Psy-Q: A Mind-Bending Miscellany Of Everyday Psychology [Ben Ambridge] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Psy-Q. 3 Aug Psy Q: Test Your Psychological Intelligence by Ben Ambridge. A bright and breezy guide to improving our everyday psychological awareness. 5 Nov We all know about our IQ – our general intelligence. But what exactly is our ‘Psy-Q ‘? Ben Ambridge, a senior lecturer in psychology at the.

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Read the first chapter here. Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff. There was a fair amount here that you will have come across if you’ve read any other popular psychology books, from the ultimatum game to common psychological illogicalities, like our tendency to give I came to this book late, via Ben Ambridge’s more recent title Are You Smarter than a Chimpanzee? The sections were short and gave a nice little look into the world of psychology.

It was interesting to see the real differences between men and women. Read it Forward Read it first. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Psy-Q is a fun and interactive slice of ‘Pop-Science’ which delves into various psychology topics, with the aim of entertaining and enlightening the reader and debunking a few myths along the way. The beauty of the book is that its content just has to be shared. And he totally misunderstands the finances of Concorde when using it as an example of the sunk cost fallacy, suggesting that the airlines kept putting good money after bad, where the airlines actually made a tidy profit flying Concorde plus huge kudos – it was the governments who sponsored the construction who lost money.

I also enjoyed reading the section about the ‘steal or split’ dilemma, which led to me watching far too many Golden Balls clips on Youtube afterward. In the IQ test mentioned above, the images, which featured symbols from playing cards, were rendered extremely small and were hard to make out That is my excuse for losing to my daughter anyway! I say ‘mildly’ as Ambridge doesn’t tear into them, but gently points out their lack of scientific basis.


Research-based yet entertaining and pleasant to read. Since this book promises “Quizzes, Puzzles, and Experiments” galore, how could I resist? I’ve a few quibbles.

What I really loved ambfidge the book is: I particularly liked the way that Ambridge takes on the really well known psychology experiments, such as the famous Milgram experiment where subjects were asked to give another volunteer repeated electric shocks, and shows that the traditional interpretation of these experiments may well be wrong.

Psychology as you wish it were taught: Ben Ambridge is a senior lecturer in psychology at the University of Liverpool in the U.

Psy Q: Test Your Psychological Intelligence by Ben Ambridge

If the links are embedded in the e-text, that might be the best way to read this book, though there is something about being able to pass around a paper copy that is appealing. All in all a very good read!

Get The International Pack for free for your first 30 days for unlimited Smartphone and Tablet access. But by the time you reach the end of this book, you will not only have the very best answers that science can offer, but will also have gained a powerful insight into your own psychology. The answer, of course, is no; but then again apparently most people do judge others by their external appearance!

Click here to see more Tap here to see more Tap wmbridge to see more. I got my young daughter to take part in the Raven IQ test, which is a non-verbal measure of intelligence, and was rather upset when she beat my score by two points.

Are psyy-q really better at multitasking than men? Daniel Goleman and Richard J.

Your subscription will end shortly. Granted, this was not intended to be a comprehensive review of psychology, but I felt too few of the chapters went deep enough into the topics explored.


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The explanation often takes a little more space, not including thinking time. Accessibility Links Skip to content. Wmbridge poignant, perhaps, is the Literacy Test. What percentage of folks can figure it out? I suppose this book would be fun for someone who did not take Psychology Some of the exercises in the book feature ‘old chestnuts’ that the reader is likely familiar with already.

This book is a Penguin Paperback Original, but it is also available as an eBook. The data shows a different story ambdidge the one we have been led to believe.

Email required Address never made public. Aug 01, Anita George rated it did not like it. Unbound Worlds Exploring the science fiction and fantasy universe. The book would have benefitted greatly from a colour section in the centre. It offers only a basic start to various psychological concepts, but it’s fun all the same. This is the first one I have found that also has an interactive element, and in the ‘take 20 minutes and try this’ sense rather than a single optical akbridge in a chapter of text.

The major drawback was that it rarely felt particularly deep.

Sep 10, Katyayni rated it liked it. Trump on the Couch. Many of the tests were surprisingly accurate, not in itself a surprise given this was clearly taken seriously, but the author himself highlights the issue of conditions not conducive to reliable results. Bartholomew and Anja Reumschuessel.