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    Not all psychology courses are the same. That's why Worth Publishers is offering an expanded program to customize your Worth psychology textbook with exclusive tools and content by leading teachers and researchers. By incorporating ForeWords content, you can have the textbook that meets your course needs and goals. Introduce your students to essays by leading researchers. Give them tools to build their critical thinking and study skills. Introduce them to careers in psychology. ForeWords makes it possible!


  • The Complete ForeWords Library

    Psychology and the Real World: Essays Illustrating Fundamental Contributions to Society

    FABBS Foundation and Morton Ann Gernsbacher, University of Wisconsin; James R. Pomerantz, Rice University

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    Psychology and the Real World gives students the opportunity to learn about some of the most important psychology research of our time from the best possible sources-the actual scientists behind the studies that have not only reshaped our understanding of brain, mind, and behavior, but have significantly changed the way we live our lives.

    In Psychology and the Real World, each contribution is an original essay written exclusively for this project, with the "Who's Who" gathering of authors explaining, clearly and passionately, the work they have pursued and what it means to us. With new and updated essays throughout, the new edition again exemplifies the broad scope and life-changing benefits of contemporary psychological science.
    The authors have volunteered their contributions and have agreed that royalties will go to FABBS to support their educational mission. The book is affordably priced to students whose instructors adopt one of Worth's introductory psychology texts and Worth is returning all of the revenues so earned directly to FABBS.

    Each chapter of Psychology and the Real World is available through the ForeWords program, and a portion of the proceeds benefits the FABBS Foundation.

    Table of Contents


     Chapter 1: Introduction 
    James R. Pomerantz and Morton Ann Gernsbacher 
     Psychology and the Real World: An Introduction 

     Chapter 2: Methods of Psychology 
    John H. Krantz 
     Can the World Wide Web Be Used for Research? 

    Paul R. Sackett 
     Integrity Testing for Personnel Selection: The Role of Research Methods 

     Chapter 3: Neuroscience 
    Bruce S. McEwen 
     Neurobiology of Stress and Adaptation: Implications for Health Psychology, Behavioral Medicine, and Beyond 

    Emanuel Donchin
    Can the Mind Be Read in the Brain Waves?

     Chapter 4: Sensation and Perception 
    Donald D. Hoffman 
     Human Vision as a Reality Engine 

    Jeremy M. Wolfe 
     Visual Search: Is It a Matter of Life and Death? 

     Chapter 5: Learning 
    Elizabeth L. Bjork and Robert Bjork 
     Making Things Hard on Yourself, But in a Good Way: Creating Desirable Difficulties to Enhance Learning 

    Henry L. Roediger, III, Kathleen B. McDermott, and Mark A. McDaniel 
     Using Testing to Improve Learning and Memory 

     Chapter 6: Memory 
    Fergus I. M. Craik 
     Levels of Processing in Human Memory 

    Elizabeth F. Loftus 
     Crimes of Memory: False Memories and Societal Justice 

     Chapter 7: Language and Thought 
    Susan Goldin-Meadow 
     Creating and Learning Language by Hand 

    Herbert S. Terrace 
     Thinking Without Language 

     Chapter 8: Consciousness 
    Bernard J. Baars 
     Thinking About Consciousness 

    Daniel M. Wegner 
     When You Put Things Out of Mind, Where Do They Go? 

     Chapter 9: Intelligence 
    Howard Gardner 
     The Theory of Multiple Intelligences 

    Robert J. Sternberg 
     The Rainbow Project: Using a Psychological Theory of Intelligence to Improve the College Admissions Process 

     Chapter 10: Emotion and Motivation 
    Paul Ekman and David Matsumoto 
     Reading Faces: The Universality of Emotional Expression 

    E. Tory Higgins 
     Human Self-Regulation and Emotion 

     Chapter 11: Development 
    Barbara Rogoff, Maricela Correa-Chávez, and Katie G. Silva 
     Cultural Variation in Children's Attention and Learning 

    Carolyn Rovee-Collier 
     Preserving Infant Memories 

     Chapter 12: Personality 
    Mark Snyder 
     Products of Their Personalities, or Creatures of Their Situations? Personality and Social Behavior Have the Answer 

     Chapter 13: Psychological Disorders 
    Irving I. Gottesman 
     Predisposed to Understand the Complex Origins of Behavioral Variation 

    Susan Nolen-Hoeksema 
     Lost in Thought: The Perils of Rumination 

     Chapter 14: Treatment of Psychological Disorders 
    David H. Barlow 
     The Development and Evaluation of Psychological Treatments for Panic Disorder

