The Psychology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

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Dorling Kindersley Limited, Feb 1, 2012 - Psychology - 352 pages

How does memory work? Who is the "distractor" in your family? What was the "car crash" experiment?

This book is your visual guide to the complex and fascinating world of human behaviour. Discover how we learn, become emotionally bonded with others, and develop coping mechanisms to deal with adversity, or conform in a group. Get to know key thinkers, from Freud and Jung to Elizabeth Loftus and Melanie Klein, and follow charts and timelines to make sense of it all and see how one theory influenced another.

With pithy explanations of different schools of psychology including psychotherapy, cognitive psychology and behaviourism, this is an ideal reference whether you're a student, or a general reader. It's your authoritative guide to over 100 key ideas, theories, and conditions, including the collective unconscious, the "selfish" gene, false memory, psychiatric disorders, and autism.

If you're fascinated by the human mind, The Psychology Book is both an invaluable reference and illuminating read.

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An Easy read to give an overview of Psychological schools. I read this book to understand influence of Behavior Psychology on Reinforcement Learning. I definitely do think if someone comes from a ... Read full review

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The Psychology Book Review The Psychology Book by DK is filled with profiles of the work of psychologists and psychoanalysts. The book describes psychology as coming from the Greek “psyche” meaning ... Read full review

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