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Psychology, Fifth Edition by Joni E. Johnston

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CHAPTER2

Multiple Perspectives of Psychology

In This Chapter

  • Explore how the body impacts the mind
  • Find out what a Freudian slip really means
  • Discover the origins of the “touchy-feely” psychologist
  • Investigate our ancestors’ psyches
  • Learn what rats taught us about human nature

If you’ve ever seen the movie Sybil or The Three Faces of Eve, then you’re aware of the condition we used to call multiple personality disorder (now called dissociative identity disorder), a rare mental illness in which a person develops different personalities to cope with severe childhood trauma. Psychologists have their own version of this disorder, which has haunted ...

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