- Hardcover: 1 pages
- Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc (Np); 6 edition (August 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0393977676
- ISBN-13: 978-0393977677
- Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 9.2 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 68 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,115,678 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Henry Gleitman is professor of psychology, and former chair of his department, at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the recipient of the American Psychological Foundation's Distinguished Teaching in Psychology Award (1982) and, from the University of Pennsylvania, the Abrams Award (1988) and the Lindback Award (1977). He has served as president of the APA's Division 1: General Psychology and Division 10: Psychology and the Arts. Most importantly, Professor Gleitman has taught introductory psychology for five decades to over 40,000 students. Alan Fridlund is an associate professor of psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has conducted research in human ethology and evolutionary psychology, nonverbal behavior, neuropsychology, and psychopathology, focusing in particular on facial expressions and the psychophysiology of stress and emotion. He is the author of Human Facial Expression: An Evolutionary View. Daniel Reisberg, author of the best-selling text Cognition: Exploring the Science of the Mind, Second Edition is a professor of psychology and chair of the department at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Professor Reisberg's research has focused on the nature of mental imagery as well as on people's ability to remember emotionally significant events. Professor Reisberg has served on the editorial boards of many of the field's journals, including a recent term as Associate Editor of Psychological Bulletin.
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Each chapter of this book is filled with useful and relevant anecdotes and other things that help to lead the reader into understanding the concepts portrayed by Gleitman and his fellow authors in the book.
Also, the online accompaniment with quizzes and chapter summaries is a major help in studying for the exam, and the Study Guide: for Psychology, Eighth Edition is a phenomenal tool to use in conjunction with this book because it distills all the information down to what you just need to know.
Being that it is much more comprehensive you get a lot more out of it and it serves as a really good introduction and foundation of the topics studied in psychology. You will definitely notice the difference in detail if you switch from the Myers book (this doesn't mean that the Myers edition is inferior to this in any way).
However the con associated with an increased amount of detail is the increased likeliness that the reader will get bored much more quickly, which does sometimes happen. Despite this it still serves it's purpose and is a recommended read for psych majors and people wanting an intro to psychology.
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I would recommend this book to someone who wants to learn more about Psychology and someone that maybe taking a Psychology class that requires this book.