By Adrian Furnham, Dimitrios Tsivrikos

All within the brain: Psychology for the Curious, 3rd Edition covers vital, topical, and occasionally arguable topics within the box of Psychology in an enticing replacement or complement to standard pupil textbooks. The 3rd variation of a winning and uniquely readable textbook – contains greater than thirds fresh fabric, with all retained fabric completely revised and up-to-date. All within the brain, third version bargains a brand new and interesting strategy to examine key theories and methods in psychology; supplying an unique substitute or complement to standard educating textbooks.

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Mental health profes­ sionals are found to place more emphasis on their personal experi­ ence than on incorporating wider findings into their diagnoses, and so mechanical predictions assign more valid weightings. 48. Abstinence is the only realistic treatment goal for alcoholics. Many believe that alcoholism is a progressive and incurable disease, and thus that abstinence is a necessary treatment goal for alcoholics. 7% of these could now drink alcohol in moderation, without abusing it. 49. All effective psychotherapies force people to confront the “root” causes of their problems in childhood.

1 Reasons why myths occur. more Georges who live in Georgia than would be expected by chance, for example, as well as Louises living in Louisiana, and Virginias living in Virginia. This is suggested to be due to people gravitating to places that have a similar name to themselves, reflecting implicit egotism, whereby people unconsciously prefer things resembling them. 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.

There are happy and unhappy millionaires. ” In fact, there is precious little difference between men and women, although young women tend to be slightly unhappier than young men, and the oppo­ site is true from middle age onwards. Again, the so‐called benefits of being a man do not and cannot ensure happiness. ” Indeed, the opposite again is true – anything can be done more effec­ tively and achieved more rapidly when we possess the relevant knowl­ edge. At least knowing what does not cause happiness prevents us pursuing it pointlessly.

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