Psychology: Concepts and Connections (with InfoTrac), 3rd Edition / Edition 3 available in Paperback
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- Cengage Learning
PSYCHOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND CONNECTIONS, BRIEF VERSION, will help your students make the connections between key concepts in psychology and the connections between those concepts and their own lives. Spencer Rathus's 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. Rathus's commitment to helping students learn goes beyond the text narrative and is reflected in the text's proven active learning system, PQ4R (Preview, Question, Read, Reflect, Review, and Recite). This system is seamlessly integrated into the book's companion Connections CD-ROM, the Book Companion Web Site, and the Study Guideall of which are FREE with every new copy of the text. New Learning Connections" and Life Connections" sections in the text also include icons that cue students to interactive content on the Connections CD-ROM and the Book Companion Web Site. This seamless integration of text and technology enhances the active learning system, PQ4R, in the text, and gives students multiple ways to connect with the text's current research and relevant applications. In this edition, Rathus invites students to learn about the latest in evolutionary psychology, biology, diversity, and gender issues in psychologyin a text that is concise yet thorough.
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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. The Science of Psychology. 2. Biology and Behavior. 3. Voyage Through the Lifespan. 4. Sensation and Perception. 5. Consciousness. 6. Learning. 7. Memory: Remembrance of Things Pastand Future. 8. Thinking, Language, and Intelligence. 9. Motivation and Emotion. 10. Stress, Health and Adjustment. 11. Personality: Theory and Assessment. 12. Psychological Disorders. 13. Methods of Therapy. 14. Social Psychology. Appendix: Statistics.