Psychology: Themes and Variations

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Brooks/Cole, 1996 - Psychology - 555 pages
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Biological bases of behaviour - Sensation and perception - Sleep and dreams - Learning through conditioning - Human memory - Language and thought - Intelligence and testing - Motivation and emotion - Human development across the life span - Personality - Coping and stress management - Suicide - Psychological disorders - Psychotheraphy - Social behaviour - Split brain research (Gazzaniga, Bogen & Roger Sperry) ).

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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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