ERIC Number: EJ1019447
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
Brief Introductory Psychology Textbooks: An Objective Analysis Update
Griggs, Richard A.; Jackson, Sherri L.
Teaching of Psychology, v40 n4 p268-273 Oct 2013
It has been 12 years since the last objective analysis of brief introductory psychology textbooks was published and 13 years since the textbook copyright period used in that study, 1997-2000. 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 as possible about introductory texts. Thus, to aid teachers in this arduous task, we objectively analyzed the most current editions of the nine brief introductory textbooks published since 2000. Our analyses also allowed us to objectively compare brief introductory texts from the 1990s with those from the 2000s.
Descriptors: Textbooks, Psychology, Content Analysis, Textbook Evaluation, Comparative Analysis, Textbook Selection
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