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This book introduces students to the basic foundations and latest findings by presenting the fundamental questions, accumulated knowledge, and latest findings in genetics, neuroscience, traits, self and identity, intrapsychic aspects, regulation, motivation, and cognition, as well as the integration across these areas. Personality Psychology is an undergraduate textbook for personality psychology: the study of individual differences, for identifying ways in which people are both similar and different and for explaining how they became that way. Written with an approachable, story-telling style, the author presents an evidence-based text with integrated culture references and the key building blocks of the subject matter: genetics, neuroscience, and cognition. Miserandino is an APA-award winning teacher and has placed learning tools such as self-assessments within each chapter that guide students into a complete understanding throughout the text.
A book, whose main goal is to provide the very best information on personality psychology as it employs new scientific framework to focus on an integrated picture of personality.
Personality Theories: Critical Perspectives is the groundbreaking, final text written by Albert Ellis, long considered the founder of cognitive behavioral therapies. The book provides students with supporting and contradictory evidence for the development of personality theories through time. Without condemning the founding theorists who came before him, Ellis builds on more than a century of psychological research to re-examine the theories of Freud, Jung, and Adler while taking an equally critical look at modern, research-based theories, including his own.
The case studies in PERSONALITY THEORIES WORKBOOK, 5e, help you learn and apply personality theories to real-life examples of typical--rather than abnormal--behavior. While most personality texts present just the major concepts of personality theories, Donna Ashcraft's unique workbook ensures that you thoroughly understand examples and enables you to put theories into practice. The text's wide range of case studies is accompanied by questions that guide you through an analysis of the case, prompting you to consider how a particular theorist would view it. Additional exercises ensure that you understand the differences between each theory. Succinct, affordable, and accessible, PERSONALITY THEORIES WORKBOOK, 5e, combines an excellent assortment of cases with critical-thinking questions and greater application of theories to your personal life. The result is solid understanding.
Now in its third edition, this dynamic textbook analyses the traits fundamental to human personality: what they are, why they matter, their biological and social foundations, how they play out in human life and their consequences for cognition, stress and physical and mental health. The text also considers the applications of personality assessment in clinical, educational and occupational settings, providing the reader with a detailed understanding of the whole field of personality traits. This edition, now in 2-colour with improved student features, includes the latest research from behavioural genetics, neuroscience, social psychology and cognitive science, assesses the impact of new research techniques like brain imagery, and provides additional content on positive aspects of traits and practical uses of personality assessment. This is an essential textbook for students taking courses in personality and individual differences and also provides researchers and practitioners with a coherent, up-to-date survey of this significant area.
This book provides a complete and convincing account of what rights we do and do not have, who has them, and why. Presenting the foundations of a liberal, individualistic theory of rights, Lomasky explains the place of rights within the overall structure of morality, arguing for the moral importance of individual commitments to and pursuit of "projects."
A thematically rich reader, Perspectives on American Politics organizes up-to-date selections into four categories--Foundations, American Politics Today, Controversies, and View from the Inside. This range of perspectives expands students' understanding and knowledge of how the American system works. The text's thirteen chapters correspond with the most frequently assigned chapters of American Government textbooks, making it an ideal supplement to any core text.
This combination rhetoric/reader helps readers develop strategies for critical reading, critical thinking, research, and writing that will help the reader argue clearly and convincingly. It teaches them to identify and develop arguments, to read and form reactions and opinions of their own, to analyze an audience, to seek common ground, and to use a wide, realistic range of techniques to write argument papers that express their individual views and original perspectives on modern issues.
PERSPECTIVES on CONTEMPORARY ISSUES, 7th Edition, approaches learning as the interconnectedness of ideas and disciplinary perspectives. This cross-disciplinary reader encourages critical thinking and academic writing by presenting a variety of perspectives on current issues across the curriculum.
This book describes a range of viewpoints that are used by personality psychologists today. Each perspective on personality is presented in a pair of chapters, introduced by a prologue that provides an overview of that perspective's orienting assumptions and core themes. By starting with these orienting assumptions, you'll be placed right inside the thought processes of the theorists, as you go on to read the chapters themselves. Each chapter concludes with a discussion of current problems within that theoretical viewpoint and the authors' analysis about its future prospects. The result is a book that is engaging and enjoyable as well as informative. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers should be able to: Identify the ideas that form each theoretical viewpoint Understand the importance of research and why the role of research stresses the fact that personality psychology is a living, dynamic process of ongoing scientific exploration See how each perspective reflects fundamental assumptions about human nature and how behavior problems can arise and be treated from each perspective Understand how the different viewpoints relate to each other and the usefulness of blending theoretical viewpoints, treating theories as complementary, rather than competing.
