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THINK Psychology covers the essentials every introductory psychology student should know. The chapters are briefer than a standard introductory text¿allowing for a lower cost to students and using less printed paper. Unlike other brief texts, THINK Psychology includes 18 chapters of content¿giving instructors the flexibility to choose what they want to cover without the worry that skipping several chapters will mean leaving out hundreds of pages of content.

THINK Psychology provides currency and relevance through design, current examples and high-interest readings. The readings have been chosen from a range of well respected journals and popular press publications. With the concise presentation of material in the chapters, instructors have the option of incorporating these readings and helping students connect to issues occurring outside of the classroom.

A magazine design developed with the benefit of extensive student feedback will engage students and deliver the key concepts of Psychology in a way they can understand.

The groundbreaking instructor supplements package will help bring the key concepts of Psychology to life, without burdening students with dense and too expensive learning solutions.

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Excellent intro guide

I have no background in psychology. The highest level of scientific study I've done was Grade 12 Chemistry, Biology and Maths B, and that was almost ten years ago.

Nevertheless I found this incredibly easy to understand. It was extremely interesting, and the narrator was very engaging.

I have some issues with production, often they would repeat 30 seconds or a minute of narration.

I understand the complaint someone made about this being superficial, but is only meant to be an introductory guide, and I think it sets out to do that very well. It has in fact whet my appetite for more, and I intend to do some more detailed study into some areas raised by the book.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Alla
  • United States
  • 07-13-11

This was great for my studies

I got it 2 weeks before an exam in Introduction to Psychology, and many of the things mentioned in the book were on the exam. It really helped me. Though I would recomment that one listens to it carefully, because it is a lot of information, and I had to listen to some chapters several times to memorize everything. The female voice was very pleasant too.

17 of 19 people found this review helpful

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HUMAN PSYCHOLOGY

In Think Psychology 2010, Abigail Baird offers an enlightening introduction to human psychology. In 18 chapters, Baird introduces an overview of psychology beginning with research methods, middling through how the mind works, including psychopathology, and ending with psychological health.

In her book, Baird reveals histories of leaders in the profession; recounts some ground-breaking patient cases that reveal brain function and segmentation, explores brain abnormalities, and writes about revelatory psychiatric studies. In her journey through psychology’s history, Baird explains patient’ classifications, defines modern patient’ diagnosis, and explores interpretations of sex, gender, cognition, conscious, subconscious, and unconscious. In exploring how the mind works, Baird addresses learning, memory, and sleep. Baird touches on the legal profession’s use of psychology to defend clients, issues of social psychology, and questions about nurture versus nature. As an introduction to psychology, there could be no better review.

If a student is contemplating entering the field of psychology, Professor Baird’s Think Psychology 2010 is a must-read or listen experience.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Good beginning high school textbook...

This text lays a good beginning foundation for basic knowledge in psychology. I would not recommend it for anyone but the earliest beginner in the quest for learning in the realm of psychology, but it hits the mark it aims at.

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  • Tara
  • Stones Corner, Australia
  • 01-09-13

Hard to stop listening to!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I was captivated by the information and presentation in this book. There was so much useful information on almost everything to do with the mind. I gave me an overview and now I can choose which areas I would like to study more. However I am not a student of Psychology, I just love literature on it.<br/><br/>I recommend this to anyone that is even slightly interested in the way the mind works, how the human race developed with explorations of the mind or just to improve life by understanding our race.<br/><br/>The presenter was also fantastic. I will be looking for more of her readings.

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Boring and quite obvious

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The text was clear and simple, but it was very superficial, obvious and boring. It focuses in many basic ideas and descriptions. It's very elementar.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Great types of psychology

What was one of the most memorable moments of THINK Psychology, 1/e?

My memorable moments from these audios are all the different ways of looking at the way we view the world.

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Besides the boring life less voice reading these audios. <br/><br/>The problem with these audios is that they take up A LOT OF ROOM. What i mean by that is their sent to your library INDIVIDUALLY. I REALLY WISH it was a way to send it in a single audio, just like every other audio on audible. Until they fix this problem I won't buy any more collections. I already have a lot of audios, and with this making it look like i have even more, it tents to make my scrolling longer and freeze for a bit.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful