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Author Weiten, Wayne, 1950-

Title Psychology : themes and variations / Wayne Weiten ; with critical thinking applications by Diane F. Halpern.

Published Belmont, CA : Wadsworth Thomson Learning, [2001]
©2001

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 UniM Giblin Eunson TB  150 WEIT    AVAILABLE
Edition 5th ed.
Physical description xlv, 697 pages, 144 unnumbered pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 28 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Chapter 1 Evolution of Psychology -- From Speculation to Science: How Psychology Developed 2 -- Psychology Today: Vigorous and Diversified 17 -- Personal Application - Improving Academic Performance 27 -- Critical Thinking Application - Developing Critical Thinking Skills: An Introduction 32 -- Chapter 2 Research Enterprise in Psychology -- Looking for Laws: The Scientific Approach to Behavior 38 -- Looking for Causes: Experimental Research 42 -- Looking for Links: Descriptive/Correlational Research 48 -- Looking for Conclusions: Statistics and Research 53 -- Looking for Flaws: Evaluating Research 57 -- Looking at Ethics: Do the Ends Justify the Means? 61 -- Putting It in Perspective 65 -- Personal Application - Finding and Reading Journal Articles 66 -- Critical Thinking Application - The Perils of Anecdotal Evidence: "I Have A Friend Who..." 71 -- Chapter 3 Biological Bases of Behavior -- Communication in the Nervous System 76 -- Organization of the Nervous System 83 -- Looking Inside the Brain: Research Methods 86 -- Brain and Behavior 91 -- Right Brain/Left Brain: Cerebral Laterality 98 -- Endocrine System: Another Way to Communicate 101 -- Heredity And Behavior: Is It All In the Genes? 102 -- Evolutionary Bases of Behavior 108 -- Personal Application - Evaluating The Concept of "Two Minds In One" 116 -- Critical Thinking Application - Building Better Brains: The Perils of Extrapolation 120 -- Chapter 4 Sensation and Perception -- Psychophysics: Basic Concepts and Issues 126 -- Our Sense of Sight: The Visual System 131 -- Our Sense of Hearing: The Auditory System 157 -- Our Chemical Senses: Taste and Smell 162 -- Our Sense of Touch: Sensory Systems in the Skin 165 -- Our Other Senses 167 -- Personal Application - Appreciating Art and Illusion 169 -- Critical Thinking Application - Recognizing Contrast Effects: It's All Relative 174 -- Chapter 5 Variations in Consciousness -- On the Nature of Consciousness 180 -- Biological Rhythms and Sleep 182 -- Sleep and Waking Cycle 184 -- World of Dreams 195 -- Hypnosis: Altered Consciousness or Role Playing? 199 -- Meditation: Pure Consciousness or Relaxation? 202 -- Altering Consciousness with Drugs 204 -- Putting It in Perspective 211 -- Personal Application - Addressing Practical Questions About Sleep and Dreams 212 -- Critical Thinking Application - Is Alcoholism a Disease? The Power of Definitions 216 -- Chapter 6 Learning -- Classical Conditioning 222 -- Operant Conditioning 232 -- Changing Directions in the Study of Conditioning 246 -- Observational Learning 250 -- Personal Application - Achieving Self-Control Through Behavior Modification 256 -- Critical Thinking Application - Manipulating Emotions: Pavlov and Persuasion 260 -- Chapter 7 Human Memory -- Encoding: Getting Information Into Memory 267 -- Storage: Maintaining Information in Memory 270 -- Retrieval: Getting Information Out of Memory 279 -- Forgetting: When Memory Lapses 283 -- In Search of the Memory Trace: The Physiology of Memory 291 -- Are There Multiple Memory Systems? 