Students often find the content and methods of their introductory psychology course to be very different from what they expected. In this revision of his supplemental text. Donald H. McBurney explores common questions students ask about psychology. While addressing misconceptions, McBurney reinforces an understanding of basic concepts via a question-and-answer format. Topics are keyed to chapters of typical introductory psychology texts, and everyday examples and exercises that encourage students to think critically and relate the material to their own lives are featured throughout the book.
This text is appropriate for freshman through senior-level courses in Introductory Psychology, Research Methods, Critical Thinking, Educational Research, or other courses that deal with philosophical and methodological assumptions of psychology.
To help his undergraduate students of introductory psychology grasp some of the underlying principles, McBurney (U. of Pittsburgh) has them submit questions at the end of each class. Here he compiles the most frequent, along with his responses. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)