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Straight Edge - A Clear-Headed Hardcore Punk History (Paperback): Tony Rettman Straight Edge - A Clear-Headed Hardcore Punk History (Paperback)
Tony Rettman; Foreword by Civ
R494 R372 Discovery Miles 3 720 Save R122 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Notes on Nationalism (Paperback): George Orwell Notes on Nationalism (Paperback)
George Orwell 1
R26 R23 Discovery Miles 230 Save R3 (12%) Within 7 - 11 working days

'The general uncertainty as to what is really happening makes it easier to cling to lunatic beliefs'Biting and timeless reflections on patriotism, prejudice and power, from the man who wrote about his nation better than anyone. Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its contemporary, international flavour. Here are authors ranging from Kathy Acker to James Baldwin, Truman Capote to Stanislaw Lem and George Orwell to Shirley Jackson; essays radical and inspiring; poems moving and disturbing; stories surreal and fabulous; taking us from the deep South to modern Japan, New York's underground scene to the farthest reaches of outer space.

Invisible Influence - The hidden forces that shape behaviour (Paperback): Jonah Berger Invisible Influence - The hidden forces that shape behaviour (Paperback)
Jonah Berger 1
R279 R190 Discovery Miles 1 900 Save R89 (32%) Within 7 - 12 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.

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
R1,182 Discovery Miles 11 820 Within 7 - 12 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.

In Sheep's Clothing - Understanding and Dealing with Manipulative People (Paperback, Revised ed.): George K Simon In Sheep's Clothing - Understanding and Dealing with Manipulative People (Paperback, Revised ed.)
George K Simon 2
R272 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R64 (24%) Within 8 - 13 working days

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Culture Code - The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups (Standard format, CD): Daniel Coyle The Culture Code - The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups (Standard format, CD)
Daniel Coyle; Read by Will Damron
R546 R399 Discovery Miles 3 990 Save R147 (27%) Within 7 - 11 working days

The New York Times bestselling author of The Talent Code unlocks the secrets of highly successful groups and provides tomorrow’s leaders with the tools to build a cohesive, motivated culture.

Where does great culture come from? How do you build and sustain it in your group, or strengthen a culture that needs fixing?

In The Culture Code, Daniel Coyle goes inside some of the world’s most successful organizations—including the U.S. Navy’s SEAL Team Six, IDEO, and the San Antonio Spurs—and reveals what makes them tick. He demystifies the culture-building process by identifying three key skills that generate cohesion and cooperation, and explains how diverse groups learn to function with a single mind. Drawing on examples that range from Internet retailer Zappos to the comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade to a daring gang of jewel thieves, Coyle offers specific strategies that trigger learning, spark collaboration, build trust, and drive positive change. Coyle unearths helpful stories of failure that illustrate what not to do, troubleshoots common pitfalls, and shares advice about reforming a toxic culture. Combining leading-edge science, on-the-ground insights from world-class leaders, and practical ideas for action, The Culture Code offers a roadmap for creating an environment where innovation flourishes, problems get solved, and expectations are exceeded.

Culture is not something you are—it’s something you do. The Culture Code puts the power in your hands. No matter the size of your group or your goal, this book can teach you the principles of cultural chemistry that transform individuals into teams that can accomplish amazing things together.

The Other Side of Happiness - Embracing a More Fearless Approach to Living (Paperback): Brock Bastian The Other Side of Happiness - Embracing a More Fearless Approach to Living (Paperback)
Brock Bastian 1
R336 R234 Discovery Miles 2 340 Save R102 (30%) Within 7 - 12 working days

In Western culture, we have become addicted to positivity. We try to eradicate pain through medication and by insulating ourselves and our children from risk, even though we are the safest generation that ever lived, and often view difficulty as a personal failure. Yet in his research renowned social psychologist Brock Bastian has found that hardship and sadness are neither antithetical to pleasure nor incidental: they are a necessary ingredient for happiness. Drawing on psychology, neuroscience and internationally acclaimed findings from Bastian's own lab, The Other Side of Happiness encourages us to take a more fearless approach to living that acknowledges the value of pain in our lives. As Bastian shows us, the most thrilling moments of our lives are usually balanced on a knife edge between pleasure and pain, whether it is finding your true love, holding your new-born for the first time, finishing a marathon or even taking a dip in an icy sea. This is because hardship quite literally increases our capacity for happiness, making us stronger, more resilient and more connected to those around us. Backed by rigorous scientific research, Brock Bastian shows that, without some pain, we have no real way to achieve and appreciate happiness.

