0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Browse All departments
Price
  • R0 - R50 (1)
  • R50 - R100 (27)
  • R100 - R250 (1,364)
  • R250 - R500 (1,854)
  • R500+ (7,465)
  • -
Status
Format
Author / Contributor
Publisher

Books > Social sciences > Psychology > Social, group or collective psychology

Group Dynamics (Paperback, International ed of 5th revised ed): Donelson R. Forsyth Group Dynamics (Paperback, International ed of 5th revised ed)
Donelson R. Forsyth
R774 R658 Discovery Miles 6 580 Save R116 (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.

Tribe - On Homecoming and Belonging (Paperback): Sebastian Junger Tribe - On Homecoming and Belonging (Paperback)
Sebastian Junger 1
R168 R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Save R39 (23%) Within 15 - 20 working days

From the author of THE PERFECT STORM and WAR comes a book about why men miss war, why Londoners missed the Blitz, and what we can all learn from American Indian captives who refused to go home.Tribe is a look at post-traumatic stress disorder and the challenges veterans face returning to society. Using his background in anthropology, Sebastian Junger argues that the problem lies not with vets or with the trauma they've suffered, but with the society to which they are trying to return.One of the most puzzling things about veterans who experience PTSD is that the majority never even saw combat-and yet they feel deeply alienated and out of place back home. The reason may lie in our natural inclination, as a species, to live in groups of thirty to fifty people who are entirely reliant on one another for safety, comfort and a sense of meaning: in short, the life of a soldier.It is one of the ironies of the modern age that as affluence rises in a society, so do rates of suicide, depression and of course PTSD. In a wealthy society people don't need to cooperate with one another, so they often lead much lonelier lives that lead to psychological distress. There is a way for modern society to reverse this trend, however, and studying how veterans react to coming home may provide a clue to how to do it. But it won't be easy.

Presence - Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges (Hardcover): Amy Cuddy Presence - Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges (Hardcover)
Amy Cuddy
R460 R348 Discovery Miles 3 480 Save R112 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days
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
R868 Discovery Miles 8 680 Within 15 - 20 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.

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
R904 Discovery Miles 9 040 Within 15 - 20 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.

Collective Remembering - Memory in the World and in the Mind (Hardcover): Ludmila Isurin Collective Remembering - Memory in the World and in the Mind (Hardcover)
Ludmila Isurin
R1,683 Discovery Miles 16 830 Within 15 - 20 working days

This interdisciplinary study explores collective memory as it is presented by official producers (such as textbooks and media) and reflected by consumers (group members). Focusing on a case study of Russians and Russian immigrants to the USA and their memories of seminal events in the twentieth-century Russian collective past, Isurin shows how autobiographical memory contributes to the formation of collective memory, and also examines how the memory of the shared past is reconstructed by those who stayed with the group and those who left. By bringing together historical, anthropological, and psychological approaches, Collective Remembering provides a new theoretical framework for memory studies that incorporates both content analysis of texts and empirical data from human participants, thus demonstrating that methodologies from the humanities and the social sciences can complement each other to create a better understanding of how memory works in the world and in the mind.

Developing Through Relationships - Origins Of Communication, Self, And Culture (Paperback): Alan Fogel Developing Through Relationships - Origins Of Communication, Self, And Culture (Paperback)
Alan Fogel
R654 Discovery Miles 6 540 Within 7 - 15 working days

