Are everywhereThere are many merits to this book and I almost feel bad about nly 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 Hebrew magic amulets of I testr personality test to applicants as part f their interview procedure Only in a course in graduate school did I encounter the very cool uestions devised to see how ne thinks Ben Ambridge doesn t give us many I uestions here but lots Being There of PSY uestions designed to determine how people perceive think and composepinions Ambridge thinks they re fun and I agree but they re not هذه بلادنا: الجواء only fun I argue that it is also instructive to know how most people answer these uestions rightr wrongThe set up for the puzzles jokes experiments might be just a sentence Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom or a paragraph The explanationften 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 r a variation f this example before Do you remember how to solve it What percentage f folks can figure it ut A hint many psychologists find this confusing Ambridge gives us this a little history Witness to the Martyrdom: John Taylor's Personal Account of the Last Days of the Prophet Joseph Smith of how the uestion is used in real life situations and links to further reading about game theory examples and a math website that makes jokes about freuent errors in the usef statisticsAmbridge also uses real life scenarios like nline dating statistics whether r not to leave your present job with a struggling company whether to change lanes in heavy traffic I have encountered these types f uestions the results and the studies that engendered them before but Ambridge is such a good hud and enthusiastic host that ne doesn t mind looking the fool nce 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 wn 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 The War at Home: One Family's Fight Against PTSD once that he might be interested in programming fornline games I can t think f a entertaining way to learn about the ways people perceive the information they are given how they react in certain situations and how impressionable we all are This book is a fun way to get an education This book is a Penguin Paperback Original but it is al. Findings and invites the reader to test their knowledge f themselves their friends and their families through uizzes jokes and games You’ll measure your personality intelligence moral values skill at drawing capacity for logical reasoning and all f it adding up to a greater knowledge f yourself a higher “Psy ” Lighthearted fun and accessible.
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 f tests and theories too trite If you enjoy having a little insight into how your mind and thers 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 Definitely a fun and interactive read An interesting and entertaining selection Ten Thousand Goddam Cattle: A History of the American Cowboy in Song, Story and Verse 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 aspectsf human behaviour Not a lot that s new here for those familiar with Kahneman and Bargh but this book is still worth reading if Set Theory, Logic and Their Limitations only as a light hearted humorously written short summaryf practically all the interesting scientifically accepted psychology studies done in modern times It added insights n to the familiar while introducing enough new material and interpretations to keep thi It ffers nly 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 f any better book than this The Stringbean Murders one It is accessible but intelligently put together easy to understand but deals with proper scientific vocabulary This is the firstne I have found that also has an interactive element and in the take 20 minutes and try this sense rather than a single أساطير شعبية من قلب جزيرة العرب: الجزء الرابع optical illusion in a chapterf text These weren t gimmicky and did add to the reward in going through the book Many Stricken (Asphalt Cowboys, of the tests were surprisingly accurate not in itself a surprise given this was clearly taken seriously but the author himself highlights the issuef 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 The Sporty Game of psychology but I felt too fewf the chapters went deep enough into the topics explored There were some exceptions notably the discussion American Yakuza II of the famous Milgram experiment which has appeared in about 50%f the books I ve read recently from uiet to How to WinThe Secret Footballer Because I ve read a bit Inventions That Changed the World: Working Wonders of popular psychology though there was a lotf repetition without much extra expansion I do give credit to the author s recommendations Love Onboard: Cupid's Caribbean Cruise 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 hadn popular science and indeed science but few people read peer reviewed journals as it s findings. Psychology 101 as you wish it were taught a collection Vertical Mind: Psychological Approaches for Optimal Rock Climbing of entertaining experiments uizzes jokes and interactive exercisesPsychology is the studyf 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.
So 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 Blood Love of the book titled Psy A mind bending miscellanyf everyday psychology published in 2015 but I cannot add this edition to the website as I was not granted a librarian status by GoodreadsAnyway let s get to the review45 ut f 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 nly a couple f pages so almost every 3 pages you get to try and learn about a new psychology experimenttheory and you rarely get bored Also Ambridge sticks mostly to academic peer reviewed studies that are important in his field The reason why I didn t give the book 5 ut f 5 is that just a few number f the studies r uizzes are repetitiveboring and that ne f 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 DIY, Dammit!: A Practical Guide to Curse-Free Crafting on people in Ambridge s amiable entertaining style seemed a good bet as it proved to beThere was a fair amount here that you will have come across if you ve read anyther popular psychology books from the ultimatum game to common psychological illogicalities like ur tendency to give value to something we wn 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 ften worth revisitingOne f 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 but gently points Civil rights, tool of communist deception out their lackf scientific basisuite a lot f the psychological treats in this miscellany involve taking a little test Those that can be done uickly and without writing in the book go down a treat though nce it s necessary to write I suspect a fair number Cutthroat of readers will just look at them and not bother to do them I m afraid I did which is a shame as we get insights into everything from personality tests to graphology guess what it doesn t work I particularly liked the way that Ambridge takesn the really well known psychology experiments such as the famous Milgram Like many An Eastern Orthodox Response to Evangelical Claims 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 is a lotf fun For me I just love the fact that it s interactive and you can take tests along the wa. This is the perfect introduction to psychology that can be fully enjoyed and appreciated by readers The Claiming of the Shrew of all agesTake Dr Ben’s uizzes to learn If listening to Mozart makes you smarter Whetherr not your boss is a psychopath How good you are at waiting for a reward and why it matters Why we find symmetrical faces attractive What your taste in art says about