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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.

It Takes One to Tango - How I Rescued My Marriage with (Almost) No Help from My Spouse--And How You Can, Too (Hardcover):... It Takes One to Tango - How I Rescued My Marriage with (Almost) No Help from My Spouse--And How You Can, Too (Hardcover)
Winifred M. Reilly
R424 R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Save R105 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Says Who? - the struggle for authority in a market-based society (Paperback): Paul Verhaeghe Says Who? - the struggle for authority in a market-based society (Paperback)
Paul Verhaeghe; Translated by David Shaw 1
R298 R250 Discovery Miles 2 500 Save R48 (16%) Within 7 - 11 working days

'We live in an extremely controlling society in which authority has disappeared ...traditional authority is lapsing into brute force ...and we ourselves must take the first steps towards creating a new social order.' This was the trenchant diagnosis by Paul Verhaeghe at the end of his acclaimed book about identity, What About Me? Now he returns to investigate another aspect of our lives under threat: authority. In Says Who?, Verhaeghe examines how authority functions and why we need it in order to develop healthy psyches and strong societies. Going against the laissez-faire ethics of a free-market age, he argues that rather than seeing authority as a source of oppression we should invest in developing it in the places that matter. Only by strengthening the power of horizontal groups within existing social structures, such as in education, the economy, and the political system, can we restore authority to its rightful place. Whether you are a parent or child, teacher or student, employer or employee, Says Who? provides the answers you need.

Face Value - The Hidden Ways Beauty Shapes Women's Lives (Paperback): Autumn Whitefield-Madrano Face Value - The Hidden Ways Beauty Shapes Women's Lives (Paperback)
Autumn Whitefield-Madrano
R288 R226 Discovery Miles 2 260 Save R62 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Solitude - In Pursuit of a Singular Life in a Crowded World (Hardcover): Michael Harris Solitude - In Pursuit of a Singular Life in a Crowded World (Hardcover)
Michael Harris
R440 R330 Discovery Miles 3 300 Save R110 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days

With a foreword by Nicholas Carr, author of the Pulitzer Prize-finalist The Shallows.

Today, society embraces sharing like never before. Fueled by our dependence on mobile devices and social media, we have created an ecosystem of obsessive connection. Many of us now lead lives of strangely crowded isolation: we are always linked, but only shallowly so.

The capacity to be alone, properly alone, is one of life's subtlest skills. Real solitude is a powerful resource we can call upon--a crucial ingredient for a rich interior life. It inspires reflection, allows creativity to flourish, and improves our relationships with ourselves and, unexpectedly, with others. Idle hands can, in fact, produce the extraordinary. In living bigger and faster, we have forgotten the joys of silence, and undervalued how profoundly it can revolutionize our lives.

This book is about discovering stillness inside the city, inside the crowd, inside our busy lives. With wit and energy, award-winning author Michael Harris weaves captivating true stories with reporting from the world's foremost brain researchers, psychologists, and tech entrepreneurs to guide us toward a state of measured connectivity that balances quiet and companionship.

Solitude is a beautiful and convincing statement on the transformative power of being alone.

The Cyber Effect - An Expert in Cyberpsychology Explains How Technology Is Shaping Our Children, Our Behavior, and Our... The Cyber Effect - An Expert in Cyberpsychology Explains How Technology Is Shaping Our Children, Our Behavior, and Our Values--And What We Can Do about It (Paperback)
Mary Aiken
R309 R237 Discovery Miles 2 370 Save R72 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days
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
Presence - Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges (Hardcover): Amy Cuddy Presence - Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges (Hardcover)
Amy Cuddy
R486 R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Save R120 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days
F*ck Love - One Shrink's Sensible Advice for Finding a Lasting Relationship (Hardcover): Michael Bennett MD, Sarah Bennett F*ck Love - One Shrink's Sensible Advice for Finding a Lasting Relationship (Hardcover)
Michael Bennett MD, Sarah Bennett
R343 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R79 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days
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
R347 R268 Discovery Miles 2 680 Save R79 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Ordinary Jews - Choice and Survival during the Holocaust (Hardcover): Evgeny Finkel Ordinary Jews - Choice and Survival during the Holocaust (Hardcover)
Evgeny Finkel
R504 R436 Discovery Miles 4 360 Save R68 (13%) Within 7 - 13 working days

