Psychology

Peter Gray s Psychology has become a favorite of instructors with its exploration of psychology s major theories, and the evidence that supports and refutes these theories Each edition incorporates an exceptional amount of contemporary research, encouraging students to probe for the purposes and biological origins of behavior the whys and hows of human psychology Peter Gray s Psychology has become a favorite of instructors with its exploration of psychology s major theories, and the evidence that supports and refutes these theories Each edition incorporates an exceptional amount of contemporary research, encouraging students to probe for the purposes and biological origins of behavior the whys and hows of human psychology Peter Gray s engaging, readable writing style makes the science of psychology, and its interactions with biology, accessible and meaningful With the new edition, Gray has taken care to ensure that his comprehensive, thought provoking, and contemporary coverage is well attuned to the needs and interests of today s students.
Psychology Peter Gray s Psychology has become a favorite of instructors with its exploration of psychology s major theories and the evidence that supports and refutes these theories Each edition incorporates an

  • Title: Psychology
  • Author: Peter O. Gray
  • ISBN: 9780716706175
  • Page: 243
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Psychology”

    1. Psychology is meant as an introductory book to the field of psychology, and is often used in psychology studies for this very purpose (as a matter of fact, I read it as part of my bachelor course Introduction of Psychology). In that sense, it seems to succeed, as it covers a varied amount of topics that are all integral parts of the field of psychology.To name them, this book has chapters on: foundations/methods of psychology, adaptiveness of behaviour (genetic/evolutionary, and learning), physi [...]

    2. in one word wonderful a first year psychology student this book opened my mind to a whole new class of knowledge and made me fall in love with it and helped me decide what I wanted to work on as a psychologist.I've also skimmed through the Atkinson textbook of psychology, but I have to say gray is the better one to read.

    3. Read the 2nd edition (1990-something). Very good introductory text. A pleasure to read.As a casual reader (not student), I have the following complaints:1. strange sidenotes meant to help learning. I don't remember reaching studenthood and not knowing how to read a book and take notes on it. The "help" distracts the reading flow instead of helping.2. since I bought an old edition (was muuuuch cheaper), the material is somewhat dated.3. being an introductory course, there was a lot of information [...]

    4. Read this book for an introductory class in psychology. It is quite an easy read and it will succeed in familiarizing students and others with the main fields and theories of psychology. However, I felt it was not thorough enough. The moment your interest is tickled, it moves on to the next subject.So, it is perfect as a quick 'getting to know psycholoy' or for refreshing some facts about basic neurology or emotion. A great study aid, but not original or thought-provoking in itself. Then again, [...]

    5. Followed the reading while listening to an Intro to Psych Yale Open Course lectures on iTunes U, and it was great! I took several Psychology courses back in my undergrad and it was fun to go back through and review the different theories and schools of thoughts and explanations of behavior. I still learn from these foundational principles in my life today.

    6. This is one of the worst textbooks ever written, at least for college. I mean, the guy just drouns on and on without ever really saying anything important, and his organization is shoddy at best. Not a great contribution to education. oh, and overpriced.

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