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Author: Myers, David

Edition: 7

Number Of Pages: 665

EAN: 9781259464287

Release Date: 31-01-2018

Languages: English

Item Condition: UsedGood

Binding: Paperback

Details: Product Description Myers’ accessible storytelling approach is highly praised and known to effectively engage students. It continues to offer 4 applied modules that highlight the relevance of the content to different high-interest fields: peacekeeping, healthcare, the law, the environment. Theories and findings presented are not too esoteric but capture the fundamental concepts of the field in a scientifically rigorous manner. It balances classic findings with significant current Canadian research. Canadian context is emphasized, and a strong research focus presented in an understandable and engaging style. About the Author David Myers is the John Dirk Werkman Professor of Psychology at Hope College where he has taught for the past 30 years.  David Myers' love of teaching psychology has been rewarded by students on many occasions with numerous “Outstanding Professor” awards.  An award-winning researcher, Dr. Myers received the Gordon Allport Prize from Division 9 of the American Psychological Association for his work on group polarization.  His scientific articles have appeared in more than two dozen journals, including Science, American Scientist, Psychological Bulletin, and Psychological Science.  He has served his discipline as consulting editor to the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. STEVEN J. SPENCER is a Professor and chair of the Social Psychology division at the University of Waterloo. He teaches popular classes in Introductory Psychology, Social Psychology, and Social Cognition; and he is known for his lively lectures and engaging classroom demonstrations. Dr. Spencer also maintains an active research program that investigates self-image maintenance processes, motivated social perception, stereotyping, and social norms. In particular, he has examined how threat to the self-concept can lead people to stereotype others and how being stereotyped by others can threaten people and undermine their performance on academic tasks. His work has been published in Psychological Bulletin, Psychological Science, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. He has served his discipline as a consulting editor to the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and as an associate editor to the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. CHRISTIAN H. JORDAN is an Associate Professor and graduate area coordinator of the Social Psychology division at Wilfrid Laurier University. He teaches lecture courses and seminars in Social Psychology and Research Methods at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Jordan is also an active researcher, studying implicit self-esteem and implicit attitudes―self-esteem and attitudes that come to mind spontaneously, like intuitions or gut feelings, but which may contradict our more reasoned evaluations of ourselves and the world. His work has been published in a number of scholarly handbooks and journals, including the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Self and Identity, and the Social and Personality Psychology Compass. He has also written popular instructional pieces on how to effectively read journal articles and how to conduct and report persuasive psychology experiments. Steven M. Smith is a Professor of Psychology and the Dean of Science at Saint Mary's University in Halifax. He completed his B.A. (Honours) at Bishop's University in Lennoxville, Quebec, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Social Psychology at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. Smith regularly teaches Social Behaviour, Attitudes and Persuasion, and Psychology and Law. His lectures are well received, and he has been nominated for the Saint Mary's University Student Association Faculty of Arts Teaching Award. He is an active researcher, and he is dedicated to applying his theoretical work to real-w

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