The Science of Psychology: An Appreciative View (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
864
Utgivningsdatum
2008-01-01
Förlag
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Dimensioner
284 x 238 x 29 mm
Vikt
2134 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780071284035
The Science of Psychology: An Appreciative View (häftad)

The Science of Psychology: An Appreciative View

Häftad Engelska, 2008-01-01
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The Science of Psychology: An Appreciative View by Laura King (University of Missouri at Columbia) is the first text to bring a truly appreciative view of psychologyas a science and for exploring behaviorto introductory students. It is built around the idea that students must study the discipline of psychology as a whole, that the sub-disciplines are intricately connected, and that human behavior is best understood by exploring its functioning state in addition to its potential dysfunctions. For example, imagine that you have been asked to create a science of watchology. You have two watches that both have had the unfortunate trauma of being left in the pocket of someones jeans through the washer and dryer. One watch has suffered the worst possible fateit no longer tells time. The other has emerged from the traumatic event still ticking. Which watch would you use to develop your new science of watchology? Clearly, the working watch will help you understand watches better than the broken one. What does watchology have to do with psychology? Quite simply, in psychology as in watchology, it makes sense to start with what works: to gain a general understanding of human behavior and then apply that knowledge to those who have emerged from lifes experiences in dysfunction.
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Innehållsförteckning

1 What Is Psychology? Defining Psychology

2 Psychologys Scientific Methods

3 Biological Foundations of Behavior

4 Human Development

5 Sensation and Perception

6 States of Consciousness

7 Learning

8 Memory

9 Thinking, Language, and Intelligence

10 Motivation and Emotion

11 Personality

12 Social Psychology

13 Industrial and Organizational Psychology

14 Psychological Disorders

15 Therapies

16 Health Psychology