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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.

Nice Bike - Making Meaningful Connections on the Road of Life (Paperback): Mark Scharenbroich Nice Bike - Making Meaningful Connections on the Road of Life (Paperback)
Mark Scharenbroich
R200.00 R163.00 Discovery Miles 1630 Save R37.00 (19%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Nice Bike is a collection of stories based on making meaningful connections with others in both your work and in your life. It's about being a part of a community, knowing that contributions matter and experiencing a greater affiliation with others.
The premise begins at the 2003 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle company's 100 year anniversary celebration. Thousands and thousands of bikers throughout the world attended the event. As a Harley owner stood
proudly by his bike at that event, what two words from a passerby would have made their weekend? "Nice Bike."
"Nice Bike" is more than a casual compliment. It's the engine that is fueled with the three actions of acknowledging, honoring and connecting with others. Nice Bike can help you with your daily interactions, create more meaningful relationships and add more joy in your journey on the road of life.
When you have a better understanding of how to make meaningful connections, you can live a life filled with a greater sense of self worth and accomplishment in your work and in your life. Acknowledge, honor, and connect and you will change the world, one person at a time.

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

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

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

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

AQA(B) AS Psychology Student Unit Guide: Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology and Individual Differences, Unit 2 (Paperback,... AQA(B) AS Psychology Student Unit Guide: Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology and Individual Differences, Unit 2 (Paperback, Revised edition)
Sue Standring
R283.00 Discovery Miles 2830 Within 7 - 11 working days

Perfect for revision, these guides explain the unit requirements, summarise the content and include specimen questions with graded answers. Each full-colour New Edition Student Unit Guide provides ideal preparation for your unit exam: - Feel confident you understand the unit: each guide comprehensively covers the unit content and includes topic summaries, knowledge check questions and a reference index - Get to grips with the exam requirements: the specific skills on which you will be tested are explored and explained - Analyse exam-style questions: graded student responses will help you focus on areas where you can improve your exam technique and performance

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

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

An Introduction to Social Psychology - Global Perspectives (Paperback): James Alcock, Stan Sadava An Introduction to Social Psychology - Global Perspectives (Paperback)
James Alcock, Stan Sadava
R895.00 Discovery Miles 8950 Within 7 - 11 working days

Psychology recognises no borders. The relationships between people and the groups they form are determined by similar principles no matter where in the world they come from. This book has been written to introduce students from all countries and backgrounds to the exciting field of social psychology. Recognising the limitations that come from studying the subject through the lens of any one culture, James Alcock and Stan Sadava have crafted a truly international social psychology book for the modern era. Based on classic and cutting-edge scholarship from across the world, An Introduction to Social Psychology encourages mastery of the basics as well as critical thinking. Incorporating relevant insights from social neuroscience, evolutionary theory and positive psychology, it offers coverage of: * How groups form, function and fight * How we are attracted to others and what is this thing called love * The origins of our values, attitudes and prejudices * The "madness" of crowds and how the people surrounding us cause us to act in ways we never would alone * The impact of new means of social interaction, including social media A companion website will be available on publication at www.sagepub.co.uk/alcocksadava.

Blindspot - Hidden Biases of Good People (Hardcover): Mahzarin R. Banaji, Anthony G. Greenwald Blindspot - Hidden Biases of Good People (Hardcover)
Mahzarin R. Banaji, Anthony G. Greenwald
R364.00 R296.00 Discovery Miles 2960 Save R68.00 (19%) Within 7 - 11 working days

