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Human Development For Students In South Africa (Paperback, 2nd ed): Dap Louw, Anet Louw Human Development For Students In South Africa (Paperback, 2nd ed)
Dap Louw, Anet Louw
R580 R528 Discovery Miles 5 280 Save R52 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is a duology consisting of Child and Adolescent Development (2nd ed.) and Adult Development and Ageing (2nd ed).

Owing to the topics covered, there is some overlapping, but this is relatively minimal.

Psychology - Themes and Variations South African Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition): Wayne Weiten Psychology - Themes and Variations South African Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Wayne Weiten
R954 R816 Discovery Miles 8 160 Save R138 (14%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

Psychology Themes and Variations continues to offer a superb thematic organisation together with practical applications and South African examples that help students see beyond research to big-picture concepts. The text surveys psychology's broad range of content with three aims: to illuminate the process of research and its relationship to application, to show both the unity and diversity of psychology's subject matter, and to help students master the basic concepts and principles of psychology .

Psychology: An Exploration - Global and Southern African perspectives (Paperback): S.K. Ciccarelli, J.N. White, L. Booth, E.... Psychology: An Exploration - Global and Southern African perspectives (Paperback)
S.K. Ciccarelli, J.N. White, L. Booth, E. Crause, C. Harrison, …
R760 R608 Discovery Miles 6 080 Save R152 (20%) In stock

Psychology - An Exploration: Global and Southern African Perspectives is a comprehensive introductory psychology text for South African students. It applies established global theories in a South African and African context and thus creates relevance and deep-level understanding of psychological concepts and issues. Psychology - An Exploration: Global and Southern African Perspectives is the first edition of a South African adaptation of Saundra K. Ciccarelli's and J. Noland White's US title Psychology - An Exploration that employs a learner-centred, assessment-driven approach that maximises the teaching-learning experience of students of psychology. The South African edition provides a wealth of South African and African examples and case studies that focus specifically on the application of psychology in everyday life and take cognisance of the specificity and uniqueness of the African psyche and typical African experiences.

The Silent Patient - The Richard and Judy bookclub pick and Sunday Times Bestseller (Paperback): Alex Michaelides The Silent Patient - The Richard and Judy bookclub pick and Sunday Times Bestseller (Paperback)
Alex Michaelides 1
R195 R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Save R41 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

WITH OVER A MILLION COPIES SOLD, read the Sunday Times and No.1 New York Times bestselling, record-breaking thriller that everyone is talking about - soon to be a major film. 'The perfect thriller' AJ FINN 'Terrific' - THE TIMES Crime Book of the Month 'Smart, sophisticated suspense' - LEE CHILD 'Compelling' - OBSERVER 'Absolutely brilliant' - STEPHEN FRY 'A totally original psychological mystery' - DAVID BALDACCI 'One of the best thrillers I've read this year' - CARA HUNTER 'The pace and finesse of a master' - BBC CULTURE Alicia Berenson lived a seemingly perfect life until one day six years ago. When she shot her husband in the head five times. Since then she hasn't spoken a single word. It's time to find out why. THE SILENT PATIENT is the gripping must-read debut thriller of 2020 - perfect for fans of THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW by A.J. Finn and THE GIRL BEFORE by JP Delaney.

I You We Them - Journeys Beyond Evil: The Desk Killer in History and Today (Paperback): Dan Gretton I You We Them - Journeys Beyond Evil: The Desk Killer in History and Today (Paperback)
Dan Gretton
R320 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R68 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A landmark historical investigation into crimes against humanity and the nature of evil that is over two decades in the making.

'The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.' Hannah Arendt

I You We Them is a study of the psychology of some of the least visible perpetrators of crimes against humanity, the ‘desk killers’ who ordered and directed some of the worst atrocities of the last two hundred years. It is also an exploration of corporate responsibility and personal culpability today, connecting the bureaucratic blindness that created desk killing to the same moral myopia that exists now in the calm, clean offices of global capitalism.

It is a journal of discovery, based on decades of research, interviews with hundreds of participants, and extensive first-hand experience. It encompasses extended investigations into a number of specific cases, moving from the brutalities of Empire to the scorched oil fields of the Niger Delta, from the industrial complex of Auschwitz to the empty sites of the Bosnian genocide; bearing witness, recording, and attempting to understand.

It is a synthesis of history, reportage and memoir, a sustained meditation on the nature of responsibility and injustice, and a book that will change the way we think about our past, present and future.

