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Supersurvivors - The Surprising Link Between Suffering and Success (Paperback): David B. Feldman, Lee Daniel Kravetz Supersurvivors - The Surprising Link Between Suffering and Success (Paperback)
David B. Feldman, Lee Daniel Kravetz
R236.00 R194.00 Discovery Miles 1940 Save R42.00 (18%) Within 7 - 11 working days
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
R1397.00 Discovery Miles 13970 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

Social Constructionism (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Vivien Burr Social Constructionism (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Vivien Burr
R607.00 Discovery Miles 6070 Within 7 - 11 working days

Now in its third edition, this successful book introduces students to the area of social science theory and research known as social constructionism. Using a variety of examples from everyday experience and from existing research in areas such as personality, sexuality and health, it clearly explains the basic theoretical assumptions of social constructionism. Key debates, such as the nature and status of knowledge, truth, reality and the self are given in-depth analysis in an accessible style. Drawing on a range of empirical studies, the book clearly defines the various different approaches to social constructionist research and explores the theoretical and practical issues involved. While the text is broadly sympathetic to social constructionism, it also adopts a critical perspective to the material, addressing its weaknesses and, in the final chapter, subjecting the theory itself to a more extensive critique. New to this edition: * Extended coverage of the relationship between 'mainstream' psychology and social constructionism and how the two fields can engage with each other. * An exploration of the rise and popularity of neuroscience and the challenge it poses to social constructionism. * New material on the field of psychosocial studies. * Updated coverage of existing key issues such as age and sexuality, and inclusion of more recently emerging issues (e.g. status and role of affect). * Updated discussion of key social constructionist contributors, with revised references. * Updated chapter on research methods, including more on narrative and critical narrative analysis, and personal construct methods. The third edition of Social Constructionism extends and updates the material covered in previous editions and will be an invaluable and informative resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students across the social and behavioural sciences.

Couples Therapy Workbook - 30 Guided Conversations to Re-Connect Relationships (Paperback): Kathleen Mates-Youngman Couples Therapy Workbook - 30 Guided Conversations to Re-Connect Relationships (Paperback)
Kathleen Mates-Youngman
R365.00 R314.00 Discovery Miles 3140 Save R51.00 (14%) Within 7 - 15 working days
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
R647.00 Discovery Miles 6470 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.

Self and Meaning in the Lives of Older People - Case Studies Over Twenty Years (Paperback): Peter G. Coleman, Christine... Self and Meaning in the Lives of Older People - Case Studies Over Twenty Years (Paperback)
Peter G. Coleman, Christine Ivani-Chalian, Maureen Robinson
R575.00 Discovery Miles 5750 Within 6 - 13 working days

More than thirty-five years ago, a longitudinal study was established to research the health and well-being of older people living in an English city. Self and Meaning in the Lives of Older People provides a unique set of portraits of forty members of this group who were interviewed in depth from their later seventies onwards. Focusing on sense of self-esteem and, especially, of continued meaning in life following the loss of a spouse and onset of frailty, this book sensitively illustrates these persons' efforts to maintain independence, to continue to have a sense of belonging and to contribute to the lives of others. It examines both the psychological and the social resources needed to flourish in later life and draws attention to this generation's ability to benefit from strong family support and from belonging to a faith community. In conclusion, it questions whether future generations will be as resilient.

Social Psychology Supplement (Paperback, 3rd edition): J. Mynhardt Social Psychology Supplement (Paperback, 3rd edition)
J. Mynhardt
R117.00 R95.00 Discovery Miles 950 Save R22.00 (19%) Within 4 - 8 working days
The Culture Map - Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business (Hardcover): Erin Meyer The Culture Map - Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business (Hardcover)
Erin Meyer
R399.00 R322.00 Discovery Miles 3220 Save R77.00 (19%) Within 7 - 11 working days

