Provides a clearly written introduction to the field of psychology. With examples and anecdotes this text emphasizes the science of psychology and relates it to everyday life. This edition includes a new human development chapter and more emphasis on cross-cultural psychology.
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Lester Sdorow currently teaches at Arcadia University. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. from Hofstra University. Les also chaired the psychology departments of both St.Francis College and Allentown College. He received the prestigious Teacher of the Year Award while at Allentown College and Educator of the Year while at St. Francis College. Les lectures regularly at regional and national psychology conferences on the teaching of undergraduate psychology.
Cheryl A. Rickabaugh received her B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Los Angeles in 1982 and her M.A. and Ph.D. from University of California, Riverside in 1989 in Social-Personality Psychology. Cheryl is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology and Department Chair at the University of Redlands and is also affiliated with the interdisciplinary Women's Studies Program at Redlands. Professor Rickabaugh has taught courses in gender roles or psychology of women for the past 10 years at UCR, Cal State San Bernardino, and University of Redlands and has received outstanding teaching awards at both UCR and University of Redlands. Her research interests are in social cognition and gender-role stereotypes. Her most recent publications address the interaction of gender and AIDS-related stigma, and the social constructon of psychological well-being in old age.
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