8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Psychology, 3rd edition is a decent introductory textbook. My main issue with the book is the frequent addition of asterisks* to define common words at the bottom of the page. The asterisks are somewhat insulting to the reader's intelligence, defining words like "marooned", "intact", "enticing", and "hostility".
The body of the text is clear and easy to read, so the additional definitions are unnecessary for the average reader.
I personally find it difficult to ignore these asterisks, since I am accustomed to seeing them used for relevant information. With this book I still pause out of habit when I reach an asterisk, then I usually have to go back and read the sentence over again… Read more