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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111837471
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 928
  • Sales rank: 360,543
  • 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 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, where he taught until 1991. He is a Fellow of Divisions 1 and 2 of the American 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. Wayne Weiten has conducted research on a wide range of topics, including educational measurement, jury decision making, attribution theory, stress, and cerebral specialization. His recent interests have included pressure as a form of stress and the technology of textbooks. He is also the co-author of Psychology Applied to Modern Life (Wadsworth, 2006) and the creator of 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. 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: Theory, Research, and Assessment. 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: Sustainability. Appendix D: Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Appendix E: Careers in Psychology.

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