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Health Psychology 10th Edition

Drawing from the latest research and developments from the field, Brannon/Updegraff/Feist's HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY: AN INTRODUCTION TO BEHAVIOR AND HEALTH, 10e, delivers balanced coverage of the cognitive, behavioral and biological approaches to health psychology. Extremely student friendly and popular with majors and nonmajors alike, this market leader features an engaging writing style, a variety of learning tools and a wealth of visuals. Diversity in health psychology is emphasized throughout. New coverage includes the COVID-19 pandemic, the dangers of e-cigarettes, the Type D personality as a risk for heart disease, the brain disease model of alcoholism, the impact of exercise on sleep and more. "Real World Profiles" illustrate chapter concepts in the context of the lives of actual people, and an author-curated list of online multimedia links provides trusted resources for exploring on your own. Read More

Linda Brannon| Jess Feist| Jess Feist


Discovering Psychology 4th Edition

Psychology has insights relevant to all majors, all people. As a hub science, it also provides foundational material for many other scientific disciplines. Cacioppo/Freberg/Cacioppo's DISCOVERING PSYCHOLOGY: THE SCIENCE OF MIND, 4th edition, presents a cohesive understanding of the field, highlighting connections within psychology as well as between psychology and other disciplines. The fourth edition includes a new emphasis on social connectivity and loneliness, interpersonal relationships and myth busting, while author Dr. Stephanie Cacioppo brings additional insight as a licensed clinician. Smart and engaging writing, illuminating visuals and sound science illustrate the depth, breadth and diversity of this exciting field. Up-to-date coverage offers insight into the latest research, while hands-on activities help you sharpen your critical thinking skills. Also available: MindTap. Read More

John T. Cacioppo| Laura A. Freberg| Stephanie Cacioppo


State And Local Government 11th Edition

Bowman/Kearney/Scavo's STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT, 11th edition equips you with the knowledge and tools to develop your own well-informed positions on the divisive issues currently facing our nation. This bestseller delivers comprehensive coverage of institutions, political behavior and policymaking at the state and local level and highlights politics at the grassroots level. Thoroughly updated, the new edition includes expansive coverage of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on state and local government as well as insight on how local governments are attempting to deal with global climate change. Read More

Ann O'M. Bowman| Richard C. Kearney


Life-Span Human Development 10th Edition

Packed with the latest research and vivid examples, Sigelman and Rider's LIFE-SPAN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, 10th edition, equips you with a solid understanding of the overall flow of development and the key transformations that occur in each period of the life span. Written in clear, straightforward language, each chapter focuses on a domain of development -- such as cognitive or personality development -- and traces developmental trends and influences in that domain from infancy to old age. Sections on infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood are included. The text emphasizes theories and their use in helping us understand development, focuses on the interplay of nature and nurture in development, and also provides an expansive examination of both biological and sociocultural influences on life-span development. Additionally, MindTap digital resources offer anywhere, anytime learning solutions. Read More

Carol K. Sigelman| Elizabeth A. Rider


Psychology 15th Edition

Coon, Mitterer and Martini's bestselling PSYCHOLOGY: MODULES FOR ACTIVE LEARNING, 15th Edition combines clear learning objectives, an engaging style, appealing visuals and detailed coverage of core topics and cutting-edge research in one fascinating text. Fully updated, it includes new content that takes you beyond learning psychology as a set of facts to learning skills that make a difference in your everyday life and future career. Active learning modules teach you about information literacy, behaving ethically, giving memorable presentations, leadership, teamwork, coping with stress, optimism and many other topics that you can apply right away. The text is also available with MindTap, a digital learning experience featuring an e-book, videos, study tools and more. Read More

Dennis Coon| John O. Mitterer| Tanya S. Martini


What Is Psychology? 5th Edition

Get excited about learning psychology as the fascinating examples and riveting presentation in WHAT IS PSYCHOLOGY? FOUNDATIONS, APPLICATIONS, AND INTEGRATION, 5E show you how important this study is to your life and your career. Award-winning authors Pastorino and Doyle-Portillo present the foundations of psychology today, based on the latest APA guidelines, using an engaging approach that captures curiosity and motivates you to explore and read more from page one. New features demonstrate the relevance of psychology to any career today, while the latest research introduces emerging trends, such as the subliminal perception and social cues, and emphasizes diversity. Each part opens with an attention-grabbing case study that is woven throughout the chapters to demonstrate how principles are integrated and applicable to your life. MindTap digital resources build on this with discussions and activities that encourage you to apply what you've learned to your own experience. Read More

