Psychology For Dummies, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118611322
  • ISBN-13: 9781118611326
  • DDC: 150
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 509 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Understandingwhy people behave the way they do can be a real challenge. Psychology For Dummies, 2nd Edition explains human behavior and mental processes in an accessible, user-friendly guide.Following in the successful steps of Psychology For Dummies, this 2nd edition will include new and updated information on a variety of psychology topics.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents at a Glance.
Table of Contents.
1: Getting Started with Psychology.
2: Seeing the Purpose of Psychology.
3: Making Sense of What People Do: Psychology Essentials.
4: Picking Your Brain (And Body).
5: Hardware, Software, and Wetware.
6: Conscious Beings.
7: Getting Sensitive.
8: Thinking and Feeling and Acting.
9: Thinking and Speaking.
10: How Does That Make You Feel?.
11: Barking up the Learning Tree: Dogs, Cats, and Rats.
12: Me, You, and Everything in Between.
13: Developing an Award-Winning Personality.
14: Catching the First Boat Off Isolation Island.
15: Conforming like a Contortionist: Social Psychology.
16: Growing up with Psychology.
17: Modern Abnormal Psychology.
18: Building a Better You.
19: Assessing the Problem and Testing the Psyche.
20: Getting Comfy on the Couch.
21: Changing Behavior, Changing Thinking.
22: Being a Person Is Tough: Client-Centered and Existential Therapies.
23: Stress, Illness, Growth, and Strength.
24: The Part of Tens.
25: Ten Tips for Maintaining Psychological Health.
26: Ten Great Psychological Movies.
About the Author.
Author's Acknowledgments.