Gh there was a lot of repetition without much extra expansion I do ive credit to the author s recommendations of books to read further though and I am especially keen to read In Your Face by David Perret as a result It is also interesting to see just how much influence Thinking Fast and Slow has had on popular science and indeed science but few people read peer reviewed journals as it s findings are everywhereThere are many merits to this book and I almost feel bad about only Night And Day giving it three stars but there s so much white space in the pages that I feel it could be legitimately cover to improve the title rather than make it drag I may have had an unusual education but by the time I left college I did not know that many companies administer a type of I test or personality test to applicants as part of their interview procedure Only in a course inraduate school did I encounter the very cool uestions devised to see how one thinks Ben Ambridge doesn t Tennessee Takedown / Ravens Hollow give us many I uestions here but lots of PSY uestions designed to determine how people perceive think and compose opinions Ambridge thinks they re fun and I agree but they re not only fun I argue that it is also instructive to know how most people answer these uestions right or wrongThe set up for the puzzles jokes experiments might be just a sentence or a paragraph The explanation often takes a little space not including thinking time Take for example the short set up for The Patient Scientists have found a new disease that is spreading around the countryThe disease is pretty rare but it causes cancerscientists have developed a test that is 99% accurate and you have tested positive What are the chances you have the disease I am sure you have seen this or a variation of this example before Do you remember how to solve it What percentage of folks can figure it out A hint many psychologists find this confusing Ambridgeives us this a little history of how the uestion is used in real life situations and links to further reading about The Cowboy Takes a Bride (The Bridal Bid game theory examples and a math website that makes jokes about freuent errors in the use of statisticsAmbridge also uses real life scenarios like online dating statistics whether or not to leave your present job with a struggling company whether to change lanes in heavy traffic I have encountered these types of uestions the results and the studies that engendered them before but Ambridge is such aood hud and enthusiastic host that one doesn t mind looking the fool once again Truthfully I think this is the perfect book for a bright teen who may find they are interested in the way folks make decisions reveal their prejudices and believe fallacies Our own errors in judgment are likewise illustrated Ambridge is amusing clear and relevant Readers may find they want to follow the web links to further information and tests if their interest is piued The teen with whom I shared the book with became immediately engrossed He d stated than once that he might be interested in programming for online Michaels Discovery (The Devaneys games I can t think of a entertaining way to learn about the ways people perceive the information they areiven how they react in certain situations and how impressionable we all are This book is a fun way to Shotgun Wedding (Silhouette Yours Truly, get an education This book is a Penguin Paperback Original but it is also available as an eBook If the links are embedded in the e text that might be the best way to read this book though there is something about being able to pass around a paper copy that is appealing I read another paperback version of the book. Findings and invites the reader to test their knowledge of themselves their friends and their families through uizzes jokes andames You’ll measure your personality intelligence moral values skill at drawing capacity for logical reasoning and all of it adding up to a reater knowledge of yourself a higher “Psy ” Lighthearted fun and accessible.
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It would be too easy to dismiss this book as pop psychology I studied psychology to degree level not yesterday and have an abiding interest in it and I didn t find this collection of tests and theories too trite If you enjoy having a little insight into how your mind and others minds work then there is no harm in working your way through this book Interestingly however despite having been a professional classical musician for several years the Mozart Effect does not work for me Give me meditation every time It s nice to be different Definitely a fun and interactive read An interesting and entertaining selection of psychology experiments and accompanying explanations For anyone looking for an in depth and systematic introduction to psychology this might not be the best book to choose but if fun trivia is your thing then it is recommended I did learn a few things along the way and it certainly encouraged me to think differently about some aspects of human behaviour Not a lot that s new here for those familiar with Kahneman and Bargh but this book is still worth reading if only as a light hearted humorously written short summary of practically all the interesting scientifically accepted psychology studies done in modern times It added insights on to the familiar while introducing enough new material and interpretations to keep things interesting For example atheists cringe in discomfort and show measurable signs of stress when asked to make statements like I dare God to paralyze my Mother Interestingly the effect is negligible when God is removed from the statement to control for subjects reacting to saying something unpleasant It seems that all of us have a minimal amount of inherent superstitious beliefs owing to our evolutionary development that we cannot overcome via logic Will you wear the sweater once worn by Hitler even though you know evil does not spread like a disease irrespective of what our ancestors firmly believed Or will you be comfortable in drinking a lass of water if I dipped a perfectly sterilized cockroach into it Interesting stuffThe book also has enough paper and pencil tasks to understand your own psychology from personality to I A ood book for those considering a future in psychology and for those enuinely interested in the field It offers only a basic start to various psychological concepts but it s fun all the same If you know someone who wants an introduction to psychology and hasn t read about it before I can t think of any better book than this one It is accessible but intelligently put together easy to understand but deals with proper scientific vocabulary This is the first one I have found that also has an interactive element and in the take 20 minutes and try this sense rather than a single optical illusion in a chapter of text These weren t Only a Whisper gimmicky and did add to the reward inoing through the book Many of the tests were surprisingly accurate not in itself a surprise iven this was clearly taken seriously but the author himself highlights the issue of conditions not conducive to reliable resultsThe major drawback was that it rarely felt particularly deep Granted this was not intended to be a comprehensive review of psychology but I felt too few of the chapters went deep enough into the topics explored There were some exceptions notably the discussion of the famous Milgram experiment which has appeared in about 50% of the books I ve read recently from uiet to How to WinThe Secret Footballer Because I ve read a bit of popular psychology thou. Psychology 101 as you wish it were taught a collection of entertaining experiments uizzes jokes and interactive exercisesPsychology is the study of mind and behavior how and why people do absolutely everything that people do from the most life changing event such as choosing a partner to the most humdrum such as having an extra donut Ben Ambridge takes these.
