There is a lot of filler information, it's difficult to get critical information within the text; even though terms are bolded, they are not clearly defined with context. There are clear(er) definitions on the sides, as well as "retrieve it " sections, which allows to retain, or go back for critical information, but as someone who wants to learn as oppose to just pass a class, I can't rely on just that information without some sort of context. Overall, this book is poorly written. I find myself actively finding distractions to avoid reading so much filler and unnecessarily long-winded analogies (this review being one such distraction). This is a stark comparison to my Statistics book, where everything is neatly organized, and clearly defined, so I'm able to keep up despite my professor being useless (language barrier prevents him from understanding and answering questions during lectures). Another stark comparison to other Psychology class I took years ago at another school where the professor wrote his own material.
On a side-note, there have been 3 revisions inside of one year; 9th with DSM-V updates, 10th with DSM-V updates, and 11th edition. I understand psychology is a new and rapidly expanding field, but it isn't that quick. I suspect such fragmentation is insightful of the motives of the publisher.
- Publisher: Worth Publishers (2007)
- ISBN-10: 1429201592
- ISBN-13: 978-1429201599
- Package Dimensions: 10.7 x 9.1 x 1.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 Kg
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