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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
R258.00 R211.00 Discovery Miles 2110 Save R47.00 (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

Biopoetics (Hardcover): Brett Cook Biopoetics (Hardcover)
Brett Cook; Edited by Frederick Turner, Brett Cooke
R567.00 Discovery Miles 5670 Within 7 - 15 working days
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
R255.00 R209.00 Discovery Miles 2090 Save R46.00 (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.

Group Psychology of the Japanese in War Time (Hardcover): Toshio Iritani Group Psychology of the Japanese in War Time (Hardcover)
Toshio Iritani
R3024.00 Discovery Miles 30240 Within 6 - 13 working days

In an expansion and translation of his 1986 Japanese study, Iritani (social psychology, Tokai U.) draws on new information that has become available since the death of the Japanese emperor Hirohito in 1989, to examine the relationships between the government and the people from the beginning of mili"

A Bigger Prize - When No One Wins Unless Everyone Wins (Paperback): Margaret Heffernan A Bigger Prize - When No One Wins Unless Everyone Wins (Paperback)
Margaret Heffernan 1
R373.00 R287.00 Discovery Miles 2870 Save R86.00 (23%) Within 6 - 13 working days

The Olympics. X-Factor. The Rich List. The Nobel Prize.Everywhere you look: competition - for fame, money, attention, status. Being top seems to be everything - but what is it costing all of us? We depend on competition and expect it to identify the best, make complicated decisions easy and to motivate the lazy and inspire the dreamers. But, as Margaret Heffernan shows in this eye-opening look at competition, competition regularly produces just what we don't want: rising levels of fraud, cheating, stress, inequality and political stalemate. Siblings won't speak to each other. Children burn out at school. Doping proliferates among athletes. Auditors and fund managers go to jail for insider trading. Winners seem to take all while the desire to win consumes all, inciting panic and despair. We now know that competition often doesn't work, that the best do not always rise to the top and the so-called efficiency of competition creates a great deal of waste. So what are our alternatives? What are the skills needed for creative collaboration and how do we hone them? Talking to scientists, musicians, athletes, entrepreneurs and executives, in the follow-up to her bestselling Wilful Blindness, Margaret Heffernan has discovered that, around the world, individuals and organizations are finding creative, cooperative ways to work that don't pit people against each other but support them in their desire to work together. While the rest of the world remains mired in pitiless sniping, racing to the bottom, the future belongs to the people and companies who have learned that they are greater working together than against one another. Some call that soft but it's harder than anything they've done before. They are the real winners, sharing a bigger prize.

Long Road, Hard Lessons - Ireland to Japan by Bicycle - a 10,000 Mile Test of a Father and Son's Relationship (Paperback):... Long Road, Hard Lessons - Ireland to Japan by Bicycle - a 10,000 Mile Test of a Father and Son's Relationship (Paperback)
Mark Swain; Contributions by Sam Swain; Illustrated by David Croft, Caleb Simmons
R259.00 R223.00 Discovery Miles 2230 Save R36.00 (14%) Within 7 - 11 working days
The Tell - The Little Clues That Reveal Big Truths About Who We are (Paperback): Matthew Hertenstein The Tell - The Little Clues That Reveal Big Truths About Who We are (Paperback)
Matthew Hertenstein
R270.00 R221.00 Discovery Miles 2210 Save R49.00 (18%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Every day we make predictions based on limited information, in business and at home. Will this company's stock performance continue? Will the job candidate I just interviewed be a good employee? What kind of adult will my child grow up to be? We tend to dismiss our predictive minds as prone to bias and mistakes, but in The Tell, psychologist Matthew Hertenstein reveals that our intuition is surprisingly good at using small clues to make big predictions, and shows how we can make better decisions by homing in on the right details. Just as expert poker players use their opponents' tells to see through their bluffs, Hertenstein shows that we can likewise train ourselves to read physical cues to significantly increase our predictive acumen. By looking for certain clues, we can accurately call everything from election results to the likelihood of marital success, IQ scores to sexual orientation--even from flimsy evidence, such as an old yearbook photo or a silent one-minute video. Moreover, by understanding how people read our body language, we can adjust our own behavior so as to ace our next job interview or tip the dating scales in our favor. Drawing on rigorous research in psychology and brain science, Hertenstein shows us how to hone our powers of observation to increase our predictive capacities. A charming testament to the power of the human mind, The Tell will, to paraphrase Sherlock Holmes, show us how to notice what we see.

