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Handbook of Parenting, Volume 5 - Practical Issues in Parenting (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Marc H. Bornstein Handbook of Parenting, Volume 5 - Practical Issues in Parenting (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Marc H. Bornstein
R1,069 Discovery Miles 10 690 Within 6 - 13 working days

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

Is Shame Necessary? - New Uses for an Old Tool (Paperback): Jennifer Jacquet Is Shame Necessary? - New Uses for an Old Tool (Paperback)
Jennifer Jacquet
R230 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R32 (14%) Within 4 - 8 working days

In Is Shame Necessary? rising star Jennifer Jacquet shows that we have to use shame if we want to bring about political change and hold the powerful to account. In cultures that champion the individual, guilt is seen as the cornerstone of conscience yet it proves impotent in the face of corrupt corporate policies. Jennifer Jacquet persuasively argues that modern-day shaming is a non-violent form of resistance that can be used to bring about large-scale change. Shaming, Jacquet shows, works best when used sparingly, but when applied in just the right way and at just the right time, it can keep us from failing ourselves. "Shaming is society's natural stabilizer and organic risk-management mechanism, and one that is ignored in modernity, particularly in the virtual world. Worse: it has been largely ignored by researchers before Jennifer Jacquet, whose book gives us an insightful treatment of a vital topic." (Nassim Taleb, author of Antifragile).

Social Psychology (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): David Myers, Jackie Abell, Fabio Sani Social Psychology (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
David Myers, Jackie Abell, Fabio Sani
R1,334 Discovery Miles 13 340 Within 7 - 11 working days

Social psychology is one of the most intriguing and captivating areas of psychology, as it has a profound influence on our everyday lives: from our shopping habits to our interactions at a party. Social psychology seeks to answer questions that we think and talk about with each other every day; questions such as: Why do some people behave differently when on their own, to when they're with a group? What leads individuals sometimes to hurt and sometimes to help one another? Why are we attracted to certain types of people? How do some persuade others to do what they want? The new edition of Social Psychology has been revised to introduce a more flexible structure for the teaching and studying of social psychology and includes up-to-date, international research in the area. There is an emphasis throughout on the critical evaluation of published research, in order to encourage critical thinking about the various topics. Applied examples across the chapters help to highlight the relevance, and hence the impact, that the theories and methods of this fascinating subject have upon the social world. Key features include: Research Close-Up: Following a brand new style, this feature matches the layout used in real research papers, providing an accessible introduction to journal articles and the research methods used by social psychologists; Focus On: Fully revised from the previous edition, these boxes now look at opposing viewpoints, controversial research or alternative approaches to topics within social psychology, offering a more critical outlook on topics and prompting the questioning of the validity of published research; and Recommended Readings: New to this edition, recommended further readings of both classic and contemporary literature have been added to each chapter, providing a springboard for further consideration of the topic. Connect Psychology is McGraw-Hill's digital learning and teaching environment. Students - You get easy online access to homework, tests and quizzes designed by your instructor. You get immediate feedback on how you're doing, making it the perfect platform to test your knowledge. Lecturers - It gives you the power to create auto-graded assignments, tests and quizzes online. The detailed visual reporting allows you to easily monitor your students' progress. In addition, you can still access key support materials for your teaching, including a testbank, seminar materials and lecture support.

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
R361 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R95 (26%) 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.

The Sleep Revolution - Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time (Standard format, CD): Arianna Huffington The Sleep Revolution - Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time (Standard format, CD)
Arianna Huffington; Read by Agapi Gold, Agapi Stassinopoulos
R636 R467 Discovery Miles 4 670 Save R169 (27%) Within 7 - 11 working days
CogLab Online Version 2.0 (Paperback, International ed of 4th Revised ed): Greg Francis, Ian Neath CogLab Online Version 2.0 (Paperback, International ed of 4th Revised ed)
Greg Francis, Ian Neath
R1,025 R913 Discovery Miles 9 130 Save R112 (11%) Within 8 - 13 working days

This lab manual/CD-ROM package presents a set of demonstrations of classic and current experiments and concepts from cognitive psychology, allowing students to understand study design, data interpretation, and the significance of the research.

