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The Power of Positive Confrontation - The Skills You Need to Handle Conflicts at Work, at Home, Online, and in Life... The Power of Positive Confrontation - The Skills You Need to Handle Conflicts at Work, at Home, Online, and in Life (Paperback)
Barbara Pachter
R230.00 R189.00 Discovery Miles 1890 Save R41.00 (18%) Within 7 - 11 working days

When slighted, misunderstood, cut in front of, annoyed, taken advantage of, or treated rudely, most people avoid their bosses, ignore coworkers, change hairdressers, complain to friends, pound their fists, or rant on social media. They often miss the most positive, effective alternative of all: confronting positively. Now, for everyone who was never taught or never realized that between "bully" and "wimp" is a range of behavior that is positive, dignified, and effective for dealing with life's bothersome situations, there is "The Power of Positive Confrontation." This book teaches you the vital skills you need to confront others, communicate effectively, and live a more conflict-free life. In this updated edition, communications expert Barbara Pachter shares a practical, step-by-step guide to tackling conflicts in any situation, including a new section on navigating sticky situations online. "The Power of Positive Confrontation" reveals: The consequences of not confronting or of confronting negativelyHow to accurately assess what is bothering you and whyThree essential steps of polite and powerful confrontationVital verbal and nonverbal skills that make or break communication, including common language pitfallsStrategies for assertive communication, whether face to face, in writing, by phone, or online

Interplay - The Process of Interpersonal Communication (Paperback, 12th): Ronald B. Adler, Lawrence B. Rosenfeld, Russell F.... Interplay - The Process of Interpersonal Communication (Paperback, 12th)
Ronald B. Adler, Lawrence B. Rosenfeld, Russell F. Proctor
R1459.00 Discovery Miles 14590 Within 7 - 11 working days

This 12th edition of Interplay retains the proven approach that has served several hundred thousand students and professors for many years. The accessible writing style is based on the belief that even complicated ideas can be presented in a straightforward way. A variety of thought- provoking photos, sidebars, and cartoons make the subject more interesting and compelling than text alone can. And in terms of its scholarly grounding, this edition cites more than 1,500 sources, 34 percent of which are new to this edition. Research and theory aren't presented for their own sake, but rather to support insights about how the process of interpersonal communication operates in everyday life. While the overall structure of the book will be familiar to long- time users, several changes enhance its usability and keep the content up to date. There are two important changes in the chapter organization of the book: New Chapter 2, "Interpersonal Communication in a Changing World," addresses the impact of social media on interpersonal relationships. New Chapter 12, "Interpersonal Contexts," expands and consolidates the discussion of communication with those who are closest to us. The chapter includes a new discussion of communication in friendships and updated sections on communication in intimate relationships and families. Many changes have been made to individual chapters to interpret the latest communication research and address changing communication practices. These include: The role of mediated communication in identity management and self- disclosure (Chapter 3) Distinctions between empathy and sympathy (Chapter 4) How deception is (and isn't) communicated through nonverbal communication (Chapter 6) The best ways to offer advice (Chapter 7) New coverage of emotional intelligence, reappraisal, and emotion labor (Chapter 8) Updates on relational stages (Chapter 9) Expanded discussion of John Gottman's "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse,

The Narcissist Next Door - Understanding the Monster in Your Family, in Your Office, in Your Bed--In Your World (Hardcover):... The Narcissist Next Door - Understanding the Monster in Your Family, in Your Office, in Your Bed--In Your World (Hardcover)
Jeffrey Kluger
R375.00 R323.00 Discovery Miles 3230 Save R52.00 (14%) Preorder

From an award-winning senior writer at "Time," an eye-opening exploration of narcissism, how to recognize it, and how to handle it.
The odds are good that you know a narcissist--probably a lot of them. The odds are also good that they are intelligent, confident, and articulate--the center of attention. They make you laugh and they make you think. The odds are also that this spell didn't last.
Narcissists are everywhere. There are millions of them in the United States alone: entertainers, politicians, business people, your neighbors. Recognizing and understanding them is crucial to your not being overtaken by them, says Jeffrey Kluger, in his provocative new book about this insidious disorder.
With insight and wit, Kluger frames the surprising new research on narcissism and explains the complex, exasperating personality disorder. He reveals how narcissism and narcissists affect our lives at work and at home, on the road, and in the halls of government; what to do when we encounter narcissism; and how to neutralize its effects before it's too late.
As a "Time "writer and science editor, Kluger knows how to take science's new ideas and transform them into smart, accessible insights. Highly readable and deeply engaging, this book helps us understand narcissism and narcissists more fully.

