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Psychology and Life

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Psychology and Life emphasizes the science of psychology, with a special focus on applyingpsychology to students' daily lives.

Psychology and Life continues to provide a rigorous, research-centered survey of the discipline while offering students special features and learning aids that will spark their interest, excite their imaginations, and get them to think critic

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Published August 1998 by Addison Wesley Publishing Company (first published 1977)
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Jianxinghuang
Aug 15, 2014 Jianxinghuang rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychology
I read the 16th version. Writers tried to classify our misunderstanding on psychology. It is just, and should be our every day life. But not a mystery subject. A statistical subject, though it has a history of no more than 50 years or so, psychology had form a system to explain how the world goes and why people live like this. Besides, some experiences are interesting and the results do surprise us.
Burcu
Nov 29, 2014 Burcu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psikoloji
ilk göz ağrım. ama çok boş konuşuyorsun bazen kabul et :(
Virginia Nichols
Although old book, material everone should know
Anowra
Feb 12, 2010 Anowra rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
it is a very good book
Izarra Varela
Wait, did I just read an entire textbook?

Why yes. Yes I did.

In preparation for HKU's psychology admissions exam—which I intend on crushing, just FYI—I bought a copy of the required textbook and read it, cover to cover. To save you the trouble of reading all dry-as-toast, typo-riddled 500+ pages, I've outlined the coolest ideas here:

Use framing to orchestrate a more positive outlook. This is a classic concept I've encountered through behavioral economics, but it's worth sharing, anyway: people'
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Cantfind
Oct 26, 2012 Cantfind rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I found some areas in the book too simplistic and shallow - to such a degree that after reflecting on what I've just read I found to my amazement that two pages could have been written in just a few sentences and still conserve the whole information - e.g. the review of contemporary views on psychology in the first chapter is very shallow.
The discussion about statistics is laughable - the examples given as studies that demonstrate statistical analysis are examples of bad statistical experiments
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Ali Arain
May 30, 2014 Ali Arain rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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very good
Charles
Aug 20, 2010 Charles rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A good introductory text for psychology. I used it for several years in classes and didn't abandon it because it was weak but mainly to get a change of pace. I particularly used the 11th edition.
Coleccionista  de finales tristes
Questo é un livro abbastanza buono.
Dawn
May 17, 2012 Dawn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Text book for Psychology course I took. Interesting read!
Justyna
Feb 13, 2012 Justyna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Inspiring.
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Dr. Philip George Zimbardo is an American psychologist and a professor emeritus at Stanford University. He is president of the Heroic Imagination Project. He is known for his Stanford prison study, and authorship of various introductory psychology books and textbooks for college students, including The Lucifer Effect and The Time Paradox.
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