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Book Description Worth Publishers, 2008. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Chapter 1 Introduction and ResearchMethodsPrologue: Miracle Magnets?Introduction: The Origins of Psychology Contemporary Psychology Culture and Human Behavior: What Is Cross-Cultural Psychology The Scientific Method Critical Thinking: What Is Critical Thinking? Descriptive Research Methods Science Versus Pseudoscience: What Is a Pseudoscience? The Experimental Method Focus on Neuroscience: Psychological Research Using Brain Imaging Ethics in Psychological Research In Focus: Questions About the Use of Animals in Psychological Research Closing Thoughts Application: Psychology in the Media: Becoming an Informed ConsumerChapter 2 Neuroscience and BehaviorPrologue: Asha's Story Introduction: Neuroscience and Behavior The Neuron: The Basic Unit of Communication The Nervous System and the Endocrine System: Communication Throughout the Body A Guided Tour of the Brain Focus on Neuroscience: Is Runner's High an Endorphine Rush? Science Versus Pseudoscience: Phrenology: The Bumpy Road to Scientific Progress Focus on Neuroscience: Juggling and Brain Plasticity In Focus: The Curious Case of Phineas Gage Specialization in the Cerebral Hemispheres Critical Thinking: "His" and "Her" Brains Science Versus Pseudoscience: Brain Myths Closing Thoughts Application: Pumping Neurons: Maximizing Your Brain's PotentialChapter 3 Sensation and PerceptionPrologue: Learning to See Introduction: What Are Sensation and Perception? Science Versus Pseudoscience: Subliminal Perception Vision: From Light to Sight Focus on Neuroscience: Vision, Experience, and the Brain Hearing: From Vibration to Sound The Chemical and Body Senses: Smell, Taste, Touch, and Position In Focus: Do Pheromones Influence Human Behavior? Perception Culture and Human Behavior: Ways of Seeing Critical Thinking: ESP: Can Perception Occur Without Sensation? Perceptual Illusions The Effects of Experience on Perceptual Interpretations Culture and Human Behavior: Culture and the Muller-Lyer Illusion: The Carpentered-WorldHypothesis Closing Thoughts Application: Strategies to Control PainChapter 4 Consciousness and Its VariationsPrologue: Even in Good Men Introduction: Consciousness: Experiencing the "Private I" Biological and Environmental "Clocks" That Regulate Consciousness Sleep In Focus: What You Really Want to Know About Sleep Dreams and Mental Activity During Sleep Focus on Neuroscience: The Dreaming Brain: Turning REM On and Off In Focus: What You Really Want to Know About Dreams Sleep Disorders: Troubled Sleep Critical Thinking: Could a Person Commit Murder While Asleep? Hypnosis Critical Thinking: Is Hypnosis a Special State of Consciousness? Meditation Psychoactive Drugs Focus on Neuroscience: The Addicted Brain: Diminishing Rewards Focus on Neuroscience: How Methamphetamines Erode the Brain Closing Thoughts Application: "Can't Sleep? Read THIS!"Chapter 5 LearningPrologue: The Killer Attic Introduction: What Is Learning? Classical Conditioning: Associating Stimuli In Focus: Watson, Classical Conditioning, and Advertising Contemporary Views of Classical Conditioning In Focus: Evolution, Biological Preparedness and Conditioned Fears: What Gives You the Creeps? Operant Conditioning: Associating Behaviors and Consequences In Focus: Changing the Behavior of Others: Alternatives to Punishment Critical Thinking: Is Human Freedom Just an Illusion? Focus on Neuroscience: Virtual Operant Conditioning: Remote-Controlled "Ratbots" Contemporary Views of Operant Conditioning Observational Learning: Imitating the Actions of Others Focus on Neuroscience: Mirror Neurons: Imitation in the Brain? Critical Thinking: Does "Reel" Violence Cause Real Aggressive Behavior? Closing Thoughts Application: Using Learning Principles to Improve Self-ControlChapter 6 MemoryPrologue: The Drowning Introduction: What Is Memory? Culture and Human Behavior: Culture&. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_1429201436
Book Description Worth Publishers, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 5th. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1429201436
Book Description Worth Publishers, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111429201436
Book Description Worth Pub, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 5th edition. 864 pages. 11.00x9.25x1.25 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 4-1429201436