By Adrian Furnham, Dimitrios Tsivrikos
All within the brain: Psychology for the Curious, 3rd Edition covers very important, topical, and occasionally debatable topics within the box of Psychology in an enticing replacement or complement to standard scholar textbooks. The 3rd variation of a profitable and uniquely readable textbook – contains greater than thirds fresh fabric, with all retained fabric completely revised and up to date. All within the brain, third variation deals a brand new and interesting solution to think of key theories and ways in psychology; offering an unique replacement or complement to standard educating textbooks.
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Misleading media portrayals: The media often describes mental ill nesses and treatments as being more sensational than they are. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), for example, has been depicted as dangerous and ruthless. Yet today, ECT is an increasingly safe treat ment method. 50 great myths and why they are false This section is based on the work of Lilienfeld et al. (2011). Myths about the brain and perception 1. Most people use only 10% of their brain power. As discussed above, research shows that there is not a single area that can be destroyed in the brain without leaving stroke or head trauma patients with serious functioning deficits.
If we dream that we die, we actually die. Dreams only occur during REM sleep. People can use lucid dreaming to improve their mental adjustment. Most sleepwalkers are acting out their dreams; most sleeptalkers are verbalizing them. Sleepwalking is harmless. Sleepwalking is associated with deep‐seated psychological problems. Waking a sleepwalker is dangerous. Transcendental meditation is a uniquely effective means of achieving relaxation. Myths about emotion and motivation 23. The polygraph (“lie detector”) test is an accurate means of detecting dishonesty.
Most people who commit suicide leave a suicide note. People who talk a lot about suicide are extremely unlikely to commit it. Asking people about suicide increases their risk for suicide. Suicides are especially likely during the Christmas holidays. Suicide is especially common during the dark days of winter. The age group at highest risk for suicide is adolescents. More women than men commit suicide. Families play a major role in causing or triggering schizophrenia. All people with catatonic schizophrenia are inactive, lying in a fetal position.
All in the mind : psychology for the curious by Adrian Furnham, Dimitrios Tsivrikos