Authored by a clinical psychologist, Idiot's Guides: Psychology, Fifth Edition, breaks down all of the complexity of the human mind. Key concepts are explained in plain and simple language, and are supplemented with insightful infographics that help explain each concept in a visual format. Readers will learn everything from the physiology of the brain to the most popular theories of modern psychology to the most famous pioneers in the field (such as Freud and Jung). From behaviorism to social psychology to cognitive psychology, readers will learn what makes all of us tick and why we are who we are.
Joni E. Johnston, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist and the CEO of WorkRelationships, which helps companies build healthy work relationships. She writes a monthly column for LexisNexis and is a noted public speaker. She is the author of Idiot's Guides: Psychology and Appearance Obsession: Learning to Love the Way You Look, and is the winner of numerous media awards for her translation of psychological research into consumer-friendly television and print information.