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 Contents2. Full Table of Contents 1. Brief Table of Contents: Chapter 1: What is Psychology? Part One: Your SelfChapter 2: Theories of PersonalityChapter 3: Development Over the Life Span Part Two: Your BodyChapter 4: Neurons, Hormones, and the BrainChapter 5: Body Rhythms and Mental StatesChapter 6: Sensation and Perception Part Three: Your MindChapter 7: Thinking and IntelligenceChapter 8: Memory Part Four: Your EnvironmentChapter 9: Learning and ConditioningChapter 10: Behavior in Social and Cultural Context Part Five: Your Mental HealthChapter 11: Psychological DisordersChapter 12: Approaches to Treatment and Therapy Part Six: Your LifeChapter 13: Emotion, Stress, and HealthChapter 14: The Major Motives of Life: Food, Love, Sex, and Work 2. Full Table of Contents Chapter 1: What is Psychology?The Science of PsychologyWhat Psychologists DoCritical and Scientific Thinking in PsychologyDescriptive Studies: Establishing the FactsCorrelational Studies: Looking for RelationshipsThe Experiment: Hunting for CausesEvaluating the Findings Part One: Your SelfChapter 2: Theories of PersonalityPsychodynamic Theories of PersonalityThe Modern Study of PersonalityThe Modern Study of PersonalityEnvironmental Influences on PersonalityCultural Influences on PersonalityThe Inner Experience Chapter 3: Development Over the Life SpanFrom Conception Through the First YearLanguage DevelopmentCognitive DevelopmentMoral DevelopmentGender DevelopmentAdolescenceAdulthoodThe Wellsprings of Resilience Part Two: Your BodyChapter 4: Neurons, Hormones, and the BrainThe Nervous System: A Basic BlueprintCommunication in the Nervous SystemMapping the BrainA Tour Through the BrainThe Two Hemispheres of the BrainThe Flexible Brain Chapter 5: Body Rhythms and Mental StatesBiological Rhythms: The Tides of ExperienceThe Rhythms of SleepExploring the Dream WorldThe Riddle of HypnosisConsciousness-Altering Drugs Chapter 6: Sensation and PerceptionOur Sensational SensesVisionHearingOther SensesPerceptual Powers: Origins and InfluencesPerception without Awareness Part Three: Your MindChapter 7: Thinking and IntelligenceThought: Using What We KnowReasoning RationallyBarriers to Reasoning RationallyMeasuring Intelligence: The Psychometric ApproachDissecting Intelligence: The Cognitive ApproachThe Origins of IntelligenceAnimal Minds Chapter 8: MemoryReconstructing the PastMemory and the Power of SuggestionIn Pursuit of MemoryThe Three-Box Model of MemoryThe Biology of MemoryHow We RememberWhy We ForgetAutobiographical Memories Part Four: Your EnvironmentChapter 9: Learning and ConditioningClassical ConditioningClassical Conditioning in Real LifeOperant ConditioningPrinciples of Operant ConditioningOperant Conditioning in Real LifeLearning and the Mind Chapter 10: Behavior in Social and Cultural ContextRoles and RulesSocial Influences on Beliefs and BehaviorIndividuals in GroupsUs Versus Them: Group IdentityPrejudice and Group Conflict Part Five: Your Mental HealthChapter 11: Psychological DisordersDiagnosing Mental DisordersAnxiety Disorders 3Trauma-Related and Obsessive-Compulsive DisordersDepressive and Bipolar Disorders.Personality DisordersSubstance-Related and Addictive DisordersDissociative Identity DisorderSchizophrenia Chapter 12: Approaches to Treatment and TherapyBiological TreatmentsMajor Schools of PsychotherapyEvaluating Psychotherapy Part Six: Your LifeChapter 13: Emotion, Stress, and HealthThe Nature of EmotionEmotion and CultureThe Nature of StressStress and EmotionCoping 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 LoveThe Erotic Animal: Motives for SexThe Competent Animal: Motives to AchieveMotives, Values, and the Pursuit of Happiness