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Popular - Why Being Liked is the Secret to Greater Success and Happiness (Hardcover): Mitch Prinstein Popular - Why Being Liked is the Secret to Greater Success and Happiness (Hardcover)
Mitch Prinstein 1
R451 R351 Discovery Miles 3 510 Save R100 (22%) Within 8 - 15 working days

Who doesn't want to be more popular? Surely a person's popularity, be it at school, work or socially, is the best predictor of how happy and successful they will be? The truth is actually much more complex and is based on millennia of human evolution. This impeccably researched and highly entertaining book presents two very distinct types of popularity and shows how only one of them will get you what you want. Professor of Psychology and popularity expert Mitch Prinstein has based his book Popular on two decades of research into the human psyche and genetic make-up. He investigates the science of what popularity is, why we care about it so much - even if we don't think we do - and if we can still become popular, even if we were outcasts when we were younger. He investigates social media phenomena, including Facebook friends, Instagram likes and Twitter followers, and explores how they tap into our basic need to survive. He also examines the correlation between popularity, health and lifespan, and offers important insights into parenting for popularity, explaining why supporting children in the right way will help them cultivate the right kind of popularity and shape them positively as adults in the future. An enlightening read on a topic that has fascinated us for centuries, Popular will provide insight into your own popularity and how it influences your life in unexpected ways.

The Power of Moments - Why Certain Moments Have Extraordinary Impact (Standard format, CD): Chip Heath, Dan Heath The Power of Moments - Why Certain Moments Have Extraordinary Impact (Standard format, CD)
Chip Heath, Dan Heath
R495 R365 Discovery Miles 3 650 Save R130 (26%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Outliers - The Story of Success (Paperback): Malcolm Gladwell Outliers - The Story of Success (Paperback)
Malcolm Gladwell 5
R225 R188 Discovery Miles 1 880 Save R37 (16%) Within 7 - 11 working days

In the past decade, Malcolm Gladwell has written three books that have radically changed how we understand our world and ourselves: The Tipping Point," Blink," and Outliers." Regarded by many as the most gifted and influential author and journalist in America today, Gladwell has the rare ability to connect with audiences of tremendously varied interests. There are over 10 million copies of his books in print. Now, Gladwell's landmark investigations into the world around us are collected together for the first time. Beautifully repackaged and redesigned, with newly added illustrations throughout each book, COLLECTED is a perfect treasury of prose and provocation for Gladwell fans old and new.

How to Fall in Love with Anyone - A Memoir in Essays (Hardcover): Mandy Len Catron How to Fall in Love with Anyone - A Memoir in Essays (Hardcover)
Mandy Len Catron
R443 R333 Discovery Miles 3 330 Save R110 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days
The Erotic Fire of the Unattainable - Aphorisms on Love, Art, and the Vicissitudes of Life (Hardcover): Gay Walley The Erotic Fire of the Unattainable - Aphorisms on Love, Art, and the Vicissitudes of Life (Hardcover)
Gay Walley
R347 R293 Discovery Miles 2 930 Save R54 (16%) Within 7 - 15 working days

In "The Erotic Fire of the Unattainable," author Gay Walley weaves love with life, art with making a living, and inspiration with the banal realities of daily life. The book shows how passion is to be found in every moment, none the least in a passion for independence. Beginning with "Why Women Fight Pirates," Walley covers such disparate topics as "The Disappointments of Infidelity," "Talk in Love," "Writers," "Work and Its Punishments," "The Importance of the Argument," "The Ocean," and "New York," finishing with "Deathbed."
This unflinching book of aphorisms describes a journey through an artist's mind, taking us outside the usual confines, to lovers and ex-husbands, traveling, solitude, money and the importance of rebellion.

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus (Paperback, 1st Quill ed): John Gray Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus (Paperback, 1st Quill ed)
John Gray
R274 R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 Save R64 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Rediscover the most famous relationship book ever published

Once upon a time Martians and Venusians met, fell in love, and had happy relationships together because they respected and accepted their differences. Then they came to Earth and amnesia set in: they forgot they were from different planets.

Based on years of successful counseling of couples and individuals, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus has helped millions of couples transform their relationships. Now viewed as a modern classic, this phenomenal book has helped men and women realize how different they can be in their communication styles, their emotional needs, and their modes of behavior--and offers the secrets of communicating without conflicts, allowing couples to give intimacy every chance to grow.