294 -- Personal Application - Improving Everyday Memory 298 -- Critical Thinking Application - Understanding the Fallibility of Eyewitness Accounts 302 -- Chapter 8 Language and Thought -- Cognitive Revolution in Psychology 308 -- Language: Turning Thoughts into Words 308 -- Problem Solving: In Search of Solutions 318 -- Decision Making: Choices and Chances 327 -- Personal Application - Understanding Pitfalls in Reasoning About Decisions 336 -- Critical Thinking Application - Shaping Thought with Language: "Only a Naive Moron Would Believe That" 340 -- Chapter 9 Intelligence and Psychological Testing -- Key Concepts in Psychological Testing 346 -- Evolution of Intelligence Testing 351 -- Basic Questions About Intelligence Testing 354 -- Extremes of Intelligence 359 -- Heredity and Environment as Determinants of Intelligence 362 -- New Directions in the Assessment and Study of Intelligence 372 -- Personal Application - Understanding Creativity 378 -- Critical Thinking Application - The Intelligence Debate, Appeals to Ignorance, and Reification 382 -- Chapter 10 Motivation and Emotion -- Motivation of Hunger and Eating 388 -- Sexual Motivation and Behavior 395 -- Affiliation: In Search of Belongingness 408 -- Achievement: In Search of Excellence 409 -- Elements of Emotional Experience 412 -- Theories of Emotion 418 -- Personal Application - Exploring the Ingredients of Happiness 422 -- Critical Thinking Application - Analyzing Arguments: Making Sense Out of Controversy 426 -- Chapter 11 Human Development Across the Life Span -- Progress Before Birth: Prenatal Development 432 -- Wondrous Years of Childhood 437 -- Transition of Adolescence 456 -- Expanse of Adulthood 462 -- Personal Application - Understanding Gender Differences 475 -- Critical Thinking Application - Are Fathers Essential to Children's Well-Being? 480 -- Chapter 12 Personality: Theory, Research, and Assessment -- Nature of Personality 486 -- Psychodynamic Perspectives 488 -- Behavioral Perspectives 499 -- Humanistic Perspectives 503 -- Biological Perspectives 508 -- Contemporary Empirical Approaches to Personality Traits 514 -- Culture and Personality 516 -- Personal Application - Understanding Personality Assessment 519 -- Critical Thinking Application - Hindsight in Everyday Analyses of Personality 524 -- Chapter 13 Stress, Coping, and Health -- Nature of Stress 530 -- Major Types of Stress 531 -- Responding to Stress 535 -- Effects of Stress on Psychological Functioning 543 -- Effects of Stress on Physical Health 546 -- Factors Moderating the Impact of Stress 552 -- Health-Imparing Behavior 553 -- Reactions to Illness 558 -- Personal Application - Improving Coping and Stress Management 560 -- Critical Thinking Application - Thinking Rationally about Health Statistics and Decisions 564 -- Chapter 14 Psychological Disorders -- Abnormal Behavior: Myths. Realities, and Controversies 570 -- Anxiety Disorders 577 -- Somatoform Disorders 582 -- Dissociative Disorders 584 -- Mood Disorders 586 -- Schizophrenic Disorders 592 -- Personality Disorders 598 -- Psychological Disorders and the Law 603 -- Culture and Pathology 604 -- Personal Application - Understanding Eating Disorders 607 -- Critical Thinking Application - Working with Probabilities in Thinking About Mental Illness 610 -- Chapter 15 Treatment of Psychological Disorders -- Elements of the Treatment Process 616 -- Insight Therapies 619 -- Behavior Therapies 626 -- Biomedical Therapies 630 -- Current Trends and Issues in Treatment 635 -- Institutional Treatment in Transition 642 -- Personal Application - Looking for a Therapist 646 -- Critical Thinking Application - From Crisis to Wellness--But Was It the Therapy? 650 -- Chapter 16 Social Behavior -- Person Perception: Forming Impressions of Others 656 -- Attribution Processes: Explaining Behavior 659 -- Close Relationships: Liking and Loving 665 -- Attitudes: Making Social Judgments 670 -- Conformity and Obedience: Yielding to Others 678 -- Behavior in Groups: Joining with Others 683 -- Personal Application - Understanding Prejudice 690 -- Critical Thinking Application - Whom Can You Trust? Analyzing Credibility and Social Influence Tactics 694 -- Appendix B Statistical Methods 7 -- Appendix C Industrial/Organizational Psychology 15.
Other author Halpern, Diane F.
Subject Psychology.
ISBN 0534367143