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Psychology: Concepts and Connections, Brief Version / Edition 8

Psychology: Concepts and Connections, Brief Version / Edition 8

by Spencer A. Rathus


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Psychology: Concepts and Connections, Brief Version / Edition 8

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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ISBN-13: 9780495092742
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 02/03/2006
Series: Available Titles CengageNOW Series
Edition description: 8TH
Pages: 672
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 10.60(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

New York University, School of Continuing and Professional Studies Bio: Spence Rathus is a veteran author who, in addition to his intro and development books with Thomson Learning, publishes texts in adjustment and abnormal psychology with other publishers. 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. Since earning his Ph.D., he has published research articles in the areas of human growth and development, psychological disorders, methods of therapy, and psychological assessment. Foremost among his research publications is the Rathus Assertiveness Schedule(RAS), which is widely used in research and clinical practice and frequently referenced 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.

Table of Contents

1. What is Psychology? 2. Biology and Psychology. 3. The Voyage Through the Life Span. 4. Sensation and Perception. 5. Consciousness. 6. Learning. 7. Memory: Remembrance of Things Past—and Future. 8. Thinking, Language, and Intelligence. 9. Motivation and Emotion. 10. Stress, Health, and Adjustment. 11. Personality: Theory and Measurement. 12. Psychological Disorders. 13. Methods of Therapy. 14. Social Psychology. Appendix A: Statistics. Appendix B: Answers.

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