General Psychology With Spotlight Diversity

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-10-26
  • Publisher: Pearson Learning Solutions
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Author Biography

Josh R. Gerow

Josh Gerow is currently Professor Emeritus, Purdue University, having taught at the Fort Wayne, Indiana, campus of Purdue for 32 years. He is an instructional psychologist, who received his Ph.D. in experimental psychology in 1967 from the University of Tennessee. His research focuses on determining the factors that influence performance in introductory psychology, and developing a model for delivering the introductory course to high school students. Dr. Gerow has been invited to many campuses to speak on the teaching of psychology. He has made several presentations at meetings of the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology. One of his presentations (with Ken Bordens), “What ever happened to…? Psychological research that introductory psychology students don’t hear much about anymore,” appears in Voices of Experience: Memorable Talks from the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology. His text, College Decisions: A Practical Guide to Success in College (with Nancy Gerow), is in its third edition. In various formats and with several publishers, Josh Gerow has authored or co-authored thirteen editions of an introductory psychology text–and the ancillaries that accompany them.


Kenneth S. Bordens

Kenneth S. Bordens received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University (Teaneck, New Jersey, campus) in 1975. He earned a Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degree in Social Psychology from the University of Toledo in 1979. After receiving his Ph.D., he accepted a position at Indiana University—Purdue University at Fort Wayne (IPFW). Dr. Bordens has taught there for the past 20 years and currently holds the rank of Professor of Psychological Sciences. Dr. Bordens’s main research area is in psychology and law. Specifically, he has published several studies on juror and jury decision-making. His most recent research is on the impact on jurors of consolidating multiple plaintiffs in complex trials. He has co-authored three textbooks (Research Design and Methods: A Process Approach; Psychology of Law: Integrations and Applications; and Social Psychology), in addition to the sixth and seventh editions of Psychology: An Introduction. He is also currently writing a text on statistics. Dr. Bordens teaches courses in social psychology, child development, research methods, the history of psychology, and introductory psychology.


Evelyn Blanch-Payne

Evelyn Blanch-Payne is a Professor of Psychology at Albany State University, and received her doctorate degree in Educational Psychology from Kent State University. Her areas of research interest and publications include Ethnicity and Breast Cancer Awareness, Teaching Styles of Faculty, Learning Styles of Students, Cognitive Behavioral Changes of Mental Health Consumers, and End-of-Life Care Preferences. She was a contributing writer to The Handbook for Enhancing Undergraduate Education in Psychology for the American Psychological Association, and has presented at many professional conferences. In addition, she has served as the Principle Investigator for a Title III research grant, and as a Faculty Fellow at John F. Kennedy Space Center, NASA. She has been named recipient of numerous teaching awards, including Outstanding Teaching, Most Distinguished Faculty Member, Student Choice Award, and Who's Who Among American Teachers Award in 2000, 2002, and 2005. She was also recently listed among the Great Women of the 21st Century. Blanch-Payne holds professional memberships in several organizations and associations of psychology.

Table of Contents

The Science of Psychology and Its Research Methods
The Biological Bases of Psychological Functioning
Sensation and Perception
Varieties of Consciousness
Cognitive Processes
Development Through the Life Span
Motivation and Emotion
Stress and Physical Health
The Psychological Disorders
Treatment and The rapy for the Psychological Disorders
Social Psychology
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