496 pages | 145 B/W Illus.
The text brings forth a comprehensive updated approach, that gives an idea about current psychological knowledge, with a view of facilitating rapid review of these subjects and stimulates further detailed study of it.
Section I provides an elaborate background of the various sub-disciplines of psychology, the various theories and school of thoughts encompassing them. Section II discusses the mergers between the physical and psychological state of being in humans. Section III elucidates the basic psychological processes that shape the human cognizance. Section IV talks about the different factors which influence the human psyche. Section V discusses the various aspects of clinical psychology and their implications on the physical well-being of humans.
The book distinguishes itself in providing a concise, clear understanding of the most basic topics of psychology that is essential to all readers of general psychology, but particularly to medical and nursing students, and to postgraduate trainee in psychiatry.
Section I Psychology: Science and Application; 1: Introduction; 2: Major Areas of Applied Psychology; 3: Research in Psychology; 4: Major Schools of Psychology; Section II Biology, Consciousness, and Gender; 5: Biological Basis of Behavior; 6: Consciousness, Sleep and Hypnosis, Meditation, and Psychoactive Drugs; 7: Gender and Sexuality; Section III: Basic Psychological Processes; 8: Emotions; 9: Motivation; 10: Learning; 11: Sensation and Perception; 12: Attention; 13: Memory; 14: Thinking and Problem Solving; Section IV: Development, Social Factors, Personality, and Intelligence; 15: Human Development and its Theories; 16: Social Psychology; 17: Intelligence; 18: Personality; 19: Psychological Testing; Section V: Clinical and Health Psychology; 20: Stress, Health, and Coping; 21: Psychological Disorders; 22: Treatment of Psychological Disorders; 23: Positive Psychology