Christine Crefton
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Community College / Lower Division
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    Psychology 102

    Psychology 102


    Pychology 102 Readings 


    Figure 1.1 Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes (credit "background": modification of work by Nattachai Noogure; credit "top left": modification of work by U.S. Navy; credit "top middle-left": modification of work by Peter Shanks; credit "top middle-right": modification of work by "devinf"/Flickr; credit "top right": modification of work by Alejandra Quintero Sinisterra; credit "bottom left": modification of work by Gabriel Rocha; credit "bottom middle- left": modification of work by Caleb Roenigk; credit "bottom middle-right": modification of work by Staffan Scherz; credit "bottom right": modification of work by Czech Provincial Reconstruction Team)

    Chapter 1 Outline

    1.1 What Is Psychology?

    1.2 History of Psychology

    1.3 Contemporary Psychology

    1.4 Careers in Psychology

    Chapter 2 Outline

    2.1 Why Is Research Important?

    2.2 Approaches to Research

    2.3 Analyzing Findings

    2.4 Ethics

    Chapter 3 Outline

    3.1 Human Genetics

    3.2 Cells of the Nervous System

    3.3 Parts of the Nervous System

    3.4 The Brain and Spinal Cord

    3.5 The Endocrine System

    Chapter 4 Outline

    4.1 What Is Consciousness?

    4.2 Sleep and Why We Sleep

    4.3 Stages of Sleep

    4.4 Sleep Problems and Disorders

    4.5 Substance Use and Abuse

    4.6 Other States of Consciousness

    Chapter 5 Outline

    5.1 Sensation versus Perception

    5.2 Waves and Wavelengths

    5.3 Vision

    5.4 Hearing

    5.5 The Other Senses

    5.6 Gestalt Principles of Perception

    Chapter 6 Outline

    6.1 What Is Learning?

    6.2 Classical Conditioning

    6.3 Operant Conditioning

    6.4 Observational Learning (Modeling)

    Chapter 7 Outline

    7.1 What Is Cognition?

    7.2 Language

    7.3 Problem Solving

    7.4 What Are Intelligence and Creativity?

    7.5 Measures of Intelligence

    7.6 The Source of Intelligence

    Chapter 8 Outline

    8.1 How Memory Functions

    8.2 Parts of the Brain Involved with Memory

    8.3 Problems with Memory

    8.4 Ways to Enhance Memory

    Chapter 9 Outline

    9.1 What Is Lifespan Development?

    9.2 Lifespan Theories

    9.3 Stages of Development

    9.4 Death and Dying

    Chapter 10 Outline

    10.1 Motivation

    10.2 Hunger and Eating

    10.3 Emotion

    Chapter 11 Outline

    11.1 What Is Personality?

    11.2 Freud and the Psychodynamic Perspective

    11.3 Neo-Freudians: Adler, Erikson, Jung, and Horney

    11.4 Learning Approaches

    11.5 Humanistic Approaches

    11.6 Biological Approaches

    11.7 Trait Theorists

    11.8 Cultural Understandings of Personality

    11.9 Personality Assessment

    Chapter 12 Outline

    12.1 What Is Social Psychology?

    12.2 Self-presentation

    12.3 Attitudes and Persuasion

    12.4 Conformity, Compliance, and Obedience

    12.5 Prejudice and Discrimination

    12.6 Aggression

    12.7 Prosocial Behavior

    Chapter 13 Outline

    13.1 What Is Industrial/Organizational Psychology?

    13.2 Industrial Psychology: Selecting and Evaluating Employees

    13.3 Organizational Psychology: The Social Dimension of Work

    13.4 Human Factors Psychology and Workplace Design

    Chapter 14 Outline

    14.1 What Is Stress?

    14.2 Stressors

    14.3 Stress and Illness

    14.4 Regulation of Stress

    14.5 The Pursuit of Happiness

    Chapter 15 Outline

    15.1 What Are Psychological Disorders?

    15.2 Diagnosing and Classifying Psychological Disorders

    15.3 Perspectives on Psychological Disorders

    15.4 Anxiety Disorders

    15.5 Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders

    15.6 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

    15.7 Mood Disorders

    15.8 Schizophrenia

    15.9 Dissociative Disorders

    15.10 Personality Disorders

    15.11 Disorders in Childhood

    Chapter 16 Outline

    16.1 Mental Health Treatment: Past and Present

    16.2 Types of Treatment

    16.3 Treatment Modalities

    16.4 Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders: A Special Case

    16.5 The Sociocultural Model and Therapy Utilization