What is Psychology?
By focusing on material most relevant to the Introductory Psychology course while maintaining the narrative flow, authors Ellen Pastorino and Susann Doyle-Portillo invite students to see the big picture of psychology as opposed to a collection of fragmented ideas. With an unparalleled integration of diversity, applications, and critical thinking, WHAT IS PSYCHOLOGY? captures and holds students' interest using "The Big Picture," a real life story of a person whose experience illustrates the concepts of the chapter. Upon entering this course, today's students ask "Why should Psychology matter to me?" Drawing from their own research and first-hand work in classrooms on assessment, inclusion, and reaching under-prepared students, Pastorino and Doyle-Portillo answer this question using practical everyday examples focused on the student (e.g., asking students to design a research study based on the hypothesis that listening to rock and roll facilitates studying).
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- Hardback | 672 pages
- 231.1 x 276.9 x 33mm | 2,177.27g
- 15 Jul 2005
- Cengage Learning, Inc
- Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
- Belmont, CA, United States
"10-out-of-10 student evaluations preferred Pastorino/Doyle over our current text. The examples and figures from What Is Psychology? are more specific, precise, and applicable to self, others, and everyday life experiences. The text reads so very well. The pages in What Is Psychology? are crisp and clean. They draw the eye to the pictures, figures, activities, review boxes, etc. I feel like this is a book that I would like to use to get my students into the book one-page-at-a-time."