'Essential insights into the character of human choice and decision-making.' ROBERT CIALDINI, author of Influence
From the author of the bestselling The Wisdom of Psychopaths, this is a wake-up call, a groundbreaking and timely explanation of the polarization seen in some of the biggest global news stories of our times.
- We isolate ourselves from people who are not the same as us.
- We refuse to listen to the other side of the argument.
- We think in black and white - them or u
Becoming Men is the story of 32 boys from Alexandra, one of Johannesburg's largest townships, over a period of twelve seminal years in which they negotiate manhood and masculinity. Psychologist and academic, Malose Langa documents what it means to be a young black man in contemporary South Africa.
A timely and important new book that challenges everything we think we know about cultivating true belonging in our communities, organizations, and culture, from the #1 bestselling author of Rising Strong, Daring Greatly, and The Gifts of Imperfection.
This introduction to applied social psychology explores how theories, methods and interventions can be applied to manage real-world social problems. Each chapter features a glossary, review questions and suggestions for further reading, providing an essential resource for students of applied social psychology.
An Introduction to Applied Cognitive Psychology offers an accessible review of recent research in the application of cognitive methods, theories, and models. Using real-world scenarios and engaging everyday examples this book offers clear explanations of how the findings of cognitive psychologists have been put to use. The book explores all of the major areas of cognitive psychology, including attention, perception, memory, thinking and decision making, as well as some of the factors that affec
This book uses evolutionary psychology as a lens to explain religious violence and oppression. The author, a clinical psychologist, examines religious scriptures, rituals, and canon law, highlighting the many ways in which our evolutionary legacy has shaped the development of religion and continues to profoundly influence its expression. The book focuses on the image of God as the dominant male in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This traditional God concept is seen as a reflection of the "dom
Now in its second edition, this text introduces readers to the rich history and practice of Marriage and Family Therapy, with 32 professionals from across the US presenting their knowledge in their areas of expertise. This blend of approaches and styles gives this text a unique voice and makes it a comprehensive resource for graduate students taking their first course in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Abnormal psychology provides a good introduction to the study of psychological disorders from a South African perspective. The book refers to both International classification of Diseases (ICD-10) and Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) criteria to classify and define mental disorders.
Following in the footsteps of Alfred Kinsey, two maverick neuroscientists present an explosive, no-holds-barred report on sexual desire, based on the world's largest experiment on human behavior--the Internet.