21st Century Psychology: A Reference Handbook (SAGE 21st Century Reference)

21st Century Psychology: A Reference Handbook (SAGE 21st Century Reference)

By: Stephen F. Davis (editor), William F. Buskist (editor)Hardback

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Via 100 entries or "mini-chapters," the SAGE 21st Century Reference Series provides an authoritative reference source that serves students' research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries, but not as much jargon or density as a journal article or a research handbook chapter. 21st Century Psychology: A Reference Handbook highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of psychology ought to master to have an effective understanding of the discipline in the 21st Century. The contributors consist of established experts within the field of psychology, including several former presidents of the American Psychological Association. The 100+ chapters provide material of interest for students from all areas of psychological studies including the biological, cognitive, developmental, social and clinical arenas. Coverage includes cutting-edge topics such as human performance in extreme environments. Chapters are brief and accessible with references to guide through to further readings.Key Features - Provides students with initial footholds on topics of interest in researching for term papers, in preparing for Graduate Record Examination, in consulting to determine directions to take in pursuing a senior thesis, graduate degree or career - Offers full coverage of major sub-themes and subfields within psychology including social, developmental, cognitive, biological, clinical and methodology - Provides a uniform in-chapter structure to make it easy for students to locate key information with a common format of: Introduction, Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparisons, Future Directions, Summary, Bibliography, Suggestions for Further Reading and Cross References

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Stephen F. Davis is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Emporia State University. He served as the 2002-2003 Knapp Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences at the University of San Diego. Currently, he is Distinguished Guest Professor at Morningside College and Visiting Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Texas Wesleyan University. Since 1966, he has published over 325 articles, 30 textbooks, and presented over 900 professional papers; the vast majority of these publications and presentations include student coauthors. He has served as president of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP; Division 2 of the American Psychological Association [APA]), Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Southwestern Psychological Association, and Psi Chi. In addition, he received the first Psi Chi Florence L. Denmark Faculty Advisor Award. He is a fellow of APA Divisions 1 (General), 2 (STP), 3 (Experimental), and 6 (Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology), and a recipient in 1988 of the American Psychological Foundation's (APF) Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award. William Buskist is the Distinguished Professor in the Teaching of Psychology at Auburn University and a Faculty Fellow at Auburn's Biggio Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning. He has published widely on issues related to teaching and learning, both within his own discipline of psychology and more generally in higher education. His most recent publications include edited works with Groccia (Evidence-Based Teaching) and with Victor Benassi (Effective College and University Teaching: Strategies and Tactics for the New Professoriate). He has served as President for the Society for the Teaching of Psychology and is currently the Editor-in Chief for the Society's e-book program). He has won numerous teaching awards at both the local and national levels as have many of his graduate student proteges. He is a Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science.

Product Details

  • publication date: 12/02/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781412949682
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1072
  • ID: 9781412949682
  • weight: 3298
  • ISBN10: 1412949688

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