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This classic text emphasizes the science of psychology, with a special focus on applying that science to students' daily lives. Psychology and Life continues to provide a rigorous, research-centered survey of the discipline while offering students special features and learning aids that will spark their interest and excite their imaginations. the seventeenth edition, which has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest cutting-edge research, features a beautiful new design and an updated art program.
Table of Contents
1. The Science of Psychology in Your Life. What Makes Psychology Unique? Psychology in Your Life: Why Study Psychology. What Psychologists Do. Psychology in the 21st Century: The Future is Now. 2. Research Methods in Psychology. The Process of Research. Psychological Measurements. Ethical Issues in Human and Animal Research. Becoming a Wiser Research Consumer. Psychology in the 21st Century: Psychological Research and the Information Explosion. Statistical Supplement. Analyzing the Data. Becoming a Wise Consumer of Statistics. 3. The Biological Bases of Behavior. Heredity and Behavior. Biology and Behavior. Psychology in the 21st Century: Advances in Localizing Brain Function. The Nervous System in Action. Psychology in Your Life: How Does Music Have an Impact on How You Feel? 4. Sensation and Perception. Sensing, Organizing, Identifying, and Recognizing. Sensory Knowledge of the World. The Visual System. Psychology in the 21st Century: Can Technology Restore Sight? Hearing. Your Other Senses. Psychology in Your Life: Why is "Hot" Food Painful? Organizational Processes in Perception. Identification and Recognition Processes. 5. Mind, Consciousness, and Alternate States. The Contents of Consciousness. The Functions of Consciousness.