Constructive Controversy - Theory, Research, Practice (Hardcover): David W. Johnson Constructive Controversy - Theory, Research, Practice (Hardcover)
David W. Johnson
R1500.00 Discovery Miles 15000 Within 6 - 13 working days

Why do people make decisions based on their own perspective without considering alternative points of view? Do differences of opinion enhance or obstruct critical thinking? Is it wise to seek out people who disagree with you and listen to their objections to your conclusions? Focusing on the theory, research, and application of constructive controversy, this book analyses the nature of disagreement among members of decision-making groups, project teams, academic study groups, and other groups that are involved in solving problems. Johnson demonstrates that this theory is one of the most effective methods of enhancing creativity and innovation, decision making, teaching, and political discourse. The book includes entertaining and intriguing examples of how constructive controversy has been used in a variety of historical periods to advance creativity, achieve innovations, and guide democracies. It will be welcomed by students in the fields of social psychology, management/business studies, education, and communication studies.

Constructive Controversy - Theory, Research, Practice (Paperback): David W. Johnson Constructive Controversy - Theory, Research, Practice (Paperback)
David W. Johnson
R605.00 Discovery Miles 6050 Within 6 - 13 working days

Why do people make decisions based on their own perspective without considering alternative points of view? Do differences of opinion enhance or obstruct critical thinking? Is it wise to seek out people who disagree with you and listen to their objections to your conclusions? Focusing on the theory, research, and application of constructive controversy, this book analyses the nature of disagreement among members of decision-making groups, project teams, academic study groups, and other groups that are involved in solving problems. Johnson demonstrates that this theory is one of the most effective methods of enhancing creativity and innovation, decision making, teaching, and political discourse. The book includes entertaining and intriguing examples of how constructive controversy has been used in a variety of historical periods to advance creativity, achieve innovations, and guide democracies. It will be welcomed by students in the fields of social psychology, management/business studies, education, and communication studies.

Dimensions of Human Behavior - The Changing Life Course (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Elizabeth D. Hutchison Dimensions of Human Behavior - The Changing Life Course (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Elizabeth D. Hutchison
R1516.00 Discovery Miles 15160 Within 6 - 13 working days

Dimensions of Human Behavior: The Changing Life Course, Fourth Edition, and its companion, cover the content for the social work theories course, titled Human Behavior in the Social Environment. Our books are unique in that they present a unique organizing framework that helps faculty teach the course. It divides the course content into three primary dimensions: Person, Environment, and Time. This book represents the time component. The Changing Life Course looks at both predictable and unpredictable changes that can impact human behavior across time (the life course). It looks at all the major developmental stages ranging from conception through very late adulthood, and covers life stages that are often overlooked in other texts (such as very late adulthood). Changes to this edition include the following: 1) Introduction to a new critical thinking/ethical decision-making feature to help students think critically how content can be applied to practice situations. 2) New and updated case material. 3) New topical coverage such as greater emphasis on neuroscience, the impact of technology where applicable, EBP, and non traditional families/parenting. 4) Updated photos that complement key ideas in the text. 5) Revised and enhanced student and instructor ancillary materials. 6) Stylistic design changes for a thinner, sleeker book.

