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Their research continues to change the way psychology is taught. Their teaching has inspired thousands of students. Their writing fascinates readers and vividly shows how psychological science is relevant to their lives. So it was no surprise that Dan Schacter, Dan Gilbert, and Dan Wegner’s introductory psychology textbook was a breakout success. With the new edition, Psychology is more than ever a book instructors are looking for—a text that students will read and keep reading.
Thoroughly updated, the new edition is filled with captivating stories of real people and breakthrough research, plus a variety of proven and effective new learning tools, all carried along by the Dans’ uncanny way of making the story of psychological principles as riveting and enriching as reading a great book.
Approaching conscious will as a topic of psychological study, Wegner examines the issue from a variety of angles. He looks at illusions of the will -- those cases where people feel that they are willing an act that they are not doing or, conversely, are not willing an act that they in fact are doing. He explores conscious will in hypnosis, Ouija board spelling, automatic writing, and facilitated communication, as well as in such phenomena as spirit possession, dissociative identity disorder, and trance channeling. The result is a book that sidesteps endless debates to focus, more fruitfully, on the impact on our lives of the illusion of conscious will.
And now, this breakthrough text is available in a version created just for Canadian students and teachers. It offers the same fascinating writing, helpful study tools, and keen eye for intriguing stories as Psychology, Third Edition, but with a wide range of Canadian examples and impactful work by Canadian researchers incorporated throughout.
Welcome Canadian author, Ingrid Johnsrude
Ingrid’s principal area of investigation is the neural basis of understanding speech, and she leads experiments examining how utterances are transformed into acoustic signals and then into meaning via a variety of cognitive processes. Her investigations span multiple levels—from understanding the brain structures involved in hearing and comprehension to observing the ways listeners deal with challenges such as background noise.