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  • A complete course, from brain biology to abnormal psychology
  • Hundreds of questions and many review tests
  • Key concepts and terms defined and explained

Master key concepts. Answer challenging questions. Prepare for exams. Learn at your own pace.

What are the two basic psychological dimensions of emotions? How do you define abnormal behavior? Is extrasensory perception real? What is Viktor Frankl known for? With Psychology: A Self-Teaching Guide, you’ll discover the answers to these questions and many more.

Frank Bruno explains all the major psychological theories and terms in this book, covering perception, motivation, thinking, personality, sensation, intelligence, research methods, and much more. He presents the foundations of psychology and the biology of behavior; explores how children develop into adults and the psychological factors that make us individuals; and examines various mental disorders and the types of therapy used to treat them. The step-by-step, Q&A format of Psychology makes it fully accessible, providing an easily understood, comprehensive overview of the topic.

Like the other popular Self-Teaching Guides, Psychology allows you to build gradually on what you have learned–at your own pace. Questions and self-tests reinforce the information in each chapter and allow you to skip ahead or focus on specific areas of concern. Packed with useful, up-to-date information, this clear, concise volume is a valuable learning tool and reference source for anyone who seeks a greater understanding of human behavior.

Synopsis:

* A complete course, from brain biology to abnormal psychology

* Hundreds of questions and many review tests

* Key concepts and terms defined and explained

Master key concepts. Answer challenging questions. Prepare for exams. Learn at your own pace.

What are the two basic psychological dimensions of emotions? How do you define abnormal behavior? Is extrasensory perception real? What is Viktor Frankl known for? With Psychology: A Self-Teaching Guide, you'll discover the answers to these questions and many more.

Frank Bruno explains all the major psychological theories and terms in this book, covering perception, motivation, thinking, personality, sensation, intelligence, research methods, and much more. He presents the foundations of psychology and the biology of behavior; explores how children develop into adults and the psychological factors that make us individuals; and examines various mental disorders and the types of therapy used to treat them. The step-by-step, Q&A format of Psychology makes it fully accessible, providing an easily understood, comprehensive overview of the topic.

Like the other popular Self-Teaching Guides, Psychology allows you to build gradually on what you have learned-at your own pace. Questions and self-tests reinforce the information in each chapter and allow you to skip ahead or focus on specific areas of concern. Packed with useful, up-to-date information, this clear, concise volume is a valuable learning tool and reference source for anyone who seeks a greater understanding of human behavior.

About the Author

FRANK J. BRUNO, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at San Bernardino Valley College in San Bernardino, California. He has taught at the college for more than thirty years and has also worked on a part-time basis as a psychotherapist and author. Dr. Bruno has written more than fifteen books, including several Wiley psychology textbooks, and a series of self-help titles called Life's Little Keys.

Table of Contents

Preface.

Introduction: The Foundations of Psychology.

Research Methods in Psychology: Gathering Data.

The Biology of Behavior: Is the Brain the Organ of Mental Life?

Sensation: Studying the Gateways of Experience.

Perception: Why Do Things Look the Way They Do?

Learning: Understanding Acquired Behavior.

Motivation: Why Do We Do What We Do?

Emotions: Riding Life's Roller Coaster.

Thinking: Exploring Mental Life.

Intelligence: In Pursuit of Rational Thought and Effective Action.

Developmental Psychology: How Children Become Adults.

Sex and Love: Are You in the Mood?

Personality: Psychological Factors That Make You an Individual.

Abnormal Psychology: Exploring Mental Disorders.

Therapy: Helping Troubled People.

Social Psychology: Interacting with Other People.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471443957
Author:
Bruno, Frank J.
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons
Location:
New York
Subject:
Study and teaching
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Mental health
Subject:
Education & Training
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
Psychology : General
Subject:
Psychology-Reference
Copyright:
Series:
Wiley Self-Teaching Guides
Series Volume:
158
Publication Date:
August 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
235 x 189 x 16 mm 18.4 oz

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* Hundreds of questions and many review tests

* Key concepts and terms defined and explained

Master key concepts. Answer challenging questions. Prepare for exams. Learn at your own pace.

What are the two basic psychological dimensions of emotions? How do you define abnormal behavior? Is extrasensory perception real? What is Viktor Frankl known for? With Psychology: A Self-Teaching Guide, you'll discover the answers to these questions and many more.

Frank Bruno explains all the major psychological theories and terms in this book, covering perception, motivation, thinking, personality, sensation, intelligence, research methods, and much more. He presents the foundations of psychology and the biology of behavior; explores how children develop into adults and the psychological factors that make us individuals; and examines various mental disorders and the types of therapy used to treat them. The step-by-step, Q&A format of Psychology makes it fully accessible, providing an easily understood, comprehensive overview of the topic.

Like the other popular Self-Teaching Guides, Psychology allows you to build gradually on what you have learned-at your own pace. Questions and self-tests reinforce the information in each chapter and allow you to skip ahead or focus on specific areas of concern. Packed with useful, up-to-date information, this clear, concise volume is a valuable learning tool and reference source for anyone who seeks a greater understanding of human behavior.

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