Psychology: Perspectives and Connections
Challenging Assumptions. Just because we “think” something doesn’t make it true. Feist’s accessible approach to science helps students challenge their assumptions, understand research, and recognize that in Psychology, it’s not all black and white.
Virtually all students enter Introductory Psychology with preconceived notions—many of them incorrect. Psychology: Perspectives and Connections is designed to move students beyond what may seem obvious to them, to have them reevalua
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Challenge Your Assumptions - Psychology: Perspectives and Connections helps students understand the path to discovery by challenging their assumptions and moving beyond "black and white" thinking. With this in mind, each chapter begins with Challenge Your Assumptions. Assertions such as "Pulling an all-nighter is a good way to study for an exam," or "Eyewitness memories are usually accurate," prompt students to question their own perspective and begin to understand the importance of thinking critically. Connections annotations appear throughout the text, reinforcing the interrelatedness of subfields of psychology.
The Research Process feature demystifies research by providing a step-by-step, visual approach to the scientific method. Students are presented with the basic structure of a contemporary study, walking through the "story" of how the research was conducted. In Chapter 3, for example, students are led through the methodology chosen by a researcher exploring whether different parts of the brain are responsible for imagining and seeing faces, versus only imagining.
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