Invitation to Psychology

Invitation to Psychology


  • Release: 2006-03-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 571 page
  • ISBN: 0132238934
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Through lively writing and stimulating examples, authors Carole Wade and Carol Tavris invite readers to actively explore the field of psychology and the fundamentals of critical and scientific thinking. "Invitation to Psychology" presents the science of psychology according to six areas of the learner's experience: Your Self, Your Body, Your Mind, Your Environment, Your Mental Health and Your Life. This unique organization engages readers from the very beginning and gives them a framework for thinking about human behavior. Incorporating many active learning and critical thinking features, a balance of classic and contemporary research, and thorough integration of the psychology of women and men of all cultures-readers will learn much to take with them. For individuals seeking an introduction to psychology.

Invitation to Psychology

Invitation to Psychology


  • Release: 2013-10-22
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 837 page
  • ISBN: 9781483262970
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Invitation to Psychology provides an introduction to fundamental concepts in psychology. It seeks to address the need of both teachers and students by offering two different kinds of chapters. The first variety covers the basic data and research within each of the traditional areas of psychology. In these "basic" chapters, the authors provide up-to-date and complete coverage of important developments in each area. The second type of chapter is innovative. These "exploring" chapters examine some of the practical applications and implications of the findings discussed in the basic chapters. These describe how basic psychological data are being used in the outside world, and discuss ongoing, often controversial explorations into some frontier areas of psychology. In other words, information about explorations and applications that is often scattered through the pages of other texts is brought together into systematic chapters in this text. The dual-chapter approach helps resolve the dilemma of differing expectations of teachers and students. Key topics covered include the definition of psychology; the psychological basis of behavior; sensation and perception; states of awareness; learning, memory, and cognition; motivation and emotion; abnormal psychology and social behavior.

Test Booklet for Invitation to Psychology

Test Booklet for Invitation to Psychology


  • Release: 2013-10-22
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 348 page
  • ISBN: 9781483264356
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Test Booklet for Invitation to Psychology contains approximately 2000 multiple-choice questions that test mastery of the concepts and information presented in the 20 chapters and statistics appendix of Invitation to Psychology. The topics covered in these chapters include the following: the definition of psychology; the psychological basis of behavior; sensation and perception; states of awareness; learning, memory, and cognition; motivation and emotion; abnormal psychology and social behavior. In each chapter, questions are arranged in the order in which concepts are presented. The correct answer to each question is indicated by an asterisk. A text-page reference enables instructors to crosscheck from the text and to prepare tests and examinations on material that students have read. In preparing this second test file, the authors have modified or deleted those original questions that proved to be vague or difficult for students and have taken care to include a good blend of factual and conceptual questions. Although some are similar to questions in the first test file, most are new items that have been developed through the authors' own classroom use of the text and ancillary materials.

Invitation to Psychology

Invitation to Psychology


  • Release: 2013-10-22
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 837 page
  • ISBN: 9781483262970
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Invitation to Psychology provides an introduction to fundamental concepts in psychology. It seeks to address the need of both teachers and students by offering two different kinds of chapters. The first variety covers the basic data and research within each of the traditional areas of psychology. In these "basic" chapters, the authors provide up-to-date and complete coverage of important developments in each area. The second type of chapter is innovative. These "exploring" chapters examine some of the practical applications and implications of the findings discussed in the basic chapters. These describe how basic psychological data are being used in the outside world, and discuss ongoing, often controversial explorations into some frontier areas of psychology. In other words, information about explorations and applications that is often scattered through the pages of other texts is brought together into systematic chapters in this text. The dual-chapter approach helps resolve the dilemma of differing expectations of teachers and students. Key topics covered include the definition of psychology; the psychological basis of behavior; sensation and perception; states of awareness; learning, memory, and cognition; motivation and emotion; abnormal psychology and social behavior.

Study Guide for Houston  Bee  Hatfield  and Rimm s Invitation to Psychology

Study Guide for Houston Bee Hatfield and Rimm s Invitation to Psychology


  • Release: 2013-10-22
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 176 page
  • ISBN: 9781483260112
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Study Guide for Houston, Bee, Hatfield, and Rimm's Invitation to Psychology seeks to aid students in their study of psychology. Each chapter in the Study Guide corresponds to the chapter of the same number in Invitation to Psychology and is broken down into component sections: Learning Objectives, Key Terms, Study Questions, Optional Exercises, and Practice Quizzes. The topics covered in these chapters include the following: the definition of psychology; the psychological basis of behavior; sensation and perception; states of awareness; learning, memory, and cognition; motivation and emotion; abnormal psychology and social behavior. Proper use of the Study Guide will help students get the most from what could be their only formal course in psychology. To maximize their learning, all of the components of each chapter must be completed. While no single approach to learning is the best, many students benefit greatly from the use of a study guide.

