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Friendship (Hardcover): A C Grayling Friendship (Hardcover)
A C Grayling 1
R330 Discovery Miles 3 300 Within 8 - 15 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 on a CD, Version 2.0, International Edition (Paperback, International Edition): Ian Neath, Greg Francis CogLab on a CD, Version 2.0, International Edition (Paperback, International Edition)
Ian Neath, Greg Francis
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.

What Works - Gender Equality by Design (Hardcover): Iris Bohnet What Works - Gender Equality by Design (Hardcover)
Iris Bohnet
R467 R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Save R115 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Gender equality is a moral and a business imperative. But unconscious bias holds us back, and de-biasing people's minds has proven to be difficult and expensive. Diversity training programs have had limited success, and individual effort alone often invites backlash. Behavioral design offers a new solution. By de-biasing organizations instead of individuals, we can make smart changes that have big impacts. Presenting research-based solutions, Iris Bohnet hands us the tools we need to move the needle in classrooms and boardrooms, in hiring and promotion, benefiting businesses, governments, and the lives of millions.What Works is built on new insights into the human mind. It draws on data collected by companies, universities, and governments in Australia, India, Norway, the United Kingdom, the United States, Zambia, and other countries, often in randomized controlled trials. It points out dozens of evidence-based interventions that could be adopted right now and demonstrates how research is addressing gender bias, improving lives and performance. What Works shows what more can be done--often at shockingly low cost and surprisingly high speed.

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.

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.

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 8 - 13 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

Smarter Faster Better - The Transformative Power of Real Productivity (Paperback): Charles Duhigg Smarter Faster Better - The Transformative Power of Real Productivity (Paperback)
Charles Duhigg
R292 R224 Discovery Miles 2 240 Save R68 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days
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 8 - 13 working days
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.

Group Psychology of the Japanese (Hardcover): Toshio Iritani Group Psychology of the Japanese (Hardcover)
Toshio Iritani
R2,902 Discovery Miles 29 020 Within 8 - 15 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"

Awkward - The Science of Why We're Socially Awkward and Why That's Awesome (Hardcover): Ty Tashiro Awkward - The Science of Why We're Socially Awkward and Why That's Awesome (Hardcover)
Ty Tashiro
R460 R345 Discovery Miles 3 450 Save R115 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days

In the vein of Quiet and The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth comes this illuminating look at what it means to be awkward-and how the same traits that make us socially anxious and cause embarrassing faux pas also provide the seeds for extraordinary success.As humans, we all need to belong. While modern social life can make even the best of us feel gawky, for roughly one in five of us, navigating its challenges is consistently overwhelming-an ongoing maze without an exit. Often unable to grasp social cues or master the skills and grace necessary for smooth interaction, we feel out of sync with those around us. Though individuals may recognize their awkward disposition, they rarely understand why they are like this-which makes it hard for them to know how to adjust their behavior.Psychologist and interpersonal relationship expert Ty Tashiro knows what it's like to be awkward. Growing up, he could do math in his head and memorize the earned run averages of every National League starting pitcher. But he couldn't pour liquids without spilling and habitually forgot to bring his glove to Little League games. In Awkward, he unpacks decades of research into human intelligence, neuroscience, personality, and sociology to help us better understand this widely shared trait. He explores its nature vs. nurture origins, considers how the awkward view the world, and delivers a welcome counterintuitive message: the same characteristics that make people socially clumsy can be harnessed to produce remarkable achievements. Interweaving the latest research with personal tales and real world examples, Awkward offers reassurance and provides valuable insights into how we can embrace our personal quirks and unique talents to harness our awesome potential-and more comfortably navigate our complex world.

The Pursuit of Happiness - Why are we driving ourselves crazy and how can we stop? (Paperback): Ruth Whippman The Pursuit of Happiness - Why are we driving ourselves crazy and how can we stop? (Paperback)
Ruth Whippman 1
R223 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R47 (21%) Within 8 - 15 working days

'Essential reading. So funny, so relevant, so fascinating ... I loved it' Marian Keyes 'A whip-sharp British Bill Bryson' Sunday Times 'Ruth Whippman is my new favorite cultural critic, and her book was such a joy to read' Adam Grant, author of Give and Take, Originals, and Option B (co-authored with Sheryl Sandberg) When British journalist Ruth Whippman moved to America it seemed that everyone she met was obsessed with one thing: finding happiness. Americans spend more money and energy on becoming happier than anyone on earth, but yet they are some of the least happy people in the developed world. So Ruth sets off on a journey to work out what's going wrong, and most importantly, what lessons we can all learn about what truly makes for a happy life. From nearly falling apart during a controversial self-help course promising total transformation, to investigating a 'happiness city' in the Nevada desert, from spending time with the Mormons in Utah to exploring the darker truths behind the positive psychology movement, Ruth tries it all. Along the way she stumbles upon a more effective, less anxiety inducing path to contentment.

