Psychology is not an exact science, but people are always interested in learning more about it. People are always curious on how they behave and the various mental disorders that can occur in human. Behavioral psychologists even have observed numerous subjects but they can’t draw an exact conclusion from their observation. The human mind still remains a mystery and it drives psychologists to conduct even more experiments. If you are a college student or simply someone who are interested in the field, you can expand your knowledge through reading psychology books. Numerous ways on how to direct people’s behavior are discussed in those books. Readers are given explanations on how they can use psychological approaches to make people behave in a certain way. Below are two books that might interest you:
Educational Psychology: Developing Learners (7th Edition) by Jeanne Ormrod
This book is targeted for teachers who want to better understand their students. This is a best-seller book that is popular for its clear writing, concrete applications, and in-depth focus on learning. It also encourages teachers to examine their own learning process. By doing so, teachers will gain a better understanding about the concepts explained in the book and how to apply them. This book focuses on core concepts and presents central ideas of educational psychology. Eventually, these concepts and ideas will help teacher understand children as well as adolescents in a better way.
One thing that makes this book stand out from the rest is the seamless movement from theory to applications. It also provides numerous concrete examples to help readers get deeper understanding about educational psychology especially in children and classrooms.
The Handy Psychology Answer Book by Lisa J. Cohen
This interesting book is complied by Lisa J. Cohen, who is a licensed clinical psychologist and researcher. Most psychology books only tell you about theories, but this book will help you understand the science in a fun way. The easy-to-understand content combined makes this book accessible for everyone, from casual readers to experts in the field. Through this book, you can find answers to everyday questions such as “What factors make a marriage last?” or “What are the advantages of getting older?” Besides the 800 psychology questions, this book also features an overview of psychology of morality, everyday living, sex, and money. It is targeted for people who are interested in psychology and can also serve as a supplementary textbook.