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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 1
R259.00 R214.00 Discovery Miles 2140 Save R45.00 (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.

Mindwise - How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want (Hardcover): Nicholas Epley Mindwise - How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want (Hardcover)
Nicholas Epley
R402.00 R326.00 Discovery Miles 3260 Save R76.00 (19%) Within 7 - 11 working days

You are a mind reader, born with an extraordinary ability to understand what others think, feel, believe, want, and know. It's a sixth sense you use every day, in every personal and professional relationship you have. At its best, this ability allows you to achieve the most important goal in almost any life: connecting, deeply and intimately and honestly, to other human beings. At its worst, it is a source of misunderstanding and unnecessary conflict, leading to damaged relationships and broken dreams.
How good are you at knowing the minds of others? How well can you guess what others think of you, know who really likes you, or tell when someone is lying? How well do you really understand the minds of those closest to you, from your spouse to your kids to your best friends? Do you really know what your coworkers, employees, competitors, or clients want?
In this illuminating exploration of one of the great mysteries of the human mind, University of Chicago psychologist Nicholas Epley introduces us to what scientists have learned about our ability to understand the most complicated puzzle on the planet--other people--and the surprising mistakes we so routinely make. Why are we sometimes blind to the minds of others, treating them like objects or animals? Why do we sometimes talk to our cars, or the stars, as if there is a mind that can hear us? Why do we so routinely believe that others think, feel, and want what we do when, in fact, they do not? And why do we believe we understand our spouses, family, and friends so much better than we actually do? "Mindwise" will not turn other people into open books, but it will give you the wisdom to revolutionize how you think about them--and yourself.

Trying Not to Try - The Art and Science of Spontaneity (Hardcover): Edward Slingerland Trying Not to Try - The Art and Science of Spontaneity (Hardcover)
Edward Slingerland
R387.00 R314.00 Discovery Miles 3140 Save R73.00 (19%) Within 7 - 11 working days

A deeply original exploration of the power of spontaneity--an ancient Chinese ideal that cognitive scientists are only now beginning to understand--and why it is so essential to our well-being
Why is it always hard to fall asleep the night before an important meeting? Or be charming and relaxed on a first date? What "is" it about a politician who seems wooden or a comedian whose jokes fall flat or an athlete who chokes? In all of these cases, striving seems to backfire.
In "Trying Not To Try, "Edward Slingerland explains why we find spontaneity so elusive, and shows how early Chinese thought points the way to happier, more authentic lives. We've long been told that the way to achieve our goals is through careful reasoning and conscious effort. But recent research suggests that many aspects of a satisfying life, like happiness and spontaneity, are best pursued indirectly. The early Chinese philosophers knew this, and they wrote extensively about an effortless way of being in the world, which they called "wu-wei" (ooo-way). They believed it was the source of all success in life, and they developed various strategies for getting it and hanging on to it.
With clarity and wit, Slingerland introduces us to these thinkers and the marvelous characters in their texts, from the butcher whose blade glides effortlessly through an ox to the wood carver who sees his sculpture simply emerge from a solid block. Slingerland uncovers a direct line from "wu-wei" to the Force in Star Wars, explains why "wu-wei" is more powerful than flow, and tells us what it all means for getting a date. He also shows how new research reveals what's happening in the brain when we're in a state of "wu-wei"--why it makes us happy and effective and trustworthy, and how it might have even made civilization possible.
Through stories of mythical creatures and drunken cart riders, jazz musicians and Japanese motorcycle gangs, Slingerland effortlessly blends Eastern thought and cutting-edge science to show us how we can live more fulfilling lives. "Trying Not To Try" is mind-expanding and deeply pleasurable, the perfect antidote to our striving modern culture.

Mating In Captivity - Unlocking Erotic Intelligence (Paperback): Esther Perel Mating In Captivity - Unlocking Erotic Intelligence (Paperback)
Esther Perel
R205.00 R168.00 Discovery Miles 1680 Save R37.00 (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.

