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How We Are - Book One of the How to Live Trilogy (Hardcover): Vincent Deary How We Are - Book One of the How to Live Trilogy (Hardcover)
Vincent Deary
R369.00 R299.00 Discovery Miles 2990 Save R70.00 (19%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Studies in Meaning - Perturbing the Status Quo in Constructivist Psychology (Paperback, 5th): Jonathan D. Raskin, Sara K.... Studies in Meaning - Perturbing the Status Quo in Constructivist Psychology (Paperback, 5th)
Jonathan D. Raskin, Sara K. Bridges, Jack S. Kahn
R623.00 Discovery Miles 6230 Within 7 - 13 working days
David and Goliath - Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants (Hardcover, New): Malcolm Gladwell David and Goliath - Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants (Hardcover, New)
Malcolm Gladwell
R421.00 R337.00 Discovery Miles 3370 Save R84.00 (20%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Malcolm Gladwell, the #1 bestselling author of "The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, "and "What the Dog Saw, " offers his most provocative---and dazzling---book yet.
Three thousand years ago on a battlefield in ancient Palestine, a shepherd boy felled a mighty warrior with nothing more than a stone and a sling, and ever since then the names of David and Goliath have stood for battles between underdogs and giants. David's victory was improbable and miraculous. He "shouldn't "have won.
Or should he have?
In "David and Goliath," Malcolm Gladwell""challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks.
Gladwell begins with the "real" story of what happened between the giant and the shepherd boy those many years ago. From there, "David and Goliath" examines Northern Ireland's Troubles, the minds of cancer researchers and civil rights leaders, murder and the high costs of revenge, and the dynamics of successful and unsuccessful classrooms---all to demonstrate how much of what is beautiful and important in the world arises from what looks like suffering and adversity.
In the tradition of Gladwell's previous bestsellers---"The Tipping Point," "Blink," "Outliers" and "What the Dog Saw---""David and Goliath" draws upon history, psychology, and powerful storytelling to reshape the way we think of the world around us.

The Power of Others - Peer Pressure, Groupthink, and How the People Around Us Shape Everything We Do (Paperback): Michael Bond The Power of Others - Peer Pressure, Groupthink, and How the People Around Us Shape Everything We Do (Paperback)
Michael Bond
R185.00 R159.00 Discovery Miles 1590 Save R26.00 (14%) Within 4 - 8 working days

Teenage cliques, jihadist cells, army units, polar expeditions, and football hooligans - on the face of it, each of these groups might seem exceptional, but the forces that bind and drive them can affect us all. In recent decades, psychologists have uncovered how and why our innate socialness holds huge sway over how we think and act, propelling us to both high achievement and unthinking cruelty. We are beholden to our peers, even when we think we're calling the shots. This is the power of others. In this captivating work, science writer Michael Bond investigates the latest breakthroughs in social psychology to reveal how to guard against groupthink, build better teamwork, identify shared objectives, become more ethical, and survive moments of isolation. A fascinating blend of evolutionary theory, behavourial science, and remarkable case studies, The Power of Others will teach you to truly harness your collective self.

Body Language - How to Read Others, Detect Deceit, and Convey the Right Message (Paperback): James Borg Body Language - How to Read Others, Detect Deceit, and Convey the Right Message (Paperback)
James Borg
R230.00 R191.00 Discovery Miles 1910 Save R39.00 (17%) Within 7 - 11 working days
The Anxiety Toolkit - Strategies for Fine-Tuning Your Mind and Moving Past Your Stuck Points (Paperback): Alice Boyes, Alice... The Anxiety Toolkit - Strategies for Fine-Tuning Your Mind and Moving Past Your Stuck Points (Paperback)
Alice Boyes, Alice Boyes Ph D
R245.00 R204.00 Discovery Miles 2040 Save R41.00 (17%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Drawing on extensive social psychology research, and the author's training and clinical experience in Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, "The Anxiety Toolkit "offers actionable strategies that anyone can use to manage their anxiety--both personal and professional.
Anxious people often think a great deal about why they think and behave the way they do. They seek self-improvement information yet often get stuck in applying it. They read popular self-help books for anxiety, but these books are highly simplified, to the extent readers can't make the leap from the examples in the books to their more complex real world problems. They turn to business books because they're motivated to achieve greater success, but since these books don't address the reasons anxious people get stuck, they're not especially helpful.
The Anxiety Toolkit provides the information anxious people look for but can't find. It draws on extensive social psychology research, and the author's training and clinical experience in Cognitive-Behavioral psychology, addressing the core problems that impede people who are anxious--inhibition, biased thinking, rumination, intolerance of uncertainty, excessive responsibility taking, self-criticism, perfectionism, and avoidance coping--and providing readers with the tools to manage these tendencies.

