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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Wayne Weiten's psychology textbook is a wonderful book, and it is my favorite textbook this semester. Weiten explains the various psychological research in the subfields of psychology well, and he ... Read full review

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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