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Social Psychology and Human Nature

Social Psychology and Human Nature
A Book

by Roy F. Baumeister,Brad J. Bushman

  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2020-01-01
  • Pages : 832
  • ISBN : 0357122895
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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You are a member of a social world on a planet that is home to about 8 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, 5th 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. Thoroughly updated with the latest research, the new edition includes expanded coverage of social media use and loneliness, findings on mimicry, high divorce rates among attractive people, nonbinary gender theory, and prejudice and what may reduce it. After reading this book, you will have a much better understanding of people. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Social Psychology and Human Nature, Comprehensive Edition

Social Psychology and Human Nature, Comprehensive Edition
A Book

by Roy F. Baumeister,Brad J. Bushman

  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2016-01-01
  • Pages : 832
  • ISBN : 1305856112
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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You are a member of a social world on a planet that is home to about 8 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, 5th 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. Thoroughly updated with the latest research, the new edition includes expanded coverage of social media use and loneliness, findings on mimicry, high divorce rates among attractive people, nonbinary gender theory, and prejudice and what may reduce it. After reading this book, you will have a much better understanding of people. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Assumptions about Human Nature

Assumptions about Human Nature
A Book

by Lawrence S. Wrightsman

  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0803927754
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Our suppositions about human nature colour everything from the way we bargain with a used-car dealer to our expectations about further conflict in the Middle East. Our assumptions about human nature underlie our reactions to specific events. Wrightsman designed this second edition of his book to enhance our understanding of many significant issues about human nature, including the relationship of attitudes to behaviour, the unidimensionality of attitudes and the influence of social movements on beliefs.

Social Psychology and Human Values

Social Psychology and Human Values
Selected Essays

by Mahlon Brewster Smith

  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Release : 1969
  • Pages : 438
  • ISBN : 9780202369112
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion

Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion
A Book

by Ralph L. Piedmont

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2005-11-01
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN : 9004147403
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Various articles are presented covering psychological, sociological and cross-cultural topics or relevance to religious/spiritual researchers and academics.

Social Psychology and Human Sexuality

Social Psychology and Human Sexuality
Essential Readings

by Roy F. Baumeister

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN : 9781841690193
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In spite of its central importance in human relationships, the study of sexuality has been somewhat neglected by social psychologists. This reader brings together a fascinating selection of articles which examine sex as a social phenomenon: as a group of behavior patterns that people engage in together, under the influence of social pressures, and indeed as ways that people relate to each other.

Congress, Human Nature, and the Federal Debt

Congress, Human Nature, and the Federal Debt
Essays on the Political Psychology of Deficit Spending

by Cole Speicher Brembeck

  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9780275936747
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume takes a noneconomic approach to the issue of the federal deficit. By identifying the behavioral dynamics common to all people, Brembeck demonstrates how human interests perpetuate the deficit and proposes that solutions to the worsening crisis can be explored by shifting the primary focus away from money, budgets, and expenditures and toward people, power, and politics. The essays discuss different aspects of this human factor in the federal debt and aim at redefining the central issue of the debt debate based on the premise, so convincingly developed, that the debt is a human, not a fiscal, problem.

The Nature and Nurture of Love

The Nature and Nurture of Love
From Imprinting to Attachment in Cold War America

by Marga Vicedo

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2013-05-16
  • Pages : 331
  • ISBN : 022602055X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The notion that maternal care and love will determine a child’s emotional well-being and future personality has become ubiquitous. In countless stories and movies we find that the problems of the protagonists—anything from the fear of romantic commitment to serial killing—stem from their troubled relationships with their mothers during childhood. How did we come to hold these views about the determinant power of mother love over an individual’s emotional development? And what does this vision of mother love entail for children and mothers? In The Nature and Nurture of Love, Marga Vicedo examines scientific views about children’s emotional needs and mother love from World War II until the 1970s, paying particular attention to John Bowlby’s ethological theory of attachment behavior. Vicedo tracks the development of Bowlby’s work as well as the interdisciplinary research that he used to support his theory, including Konrad Lorenz’s studies of imprinting in geese, Harry Harlow’s experiments with monkeys, and Mary Ainsworth’s observations of children and mothers in Uganda and the United States. Vicedo’s historical analysis reveals that important psychoanalysts and animal researchers opposed the project of turning emotions into biological instincts. Despite those criticisms, she argues that attachment theory was paramount in turning mother love into a biological need. This shift introduced a new justification for the prescriptive role of biology in human affairs and had profound—and negative—consequences for mothers and for the valuation of mother love.

