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The Cartoon Introduction to Psychology

The Cartoon Introduction to Psychology

Grady Klein, Danny Oppenheimer

ISBN: 978-0-393-35195-8

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224 pages

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An award-winning animator and cartoonist teams up with a cognitive psychologist to introduce readers to the complex—and often comedic—world of psychology.

Psychology is the study of human behavior, of the ways our minds make sense of the world around us. It is a serious and worthy endeavor because we value scientific knowledge not only for what it tells us about the world but also for what it reveals about our place in the world. Yet, as cartoonist Grady Klein and psychologist Danny Oppenheimer point out, the study of human experience is also often really funny. This is the field, after all, that brought us drooling dogs, snacking rats, and "Freudian slips." With detailed observations on perception, stress, emotions, cognition, and more, The Cartoon Introduction to Psychology is the perfect way for students and curious general readers to learn more about psychology while having a good laugh. Our experiences blundering through the world are perfect cartoon fodder, and Klein and Oppenheimer are the perfect team to bring psychology to life.