A Very Short Introduction

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Psychology is part of everyone's experience: it influences the way we think about everything from education and intelligence to relationships and emotions, advertising, and criminality. People readily behave as amateur psychologists, offering explanations for what we think, feel, and do. But what exactly are psychologists trying to help us understand? What scientific grounding do they have for their approach?

In Psychology: A Very Short Introduction, Dr. Gillian Butler and Dr. Freda McManus provide an understanding of some of psychology's leading ideas and their practical relevance. The authors answer some of the most frequently asked questions about psychology including: What is psychology? How do we use what is in the mind? How does psychology work? How do we influence each other? What can or can't a psychologist do for you? Psychology is a large part of our everyday experience, and this elemental guide is a stimulating introduction for anyone interested in understanding the human mind.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
ISBN: 9780192853813
Characteristics: 161 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.
Additional Contributors: McManus, Freda


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Jul 19, 2017

Though a book for people beginning to learn about the process of human thought, it is nonetheless enjoyable to read. Probably a good book for anyone 12 and older, but only because some of the words might be deemed challenging. If you can read a few big words, or have a nice dictionary, go for it!

qsohk0621 Mar 06, 2012

Good book on the basics of psychology


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Jul 19, 2017

clairelisabeth thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over


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qsohk0621 Mar 07, 2012

Good book if you want to learn about psychology


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