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Introductory Textbooks: Objective Features Introductory psychology textbooks: Assessing levels of difficulty. Richard A.Griggs

The large number of texts available leads to obvious problems in the text selection process. This situation is further complicated by the fact that little information is available on how to assess one of the most important dimensions in selecting an introductory text-level of difficulty (e.g., Dewey, 1995; Whitford, 1996). Matching the level of the text with the level of your students’ ability is not an easy task. The purpose of this study is to help alleviate such problems and thus facilitate the text selection process for introductory psychology teachers.