Health Psychology

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Author by Regan A. R. Gurung
Genre : Clinical health psychology
Editor : Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN : 1285062159
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 544
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Using a conversational style that conveys the excitement, research base, and real-world applications of the field, Regan A. R. Gurung introduces students to health psychology with an integrated cultural perspective. Gurung focuses on key determinants of behavior—such as family, ethnicity, and religion—which are not always highlighted in health psychology books. The text is packed with the most up-to-date citations available, presenting topics taken straight from headline news as well as classic issues in the field. A range of vivid examples from different cultural groups provides students with a comprehensive description of basic theories and an overview of cutting-edge research in health psychology. Special sections that showcase clinical applications, coverage of personality and social psychological theories, and chapters devoted to variations in cultural beliefs, human development, and different diseases combine to give readers the best of many worlds.


Building Teachers A Constructivist Approach To Introducing Education

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Author by David Jerner Martin
Genre : Education
Editor : Cengage Learning
ISBN : 9781285530116
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 480
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Designed from the ground up with a constructivist framework, BUILDING TEACHERS: A CONSTRUCTIVIST APPROACH TO INTRODUCING EDUCATION, 2nd Edition helps future teachers create their own understanding of education. As the authors address the key topics generally covered in an introductory book, they encourage readers to develop their own understandings by connecting their prior knowledge, experiences, and biases with new experiences to which they will be exposed during the course. Highlights of the new edition include stronger standards integration and expanded material on diversity and technology. By interacting with the materials presented, rather than merely memorizing the book's content, readers learn what teaching is all about in an exploratory, inquiring, constructivist-based manner. In turn, they can help the children in their classrooms learn meaningfully. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


The Logic Of Information

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Author by Luciano Floridi
Genre : Philosophy
Editor : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 9780192570260
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 224
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Luciano Floridi presents an innovative approach to philosophy, conceived as conceptual design. He explores how we make, transform, refine, and improve the objects of our knowledge. His starting point is that reality provides the data, to be understood as constraining affordances, and we transform them into information, like semantic engines. Such transformation or repurposing is not equivalent to portraying, or picturing, or photographing, or photocopying anything. It is more like cooking: the dish does not represent the ingredients, it uses them to make something else out of them, yet the reality of the dish and its properties hugely depend on the reality and the properties of the ingredients. Models are not representations understood as pictures, but interpretations understood as data elaborations, of systems. Thus, Luciano Floridi articulates and defends the thesis that knowledge is design and philosophy is the ultimate form of conceptual design. Although entirely independent of Floridi's previous books, The Philosophy of Information (OUP 2011) and The Ethics of Information (OUP 2013), The Logic of Information both complements the existing volumes and presents new work on the foundations of the philosophy of information.


Basic Statistics For The Behavioral Sciences

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Author by Gary W. Heiman
Genre : Social sciences
Editor : Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN : 0840032307
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 504
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BASIC STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, International Edition demystifies and fully explains statistics without leaving out relevant topics or simply presenting formulas, in a format that is non-threatening and inviting to students. The author's clear, patiently crafted explanations, with an occasional touch of humor, teach students not only how to compute an answer, but also why they should perform the procedure or what their answer reveals about the data. The book achieves several objectives: it presents a conceptual-intuitive approach, presents statistics within an understandable research context, deals directly and positively with student weaknesses in mathematics, and introduces new terms and concepts in an integrated way. The result is a text that students can learn from as well as enjoy.


Learning And Behavior

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Author by Paul Chance
Genre : Self-Help
Editor : Cengage Learning
ISBN : 9781285545967
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 464
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LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR, Seventh Edition, is stimulating and filled with high-interest queries and examples. Based on the theme that learning is a biological mechanism that aids survival, this book embraces a scientific approach to behavior but is written in clear, engaging, and easy-to-understand language. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Cengage Advantage Books Law For Business

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Author by John D. Ashcroft
Genre : Business & Economics
Editor : Cengage Learning
ISBN : 1305654927
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 608
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LAW FOR BUSINESS, 19E from Cengage Advantage Books provides a practical approach to law that emphasizes the current, relevant topics current and future professionals need to succeed in business today. Compelling cases throughout this edition highlight recent business challenges, such as trademark infringement, capacity to contract, agency, and employment-at-will. In addition, timely coverage of business ethics and the law provides new insights into recent corporate scandals and indictments. Popular legal authors Ashcroft, Ashcroft, and Patterson combine short chapters and a full-color design with real-world examples, meaningful applications and Learning Objectives to make business law approachable and applicable for reader’s future success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Understanding Generalist Practice

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Author by Karen K. Kirst-Ashman
Genre : Social Science
Editor : Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
ISBN : 1111185948
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 696
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Organized around the authors' coherent and cohesive Generalist Intervention Model, this introductory guide to generalist social work practice provides users with the knowledge and skills they will need to work with individuals and families, as well as the foundation to work with groups, communities, and organizations. It explores the links between micro, mezzo, and macro levels of social work practice and reflects the latest EPAS standards with empowerment and strengths perspectives for partnering with clients.


Cengage Advantage Books Foundations Of The Legal Environment Of Business

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Author by Marianne M. Jennings
Genre : Business & Economics
Editor : Cengage Learning
ISBN : 9781305465251
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 576
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With more than 200 real-world cases and critical-thinking exercises, FOUNDATIONS OF THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS, 3E helps readers define their ethical compass within the business world. Authored by a renowned scholar of business ethics, it uses an integrated approach to thoroughly explore the intersection of law, business strategy, and ethics. A concise legal environment text, it covers all core topics and features intriguing examples of legal and ethical issues pulled straight from the news and pop culture. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


The Teaching Brain

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Author by Vanessa Rodriguez
Genre : Education
Editor : New Press, The
ISBN : 9781620970225
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 256
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“A significant contribution to understanding the interaction among teachers, students, the environment, and the content of learning” (Herbert Kohl, education advocate and author). What is at work in the mind of a five-year-old explaining the game of tag to a new friend? What is going on in the head of a thirty-five-year-old parent showing a first-grader how to button a coat? And what exactly is happening in the brain of a sixty-five-year-old professor discussing statistics with a room full of graduate students? While research about the nature and science of learning abounds, shockingly few insights into how and why humans teach have emerged—until now. Countering the dated yet widely held presumption that teaching is simply the transfer of knowledge from one person to another, The Teaching Brain weaves together scientific research and real-life examples to show that teaching is a dynamic interaction and an evolutionary cognitive skill that develops from birth to adulthood. With engaging, accessible prose, Harvard researcher Vanessa Rodriguez reveals what it actually takes to become an expert teacher. At a time when all sides of the teaching debate tirelessly seek to define good teaching—or even how to build a better teacher—The Teaching Brain upends the misguided premises for how we measure the success of teachers. “A thoughtful analysis of current educational paradigms . . . Rodriguez’s case for altering pedagogy to match the fluctuating dynamic forces in the classroom is both convincing and steeped in common sense.” —Publishers Weekly


Cengage Advantage Books Understanding Arguments Concise Edition

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Author by Walter Sinnott-Armstrong
Genre : Philosophy
Editor : Cengage Learning
ISBN : 9781305177338
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 352
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CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: UNDERSTANDING ARGUMENTS, CONCISE EDITION, 1E uses everyday life experiences to teach the basics of informal logic. By taking out the non-essential instruction, this edition hones in on the argument construction involved in day-to-day life, and how to do it better. Plus, to round out the discussion, CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: UNDERSTANDING ARGUMENTS, CONCISE EDITION, 1E includes a three-chapter overview of formal logic as well. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.