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Feeling Strong - How Power Issues Affect Our Ability to Direct Our Own Lives (Paperback): Ethel S. Person Feeling Strong - How Power Issues Affect Our Ability to Direct Our Own Lives (Paperback)
Ethel S. Person
R264 R225 Discovery Miles 2 250 Save R39 (15%) Within 7 - 15 working days

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

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

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

What Women Want When They Test Men - How to Decode Female Behavior, Pass a Woman's Tests, and Attract Women Through... What Women Want When They Test Men - How to Decode Female Behavior, Pass a Woman's Tests, and Attract Women Through Authenticity (Paperback)
Bruce Bryans
R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 Within 7 - 15 working days
The Modern Enneagram - Discover Who You Are and Who You Can Be (Paperback): Kacie Berghoef, Melanie Bell The Modern Enneagram - Discover Who You Are and Who You Can Be (Paperback)
Kacie Berghoef, Melanie Bell
R277 R213 Discovery Miles 2 130 Save R64 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Darwinian Politics - The Evolutionary Origin of Freedom (Paperback): Paul H. Rubin Darwinian Politics - The Evolutionary Origin of Freedom (Paperback)
Paul H. Rubin
R587 Discovery Miles 5 870 Within 7 - 15 working days

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

Payoff - The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations (Hardcover): Dan Ariely Payoff - The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations (Hardcover)
Dan Ariely
R288 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R68 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Bestselling author Dan Ariely reveals fascinating new insights into motivation—showing that the subject is far more complex than we ever imagined.

Every day we work hard to motivate ourselves, the people we live with, the people who work for and do business with us. In this way, much of what we do can be defined as being “motivators.” From the boardroom to the living room, our role as motivators is complex, and the more we try to motivate partners and children, friends and coworkers, the clearer it becomes that the story of motivation is far more intricate and fascinating than we’ve assumed.

Payoff investigates the true nature of motivation, our partial blindness to the way it works, and how we can bridge this gap. With studies that range from Intel to a kindergarten classroom, Ariely digs deep to find the root of motivation—how it works and how we can use this knowledge to approach important choices in our own lives. Along the way, he explores intriguing questions such as: Can giving employees bonuses harm productivity? Why is trust so crucial for successful motivation? What are our misconceptions about how to value our work? How does your sense of your mortality impact your motivation?

The Palgrave Handbook of Global Political Psychology (Paperback, 1st ed. 2014): Catarina Kinnvall, Tereza Capelos, Henk Dekker,... The Palgrave Handbook of Global Political Psychology (Paperback, 1st ed. 2014)
Catarina Kinnvall, Tereza Capelos, Henk Dekker, Paul Nesbitt-Larking
R1,333 Discovery Miles 13 330 Within 7 - 15 working days

This collection recalibrates the study of political psychology through detailed and much needed analysis of the discipline's most important and hotly contested issues. It advances our understanding of the psychological mechanisms that drive political phenomena while showcasing a range of approaches in the study of these phenomena.

Take Pride - Why the Deadliest Sin Holds the Secret to Human Success (Hardcover): Jessica Tracy Take Pride - Why the Deadliest Sin Holds the Secret to Human Success (Hardcover)
Jessica Tracy
R460 R345 Discovery Miles 3 450 Save R115 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Social Representations - Essays in Social Psychology (Hardcover): Serge Moscovici Social Representations - Essays in Social Psychology (Hardcover)
Serge Moscovici
R1,836 Discovery Miles 18 360 Within 7 - 15 working days

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

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

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

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

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

Friendship (Hardcover): A C Grayling Friendship (Hardcover)
A C Grayling 1
R330 Discovery Miles 3 300 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.