The Psychology of Attitudes and Attitude Change (Paperback): Gregory R. Maio, Geoff Haddock The Psychology of Attitudes and Attitude Change (Paperback)
Gregory R. Maio, Geoff Haddock
R680.00 Discovery Miles 6800 Within 6 - 13 working days

'An outstanding new text. Written in an engaging style it provides an impressive review of both basic and applied work. Classic studies are interwoven with important recent findings to provide a scholarly overview of this exciting area of social psychology' - Professor Mark Conner, University of Leeds. 'Maio and Haddock provide an excellent up-to-date summary of the key findings in the field in their very readable new text' - Richard E. Petty, Ohio State University. People spontaneously evaluate things. We form opinions on topics such as war and climate change, on other people such as our work colleagues and celebrities, and on behaviors such as sexual activity and waste recycling. At times, these attitudes can be the focus of bitter debate, and as humans we naturally crave to understand attitudes and how to change them. In four sections and 11 chapters, Greg Maio and Geoffrey Haddock describe how scientific methods have been used to better understand attitudes and how they change. The first section looks at what attitudes are and why they are important. The second section examines the ability of attitudes to predict behavior. From there, the authors consider how attitudes are formed and changed. Finally, they present a variety of major issues for understanding internal (such as, neurological) and external (such as, culture) influences on attitude, along with unresolved questions. With the aid of a few helpful metaphors, the text provides readers with a grasp of the fundamental concepts for understanding attitudes and an appreciation of the scientific challenges that lie ahead. "The Psychology of Attitudes and Attitude Change" is for students in psychology, health psychology, communication, business and political science. It is a core text for courses in the psychology of attitudes, persuasion, and social influence and a key resource for modules in social cognition and introductory social psychology.

Is Shame Necessary? - New Uses for an Old Tool (Hardcover): Jennifer Jacquet Is Shame Necessary? - New Uses for an Old Tool (Hardcover)
Jennifer Jacquet
R392.00 R319.00 Discovery Miles 3190 Save R73.00 (19%) Within 7 - 11 working days
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
R195.00 R168.00 Discovery Miles 1680 Save R27.00 (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.

The Village Effect - Why Face-to-Face Contact Matters (Paperback): Susan Pinker The Village Effect - Why Face-to-Face Contact Matters (Paperback)
Susan Pinker 1
R295.00 R254.00 Discovery Miles 2540 Save R41.00 (14%) Within 4 - 8 working days

"Sixty years ago the philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre wrote 'hell is other people'. Now, new evidence shows us that he was utterly wrong. Beginning from the first moments of life and at every age and stage, close contact with other people - and especially with women - affects how we think, whom we trust, and where we invest our money. Our social ties powerfully influence our sense of life satisfaction, our cognitive skills, and how resistant we are to infections and chronic disease. While information about diet, exercise, and new classes of drugs were the life-changing breakthroughs of the past decades, the new evidence is that social bonds - the people we know and care about-are just as critical to our survival. The Village Effect tells the story of the ways face-to-face human contact changes our minds, literally. Drawing on the latest discoveries in social cognition, social networks and neuroscience, salted with profiles of real people and their relationships, Susan Pinker explains why we are driven to trust other people and form lifelong bonds, and why we ignore these connections at our peril."

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
R347.00 R290.00 Discovery Miles 2900 Save R57.00 (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.

Be a People Person - Effective Leadership Through Effective Relationships (Standard format, CD): John C. Maxwell Be a People Person - Effective Leadership Through Effective Relationships (Standard format, CD)
John C. Maxwell; Read by Lloyd James
R210.00 R173.00 Discovery Miles 1730 Save R37.00 (18%) Within 4 - 12 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.

The Forgiveness Project - Stories for a Vengeful Age (Hardcover): Marina Cantacuzino, The Forgiveness Project The Forgiveness Project - Stories for a Vengeful Age (Hardcover)
Marina Cantacuzino, The Forgiveness Project; Foreword by Desmond Tutu, Alexander McCall Smith 1
R416.00 R381.00 Discovery Miles 3810 Save R35.00 (8%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Examining themes of forgiveness, reconciliation and conflict transformation, this book brings together the personal testimonies of both survivors and perpetrators of crime and violence and asks the question whether forgiveness may have more currency than revenge in an age which seems locked into the cycle of conflict. The powerful real life stories collected by The Forgiveness Project come from ordinary people around the world in a diverse range of situations, including those who have transformed aggression into a driving force for peace. Raising the possibility of alternatives to resentment, retaliation and revenge, each story shows the very real impact of forgiveness (or lack of forgiveness) within a particular context, provoking questions such as 'what is forgiveness?', 'how can you respond to the unforgivable?' and 'can you move on without forgiveness?' Marina Cantacuzino's challenging, reflective introductory essay sets the stories in the larger context of approaches to forgiveness, from both religious and secular viewpoints, concluding that in the reality of lived experience forgiveness has a quality 'as mysterious as love'. As with all good storytelling each personal narrative in this book reveals both the intimate in the epic and the epic in the intimate. The Forgiveness Project grew out of a conviction that people's perspectives only shift when they are able to hear the stories of others. In ten years it has become a high impact and influential charity that has wide application and a universal draw on people. Using real stories of victims and perpetrators, the charity sets out to explore concepts of forgiveness and conflict resolution in order to humanise the 'other', foster resilient relationships and help to dissolve tension. All royalties from the sale of this book will go to The Forgiveness Project.