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.

The Power Paradox - How We Gain and Lose Influence (Paperback): Dacher Keltner The Power Paradox - How We Gain and Lose Influence (Paperback)
Dacher Keltner 1
R221 R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Save R39 (18%) Within 7 - 11 working days

A revolutionary rethinking of everything we know about powerIt shapes every interaction we have, whether we're trying to get a two-year-old to eat green vegetables or ask for a promotion at work. But how do we really gain and maintain power - through coercion or cooperation? What does it do to our behaviour? And what makes us lose power? In twenty revolutionary 'power principles', renowned psychologist Dacher Keltner turns everything we thought we knew about influence and status upside down, redefining power for our times. 'Keltner is the most interesting psychologist in America. It's only a matter of time before his ideas spread everywhere' Michael Lewis 'Sheds light on human power's dark side, as well as its redeeming qualities. Everyone can learn from this wise book' Susan T. Fiske, author of Social Cognition'A lively description of how true power is like a return on a social investment in others' Frans de Waal, author of Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?'Lively and intriguing ... A much-needed dose of positivity' Prospect

The Dynamics of Persuasion - Communication and Attitudes in the Twenty-First Century (Paperback, 6th New edition): Richard M... The Dynamics of Persuasion - Communication and Attitudes in the Twenty-First Century (Paperback, 6th New edition)
Richard M Perloff
R1,735 Discovery Miles 17 350 Within 7 - 11 working days

The Dynamics of Persuasion has been a staple resource for teaching persuasion for nearly two decades. Author Richard M. Perloff speaks to students in a style that is engaging and informational, explaining key theories and research as well as providing timely and relevant examples. The companion website includes materials for both students and instructors, expanding the pedagogical utilities and facilitating adoptions. The sixth edition includes: * updated theoretical and applied research in a variety of areas, including framing, inoculation, and self-affirmation; * new studies of health campaigns; * expanded coverage of social media marketing; * enhanced discussion of the Elaboration Likelihood Model in light of continued research and new applications to everyday persuasion. The fundamentals of the book - emphasis on theory, clear-cut explanation of findings, in-depth discussion of persuasion processes and effects, and easy-to-follow real-world applications - continue in the sixth edition.

Social Psychology - Goals in Interaction (Paperback, Pearson New International Edition): Douglas T. Kenrick, Steven L. Neuberg,... Social Psychology - Goals in Interaction (Paperback, Pearson New International Edition)
Douglas T. Kenrick, Steven L. Neuberg, Robert B. Cialdini
R1,459 Discovery Miles 14 590 Within 8 - 15 working days

For an undergraduate introductory level course in social psychology. Social Psychology: Goals in Interaction reveals the motives behind social behavior-why people love, hate, lead, and follow, for example- and bridges the person and the social situation. A unique integrated approach to social behavior: What do terrorist bombings, testosterone, one-minute "hurry dates," Facebook, and political smear campaigns have to do with one another? Social Psychology textbooks typically provide a laundry list of interesting, but disconnected facts and theories. This standard approach grabs interest but falls short as a way to learn. Kenrick, Neuberg, and Cialdini instead provide an integrative approach, one that both builds upon traditional lessons learned by the field and pushes those lessons to the cutting-edge. By organizing each chapter around the two broad questions-"What are the goals that underlie the behavior in question?" and "What factors in the person and the situation connect to each goal?" -the book presents the discipline as a coherent framework for understanding human behavior. Expanding he integrative theme in this edition, KNC highlights social psychology as the ultimate bridge discipline-connectingthe different findings and theories of social psychology, exploring the field's links to other areas of psychology (e.g., clinical, organizational, and neuroscience), and bridging to other important academic disciplines (e.g., anthropology, biology, economics, medicine, and law). Opening mysteries: Each chapter begins with a mystery, designed not only to grab student interest, but also to organize the ensuing discussion of scientific research: Why did the beautiful and talented artist Frida Kahlo fall for the much older, and much less attractive, Diego Rivera, and then tolerate his numerous extramarital affairs? What psychological forces led the Dalai Lama, the most exalted personage in Tibet, to forge a lifelong friendship with a foreign vagabond openly scorned by Tibetan peasants? Why would a boy falsely confess to murdering his own mother? The latest scholarship, engaging writing, engrossing real-world stories and the authors' strengths as renowned researchers and expert teachers, all come together to make the fifth edition of Social Psychology: Goals in Interaction an accessible and engaging read for students, while providing a modern and cohesive approach for their teachers. Check out the authors' website! www.knc5.com/Ad_Psych

The Confidence Game - The Psychology of the Con and Why We Fall for It Every Time (Paperback, Main): Maria Konnikova The Confidence Game - The Psychology of the Con and Why We Fall for It Every Time (Paperback, Main)
Maria Konnikova 1
R204 R162 Discovery Miles 1 620 Save R42 (21%) Within 8 - 15 working days

The con artist: from Bernie Madoff to Clark Rockefeller to Lance Armstrong. How do they get away with it? And what keeps us falling for them, over and over again? In The Confidence Game, Maria Konnikova investigates the psychological principles that underlie each stage of the swindle, from the put-up all the way to the fix, and how we can train ourselves to spot a story that isn't all it seems.

