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Psychology, Fifth Edition by Joni E. Johnston

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CHAPTER1

A Little Psychological Insight

In This Chapter

  • Understanding the basics of psychology
  • A day in the life
  • Psychology’s major goals
  • Ways psychologists practice their science

Psychology has come a long way in the last century. Way back when, in the nineteenth century, much of what passed for psychological practice was based on guesswork, informed by the social beliefs of the day. But over the years, the contributions of a great many careful researchers and thinkers have given birth to the modern science of psychology—and even today, new insights are being discovered.

This chapter explains what psychology is and what it is not. You’ll learn ...

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