Psychology in Perspective

For Introduction to Psychology courses. Psychology in Perspective, 3/e, responds to the American Association for the Advancement of Science's Project 2061, which calls upon all scientists to teach for depth of understanding rather than breadth of coverage. The authors have reorganized the traditional material according to the five major perspectives in the field: biological, learning, cognitive, sociocultural, and psychodynamic. They offer an unbiased presentation of each perspective's strengths, limitations, and misuses, and, drawing on the metaphor of the blind men and the elephant, they emphasize the importance of understanding all five approaches in order to grasp the big picture of human experience.