What We See and Don’t See (Second Edition)

By Robert Guarino  |  Illustrated by Jeff Jackson | Foreword by Robert Ornstein, Ph.D.

ISBN: 978-1-953292-35-3 (paperback) $18.95
ISBN: 978-953292-36-0 (ePub) $8.95
ISBN: 978-953292-37-7 (Kindle) $8.95
Paperback: 204 pages

The fourth book in Hoopoe’s “All About Me” series, What We See and Don’t See explores what science and research show about how we perceive our world. Readers will learn how the brain makes sense of what’s around us, and how it simplifies and organizes information – how we see what we see and, sometimes, don’t see what’s obviously in front of us.

In a clear and accessible style, author Robert Guarino explains how our five senses can be “extended” and our perception enhanced. He explores how there’s more to perception than what meets the eye (or ear, or nose, or …) – and how our culture can influence the way we experience our surroundings.

Artist Jeff Jackson has illustrated What We See and Don’t See with an engaging cast of characters who act out and embody the concepts presented, helping young readers to become more aware of how they perceive the world and to understand why they see some things and not others. With this knowledge, they can take control of how they behave and of the decisions they make.

Readers of What We See and Don’t See will discover what scientists and researchers know about perception, and will also explore profound questions that are yet to be answered. Illustrative real-life quotes and examples, as well as simple and fun activities that help young people relate to the concepts presented, make the book come alive. Also included are suggested activities for teachers to use in the classroom.

What We See and Don’t See can be used to supplement a high-school psychology course, or as a standalone unit in grades 8 through 12. This new edition has been revised to incorporate the latest research findings and meet the American Psychological Association’s National Standards for Psychology at the high-school level, the College Board AP Psychology standards and the National Board Standards for Science/Adolescence and Young Adulthood.