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Psychology For Dummies : For Dummies - Adam Cash

Psychology For Dummies

For Dummies

By: Adam Cash


Published: 3rd July 2013
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Understand why you feel and act the way you do

Psychology For Dummies is a fun, user-friendly guide to the basics of human behavior and mental processes. In plain English-and using lots of everyday examples-psychologist Dr. Adam Cash cuts through the jargon to explain what psychology is all about and what it tells you about why you do the things you do.

With this book as your guide, you'll: gain profound insights into human nature; understand yourself better; make sense of individual and group behaviors; explore different approaches in psychology; recognize problems in yourself and others; make informed choices when seeking psychological counseling; and much more.

  • Shows you how understanding human psychology can help you make better decisions, avoid things that cause stress, manage your time to a greater degree, and set goals
  • Helps you make informed choices when seeking psychological counseling
  • Serves as an invaluable supplement to classroom learning

From Freud to forensics, anorexia to xenophobia, Psychology For Dummies takes you on a fascinating journey of self discovery.

About the Author

Adam Cash, PsyD, is Clinical Director of Specialized Psychology Solutions, a child psychology clinic specializing in behavior, learning, development, and autism spectrum disorders. He has taught at the community college and university levels and also worked as a forensic psychologist.


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An excellent book!


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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Informative
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    Comments about Psychology For Dummies:

    A very interesting book with loads of insight. Definitely worth reading for anyone with an interest in psychology.

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    Introduction  1

    Part I: Getting Started with Psychology  5

    Chapter 1: Seeing the Purpose of Psychology 7

    Chapter 2: Making Sense of What People Do: Psychology Essentials 13

    Part II: Picking Your Brain (And Body)  31

    Chapter 3: Hardware, Software, and Wetware 33

    Chapter 4: Conscious Beings 51

    Chapter 5: Getting Sensitive 61

    Part III: Thinking and Feeling and Acting  75

    Chapter 6: Thinking and Speaking 77

    Chapter 7: How Does That Make You Feel? 103

    Chapter 8: Barking up the Learning Tree: Dogs, Cats, and Rats 123

    Part IV: Me, You, and Everything in Between  143

    Chapter 9: Developing an Award-Winning Personality 145

    Chapter 10: Catching the First Boat off Isolation Island 173

    Chapter 11: Conforming Like a Contortionist: Social Psychology 199

    Chapter 12: Growing Up with Psychology 221

    Chapter 13: Modern Abnormal Psychology 241

    Part V: Building a Better You  263

    Chapter 14: Assessing the Problem and Testing the Psyche 265

    Chapter 15: Getting Comfy on the Couch 279

    Chapter 16: Changing Behavior, Changing Thinking 291

    Chapter 17: Being a Person Is Tough: Client-Centered and Existential Therapies 311

    Chapter 18: Stress, Illness, Growth, and Strength 325

    Part VI: The Part of Tens  343

    Chapter 19: Ten Tips for Maintaining Psychological Health 345

    Chapter 20: Ten Great Psychological Movies 351

    Index  357

    ISBN: 9781118603598
    ISBN-10: 1118603591
    Series: For Dummies
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 384
    Published: 3rd July 2013
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 23.24 x 18.8  x 2.03
    Edition Number: 1