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1. General Psychology with Spotlights
2. Psychology (9th Edition) (MyPsychLab
3. Psychology, Eighth Edition, in
4. The Science of Psychology: An
5. Psychology (6th Edition)
6. Psychology: Core Concepts, Discovering
7. Introduction to Psychology: Gateways
8. Exploring Psychology
9. Understanding Psychology (Casebound)
10. General Psychological Theory
11. Chaos and Complexity in Psychology:
12. New Essays on the Psychology of
13. Psychology Through the Eyes of
14. The Magic Power of Self-Image
15. Yoga Psychology: A Practical Guide
16. Study Guide with Concept Notes
17. Introduction to Clinical Psychology:
18. Psychology: Concepts & Connections,
19. The Psychology and Management
20. Remarks on the Philosophy of Psychology,

1. General Psychology with Spotlights on Diversity (Paperback Version) (2nd Edition)
by Joshua R. Gerow, Kenneth S. Bordens, Evelyn Blanch-Payne
Paperback: Pages (2008-12-21)
list price: US$91.60 -- used & new: US$54.95
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Asin: 0558078001
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Good buy
Good condition, came in a nice sealed package, and was just on time for class.

5-0 out of 5 stars I was very satiafied with the book.
I was very satisfied with the condition of the book and was amazed with
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2. Psychology (9th Edition) (MyPsychLab Series)
by Carole Wade, Carol Tavris
Hardcover: 816 Pages (2007-03-24)
list price: US$132.00 -- used & new: US$49.99
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Asin: 0132387387
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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This comprehensive introductory psychology book is well-known for its pioneering focus on the development of critical thinking skills crucial to the readers' success. This book is regarded for the liveliness, warmth, and clarity of its writing style, continuing its tradition of integrating gender, culture, and ethnicity throughout. Biology and Behavior. Learning and Conditioning. Social Forces, Culture, and Behavior. Thinking and Intelligence. Memory. Emotion. Motivation. Theories of Personality. Health and Disorder. For anyone who is interested in introductory psychology.

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1-0 out of 5 stars NOT HAPPY WITH MY PURCHASE
I was not happy with my purchase at all. The book was advertised as being in "very good" condition and IT WASN'T. The glue in the binding was all dried out and cracked and the pages were falling out. If I hadn't needed the book right away , I would have sent it back. NOT HAPPY WITH MY PURCHASE!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Psychology book
Book came right in time, in the condition it said it was in. Good price. Overall, quite happy with my purchase, thanks!

2-0 out of 5 stars Not as advertised
The book was advertised as "Like New" but arrived with highlighting and underlining in several chapters.

I ordered this book a month and two days ago and have yet to receive any book.i put in a review last week two days after i was supposed to receive the book and i'm LIVID.i'm a college student and i need my money back.this is obsurd.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Psych. Book / Service
The book is in excellent condition as described, and it arrived THREE DAYS earlier than the earliest expected arrival date! Thank you! ... Read more

3. Psychology, Eighth Edition, in Modules
by David G. Myers
Hardcover: 756 Pages (2006-07-31)
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Asin: 0716779277
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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This modular version of Myers's full-length text, Psychology, reflects the author's research-supported belief that many students learn better using a text comprised of brief modules, as opposed standard-length chapters.
Psychology, Eighth Edition, in Modules breaks down the 18 chapters of Psychology into 58 short modules, retaining that acclaimed text's captivating writing, superior pedagogy, and wealth of references to recent cutting-edge research.  The modular version has its own extensive media and supplements package, with content organized to match its table of contents.
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1-0 out of 5 stars Good book, bad purchase
The book is a good book. The purchase... not so much. Ordered a hardback book in good condition, received a spiral bound book that would be hard pressed to be considered in good condition. Emailed company, and after several days of back and forth emails was finally offered a refund.

1-0 out of 5 stars lost book
Hi I didn't get this book at all. After I orderd I had to to Russia emergency, so I canceled class and came back in Sept now I need a book Please, check where is my book?
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book!
This book has a lot of detailed information that I need to write a paper.It was definitely worth ordering.

5-0 out of 5 stars very helpful!
This book is the same a the etext (minus the quizes and sims) very helpful when you have online classes and want a physical book.