How Jewish responses during the Holocaust shed new light on the dynamics of genocide and political violenceFocusing on the choices and actions of Jews during the Holocaust, Ordinary Jews examines the different patterns of behavior of civilians targeted by mass violence. Relying on rich archival material and hundreds of survivors' testimonies, Evgeny Finkel presents a new framework for understanding the survival strategies in which Jews engaged: cooperation and collaboration, coping and compliance, evasion, and resistance. Finkel compares Jews' behavior in three Jewish ghettos--Minsk, Krakow, and Bia?ystok--and shows that Jews' responses to Nazi genocide varied based on their experiences with prewar policies that either promoted or discouraged their integration into non-Jewish society. Finkel demonstrates that while possible survival strategies were the same for everyone, individuals' choices varied across and within communities. In more cohesive and robust Jewish communities, coping--confronting the danger and trying to survive without leaving--was more organized and successful, while collaboration with the Nazis and attempts to escape the ghetto were minimal. In more heterogeneous Jewish communities, collaboration with the Nazis was more pervasive, while coping was disorganized. In localities with a history of peaceful interethnic relations, evasion was more widespread than in places where interethnic relations were hostile. State repression before WWII, to which local communities were subject, determined the viability of anti-Nazi Jewish resistance.Exploring the critical influences shaping the decisions made by Jews in Nazi-occupied eastern Europe, Ordinary Jews sheds new light on the dynamics of collective violence and genocide.

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 7 - 11 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.

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
Fighting for Status - Hierarchy and Conflict in World Politics (Paperback): Jonathan Renshon Fighting for Status - Hierarchy and Conflict in World Politics (Paperback)
Jonathan Renshon
R499 R431 Discovery Miles 4 310 Save R68 (14%) Within 7 - 13 working days

There is widespread agreement that status or standing in the international system is a critical element in world politics. The desire for status is recognized as a key factor in nuclear proliferation, the rise of China, and other contemporary foreign policy issues, and has long been implicated in foundational theories of international relations and foreign policy. Despite the consensus that status matters, we lack a basic understanding of status dynamics in international politics. The first book to comprehensively examine this subject, Fighting for Status presents a theory of status dissatisfaction that delves into the nature of prestige in international conflicts and specifies why states want status and how they get it. What actions do status concerns trigger, and what strategies do states use to maximize or salvage their standing? When does status matter, and under what circumstances do concerns over relative position overshadow the myriad other concerns that leaders face? In examining these questions, Jonathan Renshon moves beyond a focus on major powers and shows how different states construct status communities of peer competitors that shift over time as states move up or down, or out, of various groups. Combining innovative network-based statistical analysis, historical case studies, and a lab experiment that uses a sample of real-world political and military leaders, Fighting for Status provides a compelling look at the causes and consequences of status on the global stage.

Essentials of Social Psychology (Paperback): Michael A. Hogg, Graham Vaughan Essentials of Social Psychology (Paperback)
Michael A. Hogg, Graham Vaughan
R1,265 R1,023 Discovery Miles 10 230 Save R242 (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.

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
R373 R295 Discovery Miles 2 950 Save R78 (21%) Within 8 - 13 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.

Outliers - The Story of Success (Paperback): Malcolm Gladwell Outliers - The Story of Success (Paperback)
Malcolm Gladwell 4
R225 R179 Discovery Miles 1 790 Save R46 (20%) Within 6 - 13 working days

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

Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment, International Edition (Paperback, 9th edition): Charles Zastrow, Karen... Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment, International Edition (Paperback, 9th edition)
Charles Zastrow, Karen Kirst-Ashman
R665 R575 Discovery Miles 5 750 Save R90 (14%) Within 8 - 13 working days

Zastrow and Kirst-Ashman's UNDERSTANDING HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT, 9E, International Edition looks at lifespan through the lens of social work theory and practice, covering human development and behavior theories within the context of family, organizational, and community systems. Using a chronological lifespan approach, the book presents separate chapters on biological, psychological, and social impacts at the different lifespan stages with an emphasis on strengths and empowerment. As part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, this edition is completely up to date and thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Scienceblind - Why Our Intuitive Theories about the World Are So Often Wrong (Hardcover): Andrew Shtulman Scienceblind - Why Our Intuitive Theories about the World Are So Often Wrong (Hardcover)
Andrew Shtulman
R514 R384 Discovery Miles 3 840 Save R130 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Humans are born to create theories about the world--unfortunately, they're usually wrong, and keep us from understanding the world as it really isWhy do we catch colds? What causes seasons to change? And if you fire a bullet from a gun and drop one from your hand, which bullet hits the ground first? In a pinch we almost always get these questions wrong. Worse, we regularly misconstrue fundamental qualities of the world around us. In Scienceblind, cognitive and developmental psychologist Andrew Shtulman shows that the root of our misconceptions lies in the theories about the world we develop as children. They're not only wrong, they close our minds to ideas inconsistent with them, making us unable to learn science later in life. So how do we get the world right? We must dismantle our intuitive theories and rebuild our knowledge from its foundations. The reward won't just be a truer picture of the world, but clearer solutions to many controversies-around vaccines, climate change, or evolution-that plague our politics today.

