The Science of the Mind and Behavior
by Jacqueline B. Toner; Claire A. B. Freeland
Pub Date 03 Aug 2021
This title provides a fine introduction to psychology. It will spark the curiosity of its readers as they learn about such varied topics as Chapter 5’s “What Makes Me Me, or Chapter 14’s What is Stress, or Chapter 16’s What Helps People Do Well, or Chapter 19’s How Can You Understand Other People’s Experiences?
This book has the imprimatur of the American Psychological Association which adds credence to what is included inside its’ pages. Readers will be drawn in right away. One of the first psychologists included is one who works with video games while another studies how people react to smells and another looks at what makes toys appealing. Kids see quickly that psychology covers a wide array of ways to understand feelings and behaviors.
Each section of each chapter is short and will keep readers’ attention. There are also illustrations throughout. I especially liked the sections titled Try This and Now You Know.
All in all, this book provides a good introduction to psychology. Interested readers may well explore deeper after finishing this title or may even begin to consider a career as a psychologist.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title. All opinions are my own.