“An easy to read Canadian introductory psychology book that your students should find engaging. No doubt they will carry many of the ideas learned from the book to their individual lives. You will find the book to be a good source in teaching them the foundation of psychology, the research enterprise and in helping them develop critical thinking skills.”
- Nukte Edguer, Brandon University
“This is a well-written and engaging text that will challenge your students to critically examine their personal beliefs and biases in the context of psychological research.
My recommendation: If you want to get students to actively question their own assumptions and biases, use this text!”
- Deborah M. Gural, Ph.D., University of Winnipeg
“This was an enjoyable textbook to read. It presents the most recent advances in the field of psychology in a highly accessible and entertaining manner. Additionally, it is highly relevant to the Canadian students taking an introductory psychology course and essential to those who are continuing further studies in this field.”
- Rupert Klein, Lakehead University
“This text puts its money where its mouth is by modeling effective and provocative critical thinking skills for students. It is approachable, informative, and covers the material at an appropriate level for a general introductory psychology survey course. A pleasure to read.”
- Dr. Stacey L. MacKinnon, University of Prince Edward Island
Carole Wade is affiliated with the Dominican University in California. Her Ph.D. is in cognitive psychology and her areas of interest include gender, ethnicity and a focus on the teaching and development of critical thinking skills.
Carol Tavris earned her Ph.D. in social psychology and as a writer and lecturer focuses on educating the public about the importance of critical and scientific thinking in psychology.
Dr. Wade and Dr. Tavris are Fellows of the American Psychological Association and charter members of the American Psychological Society.
Deborah Saucier earned her Ph.D. in psychology at the University of Western Ontario. She earned her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in psychology from the University of Victoria. Currently, she is a Canada Research Chair at the University of Lethbridge, where she teaches a variety of courses including behavioural neuroscience and introductory psychology. Dr. Saucier researches the long-term effects of early brain damage on behaviour in nonhuman animals, the effects of cannabinoids on epilepsy and behaviour, and the effects of steroid hormones on cognitive abilities in humans. She receives research funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and from the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Her research has been published in Nature, Behavioural Neuroscience, Journal of Neuroscience, Brain and Cognition, Laterality, and Cognitive Brain Research.
Lorin Elias earned his PhD in behavioural neuroscience at the University of Waterloo. He was then appointed as an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Saskatchewan, the same institution where he completed his BA (Honours) degree in psychology. He now serves the Department of Psychology at the University of Saskatchewan as a full professor. Dr. Elias is an active and award-winning teacher and researcher. He has won several teaching excellence awards and teaches a variety of courses in cognitive neuroscience and evolutionary psychology at both undergraduate and graduate levels while maintaining an active research program. His federally funded research program has mainly focused on the functional differences between the left and right hemisphere of the brain. However, he has also investigated a number of unusual perceptual phenomena, including a condition called Synesthesia. Dr. Elias’s research has been published in a number of academic journals, including Neuropsychologia, Brain and Cognition, Laterality, Neurosurgery, Cognitive Brain Research, and Behavioural Neuroscience.
Lorin Elias and Deborah Saucier have also co-authored Neuropsychology: Clinical and Experimental Foundations, for Pearson Allyn & Bacon, published in 2006.