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Helpful Psychology Books for Class

The Psychology Book: From Shamanism to Cutting-Edge Neuroscience

What could be more fascinating than the workings of the human mind? This stunningly illustrated survey in Sterling's Milestones series chronicles the history of psychology through 250 landmark events, theories, publications, experiments, and discoveries. Beginning with ancient philosophies of well-being, it touches on such controversial topics as phrenology, sexual taboos, electroshock therapy, multiple personality disorder, and the nature of evil.

50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology

50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology uses popular myths as a vehicle for helping students and laypersons to distinguish science from pseudoscience. Uses common myths as a vehicle for exploring how to distinguish factual from fictional claims in popular psychology. Explores topics that readers will relate to, but often misunderstand, such as 'opposites attract', 'people use only 10% of their brains', and 'handwriting reveals your personality.' Provides a 'mythbusting kit' for evaluating folk psychology claims in everyday life.Teaches essential critical thinking skills through detailed discussions of each myth. Includes over 200 additional psychological myths. 

Writing in Psychology

The importance of writing -- Some general advice about how to write -- Conducting a literature search -- Sections of an empirical report : title page, abstract, introduction, and method -- Sections of an empirical report : results and discussion -- Research proposals -- Literature reviews and term papers -- Rules of writing : APA -- Rules of writing : general.

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