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Schaum's Outline of Introduction to Psychology (Schaum's Outlines)

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Publisher Comments:

  • Easy-to-understand review of the basic topics in general psychology
  • Over 600 solved problems
  • New information on effects of the nervous system
  • Covers cognitive and biological approaches to psychology

Use with these courses:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Psychology
  • Application of Psychology
  • Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Physiological Psychology

Master the fundamentals of psychology with Schaum's­­the high-performance study guide. It will help you cut study time, hone problem-solving skills, and achieve your personal best on exams and projects!

Students love Schaum's Outlines because they produce results. Each year, hundreds of thousands of students improve their test scores and final grades with these indispensable study guides.

Get the edge on your classmates. Use Schaum's!

If you don't have a lot of time but want to excel in class, this book helps you:

  • Use detailed examples to solve problems
  • Brush up before tests
  • Find answers fast
  • Study quickly and more effectively
  • Get the big picture without poring over lengthy textbooks

Schaum's Outlines give you the information your teachers expect you to know in a handy and succinct format­­without overwhelming you with unnecessary jargon. You get a complete overview of the subject. Plus, you get plenty of practice exercises to test your skill. Compatible with any classroom text, Schaum's let you study at your own pace and remind you of all the important facts you need to remember­­fast! And Schaum's are so complete, they're perfect for preparing for graduate or professional exams.

Inside, you will find:

  • Cognitive and biological approaches to psychology
  • New material on stress and health psychology
  • Updated theories on emotions
  • Revised chapters on cognitive processes and methodologies and statistics

If you want top grades and a thorough understanding of psychology, this powerful study tool is the best tutor you can have!

Chapters include:

  • Psychology: Definition and History
  • Methodology and Statistics
  • Biological Foundations
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Sensation and Perception
  • Consciousness
  • Learning
  • Retention and Forgetting
  • Cognitive Processes
  • Motivation and Emotion
  • Psychological Testing and Individual Differences
  • Personality Principles
  • Abnormal Personality Patterns
  • Therapies
  • Social Psychology

Be sure to check out

Schaum's Outlines for help

in your other studies:

Accounting, BusinessandEconomics

Biology

Chemistry

Computers

Electronics and Electrical Engineering

Engineering

English

Foreign Languages

Mathematics and Statistics

Nursing

Philosophy

Physics and Physical Science

Vocational and Technical

Synopsis:

Confusing Textbooks? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time?

Fortunately for you, there's Schaum's Outlines. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. You also get hundreds of examples, solved problems, and practice exercises to test your skills.

This Schaum's Outline gives you

  • Practice problems with full explanations that reinforce knowledge
  • Coverage of the most up-to-date developments in your course field
  • In-depth review of practices and applications

Fully compatible with your classroom text, Schaum's highlights all the important facts you need to know. Use Schaum's to shorten your study time-and get your best test scores!

About the Author

Arno F. Wittig, Ph.D. (Muncie, IN) has been a professor of psychology for almost 35 years and Dean of the Honors College at Ball State University in Indiana for the past eleven years.

Table of Contents

Psychology: Definition and History.

Definition and Purpose.

Areas of Study.

The Background and Beginning of Psychology.

Early Development of Psychology.

Current Outlooks in Psychology.

Methodology and Statistics.

The Experimental Method.

The Hypothesis.

Experimental and Dependent Variables.

Extraneous and Confounding Variables.

Sampling.

Experimenter Bias.

Other Psychological Methodologies.

Statistics.

Frequency Distributions.

Measures of Central Tendency.

Measures of Variability.

The Normal Probability Distribution.

Correlation.

Inferential Statistics.

Biological Foundations.

Elements of a Neuron.

Transmission of a Signal.

Organization of the Nervous System.

The Glandular Systems.

Developmental Psychology.

Genetics.

Evolution and Genetics.

Physical Development.

Cognitive Development.

Social Development.

Sensation and Perception.

Basic Sensory Processes.

Signal Detection Theory.

