Psychology Applied to Modern Life 11e

ISBN-13: 9781285459950 / ISBN-10: 1285459954

Adjustment in the 21st Century
Wayne Weiten, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Dana S. Dunn, Moravian College
Elizabeth Yost Hammer, Xavier University
672pp
Published by Cengage Learning, ©2015
Available Now
£112.00

Filled with comprehensive, balanced coverage of classic and contemporary research, relevant examples, and engaging applications, this text shows students how psychology helps them understand themselves and the world-and uses psychological principles to illuminate the variety of opportunities they have in their lives and their future careers. 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. Students and instructors alike find the text to be a highly readable, engaging, visually appealing package, providing a wealth of material they can put to use every day.

Features

  • The Personal Explorations Workbook is included in the back of the text (after the references and the indexes to allow easier use by students). The workbook contains experiential exercises, questionnaires, and personality tests that allow students to better understand themselves and their attitudes toward a variety of subjects.
  • PSYCHOLOGY APPLIED TO MODERN LIFE: ADJUSTMENT IN THE 21ST CENTURY provides a comprehensive introduction to the psychology of adjustment in a compact, 16-chapter format, complemented by a Personal Explorations Workbook.
  • Each chapter includes practical information for students to use in their daily lives. For example, "Recommended Readings" appear throughout the text and serve as mini book reviews of the most influential self-help books published. The reviews cover classic titles as well as the newest releases.
  • The thorough end-of-chapter pedagogy supplies tools that support students'' success in the course. It includes "Key Ideas," a bulleted summary of the chapter''s main points; "Key Terms," a list of important vocabulary; "Key People," a review of important thinkers; and a practice test with answer key, providing students with an opportunity for self-testing of chapter content.

1. Adjusting to Modern Life.
2. Theories of Personality.
3. Stress and Its Effects.
4. Coping Processes.
5. Psychology and Physical Health.
6. The Self.
7. Social Thinking and Social Influence.
8. Interpersonal Communication.
9. Friendship and Love.
10. Marriage and Intimate Relationships.
11. Gender and Behavior.
12. Development and Expression of Sexuality.
13. Careers and Work.
14. Psychological Disorders.
15. Psychotherapy.
16. Positive Psychology.
  • Updated book design and layout. A collection of new, eye-catching photos are also integrated into each chapter, where they are placed to reflect the subject matter reviewed in the text.
  • The authors have made countless content changes to keep up with new developments in psychology-adding and deleting some topics, condensing and reorganizing others, and updating everything. There are over 1000 new references.
  • The Psychology and Environmental Sustainability Appendix, new in the last edition, has been revised for the 11th edition.
  • New to the 11th edition is the Reel Research box feature, which highlights important concept by discussing research related to the chapter that has been captured on film. Each chapter includes one Reel Research feature with accompanying discussion questions. The Reel Research features include topics like health and stress, self-regulation, schizophrenia, and internet relationships.
  • The authors seamlessly integrate multicultural data into the text. Examples of content include: religion as a cultural source of the fundamental attribution error (Chapter 7); the roles of culture, physical attractiveness, and similarity in relationship development (Chapter 8); expanded cross-cultural coverage on collectivist views on marriage (Chapter 10) and a section on improving cultural sensitivity in treatment (Chapter 16).
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Wayne Weiten
Wayne Weiten is a graduate of Bradley University and received his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Illinois, Chicago in 1981. He has taught at the College of DuPage and Santa Clara University, and currently teaches at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has received distinguished teaching awards from Division Two of the American Psychological Association (APA) and from the College of DuPage. He is a Fellow of Divisions 1 and 2 of the American Psychological Association and a Fellow of the Midwestern Psychological Association. In 1991, he helped chair the APA National Conference on Enhancing the Quality of Undergraduate Education in Psychology and in 1996–1997 he served as President of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology. In 2006, one of the five national teaching awards given annually by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology was named in his honor. He currently is serving as President-Elect of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association. Weiten has conducted research on a wide range of topics, including educational measurement, jury decision-making, attribution theory, pressure as a form of stress, cerebral specialization, and the technology of textbooks. He is also the author of Psychology: THEMES AND VARIATIONS, (2013, 9th ed.) and a co-author of PSYCHOLOGY APPLIED TO MODERN LIFE: ADJUSTMENT AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY with Dana S. Dunn & Elizabeth Yost Hammer, 2012, 11E. Weiten has also created an educational CD-ROM titled PsykTrek: A Multimedia Introduction to Psychology.

Dana S. Dunn
Dana S. Dunn earned his B. A. in psychology from Carnegie Mellon and received his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Virginia. He is currently professor of psychology and Director of the Learning in Common Curriculum at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA. He chaired the Psychology Department at Moravian for six years. A Fellow of the American Psychological Science (APS), Dunn served as President of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology in 2010. A frequent speaker 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, rehabilitation psychology, and educational assessment. He is the author or editor for 13 books, including _The Practical Researcher_ (2010), _Research Methods for Social Psychology_ (2009), and _A Short Guide to Writing about Psychology_ (2011).

Elizabeth Yost Hammer
Elizabeth Hammer earned her B.S. in psychology from Troy State University and received her Ph.D. in social psychology from Tulane University. She is currently Kellogg Professor in Teaching in the Psychology Department 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.