Why Do You Need this New Edition?
If you’re wondering why you should buy this FIFTH edition of INVITATION TO PSYCHOLOGY, here are seven good reasons!
Chapter 4 (“Neurons, Hormones, and the Brain”) describes new research on teaching monkeys to use brain waves to control a robotic arm; using electric stimulation to restore awareness in patients who are in a minimally conscious state; using brain activity to identify which pictures a person is looking at; and induced pluripotent stem cells. In a new discussion of the field of neuroethics, this chapter also raises the question of the benefits and potential harm of drugs that produce cognitive enhancement and others that might have the power to delete traumatic memories.
Chapter 8 (“Memory”) contains fascinating new research on working memory and its importance for staying on task; recent biological work on the role of the hippocampus not only in memory formation but also recall; research in the Horror Labyrinth of the London Dungeon on the impact of too much arousal on memory; and research on the effectiveness of the read-recitereview strategy and retrieval practice for students who want to improve their study skills.
Chapter 12 (“Approaches to Treatment and Therapy”) contains an updated and expanded discussion of medications for routine emotional disorders; a critical assessment of new drugs; the increasing use of prescription cocktails; and conflicts of interest, placebo effects, and publication bias in medical research. New material also includes deep brain stimulation and TMS; the use of virtual-reality treatments for Iraq veterans; the next generation of cognitive-behavior therapy, focusing on mindfulness and acceptance; and a new list of unvalidated, potentially harmful therapies.
Every major section within a chapter now opens with learning objectives that highlight key content and alert students to the material that follows. Each chapter begins with an updated story for “Psychology in the News,” and a corresponding revised and updated discussion at the end of the chapter for “Psychology in the News, Revisited.”
Explore/Watch/Listen/Simulate/Study and Review icons integrated in the text lead toweb-based expansions on topics, allowing instructors and students access to extra information, videos, podcasts, and simulations. Many more resources are available than those highlighted in the book, but the icons do draw attention to some of the most high-interest materials available at www.mypsychlab.com.
Easily navigated eBook with highlighting and note-taking features and powerful embedded media is now available including simulations, podcasts, video clips, and an interactive timeline. The online media for Invitation to Psychology, 5th edition, includes over 200 video clips, all available in Closed Caption.
Contents at a glance
From the Authors xi
From the Publisher xix
About the Authors xxvi
1 What Is Psychology? 3
2 Theories of Personality 39
3 Development over the Life Span 73
4 Neurons, Hormones, and the Brain 113
5 Body Rhythms and Mental States 147
6 Sensation and Perception 181
7 Thinking and Intelligence 223
8 Memory 263
9 Learning and Conditioning 299
10 Behavior in Social and Cultural Context 331
11 Psychological Disorders 369
12 Approaches to Treatment and Therapy 405
13 Emotion, Stress, and Health 433
14 The Major Motives of Life: Food, Love, Sex, and Work 467
Appendix: Statistical Methods A-1
Name Index NI-1
Subject Index SI-1