Higher Education

Psychology: Concepts & Connections, Brief Version, 9th Edition

  • Spencer A. Rathus The College of New Jersey
  • ISBN-10: 1133049540  |  ISBN-13: 9781133049548
  • 640 Pages
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $124.50
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About

Overview

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, 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.

Features and Benefits

  • Enhanced "Video Connections" in every chapter encourage active studying and learning. Each box highlights a specific video designed to add depth to the topics students are learning about. Topics include "Facial Analysis" "The Scientific Method in Action" "Piaget's Stages of Development," "Why Is Nicotine So Addictive?" "Reconstructive Memory," and many more. Each Video Connections includes three study tools that help students get the most benefit from the video: Learning Objectives give students a preview of what they will be learning as they watch the video, preparing them for key points they will need to remember. In the Applied Lesson section, students are asked to apply what they've learned to their life experiences and knowledge. Critical Thinking questions encourage students to reflect on what they've learned in the video. Students can email both of these to their instructor.
  • Making it easy for students to study on the go, the "RECITE-An Active Summary" end-of-chapter active summaries are now available as downloadable audio files on the Book Companion Website.
  • Every Tuesday, author Spencer Rathus updates his Author Blog, chatting online about the most recent news items and controversies in psychology. A prompt at the end of every chapter directs students online.
  • "Truth or Fiction" questions found at the beginning of each chapter (as well as online) encourage students to delve into the chapter content by challenging folklore and common sense. In-text "Truth or Fiction Revisited" sections directly address the answers to these questions.
  • This edition includes unparalleled correlation between the text and the Book Companion Website, including online versions of the in-text "Self-Assessments" and "Truth or Fiction" questions, and interactive versions of select figures (called PowerVisuals).
  • "A Closer Look" boxes showcase hot topics in psychology, ranging from explorations of topics relevant to students' lives, including diversity issues to in-depth discussions of the latest research in psychology. Examples include "Spiderman, Dr. Octopus, and Brain-Machine Interfaces (BMIs)" "How Did the Animals Know the Tsunami Was Coming?" and "Who Are the Suicide Terrorists? A Case of a Fundamental Attribution Error?"
  • Popular "Self-Assessment" features are included both in the text and online, providing flexible studying opportunities for students. These Self-Assessments help students connect to the material they're reading in the text with questionnaires students can take.
  • With an anecdotal, example based writing style, Rathus provides concise coverage of the science of psychology along with a complete learning system that help students test themselves as they progress through chapters. This proven active learning system, PQ4R (Preview, Question, Read, Reflect, Review, Recite), encourages students to be proactive versus reactive when reading the text to increase their comprehension of the material.
  • The first step in the PQ4R process is the "Preview" that begins each chapter with a comprehensive outline of chapter content.
  • Appearing in blue near the beginning of each major chapter section, Rathus includes "Questions" to promote active reading by stimulating students' curiosity about the section's subject matter. These questions also help chunk the chapter content into manageable sections.

Table of Contents

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

What's New

  • New and updated chapter opening vignettes (for example, how the behavior of dogs reflects the interaction of nature and nurture (Chapter 1—What Is Psychology?; Chapter 10: the "five-factor" personality assessment of dogs), and how an eleventh century Islamic theologian preached tolerance for divergent views (Chapter 10--Personality).
  • Thoroughly updated references with an increased focus on the evolutionary perspective and biology, greater integration of the question of nature and nurture, and a new section on gender-typing.
  • Greater and very balanced coverage of all phases of the lifespan.
  • Chapter 10 (Personality: Theory and Measurement) contains expanded coverage of the five-factor ("Big Five") model of personality.

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Instructor Supplements

Interactive eBook, Brief Version  (ISBN-10: 1133490069 | ISBN-13: 9781133490067)

With Spencer A. Rathus' PSYCHOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND CONNECTIONS, you'll discover how relevant and connected psychology's topics are to your everyday life. "Video Connections" in every chapter guide you to video clips on the Book Companion Website to help you apply chapter topics to real-life events. "Life Connections" show you the many ways that the information and ideas you learn in Rathus' PSYCHOLOGY will benefit you and those you care about. "PowerVisuals" on the Book Companion Website enable you to study using animated versions of key illustrations from the book to help you test yourself on the important concepts in psychology. The author's powerful PQ4R active learning system guides you through every chapter, helping you excel on exams!

