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 School Bullying

    By Peter K. Smith

    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…

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  • Psychology of Driving

    By Graham J. Hole

    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…

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  • The Psychology of Chess

    By Fernand Gobet

    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…

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  • The Psychology of Vampires

    By David Cohen

    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…

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  • The Psychology of Celebrity

    By Gayle Stever

    This accessible book examines the psychology of celebrity in relation to a culture perpetually focused on fame and the lives of celebrities. Using psychological theories, it explores the positive and negative outcomes of celebrity influence, the relationships celebrities have with their fans, and…

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  • The Psychology of Weather

    By Trevor Harley

    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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  • The Psychology of Climate Change

    By Geoffrey Beattie, Laura McGuire

    What explains our attitudes towards the environment? Why do so many climate change initiatives fail? How can we do more to prevent humans damaging the environment? The Psychology of Climate Change explores the evidence for our changing environment, and suggests there is a significant cognitive bias…

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  • The Psychology of Fashion

    By Carolyn Mair

    What do our clothes say about us? How do the clothes we wear affect our moods and emotions? How does the fashion industry encourage us to aspire to look in a certain way? The Psychology of Fashion offers an insightful introduction to the exciting and dynamic world of fashion in relation to…

    Paperback – 2018-03-15
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  • The Psychology of Sex

    By Meg John Barker

    What can psychology teach us about sex? How do different bodies and brains respond sexually? How can we prevent people being stigmatised for their sexuality? The Psychology of Sex takes you on a tour through the different ways that psychologists have created and sustained certain understandings of…

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  • The Psychology of Trust

    By Ken J. Rotenberg

    What makes us trust people? How is trust developed and maintained? Is Western society facing a crisis of trust? The Psychology of Trust addresses trust issues that are directly relevant to peoples’ experiences in their daily lives. It identifies the factors that cause people to trust, and the…

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  • The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories

    By Jan-Willem van Prooijen

    Who believes in conspiracy theories, and why are some people more susceptible to them than others? What are the consequences of such beliefs? Has a conspiracy theory ever turned out to be true? The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories debunks the myth that conspiracy theories are a modern phenomenon,…

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  • The Psychology of Working Life

    By Toon W. Taris

    What motivates us to do a good job? When does the pressure of work impact upon our health and well-being? How can employers choose the right candidates? The Psychology of Working Life shows how, whether we like it or not, the way we work, and our feelings about it, play a fundamental role in…

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  • The Psychology of Addiction

    By Jenny Svanberg

    When does a harmless habit become an addition? Why do only some of us get addicted? What can make recovery possible? The Psychology of Addiction is a fascinating introduction to the psychological issues surrounding addiction and the impact they have on social policy, recovery and an addict’s…

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  • The Psychology of Gardening

    By Harriet Gross

    Why do so many people love gardening? What does your garden say about you? What is guerrilla gardening? The Psychology of Gardening delves into the huge benefits that gardening can have on our health and emotional well-being, and how this could impact on the entire public health of a country. It…

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  • The Psychology of Performance

    By Stewart T. Cotterill

    Why is performing under pressure often so difficult? What strategies can help us deliver our best performance? How can we boost our self-confidence? The Psychology of Performance explores the key psychological factors that affect our ability to cope under pressure, whether it’s competing in a sport…

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  • The Psychology of Gender

    By Gary 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? What does gender mean to you? The Psychology of Gender looks at our biology, history and culture to consider the impact of gender roles and stereotypes, and…

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  • The Psychology of Grief

    By Richard Gross

    What is happening emotionally when we grieve for a loved one? Is there a ‘right’ way to grieve? What effect does grief have on how we see ourselves? The Psychology of Grief is a humane and intelligent account that highlights the wide range of responses we have to losing a loved one and explores how…

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  • The Psychology of Dieting

    By Jane Ogden

    Why do some of us become overweight? Why is it so difficult to lose weight? How can we adopt healthy attitudes towards food? The Psychology of Dieting takes a broad and balanced view of the causes of weight gain and the challenges involved in dieting. Exploring the cognitive, emotional and social…

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