Heads up Psychology

Heads up Psychology

Book - 2014
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Making a difficult topic easier to comprehend, Heads Up Psychology offers big ideas, simply explained, for teen readers.

Psychology is all around us -- in the advertising we see, the politics we debate, and in the development of products we use every day. Using engaging graphics, Heads Up Psychology explores the big ideas from all areas of psychology including psychoanalysis, intelligence, and mental disorders.

With easy-to-understand coverage of all the approaches to psychology, and the ideas of more than 60 psychologists, from Asch to Milgram and Ramachandran to Zimbardo, this introduction to an often complicated subject is written with young-adult readers in mind, and is structured around the questions they often ask, like "How do I fit in?", "Who needs parents, anyway?", and "Why do I feel so angry all the time?"

In Heads Up Psychology , psychological theories are explained with the help of cleverly conceived graphic illustrations and diagrams to show how they relate to everyday life. Biography spreads give interesting insights into the lives and work of Freud, Pavlov, and more, while other psychologists and their big ideas are profiled in a comprehensive directory, and case study panels describe groundbreaking experiments in the field.

Supports the Common Core State Standards.

Publisher: New York, New York : DK Publishing, ©2014.
Edition: First American edition.
ISBN: 9781465419934
Characteristics: 160 pages :,illustrations (chiefly color) ;,25 cm


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jchebron Jun 17, 2015

i think this is the book for teachers to restore..revive..htier prior works on learning and for new readers to invent a thinking pattern.

JC Hebron

May 20, 2015

I've had a lot of interest in psychology, and this book has amped that up a million times. Like whoa. Even if you're not keen on psychology, this book is intriguing and has a great format for reading.

Jul 18, 2014

Great book.... Read lots of stuff I had learned elsewhere but it is all in this beginners guide (14 years & up?). I DO NOT feel this is just a book for young adults/kids though.

News stories happen EVERY YEAR where psychological concepts that are outlined in the pages of this book, are part of the news story. For example, the 'bystander effect' based on an assault/murder of a person where MULTIPLE people heard things were going on but NO-ONE did anything.

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