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Garbage level educational text
on July 13, 2014
This hardly college level psychology text. Garbage level educational text. Mr. Lahey, you should probably reconsider any further editions of this text and destroy the ones in existence. There are so many typos throughout the text (was no one paying attention?) It makes it really hard to take a textbook seriously with the amount of typos. Chapter 14 on Abnormal Behavior, which is supposed to be one of the "updated" sections of the texts, is absolute rubbish. I was especially disturbed on the description of bipolar disorder, which implies that an individual diagnosed as bipolar has cycles of mania and depression but absolutely no mention of the "normal" in between the cycles. There's too many generalizations & misinformation in that chapter alone, how can you really trust anything else throughout the text? The myths and facts table on rape are not properly aligned. And I, personally, find the sentence "Contrary to expectations, the person who forced the women to do something sexually usually was not a stranger." offensive. But, hey, it's easy to read. And if you truly do not care about your education, this text will not waste your time because you probably aren't paying attention anyway. One might consider using the text for those with below normal intelligence.