An introductory text covering scientific methods in psychology, biological psychology, states of consciousness, cognition and intelligence, human development, personality, specific disorders and treatments, and abnormality, therapy, and social issues. Pedagogical features include chapter summaries, key terms, activities, and Web resources, plus boxed readings and color photos and illustrations. This sixth edition is updated, reflecting recent research, and contains some 500 references new since 1997, plus new exercises. The author teaches psychology at North Carolina State University.
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A college-level introductory textbook emphasizing the importance of questioning assumptions and searching for scientific evidence. Revisions include an increased number of cross- cultural examples throughout the text, several revised chapters, and new references. Numerous color photographs and figures. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)