About the Author(s)
Paul Okami (BA, Hunter College, MA and PhD, University of California at Los Angeles) is Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Widener University and a member of the Association for Psychological Science. As a graduate student, Okami published frequently in the areas of sexuality, evolutionary psychology, and child development. Some of this work gained wide recognition by top experts in related fields.
A beloved instructor, Dr. Okami's grasp of contemporary perspectives in psychology--and how to teach them--has enabled him to achieve great success teaching introductory students. He has taught at every level of higher education from university to community college, reaching traditional undergraduate and graduate students as well as returning and non-traditional
"Highly readable and engaging. Students will be captured by the author's writing."
--Hugh Riley, Baylor University
"A phenomenal textbook. It's one of a kind. I believe that it could indirectly increase the number of psych majors."
--Kevin Chapman, University of Louisville
"The writing style is excellent and the research and perspectives are extremely current."
--Gary Popoli, Stevenson University
"A great book. Okami has made psychology accessible to a new generation of students."
--Dan Muhwezi, Butler Community College
"The author's writing is flawless."
--Kathleen C. Kirasic, University of South Carolina
"Great real-world examples."
--W. Matthew Collins, Nova Southeastern University
"I am excited to share this textbook with my students. It is very effectively written and will help students expand upon and apply psychological principals to daily life in a meaningful way."
--Terry D. Burger, Indiana University Southeast
"This text integrates contemporary perspectives and current research much more effectively than other intro texts. It also has excellent graphics."
--David Pan, New Mexico Highlands University
"I was just about fed up with the 'same old, same old' generic psychology texts, but Okami has not given us that. This is really an innovative book that is respectful of the science, and respectful toward students."
--Donnell B. Griffin, Davidson County Community College