Psychology Concepts and Connections

BOOKS
PSYCHOLOGY

1.
Spencer A. Rathus
Psychology: Concepts and Connections

Rich in reader-friendly features and up-to-the-minute research, Spencer Rathus’s Tenth Edition of PSYCHOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND CONNECTIONS, MEDIA & RESEARCH UPDATE EDITION makes your students’ introduction to psychology a meaningful, personal experience. Rathus connects the core concepts of psychology to the events and issues students encounter every day. The book explains classic theories and the latest discoveries in a clear, accessible style intended to reach out to students-without sacrificing Rathus’s commitment to showing psychology as the rigorous science that it is. Throughout the text, you’ll find an emphasis on diversity and expanded coverage of the evolutionary perspective, plus numerous references to the timeliest research available. And, the text’s proven active learning system, PQ4R (Preview, Question, Read, Reflect, Review, and Recite), incorporated into every chapter, seamlessly integrates reading and studying. In addition, Rathus’s text features the most integrated multi-platform media package available, the full Web site that features Self-Study Assessments, Video Connections, Mobile Media and interactive versions of features from the text-all tightly connected to the text itself to give students the a powerful, comprehensive introduction to psychology.

2.
Lisa J. Cohen, PhD
The Handy Psychology Answer Book

Featuring more than 800 answers to questions of how the human mind and the science of psychology really work, this fascinating discussion gives readers the real facts of modern psychology in a fun, approachable way. Avoiding the entertainment fluff of pop psychology and the dryness of overly academic works, this exploration gives insight into the current science of the mind by answering questions questions such as What makes a marriage last? Why do toddlers have temper tantrums? and What are the benefits of getting older? In addition to the question-and-answer section, an overview looks at the psychology of money, sex, morality, and everyday living.

3.
Duane P. Schultz, Sydeney Ellen Schultz
A History of Modern Psychology

History doesn’t have to be dull, and this text is living proof with coverage of interesting topics ranging from the controversial use of IQ tests at Ellis Island to the psychodynamics of gum chewing. A market leader for over 30 years, A HISTORY OF MODERN PSYCHOLOGY has been praised for its comprehensive coverage and biographical approach. Focusing on modern psychology, the book’s coverage begins with the late 19th century. Successfully avoiding dry narrative, the authors personalize the history of psychology not only by using biographical information on influential theorists, but also by showing you how major events in those theorists’ lives have affected the authors’ own ideas, approaches, and methods. Substantial updates in this edition include discussions of evolutionary psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and positive psychology. The result is a book that is as timely and relevant today as it was when it was first introduced.

4.
Brian L. Cutler
Encyclopedia of Psychology and Law

The Encyclopedia of Psychology and Law addresses the interface of psychology and law and draws from the related discipline of criminal justice. These two volumes represent an outstanding collection of entries describing a wide array of contemporary and historical psychology and law topics. With more than 400 entries, this comprehensive resource is perfect to fill the substantial gap in the holdings of academic, professional, and personal libraries on this topic.

Key Themes

Criminal Competencies
Criminal Responsibility
Death Penalty
Education and Professional Development
Forensic Assessment in Civil and Criminal Cases
Juvenile Offenders
Mental Health Law
Police and Investigative Psychology
Psychological and Forensic Assessment Instruments
Psychology of Criminal Behavior
Sentencing and Incarceration
Symptoms and Disorders Relevant to Forensic Assessment
Trial Processes
Violence Risk Assessment

The Encyclopedia of Psychology and Law allows individual students, scientists, and practitioners to keep abreast of the growing knowledge base outside their individual areas of expertise, making it a must-have resource for any academic library.

5.
Robert S. Feldman
Understanding Psychology

A brief 14 chapter version of the best-selling Understanding Psychology 6/e , Essentials 5/e , retains an emphasis on critical thinking and practical applications. The mission of this extensively revised new edition is to foster student empowerment by giving students the tools they need to master the content of psychology, to think critically about student phenomenon, and to build an appreciation for how psychology can increase their understanding of the world around them. A key aspect of the revision is the incorporation of Robert Feldman’s P.O.W.E.R. Learning System into the book and ancillary package. Based on empirical research carried out by learning researchers, the P.O.W.E.R. framework is a systematic approach to learning and studying based on five key steps (Prepare, Organize, Work, Evaluate, and Rethink) that aids the acquisition and retention of new material.

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