- Dodge Fernald - Harvard University, USA
History of Psychology | Psychological Theory & Systems (General) | Psychology (General)
Presents a fantastic overview of different psychological perspectives in an easy to read and accessible way. This text goes beyond what most early year undergraduates will require, but the text remains accessible even to less experienced readers. I have asked our library to purchase ecopies of this book to be available to students and will promote its use on other modules. The only downside of the book is the price which stops this book being a core text
A detailed yet accessible introduction to the main psychological perspectives. I would recommend this for A level students wishing to develop further insight into the Approaches section of the new AQA specification.
This text provides an in depth account of the six perspectives it covers providing the theories linked to the perspectives applying those theories to practice and also evaluating with a sound critique of each individual perspective. Some students valued this text more than others. With students stating that the most useful section was the perspectives critique.
Six perspectives give a more accuracy vision of the main genral theories of th Psychology
It gives our students the background and review they need.
This book provides excellent information relating to the Psychological perspectives. It is simplistic in its delivery yet the information within is an excellent support to student delivery from A'Level forwards.
As a newly qualified teacher I have found this book particularly supportive of the curriculum and further to this have recommended it to students as further reading to embed the perspectives.
A useful book for students who have a basic understanding of psychology.
It should form part of the indicative reading list.
Great, concise overview of virtually everything!
The book is easy to read.
Great book for the teacher or tutor with a lot of knowledge in the subject area. Too advanced for introductory students who have not studied psychology before. I personally found it very useful to help create lesson plans. Some of my students found it useful and were able for the text standard. My colleagues have purchased the book.