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The Handy Psychology Answer Book (Handy Answer Books)


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Publisher Comments:

Featuring more than 800 answers to questions of how the human mind and the science of psychology really work, this fascinating discussion gives readers the real facts of modern psychology in a fun, approachable way. Avoiding the entertainment fluff of pop psychology and the dryness of overly academic works, this exploration gives insight into the current science of the mind by answering questions questions such as What makes a marriage last? Why do toddlers have temper tantrums? and What are the benefits of getting older? In addition to the questionandanswer section, an overview looks at the psychology of money, sex, morality, and everyday living.

Book News Annotation:

Aiming this compendium at a broad audience, from general readers to individuals requiring a supplemental course book, Cohen (clinical psychiatry, Beth Israel Medical Center) offers an overview of academic psychology addressing topics including the precursors and history of psychology, major movements and figures in psychology, neuroscience, developmental psychology, social psychology, abnormal psychology, and forensic psychology. In keeping with the series' question-and-answer format, each of the ten sections contains a set of topic-related questions with succinct, one or two paragraph answers. Distributed by Independent Publishers Group. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Lisa J. Cohen is a licensed clinical psychologist who divides her time between clinical work, teaching, scientific research, and her own private practice. She has had numerous articles published on such topics as obsessive-compulsive disorder and opiate addiction. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Product Details

Cohen, Lisa J.
Visible Ink Press
Questions & Answers
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
The Handy Answer Book Series
Publication Date:
9.25 x 7.25 in

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