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What Is Psychology?
History of Psychology
Careers in Psychology
Scientific Advances and World Progress
What Is Science?
Psychology as a Science
Psychological Science is Useful
Ethics of Scientific Psychology
Why Learn About Scientific Psychology?
Research Methods: Why You Need Them
Tradeoffs in Research
Scientific Versus Everyday Reasoning
The Interpretation of Research Results
Why Should I Trust Science If It Can’t Prove Anything?
Is Science Objective?
Science in Context
Cause and Effect Conclusions
General Principles of Learning
Varieties of Memory
Three Stages of the Learning/Memory Process
Putting It All Together: Improving Your Memory
What Is Eyewitness Testimony?
Why Is Eyewitness Testimony an Important Area of Psychological Research?
Kinds of Memory Biases
Causes of Forgetting
Two Types of Conditioning
Useful Things to Know about Classical Conditioning
Useful Things to Know about Instrumental Conditioning
Putting Classical and Instrumental Conditioning Together
What is Attention?
Divided Attention and Multitasking
The Anatomy of the Brain
A Brain Divided
Studying the Human Brain
The Structure of the Neuron
Communication Within and Between Neurons
Evolution of the Nervous System
Development of the Nervous System
The Structure of the Nervous System
Studying the Nervous System
Masters and Johnson
The Anatomy of Pleasure and Reproduction
Physiology and the Sexual Response Cycle
Sexually Transmitted Infections
Smell and Taste: The Chemical Senses
Putting it all Together: Multimodal Perception
A Little Bit of History
Where Action Originates
The Unconscious in Social Psychological Processes
Unconscious Processing and the Role of Attention
Conscious Experiences of Visual Perception
Conscious Experiences of Memory
Conscious Experiences of Body Awareness
Conscious Experiences of Decision Making
Language and Language Use
How Do We Use Language?
What Do We Talk About?
Psychological Consequences of Language Use
What Would a Rational Decision Look Like?
Biases in Our Decision Process
Fixing Our Decisions
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