Faced with mindless duty, when an audio book player slips into a rear pocket and mini buds pop into ears, old is made new again.
In Think Psychology 2010, Abigail Baird offers an enlightening introduction to human psychology. In 18 chapters, Baird introduces an overview of psychology beginning with research methods, middling through how the mind works, including psychopathology, and ending with psychological health.
In her book, Baird reveals histories of leaders in the profession; recounts some ground-breaking patient cases that reveal brain function and segmentation, explores brain abnormalities, and writes about revelatory psychiatric studies. In her journey through psychology’s history, Baird explains patient’ classifications, defines modern patient’ diagnosis, and explores interpretations of sex, gender, cognition, conscious, subconscious, and unconscious. In exploring how the mind works, Baird addresses learning, memory, and sleep. Baird touches on the legal profession’s use of psychology to defend clients, issues of social psychology, and questions about nurture versus nature. As an introduction to psychology, there could be no better review.
If a student is contemplating entering the field of psychology, Professor Baird’s Think Psychology 2010 is a must-read or listen experience.
Stein???s book is a writer???s road map. Writers see the highways and streets of writing a good story. Stein???s map reveals where a story begins, which roads to follow, and where a story ends. He explains how to write actionably. Do not write ???he was upset???, write, ???He threw an ash tray through the living room window, sprinkling shards of glass across a brown patch of grass???. The first line is vague. It is telling the reader that the character is upset. The second line shows action. It makes the reader decide on the character???s mood. A good writer is emoting readers to feel character emotion. He does not tell the reader what to think. On Stein???s map, this is the beginning of good story telling.
Stein offers more and says it better.
This is a book for the reference shelf; to be read; to be listened to; again and again.