The Handy Psychology Answer Book helps answer why humans do what we do through accurate scientific data presented in a lively, accessible, and engaging way. It covers the fundamentals and explains the psychology behind how people deal with money, sex, morality, family, children, aging, addiction, work, and other everyday issues.
Spanning the modern development of psychological science and practice-the era most relevant to today's psychologists-this concise overview of psychology's history focuses on how the field has striven to make a positive impact on society and the individuals within it. It not only examines, decade by decade, the key developments in psychology, but goes beyond the usual schools and systems approach to illuminate not just how psychological theories developed but how they have been applied and practiced.
This volume is a comprehensive overview of the scientific discipline that studies psychological and biological processes and behavior in humans and other animals. It features chapters on the history of the field, the thought process, memory, theories of personality, and key figures, such as William James, Sigmund Freud, Jean Piaget, B. F. Skinner, and Daniel Kahneman, who helped shape the field.
The Psych 101 eBook Sampler is a collection of excerpts (including all introductory pages and the first chapter) from each of the books in the Psych 101 series. This series offers short, reader-friendly introductions to cutting-edge topics in psychology. With key concepts, controversial topics, and fascinating accounts of up-to-the-minute research, it is an invaluable resource for all students of psychology and anyone interested in the field.