Heads Up Psychology
Making a difficult topic easier to comprehend, Heads Up Psychology offers big ideas, simply explained, for teen readers.
Psychology is all around us — in the advertising we see, the politics we debate, and in the development of products we use every day. Using engaging graphics, Heads Up Psychology explores the big ideas from all areas of psychology including psychoanalysis, intelligence, and mental disorders.
With easy-to-understand coverage of all the approaches to psychology, and the ideas of more than 60 psychologists, from Asch to Milgram and Ramachandran to Zimbardo, this introduction to an often complicated subject is written with young-adult readers in mind, and is structured around the questions they often ask, like “How do I fit in?”, “Who needs parents, anyway?”, and “Why do I feel so angry all the time?”
In Heads Up Psychology, psychological theories are explained with the help of cleverly conceived graphic illustrations and diagrams to show how they relate to everyday life. Biography spreads give interesting insights into the lives and work of Freud, Pavlov, and more, while other psychologists and their big ideas are profiled in a comprehensive directory, and case study panels describe groundbreaking experiments in the field.
Heads Up Philosophy
The second installment in DK’s new Heads Up series, Heads Up Philosophy addresses the issues and theories that are most intriguing and relevant to the curious minds of teens — making a difficult topic easier to comprehend. Questions such as “What is knowledge?” “What is reality?” “What is the mind?” and “What’s right and wrong?” are all addressed, offering big ideas, simply explained. Written and designed specifically for the teen market, Heads Up Philosophy combines challenging but clear text with cool graphic illustrations that clarify and explain theories and arguments.
Biography spreads cover the famous quotes of great philosophers including Socrates, Aristotle, Friedrich Nietzsche, Epicurus, Plato, and Thomas Aquinas, while major theories and debates including epistemology, metaphysics, and ideologies are also explained. Heads Up Philosophy also includes case study panels, diagrams, and real world spreads to show how philosophical theories relate to everyday life.
Making a difficult subject more approachable, Heads Up Philosophy is designed to provoke, entertain, and stimulate young minds.
Heads Up Money
A perfect introduction for teens to the big questions of economics that makes these difficult topics easy to comprehend through infographics, fun images, and jargon-free text.
From the pocket change to online shopping, money is everywhere. Economics can’t be ignored, and Heads Up Money helps children make sense of the global marketplace, financial risks and gains, and free trade. With easy-to-understand explanations of economic theory, this introductory resource is structured around key questions like “What is money?”, “What is healthy competition?”, and “What is the wage gap?”
Theories and concepts from all areas of economics are covered, including the market, supply and demand, industrialization and capitalism, multinationals, currencies, and more. Kids will even learn about money in ways that relate to their lives and personal finances with advice they can immediately put into practice, including saving money now in preparation for the future.
Heads Up Money answers the fundamental questions of money and economics in an approachable and visible way for teens.