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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.

Community Psychology (Paperback, 5th Revised edition): John Moritsugu, Frank Y Wong, Karen Grover Duffy, Elizabeth Vera Community Psychology (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
John Moritsugu, Frank Y Wong, Karen Grover Duffy, Elizabeth Vera
R2130.00 Discovery Miles 21300 Within 6 - 13 working days

The concepts, research and applications emerging from the field of community psychology.

 

Community Psychology, 5/e focuses on the prevention of problems, the promotion of well-being, empowerment of members within a community, the appreciation of diversity, and an ecological model for the understanding of human behavior. Attention is paid to both “classic” early writings and the most recent journal articles and reviews by today’s practitioners and researchers. Historical and alternative methods of effecting social change are explored in this book, with the overall theme that the environment is as important as the individual in it.

 

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Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

  • Understand the historical and contemporary principles of community psychology.
  • Apply theory and research to social services, mental health, health, legal, and public health systems

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Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters - From Dating, Shopping, and Praying to Going to War and Becoming a Billionaire---two... Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters - From Dating, Shopping, and Praying to Going to War and Becoming a Billionaire---two Evolutionary Psychologists Explain Why We Do What We Do (CD, Library ed)
Alan S. Miller, Satoshi Kanazawa
R767.00 R627.00 Discovery Miles 6270 Save R140.00 (18%) Within 7 - 13 working days

"A lively and provocative look at how evolution shapes our behavior and our lives."
Contrary to conventional wisdom, our brains and bodies are hardwired to carry out an evolutionary mission that determines much of what we do, from life plans to everyday decisions.
With an accessible tone and a healthy disregard for political correctness, this lively and eminently readable book popularizes the latest research in a cutting-edge field of study--one that turns much of what we thought we knew about human nature upside-down.
Every time we fall in love, fight with our spouse, enjoy watching a favorite TV show, or feel scared walking alone at night, we are in part behaving as a human animal with its own unique nature--a nature that essentially stopped evolving 10,000 years ago. Alan S. Miller and Satoshi Kanazawa reexamine some of the most popular and controversial topics of modern life and shed a whole new light on why we do the things we do.
Beware: You may never look at human nature the same way again.

The Righteous Mind - Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion (Paperback): Jonathan Haidt The Righteous Mind - Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion (Paperback)
Jonathan Haidt 1
R228.00 R190.00 Discovery Miles 1900 Save R38.00 (17%) Within 7 - 11 working days

As America descends deeper into polarization and paralysis, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt""has done the seemingly impossible--challenged conventional thinking about morality, politics, and religion in a way that speaks to everyone on the political spectrum. Drawing on his twenty five years of groundbreaking research on moral psychology, he shows how moral judgments arise not from reason but from gut feelings. He shows why liberals, conservatives, and libertarians have such different intuitions about right and wrong, and he shows why each side is actually right about many of its central concerns. In this subtle yet accessible book, Haidt gives you the key to understanding the miracle of human cooperation, as well as the curse of our eternal divisions and conflicts. If you're ready to trade in anger for understanding, read "The Righteous Mind."

Symbols That Bind, Symbols That Divide - The Semiotics of Peace and Conflict (Hardcover, 2014): Scott L. Moeschberger, Rebekah... Symbols That Bind, Symbols That Divide - The Semiotics of Peace and Conflict (Hardcover, 2014)
Scott L. Moeschberger, Rebekah A. Phillips DeZalia
R2502.00 R2305.00 Discovery Miles 23050 Save R197.00 (8%) Within 7 - 11 working days

