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Psychology (Indian Subcontinent Edition) | Robert A Baron & Girishwar Misra - PEARSON

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  • ISBN:9789332558540

  • ISBN:933255854X

  • Pages:680

  • Imprint:Pearson Education

  • Binding:Paperback

This book tries to provide an in-depth introduction to the field of psychology. It introduces basic concepts, theories and methods used in psychology—the study of mental life and behavior. It adopts the stance of objective science committed to uncover the truth about human behavior. The text has been organized to help understand key concepts and ideas in a manner conducive to give an overview while keeping it interesting for the readers.

About The Author

Robert Alan Baron (born 1943) is Professor of Management and the Spears Chair of Entrepreneurship at Oklahoma State University's Spears School of Business. He studied psychology at City University of New York and received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in 1968. He is co-author of the textbook Social Psychology (13th edition), published by Allyn & Bacon, as well as numerous other books (e.g., Behavior in Organizations, 9th edition) and journal articles. Dr. Baron has held faculty appointments at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Purdue, the University of Minnesota, Texas, South Carolina, Washington, Princeton University, and Oxford University.


Table of Content

About the Authors
Evolution and Growth of  Modern Psychology

Chapter-1  Psychology: A Science and a Perspective

Chapter-2  Biology, Culture, and Human Behavior

Chapter-3  Sensation and Perception: Making Contact with the World around Us

Chapter-4  States of Consciousness

Chapter-5  Learning: How We're Changed by Experience

Chapter-6  Memory: Of Things Remembered…. and Forgotten

Chapter-7  Cognition: Thinking, Deciding, Communicating

Chapter-8  Human Development I: The Childhood Years

Chapter-9  Human Development II: Adolescence, Adulthood,  and Aging

Chapter-10  Motivation and Emotion

Chapter-11  Intelligence: Cognitive, Practical, and Emotional

Chapter-12  Personality: Uniqueness and Consistency in the Behavior of Individuals

Chapter-13  Health, Stress, and Coping

Chapter-14  Mental Disorders: Their Nature and Causes

Chapter-15  Therapies: Techniques for Alleviating Mental Disorders

Chapter-16  Social Thought and Social Behavior

Salient Features

• Research Methods covers integrated psychological research processes allowing readers to see how  psychologists approach and investigate important concepts.

• Beyond the Headlines focuses on news headlines from all over the world illustrating varied perspectives about how the human mind works.

• Making Psychology Part of Your Life demonstrates how readers can apply the presented theories into practice.

• Updated references and examples provide a cross-cultural outlook to bridge the gap between Western and Indian studies in psychology.

• Review Questions, Margin Glossary and Chapter Summaries enable learners to develop critical thinking skills required for this discipline.

• Critical Thinking Questions at the end of each chapter facilitate the development of interpretative skills needed for this discipline.


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