Essentials of Psychology: Exploration and Application
A briefer (18 vs. 22 Chs.), more applied version of Coon's best-selling Introduction to Psychology. While covering all of the core concepts of the course, the book's numerous pedagogical features (including Coon's hallmark SQ3R format) as well the author's informal, engaging writing style make this book exceptionally accessible, relevant, and motivating to the typical student. This edition offers format flexibility with paperback, hardcover, and looseleaf versions available.
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