Introduction to Psychology

About the Author

James W. Kalat (rhymes with ballot) is Professor of Psychology at North Carolina State University, where he teaches Introduction to Psychology and Biological Psychology. Born in 1946, he received an AB degree summa cum laude from Duke University in 1968 and a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, under the supervision of Paul Rozin. He is also the author of Biological Psychology, Ninth Edition (Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 2007) and co-author with Michelle N. Shiota of Emotion (Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 2007). In addition to textbooks, he has written journal articles on taste-aversion learning, the teaching of psychology, and other topics. A remarried widower, he has three children, two stepsons, and two grandchildren. When not working on something related to psychology, his hobby is bird-watching.

Brief content:

  1. What Is Psychology?
  2. Scientific Methods in Psychology
  3. Biological Psychology
  4. Sensation and Perception
  5. Nature, Nurture, and Human Development
  6. Learning
  7. Memory
  8. Cognition and Language
  9. Intelligence
  10. Consciousness
  11. Motivated Behaviors
  12. Emotional Behaviors, Stress, and Health
  13. Social Psychology
  14. Personality
  15. Abnormality, Therapy, and Social Issues
  16. Specific Disorders and Treatments

Language: English
Format: ebook PDF
Size: 31 mb

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