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Preface vii Contents matrix: Chapter coverage of the study design xii About eBookPLUS and studyON xvi Acknowledgements xvii Psychology - Research Methods Chapter 1 Research methods in psychology 3 Defining psychology and its subject matter 4 Mental processes and behaviour 5 Psychology as a scientific study 6 Steps in psychological research 7 Step 1 Identify the research topic 7 Step 2 Formulate the research hypothesis 7 Step 3 Design the research 8 Step 4 Collect the data 9 Step 5 Analyse the data 9 Step 6 Interpret and evaluate the results 9 Step 7 Report the research and findings 10 Research methods 13 Sample and population 14 Research hypothesis 15 Experimental research 17 Advantages and limitations of experimental research 59 Cross-sectional studies 66 Advantages and limitations of cross-sectional studies 66 Case studies 69 Advantages and limitations of case studies 71 Observational studies 72 Advantages and limitations of observational studies 75 Self-reports 81 Advantages and limitations of self-reports 86 Types of data 89 Primary and secondary data 89 Qualitative and quantitative data 90 Organising, presenting and interpreting data 94 Descriptive statistics 94 Inferential statistics 103 Conclusions and generalisations 104 Reliability and validity in research 106 Reliability 106 Validity 106 Ethics in psychological research and reporting 110 National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research 110 Role of ethics committees 112 Australian Privacy Principles 113 Role of the experimenter 113 Use of animals in psychological research 116 Reporting conventions 120 Written report 121 Poster report 122 Chapter summary 127 Key terms 129 Learning checklist 130 Chapter test 133 Unit 3 How Does Experience Affect Behaviour And Mental Processes? Chapter 2 Nervous system functioning 143 Roles of different divisions 145 Central nervous system 145 Peripheral nervous system 149 Conscious and unconscious responses to sensory stimuli 158 The spinal reflex 159 Role of the neuron 162 Dendrites 163 Axon 163 Myelin 163 Axon terminals 164 Role of neurotransmitters 166 Neurotransmission as a lock-and-key process 168 How interference to neurotransmitter function can affect nervous system functioning 171 Parkinson's disease 171 Chapter summary 180 Key terms 181 Learning checklist 182 Chapter test 183 Chapter 3 Stress as a psychobiological process 189 Eustress and distress 191 Sources of stress 193 Daily pressures 193 Life events 196 Acculturative stress 202 Major stressors 207 Catastrophes 209 Stress as a biological process 214 Fight-flight-freeze response 214 Role of cortisol 217 Selye's General Adaptation Syndrome 222 Strengths and limitations of Selye's GAS 224 Stress as a psychological process 228 Lazarus and Folkman's Transactional Model of Stress and Coping 228 Strengths and limitations of the Lazarus and Folkman model 230 Strategies for coping with stress 233 Context-specific effectiveness 234 Coping flexibility 234 Approach and avoidance coping strategies 236 Exercise 240 Chapter summary 243 Key terms 244 Learning checklist 244 Chapter test 246 Chapter 4 Neural basis of learning and memory 251 Neural plasticity and changes to connections between neurons 253 Neural plasticity 253 Changes to connections between neurons 254 Long-term potentiation and long-term depression 255 Role of neurotransmitters and neurohormones 260 Role of glutamate in synaptic plasticity 261 Role of adrenaline in the consolidation of emotionally arousing experiences 261 Chapter summary 267 Key terms 268 Learning checklist 268 Chapter test 269 Chapter 5 Models to explain learning 273 Classical conditioning 276 Classical conditioning as a three-phase process 279 Stimulus generalisation 284 Stimulus discrimination 284 Extinction 285 Spontaneous recovery 285 The 'Little Albert' experiment 287 Operant conditioning 292 Operant conditioning as a three-phase model 293 Reinforcers 298 Punishment 302 Stimulus generalisation 306 Stimulus discrimination 306 Extinction 307 Spontaneous recovery 307 Comparing classical and operant conditioning 308 Observational learning 312 Observational learning processes 315 Bandura's experiments with children 318 Chapter summary 322 Key terms 323 Learning checklist 323 Chapter test 325 Chapter 6 Process of memory 331 Atkinson-Shiffrin's multi-store model of memory 333 Sensory memory 335 Short-term memory (STM) 343 Long-term memory (LTM) 348 Brain regions involved in the storage of long-term memories 356 Roles of the cerebral cortex 356 Roles of the hippocampus 357 Roles of the amygdala 359 Roles of the cerebellum 361 Chapter summary 364 Key terms 365 Learning checklist 