50 Psychology Ideas You Really Need to Know
How different are men and women's brains? Does altruism really exist? Are our minds blank slates at birth? And do dreams reveal our unconscious desires?
Psychology is everywhere in today's society. No crime fiction, documentary, chat show or medical consultation is complete without the introduction of a psychological angle. Psychology seeks to understand and explain thoughts, feelings and behaviour through a dizzying array of ideas and theories, shedding light on everything from memory, social mobility and attitude formation to delusions of grandeur, alcoholism and computer phobia, to name a few.
In 50 Psychology Ideas You Really Need to Know, Professor Adrian Furnham explains the central ideas of psychology in 50 concise and accessible essays. Packed with the latest research, most important case studies and arguments of key thinkers, this book is the perfect introduction to psychological theory.
Contents include: Placebo effect; Kicking the habit; Hallucinations; Positive psychology; Emotional intelligence; IQ and you; Multiple intelligences; The Rorschach inkblot test; Detecting lies; Obedience to authority; Self-sacrifice or selfishness; Gambler's fallacy; Remembrance of things past; Artificial intelligence; Tip-of-the-tongue phenomenon; Psychosexual stages; Tabula rasa; Phrenology; Dyslexia.
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Review: 50 Psychology Ideas You Really Need to Know (50 Ideas You Really Need to Know )User Review - Sophie - Goodreads
Very interesting book if you are really into the workings of the mind. Good for beginners who are just getting into the subject of psychology as it covers a wide range of topics. Read full review
Review: 50 Psychology Ideas You Really Need to Know (50 Ideas You Really Need to Know )User Review - Meredith - Goodreads
Well, I'm cheating on this one, because by "read" I mean partially read and decided it wasn't well written enough to continue with. Not even good enough to make it to the temporarily abandoned shelf ... Read full review
A DISF ASPD MIND 01 Abnormal behaviour
Kicking the habit
Not neurotic just different
Are you conscious?
What are emotions for?
INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES 17 IQ and
Hallucinations 11 Delusions
PERSONAI ITY AND SOC7