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The Principles of Psychology (Volume 1)

by William James

Anyone wanting a thorough introduction to psychology will find this work useful and engaging. This first volume contains The Scope of Psychology, The Functions of the Brain, On Some General Conditions of Brain Activity, Habit, The Automaton Theory, The Mind-Stuff Theory, The Methods and Snares of Psychology, The Relations of Minds to Other Things, The Stream of Thought, The Consciousness of Self, Attention, Conception, Discrimination and Comparison, Association, The Perception of Time and Memory.

The Principles of Psychology (Volume 2)

by William James

Anyone wanting a thorough introduction to psychology will find this work useful and engaging. This second volume covers sensation, imagination, reasoning, instinct, emotions, will, Hypnotism, movement, and the perception of objects and space.

Principles of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (Fifth Edition)

by Sam Boggs

This concise treatment of the fundamental principles of sedimentology and stratigraphy highlights the important physical, chemical, biological, and stratigraphic characteristics of sedimentary rocks. It emphasizes the ways in which the study of sedimentary rocks is used to interpret depositional environments, changes in ancient sea level, and other intriguing aspects of Earth's history.

Principles of Social Psychology

by Charles Stangor

Have you ever had trouble teaching the various topics of social psychology and fitting them together to form a coherent field? Dr. Stangor said he felt like he was presenting a laundry list of ideas, research studies, and phenomena, rather than an integrated set of principles and knowledge. He felt like this was not only hard for him, but even more challenging for his students. He wondered how they could be expected to remember and understand all of the many phenomena that we social psychologists study? And how could they tell what was most important? It was then that he realized a fresh approach to a Social Psychology textbook was was needed to structure and integrate their learning; thus, Principles of Social Psychology was born.

Principles of Social Psychology

by Charles Stangor

Have you ever had trouble teaching the various topics of social psychology and fitting them together to form a coherent field? Dr. Stangor said he felt like he was presenting a laundry list of ideas, research studies, and phenomena, rather than an integrated set of principles and knowledge. He felt like this was not only hard for him, but even more challenging for his students. He wondered how they could be expected to remember and understand all of the many phenomena that we social psychologists study? And how could they tell what was most important? It was then that he realized a fresh approach to a Social Psychology textbook was was needed to structure and integrate their learning; thus, Principles of Social Psychology was born.

Principles of Sociological Inquiry

by Amy Blackstone

The author of Principles of Sociological Inquiry: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods, Amy Blackstone, started envisioning this textbook while sitting in her own undergraduate sociology research methods class. She enjoyed the material but wondered about its relevance to her everyday life and future plans (the idea that one day she would be teaching such a class hadn't yet occurred to her).

Printreading for Residential and Light Commercial Construction, Part 2 (4th Edition)

by Thomas E. Proctor Leonard P. Toenjes

Printreading for Residential and Light Commercial Construction--Part 2, 4th Edition, provides printreading experience in residential and light commercial construction. Printreading fundamentals, construction materials, and light frame construction utilized in residential and light commercial buildings are covered in detail. Heavy emphasis is placed on residential and commercial building code requirements and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. Expanded coverage is provided for including engineered wood products, exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS), and electrical and mechanical systems. Chapter 11--Quantity Takeoff--provides an introduction to quantity takeoff principles and techniques for calculating quantities of structural components, finish materials, and mechanical and electrical systems.

Problem-Solving Exercises in Physics

by Jennifer Bond Hickman

This workbook is designed to take some "real-life" situations and examine them with the use of equations. It reinforces the concepts that the students have already learned in class and to give them the opportunity to try some calculations with their teacher's help.

