We’re Psyched About Our NEW Introduction to Psychology Course

Introduction to Psychology in iPadIntroduction to Psychology offers students a comprehensive guide to core psychological concepts. Aligned with APA learning outcomes, the course emphasizes disciplinary diversity and the skeptical habits of a scientific mind. It features engaging, interactive practice and contemporary, multimodal learning that foster a meaningful exploration of a vast and growing field.

In a conversational tone, Introduction to Psychology leads students to a foundational and relevant understanding of psychology through a consistent focus on applying concepts in their own lives.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: Psychological Science

1.1 What is Psychology?
1.2 Contemporary Psychology
1.3 Why Is Research Important?
1.4 Approaches to Research
1.5 Analyzing Findings
1.6 Ethics
Chapter 1 Review Chapter 1 Review

Chapter 2: Biopsychology

2.1 Human Genetics
2.2 Cells of the Nervous System
2.3 Parts of the Nervous System
2.4 The Brain and Spinal Cord
2.5 The Endocrine System
Chapter 2 Review Chapter 2 Review

Chapter 3: States of Consciousness

3.1 What Is Consciousness?
3.2 Sleep and Why We Sleep
3.3 Stages of Sleep
3.4 Sleep Problems and Disorders
3.5 Substance Use and Abuse
3.6 Other States of Consciousness
Chapter 3 Review Chapter 3 Review

Chapter 4: Sensation and Perception

4.1 Sensation versus Perception
4.2 Waves and Wavelengths
4.3 Vision
4.4 Hearing
4.5 The Other Senses
4.6 Gestalt Principles of Perception
Chapter 4 Review Chapter 4 Review

Chapter 5: Learning

5.1 What Is Learning?
5.2 Classical Conditioning
5.3 Operant Conditioning
5.4 Observational Learning (Modeling)
Chapter 5 Review Chapter 5 Review

Chapter 6: Thinking and Intelligence

6.1 What Is Cognition?
6.2 Language
6.3 Problem Solving
6.4 What Are Intelligence and Creativity?
6.5 Measures of Intelligence
6.6 The Source of Intelligence
Chapter 6 Review Chapter 6 Review

Chapter 7: Memory

7.1 How Memory Functions
7.2 Parts of the Brain Involved with Memory
7.3 Problems with Memory
7.4 Ways to Enhance Memory
Chapter 7 Review Chapter 7 Review

Chapter 8: Lifespan Development

8.1 What Is Lifespan Development?
8.2 Lifespan Theories
8.3 Stages of Development
8.4 Death and Dying
Chapter 8 Review Chapter 8 Review

Chapter 9: Emotion and Motivation

9.1 Motivation
9.2 Hunger and Eating
9.3 Sexual Behavior
9.4 Emotion
Chapter 9 Review Chapter 9 Review

Chapter 10: Personality

10.1 What Is Personality?
10.2 Freud and the Psychodynamic Perspective
10.3 Neo-Freudians: Adler, Erikson, Jung, and Horney
10.4 Learning Approaches
10.5 Humanistic Approaches
10.6 Biological Approaches
10.7 Trait Theorists
10.8 Cultural Understandings of Personality
10.9 Personality Assessment
Chapter 10 Review Chapter 10 Review

Chapter 11: Social Psychology

11.1 What Is Social Psychology?
11.2 Self-presentation
11.3 Attitudes and Persuasion
11.4 Conformity, Compliance, and Obedience
11.5 Prejudice and Discrimination
11.6 Aggression
11.7 Prosocial Behavior
Chapter 11 Review Chapter 11 Review

Chapter 12: Industrial-Organizational Psychology

12.1 What Is Industrial and Organizational Psychology?
12.2 Industrial Psychology: Selecting and Evaluating Employees
12.3 Organizational Psychology: The Social Dimension of Work
12.4 Human Factors Psychology and Workplace Design
Chapter 12 Review Chapter 12 Review

Chapter 13: Stress, Lifestyle, and Health

13.1 What Is Stress?
13.2 Stressors
13.3 Stress and Illness
13.4 Regulation of Stress
13.5 The Pursuit of Happiness
Chapter 13 Review Chapter 13 Review

Chapter 14: Psychological Disorders

14.1 What Are Psychological Disorders?
14.2 Diagnosing and Classifying Psychological Disorders
14.3 Perspectives on Psychological Disorders
14.4 Anxiety Disorders
14.5 Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
14.6 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
14.7 Mood Disorders
14.8 Schizophrenia
14.9 Dissociative Disorders
14.10 Personality Disorders
14.11 Disorders in Childhood
Chapter 14 Review Chapter 14 Review

Chapter 15: Therapy and Treatment

15.1 Mental Health Treatment: Past and Present
15.2 Types of Treatment
15.3 Treatment Modalities
15.4 Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders: A Special Case
15.5 The Sociocultural Model and Therapy Utilization
Chapter 15 Review Chapter 15 Review

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