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The Village Effect - How Face-To-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier, Happier, and Smarter (Hardcover): Susan Pinker The Village Effect - How Face-To-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier, Happier, and Smarter (Hardcover)
Susan Pinker
R395.00 R322.00 Discovery Miles 3220 Save R73.00 (18%) Within 7 - 11 working days

A provocative and persuasive argument about the transformative power of our face-to-face connections
Concrete factors such as diet, earning power, exercise, and drugs have driven our recent understanding of health and well-being. New findings tell us that our relationships are just as critical to our survival. Pastimes that many of us have written off as frivolous time-wasters--chatting with friends over a meal, taking a coffee break with a co-worker--serve important biological functions. We are living in an era of constant digital connection, but also of increasing social isolation: More of us than ever settle far from our families and find ourselves living, shopping, going to school, and working alone.
Human beings are hardwired to connect with one another. Social networks matter: Tight bonds of friendship and love protect our health, help us to learn and remember, extend our lives, and make us happy. But not just any social networks will do: We need the real, face-to-face, in-the-flesh encounters that tie human families, groups of friends, and communities together.
Resonating with our most profound life experiences, "The Village Effect" reveals some surprising findings about human relationships in a digital age, such as:
- Face-to-face social involvement can be as good for your health as regular exercise.
- Men who confide in their wives are less likely to die of heart disease.
- Fertility can be contagious among siblings.
- Women with large networks of friends are more likely to survive breast cancer than women with few in-person social experiences.
- Face-to-face contact with parents and trained teachers boosts kids' achievement more than apps or software.
"The Village Effect" will make us rethink the way we educate our children, meet our partners, conduct our businesses. It may even save our lives.

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 R342.00 Discovery Miles 3420 Save R57.00 (14%) Within 7 - 13 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.

Hold Me Tight - Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love (CD): Sue Johnson Hold Me Tight - Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love (CD)
Sue Johnson
R143.00 R110.00 Discovery Miles 1100 Save R33.00 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Are you looking to enrich a healthy relationship, revitalize a tired one, or rescue one gone awry? We all want a lifetime of love, support, and companionship. But sometimes we need a little help.

Enter Dr. Sue Johnson, developer of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy and ?the best couple therapist in the world, ? according to bestselling relationship expert Dr. John Gottman. In "Hold Me Tight," Dr. Johnson shares her groundbreaking and remarkably successful program for creating stronger, more secure relationships.

The message of "Hold Me Tight" is simple: Forget about learning how to argue better, analyzing your early childhood, making grand romantic gestures, or experimenting with new sexual positions. Instead, get to the emotional underpinnings of your relationship by recognizing that you are emotionally attached to and dependent on your partner in much the same way that a child is on a parent for nurturing, soothing, and protection. Dr. Johnson teaches that the way to enhance or save a relationship is to be open, attuned, and responsive to each other and to reestablish emotional connection. With this in mind, she focuses on key moments in a relationship?from Recognizing the Demon Dialogues to Forgiving Injuries?and uses them as touch points for seven healing conversations. These conversations give you insight into the defining moments in your relationship and guide you in reshaping these moments to create a secure and lasting bond.

A Bigger Prize - Why Competition isn't Everything and How We Do Better (Paperback): Margaret Heffernan A Bigger Prize - Why Competition isn't Everything and How We Do Better (Paperback)
Margaret Heffernan 1
R355.00 R274.00 Discovery Miles 2740 Save R81.00 (23%) Within 6 - 13 working days

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

Difficult Conversations - How to Discuss What Matters Most (Paperback): Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila Heen Difficult Conversations - How to Discuss What Matters Most (Paperback)
Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila Heen
R247.00 R201.00 Discovery Miles 2010 Save R46.00 (19%) Within 7 - 11 working days

The 10th-anniversary edition of the "New York Times" business bestseller-now updated with "Answers to Ten Questions People Ask"
We attempt or avoid difficult conversations every day-whether dealing with an underperforming employee, disagreeing with a spouse, or negotiating with a client. From the Harvard Negotiation Project, the organization that brought you "Getting to Yes, Difficult Conversations" provides a step-by-step approach to having those tough conversations with less stress and more success. you'll learn how to:
? Decipher the underlying structure of every difficult conversation
? Start a conversation without defensiveness
? Listen for the meaning of what is not said
? Stay balanced in the face of attacks and accusations
? Move from emotion to productive problem solving

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 - 13 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.

