THE HANDY PSYCHOLOGY ANSWER BOOK
Examples: How original were Freud’s ideas? How effective is punishment? What does it mean to say the brain is plastic? Why do psychiatric classifications change over time? Subject areas include the history of psychology, major movements, the brain, developmental psychology, abnormal psychology, motivation and the search for happiness, group dynamics, forensic psychology, and the psychology of money, morality, love and marriage, trauma, and everyday living.
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