Social Psychology (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): David Myers, Jackie Abell, Fabio Sani Social Psychology (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
David Myers, Jackie Abell, Fabio Sani
R969.00 Discovery Miles 9690 Within 7 - 11 working days

Social psychology is one of the most intriguing and captivating areas of psychology, as it has a profound influence on our everyday lives: from our shopping habits to our interactions at a party. Social psychology seeks to answer questions that we think and talk about with each other every day; questions such as: Why do some people behave differently when on their own, to when they're with a group? What leads individuals sometimes to hurt and sometimes to help one another? Why are we attracted to certain types of people? How do some persuade others to do what they want? The new edition of Social Psychology has been revised to introduce a more flexible structure for the teaching and studying of social psychology and includes up-to-date, international research in the area. There is an emphasis throughout on the critical evaluation of published research, in order to encourage critical thinking about the various topics. Applied examples across the chapters help to highlight the relevance, and hence the impact, that the theories and methods of this fascinating subject have upon the social world. Key features include: Research Close-Up: Following a brand new style, this feature matches the layout used in real research papers, providing an accessible introduction to journal articles and the research methods used by social psychologists; Focus On: Fully revised from the previous edition, these boxes now look at opposing viewpoints, controversial research or alternative approaches to topics within social psychology, offering a more critical outlook on topics and prompting the questioning of the validity of published research; and Recommended Readings: New to this edition, recommended further readings of both classic and contemporary literature have been added to each chapter, providing a springboard for further consideration of the topic. Connect Psychology is McGraw-Hill's digital learning and teaching environment. Students - You get easy online access to homework, tests and quizzes designed by your instructor. You get immediate feedback on how you're doing, making it the perfect platform to test your knowledge. Lecturers - It gives you the power to create auto-graded assignments, tests and quizzes online. The detailed visual reporting allows you to easily monitor your students' progress. In addition, you can still access key support materials for your teaching, including a testbank, seminar materials and lecture support.

Gender - Psychology Perspectives (Paperback, International ed of 6th revised ed): Linda Brannon Gender - Psychology Perspectives (Paperback, International ed of 6th revised ed)
Linda Brannon
R2413.00 Discovery Miles 24130 Within 6 - 13 working days

MySearchLab provides students with a complete understanding of the research process so they can complete research projects confidently and efficiently. Students and instructors with an internet connection can visit www.MySearchLab.com and receive immediate access to thousands of full articles from the EBSCO ContentSelect database. In addition, MySearchLab offers extensive content on the research process itself--including tips on how to navigate and maximize time in the campus library, a step-by-step guide on writing a research paper, and instructions on how to finish an academic assignment with endnotes and bibliography. "Gender: Psychological Perspectives examines the behavior, biology, and social context in which both women and men function. "This text examines the topic of gender--the behaviors and attitudes that relate to (but are not entirely congruent with) biological sex. Research and scholarship form the basis of this book, providing the material for a critical review and an overall picture of gender from a psychological perspective. To accent the relevance of research findings in vivid detail, Brannon supplements the review of scholarly research with personal, narrative accounts of gender-relevant aspects of people's lives. Brannon highlights the cross-cultural perspective of gender by including a section on diversity in each chapter plus weaving diversity issues throughout the text. The personal narrative and diversity highlights help to balance the research-based scholarship with the personal experience of gender.

