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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for Beginners Knowledge of Psychology, July 4 2000
Personally I have to say that this is one of the better books on psychology written specifically(hence the title "Pyschology for BEGINNERS). To illustrate, the book is 176 pages with a fairly good index and some interesting and quite explanatory pictures and lots of good information on different psychological tecnhinques. It starts out explaining what psychology is and what it is NOT. It goes back to the philosophers to find its origins(psychology) and traces to the future where we learn and know more about genes, our brain. The book tackels subjects, whcih are quite controversial in teh psychological industry quite tamely and does give different points of view. Like on the nature-nurture debate. It explains some of the new techniques psychology uses and used to classify behavior. It, the book, gives information on psychological and psychiatric associationn. The book explains the courses to take if you want to major in psychology. There are also lots of good graphs showing different information on different behaviors. The author's explantions are interseting and simple even for the layman reader. Some words can be quite techniquel but in all in all, its quite manageable. The author profiles different people and psychologists providing a paragraph to a couple of pages on the figure depending on improtance. The book also gives a good explanation of Freud's theories though does not delve into Jung as much. But thats good. Cause getting into Jung or other psychiatrists would have been to techniquel and not for the "beginner." Buy the book if you are interested in psychology. You will not be disappointed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Jump Start, May 24 1999
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This book is a pretty good introduction into the basics of psychology. It explains the different perspectives and approaches to studying the mind and the different therapies used to treat disorders and undesirable behavior. The illustrations are rather helpful, and there are insights into the history of this science. It's worth a quick study for someone who may be thinking of making psychology their college major or considering therapy or counseling for him/herself.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great, Feb. 2 2012
This review is from: Introducing Psychology (Paperback)
Awesome seller. Came quick and exactly what I expected. I dont know why they want me to write 20 words for when the first few words describe it all. Good seller great item fast shipping.
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