Keys To Educational Psychology (Paperback): Irma Eloff, Liesel Ebersohn Keys To Educational Psychology (Paperback)
Irma Eloff, Liesel Ebersohn
R515 R420 Discovery Miles 4 200 Save R95 (18%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

If you are curious about educational psychology, this title is for you. You can read the chapters in any sequence, or you can start at the beginning, because this title provides myriad keys to the wonderful variety of themes in educational Psychology today. This title focuses on all the positive constructs in educational Psychology and reflects on the wide range of strengths, assets and resources available to the educational psychologist. Each chapter presents an integrated overview, cutting-edge definitions of key concepts, quotations from professionals and students, and reflective questions to guide your practice. This title is particularly relevant to the local environment and presents practical application strategies. Indigenous knowledge is infused with international perspectives, and equal emphasis is placed on the learner and on the social context, on assessment and intervention, and on theory and practice. Keys to educational psychology is extremely accessible to students, but will also be invaluable for teachers, psychologists, researchers, and health professionals.

Working Wonders - How to Make the Impossible Happen (Paperback): Ryszard Praszkier Working Wonders - How to Make the Impossible Happen (Paperback)
Ryszard Praszkier
R644 Discovery Miles 6 440 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The difference between what's possible and what's not is a construct of the human mind, a matter of perspective, and it's one that can be changed. Working Wonders explains the fundamentals that shape the mind: how it builds walls to protect itself and how a person can tear those walls down to tackle challenges that would have previously been discounted as unrealistic. This volume shares case studies featuring people making the impossible a reality and, in doing so, changing the world for the better. On a deeper level and yet still using non-technical language, the book identifies possible neurological and psychosocial mechanisms that limit the brain, and techniques that may open it up to exploring the seemingly unachievable. Praszkier also introduces the concept of 'possibilitivity', a personality trait that reflects the propensity to perceive insurmountable challenges as doable, and concludes by presenting a portfolio of 'Do It Yourself' techniques.

The Silent Patient (Paperback): Alex Michaelides The Silent Patient (Paperback)
Alex Michaelides 1
R465 R311 Discovery Miles 3 110 Save R154 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Read the No.1 New York Times bestselling, record-breaking 2019 thriller that everyone is talking about - soon to be a major film.

'Terrific' - THE TIMES Crime Book of the Month

'Smart, sophisticated suspense' - LEE CHILD

'Absolutely brilliant' - STEPHEN FRY

'A totally original psychological mystery' - DAVID BALDACCI

'One of the best thrillers I've read this year' - CARA HUNTER

'The pace and finesse of a master' - BBC CULTURE

ALICIA

Alicia Berenson writes a diary as a release, an outlet - and to prove to her beloved husband that everything is fine. She can't bear the thought of worrying Gabriel, or causing him pain.

Until, late one evening, Alicia shoots Gabriel five times and then never speaks another word.

THEO

Forensic psychotherapist Theo Faber is convinced he can successfully treat Alicia, where all others have failed. Obsessed with investigating her crime, his discoveries suggest Alicia's silence goes far deeper than he first thought.

And if she speaks, would he want to hear the truth?

THE SILENT PATIENT is the gripping must-read debut thriller of 2019 - perfect for fans of THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW by A.J. Finn and THE GIRL BEFORE by JP Delaney.

Apollo's Lyre - The Art of Spiritual Psychotherapy (Paperback): Kenneth Porter MD Apollo's Lyre - The Art of Spiritual Psychotherapy (Paperback)
Kenneth Porter MD
R529 R419 Discovery Miles 4 190 Save R110 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Behave - The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst (Paperback): Robert M. Sapolsky Behave - The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst (Paperback)
Robert M. Sapolsky 1
R235 R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Save R50 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

**NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER** Why do human beings behave as they do? 'Awe-inspiring... You will learn more about human nature than in any other book I can think of' Henry Marsh, bestselling author of Do No Harm We are capable of savage acts of violence but also spectacular feats of kindness: is one side of our nature destined to win out over the other? Every act of human behaviour has multiple layers of causation, spiralling back seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, years, even centuries, right back to the dawn of time and the origins of our species. In the epic sweep of history, how does our biology affect the arc of war and peace, justice and persecution? How have our brains evolved alongside our cultures? This is the exhilarating story of human morality and the science underpinning the biggest question of all: what makes us human? 'One of the best scientist-writers of our time' Oliver Sacks

