Psychology For Dummies

Author: Adam Cash
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118611326
Release Date: 2013-06-21
Genre: Psychology

Understand why you feel and act the way you do Psychology For Dummies is a fun, user-friendly guide to the basics of human behavior and mental processes. In plain English—and using lots of everyday examples—psychologist Dr. Adam Cash cuts through the jargon to explain what psychology is all about and what it tells you about why you do the things you do. With this book as your guide, you'll: gain profound insights into human nature; understand yourself better; make sense of individual and group behaviors; explore different approaches in psychology; recognize problems in yourself and others; make informed choices when seeking psychological counseling; and much more. Shows you how understanding human psychology can help you make better decisions, avoid things that cause stress, manage your time to a greater degree, and set goals Helps you make informed choices when seeking psychological counseling Serves as an invaluable supplement to classroom learning From Freud to forensics, anorexia to xenophobia, Psychology For Dummies takes you on a fascinating journey of self discovery.

Forensic Psychology For Dummies

Author: David Canter
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119977377
Release Date: 2012-04-03
Genre: Psychology

A fascinating guide on the psychology of crime Thinking of a career that indulges your CSI fantasies? Want to understand the psychology of crime? Whether studying it for the first time or an interested spectator, Forensic Psychology For Dummies gives you all the essentials for understanding this exciting field, complemented with fascinating case examples from around the world. Inside you'll find out why people commit crime, how psychology helps in the investigative process, the ways psychologists work with criminals behind bars - and how you too can become a forensic psychologist. You'll discover what a typical day is like for a forensic psychologist, how they work with the police to build offender profiles, interview suspects or witnesses, and detect lies! Covers the important role psychology plays in assessing offenders Explains how psychology is applied in the courtroom Explains complicated psychology concepts in easy-to-understand terms If you're a student considering taking forensic psychology or just love to learn about the science behind crime, Forensic Psychology For Dummies is everything you need to get up-to-speed on this fascinating subject.

Social Psychology For Dummies

Author: Daniel Richardson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118770542
Release Date: 2014-10-20
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Provides an overview of social psychology, exploring such topics as relationships, self-identity, and social influence.

Cognitive Psychology For Dummies

Author: Peter J. Hills
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119953913
Release Date: 2016-03-15
Genre: Psychology

Demystify the core concepts of cognitive psychology Written specifically for psychology students – and not other academics - Cognitive Psychology For Dummies is an accessible and entertaining introduction to the field. Unlike the dense and jargon-laden content found in most psychology textbooks, this practical guide provides readers with easy-to-understand explanations of the fundamental elements of cognitive psychology so that they are able obtain a firm grasp of the material. Cognitive Psychology For Dummies follows the structure of a typical university course, which makes it the perfect supplement for students in need of a clear and enjoyable overview of the topic. The complexities of a field that explores internal mental processes – including the study of how people perceive, remember, think, speak, and solve problems – can be overwhelming for first-year psychology students. This practical resource cuts through the academic-speak to provide a clear understanding of the most important elements of cognitive psychology. Obtain a practical understanding of the core concepts of cognitive psychology Supplement required course reading with clear and easy-to-understand overviews Gain confidence in your ability to apply your knowledge of cognitive psychology Prepare for upcoming exams or topic discussions Cognitive Psychology For Dummies is the perfect resource for psychology students who need a clear and readable overview of the core concepts of cognitive psychology.

Sports Psychology For Dummies

Author: Leif H. Smith
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470677827
Release Date: 2010-08-16
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Acquiring the winning edge in sports-the mental edge Mental conditioning is now seen by many to be as critical to sports success as physical conditioning. And for parents eager to ensure their children have a winning edge-as well as a future college scholarship-nothing could be more critical to success. This book offers readers a comprehensive program to gain that winning edge, providing training tips and techniques along with helpful advice to keep in mind while competing. With practical advice on how to strengthen concentration (and when you shouldn't concentrate), talk yourself into winning, and develop routines that will lead to consistent improvement, the book's full personalized program will help any athlete gain over time the winning edge in any sport With tips on how to regulate your energy to avoid exhaustion; and how to enhance your team's chemistry through sports psychology Loaded with real-world examples from amateur and professional sports of all kinds Applicable to not only sports-but business as well-Sports Psychology For Dummies will enhance any competitor's motivation, focus, and will to win, when facing life's toughest challenges.

Positive Psychology For Dummies

Author: Averil Leimon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119996961
Release Date: 2011-01-19
Genre: Psychology

Why do some people achieve greater success and happiness than others? The key is positive psychology. For most of its history, psychology has focused mainly on the darker side of human behaviour - depression, anxiety, psychosis and psychopathic behaviour. In 1998, Martin Seligman became president of the American Psychological Association and inspired a movement to focus on the positives in human behaviour. Positive Psychology For Dummies: Taps into the burgeoning media focus on happiness and positive mental attitude Provides key information on the origins, theory, methods, practitioners and results of positive psychology Demonstrates how to understand what makes you tick, how to hone positive emotions and how to use positive philosophy for success in both your personal and working lives. Is perfect for a wide audience, from those wanting to get more out of their life, to psychology students or counsellors About the author Gladeana McMahon is co-author of Performance Coaching For Dummies. She is regarded as one of the UK’s top ten coaches. Averil Leimon is co-author of Performance Coaching For Dummies. She is a business psychologist and a leading UK leadership coach.

