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Heads up psychology /

"...Explores the big ideas from all areas of psychology including psychoanalysis, intelligence, and mental disorders."--Amazon.com. Full description

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Language: English
Published: DK Publishing, 2014
Edition: First American edition.
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SUMMARY

Making a difficult topic easier to comprehend, Heads Up Psychology offers big ideas, simply explained, for teen readers.

Psychology is all around us -- in the advertising we see, the politics we debate, and in the development of products we use every day. Using engaging graphics, Heads Up Psychology explores the big ideas from all areas of psychology including psychoanalysis, intelligence, and mental disorders.

With easy-to-understand coverage of all the approaches to psychology, and the ideas of more than 60 psychologists, from Asch to Milgram and Ramachandran to Zimbardo, this introduction to an often complicated subject is written with young-adult readers in mind, and is structured around the questions they often ask, like "How do I fit in?", "Who needs parents, anyway?", and "Why do I feel so angry all the time?"

In Heads Up Psychology , psychological theories are explained with the help of cleverly conceived graphic illustrations and diagrams to show how they relate to everyday life. Biography spreads give interesting insights into the lives and work of Freud, Pavlov, and more, while other psychologists and their big ideas are profiled in a comprehensive directory, and case study panels describe groundbreaking experiments in the field.

Supports the Common Core State Standards.


Review by Booklist Review

In this attractive book, Weeks takes a difficult, often misunderstood topic and breaks it into manageable, engaging chunks. Using broad, overarching questions, each of the five sections probes one specific area of psychology. Pertinent questions for teens include, What does my brain do? How does my mind work? and Where do I fit in? By interspersing explanations of topics and research studies with biographies of great thinkers, psychological pioneers, and researchers, Weeks helps readers connect fields of psychological study with names they may have heard or read. In true DK fashion, format, graphics, text boxes, pixelated portraits of scientists, bubbles, and balloons all contribute to making this a busy but appealing companion for high-school psychology textbooks. Although not in chronological or alphabetical order, the appended directory of psychologists and their theories is quite useful.--Petty, J. B. Copyright 2010 Booklist

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Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

Filled with intriguing topics, this guide to human behavior highlights ideas central to developmental, biological, cognitive, and other branches of psychological study, while introducing preeminent psychologists and their contributions. The crucial infant-mother bond, how the brain makes decisions and processes memories, mental illness, and the science of emotions are among the topics covered. Attention-getting headers ("Why do good people do bad things?" introduces a discussion of the human capacity for evil) should hook curious readers, while the findings of psychological studies should deepen their understanding of this field. Infographics, sidebars, and photos both create an inviting visual layout and underscore the concepts discussed. Ages 13-17. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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