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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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It would be too easy to dismiss this book as pop psychology. Ambridte takes without question the 2 sigma level for significance, which is far too low as far as physicists are concerned, and frequently gives a web link that doesn’t actually take you to the page for the book.

Jan 23, Emily rated it it was amazing. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Jan 04, Trish rated it really liked it Shelves: I received this book free from Penguin Group through the Net Galley reviewer program in exchange for an honest opinion in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission Guidelines. The best thing was the reference section in the back of the book with thorough references, links, and places to look Taking into account that this is popular science, this book was really good.

Granted, this was not intended to be a pxy-q review of psychology, but I felt too few of the chapters went deep enough into the topics explored. Depends on who or what organisation has commissioned the study, no? A mind-bending miscellany of everyday psychology”, published in but I cannot add this edition to the website as I was not granted a librarian status by Goodreads.


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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. It was also clear that many of the images in the facial recognition and inkblot sections were originally printed in colour, so the black and white rendering made it much harder to analyse them.

Because I’ve read a bit of popular psychology, though, there was a lot of repetition without much extra expansion. However, there was also enough that I’d never seen before to make it an entertaining read, and even the familiar was often worth revisiting. You Are Not a Rock. 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 was quite surprised to see what the human memory is capable of. Ben Ambridge Reviewed by Louise Jones 4. 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.

Inspired by Your Browsing History. Although the test “It’s all Chinese to me” does not work if you know Chinese.

Looking for More Great Reads? The book would be almost perfect if not for the poor resolution of the images.


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For example, there is a page where the reader is invited to scan 50 black and white images before turning the page and trying to recall some of the images seen. I suppose this book would be fun for someone who did not take Psychology I always have loved them; as a kid, test-taking days were my favorite. Ben Ambridge takes these findings and invites the reader to test their knowledge of themselves, their friends, and their families through quizzes, jokes, and games. Please try again later.

Taking into account that this is popular science, this book was really good. Most of the chapters are only a couple of pages long and include quizzes, personality profiles, experiments, optical illusions and the odd psy-s joke thrown in for good measure. Notes for the Everlost. Ambridge also uses real life scenarios like online dating statistics, whether or not to leave your present job with a struggling company, whether to change lanes in heavy traffic.

Trump on the Couch. This book is a fun way to get an education. Email required Address never pxy-q public.

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