Psychology For Dummies

Psychology For Dummies

by Adam Cash

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ISBN-13: 9781118603598
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 07/15/2013
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 50,271
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Adam Cash, PsyD, is Clinical Director of Specialized Psychology Solutions, a child psychology clinic specializing in behavior, learning, development, and autism spectrum disorders. He has taught at the community college and university levels and also worked as a forensic psychologist.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Psychology 5

Chapter 1: Seeing the Purpose of Psychology 7

Chapter 2: Making Sense of What People Do: Psychology Essentials13

Part II: Picking Your Brain (And Body) 31

Chapter 3: Hardware, Software, and Wetware 33

Chapter 4: Conscious Beings 51

Chapter 5: Getting Sensitive 61

Part III: Thinking and Feeling and Acting 75

Chapter 6: Thinking and Speaking 77

Chapter 7: How Does That Make You Feel? 103

Chapter 8: Barking up the Learning Tree: Dogs, Cats, and Rats123

Part IV: Me, You, and Everything in Between 143

Chapter 9: Developing an Award-Winning Personality 145

Chapter 10: Catching the First Boat off Isolation Island 173

Chapter 11: Conforming Like a Contortionist: Social Psychology199

Chapter 12: Growing Up with Psychology 221

Chapter 13: Modern Abnormal Psychology 241

Part V: Building a Better You 263

Chapter 14: Assessing the Problem and Testing the Psyche 265

Chapter 15: Getting Comfy on the Couch 279

Chapter 16: Changing Behavior, Changing Thinking 291

Chapter 17: Being a Person Is Tough: Client-Centered andExistential Therapies 311

Chapter 18: Stress, Illness, Growth, and Strength 325

Part VI: The Part of Tens 343

Chapter 19: Ten Tips for Maintaining Psychological Health345

Chapter 20: Ten Great Psychological Movies 351

Index 357

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Psychology For Dummies 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Psych_Me123 More than 1 year ago
I ordered it to kind of "Dumb down" my school work, It was extremely helpful. I tell everyone about the book and how easily it coincides with my school work (Psych Class- Theories of Personality-). Awesome, I will be ordering soon.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought I knew about almost all psychology but then I bought this and I learn more and this book would be good for a class of psychology
rhpj44 More than 1 year ago
It's a very good book but I almost think its too much for someone who is just slightly interested in psychology and not enough for say a student of psychology. I bought this book because I wanted to see if psychology was the right field for me to study in school and it really help in that capacity.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's a really great book, although I'm still in the process of reading it! Anyway, all psychology fans out there you should definately check this one out, especially if you don't like reading all those complicated psychology books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
All the basics about modern psychology... really informative for me. Pretty fun to read, the writer tried to make it somewhat entertaining AND enlightening.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am reading this book and I am only in the middle. It's a great book if you are really into psychology. It keeps you busy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am still reading this book! It's a great book so far! Gotta LOVE psychology!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is pretty good so far....it's good for people who is interested in Psychology.
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Sir_G More than 1 year ago
The book is a good reminder aid allowing quick and easy review of psychology and its development and different positions of thought.
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