1-0 out of 5 stars Text printed from right to left
The text in this book was printed from right to left. (hebrew) Very Unhappy with this purchase!!! ... Read more

4. The Science of Psychology: An Appreciative View
by Laura King
Hardcover: 800 Pages (2007-11-12)
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Asin: 007353188X
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Why Things Go Right. The Science of Psychology: An Appreciative View by Laura King (University of Missouri at Columbia) is the first text to bring a truly appreciative view of psychology-as a science and for exploring behavior-to introductory students. It is built around the idea that students must study the discipline of psychology as a whole, that the sub-disciplines are intricately connected, and that human behavior is best understood by exploring its functioning state in addition to its potential dysfunctions.For example, imagine that you have been asked to create a science of "watchology." You have two watches that both have had the unfortunate "trauma" of being left in the pocket of someone's jeans through the washer and dryer. One watch has suffered the worst possible fate-it no longer tells time. The other has emerged from the traumatic event still ticking. Which watch would you use to develop your new science of watchology? Clearly, the working watch will help you understand watches better than the broken one. What does watchology have to do with psychology?Quite simply, in psychology as in watchology, it makes sense to start with what works: to gain a general understanding of human behavior and then apply that knowledge to those who have emerged from life's experiences in dysfunction. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars book
this book was in great condition! it seemed like it wasnt touched at all. and the book came in a lot quicker than i expected, so the previous owner is pretty reliable.

4-0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good.
The book is in great condition with absolutely nothing wrong with it except for a small amount of wear on the binding, just as in the description. However, I order the book on August 23, had a scheduled delivery date of September 15 (which is really long as is), and didn't actually receive the book until September 21.

5-0 out of 5 stars I loved the book,it was well packed in a wonderful condition.
I loved the book,it was well packed in a wonderful condition. Overall, my experience with this seller was great. It also arrived safely package to my home.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome!!!
I ordered my textbooks a week before classes started and this one arrived within a day or so of my order. The book was new and perfect. I will definetely order from them again! Also the book was priced a lot less than what my school bookstore had it priced.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Textbook!
Very easy to follow! Uses decent examples. Has a ton of vocabulary, but allows for easy highlighting! The website listed doesn't work anymore unfortunately, so that's not a good thing.Great pictures too! ... Read more

5. Psychology (6th Edition)
by Stephen F. Davis, Joseph J. Palladino
Hardcover: 744 Pages (2009-01-16)
list price: US$118.67 -- used & new: US$85.55
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Asin: 0205649246
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Accessible, Active, and Applied with a focus on different learning styles


Through this book's accessible, active, and applied approach, users determine whether their learning style strengths are verbal/linguistic, logical/mathematical, visual/spatial, or interpersonal. Throughout the text, personalized content-specific study tips are correlated to these specific styles allowing the student to focus on learning style strengths and weaknesses. By studying according to their own personal learning style, Psychology helps students become more effective and efficient learners. Up-to-date research and a seamless narrative keeps students engaged in the study of Psychology.

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5-0 out of 5 stars WOW!
Wow the book came in such pristine condition, it looks like it was barely touched. Worth every penny! Great seller!

Thank you,
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1-0 out of 5 stars Psychology or Biology?
This book was part of my Psychology course, but the indepth details of the Nervous System, Endocrine System, Neurons, Investigating the Brain, The Sensory Systems, and on and on, made it utterly boring. Instead of just touching on these areas, each chapter went into great detail and dissected each topic. I had to keep looking at the cover of the book to see if maybe I had purchased a Biology book instead. Very difficult to understand and retain because of all of the scientific, medical terms. I am not a medical student and I did not need all of the medical details. Try to take a Psychology course that does not include this book, otherwise you will regret it. ... Read more

6. Psychology: Core Concepts, Discovering Psychology Edition (book alone) (5th Edition)
by Philip G. Zimbardo, Robert L. Johnson, Anne L. Weber
Paperback: 784 Pages (2007-02-25)
list price: US$107.80 -- used & new: US$19.77
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Asin: 020554570X
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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*Each chapter of this briefer book focuses on the key questions and core concepts of psychology. *A wealth of instructive features, such as "Psychology in Your Life," "Using Psychology to Learn Psychology," and "Do it Yourself!" enhance student learning and retention of key psychological concepts. *The new "Discovering Psychology" edition includes a viewing guide at the end of each chapter that offers activities tied to the "Discovering Psychology" video series.Icons in the text alert students to relevant videos online (which they access via MyPsychLab). ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good Intro
Although my field is not psychology (it's engineering), I wanted an orientation-level introduction to the subject, sort of a Psych 101.This book met that need precisely.I can't speak to how well it serves those who want to go into the field, but if you just want to learn some terms and concepts, this book works well.