Research Methods in Psychology For Dummies

Author: Martin Dempster
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119035107
Release Date: 2015-10-13
Genre: Psychology

Your hands-on introduction to research methods in psychology Looking for an easily accessible overview of research methods in psychology? This is the book for you! Whether you need to get ahead in class, you're pressed for time, or you just want a take on a topic that's not covered in your textbook, Research Methods in Psychology For Dummies has you covered. Written in plain English and packed with easy-to-follow instruction, this friendly guide takes the intimidation out of the subject and tackles the fundamentals of psychology research in a way that makes it approachable and comprehensible, no matter your background. Inside, you'll find expert coverage of qualitative and quantitative research methods, including surveys, case studies, laboratory observations, tests and experiments—and much more. Serves as an excellent supplement to course textbooks Provides a clear introduction to the scientific method Presents the methodologies and techniques used in psychology research Written by the authors of Psychology Statistics For Dummies If you're a first or second year psychology student and want to supplement your doorstop-sized psychology textbook—and boost your chances of scoring higher at exam time—this hands-on guide breaks down the subject into easily digestible bits and propels you towards success.

Psychology Statistics For Dummies

Author: Donncha Hanna
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119953944
Release Date: 2012-08-10
Genre: Psychology

The introduction to statistics that psychology students can't afford to be without Understanding statistics is a requirement for obtaining and making the most of a degree in psychology, a fact of life that often takes first year psychology students by surprise. Filled with jargon-free explanations and real-life examples, Psychology Statistics For Dummies makes the often-confusing world of statistics a lot less baffling, and provides you with the step-by-step instructions necessary for carrying out data analysis. Psychology Statistics For Dummies: Serves as an easily accessible supplement to doorstop-sized psychology textbooks Provides psychology students with psychology-specific statistics instruction Includes clear explanations and instruction on performing statistical analysis Teaches students how to analyze their data with SPSS, the most widely used statistical packages among students

Psychology for Dummies Portable Edition

Author: Adam Cash
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119945577
Release Date: 2011-11-21
Genre: Psychology

From Freud to forensics, take a fascinating journey of discovery through the science of psychology What made you pick up this book? Was it curiosity about the subject matter? Or did you want to get a better look at that attractive sales clerk? If it was curiosity, what parts of your brain lit up when you spotted the title? Do you find these questions: a) disturbing, b) embarrassing, c) intriguing, d) scary, or e) mildly amusing? Why? Psychologists have been asking questions like these for over a century now. In this book Dr Adam Cash cuts through the scientific jargon and, using plenty of everyday examples, explains what psychology is all about and what it can tell us about ourselves. Do what you're doing, only better ? find out why we're all amateur psychologists and how the application of the scientific method has revolutionised our understanding of human behavior Meet the machine ? explore the biological side of psychology, including a tour of the nervous system and brain, and the faculties that keep us connected to the world around us Be aware of being aware ? learn about the key concepts of conscious awareness and awareness of self, and the complex interplay of emotion, thought and motivation Open the book and find: The role of the body, the mind, relationships and culture in human psychology Explanations of consciousness, awareness and consciousness of self Clear definitions of instincts, feelings and emotions and where they come from Developmental psychology and how people learn The role of gender in psychology Learn about: The evolution of modern psychology The major schools of thought and how they differ The ways in which humans think, learn and feel The application of psychology in everyday life

Child Psychology and Development For Dummies

Author: Laura L. Smith
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118032213
Release Date: 2011-02-09
Genre: Psychology

A complete and comprehensive guide to why kids behave and think the way they do-and how to bring out the best in them. In the U.S., more than 10% of children are diagnosed with psychiatric disorders, while countless others remain undiagnosed. Defining what is "normal" and what is not is of great concern to anyone who works with, guides, nurtures, teaches, or parents children. With new discoveries in mental disorders that affect children, Child Psychology & Development For Dummies provides an informational guide to cognitive development at every stage of a child's life, as well as how to diagnose, treat, and overcome the cognitive barriers that impede learning and development. How to identify and treat mental disorders Covers behavior disorders, autism, attention deficit disorder, reading disabilities, bipolar disorder, and more Guidance on helping a child control impulses, develop self esteem, and have good relationships An essential guide for parents, teachers, and caregivers, Child Psychology & Development For Dummies provides a detailed overview of an average child's cognitive development, how to detect abnormalities, and what to do next.