In Sheep's Clothing - Understanding and Dealing with Manipulative People (Paperback, Revised): George K Simon In Sheep's Clothing - Understanding and Dealing with Manipulative People (Paperback, Revised)
George K Simon 1
R267.00 R218.00 Discovery Miles 2180 Save R49.00 (18%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Dr. George Simon knows how people push your buttons. Your children--especially teens--are expert at it, as is your mate. A co-worker may quietly undermine your efforts while professing to be helpful, or your boss may prey on your weaknesses. Manipulative people have two goals: to win and to look good doing it. Often those they abuse are only vaguely aware of what is happening to them. In this eye-opening book, you'll also discover...

* 4 reasons why victims have a hard time leaving abusive relationships

* Power tactics manipulators use to push their own agendas and justify their behavior

*Ways to redefine the rules of engagement between you and an abuser

* How to spot potential weaknesses in your character that can set you up for manipulation.

* 12 tools for personal empowerment to help you maintain greater strength in all relationships

Social Psychology (Paperback, Pearson New International Edition): Robert A. Baron, Nyla R. Branscombe, Don Byrne Social Psychology (Paperback, Pearson New International Edition)
Robert A. Baron, Nyla R. Branscombe, Don Byrne
R1469.00 Discovery Miles 14690 Within 6 - 13 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

Identity - Sociological Perspectives (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Stephanie Lawler Identity - Sociological Perspectives (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Stephanie Lawler
R402.00 Discovery Miles 4020 Within 6 - 13 working days

Questions about who we are, who we can be, and who is like and unlike us underpin a vast range of contemporary social issues. What makes our families so important to us? What do the often stark differences between how we self-identify and the way others see and define us reveal about our social world? Why do we attach such significance to 'being ourselves'? In this new edition of her popular and inviting introduction, Steph Lawler examines a range of important debates about identity. Taking a sociological perspective, she shows how identity is produced and embedded in social relationships, and worked out in the practice of people's everyday lives. She challenges the perception of identity as belonging within the person, arguing instead that it is produced and negotiated between persons. Chapter-by-chapter her book explores topics such as the relationships between lives and life-stories, the continuing significance of kinship in the face of social change, and how taste works to define identity. In particular, the updated edition has a new chapter on identity politics, as well as carefully compiled guides for further reading that reflect the broad importance and impact of these ideas, and the fact that, without understanding identity, we can't adequately begin to understand the social world. This book is essential reading for upper-level courses across the social sciences that focus on the compelling issues surrounding identity.

Social Psychology (Hardcover, United States ed of 8th revised ed): Elliot Aronson, Timothy D. Wilson, Robin M. Akert Social Psychology (Hardcover, United States ed of 8th revised ed)
Elliot Aronson, Timothy D. Wilson, Robin M. Akert
R3353.00 Discovery Miles 33530 Within 7 - 11 working days

"Research made relevant through a storytelling approach."" "This renowned text maintains its acclaimed storytelling approach, teaching the science of psychology through an engaging narrative that makes research relevant to students. Drawing upon their extensive experience as researchers and teachers, Elliot Aronson, Tim Wilson, and Robin Akert present the classic research that has driven the field and introduce cutting-edge research that is the future of social psychology. Significantly updated to reflect advances in the discipline, the 8th edition provides a firm foundation for students to build their understanding of this rigorous science in a way that engages and fascinates. A better teaching and learning experienceThis program will provide a better teaching and learning experience-- for you and your students. Here's how:

