John W. Santrock Psychology: Essentials 2

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Psychology: Essentials 2

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Success is in the balance. In the second edition of "Essentials of Psychology", John Santrock presents the perfect balance of big ideas vs. supporting detail, breadth vs. depth, and research vs. application all wrapped in a pedagogical system that effectively guides the student through the key concepts of psychology. New learning goals launch each chapter and serve as the organizing mechanism for the text and supporting materials. These learning goals focus students' attention on the big ideas of psychology. Rich applications and current research support the big ideas so that students emerge with an understanding of the key concepts, not a collection of supporting detail. Your success and your students' success is in the Balance, Santrock provides you with the balance you need to succeed. The "Essentials" edition was developed to satisfy the demand for a shorter text that could easily be covered in one semester. The chapters were rewritten to maintain the continuity and pedagogy that has made Santrock a student and market favorite. Thinking, Language, and Intelligence have been combined to form one cohesive chapter and the health psychology and statistics coverage has been moved into an appendix.

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John W. Santrock received his Ph.D. from the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. He taught at the University of Charleston and the University of Georgia before joining the faculty at the University of Texas at Dallas. He has worked as a school psychologist and currently teaches developmental psychology and educational psychology at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and introductory psychology at the undergraduate level. Dr. Santrock's research on father custody is widely cited and used in expert witness testimony to promote flexibility and alternative considerations in custody disputes. His research has included publication in the Journal of Educational Psychology that focus on the contextual aspects of affectively-toned cognition and children's self-regulatory behavior as well as teachers' perceptions of children from divorced families. He recently was a member of the editorial board of Developmental Psychology and his publications include these exceptional McGraw-Hill texts: CHILD DEVELOPMENT, Eighth Edition; LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT, Seventh Edition; CHILDREN, Sixth Edition; PSYCHOLOGY, Sixth Edition; and EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY.

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