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Psychology: Perspectives and Connections

Psychology: Perspectives and Connections

Grade Levels: 13
By Gregory Feist and Erika Rosenberg
Copyright: 2015
Publication Date: October 27, 2014
MHID: 0077861876
ISBN 13: 9780077861872

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Challenge Your Assumptions - Psychology: Perspectives and Connections helps students understand the path to discovery by challenging their assumptions and moving beyond "black and white" thinking. With this in mind, each chapter begins with Challenge Your Assumptions. Assertions such as "Pulling an all-nighter is a good way to study for an exam," or "Eyewitness memories are usually accurate," prompt students to question their own perspective and begin to understand the importance of thinking critically. Connections annotations appear throughout the text, reinforcing the interrelatedness of subfields of psychology.

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Psychology: Perspectives and Connections

1 Introduction to Psychology

2 Conducting Research in Psychology

3 The Biology of Behavior

4 Sensing and Perceiving Our World

5 Human Development

6 Consciousness

7 Memory

8 Learning

9 Language and Thought

10 Intelligence, Problem Solving, and Creativity

11 Motivation and Emotion

12 Stress and Health

13 Personality: The Uniqueness of the Individual

14 Social Behavior

15 Psychological Disorders

16 Treatment of Psychological Disorders

About the Author

Gregory Feist

Gregory Feist is Associate Professor of Psychology in Adult Development at San Jose State University. Dr. Feist is widely published in the psychology of creativity, the psychology of science, and the development of scientific talent. One of his major goals is establishing the psychology of science as a healthy and independent study of science, along the lines of the history, philosophy, and sociology of science.   His teaching efforts have been recognized by outstanding teaching awards at both UC Berkeley and UC Davis.

Erika Rosenberg

Dr. Erika Rosenberg served on the faculties at the University of Delaware and the College of William and Mary and currently is a researcher at the Center for Mind and Brain at the University of California at Davis. Dr. Rosenberg is an emotions researcher, health psychologist, and teacher of meditation. Her research on emotion has examined how feelings are revealed in facial expressions, how social factors influence emotional signals, and how anger affects cardiovascular health.. Her current research interests include collaborative studies that integrate Western psychology with Buddhist practices for improving emotional and cognitive functioning.