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Explore the human mind and understand the science behind how people think and act in a wide variety of everyday situations with this brand-new visual guide to applied psychology.
Using straightforward definitions and clear, striking visuals, this book makes the workings of the brain easy to understand and shows what happens when things go wrong, with information on disorders such as anxiety and paranoia, as well as explanations of the different therapies that are used to treat them, from CBT to psychoanalysis, group therapy to art therapy.
How Psychology Works explains hundreds of psychological terms clearly and simply, such as neurosis, psychosis, psychopathy, self-efficacy, flow, human factors, and false memory syndrome. It also includes an introduction to the different approaches psychologists use to understand how we behave and think and a detailed look at how the brain influences behavior and psychological health.
With its combination of bold infographics and clear, easy-to-understand text, this book explores and explains the various approaches that psychologists use to study how people think and behave, such as behaviorism, cognitive psychology, and humanism, and shows how these approaches can be applied to real-world situations. With examples from the workplace to the sports field, the courtroom to the classroom, How Psychology Works shows how psychology plays a huge role in all of our lives and offers a greater understanding of what influences behavior, thoughts, and feelings in a variety of environments and scenarios.
Series Overview: Other titles in the series include How Money Works, How Business Works, How the Body Works, How Food Works, and How Science Works.
A uniquely accessible visual guide to applied psychology.
Bold infographics and jargon-free text make psychology easier than ever to understand.
Psychology continues to be an increasingly popular subject among students; in the US, psychology employment is expected to rise by 12% between 2012 and 2022.
Marketing: National consumer/educator advertising campaign
Publicity: National education and consumer press outreach
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“Boasting full-color illustrations on every page…. Even the most science-timid readers will find engagement in its creative exhibitions of diagrams and demonstrations.”—School Library Journal