5-0 out of 5 stars great job
book in condition as stated, very good service, receive book in timely fashion-as stated in description, will do business again

1-0 out of 5 stars Lies
Said it came with mypsych lab never got a code for it and had to waste another 29.00 dollars to buy the code. So in short save your money just go to the mypsych lab website and buy the code and e-book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly Enjoyable for a Textbook
This book was used in my son's "General Psychology" course at the University of West Florida (PSY2012).He brought it home at the end of the year, so I read it.Surprisingly, it was fairly enjoyable.The sum total of my psychological knowledge comes from this book, so I can't speak to its accuracy.But, I found it to be well-written, comprehensive, and easily-read.It is targeted right at early college students and reads like a survey course to all of Psychology (covering a person's entire life).My only real complaint about the book is that it is very PC.But, given its source (psychologists) and its target environment (academia and academics), that's probably unavoidable.For the most part, the PC material is actually interesting (if not humorous).Only near the end does it begin to get irritating.I have to say, though, that the authors have done a remarkable job of meeting their audience's needs and done it in an enjoyable manner.Thus, I rate it at a Very Good four stars out of five.

5-0 out of 5 stars Psychology: Core Concepts Book
This was my first online book purchase and I was very pleased! The book is in great shape and I got it very quickly. ... Read more

7. Introduction to Psychology: Gateways to Mind and Behavior
by Dennis Coon, John O. Mitterer
Hardcover: 880 Pages (2006-07-11)
list price: US$178.95 -- used & new: US$33.00
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Asin: 0495091553
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The text of choice at schools across the country, by an author who garners more accolades from instructors and students with each succeeding edition, INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY: GATEWAYS TO MIND AND BEHAVIOR attracts-and holds-the attention of even difficult-to-reach students. Dennis Coon and new contributor John Mitterer have updated the proven-effective SQ4R learning system (Survey, Question, Read, Reflect, Review, Recite) by harnessing critical thinking to better help students understand psychology's broad concepts and great diversity of topics. Throughout every chapter, these active learning tools-together with the book's example-laced writing style, cutting-edge coverage of the field's new research findings, and superb new media resources-ensure that students will find the study of psychology fascinating, relevant, and above all, accessible. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great seller. A+
I received the book in about 4 days. Was an online class so I really needed it soon and was more than happy with a delivery that fast.

4-0 out of 5 stars Introduction to psychology: Gateways to Mind and Behavior
Very good condition and arrived in a timely manner. I would have liked to have known it did not have all the accompanying materials like CD and concept maps.

5-0 out of 5 stars This place is great!
This place has everything! The required book i needed for my new collage class was sold out everywhere. Then i heared about amazon.com and not only did they have the book, but they sold it to me for half the price of anywhere else. This place is a lucky brake.

1-0 out of 5 stars poor
I paid extra shipping and it has been 5+ weeks and I still have no book!

2-0 out of 5 stars Shipping is horrid
I ordered this book paying extra for overnight shipping, because my next class was 4 days away, and a week later, the book is still not here, along with the estimated shipping date being another week away.

I've called Amazon and they said it was in the hands of UPS now. I call UPS and they state it's a backlog from the holidays.

If I pay for overnight shipping, which is quite expensive, I expect it to be here in at least 3 days. The book was ordered before the holidays, and honestly, I wouldn't mind if my book were to be backlogged one or two days, but it's taking two weeks now and I'm falling behind in class.

