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Introduction to Psychology

Charles Stangor
July 2014
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This textbook is suitable for the following courses: Introduction to Psychology.

Introduction to Psychology is a concise and conceptual introduction to the subject. Stangor focuses on behavior and empiricism throughout the text in an effort to better organize the material with fewer chapters, making it ideal for a one-semester introductory course.

New in This Version:
  • Updated with new references to DSM-V.
  • Reorganized chapters to present social psychology earlier in the textbook, allowing for a better flow of information and concepts.
  • Many updates of theory and research examples throughout text along with hundreds of contemporary citations.
  • Enhanced focus on critical thinking, with expanded exercises and critical thinking questions in every chapter.
  • Real-world examples.
  • Chapter features designed to link the principles from the chapter to real-world applications.
  • Each chapter has a Research Focus that remind students of the importance of empirical research.
  • Customizable.

Charles Stangor University Of Maryland

Charles Stangor is professor of psychology in the social psychology area at the University of Maryland, and has also taught at the University of Tübingen in Germany. He received his B.A. from Beloit College in 1973, and his Ph.D. from New York University in 1986. Dr. Stangor is the recipient of research grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and from the National Science Foundation. He has published 7 books and over 50 research articles and book chapters, and has served as an associate editor of the European Journal of Social Psychology. Dr. Stangor's research interests concern the development of stereotypes and prejudice, and their influences upon individuals who are potential victims of discrimination. He is a charter fellow of the American Psychological Society, and currently serves as a member of the executive committee of the Society for Experimental Social Psychology. Dr. Stangor regularly teaches Social Psychology (Psyc 221), Research Methods (Psyc 420) and, at the graduate level, Group Processes (Psyc 742). Dr. Stangor has also won a distinguished teaching award from the University of Maryland.
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