"I know my own mind.
I am able to assess others in a fair and accurate way."
These self-perceptions are challenged by leading psychologists Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald as they explore the hidden biases we all carry from a lifetime of exposure to cultural attitudes about age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, social class, sexuality, disability status, and nationality.
"Blindspot" is the authors' metaphor for the portion of the mind that houses hidden biases. Writing with simplicity and verve, Banaji and Greenwald question the extent to which our perceptions of social groups--without our awareness or conscious control--shape our likes and dislikes and our judgments about people's character, abilities, and potential.
In "Blindspot, " the authors reveal hidden biases based on their experience with the Implicit Association Test, a method that has revolutionized the way scientists learn about the human mind and that gives us a glimpse into what lies within the metaphoric blindspot.
The title's "good people" are those of us who strive to align our behavior with our intentions. The aim of "Blindspot" is to explain the science in plain enough language to help well-intentioned people achieve that alignment. By gaining awareness, we can adapt beliefs and behavior and "outsmart the machine" in our heads so we can be fairer to those around us. Venturing into this book is an invitation to understand our own minds.
Brilliant, authoritative, and utterly accessible, "Blindspot" is a book that will challenge and change readers for years to come.
Praise for "Blindspot"
"Conversational . . . easy to read, and best of all, it has the potential, at least, to change the way you think about yourself."--Leonard Mlodinow, "The New York Review of Books"
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"Accessible and authoritative . . . While we may not have much power to eradicate our own prejudices, we can counteract them. The first step is to turn a hidden bias into a visible one. . . . What if we're not the magnanimous people we think we are?"--"The Washington Post"
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"Banaji and Greenwald deserve a major award for writing such a lively and engaging book that conveys an important message: Mental processes that we are not aware of can affect what we think and what we do. "Blindspot" is one of the most illuminating books ever written on this topic."--Elizabeth F. Loftus, Ph.D., distinguished professor, University of California, Irvine; past president, Association for Psychological Science; author of "Eyewitness Testimony"
"A wonderfully cogent, socially relevant, and engaging book that helps us think smarter and more humanely. This is psychological science at its best, by two of its shining stars."--David G. Myers, professor, Hope College, and author of "Intuition: Its Powers and Perils"
" The authors'] work has revolutionized social psychology, proving that--unconsciously--people are affected by dangerous stereotypes."--"Psychology Today
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"An accessible and persuasive account of the causes of stereotyping and discrimination . . . Banaji and Greenwald will keep even nonpsychology students engaged with plenty of self-examinations and compelling elucidations of case studies and experiments."--"Publishers Weekly"
"A stimulating treatment that should help readers deal with irrational biases that they would otherwise consciously reject."--"Kirkus Reviews"

Social Psychology - Traditional and Critical Perspectives (Paperback): Paul Dickerson Social Psychology - Traditional and Critical Perspectives (Paperback)
Paul Dickerson
R1009.00 Discovery Miles 10090 Within 6 - 13 working days

Social Psychology: Traditional and Critical Perspectives addresses the key issues in social psychology -- such as prejudice, aggression, conformity, persuasion, attraction, relationships and prosocial behaviour -- in a bold and innovative way. As well as providing detailed coverage of classic and contemporary 'mainstream' research, this book engages with 'critical' literature -- bringing to the textbook the sort of debates that can be found in social psychology conferences, journals and specialist texts. In addition, the book goes beyond simply describing research findings -- it critically evaluates the research it covers, supporting your own critical engagement with the literature.

Gangs - A Guide to Understanding Street Gangs (Paperback, 5th): Al Valdez Gangs - A Guide to Understanding Street Gangs (Paperback, 5th)
Al Valdez
R614.00 R515.00 Discovery Miles 5150 Save R99.00 (16%) Within 7 - 13 working days

A guide to understanding street gangs for parents, teachers, mental health and law enforcement professionals.

Social Beings - Core Motives in Social Psychology (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Susan T. Fiske Social Beings - Core Motives in Social Psychology (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Susan T. Fiske
R3147.00 R2168.00 Discovery Miles 21680 Save R979.00 (31%) Within 6 - 13 working days

Fiske provides psychologists with a cutting-edge approach on evolutionary and cross-cultural psychology. The book addresses research on three different levels: brain function and cognition, individual and situations, and groups and cultures. The second edition has been updated to present contemporary research in social psychology. It also discusses increasingly important issues in the field. This includes emotion science and the impact of neuroscience on social and personality psychology. Psychologists agree that the second edition captures an important movement in social psychology with the core motives approach.

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

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

Give and Take - A Revolutionary Approach to Success (Hardcover): Adam M. Grant Give and Take - A Revolutionary Approach to Success (Hardcover)
Adam M. Grant
R379.00 R307.00 Discovery Miles 3070 Save R72.00 (19%) Within 7 - 11 working days

An innovative, groundbreaking book that will captivate readers of Malcolm Gladwell, Daniel Pink, "The Power of Habit," and "Quiet"
For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But today, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. It turns out that at work, most people operate as either takers, matchers, or givers. Whereas takers strive to get as much as possible from others and matchers aim to trade evenly, givers are the rare breed of people who contribute to others without expecting anything in return.
Using his own pioneering research as Wharton's youngest tenured professor, Grant shows that these styles have a surprising impact on success. Although some givers get exploited and burn out, the rest achieve extraordinary results across a wide range of industries. Combining cutting-edge evidence with captivating stories, this landmark book shows how one of America's best networkers developed his connections, why the creative genius behind one of the most popular shows in television history toiled for years in anonymity, how a basketball executive responsible for multiple draft busts transformed his franchise into a winner, and how we could have anticipated Enron's demise four years before the company collapsed-without ever looking at a single number.
Praised by bestselling authors such as Dan Pink, Tony Hsieh, Dan Ariely, Susan Cain, Dan Gilbert, Gretchen Rubin, Bob Sutton, David Allen, Robert Cialdini, and Seth Godin-as well as senior leaders from Google, McKinsey, Merck, Estee Lauder, Nike, and NASA-"Give and Take" highlights what effective networking, collaboration, influence, negotiation, and leadership skills have in common. This landmark book opens up an approach to success that has the power to transform not just individuals and groups, but entire organizations and communities.

