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Get Your HEAD Around the SCIENCE of PSYCHOLOGY
Ever wonder what makes people tick? Now you can unlock the secrets of the mind even if you don't have formal training, unlimited time, or a Freudian IQ. Psychology Demystified offers an insightful and illuminating way to learn this intriguing science.
Coverage of topics advances logically and smoothly, from social psychology, developmental psychology, intelligence, personality, and psychological disorders, to the study of thinking, emotion, and motivation. You'll learn about the effects of sensation and perception and delve into neuroscience and genetics -- and much more. This unique self-teaching resource lets you learn at your own comfortable pace. And learning is continually reinforced and your achievement demonstrated with multiple-choice quizzes at the ends of chapters, end-of-section tests, and a final exam.
Explore the world of psychology with this fascinating, easy-to-understand guide!
- Learn about all the various areas comprising psychology, the philosophical approaches and issues of each, and the different things psychologists do
- Know how to read and understand psychological studies
- Understand how different psychological disorders are treated
- Master topics quickly with the help of sidebars that provide clarifying examples and key points, as well as information on the history and background of psychology
- Take a "final exam" and grade it yourself!
Lively and effective, Psychology Demystified is the perfect guide to all topics and issues critical to the field of psychology.
Offers a self-teaching guide to psychology, including chapter-ending quizzes and a final exam.
Psychology Demystified helps students of Introductory Psychology understand their primary text and all the subjects in the standard curriculum.
About the Author
Anna A. Romero, Ph.D.
has taught introductory psychology, among other courses, at several universities. As General Psychology Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she managed the department-wide coordination of the introductory psychology curriculum, and the training of junior graduate teaching assistants. Dr. Romero recently completed a four-year postdoctoral research position in the Psychology departments at New York University and Princeton. She is currently a researcher with Harris Interactive.
Steven M. Kemp, Ph.D., is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he has taught classes in introductory psychology as well as courses in experimental psychology and psychological methods. Professor Kemp is a member of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the Association for Behavior Analysis. He is co-author of Business Statistics Demystified from McGraw-Hill (2004).
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Research Methods
Part One: Actions in the World
Chapter 2: Social Psychology
Chapter 3: Development Psychology
Chapter 4: Intelligence
Chapter 5: Personality
Chapter 6: Health Psychology
Chapter 7: Psychological Disorders
Chapter 8: Psychotherapy
PART ONE TEST
Part Two: The World of the Mind
Chapter 9: Emotion
Chapter 10: Motivation
Chapter 11: Learning
Chapter 12: Psycholinguistics: The Psychology of Language
Chapter 13: Memory
Chapter 14: Cognitive Psychology: The Study of Thinking
PART TWO TEST
Part Three: From the Outside In
Chapter 15: The Study of Sensation
Chapter 16: The Study of Perception
Chapter 17: Neuroscience and Genetics
PART THREE TEST
APPENDIX: RESOURCES FOR LEARNING