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The Psychology of Social Media

The Psychology of Social Media

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Ciarán Mc Mahon
April 16, 2019

Are we really being ourselves on social media? Can we benefit from connecting with people we barely know online? Why do some people overshare on social networking sites?   The Psychology of Social Media explores how so much of our everyday lives is played out online, and how this can impact our...

The Psychology of Happiness

The Psychology of Happiness

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Peter Warr
April 16, 2019

Is happiness all down to luck? Do events in our life influence how happy we feel? Can too much of a good thing make us less happy? The Psychology of Happiness introduces readers to the variety of factors that can affect how happy we are. From our personality and feelings of self-worth, to our...

The Psychology of the Paranormal

The Psychology of the Paranormal

1st Edition

Forthcoming

David Groome, Michael Eysenck, Robin Law
April 16, 2019

Can mediums communicate with the dead? Do people really believe they’ve been abducted by aliens? Why do some people make life decisions based on their horoscope? The Psychology of the Paranormal explores some commonly held beliefs regarding experiences so strange they can defy an obvious scientific...

The Psychology of Politics

The Psychology of Politics

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Barry Richards
April 16, 2019

How do some political leaders capture popular support? What is the appeal of belonging to a nation? Can democracy thrive? The Psychology of Politics explores how the emotions which underpin everyday life are also vital in what happens on the political stage. It draws on psychoanalytic ideas to show...

The Psychology of Dog Ownership

The Psychology of Dog Ownership

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Theresa Barlow, Craig Roberts
April 16, 2019

What are the benefits of owning a dog on health and well-being? Why does a ‘problem dog’ behave as it does and how can owners deal with unwanted behaviour? How do dogs communicate with humans and each other? The Psychology of Dog Ownership explores the nature of our unique relationship with dogs...

The Psychology of School Bullying

The Psychology of School Bullying

1st Edition

Peter K. Smith
November 01, 2018

Why do children get involved with bullying? Does cyberbullying differ from traditional bullying? How can bullying at school be prevented? The Psychology of School Bullying explores what bullying is and what factors lead to children playing roles as bullies, victims, defenders, bystanders or even...

The Psychology of Celebrity

The Psychology of Celebrity

1st Edition

Gayle Stever
October 11, 2018

Why are we fascinated by celebrities we’ve never met? What is the difference between fame and celebrity? How has social media enabled a new wave of celebrities? The Psychology of Celebrity explores the origins of celebrity culture, the relationships celebrities have with their fans, how fame can...

Psychology of Driving

Psychology of Driving

1st Edition

Graham J. Hole
October 09, 2018

Do we become better or worse drivers as we age? Why do we indulge in risky behaviour when driving? Will technology remove the human role in driving forever?    The Psychology of Driving is a fascinating introduction into the psychological factors at play when people get behind the wheel. Exploring...

The Psychology of Chess

The Psychology of Chess

1st Edition

Fernand Gobet
October 09, 2018

Do you need to be a genius to be good at chess? What does it take to become a Grandmaster? Can computer programmes beat human intuition in gameplay? The Psychology of Chess is an insightful overview of the roles of intelligence, expertise, and human intuition in playing this complex and ancient...

The Psychology of Vampires

The Psychology of Vampires

1st Edition

David Cohen
October 09, 2018

Why have vampires become such a feature of modern culture? Can vampire-like conditions be explained by medical research? Is there a connection between vampirism and Freud? The Psychology of Vampires presents a captivating look at the origins of vampires in myth and history, and the psychological...

Psychology of Music

Psychology of Music

1st Edition

Susan Hallam
October 09, 2018

How does music affect our moods? What is the best way to develop musical skills? How does the definition of music vary between cultures? The Psychology of Music explores the important impact music has on our everyday lives, and its influence on society, groups and individual people. It demonstrates...

The Psychology of Weather

The Psychology of Weather

1st Edition

Trevor Harley
October 09, 2018

Do you feel happier on a sunny day? Are you afraid of thunderstorms? Are you dreaming of a White Christmas? The Psychology of Weather explores our relationship with the weather, and how it can affect our mood, behaviour, and lifestyle. The book sheds light on our preoccupation with this natural...

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