Psychology is an interesting science. Its not only a high school and college subject but it is a science that is used in our every day lives. Many people study psychology to become psychologists and/or therapists. Psychology is used by advertisers to encourage us to buy more products, in sports to help teams score, restaurants to entice you to buy more food that you had originally planned, by our co-workers and by us with our families. Yesterday, as I was leaving a store, a family walked in and the little boy, probably about five years old, refused to move beyond the entrance. His mother and brother could not convince him to move from his spot. I quietly asked the mother if I could speak to him. She said she would appreciate it. I hunted around in my purse and walked over to him and asked him if he wanted a present. Naturally, he said an enthusiast yes! I then handed him a Good Gus sticker and told him he had to ask his brother or mum to open it. He immediately ran up to his mum who gave a grateful smile and whispered “Thank you.” My friend, Miss Patty, who was with me, couldn’t believe it. As soon as we were outside of the store she started to laugh. That was a basic example of psychology in action. I love to watch the old television shows from the 1950’s and 1960’s. The main female character of a series I watch is a wife and mother. The story lines are all written by men which makes their use of psychology very interesting. The female decides to start her own business. Her husband laughs and makes fun of her. It infuriates her so much that she goes about looking into it and even visits the bank for a loan. It is then that she accidentally discovers that the business she had in mind, is not really needed in their small town. She thinks about how to solve this predicament as she doesn’t want her husband to know she was wrong. She then decided to use psychology on him and in the end he asked her not to go into business. I loved it. I thought it was a perfect ending. In the Good Gus Series, Sheriff Gus uses psychology on Bad Bart in book one, “Pecos Meets Bad Bart.” Rather than react to Bart’s bullying, he forms a plan and using a little psychology, resolves the situation peacefully. As parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles or close family friends, when you use psychology think of the Good Gus Series. The stories may be exactly what you are looking for.