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This Book Has Issues : Adventures in Popular Psychology

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This Book has Issues delves deep into the human consciousness and casts light onto the reasons why we think, feel, and act the way we do.

Packed with illuminating real-life examples, introductions to groundbreaking psychologists, and plenty of experiments and tests to unveil the way your own mind works, This Book Has Issues has the power not just to intrigue and entertain,

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Hardcover, 160 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by Metro Books
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Catalina
May 27, 2011 Catalina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just started this one, and loving it as well. It is a clever way to introduce the complexity of psychology to an average person like me. Interesting and very easy to follow, and so far i love finding out all the tricky things our brain does to interpret the world around us. I also have the companion book "This book has feelings" which I will tackle next.
John
May 18, 2009 John rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book had some v tasty morsels in it. Interesting food for thought. One of the more interesting ones is the finding that conservative people tend to respond to 'disgust' more than non-conservative people (as determined by brain scans). Also had practical exercises on how you can implant false memories in your friends!

Each double-page is a new topic, so it's an easy pick up, put down book. The 2nd half of the book was a lot more wishy-washy for me.
Emily
the case studies they present are interesting, but this book is not for someone who knows nothing of psychology. I believe the authors intended this for people who at least had a basic background with terminology.
BLACK CAT
Sep 12, 2011 BLACK CAT rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A book dedicated to highlight the flaws of the mind, from the social animal to the perception of the senses. The book also has mini bios of remarkable neuroscientists, psychiatrists and psychologists.
Kasadarko
Sep 02, 2011 Kasadarko rated it liked it
i liked it. it was short and sweet offering solid studies and theories of everyday psychology. i enjoyed taking the tests and it was very relatable. a good morning read.
Rachaelita
Loved this book. Super insightful and thought-provoking. I loved the use of unconventional and intriguing studies, clever examples, and fascinating information.
Daija
Feb 05, 2013 Daija rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is very informative, has great format, flows well and has many reputable resources; making it easy to understand and fun to learn from!
Derek
Nov 11, 2010 Derek rated it liked it
A very basic overview of the field of psychology. Too brief, not enough meat.
Umar
Aug 11, 2011 Umar rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
some interesting tidbits that i didn't learn in university...
Joannah
Oct 11, 2014 Joannah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my book....
Shana Brown
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Meh.
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