I should have paid the $250 at my local bookstore and gotten it the day before class. I guess I won't order from Amazon again. ... Read more

8. Exploring Psychology
by David G. Myers
Hardcover: 581 Pages (2007-02-19)
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Asin: 0716771403
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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David Myers' bestselling brief text has introduced millions of students to psychology. His exceptional writing style and careful structure make the text supremely engaging and understandable. Thorough updating, new features and a strong media supplements package make this seventh edition the most compelling, concise psychology textbook available. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars thank you
great condition very helpful highlights acutally. Gratful for the speedy mailing an the product. thank you

5-0 out of 5 stars book review
The book turned out to be just what we ordered. It's a textbook that we needed for class so it works for class.It's probably not something that we would have gotten on our own.

5-0 out of 5 stars Exploring Psychology textbook
I received my order in only 4 business days, and the book is in excellent condition!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great!
Not only did I get a great deal on this book, but it came in better condition than I expected. If it weren't for the highlighting throughout, I would have thought it was brand new! Would definitely order from this dealer again.

5-0 out of 5 stars bookwork
The book was as described and on time! Thanks!! You saved me a lot of money! ... Read more

9. Understanding Psychology (Casebound) (9th Edition)
by Charles G. Morris, Albert A. Maisto
Hardcover: 624 Pages (2009-12-02)
list price: US$128.60 -- used & new: US$102.99
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Asin: 0205769381
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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For an undergraduate Introduction to Psychology course that requires a brief, paperback text. *Taking advantage of the technological advances of recent years, the Fifth Edition of this best-selling brief text thoroughly integrates multimedia to provide students with as rich a learning environment as the early 21st century has to offer. Interactive learning activities, outside readings, interactive matching/labeling games, Web links, and segments from the popular Mind Matters CD-ROM are noted in the margins of the text and are available to students at the click of a mouse. *The text continues to present psychology as a science and balances discussions of research, theory, and application, inspiring students to develop their ability to think critically, ask questions, evaluate ideas, and ultimately form their own ideas. Discussions of similarities and differences among genders and cultures appears throughout the text. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome Delivery!
Great Delivery! Was exactly as expected. Turned out we didn't need that book and had to return it, but the return process was just as excellent! Very fast and very satisfied.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
This textbook has everything you need to know about psychology. A perfect introductory book into the subject of psychology with a writing style that is easy to understand; it also has a review section for each chapter to help you remember the main points, which helps when you have to study for exams. It makes psychology a lot more simple, making it easier for you too fully understand some of the complicated areas of psychology. It is also a good psychology reference book. I used this for my psychology class, I liked it so much I kept it instead of trading it in at the end of the semester. By the time you read this review there will probably up to a later edition, but I'm sure they will also be just as good as this edition; good series.

1-0 out of 5 stars I never recieved my order!!
I never received the item I purchased. Had I not found another way of attaining the book I would have filed several complaints. I am still livid that I did not receive what I paid for however!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Seller
Great seller. Book was in exact condition as described. No problems. Shipment was fast. Would definitely do business with again.

5-0 out of 5 stars Psychology review
Received the textbook asap in a very nice package.Book was in excellent condition as promised. ... Read more

10. General Psychological Theory
by Sigmund Freud
 Paperback: 224 Pages (1997-08-01)
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Asin: 0684842920
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11. Chaos and Complexity in Psychology: The Theory of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems
Hardcover: 552 Pages (2008-11-10)
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While many books have discussed methodological advances in nonlinear dynamical systems theory (NDS), this volume is unique in its focus on NDS's role in the development of psychological theory. After an introductory chapter covering the fundamentals of chaos, complexity, and other nonlinear dynamics, subsequent chapters provide in-depth coverage of each of the specific topic areas in psychology. A concluding chapter takes stock of the field as a whole, evaluating important challenges for the immediate future. The chapters are written by experts in the use of NDS in each of their respective areas, including biological, cognitive, developmental, social, organizational, and clinical psychology. Each chapter provides an in-depth examination of theoretical foundations and specific applications and a review of relevant methods. This edited collection represents the state of the art in NDS science across the disciplines of psychology. ... Read more

