Introduction to Psychology Textbook

By: Mr. Robillard's 2008-2009 Advanced Placement Psychology classes

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Table of Contents

Introducing Psychology

Research Methods and Statistics

The Biological Foundations of Behavior

21- Glial cells

Sensation and Perception

Consciousness and Its Variations


  • Classical Conditioning
    • Ivan Pavlov and the history of classical conditioning
    • Principles of classical conditioning
    • Higher order conditioning
    • Factors that affect classical conditioning
    • Conditioning emotional responses
    • Baby Albert
    • Classical conditioning and evolution- the phobias
  • Operant conditioning
    • Thorndike and the Law of Effect
    • B.F. Skinner and behaviorism
    • Principles of behaviorism
      • Reinforcement
        • What are reinforcers and how do they work
        • Primary reinforcers
        • Secondary reinforcer
      • Punishment
      • Stimulus discrimination
      • Stimulus generalization
      • Schedules of reinforcement
      • Shaping
      • Biological predispositions and operant conditioning
      • Common uses of behaviorism in society
  • Observational learning
    • Observational learning in animals
    • Albert Bandura and the Bobo Doll Study
    • Applications of observational learning


Thinking, Language, and Intelligence

  • Intorduction- the building blocks of thought- what are mental images
  • Solving problems and decision making
    • Problem solving strategies
    • Obstacles to problem solving
      • Functional fixedness
      • Mental sets
    • Decision making strategies
    • Estimating probablilty
  • Language and thought
    • Characteristics of language
    • How language influences thinking
    • Animals and language
  • Measuring Intelligence
    • History of intelligence tests
    • Principles of making a good test
    • Reliability
    • Validity
    • Nature of Intellignece
  • Theories of intelligence

Motivation and Emotion

Lifespan Development

Gender and Sexuality


Social Psychology

Stress, Health, and Coping

Psychological Disorders