The Resource Psychology: an introductory textbook, (electronic resource)

Psychology: an introductory textbook, (electronic resource)

Label
Psychology: an introductory textbook
Title
Psychology: an introductory textbook
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In writing this book I have tried to bear in mind that it should be intellectually exciting for the beginning student. I have avoided making a handbook of facts, a dictionary of psychological terms, an American Psychological Association directory, or a picture magazine. My purpose is to stimulate a discussion of ideas about man and the kinds of operations psychologists perform in trying to verify their ideas about man. I want the beginning student to feel as I do: that psychology is a serious and significant branch of knowledge; that it has a great many important things to say about man; and that what it deals with touches his life at every moment of his existence. I have tried to say much about a representative group of subjects rather than say something, however little, about a wide variety of topics. This has been done in the hope that a broader discussion of fewer things will result in better understanding. Only in rare instances do I present findings obtained from animal research. The beginning student resents the psychologist's preoccupation with maze-running rats and drooling dogs. He fails to see the relevance between the behavior of a rat learning a maze and his own behavior in solving a problem. I think it is better to by-pass the student's resistance and use the findings of experiments with human beings. Finally, I would like to point out that this book does not deviate from the traditional subject areas of beginning psychology. It deals with basic psychological processes and the determiners of behavior"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
Additional physical form
Also issued in print.
Cataloging source
DcWaAPA
Dewey number
150
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF131
LC item number
.H17 1960
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Psychology: an introductory textbook, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.library.enc.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/direct.asp?db=pzh&jid=%22200609515%22&scope=site
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographies and index
Control code
apa60010141
Extent
1 electronic resource (access maybe restricted)
Form of item
electronic
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Psychology: an introductory textbook, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.library.enc.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/direct.asp?db=pzh&jid=%22200609515%22&scope=site
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographies and index
Control code
apa60010141
Extent
1 electronic resource (access maybe restricted)
Form of item
electronic
Specific material designation
remote

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