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