Statistik f r Dummies

Author: Deborah J. Rumsey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527692767
Release Date: 2016-12-16
Genre: Education

Statistik ist ganz sicher kein beliebtes, aber ein notwendiges und auch n?tzliches Thema. Deborah Rumsey erkl?rt Ihnen in diesem Buch die notwendigen Grundbegriffe, erl?utert die wichtigsten statistischen Konzepte und schafft einen Bezug zwischen Theorie und Praxis. Dabei kommt Sie fast ohne Formeln aus. Sie lernen die verschiedenen grafischen Darstellungsm?glichkeiten von statistischem Material kennen und erfahren, wie Sie Ihre Ergebnisse richtig auswerten. Egal ob Mittelwert, Bias, Standardabweichung oder Konfidenzintervall, schon bald kann Ihnen keiner mehr etwas vormachen.

Psychologie f r Dummies

Author: Adam Cash
Publisher: VCH
ISBN: 3527706240
Release Date: 2010
Genre:

Wenn Sie großes Interesse am Menschen und seinem Verhalten aufbringen, sich aber nicht für lange Abhandlungen und Fachchinesisch erwärmen konnten, dann sollten Sie Psychologie für Dummies lesen! Denn Psychologie ist viel mehr als Freud: Was motiviert einen Menschen, extreme Dinge zu tun? Wie groß ist die Rolle der Biologie? Was bewirken Emotionen und wie kann man sie messen? Welche Faktoren bedingen Verhaltensänderungen? Und ab wann ist jemand verrückt? Adam Cash geht all diesen Fragen nach und gibt Ihnen Einblick in die verschiedenen Forschungsbereiche, in der Psychologen tätig sind: Kognitive Psychologie, Entwicklungspsychologie, Sozialpsychologie, Persönlichkeitspsychologie, Forensische und Klinische Psychologie. Erhalten Sie einen ganz neuen Zugang zu menschlichem Verhalten, Gefühlen und Abnormitäten!

Mandolin Exercises For Dummies

Author: Don Julin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118769522
Release Date: 2014-03-24
Genre: Music

Practice makes perfect with this hands-on resource for mandolin players of all skill levels If you're looking for an accessible practice-based book to improve your playing, you've come to the right place. Mandolin Exercises For Dummies focuses on the skills that players often find challenging and provides tips, tricks and plenty of cool exercises that will have you picking with the best of them—or at least much better than before! Mandolin Exercises For Dummies is packed with instruction—from hundreds of exercises to drills and practice pieces. And it gets better. You'll also have online access to downloadable audio files for each exercise, making this practice-based package a complete mandolin companion. Puts an overview of the fundamentals in perspective, helps you to use exercises to limber up, and much more Dives into the major and minor arpeggios with triad patterns, then moves on to major 7th and minor 7th patterns Details the major scales, then moves on to mastering the minor scales with practice exercises Contains tips to help you practice better, including using a metronome, playing with recordings, and more Master the basics and sharpen your mandolin-playing skills with this reliable resource.

English Grammar Workbook For Dummies

Author: Nuala O'Sullivan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470664544
Release Date: 2010-04-07
Genre: Education

English Grammar Workbook For Dummies, UK Edition is grammar First Aid for anyone wanting to perfect their English and develop the practical skills needed to write and speak correctly. Each chapter focuses on key grammatical principles, with easy-to-follow theory and examples as well as practice questions and explanations. From verbs, prepositions and tenses, to style, expressions and tricky word traps, this hands-on workbook is essential for both beginners looking to learn and practise the basics of English grammar, and those who want to brush up skills they already have - quickly, easily, and with confidence. English Grammar Workbook For Dummies, UK Edition covers: Part I: Laying the Groundwork: Grammar Basics Chapter 1: Placing the Proper Verb in the Proper Place Chapter 2: Matchmaker, Make Me a Match: Pairing Subjects and Verbs Correctly Chapter 3: Who Is She, and What Is It? The Lowdown on Pronouns Chapter 4: Finishing What You Start: Writing Complete Sentences Part II: Mastering Mechanics Chapter 5: Exercising Comma Sense Chapter 6: Made You Look! Punctuation Marks That Demand Attention Chapter 7: One Small Mark, a Whole New Meaning: Apostrophes Chapter 8: "Let Me Speak!" Quotation Marks Chapter 9: Hitting the Big Time: Capital Letters Part III: The Pickier Points of Correct Verb and Pronoun Use Chapter 10: The Case of It (And Other Pronouns) Chapter 11: Choosing the Best Pronoun for a Tricky Sentence Chapter 12: Travelling in Time: Tricky Verb-Tense Situations Chapter 13: Are You and Your Verbs in the Right Mood? Part IV: All You Need to Know about Descriptions and Comparisons Chapter 14: Writing Good or Well: Adjectives and Adverbs Chapter 15: Going on Location: Placing Descriptions Correctly Chapter 16: For Better or Worse: Forming Comparisons Chapter 17: Apples and Oranges: Improper Comparisons Part V: Writing with Style Chapter 18: Keeping Your Balance Chapter 19: Spicing Up and Trimming Down Your Sentences Chapter 20: Steering Clear of Tricky Word Traps Part VI: The Part of Tens Chapter 21: Ten Over-corrections Chapter 22: Ten Errors to Avoid at All Cost