David and Goliath - Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants (Paperback): Malcolm Gladwell David and Goliath - Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants (Paperback)
Malcolm Gladwell
R343 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R63 (18%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Friendship (Hardcover): A C Grayling Friendship (Hardcover)
A C Grayling 1
R392 Discovery Miles 3 920 Within 6 - 13 working days

A central bond, a cherished value, a unique relationship, a profound human need, a type of love. What is the nature of friendship, and what is its significance in our lives? How has friendship changed since the ancient Greeks began to analyze it, and how has modern technology altered its very definition? In this fascinating exploration of friendship through the ages, one of the most thought-provoking philosophers of our time tracks historical ideas of friendship, gathers a diversity of friendship stories from the annals of myth and literature, and provides unexpected insights into our friends, ourselves, and the role of friendships in an ethical life. A. C. Grayling roves the rich traditions of friendship in literature, culture, art, and philosophy, bringing into his discussion familiar pairs as well as unfamiliar--Achilles and Patroclus, David and Jonathan, Coleridge and Wordsworth, Huck Finn and Jim. Grayling lays out major philosophical interpretations of friendship, then offers his own take, drawing on personal experiences and an acute awareness of vast cultural shifts that have occurred. With penetrating insight he addresses internet-based friendship, contemporary mixed gender friendships, how friendships may supersede family relationships, one's duty within friendship, the idea of friendship to humanity, and many other topics of universal interest.

Psychology (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Bruce Hood, Daniel L Schacter, Daniel Gilbert Psychology (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Bruce Hood, Daniel L Schacter, Daniel Gilbert
R1,472 Discovery Miles 14 720 Within 6 - 13 working days
Applied Psychology - Actively Caring for People (Paperback): E. Scott Geller Applied Psychology - Actively Caring for People (Paperback)
E. Scott Geller
R1,077 Discovery Miles 10 770 Within 6 - 13 working days

This volume demonstrates how readers can become more effective parents, teachers, students, coaches, managers, or work supervisors, while also gaining practical skills to enhance their self-motivation, communication skills, and intervention acumen. The first eight chapters explain evidence-based principles from applied behavioral science (ABS) that can be used to improve the human dynamics of any situation involving behavior. Fundamentals from humanism are integrated strategically to show how an ABS intervention can be more acceptable, influential, and sustainable. The following twelve chapters detail the deployment of ABS interventions to optimize performance in a wide variety of fields, including occupational and transportation safety, quantity and quality of organizational work behavior, healthcare, athletic coaching, parenting, pre-school and college education, environmental sustainability, and the control of obesity and alcohol abuse. Applied Psychology provides a thorough review of the latest research in relation to these domains and explores issues for future investigation.

The Pursuit of Happiness - And Why it's Making Us Anxious (Paperback): Ruth Whippman The Pursuit of Happiness - And Why it's Making Us Anxious (Paperback)
Ruth Whippman 1
R340 R291 Discovery Miles 2 910 Save R49 (14%) Within 4 - 8 working days

Are you happy? Right now? Happy enough? As happy as everyone else? Could you be happier if you tried harder? As your average cynical Brit, when Ruth Whippman moves to California, it seems to her that the American obsession with finding happiness is driving everyone crazy. But soon she starts to get sucked in. She meditates and tries 'mindful dishwashing'. She attends a self-help course that promises total transformation (and learns that all her problems are her own fault). She visits a strange Nevada happiness dystopia (with one of the highest suicide rates in America), delves into the darker truths behind the influential 'science of happiness', and even ventures to Utah, where she learns God's personal secret to eternal bliss. Ultimately she stumbles upon a more effective, less self-involved, less anxiety-inducing way to find contentment. Fantastically fresh, funny and honest, this is an eye-opening look at what happiness really means.

Presence - Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges (Standard format, CD): Amy Cuddy Presence - Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges (Standard format, CD)
Amy Cuddy; Read by Amy Cuddy, author
R545 R404 Discovery Miles 4 040 Save R141 (26%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Data Analysis and Interpretation in the Behavioral Sciences (Hardcover): Eugene B. Zechmeister, Emil J. Posavac Data Analysis and Interpretation in the Behavioral Sciences (Hardcover)
Eugene B. Zechmeister, Emil J. Posavac
R1,015 R856 Discovery Miles 8 560 Save R159 (16%) Within 8 - 13 working days

Zechmeister and Posavac's unique, progressive pedagogical framework presents students with a model of analysis and interpretation called "I-D-E-A". This cutting edge model leads students through the processes of data inspection (I), description (D), estimating (E) confidence in their results, and announcing (A) their findings. Their friendly writing style and systematic approach to statistics involves the student in the topics presented. The authors stress the important first stage of data inspection and also demonstrate how both confidence intervals and effect sizes are complementary to traditional null hypothesis testing. Throughout the book, the authors emphasize the understanding and interpretation of statistics and place less emphasis on computation, acknowledging and encouraging computer-assisted data analysis. Concrete examples at the beginning of each chapter illustrate the kinds of questions and data that will be considered in that section. Having this variety of examples increases the likelihood that a student will relate to at least one of them. Scenarios presented at the beginning of the chapter, which are referred to throughout the chapter so students can see how an example is affected by different stages of analysis and interpretation.

