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This edition delivers the highlights of a typical Introduction to Psychology college course in about 280 pages, providing the reader with links to psychology-related Websites and additional readings in the fields of scientific methodology, sensation and perception, motivation and emotion, cognition, the brain and its relation to behavior, learning and memory, consciousness, personality, psychopathology, psychotherapy, intelligence, human development, stress and health, social psychology and deviance.
The author, Michael S. Swett, Ph.D. has taught college-level psychology courses since the Earth cooled. Over the past dozen years he has designed and administered ten online college credit courses for three institutions of higher learning as well as providing print- and online content for supplements and textbooks published by McGraw-Hill, Allyn & Bacon and Worth Publishers. He currently teaches psychology at Portland Community College and at the University of California, Berkeley, Extension Online where his upper-division course: “Psychology of Communication” was awarded the “Meritorious Award for the Best College-Level Distance Course” for 2004 by the University Continuing Education Association.