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Title:
The handy psychology answer book
Author:
Cohen, Lisa J.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Detroit, MI : Visible Ink Press, [2011]

©2011
Physical Description:
ix, 502 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
This book covers the fundamentals and history of psychology, plus the practical psychology behind how people deal with money, sex, morality, family, children, aging, addiction, work, and other everyday issues.
Language:
English
Contents:
[1.] Introducing the basics : The basics ; Psychology before psychology ; Psychology in other cultures ; History and pioneers ; Sigmund Freud ; John B. Watson and B.F. Skinner ; Jean Piaget -- [2.] Major movements in psychology : Behaviorism ; Gestalt psychology ; Psychoanalytic theory ; Jungian analytical psychology ; Humanistic theories ; Attachment theory ; Sociobiology and evolutionary psychology ; Neurobiological theories ; Cognitive science ; Psychology as a science ; Psychological tests ; Intelligence testing -- [3.] Brain and behavior : Basic concepts in neuroscience ; The major structures of the brain ; Brain development ; From brain to mind ; The brain as mapmaker ; Sensation and perception ; Motor behavior and intentional action ; Cognition and behavioral control ; Emotions ; Emotion and the limbic system ; Emotions in mammals ; Frontal control of the limbic system ; Neurotransmitters and other brain chemicals ; Impact of the environment on the brain -- [4.] Psychological development across the lifespan : Freud's psychosexual stages ; Erik Erikson's psychosocial stages ; Margaret Mahler ; Jean Piaget's theory of cognitive development ; Kohlberg's stages of moral development ; The role of culture ; Infancy ; Toddler years ; Preschool years (3-5) ; School age children (6-11) ; Adolescence (12-18) ; Early adulthood (19-40) ; Middle adulthood (40-60) ; Later adulthood (60 and older) ; The end of life: death and dying -- [5.] The psychology of everyday life: love, marriage, and baby carriage : Love ; Marriage ; Pregnancy ; Parenting ; Families ; Divorce ; Sexuality ; Sexual orientation -- [6.] The psychology of everyday life: motivation and the search for happiness : The psychology of happiness ; Positive psychology ; Happiness across cultures ; The psychology of money ; The biology of money -- [7.] Group dynamics and the public sphere : Group dynamics ; Prejudice and racism ; Morality ; Psychology in the workplace ; Psychology in the public sphere ; Voting behavior -- [8.] Abnormal psychology: mental health and mental illness : Definitions and classifications ; Major mental illnesses ; Disorders of personality ; Substance abuse ; Psychotherapy ; Psychopharmacology ; Popular psychology -- [9.] The psychology of trauma : The psychological impact of trauma ; Child abuse ; Sexual abuse ; Domestic violence -- [10.] Forensic psychology : The psychology of criminal behavior ; Causes of antisocial traits ; Specific forms of crimes ; Mental illness and the law.
ISBN:
9781578592234
Format :
Book

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