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Introduction to Psychology

3.91 of 5 stars 3.91  ·  rating details  ·  81 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Paperback, 768 pages
Published April 12th 2007 by Wadsworth Publishing (first published January 1st 1986)
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We used 10th edition of this book as textbook. It gives a general tour and introduction on all psychology areas.
Other than Kalat's obvious prejudice against religion in general, I really enjoyed this text. It was humorous, well-written and definitely memorable. I actually read the 8th edition and expect the 9th is even better.
N Rula
If I were to ever teach a psychology class, I would probably use Kalat's textbook as a supplement to my course. He explains concepts in a way that is easy to understand and presents a good number of "Try-It-Yourself" activities to help students remember the important stuff.
Fantastic textbook. Everything is stated very clearly, with concise, practical examples. I did not test the online elements, but the exercises in the chapters to help the reader understand important concepts are a brilliant touch.
I AM DONE WITH THIS ONE!!!!!! It wasn't the most borning textbook I have ever read and was pretty easy to understand. I am just glad that I only have to study before it's time to take the final!
Chris Gager
Just looking for a representative textbook... I took an intro course at Metro State in 71-72. Again at CU in the fall of 1972. Date is approximate.
This is the first Psych book I've ever read back from Psychology 100. And it's still my most frequently consulted reference.
I've spent so much time and energy trying to get people to use this book, I figured I should actually read it.
Although it's for a class, I'm truly enjoying Kalat's frank, amusing writing style. It's refreshing!
this is a very interesting book for those interested in knowing what is going on in their system
Enjoyed reading this for my psychology course. Enjoyed that he seems skeptical
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“Does psychiatrists’ ability to prescribe drugs give them an advantage over psychologists in places where psychologists cannot prescribe them? Not always. Drugs can be useful, but relying entirely on them can be a mistake. Whereas a typical visit to a clinical psychologist includes an extensive discussion of the issues troubling the client, many visits to a psychiatrist are briefer sessions that focus on checking the effectiveness of a drug and evaluating its side effects.” 3 likes
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