Psychology and the Real World: Essays Illustrating Fundamental Contributions to Society: Second Edition
Published by the FABBS Foundation, Psychology and the Real World: Essays Illustrating Fundamental Contributions to Society: Second Edition is a collection of brief, personal, original essays by some of the most influential psychological scientists of our time. This updated supplemental text provides an affordable, accessible avenue for introducing students to the research that has shaped our understanding of mind, brain, and behavior, and changed the way we live our lives.
Malcolm Gladwell says in the book's Foreward, "As you read through the essays you will, I imagine, be struck by the sheer breadth of topics to which modern psychology has applied itself—from human perception to the use of memory in the courtroom, to teaching children how not to hate, and on and on.“
Edited by former FABBS Foundation Presidents Morton Ann Gernsbacher and James Pomerantz, all proceeds from Psychology and the Real World go towards suporting the educational mission of the FABBS Foundation. We are grateful to the editors and chapter authors who volunteered their time, talent, and financial earnings.
New to this edition: "Work and the Art of Motivation Maintenance" (Adam Grant), "Treatments for Children with Severe Aggressive and Antisocial Behavior" (Alan Kazdin), "Positive Psychology: Cultivating Resilience and Health through Everyday Positive Emotions" (Barbara Fredrickson), "Lie Detection in the Interrogation Room and the Courtroom" (Mark Costanzo), "Work Motivation: From Processes to Purpose" (Ruth Kanfer), "Can the Mind Read Brainwaves?" (Emanuel Donchin), and "The Functional Significance of Temperament"(H Hill Goldsmith).
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Watch Former FABBS Foundation President and co-editor of Psychology and the Real World, Morton Ann Gernsbacher, PhD, highlight the importance of the first edition of the book.