As today's business world becomes ever-more global and virtual, executives and managers are expected to work harmoniously together with counterparts from a broad array dramatically different cultures and backgrounds, often without leaving their desks. But when you throw people together who come from starkly different backgrounds and cultures-- from Americans who precede anything negative with three nice comments to French, Dutch, Israelis and Germans who get straight to the point (your presentation was simply awful); from Latin Americans and Asians who are steeped in hierarchy to the Scandinavians who think the best boss is just one of the crowd-- the result can sometimes be disastrous. Even with English as a global language, it's easy to fall into cultural traps that endanger careers and sink deals. In The Culture Map, renowned expert Erin Meyer offers highly practical and timely perspective on one of today's most pressing business issues: how do different cultures influence the way to do business when working globally? And she explains how to dramatically increase business success by improving one's ability to understand the cultural drivers of colleagues, clients, and suppliers from different countries. With the rapid increase in global call centers, outsourcing, supply chains, and project teams, cultural diversity touches almost everyone. Globalization has led to the rapid connection of internationally based employees from all levels of multinational companies. The advent of information and communication technology means that work itself has globalized. Where once you might have been expected to collaborate with colleagues from one or two foreign territories, today many people are part of global networks connected with people scattered around the world. Yet most managers have little understanding of how local culture impacts global interaction. Even those who are culturally informed, travel extensively, and have lived abroad often have few strategies for dealing with the cross-cultural complexity that affects their team's day-to-day effectiveness. The Culture Map provides a new way forward, with vital insights for working effectively and sensitively with one's counterparts in the new global marketplace.

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
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 1
R369.00 R299.00 Discovery Miles 2990 Save R70.00 (19%) 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.

Self and Meaning in the Lives of Older People - Case Studies Over Twenty Years (Hardcover): Peter G. Coleman, Christine... Self and Meaning in the Lives of Older People - Case Studies Over Twenty Years (Hardcover)
Peter G. Coleman, Christine Ivani-Chalian, Maureen Robinson
R1427.00 Discovery Miles 14270 Within 6 - 13 working days

More than thirty-five years ago, a longitudinal study was established to research the health and well-being of older people living in an English city. Self and Meaning in the Lives of Older People provides a unique set of portraits of forty members of this group who were interviewed in depth from their later seventies onwards. Focusing on sense of self-esteem and, especially, of continued meaning in life following the loss of a spouse and onset of frailty, this book sensitively illustrates these persons' efforts to maintain independence, to continue to have a sense of belonging and to contribute to the lives of others. It examines both the psychological and the social resources needed to flourish in later life and draws attention to this generation's ability to benefit from strong family support and from belonging to a faith community. In conclusion, it questions whether future generations will be as resilient.

The Art Of Persuasive Communication  - A Process (Paperback, Third): Johann C. de Wet The Art Of Persuasive Communication - A Process (Paperback, Third)
Johann C. de Wet
R251.00 R227.00 Discovery Miles 2270 Save R24.00 (10%) In stock

This third edition of The Art Of Persuasive Communication situates contemporary persuasive practices against the background of the rich history of rhetoric and within the setting of a democratic state.

The work is theoretically well-grounded and considerate of the practical dimensions of persuasion - from its broad starting points in an interpersonal setting to its manifestation as mass persuasion or propaganda in the wider political sphere. Contemporary examples, including rhetorical discourses of South African statesmen, are provided to facilitate understanding.

Throughout, the author addresses critical issues that are important to communication science scholars and practitioners, as well as those active in related disciplines such as political science, sociology, social psychology and rhetorical studies. In fact, the book should be helpful to potential persuaders and persuadees across the broad spectrum of society as it will give persuadees a better chance to identify persuasion and defend themselves against the unscrupulous.

Speaking Truth in Love - Counsel in Community (Paperback): David Powlison Speaking Truth in Love - Counsel in Community (Paperback)
David Powlison
R294.00 R258.00 Discovery Miles 2580 Save R36.00 (12%) Within 7 - 15 working days

You probably speak 20,000 words a day, give or take, and each one influences those who listen. No wonder God has so much to say about our words. We are all counselors, whether we realize it or not! Speaking Truth in Love is a blueprint for communication that strengthens community in Christ. The principles outlined in this pivotal work are specific to counseling, yet extend to marriage, family, friendship, business and the church. ? Have you ever wondered how to be a more effective counselor? ? Have you ever looked for a better way to talk to difficult people? ? Have you ever wanted to express faith and love more naturally in your relationships? Practical in its approach yet comprehensive in its scope, Speaking Truth in Love is sure to become required reading for anyone interested in pursuing a career as a counselor or anyone else who longs for ways to redeem relationships.

Social Psychology Including South African Supplement (Paperback, 13th edition): Social Psychology Including South African Supplement (Paperback, 13th edition)
R606.00 R470.00 Discovery Miles 4700 Save R136.00 (22%) Within 4 - 8 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
R235.00 R192.00 Discovery Miles 1920 Save R43.00 (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.

