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Tribe - On Homecoming and Belonging (Hardcover): Sebastian Junger Tribe - On Homecoming and Belonging (Hardcover)
Sebastian Junger 1
R293 R225 Discovery Miles 2 250 Save R68 (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
R508 R405 Discovery Miles 4 050 Save R103 (20%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Respectable - The Experience of Class (Hardcover): Lynsey Hanley Respectable - The Experience of Class (Hardcover)
Lynsey Hanley 1
R381 R290 Discovery Miles 2 900 Save R91 (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'.

#Now - The Surprising Truth About the Power of Now (Paperback): Max McKeown #Now - The Surprising Truth About the Power of Now (Paperback)
Max McKeown 1
R293 R224 Discovery Miles 2 240 Save R69 (24%) Within 6 - 13 working days

Do you ever feel stressed? Of course you do. One way we cope is to lower expectations, but we miss what may make us stronger. This book offers valuable insights into an alternative. You can choose to nurture a Nowist mindset and by seeking joy in the flow of life, you will discover your natural power to take action and keep moving forward. We live in the present but carry the anxieties of the past and concerns of the future with us at all times. Yet, you can only directly think, do, or change anything at the point of now. Realising this, you can learn to transform your life with every moment. #NOW helps you to embrace the fullness of everyday life. It encourages you to move beyond surviving, or coping, to joyfully and effortlessly live in harmony with the demands of your work- life balance. Instead of passively hiding or becoming overwhelmed, you can actively leap into the best that life has to offer. Discover the power of your #NOW that enables you to take action, make decisions fast and effectively, and enjoy the moment while creating a successful and happy future.

The Power Paradox - How We Gain and Lose Influence (Hardcover): Dacher Keltner The Power Paradox - How We Gain and Lose Influence (Hardcover)
Dacher Keltner
R455 R362 Discovery Miles 3 620 Save R93 (20%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Invisible Influence - The Hidden Forces That Shape Behavior (Hardcover): Jonah Berger Invisible Influence - The Hidden Forces That Shape Behavior (Hardcover)
Jonah Berger
R472 R374 Discovery Miles 3 740 Save R98 (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
R302 R226 Discovery Miles 2 260 Save R76 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days
The Sleep Revolution - Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time (Hardcover): Arianna Huffington The Sleep Revolution - Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time (Hardcover)
Arianna Huffington
R465 R372 Discovery Miles 3 720 Save R93 (20%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Invisible Influence (Paperback): Jonah Berger Invisible Influence (Paperback)
Jonah Berger 1
R295 R227 Discovery Miles 2 270 Save R68 (23%) Within 6 - 13 working days

If you're like most people, you think that your choices and behaviors are driven by your individual, personal tastes and opinions. You picked a jacket because you liked the way it looked. You picked a particular career because you found itinteresting. The notion that our choices are driven by our own personal thoughts and opinions seems so obvious that it is not even worth mentioning. Except that it's wrong. Without our realizing it, other people's behavior - what psychologists call "social influence" - has a huge influence on everything we do at every moment of our lives, from the mundane (which movie to see or place to have lunch) to the momentous (which career path to take or person to marry). We make riskier decisions because someone patted us on the shoulder. We like the name Mia because Madison and Sophia are popular names this year. Even strangers, or people we may never meet, have a startling impact on our judgments and decisions: our attitudes towards a welfare policy totally shift if we're told it is supported by Democrats versus Republicans, even though the policy is the same in both cases. But social influence doesn't just lead us to do the same things as others. Like a magnet it can attract, but it also can repel. In some cases we conform, or imitate others around us. But in other cases we diverge, or avoid particular choices or behaviors because other people are doing them. We stop listening to a band because they go mainstream. We skip buying the minivan because we don't want to look like the soccer mom. By understanding how social influence works, we can decide when to resist and when to embrace it: we can affect others behavior and use others to help us make better-informed decisions.

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
R503 R401 Discovery Miles 4 010 Save R102 (20%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Outliers - The Story of Success (Paperback): Malcolm Gladwell Outliers - The Story of Success (Paperback)
Malcolm Gladwell 3
R225 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R52 (23%) Within 6 - 13 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).

