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Ten Interesting Things About Human Behavior
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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.
~The Rebecca Review
Davis lists 10 odd human behaviors and provides an explanation for them as well as a moral that you can apply to your everyday life.
The arguments that she presents however are just a summary of the studies and research that has been conducted.
She only provides the conclusion without the details of the specific example or the reasoning behind the conclusion.
I think the book would be a lot more interesting and convincing if that was included as well.
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 a honest approach Dr. Davis specifically focuses on social interaction. This free ebook 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.”
My favorite chapter was about airline travel and how it brings out the worst of human behavior.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The facts were interesting when generally stated but once you read the explanations you kind of end up with that "oh I knew that" feelingPublished 15 days ago by moni
It gave me a lot of insight on human behavior. Answered some questions that I had. I recommend this book to anyonePublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
I really enjoyed learning more about human psychology from this book.Published 1 month ago by Kevin King
Very interesting and easy to read. Applicable, especially during these times of heated political debates and hostility when media frequently poses that baiting question, "What do... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Laney Smith - Author
Great one! I loved it! All five stars given, no dislikes. Likes all the way!
You should publish one more like this one!