This work explores the function of both divisive and uniting symbols in various conflict settings around the world. It takes a fairly broad perspective on what constitutes a symbol, to include objects such as flags, signs, language, and monuments, all of which convey conflicting meanings in a society affected by conflict. In addition, the authors include commemorations and other dynamic events that serve as a means for groups or individuals to connect with past generations, celebrate a heritage, and possibly express religiosity. In order to provide context for the nuances surrounding the symbols, there are brief historical overviews for each conflict featured in the volume. In each chapter, three issues are emphasized: the particular symbols that are divisive in the specific culture; how these symbols were used to perpetuate conflict; and how these symbols can be used or modified to bring unification. Contributions come from authors from around the world that have conducted empirical studies on intergroup relationships or have provided significant academic contributions in the area of symbols and collective memories represented in theoretical publications. Taken together, the contents of the volume provide a rich tapestry of intellectual analyses to the diverse selection of conflict settings from around the globe. In addition to the nine case studies, there is an introductory chapter, which grounds the discussion in current peace psychology literature as well as provides future directions. This volume is a valuable resource to many, as the focus on symbols can span many disciplines such as political science, anthropology, sociology, psychology, and art. Furthermore, it is of significant interest to all scholars and peace activists studying these various countries and their conflicts.

The Better Angels of Our Nature - Why Violence Has Declined (Paperback): Steven Pinker The Better Angels of Our Nature - Why Violence Has Declined (Paperback)
Steven Pinker
R294.00 R247.00 Discovery Miles 2470 Save R47.00 (16%) Within 7 - 11 working days

A provocative history of violence--from the "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Stuff of Thought" and "The Blank Slate"

Believe it or not, today we may be living in the most peaceful moment in our species' existence. In his gripping and controversial new work, "New York Times" bestselling author Steven Pinker shows that despite the ceaseless news about war, crime, and terrorism, violence has actually been in decline over long stretches of history. Exploding myths about humankind's inherent violence and the curse of modernity, this ambitious book continues Pinker's exploration of the essence of human nature, mixing psychology and history to provide a remarkable picture of an increasingly enlightened world.

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 R216.00 Discovery Miles 2160 Save R49.00 (18%) Within 8 - 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.

Un-Agoraphobic - Overcome Anxiety, Panic Attacks, and Agoraphobia for Good: A Step-By-Step Plan (CD): Hal Matthew, Hal Mathew Un-Agoraphobic - Overcome Anxiety, Panic Attacks, and Agoraphobia for Good: A Step-By-Step Plan (CD)
Hal Matthew, Hal Mathew
R264.00 R204.00 Discovery Miles 2040 Save R60.00 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Un-Agoraphobic offers a comprehensive, step-by-step self-help program for overcoming agoraphobia and panic attacks. Since overcoming his own disorder twenty years ago, Mathew has been leading support groups and recovery programs for people with agoraphobia. He understands what agoraphobes need and how to deliver it. No one knows exactly what causes agoraphobia or panic attacks, but it clearly involves some misfirings in the brain. The good news is that recent neuroscience research suggests the brain is retrainable?at any age. The basis for any recovery plan for anxiety disorders is a highly structured approach each day. Mathew provides a daily schedule that lays out a clear set of steps and considerations for conquering this affliction, including: *writing every day *cultivating present-moment thinking *taking a new approach to food and eating *choosing a therapist *starting a peer support group *using visualization techniques specifically designed for overcoming anxiety and panic *taking medications, if appropriate *dealing with children, spouse, parents, friends, coworkers, teachers, bosses, and more *taking your first trip out of the house Mathew includes FAQs, general survival tips, and a special chapter on tips for spouses and loved ones. Un-Agoraphobic is candid, funny, prescriptive, and spot on for panic disorders?by an author with a lot of life experience under his belt.

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.

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.

When Sorry Isn't Enough - Making Things Right with Those You Love (Paperback, New): Gary Chapman, Jennifer M. Thomas When Sorry Isn't Enough - Making Things Right with Those You Love (Paperback, New)
Gary Chapman, Jennifer M. Thomas
R230.00 R190.00 Discovery Miles 1900 Save R40.00 (17%) Within 4 - 9 working days

When you've hurt someone all you want to do is make things right.
Same thing if you've been wronged.

But sometimes just saying or hearing, "Sorry," isn't enough.

