Psychology: Themes and Variations

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Brooks/Cole, 1992 - Psychology - 712 pages
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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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Wayne Weiten is a graduate of Bradley University and received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Chicago. He currently teaches at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he runs a seminar on teaching and mentors new instructors. He has received distinguished teaching awards from Division Two of APA and from the College of DuPage, where he taught until 1991. He is a Fellow of Divisions One and Two of APA. 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. He served as President of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association in 2012-2013. In 2006, one of the five national teaching awards given annually by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology was named in his honor. Weiten has conducted research on a wide range of topics. He is the author of Psychology: Themes & Variations, Psychology Applied to Modern Life (with Dana Dunn and Elizabeth Yost Hammer) and PsykTrek: A Multimedia Introduction to Psychology.

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