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One of those is Psychology, which up until recently I had mostly disregarded as being philosophy for those not really smart enough to do philosophy. But Ive found myself becoming increasingly fascinated by the consistent and logically surprising errors we humans are all too prone to.
So, what to do? My good friends on good reads have been keeping me busy with suggested titles; too many, to be honest. When I saw this one I decided this would be just the thing to give me just enough of an introduction to the vast world of psychology.
Okay, this actually gives an introduction to the wonderful world of Popular Psychology, but given it also included summaries of some of the works of Freud or as that Bill and Ted refer to him — Frood Dude , Adler, Pinker, Sacks, Erickson and so, I figured it would probably be a more than adequate summary of the field.
It looks like I will need to read the first mentioned now too. There are other books here that I had already decided to not read. And this shows one of the real advantages on this site.
One quite quickly learns to trust the opinions of certain people here. Having been brought up with two sisters and a brother a lot of what passes for absolute differences between the sexes strikes me as tending towards the lies or possibly even damned lies end of the statistics continuum.
It is beautifully structured. Firstly, it is alphabetical, by author. Sometimes this is the case — especially in a fast developing field like psychology — but often it is just nonsense. Alphabetical mixed up the authors in a nice way and gets rid of our internal ladder that would have been there if the books had been arranged by publication date, for example. One of the things that struck me was how many of these people had changed their names — and not just their first names, but even their surnames.
It would literally never occur to me to change my surname. The other interesting thing about the structure of this one is that the reviews of each of the texts is structured so that you get some quotes from the book, then the idea of the book in a nutshell, then a discussion of the content of the book, then some final thoughts summing up the book, then a brief biog of the writer.
These are Manny quality reviews. Many of the books I will do no more than read the reviews printed here. But some of these reviews have made me want to read more of the authors discussed. Ramachandran is definitely one of those. His work on phantom limbs was one of the most interesting things discussed in The Mind that Changes Itself. He sounds like an utterly fascinating character. So, for what this book seeks to achieve, it achieves it very well.
50 Psychology Classics