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? 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 - Wilde Sky - Goodreads
The basic idea of this book was interesting, presenting the “50 big ideas in psychology”, but the execution was poor (in my opinion) as it read like a series of slight magazine articles. I didn't feel that I gained any real in-depth understanding of any of the concepts presented. Read full review
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