This accessible book explains how individuals develop through their relationships with others. Alan Fogel demonstrates that human development is driven by a social dynamic process called co-regulation--the creative interaction of individuals to achieve a common goal. He focuses on communication--between adults, between parents and children, among non-human animals, and even among cells and genes--to create an original model of human development.
Fogel explores the origins of communication, personal identity, and cultural participation and argues that from birth communication, self, and culture are inseparable. He shows that the ability to participate as a human being in the world does not come about only with the acquisition of language, as many scholars have thought, but begins during an infant's earliest nonverbal period. According to Fogel, the human mind and sense of self start to develop at birth through communication and relationships between individuals.
Fogel weaves together theory and research from a variety of disciplines, including psychology, biology, linguistics, philosophy, anthropology, and cognitive science. He rejects the objectivist perspective on development in favor of a relational perspective: to treat the mind as an objective, mechanical thing, Fogel contends, is to ignore the interactive character of thinking. He argues that the life of the mind is a dialogue between imagined points of view, like a dialogue between two different people, and he uses this view to explain his relational theory of human development.
"Developing through Relationships" makes a substantial contribution not only to developmental psychology but also to the fields of communication, cognitive science, linguistics, and biology.

The Power of Moments - Why Certain Moments Have Extraordinary Impact (Standard format, CD): Chip Heath, Dan Heath The Power of Moments - Why Certain Moments Have Extraordinary Impact (Standard format, CD)
Chip Heath, Dan Heath
R469 R347 Discovery Miles 3 470 Save R122 (26%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Daring Greatly - How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead (Paperback): Brene Brown Daring Greatly - How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead (Paperback)
Brene Brown
R275 R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 Save R65 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days
How to Fall in Love with Anyone - A Memoir in Essays (Hardcover): Mandy Len Catron How to Fall in Love with Anyone - A Memoir in Essays (Hardcover)
Mandy Len Catron
R419 R317 Discovery Miles 3 170 Save R102 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days
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 1
R223 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R55 (25%) Within 15 - 20 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

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
R275 R211 Discovery Miles 2 110 Save R64 (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.

The Captain Class - The Hidden Force That Creates the World's Greatest Teams (Hardcover): Sam Walker The Captain Class - The Hidden Force That Creates the World's Greatest Teams (Hardcover)
Sam Walker
R461 R348 Discovery Miles 3 480 Save R113 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days
The Blindfolded Masochist - Creation Versus Destruction: The Power of Economic Networks (Paperback): Michael Baxter The Blindfolded Masochist - Creation Versus Destruction: The Power of Economic Networks (Paperback)
Michael Baxter
R275 R202 Discovery Miles 2 020 Save R73 (27%) Within 7 - 11 working days

The Blindfolded Masochist examines how our evolution and psychological makeup has led us to be 'blind' as individuals. We are unable to see the effects of our individual behaviour on the wider society, and equally unequipped to observe the wider consequence of our behaviour as a group. As such, in our ignorance, we bring harm upon ourselves; we are blindfolded masochists. Understanding network theory: how crowds operate and the intelligence and herd mentality of groups is the key to understanding the modern economy, and resolving the problems it faces. This book will demonstrate: o How networks underpin everything around us o The basics of network theory, game theory and how an individual's behaviour is affected by the networks they are part of o The positive and negative effects of group behaviour, how the group can innovate and cooperate, but also how quickly errors of judgement are established and reinforced o The impact of groupthink on historical events, particularly with respect to politics and economics; specifically war and financial crises o That we have the technology available to us to maximise the extraordinarily creative potential of the network and limit its destructive potential.

Behavior Modification - What It Is and How To Do It (International Student Edition) (Paperback, 10th New edition): Garry... Behavior Modification - What It Is and How To Do It (International Student Edition) (Paperback, 10th New edition)
Garry Martin, Joseph J. Pear
R1,191 Discovery Miles 11 910 Within 15 - 20 working days

Behavior Modification,10/e assumes no specific prior knowledge about psychology or behavior modification on the part of the reader. The authors begin with basic principles and procedures of behavior modification and then provide readers with how-to-skills such as observing and recording. Next, the authors provide advanced discussion and references to acquaint readers with some of the empirical and theoretical underpinnings of the field. Readers will emerge with a thorough understanding of behavior modification in a wide variety of populations and settings.

