In this thorough revision of his best-selling text, Jim Kalat continues to do far more than cover psychology's major theories and studies--he encourages students to question the information before them and ask themselves, "How was this conclusion reached? Does the evidence really support that conclusion?"
In this way, Kalat teaches students to separate what sounds plausible from what can be backed up with scientific evidence and how to tell the difference between sound and flawed evidence. Kalat's best-selling text continues to succeed in getting students involved in using the scientific method to question assertions, and in engaging students to want to know more. Like no other author, Kalat is able to speak directly to students, and draws them into psychological concepts and information in a way that actually changes the way they look at assertions and facts. Kalat's engaging and involving writing style--coupled with humor, personal anecdotes, and exercises students can try themselves--helps make the Fifth Edition an exceptional learning tool. Jim Kalat's hallmark is the way he organizes the material for student comprehension. In this edition, Kalat again uses a modular organization that provides logical breaks within chapters, helping students manage the material for easy comprehension and providing a more flexible teaching tool for instructors....Continua