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This text emphasizes the importance of critical thinking and the integration of culture and gender in the science of psychology.

Well-known for its pioneering focus on the development of critical thinking skills crucial to students' success in college and in later life, Psychology by Wade & Tavris is also widely regarded for the liveliness, warmth, and clarity of

Hardcover, 624 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Prentice Hall (first published 1987)
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This book was actually fairly interesting. Sure, there were always some concepts that I wasn't quite sure that I got, but after reading the chapter and their examples, I felt like I was starting to get a hang of things. I also thought that a second reading over the vocabulary helped as well. Some of the pictures were a little weird/disturbing/sad/totally random, but I appreciated how they threw in humor along with the lesson. There were various comic strips littered throughout the chapters to il ...more
This is an exceptional textbook. It is clearly written, well laid out and with excellent examples for clearer understanding. There is a tremendous amount of information but it reads so well that I actually found myself enjoying (and looking forward) to reading it! The only drawback is that my classes move so fast that I don't get a chance to really read and think about everything the way I would like to but then again, I can always do that once the class is finished. I highly recommend this book ...more
I didn't read the whole book as this is a textbook not a book for pleasure. If you're interested in psychology you should give this a try or at least do what I did.. skim through :)
I adopted this text the last time I taught General Psychology. It was wonderful, as expected, and Tavris's voice shined through with her customary focus on the importance of applying critical thinking and empirical findings to all topics discussed. For anyone out there that missed out on a college level psychology course, or wants a refresher, I'd recommend this one.
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I needed it for school, work and my 3 kids that thinking ahead of me .
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Carole Wade earned her Ph.D. in cognitive psychology at Stanford University. She began her academic career at the University of New Mexico; was professor of psychology for ten years at San Diego Mesa College; then taught at College of Marin; and is now at Dominican College of San Rafael. She is coauthor, with Carol Tavris, of Invitation to Psychology; Psychology in Perspective; Critical and Creati ...more
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