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Psychology: Concepts and Connections, 10th Edition

  • Spencer A. Rathus
  • ISBN-10: 111134485X
  • ISBN-13: 9781111344856
  • 800 Pages | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2005, 2002
  • COPYRIGHT: 2012 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Rich in reader-friendly features and up-to-the-minute research, Spencer Rathus' 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' 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' 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.

Features

  • "Truth or Fiction" True/False questions at the start of chapters challenge folklore and common sense beliefs.

  • Concept Review" highlight the most important concepts in a chapter in an engaging visual format that encourages students to interact with the material. Examples include The Endocrine System (Chapter 3) and Perspectives on Personality (Chapter 12).

  • "A Closer Look" boxes highlight hot, new research and are divided up into three different categories: (1) A Closer Look--Real Life (for example, "Enhancing Self-Esteem" in Chapter 12);(2) A Closer Look--Diversity (for example, "Aging, Gender, and Ethnicity" in Chapter 11);(3) A Closer Look--Research (for example, "Are You a Human or a Mouse (or a Chimp or a Carrot?)?" in Chapter 3.

  • Marginal Glossary, with bolded terms imbedded.

  • Video Connections: These are screen shots from video that are available online, plus accompanying text.

  • "Life Connections" are applications-based boxes appear at the end of every chapter, and tie psychology to students' lives. Examples include distinguishing between true science and pseudoscience (Chapter 1), what we can do to alleviate pain (Chapter 4), and obesity and the hunger drive (Chapter 9).

  • "Learning Connections" are review boxes that appear at the end of each major section. The y include fill-in-the-blank questions as well as open-ended questions. Each box has three divisions: Active Review, Reflect and Relate, and Critical Thinking.

About the Author

Spencer A. Rathus

Spencer A. Rathus received his Ph.D. from the University at Albany and is on the faculty of The College of New Jersey. His research interests include treatment of obesity and eating disorders, smoking cessation, human growth and development, methods of therapy, and sexual dysfunctions. He is the author of the widely used Rathus Assertiveness Schedule and has written several college textbooks, including PSYCH, HDEV, AIDS: WHAT EVERY STUDENT NEEDS TO KNOW, HUMAN SEXUALITY IN A CHANGING WORLD, ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY IN A CHANGING WORLD, and CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE: VOYAGES IN DEVELOPMENT.

Table of Contents

1. What is Psychology.
2. Sorting Truth and Fiction in Psychology: Critical Thinking and Research Methods.
3. Biology and Psychology.
4. Sensation and Perception.
5. Consciousness.
6. Learning.
7. Memory: Remembrance of Things Past—and Future.
8. Cognition, Language, and Intelligence.
9. Motivation and Emotion.
10. The Voyage through the Life Span: Childhood.
11. The Voyage through the Life Span: Adolescence and Adulthood.
12. Personality: Theory and Measurement.
13. Gender and Sexuality.
14. Stress, Health, and Adjustment.
15. Psychological Disorders.
16. Methods of Therapy.
17. Social Psychology.
Appendix: Answer Keys to Self-Assessments and Active Reviews.

New to this edition

  • PCC 10E has two new chapters: (1) A new research methods/statistics chapter has been added (Chapter 2) with a strong critical thinking theme, instead of research methods covered in the first chapter and statistics in an appendix. (2) A second development chapter has been added so PCC 10E has one chapter on child development and one on adolescent/adult development.
  • The cognition and intelligence chapters in 9E will be combined into one chapter in 10E. The net change in TOC will be as follows: 9E has 16 chapters and an appendix. 10E will have 17 chapters and no Stats appendix (though we will retain the Answer Key appendix).
  • The A Closer Look boxes in 10E are divided up into three different categories: A Closer Look—Real Life, A Closer Look—Diversity, A Closer Look—Research. Each of these boxes will have a unique title and many contain new and updated information.
  • Evolutionary content is addressed throughout the text, and new material includes "Evolution and Evolutionary Psychology: 'Survivor' Is More Than Just a TV Show" (Chapter 3) and discussion of the evolutionary value of taste aversions and the likelihood that we may be 'biological prepared' to develop fears of certain objects and situations, such as fears of snakes and heights.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

ABC DVD: Introductory Psychology, Volume 1  (ISBN-10: 0495503061 | ISBN-13: 9780495503064)

ABC Videos feature short, high-interest clips from current news events as well as historic raw footage going back 40 years. Perfect for discussion starters or to enrich your lectures and spark interest in the material in the text, these brief videos provide students with a new lens through which to view the past and present, one that will greatly enhance their knowledge and understanding of significant events and open up to them new dimensions in learning. Clips are drawn from such programs as World News Tonight, Good Morning America, This Week, PrimeTime Live, 20/20, and Nightline, as well as numerous ABC News specials and material from the Associated Press Television News and British Movietone News collections.

ABC DVD: Introductory Psychology, Volume 2  (ISBN-10: 049559637X | ISBN-13: 9780495596370)

ABC Videos feature short, high-interest clips from current news events as well as historic raw footage going back 40 years. Perfect for discussion starters or to enrich your lectures and spark interest in the material in the text, these brief videos provide students with a new lens through which to view the past and present, one that will greatly enhance their knowledge and understanding of significant events and open up to them new dimensions in learning. Clips are drawn from such programs as World News Tonight, Good Morning America, This Week, PrimeTime Live, 20/20, and Nightline, as well as numerous ABC News specials and material from the Associated Press Television News and British Movietone News collections.

Research in Action DVD Volume i, 1st Edition 2008  (ISBN-10: 0495595209 | ISBN-13: 9780495595205)

Research in Action features the work of research psychologists to give students an opportunity to learn about cutting-edge research--not just who is doing it, but also how it is done, and how and where the results are being used. By taking students into the laboratories of both established and up-and-coming researchers, and by showing research results being applied outside of the laboratory, these videos offer insight into both the research process and the many ways in which real people's lives are affected by research in the fields of psychology and neuroscience.

Research in Action DVD Volume ii, 1st Edition 2010  (ISBN-10: 0495598135 | ISBN-13: 9780495598138)

Research in Action features the work of research psychologists to give students an opportunity to learn about cutting-edge research – not just who is doing it, but also how it is done, and how and where the results are being used. By taking students into the laboratories of both established and up-and-coming researchers, and by showing research results being applied outside of the laboratory, these videos offer insight into both the research process and the many ways in which real people's lives are affected by research in the fields of psychology and neuroscience.

Revealing Psychology DVD  (ISBN-10: 0547014538 | ISBN-13: 9780547014531)

Revealing Psychology Video (available on DVD) is ideal for both classroom presentation and on-line study. The clips include a refreshed and innovative Candid Camera-like segment depicting people in socially challenging situations, with a focus on applications of concepts and experimental variations; classic experiments in real-world context with a new look and feel; and personal profiles with interviews of real people talking about their lives in ways that illustrate social psychological principles.

Student Supplements

Revealing Psychology DVD  (ISBN-10: 0547014538 | ISBN-13: 9780547014531)

Revealing Psychology Video (available on DVD) is ideal for both classroom presentation and on-line study. The clips include a refreshed and innovative Candid Camera-like segment depicting people in socially challenging situations, with a focus on applications of concepts and experimental variations; classic experiments in real-world context with a new look and feel; and personal profiles with interviews of real people talking about their lives in ways that illustrate social psychological principles.