Psychology, 5/E Principles and Applications

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(NOTE: Review, Key Terms, Psych Journal and Video Case appear at the end of each chapter.)

1. The World of Psychology.

What Is Psychology? History and Scope of Psychology. Learning from Textbooks: Reading is Never Enough. Perspectives in Psychology. Women in Psychology: Setting the Record Straight. Subfields of Psychology. Careers in Psychology. Research Methods in Psychology. Looking at the Numbers: Statistical Analysis.



2. Biology and Behavior.

History and Scope of Biopsychology. Neurons: Basic Units of the Nervous System. Peripheral Nervous System. Headache, Brains and Behavior. Central Nervous System. Endocrine System. Health Risks of Anabolic Steroid Hormones. Sex Hormones and Cognitive Skills. Genetics.



3. Sensation and Perception.

History and Scope of the Study of Sensation and Perception. Exploring the Limits of Our Sensations. Methods for Measuring Psychophysical Functions. Seeing. Perceptual Constancies. Perceptual Organization. Depth Perception. Visual Illusions. Perception and Art. Perception and Culture. Ergonomics, Perception, Health and Industry. Hearing. Other Senses.



4. Alternate States of Consciousness.

History and Scope of the Study of Alternate States of Consciousness. Methods for Studying States of Consciousness. Sleep and Dreams. Coping with Jet Lag. Overcoming Insomnia. Daydreams. Drug-Induced States. Hypnosis. Hypnosis and Law Enforcement. Meditation. Sensory Deprivation. Can Meditation Help to Reduce Drug Abuse? Hidden Mental Powers. Near Death Experiences. A Final Comment.



5. Learning.

History and Scope of the Study of Learning. Classical Conditioning. Applying Classical Conditioning. Operant Conditioning. Cognitive Learning Theory. Skill Learning and Automated Instruction. Psychological Analyses of Learning and Neural Networks.



6. Memory and Cognition.

The History and Scope of the Study of Memory. Measuring Explicit and Implicit Memory Processes. An Information Processing Model with Multiple Memories. Encoding in Short-Term Memory. Encoding in Long-Term Memory. Retention in Long-Term Memory. Retrieval. Clashing Views in Delayed Memories of Childhood Trauma. Levels of Processing. Courtroom Testimony by Psychologists on Eyewitness Reliability. Forgetting. The Neurobiological Basis of Learning and Memory. Improving Your Memory.



7. Language, Thought, and Intelligence.

Scope and History. Language. Thought. Problem Solving. Intelligence: Assessment, Controversies, and Theories. Real World of Artificial Intelligence. IQ: Gender and Culture. Creativity: Cultural Differences,Assessment, and Individual Differences. Multiple-Component Theories.



8. Infancy and Childhood.

History and Scope of the Study of Human Development. Socioeconomic Reforms, You and Developmental Psychology. Prenatal Development. Birth to 1 Year. Prenatal Environment and Health. Childhood. Working Mothers, Day Care, and Child Development. Childhood Disorders. Child Abuse.



9. Adolescence, Adulthood, and Aging.

History and Scope of a Life-Span Approach to Development. Controversies: Moral Reasoning, Cultures, and Gender. Young Adulthood. Middle Adulthood. Gender Roles and Dual-Career Families. Late Adulthood. Habits in Early Years and Health in Later Years. Disease-Free Aging Versus Senile Dementia. Death and Dying.



10. Motivation and Emotion.

History and Scope of Motivation. Hunger and Eating. Weight Loss Programs: Are They Effe