Ellen E. Pastorino| Susann M. Doyle-Portillo


Introduction To Psychology 12th Edition

Drawing from the latest research and literature, Kalat's bestselling INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY teaches you how to evaluate the evidence to separate the plausible from the scientifically demonstrable -- helping you become a savvier consumer of information. Thoroughly updated, it includes expanded coverage of replicability and research misconduct, and revisits several classic topics in the light of new scholarly insight. "What's the Evidence" coverage reviews important studies, encouraging you to question the strengths and limitations of the evidence. Hands-on "Try It Yourself" activities allow you to personally experience numerous phenomena to help you remember them better. With his friendly writing style and many learning tools, Kalat puts you at ease and enables you to actively participate in what you are studying. Also available: MindTap digital learning solution. Read More

James W. Kalat


Introduction To Psychology 16th Edition

Welcome to the world of psychology--and a journey through the gateways to mind and behavior. Led by authors who get rave reviews from students and instructors alike, Gateways 16e addresses a number of student needs, including explicit sections that help connect each chapter to important employability skills that are relevant to a wide variety of career paths. New guided notes provide note-taking support for students who are new to college-level textbooks, helping them to extract key information from the text while learning important note-taking skills. Cutting edge research and world events such as Covid-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement have been woven throughout the text in the same conversational style that students have come to appreciate. Experience the fun of discovering Psychology with INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY: GATEWAYS TO MIND AND BEHAVIOR, 16th Edition. Read More

Dennis Coon| John O. Mitterer| Tanya S. Martini


Understanding Abnormal Behavior 12th Edition

Emphasizing the intersection of multicultural, sociocultural and diversity issues with current societal events, Sue/Sue/Sue/Sue's UNDERSTANDING ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR, 12th edition, highlights the need for expanding conversations regarding race, ethnicity and social justice. It combines detailed descriptions of a variety of mental disorders with balanced coverage of psychopathology theories that inform treatment. Packed with the latest research and real-world case studies, the 12th edition is fully updated to reflect DSM-5 and integrates the Multipath Model of Mental Disorders to explain how biological, psychological, social and sociocultural factors interact to produce a mental disorder. A focus on resilience highlights prevention and recovery. In addition, MindTap digital learning solution equips you with anywhere, anytime study tools. Read More

David Sue| Derald Sue| Diane M. Sue| Stanley Sue


Psych 7th Edition

Learn about psychology YOUR Way with Rathus' PSYCH, 7th edition, which combines the best of print and online resources! PSYCH's easy-reference textbook presents course content through visually engaging chapters. With the textbook or on its own, PSYCH MindTap allows you to learn on your terms. Read or listen to textbooks and study with the aid of instructor notifications, flashcards and practice quizzes. Track your scores and stay motivated toward your goals. Whether you have more work to do or are ahead of the curve, you'll know where you need to focus your efforts. And the MindTap Green Dot will charge your confidence along the way. When it's time to study, everything you've flagged or noted can be gathered into a guide you can organize. Inspiring quotes from psychologists, authors and celebrities will motivate you to dive deeper, while Truth-or-Fiction questions enable you to check your understanding. Read More

Spencer A. Rathus


Childhood And Adolescence 7th Edition

Walking you chronologically from infancy through the teen years, Rathus' CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE: VOYAGES IN DEVELOPMENT, Seventh Edition, helps you understand how developmental theories and research apply to everyday life. Interspersing personal and humorous stories with the latest research and theory, Rathus captures the wonder of child and adolescent development while portraying the field of development as the rigorous science that it is. The new edition integrates hundreds of new references and relevant information from the DSM-5 of the American Psychiatric Association, including changes to substance use disorders, autism spectrum disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Maximizing your success, the PQ4R method of learning and studying -- preview, question, read, reflect, relate and review -- is used throughout, while MindTap digital solution is also available. Read More

Spencer A. Rathus


Psychology 11th Edition

Weiten's PSYCHOLOGY: THEMES AND VARIATIONS, 11th Edition immerse you in the excitement of this fascinating field while helping you study and retain what you learn. Filled with practical ways that you can apply psychology to your everyday life, this bestselling textbook is an experience in learning that you'll remember long after you complete your Introductory Psychology course. Critical Thinking Applications in every chapter give you specific strategies you can apply in all of your courses and in your personal life. Reality Checks, many of which may surprise you, address common misconceptions about psychology. Every chapter of this book offers tools -- such as Concept Charts that provide colorful visual snapshots of key points -- to help you focus on what's important, showing you how to maximize your study time and course success. Read More

