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Psychology: a modular approach

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Psychology: a modular approach [First Canadian edition]
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Table of contents :
Brief Contents……Page 7
Contents……Page 8
Preface……Page 24
Reflective Learning-Academic All-Stars……Page 39
Reflective Reading-How to Tame a Textbook……Page 40
Reflective Note Taking-LISAN Up!……Page 43
Reflective Study Strategies-Making a Habit of Success……Page 44
Reflective Test Taking-Are You Test Wise?……Page 45
Procrastination-Avoid the Last-Minute Blues……Page 46
Using Digital Media-Netting New Knowledge……Page 47
It’s off to Work We Go-Hi Ho, Hi Ho……Page 48
Careers in Psychology-Are You Reading My Mind?……Page 50
Module 1: Summary……Page 51
Module 1: Knowledge Builder……Page 52
Psychology-Behave!……Page 53
Critical Thinking-Take It with a Grain of Salt……Page 56
Pseudopsychologies-Palms, Planets, and Personality……Page 58
Scientific Research-How to Think like a Psychologist……Page 61
Types of Evidence-From Tests to Testosterone……Page 64
Module 2: Summary……Page 67
Module 2: Knowledge Builder……Page 68
A Brief History of Psychology-Psychology’s Family Album……Page 69
Psychology Today-Three Complementary Perspectives on Behaviour……Page 75
Psychologists-Guaranteed Not to Shrink……Page 77
Module 3: Knowledge Builder……Page 81
The Psychology Experiment-Where Cause Meets Effect……Page 82
Double Blind-On Placebos and Self-Fulfilling Prophecies……Page 84
Module 4: Knowledge Builder……Page 87
Quasi-Experimental and Correlational Studies……Page 88
Case Studies……Page 90
Module 5: Knowledge Builder……Page 92
Psychology in the Media-Are You Fluent in Klingon?……Page 93
Module 6: Summary……Page 95
Module 6: Knowledge Builder……Page 96
The Nervous System-Wired for Action……Page 97
Neurons-Building a Biocomputer……Page 99
Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis-Nervous System, Heal Thyself……Page 105
Module 7: Summary……Page 107
Module 7: Knowledge Builder……Page 108
Mapping Brain Structure-Pieces of the Puzzle……Page 109
Mapping Brain Function-What Do the Parts Do?……Page 110
Module 8: Knowledge Builder……Page 114
The Cerebral Cortex-My, What a Wrinkled Brain You Have!……Page 115
Lobes of the Cerebral Cortex-Hey, You, Four Lobes!……Page 118
Module 9: Knowledge Builder……Page 123
The Subcortex-At the Core of the (Brain) Matter……Page 124
The Endocrine System-My Hormones Made Me Do It……Page 127
Module 10: Knowledge Builder……Page 130
Handedness-Are You Sinister or Dexterous?……Page 131
Module 11: Summary……Page 133
Module 11: Knowledge Builder……Page 134
Nature and Nurture-It Takes Two to Tango……Page 135
Module 12: Summary……Page 144
Module 12: Knowledge Builder……Page 145
Language Development-Who Talks Baby Talk?……Page 146
Social Development-Baby, I’m Stuck on You……Page 149
Parental Influences-Life with Mom and Dad……Page 152
Module 13: Summary……Page 155
Module 13: Knowledge Builder……Page 156
Cognitive Development-Think like a Child……Page 157
Moral Development-Growing a Conscience……Page 164
Module 14: Knowledge Builder……Page 166
The Story of a Lifetime-Rocky Road or Garden Path?……Page 167
Adolescence and Young Adulthood-The Best of Times, the Worst of Times……Page 170
Middle and Late Adulthood: You’re an Adult Now!……Page 171
Death and Dying-The Final Challenge……Page 174
Module 15: Summary……Page 175
Module 15: Knowledge Builder……Page 176
Subjective Well-Being-Here’s to a Happy Life……Page 177
Module 16: Summary……Page 179
Module 16: Knowledge Builder……Page 180
Sensory Systems-The First Step……Page 181
Selective Attention-Tuning In and Tuning Out……Page 184
Module 17: Knowledge Builder……Page 186