Vertrauensfallen Im Internationalen Management - Hintergrunde - Beispiele - Strategien (Hardcover, 2013): Robert Munscher,... Vertrauensfallen Im Internationalen Management - Hintergrunde - Beispiele - Strategien (Hardcover, 2013)
Robert Munscher, Julia Hormuth
R1093.00 Discovery Miles 10930 Within 7 - 13 working days

Ohne Vertrauen kommt man im beruflichen Alltag nicht weit. Doch im internationalen Management drohen Vertrauensfallen: Aufgrund kultureller Unter-schiede bleibt man misstrauisch, Vertrauen entwickelt sich viel zu langsam oder man verliert es gar obwohl es eigentlich keinen Grund gibt, nicht zuvertrauen. Wie man solche Fallen vermeiden und die Vertrauensentwicklung fordern kann, lasst sich aber lernen. Dieses Buch erlautert die wichtigsten Vertrauensfallen und zeigt, wie man erfolgreich mit ihnen umgeht.

Scarcity - Why Having Too Little Means So Much (Hardcover, New): Sendhil Mullainathan, Eldar Shafir Scarcity - Why Having Too Little Means So Much (Hardcover, New)
Sendhil Mullainathan, Eldar Shafir
R378.00 R306.00 Discovery Miles 3060 Save R72.00 (19%) Within 7 - 11 working days

A surprising and intriguing examination of how scarcity--and our flawed responses to it--shapes our lives, our society, and our culture

Why do successful people get things done at the last minute? Why does poverty persist? Why do organizations get stuck firefighting? Why do the lonely find it hard to make friends? These questions seem unconnected, yet Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir show that they are all examples of a mind-set produced by scarcity.

Drawing on cutting-edge research from behavioral science and economics, Mullainathan and Shafir show that scarcity creates a similar psychology for everyone struggling to manage with less than they need. Busy people fail to manage their time efficiently for the same reasons the poor and those maxed out on credit cards fail to manage their money. The dynamics of scarcity reveal why dieters find it hard to resist temptation, why students and busy executives mismanage their time, and why sugarcane farmers are smarter after harvest than before. Once we start thinking in terms of scarcity and the strategies it imposes, the problems of modern life come into sharper focus.

Mullainathan and Shafir discuss how scarcity affects our daily lives, recounting anecdotes of their own foibles and making surprising connections that bring this research alive. Their book provides a new way of understanding why the poor stay poor and the busy stay busy, and it reveals not only how scarcity leads us astray but also how individuals and organizations can better manage scarcity for greater satisfaction and success.

Group Dynamics (Paperback, International ed of 6threvised ed): Donelson R. Forsyth Group Dynamics (Paperback, International ed of 6threvised ed)
Donelson R. Forsyth
R2092.00 Discovery Miles 20920 Within 6 - 13 working days

Offering the most comprehensive treatment of groups available, GROUP DYNAMICS, 6E, International Edition combines an emphasis on research, empirical studies supporting theoretical understanding of groups, and extended case studies to illustrate the application of concepts to actual groups. This best-selling book builds each chapter around a real-life case, drawing on examples from a range of disciplines including psychology, law, education, sociology, and political science. Tightly weaving concepts and familiar ideas together, the text takes readers beyond simple exposure to basic principles and research findings to a deeper understanding of each topic.