Mindwise - Why We Misunderstand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want (Paperback): Nicholas Epley Mindwise - Why We Misunderstand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want (Paperback)
Nicholas Epley
R240.00 R198.00 Discovery Miles 1980 Save R42.00 (18%) Within 7 - 11 working days

You are a mind reader, born with an extraordinary ability to understand what others think, feel, believe, want, and know. It's a sixth sense you use every day, in every personal and professional relationship you have. At its best, this ability allows you to achieve the most important goal in almost any life: connecting, deeply and intimately and honestly, to other human beings. At its worst, it is a source of misunderstanding and unnecessary conflict, leading to damaged relationships and broken dreams.
How good are you at knowing the minds of others? How well can you guess what others think of you, know who really likes you, or tell when someone is lying? How well do you really understand the minds of those closest to you, from your spouse to your kids to your best friends? Do you really know what your coworkers, employees, competitors, or clients want?
In this illuminating exploration of one of the great mysteries of the human mind, University of Chicago psychologist Nicholas Epley introduces us to what scientists have learned about our ability to understand the most complicated puzzle on the planet--other people--and the surprising mistakes we so routinely make. Why are we sometimes blind to the minds of others, treating them like objects or animals? Why do we sometimes talk to our cars, or the stars, as if there is a mind that can hear us? Why do we so routinely believe that others think, feel, and want what we do when, in fact, they do not? And why do we believe we understand our spouses, family, and friends so much better than we actually do? "Mindwise" will not turn other people into open books, but it will give you the wisdom to revolutionize how you think about them--and yourself.


"From the Hardcover edition."

Trying Not to Try - Ancient China, Modern Science, and the Power of Spontaneity (Paperback): Edward G. Slingerland Trying Not to Try - Ancient China, Modern Science, and the Power of Spontaneity (Paperback)
Edward G. Slingerland
R227.00 R187.00 Discovery Miles 1870 Save R40.00 (18%) Within 7 - 11 working days

A deeply original exploration of the power of spontaneity--an ancient Chinese ideal that cognitive scientists are only now beginning to understand--and why it is so essential to our well-being
Why is it always hard to fall asleep the night before an important meeting? Or be charming and relaxed on a first date? What "is" it about a politician who seems wooden or a comedian whose jokes fall flat or an athlete who chokes? In all of these cases, striving seems to backfire.
In "Trying Not To Try, "Edward Slingerland explains why we find spontaneity so elusive, and shows how early Chinese thought points the way to happier, more authentic lives. We've long been told that the way to achieve our goals is through careful reasoning and conscious effort. But recent research suggests that many aspects of a satisfying life, like happiness and spontaneity, are best pursued indirectly. The early Chinese philosophers knew this, and they wrote extensively about an effortless way of being in the world, which they called "wu-wei" (ooo-way). They believed it was the source of all success in life, and they developed various strategies for getting it and hanging on to it.
With clarity and wit, Slingerland introduces us to these thinkers and the marvelous characters in their texts, from the butcher whose blade glides effortlessly through an ox to the wood carver who sees his sculpture simply emerge from a solid block. Slingerland uncovers a direct line from "wu-wei" to the Force in Star Wars, explains why "wu-wei" is more powerful than flow, and tells us what it all means for getting a date. He also shows how new research reveals what's happening in the brain when we're in a state of "wu-wei"--why it makes us happy and effective and trustworthy, and how it might have even made civilization possible.
Through stories of mythical creatures and drunken cart riders, jazz musicians and Japanese motorcycle gangs, Slingerland effortlessly blends Eastern thought and cutting-edge science to show us how we can live more fulfilling lives. "Trying Not To Try" is mind-expanding and deeply pleasurable, the perfect antidote to our striving modern culture.

"From the Hardcover edition."

Quiet - The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking (Paperback): Susan Cain Quiet - The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking (Paperback)
Susan Cain
R238.00 R195.00 Discovery Miles 1950 Save R43.00 (18%) Within 7 - 11 working days

The book that started the Quiet Revolution
At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts--Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak--that we owe many of the great contributions to society.
In "Quiet, "Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so. She charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal throughout the twentieth century and explores how deeply it has come to permeate our culture. She also introduces us to successful introverts--from a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks, to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, "Quiet "has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how they see themselves.
Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader's guide and bonus content

Social Psychology (Paperback, International ed of 12th revised ed): Letitia Anne Peplau, David O. Sears, Shelley E. Taylor Social Psychology (Paperback, International ed of 12th revised ed)
Letitia Anne Peplau, David O. Sears, Shelley E. Taylor
R3485.00 Discovery Miles 34850 Within 6 - 13 working days

For undergraduate courses in Social Psychology. Generations of college students have learned social psychology from this text-it provides balanced, up-to-date, and accurate coverage of basic topics, research, and theories. Balancing cutting-edge findings and classic work in the field, the user-friendly Social Psychology shows how its methods and theories can be applied to everyday experiences and current social issues.