What the Dog Saw - And Other Adventures (Paperback): Malcolm Gladwell What the Dog Saw - And Other Adventures (Paperback)
Malcolm Gladwell
R256.00 R211.00 Discovery Miles 2110 Save R45.00 (18%) Within 7 - 11 working days

What is the difference between choking and panicking? Why are there dozens of varieties of mustard-but only one variety of ketchup? What do football players teach us about how to hire teachers? What does hair dye tell us about the history of the 20th century?
In the past decade, Malcolm Gladwell has written three books that have radically changed how we understand our world and ourselves: " The Tipping Point"; "Blink"; and "Outliers." Now, in "What the Dog Saw," he brings together, for the first time, the best of his writing from "The""New Yorker" over the same period.
Here is the bittersweet tale of the inventor of the birth control pill, and the dazzling inventions of the pasta sauce pioneer Howard Moscowitz. Gladwell sits with Ron Popeil, the king of the American kitchen, as he sells rotisserie ovens, and divines the secrets of Cesar Millan, the "dog whisperer" who can calm savage animals with the touch of his hand. He explores intelligence tests and ethnic profiling and "hindsight bias" and why it was that everyone in Silicon Valley once tripped over themselves to hire the same college graduate.
"Good writing," Gladwell says in his preface, "does not succeed or fail on the strength of its ability to persuade. It succeeds or fails on the strength of its ability to engage you, to make you think, to give you a glimpse into someone else's head." "What the Dog Saw "is yet another example of the buoyant spirit and unflagging curiosity that have made Malcolm Gladwell our most brilliant investigator of the hidden extraordinary.

Give and Take - A Revolutionary Approach to Success (Hardcover): Adam M. Grant Give and Take - A Revolutionary Approach to Success (Hardcover)
Adam M. Grant
R413.00 R333.00 Discovery Miles 3330 Save R80.00 (19%) Within 7 - 11 working days

An innovative, groundbreaking book that will captivate readers of Malcolm Gladwell, Daniel Pink, "The Power of Habit," and "Quiet"
For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But today, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. It turns out that at work, most people operate as either takers, matchers, or givers. Whereas takers strive to get as much as possible from others and matchers aim to trade evenly, givers are the rare breed of people who contribute to others without expecting anything in return.
Using his own pioneering research as Wharton's youngest tenured professor, Grant shows that these styles have a surprising impact on success. Although some givers get exploited and burn out, the rest achieve extraordinary results across a wide range of industries. Combining cutting-edge evidence with captivating stories, this landmark book shows how one of America's best networkers developed his connections, why the creative genius behind one of the most popular shows in television history toiled for years in anonymity, how a basketball executive responsible for multiple draft busts transformed his franchise into a winner, and how we could have anticipated Enron's demise four years before the company collapsed-without ever looking at a single number.
Praised by bestselling authors such as Dan Pink, Tony Hsieh, Dan Ariely, Susan Cain, Dan Gilbert, Gretchen Rubin, Bob Sutton, David Allen, Robert Cialdini, and Seth Godin-as well as senior leaders from Google, McKinsey, Merck, Estee Lauder, Nike, and NASA-"Give and Take" highlights what effective networking, collaboration, influence, negotiation, and leadership skills have in common. This landmark book opens up an approach to success that has the power to transform not just individuals and groups, but entire organizations and communities.

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
R1349.00 Discovery Miles 13490 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

The Psychology of Violence in Adolescent Romantic Relationships (Hardcover): Erica Bowen, Kate Walker The Psychology of Violence in Adolescent Romantic Relationships (Hardcover)
Erica Bowen, Kate Walker
R1440.00 Discovery Miles 14400 Within 6 - 13 working days

Domestic violence in adolescent romantic relationships is an increasingly important and only recently acknowledged social issue. This book examines what we mean by 'adolescent dating violence', its effects and its causes. With a detailed survey of the current literature on the topic, the authors move on to examine what is known about how best to intervene in, and assess risk for adolescent dating violence. The book provides conceptual frameworks for the design and evaluation of interventions with a focus on developing evidence based practice, as well as a research, practice and policy agenda for consideration. This book will be highly important to policy-makers, practitioners and researchers seeking to understand and intervene in cases of teen dating violence.

Assertiveness for Earth Angels - How to Be Loving Instead of Too Nice (Hardcover): Doreen Virtue Assertiveness for Earth Angels - How to Be Loving Instead of Too Nice (Hardcover)
Doreen Virtue 1
R190.00 R164.00 Discovery Miles 1640 Save R26.00 (14%) Within 6 - 12 working days

Do people take advantage of your niceness? In this groundbreaking book, Doreen Virtue teaches Earth Angels --extremely sweet people who care more about others' happiness than their own--how to maintain their inner peace and loving nature while at the same time holding boundaries. You'll discover how to overcome fears about saying no, and how to ask for what you want from those around you and from the universe. Assertiveness for Earth Angels is for anyone who wants to learn the art of speaking up in relationships and in their activism about issues related to the world. Whether you need more assertiveness with your family, on the job, or in your healing work, you'll appreciate Doreen's gentle-but-firm approach to negotiating your earthly needs in heavenly ways!

Kickstart Your Relationship Now! - Move on or Move Out (Paperback): Margotellen Brown Kickstart Your Relationship Now! - Move on or Move Out (Paperback)
Margotellen Brown
R262.00 R222.00 Discovery Miles 2220 Save R40.00 (15%) Within 7 - 11 working days
It's Complicated - The Social Lives of Networked Teens (Hardcover): Danah Boyd It's Complicated - The Social Lives of Networked Teens (Hardcover)
Danah Boyd 1
R374.00 R305.00 Discovery Miles 3050 Save R69.00 (18%) Within 7 - 11 working days

What is new about how teenagers communicate through services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Do social media affect the quality of teens' lives? In this eye-opening book, youth culture and technology expert danah boyd uncovers some of the major myths regarding teens' use of social media. She explores tropes about identity, privacy, safety, danger, and bullying. Ultimately, boyd argues that society fails young people when paternalism and protectionism hinder teenagers' ability to become informed, thoughtful, and engaged citizens through their online interactions. Yet despite an environment of rampant fear-mongering, boyd finds that teens often find ways to engage and to develop a sense of identity.
Boyd's conclusions are essential reading not only for parents, teachers, and others who work with teens but also for anyone interested in the impact of emerging technologies on society, culture, and commerce in years to come. Offering insights gleaned from more than a decade of original fieldwork interviewing teenagers across the United States, boyd concludes reassuringly that the kids are all right. At the same time, she acknowledges that coming to terms with life in a networked era is not easy or obvious. In a technologically mediated world, life is bound to be complicated.

Lasting Words - A Guide to Finding Meaning Toward the Close of Life (Paperback): Claire B. Willis Lasting Words - A Guide to Finding Meaning Toward the Close of Life (Paperback)
Claire B. Willis
R367.00 R298.00 Discovery Miles 2980 Save R69.00 (19%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Faced with the ultimate challenge of life-confronting your death-how would you want to be remembered? Are there stories you want to tell? Experiences you want to relay? Explanations about how you felt and why? Maybe you wish to ensure that future generations know your family lore. Perhaps you seek meaning and purpose and don't know how to access them. It's likely that you seek comfort and strength. But at the same time a deep desire to heal unresolved issues may unsettle you. And reaching for a spiritual connection may be the path you want to find.

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

David Sloan Wilson, one of the world's leading evolutionists, addresses a question that has puzzled philosophers, psychologists, and evolutionary biologists for centuries: Does altruism exist naturally among the Earth's creatures?
The key to understanding the existence of altruism, Wilson argues, is by understanding the role it plays in the social organization of groups. Groups that function like organisms indubitably exist, and organisms evolved from groups. Evolutionists largely agree on how functionally organized groups evolve, ending decades of controversy, but the resolution casts altruism in a new light: altruism exists but shouldn't necessarily occupy center stage in our understanding of social behavior.
After laying a general theoretical foundation, Wilson surveys altruism and group-level functional organization in our own species--in religion, in economics, and in the rest of everyday life. He shows that altruism is not categorically good and can have pathological consequences. Finally, he shows how a social theory that goes beyond altruism by focusing on group function can help to improve the human condition in a practical sense.
"Does Altruism Exist?" puts old controversies to rest and will become the center of debate for decades to come.

Mindwise - How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want (Hardcover): Nicholas Epley Mindwise - How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want (Hardcover)
Nicholas Epley
R402.00 R326.00 Discovery Miles 3260 Save R76.00 (19%) Within 7 - 11 working days

You are a mind reader, born with an extraordinary ability to understand what others think, feel, believe, want, and know. It's a sixth sense you use every day, in every personal and professional relationship you have. At its best, this ability allows you to achieve the most important goal in almost any life: connecting, deeply and intimately and honestly, to other human beings. At its worst, it is a source of misunderstanding and unnecessary conflict, leading to damaged relationships and broken dreams.
How good are you at knowing the minds of others? How well can you guess what others think of you, know who really likes you, or tell when someone is lying? How well do you really understand the minds of those closest to you, from your spouse to your kids to your best friends? Do you really know what your coworkers, employees, competitors, or clients want?
In this illuminating exploration of one of the great mysteries of the human mind, University of Chicago psychologist Nicholas Epley introduces us to what scientists have learned about our ability to understand the most complicated puzzle on the planet--other people--and the surprising mistakes we so routinely make. Why are we sometimes blind to the minds of others, treating them like objects or animals? Why do we sometimes talk to our cars, or the stars, as if there is a mind that can hear us? Why do we so routinely believe that others think, feel, and want what we do when, in fact, they do not? And why do we believe we understand our spouses, family, and friends so much better than we actually do? "Mindwise" will not turn other people into open books, but it will give you the wisdom to revolutionize how you think about them--and yourself.