Relationships are fragile. And whether fractured by a major incident or a minor irritation, the ensuing emotions can often feel insurmountable preventing the relationship from moving forward or the offended from moving on. In order to make things right, something more than "sorry" is needed. #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Gary Chapman and Jennifer Thomas have teamed up to deliver this groundbreaking study of how we give and receive apologies. It's not just a matter of will, but it's a matter of how you say, "I'm sorry" that ultimately makes things right with those you love. This book will help you discover why certain apologies clear the path for emotional healing, reconciliation, and freedom, while others fall desperately short.

Friendship (Hardcover): A C Grayling Friendship (Hardcover)
A C Grayling 1
R302.00 R254.00 Discovery Miles 2540 Save R48.00 (16%) Within 7 - 11 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.

Me, Myself, and Us - The Science of Personality and the Art of Well-Being (CD): Brian R. Little Me, Myself, and Us - The Science of Personality and the Art of Well-Being (CD)
Brian R. Little
R262.00 R202.00 Discovery Miles 2020 Save R60.00 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days

In the past few decades, personality psychology has made considerable progress in raising new questions about human nature?and providing some provocative answers. New scientific research has transformed old ideas about personality based on the theories of Freud, Jung, and the humanistic psychologies of the nineteen sixties, which gave rise to the simplistic categorizations of the Meyer-Briggs Inventory and the "enneagream." But the general public still knows little about the new science and what it reveals about who we are. In Me, Myself, and Us, Brian Little, one of the psychologists who helped re-shape the field, provides the first in-depth exploration of the new personality science and its provocative findings for general readers. The book explores questions that are rooted in the origins of human consciousness but are as commonplace as yesterday's breakfast conversation. Are our first impressions of other people's personalities usually fallacious? Are creative individuals essentially maladjusted? Are our personality traits, as William James put it "set like plaster" by the age of thirty? Is a belief that we are in control of our lives an unmitigated good? Do our singular personalities comprise one unified self or a confederacy of selves, and if the latter, which of our mini-mes do we offer up in marriage or mergers? Are some individuals genetically hard-wired for happiness? Which is the more viable path toward human flourishing, the pursuit of happiness or the happiness of pursuit? Little provides a resource for answering such questions, and a framework through which readers can explore the personal implications of the new science of personality. Questionnaires and interactive assessments throughout the audiobook facilitate self-exploration, and clarify some of the stranger aspects of our own conduct and that of others. Brian Little helps us see ourselves, and other selves, as somewhat less perplexing and definitely more intriguing. This is not a self-help book, but students at Harvard who took the lecture course on which it is based claim that it changed their lives.

Speaking Truth in Love - Counsel in Community (Paperback): David Powlison Speaking Truth in Love - Counsel in Community (Paperback)
David Powlison
R270.00 R236.00 Discovery Miles 2360 Save R34.00 (13%) Within 7 - 13 working days

You probably speak 20,000 words a day, give or take, and each one influences those who listen. No wonder God has so much to say about our words. We are all counselors, whether we realize it or not! Speaking Truth in Love is a blueprint for communication that strengthens community in Christ. The principles outlined in this pivotal work are specific to counseling, yet extend to marriage, family, friendship, business and the church. ? Have you ever wondered how to be a more effective counselor? ? Have you ever looked for a better way to talk to difficult people? ? Have you ever wanted to express faith and love more naturally in your relationships? Practical in its approach yet comprehensive in its scope, Speaking Truth in Love is sure to become required reading for anyone interested in pursuing a career as a counselor or anyone else who longs for ways to redeem relationships.

Human Development, Language and the Future of Mankind - The Madness of Culture (Hardcover): Louis S Berger Human Development, Language and the Future of Mankind - The Madness of Culture (Hardcover)
Louis S Berger
R1403.00 Discovery Miles 14030 Within 7 - 11 working days

Human Development, Language and the Future of Mankind offers a provocative and original analysis of the global threats to our survival. It identifies long-standing missteps in individual and cultural development that have led humanity into a widespread 'pathology of normality'. This madness is almost impossible to recognize because it has become the norm and its symptoms may even be admired, crippling humankind's efforts to counter the global dangers that we ourselves have created. Drawing on and integrating unorthodox thought from a broad range of disciplines including clinical psychology, linguistics, philosophy, natural science and psychoanalysis, this examination aims to alter the way in which our current global challenges are perceived, opening up new, previously inaccessible insights, and offering original and promising remedial approaches.

