In a concise and accessible format that incorporates the latest research, ESSENTIALS OF PSYCHOLOGY, 6th Edition, encourages you to learn by doing--to actively participate using materials from the text and to think about what you're learning as opposed to passively receiving written information. Effective learning features that help you master the material include Linkages that show how topics in psychology are interrelated, Thinking Critically sections that walk you through a five-question approach to one topic in each chapter, and Focus on Research sections organized around questions to help you learn to think objectively about research questions and results.
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Doug is a very motivated author. He chairs the Program Committee of the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology (NITOP), and is the Founder of the Association for Psychological Science's Preconference Institute on the Teaching of Psychology. In 2002 he received the American Psychological Foundation's award for Distinguished Teaching in Psychology.Review:
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