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Take a look at Weiten's PSYCHOLOGY: THEMES AND VARIATIONS, Briefer Version (with concept charts and access to InfoTrac College Edition's online university, and you'll find a book that is unique and fascinating--never boring or 'textbook-like.' From page one, you will clearly understand what Weiten is saying: that a number of themes are interconnected in the study of psychology, such as heredity and the environment, cultural heritage, subjectivity of experience, and sociohistorical contexts, and they are all interconnected. An interesting illustration program helps you see these themes in action and Featured Studies, Personal Applications, and Critical Thinking Applications give you chances to see research methods in action, to understand the practical side of psychology, and to develop important critical thinking skills.
Table of Contents
The Evolution of Psychology
The Research Enterprise in Psychology
The Biological bases of Behavior
Sensation and Perception
Variations in Consciousness
Language and Thought
Intelligence and Psychological Testing
Motivation and Emotion
Human Development Across the Life Span
Personality: Theory, Research, and Assessment
Stress, Coping, and Health
Treatment of Psychological Disorders
Answers to Concept Checks
Careers in Psychology
Evaluating Web-Based Resources
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