Features of “Understanding Psychology”:
- Fosters active reading and provides extensive help with the vocabulary of psychology with a unique reading comprehension strategy.
- Brings up-to-the-minute, real world examples with features from TIME magazine.
- Connects psychology concepts and the world in which students live with “Psychology and You” features.
- Provides an in-depth look at intriguing cases from the field of psychology with Case Studies.
Unit 1 Approaches to Psychology
Psychological Research Methods and Statistics
Unit 2 The Life Span
Infancy and Childhood
Adulthood and Old Age
Unit 3 The Workings of Mind and Body
Body and Behavior
Altered States of Consciousness
Sensation and Perception
Unit 4 Learning and Cognitive Processes
Learning: Principles and Applications
Memory and Thought
Thinking and Language
Motivation and Emotion
Unit 5 Personality and Individuality
Theories of Personality
Unit 6 Adjustment and Breakdown
Stress and Health
Therapy and Change
Unit 7 Social Psychology
Attitudes and Social Influence
Psychology: Present and Future
About the author
Richard A. Kasschau, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at the University of Houston. Dr. Kasschau is a member of the American Educational Research Association, the American Psychological Association, and the American Psychological Society. He has written extensively for magazines, newspapers, and professional journals, and has a dozen books to his credit. An award-winning and distinguished teacher who has taught psychology for 35 years, Dr. Kasschau has won the University of Houston’s Teaching Excellence Award twice in the last 15 years.