Happiness for All? - Unequal Hopes and Lives in Pursuit of the American Dream (Hardcover): Carol L. Graham Happiness for All? - Unequal Hopes and Lives in Pursuit of the American Dream (Hardcover)
Carol L. Graham
R498 R430 Discovery Miles 4 300 Save R68 (14%) Within 7 - 13 working days

How the optimism gap between rich and poor is creating an increasingly divided societyThe Declaration of Independence states that all people are endowed with certain unalienable rights, and that among these is the pursuit of happiness. But is happiness available equally to everyone in America today? How about elsewhere in the world? Carol Graham draws on cutting-edge research linking income inequality with well-being to show how the widening prosperity gap has led to rising inequality in people's beliefs, hopes, and aspirations.For the United States and other developed countries, the high costs of being poor are most evident not in material deprivation but rather in stress, insecurity, and lack of hope. The result is an optimism gap between rich and poor that, if left unchecked, could lead to an increasingly divided society. Graham reveals how people who do not believe in their own futures are unlikely to invest in them, and how the consequences can range from job instability and poor education to greater mortality rates, failed marriages, and higher rates of incarceration. She describes how the optimism gap is reflected in the very words people use--the wealthy use words that reflect knowledge acquisition and healthy behaviors, while the words of the poor reflect desperation, short-term outlooks, and patchwork solutions. She also explains why the least optimistic people in America are poor whites, not poor blacks or Hispanics.Happiness for All? highlights the importance of well-being measures in identifying and monitoring trends in life satisfaction and optimism--and misery and despair--and demonstrates how hope and happiness can lead to improved economic outcomes.

Anatomy of Malice - The Enigma of the Nazi War Criminals (Paperback): Joel E. Dimsdale Anatomy of Malice - The Enigma of the Nazi War Criminals (Paperback)
Joel E. Dimsdale
R375 R286 Discovery Miles 2 860 Save R89 (24%) 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 NurembergWhen 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.

If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? - My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating... If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? - My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating (Standard format, CD)
Alan Alda
R526 R385 Discovery Miles 3 850 Save R141 (27%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Group Dynamics (Paperback, International ed of 5th revised ed): Donelson R. Forsyth Group Dynamics (Paperback, International ed of 5th revised ed)
Donelson R. Forsyth
R818 R695 Discovery Miles 6 950 Save R123 (15%) Within 8 - 13 working days

In the Fifth Edition of his best-selling text, Forsyth combines an emphasis on research, empirical studies supporting theoretical understanding of groups, and case studies to illustrate the application of concepts to actual groups, thus providing students with the most comprehensive treatment of groups available. Forsyth builds each chapter around a real-life case and draws on examples from a range of disciplines including psychology, law, education, sociology, and political science. Because he tightly weaves concepts and familiar ideas together, the text takes students beyond simple exposure to basic principles and research findings to a deeper understanding of each topic.

Drawn to the Dark - Explorations in Scare Tourism Around the World (Paperback): Chris Kullstroem Drawn to the Dark - Explorations in Scare Tourism Around the World (Paperback)
Chris Kullstroem
R500 R374 Discovery Miles 3 740 Save R126 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Since we were children, images of closed closet doors, darkened basements, and stairways spiraling down into the blackness have terrified us -- and yet, they have fascinated minds young and old for generations. If the unknown holds so much to fear, then why is it that cultures around the world continue to seek out and celebrate the mysteries of the dark? Inspired by a life-long fascination with monsters and fear culture, writer Chris Kullstroem left her job and home to experience firsthand some of the worlds most legendary scare shows. Her travels were conducted exclusively through Couchsurfing, a network that pairs travelers with local hosts at no cost. Under the guidance of her hosts and locals, Kullstroem saw it all: attractions like the Day of the Dead, the haunts of New Zealand, and even the legendary Krampus brought to life in the streets of Austria. Chronicled with insightful detail, the book explores why so many find thrills in forms of fright. Each international, eerie enactment evokes a sense of wonder and awe, demonstrating powerful emotions that transcend language and culture to reveal a connection that we all share in our draw to the dark.

The Girl at the Baggage Claim - Explaining the East-West Culture Gap (Hardcover): Gish Jen The Girl at the Baggage Claim - Explaining the East-West Culture Gap (Hardcover)
Gish Jen
R476 R361 Discovery Miles 3 610 Save R115 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days
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