Group Dynamics (Paperback, International ed of 6threvised ed): Donelson R. Forsyth Group Dynamics (Paperback, International ed of 6threvised ed)
Donelson R. Forsyth
R2148.00 Discovery Miles 21480 Within 6 - 13 working days

Offering the most comprehensive treatment of groups available, GROUP DYNAMICS, 6E, International Edition combines an emphasis on research, empirical studies supporting theoretical understanding of groups, and extended case studies to illustrate the application of concepts to actual groups. This best-selling book builds each chapter around a real-life case, drawing on examples from a range of disciplines including psychology, law, education, sociology, and political science. Tightly weaving concepts and familiar ideas together, the text takes readers beyond simple exposure to basic principles and research findings to a deeper understanding of each topic.

Outliers - The Story of Success (Paperback): Malcolm Gladwell Outliers - The Story of Success (Paperback)
Malcolm Gladwell 3
R215.00 R185.00 Discovery Miles 1850 Save R30.00 (14%) Within 4 - 8 working days

From the bestselling author of Blink and The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers: The Story of Success overturns conventional wisdom about genius to show us what makes an ordinary person an extreme overachiever. Why do some people achieve so much more than others? Can they lie so far out of the ordinary? In this provocative and inspiring book, Malcolm Gladwell looks at everyone from rock stars to professional athletes, software billionaires to scientific geniuses, to show that the story of success is far more surprising, and far more fascinating, than we could ever have imagined. He reveals that it's as much about where we're from and what we do, as who we are - and that no one, not even a genius, ever makes it alone. Outliers will change the way you think about your own life story, and about what makes us all unique. "Gladwell is not only a brilliant storyteller; he can see what those stories tell us, the lessons they contain". (Guardian). "Malcolm Gladwell is a global phenomenon ...he has a genius for making everything he writes seem like an impossible adventure." (Observer). "He is the best kind of writer - the kind who makes you feel like you're a genius, rather than he's a genius". (The Times). Author, journalist, cultural commentator and intellectual adventurer, Malcolm Gladwell is a staff writer for the New Yorker magazine. His first book The Tipping Point captured the world's attention with its theory that a curiously small change can have unforeseen effects. His other international bestselling books are Outliers, which looks at the stories of exceptional individuals and reveals the secrets of their success, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking and What The Dog Saw, a collection of his most provocative and entertaining New Yorker pieces.

The Blindfolded Masochist - Creation Versus Destruction: The Power of Economic Networks (Paperback): Michael Baxter The Blindfolded Masochist - Creation Versus Destruction: The Power of Economic Networks (Paperback)
Michael Baxter
R298.00 R220.00 Discovery Miles 2200 Save R78.00 (26%) Within 7 - 11 working days

The Blindfolded Masochist examines how our evolution and psychological makeup has led us to be 'blind' as individuals. We are unable to see the effects of our individual behaviour on the wider society, and equally unequipped to observe the wider consequence of our behaviour as a group. As such, in our ignorance, we bring harm upon ourselves; we are blindfolded masochists. Understanding network theory: how crowds operate and the intelligence and herd mentality of groups is the key to understanding the modern economy, and resolving the problems it faces. This book will demonstrate: o How networks underpin everything around us o The basics of network theory, game theory and how an individual's behaviour is affected by the networks they are part of o The positive and negative effects of group behaviour, how the group can innovate and cooperate, but also how quickly errors of judgement are established and reinforced o The impact of groupthink on historical events, particularly with respect to politics and economics; specifically war and financial crises o That we have the technology available to us to maximise the extraordinarily creative potential of the network and limit its destructive potential.