Edexcel AS Psychology Student Unit Guide: Unit 1 Social and Cognitive Psychology (Paperback, New edition): Christine Brain Edexcel AS Psychology Student Unit Guide: Unit 1 Social and Cognitive Psychology (Paperback, New edition)
Christine Brain
R306.00 Discovery Miles 3060 Within 7 - 11 working days

Perfect for revision, these guides explain the unit requirements, summarise the content and include specimen questions with graded answers. Each full-colour New Edition Student Unit Guide provides ideal preparation for your unit exam: - Feel confident you understand the unit: each guide comprehensively covers the unit content and includes topic summaries, knowledge check questions and a reference index - Get to grips with the exam requirements: the specific skills on which you will be tested are explored and explained - Analyse exam-style questions: graded student responses will help you focus on areas where you can improve your exam technique and performance

Moral Tribes - Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them (Hardcover): Joshua Greene Moral Tribes - Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them (Hardcover)
Joshua Greene
R450.00 R362.00 Discovery Miles 3620 Save R88.00 (20%) 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.

High Price - A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know about Drugs and Society... High Price - A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know about Drugs and Society (Paperback)
Carl Hart
R235.00 R192.00 Discovery Miles 1920 Save R43.00 (18%) Within 7 - 11 working days

A provocative and eye-opening memoir, High Price will change the way we think about addiction, poverty, and race, as well as our policies on drugs.

As Columbia University's first tenured African American professor in the sciences, groundbreaking neuroscientist Carl Hart has redefined our understanding of addiction. His controversial landmark research goes beyond the hype of the antidrug movement to shed new light on common ideas about race, poverty, and drugs, and to explain why current policies are failing.

In High Price, Hart recalls his personal story--and though he escaped neighborhoods that were entrenched in systemic poverty, he has not turned his back on them. But balancing his former street life with his achievements today has not been easy--a struggle he reflects on publicly for the first time here.

Personal Intelligence - The Power of Personality and How It Shapes Our Lives (Paperback): John D. Mayer Personal Intelligence - The Power of Personality and How It Shapes Our Lives (Paperback)
John D. Mayer
R287.00 R236.00 Discovery Miles 2360 Save R51.00 (18%) Within 7 - 11 working days

John D. Mayer, the renowned psychologist who co-developed the groundbreaking theory of emotional intelligence, now draws on decades of research to introduce another paradigm-shifting idea: that in order to become our best selves, we use an even broader intelligence--which he calls personal intelligence--to understand our own personality and the personalities of the people around us.
In "Personal Intelligence," Mayer explains that we are naturally curious about the motivations and inner worlds of the people we interact with every day. Some of us are talented at perceiving what makes our friends, family, and coworkers tick. Some of us are less so. Mayer reveals why, and shows how the most gifted "readers" among us have developed "high personal intelligence." Mayer's theory of personal intelligence brings together a diverse set of findings--previously regarded as unrelated--that show how much variety there is in our ability to read other people's faces; to accurately weigh the choices we are presented with in relationships, work, and family life; and to judge whether our personal life goals conflict or go together well. He persuasively argues that our capacity to problem-solve in these varied areas forms a unitary skill.
Illustrating his points with examples drawn from the lives of successful college athletes, police detectives, and musicians, Mayer shows how people who are high in personal intelligence (open to their inner experiences, inquisitive about people, and willing to change themselves) are able to anticipate their own desires and actions, predict the behavior of others, and--using such knowledge--motivate themselves over the long term and make better life decisions. And in outlining the many ways we can benefit from nurturing these skills, Mayer puts forward an essential message about selfhood, sociability, and contentment. "Personal Intelligence "is an indispensable book for anyone who wants to better comprehend how we make sense of our world.

