May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. People readily behave as amateur psychologists, offering explanations for what we think, feel, and do. The book ties the story of psychology together fairly well, presents different theories with equal treatment, and the graphs , diagrams and pictures throughout the book are quite useful. A Very Short Introduction, not a fantastic, change your life, put your hair on ends and illuminate you kind of Introduction, but that's fine. Since the start of recorded history, and probably even before, people have been interested in answering questions about why we behave the way we do. Also, this book is a decade old—I wonder what else has happened since then in psychology.
For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our , and if you can't find the answer there, please. Today, however, the science of emotion is in the midst of a revolution on par with the discovery of relativity in physics and natural selection in biology. But what exactly are psychologists trying to do? This seems really important—how is identity formed for an individual typically? But what exactly are psychologists trying to do? Join renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman for a journey into the questions at the heart of our existence. This paradigm shift has far-reaching implications not only for psychology but also medicine, the legal system, airport security, child-rearing, and even meditation. However, I fear someone with no background in psychology who is trying to determine their level of interest might be missing out on all the wonderful things psychology has to offer that this book did not mention.
From its beginnings as a theory of neurosis Freud developed psychoanalysis into a general psychology, which became widely accepted as the predominant mode of discussing personality and interpersonal relationships. But what exactly are psychologists trying to do? What happens when things go wrong? And of course even if it was shown, would it be helpful? Freda McManus is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Oxford's Department of Psychiatry. Until recently it was not possible to study the living human brain directly, so psychologists studied our behaviour, and used their observations to derive hypotheses about what was going on inside. Perhaps I would say, this is a good book for someone who is already familiar with the very basic concepts and would either like a refresher, or would like to explore new topics. Compiling studies, tables and diagrams the authors have written a compelling introduction to the beautiful discipline of psychology. Instead the authors spent much time necessarily delineating the convoluted approaches of different psychological schools of thought. I trained as an economist and reading this book was my own acknowledgement that, like economics, people me included talk about psychology without ever reading about it.
Why do we do what we do - motivation and emotion? Orders ship the same or next business day. This is not an audiobook to leave the listener standing in the outer court of introduction and background information, but leads directly into Plato's argument. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Something similar to Malcolm Gladwell's study cases that you can then extrapolate to your own life. What happens when things go wrong? From its beginnings as a theory of neurosis Freud developed psychoanalysis into a general psychology, which became widely accepted as the predominant mode of discussing personality and interpersonal relationships.
What scientific grounding do they have for their approach? At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. People readily behave as amateur psychologists, offering explanations for what people think, feel, and do. It draws on material from the recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a huge collaborative study drawing together current thinking on the subject from experts in a range of disciplines, and presents the findings of the panel for a general readership for the first time 0 out of 5 stars 0 Hinduism is practiced by about eighty percent of India's population, and by about 30 million people outside India. Why do we do what we do? Minimal signs of usage may include very minor creasing on the cover or on the spine. Spent absolutely no time talking about the unconscious mind, which I would think is pretty important in talking about the science of mental life. This Very Short Introduction explores some of psychology's leading ideas and their practical relevance.
Exploring some of the most important advances and developments in psychology - from evolutionary psychology and issues surrounding adolescence and aggression to cognitive psychology - this is a stimulating introduction for anyone interested in understanding the human mind. Agree with another reviewer that they did not mention many famous or influential psychologists, but only realized this in hindsight. All books are picked, packed and dispatched from the United Kingdom. What gets into the mind - perception and attention? Why do our fears persist? I'm trying to get, rather, remain, excited about that. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly.
If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code. The item shows wear from consistent use, but it remains in good condition and works perfectly. Before reading this book I had no idea about psychology, so I was and still am complete muggle when it comes to that field. What scientific grounding do they have for their approach? It is indeed very short as some concepts and ideas are only explained briefly. What is the current state of knowledge in emotional intelligence? How do you make decisions? Pages and cover are clean and intact. The material presented here is very much what you will see in 700+ page undergraduate introductory psychology texts; there's simply a lot less of it. A well-known populizer of the discipline, Bruce presents here an introduction to a way of thinking that will appeal to anyone interested in deepening their understanding of modern society.
Miller first investigates how political philosophy tackles basic ethical questions such as 'how should we live together in society? Suggested Further Reading: Perspectives on Psychology Eysenck, M. I liked the introduction to the book and how it sets out the key issues to be considered - I found it a useful framework: 1. Another very useful aspect of this book is the compact size. This fits in your back pocket, so it's easy to read and carry around. Locked in the silence and darkness of your skull, the brain fashions the rich narratives of your reality and your identity. Lists very practical uses of psychology, and seems very interested in establishing it as a scientific discipline - understandable, because in my experience psychology is not taken very seriously as a science.
What scientific grounding do they have for their approach? Either way, believing that parents are rigid because of their age could be beneficial in spite of its truth, as it might reduce intergenerational conflict. Instead the authors spent much time necessarily delineating the convoluted approaches of different psychological schools of thought. Điều gì đi vào não người? People readily behave as amateur psychologists, offering explanations for what people think, feel, and do. Cá nhân tôi rất thích đoạn nói về nhận định sai lầm của Cuốn sách giúp người đọc có những kiến thức cơ bản, định hướng về tâm lý học. In this new edition, Gillian Butler and Freda McManus explore a variety of new topics and ways of studying the brain. It is a huge and fast developing field with many branches and a constantly expanding number of practical applications.