Psychology: Themes and Variations: Themes and Variations

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Wadsworth/Cengage Learning, 2010 - Psychology - 880 pages
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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 text continues to provide a unique survey of psycholo

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I thought this was a really great book. Here's why:
It started every chapter with explaining what will be covered, allowing you to skip it if irrelevant.
It ended every chapter with a summary of what you have learned, just to recap, and if you're in a rush you can get a okay sense of the chapter (or section) from it.
Definitions were bolded and made a different colour, letting you zone in on the important.
The chapter structure was logical: history first (though in my opinion a little boring), then goes more in depth with the various branches of psychology.
I borrowed this book for my 101 class and got an A, but honestly I almost wish I had bought it. Enjoy!
 

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About the author (2010)

Wayne Weiten teaches psychology and mentors teaching assistants at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has received distinguished teaching awards from Division 2 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 APA. In 1996-1997, he served as president of the Society for Teaching Psychology. He is a trained social psychologist with a very strong quantitative background. His primary area of research is stress and health psychology. He has conducted research on a wide range of topics, including educational measurement, jury decision-making, attribution theory, stress, and cerebral specialization. He also is the co-author of PSYCHOLOGY APPLIED TO MODERN LIFE (Wadsworth, 2006) and the creator of PSYKTREK: A MULTIMEDIA INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY.

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