Lasting Words - A Guide to Finding Meaning Toward the Close of Life (Paperback): Claire B. Willis Lasting Words - A Guide to Finding Meaning Toward the Close of Life (Paperback)
Claire B. Willis
R367.00 R298.00 Discovery Miles 2980 Save R69.00 (19%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Faced with the ultimate challenge of life-confronting your death-how would you want to be remembered? Are there stories you want to tell? Experiences you want to relay? Explanations about how you felt and why? Maybe you wish to ensure that future generations know your family lore. Perhaps you seek meaning and purpose and don't know how to access them. It's likely that you seek comfort and strength. But at the same time a deep desire to heal unresolved issues may unsettle you. And reaching for a spiritual connection may be the path you want to find.

To Have or to Be? (Paperback): Erich Fromm To Have or to Be? (Paperback)
Erich Fromm 1
R291.00 R238.00 Discovery Miles 2380 Save R53.00 (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.

The Culture Map - Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business (Hardcover): Erin Meyer The Culture Map - Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business (Hardcover)
Erin Meyer
R399.00 R322.00 Discovery Miles 3220 Save R77.00 (19%) Within 7 - 11 working days

As today's business world becomes ever-more global and virtual, executives and managers are expected to work harmoniously together with counterparts from a broad array dramatically different cultures and backgrounds, often without leaving their desks. But when you throw people together who come from starkly different backgrounds and cultures-- from Americans who precede anything negative with three nice comments to French, Dutch, Israelis and Germans who get straight to the point (your presentation was simply awful); from Latin Americans and Asians who are steeped in hierarchy to the Scandinavians who think the best boss is just one of the crowd-- the result can sometimes be disastrous. Even with English as a global language, it's easy to fall into cultural traps that endanger careers and sink deals. In The Culture Map, renowned expert Erin Meyer offers highly practical and timely perspective on one of today's most pressing business issues: how do different cultures influence the way to do business when working globally? And she explains how to dramatically increase business success by improving one's ability to understand the cultural drivers of colleagues, clients, and suppliers from different countries. With the rapid increase in global call centers, outsourcing, supply chains, and project teams, cultural diversity touches almost everyone. Globalization has led to the rapid connection of internationally based employees from all levels of multinational companies. The advent of information and communication technology means that work itself has globalized. Where once you might have been expected to collaborate with colleagues from one or two foreign territories, today many people are part of global networks connected with people scattered around the world. Yet most managers have little understanding of how local culture impacts global interaction. Even those who are culturally informed, travel extensively, and have lived abroad often have few strategies for dealing with the cross-cultural complexity that affects their team's day-to-day effectiveness. The Culture Map provides a new way forward, with vital insights for working effectively and sensitively with one's counterparts in the new global marketplace.

Couples Therapy Workbook - 30 Guided Conversations to Re-Connect Relationships (Paperback): Kathleen Mates-Youngman Couples Therapy Workbook - 30 Guided Conversations to Re-Connect Relationships (Paperback)
Kathleen Mates-Youngman
R365.00 R314.00 Discovery Miles 3140 Save R51.00 (14%) Within 7 - 13 working days
Moral Tribes - Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them (Hardcover): Joshua Greene Moral Tribes - Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them (Hardcover)
Joshua Greene
R450.00 R362.00 Discovery Miles 3620 Save R88.00 (20%) Within 7 - 11 working days

