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Introduction to Psychology

3.98  ·  Rating Details  ·  94 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Paperback, 768 pages
Published April 12th 2007 by Wadsworth Publishing (first published January 1st 1986)
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Aug 01, 2014 Cinphne rated it it was amazing
We used 10th edition of this book as textbook. It gives a general tour and introduction on all psychology areas.
Ian McGaffey
Dec 21, 2015 Ian McGaffey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For an introductory book on psychology I thought this eas a great text to read for class. No topic was too difficult and the coverage seemed pretty complete. Kalat looks at a broad spectrum of psychological topic and also is able to piece together a history of psychology as a science.
Jan 03, 2014 Maren rated it really liked it
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
Aug 23, 2013 N Rula rated it really liked it
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.
Jan 06, 2010 Chris rated it it was amazing
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.
Aug 27, 2009 Wendy rated it really liked it
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
Nov 29, 2011 Chris Gager rated it liked it
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.
Jun 01, 2008 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
This is the first Psych book I've ever read back from Psychology 100. And it's still my most frequently consulted reference.
Apr 18, 2007 Christina rated it liked it
I've spent so much time and energy trying to get people to use this book, I figured I should actually read it.
Jul 22, 2008 Molly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 27, 2012 melanie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed reading this for my psychology course. Enjoyed that he seems skeptical
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