30-Second Psychology: The 50 Most Thought-Provoking by Christian Jarrett

By Christian Jarrett

The key rules in Psychology defined, with color illustrations, in part a minute. Pavlov's canine, Psychoanalysis, Milgram's Obedience research, and Beck's Cognitive treatment? yes, you recognize what all of them suggest. that's, you might have definitely heard of them. yet are you aware sufficient approximately those psychology theories to affix a cocktail party debate or dazzle the bar along with your wisdom? 30-Second Psychology takes the pinnacle 50 strands of considering during this interesting box, and explains them to the final reader in part a minute, utilizing not anything greater than pages, three hundred phrases, and one photograph. the internal workings of the human brain will all of sudden appear much more enjoyable, and alongside the best way we meet the various luminaries within the box, together with William James, Aaron Beck, and (of direction) Sigmund Freud. From Behaviorism to Cognitivism, what higher approach to get a deal with in your internal demons?


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For the students who had been paid just one dollar, however, the contradiction was more easily resolved by altering their original belief. 3-SECOND PSYCHE Whenever a pair of incompatible beliefs or decisions collide in our minds, it provokes a kind of mental discomfort known as ‘cognitive dissonance’. 3-MINUTE ANALYSIS It’s not just us humans who experience cognitive dissonance – monkeys do, too. Louisa Egan and her colleagues at Yale University showed this in a 2007 study in which they offered capuchin monkeys the choice between pairs of differently coloured, yet equally appealing sweets.

He classified his participants according to their level of moral development on the basis of the reasoning behind the answers they gave. Kohlberg identified three levels of moral development, each consisting of two stages. At stage 1, the child’s sense of what is right and wrong is determined by what is punishable and what is not, and at stage 2 by what others want and what brings reward. At stage 3, good behaviour is characterized by whatever pleases and helps others, and at stage 4 by showing respect for authority.

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