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Psychology : a concise introduction /

Title:
Psychology : a concise introduction /
Author:
Griggs, Richard A.
Format:
Book
Institution:
MCPHS Boston, MCPHS Worcester
Contents:
Preface -- Science Of Psychology: -- Four major research perspectives: -- Perspectives emphasizing internal factors -- Perspectives emphasizing external factors -- Research methods used by psychologists: -- Descriptive methods -- Correlational studies -- Experimental research -- How to understand research results: -- Descriptive statistics -- Frequency distributions -- Neuroscience: -- Neuron: -- Structure of a neuron -- How neurons communicate -- Neurotransmitters, drugs, and poisons -- Nervous system and the endocrine system: -- Central nervous system -- Peripheral nervous system -- Endocrine glandular system -- Emotions and the autonomic nervous system -- Brain: -- Going up the brain stem -- Processing in the cerebral cortex -- Specializations of the left and right hemispheres -- Consciousness and the sleeping brain -- Sensation And Perception: -- How the physical world relates to the psychological world: -- Detection question -- Difference question -- Scaling question -- How we see and how we hear: -- How the eye works -- How we see color -- How the ear works -- How we distinguish pitch -- How we make sense of what we see: -- Bottom-up processing and top-down processing -- Perceptual organization and perceptual constancy -- Depth perception -- Learning: -- Learning through classical conditioning: -- Elements and procedures of classical conditioning -- General learning processes in classical conditioning -- Learning through operant conditioning: -- Learning through reinforcement and punishment -- General learning processes in operant conditioning -- Partial-reinforcement schedules in operant conditioning -- Motivation, behavior, and reinforcement -- Biological and cognitive aspects of learning: -- Biological preparedness in learning -- Latent learning and observational learning -- Memory: -- Three-stage model of memory: -- Sensory memory -- Short-term memory -- Long-term memory -- Encoding information into memory: -- How we encode information -- How to improve encoding -- Retrieving information from memory: -- How to measure retrieval -- Why we forget -- Reconstructive nature of retrieval -- Thinking And Intelligence: -- Problem solving: -- Blocks to problem solving -- Solution strategies -- Thinking under uncertainty: -- Judging probability -- Hypothesis testing -- Intelligent thinking: -- Intelligence tests -- Controversies about intelligence -- Developmental Psychology: -- Prenatal development and infancy: -- Prenatal development -- How we develop during infancy -- How we think throughout our lives: -- How we learn language -- Piaget's theory of cognitive development -- Vygotsky's sociocultural approach to development -- How intelligence changes in adulthood -- Moral development and social development: -- Kohlberg's theory of moral reasoning -- Attachment and parenting styles -- Theory of mind -- Erikson's psychosocial stage theory of development -- Personality Theories And Assessment: -- Psychoanalytic approach to personality: -- Freudian classical psychoanalytic theory of personality -- Neo-Freudian theories of personality -- Humanistic approach and the social-cognitive approach to personality: -- Humanistic approach to personality -- Social-cognitive approach to personality -- Trait theories of personality and personality assessment: -- Trait theories of personality -- Personality assessment -- Social Psychology: -- How others influence our behavior: -- Why we conform -- Why we comply -- Why we obey -- How groups influence us -- How we think about our own and others' behavior: -- How we make attributions -- How our behavior affects our attitudes -- Abnormal Psychology: -- Diagnosis and classification of mental disorders: -- Diagnostic and statistical manual -- Perceptual bias of labeling -- Six major categories of mental disorders: -- Anxiety disorders -- Obsessive-compulsive and related disorders -- Depressive disorders -- Bipolar and and related disorders -- Schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders -- Personality disorders -- Treatment of mental disorders: -- Biomedical therapies -- Psychotherapies -- Glossary -- References -- Name index -- Subject index.

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Library holdings:
MCPHS Circulation - Boston Campus
BF121 .G72 2014Available
MCPHS Circulation - Worcester Campus
BF121 .G72 2014Available
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