Ten Interesting Things About Human Behavior by Suzanne L. Davis

Ten Interesting Things About Human Behavior

By Suzanne L. Davis

  • Release Date: 2011-09-03
  • Genre: Psychology
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Description

Ten Interesting Things About Human Behavior is a short, lighthearted look at 10 things human beings do, why we do them, and their significance in our everyday lives. What should we make of the talking heads on cable TV who argue about the cause of TV violence on children's behavior - whose explanation is correct? Why are reality TV shows, some of which portray contestants as pathetic and dysfunctional, so popular?

Questions like these usually provoke different answers from different people, each of whom may attribute his or her answers to "common sense." One person argues that "of course children mimic violence they see on TV - my kids do" while another attributes it to "poor parenting - because my kids don't." Which is it, and why?

Research psychologists try to answer these questions as best we can. This book is a brief look at the answers to 10 aspects of human behavior - answers derived from controlled behavioral research that is designed to test various theories about behavior. Certainly, there is more to human behavior than the 10 things I chose for this short book. And there are hundreds of primary sources and research reports that describe the research findings in more depth. They're out there if you'd like to read more.

But for those who are new to the field of Experimental Psychology, 10 Things may pique your interest in learning more about the subject. And for those "armchair psychologists" out there who'd like a quick read about the most fascinating creatures on the planet - human beings - I think you'll like it, too.

Reviews

  • Great Read, short and interesting

    5
    By virtual_ad
    Read it during breakfast. Insightful.
  • Fascinating

    5
    By XMarkspot
    Wow a lot of this stuff I've learnt through trial and error. Great reinforcement. Thanks.
  • Great!

    5
    By Shyra44
    This book was very interesting and easy to understand given the examples. I hope there will be more books like this! ;)
  • Good fun read

    4
    By MadCatter55
    Very interesting and easy to relate to personal experience
  • Educational

    5
    By DarkGary
    This free book was an enjoyable read I'll be sure to contact the author on some questions and hopefully to encourage a sequel....Thanks!
  • Enjoyable

    5
    By Kitty 2 and 1
    An easy and enjoyable read. Would definitely like to see a sequel... And in fact a whole series that shares the knowledge of human behavior from the professional's perspective to the common public in this easy to understand format.
  • 10 Things I Thought I Knew!

    4
    By Disjecta
    This is a very interesting book, and while it is rather short, the assertions are clearly explained and to the point. I really enjoy the self improvement genera, and this book is simple but enjoyable. Read it while riding the bus to work!
  • 10 interesting things about the human body

    5
    By Xvxsdgsfbdbf
    Great book. Quite informative and very easy to understand. Definitely needs a sequel.
  • Enjoyable, interesting and accessible.

    4
    By ScruffyPanda
    Would love a sequel!!
  • this book delivers

    5
    By JuddMan03
    those ten things were indeed interesting.

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