Psychology Themes and Variations

ISBN-10: 0495093033

ISBN-13: 9780495093039

Edition: 7th 2007

Authors: Wayne Weiten

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The Seventh Edition of Wayne Weiten's popular text, PSYCHOLOGY: THEMES AND VARIATIONS, continues to offer students a unique survey of psychology with three distinct goals: to show both the unity and diversity of psychology's subject matter; to illuminate the process of research and its intimate link to application, and to make the text challenging to think about and easy to learn from. Weiten achieves these goals through a number of distinctive features. Integrative themes?including empiricism, theoretical diversity, sociohistorical contexts, multifactorial causation, cultural heritage, heredity and environment, and subjectivity of experience?are woven throughout the text to provide connections among the different areas of research in psychology. A unique end of chapter section, "Reflecting on the Chapter's Themes," ties together the key themes most relevant to each chapter, and shows links across chapter content. The book's dynamic, teaching-oriented illustration program further enhances these themes. Featured Studies, Personal Applications, and Critical Thinking Applications provide students with unprecedented opportunities to see research methods in action, to understand the practical side of psychology, and to develop important critical thinking skills. Weiten reinforces concepts through periodic in-chapter Concept Checks and an end of chapter practice quiz in every chapter. At the same time, he presents topics in a hierarchical manner, giving students handles they can use to prioritize concepts within the chapter.
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Book details

List price: $305.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/22/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 880
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 5.456
Language: English

Wayne Weiten teaches psychology and mentors teaching assistants at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has received distinguished teaching awards from Division Two of the American Psychological Association (APA) and from the College of DuPage, where he taught until 1991. He is a Fellow of Divisions One and Two of the APA. In 1996-1997, Weiten served as president of the Society for Teaching Psychology. A trained social psychologist with a very strong quantitative background, his primary area of research is stress and health psychology. Weiten has also conducted research on a wide range of topics, including educational measurement, jury decision-making, attribution theory, stress, and cerebral specialization.

The Evolution of Psychology
The Research Enterprise in Psychology
The Biological bases of Behavior
Sensation and Perception
Variations in Consciousness
Learning
Human Memory
Language and Thought
Intelligence and Psychological Testing
Motivation and Emotion
Human Development Across the Life Span
Personality: Theory, Research, and Assessment
Stress, Coping, and Health
Psychological Disorders
Treatment of Psychological Disorders
Social Behavior
Answers to Concept Checks
Statistical Methods
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Careers in Psychology
Evaluating Web-Based Resources
Glossary
References
Name Index
Subject Index
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