Introduction to Psychology - 1st Canadian Edition
Charles Stangor
Politics & Social Sciences
Introduction to Psychology - 1st Canadian Edition
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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.

Title Page
Table Of Contents
About the Book
Approach and Pedagogy
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 Lives
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
About the Authors
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