Category: Politics & Social Sciences

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Thinking Sociologically, Third Edition

Description Widely acclaimed insight on the human condition, updated to view modern issues through a sociological lens Now in its third edition, Thinking Sociologically continues to offer a stimulating exploration of the underlying assumptions and tacit expectations which structure our view of the world. This best-seller has been translated into 12 languages to bring key sociological concepts to students and general readers around the globe. The authors review recent developments in society and examine the applicability of sociology to everyday life. The world has changed a great deal since the second edition’s publication. Issues of climate change, sustainability, inequality, social justice, inclusion and the role of social...

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Common Cents: Economics+Politics+Finance A Citizen’s Survival Guide

Description “Change is inevitable. Change is constant.” – Benjamin Disraeli “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin Editorial Summary The world is changing. Fast. Economics, finance, politics. Revolutions in information, communication, economic liberalization, and political integration are bombarding us at a dizzying pace. Individually and collectively, we try to manage this change, seeking to adapt and thrive. One way we organize our collective action is through the exercise of public policy, but the landscape keeps changing and the old maps and blueprints seem inadequate to the task. If...

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Freedom Regained: The Possibility of Free Will

Description Do we have free will? It’s a question that has puzzled philosophers and theologians for centuries and feeds into numerous political, social, and personal concerns. Are we products of our culture, or free agents within it? How much responsibility should we take for our actions? Are our neural pathways fixed early on by a mixture of nature and nurture, or is the possibility of comprehensive, intentional psychological change always open to us? What role does our brain play in the construction of free will, and how much scientific evidence is there for the existence of it? What exactly are we talking about when we...

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Community Psychology: Fifth Edition vol 5

Description The concepts, research and applications emerging from the field of community psychology. Community Psychology, 5/e focuses on the prevention of problems, the promotion of well-being, empowerment of members within a community, the appreciation of diversity, and an ecological model for the understanding of human behavior. Attention is paid to both “classic” early writings and the most recent journal articles and reviews by today’s practitioners and researchers. Historical and alternative methods of effecting social change are explored in this book, with the overall theme that the environment is as important as the individual in it. This text is available in a variety of formats – digital...

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Child Development, 7th Edition

Description A balanced presentation of developmental theory, research, and applications Child Development, Seventh Edition offers students a balanced, up-to-date overview of developmental theory and research with a focus on application to students’ personal lives and future careers. Organized chronologically, the text features a variety of student-focused tools that make the study of development interesting and engaging. Author Robert Feldman’s emphasis on practical, take-home information provides students with knowledge they can use during the course and beyond. Also available with MyPsychLab® This title is also available with MyPsychLab – an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve...

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Introduction to General, Organic and Biochemistry vol 11

Description Gain a comprehensive understanding of chemistry and see how it relates to health science with INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL, ORGANIC, AND BIOCHEMISTRY. This bestseller features dynamic art, interesting examples, coverage of the latest issues, and a wide variety of medical and biological applications. As you explore topics such as botulin toxin as a cosmetic agent, implications for the use of antibiotics, the Atkins diet, and ultraviolet sunscreen, you will see how useful the study of chemistry is to so many aspects of your life. The book’s built-in integration with OWLv2 (Online Web-based Learning) turns your chemistry study time into active experiences that build your comprehension...

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Investigating Social Problems

Description A. Javier Treviño, working with a panel of experts, thoroughly examines all aspects of social problems, providing a contemporary and authoritative introduction to the field. Each chapter is written by a specialist on that particular topic and the unique, contributed format ensures that the research and examples provided are the most current and relevant available. The text is framed around three major themes: intersectionality (the interplay of race, ethnicity, class, and gender), the global scope of many problems, and how researchers take an evidence-based approach to studying problems. Download Links Server 1  | Server 2 (Size 16.5 MB)

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Child Development: An Active Learning Approach, (3rd Edition)

Description In the Third Edition of the topically organized Child Development: An Active Learning Approach, authors Laura E. Levine and Joyce A. Munsch invite students to take an active journey toward understanding the latest findings from the field of child development. Using robust pedagogical tools built into the chapter narratives, students are challenged to confront myths and misconceptions, participate in real-world activities with children and independently, and utilize video resources and research tools to pursue knowledge and develop critical thinking skills on their own. This new edition covers the latest findings on developmental neuroscience, positive youth development, the role of fathers, and more, with topics of diversity and...

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Understanding Motivation and Emotion, 7th Edition

Description The past ten years have seen an explosion of useful research surrounding human motivation and emotion; new insights allow researchers to answer the perennial questions, including “What do people want?” and “Why do they want what they want?” By delving into the roots of motivation, the emotional processes at work, and the impacts on learning, performance, and well-being, this book provides a toolbox of practical interventions and approaches for use in a wide variety of settings. In the midst of the field’s “golden age,” there has never been a better time to merge new understanding and practical application to improve peoples lives. Useful in...