Ideal for browsing, pop quizzes, or class openers, this accessible and entertaining reference answers more than 800 questions about how the human mind and the science of psychology really work. Examples: What makes a marriage last? Why do toddlers have temper tantrums? Are people happier in wealthier countries? Topics include psychology fundamentals, the history of psychology, and the psychology of money, morality, sex, and everyday living. Grades 9 and up. Index. Illustrated. Visible Ink. 480 pages. ©2011.
"The author does a good job explaining technical concepts simply. Answers are in plain nontechnical English, and formulas and jargon are kept to a minimum. This second edition will find its place with other popular psychology books."
"Bridges the divide between the pop psychology discussed on television talk shows and in magazines, which is often driven more by the entertainment value of the topics than the science behind them, and academic research that is published in journals, in language that is inaccessible to the average person. Highly recommended."
"This title intends to provide a rigorous scientific look at psychology that is practical, accessible, and engaging to general readers. Solid, affordable ... for readers with a general interest in psychology."
"Any novice in the study of the human mind would be hard pressed to find a more thorough assortment of succinct questions and answers than those found in The Handy Psychology Answer Book."