  • "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 "-- The authors emphasize this rigorous science through research examples that encourage students to think twice about their preconceived notions of what social psychology is - and isn't.
  • "Engage Students "-- Through real-life vignettes, which open each story chapter, and "mini-stories" throughout each chapter, the eighth edition provokes student interest by focusing on real-life examples.
  • "Explore Research "-- The authors present a balance between the latest findings in the field with classic research in social psychology. Noting that some older studies deserve their status as classics and are important cornerstones to the discipline, this text encourages students to experience the continuity and depth of the field versus regarding it as a collection of studies published in the past few years.
  • "Support Instructors "-- This program provides instructors with unbeatable resources, including state-of-the-art PowerPoints embedded with videos, the NEW MyPsychLab with ABC's What Would You Do videos, an easy to use Instructor's Manual, a robust test bank, and an online test generator (MyTest). All of these materials may be packaged with the text upon request.
Note: MyPsychLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyPsychLab, please visit www.mypsychlab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MyPsychLab (at no additional cost). ValuePack ISBN-10: 020591201X / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205912018.
Social Psychology and Discourse - An Introduction (Paperback): Andrew McKinlay, Chris McVittie Social Psychology and Discourse - An Introduction (Paperback)
Andrew McKinlay, Chris McVittie
R728.00 Discovery Miles 7280 Within 6 - 13 working days

A unique and creative textbook that introduces the 'discursive turn' to a new generation of students, "Social Psychology and Discourse" summarizes and evaluates the current state-of-the-art in social psychology. Using the explanatory framework found in typical texts, it provides unparallel coverage on Discourse Analytic Psychology in a format that is immediately familiar to undergraduate readers.
A timely overview of the breadth and depth of discourse research, ideal for undergraduates and also a great resource for postgraduate research students embarking on a discursive project
No other text offers the same range of coverage - from the core topics of social cognition, attitudes, prejudice and relationships to lesser known areas such as small group phenomena
Includes a host of student-friendly features such as chapter outlines, key terms, a glossary, activity questions, classic studies and further reading

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
R454.00 R365.00 Discovery Miles 3650 Save R89.00 (20%) 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.

The Private Life - Our Everyday Self in an Age of Intrusion (Hardcover): Josh Cohen The Private Life - Our Everyday Self in an Age of Intrusion (Hardcover)
Josh Cohen
R415.00 R334.00 Discovery Miles 3340 Save R81.00 (20%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Does Altruism Exist? - Culture, Genes, and the Welfare of Others (Hardcover): David Sloan Wilson Does Altruism Exist? - Culture, Genes, and the Welfare of Others (Hardcover)
David Sloan Wilson
R431.00 R343.00 Discovery Miles 3430 Save R88.00 (20%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Does altruism exist? Or is human nature entirely selfish? In this eloquent and accessible book, famed biologist David Sloan Wilson provides new answers to this age-old question based on the latest developments in evolutionary science. From an evolutionary viewpoint, Wilson argues, altruism is inextricably linked to the functional organization of groups. "Groups that work" undeniably exist in nature and human society, although special conditions are required for their evolution. Humans are one of the most groupish species on earth, in some ways comparable to social insect colonies and multi-cellular organisms. The case that altruism evolves in all social species is surprisingly simple to make. Yet the implications for human society are far from obvious. Some of the most venerable criteria for defining altruism aren't worth caring much about, any more than we care much whether we are paid by cash or check. Altruism defined in terms of thoughts and feelings is notably absent from religion, even though altruism defined in terms of action is notably present. The economic case for selfishness can be decisively rejected. The quality of everyday life depends critically on people who overtly care about the welfare of others. Yet, like any other adaptation, altruism can have pathological manifestations. Wilson concludes by showing how a social theory that goes beyond altruism by focusing on group function can help to improve the human condition.

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