We were a bit quiet about it, but the three creators of the digital magazine Psychology and Mind have been quite busy during the first months of this year.

The project we had in hand was nothing more and nothing less than the elaboration of our first book on psychology. Its name is “Psychologically Speaking: A Tour of the Wonders of the Mind , has been published by Ediciones Paidós, a company of the communications holding Grupo Planeta , and is on sale both in Spanish bookshops and here.

  • To buy the book comfortably through Amazon, do it through this link.

“Psychologically Speaking”: an introductory book to psychology

We wanted Psychologically Speaking to be an introductory book to psychology in which you start explaining things from scratch, that is, a book suitable for all kinds of curious people not necessarily informed about the subject.

In the first pages we talk about basic aspects of what psychology is, what subjects are studied from it and what it is for, while then we review its history and the jump to the scientific world, we talk about the functioning of the brain and we end up talking about several of the most relevant studies, researchers and discoveries of psychology and neurosciences.

In short, we have imagined Psychologically speaking as a complete book, shorter than the classic manuals of more than 600 pages and more enjoyable than most of them. A real work of synthesis: we have condensed the highlights of behavioral science in this book which, by the way, you can also acquire from Amazon (follow the link).

From that idea we have started to work joining our words with the illustrations of Javier Pérez de Amézaga Tomás. We think you will like the result very much, as it offers a panoramic view of what psychology is and has been, and at the same time presents these varied contents in an orderly and related way so that it is difficult to get lost. At the end of the day, books on psychology can be of interest to all kinds of people, and it is good to make it easy for everyone without settling for little explanation.

The process of creation

In Psychology and Mind we know that psychology is a discipline that covers many areas and subjects. We can talk about the history of psychology, the discoveries that have been made from its field, the relationship that it has with the neurosciences, what it teaches us about mental processes and our way of relating and making decisions, etc. It is also interesting to talk about the philosophical themes on which the different historical currents of psychology are based, and to see to what extent they are forms of science or not.

All this makes it difficult to explain what psychology is . It is not possible to talk about a more or less fixed sequence of very important discoveries that have been accumulated one on top of the other, as it happens in the natural sciences, because psychology is a bridge discipline between them and the social sciences. This means that there has been little unique research that “proves” ideas: in this science, in order to progress, it is necessary to test the same theory many times.

Moreover, since in psychology there is no unified theory, practically all the results obtained in an investigation can be interpreted in radically different and opposed ways.

This means, basically, that the most difficult thing to carry out in this project has been the principle: how to order so many ideas and make them into a meaningful whole . After much thought and modification of texts, we have decided that it is best to start from the basic definitions at the beginning, move on to the description of the historical roots of psychology later, and then address different relevant issues separately on the basis of the foundation laid.

A book to get a clear picture of this discipline

Therefore, Psychologically speaking is not only a book in which interesting ideas are presented. It is also an effort to bring some order to this apparent chaos and to give an understandable and structured picture of psychology.

We hope you like it and that you learn through its pages .

How to acquire “Psychologically Speaking”?

Very simple. We provide you with the link to Amazon. Simply pay with your credit or debit card and you will receive it at home within a few days. This is the complete link: https://www.amazon.es/Psicol%C3%B3gicamente-Hablando-Adri%C3%A1n-Triglia/dp/8449332427/ref=sr_1_1?tag=psicyment-21