This text looks at persuasion from a broad-based perspective, encompassing the scope of persuasion found in everyday life. By examining persuasion in contexts such as advertising, small groups, and face-to-face encounters, the text places emphasis on new avenues of studying persuasion, such as deception and deception detection, compliance gaining, and music as persuasion. This second edition contains a new chapter on visual persuasion, expanded discussions of propaganda and cultural influences on persuasion, and a new section on adapting to audiences. Gass is affiliated with California State University. Seiter is affiliated with Utah State University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
William and Pamela Benoit's (both communication, U. of Missouri- Columbia) textbook offers college students practical advice on refining one's purpose, understanding one's audience, and designing a persuasive message. Coverage includes key concepts, sources, and the relationship between attitudes and behavior; the mechanics of creating persuasive messages; theories of persuasion; and the use of persuasion in two particular contexts, advertising and political campaigns.
A fun, funny new chapter book series full of adorable pets and silly adventures! Twins Meg and Charlie are moving into their great-great-aunt's hotel, and they're in for some surprises! The run-down hotel is full of cool old rooms, a rooftop garden, even an elevator. There's also one big problem -- it doesn't have any guests. But when Meg and Charlie volunteer to look after a neighbor's golden retriever puppy, the fuzzy little furball gives them a great idea. They're going to transform their new home into an amazing hotel . . . for pets!
A fun, funny new chapter book series full of adorable pets and silly adventures! The next guest at the Pet Hotel is a tabby cat named Matilda. But Meg and Charlie are worried, because she doesn't want to play -- all she wants to do is hide and nap! What's wrong with Matilda? In the meantime, Elvis the cockatiel is causing trouble during his stay. He keeps stealing food from the kitchen, and he won't leave Matilda alone! Is he just a mischief maker, or does he know something about the tabby cat that Meg and Charlie don't?
A fun, funny chapter book series full of adorable pets and silly adventures! The Pet Hotel is up and running! Meg and Charlie have lots of different pets to watch -- dogs, cats, bunnies, birds, guinea pigs, and more. But when a retired police beagle named Watson comes to stay, he sniffs out all sorts of trouble. With his help, can Meg and Charlie crack the Pet Hotel's first mystery?
A fun, funny chapter book series full of adorable pets and silly adventures! The Pet Hotel's newest guest is also its most unique! Chance is a Seeing Eye mini pony. He helps his blind owner get from place to place, just like a Seeing Eye dog would. At the hotel, he bonds with someone who could use his skills-Velvet the Persian show cat. Meg and Charlie hope that Chance's responsible ways will help them keep the spirited cat spotless and out of trouble.
Fifty years after the publication of Robert the Rose Horse comes Joan Heilbroner's second Beginner Book--A Pet Named Sneaker, with illustrations by Pascal Lemaitre. A madcap tale reminiscent of The Cat in the Hat, Go, Dog. Go!, and Put Me in the Zoo, Sneaker is the story of a pet-store snake who longs for a real home. When he is finally adopted by Pete--a young boy charmed by Sneaker's uncanny ability to twist himself into different shapes--Sneaker not only proves himself a good pet, but proves to be a good student (sneaking into school with Pete and learning to read and write); a good citizen (saving a drowing toddler at a community pool); and a goodwill ambassador for the entire animal kingdom (inspiring the community to open the pool to all animals)! With delightfully understated, wickedly funny illustrations by Pascal Lemaitre, this is a fantastic, funny book that will sneakily get beginning readers reading on their own!
Peter, the hero of many of Ezra Jack Keats' award-winning books, is upset when his parents paint his old baby furniture pink for his new little sister. There's one thing they haven't painted yet, though: his little blue chair. He'll do whatever it takes to save it--even run away! Now this perennial favorite is accessible to even the youngest child in a durable board book edition, with reinforced pages, a handy trim size, and safe, rounded corners.
Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews: Pharmacology, Fifth Edition enables rapid review and assimilation of complex information and focuses on the essentials of medical pharmacology. Clear, sequential pictures present mechanisms of action and actually show, rather than tell, students how drugs work. This book features a signature outline format with more than 500 full-color illustrations and cross-references to other volumes in this bestselling, student-oriented series.
Better understand the complexities of pharmacology and physiology relevant to your practice with the brand-new medical reference book, Pharmacology and Physiology for Anesthesia. Drs. Hugh Hemmings and Talmage Egan provide the clinical insights you need to effectively administer anesthesia, ensuring patient safety and the most optimal outcomes. Access comprehensive, continually updated research on the physiology of organ systems and clinical topics in the pharmacology of anesthetic drugs. Quickly and easily reference the information you need through user-friendly tables, figures, and algorithms, all presented in lavish full color throughout. Understand the molecular mechanism of drug actions and identify key drug interactions that may complicate anesthesia with dedicated sections on these key areas. Search the text and download images online at Expert Consult. Build a thorough knowledge of pharmacology and physiology focused on clinical practice
The third edition of Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiologic Approach has been thoroughly updated to reflect current pharmacologic drugs and processes. This book is structured to present pharmacology and pathology together, so students can more easily grasp the interrelationship between these subjects and patient care.
