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Sociology and Your Life With P.O.W.E.R. Learning

Sociology and Your Life With P.O.W.E.R. Learning, 1st Edition

ISBN10: 1259299562 | ISBN13: 9781259299568
By Richard T. Schaefer, Robert Feldman

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Sociology in Your Life with P.O.W.E.R. Learning promotes student success through a narrative that combines leading introductory sociology content with a framework for strengthening student study skills. Students are empowered to develop their sociological imaginations through interactive activities that also help them study more effectively, while classroom time is powered up for instructors when stronger critical thinking and reading skills result in a deeper understanding of key sociological concepts. Empower your students for success in the Introductory Sociology course and throughout their college careers with Sociology and Your Life with P.O.W.E.R. Learning.

1 Understanding Sociology

2 Sociological Research

3 Culture

4 Socialization and the Life Course

5 Social Interaction, Groups, and Social Structure

6 The Mass Media

7 Deviance, Crime, and Social Control

8 Stratification and Social Mobility in the United States

9 Racial and Ethnic Inequality

10 Stratification by Gender

11 The Family and Human Sexuality

12 Health and the Environment

13 Education

14 Social Change in the Global Community

15 Global Inequality

16 Religion

17 Government and the Economy
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About the Author

Richard T. Schaefer

Richard T. Schaefer received a B.A. in sociology from Northwestern University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago. Dr. Schaefer became a professor of sociology and now teaches at DePaul University in Chicago. In 2004, he was named to the Vincent DePaul professorship in recognition of his undergraduate teaching and scholarship. He has taught introductory sociology for more than 35 years to students in colleges, adult education programs, nursing programs, and a maximum-security prison. Dr. Schaefer is the author of numerous sociology textbooks; his articles and book reviews have appeared in many journals, including the American Journal of Sociology, Phylon: A Review of Race and Culture, Contemporary Sociology, Sociology and Social Research, Sociological Quarterly, and Teaching Sociology.

Robert Feldman

Bob Feldman still remembers those moments of being overwhelmed when he started college at Wesleyan University. “I wondered whether I was up to the challenges that faced me,” he recalls, “and—although I never would have admitted it at the time—I really had no idea what it took to be successful at college.”

That experience, along with his encounters with many students during his own teaching career, led to a life-long interest in helping students navigate the critical transition that they face at the start of their own college careers. Professor Feldman, who went on to receive a doctorate in psychology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, is now Deputy Chancellor and Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is founding director of POWER Up for Student Success, the first-year experience course for incoming students.

Professor Feldman’s proudest professional accomplishment is winning the College Outstanding Teaching Award at UMass. He also has been named a Hewlett Teaching Fellow and was Senior Online Instruction Fellow. He has taught courses at Mount Holyoke College, Wesleyan University, and Virginia Commonwealth University. Professor Feldman is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a winner of a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer award and has written over 200 scientific articles, book chapters, and books. His books, some of which have been translated into Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, Japanese, and Chinese, include Improving the First Year of College: Research and Practice; Understanding Psychology, 12/e; and Development Across the Life Span, 7/e. His research interests encompass the study of honesty and truthfulness in everyday life, development of nonverbal behavior in children, and the social psychology of education. His research has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute on Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research.

With the last of his three children completing college, Professor Feldman occupies his spare time with pretty decent cooking and earnest, but admittedly unpolished, piano playing. He also loves to travel. He lives with his wife, who is an educational psychologist, in a home overlooking the Holyoke mountain range in western Massachusetts.

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