Emphasizes critical thinking, culture, and gender Invitation to Psychology, 6/e, shows students why scientific and critical thinking is so important in the decisions they make. In clear, lively, warm prose, this edition continues the title's integration of gender, culture, and ethnicity. By the end, readers will learn how to interpret research and to address and resolve controversies.
1. Brief Table of Contents 2. Full Table of Contents 1. Brief Table of Contents: Chapter 1: What is Psychology? Part One: Your Self Chapter 2: Theories of Personality Chapter 3: Development Over the Life Span Part Two: Your Body Chapter 4: Neurons, Hormones, and the Brain Chapter 5: Body Rhythms and Mental States Chapter 6: Sensation and Perception Part Three: Your Mind Chapter 7: Thinking and Intelligence Chapter 8: Memory Part Four: Your Environment Chapter 9: Learning and Conditioning Chapter 10: Behavior in Social and Cultural Context Part Five: Your Mental Health Chapter 11: Psychological Disorders Chapter 12: Approaches to Treatment and Therapy Part Six: Your Life Chapter 13: Emotion, Stress, and Health Chapter 14: The Major Motives of Life: Food, Love, Sex, and Work 2. Full Table of Contents Chapter 1: What is Psychology? The Science of Psychology What Psychologists Do Critical and Scientific Thinking in Psychology Descriptive Studies: Establishing the Facts Correlational Studies: Looking for Relationships The Experiment: Hunting for Causes Evaluating the Findings Part One: Your Self Chapter 2: Theories of Personality Psychodynamic Theories of Personality The Modern Study of Personality The Modern Study of Personality Environmental Influences on Personality Cultural Influences on Personality The Inner Experience Chapter 3: Development Over the Life Span From Conception Through the First Year Language Development Cognitive Development Moral Development Gender Development Adolescence Adulthood The Wellsprings of Resilience Part Two: Your Body Chapter 4: Neurons, Hormones, and the Brain The Nervous System: A Basic Blueprint Communication in the Nervous System Mapping the Brain A Tour Through the Brain The Two Hemispheres of the Brain The Flexible Brain Chapter 5: Body Rhythms and Mental States Biological Rhythms: The Tides of Experience The Rhythms of Sleep Exploring the Dream World The Riddle of Hypnosis Consciousness-Altering Drugs Chapter 6: Sensation and Perception Our Sensational Senses Vision Hearing Other Senses Perceptual Powers: Origins and Influences Perception without Awareness Part Three: Your Mind Chapter 7: Thinking and Intelligence Thought: Using What We Know Reasoning Rationally Barriers to Reasoning Rationally Measuring Intelligence: The Psychometric Approach Dissecting Intelligence: The Cognitive Approach The Origins of Intelligence Animal Minds Chapter 8: Memory Reconstructing the Past Memory and the Power of Suggestion In Pursuit of Memory The Three-Box Model of Memory The Biology of Memory How We Remember Why We Forget Autobiographical Memories Part Four: Your Environment Chapter 9: Learning and Conditioning Classical Conditioning Classical Conditioning in Real Life Operant Conditioning Principles of Operant Conditioning Operant Conditioning in Real Life Learning and the Mind Chapter 10: Behavior in Social and Cultural Context Roles and Rules Social Influences on Beliefs and Behavior Individuals in Groups Us Versus Them: Group Identity Prejudice and Group Conflict Part Five: Your Mental Health Chapter 11: Psychological Disorders Diagnosing Mental Disorders Anxiety Disorders 3 Trauma-Related and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders Depressive and Bipolar Disorders. Personality Disorders Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders Dissociative Identity Disorder Schizophrenia Chapter 12: Approaches to Treatment and Therapy Biological Treatments Major Schools of Psychotherapy Evaluating Psychotherapy Part Six: Your Life Chapter 13: Emotion, Stress, and Health The Nature of Emotion Emotion and Culture The Nature of Stress Stress and Emotion Coping With Stress Chapter 14: The Major Motives of Life: Food, Love, Sex, and Work The Hungry Animal: Motives to Eat The Social Animal: Motives to Love The Erotic Animal: Motives for Sex The Competent Animal: Motives to Achieve Motives, Values, and the Pursuit of Happiness
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