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Moravian College Professor Book Applies Psychology to Modern life

Bethlehem, Pa., April 15, 2008— "Psychology of adjustment is a popular topic and course in the undergraduate curriculum, covering questions of how individuals adjust to and cope with the stresses and strains of modern life," explains Dana S. Dunn, professor of psychology at Moravian College and co-author of Psychology Applied to Modern Life: Adjustment for the 21st Century (Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2008). Now in its ninth edition, the book contains comprehensive and balanced coverage of classic and contemporary research, relevant examples, and engaging applications, that explains how psychology helps people understand themselves and the world. Dunn and his co-authors use psychological principles to illuminate the variety of opportunities that people have in their lives and careers.

Professor Dunn has brought fresh perspectives to this 9th edition of the text, re-energized the revision process, and produced a great deal of new coverage. He co-authored the book with Wayne Weiten, professor of psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Margaret A. Lloyd, emerita professor and chair of psychology at Georgia Southern University and Elizabeth Yost Hammer, professor of psychology and director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching at Xavier University

Dunn earned his B.A. in psychology from Carnegie Mellon University and received his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Virginia. He chaired the psychology department at Moravian for six years, and currently is professor of psychology and director of the Learning in Common Curriculum at Moravian. A fellow of the American Psychological Association, Dunn is active in the Society for the Teaching of Psychology and frequently presents at national and regional disciplinary conferences. Dunn has written numerous articles, chapters, and book reviews concerning his areas of research interest: the teaching of psychology, social psychology, and rehabilitation psychology. He is the author or editor of several books, including Research Methods for Social Psychology (Blackwell, in press) and A Short Guide to Writing About Psychology (Pearson Longman, 2008).

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.