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Training & Development: Communicating for Success

Updated in its 2nd edition, Training & Development: Communicating for Successpresents a comprehensive, step-by-step approach to developing training... programs organized around the Needs-Centered model of training.Rooted in contemporary instructional communication research, the book suggests that every aspect of developing a training program should be based upon trainee needs. Students are exposed to web-based training and new training technologies and learn how the internet plays a role in training and development. The text also presents students with information about career opportunities in training and development and exercises for practicing and applying what they've learned.
 

Working with People Who Stutter: A Lifespan Approach

For courses in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Stuttering and Fluency. Working with People Who Stutter: A Lifespan Approach offers a... comprehensive overview of the nature and treatment of stuttering across the lifespan. Written for clinicians, speech language pathologists, and students who want a balanced understanding about the complexities of stuttering, readers will learn about the characteristics and theoretical information about people who are afflicted by this condition. This fresh, new text provides information on each age group (preschool, school-age, adolescent, and adult) and is categorized according to the affective, behavioral, and cognitive components of the disorder. The process of assessment and diagnosis is facilitated by coverage of multiple methods and a useful diagnostic checklist. Treatment chapters include multiple examples of current approaches, as well as practical therapy examples focusing on the 'how-to' of fluency therapy. Providing an 'applied emphasis' to the treatment of stuttering, this new contribution to the field should increase the competency, confidence, and enjoyment of clinicians working with people who stutter.
 

Theatre: Brief Version

This lively introduction to theatre offers equal measures of appreciation of theatrical arts and descriptions of the collaborative theatrical crafts.... The author's enthusiasm for and knowledge of the current theatre, highlighted by contemporary production shots from around the world, put the students in the front row.
 

Perspectives on International Relations: Power, Institutions, and Ideas, 3rd Edition

Even in the best of times, political debate about world events is rife with polarizing disagreement. In an increasingly wired world, how can we help... students separate fact from opinion, to parse arguments and apply reasoned analysis? With its even-handed presentation of realism, liberalism, constructivism, and critical theory and comprehensive coverage of all of the major concepts in IR, Perspectives on International Relations gives students the set of analytical tools they need to become effective readers and thinkers about the world's most urgent issues. Making sense of today's world events means being able to read beyond the headlines.Perspectives on International Relations combines comprehensive coverage with class-tested, fully integrated critical thinking pedagogy to teach students how to "read between the lines."These are features your students won't skip; they're too useful and engaging:* "Using the Perspectives to Read Between the Lines" boxes model critical reading, showing students how to identify and think through the viewpoints playing out in contemporary debates;* "Perspectives and Levels of Analysis" tables help students track the ways each perspective interprets events from the individual, domestic, and systemic levels;* "Parallel Timelines" exhibit how the perspectives preference different events, from the origins of WWI to the current era;* "Spotlight" icons highlight when key concepts in IR (e.g., alliances, anarchy, balance of power) are at work in historical or contemporary cases;* "Causal Arrow" icons point to when a perspective is emphasized over others in explaining the cause of an event; and* A marginal glossary defines every key term in the book.What's New?The book's distinctive approach has been sharpened, with refined discussion of the major viewpoints in IR. Chapters have been streamlined so that key points are crystal clear. Every chapter has been fully updated and features the latest in world affairs and advancements in scholarship with:*coverage of the global financial crisis, explaining in straightforward terms the operation of global debt, derivatives, and currency markets, as well as the interconnection of domestic, trade, and investment policies;* closer examination of new dynamics in ethnic conflict and terrorism;* a look at the contrast between the foreign policy orientations of the George W. Bush and Obama administrations;* discussion of the debate surrounding the Millennium Development Goals and the latest findings related to global governance, climate change, and population movements;* deeper analysis of international institutional changes, such as the G-20 summits and the redistribution of voting rights in international economic institutions; and* new insights on human rights, including women's rights in Muslim countries and the growing role of NGOs in holding repressive regimes accountable.What Remains the Same?The book's value price. With a suggested retail price of $76.95, Nau costs your students $20 to $80 less than the leading competitors without skimping on coverage, currency, content, or ancillaries.
 

Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Ridiculously Simple (7th Edition) (Medmaster Ridiculously Simple)

A brief, practical review of the indications for and use of pharmacologic agents in the treatment of psychological disorders. New 7th edition contains... updated drugs and a new chapter: OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS.
 

Diffusion of Innovations, 5th Edition

Now in its fifth edition, Diffusion of Innovations is a classic work on the spread of new ideas. It has sold 30,000 copies in each edition and will... continue to reach a huge academic audience.In this renowned book, Everett M. Rogers, professor and chair of the Department of Communication & Journalism at the University of New Mexico, explains how new ideas spread via communication channels over time. Such innovations are initially perceived as uncertain and even risky. To overcome this uncertainty, most people seek out others like themselves who have already adopted the new idea. Thus the diffusion process consists of a few individuals who first adopt an innovation, then spread the word among their circle of acquaintances--a process which typically takes months or years. But there are exceptions: use of the Internet in the 1990s, for example, may have spread more rapidly than any other innovation in the history of humankind. Furthermore, the Internet is changing the very nature of diffusion by decreasing the importance of physical distance between people. The fifth edition addresses the spread of the Internet, and how it has transformed the way human beings communicate and adopt new ideas.
 

Cognitive Psychology: Connecting Mind, Research and Everyday Experience

Bruce Goldstein's COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY connects the study of cognition to your everyday life. This accessible book introduces you to landmark studies as... well as the cutting-edge research that define this fascinating field. To help you further experiment with and understand the concepts in the text, you can use COGLAB 2.0: THE ONLINE COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY LABORATORY. Available at www.iChapters.com, COGLAB contains dozens of classic experiments designed to help you learn about cognitive concepts and how the mind works.
 

Goths, Gamers, and Grrrls: Deviance and Youth Subcultures

"There are surely people and practices that you find strange. Even stranger, though, is how we often have different ideas regarding what is... strange."--from the Introduction How and why do subcultures emerge? Do youth subcultures mount a meaningful resistance to mainstream/adult society? How do men and women enact gender in their scenes? What does it mean to be "deviant"? Who decides what is deviant and what is "normal"? A concise, engaging, and affordable supplementary text for introductory sociology courses and any course that covers popular culture, youth, or deviance, Goths, Gamers, and Grrrls: Deviance and Youth Subcultures addresses these questions and many more. This unique volume introduces students to the sociological study of deviance, equipping them with the theoretical tools necessary to analyze various youth subcultures--and virtually any subculture--in new and fascinating ways. Author Ross Haenfler opens with an introduction that provides an overview of subcultural theory, a definition of the concept of resistance, and explanations of various theories of deviance and delinquency. He goes on to examine eight different youth subcultures in depth: skinheads, punk rock/hardcore/straight edge, hip hop, heavy metal, virginity pledgers, Goths, gamers and hackers, and riot grrrls. Each chapter begins with a brief description and history of the scene before exploring a specific sociological concept or theory. Topics addressed include symbolic interactionist theory, status hierarchy, the role of style and politics in music scenes, enacting race and gender, moral panics, positive deviance, social stigma, the components of a virtual subculture, and more. The book concludes with discussions of resistance, commodification, and what happens as subcultural youth age.
 

Social Psychology, 8th Edition

Distinguished by its current-events emphasis, strong diversity coverage, and engaging connections drawn between social psychology and students' everyday... lives, Social Psychology, Eighth Edition, remains one of the most scholarly and well-written texts in its field. Integrating classic and contemporary research, the text also includes comprehensive coverage of social cognition and evolutionary psychology, and features authoritative material on social psychology and the law. For this edition, Saul Kassin and Steven Fein welcome Hazel Rose Markus to the author team. In addition, coverage of culture and diversity are integrated into every chapter by Hazel Rose Markus, a leader and respected researcher in the study of cultural psychology.
 

A Grief Observed

Written after his wife's tragic death as a way of surviving the "mad midnight moments". C.S. Lewis' honest reflection on the fundamental issues of... life, death, and faith in the midst of loss.