Careers in psychology -- Preparing for a career in psychology -- Subfields of psychology -- Appendix D. Answers to Test Yourself questions -- Glossary
Edition
7th ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxix, 571, [149] pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color))
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1034680461
Label
Exploring psychology, David G. Myers
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Thinking critically with psychological science -- Contemporary psychology -- Intuition and common sense -- Scientific attitude -- Critical thinking -- 2. Neuroscience and behavior -- Neural communication -- Neurons -- Neurotransmitters -- The peripheral nervous system -- The central nervous system -- The endocrine system -- The brain -- The cerebral cortex -- Hemispheric differences -- 3. Nature, nurture, and human diversity -- Behavior genetics -- Genes -- Twin and adoption studies -- Temperament and heredity -- Nature and nurture -- Gene-environment interaction -- Evolutionary psychology : understanding human nature -- Natural selection -- Evolutionary explanation of human sexuality -- Parents and peers -- Peer influence -- Cultural influences -- Variation across cultures -- Variation over time -- Culture and the self -- culture and child-rearing -- Reflections on nature and nurture -- 4. Developing through the life span -- Prenatal development and the newborn -- The competent newborn -- Infancy and childhood -- Autism and "mind-blindness" -- Adolescence -- Adulthood -- Continuity and stages -- Stability and change -- 5. Sensation and perception -- Sensory adaptation -- Vision -- Light energy -- the eye -- Visual information processing -- Color vision -- Hearing -- Touch -- Pain -- Taste -- Smell -- Body position and movement -- Form perception -- Depth perception -- Perceptual constancy -- Sensory deprivation and restored vision -- Perceptual adaptation -- Extrasensory perception -- 6. States of consciousness -- Waking consciousness -- Selective attention -- Sleep and dreams -- Biological rhythms and sleep -- Sleep disorders -- Hypnosis -- The hypnotized state -- Drugs and consciousness -- Dependence and addiction -- Psychoactive drugs -- 7. Learning -- Classical conditioning -- Pavlov's experiments -- Operant conditioning -- Skinner's experiments -- Training our mates -- Learning by observation -- Bandura's experiments -- 8. Memory -- Studying memory : information-processing models -- Encoding : getting information in -- Storage : retaining information -- Sensory memory -- Working/short-term memory -- Long-term memory -- Storing memories in the brain -- Retrieval cues -- Forgetting -- Encoding failure -- Storage decay -- Retrieval failure -- Retrieving passwords -- Memory construction -- Misinformation and imagination effects -- Source amnesia -- Children's eyewitness recall -- Repressed or constructed memories of abuse? -- Improving memory
  • 9. Thinking, language, and intelligence -- Concepts -- Solving problems -- Making decision and forming judgments -- The fear factor : do we fear the right things? -- Language development -- Thinking and language -- Animal thinking and language -- Theories of intelligence -- Assessing intelligence -- Extremes of intelligence -- Genetic and environmental influences on intelligence -- Group differences in intelligence test scores -- 10. Motivation -- Motivational concepts -- Instincts and evolutionary psychology -- Drives and incentives -- Optimum arousal -- Physiology of hunger -- Psychology of hunger -- Eating disorders -- Obesity and weight control -- Physiology of sex -- Psychology of sex -- Adolescent sexuality -- Sexual orientation -- Sex and human values -- The need to belong -- Achievement motivation -- 11. Emotions, stress, and health -- Embodied emotion -- Emotions and the autonomic nervous system -- Lie detection -- cognition and emotion -- Expressed emotion -- Gender, emotion, and nonverbal behavior -- Culture and emotional expression -- Effects of facial expressions -- Experienced emotion -- Anger -- Happiness -- Stress and stressors -- Stress and the heart -- Stress and susceptibility to disease -- Coping with stress -- Complementary and alternative medicine -- 12. Personality -- Psychoanalytic perspective -- Exploring the unconscious -- Neo-Freudian and psychodynamic theorists -- The humanistic perspective -- Abraham Maslow's self-actualizing person -- Carl Rogers' person-centered perspective -- Assessing the self -- The trait perspective -- How to be a "successful" astrologer or palm reader -- The social-cognitive perspective -- Reciprocal influences -- Personal control -- Exploring the self -- Benefits of self-esteem -- Culture and self-esteem -- Self-serving bias -- 13. Psychological disorders -- ADHD : normal high energy or genuine disorder? -- Classifying psychological disorders -- The "un-DSM" : a diagnostic manual of human strengths -- Insanity and responsibility -- Anxiety disorders -- Panic disorder -- Phobias -- Obsessive-compulsive disorder -- Post-traumatic stress disorder --Dissociative and personality disorders -- Mood disorders -- Major depressive disorder -- Bipolar disorder -- Suicide -- Schizophrenia -- Rates of psychological disorders -- 14. Therapy -- Psychoanalysis -- Humanistic therapies -- Behavior therapies -- Cognitive therapies -- Group and family therapies -- Alternative therapies -- Culture and values in psychotherapy -- Consumer's guide to psychotherapists --- The biomedical therapies -- Drug therapies -- Brain stimulation -- Psychosurgery -- Preventing psychological disorders -- 15. Social psychology -- Social thinking -- Abu Ghraib Prison " "atrocity-producing situation" -- Social influence -- Conformity and obedience -- Group influence -- Social relations -- Prejudice -- Automatic prejudice -- Aggression -- Do video games teach, or release, violence? -- Parallels between smoking effects and media violence effects -- Attraction -- Altruism -- Conflict and peacemaking -- Appendix A. Statistical reasoning in everyday life -- Appendix B. Psychology at work -- Personnel psychology -- Organizational psychology -- Satisfaction and engagement -- Managing well -- Appendix C. Careers in psychology -- Preparing for a career in psychology -- Subfields of psychology -- Appendix D. Answers to Test Yourself questions -- Glossary
Edition
7th ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxix, 571, [149] pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color))
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1034680461

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