Book cover, The Psychology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained by DK.Author: DK
Genre: Non-fiction
Published: 2017
Pages: 352
Reading started: October 25th, 2021
Current progress: Page 138 of 352 (39.2%)
Reading ended: December 2nd, 2021. This book was abandoned after 38 days. Why?
Effective reading time: 4 hours, 7 minutes (1 minute, 47 seconds per page)
Number of sessions: 6
Average session reading time: 22 minutes, 31 seconds
Average session review score: 3.8 of 5
Final review score: 2.5 of 5


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The Psychology Book is your visual guide to the complex and fascinating world of human behavior. Discover how we learn, become emotionally bonded with others, and develop coping mechanisms to deal with adversity, or conform in a group. Get to know key thinkers, from Freud and Jung to Elizabeth Loftus and Melanie Klein, and follow charts and timelines to make sense of it all and see how one theory influenced another.

With concise explanations of different schools of psychology including psychotherapy, cognitive psychology and behaviorism, this is an ideal reference whether you’re a student, or a general reader. It’s your authoritative guide to over 100 key ideas, theories and conditions, including the collective unconscious, the "selfish" gene, false memory, psychiatric disorders, and autism.

If you’re fascinated by the human mind, The Psychology Book is both an invaluable reference and illuminating read.

Why was this book abandoned?

This book wasn’t abandoned per se, I just wasn’t able to find the motivation to read it from start to finish. Instead, I started sampling chapters to find the most interesting ones, and skipped the rest.