Life is Short (No Pun Intended) - Love, Laughter, and Learning to Enjoy Every Moment (Paperback): Jennifer Arnold, Bill Klein Life is Short (No Pun Intended) - Love, Laughter, and Learning to Enjoy Every Moment (Paperback)
Jennifer Arnold, Bill Klein
R307 R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Save R72 (23%) Within 6 - 13 working days

From the beloved stars of TLC's The Little Couple comes an uplifting and moving behind-the-scenes account of how the pair met, fell in love, and overcame huge obstacles to become successful professionals and parents. Jennifer Arnold and Bill Klein have inspired millions as stars of TLC's hit show The Little Couple. Though they both have dwarfism, they have knocked down every obstacle they have encountered together with a positive, can-do attitude. The show has featured the lives of Jennifer (a respected neonatologist) and Bill (a successful entrepreneur) from their marriage in 2009, to the launch of their pet shop, to the adoption of their children, to Jen's overcoming cancer. Now, for the first time Jen and Bill are letting readers into their private lives with behind-the-scenes, never-before-told stories about how they fell in love, what inspires them, and the passions that drive their success. They will open up about their struggles with cancer, infertility, adoption, and simply living life in a challenging world. Jen and Bill have a simple purpose in life: make the world a better place through encouragement and education. A must-have for fans of the show or anyone who has ever faced a difficult obstacle, Life Is Short (No Pun Intended)gives readers a glance at what inspires these positive people to approach life with such optimism and share their lives with the public every day.

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life - Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition):... Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life - Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Marshall B. Rosenberg; Foreword by Deepak Chopra
R384 R312 Discovery Miles 3 120 Save R72 (19%) Within 8 - 13 working days
A History of Modern Psychology (Paperback, International ed of 9th revised ed): Duane Schultz, Sydney Ellen Schultz A History of Modern Psychology (Paperback, International ed of 9th revised ed)
Duane Schultz, Sydney Ellen Schultz
R846 R718 Discovery Miles 7 180 Save R128 (15%) Within 8 - 13 working days

A market leader for over 30 years, A HISTORY OF MODERN PSYCHOLOGY has been praised for its comprehensive coverage and biographical approach. Focusing on modern psychology, the text's coverage begins with the late 19th century. The authors personalize the history of psychology not only by using biographical information on influential theorists, but also by showing how major events in those theorists' lives have affected the authors' own ideas, approaches, and methods. Substantial updates in this edition include discussions of evolutionary psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and positive psychology. The result is a text that is as timely and relevant today as it was when it was first introduced.

Group Psychology of the Japanese in War Time (Hardcover): Toshio Iritani Group Psychology of the Japanese in War Time (Hardcover)
Toshio Iritani
R3,471 Discovery Miles 34 710 Within 6 - 13 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"

Enabling Genius - A Mindset for Success in the 21st Century (Paperback): Myles Downey Enabling Genius - A Mindset for Success in the 21st Century (Paperback)
Myles Downey 1
R363 R300 Discovery Miles 3 000 Save R63 (17%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Definition of "genius": someone who has exceptionally intellectual or creative power or other natural ability. Doing or creating something truly creative will be the defining feature of success in the 21st century. This requires us to seek out our abilities and the innate resources born to us, raise our performance and fulfil our potential - in other words, to enable our genius. This fascinating book examines the nature of genius in human beings and what it takes to go beyond mediocrity and ordinariness. Written by a leading thinker and consultant in human performance, together with contributions from other experts in the field, the book identifies three specific kinds of genius that are within everyone's reach: unique individual genius (in a specific discipline, craft or skill set); genius in any discipline, craft or skill set; moments of genius (that occur as spontaneous, unplanned events); and collective genius (the coming together of individuals to deliver something extraordinary).

The Lonely City - Adventures in the Art of Being Alone (Hardcover, Main): Olivia Laing The Lonely City - Adventures in the Art of Being Alone (Hardcover, Main)
Olivia Laing 1
R479 R360 Discovery Miles 3 600 Save R119 (25%) Within 6 - 13 working days

What does it mean to be lonely? How do we live, if we're not intimately engaged with another human being? How do we connect with other people? When Olivia Laing moved to New York City in her mid-thirties, she found herself inhabiting loneliness on a daily basis. Fascinated by the experience, she began to explore the lonely city by way of art. Moving fluidly between works and lives - from Edward Hopper's Nighthawks to Andy Warhol's Time Capsules, from Henry Darger's hoarding to David Wojnarowicz's AIDS activism - Laing conducts an electric, dazzling investigation into what it means to be alone, illuminating not only the causes of loneliness but also how it might be resisted and redeemed. Humane, provocative and deeply moving, The Lonely City is about the spaces between people and the things that draw them together, about sexuality, mortality and the magical possibilities of art. It's a celebration of a strange and lovely state, adrift from the larger continent of human experience, but intrinsic to the very act of being alive.

