At just $39 (price to the bookstore), Richard Griggs’ concise textbook is an affordable yet authoritative alternative for the introductory psychology course. It is a remarkable volume that offers—despite its brevity—a rich survey of the field’s fundamental ideas and the research behind them, and a robust, carefully-developed supplements package for students and instructors. No other text and supplements package offers such value for such an affordable price.
The new edition is thoroughly updated, especially in fast-moving areas such as neuroscience and in coverage of topics affected by the release of the DSM-5—all while maintaining the book’s trademark conciseness.
Richard A. Griggs is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Florida. After earning his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology at Indiana University, he went to the University of Florida, where he has spent his entire academic career. He has won numerous teaching awards at the University of Florida and was named APA's Society for the Teaching of Psychology Teacher of the Year for 4-year Colleges and Universities in 1994. He served on the Editorial Board of Teaching of Psychology for over a decade, as a Contemporary Psychology Consulting Editor for textbook reviews, and as an Associate Editor of Thinking and Reasoning. His two main research areas are human reasoning and the teaching of psychology. He has published over 100 journal articles, reviews, and book chapters, including 31 in Teaching of Psychology. He was also one of the originators and developers of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology's online resource, A Compendium of Introductory Psychology Textbooks, and the editor of Volume 3 of the Society's Handbook for Teaching Introductory Psychology. When he isn't busy with professional activities, he likes to relax at home with wife Sherri, also a psychologist. His main pasttimes are golf, reading and fitness.
1. The Science of Psychology
3. Sensation and Perception
6. Thinking and Intelligence
7. Developmental Psychology
8. Personality Theories and Assessment
9. Social Psychology
10. Abnormal Psychology