- Paperback: 864 pages
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Eighth International Student Edition edition (16 April 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0393116824
- ISBN-13: 978-0393116823
- Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 2.8 x 27.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 101,316 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Psychology Paperback – 16 Apr 2010
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Henry Gleitman is Professor of Psychology and the former chair of the department at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the recipient of the American Psychological Foundation's Distinguished Teaching in Psychology Award (1982) and, from the University of Pennsylvania, the Abrams Award (1988) and the Lindback Award (1977). He has served as president of the APA's Division 1: General Psychology and Division 10: Psychology and the Arts. Most importantly, Professor Gleitman has taught introductory psychology for five decades to over 40,000 students. James Gross is Professor of Psychology at Stanford University and Director of the Stanford Psychophysiology Laboratory. Professor Gross's research focuses on emotion and emotion regulation processes in healthy and clinical populations. His 150 or so publications include The Handbook of Emotion Regulation (Guilford, 2007), and he has received early career awards from the American Psychological Association, the Western Psychological Association, and the Society for Psychophysiological Research. Professor Gross is also an award-winning teacher, a Bass University Fellow in Undergraduate Education, and the Director of the Stanford Psychology One Teaching Program. His teaching awards include Stanford's Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching, the Stanford Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Prize, Stanford's Postdoctoral Mentoring Award, and Stanford's highest teaching prize, the Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching. Daniel Reisberg is The Patricia and Clifford Lunneborg Professor of Psychology at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Professor Reisberg's research has focused on the nature of mental imagery as well as on people's ability to remember emotionally significant events. He has served on the editorial boards of many cognitive psychology journals, and is the editor of the Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Psychology. Reisberg also consults extensively with law enforcement and the justice system, and is the author of The Science of Perception and Memory: A Pragmatic Guide for the Justice System.
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Top Customer Reviews
It is an easy book to read and explains theories which could be hard to grasp in a simplistic way, avoiding using too much jargon. Certainly one of the best psychology books I have come across.
Reading it, I felt like I was back in junior high school, when books were big, interesting, with clearly stated chapters and problems and with heaps of colorful illustrations, diagrams and comparison tables. (this being written from the perspective of a college student, who encounters only highly specific and mostly, dull-written text).
It's written in a very informative and straightforward way, maybe not going into depth but that, in my opinion, is a good point - it is not intended as a specific scientific study resource, but something to keep you amused, while providing lots of interesting facts.
It was a little hard for me to settle on one topic and read it all - instead, I often found myself flipping through the pages only to get my attention caught by some of the many interesting facts.
Well done to the authors - a highly approachable book that, nevertheless, delivers as an overall introductory material.
And as a final bonus, the hardback version is beautiful so looks good on my coffee table!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not the most up to date version but a brilliant (long) introduction to Psychology for a beginner. I loved the academic but simple approach.Published 4 months ago by HprW
Author tries to be funny and "with-it" and most of the time doesn't pull it off.Published 13 months ago by Rachel Mc Loughlin