Forty Studies that Changed Psychology, Global Edition VitalSource eText (7e) : 9781292070971

Forty Studies that Changed Psychology, Global Edition VitalSource eText (7e)

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Forty studies that helped shape the field of Psychology

Roger Hock’s Forty Studies provides a glimpse of the science of psychology, unraveling the complexities of human nature. Hock summarizes some of the most influential studies in psychological history studies, and guides the reader through a thoughtful interpretation of the results and why the study is considered so important. This book provides a more in-depth look and analyses that cannot be found by reading a textbook or research alone.

Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers will:

  • Gain background knowledge of the complexities in the psychology field.
  • Learn about detailed studies in an easy, understandable manner.
  • Understand scientific research, through closer examination of major topics.
Table of contents
Chapter 1: Biology And Human Behavior

Reading 1: One Brain Or Two?

Reading 2: More Experience = Bigger Brain

Reading 3: Are You A “Natural?”

Reading 4: Watch Out For The Visual Cliff!

Chapter 2: Perception And Consciousness

Reading 5: Take A Long Look

Reading 6: To Sleep, No Doubt To Dream

Reading 7: As A Category, It’s A Natural

Reading 8: Acting As If You Are Hypnotized

Chapter 3: Learning And Conditioning

Reading 9: It’s Not Just About Salivating Dogs!

Reading 10: Little Emotional Albert

Reading 11: Knock Wood!

Reading 12: See Aggression . . . Do Aggression!

Chapter 4: Intelligence, Cognition, And Memory

Reading 13: What You Expect Is What You Get

Reading 14: Just How Are You Intelligent?

Reading 15: Maps In Your Mind

Reading 16: Thanks For The Memories!

Chapter 5: Human Development

Reading 17: Discovering Love

Reading 18: Out Of Sight, But Not Out Of Mind

Reading 19: How Moral Are You?

Reading 20: In Control And Glad Of It!

Chapter 6: Emotion And Motivation

Reading 21: A Sexual Motivation

Reading 22: I Can See It All Over Your Face!

Reading 23: Watching Your Emotions?

Reading 24: Thoughts Out Of Tune

Chapter 7: Personality

Reading 25: Are You The Master Of Your Fate?

Reading 26: Masculine Or Feminine . . . Or Both?

Reading 27: Racing Against Your Heart

Reading 28: The One, The Many

Chapter 8: Psychopathology

Reading 29: Who’s Crazy Here, Anyway?

Reading 30: You’re Getting Defensive Again!

Reading 31: Learning To Be Depressed

Reading 32: Crowding Into The Behavioral Sink

Chapter 9: Psychotherapy

Reading 33: Choosing Your Psychotherapist

Reading 34: Relaxing Your Fears Away

Reading 35: Projections Of Who You Are

Reading 36: Picture This!

Chapter 10: Social Psychology

Reading 37: A Prison By Any Other Name

Reading 38: The Power Of Conformity

Reading 39: To Help Or Not To Help

Reading 40: Obey At Any Cost?
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