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Accomplished, respected, and dedicated to his field, Robert Sternberg shows that the discipline of psychology is much greater than just the sum of its specialized parts. As an active researcher, teacher, and current President of APA (American Psychological Association), Sternberg is uniquely qualified to mix recent research with real-life applications. The mission of his book is to help psychology enthusiasts understand and think about the field as psychologists do--to learn that, in the search to understand the human mind, psychology is both a product and process. To demonstrate this balance, the book embraces biological, cognitive, developmental, social-psychological, and clinical approaches equally. It emphasizes the interactions among these different approaches through Sternberg's emphasis on lab applications and through his Unifying Psychology features, which are found throughout the book. Sternberg demonstrates his commitment to students' learning by integrating not only the latest research, but also through new pedagogy that represents the best of learning theory--including chunking, primacy, and recency.