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Understanding Psychology

Understanding Psychology

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By Robert Feldman
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ISBN13: 9781260194524
Copyright: 2019
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Chapter 1: Introduction to Psychology
    MODULE 1: Psychologists at Work
    MODULE 2: A Science Evolves: The Past, the Present, and the Future
    MODULE 3: Psychology’s Key Issues and Controversies

Chapter 2: Psychological Research
    MODULE 4: The Scientific Method
    MODULE 5: Conducting Psychological Research
    MODULE 6: Critical Research Issues

Chapter 3: Neuroscience and Behavior
    MODULE 7: Neurons: The Basic Elements of Behavior
    MODULE 8: The Nervous System and the Endocrine System: Communicating Within the Body
    MODULE 9: The Brain

Chapter 4: Sensation and Perception
    MODULE 10: Sensing the World Around Us
    MODULE 11: Vision: Shedding Light on the Eye
    MODULE 12: Hearing and the Other Senses
    MODULE 13: Perceptual Organization: Constructing Our View of the World

Chapter 5: States of Consciousness
    MODULE 14: Sleep and Dreams
    MODULE 15: Hypnosis and Meditation
    MODULE 16: Drug Use: The Highs and Lows of Consciousness

Chapter 6: Learning
    MODULE 17: Classical Conditioning
    MODULE 18: Operant Conditioning
    MODULE 19: Cognitive Approaches to Learning

Chapter 7: Memory
    MODULE 20: The Foundations of Memory
    MODULE 21: Recalling Long-Term Memories
    MODULE 22: Forgetting: When Memory Fails

Chapter 8: Cognition and Language
    MODULE 23: Thinking and Reasoning
    MODULE 24: Problem Solving
    MODULE 25: Language

Chapter 9: Intelligence
    MODULE 26: What Is Intelligence?
    MODULE 27: Variations in Intellectual Ability
    MODULE 28: Group Differences in Intelligence: Genetic and Environmental Determinants

Chapter 10: Motivation and Emotion
    MODULE 29: Explaining Motivation
    MODULE 30:  Human Needs and Motivation: Eat, Drink, and Be Daring
    MODULE 31: Understanding Emotional Experiences

Chapter 11: Sexuality and Gender
    MODULE 32: Gender and Sex
    MODULE 33: Understanding Human Sexual Response: The Facts of Life
    MODULE 34: The Diversity of Sexual Behavior

Chapter 12: Development
    MODULE 35: Nature and Nurture: The Enduring Developmental Issue
    MODULE 36: Prenatal Development: Conception to Birth
    MODULE 37: Infancy and Childhood
    MODULE 38: Adolescence: Becoming an Adult
    MODULE 39: Adulthood

Chapter 13: Personality
    MODULE 40: Psychodynamic Approaches to Personality
    MODULE 41: Trait, Learning, Biological and Evolutionary, and Humanistic Approaches to Personality
    MODULE 42: Assessing Personality: Determining What Makes Us Distinctive

Chapter 14: Health Psychology: Stress, Coping, and Well-Being
    MODULE 43: Stress and Coping
    MODULE 44: Psychological Aspects of Illness and Well-Being
    MODULE 45: Promoting Health and Wellness

Chapter 15: Psychological Disorders
    MODULE 46: Normal Versus Abnormal: Making the Distinction
    MODULE 47: The Major Psychological Disorders
    MODULE 48: Psychological Disorders in Perspective

Chapter 16: Treatment of Psychological Disorders
    MODULE 49: Psychotherapy: Psychodynamic, Behavioral, and Cognitive Approaches to Treatment
    MODULE 50: Psychotherapy: Humanistic, Interpersonal, and Group Approaches to Treatment
    MODULE 51: Biomedical Therapy: Biological Approaches to Treatment 

Chapter 17: Social Psychology
    MODULE 52: Attitudes and Social Cognition
    MODULE 53: Social Influence and Groups
    MODULE 54: Prejudice and Discrimination
    MODULE 55: Positive and Negative Social Behavior

EPILOGUE: Diversity, Culture, Conflict, and Cooperation
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About the Author

Robert Feldman

Bob Feldman still remembers those moments of being overwhelmed when he started college at Wesleyan University. “I wondered whether I was up to the challenges that faced me,” he recalls, “and—although I never would have admitted it at the time—I really had no idea what it took to be successful at college.”

That experience, along with his encounters with many students during his own teaching career, led to a life-long interest in helping students navigate the critical transition that they face at the start of their own college careers. Professor Feldman, who went on to receive a doctorate in psychology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, is now Deputy Chancellor and Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is founding director of POWER Up for Student Success, the first-year experience course for incoming students.

Professor Feldman’s proudest professional accomplishment is winning the College Outstanding Teaching Award at UMass. He also has been named a Hewlett Teaching Fellow and was Senior Online Instruction Fellow. He has taught courses at Mount Holyoke College, Wesleyan University, and Virginia Commonwealth University. Professor Feldman is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a winner of a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer award and has written over 200 scientific articles, book chapters, and books. His books, some of which have been translated into Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, Japanese, and Chinese, include Improving the First Year of College: Research and Practice; Understanding Psychology, 12/e; and Development Across the Life Span, 7/e. His research interests encompass the study of honesty and truthfulness in everyday life, development of nonverbal behavior in children, and the social psychology of education. His research has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute on Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research.

With the last of his three children completing college, Professor Feldman occupies his spare time with pretty decent cooking and earnest, but admittedly unpolished, piano playing. He also loves to travel. He lives with his wife, who is an educational psychologist, in a home overlooking the Holyoke mountain range in western Massachusetts.

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