    Alan E. Kazdin
    Treatments for Children with Severe Aggressive and Antisocial Behavior

     Chapter 15: Stress and Health 
    Barbara Fredrickson
    Positive Psychology: Cultivating Resilience and Health through Everyday
    Positive Emotions


    Shelley E. Taylor 
     Positive Illusions: How Ordinary People Become Extraordinary 

     Chapter 16: Social Psychology 
    Elliot Aronson 
     Reducing Prejudice and Building Empathy in the Classroom 

    Harry T. Reis 
     When Good Things Happen to Good People: Capitalizing on Personal Positive Events in Relationships 

     Chapter 17: Psychology at Work 
    Adam M. Grant
    Work and the Art of Motivation Maintenance

    Ruth Kanfer
    Work Motivation: From Processes to Purpose

    Mark A. Costanzo
    Lie Detection in the Interrogation Room and Courtroom

    Psychology and Sustainability

    Susan Clayton, The College of Wooster

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    Many of the environmental challenges that the world faces are rooted in human behavior.  This brief chapter introduces readers to how psychology is meeting these challenges with a fascinating look at the intersections between psychology and sustainability, including  how psychologists evaluate environmental attitudes, how they foster sustainable behaviors, how we perceive the risks of climate change, and how the environment and health interact.  Appropriate for both Introductory and Social Psychology courses, this engaging chapter highlights the ways that psychology contributes to a greener planet.

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    Working with Sources: Using APA Style

    Barbara Fister, Gustavus Adolphus College

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    Writing with sources can be a perennial challenge for students in any discipline. In this short guide, librarian Barbara Fister provides students with a practical checklist for ensuring that sources are properly integrated into their writing and correctly cited to avoid plagiarism. A thorough guide to in-text citations and references ensures that students will have a reliable place to find out about APA style.                         

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    Guide to Thinking Critically

    Cynthia Gray, Beloit College

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    How does a person learn to think critically? Scholar Cynthia Gray has addressed this question with academic and student audiences for over a decade. In her new Guide to Thinking Critically-written exclusively for the ForeWords program-Dr. Gray walks students through the different types of critical thinking and how they apply to the science and practice of psychology. Through a series of exercises students are then challenged to link these valuable skills to common topics such as neuroscience, development, and clinical psychology. The result is a straightforward introduction to thinking critically in the context of psychological science.                          

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    A Practical Guide to Study Skills

    Amy Himsel, El Camino College

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    New research on memory and learning continues to challenge traditional notions about the most effective ways to study and learn. Master teacher Amy Himsel of El Camino College sorts through the misconceptions about the best way to study and offers students practical advice on what they can do to learn more effectively now. Rather than prescribe one plan for everyone, the author introduces the basics of memory and then presents a wide range of strategies for reading, note-taking, self-testing, reviewing, test-taking, and managing time. Himsel both challenges and motivates students to rethink their study habits and become better learners-a great benefit to first-year students, especially.

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    Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Human Factors

    Paul Levy and Karen Marando, The University of Akron

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    In this full-length chapter, Paul Levy (author of the popular text Industrial/Organizational Psychology) and Karen Marando introduce students to the history and practice of two of psychology's most fascinating subfields. The authors paint a compelling picture of the roots of the disciplines in Frederick Taylor's scientific management and the seminal studies conducted at the Western Electric Plant in Hawthorne, Illinois. They then describe the contemporary applications of psychology to job analysis, selection, training, performance appraisal, motivation, leadership, engineering, and careers-as only two researchers and practitioners can. The chapter is accompanied by a full set of pedagogical tools, including section previews, summaries, critical thinking questions, and more.                          

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    The Basics of Scientific Writing in APA Style

    Pam Marek, Kennesaw State University

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    As co-coordinator of the research sequence at Kennesaw State University, Pam Marek encourages her students to become actively involved in research. For students new to academic writing, the first step is a basic understanding of APA style, its genres, and how to write a psychology paper correctly and well. Her Basics of Scientific Writing in APA Style covers these areas and also includes a sample paper and tips on avoiding plagiarism.                         

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    Careers in Psychology

    Jennifer Zwolinski, University of San Diego

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    Encourage your students to major in psychology by introducing them to the wide array of career opportunities for college graduates with training in psychology. For students new to the world of academia, Prof. Zwolinski explains what they need to know about pursuing a graduate degree, and also describes psychology's many exciting subfields.                          

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    Registering and Using i>clicker

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    This straightforward flyer answers students' basic questions about registering and using an i>clicker remote control for this leading in-class polling system. By including this crucial information in your textbook, you can be assured that your students will always be able to find answers to their basic questions.                          

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