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Filled with exciting, current research findings, Wayne Weiten's 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. in social psychology from the University of Illinois, Chicago, in 1981. He currently teaches at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has received distinguished teaching awards from Division Two 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 American Psychological Association. 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. Wayne Weiten has conducted research on a wide range of topics, including educational measurement, jury decision making, attribution theory, stress, and cerebral specialization. His recent interests have included pressure as a form of stress and the technology of textbooks. He is also the co-author of Psychology Applied to Modern Life (Wadsworth, 2006) and the creator of an educational CD-ROM titled PsykTrek: A Multimedia Introduction to Psychology.
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