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Cultural Psychology (Paperback, 3rd Student Manual/Study Guide): Steven J. Heine Cultural Psychology (Paperback, 3rd Student Manual/Study Guide)
Steven J. Heine
R2,185 R2,017 Discovery Miles 20 170 Save R168 (8%) Within 7 - 13 working days

The most contemporary and relevant introduction to the field, Cultural Psychology, third edition, is unmatched in both its presentation of current, global experimental research and its demonstration of how cultural psychology is relevant to students' lives, their society and the world around them.

The Cyber Effect - A Pioneering Cyberpsychologist Explains How Human Behavior Changes Online (Hardcover): Mary Aiken The Cyber Effect - A Pioneering Cyberpsychologist Explains How Human Behavior Changes Online (Hardcover)
Mary Aiken
R527 R370 Discovery Miles 3 700 Save R157 (30%) Within 7 - 11 working days

A groundbreaking exploration of how cyberspace is changing the way we think, feel, and behave

Mary Aiken is the world’s leading expert in forensic cyberpsychology—a discipline that combines psychology, criminology, and technology to investigate the intersection where technology and human behavior meet. In this, her first book, Aiken has created a starting point for all future conversations about how the Internet is shaping development and behavior, societal norms and values, children, safety, security, and our perception of the world. Cyberspace is an environment full of surveillance, but who is looking out for us? The Cyber Effect offers a fascinating and chilling look at a future we can still do something about.

Drawing on her own research and extensive experience with law enforcement, Mary Aiken covers a wide range of subjects from the impact of screens on the developing child to the explosion of teen sexting, and the acceleration of compulsive and addictive behaviors online (gaming, shopping, pornography). She examines the escalation of cyberchondria (anxiety produced by self-diagnosing online), cyberstalking, and organized cybercrime in the Deep Web. Aiken provides surprising statistics and incredible-but-true case studies of hidden trends that are shaping our culture and raising troubling questions about where the digital revolution is taking us.

The Cyber Effect will upend your assumptions about your online life and forever change the way you think about the technology you, your friends, and family use. Readers will gain a new understanding of the rapid change taking shape around us and come away with critical tools to become part of this very necessary conversation.

Psychology - Themes & Variations, a South African Perspective (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Wayne Weiten Psychology - Themes & Variations, a South African Perspective (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Wayne Weiten
R716 R619 Discovery Miles 6 190 Save R97 (14%) In stock
An Introduction to Social Psychology (Paperback, 6th Revised edition): Miles Hewstone, Wolfgang Stroebe, Klaus Jonas An Introduction to Social Psychology (Paperback, 6th Revised edition)
Miles Hewstone, Wolfgang Stroebe, Klaus Jonas
R1,266 R1,105 Discovery Miles 11 050 Save R161 (13%) Within 7 - 13 working days

For over 25 years An Introduction to Social Psychology has been combining traditional academic rigor with a contemporary level of cohesion, accessibility, pedagogy and instructor support to provide a definitive guide to the engaging and ever-evolving field of social psychology. This sixth edition, completely revised and updated to reflect current issues and underlying theory in the field, has been specially designed to meet the needs of students at all levels, with contributions written by leading psychologists, each an acknowledged expert in the topics covered in a given chapter. The text benefits hugely from an updated range of innovative pedagogical features intended to catch the imagination, combined with a rigorous editorial approach, which results in a cohesive and uniform style accessible to all. Each chapter addresses both major themes and key studies, showing how the relevant field of research has developed over time and linking classic and contemporary perspectives.

Consumer Psychology for Marketing (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Gordon Foxall, Ronald E. Goldsmith, Stephen Brown Consumer Psychology for Marketing (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Gordon Foxall, Ronald E. Goldsmith, Stephen Brown
R670 R571 Discovery Miles 5 710 Save R99 (15%) In stock

The second edition of this successful textbook continues to offer a sophisticated treatment of consumer psychology which is directly related to the concerns of marketing management, especially in terms of market segmentation, product positioning and new product development. It has an international approach that is reflected in language, examples, and scope and it also has a comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of literature and recent research. The new edition takes into account past reviewers' and users' comments by reducing the amount of material on adaptive/innovative cognitive style and replaces this with a wider range of material on the theme of personality and new product phrase. This edition also includes end-of-chapter questions and suggested further reading.