Adult Development - Cognitive Aspects of Thriving Close Relationships (Hardcover): Jan D. Sinnott Adult Development - Cognitive Aspects of Thriving Close Relationships (Hardcover)
Jan D. Sinnott
R584.00 Discovery Miles 5840 Within 7 - 11 working days

Relationships, especially close relationships, are among the most important aspects of life for most of us. Close relationships reach to the very heart of our happiness -but exactly what processes or skills, over the course of a lifetime, help us learn to relate to one another more and more deeply, and to grow past the differences and problems that might divide us? Adult Development applies the concept of complex postformal thought in order to explore how certain cognitive processes support individuals' close relationships such that those relationships grow stronger and richer over time. Complex postformal thought allows a person to deal with everyday logical contradictions by letting that person understand that "reality" and "meaning" are co-created. In this way, postformal thought enables adults to bridge two contradictory but logical positions and reach an adaptive synthesis of them through a higher-order logic. Taking this inquiry a step further, Sinnott examines the role played by postformal thought in intimate relationships - those between spouses, partners, parents and children, siblings, and close friends. Sinnott argues that postformal thought seems to develop later in life and is somewhat akin to the concept of wisdom. Based on 30 years of research, this book diverges from typical contributions to this field by discussing positive adult development in the context of close relationships. Rather than focusing on the emergence of deficits of adulthood and particularly aging, Sinnott instead explores the cognitive processes that are important in creating and sustaining close ongoing relationships.

Perv - The Sexual Deviant in All of Us (Hardcover): Jesse Bering Perv - The Sexual Deviant in All of Us (Hardcover)
Jesse Bering
R348.00 R284.00 Discovery Miles 2840 Save R64.00 (18%) Within 7 - 11 working days

"As a sex writer, Jesse Bering is fearless--and peerless." --Dan Savage
"You are a sexual deviant. A pervert, through and through." We may not want to admit it, but as the award-winning columnist and psychologist Jesse Bering reveals in "Perv," there is a spectrum of perversion along which we all sit. Whether it's voyeurism, exhibitionism, or your run-of-the-mill foot fetish, we "all" possess a suite of sexual tastes as unique as our fingerprints--and as secret as the rest of the skeletons we've hidden in our closets.
Combining cutting-edge studies and critiques of landmark research and conclusions drawn by Sigmund Freud, Alfred Kinsey, and the "DSM-5," Bering pulls the curtain back on paraphilias, arguing that sexual deviance is commonplace. He explores the countless fetishists of the world, including people who wear a respectable suit during the day and handcuff a willing sexual partner at night. But he also takes us into the lives of "erotic outliers," such as a woman who falls madly in love with the Eiffel Tower; a pair of "deeply "affectionate identical twins; those with a particular penchant for statues; and others who are enamored of crevices "not "found on the human body.
Moving from science to politics, psychology, history, and his own reflections on growing up gay in America, Bering confronts hypocrisy, prejudice, and harm as they relate to sexuality on a global scale. Humanizing so-called deviants while at the same time asking serious questions about the differences between thought and action, he presents us with a challenge: to understand that our best hope of solving some of the most troubling problems of our age hinges entirely on the "amoral "study of sex.
As kinky as it is compassionate, illuminating, and engrossing, "Perv "is an irresistible and deeply personal book. "I can't promise you an orgasm at the end of our adventure," Bering writes, "but I "can" promise you a better understanding of why you get the ones you do."

David and Goliath - Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants (Large print, Hardcover, large type edition): Malcolm... David and Goliath - Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants (Large print, Hardcover, large type edition)
Malcolm Gladwell
R421.00 R339.00 Discovery Miles 3390 Save R82.00 (19%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Malcolm Gladwell, the #1 bestselling author of "The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, "and "What the Dog Saw, " offers his most provocative---and dazzling---book yet.
Three thousand years ago on a battlefield in ancient Palestine, a shepherd boy felled a mighty warrior with nothing more than a stone and a sling, and ever since then the names of David and Goliath have stood for battles between underdogs and giants. David's victory was improbable and miraculous. He "shouldn't "have won.
Or should he have?
In "David and Goliath," Malcolm Gladwell""challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks.
Gladwell begins with the "real" story of what happened between the giant and the shepherd boy those many years ago. From there, "David and Goliath" examines Northern Ireland's Troubles, the minds of cancer researchers and civil rights leaders, murder and the high costs of revenge, and the dynamics of successful and unsuccessful classrooms---all to demonstrate how much of what is beautiful and important in the world arises from what looks like suffering and adversity.
In the tradition of Gladwell's previous bestsellers---"The Tipping Point," "Blink," "Outliers" and "What the Dog Saw---""David and Goliath" draws upon history, psychology, and powerful storytelling to reshape the way we think of the world around us.

