Title: Introduction to Psychology. Author: Stangor, Charles. Note: derived from Creative Commons licensed edition published by Flat World Knowledge, ca. Introduction to Psychology has 35 ratings and 10 reviews. Katie said: I enjoy reading psychology textbooks. In my opinion, the best of these have three t. This book is designed to help students organize their thinking about psychology at a conceptual level. The focus on behaviour and empiricism.

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Introduction to Psychology

I did not see a definition of “transduction. The flow from paragraph to paragraph is clear and intuitive. The Preface and Approach and Pedagogy sections of this text do a good job of declaring the focus on both human behaviour and empiricism and how this focus limits coverage of topics found in many other introductory textbooks.

Similarly, chapter summaries that include a list of key terms covered within a chapter have been very helpful to introductory psychology students. Culture in terms of inclusiveness was absent; there was not much included in psuchology of information that may vary between cultures.

Introduction to Psychology – Open Textbook Library

Now, you don’t have to believe us. This book provides the content and information that many general psychology textbooks do. In BC, introductory introcuction is offered across two semesters, often as two separate courses e. Addition of pictures of researchers would also highlight the people contributing to psychological science.

Text was broken up into easily readable sections. The author appears to be careful about cultural sensitivity. It arrived as scheduled.

The organization and flow of the text is good, with the already-noted sfangor of the modularity compromising the connection between chapters. However, this text references to outdated DSM and therefor much information particularly related to the five axis system of diagnosis and that related to autism spectrum disorder is outdated.


The content is accurate and for the most part unbiased. The book is literally in pieces which makes it very challenging to use. Organization, structure and topical format seems very logical and clear. For example, in section 1. The HTML zip file did have these links. This is always the first chapter I teach so that students can begin to practice a more healthy lifestyle and learn how to manage stanggor and anxiety.

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Within each chapter, the structure and flow is also good. Though the topic of emotions and stress can be separate. Decently informative but poorly written, only reasonably-well organized, and full of arbitrary opinions. Overall, I think the scope of this text was adequate for an introduction to psychology course, though I’m not sure how much updating has occurred since it was distributed in Explore the Home Gift Guide.

This made it very difficult to help students navigate to a certain page for information. Each chapter starts with an example, which helps to provide relevant context for students. There aren’t any gaps in the information that is being presented. One exception is in the box on emotional intelligence at the end of section 9.

Text covers all the areas of Psychology for an introductory course except for Health Psychology. I found this open Library Textbook to be accurate, error free apart from a few topics like Stress and Coping. It does not include any introduction to or discussion of the differences between individualistic and collectivist cultures.

The content is good and up-to-date. This is an advantage over t texts; however, these links are not always easily accessible via the pdf, WORD, downloaded versions.

Including this in the printed copy would be helpful to students in order to navigate the material. The full reference for each citation in the text seems to be embedded in the body of the text throughout the whole book.


Introduction to Psychology by Charles Stangor

Some excellent video clips from around the stangot that pertain to every subject studied in an introductory Psychology course. Katerina rated psychologj really liked it May 07, The textbook meets this element very well.

As noted earlier, some users have reported a preference for moving Chapter I was shocked at the depth of material and the quality of engagement for also having short and brief chapters – this I think will go a long way with students who are just being introduced to the field of psychology.

For example, in Chapter 12 – the social cultural influences provided are socioeconomic status, homelessness, abuse, and discrimination are all culturally specific. It present the theoretical and the applied perspective very clearly. The topics are presented in psychllogy logical, clear fashion. Autism spectrum disorder needs updating as well.

The textbook incorporated various elements of cultural relevance. Charles Stangor, who prefaces the textbook by stating that the focus of Introduction to Psychology is on behavior and empiricism. Growing and Developing 6. Though I will recommend the addition of a few videos and quizzes to promote the interactive learning for the students. The content presented and discussed was accurate; however, certain topics were much more skim in introxuction information provided; this could be resolved through accessing additional learning materials.

Display features were clear and useful.