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Psychology and the Real World: Essays Illustrating Fundamental Contributions to Society

psychology_real_world_large.jpgPublished by the FABBS Foundation, Psychology and the Real World: Essays Illustrating Fundamental Contributions to Society is a collection of brief, personal, original essays, ranging in length from 2,500 to 3,500 words, in which leading academic psychologists describe what their area of research has contributed to society. The authors are true stars in the field of psychology. Some of their work (for example, Elizabeth Loftus’s studies of false memories, Paul Ekman’s research on facial expression, and Elliot Aronson’s “jigsaw,” or cooperative, classroom studies) is well known to the public. The research of others is less familiar to nonspecialists, but no less fascinating. 

The book is designed to supplement introductory psychology textbooks. It is unique in the world of textbook ancillaries in that it does not reprint writings. Rather, innovative psychological scientists clearly and entertainingly tell readers why their research matters and how their line of inquiry developed. The chapter authors volunteered their contributions and financial earnings from this volume will go to the FABBS Foundation to support our educational mission.

To purchase a copy of the book, or request a desk copy, please contact Worth Publishers.

Watch FABBS Foundation President and co-editor of Psychology and the Real World, Morton Ann Gernsbacher, PhD, highlight the importance of this new book.