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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

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
Invisible Influence (Paperback): Jonah Berger Invisible Influence (Paperback)
Jonah Berger 1
R311 R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Save R72 (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.

#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
R308 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R72 (23%) 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.

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 8 - 13 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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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
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
R457 R365 Discovery Miles 3 650 Save R92 (20%) Within 7 - 11 working days
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'.

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
R297 R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Save R53 (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.
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Essentials of Social Psychology with MyPsychLab Access Card - AND MyPsychLab Access Card (Paperback): Michael A. Hogg, Graham... Essentials of Social Psychology with MyPsychLab Access Card - AND MyPsychLab Access Card (Paperback)
Michael A. Hogg, Graham Vaughan, G. Neil Martin, Neil R. Carlson
R1,539 R1,236 Discovery Miles 12 360 Save R303 (20%) 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.

 

Essentials of Social Psychology (Paperback): Michael A. Hogg, Graham Vaughan Essentials of Social Psychology (Paperback)
Michael A. Hogg, Graham Vaughan
R1,321 R1,068 Discovery Miles 10 680 Save R253 (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.

Group Dynamics (Paperback, International ed of 5th revised ed): Donelson R. Forsyth Group Dynamics (Paperback, International ed of 5th revised ed)
Donelson R. Forsyth
R684 R588 Discovery Miles 5 880 Save R96 (14%) 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.

Outliers - The Story of Success (Paperback): Malcolm Gladwell Outliers - The Story of Success (Paperback)
Malcolm Gladwell 3
R237 R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Save R55 (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).

Psychoanalytic Essays on Power and Vulnerability (Paperback): Halina Brunning Psychoanalytic Essays on Power and Vulnerability (Paperback)
Halina Brunning
R715 Discovery Miles 7 150 Within 6 - 13 working days

'This fascinating book, the last in a trilogy on psychoanalytic reflections, edited by Halina Brunning, explores power and vulnerability in three related areas: Leadership and Organizations, the Political Arena, and Global Finances. These thirteen essays, with a conclusion to the trilogy written by Jim Krantz, link psychoanalytic concepts with system psychodynamics. This provides a powerful way of analysing and understanding how the inner world of the individual is mobilised in relation to the group, the organisation, society and globally, from the perspective of the close interconnection between power and vulnerability. The papers in this volume describe how power and vulnerability are closely interlinked with infantile omnipotence and helplessness.'- from the Introduction, by Olya Khaleelee

Becoming Parents and Overcoming Obstacles - Understanding the Experience of Miscarriage, Premature Births, Infertility and... Becoming Parents and Overcoming Obstacles - Understanding the Experience of Miscarriage, Premature Births, Infertility and Postnatal Depression (Paperback)
Emanuela Quagliata
R506 Discovery Miles 5 060 Within 6 - 13 working days

There are many books that deal with pregnancy and maternity, and a large number of magazines and articles on paediatric nursing that examine these subjects from different points of view. This volume is not a manual and is not intended to explain to future parents what to do and what to avoid. The objective is rather to look at the most significant and problematic aspects of this delicate phase of a woman's life and that of a couple. It seeks to offer a key to understand the deep significance and complexity of the path to follow to become parents and to face fears linked to the difficulty of procreation, using the tools of observation and psychoanalytic listening. Reviewing several experiences of clinical work, the authors offer reflections on the personal experiences of women and couples and the difficulties which can be met when the desire for a child is disappointed. A maternity and parenting project can be frustrated by miscarriages and encounter the fear of infertility. How are the problems of sterility or spontaneous abortion experienced? What are the consequences on a psychological and emotional level for parents and within the relationship with the child who is born after these painful experiences? The authors deepen some problematic issues, describing ways of intervening with the important preventive aim of avoiding that the suffering of the parents compromises the emotional development of the child. The central idea of this work is that it is possible to get over a difficult beginning or relationship and that unresolved problems can be renegotiated at every stage of development. It is possible to recover from a moment of misunderstanding and disharmony within a couple and promote the development of the relationship between mother and child. The authors have tried to show how the bond between them is formed in the absolute uniqueness of every relationship, facing the inevitable human limits which ensure that nothing is perfect. This study is intended above all for parents, but naturally also for psychologists, doctors, gynaecologists, obstetricians and paediatricians, who can consider the complexity of these experiences from a new point of view.

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
R479 R382 Discovery Miles 3 820 Save R97 (20%) Within 7 - 11 working days
The Elgar Companion to Public Choice (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Michael Reksulak, Laura Razzolini, William F. Shughart The Elgar Companion to Public Choice (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Michael Reksulak, Laura Razzolini, William F. Shughart
R4,633 Discovery Miles 46 330 Within 6 - 13 working days

The Elgar Companion to Public Choice, Second Edition, brings together leading scholars in the field of political economy to introduce readers to the latest research in public choice. The Companion lays out a comprehensive history of the field and, in five additional parts, it explores public choice contributions to the study of the origins of the state, the organization of political activity, the analysis of decision-making in non-market institutions, the examination of tribal governance and to modeling and predicting the behavior of international organizations and transnational terrorism. With broad and up-to-date coverage, this second edition will appeal to politicians and policymakers, academics and researchers in public and social choice and political science, as well as graduate students in economics, political science and public administration.

