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Psychology, Fifth Edition by Joni E. Johnston

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Introduction

If you’re into immediate gratification, then psychology is for you. What other subject can you instantly apply to every aspect of your life? And it’s practical. Learn about human nature and you can’t help but understand and improve your own.

The purpose of this book is to give you a quick and comprehensive overview of psychology. Although I’ve tried to stay off my soapbox, I’d be less than honest if I didn’t tell you that my own psychology may at times color this book. Obviously, a book of this length can’t cover everything, and you’ll notice I spend more time talking about psychological disorders than psychological theory. It is my hope that you now hold in your hands a good place to start your psychological journey into the human ...

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