Psychology: Book Series

The Psychology of Everything

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 Fashion

    By Carolyn Mair

    The Psychology of Fashion provides a succinct overview of how our thinking and behavior is affected by the fashion industry, examining how fashion design can undermine healthy body image, and how psychology can inform a more sustainable perspective on the production and disposal of clothing.…

    Paperback – 2018-03-15 
    Routledge
    The Psychology of Everything

  • The Psychology of Sex

    By Meg John Barker

    What can psychology teach us about sex? Can sex ever be either normal or abnormal, functional or dysfunctional? And how has psychology already shaped our understanding of sex and sexuality? The Psychology of Sex is a clear, concise, and engaging introduction to this fundamental and fascinating…

    Paperback – 2018-03-15 
    Routledge
    The Psychology of Everything

  • The Psychology of Trust

    By Ken J. Rotenberg

    Western societies today are facing a crisis of trust. Politicians, journalists, police officers, church officials, CEOs: all are increasingly distrusted. But what explains this lack of trust? and how is trust developed and maintained? Drawing on a wide range of psychological theories, The…

    Paperback – 2018-03-15 
    Routledge
    The Psychology of Everything

  • The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories

    By Jan-Willem van Prooijen

    The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories presents an engaging introduction to the origins of widespread belief in conspiracy theories. Through a discussion of the history of conspiracy theories, the book will debunk the myth that they are a modern phenomenon, exploring the broad contexts they can…

    Paperback – 2018-03-15 
    Routledge
    The Psychology of Everything

  • The Psychology of Working Life

    By Toon W. Taris

    Whether we like it or not, the way we work, and our feelings about it, play a fundamental role in overall well-being. But what ideas have informed the organization of our working lives, and how are jobs designed to ensure we perform effectively? What motivates us to do a good job, and when does the…

    Paperback – 2018-03-15 
    Routledge
    The Psychology of Everything

  • The Psychology of Addiction

    By Jenny Svanberg

    This accessible book takes a psychological approach to understanding addiction. It considers key questions and myths surrounding addition such as ‘how do people get hooked?’ and ‘can you recover from addiction?’ Using examples from popular culture, the book also draws on psychological and…

    Paperback – 2018-03-15 
    Routledge
    The Psychology of Everything

  • The Psychology of Gardening

    By Harriet Gross

    Gardening is a common and well-loved hobby enjoyed by millions in the UK alone, but what is it about this familiar activity that makes it so attractive? Why do gardeners often say that they lose track of time in the garden? What is guerrilla gardening? And what does your garden say about you? All…

    Paperback – 2018-03-15 
    Routledge
    The Psychology of Everything

  • The Psychology of Gender

    By Gary Dr Wood

    What is the difference between sex and gender? What is the impact of gender-role stereotypes on our lives, our relationships and the world? Do we need to think beyond two category models of sex and gender? What is the future of gender? What does it mean to you? Gender impacts on every aspect of…

    Paperback – 2018-03-15 
    Routledge
    The Psychology of Everything

  • The Psychology of Grief

    By Richard Gross

    Everyone, at some point in their lives, experiences bereavement and the feelings of grief that accompany it. But what is happening emotionally when we grieve for a loved one, and is there a ‘right’ way to grieve? What effect does grief have on how we see ourselves, and why are some expressions of…

    Paperback – 2018-03-15 
    Routledge
    The Psychology of Everything

  • The Psychology of Dieting

    By Jane Ogden

    In an era of overweight and obesity, for some people dieting can be a matter of health, life and death. For others, wracked by body dissatisfaction, dieting can also be dangerous. But in The Psychology of Dieting, health psychologist Jane Ogden offers a clear-sighted overview of why some of us…

    Paperback – 2018-03-15 
    Routledge
    The Psychology of Everything

  • The Psychology of Performance

    By Stewart Cotterill

    Why is it that performing under pressure - whether in sport, at work, or on the stage – is often so difficult? What factors affect our thoughts and feelings on the big occasion, and are there strategies that enable people to excel rather than crumble when it matters most?From the development of…

    Paperback – 2012-08-30
    Routledge
    The Psychology of Everything