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
R1,162 R965 Discovery Miles 9 650 Save R197 (17%) 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
R309 R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Save R71 (23%) Within 7 - 11 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
R288 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R68 (24%) 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

The Dance of Connection - how to talk to someone when you're mad, hurt, scared, frustrated, insulted, betrayed, or... The Dance of Connection - how to talk to someone when you're mad, hurt, scared, frustrated, insulted, betrayed, or desperate (Paperback, 1st Quill ed)
Harriet Lerner
R269 R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Save R64 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days

In her most affirming and life-changing book yet, Dr. Harriet Lerner teaches us how to restore love and connection with the people who matter the most. In The Dance of Connection we learn what to say (and not say) when:

  • We need an apology, and the person who has harmed us won't apologize or be accountable.
  • We don't know how to take a conversation to the next level when we feel desperate.
  • We feel worn down by the other person's criticism, negativity, or irresponsible behavior.
  • We have been rejected or cut off, and the other person won't show up for the conversation.
  • We are struggling with staying or leaving, and we don't know our "bottom line."
  • We are convinced that we've tried everything -- and nothing changes.

Filled with compelling personal stories and case examples, Lerner outlines bold new "voice lessons" that show us how to speak with honor and personal integrity, even when the other person behaves badly.

Whether we're dealing with a partner, parent, sister, or best friend, The Dance of Connection teaches us how to navigate our most important relationships with clarity, courage, and joyous conviction.

The Power of Ted - The Empowerment Dynamic (Paperback): David Emerald The Power of Ted - The Empowerment Dynamic (Paperback)
David Emerald
R253 R193 Discovery Miles 1 930 Save R60 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Humiliation - And Other Essays on Honor, Social Discomfort, and Violence (Paperback): William Ian Miller Humiliation - And Other Essays on Honor, Social Discomfort, and Violence (Paperback)
William Ian Miller
R525 Discovery Miles 5 250 Within 7 - 15 working days

How do we feel when our friend turns up with a holiday present and we have nothing ready to give in exchange? What lies behind our small social panics and the maneuvers we use, to avoid losing face? Recognizing how much we care about how others see us, this wise and witty book tackles the complex subject of humiliation and the emotions that keep us going as self-respecting social actors.

William Ian Miller writes astutely about a host of homely and seemingly banal social occasions and shows us what is buried behind them. In his view, our lives are permeated with sometimes merely uncomfortable, sometimes hair-raising rituals of shame and humiliation. Take the unwanted dinner invitation, the exchange of valentines in grade school, or the "diabolically ingenious invention of the bridal registry." Readers will have no trouble recognizing the social situations he finds indicative of our often perilous dealings with each other.

Educated as a literary critic and philologist, by profession a historian of medieval Iceland, by employment a law professor, Miller ranges comfortably beyond his areas of formal expertise to talk about emotions across time and culture. His scenarios are based on incidents from his own college town and from the Iceland of the sagas. He also makes incursions into the emotional worlds represented in the Middle English poem, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and in some of the works of Shakespeare, Dostoyevsky, and others. Indeed, one theme that gradually becomes specific is how meaning travels from one culture to another. Ancient codes of honor, he insists, still function in contemporary American life.

Some of Miller's narratives are unsettling, and he acknowledges that a certain ironical misanthropy may run through his discussions. But he succeeds in cutting through a mountain of pretensions to entertain and enlighten us.

Unselfie - Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World (Paperback): Michele Borba Unselfie - Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World (Paperback)
Michele Borba
R248 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R52 (21%) Within 6 - 13 working days

Teens today are forty percent less empathetic than they were thirty years ago. Why is a lack of empathy-which goes hand-in-hand with the self-absorption epidemic Dr. Michele Borba calls the Selfie Syndrome-so dangerous? First, it hurts kids' academic performance and leads to bullying behaviours. Also, it correlates with more cheating and less resilience. And once children grow up, a lack of empathy hampers their ability to collaborate, innovate and problem-solve-all must-have skills for the global economy. In UnSelfie Dr. Borba pinpoints the forces causing the empathy crisis and shares a revolutionary, researched-based, nine-step plan for reversing it. Empathy is a trait that can be taught and nurtured. Dr. Borba offers a framework for parenting that yields the results we all want: successful, happy kids who also are kind, moral, courageous, and resilient. UnSelfie is a blueprint for parents and educators who want to kids shift their focus from I, me, and mine...to we, us, and ours.

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
R705 R602 Discovery Miles 6 020 Save R103 (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.

