Fifty Psychology Ideas You Really Need to Know

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Quercus, 2008 - Psychology - 208 pages
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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? If you have you ever grappled with these concepts, or tried your hand as an amateur psychologist, "50 Psychology Ideas You Really Need to Know" could be just the book for you. Not only providing the answers to these questions and many more, this series of engaging and accessible essays explores each of the central concepts, as well as the arguments of key thinkers. Author Adrian Furnham offers expert and concise introductions to emotional behaviour, cognition, mental conditions - from stress to schizophrenia - rationality and personality development, amongst many others. This is a fascinating introduction to psychology for anyone interested in understanding the human mind.

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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

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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

About the author (2008)

Adrian Furnham is Professor of Psychology at UCL. He is also a consultant on organizational behaviour and management, and a writer and broadcaster. His columns have appeared in management magazines such as Mastering Management and Human Resources, as well as the Financial Times, Sunday Times and the Daily Telegraph.

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