First, I’d like to point out that I am eighteen years old and just finished my first year of college, so I’m coming from a relatively young point of view with an opinion on technique – not content, as I am no professional. Also, I read quite a bit, both leisurely and academically. However, the ability to read well or with ease does not guarantee complete engrossment or heed about the text and/or subject. That is, I’m like a lot of people my age when it comes to most textbooks – I find them utterly boring, where reading becomes more of a chore than a pleasure. And that’s fair; textbooks aren’t exactly meant for amusement. Still, not everyone is a scholar, and seeing how reading is an absolute, there should be some middle ground between dull professionalism and light entertainment.
Hardcover: 768 pages
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing; 13 edition (January 1, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 9 x 1.1 inches
Anyway. I was assigned Introduction to Psychology Coon for my Introduction to Psychology class, and though I had an amazing professor, Introduction to Psychology Coon itself was just as engaging and just as clever. Authors Dennis Coon and John O. Mitterer do an excellent job presenting the material both clearly and interestingly. You can tell they love psychology and put a lot of effort into relating to the common person. They show much consideration for their audience, catering to those who don’t want another lackluster assignment, but something more stimulating. At least, that’s what I believe. It definitely made the studying/homework portion of my college experience much more bearable. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Introduction to Psychology Coon and would definitely recommend it to those interested in psychology or looking to take a class in it, especially if they find it difficult keeping interest in a book and/or schoolwork.