Ten Interesting Things About Human Behavior [NOOK Book]

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Ten Interesting Things About Human Behavior is a short, lighthearted look at 10 things human beings do, why we do them, and their significance in our everyday lives. How do we resolve psychological conflict that occurs when our behavior violates our attitudes? Why are we so quick to blame others for their behavior while offering excuses for our own? What should we make of the talking heads on cable TV who argue about the cause of TV violence on children's behavior - whose explanation is correct? Why are reality ...
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Ten Interesting Things About Human Behavior

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Overview

Ten Interesting Things About Human Behavior is a short, lighthearted look at 10 things human beings do, why we do them, and their significance in our everyday lives. How do we resolve psychological conflict that occurs when our behavior violates our attitudes? Why are we so quick to blame others for their behavior while offering excuses for our own? What should we make of the talking heads on cable TV who argue about the cause of TV violence on children's behavior - whose explanation is correct? Why are reality TV shows, some of which portray contestants as pathetic and dysfunctional, so popular?

Questions like these usually provoke different answers from different people, each of whom may attribute his or her answers to "common sense." One person argues that "of course children mimic violence they see on TV - my kids do" while another attributes it to "poor parenting - because my kids don't." Which is it, and why?

Research psychologists try to answer these questions as best we can. This book is a brief look at the answers to 10 aspects of human behavior - answers derived from controlled behavioral research that is designed to test various theories about behavior. Certainly, there is more to human behavior than the 10 things I chose for this short book. And there are hundreds of primary sources and research reports that describe the research findings in more depth. They're out there if you'd like to read more.

But for those who are new to the field of Experimental Psychology, 10 Things may pique your interest in learning more about the subject. And for those "armchair psychologists" out there who'd like a quick read about the most fascinating creatures on the planet - human beings - I think you'll like it, too.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011492952
  • Publisher: Suzanne L. Davis
  • Publication date: 9/3/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 75,000
  • File size: 121 KB

Meet the Author

Suzanne L. Davis received her PhD in Social Psychology at The University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a consultant and author who studies the most fascinating creatures on the planet: human beings. Suzanne writes about how people think and behave in everyday life, because sometimes there is brilliance in the ordinary. She is the author of "Ten Interesting Things About Human Behavior" and also the author of "Me or Whatever," a work of experimental psychological fiction about a Gen-Xer who barely survives the 90s.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    Factional

    If you like reading 70 pages of facts this is the book for you

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2012

    Glad it was free

    This read like a high school science paper. And not from a college-prep course.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2012

    belle

    psychology is my major in college, and this book opened up things that i've already been saying. it's a good book

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2012

    Not what i thought.

    I was really glad that it was free when I finished it. The book has some good info for the uneducated.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2012

    Laymans terms

    Great quick read!

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  • Posted July 6, 2012

    Great reading for the armchair psychologist!

    You will never look at people the same way after reading this easy-to-read book about human behavior.

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