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
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 8 - 13 working days
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.

Group Psychology of the Japanese (Hardcover): Toshio Iritani Group Psychology of the Japanese (Hardcover)
Toshio Iritani
R2,616 Discovery Miles 26 160 Within 7 - 12 working days

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

Feeling Strong - How Power Issues Affect Our Ability to Direct Our Own Lives (Paperback): Ethel S. Person Feeling Strong - How Power Issues Affect Our Ability to Direct Our Own Lives (Paperback)
Ethel S. Person
R250 R213 Discovery Miles 2 130 Save R37 (15%) Within 7 - 15 working days

In Feeling Strong, noted psychoanalyst Ethel S. Person redefines the notion of power. The stigma of evil we associate with the subject of power comes from this one conception of power -- the drive for dominance over other people, or, in its most extreme form, an overriding and often ruthless lust for total command. But this is far too limited a definition.

Pointing to a more fulfilling sense of self-empowerment than is being touted in pop-psychology manuals of our time, Feeling Strong shows us that power is really our ability to produce an effect, to make something we want to happen actually take place. Power is a desire and a drive, and it is central in our lives, dictating much of our behavior and consuming much of our interior lives.

Drawing from her expertise honed in clinical practice, as well as from examples in literature and true-life vignettes, Person shows how you can achieve authentic power to find something that matters; to feel inner certainty; to find a personality of your own and effectively plot your life story.

Darwinian Politics - The Evolutionary Origin of Freedom (Paperback): Paul H. Rubin Darwinian Politics - The Evolutionary Origin of Freedom (Paperback)
Paul H. Rubin
R557 Discovery Miles 5 570 Within 7 - 15 working days

"In this lively and insightful book, Paul Rubin shows just how much light can be shed on the institutions of modern life by reference to our long species' history as hunter-gatherers. This is highly recommended reading."-Herbert Gintis, author of Game Theory Evolving "Full of insights and interesting connections among biology, public policy, and economics. It keeps the reader's interest and is well paced. Simply great-I enjoyed every minute of it."-Michael T. McGuire, coauthor of Darwinian Psychiatry "A lucid, responsible, thought-provoking, constructive inquiry into the biological foundations of economic behavior."-Richard Posner, judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit "This is a great book, and more than worthy of serious attention. . . . An interesting and imaginative book. . . . Wonderfully engaging."-Jason Potts, University of Queensland Darwinian Politics is the first book to examine political behavior from a modern evolutionary perspective. Paul H. Rubin demonstrates why certain political-moral philosophies succeed or fail in modern Western culture. He begins by showing relationships between biology and natural selection and the history of political philosophy and explains why desirable policies must treat each person as an individual. He considers the notion of group identity and conflict, observing a human propensity to form in-groups, a behavior that does not necessitate but often leads to deviancies such as racism. In discussing altruism, Rubin shows that people are willing to aid the poor if they are convinced that the recipients are not shirkers or freeloaders. This explains why recent welfare reforms are widely viewed as successful. Rubin illustrates evolutionary premises for religious belief and for desires to regulate the behavior of others, and how in today's world such regulation may not serve any useful purpose. Ultimately, the author argues that humans naturally seek political freedom, and modern Western society provides more freedom than any previous one. Paul H. Rubin is a professor of economics and law at Emory University. He is the author of Managing Business Transactions: Controlling the Costs of Coordinating, Communicating, and Decision Making and Privacy and the Commercial Use of Personal Information.

Locker Room Talk (Paperback): Gary McNair Locker Room Talk (Paperback)
Gary McNair
R206 R179 Discovery Miles 1 790 Save R27 (13%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Locker Room Talk is a provocative piece of event theatre. Inspired by Donald Trump's leaked sexually aggressive comments, the show is a confronting exploration of the phenomenon the then presidential candidate later dismissed as `locker room banter'. But can this be true? Is this simply a loathsome individual or one who speaks to a silent majority? Gary McNair wants to think we are better than this, and is having honest conversations with men about women to see if he is right or wrong. The words of these men are performed by a cast of women in this verbatim piece.

