College decisions: a practical guide to success in college

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Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1997 - Education - 235 pages
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Appropriate for college orientation or study skills programs, this concise, inexpensive text is a practical reference designed to enhance the academic, personal, and social experiences of college students. The tone is personal, conversational, and respectful, with a minimum of underlying research and theory. The authors draw from their teaching and counseling experiences, presenting choices and issues rather than foregone conclusions. Suggestions are practical and clear-cut, dealing with issues such as time management, building a weekly schedule, taking multiple choice tests, managing stress, and dealing with family.

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Contents

and Your Choice of Major
23
Part 2Personal and Social Adjustments
105
To join or Not to join?
143
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About the author (1997)

Josh R. Gerow Josh Gerow is currently Professor Emeritus, Purdue University, having taught at the Fort Wayne, Indiana, campus of Purdue for 32 years. He is an instructional psychologist, who received his Ph.D. in experimental psychology in 1967 from the University of Tennessee. His research focuses on determining the factors that influence performance in introductory psychology, and developing a model for delivering the introductory course to high school students. Dr. Gerow has been invited to many campuses to speak on the teaching of psychology. He has made several presentations at meetings of the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology. One of his presentations (with Ken Bordens), "What ever happened to...? Psychological research that introductory psychology students don't hear much about anymore," appears in "Voices of Experience: Memorable Talks from the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology," His text, "College Decisions: A Practical Guide to Success in College" (with Nancy Gerow), is in its third edition. In various formats and with several publishers, Josh Gerow has authored or co-authored thirteen editions of an introductory psychology text--and the ancillaries that accompany them. Kenneth S. Bordens Kenneth S. Bordens received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University (Teaneck, New Jersey, campus) in 1975. He earned a Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degree in Social Psychology from the University of Toledo in 1979. After receiving his Ph.D., he accepted a position at Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne (IPFW). Dr. Bordens has taught there for the past 20 years and currently holds the rank ofProfessor of Psychological Sciences. Dr. Bordens's main research area is in psychology and law. Specifically, he has published several studies on juror and jury decision-making. His most recent research is on the impact on jurors of consolidating multiple plaintiffs in complex trials. He has co-authored three textbooks ("Research Design and Methods: A Process Approach; Psychology of Law: Integrations and Applications;" and "Social Psychology"), in addition to the sixth and seventh editions of "Psychology: An Introduction." He is also currently writing a text on statistics. Dr. Bordens teaches courses in social psychology, child development, research methods, the history of psychology, and introductory psychology. Evelyn Blanch-Payne Evelyn Blanch-Payne is a Professor of Psychology at Albany State University, and received her doctorate degree in Educational Psychology from Kent State University. Her areas of research interest and publications include "Ethnicity and Breast Cancer Awareness, Teaching Styles of Faculty, Learning Styles of Students, Cognitive Behavioral Changes of Mental Health Consumers, and End-of-Life Care Preferences. "She was a contributing writer to" The Handbook for Enhancing Undergraduate Education in Psychology" for the American Psychological Association, and has presented at many professional conferences. In addition, she has served as the Principle Investigator for a Title III research grant, and as a Faculty Fellow at John F. Kennedy Space Center, NASA. She has been named recipient of numerous teaching awards, including Outstanding Teaching, Most Distinguished Faculty Member, Student Choice Award, and Who's Who Among American Teachers Award in 2000, 2002, and2005. She was also recently listed among the Great Women of the 21st Century. Blanch-Payne holds professional memberships in several organizations and associations of psychology.

Gerow is a Certified Marriage and Family Therapist.

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