Social Psychology, Volume 2 (Hardcover): Elliot Aronson, Anthony R. Pratkanis Social Psychology, Volume 2 (Hardcover)
Elliot Aronson, Anthony R. Pratkanis
R3,596 Discovery Miles 35 960 Within 7 - 15 working days

This major new series reproduces an authoritative selection of the most significant articles in different areas of psychology. It focuses in particular on influential articles which are not found in other similar colelctions.

Many of these articles are only available in specialized journals and therfore are not accessible in every library. This landmark series will make a contribution to scholarship and teaching in psychology. It will imorove access to important areas of literature which are difficult to locate, even in the archives of many libraries throughout the world.

Important features in each book make the series an essential research and reference tool, including introductions written by the individual editors providing a lucid survey of difference branches of psychology. The pagination of the original articles has been deliberately retained to facilitate ease of reference. A comprehensive author and subject index guides the reader instantly to major and minor topics within the literature.

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
R288 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R68 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Act of Creation (Paperback): Arthur Koestler The Act of Creation (Paperback)
Arthur Koestler
R744 Discovery Miles 7 440 Within 7 - 15 working days
Group Psychology of the Japanese (Hardcover): Toshio Iritani Group Psychology of the Japanese (Hardcover)
Toshio Iritani
R2,902 Discovery Miles 29 020 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"

Trauma and Recovery - The Aftermath of Violence--from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror (Paperback): Judith Lewis Herman Trauma and Recovery - The Aftermath of Violence--from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror (Paperback)
Judith Lewis Herman
R311 R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Save R72 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days

When Trauma and Recovery was first published in 1992, it was hailed as a ground-breaking work. In the intervening years, Herman's volume has changed the way we think about and treat traumatic events and trauma victims. In a new afterword, Herman chronicles the incredible response the book has elicited and explains how the issues surrounding the topic have shifted within the clinical community and the culture at large. Trauma and Recovery brings a new level of understanding to a set of problems usually considered individually. Herman draws on her own cutting-edge research in domestic violence as well as on the vast literature of combat veterans and victims of political terror, to show the parallels between private terrors such as rape and public traumas such as terrorism. The book puts individual experience in a broader political frame, arguing that psychological trauma can be understood only in a social context. Meticulously documented and frequently using the victims' own words as well as those from classic literary works and prison diaries, Trauma and Recovery is a powerful work that will continue to profoundly impact our thinking.

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
R275 R211 Discovery Miles 2 110 Save R64 (23%) 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.

Mating In Captivity - Unlocking Erotic Intelligence (Paperback): Esther Perel Mating In Captivity - Unlocking Erotic Intelligence (Paperback)
Esther Perel
R256 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R60 (23%) 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.

The Art of Conversation - Change Your Life with Confident Communication (Hardcover, New): Judy Apps The Art of Conversation - Change Your Life with Confident Communication (Hardcover, New)
Judy Apps 1
R237 R156 Discovery Miles 1 560 Save R81 (34%) Within 7 - 13 working days

Good conversation is at the heart of networking, meetings, interviews, negotiations and raising your profile. It can ease your way in work, enabling you to build alliances, create strong relationships with staff, bosses and clients, succeed at interviews, motivate and inspire. But conversation is something most of us were never taught! We learn to speak as babies, but how conversation actually works is something most of us pick up only haphazardly, and many have yet to learn. Why is it some of us are stuck for words, but others blabber or can t stop? What is it that some people have naturally which enables them to converse comfortably and easily, to engage people and build better relationships? The Art of Conversation will show you step by step how to converse skillfully and enjoyably with other people, at home, at work, on the phone and in the street- even if you re daunted now, discover the difference good conversation can make in every aspect of your life. Learn to: -Overcome the most common block to good conversation- fear; find out how to break the silence and keep the conversation going - Understand the different types of conversation and how they work- which topics and language are suitable for the occasion - Learn simple methods for being heard and understood, including speaking clearly and audibly, listening well and using non-verbal communication - Find out how to hold a conversation in tricky situations, including how to disagree, how to speak to those in authority and people you find difficult -Use conversation to form relationships, improve friendships, make the sale, chat people up, to learn, influence and persuade.

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