Handy Answer: The Handy Psychology Answer Book

Editor/Author Cohen, Lisa J.
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: Visible Ink Press

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-57859-508-2
Category: Psychology
Image Count: 159
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

The Handy Psychology Answer Book seeks to inform readers with accurate data written in a lively, accessible, and engaging way. It bridges the gap by taking you on a journey through the history and science of psychology and showing how psychology affects us all.

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Table of Contents

  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • PHOTO SOURCES
  • INTRODUCTION
  • INTRODUCING PSYCHOLOGY
  • The Basics
  • Psychology Before Psychology
  • Psychology in Other Cultures
  • History and Pioneers
  • Sigmund Freud
  • John B. Watson and B.F. Skinner
  • Jean Piaget
  • 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
  • THE BRAIN: ANATOMY AND DEVELOPMENT
  • Basic Concepts in Neuroscience
  • The Major Structures of the Brain
  • Brain Development
  • Neurotransmitters and Other Brain Chemicals
  • Impact of Environment on the Brain
  • 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
  • Frontal Control of the Limbic System
  • Emotions in Mammals
  • Charles Darwin's Study of Emotional Expressions
  • Jaak Panksepp and Seven Basic Emotional Systems
  • PSYCHOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN
  • 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
  • THE PSYCHOLOGY OF EVERYDAY LIFE: LOVE, MARRIAGE, BABY CARRIAGE
  • Love
  • Marriage
  • The Changing Face of Marriage
  • Pregnancy
  • Parenting: Becoming a Parent
  • Parenting: The Work of Raising a Child
  • Family Structure
  • Family Dynamics
  • Divorce
  • Sexuality
  • Sexual Orientation
  • THE PSYCHOLOGY OF EVERYDAY LIFE: MOTIVATION AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS
  • The Psychology of Happiness
  • Positive Psychology
  • Optimism
  • Happiness across Cultures
  • The Psychology of Money
  • The Biology of Money
  • GROUP DYNAMICS AND THE PUBLIC SPHERE
  • Group Dynamics
  • Prejudice and Racism
  • Morality
  • Psychology in the Workplace
  • Psychology in the Public Sphere
  • Voting Behavior
  • ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY: MENTAL HEALTH AND MENTAL ILLNESS
  • Definitions and Classifications
  • Major Mental Illnesses
  • Disorders of Personality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Psychotherapy
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Popular Psychology
  • THE PSYCHOLOGY OF TRAUMA
  • The Psychological Impact of Trauma
  • Child Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY
  • The Psychology of Criminal Behavior
  • Causes of Antisocial Traits
  • Specific Forms of Crimes
  • Mental Illness and the Law
  • Cognition and the Law
  • FURTHER READING