When Strangers Meet - How People You Don't Know Can Transform You (Hardcover): Kio Stark When Strangers Meet - How People You Don't Know Can Transform You (Hardcover)
Kio Stark
R309 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R57 (18%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Tribe - On Homecoming and Belonging (Hardcover): Sebastian Junger Tribe - On Homecoming and Belonging (Hardcover)
Sebastian Junger
R396 R318 Discovery Miles 3 180 Save R78 (20%) Within 7 - 11 working days
The Cyber Effect - A Pioneering Cyber-Psychologist Explains How Human Behaviour Changes Online (Hardcover): Mary Aiken The Cyber Effect - A Pioneering Cyber-Psychologist Explains How Human Behaviour Changes Online (Hardcover)
Mary Aiken 1
R484 R365 Discovery Miles 3 650 Save R119 (25%) Within 6 - 13 working days

Covering everything from the impact of screens on the developing child to the explosion of teen sexting, and the acceleration of compulsive and addictive online behaviours (gaming, shopping, pornography), The Cyber Effect also examines the escalation in cyberchondria (self-diagnosis online), cyberstalking and organized crime in the Deep Web. Cyberspace is an environment full of surveillance, but who is looking out for us? Full of surprising statistics and incredible-but-true case studies of the hidden trends that are shaping our culture, this book raises troubling questions about where the digital revolution is taking us. Dr Mary Aiken is the world's leading expert in forensic cyberpsychology - a discipline that combines psychology, criminology and technology to investigate the intersection between technology and human behaviour. In this, her first book, Aiken has created a starting point for all future conversations about how the Internet is shaping our perception of the world, development and behaviour, societal norms and values, children, safety and security. Upending your assumptions about your online life and forever changing the way you think about the technology that you, your friends and your family use, The Cyber Effect offers a fascinating and chilling look at a future we can still do something about.

Tribe - On Homecoming and Belonging (Hardcover): Sebastian Junger Tribe - On Homecoming and Belonging (Hardcover)
Sebastian Junger 1
R309 R237 Discovery Miles 2 370 Save R72 (23%) Within 6 - 13 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.

Smarter Faster Better - The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business (Hardcover): Charles Duhigg Smarter Faster Better - The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business (Hardcover)
Charles Duhigg
R525 R418 Discovery Miles 4 180 Save R107 (20%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Community Psychology in South Africa (Paperback, 2nd ed): M. Visser, A.G. Moleko Community Psychology in South Africa (Paperback, 2nd ed)
M. Visser, A.G. Moleko
R449 R415 Discovery Miles 4 150 Save R34 (8%) In stock

Community psychology is an applied branch of psychology that strives to promote the health and wellbeing of people in various contexts. This discipline is of particular relevance in South Africa, where excellent infrastructure and meaningful pockets of wealth coexist with extremely poor communities experiencing specific social and psychological issues. Community psychology in South Africa presents the depth and width of the field of Community psychology in its quest to eradicate psychosocial problems and empower people through community development. This book considers the theoretical foundations of the field and how these theories can be applied to understanding psychosocial problems within the multicultural South African context. Psychosocial problems discussed in the book include the following: Health promotion; Mental health; HIV/AIDS; Substance abuse; Poverty; Crime and violence; Violence towards women and children; Interracial relationships. This second edition has been updated to include recent developments, especially regarding cultural awareness. Community psychology in South Africa is aimed at experienced psychologists, professionals dealing with community development and the wellbeing of individuals and communities, as well as students of social sciences.

