Essentials of Psychology, 5th Edition

  • Douglas A. Bernstein University of South Florida
  • ISBN-10: 049590693X
  • ISBN-13: 9780495906933
  • 768 Pages Paperback 
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2008, 2005
  • © 2011 | Published
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In a concise and accessible 14-chapter format, ESSENTIALS OF PSYCHOLOGY, 5TH EDITION retains the effective features of Bernstein's PSYCHOLOGY, 8TH EDITION and incorporates important findings from the latest research. Combining extensive pedagogical support with an emphasis on active learning, the text challenges students to learn by doing—to actively participate using materials from the text and to think about what they're learning as opposed to passively receiving written information. The text's integrated pedagogical system helps students master the material by supporting the elements of the PQ4R (Preview, Question, Read, Recite, Review, and Reflect) study system. Hallmark features include Linkages that show how topics in psychology are interrelated, Thinking Critically sections that apply a five-question approach to one topic in each chapter, and Focus on Research sections organized around questions to help readers think objectively about research questions and results.


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  • An optional chapter on neuropsychology, written by Joel Shenker and available as a custom pre-set allows instructors to include material from this critical field in psychology. Supporting material for this chapter (and for an optional chapter on industrial and organizational psychology) is available in all print and online supplements.
  • In-text learning tools include chapter outlines with page references to the relevant section of the chapter, which serve as advance organizers; and integrated preview questions that help to focus students' attention as they read. In addition, a marginal glossary, with definitions of terms and a pronunciation key, enables students to assimilate new words without interrupting their reading.
  • Other in-text learning aids include instructional captions for all figures, tables, and photos, which prompt students to engage in various active learning activities; and Review study charts that appear periodically throughout the chapter, accompanied by self-test questions that encourage students to recite and review the material.
  • The Linkages features help students understand the relationships and interdependency among different subfields of psychology and the scope of the discipline. This hallmark program consists of three features: a Linkages Diagram, which presents a set of questions that illustrate three ways in which material in the chapter is related to other chapters in the book; Linkages cross-references, which appear as marginal icons whenever a Linkage is covered in the text; and one Linkages Section within each chapter, which discusses a chapter topic that relates to other subfields of psychology.
  • Active Review—a built-in study guide at the end of each chapter—promotes active learning and reflection. A Linkages diagram illustrates how the chapter material is connected to other topics in psychology. Also included: a Chapter Summary organized around major topic headings and related preview questions; a Learn by Doing section with Put It in Writing exercises and Personal Learning Projects; recommended resources for further exploration; a Review of Key Terms; and a Multiple-Choice Self-Test. Answers are in the back of the book with explanations and page references.

What's New

  • This edition is the first introductory psychology textbook to systematically adopt APA key terminology throughout. All key terms match those used in the APA's THESAURUS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL INDEX TERMS, 11TH EDITION (Tuleya, 2007) and the APA DICTIONARY OF PSYCHOLOGY (VandenBos, 2007). As a result, the text contributes to the use of a standard core vocabulary in introductory psychology while helping students conduct more productive key term searches in PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES as they prepare to write term papers and complete other assignments.
  • This edition is the first introductory psychology textbook to be designed with the input of an Instructional Designer to maximize the student learning experience.
  • Updated throughout, the text incorporates new research on such topics as

