Is this the right book for me? More than just a straight audiobook, this pack offers a unique introduction to the world of phsychology. In a series of structured discussions our panel of four leading experts will guide you through all the key areas of interest, including growth and development, learning, the unconscious and living with others. Whether you're a complete beginner or a student wanting a convenient way to recap before your exams they are guaranteed to hold your attention as they explore exactly why we are the way we are. Ideal for downloading onto an ipod or mp3 player, and with a booklet to help you recap on key ideas and specialist phrases, Psychology for the Curious means you can learn wherever and however you want. Psychology for the Curious includes: Chapter 1: Why bother with psychology? Psychology and common sense The need for a scientific approach The influence of behaviourism The emergence of modern psychology Chapter 2: Sense, stories and social learning The malleability of memory Confabulation Narratives and scripts Chapter 3: Who am I?
Self-esteem The problem of normality Chapter 4: The unconscious mind The psychoanalytic approach How the unconscious mind works Defence mechanisms What the unconscious isn't Chapter 5: Learning, expertise and creativity Levels of learning Predispositions in learning Practice and creativity Experts and novices Chapter 6: Coping with stress The fight or flight reaction Long-term success Physical coping Psychological coping Chapter 7: Community and conflict Sociability and adaptability Social identification Social motivation Chapter 8: Emotional intelligence Facets of emotional intelligence Measuring the EQ Chapter 9: Positive psychology Positive emotions Positive thinking Learned optimism Happiness
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division