Invisible Influence - The Hidden Forces That Shape Behavior (Paperback): Jonah Berger Invisible Influence - The Hidden Forces That Shape Behavior (Paperback)
Jonah Berger
R271 R207 Discovery Miles 2 070 Save R64 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days
The Culture Map - Decoding How People Think, Lead, and Get Things Done Across Cultures (Paperback, First Trade Paper Edition):... The Culture Map - Decoding How People Think, Lead, and Get Things Done Across Cultures (Paperback, First Trade Paper Edition)
Erin Meyer
R249 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R41 (16%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Whether you work in a home office or abroad, business success in our ever more globalized and virtual world requires the skills to navigate through cultural differences and decode cultures foreign to your own. Renowned expert Erin Meyer is your guide through this subtle, sometimes treacherous terrain where people from starkly different backgrounds are expected to work harmoniously together.When you have Americans who precede anything negative with three nice comments French, Dutch, Israelis, and Germans who get straight to the point ( your presentation was simply awful") Latin Americans and Asians who are steeped in hierarchy Scandinavians who think the best boss is just one of the crowd,the result can be, well, sometimes interesting, even funny, but often disastrous.Even with English as a global language, it's easy to fall into cultural traps that endanger careers and sink deals when, say, a Brazilian manager tries to fathom how his Chinese suppliers really get things done, or an American team leader tries to get a handle on the intra-team dynamics between his Russian and Indian team members.In The Culture Map , Erin Meyer provides a field-tested model for decoding how cultural differences impact international business. She combines a smart analytical framework with practical, actionable advice for succeeding in a global world.

Tribe - On Homecoming and Belonging (Hardcover): Sebastian Junger Tribe - On Homecoming and Belonging (Hardcover)
Sebastian Junger
R370 R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Save R89 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days
The Tipping Point - How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference (Paperback, 1st Back Bay pbk. ed): Malcolm Gladwell The Tipping Point - How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference (Paperback, 1st Back Bay pbk. ed)
Malcolm Gladwell
R291 R223 Discovery Miles 2 230 Save R68 (23%) Within 8 - 13 working days

Also available as a Time Warner AudioBook

The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a small but precisely targeted push cause a fashion trend, the popularity of a new product, or a drop in the crime rate. This bestselling book, in which Malcolm Gladwell brilliantly illuminates the tipping point phenomenon, is already changing the way people throughout the world think about selling products and disseminating ideas.

Tribe - On Homecoming and Belonging (Paperback): Sebastian Junger Tribe - On Homecoming and Belonging (Paperback)
Sebastian Junger 1
R177 R139 Discovery Miles 1 390 Save R38 (21%) Within 8 - 15 working days

From the author of THE PERFECT STORM and WAR comes a book about why men miss war, why Londoners missed the Blitz, and what we can all learn from American Indian captives who refused to go home.Tribe is a look at post-traumatic stress disorder and the challenges veterans face returning to society. Using his background in anthropology, Sebastian Junger argues that the problem lies not with vets or with the trauma they've suffered, but with the society to which they are trying to return.One of the most puzzling things about veterans who experience PTSD is that the majority never even saw combat-and yet they feel deeply alienated and out of place back home. The reason may lie in our natural inclination, as a species, to live in groups of thirty to fifty people who are entirely reliant on one another for safety, comfort and a sense of meaning: in short, the life of a soldier.It is one of the ironies of the modern age that as affluence rises in a society, so do rates of suicide, depression and of course PTSD. In a wealthy society people don't need to cooperate with one another, so they often lead much lonelier lives that lead to psychological distress. There is a way for modern society to reverse this trend, however, and studying how veterans react to coming home may provide a clue to how to do it. But it won't be easy.

The Oxford Handbook of Music Therapy (Paperback): Jane Edwards The Oxford Handbook of Music Therapy (Paperback)
Jane Edwards
R1,149 Discovery Miles 11 490 Within 8 - 15 working days
The Captain Class - The Hidden Force That Creates the World's Greatest Teams (Hardcover): Sam Walker The Captain Class - The Hidden Force That Creates the World's Greatest Teams (Hardcover)
Sam Walker
R487 R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Save R121 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days
The Elgar Companion to Public Choice, Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): William F. Shughart, Michael Reksulak,... The Elgar Companion to Public Choice, Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
William F. Shughart, Michael Reksulak, Laura Razzolini
R1,103 Discovery Miles 11 030 Within 8 - 15 working days

The Elgar Companion to Public Choice, Second Edition brings together leading scholars in the field of political economy to introduce readers to the latest research in public choice. The Companion lays out a comprehensive history of the field and, in five additional parts, it explores public choice contributions to the study of the origins of the state, the organization of political activity, the analysis of decision-making in non-market institutions, the examination of tribal governance, and modeling and predicting the behavior of international organizations and transnational terrorism. With broad and up-to-date coverage, this second edition will appeal to politicians and policymakers, academics and researchers in public and social choice and political science as well as graduate students in economics, political science and public administration.

