Essentials of Psychology - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780125739467, 9781483264424

Essentials of Psychology

2nd Edition

Authors: John P. Houston Helen Bee David C. Rimm
eBook ISBN: 9781483264424
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 16th March 1982
Page Count: 586
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Description

Essentials of Psychology introduces contemporary psychological research and caters to the varied needs of students and instructors. The book is composed of 14 basic chapters, which provide comprehensive coverage of theories and research within each of the traditional areas of psychology. Chapters are dedicated to topics that discuss the major divisions of psychology; the physiological basis of behavior; the ways people change and the ways they stay the same over time; personality and behavior assessment; and treatment of psychological problems. Psychologists, students, and teachers of psychology will find this textbook very invaluable.

Table of Contents


Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1. What Is Psychology

Areas of Specialization

Defining Psychology and Its Goals

Methods of Psychology

Exploring The Roots of Psychology

Summary

Key Terms

Chapter 2. The Physiological Basis of Behavior

Level One: The Neuron

Level Two: Functional Groups of Neurons

Level Three: The Nervous System

The Brain

The Cortex and Behavior

The Endocrine System

Behavioral Genetics

Genetic Management

Summary

Key Terms

Chapter 3. Sensation and Perception

Sensory Thresholds

Sensory Adaptation

The Minor Senses

The Major Senses I: Hearing

The Major Senses II: Vision

Two Perceptual Processes

Information Processing: Complex Perceptual Abilities

Perceptual Constancy

Perceptual Expectations

Perceptual Development and Learning

Summary

Key Terms

Chapter 4. Learning and Conditioning

A Definition of Learning

Classical Conditioning

Instrumental Conditioning

Classical and Instrumental Conditioning Compared: Biofeedback and Reinforcement

Verbal Learning

Basic Conditioning and Learning Phenomena

Reinforcement

Transfer of Training

Learning by Observing Models

Biological Limits

Summary

Key Terms

Chapter 5. Memory

Learning and Memory: Intertwined Processes

Measures of Retention

The Three Components of Memory

Interference Theory

Decay Theory

Information Processing I: Separate-Store Models

Information Processing II: Levels of Processing

Issues in Memory

Summary

Key Terms

Chapter 6. Cognition: Language, Concepts, and Problems

The Field of Cognition

Language

Concept Formation

Problem Solving

Summary

Key Terms

Chapter 7. Motivation

The Definition of Motivation

Approaches to Motivation

Biological Motives I: Hunger

Biological Motives II: Thirst

Biological Motives III: Sex

Sensory-Seeking Motives

Complex Human Motives

Summary

Key Terms

Chapter 8. Emotion

The Study of Emotion

The Physiology of Emotion

Theories of Emotion

Innate Versus Learned Expression

Nonverbal Expression of Emotion

Anxiety

Frustration

Conflict

Summary

Key Terms

Chapter 9. Development Over The Life Span

Basic Processes and Major Theories of Development

The Prenatal Period

Infancy: The First Two Years

The Preschooler: From Two to Five

The Early School Years: From Five to Twelve

Adolescence: From Twelve to Eighteen

The Basic Developmental Processes: A Second Look

Adulthood and Aging

Dying and Death: The Final Stage

Summary

Key Terms

Chapter 10. Personality Theory

Subdivisions of The Area

Definition of Personality

Approach #1: Freudian Theory

Approach #2: The Trait Approach

Approach #3: Personality As Learned Behavior

Approach #4: Self Theories

Conclusion

Summary

Key Terms

Chapter 11. Assessing Personality and Behavior

The Problems of Reliability and Validity

Assessment of Personality

Measures of Intellectual Ability

Achievement Tests

The Difference Between Intelligence and Achievement Tests

Summary

Key Terms

Chapter 12. Abnormal Psychology

What Is Abnormality?

Contemporary Views of Psychological Abnormality

Diagnostic Categories of Abnormal Behavior

Anxiety Disorders

Somatoform Disorders

Dissociative Disorders

The Psychoses

Organic Mental Disorders

Addictive Disorders

Psychosexual Disorders

Personality Disorders

Summary

Key Terms

Chapter 13. Treating Psychological Problems

A Psychodynamic Approach: Psychoanalysis

Existential—Humanistic Therapies

Behavior Therapy

The Eclectic Approach

Comparing The Three Principal Psychological Approaches

Some Other Alternatives

Medical Approaches

Broad Spectrum Approaches to Therapy: Two Examples

Summary

Key Terms

Chapter 14. Social Behavior

What Is Social Psychology?

Some Basic Intrapersonal Processes That Affect Social Interactions

An Interpersonal Process: Attraction

The Effects of Groups

Summary

Key Terms

Statistics Appendix

Glossary

References

Credits

Name Index

Subject Index


Details

No. of pages:
586
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1985
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9781483264424

About the Author

John P. Houston

Helen Bee

David C. Rimm