A wonderful magazine for those interested in psychology
This magazine is one that I read from front to back in one sitting because it keeps my interest all the way through. However, it's so long before I get another one that I'm always sad I read it so quickly. You only receive one every two months and they aren't very long. They should think about making them monthly.
This magazine is wonderful and by far my favorite! With the title Psychology Today, it may seem uninteresting to those who aren't psych majors or in the field, but it is user friendly, easy to read, applies everyday situations that everyone can relate too. It gives great tips on everything from health, work, relationships(friendships, boyfriend/girlfriend, relatives, co-workers, etc) and it has a wealth of information on every page. In magazines there's usually a section or an article that i won't be interested in reading, but everything in this magazine is applicable to people who just want to read interesting material and learn more about people. There's not a lot of psych jargon and it's not a theoretical 'let's analyze Freud' kind of magazine. I wish there were more issues, but i'll take as many as they'll give me, 'cause this one is a keeper!
This magazine is intelligently written, but not too heavy. The articles are interesting and well written and I always learn new things from reading them. You don't have to be a pshcyologist or a psych student, just interested in learning about how you and those around you work. You'll enjoy the insight this magazine offers.
I am in graduate school for psychology and this magazine allows me to read up on the latest news about psychology while giving me a break from all of my text book reading.It gives a new twist on old information. I constantly use the magazine to quote it for reports or just to inform others of the new information out there.It is a modern spin on an old idea.
The Science of Behavior
Do you like to read about behavioral sciences and learn why people think and act the way they do? If so, then you might enjoy **Psychology Today**, a magazine about the social science that attempts to study human behavior and looks for relationships among different variables. This publication is issued once every two months and is considered the premiere magazine for this specific subject. **Magazine Commentary:**
Psychology Today is the most popular magazine of its genre on the market. A common adornment on the tables at health facilities, social work centers, and other related professional businesses, this magazine is geared toward individuals who want to know more about people and what makes them tick. The subject of psychology is usually broken down into several different approaches and with this magazine, the editors have chosen to combine several different approaches in the various articles. From my reading experience with Psychology Today, it seems like behavioralism is the most common psychological school of thought that is utilized in this magazine. There are occasional references to Freud, Jung, and other pioneering names in the history of psychology, but behavioralism seems to get the most plugs in this publication. Many different topics surface in Psychology Today, but certain ones seem to get more coverage than others. There is quite a bit of space devoted to problems with children; relationships; sex; self- esteem; etc. These topics probably get the most coverage because they are among the most prevalent in the real world. Every now and then, Psychology Today will surprise me with an article about something I didn't see coming. But more often than not, the topics stay focused on the issues that matter to the most people. I like reading most of this magazine, and I have found much of what I read to be common sense, with an occasional surprise or two. The question and answer session titled "Unconventional Wisdom" is usually pretty good, even if the answers are often very brief. I like many of the longer articles, too, and many of them are very thought- provoking. I don't always agree with the conclusions of some of them, but they at least get me thinking and debating with myself over the topic at hand and its many implications. One thing I wish was different about this magazine is the frequency of publication. Six issues per year isn't very much for a magazine and it can get very frustrating having to wait two months for the next copy to arrive. Also, this magazine is a little too short (especially for one that is only published every two months!) and I don't like the cheap, staple- type binding. It makes it flimsy and easy to fall apart.
**Bottom Line Viewpoint:**
Overall, this is a good magazine about the topic of psychology with some good, thoughtful articles that get your brain chemicals flowing freely as you think and ponder over different possibilities. Professionals will likely find a publication like this too simplistic and not in- depth enough. But for the rest of us, Psychology Today presents a solid magazine with some very good articles about the science of behavior.
Good Reads, Not always worth purchasing
With the small amount of psychology magazines out there today, the options are quite limited. With that being said, Psychologies and Psychology Today are among my top choices. Psychology Today, is m y number two choice because I think compared to Psychologies, most of the time, the articles and information sometimes lacks substance.
PsychToday always has something about sexuality, attraction, or money. I guess, those are very American interests. But I find these subjects a bit uninteresting, personally. Otherwise, every now and then, you can find a really good article worth talking about.
Daly City, CA
If a general curiosity is there- you will love this magazine.
I have been subscribing to this magazine for a few years now and to me it just keeps getting better. The articles are more interesting and relatable.I graduated with a degree in psychology so it is a no brainer why I enjoy this mag so much but I think that anyone with a curiosity about human nature in general with like this. With topics like relationships, different personalities, real-life questions/answers with a psychologist, etc there are many diverse topics that can be enjoyed and understood by almost anyone. However this magazine is not for you if you don't like to do much reading. Just looking at the pictures doesnt do much, there is alot of "meat" here.