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For courses in Introductory Psychology

An overview of psychology that emphasizes critical thinking, gender, and culture
Psychology is designed to help students learn to think like psychologists, and to understand why scientific and critical thinking is so important to the decisions they make in their own lives. In keeping with their hallmark approach, authors Carole Wade
Paperback, 744 pages
Published January 13th 2016 by Pearson (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
Mar 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 04, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Tammy Earl
Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
as far as textbooks go, I thought this was a great one. This isn't the edition that I had, but it was pretty great.
Apr 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 :)
Jun 02, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
not my favorite
Jacquelyn Smith
Oct 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: need
I needed it for school, work and my 3 kids that thinking ahead of me .
Kaitlyn Janzen
I get that this textbook wanted to be funny... but I never laughed once while reading it. It had interesting stuff... but so much information. Also super expensive so maybe that's why I'm a wee bit salty about it.
Woah, where is the data for this book? Can't recall what this is... only that I used it in first year university. I suspect it is the Intro Psych textbook by Carol Wade and Carol Tavris, with Canadian content by Deborah Saucier and Lorin Elias, as that seems to be missing from my shelf. I think this was the first or second edition.
Sep 13, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: textbooks
As far as textbooks go this one had some interesting tidbits in it. Pretty well laid out & the online stuff was helpful.

Loooooong chapters though, they just seemed to take forever.
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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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