Be a People Person (Pre-recorded MP3 player): John C. Maxwell Be a People Person (Pre-recorded MP3 player)
John C. Maxwell
R786.00 Discovery Miles 7860 Within 7 - 13 working days

Being a leader means working with people, and that's not always easy Whether in your office, church, neighborhood, or elsewhere, your interpersonal relationships can make or break you as a leader. That's why it's so important to be a "people person" and develop your skills in tapping that most precious of all resources: people.

In this powerful new book, America's leadership expert John Maxwell helps you

discover and develop the qualities of an effective "people person" improve your relationships in every area of life understand and help difficult people overcome differences and personality traits that can cause friction inspire others to excellence and success

Loaded with life-enriching, life-changing principles for relating positively and powerfully with your family, friends, colleagues, and clients, " Be a People Person" is certain to help you bring out the best in others-and that's what effective leadership is all about.

Brainstorm - The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain (Hardcover): Daniel J. Siegel Brainstorm - The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain (Hardcover)
Daniel J. Siegel
R414.00 R333.00 Discovery Miles 3330 Save R81.00 (20%) Within 7 - 11 working days

In this "New York Times"-bestselling book, Dr. Daniel Siegel shows parents how to turn one of the most challenging developmental periods in their children's lives into one of the most rewarding.
Between the ages of 12 and 24, the brain changes in important, and oftentimes maddening, ways. It's no wonder that many parents approach their child's adolescence with fear and trepidation. According to renowned neuropsychiatrist Daniel Siegel's "New York Times" bestseller Brainstorm, if parents and teens can work together to form a deeper understanding of the brain science behind all the tumult, they will be able to turn conflict into connection and form a deeper understanding of one another.
In Brainstorm, Siegel illuminates how brain development impacts teenagers' behavior and relationships. Drawing on important new research in the field of interpersonal neurobiology, he explores exciting ways in which understanding how the teenage brain functions can help parents make what is in fact an incredibly positive period of growth, change, and experimentation in their children's lives less lonely and distressing on both sides of the generational divide.
Brainstorm is a current nominee for a Books for a Better Life award.

Dataclysm - Who We Are (When We Think No One's Looking) (Hardcover): Christian Rudder Dataclysm - Who We Are (When We Think No One's Looking) (Hardcover)
Christian Rudder
R419.00 R339.00 Discovery Miles 3390 Save R80.00 (19%) Within 7 - 11 working days

What is the secret to a stable marriage? How many gay people are still in the closet? Do we truly live in a postracial society? Has Twitter made us dumber? These are just a few of the questions Christian Rudder answers in "Dataclysm, " a smart, funny, irreverent look at how we act when we think no one's looking.
For centuries we've relied on polling or small-scale lab experiments to study human behavior. Today a new approach is possible. As we live more of our lives online, researchers can finally observe us directly, in vast numbers and without filters. Data scientists can quantify the formerly unquantifiable and show with unprecedented precision how we fight, how we age, how we love, and how we change. Our personal data has been used to spy on us, hire and fire us, and sell us stuff we don't need. In "Dataclysm, " Rudder uses it to show us who we are as people.
He reveals how Facebook "likes" can predict, with surprising accuracy, a person's sexual orientation and even intelligence; how attractive women receive exponentially more job interview requests; and why you have to have haters to be hot. He charts the rise and fall of America's most reviled word through Google Search and examines the new dynamics of collaborative rage on Twitter. He shows how people express themselves, both privately and publically. What is the least Asian thing you can say? Do people bathe more in Vermont or New Jersey? What do black women think about Simon & Garfunkel? Hint: They don't think about Simon & Garfunkel. Rudder also tracks human migration in real time, showing how groups of people move from certain small towns to the same big cities across the globe. And he grapples with the challenge of maintaining privacy in a world where these explorations are possible.
Provocative, illuminating, and visually arresting, "Dataclysm" is a portrait of our essential selves--and a first look at a revolution in the making.

Give and Take - Why Helping Others Drives Our Success (Paperback): Adam M. Grant Give and Take - Why Helping Others Drives Our Success (Paperback)
Adam M. Grant
R235.00 R192.00 Discovery Miles 1920 Save R43.00 (18%) Within 7 - 11 working days

A groundbreaking look at why our interactions with others hold the key to success
For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But in today's dramatically reconfigured world, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. In "Give and Take," Adam Grant, an award-winning researcher and Wharton's highest-rated professor, examines the surprising forces that shape why some people rise to the top of the success ladder while others sink to the bottom. Praised by social scientists, business theorists, and corporate leaders, "Give and Take" opens up an approach to work, interactions, and productivity that is nothing short of revolutionary.

