Psychology Themes and Variations

ISBN-10: 0495811335
ISBN-13: 9780495811336
Edition: 8th 2011 (Brief Edition)
Authors: Wayne Weiten
List price: $215.95
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Book details

List price: $215.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 768
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 3.916
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.

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Critical Thinking Application: Building Better Brains: The Perils of Extrapolation
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