Psychology Applied to Modern Life
Psychology Applied to Modern Life – Eleventh Edition (pdf) by Wayne Weiten, Dana S. Dunn, Elizabeth Yost Hammer
Wayne Weiten is a graduate of Bradley University and received his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Illinois, Chicago, in 1981. He currently teaches at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has received distinguished teaching awards from Division 2 of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the College of Du-Page, where he taught until 1991. He is a fellow of Divisions 1 and 2 of the American Psychological Association. In 1991, he helped chair the APA National Conference on Enhancing the Quality of Undergraduate Education in Psychology and in 1996-1997 he served as president of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology.
In 2006, one of the five national teaching awards given annually by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology was named in his honor. Weiten has conducted research on a wide range of topics, including educational measurement, jury decision making, attribution theory, stress, and cerebral specialization. He is also the author of Psychology: Themes & Variations (Wadsworth, 2013) and the creator of PsykTrek: A Multimedia Introduction to Psychology.
Dana S. Dunn earned his B.A. in psychology from Carnegie Mellon University and received his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Virginia. He is currently professor of psychology and assistant dean for special projects at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA. A past chair of Moravian’s Psychology Department, Dunn is a fellow of Divisions 1, 2, and 22 of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Psychological Science (APS). Dunn served as the president of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA Division 2) in 2010.
A frequent speaker at national and regional disciplinary conferences, Dunn has written numerous articles, chapters, and book reviews concerning his research interests: the teaching of psychology, social psychology, rehabilitation psychology, and educational assessment. He is the author or editor of seventeen books, including The Practical Researcher (2013), Research Methods for Social Psychology (2013), and A Short Guide to Writing about Psychology (2011). Dunn was the 2013 recipient of the American Psychological Foundation’s Charles L. Brewer Award for Distinguished Teaching of Psychology.
Elizabeth Yost Hammer earned her B.S. in psychology from Troy State University and received her Ph.D. in experimental social psychology from Tulane University. She is currently Kellogg Professor in Teaching in the Psychology Department and director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching (CAT) at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans. Her work in CAT includes organizing pedagogical workshops and faculty development initiatives.
She is a fellow of Division 2 of the American Psychological Association (APA) and is a past president of Psi Chi. the International Honor Society in Psychology. She has served as the treasurer for the Society for the Teaching of Psychology. She is passionate about teaching and has published on collaborative learning, service learning, the application of social psychological theories to the classroom, and mentoring students.
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