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Psychology: Themes and Var.

Psychology: Themes and Var. - 9th edition

ISBN13: 978-1111354749

Cover of Psychology: Themes and Var. 9TH 13 (ISBN 978-1111354749)
ISBN13: 978-1111354749
ISBN10: 111135474X
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 9TH 13
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2013
International: No

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Psychology: Themes and Var. - 9TH 13 edition

ISBN13: 978-1111354749

Wayne Weiten

ISBN13: 978-1111354749
ISBN10: 111135474X
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 9TH 13
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc

Published: 2013
International: No

Weiten's PSYCHOLOGY: THEMES AND VARIATIONS, Ninth Edition maintains this book's strengths while addressing market changes with new learning objectives, a complete updating, and a fresh new design. The text continues to provide a unique survey of psychology that meets three goals: to demonstrate the unity and diversity of psychology's subject matter, to illuminate the research process and its link to application, and to make the material challenging and thought-provoking yet easy to learn. Weiten accomplishes the successful balance of scientific rigor and a student-friendly approach through the integration of seven unifying themes, an unparalleled didactic art program, real-life examples, and a streamlined set of learning aids that help students see beyond research to big-picture concepts. Major topics typically covered in today's courses are included, such as evolutionary psychology, neuropsychology, biological psychology, positive psychology, applied psychology, careers, and multiculturalism and diversity.

Author Bio

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.

Table of Contents

1. The Evolution of Psychology. 2. The Research Enterprise in Psychology. 3. The Biological Bases of Behavior. 4. Sensation and Perception. 5. Variations in Consciousness. 6. Learning. 7. Human Memory. 8. Language and Thought. 9. Intelligence and Psychological Testing. 10. Motivation and Emotion. 11. Human Development Across the Life Span. 12. Personality. 13. Social Behavior. 14. Stress, Coping, and Health. 15. Psychological Disorders. 16. Treatment of Psychological Disorders. Appendix A: Answers to Concept Checks. Appendix B: Statistical Methods. Appendix C: Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Appendix D: Psychology and Environmental Sustainability: Conservation Psychology.

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