• Title: Psychology and Life
  • Author: Richard J. Gerrig Philip G. Zimbardo
  • ISBN: 9780205428670
  • Page: 320
  • Format: None
  • Psychology and Life Psychology and Life emphasizes the science of psychology with a special focus on applying psychology to students daily lives Psychology and Life continues to provide a rigorous research centered sur
    Psychology and Life emphasizes the science of psychology, with a special focus on applying psychology to students daily lives Psychology and Life continues to provide a rigorous, research centered survey of the discipline while offering students special features and learning aids that will spark their interest, excite their imaginations, and get them to think critPsychology and Life emphasizes the science of psychology, with a special focus on applying psychology to students daily lives Psychology and Life continues to provide a rigorous, research centered survey of the discipline while offering students special features and learning aids that will spark their interest, excite their imaginations, and get them to think critically about the material Over 200 research studies are spotlighted throughout the text, with the goal of showcasing the how and the why behind key psychological research This textbook has not only withstood the test of time, it has kept pace brilliantly with the changing field of psychology Now available with the award winning Discovering Psychology video series, produced by WGBH Boston with the American Psychological Association Author Phil Zimbardo narrates the video series, as leading researchers, practitioners, and theorists probe the mysteries of the mind and body and bring psychology to life for introductory students Video viewing guides are included at the end of each chapter of the textbook.

    One Reply to “Psychology and Life ”

    1. I read the 16th version. Writers tried to classify our misunderstanding on psychology. It is just, and should be our every day life. But not a mystery subject. A statistical subject, though it has a history of no more than 50 years or so, psychology had form a system to explain how the world goes and why people live like this. Besides, some experiences are interesting and the results do surprise us.

    2. Wait, did I just read an entire textbook?Why yes. Yes I did.In preparation for HKU's psychology admissions exam—which I intend on crushing, just FYI—I bought a copy of the required textbook and read it, cover to cover. To save you the trouble of reading all dry-as-toast, typo-riddled 500+ pages, I've outlined the coolest ideas here:• Use framing to orchestrate a more positive outlook. This is a classic concept I've encountered through behavioral economics, but it's worth sharing, anyway: p [...]

    3. I got this textbook for Intro to Psychology Honors and it was a great experience reading it. I started out with only a little pop knowledge on the subject and finished it with much more understanding on essential information of more than ten different topics in psychology. As a textbook, it is extremely useful for me in studying for all the essay exams and writing the 15-page portfolio essays analyzing news, articles, podcasts, etc. Out of the context of this class, it is still worth the read fo [...]

    4. I found some areas in the book too simplistic and shallow - to such a degree that after reflecting on what I've just read I found to my amazement that two pages could have been written in just a few sentences and still conserve the whole information - e.g. the review of contemporary views on psychology in the first chapter is very shallow. The discussion about statistics is laughable - the examples given as studies that demonstrate statistical analysis are examples of bad statistical experiments [...]

    5. A good introductory text for psychology. I used it for several years in classes and didn't abandon it because it was weak but mainly to get a change of pace. I particularly used the 11th edition.

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