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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (14 Oct 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470945559
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470945551
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 22.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 37,441 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Does House use humor to mask his true self? At what point does an indulgence become an addiction? Can anything make Taub happy? How does Cameron′s past affect all of her future relationships? Why does everyone lie? Gregory House is a medical genius and a Sherlock Holmesian figure, but he′s also a self–destructive, deeply troubled misanthrope. What is it about this angry, arrogant curmudgeon that is so appealing to us? House and Psychology offers a fascinating psychological profile of Gregory House and his team at Princeton–Plainsboro Hospital. Is House a hero or an antihero? Does Wilson need House′s emotional support? Are all of the relationships on this show doomed to fail? The answers to these questions allow us to appreciate our favorite characters more deeply but also serve as a crystal–clear window into our own behavior. Why do we deceive people? How do we define addiction? Can we help others without expecting anything in return? Combining psychological theory with the latest in psychological research, House and Psychology lets us understand what makes this show tick.

About the Author

Ted Cascio writes for the Hollywood PhD blog in Psychology Today. He teaches psychology at Universidad de Deusto in the Basque region of northern Spain. Leonard L. Martin is a professor of social psychology at the University of Georgia.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By GreenShip on 1 Sep 2012
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There are several contributors to this book. All of them like watching House, and share their scientific wisdom with us, which makes the show even more interesting and memorable. I have come half-way through the book, and really not one single page is boring. The authors gives us explanations from the most recent psychology research, science news is presented in an entertaining context. As a fulfilment of the House experience, I adore this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Fermat on 17 Mar 2013
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It is very difficult for me to judge, if the aim of the editors, to avoid including anything flimsy or resonant with "pop" psychology and psychobabble, is met. That is for eminent psychologists to confirm or refute.

All House fans will enjoy this book. Clearly the authors of the various articles are avid fans of the TV series. It is so much more fun reading something written by enthusiasts. That is not to say that the articles are not critical at times. There is plenty of food for thought.

House is a phenomenon. It was the most-watched TV show on the planet. The viewing figures in the USA and UK were not always spectacular, but elsewhere on the planet, it enjoyed and enjoys astonishingly broad appeal and cult status.

We House fans have been spoiled by the number of high quality books about the series. This is another one. Enjoy and message me if you would like to exchange ideas and/or memories about the people and the events at PPTH!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Morebrightness on 24 Feb 2013
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Although this book has no authorisation from the makers of House, to publish this book, it is written in a style to be of interest to House fans.
My library didn't stock it, and I have 2 or 3 friends who will want to borrow it . Nice to be able to read about the character, now the series has finished.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Egle Cesnaite on 23 Oct 2013
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Really into House book, though I'ce expected different attitude in it.
It sounds a bit more of university level as it discusses life based questions, topics, ideas, etc. and then puts examples from House, sounds a bit immature style.

Though really interesting theories, but the style how authors just simply put examples from House - is too simple and straight forward.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs Gina M Hague on 12 Jun 2013
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Being a complete House nut and having been taken by Hugh Laurie for many years this book is a fun read whilst being interesting too.
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