Psychoanalytic Essays on Power and Vulnerability (Paperback): Halina Brunning Psychoanalytic Essays on Power and Vulnerability (Paperback)
Halina Brunning
R704 Discovery Miles 7 040 Within 8 - 15 working days

'This fascinating book, the last in a trilogy on psychoanalytic reflections, edited by Halina Brunning, explores power and vulnerability in three related areas: Leadership and Organizations, the Political Arena, and Global Finances. These thirteen essays, with a conclusion to the trilogy written by Jim Krantz, link psychoanalytic concepts with system psychodynamics. This provides a powerful way of analysing and understanding how the inner world of the individual is mobilised in relation to the group, the organisation, society and globally, from the perspective of the close interconnection between power and vulnerability. The papers in this volume describe how power and vulnerability are closely interlinked with infantile omnipotence and helplessness.'- from the Introduction, by Olya Khaleelee

Face Value - The Irresistible Influence of First Impressions (Hardcover): Alexander Todorov Face Value - The Irresistible Influence of First Impressions (Hardcover)
Alexander Todorov
R585 R439 Discovery Miles 4 390 Save R146 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days

The scientific story of first impressions-and why the snap character judgments we make from faces are irresistible but usually incorrectWe make up our minds about others after seeing their faces for a fraction of a second-and these snap judgments predict all kinds of important decisions. For example, politicians who simply look more competent are more likely to win elections. Yet the character judgments we make from faces are as inaccurate as they are irresistible; in most situations, we would guess more accurately if we ignored faces. So why do we put so much stock in these widely shared impressions? What is their purpose if they are completely unreliable? In this book, Alexander Todorov, one of the world's leading researchers on the subject, answers these questions as he tells the story of the modern science of first impressions.Drawing on psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, and other fields, this accessible and richly illustrated book describes cutting-edge research and puts it in the context of the history of efforts to read personality from faces. Todorov describes how we have evolved the ability to read basic social signals and momentary emotional states from faces, using a network of brain regions dedicated to the processing of faces. Yet contrary to the nineteenth-century pseudoscience of physiognomy and even some of today's psychologists, faces don't provide us a map to the personalities of others. Rather, the impressions we draw from faces reveal a map of our own biases and stereotypes.A fascinating scientific account of first impressions, Face Value explains why we pay so much attention to faces, why they lead us astray, and what our judgments actually tell us.

David and Goliath - Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants (Paperback): Malcolm Gladwell David and Goliath - Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants (Paperback)
Malcolm Gladwell
R309 R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Save R71 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Daring Greatly - How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead (Paperback): Brene Brown Daring Greatly - How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead (Paperback)
Brene Brown
R290 R222 Discovery Miles 2 220 Save R68 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Handbook of Parenting, Volume 5 - Practical Issues in Parenting (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Marc H. Bornstein Handbook of Parenting, Volume 5 - Practical Issues in Parenting (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Marc H. Bornstein
R1,009 Discovery Miles 10 090 Within 8 - 15 working days

