Gregg L. Friedman MD Psychiatrist, Hallandale Beach, FL
By Julie L. Friedman on Aug 08, 2013
Psychology , 9th Edition is an excellent textbook. It covers everything from Autism to Personality Disorders in great detail. It carefully reviews the different types of therapy in an easy to understand manner. This is an excellent textbook for psychiatrists, psychologists, and students. I give it a 5 star excellent rating. By Gregg L. Friedman MD, Psychiatrist, Hallandale Beach, FL
cheaper, be careful
By Student155 on Feb 22, 2011
This book was loose leaf so you had to store it in a 3 ring binder. My girlfriend and I shared it this semester and it lasted us just fine since we were careful. I think we had only one page tear out. It was nice to be able to take sections of it out when we had things to read on roadtrips.
By Arch Nine on Jan 21, 2010
Some uninteresting topics. Never seen a textbook with cartoon caption jokes before which are on almost everypage. A good introduction to psychology geared towards undergraduate college students.
Beware! It Will Suck You In!
By Kristin M. Shaver on Dec 21, 2011
If you asked me if I was interested in Psychology before taking this class/reading this book, I would have said "NO!" I was a biology major during my undergrad and somehow got by without taking a Psych class. I didn't think it was a real science. Well, I just finished an on-line course using this book. The majority of the class was the book. Now, I wish I majored in Psychology. It was fascinating! In fact, I found myself reading it out loud to my husband. I loved the little psych test, ie. what do you see in this picture, can you draw two different figures with your two different hands, which face looks female/male, etc. The author peppered every lesson with real life examples which made it come to life. Also, it was organized in a way which was easy to understand. Finally, every section would end with a question to test if the student learned/understood the material. In one word: fantastic!
By Intropsych on Oct 06, 2010
It was a great book for the price, however the pages are thin and I've had problems with them ripping with only gentle use in my 3 ring binder. Still, a good solid buy for college students on a budget.
Intro Psychology textbook
By Irina I. Patrikeeva on Sep 22, 2009
This book is easy to read, perhaps, too easy for college-level students. There are pages and pages of analogies, quotes, diagrams and photos (sometimes indirectly related to the material) and numerous pop-culture references. The book could have been a few hundred pages shorter. It's a pain to carry it around, but it's a good book for an intro course in psychology.
a must have
By Robert Dorsett on Oct 14, 2011
Whether you're a freshman or a professor, you can't ignore this essential book. It's not the holy grail, not the most important book of the century, but it is a must have for any psychology student. The top 2 reviews summarized the reasons you should have it. Read them! Get this.
Great Content - Too Many Cartoons
By Lisa Shea on Dec 18, 2011
I've gone through a lot of textbooks in my college career, and they vary from being completely inane to be so dense it is nearly impossible to plow through them. David Myers does a great job of taking on a quite challenging topic and parsing it out in a way that is both understandable and not dumbed down. He tackles the material step by step, providing the building blocks first, getting into issues of anatomy, then launching out into more complex topics such as dreams, memory, and stress. I found each chapter quite fascinating and well covered. This isn't a book to zip through. It's one to sit down with, really study the chapter, and then give yourself time to absorb it. As he indicates in his chapter on learning, this process is one that helps the brain best absorb the details. Generally I found the graphs and charts to be helpful, and the overall layout to help get the message home. However, I found the incessant use of cartoons to be REALLY distracting. I really don't need to have cute cartoons on every single page - and, I kid you not - there are pages with TWO cartoons on them because clearly one wasn't enough. Woman on phone: "Thank you for calling the Psychic Hotline. How can I help you?" Man on phone: "You tell me ..." Ha ha ha. This is in a chapter on "Sensation and Perception". I really didn't need that cartoon to help me learn the information, and if anything it distracts me from my task at hand. Still, the book provides a great wealth of fascinating information. I'll knock a star off for those annoying cartoons, and maybe they can be mitigated somewhat in future editions.