Wayne Weiten


Essentials Of Psychology 6th Edition

Does your personality match your choice of major? Is Facebook bringing you down? How might changing your habits help you get your Z’s? Why are some people drawn to ride monster roller coasters? Written in an engaging style that speaks directly to the reader with examples of psychological concepts drawn from daily life, Nevid's ESSENTIALS OF PSYCHOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS, 6th Edition, makes the study of psychology come alive while providing solid grounding in key knowledge to help you succeed in the course. An effective learning system helps you absorb and remember important information, while numerous hands-on activities enable you to apply what you learn. This edition also includes an expanded focus on psychology in the digital world. The text is available with MindTap, a digital learning experience featuring an e-book, videos, interactive study tools and more. Read More

Jeffrey S. Nevid


Drug Use And Misuse 9th Edition

Taking an interdisciplinary approach in its coverage of current drug issues, Maisto/Galizio/Connors' DRUG USE AND MISUSE, 9th Edition, weaves historical, social, psychological, cultural, biological and medical perspectives as it emphasizes the idea that a drug's effects depend not only on its properties, but also on the psychological and biological characteristics of its user. Thoroughly updated with the latest research, social trends and legal changes, the new edition includes current survey data on patterns of drug use nationally and internationally as well as recent data from the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality and the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Timely essays and critical thinking questions help you focus on the real-world application of chapter concepts, while the MindTap digital learning solution equips you with anywhere, anytime study tools. Read More

Stephen A. Maisto| Mark Galizio| Gerard J. Connors


Sensation And Perception 11th Edition

Drawing from captivating examples, lively visuals and the latest research, Goldstein/Cacciamani's SENSATION AND PERCEPTION, 11e, takes you on an intriguing journey through the senses, equipping you with a thorough understanding of perceptual research and how the results of this research relate to everyday experiences. Reflecting the latest developments from the field, the 11th edition is packed with cutting-edge research throughout, while approximately 85 all-new full-color figures bring chapter concepts to life. In addition, the Exploration feature in MindTap -- the digital learning solution that equips you with anywhere, anytime learning tools -- enhances your grasp of key concepts by enabling you to view experimental stimuli, perceptual demonstrations and short film clips about the research being discussed. Read More

E. Bruce Goldstein| Laura Cacciamani


Criminal Justice In America 10th Edition

Discover the foundations, components and contemporary controversies within the U.S. criminal justice system with the interdisciplinary approach in Cole/Smith/DeJong's best-selling CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA, 10E. The authors draw ideas, themes and theories from criminology, sociology, law, history, psychology and political science to create an engaging approach that highlights the most recent challenges for today's criminal justice professionals. You examine topics such as controversial police practices, persistent discrimination, efforts to reduce prison populations, consequences of the coronavirus pandemic and the impact of new technologies. This edition prompts you to consider what justice means in society and your role, as you review the processes defining the fate of those in the justice system and the impediments to achieving "equal justice under law." MindTap digital resources reinforce concepts and skills with brief audiocast episodes, career decision-making scenarios and riveting examples. Read More

George F. Cole| Christopher E. Smith| Christina DeJong


American Corrections 13th Edition

Learn more about the dynamics of today's correctional system in the U.S. with the fascinating, current content and balanced approach in Clear/Reisig/Cole's market-leading AMERICAN CORRECTIONS, 13E. Engaging discussions, actual cases with familiar names and first-hand insights from those in the system immediately grab your interest, while career overviews point to rewarding opportunities in the field. You examine the latest facts and figures as well as new developments and trends impacting correctional policy and practice in the U.S., such as COVID-19 and the rising use of methamphetamines and opioids. The authors provide an unbiased treatment of institutional and community sanctions as this well-rounded introduction examines the U.S. correctional system from the perspectives of both the corrections worker and the accused person. MindTap digital resources are also available with interactive learning tools, video cases and career scenarios that bring content to life. Read More

Todd R. Clear| Michael D. Reisig| George F. Cole


American Government And Politics Today 20th Edition

Bardes/Shelley/Schmidt's AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY, THE ESSENTIALS, 20th Edition, equips you with the tools and knowledge you need to become an active, informed participant in the U.S. political process. Making politics personal, it focuses on how government impacts you -- now and in the future. Unbiased, concisely organized and updated with 2020 election analysis, it delivers thorough coverage in a streamlined, easy-to-read format. Emphasizing critical thinking about political issues, it encourages you to become involved in the political process. Current, compelling and thought-provoking examples offer insight into such pressing issues as the global COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustice, police brutality, economic inequality and more. Giving you anywhere, anytime study tools, the MindTap online learning solution is available and integrated with this text. Read More

Barbara A. Bardes| Mack C. Shelley II| Steffen W. Schmidt


American Government And Politics Today 19th Edition

Ford/Bardes/Schmidt/Shelley's AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY equips you with the knowledge to make informed choices and the tools to play an active role in the decision-making process in your community. Bringing chapter concepts to life through engaging examples of politics, politicians and policies in action, the 19th edition is completely up to date and covers the 2020 primary and general elections, COVID-19, civil liberties in quarantine, climate change, gun violence, race and gender dynamics, migration and immigration, recent court decisions and social media's prominent role in politics. The text also explores the roots of political polarization, its impact on civil discourse and shared governance, and the consequences when our divisions prevent us from solving public problems. In addition, the MindTap digital learning solution gives you anywhere, anytime learning resources. Read More

Lynne E. Ford| Barbara A. Bardes| Steffen W. Schmidt| Mack C. Shelley II


American Government And Politics Today, Brief 11th Edition

Issues like COVID-19, Black Lives Matter, police brutality, massive unemployment, trade wars and cyberattacks add to the complexity of the U.S. political system. Schmidt/Shelley/Bardes' AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY, BRIEF, 11th edition, helps you make sense of it all while learning to be an informed citizen and active participant in the political process. A colorful, engaging design, up-to-date political news and analysis, and affordable price make this an ideal resource to explain the key aspects of the U.S. government and its fascinating political system and how they impact your life -- now and in the future. Extremely reader-friendly, the book has been praised for its brevity, balanced coverage and clarity. Offering anywhere, anytime digital learning solutions, MindTap provides an online platform for interactive learning. Read More

Steffen W. Schmidt| Mack C. Shelley II| Barbara A. Bardes


American Government 17th Edition

Packed with current examples and practical insight, Wilson/Dilulio/Bose/Levendusky's AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: INSTITUTIONS AND POLICIES, 17th Edition, gives you a clear understanding of the U.S. government -- and your role in it. Highlighting emerging issues in American politics, the authors focus on the importance of governmental institutions, the historical development of governmental procedures and policies, as well as who governs in the U.S. and to what ends. New coverage includes the Trump administration, results of the 2018 and 2020 elections, the nation's response to the COVID-19 crisis, the media's role in promoting political polarization, climate change, the U.S. wealth gap, 21st century wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and more. Numerous features throughout the text help you maximize your study time, while MindTap provides you with a wealth of anywhere, anytime digital learning tools. Read More

James Q. Wilson| John J. DiIulio Jr.| Meena Bose| Matthew S. Levendusky


Gateways To Democracy 5th Edition

Unraveling the complexities of the U.S. political system, Geer/Herrera/Schiller/Segal's GATEWAYS TO DEMOCRACY, 5th edition, highlights the "gateways" that facilitate -- or block -- participation. Illustrating the relevance of government to your personal life, the authors explain how the political system works and how individuals and groups opened gates and overcame barriers to influence public policy. Completely up to date, the 5th edition includes expansive coverage of the 2020 elections, the COVID-19 pandemic, diversity (with a focus on Black and Latino activism), the advancement of LGBTQ rights and other issues reflecting America's changing demographic infrastructure. Supreme Court cases illustrate the constitutional context in which U.S. democracy has evolved, while a Political Analytics feature helps you evaluate the vast amounts of data in today's political discourse. Also available: MindTap. Read More

John G. Geer| Richard Herrera| Wendy J. Schiller| Jeffrey A. Segal


Govt 11th Edition

Learn on your terms with Sidlow/Henschen's GOVT 11. Combining an easy-reference paperback textbook with robust resources and an innovative online experience, GOVT 11 presents an accessible and concise overview of American government that equips you with anywhere, anytime learning tools -- all at an affordable price. Its thorough explanation of the 2020 election includes presidential, Congressional and state results as well as the number of women and minority group members elected, the impact of campaign finance and the accuracy of public opinion polls. Reflecting the latest political and governmental developments, it also provides insight into current civil rights issues, Supreme Court decisions through June 2020, liberty during the pandemic and more. In addition, the MindTap digital learning solution equips you with a wealth of online resources and learning tools to maximize course success. Read More

