By Erika Rosenberg Gregory J. Feist
Challenging Assumptions. simply because we “think” whatever doesn’t make it precise. Feist’s obtainable method of technology is helping scholars problem their assumptions, comprehend study, and realize that during Psychology, it’s no longer all black and white.
nearly all scholars input Introductory Psychology with preconceived notions―many of them fallacious. Psychology: views and Connections is designed to maneuver scholars past what could appear seen to them, to have them reevaluate the concepts and ideology they carry to the path. Feist & Rosenberg problem scholars: Don’t think every little thing you're thinking that! scholars are inspired to imagine seriously and query preconceived notions, placing their ideas―and the tips of others―to the try out and remember the fact that no one viewpoint tells the full story.
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Extra resources for Psychology: Making Connections
One can study brain functions involved in learning, emotion, social behavior, and mental illness, to name just a few areas. A related subdiscipline, biological psychology, examines the relationship between bodily systems and chemicals and their relationship to behavior and thought. An example of research in biological psychology that we will look at in Chapter 12 is a study of the effects of stress on hormones and behavior. There is a great deal of overlap between neuroscience and biological psychology.
Topics in health psychology range from studies of how stress affects people’s lives and is linked to illness and immune function to research on the role of social factors in how people interact Our feelings can make us with the health care system. Some health psychologists work in dismore or less susceptible ease prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation; thus, this area into illness. This connection volves clinical practice as well as research. between nature and nurEducational psychology, connecting cognitive, developmental, ture is a powerful one.
Human babies could not survive without others to care for them. Perhaps that is why people fascinate us. From our ﬁrst days, we humans are inherently interested in other humans—for survival. Newborns prefer faces to almost any other object. Our very existence is social, and as you will learn, our brains have evolved mechanisms and structures that allow us to understand others in a remarkably complex way (Dunbar, 1996). As you begin your study of this ﬁeld, you will learn just how broad the ﬁeld of psychology is.