Ten Interesting Things About Human Behavior - Suzanne L. Davis

Ten Interesting Things About Human Behavior

By Suzanne L. Davis

  • Release Date: 2011-09-03
  • Genre: Psychology
Score: 3.5
3.5
From 427 Ratings

Description

Ten Interesting Things About Human Behavior is a short, lighthearted look at 10 things human beings do, why we do them, and their significance in our everyday lives. What should we make of the talking heads on cable TV who argue about the cause of TV violence on children's behavior - whose explanation is correct? Why are reality TV shows, some of which portray contestants as pathetic and dysfunctional, so popular?

Questions like these usually provoke different answers from different people, each of whom may attribute his or her answers to "common sense." One person argues that "of course children mimic violence they see on TV - my kids do" while another attributes it to "poor parenting - because my kids don't." Which is it, and why?

Research psychologists try to answer these questions as best we can. This book is a brief look at the answers to 10 aspects of human behavior - answers derived from controlled behavioral research that is designed to test various theories about behavior. Certainly, there is more to human behavior than the 10 things I chose for this short book. And there are hundreds of primary sources and research reports that describe the research findings in more depth. They're out there if you'd like to read more.

But for those who are new to the field of Experimental Psychology, 10 Things may pique your interest in learning more about the subject. And for those "armchair psychologists" out there who'd like a quick read about the most fascinating creatures on the planet - human beings - I think you'll like it, too.

Reviews

  • Stupid

    1
    By Voyagers night
    I gave it one star because I couldn't give it zero. More aptly called All the Things I Want to Complain About When Flying - get over it.
  • Great

    5
    By New math wiz
    Fun and quick to read. Very interesting information that can be backed up.
  • Woman Scorned??

    3
    By TaoOfCarrie
    I enjoyed the book but the clearly angry undertones could have been left out. It was distracting from what she was actually writing about.
  • Loved it.

    5
    By Jhon101
    A must-read for everyone! I just wish it was more detailed. Really interesting stuff here.
  • Not too shabby

    4
    By The Don LeeBoy
    The book isnt that long but it kept my interest. I reccomend it. The “things" where interesting and well enough explained in the shortness of the book.
  • 10 thingd

    5
    By Shadow4 4
    Really good.
  • Suzanne is an amazing observer

    5
    By James1220
    I did not know the many of the things about behavior before reading this book. Now I am completely fascinated with the observations of daily human interactions that happen daily!
  • Do not eat too much sugar

    5
    By Yeppp poooo
    Now I do understand why I get mad and my mood get low while I eat sugar shush as ice cream ,candies and other .i am happy and I enjoyed this book every moment of it because this book thought me more than one things thanks for the author for writing this book. I recommend this book to my friends. Most of my friends and my family have a problem by not controlling their behavior .. Hope while they read this book they will understand and will know how to control their behavior ecspesially my dad if he gats mad that it you cannot stop him
  • Ten Interesting Things About Human Behavior

    5
    By Kmathieu
    I enjoyed the examples in short story form, in the way the human mind responds to life issues. It was interesting and thought provoking! I would enjoy the opportunity to read other books you have written. Please continue your writings!
  • Loved it!

    5
    By S'moya.
    Very stimulating read. Definitely worth the read.