Psychology: An Introduction

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Rose M. Spielman, PhD
Dr. Rose Spielman has been teaching psychology and working as a licensed clinical psychologist for 20 years. Her academic career has included positions at Quinnipiac University, Housatonic Community College, and Goodwin College. As a licensed clinical psychologist, educator, and volunteer director, Rose is able to connect with people from diverse backgrounds and facilitate treatment, advocacy, and education. In her years of work as a teacher, therapist, and administrator, she has helped thousands of students and clients and taught them to advocate for themselves and move their lives forward to become more productive citizens and family members.

Kathryn Dumper, Bainbridge State College
William Jenkins, Mercer University
Arlene Lacombe, Saint Joseph’s University
Marilyn Lovett, Livingstone College
Marion Perlmutter, University of Michigan

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Table of Contents

Psychology: An Introduction


Introduction to Psychology [Chapter 1]

  • Introduction
  • What is Psychology?
  • History of Psychology
  • Careers in Psychology

Psychological Research [Chapter 2]

  • Introduction
  • Why Is Research Important?
  • Approaches to Research
  • Analyzing Findings
  • Ethics

Biopsychology [Chapter 3]

  • Introduction
  • Human Genetics
  • Cells of the Nervous System
  • Parts of the Nervous System
  • The Brain and Spinal Cord
  • The Endocrine System

States of Consciousness [Chapter 4]

  • Introduction
  • What Is Consciousness?
  • Sleep and Why We Sleep
  • Stages of Sleep
  • Sleep Problems and Disorders
  • Other States of Consciousness

Sensation and Perception [Chapter 5]

  • Introduction
  • Sensation versus Perception
  • 4.03 Strategies for Revision
  • Waves and Wavelengths
  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • The Other Senses
  • Gestalt Principles of Perception

Learning [Chapter 6]

  • Introduction
  • What Is Learning?
  • Classical Conditioning
  • Operant Conditioning
  • Observational Learning (Modeling)

Thinking and Intelligence [Chapter 7]

  • Introduction
  • What Is Cognition?
  • Language
  • Problem Solving
  • What Are Intelligence and Creativity?
  • Measures of Intelligence
  • The Source of Intelligence

Memory [Chapter 8]

  • Introduction
  • How Memory Functions
  • Parts of the Brain Involved with Memory
  • Problems with Memory
  • Ways to Enhance Memory

Lifespan Development [Chapter 9]

  • Introduction
  • What Is Lifespan Development?
  • Lifespan Theories
  • Stages of Development
  • Death and Dying

Emotion and Motivation [Chapter 10]

  • Introduction
  • Motivation
  • Hunger and Eating
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Emotion

Personality [Chapter 11]

  • Introduction
  • What Is Personality?
  • Freud and the Psychodynamic Perspective?
  • Neo-Freudians: Adler, Erikson, Jung, and Horney
  • Learning Approaches
  • Humanistic Approaches
  • Biological Approaches
  • Trait Theorists
  • Cultural Understandings of Personality
  • Personality Assessment

Social Psychology [Chapter 12]

  • Introduction
  • What Is Social Psychology?
  • Self-presentation
  • Attitudes and Persuasion
  • Conformity, Compliance, and Obedience
  • Prejudice and Discrimination
  • Aggression
  • Prosocial Behavior

Industrial-Organizational Psychology [Chapter 13]

  • Introduction
  • What Is Industrial and Organizational Psychology?
  • Industrial Psychology: Selecting and Evaluating Employees
  • Organizational Psychology: The Social Dimension of Work
  • Human Factors Psychology and Workplace Design

Stress, Lifestyle, and Health [Chapter 14]

  • Introduction
  • What Is Stress?
  • Stressors
  • Stress and Illness
  • Regulation of Stress
  • The Pursuit of Happiness

Psychological Disorders [Chapter 15]

  • Introduction
  • What Are Psychological Disorders?
  • Diagnosing and Classifying Psychological Disorders
  • Perspectives on Psychological Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Disorders in Childhood

Therapy and Treatment [Chapter 16]

      • Introduction
      • Mental Health Treatment: Past and Present
      • Types of Treatment
      • Treatment Modalities
      • Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders: A Special Case
      • The Sociocultural Model and Therapy Utilization

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