Psychology in Action

Psychology in Action
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Engage and Inspire through active learning with Karen Huffman's Psychology in Action,the acknowledged leader of active learning and student success. This flagship book's new edition helps students examine their own personal studying and learning styles with several new pedagogical aids -- encouraging students to apply what they are learning to their everyday lives. Through its welcoming voice, Psychology In Action continues to offer a program through the book and media with ongoing study tips and psychological techniques for mastering the material as well as integration of technology through WileyPLUS.

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Resource Type
Audience Level
Publication Date
February, 2012
June, 2012
Ronald Comer & Elizabeth Gould
Karen Huffman
John Wiley & Sons
John Wiley & Sons
Print Book
Kindle Book
Brief Description
Known for hands-on activities and thorough pedagogy, this best-seller is for students who want to apply psychology in the world around them.
This text offers students a range of tools to successfully learn the subject, while highlighting psychology as an integrated science.

True or False

  1. Stress causes cancer.
  2. There is there is strong scientific evidence for Extra Sensory Perception (ESP.)
  3. Sleep deprivation and shift work are key contributors to industrial and automobile accidents.
  4. An amount of LSD the size of an aspirin tablet is enough to product psychoactive effects in over 300 people.
  5. Prejudiced and superstitious peoples are born that way.
  6. B.F. Skinner raised his daughter in a cage-like “Skinner box,” which led to her adult mental illness.
  7. Sex and gender are essentially the same.
  8. Mental disorders are a sign of personal weakness.
  9. Asking a depressed person about suicide will push him or her over the edge and cause a suicidal act that would not otherwise have occurred.
  10. Most peoples judge others more harshly than they judge themselves.
  11. Romantic love rarely lasts longer than 1 or 2 years.
  12. Similarity is one of the best predictors of long-term relationships.
  13. Polygraph (“lie detector”) tests can accurately and reliably reveal whether or not a person is lying.
  14. In an emergency, as the number of bystanders increases, your chance of getting help decreases.
  15. Your first hunch on a multiple-choice test is your best guess.


  1. False
  2. False
  3. True
  4. True
  5. False
  6. False
  7. False
  8. False
  9. False
  10. True
  11. True
  12. True
  13. False
  14. False
  15. False