The Ape that Understood the Universe - How the Mind and Culture Evolve (Paperback): Steve Stewart-Williams The Ape that Understood the Universe - How the Mind and Culture Evolve (Paperback)
Steve Stewart-Williams
R468 R378 Discovery Miles 3 780 Save R90 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Ape that Understood the Universe is the story of the strangest animal in the world: the human animal. It opens with a question: How would an alien scientist view our species? What would it make of our sex differences, our sexual behavior, our altruistic tendencies, and our culture? The book tackles these issues by drawing on two major schools of thought: evolutionary psychology and cultural evolutionary theory. The guiding assumption is that humans are animals, and that like all animals, we evolved to pass on our genes. At some point, however, we also evolved the capacity for culture - and from that moment, culture began evolving in its own right. This transformed us from a mere ape into an ape capable of reshaping the planet, travelling to other worlds, and understanding the vast universe of which we're but a tiny, fleeting fragment. Featuring a new foreword by Michael Shermer.

Psychological approaches to health, illness and disability - A reader for health care professionals (Paperback): Eleanor Ross,... Psychological approaches to health, illness and disability - A reader for health care professionals (Paperback)
Eleanor Ross, Andee Deverell
R360 R315 Discovery Miles 3 150 Save R45 (13%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

This title is intended as an academic text for student health care professionals, including medical doctors, dentists, pharmacists, psychologists, social workers, speech and hearing therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, nurses, optometrists and radiographers, as well as teachers of children with special educational needs, such as deaf learners. It is also intended as a ready reference for qualified practitioners and anyone interested in psychosocial approaches to health, illness and disability. Relevant aspects of the text have been illustrated with examples from indigenous South African situations as well as other cultures throughout the world.

Attention (Paperback, New edition): Harold Pashler Attention (Paperback, New edition)
Harold Pashler
R1,045 Discovery Miles 10 450 Ships in 10 - 15 working days


This collection of essays, intended as a text for students, examines the different facets of research into attention. The book is divided into two sections: one deals with psychological research into such areas as visual search, dual-task interference and attentional bottleneck; the other deals with approaches to neural-network modelling and the effects of brain damage on attention.

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A primer of human neuroanatomy (Paperback, 3rd ed): Cynthia Reid A primer of human neuroanatomy (Paperback, 3rd ed)
Cynthia Reid
R380 R331 Discovery Miles 3 310 Save R49 (13%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

This title is aimed at undergraduate students of dentistry, medicine, psychology and therapy. It will also be useful for practitioners resuming formal studies after some years of practice.

Being and Becoming - A Field Approach to Psychology (Paperback, Revised edition): Arthur W. Combs Being and Becoming - A Field Approach to Psychology (Paperback, Revised edition)
Arthur W. Combs
R1,025 Discovery Miles 10 250 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Dr. Combs updates his groundbreaking Field Theory of personality. This model grows out of Carl Rogers' ideas on client-centered therapy and has long been a major influence on theories of psychotherapy and personality within the humanistic and phenomonlogical traditions. Here Dr. Combs ties field psychology to the paradigm shifts in biophysical sciences, and so provides a unifying frame of reference for all branches of psychology. His concise approach to the topic makes this book of practical interest to students, clinical psychologists and counselors, as well as academics teaching upper-level or graduate courses in personality and on therapeutic techniques.

Notes from an Apocalypse - A Personal Journey to the End of the World and Back (Hardcover): Mark O'Connell Notes from an Apocalypse - A Personal Journey to the End of the World and Back (Hardcover)
Mark O'Connell
R719 R555 Discovery Miles 5 550 Save R164 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Catafalque (Hardcover): Peter Kingsley Catafalque (Hardcover)
Peter Kingsley
R2,346 Discovery Miles 23 460 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
T A Today - A New Introduction to Transactional Analysis (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Ian Stewart, Vann Joines T A Today - A New Introduction to Transactional Analysis (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Ian Stewart, Vann Joines
R507 Discovery Miles 5 070 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This title, now in its second edition, is an introduction to the psychological system known as transactional analysis (TA). It is aimed at the general reader as well as at TA trainees and practitioners.

