The Rough Guide to Psychology

The Rough Guide to Psychology

by Christian Jarrett
     
 

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Why are we the way we are? For over a hundred years psychologists have been conducting scientific experiments to find out. The Rough Guide to Psychology starts with you, your mind and brain, broadens out to your friends and other relationships, then onto crowds, mobs and religion. There are also sections on real-life psychology, showing how the latest research is

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Why are we the way we are? For over a hundred years psychologists have been conducting scientific experiments to find out. The Rough Guide to Psychology starts with you, your mind and brain, broadens out to your friends and other relationships, then onto crowds, mobs and religion. There are also sections on real-life psychology, showing how the latest research is relevant to crime, schooling, sports, politics, shopping, and health. There are opportunities to test your own memory, intelligence, personality, and much more, as well as advice on everything from pick-up lines to creativity.

This book takes a fresh look at the classic cases and studies, from Phineas Gage to Milgram, and combines this with a cutting-edge round-up of the latest research. The last section deals with what happens when the mind falters, covering depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, as well as more unusual conditions. Care is taken throughout to ensure conclusions are tied to the latest high quality psychological science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405388818
Publisher:
Rough Guides, Limited
Publication date:
04/01/2011
Sold by:
DK
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
376
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Christian Jarrett is an award-winning journalist for The Psychologist journal, the flagship publication of the British Psychological Society. He has written for New Scientist magazine, The Centre For Affective Sciences in Geneva and the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences and is is currently a finalist Finalist in the inaugural Research Blogging Awards in the category of Best Psychology Blog and Best Research Twitterer. He was co author of the title This Book Has Issues: Adventures in Popular Psychology (Continuum, 2008). His personal website is www.psychologywriter.org.uk

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