Psychology: A Biographical Approach, explores introductory psychology through the lives of actual people, both alive and dead, whose years have been filled with triumphs and tragedies, hope and despair, desire and love, loyalty and betrayal, and all the other elements of everyday human existence.  Though the lives of Hemingway, Shakespeare, Charles Darwin, Rachel Carson and others, readers will learn how emotion, motivation, psychopathology, learning and other psychological principles determine our lives.