Author : William F. Lawhead
Genre : Philosophy
Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN : 0495127795
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Highly praised by reviewers for its clarity and rich exposition, this history of philosophy text illustrates philosophy as a process and not just a collection of opinions or conclusions. Rather than simply giving a reporting the results of a given philosopher, Lawhead's prose assists students in retracing the thinker's intellectual journey that first gave rise to the ideas for which they are remembered. In effect, the particular philosopher's deliberations become a puzzle which students are invited to take up themselves. Lawhead uses metaphors, analogies, vivid images, concrete examples, common experiences, and diagrams to bring the abstract issues down to earth and show the unavoidable practical implications and contemporary relevance of positions.

Author : Richard H. Robbins
Genre : Ethnologie
Publisher : Wadsworth
ISBN : 0875814042
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Author : Regan A. R. Gurung
Genre : Clinical health psychology
Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN : 1285062159
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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.

Author : Teel Sale
Genre : Art
Publisher : Cengage Learning
ISBN : 9781111799137
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DRAWING: A CONTEMPORARY APPROACH takes you beyond conventional approaches, emphasizing the emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and social significance of art. The authors trace the evolution of today's art from that of the past, showing drawing's meaning and continuity. DRAWING: A CONTEMPORARY APPROACH offers a combination of effective pedagogy, good exercises, and high-quality, contemporary drawings as models, focusing on contemporary artists who draw in a multicultural world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Author : Paul Chance
Genre : Self-Help
Publisher : Cengage Learning
ISBN : 1111832773
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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.

Author : Luciano Floridi
Genre : Philosophy
Publisher : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 9780192570260
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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.

Author : Marianne M. Jennings
Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Cengage Learning
ISBN : 9781305465251
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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.

Author : Vanessa Rodriguez
Genre : Education
Publisher : New Press, The
ISBN : 9781620970225
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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

Author : Robert J. Fogelin
Genre : Philosophy
Publisher : Harcourt College Pub
ISBN : 0155926721
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Author : Allen E. Ivey
Genre : Psychology
Publisher : Cengage Learning
ISBN : 9781285667423
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Master interviewing skills with INTENTIONAL INTERVIEWING AND COUNSELING: FACILITATING CLIENT DEVELOPMENT IN A MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY, 8th Edition. This book gives you the tools to adapt your skills to address both individual and multicultural uniqueness, conduct interviews using five different theoretical approaches, and begin developing a personalized style and theory of interviewing and counseling that matches your own aptitudes and affinities. Case studies, sample interviews, and a Portfolio of Competencies are just a few of the many tools that will help you master the material and become a better listener. 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.