Long Road, Hard Lessons - Ireland to Japan by Bicycle - a 10,000 Mile Test of a Father and Son's Relationship (Paperback):... Long Road, Hard Lessons - Ireland to Japan by Bicycle - a 10,000 Mile Test of a Father and Son's Relationship (Paperback)
Mark Swain
R246.00 R212.00 Discovery Miles 2120 Save R34.00 (14%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment (Paperback, 9th International edition): Charles Zastrow, Karen... Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment (Paperback, 9th International edition)
Charles Zastrow, Karen Kirst-Ashman
R1341.00 Discovery Miles 13410 Within 6 - 13 working days
Social Psychology (Paperback, Pearson New International Edition): Elliot Aronson, Timothy D. Wilson, Robin M. Akert Social Psychology (Paperback, Pearson New International Edition)
Elliot Aronson, Timothy D. Wilson, Robin M. Akert
R1354.00 Discovery Miles 13540 Within 6 - 13 working days

Were you looking for the book with access to MyPsychLab? This product is the book alone, and does NOT come with access to MyPsychLab. Buy the book and access card package to save money on this resource. Research made relevant through a storytelling approach. This renowned text maintains its acclaimed storytelling approach, teaching the science of psychology through an engaging narrative that makes research relevant to students. Drawing upon their extensive experience as researchers and teachers, Elliot Aronson, Tim Wilson, and Robin Akert present the classic research that has driven the field and introduce cutting-edge research that is the future of social psychology. Significantly updated to reflect advances in the discipline, the 8th edition provides a firm foundation for students to build their understanding of this rigorous science in a way that engages and fascinates. A better teaching and learning experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience- for you and your students. Here's how: *Personalize Learning - The new MyPsychLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. *Improve Critical Thinking - The authors emphasize this rigorous science through research examples that encourage students to think twice about their preconceived notions of what social psychology is - and isn't. *Engage Students - Through real-life vignettes, which open each story chapter, and "mini-stories" throughout each chapter, the eighth edition provokes student interest by focusing on real-life examples. *Explore Research - The authors present a balance between the latest findings in the field with classic research in social psychology. Noting that some older studies deserve their status as classics and are important cornerstones to the discipline, this text encourages students to experience the continuity and depth of the field versus regarding it as a collection of studies published in the past few years. *Support Instructors - This program provides instructors with unbeatable resources, including state-of-the-art PowerPoints embedded with videos, the NEW MyPsychLab with ABC's What Would You Do videos, an easy to use Instructor's Manual, a robust test bank, and an online test generator (MyTest).

Essential Social Psychology (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Richard J. Crisp, Rhiannon N. Turner Essential Social Psychology (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Richard J. Crisp, Rhiannon N. Turner
R852.00 Discovery Miles 8520 Within 6 - 13 working days

From aggression to altruism, prejudice to persuasion, Essential Social Psychology 3e introduces students to the discoveries and debates that define social psychology today. It covers both classic and cutting edge research studies and provides plenty of real life examples and illustrations to help students to develop a good understanding of the subject whilst building the confidence to apply this knowledge successfully in assignments and exams. An extensive range of learning aids including a glossary, summary sections and memory maps -- combined with an array of features on the student section of the companion website -- will help reinforce this learning and check retention at specific milestones throughout the course. New to the third edition: * A new full-colour design * Two brand new chapters on Applied Social Psychology and Social Psychological Methods * Coverage of some developing research perspectives including social neuroscience and evolutionary psychology * New 'Back to the Real World' textboxes which situate academic findings in the context of the world around you * An enhanced SAGE edge(t) companion website (study.sagepub.com/crispandturner3e) with a suite of features to enhance your learning experience.

Verbal Judo - The Gentle Art of Persuasion (Paperback, Updated): George J Thompson, Jerry B. Jenkins Verbal Judo - The Gentle Art of Persuasion (Paperback, Updated)
George J Thompson, Jerry B. Jenkins 1
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"When you react, the event controls you. When you respond, you're in control."

Verbal Judo is the classic guide to the martial art of the mind and mouth that can help you defuse confrontations and generate cooperation, whether you're talking to a boss, a spouse, or even a teenager. For more than a generation, Dr. George J. Thompson's essential handbook has taught people how to communicate more confidently and persuasively in any situation. Verbal Judo shows you how to listen and speak more effectively, engage others through empathy (the most powerful word in the English language), avoid the most common conversational disasters, and use proven strategies to successfully express your point of view--and take the lead in most disputes.

This updated edition includes a new foreword and a chapter featuring Dr. Thompson's five universal truths of "human interaction" People feel the need to be respected People would rather be asked than be told People have a desire to know why People prefer to have options over threats People want to have a second chance

Stop being frustrated and misunderstood. Stop finding yourself on the losing end of an argument. With Verbal Judo you'll be able to have your say--and say what you mean.

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