12. New Essays on the Psychology of Art
by Rudolf Arnheim
Paperback: 348 Pages (1986-03-11)
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Thousands of readers who have profited from engagement with the lively mind of Rudolf Arnheim over the decades will receive news of this new collection of essays expectantly.
In the essays collected here, as in his earlier work on a large variety of art forms, Arnheim explores concrete poetry and the metaphors of Dante, photography and the meaning of music. There are essays on color composition, forgeries, and the problems of perspective, on art in education and therapy, on the style of artists' late works, and the reading of maps.
Also, in a triplet of essays on pioneers in the psychology of art (Max Wertheimer, Gustav Theodor Fechner, and Wilhelm Worringer) Arnheim goes back to the roots of modern thinking about the mechanisms of artistic perception.
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13. Psychology Through the Eyes of Faith
by David G. Myers, Malcolm A. Jeeves, Nicholas Wolterstorff
Paperback: 256 Pages (1987-10-07)
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Asin: 0060655577
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Identifies the major ideas that college and university students will encounter in a basic psychology course and explores connections with Christian belief. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Irreducible Intrinsic Interdependence
While waiting for the book to arrive, I decided to visit the David's web site, [...].It was while browsing his web site that I noticed David's advocacy for same sex marriage.The basis of his argument is natural and biblical.People are naturally predisposed to their sexual orientation, this cannot be changed, and only 7 of 31,103 Bible verses mention homosexual behavior, therefore the Bible has nothing to say about enduring sexual orientation.

Many people would find this a bit disturbing.Others, maybe those a bit more enlightened or of a more recent generation, would find this rather refreshing.Perhaps a parent sending a child to college for a liberal education might fit into the first camp, while more enlightened professors and their younger students might fit into the second.I'm speculating here, of course.

Using David's reasoning then, my enduring urge to covet my neighbor's wife, and to have her husband murdered should be excused (or even encouraged) because it cannot be scientifically proven than any amount of therapy can change my own predispositions and less than 0.02% of Bible verses mention these topics.

Really, what did I miss?Is there another normative test to know if something is acceptable or not?Is it not a sin if no human is injured in the affair?Is sin defined as a transgression against man or a transgression against God?

Chapter 20
Well, I finally got the book and using the index, flipped right to pages 129-131 where I learned that accepting the limits on my "capacity to change can be liberating", and that "to make peace with myself is to be able to say that grace extends to me, just as I am ... whether I am predisposed to be slim or chubby ... whether my longings are for those of the same or other sex."

This appears to be at odds of what a Christian child knows.After Adam's failure, people (including their predisposition) are no longer normal, but sinful.If we were normal, we would not be banished from the garden, there would be no death, and there would be no need for grace.As it is, we are sinful, but in faith we confess our sins, and God forgives us freely through Christ's sacrifice.

I confess my sins of coveting my neighbor's wife, and of murdering her husband.Just as I am the Lord forgives me.The man who longs for same sex relationships is required to do the same for his sin of homosexuality.Then both of us are called to go and leave our life of sin.Yet we will struggle, even as the son of Jesse struggled, until the Lord transforms us.

Looking for a fresh start, I turned to the beginning of the book.Maybe I can find some good intellectual meat here (and throw out the bones like any good fish dinner).After all, I've only read three pages of the book, and somewhat out of context at that.Besides, the topic was one that is in this current day very explosive.

This book "identifies major insights regarding human nature ... and ponders how the resulting human image connects with Christian belief."Maybe David's editor made a mistake and what David meant to communicate is that this book identifies major insights regarding man from Scripture and ponders how that image connects with what we observe or better yet, helps us understand what we observe.

Chapter 1
David agrees with and quotes Max Perutz who noted that "the bulk of scientific knowledge is final.If it were not, Jet planes could not fly..."David believes Francis Bacon to be humble when Bacon claims "we must submit all ideas to nature's test." David concludes the matter that "we must be willing submit ... to the test of divine revelation, including the reality of the universe around us."

Some of this reminds me of what I read in Gordon H. Clark's The Christian View of Men and Things:

William Gilbert, the father of electrical engineering, who wrote that true science, arrives at conclusions "not with mere probability, but with certainty."Yet we all know that historically, the scientific method has a long history of accepting what is later thought to be false.Gilbert claimed the Earth's magnetism holds it in its rotational course.Robert Wood, the first to take infrared pictures, claimed (in vivid defiance of Newton's earlier experiments) "that the prism actually manufactures the colored light."

