See following link for full details of this critically acclaimed book: Psychology and the Conduct of Everyday Life moves psychological theory and research practice out of the laboratory and into the everyday world.
Drawing on recent developments across the social and human sciences, it examines how people live as active subjects within the contexts of their everyday lives, using this as an analytical basis for understanding the dilemmas and contradictions people face in contemporary society.
"Professor Kinderman has spent his career working in our mental health services and has reached the conclusion that in their current form they often do more harm than good.
His 'prescription for psychiatry' is either visionary or scandalous, depending on your point of view, but never boring.
What leads some people to believe in the paranormal?
Why might someone think they have been abducted by aliens?
The final section in each chapter illustrates the importance of a more systematic approach to intervention, which takes into account theoretical views of recovery from brain damage.
The result is an enlightening and practical guide to the most essential tools of reasoning ever developed-tools that can easily be used to make better professional, business, and personal decisions.The authors have slogged through piles of dry research papers to provide many wonderful nuggets of information and surprising insights. Why is it better to whisper words of love into the left ear?For example: Why is an upside-down red triangle such a powerful warning sign on the road? The reader will discover the amazing tools and shortcuts that millennia of evolution have built into our brains. Knowing more about how the human mind connects the dots helps us understand why decision-making is so tricky.And is there any room for superstition in the modern world of science?Anomalistic Psychology Exploring Paranormal Belief and Experience: Whether you are a psychology student or simply curious about the paranormal, Anomalistic Psychology is the essential introduction to this contested and controversial field.Belief in the paranormal has been reported in every known society since the dawn of time – find out why.