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Ten Interesting Things About Human Behavior

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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.
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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: 5 x 0.1 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (427 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,616,391 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Suzanne L. Davis is a Social Psychologist who writes about how people think and behave in everyday life, because sometimes there is brilliance in the ordinary. She is the author of "Ten Interesting Things About Human Behavior" and "Me or Whatever," a work of experimental psychological fiction about a Gen-Xer who barely survives the 90s.

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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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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.

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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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I was disappointed about the lack of depth and analysis in this book. I interpret the fact that the book is free is the author trying to share education. I think that it could peak a teenager's interest in psychology, but if you actually have advanced education in the subject AVOID this to save yourself time and frustration.
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This book tells it like it is . I would recommend this book to anyone who wants the honest truth about body language
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I feel as if the author was very biased. She had barley any empirical references, and when she did, she only mentioned names of behavioral psychologists. If you decide to read this book, please read it carefully and take everything you read lightly. If you decide to gain more information, it is best to read the studies from the authors reference page (if you can find it). But hey, it was a free book....
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I find that i have alot going on in my life between leading and working with organizations, my technical work, and trying to find something to take my mind off of those things. I was on vacation and came across this book and figured I could read it on the plane. I was surprised I finished it, it was that short.
For the following the reasons it appealed to me.
1. It's short and to the pont.
2. Psychology is not my field of expertise and I did not need the I depth discussion.
3. If I needed the I depth discussion, I could reference the material provided in line.
4. While it's an introduction it allowed me to specifically focus on behaviors I find most interesting without reading pages upon pages of information.
I find myself similar to the young man in the section regarding the mock trial who provided inconsistent actions regarding his attentiveness. I'm always looking for the unexpected reactions, for people to not count anyone out unless they prove (by action) themselves unable to function. A new day and age with new generations.
My only suggestion would be to possibly link your references to other Kindle books(hopefully yours) and the specific section if a reader wanted more I depth information. Still 5 stars though.
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Lovely insight of bodily language which one would think it to be an everyday event be free to communicate and let not it fester in your life. You only live once!
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