The Beautiful Unseen - A Memoir (Paperback): Kyle Boelte The Beautiful Unseen - A Memoir (Paperback)
Kyle Boelte
R217.00 R177.00 Discovery Miles 1770 Save R40.00 (18%) Within 7 - 11 working days

At age thirty, Kyle Boelte finds himself living in San Francisco, where the summer fog blows inland off the ocean and the landscape changes moment to moment. Amidst this ever-changing sea of fog, Boelte struggles to remember his brother Kris, who committed suicide in the family's Denver home when Boelte was just thirteen. In this impressive debut, Boelte sets up a dual narrative: one investigates San Francisco's climate to explain the science behind the omnipresent fog; another explores Boelte's memory as well as letters, notes, newspaper articles, and other artifacts that tell the story of his brother's short life and eventual suicide. Weaving a complex and engaging story from personal, historical and environmental threads, Boelte's search for meaning takes him to a range of unexpected places: from San Francisco Bay circa 1901, when fog was responsible for routinely sinking steamships, to a cavernous medical library where he studies the grim details of asphyxiation and death by hanging; from the redwood forests where scientists are now learning about fog's ability to sustain life, to a beat-up cardboard box containing memories of his long-dead brother. The Beautiful Unseen is as much a meditation on experiencing loss at an early age as it is a study

Moral Tribes - Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them (Paperback): Joshua Greene Moral Tribes - Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them (Paperback)
Joshua Greene
R273.00 R226.00 Discovery Miles 2260 Save R47.00 (17%) Within 7 - 11 working days

"The Boston Globe"
"Surprising and remarkable... Toggling between big ideas, technical details, and his personal intellectual journey, Greene writes a thesis suitable to both airplane reading and PhD seminars."
Our brains were designed for tribal life, for getting along with a select group of others (Us) and for fighting off everyone else (Them). But modern times have forced the world's tribes into a shared space, resulting in epic clashes of values along with unprecedented opportunities. As the world shrinks, the moral lines that divide us become more salient and more puzzling. We fight over everything from tax codes to gay marriage to global warming, and we wonder where, if at all, we can find our common ground.
A grand synthesis of neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy, "Moral Tribes" reveals the underlying causes of modern conflict and lights the way forward. Greene compares the human brain to a dual-mode camera, with point-and-shoot automatic settings ("portrait," "landscape") as well as a manual mode. Our point-and-shoot settings are our emotions--efficient, automated programs honed by evolution, culture, and personal experience. The brain's manual mode is its capacity for deliberate reasoning, which makes our thinking flexible. Point-and-shoot emotions make us social animals, turning Me into Us. But they also make us tribal animals, turning Us against Them. Our tribal emotions make us fight--sometimes with bombs, sometimes with words--often with life-and-death stakes.
An award-winning teacher and scientist, Greene directs Harvard University's Moral Cognition Lab, which uses cutting-edge neuroscience and cognitive techniques to understand how people really make moral decisions. Combining insights from the lab with lessons from decades of social science and centuries of philosophy, the great question of "Moral Tribes "is this: How can we get along with Them when what they want feels so wrong to Us?
Ultimately, Greene offers a set of maxims for navigating the modern moral terrain, a practical road map for solving problems and living better lives. "Moral Tribes" shows us when to trust our instincts, when to reason, and how the right kind of reasoning can move us forward.
A major achievement from a rising star in a new scientific field, "Moral Tribes" will refashion your deepest beliefs about how moral thinking works and how it can work better.

Risk Savvy - How to Make Good Decisions (Paperback): Gerd Gigerenzer Risk Savvy - How to Make Good Decisions (Paperback)
Gerd Gigerenzer
R245.00 R204.00 Discovery Miles 2040 Save R41.00 (17%) 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
R238.00 R195.00 Discovery Miles 1950 Save R43.00 (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

Social Work Perspectives on Human Behaviour (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Margarete Parrish Social Work Perspectives on Human Behaviour (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Margarete Parrish
R585.00 Discovery Miles 5850 Within 6 - 13 working days

Using a bio-psychosocial framework, this popular textbook explains the wide basis of perspectives on which we build an understanding of people's behaviours and why and how we respond in the way we do. This book accessibly explains key concepts including attachment, trauma, developmental psychology and oppression to highlight and enhance social workers' understanding of practice. Thoroughly updated since its popular first edition, the book now includes: A brand new chapter on Attachment More coverage of neurological concepts and their influence on behaviour Expanded material on older people and resilience, crime and violence against black and minority ethnic groups, and domestic violence issues More coverage of mental health, alcohol and drugs and their impact on behaviourFully updated to reflect the Munro report and recent social worker task force recommendations, this new edition also includes brand new and additional case studies and pedagogy - making this a practical, insightful and wonderfully comprehensive text suitable for all students of social work.