Mating In Captivity - Unlocking Erotic Intelligence (Paperback): Esther Perel Mating In Captivity - Unlocking Erotic Intelligence (Paperback)
Esther Perel
R188.00 R154.00 Discovery Miles 1540 Save R34.00 (18%) Within 7 - 11 working days

One of the world's most respected voices on erotic intelligence, Esther Perel offers a bold, provocative new take on intimacy and sex. Mating in Captivity invites us to explore the paradoxical union of domesticity and sexual desire, and explains what it takes to bring lust home.

Drawing on more than twenty years of experience as a couples therapist, Perel examines the complexities of sustaining desire. Through case studies and lively discussion, Perel demonstrates how more exciting, playful, and even poetic sex is possible in long-term relationships. Wise, witty, and as revelatory as it is straightforward, Mating in Captivity is a sensational book that will transform the way you live and love.

Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition - The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions (Paperback, Revised and Exp):... Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition - The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions (Paperback, Revised and Exp)
Dan Ariely
R216.00 R177.00 Discovery Miles 1770 Save R39.00 (18%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Why do our headaches persist after we take a one-cent aspirin but disappear when we take a fifty-cent aspirin?

Why do we splurge on a lavish meal but cut coupons to save twenty-five cents on a can of soup?

When it comes to making decisions in our lives, we think we're making smart, rational choices. But are we?

In this newly revised and expanded edition of the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller, Dan Ariely refutes the common assumption that we behave in fundamentally rational ways. From drinking coffee to losing weight, from buying a car to choosing a romantic partner, we consistently overpay, underestimate, and procrastinate. Yet these misguided behaviors are neither random nor senseless. They're systematic and predictable--making us predictably irrational.

Clickology - What Works in Online Shopping and How Your Business Can Use Consumer Psychology to Succeed (Paperback): Graham... Clickology - What Works in Online Shopping and How Your Business Can Use Consumer Psychology to Succeed (Paperback)
Graham Jones
R265.00 R231.00 Discovery Miles 2310 Save R34.00 (13%) Within 7 - 13 working days

Internet shopping has rapidly become a normal, daily activity for people throughout the world. Click.ology investigates this growing phenomenon and reveals the psychology of why we click and what businesses can do to encourage more of us to buy online. From one of the world's leading Internet Psychologists, Graham Jones, this book shows why we buy online and how Internet retail businesses can tap into that behaviour to sell more. With examples from online shops from around the world, this book also reveals the differences in online shopping behaviour in different cultures and exposes how global business can improve international sales if they adapted their online shops to suit local needs. Click.ology looks at the way we use shopping carts, the importance of social media in online shopping and the whole issue of how retailers establish trust and credibility for their web shops. Mobile shopping and the growing importance of video is discussed in this book, as is the future of online shopping and what businesses need to do now to prepare themselves for the way we will be buying online in the next few years.

Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment (Paperback, International ed of 9th revised ed): Charles Zastrow, Karen... Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment (Paperback, International ed of 9th revised ed)
Charles Zastrow, Karen Kirst-Ashman
R2313.00 Discovery Miles 23130 Within 6 - 13 working days
Expressiveness in Music Performance - Empirical Approaches Across Styles and Cultures (Hardcover, New): Dorottya Fabian, Renee... Expressiveness in Music Performance - Empirical Approaches Across Styles and Cultures (Hardcover, New)
Dorottya Fabian, Renee Timmers, Emery Schubert
R1246.00 Discovery Miles 12460 Within 8 - 13 working days

