Title: Introduction to Psychology. Author: Stangor, Charles. Note: derived from Creative Commons licensed edition published by Flat World Knowledge, ca. Introduction to Psychology has 35 ratings and 10 reviews. Katie said: I enjoy reading psychology textbooks. In my opinion, the best of these have three t. This book is designed to help students organize their thinking about psychology at a conceptual level. The focus on behaviour and empiricism.
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Introduction to Psychology
I enjoy reading psychology textbooks. In my opinion, the best of these have three things in common: Secondly, they provide relevant examples and case studies to expand on the information provided. This textbook absolutely met the first two requirements. I especially enjoyed reading the studies and individual experiences outlined in this text. Unfortunately, the author seemed to be attempting to pers I enjoy reading psychology textbooks.
Unfortunately, the author seemed to be attempting to introduxtion the reader follow his beliefs in several areas of psyxhology content e. As a quick final note, I must also say that I think it is amazing that Stangor provided this text online at no cost.
Dec 24, Fotis Koutoulakis rated it really liked it Shelves: Ok, I picked this book up from the Saylor Academy’s Introduction to Psychology course, as I was fascinated by the subject, and decided to self study. This means that I am not a psychologist, so I would rather not comment on my perception of the content itself, but I will comment on what features from the book I liked, and what I got from it.
Now, first things first, the Goodreads database is wrong. This book is not pages, it’s about pages the version you can find from MIT OCW if you go Ok, I picked this book up from the Saylor Academy’s Introduction to Psychology course, as I satngor fascinated by the subject, and decided to self study. This book is not pages, it’s about pages the version you can find from MIT OCW if you google the name of the book and the author’s name is about pages, and the saylor version is Granted, some pages are images, but still, the book was much bigger than I go thought.
I am saying it as a warning to people who, like me, are looking for a quick introductory book on psychology.
It doesn’t feel quick, and at times, it’s so much packed with information, that, unless you use notetaking software I use onenote or anything else introducction take notes, and regularly revise them, it’s going to feel overwhelmingly dense. Well, having said the above, there were several things that I liked about this book.
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First of all, I found several chapters particularly interesting, including the one on the brain and the nervous system, the one on consciousness and the one on sensation and perception. I also liked the mini sections called “Research Focus” and “Psychology in Real Life” that described what people are working on, or situations in real life that psychological findings where particularly useful.
Another chapter of the book that deserves mention is the one on learning. I didn’t learn too much from that particular chapter, since I had already learnt much of the information within from the Coursera “Learn how to learn” course, but it served as interesting revision material, and a good reference, proving that much of what you learn is solid documented scientific evidence.
I can’t say much more about the book, since I haven’t read many more on the subject, but it was a good read pzychology me overall. Aug 12, Caitlin Smith rated it did not like it Shelves: Decently informative but poorly written, only reasonably-well organized, and full of arbitrary opinions. The author is VERY fond of gearing the text towards his personal stxngor – this is particularly noticeable in controversial sections like those about drug use and sexuality.
I was appalled by the way he discussed homosexuality. Maybe he thought he was being objective but it mostly just sounded outdated and insensitive. I would have literally ANY other textbook as I imagine it would have given Decently informative but poorly written, only reasonably-well organized, and full of arbitrary opinions. I would have literally ANY other textbook introductionn I imagine it would have given me just as much practical information iintroduction being as bad as this book.
Jun 16, Blaine rated it liked it Shelves: This book was pretty useful for reviewing material I hadn’t seen in a while, but I wouldn’t really recommend it to someone who has little background in psychology. It was great for being free but, as another reviewer pointed out, he shows biases toward multiple subjects.
Overall it was a great find and was very helpful. Jan 30, Suguru Kaneda rated it liked it Shelves: I skipped some chapters so I cannot describe how great entirely this book is, however, I love chapter stzngor about Brain.
This explanation about brain function is really fun and easy to understand. If you are interested in the specific brain psycholoogy, I highly recommend you to read chapter 3. I want you give 4-star for chapter 4 but I gave 3-stars in tto. Jul 10, Rashid rated it liked it.
The book contained many of the key concepts that I have learned from many different sources, so I would it say it was quite informative. But there were times when both pros and cons about a topic were expressed, without any conclusion. Since I am no expert, I found that a bit frustrating.
Also, it would have been nice to see more examples and applications from everyday life. Nov 03, Christian Adam rated it did not like it Shelves: Sep 15, Charity rated it it was ok Shelves: Finding it a bit dry compared to others plotnik for example. Ploy Kiti rated it it was amazing Dec 13, Jared A rated it liked it Jan 04, Kelsey rated it it was ok Jan 17, Courtney Richerson rated it liked it Jan 18, Sung Seth rated it did not like it May 21, Demetria Malachi rated it it was amazing Mar 02, Viviana Calmasini rated it liked it Aug 16, Apr 14, Jesryl added it.
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