Our textbook starts off by addressing the most prominent stereotype of psychology: it's all just common sense. The authors argue that psychology is actually quite challenging, thank you very much, and there are many instances where our common sense will trick us. This is why pssychology is the science (keyword
Next, the textbook delves into the dangers of pseudoscience and explores a list of logical fallacy, which I find entertaining because I come across so many of them in daily conversation. Some days I'll even go so far as to use a few myself. ;)
After this, Lilienfeld debriefs us on six scientific principles for ensuring that psychology remains a
SCIENCE. A brief-ish history of psychology follows and leads into a discussion of psychology today - the professions, the debates, the applications.
In conclusion, Chapter 1 is a pretty typical introduction to introductory psychology.
As for a visual to support what I have written, I think this picture does a pretty quality job:
...or maybe I just think it's way too funny.