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.
My only criticism of the interface was that there were no page numbers within the body of the book.
Comments Over all it seems adequate and cover most of the topics for the college level course. For the topics covered, they are well explained.
The bookmark feature in the pdf was also helpful and made it easy to move from section to section. Since I am no expert, I found that a bit frustrating.
Introduction to Psychology by Charles Stangor
Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. But the depth of coverage is also excellent. The translation of the text and visuals was good.
Structure of presenting each topic is the same in each chapter.
The only thing that bugs me is how the pages look as if it were copied, not the original print. Similarly, chapter summaries that include a list of key terms covered within a chapter have been very helpful to introductory psychology students.
The consistent reference to research and scientific literature was helpful and would allow students understand the importance of scientific inquiry in the field.
The structure of each section lends itself to a good dialogue of the material. I agree with other reviewers that while the book is concise and provides a good introduction to different domains of psychology the breadth and depth of discussion on certain topics i.
The exercises and critical thinking are to some extent helpful to build on the concepts learned. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.
Psycyology noted by the author, this text is somewhat shorter than other introductory texts, which may be of interest to instructors. Comments Overall, I think the scope of this text was adequate for an introduction to psychology course, though I’m not sure how much updating has occurred since it was distributed in The book’s clarity intriduction strong and well-designed. In this area, the book is very accurate.
At an undergraduate level, a strong psycology on research can be atangor and at times, confusing and frustrating.
Introduction to Psychology
I would like to see some discussion on genotype vs. This explanation about brain function is really fun and easy to understand. Pearson New International Edition: Class discussions can ot be formed. Highlighting research from psychologists in different countries and cultures would add to this text as would more discussion on cultural as context for behaviour. A focus on culture is not a strength of the text.
Phil as an example of a psychologist to be misleading. The text is fairly ethnocentric. One exception is in the box on emotional intelligence at the end of section 9.
It doesn’t feel quick, and at times, it’s so much packed with information, that, unless you use notetaking software I use onenote or anything stagnor to take notes, and regularly revise them, it’s going to feel overwhelmingly dense. Etangor visuals showed up well in a pdf and the video links worked well. As noted in previous answers, diagrams and figures could be improved to provide more realistic images of biological components of psychology i.
Each chapter concludes with a summary of key concepts covered. Other than some minor inconsistencies in font size with printed PDF version of the text, the text is easy to navigate and features are helpful. Have you wondered pxychology to ensure your course is relevant to your students? There was not a strong emphasis on cultural relevance.
The Nervous System and the Endocrine System 3. The use of excellent examples also helps to provide the context. Organization of the psycholog is good. There is a slight bias, as there is with most textbooks, but it in no way clouds the content or the information.
Based on the amount of time given to teach an Introductory course, this book has some advantages. The organization and flow of the text is good, with the already-noted issue of the modularity compromising the connection between chapters. psychoology
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History of Psychology section has a great chart. The condition of the book was is great condtion and my son stangog using this book for a psych class and says the book outlines introcuction course content nicely. Trying to study with pages falling out is not ideal. With regard to longevity, this text could have used for several years without needing updates, but it was published six years ago and is in need of inclusion of more recent research and examples.