More Examples, Less Theory - Historical Studies of Writing Psychology (Paperback): Michael Billig More Examples, Less Theory - Historical Studies of Writing Psychology (Paperback)
Michael Billig
R676 Discovery Miles 6 760 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In his new book, Michael Billig uses psychology's past to argue that nowadays, when we write about the mind, we should use more examples and less theory. He provides a series of historical studies, analysing how key psychological writers used examples. Billig offers new insights about famous analysts of the mind, such as Locke, James, Freud, Tajfel and Lewin. He also champions unfairly forgotten figures, like the Earl of Shaftesbury and the eccentric Abraham Tucker. There is a cautionary chapter on Lacan, warning what can happen when examples are ignored. Marie Jahoda is praised as the ultimate example: a psychologist from the twentieth century with a social and rhetorical imagination fit for the twenty-first. More Examples, Less Theory is an easy-to-read book that will inform and entertain academics and their students. It will particularly appeal to those who enjoy the details of examples rather than the simplifications of big theory.

Interpersonal Relationships and the Self-Concept (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Brent A. Mattingly, Kevin P. McIntyre, Gary W... Interpersonal Relationships and the Self-Concept (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Brent A. Mattingly, Kevin P. McIntyre, Gary W Lewandowski Jr
R3,975 Discovery Miles 39 750 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This volume provides an overview of the theoretical and empirical work on relationship-induced self-concept change that has occurred over the last 10-15 years. The chapters in this volume discuss the foundations of relationship self-change, how and when it occurs, how it influences relationship decisions and behavior, and how it informs and modifies subsequent knowledge structures, all examined over the course of the relationship cycle (i.e., initiation, maintenance, and dissolution). Additionally, this volume identifies novel applications and extensions of the relationship self-change literature, including applications to health and behavior, intergroup relations, and the workplace. Among the topics discussed: Self-disclosure in the acquaintance process Commitment readiness Bolstering attachment security through close relationships Self-concept clarity and self-change The role of social support in promoting self-development Relationship dissolution and self-concept change Intergroup and sociocultural factors of self-expansion Self-concept change at work Measurement of relationship-induced self-concept change Interpersonal Relationships and the Self-Concept serves both as a comprehensive overview of the existing empirical research as well as a roadmap for future research on self-change, including a discussion of emerging theoretical frameworks. It will interest researchers focusing on romantic relationships, self and identity, and the intersection of self and relationships, spanning the disciplines of psychology, sociology, communication, and family studies.

Solitude (Paperback, Reissue): Anthony Storr Solitude (Paperback, Reissue)
Anthony Storr 1
R273 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R73 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Brings excellent news for those who, whatever their reasons for doing so, live alone ... Heartening' Anita Brookner, Spectator 'Storr is an incapable of writing an uninteresting paragraph' Sunday Times' How can we find value in spending time alone? Many of the history's geniuses were, by nature or circumstance, often solitary. Beethoven, Beatrix Potter, Henry James, Wittgenstein, Kipling. In this book, acclaimed psychiatrist Dr Anthony Storr explores the psychological value of spending time alone. How can we reconnect with what matters to us outside of our social relationships? How can we find an emotional difference between being alone and being lonely? Insightful and inspiring, this is a book that can help us feel more comfortable spending time alone, and show how to use solitude to focus on our interests, values and creative energies beyond the social sphere.

