- Material Type:
- Full Course
- Community College / Lower Division, College / Upper Division
- Rice University
- Provider Set:
- OpenStax College
- Creative Commons Attribution
Psychology is designed to meet scope and sequence requirements for the single-semester introduction to psychology course. The book offers a comprehensive treatment of core concepts, grounded in both classic studies and current and emerging research. The text also includes coverage of the DSM-5 in examinations of psychological disorders. Psychology incorporates discussions that reflect the diversity within the discipline, as well as the diversity of cultures and communities across the globe.
Senior Contributing Authors
Rose M. Spielman, Formerly of Quinnipiac University
Kathryn Dumper, Bainbridge State College
William Jenkins, Mercer University
Arlene Lacombe, Saint Joseph's University
Marilyn Lovett, Livingstone College
Marion Perlmutter, University of Michigan
Lesson 2What Is Psychology?
Lesson 3History of Psychology
Lesson 4Contemporary Psychology
Lesson 5Careers in Psychology
Lesson 2Why Is Research Important?
Lesson 3Approaches to Research
Lesson 4Analyzing Findings
Lesson 2Human Genetics
Lesson 3Cells of the Nervous System
Lesson 4Parts of the Nervous System
Lesson 5The Brain and Spinal Cord
Lesson 6The Endocrine System
Lesson 2What Is Consciousness?
Lesson 3Sleep and Why We Sleep
Lesson 4Stages of Sleep
Lesson 5Sleep Problems and Disorders
Lesson 6Substance Use and Abuse
Lesson 7Other States of Consciousness
Lesson 2Sensation versus Perception
Lesson 3Waves and Wavelengths
Lesson 6The Other Senses
Lesson 7Gestalt Principles of Perception
Lesson 2What Is Learning?
Lesson 3Classical Conditioning
Lesson 4Operant Conditioning
Lesson 2What Is Cognition?
Lesson 4Problem Solving
Lesson 6Measures of Intelligence
Lesson 7The Source of Intelligence
Lesson 2How Memory Functions
Lesson 4Problems with Memory
Lesson 5Ways to Enhance Memory
Lesson 2What Is Lifespan Development?
Lesson 3Lifespan Theories
Lesson 4Stages of Development
Lesson 5Death and Dying
Lesson 3Hunger and Eating
Lesson 4Sexual Behavior
Lesson 2What Is Personality?
Lesson 5Learning Approaches
Lesson 6Humanistic Approaches
Lesson 7Biological Approaches
Lesson 8Trait Theorists
Lesson 10Personality Assessment
Lesson 2What Is Social Psychology?
Lesson 4Attitudes and Persuasion
Lesson 6Prejudice and Discrimination
Lesson 8Prosocial Behavior
Lesson 2What Is Stress?
Lesson 4Stress and Illness
Lesson 5Regulation of Stress
Lesson 6The Pursuit of Happiness
Lesson 5Anxiety Disorders
Lesson 7Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Lesson 8Mood Disorders
Lesson 10Dissociative Disorders
Lesson 11Personality Disorders
Lesson 12Disorders in Childhood