Vision-Catching Some Rays……Page 187
Module 18: Summary……Page 193
Module 18: Knowledge Builder……Page 194
Hearing-Good Vibrations……Page 195
Smell and Taste-The Nose Knows When the Tongue Can’t Tell……Page 199
The Somesthetic Senses-Flying by the Seat of Your Pants……Page 201
Module 19: Summary……Page 205
Module 19: Knowledge Builder……Page 206
Perception-The Second Step……Page 207
Depth Perception-What If the World Were Flat?……Page 214
Module 20: Summary……Page 219
Module 20: Knowledge Builder……Page 220
Perceptual Learning-Believing is Seeing……Page 221
Becoming a Better Eyewitness to Life-Pay Attention!……Page 224
Module 21: Summary……Page 227
Module 21: Knowledge Builder……Page 228
Extrasensory Perception-Do You Believe in Ghosts?……Page 229
Module 22: Knowledge Builder……Page 232
States of Consciousness-The Many Faces of Awareness……Page 233
Hypnosis-Look into My Eyes……Page 235
Meditation and Mindfulness-Chilling, the Healthy Way……Page 238
Module 23: Summary……Page 240
Module 23: Knowledge Builder……Page 241
Sleep-Catching a Few ZZZs……Page 242
Stages of Sleep-The Nightly Roller Coaster……Page 244
Sleep Disorders and Disturbances-The Sleepy-Time Blues……Page 247
Dreams-A Separate Reality?……Page 251
Module 24: Summary……Page 254
Module 24: Knowledge Builder……Page 255
Drug-Altered Consciousness-The High and Low of It……Page 256
Uppers-Amphetamines, Cocaine, MDMA, Caffeine, Nicotine……Page 259
Downers-Narcotics, Sedatives, Tranquillizers, and Alcohol……Page 265
Hallucinogens-Tripping the Light Fantastic……Page 269
Module 25: Knowledge Builder……Page 271
Exploring Your “Dreamworks”……Page 272
Module 26: Knowledge Builder……Page 275
Learning-One Way or Another……Page 276
Associative Learning-About Dogs, Rats, and Humans……Page 277
Cognitive Learning-Beyond Conditioning……Page 279
Observational Learning-Do as I Do, Not as I Say……Page 282
Module 27: Summary……Page 285
Module 27: Knowledge Builder……Page 286
Classical Conditioning-Does the Name Pavlov Ring a Bell?……Page 287
Classical Conditioning in Humans-An Emotional Topic……Page 291
Module 28: Summary……Page 293
Module 28: Knowledge Builder……Page 294
Operant Conditioning-Ping-Pong Playing Pigeons?……Page 295
Stimulus Control-Red Light, Green Light……Page 300
Module 29: Summary……Page 302
Module 29: Knowledge Builder……Page 303
Types of Operant Reinforcement-What’s Your Pleasure?……Page 304
Partial Reinforcement-Las Vegas, a Human Skinner Box?……Page 306
Consequences of Punishment-Putting the Brakes on Behaviour……Page 309
Module 30: Knowledge Builder……Page 313
Self-Management-A Rewarding Project……Page 314
Module 31: Summary……Page 316
Module 31: Knowledge Builder……Page 317
Stages of Memory-Do You Have a Mind like a Steel Trap? Or a Sieve?……Page 318
Short-Term Memory-Do You Know the Magic Number?……Page 320
Long-Term Memory-A Blast from the Past……Page 322
Module 32: Summary……Page 329
Module 32: Knowledge Builder……Page 330
Measuring Memory-The Answer is on the Tip of My Tongue……Page 331
Module 33: Knowledge Builder……Page 334
Forgetting-Why We, Uh, Let’s See … Why We, Uh … Forget!……Page 335
Memory and the Brain-Some “Shocking” Findings……Page 341
Module 34: Summary……Page 345
Module 34: Knowledge Builder……Page 346
Exceptional Memory-Wizards of Recall……Page 347
Improving Memory-Keys to the Memory Bank……Page 349
Module 35: Knowledge Builder……Page 352
Mnemonics-Tricks of the (Memory) Trade……Page 353
Module 36: Knowledge Builder……Page 356
What is Thinking?-Brains over Brawn……Page 357
Mental Imagery-Does a Frog Have Lips?……Page 358
Concepts-I’m Positive, It’s a Whatchamacallit……Page 360
Language-Don’t Leave Home without It……Page 362
Module 37: Knowledge Builder……Page 367
Human Intelligence-The IQ and You……Page 368
