Fifth Edition   ©2017

Psychology: A Concise Introduction

Richard A. Griggs (University of Florida)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4641-9216-2; ISBN-13: 978-1-4641-9216-6; Format: Paper Text, 592 pages

Griggs’ Psychology, Fifth Edition has been thoroughly revised and the following are some of the main revisions:

Chapter 1 The Science of Psychology
A new discussion of the regression toward the mean phenomenon and how it is involved in many events that we experience in our everyday lives, such as the belief in the Sports Illustrated jinx and other superstitious beliefs that people hold

Chapter 2 Neuroscience
A substantial revision to the discussion of Phineas Gage that stresses his probable socio-cognitive partial recovery, including a photo of the post-accident Gage and photos of the latest actual 3-D reconstructions of the path of the tamping iron going through his head

Chapter 3 Sensation and Perception
A new discussion of “The Dress” illusion that went viral in February 2015 on the Internet, including an explanation of it in terms of subjective individual differences in achieving color constancy

Chapter 4 Learning
A substantial revision of the discussion of the Little Albert fear conditioning study that now includes the answer to the question “Whatever happened to Little Albert?” and the only published photo of Little Albert as an adult

Chapter 9 Social Psychology
A substantial revision and lengthening of the discussion of Milgram’s obedience experiments that includes a discussion of Haslam and Reicher’s engaged-followership reinterpretation of Milgram’s findings in which they argue that these findings do not demonstrate obedience to authority

Chapter 10 Abnormal Psychology

A new discussion of the recent largest-even genetic study of mental disorders that identified the gene variants associated with schizophrenia, such as C4 that leads to excessive pruning of synapses in adolescence and early adulthood which may result in faulty cognitive functioning as seen in schizophrenia.

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