To Have or to Be? (Paperback): Erich Fromm To Have or to Be? (Paperback)
Erich Fromm 1
R267.00 R218.00 Discovery Miles 2180 Save R49.00 (18%) Within 7 - 11 working days

To Have Or to Be? is one of the seminal books of the second half of the 20th century. Nothing less than a manifesto for a new social and psychological revolution to save our threatened planet, this book is a summary of the penetrating thought of Eric Fromm. His thesis is that two modes of existence struggle for the spirit of humankind: the having mode, which concentrates on material possessions, power, and aggression, and is the basis of the universal evils of greed, envy, and violence; and the being mode, which is based on love, the pleasure of sharing, and in productive activity. To Have Or to Be? is a brilliant program for socioeconomic change.

Human Growth and Development (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Chris Beckett, Hilary Taylor Human Growth and Development (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Chris Beckett, Hilary Taylor
R577.00 Discovery Miles 5770 Within 7 - 11 working days

"Human Growth and Development, Second Edition" is a bestselling introduction to emotional, psychological, intellectual and social development throughout the lifespan. Written for students training in fields such as Social Work, Healthcare and Education, the book covers topics which are central to understanding people whether they are clients, service users, patients or pupils. Each chapter outlines theories that explain development at different stages of life and the transitions we make between childhood, adolescence, adulthood and old age. For this second edition, a new chapter has been added (Chapter 10: It Takes a Village: the Sociological Perspective) exploring the wider social factors which influence human growth and development. Activities are provided within each chapter to help student test theoretical concepts against their own experience and intuitions. Combining theoretical concepts and reflective learning, "Human Growth & Development, Second Edition" is the ideal introduction to psychosocial development for students on a wide range of professional courses.

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.

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.

Super Commuter Couples - Staying Together When a Job Keeps You Apart (Paperback): Ma Lmft Super Commuter Couples - Staying Together When a Job Keeps You Apart (Paperback)
Ma Lmft
R203.00 R178.00 Discovery Miles 1780 Save R25.00 (12%) Within 7 - 13 working days

How does a couple stay connected when living apart is their norm? A super commuter is a person whose job is far enough away from home that they must live apart from their family for days or weeks at a time. During the past several years the number of super commuters in both the United States and abroad has risen exponentially. Through interviews with people from around the world as well as the author's personal experience as the wife of a super commuter and professional knowledge as a licensed therapist specializing in supporting super commuter couples, this book takes the reader behind the scenes of this lifestyle where they will find tips for strengthening relationships, insights on how to decide if super commuting is right for them, practical advice on how best to navigate a super commuter relationship, and six steps to help super commuter families cope with ambiguous loss.

Psychotherapie Ratgeber - Ein Wegweiser Zur Seelischen Gesundheit (Book, 2007): Hans Morschitzky Psychotherapie Ratgeber - Ein Wegweiser Zur Seelischen Gesundheit (Book, 2007)
Hans Morschitzky
R639.00 Discovery Miles 6390 Within 7 - 13 working days

Jeder zweite Burger wird zumindest eine gewisse Zeit von einer seelischen Erkrankung geplagt. Es gibt aber viele andere Grunde als eine manifeste psychische Erkrankung, um eine Psychotherapie zu absolvieren, insbesondere die Klarung von familiaren, partnerschaftlichen und beruflichen Problemen, fachliche Unterstutzung in Krisensituationen, Neuorientierung in Ubergangsphasen, Aufarbeitung unbewaltigter Erlebnisse, Selbsterkenntnis, Weiterentwicklung der Personlichkeit und die bessere Entfaltung vorhandener Talente.

Dem Laien stellen sich aber sofort viele Fragen: Was ist Psychotherapie? Was kann ich von ihr erwarten? Welche Therapieform ist fur mich und meine Probleme geeignet? Wie lauft sie ab? Wie finde ich den richtigen Therapeuten (Mann oder Frau)? Wie finanziere ich die Therapie?