What does it mean to be expressive in music performance across diverse historical and cultural domains? What are the means at the disposal of a performer in various time periods and musical practice conventions? What are the conceptualisations of expression and the roles of performers that shape expressive performance?
This book brings together research from a range of disciplines that use diverse methodologies to provide new perspectives and formulate answers to these questions about the meaning, means, and contextualisation of expressive performance in music. The contributors to this book explore expressiveness in music performance in four interlinked parts. Starting with the philosophical and historical underpinnings crucially relevant for Western classical musical performance it then reaches out to cross-cultural issues and finally focuses the attention on various specific problems, including the teaching of expressive music performance skills.The overviews provide a focussed and comprehensive account of the current state of research as well as new developments and a prospective of future directions.
This is a valuable new book for those in the fields of music, music psychology, and music education.

Status Anxiety (Paperback): Alain De Botton Status Anxiety (Paperback)
Alain De Botton 2
R210.00 R181.00 Discovery Miles 1810 Save R29.00 (14%) Within 4 - 8 working days

In Status Anxiety, bestselling author Alain de Botton sets out to understand our universal fear of failure - and how we might change. We all worry about what others think of us. We all long to succeed and fear failure. We all suffer - to a greater or lesser degree, usually privately and with embarrassment - from status anxiety. For the first time, Alain de Botton gives a name to this universal condition and sets out to investigate both its origins and possible solutions. He looks at history, philosophy, economics, art and politics - and reveals the many ingenious ways that great minds have overcome their worries. The result is a book that is not only entertaining and thought-provoking - but genuinely wise and helpful as well. "Clever, wise. De Botton's gift is to prompt us to think about how we live and how we might change things". (The Times). "De Botton analyses modern society with great charm, learning and humour. His remedies come as a welcome relief when most books offering solutions to the stresses of life recommend the lotus position". (Daily Mail). "Measured, amused, compassionate ...de Botton is a surefooted discoverer of the pungent but less well known quote". (Daily Telegraph). "A purveyor of serious buy playful manuals for living". (GQ). "Turned me into a fan, for its range, insight, wit and sheer usefulness". (Daily Express). Alain de Botton's bestselling books include Essays in Love; The Romantic Movement; Kiss and Tell; Status Anxiety; How Proust Can Change Your Life; The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work; The Art of Travel; The Architecture of Happiness and Religion for Atheists. He lives in London and founded The School of Life and Living Architecture.

After the Affair - Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful (Paperback, 2nd edition): Janis... After the Affair - Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Janis Abrahms Spring
R202.00 R166.00 Discovery Miles 1660 Save R36.00 (18%) Within 7 - 11 working days

There is nothing quite like the pain and shock caused when a partner has been unfaithful. The hurt partner often experiences a profound loss of self-respect and falls into a depression that can last for years. For the relationship, infidelity is often a death blow. "After the Affair" is the first book to help readers survive this crisis. Written by a clinical psychologist, it guides both hurt and unfaithful partners through the three stages of healing: normalizing feelings, deciding whether to recommit and revitalizing the relationship. It provides proven, practical advice to help the couple change their behavior toward each other, cultivate trust and forgiveness and build a healthier, more conscious intimate partnership.

Group Dynamics for Teams (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Daniel J. Levi Group Dynamics for Teams (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Daniel J. Levi
R955.00 Discovery Miles 9550 Within 7 - 11 working days

This clear and engaging book explains the basic psychological concepts of group dynamics with a focus on their application with teams in the workplace. Grounded in psychology research but with a very practical focus on organizational behavior issues, this book helps readers understand and participate in teams more effectively in day-to-day work. The fourth edition has been updated and streamlined throughout, and coverage of the latest research is incorporated in every chapter. Key new topics include emotional intelligence and the impact of diversity on teamwork. In addition, new 'Leading Virtual Teams' feature has been added to provide guidance and tips to off-site teams that are using communication technology to facilitate their work on shared tasks. Features: - Examines basic group dynamics concepts, such as goals, norms, cooperation, and communication - Reviews the main challenges that teams faceA'such as conflict, decision making, problem solving, creativity, and valuing diversity - Discusses the organizational context of teams including the impacts of organizational culture, virtual teamwork, rewarding teams, and team building - An appendix contains tools and advice to help students in project teams

Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mind (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Geert H Hofstede, Gert Jan Hofstede, Michael... Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mind (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Geert H Hofstede, Gert Jan Hofstede, Michael Minkov
R415.00 R336.00 Discovery Miles 3360 Save R79.00 (19%) Within 7 - 11 working days

The revolutionary study of how the place where we grew up shapes the way we think, feel, and act-- with new dimensions and perspectives

Based on research conducted in more than seventy countries over a forty-year span, "Cultures and Organizations" examines what drives people apart--when cooperation is so clearly in everyone's interest. With major new contributions from Michael Minkov's analysis of data from the World Values Survey, as well as an account of the evolution of cultures by Gert Jan Hofstede, this revised and expanded edition: Reveals the "moral circles" from which national societies are built and the unexamined rules by which people think, feel, and act Explores how national cultures differ in the areas of inequality, assertiveness versus modesty, and tolerance for ambiguity Explains how organizational cultures differ from national cultures--and how they can be managed Analyzes stereotyping, differences in language, cultural roots of the 2008 economic crisis, and other intercultural dynamics

What Makes a Hero? - The Surprising Science of Selflessness (Paperback): Elizabeth Svoboda What Makes a Hero? - The Surprising Science of Selflessness (Paperback)
Elizabeth Svoboda
R225.00 R187.00 Discovery Miles 1870 Save R38.00 (17%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Recent breakthroughs in biology and neuroscience reveal that the human brain is primed for selflessness. But how do biology, upbringing, and outside influences intersect to produce altruistic and heroic behavior? And how can we encourage selflessness in corporations, classrooms, and individuals?
Using dozens of fascinating real-life examples, science journalist Elizabeth Svoboda explains how our genes compel us to do good for others, how going through suffering is linked to altruism, and how acting generously can greatly improve our mental health.
Svoboda argues that it's a common misconception that heroes are innately destined to be that way. In fact, anyone can be a hero if they're committed to developing their heroic potential.

Psychology of Gender Plus MySearchLab with Etext -- Access Card Package (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Vicki S. Helgeson Psychology of Gender Plus MySearchLab with Etext -- Access Card Package (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Vicki S. Helgeson
R2621.00 Discovery Miles 26210 Within 7 - 13 working days

For gender-focused courses in Psychology, Sociology, Women's Studies, and Gender Studies. Unlike other gender texts, Psychology of Gender focuses equally on both men and women, drawing from empirical research and conceptual discussions. The book includes research and discussions surrounding gender in the areas of psychology, sociology, anthropology, medicine, and public health. It reviews the research from multiple perspectives, but emphasizes the implications of social roles, status, and gender-related traits, particularly for relationships and health-areas that are central to students' lives and that have a great impact on their day-to-day functioning. The text is designed for upper-level undergraduate/ graduate-level gender-focused courses in a variety of departments. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers should be able to: *Understand the implications of gender for two broad domains of research: relationships and health*Distinguish the similarities and differences between men and women and the theories that explain any observed differences Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MySearchLab (at no additional cost). VP: 0205195490 / 9780205195497

Why Does He Do That? - Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men (Paperback, Berkley trade pbk. ed): Lundy Bancroft Why Does He Do That? - Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men (Paperback, Berkley trade pbk. ed)
Lundy Bancroft
R237.00 R197.00 Discovery Miles 1970 Save R40.00 (17%) Within 7 - 11 working days

This volume offers women guidelines on how to improve and survive an abusive relationship, discussing various types of abusive men, analysing societal myths surrounding abuse, and answering questions about the warning signs of abuse.

