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Psychology Themes and Variations (Psy 113 General Psychology), 9th Edition

Weiten’s PSYCHOLOGY: THEMES AND VARIATIONS, Ninth 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 psychology that meets three goals: to demonstrate the unity and diversity of psychology’s subject matter, to illuminate the research process and its link to application, and to make the material challenging and thought-provoking yet easy to learn. Weiten accomplishes the successful balance of scientific rigor and a student-friendly approach through the integration of seven unifying themes, an unparalleled didactic art program, real-life examples, and a streamlined set of learning aids that help students see beyond research to big-picture concepts. Major topics typically covered in today’s courses are included, such as evolutionary psychology, neuropsychology, biological psychology, positive psychology, applied psychology, careers, and multiculturalism and diversity.


1. Psychology: An Evolution. 2. Research Methods. 3. Biology of Behavior. 4. Sensory Systems and Perception. 5. States of Consciousness. 6. Conditioning and Learning. 7. Key Processes in Memory. 8. Cognition and Language. 9. Human Intelligence. 10. Theories of Motives and Emotions. 11. Development: A Life Span View. 12. Personality Theories. 13. Social Psychology. 14. Health Psychology. 15. Abnormal Behavior. 16. Treatment for Abnormal Behavior. Appendix A: Concept Check Answers. Appendix B: Psychology and Statistics. Appendix C: Psychology and Sustainability. Appendix D: Psychology: Industrial/Organizational. Appendix E: Psychology: Careers. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

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 has taught at the College of DuPage and Santa Clara University, and 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. He is a Fellow of Divisions 1 and 2 of the American Psychological Association and a Fellow of the Midwestern 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. In 2006, one of the five national teaching awards given annually by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology was named in his honor. He currently is serving as President-Elect of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association. Weiten has conducted research on a wide range of topics, including educational measurement, jury decision-making, attribution theory, pressure as a form of stress, cerebral specialization, and the technology of textbooks. He is also the author of Psychology: THEMES AND VARIATIONS, (2013, 9th ed.) and a co-author of PSYCHOLOGY APPLIED TO MODERN LIFE: ADJUSTMENT AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY with Dana S. Dunn & Elizabeth Yost Hammer, 2012, 11E. Weiten has also created an educational CD-ROM titled PsykTrek: A Multimedia Introduction to Psychology.

There are so many interesting things in this book that I feel will help me in the future as I get more into psychology. In my opinion, it was well-laid out, it’s very interesting and informative, especially if you enjoy psychology.

Product Details :

  • Series: Psy 113 General Psychology
  • Hardcover: 928 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 9 edition (January 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 111135474X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1111354749
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 8.9 x 10.8 inches

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