I suppose modern scientists may counter that the scientific methodology had not been adequately developed in Gilbert's day.But Wood's claim was made not that long ago.How do we know (or more appropriately by what science are we certain) that the methodology of today's science is now adequately developed?

Rescuing scientific conclusions by pointing to verified predictions is irrational.It is a logical fallacy called asserting the consequent.For example, if the periodic table is true, this undiscovered element must exist - the element does exist so the periodic table is true.And, if I eat roast turkey and plum pudding I lose my appetite - I lost my appetite therefore I ate turkey and plum pudding.

Chapter 3
On a positive note, David provides a basic discussion of worldviews.Yet when I read the text carefully, it seems as if there were two authors writing this section, a Dr. Jekyll and a Mr. Hyde.Consider, "psychology is morally and ethically neutral." Vs. "Students of ... psychology ought never forget that science involves more than impersonal, objective, pure facts."And "there is not a Christian psychology any more than there is a Christian physics" Vs. "this subjective element of scientific exploration is even larger in ... psychology than in ... physics" Finally "worldviews further influence our conceptions of mental and sexual health" Vs. "a Christian psychology is one that is faithful to reality."At least Dr. Jekyll recognized the problem and concluded the matter neatly with a note.

David slips in a vice versa that does not seem to belong.The text I am referring to reads: "Thus if Christian psychologists are to be fully serious both as scholars and as Christians, they must not wall off their scientific and religious levels of understanding from each other.Instead, they should allow the content of their faith to inform their psychology (and vice versa), much as they also allow their faith to inform their social awareness, politics and personal relationships."David concludes this paragraph in a way that focuses only on faith driving psychology.So where is the justification and argument for the "vice versa"?It appears to have just materialized for a brief moment and then vanished.Kind of like Elvis sightings in Kalamazoo.If the "vice versa" really does exist, then the C.S. Lewis quote "When [Scripture] tells you to feed the hungry it does not give you lessons in cookery" should be "vice versa'd" to say that lessons in cookery will alter our understanding of whether or not it is right to feed the hungry.I know this is absurd, but what else can the vice versa mean?

On the very next page David writes that "the results of psychological research prompt us to reexamine some widely held beliefs, the nature of the soul being one such example."I guess David really meant vice versa after all.

Chapter 4
"In humans, detectable brain activity is now known to coincide with and even preceded by a fraction of a second the instant at which a person consciously decided to perform an action such as lifting a finger."

I think that in a book on psychology, the term "consciously" would have been defined prior to using it in such a startling sentence.I checked the table of contents and index, and while "homosexuality" is listed, the term "conscious" is not.I guess it is a matter of priorities.In any case, according to Encarta, the psychological definition of the adjective "conscious" is "relating to or concerned with a part of the mind that is capable of thinking, choosing, or perceiving."So is David talking about a person who thought and decided to lift a finger, or a person who chose to decide to lift a finger, or a person perceived that they decided to lift a finger?

Leaving that unanswered, I think we can still salvage enough out of the quote to know that brain activity precedes our thoughts, choosing, and/or decisions.So, if I decide to lift a finger, the thought is preceded by brain activity.Wouldn't any young child presented with this fact then cautiously ask: What then triggers my brain activity?David's best answer is that "it is also very important to remember that it is people who speak, think, and feel - not brains."Shouldn't David define how a person thinking is different from a brain thinking?

Irreducible Intrinsic Interdependence
The crowing point of David's philosophy comes on the very next page, where David claims that there is "an interdependence of what we think, remember, and see, and how we feel and express our feelings, with what is happening in our brains."You see, what David is talking about here is a version of monism - that there is no soul separate from the body but both are unified.This "'intrinsic' interdependence" ties the soul and brain together so tightly that one cannot stand without the other. This reminds me of something else I once read.It goes like this: "It is clear therefore that, in the supremely wise arrangement of God, sacred Tradition, Sacred Scripture and the Magisterium of the Church are so connected and associated that one of them cannot stand without the others."There, as here, the soul cannot survive without the physical Man.David cannot help himself to carry this into the final triumph of Man, when he comes to the climactic-, beautifully heretical-, issued by supreme fiat-, final verdict-, encyclical-on-the-matter:"It is this irreducible aspect of mental life that makes it sensible to further qualify `intrinsic interdependence' and describe it as an `irreducible intrinsic interdependence'."

