10 interesting things about human behavior

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Ten Interesting Things about Human Behavior by Suzanne L. Davis

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. How do we resolve psychological conflict that occurs when our behavior violates our attitudes? Why are we so quick to blame others for their behavior while offering excuses for our own? What should we make of the talking heads on cable TV who argue about the cause of TV violence on childrens 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 dont. 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. Theyre out there if youd 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 whod like a quick read about the most fascinating creatures on the planet - human beings - I think youll like it, too.
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Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Suzanne L. Davis, Ph.D., is a research psychologist, Ten Interesting Things About Human Behavior by [Davis, Suzanne].
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Ten Interesting Things about Human Behavior

Human beings are simply amazing creatures. Every action and every little doing tells us how unique we are. There are things about humans and their behaviour that still manage to amaze the most famous of psychologists and stun them. The most surprising of the human organs is the brain. Imagine what will happen if the complete power is used!

When you thought that your behaviour and thinking process were moving in the right direction, there were others who had to bear the brunt of your arrogance. We often take not more than a split second to blame others for their weird behaviour or attitude. On one hand while we accuse others for violating the basic code of conduct, on the other hand we quickly offer excuses for our unacceptable attitude. But have you ever pondered to know why a human being behaves the way he does. Several studies have been carried out by many psychologists to understand and pen down facts about human behaviour. Here are some interesting facts which you must have never heard about human attitude and behaviour.

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The human psyche is fascinating. Humans have been trying to analyze human emotion and behavior since the beginning of time. The study of behavioral sciences has become increasingly popular in the last years. Psychology is the behavioral science focused on the mind and mental processes. It is a multifaceted discipline that includes the study of cognitive processes, human development, clinical and social behavior.

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