The evolution of psychology; the research enterprise in psychology; the biological bases of behaviour; sensation and perception; variations in consciousness; learning through conditioning; human memory; language and thought; intelligence and psychological testing; motivation and emotion; human development across the life span; personality - theory, research, and assessment; stress, coping, and health; psychological disorders; psychotherapy; social behaviour.
Weiten has a clarity and an uncluttered, economy of style that is
appealing to students at this level...well organized, and topically
appropriate. Weiten's work is a refreshing example of how textbooks
should be written; to enhance student learning of practically
useful academic psychology.
It gives a broader picture of the material to be covered, one that I think will help students see the 'big picture.' It also helps students immediately identify significant and timely issues, as well as understand the importance of critical thinking and the ability to connect psychology to everyday life. I'd encourage colleagues to review this [text] by stating that I have found some new and interesting approaches to introductory material.