The Blank Slate

The Blank Slate
The Modern Denial of Human Nature

by Steven Pinker

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2003-08-26
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 1101200324
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A brilliant inquiry into the origins of human nature from the author of The Better Angels of Our Nature and Enlightenment Now. "Sweeping, erudite, sharply argued, and fun to read..also highly persuasive." --Time Now updated with a new afterword One of the world's leading experts on language and the mind explores the idea of human nature and its moral, emotional, and political colorings. With characteristic wit, lucidity, and insight, Pinker argues that the dogma that the mind has no innate traits-a doctrine held by many intellectuals during the past century-denies our common humanity and our individual preferences, replaces objective analyses of social problems with feel-good slogans, and distorts our understanding of politics, violence, parenting, and the arts. Injecting calm and rationality into debates that are notorious for ax-grinding and mud-slinging, Pinker shows the importance of an honest acknowledgment of human nature based on science and common sense.

American Communication Research

American Communication Research
The Remembered History

by Everette E. Dennis,Ellen Ann Wartella

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-11-05
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 1136688730
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book captures the essence of a never-to-be-repeated glimpse at the history of media research. It offers a unique examination of the origins, meaning, and impact of media and communication research in America, with links to European antecedents. Based on a high-level seminar series at Columbia University's Freedom Forum Media Studies Center, the book features work by leading scholars, researchers, and media executives. Participants in the series have called the program "heroic and unprecedented." The book encompasses essays, commentaries, and reports by such leading figures as William McGuire, Elihu Katz, and Leo Bogart, plus posthumous reports by Wilbur Schramm, Malcolm Beville, and Hilde Himmelweit. It also contains original insights on the collaboration of Frank Stanton, Paul Lazarfeld, and Robert K. Merton.

EBOOK: Social Psychology

EBOOK: Social Psychology
A Book

by Wendy Stainton Rogers

  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • Release : 2011-06-16
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 033524100X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This is an excellent textbook that should be compulsory reading for any undergraduate student of Social Psychology. Wendy Stainton Rogers has done a remarkable job of synthesising theories within these broad approaches. She has used her vast experience in distance learning to write a book that draws students in and has them reading, simply because the material is so very interesting. Although Stainton Rogers outlines the British Psychological Society’s requirements for an undergraduate course in Social Psychology at the beginning of the book, this textbook is relevant far beyond the context of the United Kingdom." Catriona Macleod, Professor of Psychology, Rhodes University, South Africa In the brave new world of Facebook and Twitter, our social, political and personal worlds are all profoundly changing. To be relevant to our lives today, Social Psychology needs to be transformed. This popular book has been radically revised to do just that. Extensively updated and expanded, this new edition contains a broad grounding in traditional experimental work and a thorough treatment of the different 'logics of inquiry' adopted for empirical research. The book also: Introduces two completely new chapters, one on relationships and another on prejudiceUpdates and reformulates all the other material, introducing chapters on quantitative and qualitative methods, critical psychology and valuesIncludes a wide array of critical approaches - community, feminist, postcolonial, psychoanalytic social psychologiesAddresses social psychology from an international perspective, drawing on work from Africa, Australia, Europe, North and South America, New Zealand, Asia Includes section summaries, further reading, online resources and questionsShowcases the work of a new and vibrant generation of social psychologists Covers the BPS recommendations for the social psychology syllabusThe book breaks new ground in the topics it covers and in the innovative approach it takes to assessing them. For students and their teachers alike, the book brings a 'breath of fresh air', making it not just a valuable resource, but an intriguing and enjoyable read.

Reading Human Nature

Reading Human Nature
Literary Darwinism in Theory and Practice

by Joseph Carroll

  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 2011-03-01
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 143843524X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Showcases the latest developments in literary Darwinism, a powerful approach that integrates evolutionary social science with literary humanism.

Living L'Arche

Living L'Arche
Stories of Compassion, Love and Disability

by Kevin Scott Reimer

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 1847064353
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Explores the origins and characteristics of compassionate love in those who care for the disabled.

The Future of Being Human and Other Essays

The Future of Being Human and Other Essays
A Book

by Sylvia Engdahl

  • Publisher : Sylvia Engdahl
  • Release : 2020-01-28
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What will humans be like in the future? According to science fiction author Sylvia Engdahl, they will be no different from what they're like now. There will be many innovations in technology and ways of daily life, but people are people, wherever and whenever they happen to live, and that's not going to change. In this book Engdahl departs from the theme of space colonization on which her past essays (available in her book From This Green Earth) have focused, and discusses such topics as artificial intelligence, "paranormal" psi powers, healthcare policy, and the coming loss of personal privacy. Her controversial views on these subjects will inspire thought about what the future is likely to bring.

