Continuing where Psychology in Plain English left off, More Psychology in Plain English follows the same easy-reading, folksy and approachable style to describe principles of psychology and how they relate to real life. Dr. Richards uses anecdotes, personal examples, wicked humor, and explanations honed through more than 30 years and more than 700 psychology classes to covers some of his most popular classroom topics.
Is repressed memory as common as Freud thought, and is Freud still important today? What mistakes do humans routinely make in judging how likely events are to occur? Why do we find patterns in events even when they are unrelated? How do genetics make some people more prone to drug addiction, sensation seeking, or being highly sociable? Just how do you teach old dogs new tricks, and how does this same mechanism end up causing superstitious behavior? How are sexual identity, sexual orientation, and sex roles developed, and what did we learn about that process from the case of the opposite sex identical twins? How much control do we have over our happiness, and how can we make our lives happier? Explore these and a myriad of other connected topics in the second volume of this series.