Welcome to the SAGE edge site for Essentials of Psychology, First Edition!

Psychology exists all around us. It influences politics, policy, social interactions, teaching and learning science, and even workplace practices. In Essentials of Psychology, authors Saul Kassin, Gregory J. Privitera, and Krisstal D. Clayton propel students into a clear, vibrant understanding of psychological science with an integrative, learn-by-doing approach. Students assume the role of a psychologist, carrying out experiments; and making predictions. Compelling storytelling, real-life examples, and the authors’ active practice approach encourages critical thinking and engagement.

This site features an array of free resources you can access anytime, anywhere.


We gratefully acknowledge Saul Kassin, Gregory J. Privitera and Krisstal D. Clayton for writing an excellent text and creating the materials on this site.