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- SAGE Publications 1999; US$ 60.00
Julie Hepworth locates contemporary discourses of anorexia nervosa within their historical context, showing how current practices continue to be influenced by medicine, psychology, ideology and politics. She demonstrates that anorexia nervosa must be considered within the political, social and gendered relationships that continue to contribute to its... more...
- Basic Books 2013; US$ 26.99
Why are Amazonian hunter-gatherers better at logic than Harvard students? Why did the Zambian president reject food donations during a famine? And why do billionaires work so hard?only to give their hard-earned money away? In this animated tour of the latest in behavioral science, psychologist Douglas T. Kenrick and marketing professor Vladas Griskevicius... more...
- Guilford Publications 2009; US$ 37.00
How do people cope with stressful experiences? What makes a coping strategy effective for a particular individual? This volume comprehensively examines the nature of psychosocial stress and the implications of different coping strategies for adaptation and health across the lifespan. Carolyn M. Aldwin synthesizes a vast body of knowledge within a... more...
- Springer Publishing Company 2013; US$ 30.00
"Reflecting the breath of love's myriad effects and possible causes, as well as the relatively recent volume of systematic scientific inquiry into these, the love literature is sprawling and unruly. Sternberg, however, hasdone an excellent job of selecting representative approaches and findings and presenting them to students in an organized,... more...
- NYU Press 2008; US$ 59.00
Winner of the 2008 Outstanding Book Award by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Michelle Oberman and Cheryl L. Meyer don’t write for news magazines or prime-time investigative television shows, but the stories they tell hold the same fascination. When Mothers Kill is compelling. In a clear, direct fashion the authors recount what they... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00
This work, honoring Saul B. Sells, adds to the understanding of the science of psychology and the application of that knowledge to meaningful human endeavors. Covers topics including: the interactionist approach and the importance of multivariate design, accuracy of measurement in order to move toward the understanding of human behavior, and the necessity... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 88.95
This book details years of research involving questionnaires and observations of married couples in pursuit of the determinants of both marital happiness and divorce. It will be of interest to family and clinical psychologists and methodologists. more...
- Basic Books 2014; US$ 26.99
An entertaining tour of the science of humor and laughter Humor, like pornography, is famously difficult to define. We know it when we see it, but is there any way to figure out what we really find funny? In this fascinating investigation into the science of humor and laughter, neuroscientist Scott Weems uncovers what?s happening in our heads when... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 15.99
In Where Am I? , University of Waterloo professor Colin Ellard offers an engrossing account of our mental relationship with physical space. One of his key premises is that human beings differ in fundamental ways from all other animals in the way our minds engage with space. He looks at the conceptual tools we share with animals for exploring spatial... more...