Procedures and Theory for Administrative Professionals (6th edition)

by Patsy Fulton-Calkins Karin M. Stulz

In today's dynamic workplace, administrative professionals must be able to adjust to a diversified workforce with emerging technologies and be prepared to function in an expanding and global marketplace. From hard skills to soft skills, PROCEDURES AND THEORY FOR ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS, 6e equips you to handle whatever workplace challenges may come your way by providing instruction and activities directed toward technology, communication, and human relations. Its emphasis on critical thinking, creative thinking, and lifelong learning gives you opportunities for unique solutions and ideas. Reflecting a changing marketplace, the sixth edition includes a host of new topics, ranging from business etiquette and e-commerce to globalization and security, and is packed with career tips, professional points, and critical-thinking activities. Comprehensive and practical, this text is an excellent resource for those seeking entry-level assistant positions, preparing for promotion opportunities, or transitioning to a job of greater responsibility.

The Process of Research in Psychology (1st edition)

by Dawn M. Mcbride

The book offers a clear description of concepts and skills important for conducting psychological research with clear, simple examples to illustrate these concepts. Author Dawn McBride covers the material in a methods text, but organizes as chronological steps in designing, conducting, and presenting a psychology research study. The concepts are presented using the special pedagogical approach throughout the text to present students with various learning opportunities in multiple contexts.

The Processes of Life: An Introduction to Molecular Biology

by Lawrence E. Hunter

Recent research in molecular biology has produced a remarkably detailed understanding of how living things operate.

Processes of Manufacturing

by R. Thomas Wright

Processes of Manufacturing provides comprehensive instruction in the various methods of processing metals, plastics, ceramics, and composite materials. The book devotes several chapters each to the major processes used in manufacturing today: casting and molding, forming, separating,conditioning, assembling, and finishing. A final section provides students with an introduction to such process design and control topics as sequencing of operations, automating processes, and quality control. The book is extensively illustrated with photos and a large number of line drawings that clearly convey the details of important processes.

Processing French: A Psycholinguistic Perspective

by Peter Golato

Processing French presents a groundbreaking empirical study of the processing of morphologically simple and complex French words. Peter Golato's research offers an insightful account of the lexical storage and retrieval of isolated words and words within sentences. Processing Frenchinvestigates the native-language processing of French, a language for which findings have not definitively supported a dual-mechanism account of morphological processing. Through word- and sentence-level studies, the book accomplishes two goals. First, it offers behavioral evidence in support of a dual-mechanism processing account at the word level. In contrast to English, however, the evidence with French does not turn upon a contrast in inflectional regularity among verbs but instead hinges upon a diachronic contrast, with synchronic relevance, in the productivity of derivational suffixes among nouns. Second, by incorporating the findings of the word-level studies into sentence-level studies, the book offers a window onto the morphological processing of displaced sentential elements, specifically morphologically simple and complex-moved nouns and raised lexical verbs. Peter Golato is assistant professor of French at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. "Processing French is decidedly original, and it is equally and decidedly sound. This book makes a superb shelf reference for anybody working in psycholinguistics, first- and second-language acquisition, and the syntactic study of French. . . and draws some fascinating conclusions about what might really be at play in human language acquisition. " -Fred Davidson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Processing: A Programming Handbook for Visual Designers and Artists

by Ben Fry John Maeda Casey Reas

An introduction to the ideas of computer programming within the context of the visual arts that also serves as a reference and text for Processing, an open-source programming language designed for creating images, animation, and interactivity.