A favorite among nursing students, Pharmacology for Nursing Care, 8th Edition, features a uniquely engaging writing style, clear explanations, and unmatched clinical precision and currency to help you gain a solid understanding of key drugs and their implications -- as opposed to just memorization of certain facts. Compelling features such as a drug prototype approach, use of large and small print to distinguish need-to-know versus nice-to-know content, and a focus on major nursing implications save you study time by directing your attention on the most important, need-to-know information. The new edition also features an abundance of content updates to keep you ahead of the curve in school and in professional practice. UNIQUE! Engaging writing style with clear explanations makes content easy to grasp and even enjoyable to learn. A drug prototype approach uses one drug within each drug family to characterize all members of its group to help you learn about related drugs currently on the market and drugs that will be released once you begin practice. UNIQUE! Special Interest Topic boxes address timely issues in pharmacology and connect pharmacology content with current trends. Large print/small print design distinguishes essential "need-to-know" information from "nice-to-know" information. Limited discussion of adverse effects and drug interactions keeps your limited study time focused on only the most clinically important information. Reliance on up-to-date evidence-based clinical guidelines ensures that therapeutic uses are clinically relevant. Integrated and summarized nursing content demonstrates the vital interplay between drug therapy and nursing care. Coverage of dietary supplements and herbal interactions equips you to alert patients and caregivers to the potential dangers of certain dietary supplements, including interactions with prescribed and over-the-counter drugs and herbal therapies. Additional learning features provide a touchstone for study and review as you complete reading assignments and build a foundation of pharmacologic knowledge. Updated drug content and related nursing content reflect the very latest FDA drug approvals, withdrawals, and evidence-based therapeutic uses. Expanded and updated content on medication safety prepares you to pass the NCLEX Examination and practice safe medication administration in the clinical setting. Expanded coverage of pharmacogenomics introduces you to the many different genetic factors that influence drug therapy
Featuring concise, straightforward coverage, Pharmacology: A Nursing Process Approach, 7th Edition puts nursing pharmacology concepts and essential drug calculation skills into a practical nursing context to prepare you for real-world drug administration responsibilities. This edition has been revised and updated with the most current nursing pharmacology information available. Innovative features such as Prototype Drug Charts, Nursing Process Summaries, an extensive math/dosage calculation section, and NCLEX Examination-style study questions make nursing pharmacology more understandable than ever. Unique! Prototype Drug Charts provide easy access to key information on dosages, contraindications, drug-lab-food interactions, pharmacokinetics, and more for more than 100 drugs. Unique! An extensive, color-coded dosage calculation section covers six methods of dosage calculation - basic formula, ratio and proportion, fractional equation, dimensional analysis, and dosing by body weight and body surface area - eliminating the need for a separate dosage calculation book. Nursing Process Summaries present client care and drug therapy within the framework of each step of the nursing process, including information on client teaching and cultural and herbal considerations. Preventing Medication Errors boxes reinforce concepts introduced in the medication safety chapter and highlight common errors that occur in clinical practice to help you ensure safe drug administration. Herbal Alerts provide a quick reference to side effects, drug interactions, and additional information for popular herbs you may encounter in practice. A fully updated bioterrorism appendix helps you recognize the clinical manifestations of bioterrorism weapons and respond with appropriate nursing care. Unique! Illustrated overviews of normal anatomy and physiology in all drug therapy chapters help you understand how drugs work in various body systems. Critical Thinking Case Studies at the end of each chapter challenge you to apply your knowledge and analytical skills to realistic client scenarios. NCLEX Study Questions for each chapter help prepare you for the growing pharmacology coverage on the NCLEX Examination. Answers are listed upside-down at the bottom of the page for quick feedback. New medication safety chapter discusses medication errors, specific nursing measures to prevent medication errors, possible consequences of medication errors to nurses, responses to errors, reporting and learning from mistakes, and related ethical issues. Enhanced NCLEX Examination-style study questions are now more application-based and include at least one alternate-item format question per chapter. Updated chapters on cultural considerations and women's health bring you the latest information on these important considerations in drug therapy. More reader-friendly and understandable than ever, this edition features helpful new photos throughout.
As editorial director of the APA, Posey updates his 2003 textbook introducing not the technical aspects of pharmacy, but the nature of the profession itself. It supplies core knowledge needed to put information from other courses into perspective, and is best supplements with lectures from pharmacy faculty or administrators. Revisions are based on student and instructor feedback, as well as changes in the profession and recent publications. American Pharmacists Association books are distributed by McGraw-Hill. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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