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  • The Cultural Animalby Roy F. Baumeister

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 28.99 US$ 26.09

    This book provides a coherent explanation of human nature, which is to say how people think, act, and feel, what they want, and how they interact with each other. The central idea is that the human psyche was designed by evolution to `nable people to create and sustain culture. more...

  • Is There Anything Good About Men?by Roy F. Baumeister

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 17.99 US$ 16.19

    Challenging the widely accepted view that gender politics began with men exploiting and oppressing women, Baumeister says that men and women have mostly been partners, and gender inequalities arose because wealth, knowledge, and power were created by men in the often rough and brutal competition that was the engine of progress and civilization. This... more...

  • Masochism and the Selfby Roy F. Baumeister

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This volume provides an integrative theory firmly grounded in current psychology of the self, and offers a fresh, compelling account of one of psychology's most enigmatic behavior patterns. Professor Baumeister provides comprehensive coverage of historical and cross-cultural theories and empirical data on masochism and presents recent, original data... more...

  • Evilby Ph.D. Roy F. Baumeister

    Henry Holt and Co. 2015; US$ 17.24

    Why is there evil, and what can scientific research tell us about the origins and persistence of evil behavior? Considering evil from the unusual perspective of the perpetrator, Baumeister asks, How do ordinary people find themselves beating their wives? Murdering rival gang members? Torturing political prisoners? Betraying their colleagues to the... more...

  • Willpowerby Roy F. Baumeister; John Tierney

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 14.09

    Can you resist everything except temptation? In a hedonistic age full of distractions, it's hard to possess willpower - or in fact even understand why we should need it. Yet it's actually the most important factor in achieving success and a happy life, shown to be more significant than money, looks, background or intelligence. This book reveals the... more...

  • Advanced Social Psychologyby Roy F. Baumeister; Eli J. Finkel

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 97.99 US$ 88.19

    Social psychology is a flourishing discipline. It explores the most essential questions of the human psyche, and it does so with clever, ingenuitive research methods. This edited volume, with chapters written by world-renowned leaders on their topic, is a textbook for advanced social psychology courses. more...

  • Handbook of Self-Regulation, Third Editionby Kathleen D. Vohs; Roy F. Baumeister

    Guilford Publications 2016; US$ 85.00

    From leading authorities, this significantly revised and expanded handbook is a highly regarded reference in a rapidly growing field. It thoroughly examines the conscious and unconscious processes by which people manage their behavior and emotions, control impulses, and strive toward desired goals. Chapters explore such vital issues as why certain... more...

  • Psychology of Self-Regulationby Joseph P. Forgas; Roy F. Baumeister; Dianne M. Tice

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 47.95

    The ability to regulate and control our behaviors is a key accomplishment of the human species, yet the psychological mechanisms involved in self-regulation remain incompletely understood. This book presents contributions from leading international researchers who survey the most recent developments in this fascinating area. The chapters shed new... more...

  • Are We Free? Psychology and Free Willby John Baer; James C. Kaufman; Roy F. Baumeister

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 46.99 US$ 42.29

    This book looks both at recent experimental and theoretical work directly related to free will and at ways leading psychologists from all branches of psychology deal with the philosophical problems long associated with the question of free will, such as the relationship between determinism and free will and the importance of consciousness in free will.... more...

  • Homo Prospectusby Martin E. P. Seligman; Peter Railton; Roy F. Baumeister; Chandra Sripada

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 25.99 US$ 23.39

    In this remarkable convergence of research in philosophy, statistics, decision theory, psychology, and neuroscience, Homo Prospectus shows how human prospection fundamentally reshapes our understanding of key cognitive processes, thereby improving individual and social functioning. It aims to galvanize interest in this new science from scholars in... more...

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