Psychology: Concepts and Connections, Brief Version

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Cengage Learning, 2006 - Psychology - 627 pages
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The theme of this book is applying theories and research to learning and to contemporary life. In every chapter of PSYCHOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND CONNECTIONS, BRIEF VERSION, Eighth Edition, Spencer Rathus CONNECTS psychology to the real world and students' interests, to the field's latest topics and research, to great new multimedia tools, to innovative resources for teaching and learning, and to the proven PQ4R active learning approach. Rathus' warm and engaging writing style explains the fundamentals in ways that students can understand, and then goes a step further to show how those fundamentals relate to students' daily lives. Through Video Connections, Power Visuals, an Author Blog, and interactive pedagogy tied from the text to the book companion web site, this edition provides students with seamless integration of text and technology that will help them study efficiently and effectively.
  

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Contents

Biology and Psychology
36
The Voyage Through the Life Span
82
Sensation and Perception
124
Consciousness
170
Learning
206
Memory Remembrance of Things Pastand Future
240
Thinking Language and Intelligence
278
Motivation and Emotion
320
Psychological Disorders
430
Methods of Therapy
470
Social Psychology
504
Statistics
542
Answers
562
References
568
Glossary
598
Name Index
608

Stress Health and Adjustment
362
Personality Theory and Measurement
396

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About the author (2006)

Spencer A. Rathus is known for his warm, encouraging writing style, and applied approach to learning. As the first member of his family to attend college, he struggled through dry and technical books that didn't resonate with him. His goal is to write textbooks that excite and motivate today's students, through humor, personal examples, and a clear pedagogical framework. Watching his own four children grow and develop has provided Spence with first-hand experience in child development. In addition to his personal familiarity with this subject area, he has published more than twenty research articles in the areas of human growth and development, psychological disorders, methods of therapy, and psychological assessment since earning his Ph.D. in 1972. Foremost among his research publications is the RATHUS ASSERTIVENESS SCHEDULE (RAS), which is widely used in research and clinical practice, and which has been referenced frequently in other literature. Rathus taught at Northeastern University and St. John's University before arriving at his current position at New York University, where he teaches a culturally diverse population of students in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

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