An Introduction to the History of Psychology (Hardcover, 7th): B.R. Hergenhahn, Hergenhahn, Tracy Henley An Introduction to the History of Psychology (Hardcover, 7th)
B.R. Hergenhahn, Hergenhahn, Tracy Henley
R3252.00 Discovery Miles 32520 Within 7 - 11 working days

Dreams puzzled early man, Greek philosophers spun elaborate theories to explain human memory and perception, Descartes postulated that the brain was filled with "animal spirits," and psychology was officially deemed a "science" in the 19th century. In this Seventh Edition of AN INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY, authors Hergenhahn and Henley demonstrate that most of the concerns of contemporary psychologists are manifestations of themes that have been part of psychology for hundreds--or even thousands--of years. The book's numerous photographs and pedagogical devices, along with its biographical material on key figures in psychology, engage readers and facilitate their understanding of each chapter. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http: //gocengage.com/infotrac.

Social - Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect (Hardcover, New): Matthew D. Lieberman Social - Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect (Hardcover, New)
Matthew D. Lieberman
R353.00 R288.00 Discovery Miles 2880 Save R65.00 (18%) Within 7 - 11 working days

We are profoundly social creatures - more than we know.
In "Social," renowned psychologist Matthew Lieberman explores groundbreaking research in social neuroscience revealing that our need to connect with other people is even more fundamental, more basic, than our need for food or shelter. Because of this, our brain uses its spare time to learn about the social world - other people and our relation to them. It is believed that we must commit 10,000 hours to master a skill. According to Lieberman, each of us has spent 10,000 hours learning to make sense of people and groups "by the time we are ten."
"Social" argues that our need to reach out to and connect with others is a primary driver behind our behavior. We believe that pain and pleasure alone guide our actions. Yet, new research using fMRI - including a great deal of original research conducted by Lieberman and his UCLA lab -- shows that our brains react to social pain and pleasure in much the same way as they do to physical pain and pleasure. Fortunately, the brain has evolved sophisticated mechanisms for securing our place in the social world. We have a unique ability to read other people's minds, to figure out their hopes, fears, and motivations, allowing us to effectively coordinate our lives with one another. And our most private sense of who we are is intimately linked to the important people and groups in our lives. This wiring often leads us to restrain our selfish impulses for the greater good. These mechanisms lead to behavior that might seem irrational, but is really just the result of our deep social wiring and necessary for our success as a species.
Based on the latest cutting edge research, the findings in "Social" have important real-world implications. Our schools and businesses, for example, attempt to minimalize social distractions. But this is exactly the wrong thing to do to encourage engagement and learning, and literally shuts down the social brain, leaving powerful neuro-cognitive resources untapped. The insights revealed in this pioneering book suggest ways to improve learning in schools, make the workplace more productive, and improve our overall well-being.

The Emotional Life of Your Brain - How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel, and Live-And How You Can Change Them... The Emotional Life of Your Brain - How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel, and Live-And How You Can Change Them (Paperback)
Richard J. Davidson
R213.00 R173.00 Discovery Miles 1730 Save R40.00 (19%) Within 7 - 11 working days

What is your emotional fingerprint? Why are some people so quick to recover from setbacks? Why are some so attuned to others that they seem psychic? Why are some people always up and others always down? In his thirty-year quest to answer these questions, pioneering neuroscientist Richard J. Davidson discovered that each of us has an Emotional Style, composed of Resilience, Outlook, Social Intuition, Self-Awareness, Sensitivity to Context, and Attention. Where we fall on these six continuums determines our own "emotional fingerprint." Sharing Dr. Davidson's fascinating case histories and experiments, "The Emotional Life of Your Brain" offers a new model for treating conditions like autism and depression as it empowers us all to better understand ourselves--and live more meaningful lives.

Wrightsman's Psychology and the Legal System (Hardcover, 8th): Edith Greene, Kirk Heilbrun Wrightsman's Psychology and the Legal System (Hardcover, 8th)
Edith Greene, Kirk Heilbrun
R3117.00 Discovery Miles 31170 Within 7 - 11 working days

WRIGHTMAN'S PSYCHOLOGY AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM shows you the critical importance of psychology's concepts and methods to the functioning of many aspects of today's legal system. Featuring topics such as competence to stand trial, the insanity defense, expert forensic testimony, analysis of eye witness identification, criminal profiling, and many others, this best-selling book gives you a comprehensive overview of psychology's contributions to the legal system, and the many roles available to trained psychologists within the system. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http: //gocengage.com/infotrac.

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