Invisible Influence - The Hidden Forces That Shape Behavior (Hardcover): Jonah Berger Invisible Influence - The Hidden Forces That Shape Behavior (Hardcover)
Jonah Berger
R488 R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Save R102 (21%) Within 7 - 11 working days
The Power Paradox - How We Gain and Lose Influence (Hardcover): Dacher Keltner The Power Paradox - How We Gain and Lose Influence (Hardcover)
Dacher Keltner
R471 R374 Discovery Miles 3 740 Save R97 (21%) 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
R311 R254 Discovery Miles 2 540 Save R57 (18%) Within 7 - 11 working days
America the Anxious - How Our Pursuit of Happiness Is Creating a Nation of Nervous Wrecks (Hardcover): Ruth Whippman America the Anxious - How Our Pursuit of Happiness Is Creating a Nation of Nervous Wrecks (Hardcover)
Ruth Whippman
R474 R401 Discovery Miles 4 010 Save R73 (15%) Preorder
How Women Decide - What S True, What S Not, and What Strategies Spark the Best Choices (Hardcover): Therese Huston How Women Decide - What S True, What S Not, and What Strategies Spark the Best Choices (Hardcover)
Therese Huston
R521 R414 Discovery Miles 4 140 Save R107 (21%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Surviving the Future - Culture, Carnival and Capital in the Aftermath of the Market Economy (Paperback): David Fleming Surviving the Future - Culture, Carnival and Capital in the Aftermath of the Market Economy (Paperback)
David Fleming 1
R318 R247 Discovery Miles 2 470 Save R71 (22%) Within 6 - 13 working days
The Selfishness of Others - An Essay on the Fear of Narcissism (Paperback): Kristin Dombek The Selfishness of Others - An Essay on the Fear of Narcissism (Paperback)
Kristin Dombek
R232 R187 Discovery Miles 1 870 Save R45 (19%) Within 7 - 11 working days

They're among us, but they are not like us. They manipulate, lie, cheat, and steal. They are irresistibly charming and accomplished, appearing to live in a radiance beyond what we are capable of. But narcissists are empty. No one knows exactly what everyone else is full of--some kind of a soul, or personhood--but whatever it is, experts agree that narcissists do not have it.

So goes the popular understanding of narcissism, or NPD (narcissistic personality disorder). And it's more prevalent than ever, according to recent articles in The New York Times, The Atlantic, and Time. In bestsellers like The Narcissism Epidemic, Narcissists Exposed, and The Narcissist Next Door, pop psychologists have armed the normal with tools to identify and combat the vampiric influence of this rising population, while on websites like narcissismsurvivor.com, thousands of people congregate to swap horror stories about relationships with "narcs."

In The Selfishness of Others, the essayist Kristin Dombek provides a clear-sighted account of how a rare clinical diagnosis became a fluid cultural phenomenon, a repository for our deepest fears about love, friendship, and family. She cuts through hysteria in search of the razor-thin line between pathology and common selfishness, writing with robust skepticism toward the prophets of NPD and genuine empathy for those who see themselves as its victims. And finally, she shares her own story in a candid effort to find a path away from the cycle of fear and blame and toward a more forgiving and rewarding life.

The Narcissist You Know - Defending Yourself Against Extreme Narcissists in an All-About-Me Age (Paperback): Joseph Burgo The Narcissist You Know - Defending Yourself Against Extreme Narcissists in an All-About-Me Age (Paperback)
Joseph Burgo
R291 R237 Discovery Miles 2 370 Save R54 (19%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Presence - Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges (Hardcover): Amy Cuddy Presence - Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges (Hardcover)
Amy Cuddy
R521 R414 Discovery Miles 4 140 Save R107 (21%) Within 8 - 13 working days
Anatomy of Malice - The Enigma of the Nazi War Criminals (Hardcover): Joel E. Dimsdale Anatomy of Malice - The Enigma of the Nazi War Criminals (Hardcover)
Joel E. Dimsdale 1
R553 R436 Discovery Miles 4 360 Save R117 (21%) Within 7 - 11 working days

In this gripping and haunting narrative, a renowned psychiatrist sheds new light on the psychology of the war criminals at Nuremberg When the ashes had settled after World War II and the Allies convened an international war crimes trial in Nuremberg, a psychiatrist, Douglas Kelley, and a psychologist, Gustave Gilbert, tried to fathom the psychology of the Nazi leaders, using extensive psychiatric interviews, IQ tests, and Rorschach inkblot tests. Never before or since has there been such a detailed study of governmental leaders who orchestrated mass killings. Before the war crimes trial began, it was self-evident to most people that the Nazi leaders were demonic maniacs. But when the interviews and psychological tests were completed, the answer was no longer so clear. The findings were so disconcerting that portions of the data were hidden away for decades and the research became a topic for vituperative disputes. Gilbert thought that the war criminals' malice stemmed from depraved psychopathology. Kelley viewed them as morally flawed, ordinary men who were creatures of their environment. Who was right? Drawing on his decades of experience as a psychiatrist and the dramatic advances within psychiatry, psychology, and neuroscience since Nuremberg, Joel E. Dimsdale looks anew at the findings and examines in detail four of the war criminals, Robert Ley, Hermann Goring, Julius Streicher, and Rudolf Hess. Using increasingly precise diagnostic tools, he discovers a remarkably broad spectrum of pathology. Anatomy of Malice takes us on a complex and troubling quest to make sense of the most extreme evil.

