Study guide for Howard H. Kendler's basic psychology [electronic resource].

Kendler, Tracy S, author.
East Norwalk, Conn. : Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1963.
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Kendler, Howard H., 1919-.
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"Each chapter in the study guide corresponds to a chapter in Basic Psychology. The best way to learn is to read the assigned chapter in the text and then work through the corresponding chapter in the guide. Whenever possible, distribute your reading in the text and your subsequent practice in the guide through several days. Spreading your work out makes the task pleasanter and helps you remember the content better. When you read the text, be as intellectually active as possible. Abstract the main ideas and rephrase them in your own terms. Raise questions for yourself and see how they are answered by the author. Reread passages you don't understand at the first reading. If it is your practice, underline the main points and write comments in the margin. Above all, don't read the words while you are thinking of other things. After finishing a chapter in Basic Psychology, start on the relevant chapter in the guide. All study guide chapters are divided into five sections of graduated difficulty. Begin with the first section and go through each of the others in the order in which they are presented. In this way you will make gradual transitions to successively more demanding tasks. When you have finished all of the sections, you should be well informed of the facts and capable of intelligent discussion of the ideas and issues in that chapter of Basic Psychology. Each of the five sections are briefly described as follows: 1. Orientation: The study guide begins with a very brief description of the nature of the material covered in the corresponding chapter. Its purpose is to bring the major ideas into focus for you before you begin the detailed work of the succeeding section. 2. Self-Teaching Review: This section consists of a series of sentences that summarize and review the major points of the chapter. 3. Terms and Concepts: This section presents the key terms and concepts that have been introduced in the chapter under review. 4. Objective Self-Test: This section consists of a multiple-choice test which provides you with practice in taking objective tests on this material. The procedure is the familiar one of indicating by its letter the alternative that best completes the sentence given or answers the question posed. 5. Essay Questions: The essay questions are designed to provide you with practice in organizing clearly expressed formulations of pertinent themes and issues in the subject matter. In conclusion, If you read your assignments in Basic Psychology throughout the semester, and if you used the study guide as instructed in conjunction with the readings, cramming for examinations should not be necessary. Nevertheless, some review will undoubtedly help. The filled-in study guide can provide very good material for your final review, especially if you pay particular attention to items or questions you missed previously. It is at examination time that you will most appreciate having had the opportunity to describe and use the important terms and ideas in several different contexts in the study guide. Such repetition, which may seem irksome, will help you considerably to retain the information for use when it is needed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).
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