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Table of Contents

1. INTRODUCTION TO THE SCIENCE OF PSYCHOLOGY.
The World of Psychology: An Overview. Approaches to the Science of Psychology. Human Diversity and Psychology. Thinking Critically About Psychology (or Anything Else). Research Methods in Psychology. Focus on Research: Studying EMDR. Linkages: Psychological Research and Behavioral Genetics. Statistical Analysis of Research Results. Ethical Guidelines for Psychologists.
2. BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR.
Cells of the Nervous System. The Peripheral Nervous System: Keeping in Touch with the World. The Central Nervous System: Making Sense of the World. Thinking Critically: What Can fMRI Tell Us About Behavior and Mental Processes? Focus on Research: The Case of the Disembodied Woman. Linkages: Human Development and the Changing Brain. The Chemistry of Behavior: Neurotransmitters. The Endocrine System: Coordinating the Internal World.
3. SENSATION AND PERCEPTION.
Sensing and Perceiving the World. Sensory Systems. Seeing. Hearing. The Chemical Senses: Taste and Smell. Sensing Your Body. Thinking Critically: Does Acupuncture Relieve Pain? Perception. Organizing the Perceptual World. Recognizing the Perceptual World. Linkages: Perception and Human Development. Attention. Focus on Research: Attention and the Brain.
4. CONSCIOUSNESS.
The Scope of Consciousness. Thinking Critically: Can Subliminal Messages Change Your Behavior? Focus on Research: Subliminal Messages in Rock Music. Sleeping and Dreaming. Hypnosis. Linkages: Meditation, Health, and Stress. Psychoactive Drugs.
5. LEARNING.
Classical Conditioning: Learning Signals and Associations. Instrumental and Operant Conditioning: Learning the Consequences of Behavior. Linkages: Networks of Learning. Cognitive Processes in Learning. Focus on Research: The "I Can't Do It" Attitude. Thinking Critically: Does Watching Violence on Television Make People More Violent? Using Research on Learning to Help People Learn.
6. MEMORY.
The Nature of Memory. Storing New Memories. Retrieving Memories. Constructing Memories. Focus on Research: I Could Swear I Heard It! Linkages: Memory and Perception in the Courtroom. Forgetting. Thinking Critically: Can Traumatic Memories Be Repressed, Then Recovered? Biological Bases of Memory. Improving Your Memory.
7. THOUGHT, LANGUAGE, AND INTELLIGENCE.
Basic Functions of Thought. Mental Representations: The Ingredients of Thought. Thinking Strategies. Problem Solving. Focus on Research: Problem-Solving Strategies in the Real World. Decision Making. Linkages: Group Processes in Problem Solving and Decision Making. Language. Testing Intelligence. Evaluating Intelligence Tests. Thinking Critically: Are Intelligence Tests Unfairly Biased Against Certain Groups? Diversity in Intelligence.
8. MOTIVATION AND EMOTION.
Concepts and Theories of Motivation. Eating. Sexual Behavior. Focus on Research: Tell Me About Your Sex Life. Thinking Critically: What Shapes Sexual Orientation? Achievement Motivation. Relations and Conflicts Among Motives. Linkages: Conflicting Motives and Stress. The Nature of Emotions. Theories of Emotions. Communicating Emotions.
9. HUMAN DEVELOPMENT.
Exploring Human Development. Beginnings. Infancy and Childhood: Cognitive Development. Focus on Research: What Do Infants Know About Physics? Linkages: Development and Memory. Infancy and Childhood: Social and Emotional Development. Focus on Research: Exploring Developing Minds Thinking Critically: Does Day Care arm the Emotional Development of Infants? Adolescence. Adulthood.
10. HEALTH, STRESS, AND COPING.
Health Psychology. Understanding Stress and Stressors. Stress Responses. Linkages: Stress and Psychological Disorders. Stress Mediators. Focus on Research: Personality and Health. The Physiology and Psychology of Health and Illness. Thinking Critically: Does Hostility Increase the Risk of Heart Disease? Promoting Healthy Behavior.
11. PERSONALITY.
The Psychodynamic Approach. The Trait Approach. Thinking Critically: Are Personality Traits Inherited? The Social-Cognitive Approach. The Humanistic Approach. Linkages: Personality, Culture, and Human Development. Focus on Research: Personality Development over Time. Assessing Personality.
12. PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS.
Defining Psychological Disorders. Explaining Psychological Disorders. Classifying Psychological Disorders. Thinking Critically: Is Psychological Diagnosis Biased? Anxiety Disorders. Linkages: Anxiety Disorders and Learning. Somatoform Disorders. Dissociative Disorders. Affective Disorders. Schizophrenia. Personality Disorders. Focus on Research: Exploring Links Between Child Abuse and Antisocial Personality. Disorder. A Sampling of Other Psychological Disorders. Mental Illness and the Law.
13. TREATMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS.
Basic Features of Treatment. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Humanistic Psychotherapy. Behavior Therapy and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy. Group, Family, and Couples Therapy. Evaluating Psychotherapy. Thinking Critically: Are All Forms of Therapy Equally Effective? Focus on Research: Which Therapies Work Best for Which Problems? Biological Treatments. Linkages: Biology, Behavior, and the Treatment of Psychological Disorders. Community Psychology.
14. SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY.
Social Influences on the Self. Focus on Research: Self-Esteem and the Ultimate Terror. Social Perception. Attitudes. Prejudice and Stereotypes. Interpersonal Attraction. Social Influence. Obedience. Aggression. Thinking Critically: Does Pornography Cause Aggression? Altruism and Assistance. Group Processes. Linkages: Biological and Social Psychology.
15. INDUSTRIAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY. (Available upon request as custom pre-set)
An Overview of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Assessing People, Jobs, and Job Performance. Recruiting and Selecting Employees. Training Employees. Employee Motivation. Job Satisfaction. Thinking Critically: Is Job Satisfaction Genetic? Linkages: Aggression in the Workplace. Occupational Health Psychology. Work Groups and Work Teams. Focus on Research: Can People Learn to Be Charismatic Leaders?
16. NEUROPSYCHOLOGY (Available upon request as custom pre-set
Foundations of Neuropsychology. Mechanisms of Brain Dysfunction Neuropsychological Disorders. Thinking Critically: Can Someone Be Partially Paralyzed and Not Know It? Focus on Research: Studying Hemineglect. Linkages: Language Disorders and the Brain.

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In a concise and accessible 14-chapter format, ESSENTIALS OF PSYCHOLOGY, 5TH EDITION retains the effective features of Bernstein's PSYCHOLOGY, 8TH EDITION and incorporates important findings from the latest research. Combining extensive pedagogical support with an emphasis on active learning, the text challenges students to learn by doing—to actively participate using materials from the text and to think about what they're learning as opposed to passively receiving written information. The text's integrated pedagogical system helps students master the material by supporting the elements of the PQ4R (Preview, Question, Read, Recite, Review, and Reflect) study system. Hallmark features include Linkages that show how topics in psychology are interrelated, Thinking Critically sections that apply a five-question approach to one topic in each chapter, and Focus on Research sections organized around questions to help readers think objectively about research questions and results.


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In a concise and accessible format that incorporates the latest research, ESSENTIALS OF PSYCHOLOGY, 5TH EDITION encourages you to learn by doing—to actively participate using materials from the text and to think about what you're learning as opposed to passively receiving written information. Effective learning features that help you master the material include Linkages that show how topics in psychology are interrelated, Thinking Critically sections that walk you through a five-question approach to one topic in each chapter, and Focus on Research sections organized around questions to help you learn to think objectively about research questions and results.


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Meet the Author

About the Author

Douglas A. Bernstein

Douglas A. Bernstein is Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, where he served for many years as director of the introductory psychology program. He is currently affiliated as Courtesy Professor of Psychology at The University of South Florida, and a Visiting Professor of Psychology at The University of Southampton in the UK. Dr. Bernstein chairs the Program Committee of the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology (NITOP), and is the Founder of the Association for Psychological Science's Preconference Institute on the Teaching of Psychology. In 2002 he received the American Psychological Foundation's award for Distinguished Teaching in Psychology.