Strong modern coverage of biological psychology.
* Cross-cultural research is integrated so well that readers do no see cross-cultural issues as distinct from the psychology of "white people".
* Contains a balanced multi-theoretical perspective about all psychological phenomena (biological vs. Behavioral vs. Psycho-dynamic vs. cognitive).
The new edition of this introductory text is leaner than the last so that the material will fit more easily into both semester and quarter courses, though Westen (psychology, Boston U.) conveys reassurance that it has not been "dumbed down." The scope is broad including discussion of the discipline itself and its methods followed by various aspects of perception, learning, language, motivation, development, and disorders. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)