Telling Lies - Clues To Deceit In The Marketplace, Politics, And Marriage (Paperback, Revised edition): Paul Ekman Telling Lies - Clues To Deceit In The Marketplace, Politics, And Marriage (Paperback, Revised edition)
Paul Ekman
R231.00 R190.00 Discovery Miles 1900 Save R41.00 (18%) Within 7 - 11 working days

From breaking the law to breaking a promise, how do people lie and how can they be caught?

In this revised edition, Paul Ekman, a renowned expert in emotions research and nonverbal communication, adds a new chapter to present his latest research on his groundbreaking inquiry into lying and the methods for uncovering lies. Ekman has figured out the most important behavioral clues to deceit; he has developed a one-hour self-instructional program that trains people to observe and understand "micro expressions"; and he has done research that identifies the facial expressions that show whether someone is likely to become violent—a self-instructional program to train recognition of these dangerous signals has also been developed.

Telling Lies describes how lies vary in form and how they can differ from other types of misinformation that can reveal untruths. It discusses how a person's body language, voice, and facial expressions can give away a lie but still fool professional lie hunters—even judges, police officers, drug enforcement agents, and Secret Service agents.

The Hidden Agenda of the Political Mind - How Self-Interest Shapes Our Opinions and Why We Won't Admit it (Hardcover):... The Hidden Agenda of the Political Mind - How Self-Interest Shapes Our Opinions and Why We Won't Admit it (Hardcover)
Jason Weeden, Robert Kurzban
R406.00 R328.00 Discovery Miles 3280 Save R78.00 (19%) Within 7 - 11 working days

When it comes to politics, we often perceive our own beliefs as fair and socially beneficial, while seeing opposing views as merely self-serving. But in fact most political views are governed by self-interest, even if we usually don't realize it. Challenging our fiercely held notions about what motivates us politically, this book explores how self-interest divides the public on a host of hot-button issues, from abortion and the legalization of marijuana to same-sex marriage, immigration, affirmative action, and income redistribution.

Expanding the notion of interests beyond simple economics, Jason Weeden and Robert Kurzban look at how people's interests clash when it comes to their sex lives, social status, family, and friends. Drawing on a wealth of data, they demonstrate how different groups form distinctive bundles of political positions that often stray far from what we typically think of as liberal or conservative. They show how we engage in unconscious rationalization to justify our political positions, portraying our own views as wise, benevolent, and principled while casting our opponents' views as thoughtless and greedy.

While many books on politics seek to provide partisans with new ways to feel good about their own side, "The Hidden Agenda of the Political Mind" illuminates the hidden drivers of our politics, even if it's a picture neither side will find flattering.

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.

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
R241.00 R197.00 Discovery Miles 1970 Save R44.00 (18%) Within 7 - 11 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.

Siblings in the Unconscious and Psychopathology - Womb Fantasies, Claustrophobias, Fear of Pregnancy, Murderous Rage, Animal... Siblings in the Unconscious and Psychopathology - Womb Fantasies, Claustrophobias, Fear of Pregnancy, Murderous Rage, Animal Symbolism, Christmas and Easter "Neuroses", and Twinnings or Identifications with Sisters and Brothers (Paperback)
Gabriele Ast, Vamik D Volkan
R603.00 Discovery Miles 6030 Within 6 - 13 working days

This book examines adults' identifications and internal relationships with their siblings' mental representations. The authors believe that the best way to illustrate clinical formulations and psychoanalytic theoretical concepts is to provide detailed clinical data. The influence of childhood sibling experiences and associated unconscious fantasies, in their own right, in adults' personality characteristics, behaviour patterns, and symptoms are presented from seventeen case reports. Clinicians who have patients with fear of pregnancy, claustrophobia, incestuous fantasies, extreme dependency on or murderous rage against siblings, guilt due to the death of a sister or brother in childhood, replacement child syndrome, history of adoption, certain types of animal phobias and related issues will find this volume most helpful. The authors have made a rare, but needed, psychoanalytic contribution that examines mental representations of sisters and brothers in our daily lives.