Connect with Smartbook Access Card for the Science of Psychology: An Appreciative View (Digital product license key, 4th ed.):... Connect with Smartbook Access Card for the Science of Psychology: An Appreciative View (Digital product license key, 4th ed.)
Laura King
R1,825 Discovery Miles 18 250 Within 7 - 11 working days
Reputation - What It Is and Why It Matters (Hardcover): Gloria Origgi Reputation - What It Is and Why It Matters (Hardcover)
Gloria Origgi; Translated by Stephen Holmes, Noga Arikha
R471 R408 Discovery Miles 4 080 Save R63 (13%) Within 7 - 13 working days

A compelling exploration of how reputation affects every aspect of contemporary lifeReputation touches almost everything, guiding our behavior and choices in countless ways. But it is also shrouded in mystery. Why is it so powerful when the criteria by which people and things are defined as good or bad often appear to be arbitrary? Why do we care so much about how others see us that we may even do irrational and harmful things to try to influence their opinion? In this engaging book, Gloria Origgi draws on philosophy, social psychology, sociology, economics, literature, and history to offer an illuminating account of an important yet oddly neglected subject.Origgi examines the influence of the Internet and social media, as well as the countless ranking systems that characterize modern society and contribute to the creation of formal and informal reputations in our social relations, in business, in politics, in academia, and even in wine. She highlights the importance of reputation to the effective functioning of the economy and e-commerce. Origgi also discusses the existential significance of our obsession with reputation, concluding that an awareness of the relationship between our reputation and our actions empowers us to better understand who we are and why we do what we do.Compellingly written and filled with surprising insights, Reputation pins down an elusive subject that affects everyone.

Invisible Influence - The hidden forces that shape behaviour (Paperback): Jonah Berger Invisible Influence - The hidden forces that shape behaviour (Paperback)
Jonah Berger 1
R279 R218 Discovery Miles 2 180 Save R61 (22%) Within 15 - 20 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.

Happiness for All? - Unequal Hopes and Lives in Pursuit of the American Dream (Hardcover): Carol Graham Happiness for All? - Unequal Hopes and Lives in Pursuit of the American Dream (Hardcover)
Carol Graham
R473 R409 Discovery Miles 4 090 Save R64 (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.

The Power Paradox - How We Gain and Lose Influence (Paperback): Dacher Keltner The Power Paradox - How We Gain and Lose Influence (Paperback)
Dacher Keltner 1
R209 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R36 (17%) Within 7 - 11 working days

A revolutionary rethinking of everything we know about powerIt shapes every interaction we have, whether we're trying to get a two-year-old to eat green vegetables or ask for a promotion at work. But how do we really gain and maintain power - through coercion or cooperation? What does it do to our behaviour? And what makes us lose power? In twenty revolutionary 'power principles', renowned psychologist Dacher Keltner turns everything we thought we knew about influence and status upside down, redefining power for our times. 'Keltner is the most interesting psychologist in America. It's only a matter of time before his ideas spread everywhere' Michael Lewis 'Sheds light on human power's dark side, as well as its redeeming qualities. Everyone can learn from this wise book' Susan T. Fiske, author of Social Cognition'A lively description of how true power is like a return on a social investment in others' Frans de Waal, author of Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?'Lively and intriguing ... A much-needed dose of positivity' Prospect

Happy Together - Using the Science of Positive Psychology to Build Love That Lasts (Paperback): Suzann Pileggi Pawelski Happy Together - Using the Science of Positive Psychology to Build Love That Lasts (Paperback)
Suzann Pileggi Pawelski
R265 R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Save R60 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Social Psychology Supplement (Paperback, 3rd edition): J. Mynhardt Social Psychology Supplement (Paperback, 3rd edition)
J. Mynhardt
R137 R112 Discovery Miles 1 120 Save R25 (18%) Within 4 - 9 working days
Trust - Mastering the Four Essential Trusts: Trust in Self, Trust in God, Trust in Others, Trust in Life (Paperback): Iyanla... Trust - Mastering the Four Essential Trusts: Trust in Self, Trust in God, Trust in Others, Trust in Life (Paperback)
Iyanla Vanzant
R285 R222 Discovery Miles 2 220 Save R63 (22%) Within 8 - 13 working days

Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult lessons. That s because trust is not a verb; it s a noun. But what if the real problem is not that we can t trust other people; it s that we can t trust ourselves? In this compelling volume, filled with illuminating and heartrendingly powerful stories of broken trust, betrayal, and triumph, Iyanla demonstrates why the four essential trusts Trust in Self, Trust in God, Trust in Others, and Trust in Life are like oxygen: without them, none of us can survive. Mastering these four essential trusts requires both a process and a practice: Life gives you the process through your experiences; people provide you the opportunity to practice.

Iyanla explores what trust really is and reveals why some of the most shocking trust violations offer us profound opportunities for personal growth and healing. Her pragmatic trust prescriptions rooted in self-awareness, intuition, communication, and spiritual practice will challenge you to face your deepest fears and free you to cultivate new levels of increased authenticity, greater resilience, renewed peace, and joy.

Social Problems - A Case Study Approach (Hardcover, 2nd Revised ed.): Linda Bell Deutschmann Social Problems - A Case Study Approach (Hardcover, 2nd Revised ed.)
Linda Bell Deutschmann
R2,214 Discovery Miles 22 140 Within 7 - 15 working days

"Social Problems" explores the consequences of symbolic interactionism in society, a theory which contends that people attach meanings to symbols such as language or gestures and base their behaviors on their interpretations of these meanings. Norman A. Dolch, Linda Deutschmann, and Helen Powell compile a number of critical and innovative essays that explore different aspects of society including mental illness, race relations, terrorism, and family life.

Edexcel Psychology Student Guide 1: Social psychology and cognitive psychology (Paperback): Christine Brain Edexcel Psychology Student Guide 1: Social psychology and cognitive psychology (Paperback)
Christine Brain
R283 Discovery Miles 2 830 Within 15 - 20 working days

Exam Board: EdexcelLevel: AS/A-levelSubject: PsychologyFirst Teaching: September 2015First Exam: June 2016Written by experienced teacher and examiner Christine Brain, this student guide for Edexcel Psychology:- Helps you identify what you need to know with a concise summary of the topics examined in the AS and A level specifications- Consolidates understanding with exam tips and knowledge check questions- Provides opportunities to improve exam technique with sample answers to exam-style questions- Develops independent learning and research skills- Provides the content for generating individual revision notes

Free Delivery
Pinterest Twitter Facebook Google+
You may like...
Before You Know It - The Unconscious…
John Bargh Hardcover R424 R321 Discovery Miles 3 210
Consumer Psychology for Marketing
Gordon Foxall Paperback R631 R539 Discovery Miles 5 390
Social Psychology and Everyday Life
Darrin Hodgetts, Neil Drew, … Paperback R778 R733 Discovery Miles 7 330
The Other Side of Happiness - Embracing…
Brock Bastian Hardcover  (1)
R422 R344 Discovery Miles 3 440
Personality, Values, Culture - An…
Ronald Fischer Hardcover R1,674 Discovery Miles 16 740
Nonviolent Communication: A Language of…
Marshall B. Rosenberg Paperback R329 R254 Discovery Miles 2 540
Braving the Wilderness - The quest for…
Brene Brown Paperback  (4)
R272 R225 Discovery Miles 2 250
What If There Were No Whites In South…
Ferial Haffajee Paperback  (10)
R275 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360
Outliers - The Story of Success
Malcolm Gladwell Paperback  (5)
R213 R180 Discovery Miles 1 800
Win Bigly - Persuasion in a World Where…
Scott Adams Hardcover R480 R372 Discovery Miles 3 720

 

Loyalty partners