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All in the Mind, 3rd Edition

Book Description

All in the Mind: Psychology for the Curious, Third Edition covers important, topical, and sometimes controversial subjects in the field of Psychology in an engaging alternative or supplement to traditional student textbooks. The third edition of a successful and uniquely readable textbook – includes more than two thirds brand new material, with all retained material thoroughly revised and updated. All in the Mind, 3rd Edition offers a new and engaging way to consider key theories and approaches in psychology; providing an original alternative or supplement to traditional teaching textbooks.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Chapter Descriptions
  4. Preface to the Third Edition
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. Some Quirky Quotes About Psychology
  7. 1 Introduction
    1. 1.1 Introduction
    2. 1.2 Public Ignorance About Psychology
    3. 1.3 Tackling Student Skepticism About Psychology
    4. 1.4 Psychology and Control
    5. 1.5 How People Get Tricked
    6. 1.6 Conclusion
  8. 2 “Untangling” Myths and Psychological Realities
    1. 2.1 Popular Myths
    2. 2.2 Mind and Brain Myths
    3. 2.3 Myths about Happiness
    4. 2.4 Modern Myths of Popular Psychology
    5. 2.5 Conclusion
  9. 3 The Names and Dates That Shaped Psychology’s History and Development
    1. 3.1 Introduction
    2. 3.2 The Psychology Thinkers and Their Ideas
    3. 3.3 Conclusion
  10. 4 Science, Pseudo‐Science, and Conspiracy Theories
    1. 4.1 Introduction
    2. 4.2 Maxims for Distinguishing Science From Non‐Science
    3. 4.3 Superstition vs. Science
    4. 4.4 Common Sense
    5. 4.5 Beware the Fortune Cookie
    6. 4.6 Conspiracies and Cover‐Ups
    7. 4.7 Conclusion
  11. 5 The Man Called Freud
    1. 5.1 Knowledge of Psychoanalysis
    2. 5.2 Quizzes
    3. 5.3 The Basics
    4. 5.4 The Dynamics of Personality
    5. 5.5 The Structure of Personality
    6. 5.6 The Development of Personality
    7. 5.7 Dreaming
    8. 5.8 Critiques
    9. 5.9 Freud and Falsifiability
    10. 5.10 Freud Today
  12. 6 A Guide Into Abnormal Psychology
    1. 6.1 Introduction
    2. 6.2 Being Sane in an Insane Place
    3. 6.3 Mental Illnesses
    4. 6.4 How Good Are You?
    5. 6.5 Conclusion
  13. 7 Psychology and Work
    1. 7.1 Introduction
    2. 7.2 Management and Common Sense
    3. 7.3 Psychologists as Business Consultants
    4. 7.4 The Hawthorne Effect
    5. 7.5 Money, Motivation, and Happiness
    6. 7.6 Stress at Work
    7. 7.7 Conclusion
  14. 8 Do Looks Matter?
    1. 8.1 Introduction
    2. 8.2 Defining Attractiveness
    3. 8.3 Are Attractive People More Intelligent?
    4. 8.4 Why do we Find Particular Physical Characteristics Attractive?
    5. 8.5 What Are the Key Factors?
    6. 8.6 Physical Characteristics and Personality
    7. 8.7 Attractive Personalities
    8. 8.8 Attractiveness at Work
    9. 8.9 Conclusion
  15. 9 Judging and Nudging
    1. 9.1 Introduction
    2. 9.2 Cognitive Biases
    3. 9.3 Behavioral Economics
    4. 9.4 Conclusion
  16. 10 A Psychologist in the Marketplace
    1. 10.1 Introduction
    2. 10.2 The Consumer as an Individual
    3. 10.3 Children and Advertising
    4. 10.4 Vulnerability
    5. 10.5 Consumer Decision Making
    6. 10.6 The Social Consumer
    7. 10.7 Services and Products
    8. 10.8 Ethics and Consumer Well‐Being
    9. 10.9 Conclusion
  17. References
  18. Further Reading
  19. Index
  20. End User License Agreement