"The Boston Globe"
"Surprising and remarkable... Toggling between big ideas, technical details, and his personal intellectual journey, Greene writes a thesis suitable to both airplane reading and PhD seminars."
Our brains were designed for tribal life, for getting along with a select group of others (Us) and for fighting off everyone else (Them). But modern times have forced the world's tribes into a shared space, resulting in epic clashes of values along with unprecedented opportunities. As the world shrinks, the moral lines that divide us become more salient and more puzzling. We fight over everything from tax codes to gay marriage to global warming, and we wonder where, if at all, we can find our common ground.
A grand synthesis of neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy, "Moral Tribes" reveals the underlying causes of modern conflict and lights the way forward. Greene compares the human brain to a dual-mode camera, with point-and-shoot automatic settings ("portrait," "landscape") as well as a manual mode. Our point-and-shoot settings are our emotions--efficient, automated programs honed by evolution, culture, and personal experience. The brain's manual mode is its capacity for deliberate reasoning, which makes our thinking flexible. Point-and-shoot emotions make us social animals, turning Me into Us. But they also make us tribal animals, turning Us against Them. Our tribal emotions make us fight--sometimes with bombs, sometimes with words--often with life-and-death stakes.
An award-winning teacher and scientist, Greene directs Harvard University's Moral Cognition Lab, which uses cutting-edge neuroscience and cognitive techniques to understand how people really make moral decisions. Combining insights from the lab with lessons from decades of social science and centuries of philosophy, the great question of "Moral Tribes "is this: How can we get along with Them when what they want feels so wrong to Us?
Ultimately, Greene offers a set of maxims for navigating the modern moral terrain, a practical road map for solving problems and living better lives. "Moral Tribes" shows us when to trust our instincts, when to reason, and how the right kind of reasoning can move us forward.
A major achievement from a rising star in a new scientific field, "Moral Tribes" will refashion your deepest beliefs about how moral thinking works and how it can work better.

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 (Standard format, CD, Library ed)
Alan S. Miller, Satoshi Kanazawa
R837.00 R681.00 Discovery Miles 6810 Save R156.00 (19%) 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.

Psycho Social Studies - An Introduction (Paperback): Kath Woodward Psycho Social Studies - An Introduction (Paperback)
Kath Woodward
R673.00 Discovery Miles 6730 Within 7 - 11 working days

There is expanding global interest in the relationship between the psychological and the social. The bringing together of affect, emotion and feeling with social, political and cultural forces offers a creative, innovative and rich set of ways of understanding what Charles Wright Mills called the links between personal troubles and public issues.

This book is an introduction to psychosocial studies. Drawing on different approaches to the field, the book introduces the main theoretical influences on psychosocial studies and their development and impact, through for example concepts such as the unconscious, self and identity, affect, emotion and the cultural and social unconscious. It explores the theoretical frameworks of psychosocial studies, and psychosocial research methods. The book offers examples of case studies which illustrate the diversity of psychosocial studies and what makes it distinctive. It asks: what is social about the inner worlds of the psychological? What is psychological and psychic about social worlds and social life?

This clear, accessible introduction will be of interest to students and researchers across the social sciences and humanities, in particular in sociology, psychology, cultural geography, social policy and politics and cultural studies."

Kickstart Your Relationship Now! - Move on or Move Out (Paperback): Margotellen Brown Kickstart Your Relationship Now! - Move on or Move Out (Paperback)
Margotellen Brown
R262.00 R222.00 Discovery Miles 2220 Save R40.00 (15%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Group Creativity - Music, Theater, Collaboration (Paperback): R. Keith Sawyer Group Creativity - Music, Theater, Collaboration (Paperback)
R. Keith Sawyer
R696.00 Discovery Miles 6960 Within 7 - 11 working days

"Group Creativity" explores the unique form of creativity that emerges from collaborating groups. Dr. Sawyer draws on his studies of jazz ensembles and improvisational theater groups to develop a model of creative group processes. He applies this model of group creativity to a wide range of collaborating groups, including group learning in classrooms and innovative teams in organizations.
In group creativity, a group comes together to collaboratively create in real time. The creative inspiration emerges from the interaction and communication among the members, and makes the result more than the sum of its parts. The dynamic, moment-to-moment communication among jazz musicians and improvising actors is the primary topic of the book. Sawyer explores performers' close listening and sensitivity, the submerging of the ego to the group mind, and the ways that performers work together to create something better than and different from what one solitary individual could create alone. These explorations provide insight into all forms of group creativity and collaboration.