Der erfahrene Psychotherapeut Hans Morschitzky, Autor zahlreicher wissenschaftlicher und popularer Bucher, hat einen Fuhrer durch den Dschungel der Psychotherapie verfasst, der eine erste Orientierung bietet."

Social Cognition - From Brains to Culture (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Susan T. Fiske, Shelley Kathleen Taylor Social Cognition - From Brains to Culture (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Susan T. Fiske, Shelley Kathleen Taylor
R816.00 Discovery Miles 8160 Within 7 - 11 working days

Electronic Inspection Copy available to instructors here 'Since its very first edition, Social Cognition has been the undisputed bible of the field, and this new edition is the best one yet. Insightful, authoritative, and beautifully written by two of the field's most eminent researchers, it is an indispensable guide for students and scientists alike. The book that came first remains first.' -Daniel Gilbert, Harvard University, UK

'This latest edition of the best overview of social cognition research somehow succeeds in lifting the bar higher still for its competitors. It is authoritative yet readable, and has depth as well as breadth -- an irresistible invitation to the field ' - Miles Hewstone, University of Oxford, UK

In Social Cognition: From Brains to Culture 2nd Edition, Fiske and Taylor carefully integrate the many new threads of social cognition research that have emerged in the intervening years since the previous edition, including developments within social neuroscience, cultural psychology and some areas of applied psychology, and continue to tell a powerful and comprehensive story about what social cognition is and why it's a significant phenomenon in society today. Every updated chapter now includes more figures and tables, glossary entries, and further readings. A supplemental test bank including some full-text journal articles corresponding to chapters in the book is available online at: www.sagepub.co.uk/fiskeandtaylor.

This textbook will be indispensable to students of social cognition and social psychology worldwide, at undergraduate or graduate level. Visit the Companion Website at www.sagepub.co.uk/fiskeandtaylor

Big Gods - How Religion Transformed Cooperation and Conflict (Hardcover): Ara Norenzayan Big Gods - How Religion Transformed Cooperation and Conflict (Hardcover)
Ara Norenzayan
R406.00 R327.00 Discovery Miles 3270 Save R79.00 (19%) Within 7 - 11 working days

How did human societies scale up from small, tight-knit groups of hunter-gatherers to the large, anonymous, cooperative societies of today--even though anonymity is the enemy of cooperation? How did organized religions with "Big Gods"--the great monotheistic and polytheistic faiths--spread to colonize most minds in the world? In "Big Gods," Ara Norenzayan makes the surprising and provocative argument that these fundamental puzzles about the origins of civilization are one and the same, and answer each other.

Once human minds could conceive of supernatural beings, Norenzayan argues, the stage was set for rapid cultural and historical changes that eventually led to large societies with Big Gods--powerful, omniscient, interventionist deities concerned with regulating the moral behavior of humans. How? As the saying goes, "watched people are nice people." It follows that people play nice when they think Big Gods are watching them, even when no one else is. Yet at the same time that sincere faith in Big Gods unleashed unprecedented cooperation within ever-expanding groups, it also introduced a new source of potential conflict between competing groups.

In some parts of the world, such as northern Europe, secular institutions have precipitated religion's decline by usurping its community-building functions. These societies with atheist majorities--some of the most cooperative, peaceful, and prosperous in the world--climbed religion's ladder, and then kicked it away. So while "Big Gods" answers fundamental questions about the origins and spread of world religions, it also helps us understand another, more recent social transition--the rise of cooperative societies without belief in gods.

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.

Group Dynamics (Hardcover, 6th): Donelson R. Forsyth Group Dynamics (Hardcover, 6th)
Donelson R. Forsyth
R2213.00 Discovery Miles 22130 Within 7 - 11 working days

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

Social Psychology and Human Nature (Hardcover, 3rd): Roy F Baumeister, Brad J. Bushman Social Psychology and Human Nature (Hardcover, 3rd)
Roy F Baumeister, Brad J. Bushman
R3162.00 Discovery Miles 31620 Within 7 - 11 working days

You are a member of a social world on a planet that is home to about 7 billion people. This social world is filled with paradox, mystery, suspense, and outright absurdity. Explore how social psychology can help you make sense of your own social world with this engaging and accessible book. Roy F. Baumeister and Brad J. Bushman's SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY AND HUMAN NATURE, 3rd Edition can help you understand one of the most interesting topics of all--the sometimes bizarre and baffling but always fascinating diversity of human behavior, and how and why people act the way they do. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http: //gocengage.com/infotrac.

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

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

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

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

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

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