Edition after edition, this comprehensive book has enjoyed best-seller status in a crowded field. While professors cite the book for its academic credibility and the authors' ability to stay current with ''hot topics,'' students say it's one text they just don't want to put down. Students and instructors alike find the text and associated workbooks to be a highly readable, engaging, visually-appealing package that provide a wealth of personal applications. This is no ordinary applied psychology book. Wayne Weiten and Margaret Lloyd's text helps students understand the psychological reasons for their reactions to everyday situations. The authors to an outstanding job of providing practical advice on such subjects as coping with social pressure, improving communication with your sexual partner, protecting yourself from AIDS, and developing healthy lifestyle habits. And it does so without sacrificing scientific rigor or accuracy.
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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 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, where he taught until 1991. He is a Fellow of Divisions 1 and 2 of the American Psychological Association. 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. Wayne Weiten has conducted research on a wide range of topics, including educational measurement, jury decision making, attribution theory, stress, and cerebral specialization. His recent interests have included pressure as a form of stress and the technology of textbooks. He is also the co-author of Psychology Applied to Modern Life (Wadsworth, 2006) and the creator of an educational CD-ROM titled PsykTrek: A Multimedia Introduction to Psychology.
Margaret A. Lloyd received her B.A. from the University of Denver and her M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Arizona. She is the author of ADOLESCENCE (Harper and Row, 1985). She has served as chair of the psychology departments at Suffolk University and Georgia Southern University and is the founding chair of the Council for Undergraduate Psychology Programs. She is a past president of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of the American Psychological Association), past executive director of the Society's Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology, and currently serves on the APA's Council of Representatives for the Society. She is emerita professor and chair of psychology at Georgia Southern University and a recipient of that institution's Award for Excellence for Contributions to Instruction.
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