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|Chapter Introductions. Each chapter begins with a brief general introduction, placing the topic within the context of contemporary theory and research and relating it to conditions in daily life. |
Articles. Each chapter includes at least two readings, preceded by a short introduction that highlights its significance in relation to the chapter topic. Adapted from original sources, these readings represent a mixture of current topics and classic issues. They extend the ideas encountered in the main textbook and indicate recent thinking and controversies in a given area.
Research Highlights. Throughout the book, the authors have inserted brief excerpts from works of literature, anecdotes, cartoons, and research and applications highlights that illustrate important principles in thought-provoking ways.
Research Projects. Each chapter also includes several research projects. These projects engage the student in the experiments and allow them to be the researcher.