Completely revised and expanded from four to five volumes, this new edition of the Handbook of Parenting appears at a time that is momentous in the history of parenting. Parenting and the family are today in a greater state of flux, question, and redefinition than perhaps ever before. We are witnessing the emergence of striking permutations on the theme of parenting: blended families, lesbian and gay parents, and teen versus fifties first-time moms and dads. One cannot but be awed on the biological front by technology that now not only renders postmenopausal women capable of childbearing, but also presents us with the possibility of designing babies. Similarly on the sociological front, single parenthood is a modern day fact of life, adult child dependency is on the rise, and parents are ever less certain of their own roles, even in the face of rising environmental and institutional demands that they take increasing responsibility for their offspring. The Handbook of Parenting concerns itself with: *different types of parents--mothers and fathers, single, adolescent, and adoptive parents; *basic characteristics of parenting--behaviors, knowledge, beliefs, and expectations about parenting; *forces that shape parenting--evolution, genetics, biology, employment, social class, culture, environment, and history; *problems faced by parents--handicap, marital difficulties, drug addiction; and *practical concerns of parenting--how to promote children's health, foster social adjustment and cognitive competence, and interact with school, legal, and public officials. Contributors to the Handbook of Parenting have worked in different ways toward understanding all these diverse aspects of parenting, and all look to the most recent research and thinking in the field to shed light on many topics every parent wonders about. Each chapter addresses a different but central topic in parenting; each is rooted in current thinking and theory, as well as classical and modern research in that topic; each has been written to be read and absorbed in a single sitting. In addition, each chapter follows a standard organization, including an introduction to the chapter as a whole, followed by historical considerations of the topic, a discussion of central issues and theory, a review of classical and modern research, forecasts of future directions of theory and research, and a set of conclusions. Of course, contributors' own convictions and research are considered, but contributions to this new edition present all major points of view and central lines of inquiry and interpret them broadly. The Handbook of Parenting is intended to be both comprehensive and state of the art. As the expanded scope of this second edition amply shows, parenting is naturally and closely allied with many other fields.

Handbook of Parenting, Volume I - Children and Parenting (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Marc H. Bornstein Handbook of Parenting, Volume I - Children and Parenting (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Marc H. Bornstein
R998 Discovery Miles 9 980 Within 8 - 15 working days

Completely revised and expanded from four to five volumes, this new edition of the Handbook of Parenting appears at a time that is momentous in the history of parenting. Parenting and the family are today in a greater state of flux, question, and redefinition than perhaps ever before. We are witnessing the emergence of striking permutations on the theme of parenting: blended families, lesbian and gay parents, and teen versus fifties first-time moms and dads. One cannot but be awed on the biological front by technology that now not only renders postmenopausal women capable of childbearing, but also presents us with the possibility of designing babies. Similarly on the sociological front, single parenthood is a modern day fact of life, adult child dependency is on the rise, and parents are ever less certain of their own roles, even in the face of rising environmental and institutional demands that they take increasing responsibility for their offspring. The Handbook of Parenting concerns itself with: *different types of parents--mothers and fathers, single, adolescent, and adoptive parents; *basic characteristics of parenting--behaviors, knowledge, beliefs, and expectations about parenting; *forces that shape parenting--evolution, genetics, biology, employment, social class, culture, environment, and history; *problems faced by parents--handicap, marital difficulties, drug addiction; and *practical concerns of parenting--how to promote children's health, foster social adjustment and cognitive competence, and interact with school, legal, and public officials. Contributors to the Handbook of Parenting have worked in different ways toward understanding all these diverse aspects of parenting, and all look to the most recent research and thinking in the field to shed light on many topics every parent wonders about. Each chapter addresses a different but central topic in parenting; each is rooted in current thinking and theory, as well as classical and modern research in that topic; each has been written to be read and absorbed in a single sitting. In addition, each chapter follows a standard organization, including an introduction to the chapter as a whole, followed by historical considerations of the topic, a discussion of central issues and theory, a review of classical and modern research, forecasts of future directions of theory and research, and a set of conclusions. Of course, contributors' own convictions and research are considered, but contributions to this new edition present all major points of view and central lines of inquiry and interpret them broadly. The Handbook of Parenting is intended to be both comprehensive and state of the art. As the expanded scope of this second edition amply shows, parenting is naturally and closely allied with many other fields.

Social Life and Social Knowledge - Toward a Process Account of Development (Paperback): Ulrich Mueller, Jeremy I.M. Carpendale,... Social Life and Social Knowledge - Toward a Process Account of Development (Paperback)
Ulrich Mueller, Jeremy I.M. Carpendale, Nancy Budwig, Bryan W. Sokol
R961 Discovery Miles 9 610 Within 8 - 15 working days

In this new volume, leading researchers provide state-of-the-art perspectives on how social interaction influences the development of knowledge. The book integrates approaches from a variety of disciplines including developmental psychology, psychopathology, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, evolutionary biology, and primatology. It reviews the nature and type of interactions that promote development as well as the conceptual frameworks used to explain the relation between individuals and groups. Social Life and Social Knowledge comprehensively addresses conceptual questions central to understanding human life and development: * Is the human form of social life reducible to biological processes? * What psychological abilities constitute the specifically human form of social life? * What are the processes and contexts within which these abilities develop? * How should we conceptualize the links between social life and the development of thought, and how do individuals and society contribute to these processes? The book is intended for philosophers, primatologists, anthropologists, biologists, sociologists, and developmental and educational psychologists interested in social development, social cognition, and developmental psychopathology. It also serves as a resource for courses in social development and those that focus on the intersection between cognition, development, and culture.

