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By Adrian Furnham, Dimitrios Tsivrikos

All within the brain: Psychology for the Curious, 3rd Edition covers very important, topical, and infrequently arguable topics within the box of Psychology in a fascinating replacement or complement to conventional scholar textbooks. The 3rd version of a winning and uniquely readable textbook – comprises greater than thirds fresh fabric, with all retained fabric completely revised and up-to-date. All within the brain, third version bargains a brand new and fascinating option to reflect on key theories and ways in psychology; supplying an unique replacement or complement to standard educating textbooks.

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IQ scores almost never change over time. IQ scores are unrelated to school performance. SATs and other standardized tests are highly coachable. There’s a close link between genius and insanity. Mental retardation is one condition. Most mentally retarded individuals are severely retarded. There is no association between brain size and IQ. Women are worse drivers than men. Creative breakthroughs occur in sudden bursts of insight. Very high levels of motivation usually help when solving difficult problems.

Psychopaths are untreatable. Serial killings are especially common among Whites. com “Untangling” Myths and Psychological Realities 41 ●● ●● ●● ●● ●● ●● ●● ●● ●● ●● Police officers have especially high rates of suicide. There is an addictive personality. Alcoholism is uniquely associated with denial. Most rapes are committed by strangers. Police psychics have proven useful in solving crimes. Homicide is more common than suicide. “Insanity” is a formal psychological and psychiatric term. The legal determination of insanity is based on a person’s current m­ental state.

17. The defining feature of dyslexia is reversing letters. Many people’s per­ ceptions of dyslexia are that those with the condition literally see letters backward. Interestingly, backward writing and letter reversals are evi­ dent in young children learning to write and spell, not just in those with dyslexia. Further, reversing letters is only one issue that dyslexic children suffer with, and are not the defining feature of the condition. 18. Students learn best when teaching styles are matched to their learning styles.

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