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The Psychology Book (Big Ideas Simply…

The Psychology Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained) (edition 2012)

by Nigel Benson, Joannah Ginsburg, Voula Grand, Merrin Lazyan, Marcus Weeks1 more, Catherine Collin (Contributor)

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All the big ideas, simply explained - an innovative and accessible guide to the study of human nature The Psychology Book clearly explains more than 100 groundbreaking ideas in this fascinating field of science.
Title:The Psychology Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)
Authors:Nigel Benson
Other authors:Joannah Ginsburg, Voula Grand, Merrin Lazyan, Marcus Weeks, Catherine Collin (Contributor)
Info:DK (2012), Hardcover, 352 pages
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The Psychology Book by DK is filled with profiles of the work of psychologists and psychoanalysts. The book describes psychology as coming from the Greek “psyche” meaning “soul” or “mind.” “Logia” is a “study” or “account.” These definitions give an overall idea what psychology means.
Psychology developed from its roots of philosophy, through behaviorism, psychotherapy, and the study of the cognitive, social, and developmental psychology, to the psychology of difference. These many branches cover the whole spectrum of mental life and human and animal behavior. These areas have overlapped with many other disciplines. In many ways psychology has influenced decisions made in government, business, industry, advertising, and the mass media. It has given us ideas that have changed the way people think.
In 1879, Wilhelm Wundt founded the very first laboratory of experimental psychology at Leipzig University in Germany, and departments of psychology began springing up across Europe and the United States. The scientific method was applied to questions concerning perception, consciousness, memory, learning, and intelligence. These early practices produced a wealth of theories. “Behaviorists” designed experiments to observe THE behavior of animals in carefully monitored settings. Later these theories were used in human experiments.
The mid-20th century witnessed the cognitive revolution with advances in neuroscience. There was an evolution from Freudian psychology to cognitive therapy that led to new improvements in mental health treatments, and proved a model for the unconscious, human drives, and behavior. At the beginning of the 21st century cognitive psychology was still dominant with an effect on neuroscience, education, and economics. It has even influenced the nature-nurture debate in the light of recent discoveries in genetics and neuroscience. ( )
1 vote erwinkennythomas | Feb 9, 2020 |
It's a good book, I liked it. Has lots of different ideas to ponder. ( )
  Tuke15 | Mar 24, 2019 |
Impactful summary of teachings... ( )
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