Psychology: Themes and Variations 5th Canadian Edition, ISBN-13: 978-0176721275


Psychology: Themes and Variations 5th Canadian Edition, ISBN-13: 978-0176721275

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  • Publisher: Nelson College Indigenous (January 1, 2018)
  • Language: English
  •  832 pages
  • ISBN-10: 0176721274
  • ISBN-13: 978-0176721275


The Fifth Canadian edition maintains this book’s hallmark strengths while addressing recent changes in the field, including references to almost 1,000 new articles and scholarly works. The last decade has seen a pronounced trend toward greater brevity in textbooks in psy¬chology, as well as many other fields; to this end, Psychology: Themes and Variations 5th edition manages to come in considerably shorter than previous editions. Engaging narrative frames relevant and contemporary examples that will capture and maintain the attention of anyone studying psychology in Canada. The text continues to provide a unique survey of psychology that meets three goals: to demonstrate the unity and diversity of psychology’s subject matter, to illuminate the research process and its link to application, and to make the material challenging and thought-provoking yet easy to learn. Weiten and McCann deliver a successful balance of scientific authoritativeness and a student-friendly approach through the integration of seven unifying themes, an unparalleled didactic art program, real-life examples, and a streamlined set of learning aids that help students see beyond research to big-picture concepts.

Wayne Weiten is a graduate of Bradley University and received his Ph.D. 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. In 1991, he helped chair the APA National Conference on Enhancing the Quality of Undergraduate Education in Psychology. He is a former President of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology and the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association. In 2006, one of the five national teaching awards given annually by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology was named in his honor. Weiten has conducted research on a wide range of topics, including educational measurement, jury decision-making, attribution theory, pressure as a form of stress, and the technology of textbooks. He is also the author of PSYCHOLOGY: THEMES & VARIATIONS (Cengage, 2017, 10th Edition). Weiten created an educational CD-ROM titled PSYKTREK: A MULTIMEDIA INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY and co-authored a chapter on the Introductory Psychology course for THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF UNDERGRADUATE PSYCHOLOGY EDUCATION (Weiten & Houska, 2015).

Doug McCann received his B.A. from the University of Waterloo and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario. Following completion of his Ph.D., he did a post-doctoral fellowship at Ohio State University. He has been a member of the Psychology Department at York University since 1983. At York he has taught at the graduate level in the Clinical, Developmental, and Social/Personality programs and at the undergraduate level his current teaching interests focus on Introductory Psychology, Social Psychology, and the Psychology of Depression. He has won a variety of teaching awards while at York University and has served in several administrative positions at York University, most recently as Director of the Graduate Program in Psychology at York University. His research interests focus on social cognition, the self, and information processing models of depression.

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