Co-written by an author who garners more accolades and rave reviews from instructors and students with each succeeding edition, INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY: GATEWAYS TO MIND AND BEHAVIOR, THIRTEENTH EDITION attracts and holds the attention of even difficult-to-reach students. The Thirteenth Edition’s hallmark continues to be its pioneering integration of the proven-effective SQ4R learning system (Survey, Question, Read, Reflect, Review, Recite), which promotes critical thinking as it guides students step-by-step to an understanding of psychology’s broad concepts and diversity of topics. Throughout every chapter, these active learning tools, together with the book’s example-laced writing style, discussions of positive psychology, cutting-edge coverage of the field’s new research findings, and excellent media resources, ensure that users find the study of psychology fascinating, relevant, and above all, accessible.
About the Author
Dennis Coon is a publishing phenomenon and one of the best-selling authors in the field of psychology. His innovative instructional methods and student-focused style make his works perennial favorites among instructors and students alike. To date, more than two million students have learned psychology with a Coon text as their guide. Coon graduated with a B.A. in psychology from the University of California, Riverside, and earned his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Arizona. He is also co-author, with John O. Mitterer, of INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY: GATEWAYS TO MIND AND BEHAVIOR, 13th Edition and PSYCHOLOGY: A JOURNEY, 5th Edition.
John O. Mitterer holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from McMaster University. He has taught psychology at Brock University to more than 25,000 psychology students. Mitterer was the recipient of the 2003 Brock University Distinguished Teaching Award, a 2003 Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) Teaching Award, a 2004 3M Teaching Fellowship, the 2005 Canadian Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training in Psychology, and the 2010 Brock University Don Ursino Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Large Classes. He also held a three-year Brock Chancellor’s Chair for Teaching Excellence from 2006 to 2009. He is co-author, with Dennis Coon, of INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY: GATEWAYS TO MIND AND BEHAVIOR, 13th Edition, and PSYCHOLOGY: A JOURNEY, 5th Edition.
First, I’d like to point out that I am eighteen years old and just finished my first year of college, so I’m coming from a relatively young point of view with an opinion on technique – not content, as I am no professional. Also, I read quite a bit, both leisurely and academically. However, the ability to read well or with ease does not guarantee complete engrossment or heed about the text and/or subject. That is, I’m like a lot of people my age when it comes to most textbooks – I find them utterly boring, where reading becomes more of a chore than a pleasure. And that’s fair; textbooks aren’t exactly meant for amusement. Still, not everyone is a scholar, and seeing how reading is an absolute, there should be some middle ground between dull professionalism and light entertainment.
Anyway. I was assigned this book for my Introduction to Psychology class, and though I had an amazing professor, this book itself was just as engaging and just as clever. Authors Dennis Coon and John O. Mitterer do an excellent job presenting the material both clearly and interestingly. You can tell they love psychology and put a lot of effort into relating to the common person. They show much consideration for their audience, catering to those who don’t want another lackluster assignment, but something more stimulating. At least, that’s what I believe. It definitely made the studying/homework portion of my college experience much more bearable. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and would definitely recommend it to those interested in psychology or looking to take a class in it, especially if they find it difficult keeping interest in a book and/or schoolwork.
I am a student in general psychology class. This book is easy to read and formatted well and presents the information in a way I can understand it. I have no trouble staying awake reading this one because it catches my interests and speaks to me. I like the way it is setup to where the authors are writing in a few comments and interesting facts about themselves. This is the only textbook, that I get excited about reading and have no trouble understanding the material. This book is awesome, and it is not biased.
Product Details :
- Hardcover: 768 pages
- Publisher: Wadsworth Cengage Learning; 13th edition (January 1, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 111183363X
- ISBN-13: 978-1111833633
- Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 9.2 x 1.1 inches