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Psychology: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guides (Oneworld)) [Paperback]

G. Neil Martin
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7 Aug 2008
Why do we become aggressive? How does the brain allow us to see, hear, and feel? Can listening to Mozart improve IQ? How do babies learn to perceive and think? How can we reduce obesity and cigarette smoking? Is being physically attractive an advantage? Psychology, the scientific study of the mind and our behaviour, has never been more popular. From TV experts to the amateur musings of your best friend, the language of psychology has permeated all aspects of everyday life. Here Martin reveals that modern psychology concerns far more than the everyday stereotypes of Freud, Jung, and ‘common sense’ advice. This Beginner’s Guide is informed by the latest cutting-edge research and provides a vibrant and witty exploration of our senses, how our memory works, and what determines our intelligence, development, and personality.

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications (7 Aug 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1851686029
  • ISBN-13: 978-1851686025
  • Product Dimensions: 13.6 x 2 x 20.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 253,605 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A riveting exploration of who we are and why we behave the way we do.

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Can personality and intelligence be measured?
Is being physically attractive an advantage?
Is it really better to forgive and forget?
How do babies learn to perceive and think?
Can listening to Mozart improve IQ?
What happens when we sleep?

Attempting to answer these important questions and more, psychology – the scientific study of human and nonhuman behaviour – has never been more popular. From TV experts to the amateur musings of your best friend, the language of psychology has permeated all aspects of everyday life. Here, the author proves that modern psychology concerns far more than the everyday stereotypes of Freud, Jung, and ‘common sense’ advice. Exploring the senses, how memory works, and what determines our intelligence and personality, this Beginner’s Guide is informed by the latest cutting-edge research and provides a vibrant and witty examination of the very heart of what it is to be human.

Dr G. Neil Martin is Reader in Psychology, a Fellow of the RSA, a Chartered Scientist, and Director of the Human Olfaction Laboratory at Middlesex University, UK. He has written several books on psychology and neuroscience, co-authored the first online course in introductory psychology in Europe, and has written over 150 articles for The Psychologist, The Times, The Observer, and the Annals of Improbable Research, amongst others. His research focuses on the psychology of smell and taste, the perception and understanding of psychology, and the psychology of humour.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 30 Aug 2013
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This is a great read for those who are beginners in psychology but it is also a great read overall. Martin clearly explains the principles of psychology in terms that are easy to understand as well as explaining psychology thoroughly A good read for students studying psychology at any level. .
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4.0 out of 5 stars wanted simple guide 28 Jun 2014
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my granddaughter is taking her exams on psychology but would find it difficult getting any work experience in this field so I thought books on this subject would help her.She was delighted with this book and said it was easy to understand,
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3.0 out of 5 stars Basic Psychology 14 Jun 2014
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Not quite what I expected . Content is okay but not laid out well so you can dip in and out of book. I think it was too simple and full of things I already knew .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Psychology course book 11 Feb 2014
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Again I bought this book as it was required material in his college course, book was in great condition and was a reasonable priece.
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packed with facts and images for people that wouldent know what thy were reading about
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