Modern Families - Parents and Children in New Family Forms (Paperback): Susan Golombok Modern Families - Parents and Children in New Family Forms (Paperback)
Susan Golombok
R450.00 Discovery Miles 4500 Within 6 - 13 working days

Modern Families brings together research on parenting and child development in new family forms including lesbian mother families, gay father families, families headed by single mothers by choice and families created by assisted reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilisation (IVF), egg donation, sperm donation, embryo donation and surrogacy. This research is examined in the context of the issues and concerns that have been raised regarding these families. The findings not only contest popular myths and assumptions about the social and psychological consequences for children of being raised in new family forms but also challenge well-established theories of child development that are founded upon the supremacy of the traditional family. It is argued that the quality of family relationships and the wider social environment are more influential in children's psychological development than are the number, gender, sexual orientation, or biological relatedness of their parents or the method of their conception.

Critical Mass - How One Thing Leads to Another (Paperback, New ed.): Philip Ball Critical Mass - How One Thing Leads to Another (Paperback, New ed.)
Philip Ball
R230.00 R198.00 Discovery Miles 1980 Save R32.00 (14%) In stock

Is there a 'physics of society'? Ranging from Hobbes and Adam Smith to modern work on traffic flow and market trading, and across economics, sociology and psychology, Philip Ball shows how much we can understand of human behaviour when we cease to try to predict and analyse the behaviour of individuals and look to the impact of hundreds, thousands or millions of individual human decisions., whether in circumstances in which human beings co-operate or conflict, when their aggregate behaviour is constructive and when it is destructive. By perhaps Britain's leading young science writer, this is a deeply thought-provoking book, causing us to examine our own behaviour, whether in buying the new Harry Potter book, voting for a particular party or responding to the lures of advertisers.

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
R398.00 R319.00 Discovery Miles 3190 Save R79.00 (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.

Social Cognition - From Brains to Culture (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Susan T. Fiske, Shelley Kathleen Taylor Social Cognition - From Brains to Culture (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Susan T. Fiske, Shelley Kathleen Taylor
R890.00 Discovery Miles 8900 Within 6 - 13 working days

Electronic Inspection Copy available to instructors here 'Since its very first edition, Social Cognition has been the undisputed bible of the field, and this new edition is the best one yet. Insightful, authoritative, and beautifully written by two of the field's most eminent researchers, it is an indispensable guide for students and scientists alike. The book that came first remains first.' -Daniel Gilbert, Harvard University, UK

'This latest edition of the best overview of social cognition research somehow succeeds in lifting the bar higher still for its competitors. It is authoritative yet readable, and has depth as well as breadth -- an irresistible invitation to the field ' - Miles Hewstone, University of Oxford, UK

In Social Cognition: From Brains to Culture 2nd Edition, Fiske and Taylor carefully integrate the many new threads of social cognition research that have emerged in the intervening years since the previous edition, including developments within social neuroscience, cultural psychology and some areas of applied psychology, and continue to tell a powerful and comprehensive story about what social cognition is and why it's a significant phenomenon in society today. Every updated chapter now includes more figures and tables, glossary entries, and further readings. A supplemental test bank including some full-text journal articles corresponding to chapters in the book is available online at: www.sagepub.co.uk/fiskeandtaylor.

This textbook will be indispensable to students of social cognition and social psychology worldwide, at undergraduate or graduate level. Visit the Companion Website at www.sagepub.co.uk/fiskeandtaylor

Virtuous Violence - Hurting and Killing to Create, Sustain, End, and Honor Social Relationships (Paperback): Alan Page Fiske,... Virtuous Violence - Hurting and Killing to Create, Sustain, End, and Honor Social Relationships (Paperback)
Alan Page Fiske, Tage Shakti Rai
R440.00 R354.00 Discovery Miles 3540 Save R86.00 (20%) Within 6 - 10 working days

What motivates violence? How can good and compassionate people hurt and kill others or themselves? Why are people much more likely to kill or assault people they know well, rather than strangers? This provocative and radical book shows that people mostly commit violence because they genuinely feel that it is the morally right thing to do. In perpetrators' minds, violence may be the morally necessary and proper way to regulate social relationships according to cultural precepts, precedents, and prototypes. These moral motivations apply equally to the violence of the heroes of the Iliad, to parents smacking their child, and to many modern murders and everyday acts of violence. Virtuous Violence presents a wide-ranging exploration of violence across different cultures and historical eras, demonstrating how people feel obligated to violently create, sustain, end, and honor social relationships in order to make them right, according to morally motivated cultural ideals.

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