Why do we do the things we do, think the thoughts we think, and feel the ways that we feel? Dr. Andrea Bonior looks at the biggest names, ideas, and studies in the history of psychology and translates their meaning to everyday situations and relationships. Both accessible and applicable, this book offers a foundational understanding of the major fields of psychology—cognitive, behavioral, psychoanalytical, personality, and developmental—as well as compelling insight into your own thoughts and behaviors. By taking a comprehensive look at 37 major thinkers through fascinating profiles, Psychology bridges the gap between the theoretical and the practical, creating a space to explore how we fit into it all.
"Rare is the book that successfully distills centuries of psychological experiments and theory into a form so educational, accessible, and enjoyable. Bonior skillfully imparts why their work matters to us....as human beings."
Matthew N. Goldenberg, M.D., M.Sc., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine
"Dr. Bonior applies her scholarly eye and trademark wit to the daunting task of boiling down hundreds of years of research and theorizing on human behavior into concise, readable summaries of key concepts and influential experiments."
Dave Haaga, Ph.D., Department Chair and Professor of Psychology, American University