Product and Services Management

by Paulina Papastathopoulou George J. Avlonitis

`A text that successfully bridges the gap between academic theorizing and practitioner applicability because it uses multiple real-world examples/mini-cases of management techniques to illustrate the well-researched academic theoretical foundations of the book' - Creativity and Innovation Management `A complete and useful treatment of the domain of product and service decisions. This book is unique in its treatment, dealing with product and service portfolio evaluation, new product/service development and product/service elimination in an integrated manner. Enlivened by many mini-cases, the book provides a soup-to-nuts approach that will prove very attractive for students and be a valuable reference for managers as well. Highly recommended' - Gary L Lilien, Distinguished Research Professor of Management Science, Penn State University `Product and Services Management (PSM) is a welcome, up to date summary of the key issues facing firms in developing and refreshing their portfolios. The examples and cases bring the academic arguments clearly into focus and demonstrate the crucial role of PSM in leading the overall strategy of the firm' - Professor Graham Hooley, Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Aston University, Birmingham `Managers responsible for and students interested in product portfolio decisions previously had to consult several sources for obtaining up-to-date information; books on new product development, articles on service development, readers on product management, and frameworks for product evaluation and termination. With the book Product and Services Management the reader obtains four-in-one. Avlonitis and Papastathopoulou reveal in a compelling and comprehensive manner why product decisions are the cornerstone of modern marketing and business, and illustrate the theory with numerous mini-cases from Europe and elsewhere. A must read for everyone with a passion for products' - Dr Erik Jan Hultink, Professor of New Product Marketing, Delft University of Technology This book provides a holistic approach to the study of product and services management. It looks at the key milestones within a product's or service life cycle and considers in detail three crucial areas within product management, namely product/service portfolio evaluation, new product/service development and product/service elimination. Based on research conducted in Europe and North America, this book includes revealing cases studies that will help students make important connections between theory and practice. The pedagogical features provided in each chapter include chapter introduction, summary, questions and a further reading section. Additional material for instructors include PowerPoint slides and indicative answers to each chapter's questions. This book is written for undergraduate and postgraduate students of business administration who are pursuing courses in marketing, product portfolio management, new product development and product policy.

Professional Baking (Sixth Edition)

by Wayne Gisslen

Gisslen's 6th edition of Professional Baking continues to educate hundreds of thousands of readers with clear, detailed instructions in the theory and techniques necessary to meet the demands of the professional kitchen.

The Professional Protection Officer: Practical Security Strategies and Emerging Trends

by International Foundation for Protection Officers

The Professional Protection Officer, the successor to our Protection Officer Training Manual, is a comprehensive training guide and instructional text that covers all of the subjects essential to the effective training of protective officers. This material, now in its eighth edition, has been class-tested for many years and has been the training manual for the International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) since 1988. The new book contains brand new chapters on the most significant issues facing the protection officer today, including Central Alarm Stations, Communications, Surveillance, Access Control, Detection Equipment, Apprehension and Detention Procedures, and Information Security. Written by leading security trainers and educators, The Professional Protection Officer retains the exceptional organization and coverage of previous versions and adds critical updates and fresh pedagogy, as well as hundreds of diagrams, illustrations and self-quizzes. This new book is tailored for the training and certification needs of first-line security officers and supervisors throughout the private and public security industry.

Professional Responsibility: A Context And Practice Casebook

by Barbara Glesner Fines

This text is directed toward the learning outcomes students need and want in a basic professional responsibility course: mastering the doctrine regarding the regulation of law practice (including express instruction on reading rules and researching the law of professional responsibility); forming a vision of themselves as an attorney and a career plan that fits that vision; learning to identify the risks of discipline, liability, or business and reputational loss; and acquiring skills to practice law in a way that reduces those risks. The book provides clear learning outcomes for each unit, learning tools such as self-tests, checklists and graphics. Each chapter includes practice problems, including exercises designed to integrate skills such as reflection, research, counseling, and drafting. An appendix provides students advice on preparing for the multistate professional responsibility exam, with practice multiple-choice problems.<P> This book is part of the Context and Practice Series, edited by Michael Hunter Schwartz, Professor of Law & Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Development, Washburn University School of Law.

Professional Studies in Primary Education (Second Edition)

by Hilary Cooper

Developing an understanding of the professional aspects of teaching is an integral part of training to teach in primary education, and requires a broad and deep engagement with a wide number of practical and theoretical issues. Professional Studies in Primary Education provides a wide-ranging overview of everything you will need to know to prepare you for your primary initial teacher education course, and your early career in the classroom. Covering practical issues including behaviour management and classroom organisation, through to thought-provoking topics such as reflecting on your own teaching practice and developing critical thinking skills in the classroom, this textbook offers a modern and insightful exploration of the realities of teaching in primary education today. This approach is supported by: An awareness of current policy developments and statutory requirements Examining complex, multi-faceted issues in education Exploring alternative approaches to primary teaching practice Investigating ways to encourage personal and professional development as a teacher. Additional online resources at There are also free companion resources supporting and extending chapters, including activities, case studies, further reading and useful web links. This is essential reading for all students on primary initial teacher education courses including undergraduate (BEd, BA with QTS), postgraduate (PGCE, SCITT), and employment-based routes into teaching. Hilary Cooper is Professor of History and Pedagogy at the University of Cumbria

