This bestselling textbook brings the latest developments in psychology to students in a signature writing style that will inspire a lifelong love of science. The authors--respected researchers and writers of popular press titles--invite students to join them on a tour of their favorite subject--psychological science. The new edition takes a closer look at the role psychology plays in our society, with new material in Chapter 2 that looks at the truth about psychological science, the rate of replication in published studies, and how critical thinking is foundational in science and life. Chapter 1 presents a new look at the history of the science with unexpected stories and new insights into its surprising origins. Each chapter has been fully updated with research and examples to portray a field that is constantly evolving and illuminating the world today. Combined with LaunchPad, including the LearningCurve adaptive quizzing system, the new Fifth Edition is a powerful way to introduce students to the science of psychology.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Evolution of Psychological Science
Chapter 2: Methods in Psychology
Chapter 3: Neuroscience and Behavior
Chapter 4: Sensation and Perception
Chapter 5: Consciousness
Chapter 6: Memory
Chapter 7: Learning
Chapter 8: Emotion and Motivation
Chapter 9: Language and Thought
Chapter 10: Intelligence
Chapter 11: Development
Chapter 12: Personality
Chapter 13: Social Psychology
Chapter 14: Stress and Health
Chapter 15: Psychological Disorders
Chapter 16: Treatment of Psychological Disorders
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