Melancholia - The Western Malady (Hardcover): Matthew Bell Melancholia - The Western Malady (Hardcover)
Matthew Bell
R1291.00 Discovery Miles 12910 Within 8 - 13 working days

Melancholia is a commonly experienced feeling, and one with a long and fascinating medical history that can be charted back to antiquity. Avoiding the simplistic binary opposition of constructivism and hard realism, this book argues that melancholia was a culture-bound syndrome which thrived in the West because of the structure of Western medicine since the Ancient Greeks, and because of the West's fascination with self-consciousness. Whilst melancholia cannot be equated with modern depression, Matthew Bell argues that concepts from recent depression research can shed light on melancholia. Within a broad historical panorama, Bell focuses on ancient medical writing, especially the little-known but pivotal Rufus of Ephesus, and on the medicine and culture of early modern Europe. Separate chapters are dedicated to issues of gender and cultural difference, and the final chapter offers a survey of melancholia in the arts, explaining the prominence of melancholia - especially in literature.

Love Your Body - Positive Affirmation Treatments for Loving and Appreciating Your Body (CD): Louise L. Hay Love Your Body - Positive Affirmation Treatments for Loving and Appreciating Your Body (CD)
Louise L. Hay
R130.00 R112.00 Discovery Miles 1120 Save R18.00 (14%) Within 6 - 12 working days

On this wonderful CD program, Louise L. Hay narrates the positive affirmation treatments from her book of the same name, which are designed to help you manifest a beautiful, healthy, happy body. To receive the optimal benefit from this audio experience, it's best to listen to it often--especially if you are challenged by a particular area of your body--and allow the ideas to permeate your consciousness.

The Psychology of Risk (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Glynis M. Breakwell The Psychology of Risk (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Glynis M. Breakwell
R1407.00 Discovery Miles 14070 Within 6 - 13 working days

Since the first edition of The Psychology of Risk there have been enormous macro-economic and socio-political changes globally - the chaos in the world banking system and the financial crisis and recessions that it presaged; the Arab Spring and the revolutionary shifts in power in the Middle East with rippled consequences around the world; the development of ever-more sophisticated cyber-terrorism that can strike the private individual or the nation state with equal ease. Amidst these changes in the face of hazard, do the psychological models built to explain human reactions to risk still apply? Has the research over the last few years resulted in an improvement in our understanding of how people perceive and act in relation to risk? In this second edition Professor Dame Breakwell uses illustrations and current examples to address these questions and provide a totally up-to-the minute review of what is known about the psychology of risk.

Risk Savvy - How to Make Good Decisions (Hardcover): Gerd Gigerenzer Risk Savvy - How to Make Good Decisions (Hardcover)
Gerd Gigerenzer
R365.00 R297.00 Discovery Miles 2970 Save R68.00 (19%) Within 7 - 11 working days

An eye-opening look at the ways we misjudge risk every day and a guide to making better decisions with our money, health, and personal lives
In the age of Big Data we often believe that our predictions about the future are better than ever before. But as risk expert Gerd Gigerenzer shows, the surprising truth is that in the real world, we often get better results by using simple rules and considering less information.
In "R"isk "Savvy," Gigerenzer reveals that most of us, including doctors, lawyers, financial advisers, and elected officials, misunderstand statistics much more often than we think, leaving us not only misinformed, but vulnerable to exploitation. Yet there is hope. Anyone can learn to make better decisions for their health, finances, family, and business without needing to consult an expert or a super computer, and Gigerenzer shows us how.
"Risk Savvy "is an insightful and easy-to-understand remedy to our collective information overload and an essential guide to making smart, confident decisions in the face of uncertainty.

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."

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