Professionalism in Early Childhood Education: Doing Our Best for Young Children

by Stephanie Feeney

Feeney (education, U. of Hawaii at Manoa) discusses the implications of professionalism for early childhood education, for education students and in-service trainees. She examines how professions are organized, including an overview of the nature of professions and the professional status of early childhood education; how individuals can exhibit the ideals and principles of professions in their work with children and families, including the knowledge and skills of early childhood educators, professional behavior, including communication and relationship skills, work ethic, professional ethics, and personal qualities; and self-reflection. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Professionalism in Medicine: A Case-based Guide for Medical Students

by John Spandorfer Charles A. Pohl Susan L. Rattner Thomas J. Nasca

Learning medical professionalism is a challenging, evolving, and life-long endeavor. Professionalism in Medicine: A Case-Based Guide for Medical Students helps begin this process by engaging students and their teachers in reflection on cases that resonate with the experiences of life in medicine. Through the book's seventy-two cases, commentaries, videos, and literature-based reviews, students explore the many challenging areas of medical professionalism. Readers will appreciate the provocative professionalism dilemmas encountered by students from the pre-clinical years and clinical rotations and by physicians of various specialties. Each case is followed by two commentaries by writers who are involved in health care decisions related to that case, and who represent a wide variety of perspectives. Authors represent 46 medical schools and other institutions and include physicians, medical students, medical ethicists, lawyers, psychologists, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, health care administrators, and patient advocates.

Professionalism Skills for Workplace Success (Third Edition)

by Lydia E. Anderson Sandra B. Bolt

The book designed as a workbook that can be kept and referred to throughout one's career addresses employer concerns by providing those new to the workplace with basic skills for success on the job and providing job seekers the tools they need to secure the job of their dreams. This unique text prepares students for their first professional workplace experience by linking self-management issues to career planning tools and workplace basics, including expected behaviors.

Program Administration Scale: Measuring Early Childhood Leadership and Management (2nd Edition)

by Teri N. Talan Paula Jorde Bloom

The Program Administration Scale (PAS) is designed to reliably measure and improve the leadership and management practices of centre-based programs. This new second edition includes minor refinements to support the reliable use of the instrument and to reflect current best practices in early childhood administration.

Program Evaluation: Alternative Approaches and Practical Guidelines

by Jody L. Fitzpatrick James R. Sanders Blaine R. Worthen

This textbook by Fitzpatrick (U. of Colorado Denver), Sanders (Western Michigan U.), and Worthen (Utah State U.) provides information on conducting evaluations of organizational programs. The authors have organized the material into four sections introducing the key concepts of evaluation, describing major models and theories of evaluation approaches, discussing the processes of planning evaluations, and reviewing the various methodological issues of conducting evaluations. For this new edition, the material has been updated in light of the most current approaches and theories of evaluation; a new chapter has been included on the role of politics in evaluation and ethical considerations; increased attention has been paid to mixed methods in design, data collection, and analysis; and new sections have been included on organizational learning, evaluation capacity building, mainstreaming evaluation, and cultural competence, among other changes. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Program Evaluation: An Introduction (5th edition)

by David Royse Bruce A. Thyer Deborah K. Padgett

Praised by instructors and students alike, PROGRAM EVALUATION: AN INTRODUCTION helps your students evaluate services and programs that they will encounter in their professional practice. In the process of learning evaluation techniques and skills, students will become proficient at critically analyzing evaluation studies conducted by others. The authors present and simplify all the essentials needed for a critical appreciation of evaluation issues and methodology. The authors? clear writing style and clear presentation of concepts, as well as the text's hands-on and applied focus, will guide students on how to gather evidence and demonstrate that their interventions and programs are effective in improving clients? lives.

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