Malcolm Jeeves:
Malcolm is the second author of "Psychology Through the Eyes of Faith", and it would be unfair of me not to mention him.For now, I'll just focus on the most recent published speech of his I could find on the internet.To get a tone for the speech I though I would share the words that Michael Byrne used to introduce Malcolm."These Boyle Lectures in some ways represent an updated version of the 'natural theology' which was so important in Boyle's day as an exercise in Christian apologetics.But natural theology - or even a less ambitious 'theology of nature' - is in fact roundly rejected by certain sections of Christian opinion.Following Karl Barth, many conservative and evangelical Christians do not accept that theology has much if anything to learn from the natural or human sciences.For them God's revelation is complete in the Incarnation and in Scripture: all else is a distraction, or perhaps worse.The Catholic tradition has never had such a negative attitude to the possibility of learning from the sciences."

In his speech, Malcolm tells us that there is indeed an "irreducible intrinsic interdependence."This is incompatible, according to Malcolm, with the views of John Calvin."The notion that humans possess a soul was typical of the thinking of major figures from the past such as Plato, Aristotle, Origen, Demetrius, Augustine (who held a modified Platonic view), and Descartes.Until relatively recently in the Western world the dominant cultural influences have been the religious ones. As Stevenson notes "Under Aristotle's influence Aquinas thus retained an element of Platonism,arguing that the soul has a separate existence until the resurrection, and that this helps to solve the problem ofmaintainingpersonal identity but at the cost of incurring all the problems associated with dualism".Similar strongly dualistic views are present in the writings of some of the Protestant reformers such as John Calvin who wrote, "It would be foolish to seek a definition of 'soul' from the philosophers.Of them hardly one, except Plato, has rightly affirmed its immortal substance... Indeed from Scripture we have already taught that the soul is an incorporeal substance."

I'm sure anyone with an opinion of this book might have had quite enough.And so have I.Whether you are crying with laughter at my scientific naivety, or crying about the heresy that David and Malcolm are promoting, or bored beyond tears, I may never know.Then again, maybe it does not matter since we might all be irreducibly intrinsically interdependent.

5-0 out of 5 stars Jean-Jacques D'Aoust, Ph.D. recommends
David Myers is well known for publishing some of the best college manuals for general psychology, that are used in a majority of colleges and universities. He is also a devoted Christian. Consequently, his recent book on Psychology Through the Eyes of Faith marks a testimony to his dual commitment to both scientific psychology and the orthodox Christian faith. Highly recommended.

1-0 out of 5 stars Psychology for the Christian? Not Really.
This book sets out to present psychology through the eyes of faith. However, I found the book dissappointing. In fact, it quite uncritically accepts a rather steep picture of human nature from social and cognitive psychology and then goes on to pepper them up with a few bible quotes. Even free will is challenged. Now, that would be legitimate, but interestingly enough, even in mainstream psychology many of the findings Myers offers as the last truth are challenged (e.g. compare David Funder's research and Myer's stand on the bias-and-heuristics-programme). All in all, I wouldn't recommend this book. It is short, uninteresting and its title offers more than the book offers.

4-0 out of 5 stars Overall Uses
I originally bought this as a textbook for my Psychology of Religion class at Wayland Baptist University. I recommended as a fair view of Psychology for a religious or faith perspective. BE careful that you copy as all pages. 131-159 was missing out of mine 51-80 replaced it.

