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Psychology in Modules


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Student Preface: Time Management-Or, How to Be a Great Student and Still Have a Life.- The Story of Psychology.- Module 1, What Is Psychology?.- Module 2, Research Strategies: How Psychologists Ask and Answer Questions.- Module 3, Statistical Reasoning in Everyday Life.- Module 4, Neural and Hormonal Systems.- Module 5, Tools of Discovery and Older Brain Structures.- Module 6, The Cerebral Cortex, Plasticity, and Our Divided Brain.- Module 7, Basic Consciousness Concepts.- Module 8, Sleep and Dreams.- Module 9, Drugs and Consciousness.- Module 10, Behavior Genetics.- Module 11, Evolutionary Psychology.- Module 12, Culture, Gender, and Other Environmental Influences.- Module 13, Developmental Issues, Prenatal Development, and the Newborn.- Module 14, Infancy and Childhood.- Module 15, Adolescence.- Module 16, Adulthood.- Module 17, Basic Concepts of Sensation and Perception.- Module 18, Vision: Sensory and Perceptual Processing.- Module 19, The Nonvisual Senses.- Module 20, Basic Learning Concepts and Classical Conditioning.- Module 21, Operant Conditioning.- Module 22, Biology, Cognition, and Learning.- Module 23, Studying and Encoding Memories.- Module 24, Storing and Retrieving Memories.- Module 25, Forgetting, Memory Construction, and Improving Memory.- Module 26, Thinking.- Module 27, Language and Thought.- Module 28, What Is Intelligence?.- Module 29 Assessing Intelligence.- Module 30, The Dynamics of Intelligence.- Module 31, Genetic and Environmental Influences on Intelligence.- Module 32, Basic Motivational Concepts.- Module 33, Hunger.- Module 34, Sexual Motivation.- Module 35, Affiliation and Achievement.- Module 36, Introduction to Emotion.- Module 37, Expressing Emotion.- Module 38, Experiencing Emotion.- Module 39, Stress and Illness.- Module 40, Health and Coping.- Module 41, Social Thinking.- Module 42, Social Influence.- Module 43, Antisocial Relations.- Module 44, Prosocial Relations.- Module 45, Introduction to Personality and Psychodynamic Theories.- Module 46, Humanistic Theories and Trait Theories.- Module 47, Social-Cognitive Theories and the Self.- Module 48, Introduction to Psychological Disorders.- Module 50, Depressive Disorders and Bipolar Disorder.- Module 51, Schizophrenia.- Module 52, Dissociative, Personality, and Eating Disorders.- Module 53, Introduction to Therapy and the Psychological Therapies.- Module 54 Evaluating Psychotherapies.- Module 55, Biomedical Therapies and Preventing Psychological Disorders.- Appendix A Psychology at Work.- Appendix B Career Fields in Psychology, by Jennifer Zwolinski.- Appendix C Complete Module Reviews.- Appendix D Answers to Master the Material Questions.

About the Author

David Myers received his psychology Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. He has spent his career at Hope College, Michigan, where he has taught dozens of introductory psychology sections. Hope College students have invited him to be their commencement speaker and voted him "outstanding professor."

C. Nathan DeWall is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Social Psychology Lab at the University of Kentucky. He received his Bachelor's Degree from St. Olaf College, a Master's Degree in Social Science from the University of Chicago, and a Master's degree and Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Florida State University.

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