Edward I. Sidlow| Beth Henschen


Race And Ethnic Relations: American And Global Perspectives 11th Edition

Race and Ethnic Relations: American and Global Perspectives Read More

Martin N. Marger


Understanding Social Problems 11th Edition

Learn to think through today's complex social issues from a variety of perspectives with UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL PROBLEMS, 11E by award-winning authors Mooney, Van Willigen and Clever. This reader-friendly approach highlights the latest data, policies, theories and relevant examples as you examine the most important social issues facing the world in 2021. You review the long-term impacts of COVID-19, repercussions of the 2020 election and emerging social movements. Quotes from prominent celebrities and captivating features emphasize how today's social problems affect your own life as well as those around you. This edition progresses from studying micro problems related to health care, drugs and alcohol, families and crime to examining larger issues of poverty and inequality, population growth, aging, environmental problems, science and technology and world conflict. MindTap digital resources help you further develop the tools to understand institutional change and become socially engaged. Read More

Linda A. Mooney, Ph.D.| Marieke Van Willigen, Ph.D.| Molly Clever, Ph.D.


Criminal Investigation 12th Edition

Master modern investigative principles and practices using the field-based approach strongly grounded in current research with Hess/Hess Orthmann/Cho/Molan's CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION, 12E. This best-selling text introduces established tools, practices and policies while detailing the latest innovations in investigative technology and science today. The authors clearly demonstrate techniques and practical applications using a captivating, reader-friendly presentation. The latest discussions introduce advancements in DNA evidence, incident review and solvability factors, terrorism and homeland security, electronic data searches, new case law, forensics and physical evidence, use of body cameras, and ethics as well as increasing standards of proof for stop versus search and arrest versus conviction. MindTap digital resources help you refine your skills and strengthen your understanding with video cases, career scenarios, chapter quizzes and interactive labs that explore investigative techniques. Read More

Kären M. Hess, Ph.D.| Christine Hess Orthmann, M.S.| Henry Lim Cho, M.A.


Criminal Justice In Action 11th Edition

As a student today, you do not want to simply learn about the world; you want to change it. Gaines/Miller's CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION, 11E provides a template for that change. This magazine-style text focuses on big questions that you've probably already been asking yourself about police tactics, incarceration policies and other major issues in criminal justice. You learn to think critically, ethically and practically about criminal justice issues as captivating content, lifted from the latest headlines, and numerous smaller investigations help you better understand how the U.S. criminal justice system impacts everyone. You gain skills beneficial for a career in criminal justice or any other field, as you actively explore the counterbalancing interests, concepts and theories that characterize today's criminal justice system. MindTap digital resources help you further master concepts and techniques with on-the-go audiocast episodes, career decision-making scenarios and riveting mission-critical stories. Read More

Larry K. Gaines| Roger LeRoy Miller


Introduction To Criminal Justice 17th Edition

Take a close look at the intriguing concepts, policies and processes at work in today's criminal justice system with Siegel/Worrall's best-selling INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 17E. Known for trusted, solidly researched content, this reader-friendly presentation examines the impact of recent events, such as the coronavirus pandemic, racial unrest and publicized shootings, on crime and the criminal justice system. This edition is packed with provocative, high-profile examples and the latest developments and trends -- from new crime-countering technology to efforts in criminal justice reform. Inviting narratives, vivid illustrations, fascinating cases and special topic features delve into the intricate workings of policing, courts and correctional systems. You examine issues such as stereotyping, recent scandals and the implications of court decisions. MindTap digital resources further reinforce your skills with short audiocast episodes, career decision-making scenarios and riveting examples. Read More

