Book Review: Psychology: A Very Short Introduction
Are you interested in learning about the basics of psychology without drowning in a sea of jargon? Look no further than Psychology: A Very Short Introduction by Gillian Butler and Freda McManus.
Clocking in at a brief 148 pages, this small but mighty book packs a punch. It covers everything from the history of psychology to current debates within the field, all while keeping things digestible for the novice reader.
But what really sets this book apart is its emphasis on real-world applications of psychological principles. Rather than just presenting theoretical concepts, Butler and McManus provide concrete examples of how ideas like conditioning and cognitive biases play out in our everyday lives.
The authors’ approachable writing style and use of relatable anecdotes make even complex topics feel accessible. And while they don’t shy away from critiquing certain psychological theories or practices, they do so with nuance and sensitivity.
Overall, Psychology: A Very Short Introduction is a great resource for anyone looking to dip their toes into the world of psychology. It’s informative without being overwhelming, thought-provoking without being preachy. Plus, it’s short enough to read in one sitting – perfect for those who want to learn some psychology fundamentals without committing to an entire textbook. Highly recommended!
Psychology: A Very Short Introduction
publishedDate : 2014
authors : Gillian Butler, Freda McManus
publishers : OUP Oxford
pageCount : 148
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