Jung, Buddhism, and the Incarnation of Sophia - Unpublished Writings from the Philosopher of the Soul (Paperback): Henry Corbin Jung, Buddhism, and the Incarnation of Sophia - Unpublished Writings from the Philosopher of the Soul (Paperback)
Henry Corbin
R574 R446 Discovery Miles 4 460 Save R128 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Examines the work of Carl Jung in relation to Eastern religion, the wisdom teachings of the Sophia, Sufi mysticism, and visionary spirituality Henry Corbin (1903-1978) was one of the most important French philosophers and orientalists of the 20th century. In this collection of previously unpublished writings, Corbin examines the work of Carl Jung in relationship to the deep spiritual traditions of Eastern religion, the esoteric wisdom teachings of Sophia, the transformational symbolism of alchemy, and Sufi mysticism. Looking at the many methods of inner exploration in the East, including the path of the Sufi and Taoist alchemy, Corbin reveals how the modern Western world does not have its own equivalent except in psychotherapy. Expanding Jung's findings in light of his own studies of Gnostic and esoteric Islamic traditions, he offers a unique insight into the spiritual values underlying Jung's psychoanalytic theories. Corbin analyzes Jung's works on Buddhism, providing his own understanding of the tradition and its relationship to Sufi mysticism, and explores the role of the Gnostic Sophia with respect to Jung's most controversial essay, "Answer to Job." Explaining how Islamic fundamentalists have turned their back on the mystic traditions of Sufism, Corbin reveals how totalitarianism of all kinds threatens the transformative power of the imagination and the transcendent reality of the individual soul. Henry Corbin (1903-1978) was one of the most important French philosophers and orientalists of the 20th century. In this collection of previously unpublished writings, Corbin examines the work of Carl Jung in relationship to the deep spiritual traditions of Eastern religion, the esoteric wisdom teachings of Sophia, the transformational symbolism of alchemy, and Sufi mysticism. Looking at the many methods of inner exploration in the East, including the path of the Sufi and Taoist alchemy, Corbin reveals how the modern Western world does not have its own equivalent except in psychotherapy. Expanding Jung's findings in light of his own studies of Gnostic and esoteric Islamic traditions, he offers a unique insight into the spiritual values underlying Jung's psychoanalytic theories. Corbin analyzes Jung's works on Buddhism, providing his own understanding of the tradition and its relationship to Sufi mysticism, and explores the role of the Gnostic Sophia with respect to Jung's most controversial essay, "Answer to Job." Explaining how Islamic fundamentalists have turned their back on the mystic traditions of Sufism, Corbin reveals how totalitarianism of all kinds threatens the transformative power of the imagination and the transcendent reality of the individual soul.

Cognition (Paperback, 9th Edition): Margaret W. Matlin, Thomas a Farmer Cognition (Paperback, 9th Edition)
Margaret W. Matlin, Thomas a Farmer
R1,436 R1,192 Discovery Miles 11 920 Save R244 (17%) Ships in 7 - 13 working days

Margaret Matlin and new co-author Thomas Farmer's Cognition demonstrates how cognitive processes are relevant to everyday, real-world experiences, and frequently examines how cognition can be applied to other disciplines such as clinical psychology, social psychology, consumer psychology, education, communication, business, medicine, and law. The 9th edition continues to relate cognitive topics to applications in everyday life. This edition is fully updated with research and additional anecdotes. It also includes more research on neuroscience.

Knowledge in a Nutshell: Carl Jung - The complete guide to the great psychoanalyst, including the unconscious, archetypes and... Knowledge in a Nutshell: Carl Jung - The complete guide to the great psychoanalyst, including the unconscious, archetypes and the self (Paperback)
Gary Bobroff
R254 R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 Save R44 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Carl Jung was the founder of analytical psychology who revolutionised the way we approached the human psyche. Drawing on Eastern mysticism, mythology and dream analysis to develop his theories, Jung proposed many ideas which are still influential today, including introversion, extroversion and the collective unconscious. Knowledge in a Nutshell: Carl Jung introduces psychologist Jung's ideas in an engaging and easy-to-understand format. Gary Bobroff breaks down the concepts of the psyche, collective unconscious, archetypes, personality types and more in this concise book. He also explores the influence on Eastern philosophy and religion on Jung's ideas, and how spiritualism enriched his theories. With useful diagrams and bullet-point summaries at the end of each chapter, this book provides an essential introduction to this influential figure and explains the relevance of Jung's ideas to the modern world. ABOUT THE SERIES: The 'Knowledge in a Nutshell' series by Arcturus Publishing provides engaging introductions to many fields of knowledge, including philosophy, psychology and physics, and the ways in which human kind has sought to make sense of our world.

Self and Meaning in the Lives of Older People - Case Studies over Twenty Years (Paperback): Peter G. Coleman, Christine... Self and Meaning in the Lives of Older People - Case Studies over Twenty Years (Paperback)
Peter G. Coleman, Christine Ivani-Chalian, Maureen Robinson
R804 Discovery Miles 8 040 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

More than thirty-five years ago, a longitudinal study was established to research the health and well-being of older people living in an English city. Self and Meaning in the Lives of Older People provides a unique set of portraits of forty members of this group who were interviewed in depth from their later seventies onwards. Focusing on sense of self-esteem and, especially, of continued meaning in life following the loss of a spouse and onset of frailty, this book sensitively illustrates these persons' efforts to maintain independence, to continue to have a sense of belonging and to contribute to the lives of others. It examines both the psychological and the social resources needed to flourish in later life and draws attention to this generation's ability to benefit from strong family support and from belonging to a faith community. In conclusion, it questions whether future generations will be as resilient.

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