Title: Introduction to Psychology. Author: Stangor, Charles. Note: derived from Creative Commons licensed edition published by Flat World Knowledge, ca. Introduction to Psychology has 35 ratings and 10 reviews. Katie said: I enjoy reading psychology textbooks. In my opinion, the best of these have three t. This book is designed to help students organize their thinking about psychology at a conceptual level. The focus on behaviour and empiricism.

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Another chapter of the book that deserves mention is the one on learning. I like how this chapter differentiates between values and facts, and discusses the potential limitations of way we collect and interpret data to understand behavior in our everyday lives. There were references to video clips however it’s unclear how to access them through the PDF version. I only have a few minor recommendations. This book cover most of the topics for the introduction to Psychology course.

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Unfortunately, the author seemed to be attempting to pers I enjoy reading psychology textbooks. Was going to sell it but I think i’ll hold on to it.

The book is written in an engaging manner; difficult concepts are balanced with engaging examples from lived experience.

Introduction to Psychology

The focus is on the American population. The book is literally in pieces which makes it very challenging to use. At an undergraduate level, a strong focus on research can be intimidating and at times, confusing and frustrating.


The statistics graph is taken from and not from Aug 12, Caitlin Smith rated it did not like it Shelves: The written text is lucid and easy to understand. In other areas for example, cognitive processesI found some issues with how certain aspects were described, however these are better related to clarity than accuracy see below. The chapter discussing intelligence appeared slightly biased; while reviewing the differences in intelligence between men and women and different races, there was more heavy material presented to support these differences in IQ being partially based in genetics, without a discussion around how social norms and environmental factors also come into play when looking at the findings around differences between social groups and intelligence.

The represented areas of psychology all align with other introductory texts e. The content is very well written and have clarity. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Each chapter presents two close-ups on research — well articulated and specific examples of research within the content area, each including a summary of the hypotheses, methods, results, and interpretations. As well, I think it would be helpful to create a student guide to the text as did Houston Community College or add student glossary, index of terms to the text.

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Sophie Zhou rated it really liked it Nov 28, For example, in Chapter 12 – the social cultural influences provided are socioeconomic status, homelessness, abuse, and discrimination are all culturally specific.

As noted in previously, not all video links worked when reviewing the text online — if information was provided about the source in the text it was easy to look this up and review these clips. Granted, some pages are psyhology, but still, the book was much bigger than I originally thought.


Katerina rated it really liked it May 07, In some places, the font seems a bit small. Generally, this text compared favorably in terms of comprehensiveness to other introduction to Psychology textbooks. This may be the one chance for them to understand that psychology is important and to know the value of introductoin and appreciating human behavior.

When I open the text on my iPad there are numbers for the start of each chapter, but not on the individual page. Sep 15, Charity rated it it was ok Shelves: I didn’t learn too much from that particular chapter, since I had already learnt much of the information within from the Coursera “Learn how to learn” course, but it served as interesting revision material, and a good reference, proving that much of what you learn is solid documented scientific evidence.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The broad based introductions to chapters were inviting and provided an easy way to ease into a new topic area. Demetria Malachi rated it it was amazing Mar 02, Gerrig et al, The textbook incorporated various elements of cultural relevance. Like the videos spotted throughout the text.