110 Strategies For Success In College And Life

Second Edition

by Joan H. Rollins and Mary Zahm



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 07/11/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 280
ISBN : 9781524639969

About the Book

110 Strategies for Success in College and Life shows students how their dreams can come true by using the skills derived from psychological science. It guides them to develop the attitudes, frames of mind, and beliefs that can help them achieve a life compatible with their personality, values, and interests. Knowing that many students are struggling financially, the authors of the book have made it affordable with the paperback and e-book one twentieth of the cost of other student success books currently on the market and even less expensive than some open source books.

The focus of the book is the individual student. Based on their many years of teaching psychology and advising and mentoring students, the authors provide beginning students with "the rules of the game" to help make college a smoother transition. The goal of the book is to help the student find out who they are and what they have to offer the world in order to select a major and future career path. This book encourages students to visualize their goals and then to have a step-by-step plan and the self-control and grit in order to achieve them.

110 Strategies for Success in College and Life is a valuable guide for freshman, whether coming right out of high school or after a hiatus of years working and/or taking care of a family. This book is particularly appropriate for minority and first generation college students who may have fewer mentors to help them along the college path. Each chapter offers case studies of successful students to serve as role models. The focus of the book is on the development of the student by providing them with skills necessary for both their academic life and their personal life within a framework of flexibility, integrity, enjoyment, and balance.

About the Author

Joan H. Rollins, Ph.D. is Professor Emerita and a former Chair of the Psychology Department at Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island. Previously, she served as a member of the Rhode Island Board of Examiners for Psychology, as President of the Rhode Island Psychological Association, President of the New England Psychological Association, and as a member of the Council of Representatives of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Rollins is the author of Women's Mind's/Women's Bodies: The Psychology of Women in a Biosocial Context (Prentice Hall, 1996) and editor of Hidden Minorities (University Press of America, 1981), an interdisciplinary book about several ethnic groups in southern New England.

Mary Zahm, Ph.D. is Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department at Bristol Community College (BCC), Fall River, Massachusetts. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Rhode Island (URI). Dr. Zahm has received awards for outstanding teaching at both BCC and URI as well as the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) award for excellence in teaching, learning, and leadership at BCC. She has also served as President of the New England Psychological Association. Dr. Zahm is the author of Create Your Ideal Life (AuthorHouse, 2010), a textbook for Psychology of Personal Adjustment classes. She also brings a practical bent to the book based on her 13 years as a Human Factors Engineer for Raytheon Company.

Drs. Rollins and Zahm have a combined total of over 60 years of college teaching experience, including the freshman college seminar. They developed the Academic Self-Regulation scale, with their colleagues Dr. Gary Burkholder and Dr. Peter F. Merenda, which is highly correlated with grade point average and graduation rates of college students. They are available for the presentation of workshops on strategies for college student success.