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Author: Wayne Weiten
ISBN13: 978-0534340148
Title: Psychology: Themes and Variations
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Language: English
Category: Social Sciences
Publisher: Cengage Learning; 4 edition (October 3, 1997)
Pages: 807

Psychology: Themes and Variations by Wayne Weiten

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Wayne Weiten is a graduate of Bradley University and received his P. 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, 2, and 8 of the American Psychological Association and a Fellow of the Midwestern Psychological Association

This text goes a long way in explaining human nature, and it does it empirically, all the while being sensitive to the different theoretical perspectives regarding the data. I used it for my psychology classes, and I thought it was well written. The concepts were easy to understand.

Wayne Weiten is a graduate of Bradley University and received his P.

No higher compliment need be paid than to say - as one reviewer recently did - that this is the text by which all others for the course are measured. Since the first edition of this book appeared, professors have praised Weiten's scholarship as exemplary and the accessibility of his prose as unparalleled. This is the text that redefined the way Introductory Psychology is taught by using integrative themes to develop the connections among different areas of psychological research. And now, with this Fourth Edition, Weiten again raises the bar a notch higher for competitors. Not only has he continued to refine and improve his fine text, but Weiten has developed an exciting multimedia CD-ROM for the course, giving instructors a new, engaging way to teach and students an interactive way to learn. Now, Weiten not only explains the interdependent links between research and applications, but he gives students a fascinating way to explore psychological concepts through experiments and activities included on the "PsycTrek" CD-ROM. Using integrative themes to emphasize connections among different areas of research in psychology, Weiten challenges students to grapple with the big issues and tough questions while mastering the basic concepts of psychology. Throughout the Fourth Edition, Weiten emphasizes the unity in psychology's intellectual heritage (the themes), as well as psychology's immense diversity (the variations). Long after your students have completed their final examinations, they will retain a genuine understanding of the basic ideas about psychology and behavior.
Reviews: 7
This textbook is required for one of our college courses for the psych program. It is used as a comprehensive study of psychology, so we use it is for GRE prep. It is by far one of my favorite textbooks. It is easily laid out. It is a TON of material and literally discusses almost every psychological principle. It's dense, but easy to consume in my opinion. I always refer to it when I need a refresher on a principle or need to recap some material. I definitely recommend for someone needing a well-rounded exam of psychology!
The material is very well presented and flows from chapter to chapter. Examples from life and previous studies are abundant and help convey the material. Checkpoints along the chapter review the concepts learned in the section. Very good use of images/graphs/data and they are usually properly explained either in the text or the caption. A few great tools for studing includes an end of the chapter multiple choice test and chapter summaries in two forms (web layout and summary of main theme of the chapter graphically).

MOST IMPORTANTLY, SAME CONTENT AS THE 9TH EDITION!! With the DSM-V out now, I believe that what the professor will cover in and intro class would be sufficient. The eating disorders and mood disorders are reclassified but they still exist. Easy stuff that should be in the lecture or at least Google-able.

Pro tip: Don't buy a used book and expect an access code. Just...no.
The rental went great. It was easy to return and the book was in fantastic condition. The content of the book itself was weak in my opinion. It was easy to understand and well written but I felt like a lot of the things presented as "facts" were really just interpretations of data that could have been looked at many different ways.
I feel that there aren't sufficient quality controls to audit books between rentals. Some idiot tried to underline half of the book but ended up crossing out a ton of useful content. If I didn't also have access to the online version of the book I'd be failing!
Bought this for a college class. Honestly, I didn’t read much from it, but what I did read was very practical and easy to understand. My favorite feature is the lesson practice quizzes in the back of the book.
This book was delivered in a timely manner and in great shape! Given that I had to buy it for a class I wasn't to happy about buying it, but have found it incredibly useful for passing the exams I had! I just read the chapters and do the practice quizzes in it and it makes the class a lot easier. If you are buying it for a good read then I'm sorry you will be terribly disappointed....It also isn't a great picture book, and unfortunately for most of us it doesn't work that great as a pillow either.
Great book at the fraction of the price at school.