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Psychology Hardcover – Nov 26 2001


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With unsurpassed breadth and depth of coverage, Barker's Psychology provides a concise, readable presentation of the foundations of psychological phenomena and the perspectives in psychology. The book provides the interpretation and integration of a broad swath of information in an understandable presentation of general psychology. An integrated adaptive-evolutionary theme runs throughout the text and the unique historical perspective defines where we have been in psychology, where we are going and what psychology means in relation to other sources of knowledge. This volume outlines the history of psychology and its implications and methodology in the behavioral sciences, as well as the biological/behavioral, perceptual/cognitive, developmental/individual differences and the social/cultural perspectives in psychology. For those interested in a concise, comprehensive introduction to the foundations of psychology.

About the Author

Lewis Barker received an A.B. in Psychology from Occidental College in Los Angeles and completed an M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from Florida State University. His first teaching position was at Baylor University, where he discovered that he loved teaching as much as research. As a professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Baylor University for 28 years, he has taught thousands of students in over twenty courses and laboratories. Over the years, he has published numerous research articles, authored book chapters, and contributed to edited volumes. He is also the author of Learning and Behavior, now in its third edition with Prentice Hall, a textbook in the general area of how humans and other animals learn.

Lewis has been the recipient of teaching awards from Psi Chi (a national honorary organization in psychology) and University teaching awards from both Baylor and FSU for dedication, persistence and effort. Currently the Chair of the Department of Psychology at Auburn University, he continues to teach a variety of courses.

Married with four daughters, Lewis reads, runs, bikes, and writes in his spare time, and travels often to keep in touch with an extended family, including his children and their significant others, and two grandchildren, all living in Texas.

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