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on 15 April 2014
This is probably the most informative and useful textbook I have ever read; it is easy to read, with helpful diagrams to illustrate key points and theories, as well as providing plenty of additional tools such as historic background on key theorists, discussion points, exercises to complete and practice essay questions. At the end of each chapter the authors also give some suggestions of other resources including books, journals, websites and films relating to each chapter with a summary of how each resource relates to the material in the book. There is also a handy chapter on psychometric testing with tips for developing surveys and using statistical analysis which might be helpful for any students who are new to the study of psychology (unfortunately it was too late for me to make use of this chapter, as a final year student, but I wish this book had been available in my first year). Overall this is an engaging book and quite enjoyable to read as the writing is not overly technical but goes into enough depth to give a good basic understanding of each topic, which can then be explored further using the resources listed at the end of each chapter.
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on 30 September 2015
Where most books simply present theories, Maltby begins by pointing out why going with our initial, gut feelings about a theory can lead to misunderstanding, and what we can do to become more scientifically rigorous in our outlook. The book is well written and easy to read.

However, the real-life examples are only relevant to those studying for their first degree in their early adulthood. If you are a mature student, doing an MSc, for instance, and have a greater store of life experience, the examples may not be very engaging.
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on 10 April 2018
Accurate description and arrived on time
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on 2 January 2018
Needed it for uni
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on 5 June 2016
Good book, provides basic information for psychology students when doing social psychology module.
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on 8 January 2018
very insightful
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on 11 December 2016
Best price around for this book needed for my daughter's University course.
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on 5 July 2013
I was recommended this by a tutor int first year of undergraduate psychology.

I have just graduated, but used this book for almost every module. This book was easy to follow, and was written in an easy but informative style.

This book is well worth the money, and was often my first point of research.

I would definitely recommend this to other undergraduate psychology students.
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on 11 February 2015
Arrived early, very handy book for 2nd year undergrad psychlogy
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on 26 January 2018
Perfect condition thank you!
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