Authored by John Santrock, a prominent developmental psychologist, and Jane Halonen, an educational leader in critical thinking, this proven text and CD-ROM package appeal to instructors who want to emphasize student self-awareness in pursuit of college success goals, as well as active learning strategies. Within the 13-chapter text, the authors develop six themes that impact students' success. They have developed and refined an innovative visual map, the "Six-Point Model of Success." Tare introduced The themes include: Develop Meaningful Values; Set Goals, Plan, and Monitor; Get Motivated and Take Responsibility; Think and Learn; Build Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence; and, Explore Careers. Once these themes are introduced Chapter 1, they are integrated throughout the book, providing students with a guide to success. refers to the A Learning Portfolio concludes every chapter and consists of three self-assessments, a variety of journal activities, and the new summary activity "Applying the Six Strategies for Success" The Learning Portfolio is designed to help students record their reflections, apply the strategies, and track their success through the course. An accompanying CD-ROM is packaged free with every few textbook and is a valuable addition to the learning resources this book offers. The CD-ROM contains electronic versions of the self-assessments, additional self-assessments, My Journal, and case studies for in-class or journal discussion.
JOHN W. SANTROCK, Ph.D., is a leading author of college success and psychology texts. He is professor of psychology and human development at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), where he helped to establish the college success program. More than two million students have used his top-selling texts, which include PSYCHOLOGY: CONTEXTS, SCIENCE, AND APPLICATIONS. In addition to college success strategies, his research interests focus on the nature of family processes and the social development of children and adolescents.