On Human Nature

On Human Nature
Biology, Psychology, Ethics, Politics, and Religion

by Michel Tibayrenc,Francisco J. Ayala

  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 2016-09-12
  • Pages : 814
  • ISBN : 0127999159
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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On Human Nature: Biology, Psychology, Ethics, Politics, and Religion covers the present state of knowledge on human diversity and its adaptative significance through a broad and eclectic selection of representative chapters. This transdisciplinary work brings together specialists from various fields who rarely interact, including geneticists, evolutionists, physicians, ethologists, psychoanalysts, anthropologists, sociologists, theologians, historians, linguists, and philosophers. Genomic diversity is covered in several chapters dealing with biology, including the differences in men and apes and the genetic diversity of mankind. Top specialists, known for their open mind and broad knowledge have been carefully selected to cover each topic. The book is therefore at the crossroads between biology and human sciences, going beyond classical science in the Popperian sense. The book is accessible not only to specialists, but also to students, professors, and the educated public. Glossaries of specialized terms and general public references help nonspecialists understand complex notions, with contributions avoiding technical jargon. Provides greater understanding of diversity and population structure and history, with crucial foundational knowledge needed to conduct research in a variety of fields, such as genetics and disease Includes three robust sections on biological, psychological, and ethical aspects, with cross-fertilization and reciprocal references between the three sections Contains contributions by leading experts in their respective fields working under the guidance of internationally recognized and highly respected editors

Handbook of Interpersonal Psychology

Handbook of Interpersonal Psychology
Theory, Research, Assessment and Therapeutic Interventions

by Leonard M. Horowitz,Stephen Strack, Ph.D.

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2010-11-01
  • Pages : 648
  • ISBN : 0470471603
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Modern interpersonal psychology is now at a point where recent advances need to be organized so that researchers, practitioners, and students can understand what is new, different, and state-of-the art. This field-defining volume examines the history of interpersonal psychology and explores influential theories of normal-abnormal behaviors, widely-used assessment measures, recent methodological advances, and current interpersonal strategies for changing problematic behaviors. Featuring original contributions from field luminaries including Aaron Pincus, John Clarkin, David Buss, Louis Castonguay, and Theodore Millon, this cutting-edge volume will appeal to academicians, professionals, and students interested in the study of normal and abnormal interpersonal behavior.

Children and Nature

Children and Nature
Psychological, Sociocultural, and Evolutionary Investigations

by Peter H. Kahn, Jr.,Stephen R. Kellert

  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 2002-05-03
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN : 9780262250122
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For much of human evolution, the natural world was one of the most important contexts of children's maturation. Indeed, the experience of nature was, and still may be, a critical component of human physical, emotional, intellectual, and even moral development. Yet scientific knowledge of the significance of nature during the different stages of childhood is sparse. This book provides scientific investigations and thought-provoking essays on children and nature. Children and Nature incorporates research from cognitive science, developmental psychology, ecology, education, environmental studies, evolutionary psychology, political science, primatology, psychiatry, and social psychology. The authors examine the evolutionary significance of nature during childhood; the formation of children's conceptions, values, and sympathies toward the natural world; how contact with nature affects children's physical and mental development; and the educational and political consequences of the weakened childhood experience of nature in modern society.

The Crisis of Psychoanalysis

The Crisis of Psychoanalysis
Essays on Freud, Marx and Social Psychology

by Erich Fromm

  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 2014-12-09
  • Pages : 108
  • ISBN : 1497693454
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book brings together Erich Fromm’s basic statements on the application of psychoanalytic theory to social dynamics. At the same time it offers an image of man consonant with the hopes of radical humanism. The Crisis of Psychoanalysis is a collection of nine brilliant essays. Although his work is deeply rooted in Freudian theory, Fromm further develops Freud’s doctrines by including both social and ethical dimensions and applies his discoveries and insights to address the problems we face in society at large.

Inclusive Communities

Inclusive Communities
A Critical Reader

by Andrew Azzopardi,Shaun Grech

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2012-09-11
  • Pages : 233
  • ISBN : 9460918492
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The term "Inclusive Communities" has increasingly featured in recent years, at policy, practice and theoretical levels, drawing from different disciplinary standpoints. Much of this has been spurred by efforts at understanding the exclusions confronted by certain populations, to develop the notion of and mechanisms by which communities can include those who are marginalised and/or oppressed, and in some contexts to 'bring back' community as something real or imagined. In spite of this, this deceptive term remains shrouded in epistemological darkness, conveniently endorsed but often little theorised and less understood. This text provides an exciting introductory textbook, drawing academics, policy makers and activists from various fields to theorise, create new and innovative conceptual platforms and develop further the hybrid idea of inclusive communities.

Close Relationships

Close Relationships
Key Readings

by Harry T. Reis,Caryl E. Rusbult

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 518
  • ISBN : 9780863775963
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Each of the chapters in this reader is written by leading scholars in the area of relationships, reflecting the diversity of the field and including both contemporary and key historical papers for comprehensive coverage of research.