Variations in Intelligence-Curved like a Bell……Page 372
Module 38: Summary……Page 381
Module 38: Knowledge Builder……Page 382
Opposing Systems……Page 383
The Error of Our Ways……Page 385
Module 39: Summary……Page 386
Module 39: Knowledge Builder……Page 387
Problem Solving-Go Figure……Page 388
Module 40: Knowledge Builder……Page 393
Creative Thinking-Down Roads Less Travelled……Page 394
Enhancing Creativity-Get out of the Box……Page 397
Module 41: Knowledge Builder……Page 400
Motivation-Forces That Push and Pull……Page 401
Types of Motives……Page 402
Motives in Perspective-A View from the Pyramid……Page 404
Inside an Emotion-Caught in That Feeling?……Page 407
Module 42: Knowledge Builder……Page 410
Biological Motives: Hunger-Pardon Me, My Hypothalamus is Growling……Page 411
Other Biological Motives: Thirst, Pain, and Sex……Page 418
Stimulus Motives-Monkey Business……Page 420
Learned Motives-The Pursuit of Excellence……Page 422
Module 43: Summary……Page 424
Module 43: Knowledge Builder……Page 425
Emotional Experience-Tell Me How You Feel……Page 426
Emotional Behaviour-Express Yourself……Page 427
Emotion and Physiology-Arousal and Lying……Page 430
Theories of Emotion-Several Ways to Fear a Bear……Page 434
Module 44: Summary……Page 437
Module 44: Knowledge Builder……Page 438
Emotional Intelligence-The Fine Art of Self-Control……Page 439
Module 45: Knowledge Builder……Page 441
Sexual Development-Circle One: XX or XY?……Page 442
Sexual Orientation-Who Do You Love?……Page 444
Module 46: Knowledge Builder……Page 448
Gender Development-It Begins Early……Page 449
Androgyny-A Bit of Both……Page 454
When Sex and Gender Do not Match-The Binary Busters……Page 455
Module 47: Summary……Page 456
Module 47: Knowledge Builder……Page 457
Sexual Behaviour-Mapping the Erogenous Zones……Page 458
Human Sexual Response-Sexual Interactions……Page 462
Contemporary Attitudes and Sexual Behaviour-For Better or Worse……Page 465
Atypical Sexual Behaviour-Trench Coats, Whips, Leather, and Lace……Page 468
STDs and Safer Sex-Choice, Risk, and Responsibility……Page 470
Module 48: Summary……Page 474
Module 48: Knowledge Builder……Page 475
Sexually Satisfying Relationships-Keeping It Hot……Page 476
Sexual Dysfunctions-When Intimacy Fails……Page 478
Module 49: Summary……Page 482
Module 49: Knowledge Builder……Page 483
The Psychology of Personality-Do You Have Personality?……Page 484
Personality Assessment-Psychological Yardsticks……Page 488
Module 50: Knowledge Builder……Page 495
The Trait Approach-Describe Yourself in 18,000 Words or Less……Page 496
Module 51: Summary……Page 502
Module 51: Knowledge Builder……Page 503
Psychoanalytic Theory-Id Came to Me in a Dream……Page 504
Humanistic Theory-Peak Experiences and Personal Growth……Page 509
Module 52: Summary……Page 513
Module 52: Knowledge Builder……Page 514
Learning Theories of Personality-Habit I Seen You Before?……Page 515
Traits and Situations-The Great Debate……Page 519
Module 53: Summary……Page 522
Module 53: Knowledge Builder……Page 523
Understanding Shyness-Barriers and Bridges……Page 524
Module 54: Knowledge Builder……Page 527
Health Psychology-Here’s to Your Good Health……Page 528
Module 55: Summary……Page 535
Module 55: Knowledge Builder……Page 536
Stress-Threat or Thrill?……Page 537
Types of Stressors……Page 540
Module 56: Summary……Page 548
Module 56: Knowledge Builder……Page 549
Coping Styles-Making the Best of It……Page 550
Psychological Defence-Mental Karate?……Page 551
Learned Helplessness and Depression-Is There Hope?……Page 554
Module 57: Summary……Page 557
Module 57: Knowledge Builder……Page 558
Stress and Health-Unmasking a Hidden Killer……Page 559
Module 58: Knowledge Builder……Page 564
Health Psychology-Here’s to Your Good Health……Page 565