365 Chapter test 367 Chapter 7 Reliability of memory 371 Methods to retrieve information from memory or demonstrate the existence of information in memory 373 Recall 373 Recognition 373 Relearning 375 Reconstruction 377 Fallibility of memory reconstruction 379 Research by Loftus 380 Effects of brain trauma on memory 385 Anterograde amnesia 385 Brain surgery 388 Alzheimer's disease 397 Factors influencing ability and inability to remember 403 Context and state dependent cues 403 Maintenance and elaborative rehearsal 409 Serial position effect 412 Chapter summary 417 Key terms 418 Learning checklist 418 Chapter test 420 Unit 4 How Is Wellbeing Developed and Maintained? Chapter 8 Nature of consciousness 429 Consciousness as a psychological construct 430 Consciousness varies along a continuum of awareness 432 Normal waking consciousness and altered states of consciousness 436 Role of attention 437 Methods used to study consciousness 440 Measurement of physiological responses 440 Measurement of speed and accuracy on cognitive tasks 450 Subjective reporting of consciousness - sleep diaries 452 Video monitoring 452 Changes in psychological state due to levels of awareness 454 Content limitations 454 Controlled and automatic processes 454 Perceptual and cognitive distortions 456 Emotional awareness 456 Self-control 457 Time orientation 458 Comparing effects of one night of full sleep deprivation versus legal blood-alcohol concentrations 460 Chapter summary 465 Key terms 466 Learning checklist 466 Chapter test 468 Chapter 9 Sleep 473 Sleep and biological rhythms 475 Circadian rhythms 475 Ultradian rhythms 478 NREM and REM sleep 480 NREM sleep 481 REM sleep 483 Theories of the purpose and function of sleep 489 Restoration theory 489 Evolutionary (circadian) theory 492 Differences in sleep patterns across the lifespan 495 Newborns and infants 496 Children 497 Adolescents 497 Adults 497 Chapter summary 500 Key terms 501 Learning checklist 501 Chapter test 503 Chapter 10 Sleep disturbances 511 Dyssomnias and parasomnias 513 Dyssomnias 514 Parasomnias 518 Circadian rhythm phase disorders 525 Sleep-wake cycle shift in adolescence 526 Shift work 529 Jet lag 532 Jet lag effects 533 Effects of partial sleep deprivation 535 Affective functioning 536 Behavioural functioning 537 Cognitive functioning 538 Interventions to treat sleep disorders 542 Cognitive behavioural therapy 542 Bright light therapy 547 Chapter summary 550 Key terms 551 Learning checklist 551 Chapter test 553 Chapter 11 Mental health 559 Mental health as a continuum 561 Mental health as a product of internal and external factors 564 Typical characteristics of a mentally healthy person 566 High level of functioning 566 High levels of social and emotional wellbeing 568 Resilience to life stressors 570 Ethical implications in mental health study and research 571 Informed consent 572 Use of placebo treatments 575 Chapter summary 579 Key terms 580 Learning checklist 580 Chapter test 581 Chapter 12 Mental disorder 585 4P factor model 587 The four factors 589 Biological risk factors 590 Genetic vulnerability 590 Poor response to medication due to genetic factors 592 Poor sleep 595 Substance use 595 Psychological risk factors 598 Rumination 598 Impaired reasoning and memory 599 Stress 603 Poor self-efficacy 604 Social risk factors 607 Disorganised attachment 607 Loss of a significant relationship 609 Role of stigma as a barrier to accessing treatment 610 Cumulative risk 614 Chapter summary 616 Key terms 617 Learning checklist 617 Chapter test 619 Chapter 13 Specific phobia 627 Stress, anxiety and phobia 629 Specific phobia 632 Factors contributing to the development of a specific phobia 634 Biological factors 636 Psychological factors 639 Social factors 644 Evidence-based interventions in the treatment of specific phobia 646 Biological interventions 647 Relaxation techniques 649 Psychological interventions 651 Social interventions 657 Chapter summary 662 Key terms 663 Learning checklist 663 Chapter test 665 Chapter 14 Maintenance of mental health 671 Resilience 672 Biological protective factors 675 Adequate diet 675 Adequate sleep 677 Psychological protective factors 678 Cognitive behavioural strategies 678 Social protective factors 682 Support from family, friends and community 682 Transtheoretical model of behaviour change 685 Pre-contemplation stage 686 Contemplation stage 687 Preparation stage 688 Action stage 688 Maintenance stage 689 Strengths and limitations of the transtheoretical model 690 Chapter summary 693 Key terms 694 Learning checklist 694 Chapter test 695 Answers 700 Glossary 701 References 715 Index 734

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