Social Psychology (Paperback, International ed of 9th revised ed): Saul M. Kassin, Steven Fein, Hazel Markus Social Psychology (Paperback, International ed of 9th revised ed)
Saul M. Kassin, Steven Fein, Hazel Markus
R688 R596 Discovery Miles 5 960 Save R92 (13%) Within 8 - 13 working days

Distinguished by its current-events emphasis, the aim to bring the outside world into the field of social psychology, strong diversity coverage, and engaging connections drawn between social psychology and students' everyday lives, "Social Psychology, International Edition", remains one of the most scholarly and well-written texts in its field. Integrating classic and contemporary research, the text also includes comprehensive coverage of social cognition and evolutionary psychology, and features authoritative material on social psychology and the law. Coverage of culture and diversity is integrated into every chapter by Hazel Rose Markus, a leader and respected researcher in the study of cultural psychology.

Handbook of Parenting, Volume 5 - Practical Issues in Parenting (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Marc H. Bornstein Handbook of Parenting, Volume 5 - Practical Issues in Parenting (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Marc H. Bornstein
R911 Discovery Miles 9 110 Within 6 - 13 working days

Completely revised and expanded from four to five volumes, this new edition of the Handbook of Parenting appears at a time that is momentous in the history of parenting. Parenting and the family are today in a greater state of flux, question, and redefinition than perhaps ever before. We are witnessing the emergence of striking permutations on the theme of parenting: blended families, lesbian and gay parents, and teen versus fifties first-time moms and dads. One cannot but be awed on the biological front by technology that now not only renders postmenopausal women capable of childbearing, but also presents us with the possibility of designing babies. Similarly on the sociological front, single parenthood is a modern day fact of life, adult child dependency is on the rise, and parents are ever less certain of their own roles, even in the face of rising environmental and institutional demands that they take increasing responsibility for their offspring. The Handbook of Parenting concerns itself with: *different types of parents--mothers and fathers, single, adolescent, and adoptive parents; *basic characteristics of parenting--behaviors, knowledge, beliefs, and expectations about parenting; *forces that shape parenting--evolution, genetics, biology, employment, social class, culture, environment, and history; *problems faced by parents--handicap, marital difficulties, drug addiction; and *practical concerns of parenting--how to promote children's health, foster social adjustment and cognitive competence, and interact with school, legal, and public officials. Contributors to the Handbook of Parenting have worked in different ways toward understanding all these diverse aspects of parenting, and all look to the most recent research and thinking in the field to shed light on many topics every parent wonders about. Each chapter addresses a different but central topic in parenting; each is rooted in current thinking and theory, as well as classical and modern research in that topic; each has been written to be read and absorbed in a single sitting. In addition, each chapter follows a standard organization, including an introduction to the chapter as a whole, followed by historical considerations of the topic, a discussion of central issues and theory, a review of classical and modern research, forecasts of future directions of theory and research, and a set of conclusions. Of course, contributors' own convictions and research are considered, but contributions to this new edition present all major points of view and central lines of inquiry and interpret them broadly. The Handbook of Parenting is intended to be both comprehensive and state of the art. As the expanded scope of this second edition amply shows, parenting is naturally and closely allied with many other fields.

Handbook of Parenting, Volume I - Children and Parenting (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Marc H. Bornstein Handbook of Parenting, Volume I - Children and Parenting (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Marc H. Bornstein
R900 Discovery Miles 9 000 Within 6 - 13 working days

Completely revised and expanded from four to five volumes, this new edition of the Handbook of Parenting appears at a time that is momentous in the history of parenting. Parenting and the family are today in a greater state of flux, question, and redefinition than perhaps ever before. We are witnessing the emergence of striking permutations on the theme of parenting: blended families, lesbian and gay parents, and teen versus fifties first-time moms and dads. One cannot but be awed on the biological front by technology that now not only renders postmenopausal women capable of childbearing, but also presents us with the possibility of designing babies. Similarly on the sociological front, single parenthood is a modern day fact of life, adult child dependency is on the rise, and parents are ever less certain of their own roles, even in the face of rising environmental and institutional demands that they take increasing responsibility for their offspring. The Handbook of Parenting concerns itself with: *different types of parents--mothers and fathers, single, adolescent, and adoptive parents; *basic characteristics of parenting--behaviors, knowledge, beliefs, and expectations about parenting; *forces that shape parenting--evolution, genetics, biology, employment, social class, culture, environment, and history; *problems faced by parents--handicap, marital difficulties, drug addiction; and *practical concerns of parenting--how to promote children's health, foster social adjustment and cognitive competence, and interact with school, legal, and public officials. Contributors to the Handbook of Parenting have worked in different ways toward understanding all these diverse aspects of parenting, and all look to the most recent research and thinking in the field to shed light on many topics every parent wonders about. Each chapter addresses a different but central topic in parenting; each is rooted in current thinking and theory, as well as classical and modern research in that topic; each has been written to be read and absorbed in a single sitting. In addition, each chapter follows a standard organization, including an introduction to the chapter as a whole, followed by historical considerations of the topic, a discussion of central issues and theory, a review of classical and modern research, forecasts of future directions of theory and research, and a set of conclusions. Of course, contributors' own convictions and research are considered, but contributions to this new edition present all major points of view and central lines of inquiry and interpret them broadly. The Handbook of Parenting is intended to be both comprehensive and state of the art. As the expanded scope of this second edition amply shows, parenting is naturally and closely allied with many other fields.

