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Cengage Advantage Books: Psychology : Themes and Variations, Briefer Edition



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In PSYCHOLOGY: THEMES AND VARIATIONS, BRIEFER VERSION, Wayne Weiten continues his proven combination of a scientifically rigorous text with selective pedagogy that makes learning easy for students. Weiten’s approach is backed by a straightforward writing style, unparalleled in-text visuals and didactic art program, and in-book review to help users prioritize and retain the core concepts. Weiten surveys psychology’s broad range of content with three aims: to illuminate the process of research and its intrinsic relationship to application (themes); to show both the unity and diversity of the subject (variations), and to invite users to the study of psychology by respecting their ability to master its fundamental concepts. Weiten’s themes (including empiricism, theoretical diversity, sociohistorical contexts, multifactorial causation, cultural heritage, heredity and environment, and subjectivity of experience) and variations provide unifying threads across chapters that help users see the connections among different research areas in psychology.

Table of Contents

The Evolution of Psychology
Personal Application: Improving Academic Performance
Critical Thinking Application: Developing Critical Thinking Skills: An Introduction
The Research Enterprise in Psychology
Personal Application: Finding and Reading Journal Articles
Critical Thinking Application: The Perils of Anecdotal Evidence: "I Have a Friend Who..."
The Biological Bases of Behavior
Personal Application: Evaluating The Concept of "Two Minds in One"
Critical Thinking Application: Building Better Brains: The Perils of Extrapolation
Sensation and Perception
Personal Application: Appreciating Art and Illusion
Critical Thinking Application: Recognizing Contrast Effects: It's All Relative
Variations in Consciousness
Personal Application: Addressing Practical Questions About Sleep and Dreams
Critical Thinking Application: Is Alcoholism a Disease?
The Power of Definitions
Personal Application: Achieving Self-Control Through Behavior Modification
Critical Thinking Application: Manipulating Emotions: Pavlov and Persuasion
Human Memory
Personal Application: Improving Everyday Memory
Critical Thinking Application: Understanding the Fallibility of Eyewitness Accounts
Cognition and Intelligence
Personal Application: Measuring and Understanding Creativity
Critical Thinking Application: The Intelligence Debate, Appeals to Ignorance, and Reification
Motivation and Emotion
Personal Application: Exploring the Ingredients of Happiness
Critical Thinking Application: Analyzing Arguments: Making Sense Out of Controversy
Human Development Across the Life Span
Personal Application: Understanding Gender Differences
Critical Thinking Application: Are Fathers Essential to Children's Well-Being?
Personality: Theory, Research, and Assessment
Personal Application: Understanding Personality Assessment
Critical Thinking Application: Hindsight in Everyday Analyses of Personality
Stress, Coping, and Health
Personal Application: Improving Coping and Stress Management
Critical Thinking Application: Thinking Rationally About Health Statistics and Decisions
Psychological Disorders
Personal Application: Understanding Eating Disorders
Critical Thinking Application: Working with Probabilities in Thinking About Mental Illness
Treatment of Psychological Disorders
Personal Application: Looking for a Therapist
Critical Thinking Application: From Crisis to Wellness--But Was It the Therapy?
Social Behavior
Personal Application: Understanding Prejudice
Critical Thinking Application: Who Can You Trust?
Analyzing Credibility and Social Influence Tactics
Answers to Concept Checks
Statistical Methods
Careers in Psychology
Behavior and Sustainability
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