The Handy Psychology Answer Book

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Visible Ink Press, 2011 - Psychology - 502 pages
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Featuring more than 800 answers to questions of how the human mind and the science of psychology really work, this fascinating discussion gives readers the real facts of modern psychology in a fun, approachable way. Avoiding the entertainment fluff of pop psychology and the dryness of overly academic works, this exploration gives insight into the current science of the mind by answering questions questions such as What makes a marriage last? Why do toddlers have temper tantrums? and What are the benefits of getting older? In addition to the question-and-answer section, an overview looks at the psychology of money, sex, morality, and everyday living.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCING THE BASICS
1
MAJOR MOVEMENTS IN PSYCHOLOGY
31
BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR
95
PSYCHOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT ACROSS THE LIFESPAN
147
LOVE MARRIAGE AND BABY CARRIAGE
223
MOTIVATION AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS
271
GROUP DYNAMICS AND THE PUBLIC SPHERE
301
MENTAL HEALTH AND MENTAL ILLNESS
343
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF TRAUMA
405
FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY
429
GLOSSARY
453
BIBLIOGRAPHY
469
INDEX
483
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Lisa Cohen, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist. She is Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and the Director of Research for Psychiatry and Psychology at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. Dr. Cohen divides her time between clinical work, teaching and scientific research..

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