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Psychology is a book that covers the most significant developments in the field of psychology. The inclusion of modern research from the field helps readers approach the subject with a critical thinking point of view.
The book delves deep into evolution to discover how biology and genetics play a role in determining human behavior. A section titled Science to Practice covers the importance of application of concepts that people learn from books. The author writes about how the fundamentals and principles of psychology are being utilized in today’s world to help resolve problems in various disciplines like law, education, business, and medicine. Throughout the book, Baron has weaved in issues regarding gender and diversity that exist in the world. At the end of every important topic, critical thinking questions have been listed for readers to think, solve, and learn. These sets are called ‘Food for Thought’.
Some of the chapters from the book are Psychology: A Science and a Perspective, Sensation and Perception: Making Contact with the World around Us, Biological Bases of Behavior, States of Consciousness, Memory: Of Things Remembered and Forgotten, Learning: How We're Changed by Experience, Cognition: Thinking, Deciding, and Communicating, Human Development II: Adolescence, Adulthood, and Aging, Human Development I: The Childhood Years, Motivation and Emotion, Intelligence: Cognitive, Practical, and Emotional, Health, Stress, and Coping, Personality: Uniqueness and Consistency in the Behavior of Individuals, Mental Disorders: Their Nature and Causes, Social Thought and Social Behavior, and Therapies: Techniques for Alleviating Mental Disorders.
This text is for those who want to learn the basics of psychology. The book is 768 pages long, and the contents have been presented in a student-friendly format.
About Robert Baron
Robert A. Baron is an author and professor.
Baron has authored and co-authored many books. Some of them are Fundamentals of Social Psychology, Behavior in Organizations: Understanding and Managing the Human Side Of Work, Human Aggression, The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, and Social Psychology (With CD). He has also written various articles for psychology journals.
He graduated from the City University of New York and then went on to do his PhD from the University of Iowa, which he completed in 1968. He is currently a Professor of Management and holds the Spears Chair of Entrepreneurship at the School of Business, Oklahoma State University. The author is renowned for his work in social psychology, which includes research on aggression and environmental factors, more importantly, on workplace aggression and entrepreneurship.