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Introduction to psychology

Patricia M. Wallace

Introduction to psychology

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Published by Wm. C. Brown in Dubuque, Iowa .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Psychology.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesPsychology.
    StatementPatricia M. Wallace, Jeffrey H. Goldstein, Peter Nathan.
    ContributionsGoldstein, Jeffrey H., Nathan, Peter E.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBF121 .W28 1987
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 624 p. :
    Number of Pages624
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2745613M
    ISBN 100697000966
    LC Control Number86070490
    OCLC/WorldCa16005807

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Introduction to psychology book

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