This book is written as a condensed version of many areas of psychological study. A great intoduction (I think it even says so it'self) and easy to understand. Two of my fellow classmates who had already taken A & P commented that the Neuroscience chapter had much better graphics and explainations of how neurons, eyes & ears work, than their A&P class did. At the end of each section there are questions, see if you can answer them to be sure you understood what you just read. At the end of each chapter are quizzes and tests.
I really enjoyed the perception/intellegence tests. I found myself saying "cool" many times. There are real world examples and funny cartoons that help put what is being said into perspective. I learned that there is more to psychology than a psychiatrist couch. Everything we know about people comes from someone, a scientist, phychiatrist, psycologists, a theorist, being curious enough to conduct studies. Sometimes some very time consuming studies. Many studies where discussed. In addition to "cool", I often said "wow".
A great stepping stone to classes of more specific areas of study.
- Paperback: 361 pages
- Publisher: Worth Pub; 2 edition (19 April 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1429200820
- ISBN-13: 978-1429200820
- Product Dimensions: 19.2 x 1.4 x 22.3 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 612 g
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