Larry J. Siegel| John L. Worrall


Development Through Life 14th Edition

Development Through Life: A Psychosocial Approach Read More

Barbara M. Newman| Philip R. Newman


The Irony Of Democracy 18th Edition

The Irony of Democracy: An Uncommon Introduction to American Politics Read More

Louis Schubert| Thomas R. Dye| Harmon Zeigler


Fiscal Administration 11th Edition

Fiscal Administration Read More

John Mikesell


Abnormal Psychology And Life 4th Edition

Abnormal Psychology and Life: A Dimensional Approach Read More

Chris Kearney| Timothy Trull


Understanding Dying, Death, And Bereavement 9th Edition

Using a social-psychological approach, the new edition of this book remains solidly grounded in current research and theory as it offers you unrivaled insight into practices and customs from a variety of cultures. Drawing from their decades of experience as teachers and researchers, the authors integrate stimulating personal accounts with essential information to help you examine your own feelings about -- as well as cope with -- death and grieving. Numerous examples illustrate cross-cultural perspectives and the practical matters of death and dying. In addition, the new MindTap digital platform offers video resources, fieldwork style exercises and on-the-go study tools that help propel you toward course success. Read More

Michael R. Leming| George E. Dickinson


Sociology In Our Times: The Essentials 12th Edition

Kendall's SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES: THE ESSENTIALS, 12th edition, introduces you to the study of sociology through captivating, real-life stories as well as timely topics such as the relationship between suicide, bullying and social media. The author humanizes sociology, showing you how it is at work in society and can be applied to everyday life and the pressing social issues we face. You'll learn how you can make a difference in your community -- and the world. You'll also examine issues making headlines, such as the war on gun control and policies to help prevent military suicides. Photos and videos complement the text's main themes of diversity, the application of sociology to everyday life, global comparisons, media and social change, particularly as it relates to social media and other forms of technology spurring new ways of interacting. Also available: MindTap. Read More

Diana Kendall


Statistics: A Tool For Social Research And Data Analysis 11th Edition

Extremely student friendly, Healey's STATISTICS: A TOOL FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH AND DATA ANALYSIS, 11e, equips you with a solid understanding of statistical fundamentals and their practical application to current social issues -- no advanced math knowledge required. The text breaks down even the most complex material to help you master key concepts and develop the skills you need as a professional in a social science field -- or simply to become a "statistically literate" consumer of social research. Everyday examples illustrate that statistics are not just abstract mathematical constructs, but they have practical value in government, education, business, media, politics, sports and more. Research examples in every chapter include the same "real data" used by professionals across various fields to make evidence-based decisions. Also available: MindTap digital learning solution. Read More

Joseph F. Healey| Christopher Donoghue


Marriages, Families, And Relationships: 14th Edition

Lamanna/Riedmann/Stewart's bestselling MARRIAGES, FAMILIES, AND RELATIONSHIPS: MAKING CHOICES IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY, 14th edition, emphasizes a theme that is especially relevant in our modern and global world: making choices in a diverse society. Combining various theoretical perspectives with relevant examples, the text will help you understand how people are influenced by the society around them, how social conditions change in ways that affect family life, the interplay between families and the larger society, and the family-related choices that individuals make throughout adulthood. You'll gain insightful perspectives on different ethnic traditions and family forms. You will also be empowered to question assumptions and reconcile conflicting ideas and values as you make informed choices in your own life. In addition, MindTap digital learning solution helps you learn on your own terms. Read More

Mary Ann Lamanna| Agnes Riedmann| Susan D. Stewart


The Practice Of Social Research 15th Edition

Known as the gold standard for research methods, Babbie's THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH gives you a definitive guide to research as practiced by social scientists. Combining a straightforward approach with the author's renowned sense of humor, this student-friendly text equips you with the tools and knowledge to apply research concepts as both researcher and consumer. The author emphasizes the process by showing you how to design and construct projects, introducing today's various observation modes and answering critical questions about research methods, such as how to conduct online surveys and analyze both qualitative and quantitative data. The 15th Edition includes the latest General Social Survey findings along with new coverage of the global use of social research, the emerging role of big data, demographic analysis and more. Also available: MindTap digital learning solution. Read More

Earl R. Babbie


Our Sexuality 14th Edition

Are you sexually intelligent? You will be after reading Crooks/Baur/Widman's OUR SEXUALITY -- the most respected and authoritative college textbook on human sexuality. It's also the first to deliver cutting-edge and in-depth emphasis on the impact of politics on sexuality. The 14th Edition has been meticulously updated to reflect the most current research findings and psychosocial developments. Direct yet nonjudgmental, the text covers "our" sexuality in an accessible, straightforward manner as it explores the similarities of sexual and relationship matters across cross cultural boundaries and sexual orientation lines. With a focus on strengthening your self-awareness and sexual intelligence, the text is packed with exciting new research, personally relevant examples and practical information on sexual health. Also available: MindTap digital learning solution. Read More

