"What is insanity?" "Can we trust our memories?" "Who needs parents, anyway?" The answers to these and many other burning questions lie in the world of psychology. It is all around us, influencing advertising, politics, and product development, and Heads Up Psychology explains it all.
Using engaging graphics, this book explores the big ideas from all areas of psychology, including psychoanalysis, intelligence, and mental disorders, as well as offering biography spreads of key psychologists and case study panels about specific experiments to give everything context. Heads Up Psychology offers big ideas, simply explained for teen readers.
Filled with intriguing topics, this guide to human behavior highlights ideas central to developmental, biological, cognitive, and other branches of psychological study, while introducing preeminent psychologists and their contributions. The crucial infant-mother bond, how the brain makes decisions and processes memories, mental illness, and the science of emotions are among the topics covered. Attention-getting headers ("Why do good people do bad things?" introduces a discussion of the human capacity for evil) should hook curious readers, while the findings of psychological studies should deepen their understanding of this field. Infographics, sidebars, and photos both create an inviting visual layout and underscore the concepts discussed. Ages 13 17.