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ERIC Number: EJ1014329
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
Introductory Psychology Textbooks: An Objective Analysis Update
Griggs, Richard A.; Jackson, Sherri L.
Teaching of Psychology, v40 n3 p163-168 Jul 2013
It has been 13 years since the last objective analysis of full-length introductory psychology textbooks was published and 15 years since the textbook copyright period used in that study, 1995-1997. Given the importance of informed textbook evaluation and selection to the introductory course but the difficulty of this task because of the large number of texts available, it is important to provide teachers with as much information about introductory texts as possible. Thus, to aid teachers in this arduous task, we objectively analyzed the most current editions of the 13 full-length introductory texts published since 1997. Our analyses also allowed us to objectively compare introductory texts from the 1990s with those from the 2000s. (Contains 3 notes and 2 tables.)
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Language: English
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