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AUTHORS: Pastorino/Doyle-Portillo - ©2010
Learning psychology can be the high point of your semester, and the evidence is in WHAT IS PSYCHOLOGY? ESSENTIALS, which will capture and hold your attention from the first page to the last. Ellen Pastorino and Susann Doyle-Portillo, award-winning professors with an infectious enthusiasm for teaching, have found that students who are curious are not only motivated to explore, but also better able to learn how psychological concepts are connected. This text applies the authors’ successful teaching approach, unlocking your curiosity with compelling, chapter-opening stories of real people that are then threaded throughout the chapter. You’ll continue to be guided in making connections between personal stories, applications to your own lives, and psychological concepts that you will use outside of the classroom. Media resources—including eAudio downloads so you can study while you’re on the go, and an interactive online tutorial that identifies where you need to focus your attention—make studying more fun and more effective.
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