WEITEN Psychology

ISBN 13: 9780495811350

Psychology

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Shorter than Weitens big book, PSYCHOLOGY: THEMES AND VARIATIONS, BRIEFER VERSION, 8TH EDITION offers a superb thematic organization together with practical applications and examples that help students see beyond research to big-picture concepts. Often described as a challenging book that is easy to learn from, the book surveys psychologys broad range of content with three aims: to illuminate the process of research and its intrinsic relationship to application (themes), to show both the unity and diversity of the subject (variations), and to invite students to the study of psychology by respecting their ability to master its fundamental concepts. Weitens themes (including empiricism, theoretical diversity, socio-historical contexts, multi-factorial causation, cultural heritage, heredity and environment, and subjectivity of experience) and variations provide unifying threads across chapters that help students to see the connections among different research areas in psychology. A dynamic, teaching-oriented illustration program further enhances these themes. At the same time, the author presents topics in a hierarchical manner, giving students handles they can use to prioritize concepts within the chapter. Weiten reinforces concepts through exercises within and at the end of every chapter.

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"I also get the sense that Weiten truly had my community college students in mind when he wrote the material and developed the pedagogical aids." "I have been favorable impressed with the (this) psychology textbook since its earliest editions. The book is 'user friendly ' and does an excellent job of introducing the student to the diverse and engaging field of psychology. This upcoming edition appears to continue and expand upon the excellent text now in use." "I liked how Weiten tied in thory with research findings. For example, in the development chapter, the section 'Time of Turmoil ' was the first time I have seen an author successfully tie together the issues of suicide and violence during adolesence..." "(Weiten 's chapter 2) The author exhibits enthusiasm and academic seriousness in a writing style that is clear, concise and purposeful. Explanations are thorough but there are not wasted words. Overall, I am impressed with the organization and cohesiveness found throughout the chapter. It is clear that the author not only has a plan but he actually follows it.""The 'Critical Thinking Application ' at the end of each chapter is on e of my favorite parts of the textbook. The author has done an excellent job of selecting issues that students can relate to in their daily lives." "The section on current trends and issues in treatment (chapter 14) is novel for an introductory psychology book. It is one thing that sets this textbook apart. Very good. The history of mental hospitals and related issues is particularly well done.""The critical thinking application is a great way for the students to consider the prevalence of mental illness, and is well done." "(Weitens chapter 2) The author exhibits enthusiasm and academic seriousness in a writing style that is clear, concise and purposeful. Explanations are thorough but there are not wasted words. Overall, I am impressed with the organization and cohesiveness found throughout the chapter. It is clear that the author not only has a plan but he actually follows it." "The Critical Thinking Application at the end of each chapter is on e of my favorite parts of the textbook. The author has done an excellent job of selecting issues that students can relate to in their daily lives." "(Weiten's chapter 2) The author exhibits enthusiasm and academic seriousness in a writing style that is clear, concise and purposeful. Explanations are thorough but there are not wasted words. Overall, I am impressed with the organization and cohesiveness found throughout the chapter. It is clear that the author not only has a plan but he actually follows it." "The 'Critical Thinking Application' at the end of each chapter is on e of my favorite parts of the textbook. The author has done an excellent job of selecting issues that students can relate to in their daily lives."

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