Invitation to Existential Psychology

Invitation to Existential Psychology


  • Release: 2008-04-15
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 194 page
  • ISBN: 0470724382
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Existential psychology examines how people deal with the biggest issues - such as finding meaning in life and facing death. It deals with many of the same problems as psychoanalysis and analytical psychology, but emphasises the view that one can understand the life of another by listening to their way of seeing existence and opening up their ‘phenomenal world’. As a therapeutic approach it is recognised by the British Psychological Society and taught on a number of courses. This introductory text discusses all the main contemporary theories of existential psychology, and illustrates them with case examples. Practical implications for clinical work are considered, and comparisons with other approaches such as humanistic psychotherapy are made throughout.

An Invitation to Cultural Psychology

An Invitation to Cultural Psychology


  • Release: 2014-07-21
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 304 page
  • ISBN: 9781473905962
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Instructors - Electronic inspection copies are available or contact your local sales representative for an inspection copy of the print version. An Invitation to Cultural Psychology looks at the everyday life worlds of human beings through the lens of a new synthetic perspective in cultural psychology – that of semiotic dynamics. Based on historical work from many different fields in the social and behavioural sciences, and the humanities too, this perspective applied to cultural psychology suggests that human beings are constantly creating, maintaining and abandoning hierarchies of meanings within all cultural contexts they experience. It’s a perspective that leans heavily on the work of the great French philosopher, Henri Bergson, only now being realised as a core basis for human cultural living. Jaan Valsiner is the founding editor of the major journal in the field, Culture & Psychology, and Editor of the Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology. He is the first Niels Bohr Professor of Cultural Psychology at Aalborg University in Denmark, where he leads Europe's first Research Centre on Cultural Psychology.

Invitation to the Psychology of Religion  Third Edition

Invitation to the Psychology of Religion Third Edition


  • Release: 2016-10-10
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 428 page
  • ISBN: 9781462527564
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The leading undergraduate psychology of religion text, this engaging book synthesizes cutting-edge theories and findings into an accessible account enlivened by personal reflections and contemporary examples. Raymond F. Paloutzian offers an authoritative overview of theoretical and empirical foundations; experiential, developmental, personality, and sociocultural dimensions of religion and spirituality; and clinical implications. Students are also given food for thought about bigger questions--how religion influences their own lives; what beliefs or values they hold most dear; and how to live in a multicultural, multireligious world. Each chapter opens with a brief topic outline and concludes with "Take-Home Messages" and suggestions for further reading. New to This Edition: *Reflects many years of scientific and theoretical advances. *Chapters on psychological theories, personality, and physical health. *New organizing concepts: religious meaning systems and the multilevel interdisciplinary paradigm. *Additional pedagogical features, including end-of-chapter "Take-Home Messages" and engaging topic boxes. *Descriptions of cutting-edge research methods. *Increased attention to multicultural issues.

An Invitation to Social Psychology

An Invitation to Social Psychology


  • Release: 2006
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 162 page
  • ISBN: PSU:000059163756
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Organized around the theme of self-censorship -- the disconnect between what people privately think or feel and how they act publicly -- this brief seven-chapter text introduces students to social psychology by focusing on the field's most interesting studies and real-world applications. An INVITATION TO SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY contains high-interest studies that will engage students as they convey how social psychologists think about social life. Dale Miller shows that the common and extreme forms of social behavior are more alike than unlike. With an emphasis on social interaction in everyday situations, he makes connections to students' lives as if to say "we've all been in this situation." AN INVITATION TO SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY covers fewer studies but in considerably more detail than a traditional introductory text. It includes textured descriptions, so students come away with a deeper understanding of the core methodologies used by social psychologists to understand the world from a social psychological perspective. Miller achieves the balance of crafting a social psychology text that is valuable to instructors, while at the same time interesting and fun for students. Miller's text can be used as either a core or supplemental text in an introductory or advanced social psychology course.

An Invitation to Cognitive Science  Thinking

An Invitation to Cognitive Science Thinking


  • Release: 1995
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 440 page
  • ISBN: 0262650436
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Rather than surveying theories and data in the manner characteristic of many introductory textbooks in the field, An Invitation to Cognitive Science employs a unique case study approach, presenting a focused research topic in some depth and relying on suggested readings to convey the breadth of views and results.