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- 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
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- Application of Psychology
- Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
- Social Psychology
- Physiological Psychology
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- Psychology: Definition and History
- Methodology and Statistics
- Biological Foundations
- Developmental Psychology
- Sensation and Perception
- Retention and Forgetting
- Cognitive Processes
- Motivation and Emotion
- Psychological Testing and Individual Differences
- Personality Principles
- Abnormal Personality Patterns
- Social Psychology
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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.
Experimental and Dependent Variables.
Extraneous and Confounding Variables.
Other Psychological Methodologies.
Measures of Central Tendency.
Measures of Variability.
The Normal Probability Distribution.
Elements of a Neuron.
Transmission of a Signal.
Organization of the Nervous System.
The Glandular Systems.
Evolution and Genetics.
Sensation and Perception.
Basic Sensory Processes.
Signal Detection Theory.
Types of Sensory Processes.
Perception: External Cues.
Perception: Internal Cues.
Unusual Perceptual Experiences.
Characteristics of Consciousness.
Altered States of Consciousness: Internal Influences.
Altered States of Consciousness: External Influences.
Cognitive Social Learning.
Retention and Forgetting.
Types of Storage.
Measures of Retention.
Theories of Forgetting.
Ways to Improve Memory.
Special Issues in Retention.
Motivation and Emotion.
The Motivation Cycle.
Principles of Motivation.
Types of Motives.
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.
Composition of Intelligence.
Other Testing Areas.
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.
Considerations for Diagnosis of Abnormality.
General Overview of Therapy.
Other Concerns With Therapy.