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A long awaited revision "Psychology, 5/E" continues to be a sophisticated, no-nonsense, research-oriented text that features critical thinking through "In-Depth" analysis of research studies. Briefer than the more encyclopaedic texts, it is also selective in its coverage and focuses on cutting-edge cognitive and neuroscience research. Considered by many to be the gold standard of psychology textbooks, the new edition of "Wortman & Loftus" with new co-author Charles Weaver returns the text to its familiar place as an accessible and thorough introduction to the discipline, deeply committed to the scientific approach to psychology. The new edition incorporates a discussion of four key themes in psychology that act as a means of pulling together information from the various sub fields and presenting a "Big Picture" of psychology.

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New "Recurring Themes in Psychology" are presented in the introductory chapter and referred back to at appropriate points in later chapters as a means of tying together the diverse subfields of the discipline
Extensive discussion of the implications of behavioral genetics presents a sophisticated, elegant research paradigm, which allows psychologists to determine the relative effects of genetics, family influences, and unique (personal) experiences
Distributed, functional approach to topics in neuroscience presents neuroscientific evidence throughout the text (rather than confined to a single chapter), as needed to understand various concepts
"In Depth" sections allow a more relaxed discussion of very interesting topics, with an overview of the history, revisions, and contemporary evaluation of each topic
Complete integration of theory and research includes applications throughout the text
A focus is maintained throughout the book on the process of scientific inquiry that is, how psychologists develop testable hypotheses, how they gather and interpret data, and how they arrive at conclusions

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