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Jenny Saffran

Jenny Saffran is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of
Wisconsin–Madison. Her research focuses on the learning abilities
required to master the complexities of language. Related research concerns infant music perception, and the relationship between music and language learning.


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Daniel L. Schacter

Daniel Schacter is William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. Schacter received his BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He subsequently developed a keen interest in amnesic disorders associated with various kinds of brain damage. He continued his research and education at the University of Toronto, where he received his PhD in 1981. He taught on the faculty at Toronto for the next six years before joining the psychology department at the University of Arizona in 1987. In 1991, he joined the faculty at Harvard University. His research explores the relation between conscious and unconscious forms of memory and the nature of distortions and errors in remembering. Many of Schacter‘s studies are summarized in his 1996 book, Searching for Memory: The Brain, The Mind, and The Past, and his 2001 book, The Seven Sins of Memory: How the Mind Forgets and Remembers, both winners of the APA’s William James Book Award.


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Regina Schuller

Regina Schuller is a professor of psychology at York University and also holds a cross-appointment with the graduate program in Sociolegal Studies at York. She has published extensively in the area of jury decision making and is co-editor the first Canadian text for Psychology and Law courses.


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Robert S. Siegler

Robert Siegler is the Teresa Heinz Professor of Cognitive Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University.  He is the author of the cognitive development textbook Children's Thinking and has written or edited several additional books on child development.  His books have been translated into Japanese, Korean, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.  In the past few years, he has presented keynote addresses at the conventions of the Cognitive Development Society, the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, the Japanese Psychological Association, the Eastern Psychological Association, and the Conference on Human Development.  He also served as Associate Editor of the journal Developmental Psychology, co-edited the cognitive development volume of the 2006 Handbook of Child Psychology, and served on the National Mathematics Advisory Panel from 2006-2008.  In 2005, Dr. Siegler received the American Psychological Association's Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award. 


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Nancy Sommers

Nancy Sommers, who has taught composition and directed composition programs for thirty years, now teaches writing and mentors new writing teachers at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.  She led Harvard’s Expository Writing Program for twenty years, directing the first-year writing program and establishing Harvard’s WAC program. A two-time Braddock Award winner, Sommers is well known for her research and publications on student writing. Her articles Revision Strategies of Student and Experienced Writers and Responding to Student Writing are two of the most widely read and anthologized articles in the field of composition.  Her recent work involves a longitudinal study of college writing to understand the role writing plays in undergraduate education. Sommers is the lead author on Hacker handbooks, all published by Bedford/St. Martin’s, and is coauthor of Fields of Reading, Ninth Edition (2010).


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Richard O. Straub

Richard O. Straub is Professor of Psychology and founder of the Graduate Program in Health Psychology at the University of Michigan, Dearborn. After receiving his Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Columbia University and serving as a National Institute of Mental Health Fellow at the University of California, Irvine, Straub joined the University of Michigan faculty in 1979. Since then, he has focused on research in health psychology, especially mind-body issues in stress, cardiovascular reactivity, and the effects of exercise on physical and psychological health. Straub’s research has been published in such journals as Health Psychology, the Journal of Applied Social Psychology, and the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior
A recipient of the University of Michigan’s Distinguished Teaching Award and the Alumni Society’s Faculty Member of the Year Award, Straub is extensively involved in undergraduate and graduate medical education. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of the Southeast Michigan Consortium for Medical Education and lecturing regularly at area teaching hospitals, Straub has created an online learning management system for medical residency programs and authored a series of web-based modules for teaching core competencies in behavioral medicine.
Straub’s interest in enhancing student learning is further reflected in the study guides, instructor’s manuals, and critical thinking materials he has developed to accompany several leading psychology texts.
Straub’s professional devotion to health psychology dovetails with his personal devotion to fitness and good health. He has completed hundreds of road races and marathons (including multiple Boston marathons, Ironman triathlons,  and the 2009 Ironman-Hawaii World Championship), and is a nationally-ranked, USAT All-American triathlete. With this text Straub combines his teaching vocation with a true passion for health psychology.


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