Psychology Applied to Modern Life: Adjustment in the 21st Century, 8th Edition / Edition 8

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534608590
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/1/2005
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 688
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Wayne Weiten teaches psychology and mentors teaching assistants at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has received distinguished teaching awards from Division 2 of the American Psychological Association(APA) and from the College of DuPage, where he taught until 1991. He is a Fellow of Divisions 1 and 2 of the APA. In 1996?1997, Weiten served as president of the Society for Teaching Psychology. A trained social psychologist with a very strong quantitative background, his primary area of research is stress and health psychology. Weiten has also conducted research on a wide range of topics, including educational measurement, jury decision-making, attribution theory, stress, and cerebral specialization. He is the co-author of PSYCHOLOGY APPLIED TO MODERN LIFE (Thomson Wadsworth, 2006) and the creator of 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.

Dana S. Dunn earned his B.A. in psychology from Carnegie Mellon University and received his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Virginia. He chaired the psychology department at Moravian in Bethlehem, PA for six years, and currently is professor of psychology and director of the Learning in Common Curriculum at Moravian. A fellow of the American Psychological Association, Dunn is active in the Society for the Teaching of Psychology and frequently presents at national and regional disciplinary conferences. Dunn has written numerous articles, chapters, and book reviews concerning his areas of research interest: the teaching of psychology, social psychology, and rehabilitation psychology. He is the author or editor of several books, including RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (Blackwell, in press) and A SHORT GUIDE TO WRITING ABOUT PSYCHOLOGY (Pearson Longman, 2008).

Elizabeth Yost Hammer earned her B.S. in psychology from Troy State University and received her Ph.D. in social psychology from the Tulane University. She is professor of psychology 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 and is co-authoring a book of the same title.

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Table of Contents


1. Adjusting to Modern Life. 2. Theories of Personality. 3. Stress and Its Effects. 4. Coping Processes. 5. The Self. 6. Social Cognition and Social Influence. 7. Interpersonal Communication. 8. Friendship and Love. 9. Marriage and Intimate Relationships. 10. Gender and Behavior. 11. Development in Adolescence and Adulthood. 12. Careers and Work. 13. Development and Expression of Sexuality. 14. Psychology and Physical Health. 15. Psychological Disorders. 16. Psychotherapy. Appendix: URLs for Recommended Web Sites.
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    Not bad!

    This text is pretty good, but I found that it was only loosely tied into the topics I was searching for.

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