Social Psychology, Plus MyPsychLab without eText (Paperback, Pearson New International Edition): Robert A. Baron, Nyla R.... Social Psychology, Plus MyPsychLab without eText (Paperback, Pearson New International Edition)
Robert A. Baron, Nyla R. Branscombe, Don Byrne
R1,942 R1,550 Discovery Miles 15 500 Save R392 (20%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Show how the ever-changing field of Social Psychology is useful in students' everyday lives. The integration of application into the main body chapters helps students see the connection between theory and real world experiences. This classic text retains the hallmark of its own past success: up-to-date coverage of the quickly evolving subject matter written in a lively manner that has been embraced by hundreds of thousands of students around the world. This book continues to balance its coverage of fundamentals with current research. Teaching & Learning Experience * Personalize Learning - The new MyPsychLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. * Improve Critical Thinking - APS Reader, Current Directions in Social Psychology and a new personalized study plan in MyPsychLab help students develop critical thinking skills. * Engage Students - New in-text essays reflect current research trends and show how the field relates to today's social world, helping to engage students in the material. * Explore Research - Balanced coverage of fundamentals with current research. New content on emotion and attitude formation is included. * Support Instructors - ClassPrep helps instructors keep students engaged throughout every class. Sample chapter and more available on our preview site! www.pearsonhighered.com/fall2011preview/#Psych

Respectable - The Experience of Class (Hardcover): Lynsey Hanley Respectable - The Experience of Class (Hardcover)
Lynsey Hanley 1
R402 R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Save R98 (24%) Within 6 - 13 working days

Society is often talked about as a ladder, from which you can climb from bottom to top. The walls are less talked about. This book is about how people try to get over them, whether they manage to or not. In autumn 1992, growing up on a vast Birmingham estate, the sixteen-year-old Lynsey Hanley went to sixth-form college. She knew that it would change her life, but was entirely unprepared for the price she would have to pay: to leave behind her working-class world and become middle class. Class remains resolutely with us, as strongly as it did fifty years ago, and with it the idea of aspiration, of social mobility, which received wisdom tells us is an unequivocally positive phenomenon, for individuals and for society as a whole. Yet for the many millions who experience it, changing class is like emigrating from one side of the world to another: a lonely, anxious, psychologically disruptive process of uprooting, which leaves people divided between the place they left and the place they have to inhabit in order to get on. In this empathic, wry and passionate exploration of class in Britain today, Lynsey Hanley looks at how people are kept apart, and keep themselves apart - and the costs involved in the journey from 'there' to 'here'.

The Sleep Revolution - Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time (Large print, Hardcover, large type edition): Arianna... The Sleep Revolution - Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time (Large print, Hardcover, large type edition)
Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington
R657 Discovery Miles 6 570 Within 7 - 11 working days
What Works - Gender Equality by Design (Hardcover): Iris Bohnet What Works - Gender Equality by Design (Hardcover)
Iris Bohnet
R500 R399 Discovery Miles 3 990 Save R101 (20%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Gender equality is a moral and a business imperative. But unconscious bias holds us back, and de-biasing people s minds has proven to be difficult and expensive. Diversity training programs have had limited success, and individual effort alone often invites backlash. Behavioral design offers a new solution. By de-biasing organizations instead of individuals, we can make smart changes that have big impacts. Presenting research-based solutions, Iris Bohnet hands us the tools we need to move the needle in classrooms and boardrooms, in hiring and promotion, benefiting businesses, governments, and the lives of millions.

What Works is built on new insights into the human mind. It draws on data collected by companies, universities, and governments in Australia, India, Norway, the United Kingdom, the United States, Zambia, and other countries, often in randomized controlled trials. It points out dozens of evidence-based interventions that could be adopted right now and demonstrates how research is addressing gender bias, improving lives and performance. What Works shows what more can be done often at shockingly low cost and surprisingly high speed.

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