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UNIT 1: Scientific Foundations of Psychology Part I Psychology's History and Approaches Module 1 Psychology and Its History Module 2 Today’s Psychology and Its Approaches Module 3 Subfields in Psychology Part II Research Methods: Thinking Critically With Psychological Science Module 4 The Need for Psychological Science Module 5 The Scientific Method and Description Module 6 Correlation and Experimentation Module 7 Research Design and Ethics in Psychology Module 8 Statistical Reasoning in Everyday Life UNIT 2: Biological Bases of Behavior Part I Biological Bases of Behavior Module 9 Biological Psychology and Neurotransmission Module 10 The Nervous and Endocrine Systems Module 11 Studying the Brain, Older Brain Structures, and the Limbic System Module 12 The Cerebral Cortex Module 13 Brain Hemisphere Organization and the Biology of Consciousness Module 14 Behavior Genetics: Predicting Individual Differences Module 15 Evolutionary Psychology: Understanding Human Nature Part II States of Consciousness Module 16 Sleep Patterns and Sleep Theories Module 17 Sleep Deprivation, Sleep Disorders, and Dreams Module 18 Psychoactive Drugs Module 19 Understanding Consciousness and Hypnosis* (optional) UNIT 3: Sensation and Perception Module 20 Basic Concepts of Sensation and Perception Module 21 Influences on Perception Module 22 Vision: Sensory and Perceptual Processing Module 23 Visual Organization and Interpretation Module 24 Hearing Module 25 The Other Senses UNIT 4: Learning Module 26 How We Learn and Classical Conditioning Module 27 Operant Conditioning Module 28 Operant Conditioning’s Applications, and Comparison to Classical Conditioning Module 29 Biology, Cognition, and Learning Module 30 Observational Learning UNIT 5: Cognitive Psychology Part I Cognition Module 31 Studying and Encoding Memories Module 32 Storing and Retrieving Memories Module 33 Forgetting, Memory Construction, and Improving Memory Module 34 Thinking, Concepts, and Creativity Module 35 Solving Problems and Making Decisions Module 36 Thinking and Language Part II Testing and Individual Differences Module 37 Introduction to Intelligence Module 38 Assessing Intelligence Module 39 The Dynamics of Intelligence Module 40 Studying Genetic and Environmental Influences on Intelligence Module 41 Group Differences and the Question of Bias UNIT 6: Developmental Psychology Module 42 Developmental Issues, Prenatal Development, and the Newborn Module 43 Infancy and Childhood: Physical Development Module 44 Infancy and Childhood: Cognitive Development Module 45 Infancy and Childhood: Social Development Module 46 Gender Development Module 47 Parents, Peers, and Early Experiences Module 48 Adolescence: Physical and Cognitive Development Module 49 Adolescence: Social Development and Emerging Adulthood Module 50 Sexual Development Module 51 Adulthood: Physical, Cognitive, and Social Development UNIT 7: Motivation, Emotion, and Personality Part I Motivation, Emotion, and Stress Module 52 Motivational Concepts Module 53 Hunger Motivation Module 54 Sexual Motivation Module 55 Affiliation and Achievement Module 56 Theories and Physiology of Emotion Module 57 Expressing Emotion Module 58 Stress and Illness Module 59 Health and Happiness Part II Personality Module 60 Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Theories Module 61 Humanistic Theories Module 62 Trait Theories Module 63 Social-Cognitive Theories Module 64 Exploring the Self UNIT 8: Clinical Psychology Part I Abnormal Behavior Module 65 Introduction to Psychological Disorders Module 66 Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Module 67 Depressive Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Suicide, and Self-Injury Module 68 Schizophrenia Module 69 Other Disorders Part II Treatment of Abnormal Behavior Module 70 Introduction to Therapy, and Psychodynamic and Humanistic Therapies Module 71 Behavior, Cognitive, and Group Therapies Module 72 Evaluating Psychotherapies Module 73 The Biomedical Therapies and Preventing Psychological Disorders UNIT 9: Social Psychology Module 74 Attribution, Attitudes, and Actions Module 75 Conformity and Obedience Module 76 Group Behavior Module 77 Prejudice and Discrimination Module 78 Aggression Module 79 Attraction Module 80 Altruism, Conflict, and Peacemaking Enrichment Modules Module 81 Influences on Drug Use Module 82 Psychology at Work Module 83 Animal Thinking and Language Appendices Appendices Appendix A: Practice AP-Style Exam Appendix B: AP Tips Appendix C: Psychological Science’s Key Contributors Appendix D: Preparing for Further Psychology Studies Appendix E: Answers to Test Yourself Questions Glossary / Glosario en Espanol References Index

About the Author

David Myers received his B.A. in chemistry from Whitworth University, and his psychology Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. He has spent his career at Hope College, Michigan, where he has taught dozens of introductory psychology sections. Hope College students have invited him to be their commencement speaker and voted him "outstanding professor."

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