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Complete Understanding Of Psychology
To help you learn psychology on your own, Psychology: A Self-Teaching Guide employs the following distinctive features:
Each chapter begins with a five-question true-or-false preview quiz; answers can be found near the end of a given chapter.
Immediately following the quiz there is a shortlist of chapter objectives.
Following each section, there are one or several questions pertaining to the material in the section. The questions are of the fill-in-the-blank variety. Answers are provided immediately following the questions.
A ten-question multiple-choice self-test appears toward the end of each chapter. Answers to the self-test immediately follow. A list of key terms appears at the end of each chapter.
How Do You Use the Book?
I hope that you will use the book by being an active, not a passive, learner. You can accomplish this by following a step-by-step process for each chapter:
Take the five-question true-or-false quiz. Even if you don’t know an answer, make a guess.
This will get you involved in the material. Turn to the answer key at the end of the chapter. Score the test.
You should, of course, be pleased if you get four or five questions correct. On the other hand, don’t be concerned if you only get two or three correct. Obviously, you haven’t studied the material yet.
The purpose of the quiz is to break the ice, verify what you already know, and give you a preview of what is to come in the chapter.
- Review the chapter objectives. Their aim is to give you some idea of what you need to pay attention to in the chapter. The objectives help to give your study focus and direct you to what is of particular importance in the chapter.
- Read each section and pay particular attention to the emphasized terms and their meanings.
- Respond to the fill-in-the-blank sentences at the end of each section before moving on to the next one. Attempt the answers through the use of mental.
The first viewpoint to be identified is the biological viewpoint.
The biological viewpoint asserts that behavior can be explained in terms of such factors as genes, the endocrine system, or the brain and nervous system.
The biological viewpoint assumes that we are all organisms, made out of protoplasm, and the most solid explanations are those that recognize this.
Let us say that a child is suffering from mental retardation.
Assume that the child receives a diagnosis of Down’s syndrome, a set of signs and symptoms suggesting that the child has three chromosomes on what is normally the twenty-first pair of chromosomes.
Mental retardation is very frequently associated with this condition. Consequently, the genetic condition provides an explanation of the mental retardation.
Assume that thirty-four-year-old Jane C. says, “I feel lazy.”
This may seem to be a psychological condition.
If it is later discovered that she has a sluggish thyroid gland and a low basal metabolism, her laziness may be explained in terms of her low thyroid production.
Bill, a forty-five-year-old engineer, suffers from chronic depression.
If it is discovered that he has low levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin, a chemical messenger in the brain, he may be prescribed a psychiatric drug that brings the serotonin to an optimal level.
His depression has been explained in terms of the brain’s neurotransmitters.
As you can see, the biological viewpoint is a powerful and useful one.
It is the viewpoint that tends to be favored by psychiatry, a medical specialty, and physiological psychology (see “Fields of Psychology” on page 12).
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Psychology: A Self Teaching Guide Book PDF Free Download