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Publisher's Summary

Today's psychologist is apt to be very different from the image most people conjure up when asked to picture one - an image that almost always suggests Sigmund Freud or someone like him, complete with leather couch.
But as indebted as they may be to Freud's landmark explorations of our psychological landscape, modern psychologists are involved in far more than helping people cope with their inner demons. Instead, they are working in areas that now encompass every part of the process by which we develop and function as people:


How we perceive, remember, and learn
How we select our friends and partners and retain their affection and love
The things that motivate us
Now you can gain a basic introduction to psychology - beginning with its historical context and looking ahead to some of the directions it is likely to take in the future - in this fascinating series of 36 lectures from an acclaimed teacher and author. It explores all of the many new areas that now fit comfortably beneath psychology's umbrella and the sophisticated new research methods that have emerged.
These lectures are both an excellent summary of a transformed profession and an ideal starting point for those eager to expand their understanding of the human mind.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2006 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2006 The Great Courses
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5 out of 5 stars
By TJ on 04-25-15

Great listen

Good overview of Psychology with personal opinions, which often lacking in textbooks. The book is also a good supplement for an introductory course.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer on 01-13-16

amazing!

dense material, but extremely good, especially toward the end. the chapters are just the right length: not too long, not too short.

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10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By J Carrington on 07-07-14

Wonderful lectures. Very clear and to the point.

What made the experience of listening to Psychology of Human Behavior the most enjoyable?

Very interesting insights into the complex human mind. Explained in such a clear and direct manner that every minute feels valuable.

What did you like best about this story?

This is not a story, but I liked how the lectures were structured in a way that you got to experience a whole year of lectures without needing to leave the comfort of your own home.

What does Professor David W. Martin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

His personality and ability to make the lectures even more interesting with just his general tone and personality.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No not really!

Any additional comments?

Brilliant. Will look out for more from this series.

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9 of 9 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Niall on 11-30-14

The perfect introduction for any psychology major!

What made the experience of listening to Psychology of Human Behavior the most enjoyable?

The lectures were short and focused on detail.

What did you like best about this story?

The fact that every chapter focused on a key aspect of the subject content

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I enjoyed all of the lectures but the Psychology of Emotion was my favourite

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The moment at the end of each chapter in which I learnt something extremely valuable to my course.

Any additional comments?

The Psychology of Human Behaviour is the perfect book for any undergraduate psychology major. The series of lectures break down the subject into its key area and explain in great detail to the student, the theories of psychology today. The quality of the teaching is of an extraordinary standard and allows the student to engage in each of the lectures. Every second of the audio book is relevant to the understanding of the subject. Each lecture is short and to the point. The student can focus for half an hour and then come back to learn more another time whenever it suits. Overall, a truly wonderful listen and an incentive to study and learn more of courses on offer by The Great Courses series.

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3 out of 5 stars
By ModsterMan on 06-05-17

Many Nuggets, but More Behaviour than Psychology

Any additional comments?

This had many good nuggets, but it wasn't what I was looking for. I disagree with many things in the text, but I liked the orderly way in which they were grouped and presented. This would be good listening for the budding psychotherapist, but it wouldn't be essential by a long shot.

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5 out of 5 stars
By shane on 04-21-17

Excellent for 1st year psych students or enthusiasts

lectures are 1/2hr so content is a general overview of main topics in a 1st yr psych textbook. Despite this I really enjoyed the content and the lecturer teaching style and his perspective on certain subjects

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