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

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Cengage Learning, Jan 7, 2008 - Psychology - 688 pages
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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.
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Contents

Theories of Personality
32
Stress and Its Effects
70
Coping Processes
104
The Self
140
Social Thinking and Social Influence
172
Interpersonal Communication
204
Friendship and Love
236
Marriage and Intimate Relationships
268
Development and Expression of Sexuality
406
Psychology and Physical Health
440
Psychological Disorders
478
Psychotherapy
514
Glossary
549
References
555
Credits
612
Name Index
618

Gender and Behavior
302
Development in Adolescence and Adulthood
336
Careers and Work
372

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About the author (2008)

Wayne Weiten is a graduate of Bradley University and received his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Illinois, Chicago in 1981. He has taught at the College of DuPage and Santa Clara University, and currently teaches 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. He is a Fellow of Divisions 1 and 2 of the American Psychological Association and a Fellow of the Midwestern Psychological Association. In 1991, he helped chair the APA National Conference on Enhancing the Quality of Undergraduate Education in Psychology and in 1996-1997 he served as President of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology. In 2006, one of the five national teaching awards given annually by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology was named in his honor. He currently is serving as President-Elect of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association. Weiten has conducted research on a wide range of topics, including educational measurement, jury decision-making, attribution theory, pressure as a form of stress, cerebral specialization, and the technology of textbooks. He is also the author of Psychology: THEMES AND VARIATIONS, (2013, 9th ed.) and a co-author of PSYCHOLOGY APPLIED TO MODERN LIFE: ADJUSTMENT AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY with Dana S. Dunn & Elizabeth Yost Hammer, 2012, 11E. Weiten has also created an educational CD-ROM titled PsykTrek: A Multimedia Introduction to Psychology.

Margaret A. Lloyd received her B.A. from the University of Denver and her M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Arizona. She is the author of ADOLESCENCE (Harper and Row, 1985). She has served as chair of the psychology departments at Suffolk University and Georgia Southern University and is the founding chair of the Council for Undergraduate Psychology Programs. She is a past president of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of the American Psychological Association), past executive director of the Society's Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology, and currently serves on the APA's Council of Representatives for the Society. She is emerita professor and chair of psychology at Georgia Southern University and a recipient of that institution's Award for Excellence for Contributions to Instruction.

Elizabeth Hammer earned her B.S. in psychology from Troy State University and received her Ph.D. in social psychology from Tulane University. She is currently Kellogg Professor in Teaching in the Psychology Department 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.

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