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Brun_0471443956_4p_fm_r1.qxd 6/27/02 2:13 PM Page ii Brun_0471443956_4p_fm_r1.qxd 6/27/02 2:13 PM Page i Psychology A Self-Teaching Guide Brun_0471443956_4p_fm_r1.qxd 6/27/02 2:13 PM Page ii Brun_0471443956_4p_fm_r1.qxd 6/27/02 2:13PM Pageiii Psychology A Self-Teaching Guide Frank J. Bruno, Ph.D. John Wiley & Sons,Inc. Brun_0471443956_4p_fm_r1.qxd 6/27/02 2:13 PM Page iv This book is printed on acid-free paper. ●(cid:1) Copyright © 2002 by Frank J. Bruno. All rights reserved Illustrations copyright © 2002 North Market Street Graphics Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey Published simultaneously in Canada No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photo- copying, recording, scanning or otherwise, except as permitted under Sec- tions 107 or 108 of the 1976 United States Copyright Act, without either the prior written permission of the Publisher, or authorization through payment of the appropriate per-copy fee to the Copyright Clearance Cen- ter, 222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923, (978) 750-8400, fax (978) 750-4470, or on the web at www.copyright.com. Requests to the Pub- lisher for permission should be addressed to the Permissions Department, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030, (201) 748-6011, fax (201) 748-6008, email:[email protected] Limit of Liability/Disclaimer ofWarranty:While the publisher and author have used their best efforts in preparing this book, they make no represen- tations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this book and specifically disclaim any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. No warranty may be cre- ated or extended by sales representatives or written sales materials. The advice and strategies contained herein may not be suitable for your situa- tion. You should consult with a professional where appropriate. Neither the publisher nor author shall be liable for any loss of profit or any other com- mercial damages, including but not limited to special, incidental, conse- quential, or other damages. For general information about our other products and services, please con- tact our Customer Care Department within the United States at (800) 762- 2974, outside the United States at (317) 572-3993 or fax (317) 572-4002. Wileyalsopublishesitsbooksinavarietyofelectronicformats.Somecon- tentthatappearsinprintmaynotbeavailableinelectronicbooks. ISBN 0-471-44395-6 Printed in the United States of America 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Brun_0471443956_4p_fm_r1.qxd 6/27/02 2:13 PM Page v To those who seek a greater understanding of human behavior Brun_0471443956_4p_fm_r1.qxd 6/27/02 2:13 PM Page vi Contents Preface ix 1 Introduction:The Foundations of Psychology 1 2 Research Methods in Psychology:Gathering Data 17 3 The Biology of Behavior:Is the Brain the Organ of Mental Life? 30 4 Sensation:Studying the Gateways of Experience 45 5 Perception:Why Do Things Look the Way They Do? 57 6 Learning:Understanding Acquired Behavior 72 7 Motivation:Why Do We Do What We Do? 90 8 Emotions:Riding Life’s Roller Coaster 107 9 Thinking:Exploring Mental Life 120 10 Intelligence:In Pursuit of Rational Thought and Effective Action 136 11 Developmental Psychology:How Children Become Adults 153 12 Sex and Love:Are You in the Mood? 174 13 Personality:Psychological Factors That Make You an Individual 191 14 Abnormal Psychology:Exploring Mental Disorders 212 15 Therapy:Helping Troubled People 231 16 Social Psychology:Interacting with Other People 247 Index 263 vii

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