Psychology: Themes and Variations, Briefer Version from Wayne Weiten
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PSYCHOLOGY: THEMES AND VARIATIONS, BRIEFER EDITION, 9TH EDITION helps you experience the excitement of this fascinating field, while helping you study and retain what you learn! Filled with practical ways that you can apply psychology to your everyday life, this best-selling psychology textbook is an experience in learning that you'll remember long after you complete your introductory psychology course. Critical Thinking Applications in every chapter give you specific critical thinking strategies you can apply to what you read. Every chapter of this book offers tools to help you focus on what's important and shows you how to study in ways that help you retain information and do your very best on exams.
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Key Learning Goals serve as advance organizers that focus students' attention on important concepts to be covered. The consecutively-numbered goals at the start of each major section are paired with a Review of Key Learning Goals at the end of each major section to reinforce the concepts. Engage and motivate students outside of class by packaging this text with ApliaTM, a text-specific online learning tool designed to improve student performance and save you time. ApliaTM is an online interactive learning solution that improves comprehension and outcomes by increasing student effort and engagement. Aplia provides automatically graded assignments with detailed, immediate explanations on every question. Chapter-by-chapter integration with PsykTrekTM-PsykTrek offers 65 interactive learning modules that engage students in actively exploring psychological concepts and phenomena by interacting with simulations and participating in experiments. Written by Wayne Weiten and available online or on CD-ROM, PsykTrek is available for packaging with the text. Thorough updating of research includes new information on Internet-mediated research, new research on how elevated stress hormones undermine immune response and neurogenesis in the hippocampus, new coverage of the OxyContin epidemic, updated data on the strength of the association between exposure to media violence and aggression, updated findings on intelligence and IQ tests, new discussion of terror management theory, and new research on the relationship between social support and reduced mortality. Highly-praised didactic illustration program-Figures, diagrams, photos, tables, and graphs work hand in hand with the narrative to strengthen and clarify the main points in the text. For example, eight Illustrated Overviews provide well-organized reviews of key ideas in the areas of history, research, sensation and perception, learning, development, personality theory, psychopathology, and psychotherapy. Diagrams of major concepts (e.g., conditioning, synaptic transmission), are often repeated in several chapters (with variations) to highlight connections among research areas.