Why Am I Like This?: The Science Behind Your Weirdest Thoughts and Habits (Hardcover)
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With answers to some of our most anxiety-inducing questions, such as "Why do I cringe at teenage me?" and "Why do I keep putting things off?" this insightful guide to our shared human experiences and quirks delves into the science behind 32 of our strangest thoughts and habits.
Award-winning educator Dr. Jen Martin has created the perfect Q&A guide for the curious. In Why Am I Like This? she provides research-based explanations for popular questions about everything from overcoming anxiety and FOMO to why smells make us homesick and why we stick our tongues out when we concentrate.
If you've ever wondered about the psychology and science behind the oddities of our daily lives, this accessible, entertaining, and informative guide is sure to educate you on what, exactly, makes you tick. This charming, vividly illustrated book makes the perfect gift for anyone who has ever stopped to wonder "Why?"
About the Author
Dr. Jen Martin is an award-winning educator with a PhD from the University of Melbourne, where she founded and leads the highly acclaimed Science Communication Teaching Program. She writes the blog espressoscience.com and has a popular weekly radio segment—"Weird Science"—on Australia's largest independent radio station, Triple R. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.
Holly Jolley is a Chilean-British freelance illustrator and designer based in Santiago, Chile. She spends her days painting, reading, and drinking tea surrounded by her collection of books, glittery shoes, and flea market treasures. Her work ranges from editorial illustration to prints, brand collaborations, patterns, and art direction.
"Each lively study is brief and accompanied by bright, funky illustrations, making this a fun book to page through."