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Table of Contents
1. What Is Psychology? 2. How Does Biology Influence Our Behavior? 3. How Do We Sense and Perceive Our World? 4. Consciousness: Wide Awake, in a Daze, or Dreaming? 5. How Do We Learn? 6. How Does Memory Function? 7. Cognition, Language, and Intelligence: How Do We Think? 8. Motivation and Emotion: What Guides Behavior? 9. How Do People Grow, Change, and Develop? 10. How Do Gender and Sexuality Affect Our Behavior? 11. How Do We Understand and Interact with Others? 12. Health, Stress, and Coping: How Can You Create a Healthy Life? 13. What Is Personality, and How Do We Measure It? 14. What Are Psychological Disorders, and How Can We Understand Them? 15. What Therapies Are Used to Treat Psychological Problems? Appendix How Are Statistics Used in Psychology? Appendix How Do We Apply Psychology to the Workplace?