Database of Dreams - The Lost Quest to Catalog Humanity (Hardcover): Rebecca Lemov Database of Dreams - The Lost Quest to Catalog Humanity (Hardcover)
Rebecca Lemov
R666 R521 Discovery Miles 5 210 Save R145 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Just a few years before the dawn of the digital age, Harvard psychologist Bert Kaplan set out to build the largest database of sociological information ever assembled. It was the mid-1950s, and social scientists were entranced by the human insights promised by Rorschach tests and other innovative scientific protocols. Kaplan, along with anthropologist A. I. Hallowell and a team of researchers, sought out a varied range of non-European subjects among remote and largely non-literate peoples around the globe. Recording their dreams, stories, and innermost thoughts in a vast database, Kaplan envisioned future researchers accessing the data through the cutting-edge Readex machine. Almost immediately, however, technological developments and the obsolescence of the theoretical framework rendered the project irrelevant, and eventually it was forgotten.

So You've Been Publicly Shamed (MP3 format, CD): Jon Ronson So You've Been Publicly Shamed (MP3 format, CD)
Jon Ronson; Read by Jon Ronson
R186 R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Save R42 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days
The Little Book of Shocking Eco Facts (Paperback): Mark Crundwell, Cameron Dunn The Little Book of Shocking Eco Facts (Paperback)
Mark Crundwell, Cameron Dunn
R300 R237 Discovery Miles 2 370 Save R63 (21%) Within 6 - 13 working days

Small but perfectly formed, "The Little Book of Shocking Eco Facts" combines up-to-the-minute data about ecological issues sourced by two highly respected geographers, Mark Crundwell and Cameron Dunn, with outstanding graphic imagery created by the award-winning Barnbrook Design studio. This thought-provoking book highlights the most important issues facing our natural world by combining information gleaned from the world's most authoritative sources with visually arresting imagery that will shock and inspire. Critically, this is a publication that takes a holistic view of the world and presents facts, not fiction, about the current state of our planet. From our rainforests and wetlands to our seas and oceans, "The Little Book of Shocking Eco Facts" highlights how our natural world is threatened. Yet at the same time the book seeks to raise eco-consciousness and in so doing help avert the needless destruction of our shared and beautiful world. To this end a percentage of the profits from each book sold will be donated to The Rainforest Alliance.

Contest Theory - Incentive Mechanisms and Ranking Methods (Hardcover): Milan Vojnovic Contest Theory - Incentive Mechanisms and Ranking Methods (Hardcover)
Milan Vojnovic
R1,409 Discovery Miles 14 090 Within 6 - 13 working days

Contests are prevalent in many areas, including sports, rent seeking, patent races, innovation inducement, labor markets, scientific projects, crowdsourcing and other online services, and allocation of computer system resources. This book provides unified, comprehensive coverage of contest theory as developed in economics, computer science, and statistics, with a focus on online services applications, allowing professionals, researchers and students to learn about the underlying theoretical principles and to test them in practice. The book sets contest design in a game-theoretic framework that can be used to model a wide-range of problems and efficiency measures such as total and individual output and social welfare, and offers insight into how the structure of prizes relates to desired contest design objectives. Methods for rating the skills and ranking of players are presented, as are proportional allocation and similar allocation mechanisms, simultaneous contests, sharing utility of productive activities, sequential contests, and tournaments.

Mindware - Tools for Smart Thinking (Hardcover): Richard Nisbett Mindware - Tools for Smart Thinking (Hardcover)
Richard Nisbett 1
R455 R380 Discovery Miles 3 800 Save R75 (16%) Within 4 - 8 working days

This is an enlightening and practical guide to the most powerful tools of reasoning ever developed, by one of the world's most renowned psychologists Many scientific and philosophical ideas are so powerful that they can be applied to our lives to help us think smarter and more effectively about our behaviour and the world around us. Surprisingly, many of these ideas remain unknown to most of us. Drawing on his own ground breaking research, Richard Nisbett presents these ideas in clear and accessible detail to offer a tool kit for better thinking and wiser decisions. Mindware shows how to reframe common problems - whether professional, business, or personal - in such a way that these powerful scientific and statistical concepts can be applied to them. "A devastating and persuasive refutation of all those who believe intellectual ability is fixed at birth. Few Americans have done as much to deepen our understanding of what it means to be human." (Malcolm Gladwell).

Mindware - Tools for Smart Thinking (Hardcover): Richard Nisbett Mindware - Tools for Smart Thinking (Hardcover)
Richard Nisbett
R519 R412 Discovery Miles 4 120 Save R107 (21%) Within 7 - 11 working days
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