Robert L. Crooks| Karla Baur| Laura Widman


Forensic Science 3rd Edition

With popular television programs, movies, and books about criminal justice and crime scene investigation, students often have a passion for exploring forensic science. Now that excitement can be guided into valuable learning experiences with the help of Forensic Science: Fundamentals & Investigations, 3e. This dynamic, visually powerful text has been carefully crafted to ensure solid scientific content and an approach that delivers precisely what is needed for high school courses. Now an established best-seller, Forensic Science: Fundamentals & Investigations offers a truly experiential approach that engages students in active learning and emphasizes the application of integrated science. Student materials combine math, chemistry, biology, physics, and earth science with content aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards. Capstone projects integrate the concepts learned throughout the text. Comprehensive, time-saving teacher support and lab activities deliver exactly what is needed to ensure that students receive a solid, integrated science education that keeps readers engaged at all learning levels. Supported by MindTap with an eBook, online assessments, Interactive Labs, and Virtual Labs, students learn content and practice skills like real forensic scientists. Read More

Anthony J. Bertino| Patricia Bertino


Essentials Of Statistics For The Behavioral Sciences 10th Edition

Updated with the latest research, Gravetter/Wallnau/Forzano/Witnauer's ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 10th Edition delivers straightforward instruction, hands-on learning tools and real-world examples to help you go beyond memorizing formulas to truly understanding the hows and whys of statistics. Giving extra focus to the topics students typically struggle with most, the authors take time to fully explain statistical concepts. Integrated applications reinforce concepts, offering further support to ensure that even those with a weak background in mathematics can fully grasp statistics. The authors also illustrate how an understanding of statistical procedures will help you comprehend published findings -- ultimately leading you to become a savvy consumer of information. Also available, the MindTap digital learning solution helps you learn on your own terms. Read More

Frederick J Gravetter| Larry B. Wallnau| Lori-Ann B. Forzano| James E. Witnauer


Becoming A Helper 8th Edition

Considering a career in the helping professions? Corey and Corey's BECOMING A HELPER, Eighth Edition, is a must read! Drawing from years of experience in the classroom and in real-world practice, the authors focus on the struggles, anxieties and uncertainties students often encounter on the road to becoming effective helpers. The book provides an overview of the stages of the helping process as it equips you with the skills and knowledge you need to become a successful helping professional. Emphasizing self-reflection, the authors give you a candid insider's look at the demands, strains and challenges of the field -- helping you determine if a helping professions career is the right choice for you. In addition, MindTap empowers you with anywhere, anytime digital learning solutions to help you maximize your course success. Read More

Marianne Schneider Corey| Dr. Gerald Corey


International Politics 5th Edition

D'Anieri's INTERNATIONAL POLITICS: POWER AND PURPOSE IN GLOBAL AFFAIRS, 5th Edition, helps you make the connection between academic theories and real-world issues and events. Comparing international politics to a series of intellectual puzzles, the text emphasizes the importance of examining problems from multiple perspectives. Its unique focus on power and purpose involves both the goals that players have in international politics and the ways they have to achieve them. Detailed, up-to-date discussions cover populism and trade wars, critical international relations theory, international hierarchy, the impact of social media and bias, Brexit, U.S.-China trade conflict and much more. Thought-provoking case studies and features on history, policy and geography let you see the world from numerous perspectives while sharpening your critical thinking skills. Also available: MindTap. Read More

Paul D'Anieri


American Government 16th Edition

Combining practical insight and examples with MindTap's anywhere, anytime digital learning tools, Wilson/Dilulio/Bose/Levendusky's AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: INSTITUTIONS AND POLICIES, ENHANCED, 16th Edition, equips you with a thorough understanding of the U.S. government. It examines current issues in American politics, focusing on the importance of governmental institutions, the historical development of governmental procedures and policies as well as on who governs in the U.S. and to what ends. Up-to-date coverage includes changes during the Trump administration and results of the 2018 midterm elections. Clear learning objectives and highlighted key concepts help you know exactly what to focus on, while links to contemporary debates on policy dynamics enable you to identify important issues in American politics, apply what you learn and maximize course success. Read More

