Psychology is an important course to take as it reveals how the body and mind work together. Not only does the subject explain why people act and think the way they do, but it’s also an important course for those looking to pursue a career in psychiatry, family therapy or counselling.

Psychology—the study of behavior, performance and mental operations—is a continually evolving field and the results of ongoing scholarship provide valuable classroom learnings to the millions of students who will become policy officers, career advisors, sport and exercise psychologists and more.

Here, we look at how Top Hat’s always up-to-date intro to psychology textbook stacks up against the most recent versions available from legacy publishers.

Here, we look at how Top Hat’s always up-to-date introduction to psychology textbook stacks up against the most recent versions available from legacy publishers.

Introduction to Psychology

1. Introduction to Psychology | Top Hat

Authors: Meaghan Altman (Purdue University), et al.

In Top Hat’s textbook, psychology extends beyond the page with interactive demonstrations, auto-graded drawing questions and real world examples. This textbook also provides students with built-in assessment questions to test their comprehension along the way.

Average Price: $66
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2. Psychology | Pearson

Authors: Saundra K. Ciccarelli (Gulf Coast State College) and J. Noland White (Georgia College & State University)

The 5th edition of Pearson’s Psychology helps students relate the material to their own lives, understand material based on the APA undergraduate learning outcomes and apply their understanding of the material through self-assessments. Access to online assessment program MyLab Psychology sold separately.

Average Price: $239 (text only)
Edition: 5th edition
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3. Exploring Psychology | MacMillan

Authors: David G. Myers (Hope College) and C. Nathan DeWall (University of Kentucky)

The latest edition of this textbook offers recent findings and applications, as well as effective study tools. It also places an emphasis on the inquiry process in problem solving. Access to online platform LaunchPad sold separately.

Average Price: $175 (paperback)
Edition: 11th edition
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4. Experience Psychology | McGraw-Hill

Author: Laura A. King (University of Missouri, Columbia)

With an adaptive learning program and exercises, McGraw Hill’s tome helps students connect content to the world around them. Access to online learning platform Connect sold separately.

Average Price: $130 (loose leaf only)
Edition: 4th edition
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Learn more and get a preview of Top Hat’s introduction to psychology textbook here.