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Perception and Identity in Intercultural Communication (2nd edition)

by Marshall R. Singer

By reading this book the reader will not only become better at communicating across cultural barriers but will also enjoy it more.

Perception and Knowledge: A Phenomenological Account

by Walter Hopp

This book offers a provocative, clear and rigorously argued account of the nature of perception and its role in the production of knowledge. Walter Hopp argues that perceptual experiences do not have conceptual content, and that what makes them play a distinctive epistemic role is not the features which they share with beliefs, but something that in fact sets them radically apart. He explains that the reason-giving relation between experiences and beliefs is what Edmund Husserl called 'fulfilment' - in which we find something to be as we think it to be. His book covers a wide range of central topics in contemporary philosophy of mind, epistemology and traditional phenomenology. It is essential reading for contemporary analytic philosophers of mind and phenomenologists alike.

Percy's Cycle, Level 1

by Alan O'Dell Rémy Simard

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Performance Artists Talking in the Eighties

by Linda M. Montano

The interaction of the performance artist Linda Montano with other performance artists to consider how early events associated with sex, food, money/fame, or death/ritual resurfaced in their later work has resulted in a talking performance that documents the production of art in a misunderstood community. Her discussions with more than 100 artists, focused on the relationship between art and life, history and memory, the individual and society, and the potential for individual and social change.

Performance Management: Changing Behavior That Drives Organizational Effectiveness (4th Edition, Revised)

by Aubrey C. Daniels James E. Daniels

Performance Management offers strategies gained through ongoing research and successful PM applications in businesses and industries around the world. Since the 1989 publication of the third edition of this book, both scientists and practitioners have made continual advances in behavior-based performance enhancement. Dr. Aubrey C. Daniels and James E. Daniels now share those innovations and insights in a reorganized and expanded text. The upgraded material * conveniently divided into the two sections of Theory and Application * includes new chapters aimed specifically at addressing workplace performance issues: The Science of Behavior in Business* Being a Proactive Manager* Separating Behavior from Non-Behavior * Evaluating Performance Change * Finding and Creating Reinforcers * Delivering Reinforcers Learn to:Recognize the observable effects of positive and negative reinforcement, punishment, and penalty in the work environment. Optimally employ positive consequences to inspire discretionary effort? from any member of your organization. Design training, verbal instruction, and other antecedents to clearly communicate required and desired workplace behaviors. Eliminate negative evaluation processes after reading ?The 10 Top Reasons Why Traditional Performance Appraisals Produce Little Value to Organizations. If you've read a previous edition of this book, here are some of the updates you can expect in this new version. Performance Management, 4th edition is updated in terms of research and practice over the last twenty years. is organized into three helpful sections; Theory, Application and Implementation. has several new chapters. The most notable are two in the Theory Section on Behavior. There are also new chapters on evaluating performance change and planning reinforcement. has twice as many references, reflecting the additional research included. has more cartoons to add more R+ to your reading! is generally updated in examples and language. The basic concepts in this book are the same as in previous editions, although some concepts have been added (i. e. Establishing Operations) and the terminology has been updated to be more consistent with current research.

Performing with Computer Applications (Second Edition)

by Iris Blanc

The book offers learning activities and projects that are skills-rich to help the students develop the competencies and skills needed for today's workplace and also elaborates on how software tools are used with each other.

Periodic Table Families [Beyond Level, Grade 5]

by Lisa Jo Rudy

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Perrine's Literature: Structure, Sound, and Sense

by Greg Johnson Thomas R. Arp

The 10th edition of this long-established and esteemed anthology for undergraduate courses contains 100 new selections. After a 60-page introduction to writing about literature, chapters in the fiction section cover plot and structure, characterization, theme, point of view, symbol and allegory, and humor and irony. Chapters in the poetry section cover denotation and connotation, imagery, figurative language, musical devices, and patterns. Chapters in the drama section cover the nature of drama, realistic and nonrealistic drama, and tragedy and comedy. Concepts in each chapter are illustrated with works by established writers of the past and present. Discussion questions and suggestions for writing are included for each selection. Arp is affiliated with Southern Methodist University, and Johnson, with Kennesaw State University. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Perrine's Literature: Structure, Sound, and Sense (11th edition)

by Greg Johnson Thomas R. Arp

This book is an essential and highly effective introduction to literature for today's students. Written for students beginning a serious study of literature, the text introduces the fundamental elements of fiction, poetry, and drama in a concise and engaging way.

Person-Centred Counselling in Action (Fourth Edition)

by John Mcleod Dave Mearns Brian Thorne

It is now 25 years since the first edition of Person-Centred Counselling in Action appeared, offering the definitive exposition of the theory and practice of the person-centred approach. Since then the book has supported and inspired hundreds of thousands of trainees and practitioners worldwide. This important Fourth Edition maintains the book's accessibility, clarity and verve whilst incorporating new developments in the approach. John McLeod joins authors Dave Mearns and Brian Thorne to contribute an exciting new chapter on research relevant to the person-centred field. Person-Centred Counselling in Action, Fourth Edition will be an invaluable resource for those embarking on their first stages of training. Well-established practitioners and even seasoned scholars will continue to find much to interest and stimulate them. Dave Mearns is professor of counselling and retired Director of the Counselling Unit of the University of Strathclyde. He has written seven books including Working at Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy (with Mick Cooper) and is co-editor of the international journal, Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies. Brian Thorne is Emeritus Professor of Counselling at the University of East Anglia, Norwich where he was previously Director of Counselling and of the Centre for Counselling Studies. He is also a Co-founder of the Norwich Centre and continues to work there as a Professional Fellow. John McLeod is Emeritus Professor of Counselling at the University of Abertay Dundee and adjunct Professor of Psychology at the University of Oslo, Norway.

