Download All in the mind : psychology for the curious by Adrian Furnham, Dimitrios Tsivrikos PDF

By Adrian Furnham, Dimitrios Tsivrikos

All within the brain: Psychology for the Curious, 3rd Edition covers vital, topical, and infrequently arguable topics within the box of Psychology in an interesting substitute or complement to conventional pupil textbooks. The 3rd variation of a profitable and uniquely readable textbook – comprises greater than thirds fresh fabric, with all retained fabric completely revised and up to date. All within the brain, third version deals a brand new and fascinating method to think of key theories and ways in psychology; delivering an unique substitute or complement to conventional educating textbooks.

Show description

Read or Download All in the mind : psychology for the curious PDF

Similar applied psychology books

Managing information overload

This advisor is meant for somebody turning into more and more buried less than an avalanche of knowledge obtained from printouts, memos. e-mails, experiences and faxes. It outlines a private motion plan to minimize info overload, and offers suggestion on getting greatest enjoy the info.

Women in Political Theory

The 1st quantity to discover comprehensively the intersection of feminism, politics and philosophy, ladies in Political thought sheds mild at the contributions of ladies philosophers and theorists to modern political idea. With shut consciousness to the paintings of 5 valuable thinkers, together with Sarah Grimke, Anna Julia Cooper, Jane Addams, Rosa Luxemburg and Hannah Arendt, this booklet not just bargains sustained analyses of the concept of those prime figures, but additionally examines their courting with proven political theorists of the prior, reminiscent of Locke, Machiavelli and the ancients.

Extra resources for All in the mind : psychology for the curious

Sample text

Published 2017 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Names and Dates That Shaped Psychology 47 A few observations: 1. Nearly all the thinkers come from Europe (particularly Germany and Great Britain) and America. This may indicate more of a Western and ethnocentric view than the fact that people from the East or the Southern hemisphere have not made a contribution to psychology. 2. This is very much a look back and does not reflect the many dramatic and important changes that are taking place today. Nevertheless, the list gives a sense of the sweep of psychology, of all the topics that have been considered over time.

If a characteris­ tic is 0% heritable all differences in the trait are entirely determined by the environment, and if it is 100% heritable then all differences are defined by genetics. The majority of personality traits are 60% heritable. Nevertheless, however heritable a trait is does not mean we cannot modify it. Instead, a high heritability means that cur­ rent environmental factors impact minimally on individual differ­ ences in a trait. The figure does not relate to the potential effects of new environments.

4. People’s handshakes have been found to reflect their personalities. Those with firm handshakes are more likely to be extraverts and emo­ tionally expressive, and less likely than average to be shy. 5. People who hold a pencil with their teeth, thus forming a smiling expression, have been found to consider cartoons funnier than people holding one with their lips, similar to a frowning expression. The facial feedback hypothesis explains this, suggesting that our facial muscles deliver feedback to our brains that influences our emotions.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.13 of 5 – based on 13 votes