Pop Psychology: The psychology of pop culture and everyday life!

Pop Psychology: The psychology of pop culture and everyday life!

by Bakari Akil II, Ph.D.

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Pop Psychology: The psychology of pop culture and everyday life! by Bakari Akil II, Ph.D.

Pop Psychology explores topics such as:

How our environment affect us in ways we can’t imagine

Why some people go nuts if you touch their groceries in a checkout line

Using persuasion to scam a professor

How some military recruiters play mind games with potential recruits

Why jumping off the elevator when a stranger enters is sometimes warranted

Why Mike Tyson’s biting off part of the ear of Ivander Holyfield may have been the right thing to do…

The hot liquid courage that Andre Agassi drank before every match

How sleep can give competitors an edge when all things are equal

Why being the absolute best often does not matter one bit

How an audience can increase your performance but also make you worse

Why you should never accept a free hand massage in a mall corridor

Why the person who picks on you in grade school often becomes your best friend

How songs like “Blame it on the Rain,” “I’m too sexy” and “Superman” become top selling songs

Why people often side with the Paparazzi and not the celebrity when things go wrong

Pop Psychology covers 20+ psychology and mass media theories and includes a heavy dose of pop culture, storytelling and humor to keep you entertained throughout. At the same time, I hope it inspires, motivates and educates. In these passages I’ve attempted to bring these theories to life. By demonstrating how these theories can be applied in real life settings I hope that you can use them to your advantage as well. Or if you are just looking for a fun, yet intellectually entertaining read this book can serve that purpose as well.

From the mind of Bakari Akil II, Ph.D. who blogs for Psychology Today and is an Assistant Professor in Communication when he's not writing, researching or conducting off the wall studies.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012567673
Publisher: Academic Group Publishing
Publication date: 04/15/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,121,812
File size: 646 KB

About the Author

Bakari Akil II holds a Ph.D. in Mass Communication from Florida State University. He is currently an Assistant Professor and has taught and counseled hundreds of people over the years in areas related to graduate education, mass media and how to be more effective communicators.

He also writes for Psychology Today and his blog, Communication Central.

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