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Product Details

  • Paperback: 56 pages
  • Publisher: Mindgame Books (October 25, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0578094460
  • ISBN-13: 978-0578094465
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (233 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,434,837 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Suzanne L. Davis, Ph.D., is a research psychologist, consultant, author, and blogger. She loves the idea of combining psychological and experimental fiction and thought. Her novels are largely character-driven and focus on the psychology of her characters. No paranormal or fantasy here. Just stories about the most amazing creatures - human beings - and how they think and behave in everyday life. Suzanne believes there is brilliance in the ordinary.

More About the Author

Suzanne writes psychological and somewhat experimental fiction. She is the author of "Me or Whatever" as well as the nonfiction title "10 Interesting Things About Human Behavior."

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42 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Mei on February 18, 2012
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This book has only 405 locations, so it takes no more than half an hour or so to read. There are 10 chapters in this book, all chapters are about human behouviour. There are examples of behaviour in each chapter that you will recognise from your own life, making this book more appealing than a book with just the theory.

A few examples of the subjects:
-chapter 1 explains how changing your behaviour can change your attitude. This chapter explaines that when your behaviour and your believes don't match, your brain finds a solution, namely: changing your attitude.
-chapter 2 clarifies that it's normal for people to be inconsistent
-chapter 5 makes clear how tabloids and reality shows can make us feel better about ourselves
-chapter 8 shows us how we use double-standards when we judge ourselves relative to others
-chapter 9 explains how why airtravel brings out weird and rude behaviour.

There are 10 chapters in total in this book, so there are more subjects in this book than the ones I mentioned above. There is a extensive list of references at the end of the book. This book explains some human behaviour in a understandable and lively way. This book is very short though, and I would have liked it to be much longer. This book is a easy and fun read that will entertain and teach you about human behaviour at the same time. Recommended for everyone.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca of Amazon HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 29, 2012
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Suzanne Davis has created a small book of interesting facts about human behavior. You don't need to be a psychologist to understand this book. It is very simple and explains various behaviors that are common in life. Some of the things discussed include: cognitive dissonance, false dilemmas, body language, downward social comparison and the actor-observer effect. After reading this book you will understand why people act so terribly at airports or why we feel a smug happiness when we see famous people failing in life. If you have thirty minutes this is well worth your time.

~The Rebecca Review
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Roxanne Crouse on February 21, 2013
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I'm a writer so I got this to better understand what drives people and did find some interesting info. It's a short read which for me was a good thing. I hate books that go on and on about info you don't really need and pepper in here and there what you do need. This book got straight to the point with no fluff. I really enjoyed chapter 2 Human beings can be inconsistent and I may use that idea in a future story.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joseph on February 17, 2014
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Davis has offered more theory and personal opinion in this book than actual scientific research based evidence. I am very disappointed that anyone would put together a book about Human Behavior without knowledge of, education on, or performing extensive research in the field on this subject. Davis claims in this book that people can't be read; however, we read people everywhere everyday. Why does the guy on the corner make you feel uneasy, without ever speaking a word? How do you know your friend is sad just by the way the look? How are you able to tell you are being lied to by someone you know? It's not coincidence, it's body language we as humans learn to read.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By McKayla on May 3, 2012
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I enjoyed this book immensely! Many of the 10 answers were to questions I've long had about puzzling human quirks- and everything was explained clearly enough for the average Joe. Only one chapter/subject left me slightly unsatified... that inconsistancies in human arguments are natural and OK. I allow that inconsistancy is a natural human failing, but believe that it should be corrected whenever this fault noticed raher than accepted. Also, as a passionate pro-lifer, I regret the example used in the chapter which protrays a rather non-sensical and ill-informed debate on the topic (although it does prove the overall point and such inconsistant arguments are common).

The chapter on why we sleep was especially mind-blowing to me. Perhaps I'll sleep on it... ;)

All in all, I'm very much hoping for another installment, Dr Davis!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ginger D. Harman on June 23, 2013
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Ten Interesting Things about Human Behavior
By Suzanne L. Davis, PHD
A book review by Ginger Dawn Harman

Ten Interesting Things about Human Behavior by Suzanne L. Davis, offers a straightforward approach to discover various beneficial facts about human behavior. With insight, humor, and an honest approach Dr. Davis specifically focuses on social interaction. This free e-book provided a quick leisurely read without a lot of overboard answers to change behavior. I found this enriching and it gives the reader an opportunity to choose one's own outcome.

The book begins with how one's attitude is determined by changing behavior. Aspects of cognitive dissonance are intertwined with gun ownership and covers subjects as diverse as dieting. How our behavior can be at odds with our beliefs, and how it is that behavior can cause a change in our attitude is examined by Dr. Davis. The author goes into further detail that we can learn to like or become more comfortable with an action or task by just performing the task.

I also like how Dr. Davis refers to social psychology as "psychological Science." I agree with the author that there is so much more to the field of psychology than treating mental illness. With psychological science or research as a main theme, the author conveys the importance of observations and influences of our everyday behavior. For example, when the author was a psychology professor her research involved assessing reactions to child witnesses. This outcome revealed that participants rate their own ability to be better than average but rated other people's ability at or below average. We attribute this behavior to internal and external factors along with the "actor-observer effect.
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