Personal Finance

by Rachel Siegel Carol Yacht

Personal Finance by Rachel Siegel and Carol Yacht is a comprehensive Personal Finance text which includes a wide range of pedagogical aids to keep students engaged and instructors on track. If you would like to hear Rachel talk about her book, and the Personal Finance course listen here to her podcast. This book is arranged by learning objectives. The headings, summaries, reviews, and problems all link together via the learning objectives. This helps instructors to teach what they want, and to assign the problems that correspond to the learning objectives covered in class. Personal Finance includes personal finance planning problems with links to solutions, and personal application exercises, with links to their associated worksheet(s) or spreadsheet(s). In addition, the text boasts a large number of links to videos, podcasts, experts' tips or blogs, and magazine articles to illustrate the practical applications for concepts covered in the text. Finally, the modular nature of the chapters lends itself to the Flat World Knowledge publishing model allowing instructors to adapt the textbook to the exact needs of their specific class and student body.

Personal Finance

by Rachel Siegel Carol Yacht

Personal Finance by Rachel Siegel and Carol Yacht is a comprehensive Personal Finance text which includes a wide range of pedagogical aids to keep students engaged and instructors on track. If you would like to hear Rachel talk about her book, and the Personal Finance course listen here to her podcast. This book is arranged by learning objectives. The headings, summaries, reviews, and problems all link together via the learning objectives. This helps instructors to teach what they want, and to assign the problems that correspond to the learning objectives covered in class. Personal Finance includes personal finance planning problems with links to solutions, and personal application exercises, with links to their associated worksheet(s) or spreadsheet(s). In addition, the text boasts a large number of links to videos, podcasts, experts' tips or blogs, and magazine articles to illustrate the practical applications for concepts covered in the text. Finally, the modular nature of the chapters lends itself to the Flat World Knowledge publishing model allowing instructors to adapt the textbook to the exact needs of their specific class and student body.

Personal Finance: A Lifetime Responsibility

by Grady Kimbrell Nathan Dungan

Personal finance textbook.

Personal Financial Literacy

by Joan S. Ryan

Learn how to plan and manage your personal finances, achieve a financially successful life, and take responsibility as a citizen. PERSONAL FINANCIAL LITERACY, Second Edition, is aligned with the Jump$tart Coalition's National Standards for Personal Financial Literacy. The personal focus of this course makes it relevant and meaningful to all; in particular, to those just starting down the path to personal financial independence.

Personality: Classic Theories and Modern Research (Fifth Edition)

by Howard S. Friedman Miriam W. Schustack

This successful text puts "personality" back into the personality course, integrating the classic insights of the personality theorists with modern research in a manner that will fascinate and encourage deeper thought. This text explores classic theory from a perspective that encourages critical thinking and fosters intellectual insight with respect to human nature. For example, it shows the relevance of classic theory to topics of personality and culture, evolution, ego, gender, and person-situation interactionism. Employing the highest scientific standards, Personality also uses a wide range of unique and provocative pedagogical devices that have been shown to motivate students. Hailed as the best-written, most relevant personality textbook on the market, Friedman and Schustack's fourth edition brings the field of personality to today's diverse student body.

Personality Psychology: Domains of Knowledge about Human Nature (4th Edition)

by David M. Buss Randy J. Larsen

Larsen (personality psychology, Washington U., St. Louis) and Buss (psychology, U. of Texas at Austin) explain the study of personality through six key domains of knowledge about personality functioning--dispositional, biological, intrapsychic, cognitive-experiential, social and cultural, and adjustment domains--rather than by traditional grand theories of personality. In addition, they integrate culture, gender, and biology. Streamlined, this edition has updated research; an updated discussion on correlates of personality dimensions, including neuroticism, extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, and combinations of personality traits; added features that look closely at specific topics; expanded coverage of longitudinal studies; a new theory of stable individual differences; expanded explanation of balancing selection; new material on the evolution of group living and social motivation, the locus of control and real-world outcomes, anger proneness, self-recognition in animals, and intelligence; and new examples and graphics.

Personality Psychology: Foundations and Findings

by Marianne Miserandino

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.

Personality Theories: Critical Perspectives

by Albert Ellis Mike Abrams Lidia Dengelegi Abrams

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.

Personality Theories Workbook (5th Edition)

by Donna Ashcraft

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.

Personality Traits

by Ian J. Deary Gerald Matthews Martha C. Whiteman

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.

Persons, Rights, and the Moral Community

by Loren E. Lomasky

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."

Perspectives on American Politics

by William Lasser

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.

Perspectives on Argument (7th Edition)

by Nancy V. Wood

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: Reading Across Disciplines (Seventh Edition)

by Katherine Anne Ackley

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.

Perspectives on Personality (7th Edition)

by Charles S. Carver Michael F. Scheier

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.

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