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The All About Psychology Newsletter, July 2012
July 16, 2012

Welcome to the July 2012 issue of the All About Psychology Newsletter.

In This Edition

Latest News

Psychology Book of The Month

Facebook Faves

Psychology on Pinterest

Expert Q & A

Psychology on Kindle

And Finally

Latest News

Psychology YouTube Channel

psychology videos

New videos have been added to the Psychology YouTube channel, including A Tale of Mental Illness, which can seen on the Psychology TED Talks playlist.

You can visit and subscribe to the Psychology YouTube channel for free via the following link.

Psychology Book of The Month

The psychology book of the month for July is:

The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone - Especially Ourselves By Dan Ariely

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Book Description

The New York Times bestselling author of Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality returns with thought-provoking work to challenge our preconceptions about dishonesty and urge us to take an honest look at ourselves.

  • Does the chance of getting caught affect how likely we are to cheat?
  • How do companies pave the way for dishonesty?
  • Does collaboration make us more honest or less so?
  • Does religion improve our honesty?
  • Most of us think of ourselves as honest, but, in fact, we all cheat. From Washington to Wall Street, the classroom to the workplace, unethical behavior is everywhere. None of us is immune, whether it's the white lie to head off trouble or padding our expense reports. In The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty, award-winning, bestselling author Dan Ariely turns his unique insight and innovative research to the question of dishonesty.

    Generally, we assume that cheating, like most other decisions, is based on a rational cost-benefit analysis. But Ariely argues, and then demonstrates, that it's actually the irrational forces that we don't take into account that often determine whether we behave ethically or not. For every Enron or political bribe, there are countless puffed résumés, hidden commissions, and knockoff purses. In The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty, Ariely shows why some things are easier to lie about; how getting caught matters less than we think; and how business practices pave the way for unethical behavior, both intentionally and unintentionally. Ariely explores how unethical behavior works in the personal, professional, and political worlds, and how it affects all of us, even as we think of ourselves as having high moral standards.

    But all is not lost. Ariely also identifies what keeps us honest, pointing the way for achieving higher ethics in our everyday lives. With compelling personal and academic findings, The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty will change the way we see ourselves, our actions, and others.

    For details of this and all the psychology book of the month entries - see following link.

    Psychology Book of The Month

    Thinking About Becoming A Psychology Student?

    See following links to find a psychology school near you.

    Psychology Degrees (USA)

    Online Psychology Degrees (USA)

    Psychology Degrees (UK)

    Facebook Faves

    Over 66,000 people are now following the All About Psychology facebook page. Among The most "liked" and commented upon posts since the launch of the page was:

    The World Through Language

    Article by Lena Groegar on what language can tell us about how we think.

    You can read this article in full by Clicking Here

    Psychology on Pinterest

    psychology on pinterest

    I've started using Pinterest to help me organize and share material from the All About Psychology website and elsewhere online. For instance, I'm putting together a psychology students pinboard which you can explore via the following link.

    I currently have 25 pinboards up and running which I intend to add to on a regular basis. You can access all the boards via the following link.

    Expert Q & A

    Sam Sommers

    Professor Sam Sommers is a teacher and researcher of social psychology at Tufts University outside Boston. His research specialties include how people think, communicate, and behave in diverse settings, as well as psychological perspectives on the U.S. legal system.

    You can access our interview with Sam Sommers via the following link.

    Sam Sommers

    Psychology on Kindle

    The initiative to make important, insightful and classic psychology publications widely available on Kindle is going from strength to strength. Among the most popular titles added are:

    Hierarchy of Needs: A Theory of Human Motivation by Abraham Maslow

    Transmission of Aggression Through Imitation of Aggressive Models by Albert Bandura

    Significant Aspects of Client-Centered Therapy by Carl Rogers

    You can view the full psychology on Kindle collection via the following link.

    Psychology on Kindle

    To get the most out of your interest in psychology connect with me on facebook, twitter, YouTube and Google+ and don't forget to download your free psychology guide - a comprehensive resource designed to help psychology students at each and every stage of their educational journey.

    Connect on Facebook

    Connect on Twitter

    Connect on Youtube

    Connect on Google+

    Psychology on Google+

    Free Psychology Guide

    Download The iPhone/iPad Version

    Download The PDF Text Version

    Never Miss A Thing

    In response to a number of requests I've set-up a Psychology Website Update list to keep people informed when new content and resources are added to the site.

    If you would like to join the psychology update list, you can do so via the following link.

    Psychology Website Update List

    For reading the All About Psychology Newsletter.

    Until next time.

    All the very best

    Dave Webb BSc (hons), MSc

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