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Psychology Applied to Modern Life: Adjustment in the 21st Century 12th Edition

Wayne Weiten | Dana S. Dunn | Elizabeth Yost Hammer

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Filled with comprehensive, balanced coverage of classic and contemporary research, relevant examples, and engaging applications, this resource shows students how psychology helps them understand themselves and the world. It also uses psychological principles to illuminate the opportunities students have in their lives and their future careers. While professors cite this bestseller for its academic credibility and the authors' ability to stay current, students say it's one they don't want to stop reading. Available with MindTap® a digital learning experience.

Wayne Weiten, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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, Moravian College

Dana S. Dunn earned his B.A. in psychology from Carnegie Mellon University and his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Virginia. He is Professor of Psychology and former chair of the Psychology Department at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Dr. Dunn is author or editor of over 30 books and over 150 journal articles, chapters, and book reviews. His scholarship examines teaching, learning, and liberal education, as well as the social psychology of disability. His Psychology Today blog on teaching is called "Head of the Class." He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Psychological Science (APS), and served as president of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA Division 2) in 2010. In 2013, Dr. Dunn received the APF Charles L. Brewer Award for Distinguished Teaching of Psychology. He is currently editor-in-chief of the Oxford Bibliographies (OB): Psychology.

Elizabeth Yost Hammer, Xavier University of Louisiana

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.

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Psychology Applied to Modern Life: Adjustment in the 21st Century

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 the Family.
11. Gender and Behavior.
12. Development and Expression of Sexuality.
13. Careers and Work.
14. Psychological Disorders.
15. Psychotherapy.
16. Positive Psychology.

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