Moral Tribes - Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them (Paperback): Joshua Greene Moral Tribes - Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them (Paperback)
Joshua Greene
R273.00 R226.00 Discovery Miles 2260 Save R47.00 (17%) Within 7 - 11 working days

"The Boston Globe"
"Surprising and remarkable... Toggling between big ideas, technical details, and his personal intellectual journey, Greene writes a thesis suitable to both airplane reading and PhD seminars."
Our brains were designed for tribal life, for getting along with a select group of others (Us) and for fighting off everyone else (Them). But modern times have forced the world's tribes into a shared space, resulting in epic clashes of values along with unprecedented opportunities. As the world shrinks, the moral lines that divide us become more salient and more puzzling. We fight over everything from tax codes to gay marriage to global warming, and we wonder where, if at all, we can find our common ground.
A grand synthesis of neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy, "Moral Tribes" reveals the underlying causes of modern conflict and lights the way forward. Greene compares the human brain to a dual-mode camera, with point-and-shoot automatic settings ("portrait," "landscape") as well as a manual mode. Our point-and-shoot settings are our emotions--efficient, automated programs honed by evolution, culture, and personal experience. The brain's manual mode is its capacity for deliberate reasoning, which makes our thinking flexible. Point-and-shoot emotions make us social animals, turning Me into Us. But they also make us tribal animals, turning Us against Them. Our tribal emotions make us fight--sometimes with bombs, sometimes with words--often with life-and-death stakes.
An award-winning teacher and scientist, Greene directs Harvard University's Moral Cognition Lab, which uses cutting-edge neuroscience and cognitive techniques to understand how people really make moral decisions. Combining insights from the lab with lessons from decades of social science and centuries of philosophy, the great question of "Moral Tribes "is this: How can we get along with Them when what they want feels so wrong to Us?
Ultimately, Greene offers a set of maxims for navigating the modern moral terrain, a practical road map for solving problems and living better lives. "Moral Tribes" shows us when to trust our instincts, when to reason, and how the right kind of reasoning can move us forward.
A major achievement from a rising star in a new scientific field, "Moral Tribes" will refashion your deepest beliefs about how moral thinking works and how it can work better.

The Narcissist Next Door - Understanding the Monster in Your Family, in Your Office, in Your Bed - In Your World (Hardcover):... The Narcissist Next Door - Understanding the Monster in Your Family, in Your Office, in Your Bed - In Your World (Hardcover)
Jeffrey Kluger
R411.00 R331.00 Discovery Miles 3310 Save R80.00 (19%) Within 7 - 11 working days

From an award-winning senior writer at "Time," an eye-opening exploration of narcissism, how to recognize it, and how to handle it.
The odds are good that you know a narcissist--probably a lot of them. The odds are also good that they are intelligent, confident, and articulate--the center of attention. They make you laugh and they make you think. The odds are also that this spell didn't last.
Narcissists are everywhere. There are millions of them in the United States alone: entertainers, politicians, business people, your neighbors. Recognizing and understanding them is crucial to your not being overtaken by them, says Jeffrey Kluger, in his provocative new book about this insidious disorder.
With insight and wit, Kluger frames the surprising new research on narcissism and explains the complex, exasperating personality disorder. He reveals how narcissism and narcissists affect our lives at work and at home, on the road, and in the halls of government; what to do when we encounter narcissism; and how to neutralize its effects before it's too late.
As a "Time "writer and science editor, Kluger knows how to take science's new ideas and transform them into smart, accessible insights. Highly readable and deeply engaging, this book helps us understand narcissism and narcissists more fully.

