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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
R353 R269 Discovery Miles 2 690 Save R84 (24%) Within 6 - 13 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.

Social Work Perspectives on Human Behaviour (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Margarete Parrish Social Work Perspectives on Human Behaviour (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Margarete Parrish
R622 Discovery Miles 6 220 Within 6 - 13 working days

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

In Sheep's Clothing - Understanding and Dealing with Manipulative People (Paperback, Revised): George K Simon In Sheep's Clothing - Understanding and Dealing with Manipulative People (Paperback, Revised)
George K Simon 2
R308 R269 Discovery Miles 2 690 Save R39 (13%) Within 7 - 15 working days

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

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

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

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

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

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

On Group Analysis and Beyond - Group Analysis as Meta-Theory, Clinical Social Practice, and Art (Paperback): Anastassios Koukis On Group Analysis and Beyond - Group Analysis as Meta-Theory, Clinical Social Practice, and Art (Paperback)
Anastassios Koukis
R742 Discovery Miles 7 420 Within 6 - 13 working days

By extending the views of Foulkes, Bion, Freud, and Klein, this book draws the outline of a group analytic theory and meta-theory by studying the paternal and maternal functions as expressed by the conductor and the group analytic group respectively and extrapolating them to the psychoanalytic aspects of Lacan and the structuralism of Levi-Strauss's anthropological views. From this perspective, it investigates major group analytic phenomena, such as the role of money, envy, scapegoating and the regular or early ending of group therapy by patients with neurosis and borderline personality disorders. Part of the book is devoted to analyzing how eating disorders or depression in psychosis can be effectively treated and how the defective function of dreaming in psychosis can be reconstituted through group analysis, and stresses the need for research into the neural correlations of dreaming. The book further explores the ways in which group analysis can be used in the domain of the social unconscious by probing the dialectic of desire and despair in the post-modern world. Its conclusion notes the similarities between group analysis and the art of music and illuminates how the act of conducting a group analytic group resembles the art of conducting an orchestra.

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
R372 R322 Discovery Miles 3 220 Save R50 (13%) Within 7 - 15 working days
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; Foreword by Roger Fisher
R308 R251 Discovery Miles 2 510 Save R57 (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

Social Psychology and Human Nature (Paperback, Comprehensive International ed of 3rd revised ed): Roy F Baumeister, Brad J.... Social Psychology and Human Nature (Paperback, Comprehensive International ed of 3rd revised ed)
Roy F Baumeister, Brad J. Bushman
R708 R614 Discovery Miles 6 140 Save R94 (13%) In stock

You are a member of a social world on a planet that is home to about 7 billion people. This social world is filled with paradox, mystery, suspense, and outright absurdity. Explore how social psychology can help you make sense of your own social world with this engaging and accessible book. Roy F. Baumeister and Brad J. Bushman's SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY AND HUMAN NATURE, International Edition can help you understand one of the most interesting topics of all-the sometimes bizarre and baffling but always fascinating diversity of human behavior, and how and why people act the way they do.

Does Your Family Make You Smarter? - Nature, Nurture, and Human Autonomy (Paperback): James R. Flynn Does Your Family Make You Smarter? - Nature, Nurture, and Human Autonomy (Paperback)
James R. Flynn
R457 R388 Discovery Miles 3 880 Save R69 (15%) Within 7 - 15 working days

Does your family make you smarter? James R. Flynn presents an exciting new method for estimating the effects of family on a range of cognitive abilities. Rather than using twin and adoption studies, he analyses IQ tables that have been hidden in manuals over the last 65 years, and shows that family environment can confer a significant advantage or disadvantage to your level of intelligence. Wading into the nature vs. nurture debate, Flynn banishes the pessimistic notion that by the age of seventeen, people's cognitive abilities are solely determined by their genes. He argues that intelligence is also influenced by human autonomy - genetics and family notwithstanding, we all have the capacity to choose to enhance our cognitive performance. He concludes by reconciling this new understanding of individual differences with his earlier research on intergenerational trends (the 'Flynn effect') culminating in a general theory of intelligence.

The Little Book of Shocking Eco Facts (Paperback): Mark Crundwell, Cameron Dunn The Little Book of Shocking Eco Facts (Paperback)
Mark Crundwell, Cameron Dunn
R254 R201 Discovery Miles 2 010 Save R53 (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.