Types of Sensory Processes.

Perception: External Cues.

Perception: Internal Cues.

Unusual Perceptual Experiences.

Consciousness.

Characteristics of Consciousness.

Altered States of Consciousness: Internal Influences.

Altered States of Consciousness: External Influences.

Learning.

Classical Conditioning.

Operant Conditioning.

Cognitive Social Learning.

Retention and Forgetting.

Definitions.

Types of Storage.

Measures of Retention.

Theories of Forgetting.

Ways to Improve Memory.

Special Issues in Retention.

Cognitive Processes.

Conceptual Thinking.

Problem Solving.

Decision Making.

Language.

Motivation and Emotion.

The Motivation Cycle.

Principles of Motivation.

Types of Motives.

Conflict.

General Characteristics of Emotions.

Basic Types of Emotions.

Theories of Emotion.

Special Topics in Emotion.

Psychological Testing and Individual Differences.

Characteristics of a Good Test.

Measuring Intelligence.

Composition of Intelligence.

Assessing Personality.

Other Testing Areas.

Testing Concerns.

Personality Principles.

General Factors Influencing Personality.

Freud's Theory of Personality.

Other Psychodynamic Theories.

Dispositional Theories of Peronality.

Learning Theories of Personality.

Humanistic Theories of Personality.

Cross-Cultural Differences in Personality.

Abnoral Personality Patterns.

Definition of Abnormal Personality Patterns.

Perspective on Abnormal Behaviors.

Anxiety Disorders.

Somatoform Disorders.

Mood Disorders.

Schizophrenic Disorders.

Personality Disorders.

Considerations for Diagnosis of Abnormality.

Therapies.

General Overview of Therapy.

Biomedical Therapies.

Psychodynamic Therapies.

Humanistic Therapies.

Cognitive Therapies.

Group Therapies.

Other Concerns With Therapy.

Social Psychology.

Social Knowledge.

Attitudes.

Prejudice.

Interpersonal Attraction.

Group Behavior.

Examination I.

Examination II.

Examination III.

Final Examination.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071347099
Author:
Wittig, Arno F.
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill
Author:
Wittig, Arno F.
Author:
Wittig Arno
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Curricula
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Study Guides
Subject:
Outlines, syllabi, etc.
Subject:
psychology,Personality,Therapies,Biology,Emotion,statistics,Consciousness,Perception,methodologies,cognitive processes,nervous system,Abnormal Personality Patterns
Subject:
psychology, Personality, Therapies, Biology, Emotion, statistics, Consciousness, Perception, methodologies, cognitive processes, nervous system, Abnormal Personality Patterns, 0073382760, 0077236343, 0073310263, 0073525820, 0073405493, 007288665X, 0073133
Subject:
psychology, Personality, Therapies, Biology, Emotion, statistics, Consciousness, Perception, methodologies, cognitive processes, nervous system, Abnormal Personality Patterns, 0073382760, 0077236343, 0073310263, 0073525820, 0073405493, 007288665X, 0073133
Subject:
Psychology -- Outlines, syllabi, etc.
Subject:
psychology, Personality, Therapies, Biology, Emotion, statistics, Consciousness, Perception, methodologies, cognitive processes, nervous system, Abnormal Personality Patterns, 0073382760, 0077236343, 0073310263, 0073525820, 0073405493, 007288665X, 0073133
Subject:
Reference-Student Guides
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Series:
Schaum's Outline Series
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
October 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
318
Dimensions:
10.96x8.36x.73 in. 1.72 lbs.

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Fortunately for you, there's Schaum's Outlines. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. You also get hundreds of examples, solved problems, and practice exercises to test your skills.

This Schaum's Outline gives you

  • Practice problems with full explanations that reinforce knowledge
  • Coverage of the most up-to-date developments in your course field
  • In-depth review of practices and applications

Fully compatible with your classroom text, Schaum's highlights all the important facts you need to know. Use Schaum's to shorten your study time-and get your best test scores!

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