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Psychology: Why We Smile, Strive, and Sing

By Julie Rubini  
Illustrated by Michelle Simpson
Psychology: Why We Smile, Strive, and Sing introduces students to the science behind behavior. From the developing teenage brain to genetics, psychology, and social environments, readers ages 12 to 15 gain a greater understanding of the complexities behind human behavior.
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Gr 7-10–“This compact psychology book focuses on the science of human behavior, with an emphasis on issues relevant to teens. The text looks at how the brain plays a role in human behavior and how this knowledge can help readers “stay emotionally healthy.” . . .Rubini handles the intricacies of the complex subject matter admirably. . . .Copious sidebars provide additional details and questions for deeper discussion, as well as multimedia content accessible via QR codes. Bright cartoon art in each chapter adds a lighter element to the subject matter. VERDICT Recommended for larger teen collections, particularly school libraries and collections where curricular support for students studying psychology is desired.”

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“A completely engaging narrative connecting cells, tissues, organs, and body systems to diverse fields beyond biology ranging from physics to energy transfer. The text is a unique combination of comic inserts, textual information, factual sidebars, vocab and inquiry labs, as well as QR codes linking the reader immediately to additional research information, games, and videos.”

 

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Psychology: Why We Smile, Strive, and Sing introduces students to the science behind behavior. From the developing teenage brain to genetics, psychology, and social environments, readers ages 12 to 15 gain a greater understanding of the complexities behind human behavior.

Why does one person react to test anxiety by studying harder while another person gives up? As with all other behavior, the answer depends on many things: genetics, cultural and family expectations, previous behaviors, and a person’s own blend of attitudes and values. Human behavior is a fascinating subject to study because it’s all about our own social-emotional development and what we do in response to certain stimuli. Hands-on STEM activities, interesting trivia, and links to primary sources, videos, and other relevant websites engage kids beyond the text for a deeper learning experience.

Try these hands-on science projects!

  • Research risk levels
  • Model neuron and synapse behavior
  • Measure your smartphone stress
  • Experiment with conformity

 

Available In:
Paperback, $17.95
9781619309111
Hardcover, $22.95
9781619309081
Includes: Table of Contents | Timeline | Charts | Glossary | Resources | Index | Metric Conversions Chart
Specs: 8x10 size | 4-color | 128 pages
Subject: Science
Content Focus: Life Science

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Timeline

Introduction
What Is Human Psychology?

Chapter 1
Behavior and the Brain

Chapter 2
The Teenage Brain

Chapter 3
Genes, Environment, and Behavior

Chapter 4
The People Around You

Chapter 5
Flocking Together: Behavior in Groups

Chapter 6
When Bad Stuff Happens

Chapter 7
Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Glossary
Metric Conversions
Resources
Selected Bibliography
Index