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|ISBN:||9781465419934 : 1465419934|
|Description:||160 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||What is psychology? --
What do psychologists do? --
Research methods --
What makes me tick? Who needs parents, anyway? ; Can't you just grow up? ; Can you be molded? ; You don't need no education ; Biography : Ivan Pavlov ; Live and learn ; Why did you behave like that? ; Do you know what's right and wrong? ; Biography : Mary Ainsworth ; Is it never too late? ; Developmental psychology in the real world --
What does my brain do? Is your mind different from your brain? ; What goes on in your brain? ; What can brain damage tell us? ; Biography : Santiago Ramón y Cajal ; What is consciousness? ; Biography : Vilanayur Ramachandran ; Dream on--
; Biological psychology in the real world --
How does my mind work? What is knowledge? ; Decisions, decisions, decisions ; Why do you remember stuff? ; Biography : Elizabeth Loftus ; How are memories stored? ; Don't trust your memory ; Information overload? ; Biography : Donald Broadbent ; Watch your language! ; Are you fooling yourself? ; How do you make sense of the world? ; Don't believe your eyes ; Cognitive psychology in the real world --
What makes me unique? What makes you so special? ; What are you like? ; Biography : Gordon Allport ; So you think you're smart? ; Why are you so moody? ; What motivates you? ; Do personalities change? ; Feeling down? ; What makes an addict? ; Biography : Sigmund Freud ; What is normal? ; Are you insane? ; Is anyone really evil? ; It's good to talk ; Is therapy the answer? ; Don't worry, be happy! ; Psychology of difference in the real world --
Where do I fit in? Would you follow the crowd? ; Why do good people do bad things? ; Don't be so selfish! ; Biography : Solomon Asch ; Attitude problem? ; The power of persuasion ; What makes you angry? ; Biography : Stanley Milgram ; Are you in the in crowd? ; What makes a winning team? ; Can you perform under pressure? ; Do guys think like girls? ; Why do people fall in love? ; Social psychology in the real world.
|Responsibility:||written by Marcus Weeks ; consultant, Dr. John Mildinhall.|
"[The] psychological theories are explained with the help of cleverly conceived graphic illustrations and diagrams to show how they relate to everyday life." - Teenreads.com "Intriguing topics [and]