The Rough Guide To Psychology

Author: Rough Guides
Editor: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 140538879X
Size: 12,61 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: 13,99 MB
Format: PDF
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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: Penguin
ISBN: 140935993X
Size: 12,26 MB
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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.

The Rough Guide To The Brain

Author: Rough Guides
Editor: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 1409359913
Size: 19,78 MB
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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: 12,60 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 True Crime

Author: Cathy Scott
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 140538140X
Size: 20,99 MB
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The Rough Guide to True Crime is the complete compilation of crime's most notorious villains, heinous acts and shocking misdemeanors. The Rough Guide to True Crime in a new ePub format provides an unusually wide coverage of crime's most appalling occurrences; combining in-depth accounts of the most infamous to the lesser known crimes, from conmen to cyber crime, with 'at-a-glance' fact files throughout. From the Moors murders and Harold Shipman, to the murder of Tupac, this guide illuminates the psychology in play behind the most intriguing crimes in history, from the absurd to the appalling. Written by award-winning journalist and author Cathy Scott, the book features extensive black and white still photographs and profile boxes by forensic expert Professor Louis B. Schlesinger explaining the psychology of serial killers, hit men, burglars and various types of murderers. Lesser violations provide a lighter touch, including Paris Hilton's traffic transgressions and Winona Ryder's shoplifting fetish. The Rough Guide to True Crime explores the best of the haunting genre of True Crime, thrilling the armchair voyeur and amateur criminologist alike.

The Rough Guide To Sex

Author: James McConnachie
Editor: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 1848367546
Size: 11,66 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 Happiness

Author: Nick Baylis
Editor: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 1848360150
Size: 12,61 MB
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Presents theories, research findings, and religious beliefs on possible causes of unhappiness, and offers practical solutions, therapies, and suggestions on how to live a happier life.

The Rough Guide To Genes Cloning

Author: Rough Guides
Editor: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 1848362242
Size: 10,86 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 Rock

Author: Peter Buckley
Editor: Rough Guides
ISBN: 9781843531050
Size: 18,21 MB
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Compiles career biographies of over 1,200 artists and rock music reviews written by fans covering every phase of rock from R&B through punk and rap.