James Q. Wilson| John J. DiIulio Jr.| Meena Bose| Matthew S. Levendusky


Understanding Politics 13th Edition

"Politics is a gateway to a broader and better understanding of human nature, society and the world" is the inspiration behind Magstadt's UNDERSTANDING POLITICS: IDEAS, INSTITUTIONS, AND ISSUES. The 13th Edition challenges you with its analysis of three fundamental premises: Politics is a pervasive force in modern society; government is too important to be left in the hands of a few; and the right to participate in public life is a precious thing unique to republics. Timely and relevant, it provides in-depth coverage of contemporary political issues and places them in the context of more enduring underlying questions. It focuses on key topics like ideology, citizenship, voting behavior, leadership and foreign policy as well as emerging issues, including the Trump presidency, social media in politics, Brexit, China as partner and rival, and populism and nativism as a reaction to globalism. Read More

Thomas Magstadt


Why Politics Matters 3rd Edition

Packed with current, global examples, Dooley/Patten's WHY POLITICS MATTERS: AN INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE, 3rd edition, explains why politics is important to you -- and how you can get involved. Giving you the building blocks to understand political science, it provides a "big picture" of the field as it explores theory, comparative politics, the U.S. government and international relations. Thoroughly up to date, it covers the rise of populism, nationalism, Brexit, the Trump presidency, U.S. relations with North Korea and China, the "pink wave" in the 2018 Congressional midterms, the impact of climate change on international relations and more. Engaging exercises prompt you to think critically about chapter concepts and put what you learn into practice. Also available, MindTap offers you a wealth of anywhere, anytime digital learning solutions. Read More

Kevin L. Dooley| Joseph Patten


Social Psychology 11th Edition

Kassin/Fein/Markus' SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, 11th Edition, brings chapter concepts to life through a unique emphasis on current events in sports, music, entertainment, technology, social media, business, world politics and more. Combining scholarship with real-world illustrations, it helps you understand the field of social psychology through engaging connections to everyday life. Integrating both classic and emerging research, the text delivers comprehensive coverage of social cognition and applications to law, business, and health and well-being. In addition, author Hazel Rose Markus, a respected researcher in the study of cultural psychology, integrates culture and diversity topics into every chapter. Also available, the MindTap digital learning solution powers you from memorization to mastery with videos, interactive assignments, note-taking tools, a text-to-speech app, a reader and much more. Read More

Saul Kassin| Steven Fein| Hazel Rose Markus


Social Psychology And Human Nature 5th Edition

You are a member of a social world on a planet that is home to about 8 billion people. This social world is filled with paradox, mystery, suspense and outright absurdity. Explore how social psychology can help you make sense of your own social world with this engaging and accessible book. Roy F. Baumeister and Brad J. Bushman's SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY AND HUMAN NATURE, 5th Edition, can help you understand one of the most interesting topics of all -- the sometimes bizarre and baffling but always fascinating diversity of human behavior, and how and why people act the way they do. After reading this book, you will have a much better understanding of people. Thoroughly updated with the latest research and thinking, the new edition includes expanded coverage of social media use and loneliness, findings on mimicry, nonbinary gender theory, anti-LGBTQ+ prejudice and more. Read More

Roy F. Baumeister| Brad J. Bushman


World Politics 17th Edition

Combining the latest research with current events, Blanton/Kegley's WORLD POLITICS: TREND AND TRANSFORMATION, 17th Edition, helps you understand what is happening on the international political stage -- and why. Thought-provoking discussions encourage you to critically assess the problems, payoffs, pitfalls and paradoxes of people's choices about the global future and the likely long-term impact of those choices. Coverage includes recent challenges to global peace and prosperity; changes in the political landscape sparked by Brexit, the rise of China and enduring rivalries; terrorism and advances in military capabilities; human rights and inequality; threats to global health and the environment; and more. The Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs provides further insight into emerging issues. Also available: MindTap Political Science digital learning solution. Read More

Shannon L. Blanton| Charles W. Kegley


The Road To Social Work & Human Service Practice 6th Edition

The Road to Social Work and Human Service Practice gives you a comprehensive introduction to the professions of social work and the human services, with a focus on practice. It outlines the key areas of knowledge, skills, values, ethics, practice contexts and contemporary debates. Perspectives from both clients and practitioners offer reflections on real-life social work and human services interventions, while new case studies show how theory can be applied to practice. Fully updated and revised, this text is an invaluable tool for those starting a career in the social work and human services sector. Read More

Lesley Chenoweth| Donna McAuliffe