Psychology Applied to Modern Life Adjustment in the 21st Century

ISBN-10: 0495553395
ISBN-13: 9780495553397
Edition: 9th 2009
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Book details

List price: $179.95
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/7/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 688
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 4.246
Language: English

Filled with comprehensive, balanced coverage of classic and contemporary research, relevant examples, and engaging applications, this text shows you how psychology helps you understand yourself and the world, and uses psychological principles to illuminate the variety of opportunities you have in your life and your future career. While professors cite this bestselling book for its academic credibility and the authors' ability to stay current with 'hot topics, ' students say it's one text they just don't want to stop reading. The text and associated workbook are highly readable, engaging, and visually appealing, providing you with a wealth of material you can put to use every day.

Wayne Weiten teaches psychology and mentors teaching assistants at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has received distinguished teaching awards from Division Two of the American Psychological Association (APA) and from the College of DuPage, where he taught until 1991. He is a Fellow of Divisions One and Two of the APA. In 1996-1997, Weiten served as president of the Society for Teaching Psychology. A trained social psychologist with a very strong quantitative background, his primary area of research is stress and health psychology. Weiten has also conducted research on a wide range of topics, including educational measurement, jury decision-making, attribution theory, stress, and cerebral specialization.

Elizabeth Yost Hammer earned her B.S. in psychology from Troy State University and received her Ph.D. in social psychology from the Tulane University. She is professor of psychology and director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans. She is a fellow of Division Two of the American Psychological Association (APA) and is a past president of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology. Recently, she was elected as treasurer for the Society for the Teaching of Psychology. She is passionate about teaching and has published on collaborative learning, service learning, the application of social psychological theories to the classroom, and mentoring students. After her experience with Hurricane Katrina, she developed a Psychology of Disasters course and is co-authoring a book of the same title.

Adjusting to Modern Life
Theories of Personality
Stress and Its Effects
Coping Processes
The Self
Social Cognition and Social Influence
Interpersonal Communication
Friendship and Love
Marriage and Intimate Relationships
Gender and Behavior
Development in Adolescence and Adulthood
Careers and Work
Development and Expression of Sexuality
Psychology and Physical Health
Psychological Disorders
Psychotherapy
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