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ADJUST, 1st Edition

  • includes CourseMate Printed Access Card
  • Wayne Weiten University of Nevada
  • Elizabeth Yost Hammer Xavier University
  • Dana S. Dunn Moravian College
  • ISBN-10: 1133594980  |  ISBN-13: 9781133594987
  • 416 Pages
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $52.50
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Created through a "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process, ADJUST is an engaging and accessible solution to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today’s learners at a value-based price. ADJUST employs balanced psychological research coverage, engaging applications, and current examples to help students understand themselves and the world.

Features and Benefits

  • An innovative combination of content delivery both in print and online provides a core text and a wealth of comprehensive multimedia teaching and learning assets based on input from student focus groups and surveys, and from interviews with faculty and students.
  • Shorter, comprehensive chapters in a modern design present content in a more engaging and accessible format without minimizing coverage for your course.
  • Chapter In Review Cards at the back of the Student Editions provide students a portable study tool containing all of the pertinent information for class preparation.
  • Instructor Prep Cards at the back of the Instructor’s Edition make preparation simple with detachable cards for each chapter, offering a quick map of chapter content, a list of corresponding PowerPoint® and video resources, additional examples, and suggested assignments and discussion questions to help you organize chapter content efficiently.
  • A full suite of unique learning tools that appeal to different learning preferences is available to students with a new book. Quizzes, Flash Cards, Self-Assessments, Self-Reflections, and more are only a click away.
  • The book provides all of the content and resources you expect with a supplements package that is second to none, including the Instructor’s Manual and test bank, ExamView®, and PowerPoints.

Table of Contents

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.

Learning Resource Bundles

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Print Option: ADJUST (with CourseMate Printed Access Card)

ISBN-10: 128547919X | ISBN-13: 9781285479194

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All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

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Instructor Supplements

Online ExamView®  (ISBN-10: 1285165233 | ISBN-13: 9781285165233)

Featuring automatic grading, ExamView® Computerized Testing allows you to create, deliver, and customize tests and study guides (both print and online) in minutes.

Online PowerPoint® Slides  (ISBN-10: 1285165446 | ISBN-13: 9781285165448)

These Microsoft® PowerPoint® lecture slides for each chapter assist you with your lecture, by providing concept coverage using images, figures, and tables directly from the textbook! This resource can be found on the Instructor Companion Website.

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285165292 | ISBN-13: 9781285165295)

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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Student Supplements

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285165292 | ISBN-13: 9781285165295)

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 ADJUST, 1st Edition.

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General MindLink for CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285743601 | ISBN-13: 9781285743608)

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Wayne Weiten

Wayne Weiten is a graduate of Bradley University and received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Chicago. He currently teaches at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he runs a seminar on teaching and mentors new instructors. He has received distinguished teaching awards from Division Two of APA and from the College of DuPage, where he taught until 1991. He is a Fellow of Divisions One and Two of APA. 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. He served as President of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association in 2012-2013. 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. He is the author of Psychology: Themes & Variations, Psychology Applied to Modern Life (with Dana Dunn and Elizabeth Yost Hammer) and PsykTrek: A Multimedia Introduction to Psychology.

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.

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).