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My first copy of this, I bought as a textbook for my Psychology of REligion course At Wayland Baptist University.This is a good book for a unbiased view of Psychology from a religious or faith perspective.Be careful to buy one that has all the pages my original goes 1-130, inserts aprevious section of 51-82, and finishes from 160 to the end of the book. Overall, it is a responsible text. ... Read more

14. The Magic Power of Self-Image Psychology
by Maltz
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15. Yoga Psychology: A Practical Guide to Meditation
by Swami Ajaya
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An easy-to-understand guide on the subtle process of meditation. Offers how-to's as well as the philosophy and psychology of meditation. ... Read more

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I already had developed a meditation practice before I read this book. It helped answer questions that would arise. I advise my students to read this book for developing a meditaion practice. ... Read more

16. Study Guide with Concept Notes for Psychology
by Saundra Ciccarelli, J. Noland White
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17. Introduction to Clinical Psychology: An Evidence-Based Approach
by John Hunsley, Catherine M. Lee
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  • Prestigious Canadian author team
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18. Psychology: Concepts & Connections, Brief Edition (with Student User Guide and PsykTrek 3.0 Enhanced Edition Printed Access Card)
by Spencer A. Rathus
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PSYCHOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND CONNECTIONS, BRIEF VERSION, will help your readers make the connections between key concepts in psychology and the connections between those concepts and their own lives. Spencer Rathus's warm and engaging writing style explains the fundamentals in ways that users can understand, and then goes a step further to show how those fundamentals relate to readers' daily lives. Rathus's commitment to helping reader learn goes beyond the book narrative and is reflected in the book's proven active learning system, PQ4R (Preview, Question, Read, Reflect, Review, and Recite). Now, with the ENHANCED EDITION, your students can embark on an interactive journey of learning and discovery with PsykTrek 3.0 online ... Read more

19. The Psychology and Management of Workplace Diversity
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Immigration and globalization, combined with new civil rights laws and changes in public opinion have resulted in vastly increased workplace diversity in the last half-century. The Psychology and Management of Workplace Diversity represents a timely addition to current offerings on this growing sub-discipline. The chapters, written by prominent scholars chosen for their expertise in specific domains, provide sophisticated and comprehensive views of the challenges and opportunities that diversity poses for organizations, their leaders, and their members.

The book begins by outlining the demographic forces and legal developments that create the environment in which diversity management is needed. It then presents a series of models that describe and explain the processes involved and examines how diversity has, does, and should work with respect to a series of dimensions, including gender, race or ethnicity, age, disability, obesity, sexual orientation, and social class. The volume concludes with an extended view that provides guidance on how organizations can change to become more multiculturally inclusive, describes diversity management around the globe, and suggests some strategies for managing diversity. Each chapter presents additional, sometimes controversial, issues in boxes to provoke thought and discussion. ... Read more

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This is an extraordinarily well researched, well-presented, and masterfully edited work on the psychology and management of diversity. The authors have taken the subject well beyond the surface rhetoric and HR parlance of 'valuing diversity'--indeed, they have driven right up to the door of bias and prejudice and sped on through to a deeper level of understanding, by credibly and convincingly making the case for why diversity is good for business. I have used this work in my university classes and recommend it to others. The case references are extremely useful in helping doubters see the 'real time' benefits of enlightened thinking in a complex and conflicted world.

5-0 out of 5 stars Extraordinary Introduction to Workplace Diversity
This is an extraordinary introduction to the dynamics and management of workplace diversity.The text is written from both a managerial and psychological perspective, which will prove useful to the HR practitioner.A number of case studies are interwoven throughout the book to illustrate issues that might arise in the workplace and possible resolutions to them.The book also lays out a fairly detailed and compelling business case for workplace diversity.As the workforce becomes increasingly diverse and intertwining issues increasingly emerge, HR practitioners and business managers will find this an essential introductory text. ... Read more

20. Remarks on the Philosophy of Psychology, Volume 1
by Ludwig Wittgenstein
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Wittgenstein finished part 1 of the Philosophical Investigations in the spring of 1945. From 1946 to 1949 he worked on the philosophy of psychology almost without interruption. The present two-volume work comprises many of his writings over this period. Some of the remarks contained here were culled for part 2 of the Investigations; others were set aside and appear in the collection known as Zettel. The great majority, however, although of excellent quality, have hitherto remained unpublished.

This bilingual edition of the Remarks on the Philosophy of Psychology presents the first English translation of an essential body of Wittegenstein's work. It elaborates Wittgenstein's views on psychological concepts such as expectation, sensation, knowing how to follow a rule, and knowledge of the sensations of other persons. It also shows strong emphasis on the "anthropological" aspect of Wittgenstein's thought. Philosophers, as well as anthropologists, psychologists, and sociologists will welcome this important publication.
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