By Adrian Furnham, Dimitrios Tsivrikos
All within the brain: Psychology for the Curious, 3rd Edition covers vital, topical, and infrequently debatable matters within the box of Psychology in a fascinating replacement or complement to standard pupil textbooks. The 3rd variation of a profitable and uniquely readable textbook – comprises greater than thirds fresh fabric, with all retained fabric completely revised and up-to-date. All within the brain, third version bargains a brand new and interesting technique to ponder key theories and methods in psychology; delivering an unique substitute or complement to standard instructing textbooks.
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Terminally ill people can often “postpone” their deaths until after hol idays, birthdays, or other personally significant days. “Untangling” Myths and Psychological Realities 27 Myths about memory 11. Human memory works like a tape recorder or video camera, and accurately records the events we’ve experienced. Our memories are, in fact, not true replicas of past events. We do experience flashbulb memories of extremely emotional or salient events that stand out to us and seem to be precise. Yet even flashbulb memories of events such as 9/11 are prone to distortions, as with all memories.