Module 59: Knowledge Builder……Page 569
Normality-What’s Normal?……Page 570
Classifying Mental Disorders-Problems by the Book……Page 573
Disorders in Perspective-Psychiatric Labelling……Page 579
Module 60: Summary……Page 580
Module 60: Knowledge Builder……Page 581
Psychotic Disorders-Loss of Contact……Page 582
Delusional Disorders-An Enemy behind Every Tree……Page 584
Schizophrenia-Shattered Reality……Page 585
Module 61: Summary……Page 591
Module 61: Knowledge Builder……Page 592
Mood Disorders-Peaks and Valleys……Page 593
Module 62: Summary……Page 596
Module 62: Knowledge Builder……Page 597
Anxiety-Related Disorders-When Anxiety Rules……Page 598
Anxiety and Disorder-Four Pathways to Trouble……Page 604
Module 63: Summary……Page 609
Module 63: Knowledge Builder……Page 610
Suicide-A Permanent Solution?……Page 611
Factors Affecting Suicide Rates……Page 612
Module 64: Knowledge Builder……Page 615
Origins of Therapy-Bored out of Your Skull……Page 616
Dimensions of Therapy-The Many Paths to Health……Page 618
Module 65: Summary……Page 624
Module 65: Knowledge Builder……Page 625
Psychodynamic Therapies-The Talking Cure……Page 626
Humanistic/Experiential Therapies-Liberating Human Potential……Page 627
Module 66: Knowledge Builder……Page 630
Therapies Based on Classical Conditioning-Healing by Learning……Page 631
Operant Therapies-All the World is a Skinner Box?……Page 635
Cognitive Therapy-Think Positive!……Page 637
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: Managing Thoughts and Actions Together……Page 639
Module 67: Summary……Page 640
Module 67: Knowledge Builder……Page 641
Medical Therapies-Psychiatric Care……Page 642
Module 68: Knowledge Builder……Page 647
Self-Management-Boosting Your “Willpower”……Page 648
Basic Counselling Skills-Friends in Need……Page 651
Module 69: Knowledge Builder……Page 655
Characteristics of Groups-The Ties That Bind……Page 656
Individuals in a Social Context-Mind Your Manners……Page 658
Social Cognition: I’m Thinking about You……Page 659
Attitudes-Got Attitude?……Page 661
Attitude Change-Change Your Mind!……Page 663
Module 70: Summary……Page 665
Module 70: Knowledge Builder……Page 666
Social Influence-Follow the Leader……Page 667
Assertiveness-Stand Up for Your Rights……Page 675
Module 71: Summary……Page 676
Module 71: Knowledge Builder……Page 677
Affiliation and Attraction-Come Together……Page 678
Liking and Loving-The Love Triangle……Page 680
Module 72: Knowledge Builder……Page 686
Aggression-The World’s Most Dangerous Animal……Page 687
Prejudice-Attitudes That Injure……Page 691
Module 73: Summary……Page 696
Module 73: Knowledge Builder……Page 697
Multiculturalism-Living with Diversity……Page 698
Module 74: Summary……Page 700
Module 74: Knowledge Builder……Page 701
Industrial/Organizational Psychology-Psychology at Work……Page 702
Module 75: Summary……Page 711
Module 75: Knowledge Builder……Page 712
Environmental Influences-People, People Everywhere……Page 713
Human Influences on the Natural Environment-Sustaining Spaceship Earth……Page 717
Module 76: Knowledge Builder……Page 723
Psychology and Law-Judging Juries……Page 724
Educational Psychology-An Instructive Topic……Page 726
Module 77: Knowledge Builder……Page 732
Human Factors Psychology-Who’s the Boss Here?……Page 733
Module 78: Summary……Page 738
Module 78: Knowledge Builder……Page 739
Descriptive Statistics-Psychology by the Numbers……Page 740
Measures of Central Tendency……Page 742
Measures of Variability……Page 743
Correlation-Rating Relationships……Page 745
Inferential Statistics-Significant Numbers……Page 748
Module 79: Summary……Page 750
Module 79: Knowledge Builder……Page 751
References……Page 753
Name Index……Page 811
Subject Index/Glossary……Page 823

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