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Ten Interesting Things About Human Behavior - Suzanne L. Davis

Ten Interesting Things About Human Behavior

Author Suzanne L. Davis

  • Published: 2011-09-03
  • Category: Psychology
3.5 Stars
From 395 Customers Review
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Ten Interesting Things About Human Behavior is a short, lighthearted look at 10 things human beings do, why we do them, and their significance in our everyday lives. What should we make of the talking heads on cable TV who argue about the cause of TV violence on children's behavior - whose explanation is correct? Why are reality TV shows, some of which portray contestants as pathetic and dysfunctional, so popular?

Questions like these usually provoke different answers from different people, each of whom may attribute his or her answers to "common sense." One person argues that "of course children mimic violence they see on TV - my kids do" while another attributes it to "poor parenting - because my kids don't." Which is it, and why?

Research psychologists try to answer these questions as best we can. This book is a brief look at the answers to 10 aspects of human behavior - answers derived from controlled behavioral research that is designed to test various theories about behavior. Certainly, there is more to human behavior than the 10 things I chose for this short book. And there are hundreds of primary sources and research reports that describe the research findings in more depth. They're out there if you'd like to read more.

But for those who are new to the field of Experimental Psychology, 10 Things may pique your interest in learning more about the subject. And for those "armchair psychologists" out there who'd like a quick read about the most fascinating creatures on the planet - human beings - I think you'll like it, too.

Top Customer Reviews

  • Fantastic

    From Epistolary
    To the point in explaining the human condition. I think I will read this every day for a month and look forward to see my thoughts become my words and my words become action.
  • Bcc

    From DmitryMish
  • Wonderful

    From los mennones
    I love the way she writes, it makes me feel like I am there living it in real live,,
  • Interesting indeed

    From Agdistis21
    But very short. Well written though. The author has a nice chatty style of writing that really makes you think she talks just the way she writes :) a pleasant read over all.
  • Outdated.

    From 800lz
    Be careful, this book uses Data that has since been proven otherwise. Certainly, there are other books.
  • Wow

    From 1# book
    I was so amazed by this book. I'm very interested in human behavior and this book purfect for that interest. But... I would like to know the diferent theoreys for sleep. I wonder what dreams i've forgoten. Also i.... I was gona argue with something in the book.... I then i relized it was very elogical. Ok, i got to go think this over. 1 hour later. OK got it. Couldn't it be posible, with alot of reserch and practise, to read someones body languge? If not i have a come back for every time my teachers say "i can tell by your body languge what your thinking blahbalhbalh." and i also know now why people bullie, or at least, have a better explanation for it. I wonder... Thats how people sleep with there eyes open! Itall makes sence now! Lets see if i can explain this... So if people were to go into sleep peralises well there eyes are open they would be able to see well sleeping! Er at least it makes sence to me. :) oh ya, please make another book and sorry for the spelling erors.
  • Great book

    From Majd A
    This is a fascinating and amusing book, a must have read it trust me its GREAT! Its free so just get it read the first chapter if u don't like it delete. But i wont
  • Waste of time!!!!!

    From hjrhfnhfjrbh
    Dont buy
  • Amazing read

    From Iloveenglish
    I am amazed that they're not charging for this book. Truly insightful, easy to read and hard to put down. I finished in 2 days during my commute from and to school.