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Introduction to Scientific Psychology : Applied Clinical Psychology - Henry D. Schlinger

Introduction to Scientific Psychology

Applied Clinical Psychology

Hardcover Published: 31st May 1998
ISBN: 9780306457289
Number Of Pages: 388

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We humans are faced with an interesting problem: That which we think we un­ derstand the most-our own behavior-we probably understand the least. On the eve of a new millennium. the planet is beset by a host of problems that are. for the most part. caused by human behavior. Ironically. although it seems that the greatest impact of our behavior is on the planet and its other inhabitants. we may actually be threatening our own future the most. For example. we have caused untold harm to the air we breathe. to the water we drink. and. by exten­ sion. to much of the food we eat. More important perhaps. we have created a so­ ciety in which. among other things. many people are anxious and depressed. young women starve themselves. and alcohol and cigarette use are responsible for hundreds of thousands of cases of illness and death every year. And humans still murder one another at an astounding rate. while at the same time continu­ ing to affirm the value of human life. At a time when it is critical that our chil­ dren become educated. more and more children are not learning the basic skills they will need to think logically so that they can begin to solve the world's problems. The question may be not "Can the planet survive?" but. rather. "Can we humans survive and change our own destructive actions?" Although many scholars. philosophers.

Scientific Psychology
Historical Origins
Science and Psychology
Research Methods
Behavioral Causation
Phylogeny: Evolution and Behavior
Ontogeny: Classical Conditioning
Ontogeny: Operant Conditioning
Neurophysiology and Behavior
Applications of Scientific Psychology
Language
Cognition
Human Evolutionary and Prenatal Development
Development Through Early Childhood
Individual Differences: Intelligence, Personality and Social Behavior
Troublesome behavior
Glossary
Index
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ISBN: 9780306457289
ISBN-10: 0306457288
Series: Applied Clinical Psychology
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 388
Published: 31st May 1998
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.04 x 19.05  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.75