Social Psychology Supplement (Paperback, 3rd edition): J. Mynhardt Social Psychology Supplement (Paperback, 3rd edition)
J. Mynhardt
R137 R116 Discovery Miles 1 160 Save R21 (15%) Within 4 - 9 working days
Dimensions of Human Behavior - Person and Environment (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Elizabeth D. Hutchison Dimensions of Human Behavior - Person and Environment (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Elizabeth D. Hutchison
R1,679 Discovery Miles 16 790 Within 6 - 13 working days

Dimensions of Human Behavior: Person and Environment, Fourth Edition, is the revision of a highly successful text for a core course area in the social work curriculum. Students are required to two take two theory courses that orient them to the social work perspective. This volume and its companion, provide the most comprehensive coverage available for the social work theory course. The book(s) are unique in that they provide faculty with an organizing framework which is currently not available in other texts. Our books break down the core content along three primary dimensions: Person, Environment and Time. This book covers the biological dimension (person) and the social factors (environment) that impact human development and behavior. Changes to this edition include the following: 1) Introduction to a new critical thinking/ethical decision-making feature to help students think critically how content can be applied to practice situations. 2) New and updated case material 3) New topical coverage such as greater emphasis on diversity, EBP, positive psychology, mindfulness, international and political changes in the social environment, postmodern theories, and information technology. 4) Updated photos that complement key ideas in the text. 5) Revised and enhanced student and instructor ancillary materials. 6) Stylistic design changes for a thinner, sleeker book.

Grief Is a Journey - Finding Your Path Through Loss (Hardcover): Kenneth J. Doka Grief Is a Journey - Finding Your Path Through Loss (Hardcover)
Kenneth J. Doka
R478 R381 Discovery Miles 3 810 Save R97 (20%) Within 7 - 11 working days
The Social Brain - How Diversity Made the Modern Mind (Paperback): Richard Crisp The Social Brain - How Diversity Made the Modern Mind (Paperback)
Richard Crisp 1
R232 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R56 (24%) Within 6 - 13 working days

Is conflict caused by an inherently hostile human nature? Are efforts to promote peaceful co-existence fated to fail? Is the story of human history destined to play out a clash of civilizations? These are the questions framing contemporary debate over diversity, immigration and multiculturalism. The Social Brain provides an entirely new psychological perspective on this debate. It argues that diversity is critical to our very survival as a species; that contact with different cultures was, and is, the essential element that fuels our creativity, innovation and growth. It asserts that diversity was the key to our intellectual evolution and will be integral to helping us tackle the most pressing social, political and economic concerns of our time. The Social Brain ties the origins of the modern mind to the evolution of human society, and provides an entirely new insight into how we can harness the ingenuity and invention that reside within us all.

Take Pride - Why the Deadliest Sin Holds the Secret to Human Success (MP3 format, CD): Jessica Tracy Take Pride - Why the Deadliest Sin Holds the Secret to Human Success (MP3 format, CD)
Jessica Tracy; Read by Coleen Marlo
R436 R328 Discovery Miles 3 280 Save R108 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Give and Take - Why Helping Others Drives Our Success (Paperback): Adam Grant Give and Take - Why Helping Others Drives Our Success (Paperback)
Adam Grant 1
R311 R254 Discovery Miles 2 540 Save R57 (18%) Within 7 - 11 working days

A groundbreaking look at why our interactions with others hold the key to success
For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But in today's dramatically reconfigured world, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. In "Give and Take," Adam Grant, an award-winning researcher and Wharton's highest-rated professor, examines the surprising forces that shape why some people rise to the top of the success ladder while others sink to the bottom. Praised by social scientists, business theorists, and corporate leaders, "Give and Take" opens up an approach to work, interactions, and productivity that is nothing short of revolutionary.

Study Guide for Ryckman's Theories of Personality (Paperback, 9th International edition): Richard M. Ryckman Study Guide for Ryckman's Theories of Personality (Paperback, 9th International edition)
Richard M. Ryckman
R687 R582 Discovery Miles 5 820 Save R105 (15%) Within 8 - 13 working days
Group Dynamics (Paperback, International ed): Donelson R. Forsyth Group Dynamics (Paperback, International ed)
Donelson R. Forsyth
R692 R591 Discovery Miles 5 910 Save R101 (15%) Within 8 - 13 working days

In the Fourth Edition of his best-selling text, Forsyth combines an emphasis on research, empirical studies supporting theoretical understanding of groups, and case studies to illustrate the application of concepts to actual groups thus providing students with the most comprehensive treatment of groups available. Forsyth builds each chapter around a real-life case and draws on examples from a range of disciplines including psychology, law, education, sociology, and political science. Because he tightly weaves concepts and familiar ideas together, the text takes students beyond simple exposure to basic principles and research findings to a deeper understanding of each topic.

