Psychology applied to modern life; adjustment in the 21st century, 9th ed
Psychology applied to modern life; adjustment in the 21st century, 9th ed.
Weiten, Wayne et al.
Wadsworth Publishing Co.
The approach of this undergraduate text is to provide research-based treatment of the topic of adjustment while acknowledging the existence of popular psychology and looking critically at its contributions. Coverage is eclectic, including the psychodynamic, behavioral, and humanistic schools of thought, as well as cognitive, biological, evolutionary, and other perspectives. The authors have tried to design the book to encourage the pursuit of additional information, with boxes on recommended reading throughout the text, and chapter-ending sections showing practical applications students can relate to their daily lives. Technical terms are integrated into a relatively informal writing style. Other student-friendly features include color photos and illustrations, and cartoons and comic strips by well-known artists. This ninth edition adds the contributions of two new co-authors, and includes new material on topics such as compulsive spending, perceived discrimination as a source of stress, and midlife as a modern construct. Weiten is affiliated with the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
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