Psychology: Themes And Variations

Hardcover | February 18, 2009

byWayne Weiten, Doug Mccann

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Filled with exciting, current research findings, PSYCHOLOGY: THEMES AND VARIATIONS shows you the many ways that psychology applies to your life today and every day! Authors Wayne Weiten and Doug McCann show both the unity and the diversity of psychology's subject matter, illuminate the process of research and its intimate link to application, and masterfully manage to make the text both challenging to think about and easy to learn from. They cover topics ranging from a-delta fibres to zygotes, exploring broad social questions and personal, practical issues like the mysteries of love and the symptoms of stress. Woven thoroughly through each chapter are references to Canadian research and the Canadian context, relevant Canadian statistics, and highlighted issues of particular concern to Canadians, such as bilingualism, cultural diversity, First Nations peoples' issues, and the contribution of women to Canadian psychology and Canadian life. Students will discover what is learned from behaviours such as eating and fighting, and dig deeper to investigate how hormones affect emotions and how the brain registers pain. They will find that Psychology is an amazingly diverse field, with a legacy of unity (its themes) as well as diversity (its variations)!NETA TestbankThe Nelson Education Teaching Advantage (NETA) program delivers research-based resources that promote student engagement and higher-order thinking and enable the success of Canadian students and educators. This book's premium testbank is designed to ensure top quality multiple-choice testing by avoiding common errors in question and test construction. If you want your students to achieve "beyond remembering", ask your Nelson Sales Representative how today!

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Filled with exciting, current research findings, PSYCHOLOGY: THEMES AND VARIATIONS shows you the many ways that psychology applies to your life today and every day! Authors Wayne Weiten and Doug McCann show both the unity and the diversity of psychology's subject matter, illuminate the process of research and its intimate link to appli...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:901 pages, 11.14 × 9.25 × 1.25 inPublished:February 18, 2009Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176472738

ISBN - 13:9780176472733

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Evolution of Psychology Chapter 2: The Research Enterprise in Psychology Chapter 3: The Biological Bases of Behaviour Chapter 4: Sensation and Perception Chapter 5: Variations in Consciousness Chapter 6: Learning Chapter 7: Human Memory Chapter 8: Language and Thought Chapter 9: Intelligence and Psychological Testing Chapter 10: Motivation and Emotion Chapter 11: Human Development Across the Life Span Chapter 12: Personality: Theory, Research and Assessment Chapter 13: Stress, Coping and Health Chapter 14: Psychological Disorders Chapter 15: Treatment of Psychological Disorders Chapter 16: Social Behaviour Appendix A Answers to Concept Checks Appendix B Statistical Methods Appendix C Industrial/Organizational Psychology Appendix D Evaluating the Quality of Web-Based Resources Glossary References Name Index Subject Index