Psychology: Themes and Variations [With Concept Charts]
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Psychology: Themes and Variations [With Concept Charts]

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The Seventh Edition of Wayne Weiten's popular text, PSYCHOLOGY: THEMES AND VARIATIONS, continues to offer students a unique survey of psychology with three distinct goals: to show both the unity and diversity of psychology's subject matter; to illuminate the process of research and its intimate link to application, and to make the text challenging to think about and easy t...more
Hardcover, 880 pages
Published February 22nd 2006 by Wadsworth Publishing Company (first published January 1st 1900)
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Normally I wouldn't bother putting down a textbook as something I've read, however this particular book is terrible. Instead of using the space to teach me what I need to know, it will constantly tell me "by reading this chapter this is what you will learn"--obviously if it is in the chapter I'm going to figure it out without being told. Also the book itself switches from third person, to first person, and then into second person, before moving back into third person once again--and there is no...more
Billie Pritchett
Wayne Weiten's psychology textbook is a wonderful book, and it is my favorite textbook this semester. Weiten explains the various psychological research in the subfields of psychology well, and he goes to great lengths to demonstrate the real world implications of the data. 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 couldn't find my edition, so I used this one instead. My edition is
Psychology: Themes and Variations; by Weiten, and McCann; Canadian 2nd ed.© 2010

I used it for my psychology classes, and I thought it was well written. The concepts were easy to understand. Overall I liked this textbook.
I remember this textbook had some interesting titbits of information but it never really inspired me much nor interested me. To each their own style I suppose.
textbook for psych class...added it here for the hell of it...
I obvs. didn't read the whole thing front to cover, but enough I suppose...
Wendy Browne
Took this as a mandatory course, but ended up loving everything about the class. Much credit goes to the prof though.
Donald Allen
Now that I've opened this book - I will never be "done" with it. The book opened up a new doorway of thinking...
Great learning tool in to the understanding of human behavior!
this was for my psychology 101 course.
Is it all in my head???
Very good psychology book
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