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WebTutor™ on WebCT™ with eBook on Gateway with Virtual Psychology Labs, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access, Brief Version  (ISBN-10: 1133491022 | ISBN-13: 9781133491026)

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CourseMate with Virtual Psychology Labs Instant Access, Brief  (ISBN-10: 1133590136 | ISBN-13: 9781133590132)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.

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Aplia™, 2 terms Instant Access, Brief Vers.  (ISBN-10: 1133588417 | ISBN-13: 9781133588412)

Succeed in your course with 2 semesters of access to Aplia's interactive learning system--featuring practice problems with immediate feedback and tools developed specifically for PSYCHOLOGY: CONCEPTS & CONNECTIONS, 9th Edition, including step-by-step explanations that help you improve your reasoning and skills, interactive assignments that help you understand difficult or counterintuitive concepts, and more. Aplia has already helped more than a million students succeed in college classes.

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Aplia™, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133593771 | ISBN-13: 9781133593775)

Succeed in your course with 1 semester of access to Aplia's interactive learning system--featuring practice problems with immediate feedback and tools developed specifically for PSYCHOLOGY: CONCEPTS & CONNECTIONS, 9th Edition, including step-by-step explanations that help you improve your reasoning and skills, interactive assignments that help you understand difficult or counterintuitive concepts, and more. Aplia has already helped more than a million students succeed in college classes.

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Research in Action DVD Volume i, 1st Edition 2008  (ISBN-10: 0495595209 | ISBN-13: 9780495595205)

Research in Action features the work of research psychologists to give students an opportunity to learn about cutting-edge research--not just who is doing it, but also how it is done, and how and where the results are being used. By taking students into the laboratories of both established and up-and-coming researchers, and by showing research results being applied outside of the laboratory, these videos offer insight into both the research process and the many ways in which real people's lives are affected by research in the fields of psychology and neuroscience.

Research in Action DVD Volume ii, 1st Edition 2010  (ISBN-10: 0495598135 | ISBN-13: 9780495598138)

Research in Action features the work of research psychologists to give students an opportunity to learn about cutting-edge research – not just who is doing it, but also how it is done, and how and where the results are being used. By taking students into the laboratories of both established and up-and-coming researchers, and by showing research results being applied outside of the laboratory, these videos offer insight into both the research process and the many ways in which real people's lives are affected by research in the fields of psychology and neuroscience.

Guest Lecture Psychology DVD Volume 1 & 2  (ISBN-10: 054700401X | ISBN-13: 9780547004013)

The Guest Lecture Series features many talented teachers sharing their teaching tips and best practices on a wide range of topics, including: Rational Emotive Behavior Theory, Blogging as an Effective Tool, Demonstrations on Taste, Dramatizing Perspectives in Psychology, How to Teach Writing in Psychology, and more.

PsykTrek 3.1: A Multimedia Introduction to Psychology  (ISBN-10: 0495090352 | ISBN-13: 9780495090359)

This student tutorial, available on CD-ROM or online, contains 150 concept checks as well as new tests, critical thinking questions, and learning objectives, and provides an intuitive landscape to any introductory psychology course. Available to accompany all introductory textbooks.

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Succeed in your psychology course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

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Student Supplements

Interactive eBook, Brief Version  (ISBN-10: 1133490069 | ISBN-13: 9781133490067)

With Spencer A. Rathus' PSYCHOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND CONNECTIONS, you'll discover how relevant and connected psychology's topics are to your everyday life. "Video Connections" in every chapter guide you to video clips on the Book Companion Website to help you apply chapter topics to real-life events. "Life Connections" show you the many ways that the information and ideas you learn in Rathus' PSYCHOLOGY will benefit you and those you care about. "PowerVisuals" on the Book Companion Website enable you to study using animated versions of key illustrations from the book to help you test yourself on the important concepts in psychology. The author's powerful PQ4R active learning system guides you through every chapter, helping you excel on exams!

