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- Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 19.95
There are millions of self-help books that all promise the secret to obtaining a happy life—a successful career, lots of money, loving relationships, a defined and firm sense of morality; whatever could possibly define “happiness? for one person. But nothing is possibly more subjective than happiness. Everyone thinks of happiness as something different,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95
Bowen theory views the family as an emotional unit. The family is a natural system that has evolved, like all living systems. The elegance and unity of the concept of differentiation of self, and of Bowen theory in its entirety, is that they describe the basis of individual functioning in relation to others within the emotional systems of family, occupation,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95
This innovative text sheds light on how people work -- why they sometimes function well and, at other times, behave in ways that are self-defeating or destructive. The author presents her groundbreaking research on adaptive and maladaptive cognitive-motivational patterns and shows: * How these patterns originate in people's self-theories * Their... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95
What is the nature of the 'self', how do everyday experiences shape it, and how does it influence our thinking, judgements and behaviors? Such questions constitute enduring puzzles in psychology, and are also of critical practical importance for applied domains such as clinical, counseling, educational and organizational psychology. In this book a... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 95.00
The primary aim of this volume is to present the most recent advances in the psychological study of the self with a special emphasis on the factors that contribute to self-concept and self-esteem. This volume offers the following features: * state-of-the-art testimonies of important new research programs on the self * valuable reviews and... more...
- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 66.99
Self and identity have been important yet volatile notions in psychology since its formative years as a scientific discipline. Recently, psychologists and other social scientists have begun to develop and refine the conceptual and empirical tools for studying the complex nature of self. This volume presents a critical analysis of fundamental issues... more...
- SAGE Publications 2001; US$ 65.00
Written by one of the most distinguished commentators in the field, this book asks why we see some bodies as 'monstrous' or 'vulnerable' and examines what this tells us about ideas of bodily 'normality' and bodily perfection. Drawing on feminist theories of the body, biomedical discourse and historical data, Margrit Shildrick argues that the response... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 46.00
Explores the concept of reflexive embodiment, how we, as embodied beings, reflect upon our own embodiment. This book considers the ways in which we modify and maintain our bodies, from brushing our teeth and washing our face through to tattooing and bodybuilding. It also evaluates competing claims on embodiment and suggests alternative approaches. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 95.00
The majority of research on human perception and action examines sensors and effectors in relative isolation. What is less often considered in these research domains is that humans interact with a perceived world in which they themselves are part of the perceptual representation, as are the positions and actions (potential or ongoing) of other active... more...