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The new edition of Gray's acclaimed text, featuring dramatic new coverage of sensation and perception and new media tools that actively involve students in psychological research.
Paperback, 768 pages
Published April 7th 2006 by Worth Publishers (first published January 1st 1991)
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Psychology is meant as an introductory book to the field of psychology, and is often used in psychology studies (as a matter of fact, I read it as part of my bachelor course Introduction of Psychology). In that sense, it seems to succeed, as it covers a varied amount of topics that are all integral parts of the field of psychology.

To name them, this book has chapters on: foundations/methods of psychology, adaptiveness of behaviour (genetic/evolutionary, and learning), physiological mechanisms of
Read this book for an introductory class in psychology. It is quite an easy read and it will succeed in familiarizing students and others with the main fields and theories of psychology. However, I felt it was not thorough enough. The moment your interest is tickled, it moves on to the next subject.
So, it is perfect as a quick 'getting to know psycholoy' or for refreshing some facts about basic neurology or emotion. A great study aid, but not original or thought-provoking in itself. Then again,
This is one of the worst textbooks ever written, at least for college. I mean, the guy just drouns on and on without ever really saying anything important, and his organization is shoddy at best. Not a great contribution to education. oh, and overpriced.
Connie Varnhagen U of A Psych - wicked prof! Humble-esque :D
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