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Visualizing Psychology, 3rd Edition

Visualizing Psychology, 3rd Edition

Siri Carpenter, Karen Huffman

ISBN: 978-1-118-54759-5

Dec 2012

544 pages


Visualizing Psychology 3rd Edition helps students examine their own personal studying and learning styles with several new pedagogical aids--encouraging students to apply what they are learning to their everyday lives while offering ongoing study tips and psychological techniques for mastering the material. Most importantly, students are provided with numerous opportunities to immediately access their understanding.

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1 Introduction and Research Methods 2

Introducing Psychology 4

Origins of Psychology 7

The Science of Psychology 12

Research Methods 15

Strategies for Student Success 23

2 Neuroscience and Biological Foundations 32

Our Genetic Inheritance 34

Neural Bases of Behavior 38

Nervous System Organization 44

A Tour Through the Brain 50

3 Stress and Health Psychology 64

Understanding Stress 66

Stress and Illness 72

Health Psychology and Stress Management 76

4 Sensation and Perception 86

Understanding Sensation 88

How We See and Hear 93

Our Other Important Senses 98

Understanding Perception 101

5 States of Consciousness 118

Consciousness, Sleep, and Dreaming 120

Psychoactive Drugs 130

Meditation and Hypnosis 137

6 Learning 146

Classical Conditioning 148

Operant Conditioning 155

Cognitive-Social Learning 163

Biology of Learning 167

7 Memory 174

The Nature of Memory 176

Forgetting 185

Biological Bases of Memory 189

Memory Distortions 192

8 Thinking, Language, and Intelligence 200

Thinking 202

Language 208

Intelligence 213

The Intelligence Controversy 218

9 Lifespan Development I 228

Studying Development 230

Physical Development 234

Cognitive Development 243

10 Lifespan Development II 256

Social, Moral, and Personality Development 258

How Sex, Gender, and Culture Affect Development 266

Developmental Challenges Through Adulthood 272

11 Motivation and Emotion 282

Theories of Motivation 284

Motivation and Behavior 289

Components and Theories of Emotion 299

12 Personality 312

Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic Theories 314

Trait Theories 319

Humanistic Theories 323

Social-Cognitive Theories 326

Biological Theories 328

Personality Assessment 330

13 Psychological Disorders 340

Studying Psychological Disorders 342

Anxiety Disorders 348

Mood Disorders 352

Schizophrenia 355

Other Disorders 361

How Gender and Culture Affect Abnormal Behavior 364

14 Therapy 374

Talk Therapies 376

Behavior Therapies 384

Biomedical Therapies 387

Psychotherapy in Perspective 391

15 Social Psychology 402

Social Cognition 404

Social Influence 408

Social Relations 417

Glossary 443

References 447

Name Index 491

Subject Index 502

  • Myth Busters sections now open each chapter. While studying the myths about psychology, students easily learn some of the most important terms and concepts while honing critical thinking skills.
  • Psychological Science boxed readings now include self-testing exercises asking students to identify the methodology and structure within the presented research project.
  • The third edition of Visualizing Psychology's interior design has been entirely revamped, making the book more functional and engaging to the student reader.
  • Chapter 6 Learning and Chapter 15 Social Psychology have been thoroughly revised based on user feedback with new expanded coverage of key topics.
  • The Visualizing Psychology learning program has been enhanced by the inclusion of the Author Tutorial Videos (featuring Karen Huffman) and Virtual Field Trip Videos in the WileyPLUS course.
  • Chapter Introductions: Featured alongside compelling photographs, these chapter openers illustrate certain psychological concepts with concise stories to pique the reader's interest in what's to come. Also included in the chapter opener is an outline listing the main sections and features of the chapter.
  • Process Diagrams: a series of figures or a combination of figures and photos that illustrate a complex process, allowing students to observe, follow, and understand the demonstrated topic.
  • Psychology InSight: specifically designed multipart spreads that focus on a key concept in a chapter using a combination of figures and photos to present concepts in a broader context
  • What a Psychologist Sees: Highlights in photos and figures a phenomenon that would stand out to a professional in the field, increasing a student's observational skills.
  • What is happening in this picture?: an end-of-chapter feature that shows students a picture relevant to the chapter topics, paired with critical thinking questions to stimulate creative thought.
  • Learning Objectives: offered at the beginning of each section explains what students must be able to do to demonstrate mastery of the material in the chapter.
  • Marginal Glossary Terms: introduce the chapter's most important terms in green boldface type.
  • Tables and Graphs: complete with source citations, summarize the important information at the end of the text.