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 Social Skills Guidebook - Manage Shyness, Improve Your Conversations, and Make Friends, Without Giving Up Who You Are... The Social Skills Guidebook - Manage Shyness, Improve Your Conversations, and Make Friends, Without Giving Up Who You Are (Paperback)
Chris MacLeod
R416 Discovery Miles 4 160 Within 7 - 15 working days
Social Representations - Essays in Social Psychology (Hardcover): Serge Moscovici Social Representations - Essays in Social Psychology (Hardcover)
Serge Moscovici
R1,739 Discovery Miles 17 390 Within 7 - 15 working days

"An essential source of study of social representations."
--"Educational Book Review"

Considered the leading contemporary European social psychologist for his groundbreaking work on social influence and crowd psychology, Serge Moscovici has played a definitive role in shaping the trajectory of modern social inquiry. Bringing together the key texts in which he outlines and defines his benchmark theory of social representationsincluding several essays never previously published in Englishhis indispensable sourcebook illustrates the enormous range and scope of Moscovici's work.

Moscovici purports a theory of social representations remarkably distinct from the dominant themes in contemporary U.S. social psychology. In contrast to the traditionally individualistic emphasis, Moscovici's work is embedded in a broader social and cultural tradition and is passionately concerned with the social context in which meaning is constructed and lives are enacted. His radical and lucid approach offers fresh and multifarious ways of seeing the world while his clear and coherent perspective provides a rich contribution to a discipline which has been notoriously fragmented.

Addressing contemporary social phenomena rather than being trapped within the artificial limits of laboratory experimentation, Moscovici draws upon the diverse traditions of the wider social sciences, making him a primary voice within the community of social theorists.

Sure to fascinate any researcher, scholar, student, or practitioner of social psychology, Social Representations provides a representative and long overdue collection of Moscovici's unique and important work.

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
R243 R194 Discovery Miles 1 940 Save R49 (20%) Within 7 - 12 working days

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.

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
R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Within 7 - 12 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

The Oxford Handbook of Music Therapy (Paperback): Jane Edwards The Oxford Handbook of Music Therapy (Paperback)
Jane Edwards
R1,058 Discovery Miles 10 580 Within 7 - 12 working days
Political and Civic Engagement in Youth 2018 (Paperback): Xenia Chryssochoou, Martyn Barrett Political and Civic Engagement in Youth 2018 (Paperback)
Xenia Chryssochoou, Martyn Barrett
R664 R610 Discovery Miles 6 100 Save R54 (8%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Antithetical patterns of youth political and civic engagement have been observed in recent years. Many young people are uninterested in politics and political participation, whereas others are highly engaged political actors. The patterns of their engagement and participation are changing and new forms of activism have appeared with the increasing use of new technologies and social media. With the social fabric becoming endangered in certain areas by political and economic changes, it is important to understand young people's positions towards politics and the factors that lead some youngsters to be politically active and others not. In this collection of studies, social psychology partners with developmental psychology in order to focus on young people's political and civic engagement and investigate how young people politicize and what factors lead to their political actions

Pragmatics of Human Communication - A Study of Interactional Patterns, Pathologies and Paradoxes (Paperback): Paul Watzlawick,... Pragmatics of Human Communication - A Study of Interactional Patterns, Pathologies and Paradoxes (Paperback)
Paul Watzlawick, Janet Beavin Bavelas, Don D Jackson
R347 R307 Discovery Miles 3 070 Save R40 (12%) Within 7 - 13 working days

Called one of the best books ever about human communication, and a perennial bestseller, Pragmatics of Human Communication has formed the foundation of much contemporary research into interpersonal communication, in addition to laying the groundwork for context-based approaches to psychotherapy. The authors present the simple but radical idea that problems in life often arise from issues of communication, rather than from deep psychological disorders, reinforcing their conceptual explorations with case studies and well-known literary examples. Written with humor and for a variety of readers, this book identifies simple properties and axioms of human communication and demonstrates how all communications are actually a function of their contexts.

Topics covered in this wide-ranging book include: the origins of communication; the idea that all behavior is communication; meta-communication; the properties of an open system; the family as a system of communication; the nature of paradox in psychotherapy; existentialism and human communication."

What Works - Gender Equality by Design (Hardcover): Iris Bohnet What Works - Gender Equality by Design (Hardcover)
Iris Bohnet
R442 R335 Discovery Miles 3 350 Save R107 (24%) Within 7 - 11 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.

The Psychology of Interpersonal Violence (Paperback): Clive R Hollin The Psychology of Interpersonal Violence (Paperback)
Clive R Hollin
R584 R466 Discovery Miles 4 660 Save R118 (20%) Within 7 - 13 working days

The Psychology of Interpersonal Violence is a textbook which gives comprehensive coverage of interpersonal violence - exploring the various violent acts that occur between individuals in contemporary society. Examines in detail the controversial use of corporal punishmentExplores ways that psychology can add to our understanding of interpersonal violenceOffers directions for future research that can help to prevent or reduce incidents of interpersonal violence

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