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Psychology For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-60359-8
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384 pages
July 2013
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Introduction  1

Part I: Getting Started with Psychology  5

Chapter 1: Seeing the Purpose of Psychology 7

Chapter 2: Making Sense of What People Do: Psychology Essentials 13

Part II: Picking Your Brain (And Body)  31

Chapter 3: Hardware, Software, and Wetware 33

Chapter 4: Conscious Beings 51

Chapter 5: Getting Sensitive 61

Part III: Thinking and Feeling and Acting  75

Chapter 6: Thinking and Speaking 77

Chapter 7: How Does That Make You Feel? 103

Chapter 8: Barking up the Learning Tree: Dogs, Cats, and Rats 123

Part IV: Me, You, and Everything in Between  143

Chapter 9: Developing an Award-Winning Personality 145

Chapter 10: Catching the First Boat off Isolation Island 173

Chapter 11: Conforming Like a Contortionist: Social Psychology 199

Chapter 12: Growing Up with Psychology 221

Chapter 13: Modern Abnormal Psychology 241

Part V: Building a Better You  263

Chapter 14: Assessing the Problem and Testing the Psyche 265

Chapter 15: Getting Comfy on the Couch 279

Chapter 16: Changing Behavior, Changing Thinking 291

Chapter 17: Being a Person Is Tough: Client-Centered and Existential Therapies 311

Chapter 18: Stress, Illness, Growth, and Strength 325

Part VI: The Part of Tens  343

Chapter 19: Ten Tips for Maintaining Psychological Health 345

Chapter 20: Ten Great Psychological Movies 351

Index  357

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