Psychology Applied to Modern Life 11e
ISBN-13: 9781285459950 / ISBN-10: 1285459954
Filled with comprehensive, balanced coverage of classic and contemporary research, relevant examples, and engaging applications, this book 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 book and associated workbook are highly readable, engaging, and visually appealing, providing you with a wealth of material you can put to use every day.
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.
16. Positive Psychology.
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, 2, and 8 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. He is a former President of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology and the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association. In 2006, one of the five national teaching awards given annually by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology was named in his honor. Weiten has conducted research on a wide range of topics, including educational measurement, jury decision-making, attribution theory, pressure as a form of stress, and the technology of textbooks. He is also the author of PSYCHOLOGY: THEMES & VARIATIONS (Cengage, 2017, 10th Edition). Weiten created an educational CD-ROM titled PSYKTREK: A MULTIMEDIA INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY and co-authored a chapter on the Introductory Psychology course for THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF UNDERGRADUATE PSYCHOLOGY EDUCATION (Weiten & Houska, 2015).
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 at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where he chaired the Psychology Department for six years. A Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS) and the American Psychological Association (Divisions 1, 2, and 22), Dunn served as President of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology in 2010. A frequent speaker at national and regional disciplinary conferences, he 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 30 books, including PURSUING HUMAN STRENGTHS: A POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY GUIDE (2016), THE SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF DISABILITY (2015), and THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF UNDERGRADUATE PSYCHOLOGY EDUCATION (2015). In 2013, Dunn received the Charles L. Brewer Award for Distinguished Teaching of Psychology from the American Psychological Foundation.
Elizabeth Yost Hammer
Elizabeth Yost Hammer earned her B.S. in psychology from Troy State University and received her Ph.D. in experimental social psychology from Tulane University. She is currently the Kellogg Professor in Teaching in the Psychology Department and Director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Faculty Development (CAT+) at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans. Her work in CAT+ includes organizing pedagogical workshops and faculty development initiatives. She is a Fellow of Division 2 of the American Psychological Association and is a past President of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. She has served as the 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.