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WebTutor™ on WebCT™ with eBook on Gateway with Virtual Psychology Labs, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access, Brief Version  (ISBN-10: 1133491022 | ISBN-13: 9781133491026)

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CourseMate with Virtual Psychology Labs Instant Access, Brief  (ISBN-10: 1133590136 | ISBN-13: 9781133590132)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, and more, all designed specifically to work with PSYCHOLOGY: CONCEPTS & CONNECTIONS, 9th Edition.

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Aplia™, 2 terms Instant Access, Brief Vers.  (ISBN-10: 1133588417 | ISBN-13: 9781133588412)

Succeed in your course with 2 semesters of access to Aplia's interactive learning system--featuring practice problems with immediate feedback and tools developed specifically for PSYCHOLOGY: CONCEPTS & CONNECTIONS, 9th Edition, including step-by-step explanations that help you improve your reasoning and skills, interactive assignments that help you understand difficult or counterintuitive concepts, and more. Aplia has already helped more than a million students succeed in college classes.

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Aplia™, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133593771 | ISBN-13: 9781133593775)

Succeed in your course with 1 semester of access to Aplia's interactive learning system--featuring practice problems with immediate feedback and tools developed specifically for PSYCHOLOGY: CONCEPTS & CONNECTIONS, 9th Edition, including step-by-step explanations that help you improve your reasoning and skills, interactive assignments that help you understand difficult or counterintuitive concepts, and more. Aplia has already helped more than a million students succeed in college classes.

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LMS Integrated for Aplia™, 1 term Instant Access, Brief  (ISBN-10: 1285323440 | ISBN-13: 9781285323442)

Succeed in your psychology course with one full semester of access to Aplia’s interactive learning system--featuring practice problems with immediate feedback and tools developed specifically for PSYCHOLOGY: CONCEPTS & CONNECTIONS, 9th Edition. Aplia has already helped more than a million students succeed in college classes.

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LMS Integrated for CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access, Brief  (ISBN-10: 1285370546 | ISBN-13: 9781285370545)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in your psychology course in one place. Read your eBook, take notes, review flashcards, view videos, and take practice quizzes—all online with MindLink for CourseMate.

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MindLink for Aplia, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access, Brief  (ISBN-10: 1285323696 | ISBN-13: 9781285323695)

Succeed in your psychology course with two full semesters of access to Aplia’s interactive learning system--featuring practice problems with immediate feedback and tools developed specifically for PSYCHOLOGY: CONCEPTS & CONNECTIONS, 9th Edition. Aplia has already helped more than a million students succeed in college classes.

List Price = $122.00  | CengageBrain Price = $122.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $122.00

PsykTrek 3.1: A Multimedia Introduction to Psychology  (ISBN-10: 0495090352 | ISBN-13: 9780495090359)

The ideal way to prepare for exams in your introductory psychology course or for psychology GREs! Developed by textbook author Wayne Weiten, this interactive CD-ROM includes illustrations, simulations, animations, and video clips that help you commit psychological concepts to memory, along with over 150 concept checks with quizzing.

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Blackboard MindLink for CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285371666 | ISBN-13: 9781285371665)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in your psychology course in one place. Read your eBook, take notes, review flashcards, view videos, and take practice quizzes—all online with MindLink for CourseMate on Blackboard.

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WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway with Virtual Psychology Labs Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133590527 | ISBN-13: 9781133590521)

Succeed in your psychology course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

List Price = $126.00  | CengageBrain Price = $126.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $126.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Spencer A. Rathus

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 PSYCH, HDEV, AIDS: WHAT EVERY STUDENT NEEDS TO KNOW, HUMAN SEXUALITY IN A CHANGING WORLD, ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY IN A CHANGING WORLD, and CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE: VOYAGES IN DEVELOPMENT.