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.

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 8 - 13 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.

Mindful Tech - How to Bring Balance to Our Digital Lives (Paperback): David M Levy Mindful Tech - How to Bring Balance to Our Digital Lives (Paperback)
David M Levy
R274 R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 Save R64 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Through a series of lucid and engaging exercises, readers are invited to discover healthier and more effective digital practices From email to smart phones, and from social media to Google searches, digital technologies have transformed the way we learn, entertain ourselves, socialize, and work. Despite their usefulness, these technologies have often led to information overload, stress, and distraction. In recent years many of us have begun to look at the pluses and minuses of our online lives and to ask how we might more skillfully use the tools we've developed. David M. Levy, who has lived his life between the "fast world" of high tech and the "slow world" of contemplation, offers a welcome guide to being more relaxed, attentive, and emotionally balanced, and more effective, while online. In a series of exercises carefully designed to help readers observe and reflect on their own use, Levy has readers watch themselves closely while emailing and while multitasking, and also to experiment with unplugging for a specified period. Never prescriptive, the book opens up new avenues for self-inquiry and will allow readers-in the workplace, in the classroom, and in the privacy of their homes-to make meaningful and powerful changes.

The Culture Map (INTL ED) - Decoding How People Think, Lead, and Get Things Done Across Cultures (Paperback, First Trade Paper... The Culture Map (INTL ED) - Decoding How People Think, Lead, and Get Things Done Across Cultures (Paperback, First Trade Paper Edition)
Erin Meyer
R249 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R51 (20%) Within 8 - 15 working days

Whether you work in a home office or abroad, business success in our ever more globalized and virtual world requires the skills to navigate through cultural differences and decode cultures foreign to your own. Renowned expert Erin Meyer is your guide through this subtle, sometimes treacherous terrain where people from starkly different backgrounds are expected to work harmoniously together.When you have Americans who precede anything negative with three nice comments French, Dutch, Israelis, and Germans who get straight to the point ( your presentation was simply awful") Latin Americans and Asians who are steeped in hierarchy Scandinavians who think the best boss is just one of the crowd,the result can be, well, sometimes interesting, even funny, but often disastrous.Even with English as a global language, it's easy to fall into cultural traps that endanger careers and sink deals when, say, a Brazilian manager tries to fathom how his Chinese suppliers really get things done, or an American team leader tries to get a handle on the intra-team dynamics between his Russian and Indian team members.In The Culture Map , Erin Meyer provides a field-tested model for decoding how cultural differences impact international business. She combines a smart analytical framework with practical, actionable advice for succeeding in a global world.

Family Restructuring Therapy - Interventions with High Conflict Separations and Divorces (Paperback): Stephen Carter Family Restructuring Therapy - Interventions with High Conflict Separations and Divorces (Paperback)
Stephen Carter
R332 R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 Save R54 (16%) Within 7 - 15 working days

This book is a "how to" manual for working with families in separation and divorce using an active, directive therapeutic process called Family Restructuring Therapy. The strategy provided in this book can relieve the damage caused by conflict on children and help parents communicate effectively.

Against Empathy - The Case for Rational Compassion (Hardcover): Paul Bloom Against Empathy - The Case for Rational Compassion (Hardcover)
Paul Bloom
R458 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R116 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days
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.

Pragmatics of Human Communication - A Study of Interactional Patterns, Pathologies and Paradoxes (Paperback): Paul Watzlawick,... Pragmatics of Human Communication - A Study of Interactional Patterns, Pathologies and Paradoxes (Paperback)
Paul Watzlawick, Janet Beavin Bavelas, Don D Jackson
R366 R323 Discovery Miles 3 230 Save R43 (12%) Within 7 - 13 working days

Called one of the best books ever about human communication, and a perennial bestseller, Pragmatics of Human Communication has formed the foundation of much contemporary research into interpersonal communication, in addition to laying the groundwork for context-based approaches to psychotherapy. The authors present the simple but radical idea that problems in life often arise from issues of communication, rather than from deep psychological disorders, reinforcing their conceptual explorations with case studies and well-known literary examples. Written with humor and for a variety of readers, this book identifies simple properties and axioms of human communication and demonstrates how all communications are actually a function of their contexts.

Topics covered in this wide-ranging book include: the origins of communication; the idea that all behavior is communication; meta-communication; the properties of an open system; the family as a system of communication; the nature of paradox in psychotherapy; existentialism and human communication."

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