The Psychology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
ISBN: 1465458565
EAN13: 9781465458568
Language: English
Pages: 352
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 8.00" W
Weight: 2.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
How does memory work? Who is the distractor in your family? What was the car crash experiment? The Psychology Book is your visual guide to the complex and fascinating world of human behavior. Discover how we learn, become emotionally bonded with others, and develop coping mechanisms to deal with adversity, or conform in a group. Get to know key thinkers, from Freud and Jung to Elizabeth Loftus and Melanie Klein, and follow charts and timelines to make sense of it all and see how one theory influenced another. With concise explanations of different schools of psychology including psychotherapy, cognitive psychology and behaviorism, this is an ideal reference whether you're a student, or a general reader. It's your authoritative guide to over 100 key ideas, theories and conditions, including the collective unconscious, the selfish gene, false memory, psychiatric disorders, and autism. If you're fascinated by the human mind, The Psychology Book is both an invaluable reference and illuminating read.