How We Are - Book One of the How to Live Trilogy (Hardcover): Vincent Deary How We Are - Book One of the How to Live Trilogy (Hardcover)
Vincent Deary
R365.00 R296.00 Discovery Miles 2960 Save R69.00 (19%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Malcolm Gladwell: Collected, the Definitive Editions - The Tipping Point/Blink/Outliers (Hardcover): Malcolm Gladwell Malcolm Gladwell: Collected, the Definitive Editions - The Tipping Point/Blink/Outliers (Hardcover)
Malcolm Gladwell
R1238.00 R962.00 Discovery Miles 9620 Save R276.00 (22%) In stock

In the past decade, Malcolm Gladwell has written three books that have radically changed how we understand our world and ourselves: "The Tipping Point," "Blink," and "Outliers." Regarded by many as the most gifted and influential author and journalist in America today, Gladwell's rare ability to connect with audiences of such varied interests has ensured that each title become a phenomenal bestseller with more than ten million copies in print combined.
Now, Gladwell's landmark investigations into the world around us are collected together for the first time. Beautifully repackaged and redesigned, including for the first time illustrations throughout each book, MALCOLM GLADWELL: COLLECTED is a perfect treasury of prose and provocation for Gladwell fans old and new.

Whistling Vivaldi - How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do (Paperback): Claude M. Steele Whistling Vivaldi - How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do (Paperback)
Claude M. Steele
R231.00 R188.00 Discovery Miles 1880 Save R43.00 (19%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Claude M. Steele, who has been called "one of the few great social psychologists," offers a vivid first-person account of the research that supports his groundbreaking conclusions on stereotypes and identity. He sheds new light on American social phenomena from racial and gender gaps in test scores to the belief in the superior athletic prowess of black men, and lays out a plan for mitigating these "stereotype threats" and reshaping American identities.

Advances in Membership Categorisation Analysis (Paperback): William Housley, Richard Fitzgerald Advances in Membership Categorisation Analysis (Paperback)
William Housley, Richard Fitzgerald
R680.00 Discovery Miles 6800 Within 6 - 13 working days

This is an exciting addition to the dynamic, multidisciplinary field of membership categorization analysis. Bringing together the biggest names in MCA this landmark publication provides a contemporary analysis of the field and a platform for emerging researchers and students to build upon. The book sets out the current methodological developments of MCA highlighting its analytic strength - particularly when examining social identity and social knowledge. It provides a sophisticated tool of qualitative analysis and draws from a wide range of empirical studies provided by global scholars. The culmination of years of international research this agenda-setting text will be essential reading for academics and advanced students using membership categorization across the social sciences; particularly in media and communication studies, sociology, psychology, education, political science and linguistics.

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
R232.00 R178.00 Discovery Miles 1780 Save R54.00 (23%) Within 6 - 13 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.

Modern Families - Parents and Children in New Family Forms (Paperback): Susan Golombok Modern Families - Parents and Children in New Family Forms (Paperback)
Susan Golombok
R450.00 Discovery Miles 4500 Within 6 - 13 working days

Modern Families brings together research on parenting and child development in new family forms including lesbian mother families, gay father families, families headed by single mothers by choice and families created by assisted reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilisation (IVF), egg donation, sperm donation, embryo donation and surrogacy. This research is examined in the context of the issues and concerns that have been raised regarding these families. The findings not only contest popular myths and assumptions about the social and psychological consequences for children of being raised in new family forms but also challenge well-established theories of child development that are founded upon the supremacy of the traditional family. It is argued that the quality of family relationships and the wider social environment are more influential in children's psychological development than are the number, gender, sexual orientation, or biological relatedness of their parents or the method of their conception.

Applying Social Psychology - From Problems to Solutions (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Abraham P Buunk, Mark Van Vugt Applying Social Psychology - From Problems to Solutions (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Abraham P Buunk, Mark Van Vugt
R575.00 Discovery Miles 5750 Within 6 - 13 working days

Electronic inspection copies are available for instructors The Second Edition of this best selling textbook continues to offer a simple, systematic, step-by-step guide to doing applied psychology.

