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Overview

Filled with exciting, current research findings, this affordable CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS version of PSYCHOLOGY: THEMES AND VARIATIONS shows you the many ways that psychology applies to your life today and every day! In the book's "Featured Studies," you'll get a bird's eye view of real psychological research in action. "Critical Thinking Applications" give you specific critical thinking tools that you can use to help you think analytically and critically about what you read. Weiten also helps you excel in the psychology course by including overarching concepts—weaving these concepts throughout the book to help you see how the topics and research you are studying fit together into one understandable picture called psychology! Every chapter offers tools to help you focus on what's important—showing you how to study in ways that help you retain information and do your very best on exams.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111837471
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 928
  • Sales rank: 126,122
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Wayne Weiten is a graduate of Bradley University and received his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Illinois, Chicago in 1981. He has taught at the College of DuPage and Santa Clara University, and currently teaches 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. He is a Fellow of Divisions 1 and 2 of the American Psychological Association and a Fellow of the Midwestern Psychological Association. In 1991, he helped chair the APA National Conference on Enhancing the Quality of Undergraduate Education in Psychology and in 1996-1997 he served as President of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology. In 2006, one of the five national teaching awards given annually by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology was named in his honor. He currently is serving as President-Elect of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association. Weiten has conducted research on a wide range of topics, including educational measurement, jury decision-making, attribution theory, pressure as a form of stress, cerebral specialization, and the technology of textbooks. He is also the author of Psychology: THEMES AND VARIATIONS, (2013, 9th ed.) and a co-author of PSYCHOLOGY APPLIED TO MODERN LIFE: ADJUSTMENT AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY with Dana S. Dunn & Elizabeth Yost Hammer, 2012, 11E. Weiten has also created an educational CD-ROM titled PsykTrek: A Multimedia Introduction to Psychology.

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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 Through Conditioning. 7. Human Memory. 8. Language and Thought. 9. Intelligence and Psychological Testing. 10. Motivation and Emotion. 11. Development Across the Life Span. 12. Personality: Theory, Research, and Assessment. 13. Stress, Coping, and Health. 14. Psychological Disorders. 15. Treatment of Psychological Disorders. 16. Social Behavior. Appendix A: Answers to Concept Checks. Appendix B: Statistical Methods. Appendix C: Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Appendix D: Careers in Psychology. Appendix E: Critical Thinking About Internet Research Sources: What Students Need to Know Glossary. References. Name Index. Subject Index.

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