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Rich in reader-friendly features and up-to-the-minute research, Spencer Rathus's Tenth Edition of PSYCHOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND CONNECTIONS, MEDIA & RESEARCH UPDATE EDITION makes your students' introduction to psychology a meaningful, personal experience. Rathus connects the core concepts of psychology to the events and issues students encounter every day. The book explains classic theories and the latest discoveries in a clear, accessible style intended to reach out to students-without sacrificing Rathus's commitment to showing psychology as the rigorous science that it is. Throughout the text, you'll find an emphasis on diversity and expanded coverage of the evolutionary perspective, plus numerous references to the timeliest research available. And, the text's proven active learning system, PQ4R (Preview, Question, Read, Reflect, Review, and Recite), incorporated into every chapter, seamlessly integrates reading and studying. In addition, Rathus's text features the most integrated multi-platform media package available, the full Web site that features Self-Study Assessments, Video Connections, Mobile Media and interactive versions of features from the text-all tightly connected to the text itself to give students the a powerful, comprehensive introduction to psychology.
Spencer A. Rathus received his Ph.D. from the University at Albany and is on the faculty of The College of New Jersey. His research interests include treatment of obesity and eating disorders, smoking cessation, human growth and development, methods of therapy, and sexual dysfunctions. He is the author of the widely used Rathus Assertiveness Schedule and has written several college textbooks, including Psychology: Concepts & Connections, AIDS: What Every Student Needs to Know, Human Sexuality in a World of Diversity, and Childhood and Adolescence: Voyages in Development.
1. What is Psychology. 2. Sorting Truth and Fiction in Psychology: Critical Thinking and Research Methods. 3. Biology and Psychology. 4. Sensation and Perception. 5. Consciousness. 6. Learning. 7. Memory: Remembrance of Things Past—and Future. 8. Cognition, Language, and Intelligence. 9. Motivation and Emotion. 10. The Voyage through the Life Span: Childhood. 11. The Voyage through the Life Span: Adolescence and Adulthood. 12. Personality: Theory and Measurement. 13. Gender and Sexuality. 14. Stress, Health, and Adjustment. 15. Psychological Disorders. 16. Methods of Therapy. 17. Social Psychology. Appendix: Answer Keys to Self-Assessments and Active Reviews.