The Rough Guide To Psychology

Author: Rough Guides
Editor: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 140538879X
Size: 16,21 MB
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The Rough Guide to Psychology looks at the question psychologists have been asking for hundreds of years - why are we the way we are? It starts with you, your mind and brain, broadening out to look at your friends and other relationships, then finally on to crowds, mobs and religion. It explores the latest research relevant to crime, schooling, sport, politics, shopping and health, and what happens when the mind goes wrong, including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and more unusual conditions. The Rough Guide to Psychology includes fascinating information on real-life psychology, testing your memory, intelligence, personality and much more, with advice on everything from chat-up lines to developing your creativity. The Rough Guide to Psychology is your ultimate guide to this fascinating subject.

The Rough Guide To Psychology

Author: Christian Jarrett
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1405382899
Size: 19,49 MB
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Why are we the way we are? For over a hundred years psychologists have been conducting scientific experiments to find out. The Rough Guide to Psychology starts with you, your mind and brain, broadens out to your friends and other relationships, then onto crowds, mobs and religion. There are also sections on real-life psychology, showing how the latest research is relevant to crime, schooling, sports, politics, shopping, and health. There are opportunities to test your own memory, intelligence, personality, and much more, as well as advice on everything from pick-up lines to creativity. This book takes a fresh look at the classic cases and studies, from Phineas Gage to Milgram, and combines this with a cutting-edge round-up of the latest research. The last section deals with what happens when the mind falters, covering depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, as well as more unusual conditions. Care is taken throughout to ensure conclusions are tied to the latest high quality psychological science.

The Rough Guide To The Brain

Author: Barry Gibb
Editor: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 1405381477
Size: 12,80 MB
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Within our skulls resides an organ more powerful than the fastest supercomputer, the ultimate multi-tasker controlling everything from the retrieval of memories to complex reasoning – and even breathing. The Rough Guide to the Brain provides an absorbing and accessible introduction to the science of the mind. From how the human brain evolved over millions of years and how it differs from those of other animals to the power of positive thinking and extrasensory perception hypnosis. Illustrated throughout with photos and diagrams, this Rough Guide is guaranteed to get you thinking.

The Rough Guide To The Brain

Author: Rough Guides
Editor: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 1409359913
Size: 13,98 MB
Format: PDF
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How does memory work? Are we addicted to television? What is Alzheimer's Disease? Can machines read our minds? The human brain, with all its inherent complexity, has taken on near mythical status. Its 100 billion nerve cells, forged by nature and refined over millions of years, allow humans the capacity to survive, create culture, love. Once an impenetrable grey mass, modern science is getting to grips with our brains at an unprecedented rate. We are moving from a time of anatomy, in which science did well to characterise the various regions of the brain, to a time in which we can observe thought processes in real time. We have entered a neural renaissance. The Rough Guide to the Brain is for anyone who's ever wanted to know more about how their brain and mind works - and what goes wrong when it doesn't. From how we evolved such an impressive organ to how it achieves the feat that is you. Including numerous insights from leaders in their fields, there's no better way to stimulate your grey matter. Now available in ePub format.

The Rough Guide To Economics

Author: Rough Guides
Editor: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 1409371360
Size: 17,41 MB
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From first economic principles to the financial crisis The Rough Guide to Economics takes you through the financial crisis of 2007 and 2008 and its resulting global problems and explores economics right from its foundations to the present day. Issues caused by the recent financial crisis continue to dominate news across the world and if you want to gain a clear understanding of how economics are central to your world, the Rough Guide to Economics is the ideal no-nonsense guide for you. It explains everything you need to know about monetary policy, inflation, international trade and all the major topics within economics. With the election not too far off it also provides clear-cut information on government tax and spending decisions. You'll discover how economics can illuminate topics as diverse as globalization and development, climate change, and poverty. You'll even be able to see the relevance of economics to topics closer to home such as friendship, smoking and K-pop, and how findings from psychology have influenced economic thinking. Whether you want to learn about economics for work or studies, need a handy reference, or want a clear understanding of the effect of economics on your world, the Rough Guide to Economics is the book for you, with no knowledge of mathematics required. Now available in ePub format.

The Rough Guide To Sex

Author: James McConnachie
Editor: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 1848367546
Size: 16,25 MB
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Has any big subject ever generated so many myths, lies and unfounded claims as sex? The Rough Guide to Sex is the antidote to the cynical hype, noisy boasts and all those embarrassed silences. It tells it how it is - for men and women, gay and straight from touch and masturbation to sexual positions with accessible 'how to do it' advice. Honest and informative, author James McConnachie gets up close and personal, covering not just body parts, techniques and accessories, but sexual health, attitudes, expectations and beliefs. Amply illustrated, this is a book for the curious, dealing with everything you know and don't know about sex- and beyond. It unveils the nature of desire, the meaning of fantasy, the science of orgasm - what works and what doesn't for both him and her. It tells how scientists and gurus, writers and lovers, perverts and priests have all contributed to the story of sex. Above all, it looks at how sex really figures in people's lives. Myth-busting, witty, thoughtful, and candid, The Rough Guide to Sex uncovers the facts of life without the fiction.

The Rough Guide To Genes Cloning

Author: Rough Guides
Editor: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 1848362242
Size: 18,61 MB
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What exactly is a gene? How does cloning actually work? Are designer babies a bad idea? Could we ever clone a human? The Rough Guide To Genes & Cloning answers all these questions and more. From the inside story of cells and their structure and the sleuths who cracked the genetic code to DNA cloning, twins and Dolly the sheep. Illustrated throughout with helpful pictures and diagrams, this Rough Guide turns the microscope on the things that make us what we are.

The Rough Guide To True Crime

Author: Cathy Scott
Editor: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 185828385X
Size: 15,30 MB
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A narrative compilation of famous criminals and crimes from around the world offers insight into the psychological aspects of cases ranging from white-collar and celebrity crimes to acts of violence and murder, in a reference that is complemented by forensic expert profile boxes. Original.

The Rough Guide To Happiness

Author: Nick Baylis
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 140538414X
Size: 16,78 MB
Format: PDF
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Don’t worry, be happy....find out how! What is happiness? And how can we achieve it? The Rough Guide to Happiness is the ultimate ‘how to be happy’ handbook. Discover how to effectively improve your work/life balance, increase self-esteem, and nourish your mind and body while nurturing relationships with the ones you love. The Rough Guide to Happiness will help you navigate your way through all parts of modern day life, offering a practical and effective range of happiness-building techniques. Rely on realistic suggestions from Dr Nick Baylis, a practising therapist and former Dr Feelgood for The Times Saturday Magazine, who has worked with everyone from young offenders to stressed airline pilots! Are some people genetically predisposed to be happier than others? Can money or technology make us happy? The Rough Guide to Happiness explores all these questions and more, going beyond facile tips to offer a deeper understanding of what happiness is with easy solutions for you to implement in your daily life. Drawing on the best ideas from every field, from Hypnosis and Energy Therapy to Positive Psychology and Buddhism, The Rough Guide to Happiness provides a wealth of inspiring insights on how to relieve stress and achieve lasting contentment. Make the Most of Your Time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Happiness.

Great Myths Of The Brain

Author: Christian Jarrett
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118312716
Size: 19,92 MB
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Explores commonly-held myths of the brain through the lens of scientific research, backing up claims with studies and other evidence from the literature Looks at enduring myths such as "Do we only use 10% of our brain?", "Pregnant women lose their mind", "Right-brained people are more creative" and many more