Psychology for Dummies takes you on the challenging and thrilling adventure into the astonishing science of why we do the things we do. Along the way you'll find out how psychology helps us improve our relationships, make better decisions, be more effective in our careers, and avoid stress and mental illness in difficult times.
In a friendly, jargon-free style, clinical psychologist and teacher Adam Cash uses practical examples to delve deep into the maze of the human mind: from the basic hardware, software, and "wetware" of our brains to the mysteries of consciousness and the murkier reaches of abnormal behavior. He also provides profound insights into our wants and needs, the differences between psychological approaches, and how positive psychology can help you lead the "good life" that fulfills you most.
- Gain insights into identity and the self
- Cope with stress and illness
- Maintain psychological health
- Make informed choices when seeking counseling
Whether you're new to the unconscious or an established devotee of Freud and pharmacology, Psychology for Dummies is your essential guide to the examined life - and what can make it even more worth living!