Ten Interesting Things About Human Behavior - Suzanne L. Davis

Ten Interesting Things About Human Behavior

By Suzanne L. Davis

  • Release Date: 2011-09-03
  • Genre: Psychology
Score: 3.5
3.5
From 605 Ratings

Description

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.

Reviews

  • Fascinating!

    5
    By Mpennington
    Loved this quick snapshot of human behavior!
  • Informative

    5
    By Stardom lova
    This book was fascinating and very interesting. It really makes you think about everyday life.
  • Makes you see Clearly

    5
    By txbear23
    What can I say I Really enjoyed this e-book. It’s truly fascinating to understand more about the psychology of people. At the end of the day I think it helps us all be better for understanding more about ourselves through psychology.
  • Just wow….

    5
    By phycology_lover
    I found this book quite interesting, I got an insight on what is to come for my schooling. It touched good points but I think by far my favorite thing about this book was the chapter that talked about what happens when we sleep. Thank you for publishing this!!!!!!! PLEASE DO MORE
  • Good book!

    4
    By gnarian
    Short, simple, and interesting read
  • Save yourself the trouble..

    1
    By cindyyyyrodd
    Not a good read by any means
  • Stupid

    1
    By Voyagers night
    I gave it one star because I couldn't give it zero. More aptly called All the Things I Want to Complain About When Flying - get over it.
  • Great

    5
    By New math wiz
    Fun and quick to read. Very interesting information that can be backed up.
  • Woman Scorned??

    3
    By TaoOfCarrie
    I enjoyed the book but the clearly angry undertones could have been left out. It was distracting from what she was actually writing about.
  • Loved it.

    5
    By Jhon101
    A must-read for everyone! I just wish it was more detailed. Really interesting stuff here.