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3.94  ·  Rating details ·  288 ratings  ·  38 reviews
Making a difficult topic easier to comprehend, "Heads Up Psychology" offers big ideas, simply explained, for teen readers.

Psychology is all around us -- in the advertising we see, the politics we debate, and in the development of products we use every day. Using engaging graphics, "Heads Up Psychology" explores the big ideas from all areas of psychology including psychoana
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published April 21st 2014 by DK Publishing
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This is an interesting introduction to the world of psychology that covers the main points and people and how it relates to the real world and real people. It has a lot of extra diagrams and illustrations which don't work quite so well on the kindle edition as the detail wasn't all that clear but they were useful and informative none the less. I don't feel that I've actually learnt that much from this but then I do have some basic knowledge and this is aimed at those with none. I can certainly s ...more
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book has plenty of good information for those interested in psychology. They’re a lot of colorful and fun layouts to lighten the content of this book. As a person with no basic knowledge of psychology, I have learned a lot. I do not suggest reading this if you already studied psychology.
Dani 🌙
A very interesting introduction to psychology! I loved the bright and engaging layout, and the scientist pages scattered throughout.
Love this book; it's meant as a juvenile intro to psychology but adults will get a lot out of it too if they've never taken a class or just need a refresher on basics of the subject. It's broken into and explains the different types:
Academic Psych: Social Psy, Cognitive Psy, Biological Psy, Evolutionary Psy, Developmental Psy, Educational Psy, Individual Differences Psy.
Medical Psych: Clinical Psy, Clinical Neuropsychology, Counseling Psy.
Applied Psych: Organizational Psy, User Experience resear
The Girl With The Book Reviews
Jul 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Although I bought this book about 5 years ago, and have reread it a few times (the ink is starting to fade from overuse), I never actually analysed it, not enough to write a book review anyway. Now that I possess book analysis skills, I present to you my review of this book.

The strong point of ''Heads up Psychology'' is that is it divided into 5 major sections, that is, developmental psychology, biological psychology, cognitive psychology, psychology of difference, and social psychology, and als
Patricia J. Mack
Quick take on a complex subject

Enjoyable reading for any interested --- mildly interested -- in this fascinating subject. Well organized, well written, it gives a broad overview of the science of psychology and the gifted people who defined it.
Jodie Rosenbaum
Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was ok
A very slow read for a very interesting subject. I had a lot of trouble reading this one, maybe it’s because I’ve taken a class on it. The diagrams and photos where interesting to look at, but I already knew most of the information in it.
Oct 19, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was Ok

It's fine as a primer on psychology. The font size gave the feeling that it was supposed to be psychology for 5th graders. Maybe that's exactly what this book is and I didn't manage my expectations well enough.
Iryna D
Mar 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A great introductory book into Psychology. Simply fascinating. I wish there was a book like this on every subject.
Ananda Fitria
May 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
An interesting book especially for those who wants to learn more about basic psychology. Every explanation is on point and well described.
Mostafa Nageeb
Aug 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! Very simple and informative
Andre Furtado
Mar 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
Originally targeted at teen audiences, this introduction to psychology actually works for older age groups also willing to improve their understanding of the domain.
Charles Morris
Apr 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
In "Heads Up Psychology" opens the world of the mind and how it works. All of the other tid bits and pictures help make this book a great book. ...more
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Hey guys, so I just finished reading Heads Up Psychology by Marcus Weeks, and no, it was not an assignment. Believe it or not, I read this for enjoyment. Yeah. Actually it's kinda funny how I stumbled across it. I was scrolling through the YA books on Google Play and the cover caught my eye, then the price. Basically two bucks, why not. This novel was a quick read, for me at least anyway cause it was like a fun review from my psych course. In all honesty it was just brushing the surface of the i ...more
Erwin Leonardy
Jul 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: psychology
Frankly, at first I was a bit skeptical about the benefits of voracious reading. I don't have the faintest idea what made me hop on this bandwagon. The impetus that imbued me to read more about psychology is the body language book by Allan Pease which I read earlier. I am truly intrigued by the power of our mind and brain. I read this book chiefly during commuting, therefore, it took me quite some time to finish reading it.

This book serves as a great introduction to psychology. It started off by
Amanda Cain
Feb 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
As someone who has never studied psychology, but is very interested in the subject, I found this book to be an excellent introduction! While directed towards a juvenile audience, I found an incredible amount of information in this small book. Colorful, engaging, and filled with info graphics and mini-biographies, this book would be great for those with an interest in the subject, or for parents to read with their children. While I disagreed with a few points made in the book (for instance, Darwi ...more
A short and simple introduction about psychology. The explanation is clear and easy to read. All of the complicated and interesting concepts/theories are explained briefly, reader may need to find more books or academic article to understand about each concept or theory. Most of the title of each topic causes curious, but the answer is too little and insufficient.
Will benefit high school student/teenagers who are interested in psychology. For an adult it is quite entertain but didn't provide mu
May 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I will be studying Psychology in September and wanted to get a taste of the subject in simple terms as I had little knowledge in the field. The book was very interesting and visually appealing, fitting a lot of general information into bite sized, easy to read chunks. Probably wouldn't be very useful as a reference but as a great starting point. Would definitely recommend it to anybody remotely interested in Psychology, young or old. ...more
A basic though student-friendly text book (because, after all, it is a product of DK Publishing) concerning some of the most influential folks in the field of psychology as well as some of their major theories. Additional information includes some of the most common questions humans ask such as: What makes people tick? Where do I fit in? and How does my mind work?
Valuable resource for student research, simple, straight-forward, and not too lengthy or weighed down with extra details.
Jun 29, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: owned, goodreads-wins
A nice book if you want to be able to talk intelligently about psychology at a cocktail party or review information that you had once learned before. A quick, concise book highlighting the important and trigger points in psychology without a lot of filler. If you want quick insight into psychology, this is a good book for you. Disclaimer: This was a First Reads winner.
Mar 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book offers a very basic overview of selected psychology topics and lays them out in an accessible, easy to read manner. I'd mainly recommend it for teenagers who show an interest in psychology. ...more
May 07, 2016 rated it liked it
This book has a little to say about pretty much every type of psychology and its subjects. A good introduction to the different types of psychology but it can all be a bit much and a little over the head if you just read straight through the book.
Jul 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was like a refresher course for my psychology degree, hehe! A basic overview presented in a fun way :)
Sep 07, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 12-14, nonfiction
Probably more for dipping in and out of than a straight-thru read, but would be a good intro to the topic and lots of fun for talking about.
Nov 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: psychology
This was a fun book to read. It covers lots of ideas with interesting studies.
José Donizetti
May 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great overall introduction of all psychology fields.
Lisa Lou
Jun 05, 2015 added it
Shelves: dnf
DNF - 53%
Oct 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Everything I learned in my psychology major, summed up in one book.
This is probably one of my favourite works of non-fiction that I've read. I thought it was really interesting!

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Marcus Weeks é colaborador frequente de enciclopédias e livros de referência, atuando também como consultor de vários títulos da editora britânica Dorling Kindersley. É autor de diversos livros, como Se liga na filosofia e O livro da psicologia.

Possui uma vasta lista de talentos e interesses. Quando não está escrevendo, é professor de música, dá aulas de inglês para estrangeiros, administra uma ga

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