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Cengage Advantage Books: Psychology Applied to Modern Life Adjustment in the 21st Century

ISBN-10: 1111297983

ISBN-13: 9781111297985

Edition: 10th 2012

Authors: Wayne Weiten, Dana S. Dunn, Elizabeth Yost Hammer

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Book details

List price: $152.95
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2011
Binding: Looseleaf - sheets only 
Pages: 688
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.970
Language: English

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.

Dana S. Dunn earned his B.A. in psychology from Carnegie Mellon University and received his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Virginia. He chaired the psychology department at Moravian in Bethlehem, PA for six years, and currently is professor of psychology and director of the Learning in Common Curriculum at Moravian. A fellow of the American Psychological Association, Dunn is active in the Society for the Teaching of Psychology and frequently presents at national and regional disciplinary conferences. Dunn has written numerous articles, chapters, and book reviews concerning his areas of research interest: the teaching of psychology, social psychology, and rehabilitation psychology. He is the author or editor of several books, including RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (Blackwell, in press) and A SHORT GUIDE TO WRITING ABOUT PSYCHOLOGY (Pearson Longman, 2008).

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
Psychology and Physical Health
The Self
Social Thinking and Social Influence
Interpersonal Communication
Friendship and Love
Marriage and Intimate Relationships
Gender and Behavior
Development and Expression of Sexuality
Careers and Work
Psychological Disorders
Psychotherapy
Positive Psychology
Sustainability