Introduction to Psychology - 1st Canadian Edition
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Introduction to Psychology - 1st Canadian Edition

By Charles Stangor
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Book Description

This book is designed to help students organize their thinking about psychology at a conceptual level. The focus on behaviour and empiricism has produced a text that is better organized, has fewer chapters, and is somewhat shorter than many of the leading books. The beginning of each section includes learning objectives; throughout the body of each section are key terms in bold followed by their definitions in italics; key takeaways, and exercises and critical thinking activities end each section.

Table of Contents
  • Cover
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • Table Of Contents
  • About the Book
  • Approach and Pedagogy
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1. Introducing Psychology
    • 1. Introducing Psychology
    • 1.1 Psychology as a Science
    • 1.2 The Evolution of Psychology: History, Approaches, and Questions
    • 1.3 Chapter Summary
  • Chapter 2. Introduction to Major Perspectives
    • 2. Introduction to Major Perspectives
    • 2.1 Biological Psychology
    • 2.2 Psychodynamic Psychology
    • 2.3 Behaviourist Psychology
    • 2.4 Humanist, Cognitive, and Evolutionary Psychology
    • 2.5 Chapter Summary
  • Chapter 3. Psychological Science
    • 3. Psychological Science
    • 3.1 Psychologists Use the Scientific Method to Guide Their Research
    • 3.2 Psychologists Use Descriptive, Correlational, and Experimental Research Designs to Understand Behaviour
    • 3.3 You Can Be an Informed Consumer of Psychological Research
    • 3.4 Chapter Summary
  • Chapter 4. Brains, Bodies, and Behaviour
    • 4. Brains, Bodies, and Behaviour
    • 4.1 The Neuron Is the Building Block of the Nervous System
    • 4.2 Our Brains Control Our Thoughts, Feelings, and Behaviour
    • 4.3 Psychologists Study the Brain Using Many Different Methods
    • 4.4 Putting It All Together: The Nervous System and the Endocrine System
    • 4.5 Chapter Summary
  • Chapter 5. Sensing and Perceiving
    • 5. Sensing and Perceiving
    • 5.1 We Experience Our World through Sensation
    • 5.2 Seeing
    • 5.3 Hearing
    • 5.4 Tasting, Smelling, and Touching
    • 5.5 Accuracy and Inaccuracy in Perception
    • 5.6 Chapter Summary
  • Chapter 6. States of Consciousness
    • 6. States of Consciousness
    • 6.1 Sleeping and Dreaming Revitalize Us for Action
    • 6.2 Altering Consciousness with Psychoactive Drugs
    • 6.3 Altering Consciousness without Drugs
    • 6.4 Chapter Summary
  • Chapter 7. Growing and Developing
    • 7. Growing and Developing
    • 7.1 Conception and Prenatal Development
    • 7.2 Infancy and Childhood: Exploring and Learning
    • 7.3 Adolescence: Developing Independence and Identity
    • 7.4 Early and Middle Adulthood: Building Effective Lives
    • 7.5 Late Adulthood: Aging, Retiring, and Bereavement
    • 7.6 Chapter Summary
  • Chapter 8. Learning
    • 8. Learning
    • 8.1 Learning by Association: Classical Conditioning
    • 8.2 Changing Behaviour through Reinforcement and Punishment: Operant Conditioning
    • 8.3 Learning by Insight and Observation
    • 8.4 Using the Principles of Learning to Understand Everyday Behaviour
    • 8.5 Chapter Summary
  • Chapter 9. Remembering and Judging
    • 9. Remembering and Judging
    • 9.1 Memories as Types and Stages
    • 9.2 How We Remember: Cues to Improving Memory
    • 9.3 Accuracy and Inaccuracy in Memory and Cognition
    • 9.4 Chapter Summary
  • Chapter 10. Intelligence and Language
    • 10. Intelligence and Language
    • 10.1 Defining and Measuring Intelligence
    • 10.2 The Social, Cultural, and Political Aspects of Intelligence
    • 10.3 Communicating with Others: The Development and Use of Language
    • 10.4 Chapter Summary
  • Chapter 11. Emotions and Motivations
    • 11. Emotions and Motivations
    • 11.1 The Experience of Emotion
    • 11.2 Stress: The Unseen Killer
    • 11.3 Positive Emotions: The Power of Happiness
    • 11.4 Two Fundamental Human Motivations: Eating and Mating
    • 11.5 Chapter Summary
  • Chapter 12. Personality
    • 12. Personality
    • 12.1 Personality and Behaviour: Approaches and Measurement
    • 12.2 The Origins of Personality
    • 12.3 Is Personality More Nature or More Nurture? Behavioural and Molecular Genetics
    • 12.4 Chapter Summary
  • Chapter 13. Defining Psychological Disorders
    • 13. Defining Psychological Disorders
    • 13.1 Psychological Disorder: What Makes a Behaviour Abnormal?
    • 13.2 Anxiety and Dissociative Disorders: Fearing the World Around Us
    • 13.3 Mood Disorders: Emotions as Illness
    • 13.4 Schizophrenia: The Edge of Reality and Consciousness
    • 13.5 Personality Disorders
    • 13.6 Somatoform, Factitious, and Sexual Disorders
    • 13.7 Chapter Summary
  • Chapter 14. Treating Psychological Disorders
    • 14. Treating Psychological Disorders
    • 14.1 Reducing Disorder by Confronting It: Psychotherapy
    • 14.2 Reducing Disorder Biologically: Drug and Brain Therapy
    • 14.3 Reducing Disorder by Changing the Social Situation
    • 14.4 Evaluating Treatment and Prevention: What Works?
    • 14.5 Chapter Summary
  • Chapter 15. Psychology in Our Social Lives
    • 15. Psychology in Our Social┬áLives
    • 15.1 Social Cognition: Making Sense of Ourselves and Others
    • 15.2 Interacting With Others: Helping, Hurting, and Conforming
    • 15.3 Working With Others: The Costs and Benefits of Social Groups
    • 15.4 Chapter Summary
  • Chapter 16. Stress, Health, and Coping
    • 16. Health, Stress, and Coping
    • 16.1 Health and Stress
    • 16.2 Stress and Coping
    • 16.3 Stress, Health, and Coping in the Workplace
    • 16.4 Chapter Summary
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