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By Adrian Furnham, Dimitrios Tsivrikos

All within the brain: Psychology for the Curious, 3rd Edition covers vital, topical, and infrequently arguable topics within the box of Psychology in an enticing substitute or complement to conventional pupil textbooks. The 3rd variation of a winning and uniquely readable textbook – contains greater than thirds fresh fabric, with all retained fabric completely revised and up-to-date. All within the brain, third variation deals a brand new and fascinating technique to think about key theories and methods in psychology; supplying an unique substitute or complement to standard instructing textbooks.

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People’s handshakes have been found to reflect their personalities. Those with firm handshakes are more likely to be extraverts and emo­ tionally expressive, and less likely than average to be shy. 5. People who hold a pencil with their teeth, thus forming a smiling expression, have been found to consider cartoons funnier than people holding one with their lips, similar to a frowning expression. The facial feedback hypothesis explains this, suggesting that our facial muscles deliver feedback to our brains that influences our emotions.

26. A positive attitude can stave off cancer. Many have taken the view that positive attitudes can slow down the progression of cancer, and thus stressed people may be inflicting cancer on themselves. However, most empirical studies find no link between stress and cancer. It has even been found that people who have more stressful lives are less likely to develop cancer. Support groups enhancing positive attitudes have been found to improve cancer sufferers’ quality of life, but not to extend their lives.

9. Old age is typically associated with increased dissatisfaction and senility. ” An investigation into Disney children’s films led to the finding that 42% of elderly characters are portrayed negatively, displaying traits such as anger and forgetfulness. However, this is not the case. One study found that participants over the age of 60 were actually happier than were those between 21 and 40 years old. Furthermore, the group of people documented as being happiest were men aged 65 and older. 10.

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