Social Life and Social Knowledge - Toward a Process Account of Development (Paperback): Ulrich Mueller, Jeremy I.M. Carpendale,... Social Life and Social Knowledge - Toward a Process Account of Development (Paperback)
Ulrich Mueller, Jeremy I.M. Carpendale, Nancy Budwig, Bryan W. Sokol
R860 Discovery Miles 8 600 Within 6 - 13 working days

In this new volume, leading researchers provide state-of-the-art perspectives on how social interaction influences the development of knowledge. The book integrates approaches from a variety of disciplines including developmental psychology, psychopathology, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, evolutionary biology, and primatology. It reviews the nature and type of interactions that promote development as well as the conceptual frameworks used to explain the relation between individuals and groups. Social Life and Social Knowledge comprehensively addresses conceptual questions central to understanding human life and development: * Is the human form of social life reducible to biological processes? * What psychological abilities constitute the specifically human form of social life? * What are the processes and contexts within which these abilities develop? * How should we conceptualize the links between social life and the development of thought, and how do individuals and society contribute to these processes? The book is intended for philosophers, primatologists, anthropologists, biologists, sociologists, and developmental and educational psychologists interested in social development, social cognition, and developmental psychopathology. It also serves as a resource for courses in social development and those that focus on the intersection between cognition, development, and culture.

Self-Defense for Women - Fight Back (Paperback, 2nd): Loren W. Christensen Self-Defense for Women - Fight Back (Paperback, 2nd)
Loren W. Christensen; As told to Lisa Place; Foreword by Gavin De Becker
R367 R303 Discovery Miles 3 030 Save R64 (17%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Somewhere in America right now are four or five women who will be killed tomorrow. They are going about their day, and I know if they were prepared to counter attack in the ways Loren Christensen and Lisa Place teach, they'd have a far better chance of prevailing tomorrow." Gavin de Becker (from his Foreword), best-selling author of The Gift of Fear. Some experts say you should be submissive when attacked at home or by a stranger. You won t find that advice here, although you might use it as a ruse before you claw your assailant s eyes and smash his groin. Your ultimate goal is to get away, but you don t achieve that by being meek and docile. You get away by drawing on that hardwired survival instinct to attack him like an enraged lioness protecting her babies. In Self-Defense for Women: Fight Back, martial arts experts Loren W. Christensen and Lisa Place teach you to use your hands, forearms, elbows, teeth, knees, and feet to survive the attacks unsuspecting women become the victims of every day. And you will learn that you re surrounded by a limitless cache of weapons you can use to your advantage against a larger assailant. .How to recognize and assess a threat .How to de-escalate a bad situation .7 basic defensive techniques any woman can use effectively .Advanced skills for when you want to know more .How to identify and use everyday objects as defensive weapons .What to practice to prepare for a potential confrontation .How to practice at home, alone, and with a partner .Why you need to be physically fit and how to make a fitness plan .How to use fear as a weapon .The power of your mind and how to harness it for self-defense If you re ready to learn to fight back, Loren and Lisa know exactly what you need to survive an attack in your home or on the street."

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
R481 R384 Discovery Miles 3 840 Save R97 (20%) Within 7 - 11 working days
The Hidden Agenda of the Political Mind - How Self-Interest Shapes Our Opinions and Why We Won't Admit it (Paperback):... The Hidden Agenda of the Political Mind - How Self-Interest Shapes Our Opinions and Why We Won't Admit it (Paperback)
Jason Weeden, Robert Kurzban
R429 R381 Discovery Miles 3 810 Save R48 (11%) Within 7 - 11 working days

When it comes to politics, we often perceive our own beliefs as fair and socially beneficial, while seeing opposing views as merely self-serving. But in fact most political views are governed by self-interest, even if we usually don't realize it. Challenging our fiercely held notions about what motivates us politically, this book explores how self-interest divides the public on a host of hot-button issues, from abortion and the legalization of marijuana to same-sex marriage, immigration, affirmative action, and income redistribution. Expanding the notion of interests beyond simple economics, Jason Weeden and Robert Kurzban look at how people's interests clash when it comes to their sex lives, social status, family, and friends. Drawing on a wealth of data, they demonstrate how different groups form distinctive bundles of political positions that often stray far from what we typically think of as liberal or conservative. They show how we engage in unconscious rationalization to justify our political positions, portraying our own views as wise, benevolent, and principled while casting our opponents' views as thoughtless and greedy. While many books on politics seek to provide partisans with new ways to feel good about their own side, The Hidden Agenda of the Political Mind illuminates the hidden drivers of our politics, even if it's a picture neither side will find flattering.

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