House and Psychology: Humanity Is Overrated [NOOK Book]

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An irresistible look within the mind and behind the hit TV drama, House

While House is a smart medical drama and Gregory House faces countless ethical quandaries as a doctor, what makes the show unique is that it's much more deeply rooted in psychology than in medicine. At its core, House is a show about the mind and human behavior. Gregory House is a medical genius and a Sherlock Holmesian figure, but he's also a deeply troubled misanthrope. What's going on inside the brain of ...

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Overview

An irresistible look within the mind and behind the hit TV drama, House

While House is a smart medical drama and Gregory House faces countless ethical quandaries as a doctor, what makes the show unique is that it's much more deeply rooted in psychology than in medicine. At its core, House is a show about the mind and human behavior. Gregory House is a medical genius and a Sherlock Holmesian figure, but he's also a deeply troubled misanthrope. What's going on inside the brain of this beloved, arrogant, cane-waving curmudgeon that is so appealing? House and Psychology tackles this question and explores the latest findings in brain science research, defines addiction in its many forms, and diagnoses dysfunctional relationships, all using test cases at Princeton-Plainsboro Hospital.

  • Offers a revealing psychological profile of Gregory House and his team
  • Uses the latest psychological theory and research to answer questions ranging from "How does House handle addiction?" to"Why does he act like such a jerk?"
  • Features contributions from a group of world-renowned psychological experts who also happen to love House

Essential reading for every House fan, House and Psychology will help you discover the extraordinary mental universe of your favorite brilliant, bombastic, bile-belching doctor of medicine.

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In the world of Gregory House, M.D., patients lie, doctors screw up, and it all ends up in the graveyard anyway. Every week, the cynical genius at the center of Fox's hit television drama growls out psychological reflections even as he saves patients he doesn't care about. His nihilistic retorts to the Hippocratic Oath are indisputably memorable, but what can it teach us about the ways that our minds work in the real world? This collection of seventeen essays about House, M.D. and its psychological implications shares an important trait with its antihero: It entertains as it enlightens. (P.S. The show's eighth season begins on October 3rd.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118114605
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/9/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 620,899
  • File size: 995 KB

Meet the Author

Ted Cascio writes for the Hollywood PhD blog in Psychology Today. He teaches psychology at Universidad de Deusto in the Basque region of northern Spain.

Leonard L. Martin is a professor of social psychology at the University of Georgia.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction: An Ailment-Free Primer.

Part One. The Good: Unlimited Vicodin.

1. In the Patients’ Best Interests? Perspectives on Why We Help Others (Ted Cascio).

2. Authenticity in the House: Will the Real House Please Stand Up? (Brian M. Goldman and Samuel J. Maddox).

3. The Creative Side of House: It’s the Last Muse on the Right (Lile Jia and Edward R. Hirt).

4. Love, Liking and Lupus: House and Relationships (Lindsey M. Rodriguez and C. Raymond Knee).

5. House and Happiness: A Differential Diagnosis (Nancy L. Sin, Katherine M. Jacobs, and Sonja Lyubomirsky).

6. Not Even Gregory House Is an Island: The Role of Social Support in House (Megan L. Knowles).

7. The Psychology of Humor in House (Arnie Cann and Adam T. Cann).

Part Two. The Bad: Psychological Malpractice.

8. House and Narcissism: Why Are Flawed Heroes Simply Irresistible? (Mark Alicke).

9. Everyone Lies (Bella DePaulo).

10. “An Addict, Is an Addict, Is a…’ – Defining Addiction (Haran Sivapalan).

11. Rebellion at Princeton-Plainsboro: House and Conformity (Jolanda Jetter and Fiona Kate Barlow).

12. Casting the House Characters on the Values Circumplex (Delroy L. Paulhus & Miranda L. Abild).

Part Three. The Ugly: “Is That my EKG?”

13. Power in House (Joris Lammers and Anne Brain).

14. House on the Brain (Antoinette Miller).

15. A Hospital Full of People but only Five Personality Dimensions: The Big Five Personality Factors (Peter J. Rentfrow & Jennifer A. McDonald).

16. “You Are Not as Special As You Think”: The Political Psychology of House, M.D. (Jesse Wynhausen, John T. Jost, and Gregory L. Murphy).

Part Four. “The Awe-Inspiring”: House Rocks!

17. House: Hero, Anti-Hero, or Just an As#@&!* who Likes to Get His Way? (Leonard L. Martin & Matthew Sanders).

Contributors: The Ph.D.s of Princeton-Plainsboro.

Index: Anatomy of a Book. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2012

    Brilliant.

    I loved this book! It was well written and easy to understand. Even if you didn't know much about psychology it had examples from the show to illustrate any point they were making. Any fan of House should consider reading this book.

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  • Posted October 19, 2011

    Great book

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