The Power Paradox - How We Gain and Lose Influence (Hardcover): Dacher Keltner The Power Paradox - How We Gain and Lose Influence (Hardcover)
Dacher Keltner 1
R378 R287 Discovery Miles 2 870 Save R91 (24%) Within 6 - 13 working days

A revolutionary rethinking of everything we know about power It shapes every interaction we have, whether we're trying to get a two-year-old to eat green vegetables or ask for a promotion at work. But how do we really gain power? And what does it do to us? As renowned psychologist Dacher Keltner reveals, the new science of power shows that our Machiavellian view of status is wrong. Influence comes not to those who are ruthless, but to those with socially intelligence and empathy. Yet, ironically, the seductions of success lead us to lose those very qualities that made us powerful in the first place. Keltner draws on fascinating case studies to illuminate this 'power paradox', revealing how it shapes not just companies and elections but everyday relationships. As his myth-busting research shows, power - and powerlessness - distorts our behaviour, affecting whether or not we will have an affair, break the law, drive recklessly or find our purpose in life. In twenty original 'power principles', Keltner shows how we can retain power by maintaining a focus on others. By redefining power as the ability to do good, The Power Paradox turns everything we know about influence, status and inequality upside down.

Face Value - The Hidden Ways Beauty Shapes Women's Lives (Hardcover): Autumn Whitefield-Madrano Face Value - The Hidden Ways Beauty Shapes Women's Lives (Hardcover)
Autumn Whitefield-Madrano
R442 R353 Discovery Miles 3 530 Save R89 (20%) Within 7 - 11 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
R534 R423 Discovery Miles 4 230 Save R111 (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.

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
R301 R246 Discovery Miles 2 460 Save R55 (18%) Within 7 - 11 working days
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
R679 R589 Discovery Miles 5 890 Save R90 (13%) Within 8 - 13 working days
Tribe - On Homecoming and Belonging (Paperback): Sebastian Junger Tribe - On Homecoming and Belonging (Paperback)
Sebastian Junger 1
R266 R202 Discovery Miles 2 020 Save R64 (24%) 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.

Mindware - Tools for Smart Thinking (Paperback): Richard E. Nisbett Mindware - Tools for Smart Thinking (Paperback)
Richard E. Nisbett
R267 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R48 (18%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Head in the Cloud - Why Knowing Things Still Matters When Facts Are So Easy to Look Up (Hardcover): William Poundstone Head in the Cloud - Why Knowing Things Still Matters When Facts Are So Easy to Look Up (Hardcover)
William Poundstone
R462 R369 Discovery Miles 3 690 Save R93 (20%) Within 7 - 11 working days
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
R1,878 R1,499 Discovery Miles 14 990 Save R379 (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

Tribe - On Homecoming and Belonging (Hardcover): Sebastian Junger Tribe - On Homecoming and Belonging (Hardcover)
Sebastian Junger
R383 R308 Discovery Miles 3 080 Save R75 (20%) Within 7 - 11 working days
The Power Paradox - How We Gain and Lose Influence (Paperback): Dacher Keltner The Power Paradox - How We Gain and Lose Influence (Paperback)
Dacher Keltner
R320 R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 Save R45 (14%) Within 4 - 8 working days

A revolutionary rethinking of everything we know about power It shapes every interaction we have, whether we're trying to get a two-year-old to eat green vegetables or ask for a promotion at work. But how do we really gain power? And what does it do to us? As renowned psychologist Dacher Keltner reveals, the new science of power shows that our Machiavellian view of status is wrong. Influence comes not to those who are ruthless, but to those with socially intelligence and empathy. Yet, ironically, the seductions of success lead us to lose those very qualities that made us powerful in the first place. Keltner draws on fascinating case studies to illuminate this 'power paradox', revealing how it shapes not just companies and elections but everyday relationships. As his myth-busting research shows, power - and powerlessness - distorts our behaviour, affecting whether or not we will have an affair, break the law, drive recklessly or find our purpose in life. In twenty original 'power principles', Keltner shows how we can retain power by maintaining a focus on others. By redefining power as the ability to do good, The Power Paradox turns everything we know about influence, status and inequality upside down.

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
R1,055 Discovery Miles 10 550 Within 6 - 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.

What Works - Gender Equality by Design (Hardcover): Iris Bohnet What Works - Gender Equality by Design (Hardcover)
Iris Bohnet
R484 R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Save R98 (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."

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life - Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition):... Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life - Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Marshall B. Rosenberg; Foreword by Deepak Chopra
R360 R294 Discovery Miles 2 940 Save R66 (18%) Within 8 - 13 working days
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