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
R295 R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Save R54 (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.

Mindware - Tools for Smart Thinking (Paperback): Richard E. Nisbett Mindware - Tools for Smart Thinking (Paperback)
Richard E. Nisbett
R277 R226 Discovery Miles 2 260 Save R51 (18%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Is Shame Necessary? - New Uses for an Old Tool (Paperback): Jennifer Jacquet Is Shame Necessary? - New Uses for an Old Tool (Paperback)
Jennifer Jacquet
R233 R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Save R56 (24%) Within 6 - 13 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).

The Guide to Franchising (Paperback, 7th Revised edition): Martin Mendlesohn The Guide to Franchising (Paperback, 7th Revised edition)
Martin Mendlesohn
R563 R489 Discovery Miles 4 890 Save R74 (13%) Within 8 - 13 working days

The Guide to Franchising first published in 1970 is a comprehensive guide to all aspects of franchising not only is it a valuable introduction to this growing area of business for those who are unfamiliar with franchising, and answers the fundamental questions: why franchise your business? Why take up a franchise? What can be franchised? The book also functions as a practical guide for those already involved in franchising. It examines how to become a franchisor or franchisee and the relationship between the two parties. The seventh edition has been substantially revised and updated to reflect recent experience and developments in the field. The book is very comprehensive and includes international development and examples of franchise specific regulation from around the world.

The Aesthetics of Emotion - Up the Down Staircase of the Mind-Body (Hardcover): Gerald C. Cupchik The Aesthetics of Emotion - Up the Down Staircase of the Mind-Body (Hardcover)
Gerald C. Cupchik
R1,805 Discovery Miles 18 050 Within 6 - 13 working days

Gerald C. Cupchik builds a bridge between science and the humanities, arguing that interactions between mind and body in everyday life are analogous to relations between subject matter and style in art. According to emotional phase theory, emotional reactions emerge in a 'perfect storm' whereby meaningful situations evoke bodily memories that unconsciously shape and unify the experience. Similarly, in expressionist or impressionist painting, an evocative visual style can spontaneously colour the experience and interpretation of subject matter. Three basic situational themes encompass complementary pairs of primary emotions: attachment (happiness - sadness), assertion (fear -anger), and absorption (interest - disgust). Action episodes, in which a person adapts to challenges or seeks to realize goals, benefit from energizing bodily responses which focus attention on the situation while providing feedback, in the form of pleasure or pain, regarding success or failure. In high representational paintings, style is transparent, making it easier to fluently identify subject matter.

Does Altruism Exist? - Culture, Genes, and the Welfare of Others (Paperback): David Sloan Wilson Does Altruism Exist? - Culture, Genes, and the Welfare of Others (Paperback)
David Sloan Wilson
R303 R251 Discovery Miles 2 510 Save R52 (17%) Within 7 - 11 working days

A powerful treatise that demonstrates the existence of altruism in nature, with surprising implications for human society Does altruism exist? Or is human nature entirely selfish? In this eloquent and accessible book, famed biologist David Sloan Wilson provides new answers to this age-old question based on the latest developments in evolutionary science. From an evolutionary viewpoint, Wilson argues, altruism is inextricably linked to the functional organization of groups. "Groups that work" undeniably exist in nature and human society, although special conditions are required for their evolution. Humans are one of the most groupish species on earth, in some ways comparable to social insect colonies and multi-cellular organisms. The case that altruism evolves in all social species is surprisingly simple to make. Yet the implications for human society are far from obvious. Some of the most venerable criteria for defining altruism aren't worth caring much about, any more than we care much whether we are paid by cash or check. Altruism defined in terms of thoughts and feelings is notably absent from religion, even though altruism defined in terms of action is notably present. The economic case for selfishness can be decisively rejected. The quality of everyday life depends critically on people who overtly care about the welfare of others. Yet, like any other adaptation, altruism can have pathological manifestations. Wilson concludes by showing how a social theory that goes beyond altruism by focusing on group function can help to improve the human condition.

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
R260 R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 Save R61 (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.

Group Dynamics (Paperback, International ed of 6th Revised ed): Donelson R. Forsyth Group Dynamics (Paperback, International ed of 6th Revised ed)
Donelson R. Forsyth
R667 R575 Discovery Miles 5 750 Save R92 (14%) Within 8 - 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.

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