Why Won't You Apologize? - Healing Big Betrayals and Everyday Hurts (Paperback): Harriet Lerner Why Won't You Apologize? - Healing Big Betrayals and Everyday Hurts (Paperback)
Harriet Lerner
R288 R226 Discovery Miles 2 260 Save R62 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days
On Combat - The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace (Standard format, CD): Dave Grossman On Combat - The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace (Standard format, CD)
Dave Grossman
R505 R381 Discovery Miles 3 810 Save R124 (25%) Within 7 - 15 working days

ON COMBAT looks at what happens to the human body under the stresses of deadly battle and the impact on the nervous system, heart, breathing, visual and auditory perception, memory - then discusses new research findings as to what measure warriors can take to prevent such debilitations so they can stay in the fight, survive, and win. A brief, but insightful look at history shows the evolution of combat, the development of the physical and psychological leverage that enables humans to kill other humans, followed by an objective examination of domestic violence in America. The authors reveal the nature of the warrior, brave men and women who train their minds and bodies to go to that place from which others flee.
After examining the incredible impact of a few true warriors in battle, ON COMBAT presents new and exciting research as to how to train the mind to become inoculated to stress, fear and even pain. Expanding on Lt. Col. Grossman's popular "bulletproof mind" presentation, the audiobook explores what really happens to the warrior after the battle, and shows how emotions, such as relief and self-bame, are natural and healthy ways to feel about having survived combat. A fresh and highly informative look at post traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) details how to prevent it, how to survive it should it happen, how to come out of it stronger, and how to help others who are experiencing it.
ON COMBAT looks at the critical importance of the debriefing, when warriors gather after the battle to share what happened, critique, learn from each other and, for some, begin to heal from the horror. The listener will learn a highly effective breathing technique that not only steadies the warrior's minds and body before and during the battle, but can also be used afterwards as a powerful healing device to help separate the emotion from the memory. Concluding chapters discuss the Christian/Judeo view of killing in combat and offers powerful insight that Lt. Col. Grossman has imparted over the years to help thousands of warriors understand and come to terms with their actions in battle. A final chapter encourages warriors to always fight for justice, not vengeance, so that their remaining days will be healthy ones filled with pride for having performed their duty morally and ethically. This information-packed audiobook ploughs new ground in its vision, in its extensive new research and startling findings, and in its powerful, revealing quotes and anecdotes from top people in the warrior community, people who have faced the toxic environment of deadly combat and now share their wisdom to help others.
ON COMBAT is easy to understand and powerful in scope. It is a true classic that will be listened to by new and veteran warriors for years to come.

Together, Closer - The Art and Science of Intimacy in Friendship, Love, and Family (Paperback): Giovanni Frazzetto Together, Closer - The Art and Science of Intimacy in Friendship, Love, and Family (Paperback)
Giovanni Frazzetto
R280 R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 Save R63 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Essentials of Social Psychology with MyPsychLab Access Card - AND MyPsychLab Access Card (Paperback): Michael A. Hogg, Graham... Essentials of Social Psychology with MyPsychLab Access Card - AND MyPsychLab Access Card (Paperback)
Michael A. Hogg, Graham Vaughan, G. Neil Martin, Neil R. Carlson
R1,436 R1,156 Discovery Miles 11 560 Save R280 (19%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Essentials of Social Psychology provides a clear, concise and engaging introduction to the field. Covering all the major topics and theoretical perspectives, this exciting new book provides straightforward explanation of key terms and concepts in a lively and student-friendly manner. Debates and controversies are brought to life and the wider practical relevance of the subject is emphasised throughout. Pedagogical features that appear across the book include Research Classic sections which describe classic studies, Research Applications boxes that highlight more contemporary developments in social psychological research and their practical applications, Real World features that look at the everyday relevance of social psychology, and Literature, Film and TV features that demonstrate how social psychological concepts are dealt with in popular media. An international balance of research alerts students to the cross cultural dimensions of social psychology Essentials of Social Psychology is accompanied by MyPsychLab, an interactive online study resource designed to help students to consolidate and further their understanding.Together, the book and online support make this an ideal resource for those studying the subject for the first time, or as part of a more general programme of study.

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