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Psychology : Themes and Variations,9780495601975

Psychology : Themes and Variations

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9780495601975

ISBN10:
0495601977
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Hardcover
Pub. Date:
12/17/2008
Publisher(s):
Cengage Learning
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Summary

Weiten's PSYCHOLOGY: THEMES AND VARIATIONS, EIGHTH EDITION maintains this book's strengths while addressing market changes with new learning objectives, a complete updating, and a fresh new design. The book 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 text challenging and thought-provoking yet easy from which to learn. Weiten accomplishes the successful balance of scientific rigor and a user-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 users 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.

Table of Contents

The Evolution of Psychology
The Research Enterprise in Psychology
The Biological Bases of Behavior
Sensation and Perception
Variations in Consciousness
Learning
Human Memory
Language and Thought
Intelligence and Psychological Testing
Motivation and Emotion
Human Development Across the Life Span
Personality: Theory, Research, and Assessment
Stress, Coping, and Health
Psychological Disorders
Treatment of Psychological Disorders
Social Behavior
Answers to Concept Checks
Statistical Methods
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Careers in Psychology
Critical Thinking About Internet Research Sources: What Students Need to Know
Glossary
References
Name Index
Subject Index
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