GERRIG ZIMBARDO PSYCHOLOGY AND LIFE PDF

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 eighteenth edition, which has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest cutting-edge research, features an increased emphasis on critical thinking, new practice tests at the end of each chapter, a beautiful new design and an updated art program. P hilip G.

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This item is out of print and has been replaced with Psychology and Life, 20th Edition. View larger. 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, excite their imaginations, and get them to think critically about the material.

Over research studies are spotlighted throughout the text, with the goal of showcasing the how and the why behind key psychological research. This product is part of the following series. Click on a series title to see the full list of products in the series. Integrated directly into the text within each chapter are descriptions of classic and cutting edge research studies.

To keep Psychology and Life on the cutting edge of psychological science, we have also expanded coverage of cognitive neuroscience throughout the book and included new brain images in several chapters. Psychology in Your Life: show students how psychological knowledge is directly relevant to the decisions they make every day by presenting and exploring questions posed by psychology students around the U.

Psychology in Your Life topics include:. Critical Thinking in Your Life: teaches students how to interpret and evaluate what they hear in the media and become wiser consumers of the abundance of information presented to all of us daily. Critical Thinking in Your Life topics include:. Extended section on evolutionary perspectives on trait dimensions, with updated research. The Goals of Psychology.

Women as Pioneering Researchers. Perspectives on Psychology. Study Strategies. Study Techniques. Recapping Main Points.

Key Terms. Practice Test. Discovering Psychology Viewing Guide. Observer Biases and Operational Definitions. Correlational Methods. Subliminal Influence? Achieving Reliability and Validity. Self-Report Measures. Behavioral Measures and Observations. Informed Consent. Intentional Deception.

Issues in Animal Research. Descriptive Statistics. Inferential Statistics. Evolution and Natural Selection. Variation in the Human Genotype. The Neuron. Action Potentials. Synaptic Transmission. Neurotransmitters and Their Functions. Eavesdropping on the Brain. The Nervous System. Brain Structures and Their Functions. Hemispheric Lateralization. The Endocrine System. Plasticity and Neurogenesis: Our Changing Brains.

The Proximal and Distal Stimuli. From Physical Events to Mental Events. The Human Eye. The Pupil and the Lens. The Retina. Processes in the Brain.

Seeing Color. The Physics of Sound. Psychological Dimensions of Sound. The Physiology of Hearing. Touch and Skin Senses. The Vestibular and Kinesthetic Senses. Attentional Processes. Principles of Perceptual Grouping. Spatial and Temporal Integration. Motion Perception. Depth Perception. Perceptual Constancies. Bottom-Up and Top-Down Processes. The Influence of Contexts and Expectations.

Final Lessons. Awareness and Consciousness. Studying the Contents of Consciousness. The Uses of Consciousness. Studying the Functions of Consciousness. Circadian Rhythms. The Sleep Cycle. Why Sleep? Sleep Disorders. Dreams: Theater of the Mind. Lucid Dreaming. Dependence and Addiction.

Varieties of Psychoactive Drugs. What Is Learning? Behaviorism and Behavior Analysis. Processes of Conditioning. Focus on Acquisition. Applications of Classical Conditioning. The Law of Effect. Experimental Analysis of Behavior. Reinforcement Contingencies. Properties of Reinforcers. Schedules of Reinforcement. Instinctual Drift. Taste-Aversion Learning. Comparative Cognition. Observational Learning.

Functions of Memory. An Overview of Memory Processes. Iconic Memory. Short-Term Memory. Working Memory. Retrieval Cues. Context and Encoding.

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Richard J. Gerrig is a professor of psychology at Stony Brook University. Before joining the Stony Brook faculty, Gerrig taught at Yale University, where he was awarded the Lex Hixon Prize for teaching excellence in the social sciences. Gerrig's research on cognitive psychological aspects of language use has been widely published. One line of work examines the mental processes that underlie efficient communication. A second research program considers the cognitive and emotional changes readers experience when they are transported to the worlds of stories.

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This item is out of print and has been replaced with Psychology and Life, 20th Edition. View larger. 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, excite their imaginations, and get them to think critically about the material. Over research studies are spotlighted throughout the text, with the goal of showcasing the how and the why behind key psychological research. This product is part of the following series. Click on a series title to see the full list of products in the series. Integrated directly into the text within each chapter are descriptions of classic and cutting edge research studies.

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Richard J. Gerrig is a professor of psychology at Stony Brook University. Before joining the Stony Brook faculty, Gerrig taught at Yale University, where he was awarded the Lex Hixon Prize for teaching excellence in the social sciences. Gerrig's research on cognitive psychological aspects of language use has been widely published.

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This classic text emphasizes the science of psychology, with a special focus on applying psychology to students' daily lives. Author Phil Zimbardo narrates the video series, as leading researchers, practitioners, and theorists probe the mysteries of the mind and body and bring psychology to life for introductory students. Psychology and Life: The Discovering Psychology Edition offers the same content as the Eighteenth Edition, and adds a built in Discovering Psychology viewing guide at the end of each chapter. Students can go to MyPsychLab to launch the videos and then either complete the viewing activities in their textbook or do the assignments online. 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. P hilip G.

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