Using the authors' own PATH model, the text presents a new methodology for applying primarily social psychological theory to a wide range of social problems.

With real-world case studies, end-of-chapter exercises and interviews with leading social psychologists, Applying Social Psychology guides students to define a problem, conduct a theory-based analysis, develop an explanatory model, set up and execute a research project to test the model, and develop an intervention.

Written in the same engaging and accessible way, this Second Edition offers: A new appendix with examples of PATH model applications An extended glossary Case studies from organizational, health, and environmental psychology Recent applied social psychology research More focus on applied evolutionary psychology Social network analysis and social media as research tools.

This is a highly practical text, which can be used by introductory and advanced level students who want to learn how to analyze practical problems and develop solutions based upon social psychological theory and research.

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
R619.00 Discovery Miles 6190 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.

Essential Social Psychology (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Richard J. Crisp, Rhiannon N. Turner Essential Social Psychology (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Richard J. Crisp, Rhiannon N. Turner
R852.00 Discovery Miles 8520 Within 6 - 13 working days

From aggression to altruism, prejudice to persuasion, Essential Social Psychology 3e introduces students to the discoveries and debates that define social psychology today. It covers both classic and cutting edge research studies and provides plenty of real life examples and illustrations to help students to develop a good understanding of the subject whilst building the confidence to apply this knowledge successfully in assignments and exams. An extensive range of learning aids including a glossary, summary sections and memory maps -- combined with an array of features on the student section of the companion website -- will help reinforce this learning and check retention at specific milestones throughout the course. New to the third edition: * A new full-colour design * Two brand new chapters on Applied Social Psychology and Social Psychological Methods * Coverage of some developing research perspectives including social neuroscience and evolutionary psychology * New 'Back to the Real World' textboxes which situate academic findings in the context of the world around you * An enhanced SAGE edge(t) companion website (study.sagepub.com/crispandturner3e) with a suite of features to enhance your learning experience.

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 1
R247.00 R201.00 Discovery Miles 2010 Save R46.00 (19%) Within 7 - 11 working days

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

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

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

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

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

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

Social - Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect (Paperback): Matthew D. Lieberman Social - Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect (Paperback)
Matthew D. Lieberman
R223.00 R183.00 Discovery Miles 1830 Save R40.00 (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.

Do Fathers Matter? (Hardcover): Paul Raeburn Do Fathers Matter? (Hardcover)
Paul Raeburn
R380.00 R307.00 Discovery Miles 3070 Save R73.00 (19%) Within 7 - 11 working days

For too long, we've thought of fathers as little more than sources of authority and economic stability in the lives of their children. Yet cutting-edge studies drawing unexpected links between fathers and children are forcing us to reconsider our assumptions and ask new questions: What changes occur in men when they are "expecting"? Do fathers affect their children's language development? What are the risks and rewards of being an older-than-average father at the time the child is born? What happens to a father's hormone levels at every stage of his child's development, and can a child influence the father's health? Just how much do fathers "matter"?
In "Do Fathers Matter?" the award-winning journalist and father of five Paul Raeburn overturns the many myths and stereotypes of fatherhood as he examines the latest scientific findings on the parent we've often overlooked. Drawing on research from neuroscientists, animal behaviorists, geneticists, and developmental psychologists, among others, Raeburn takes us through the various stages of fatherhood, revealing the profound physiological connections between children and fathers, from conception through adolescence and into adulthood--and the importance of the relationship between mothers and fathers. In the process, he challenges the legacy of Freud and mainstream views of parental attachment, and also explains how we can become better parents ourselves.
Ultimately, Raeburn shows how the role of the father is distinctly different from that of the mother, and that embracing fathers' significance in the lives of young people is something we can all benefit from. An engrossing, eye-opening, and deeply personal book that makes a case for a new perspective on the importance of fathers in our lives no matter what our family structure, "Do Fathers Matter?" will change the way we view fatherhood today.

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