The Defining Decade - Why Your Twenties Matter and How to Make the Most of Them Now (Paperback): Meg Jay The Defining Decade - Why Your Twenties Matter and How to Make the Most of Them Now (Paperback)
Meg Jay
R247.00 R202.00 Discovery Miles 2020 Save R45.00 (18%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Our "thirty-is-the-new-twenty" culture tells us the twentysomething years don't matter. Some say they are a second adolescence. Others call them an emerging adulthood. Dr. Meg Jay, a clinical psychologist, argues that twentysomethings have been caught in a swirl of hype and misinformation, much of which has trivialized what is actually the most defining decade of adulthood.
Drawing from a decade of work with hundreds of twentysomething clients and students, THE DEFINING DECADE weaves the latest science of the twentysomething years with behind-closed-doors stories from twentysomethings themselves. The result is a provocative read that provides the tools necessary to make the most of your twenties, and shows us how work, relationships, personality, social networks, identity, and even the brain can change more during this decade than at any other time in adulthood-"if" we use the time wisely.
THE DEFINING DECADE is a smart, compassionate and constructive book about the years we cannot afford to miss.

The Better Angels of Our Nature - Why Violence Has Declined (Paperback): Steven Pinker The Better Angels of Our Nature - Why Violence Has Declined (Paperback)
Steven Pinker
R320.00 R269.00 Discovery Miles 2690 Save R51.00 (16%) Within 7 - 11 working days

A provocative history of violence--from the "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Stuff of Thought" and "The Blank Slate"

Believe it or not, today we may be living in the most peaceful moment in our species' existence. In his gripping and controversial new work, "New York Times" bestselling author Steven Pinker shows that despite the ceaseless news about war, crime, and terrorism, violence has actually been in decline over long stretches of history. Exploding myths about humankind's inherent violence and the curse of modernity, this ambitious book continues Pinker's exploration of the essence of human nature, mixing psychology and history to provide a remarkable picture of an increasingly enlightened world.

Social Psychology - A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself (Paperback): Paul Seager Social Psychology - A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself (Paperback)
Paul Seager
R285.00 R245.00 Discovery Miles 2450 Save R40.00 (14%) Within 4 - 8 working days

Written by Dr Paul Seager, a social psychology specialist who teaches at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston, 'Social Psychology: A Complete Introduction' is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear jargon-free English, and then provides added-value features like summaries of key studies, lists of questions to test your understanding of the concepts covered, and a 'Food for thought' section at the end of each chapter which challenges you to put the academic theories to practical use. The book uses a structure that mirrors many university courses on social psychology - starting off by explaining what social psychology is and how it is researched, before exploring a wide variety of the fascinating areas social psychologists have looked at in both classic and lesser-known studies. Areas covered include: the self; attributions; social cognition; interpersonal attraction; social influence; attitudes and persuasion; prosocial behaviour; aggression; groups; leadership; group decision making; intergroup behaviour; and prejudice. A final chapter looks at how social psychology can, and has been, applied in the real world to make a difference. 'Teach Yourself' titles employ the 'Breakthrough method', which is designed specifically to overcome problems that students face. - Problem: "I find it difficult to remember what I've read."; Solution: this book includes end-of-chapter summaries and questions to test your understanding. - Problem: "Most books mention important other sources, but I can never find them in time."; Solution: this book includes fully referenced quotes ready to use in your essay or exam, and each chapter lists further suggested readings for each topic. - Problem: "Lots of introductory books turn out to cover totally different topics than my course."; Solution: this book is written by a current university lecturer who understands what students are expected to know.

Social Work Perspectives on Human Behaviour (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Margarete Parrish Social Work Perspectives on Human Behaviour (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Margarete Parrish
R585.00 Discovery Miles 5850 Within 6 - 13 working days

Using a bio-psychosocial framework, this popular textbook explains the wide basis of perspectives on which we build an understanding of people's behaviours and why and how we respond in the way we do. This book accessibly explains key concepts including attachment, trauma, developmental psychology and oppression to highlight and enhance social workers' understanding of practice. Thoroughly updated since its popular first edition, the book now includes: A brand new chapter on Attachment More coverage of neurological concepts and their influence on behaviour Expanded material on older people and resilience, crime and violence against black and minority ethnic groups, and domestic violence issues More coverage of mental health, alcohol and drugs and their impact on behaviourFully updated to reflect the Munro report and recent social worker task force recommendations, this new edition also includes brand new and additional case studies and pedagogy - making this a practical, insightful and wonderfully comprehensive text suitable for all students of social work.

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