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Handy Psychology Answer Book


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Lisa Cohen, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist. She is Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and the Director of Research for Psychiatry and Psychology at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. Dr. Cohen divides her time between clinical work, teaching and scientific research..


"Aiming this compendium at a broad audience, from general readers to individuals requiring a supplemental course book, Cohen offers an overview of psychology."-- BookNews
"Bridges the divide between the pop psychology discussed on television talk shows and in magazines, which is often driven more by the entertainment value of the topics than the science behind them, and academic research that is published in journals, in language that is inaccessible to the average person. Highly recommended."-- Choice
"By introducing fun facts with history of psychology, as well as answering questions on how psychology applies to everyday issues, Dr. Cohen delivers a fascinating guide to a general audience. Recommended."-- Christian Library Journal
"Using language a cut above today's on-air pop psychology but mercifully free of jargon, The Handy Psychology Answer Book uses knowledge gained from psychology to answer these and nearly 1,000 other questions."-- Einstein Magazine
"This title intends to provide a rigorous scientific look at psychology that is practical, accessible, and engaging to general readers. Solid, affordable ... for readers with a general interest in psychology."-- Library Journal
'A field guide to psychology! Move over Dr. Phil and Dr. Laura and make way for the "serious science" of psychology. This book brings a scientific perspective to psychology but at the same time presents the life questions and our responses to them in a way that is understandable."-- National Science Teachers Association Recommends
"Any novice in the study of the human mind would be hard pressed to find a more thorough assortment of succinct questions and answers than those found in The Handy Psychology Answer Book."--
"The book excels in explaining human behavior. Whether it be the beginner student with an interest in psychology or the well-experienced psychiatrist, anyone is sure to find something intriguing. Dr. Cohen succeeds in her mission of advancing the accessibility of psychology."-- The Residents' Journal
"If you are looking for a comprehensive guide to the world of psychology, look no further. The author provides more than one thousand answers to questions regarding the psychology of relationships, economics, group dynamics, criminal behavior, and more."-- VOYA

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