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Chapter 1: Introduction to Psychology

1.1 What Is Psychology?

1.2 History of Psychology

1.3 Contemporary Psychology

1.4 Careers in Psychology

Chapter 2: Psychological Research

2.1 Why Is Research Important?

2.2 Approaches to Research

2.3 Analyzing Findings

2.4 Ethics

Chapter 3: Biopsychology

3.1 Human Genetics

3.2 Cells of the Nervous System

3.3 Parts of the Nervous System

3.4 The Brain and Spinal Cord

3.5 The Endocrine System

Chapter 4: States of Consciousness

4.1 What Is Consciousness?

4.2 Sleep and Why We Sleep

4.3 Stages of Sleep

4.4 Sleep Problems and Disorders

4.5 Substance Use and Abuse

4.6 Other States of Consciousness

Chapter 5: Sensation and Perception

5.1 Sensation versus Perception

5.2 Waves and Wavelengths

5.3 Vision

5.4 Hearing

5.5 The Other Senses

5.6 Gestalt Principles of Perception

Chapter 6: Learning

6.1 What Is Learning?

6.2 Classical Conditioning

6.3 Operant Conditioning

6.4 Observational Learning (Modeling)

Chapter 7: Thinking and Intelligence

7.1 What Is Cognition?

7.2 Language

7.3 Problem Solving

7.4 What Are Intelligence and Creativity?

7.5 Measures of Intelligence

7.6 The Source of Intelligence

Chapter 8: Memory

8.1 How Memory Functions

8.2 Parts of the Brain Involved with Memory

8.3 Problems with Memory

8.4 Ways to Enhance Memory

Chapter 9: Lifespan Development

9.1 What Is Lifespan Development?

9.2 Lifespan Theories

9.3 Stages of Development

9.4 Death and Dying

Chapter 10: Emotion and Motivation

10.1 Motivation

10.2 Hunger and Eating

10.3 Sexual Behavior

10.4 Emotion

Chapter 11: Personality

11.1 What Is Personality?

11.2 Freud and the Psychodynamic Perspective

11.3 Neo-Freudians: Adler, Erikson, Jung, and Horney

11.4 Learning Approaches

11.5 Humanistic Approaches

11.6 Biological Approaches

11.7 Trait Theorists

11.8 Cultural Understandings of Personality

11.9 Personality Assessment

Chapter 12: Social Psychology

12.1 What Is Social Psychology?

12.2 Self-presentation

12.3 Attitudes and Persuasion

12.4 Conformity, Compliance, and Obedience

12.5 Prejudice and Discrimination

12.6 Aggression

12.7 Prosocial Behavior

Chapter 13: Industrial-Organizational Psychology

13.1 What Is Industrial and Organizational Psychology?

13.2 Industrial Psychology: Selecting and Evaluating Employees

13.3 Organizational Psychology: The Social Dimension of Work

13.4 Human Factors Psychology and Workplace Design

Chapter 14: Stress, Lifestyle, and Health

14.1 What Is Stress?

14.2 Stressors

14.3 Stress and Illness

14.4 Regulation of Stress

14.5 The Pursuit of Happiness

Chapter 15: Psychological Disorders

15.1 What Are Psychological Disorders?

15.2 Diagnosing and Classifying Psychological Disorders

15.3 Perspectives on Psychological Disorders

15.4 Anxiety Disorders

15.5 Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders

15.6 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

15.7 Mood Disorders

15.8 Schizophrenia

15.9 Dissociative Disorders

15.10 Personality Disorders

15.11 Disorders in Childhood

Chapter 16: Therapy and Treatment

16.1 Mental Health Treatment: Past and Present

16.2 Types of Treatment

16.3 Treatment Modalities

16.4 Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders: A Special Case

16.5 The Sociocultural Model and Therapy Utilization

David L. Heiserman, Editor

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Revised: June 06, 2015