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Titled Psy A mind bending miscellany of everyday psychology published in 2015 but I cannot add this edition to the website as I was not ranted a librarian status by GoodreadsAnyway let s Brooklyn's Song get to the review45 out of 5I really recommend this book to anyone interested in Psychology The author has a PhD in Psychology and is a lecturer at Liverpool University UK so he knows what he s doing What I really loved about the book isThe uizzesexperiments are presented in only a couple of pages so almost every 3 pages youet to try and learn about a new psychology experimenttheory and you rarely Men Are Like Waffles--Women Are Like Spaghetti Devotional Study Guide get bored Also Ambridge sticks mostly to academic peer reviewed studies that are important in his field The reason why I didn tive the book 5 out of 5 is that just a few number of the studies or uizzes are repetitiveboring and that one of the books he recommends is a book written by an unprofessional ignorant physician I came to this book late via Ben Ambridge s recent title Are You Smarter than a Chimpanzee In that book it was the human side that I found interesting than the animal psychology so a whole book on people in Ambridge s amiable entertaining style seemed a Plain Jane The Hotshot good bet as it proved to beThere was a fair amount here that you will have come across if you ve read any other popular psychology books from the ultimatumame to common psychological illogicalities like our tendency to Family of Her Dreams give value to something we own than something we don t However there was also enough that I d never seen before to make it an entertaining read and even the familiar was often worth revisitingOne of the unusual things that Ambridge did was to take in a few borderline psychologypsychiatry concepts from the Rorshach Test to Freud s dream analysis and mildly debunk them I say mildly as Ambridge doesn t tear into them butently points out their lack of scientific basisuite a lot of the psychological treats in this miscellany involve taking a little test Those that can be done uickly and without writing in the book Blackmailed Into the Italians Bed go down a treat though once it s necessary to write I suspect a fair number of readers will just look at them and not bother to do them I m afraid I did which is a shame as weet insights into everything from personality tests to Girls Night Out graphologyuess what it doesn t work I particularly liked the way that Ambridge takes on the really well known psychology experiments such as the famous Milgram experiment where subjects were asked to Bound To Ransom (Bound Series Book 2) give another volunteer repeated electric shocks and shows that the traditional interpretation of these experiments may well be wrongI ve a few uibbles Ambridge takes without uestion the 2 sigma level for significance which is far too low as far as physicists are concerned and freuentlyives a web link that doesn t actually take you to the page for the book It s still there but you have to hunt for it via two levels of indirection And he totally misunderstands the finances of Concorde when using it as an example of the sunk cost fallacy suggesting that the airlines kept putting Into the Wild (The McGraws, good money after bad where the airlines actually made a tidy profit flying Concorde plus huge kudos it was theovernments who sponsored the construction who lost moneyAll in all if you ve read several popular psychology books you probably won t find a lot that s new but for absolute beginners or those who want to remind themselves of the fun bits this is a must Like many other reviewers have said this is best as an introduction to psychology rather than something in depth But that said I just think this book This is the perfect introduction to psychology that can be fully enjoyed and appreciated by readers of all agesTake Dr Ben’s uizzes to learn If listening to Mozart makes you smarter Whether or not your boss is a psychopath How ood you are at waiting for a reward and why it matters Why we find symmetrical faces attractive What your taste in art says about