People are fascinated by psychology, and what makes humans tick. Why do we think and behave the way we do? We’ve all met armchair psychologists claiming to have the answers, and people that ask if psychologists can tell what they’re thinking. The Psychology of Everything is a series of books which debunk the popular myths and pseudo-science surrounding some of life’s biggest questions.
The series explores the hidden psychological factors that drive us, from our subconscious desires and aversions, to our natural social instincts. Absorbing, informative, and always intriguing, each book is written by an expert in the field, examining how research-based knowledge compares with popular wisdom, and showing how psychology can truly enrich our understanding of modern life.
Applying a psychological lens to an array of topics and contemporary concerns - from sex, to fashion, to conspiracy theories - The Psychology of Everything will make you look at everything in a new way.
The Psychology of Time
The Psychology of the Teenage Brain
The Psychology of Running
The Psychology of Attachment
The Psychology of Travel
The Psychology of Counselling
The Psychology of Democracy
The Psychology of Comedy
By Richard Gross
March 07, 2024
What is the meaning of time? Do we have an internal clock? Can time speed up or slow down? The Psychology of Time considers how we define, describe, and experience time. From a discussion of how our language around time is dependent on metaphor, to the role of biology in controlling our bodily ...
By John Coleman
December 12, 2023
Why do teenagers stay up late and struggle to get up in the morning? Do teenagers really take more risks? What is happening with teenagers’ hormones? The Psychology of the Teenage Brain offers all those involved in teenagers’ lives insight into what’s happening in their brains and how understanding...
By Noel Brick, Stuart Holliday
September 20, 2023
Why do people run? How can I improve my running performance? Will running help me feel better? The Psychology of Running provides a unique insight into why running is such a popular form of exercise and competition. From evolutionary perspectives on why humans have needed to run and how our ...
By Robbie Duschinsky, Pehr Granqvist, Tommie Forslund
August 15, 2023
What do we actually mean by ‘attachment’? How do different caregiving styles impact attachment in children? How do early caregiving experiences impact later development? The Psychology of Attachment is an essential introduction to attachment, offering an accessible explanation of the theory, ...
By Andrew Stevenson
May 02, 2023
Why do we travel? Are holidays good for our health? What are the social and psychological factors that drive us to move? The Psychology of Travel provides an eclectic introduction to the range of travel experiences from commuting, to going on holiday, to studying abroad. Travel is a near-universal ...
By Marie Percival
April 13, 2023
What is counselling and how can it help? Does counselling work? How is counselling different from talking to my family and friends about my problems? The Psychology of Counselling explains the different approaches to therapy and how they are used in practice, giving information on what ...
By Darren G. Lilleker, Billur Aslan Ozgul
September 15, 2021
What is a democracy? Why do we form democratic systems? Can democracy survive in an age of distrust and polarisation? The Psychology of Democracy explains the psychological underpinnings behind why people engage with and participate in politics. Covering the influence that political campaigns and ...
By G Neil Martin
August 18, 2021
What makes us laugh? Why is comedy so important? How does comedy affect our behaviour? The Psychology of Comedy provides a unique insight into the role of laughter and humour in our lives. From the mechanics of comedy and what makes a good joke, to the health benefits of laughter, the book delves ...
By George Mather
October 09, 2020
Why do we enjoy art? What inspires us to create artistic works? How can brain science help us understand our taste in art? The Psychology of Art provides an eclectic introduction to the myriad ways in which psychology can help us understand and appreciate creative activities. Exploring how we ...
By Kelly-Ann Allen
October 09, 2020
Can a sense of belonging increase life satisfaction? Why do we sometimes feel lonely? How can we sustain lasting human connections? The Psychology of Belonging explores why feeling like we belong is so important throughout our lives, from childhood to old age, irrespective of culture, race or ...
By Josie Malinowski
October 09, 2020
Why do we dream? What is the connection between our dreams and our mental health? Can we teach ourselves to have lucid dreams? The Psychology of Dreaming delves into the last 100 years of dream research to provide a thought-provoking introduction to what happens in our minds when we sleep. It looks...
By Josephine Perry
October 09, 2020
Why should we exercise? When should we exercise? Why don’t we exercise? The Psychology of Exercise separates fact from fiction, delving into key theories, ideas, and the impact of life stages on when, why, and how we exercise. It explores the barriers and motivators to exercise for children, ...