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From The CriticsReviewer: Nicholas Greco IV, MS, BCETS, CATSM (Abbott Laboratories)
Description: This eleventh edition of an introductory textbook on the psychology of adjustment brings with it new research, a greater focus on real-world applications of psychology, online self-assessments, an emphasis on positive psychology, linked videos through Wiley Plus, and various essential supplements.
Purpose: The authors have a number of goals for this textbook, but the one that stands out is the application of psychological principles to help people meet the challenges they face in daily life. The authors also highlight the impact of modern technology on psychological adjustment.
Audience: It is targeted at college-age students enrolled in introductory psychology. Instructors will find the book easy to use and the presentation of the material straightforward, with real-world examples to aid in teaching.
Features: The book's 15 carefully written and focused chapters cover the major areas of introductory psychology as well as adjustment psychology. Its many new features include linked videos and an emphasis on positive psychology. Capstone modules in every chapter demonstrate how psychology plays an integral role in our daily lives. Boxes feature profiles of famous psychologists, integrated coverage of human diversity, and self-assessment exercises. The book is well rounded and clearly provides a solid base for both critical thinking and applied psychology.
Assessment: This is an exceptionally well-written and thoughtful psychology textbook. Notably, it identifies daily life struggles and demonstrates how psychology can help us to overcome them.