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Social Psychology

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  • Obedience to Authorityby Stanley Milgram

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 11.99

    THE INSPIRATION FOR THE MAJOR MOTION PICTURE  THE EXPERIMENTER “The classic account of the human tendency to follow orders, no matter who they hurt or what their consequences.”  — Michael Dirda,  Washington Post Book World In the 1960s Yale University psychologist Stanley Milgram famously carried out a series of experiments that forever changed... more...

  • Friendship Mattersby William Rawlins

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    In this volume, Dr. Rawlins traces and investigates the varieties, tensions, and functions of friendship for males and females throughout the life course. Using both conceptual and illustrative chapters, the book portrays the degrees of involvement, choice, risk, ambivalence, and ambiguity within friendships, and explores the emotional texture of interactions... more...

  • The Social Consequences of Modern Psychologyby Hans Eysenck

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    In The Social Consequences of Modern Psychology Eysenck takes the position that social science has real substance, and its findings ought to be applicable to social problems of our times. Although there is little that scientists can do about war and its prevention, or about social unrest and upheaval, or about strikes and other confrontations, there... more...

  • Social Psychology and Human Valuesby Anselm L. Strauss

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Reflecting the contributions of M. Brewster Smith to social psychology and personality study, this selection includes not only his best known essays but also previously unpublished material. Professor Smith's consistent striving for a psychology both scientific and humane unifies the collection; it is a valid and valuable overview of the relevance... more...

  • Nothingnessby Jytte Bang

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This book addresses nothingness as not only the intangible presence of an emotional, cultural, social, or even political void that is felt on an existential level, but has some solid foundations in reality. The death of a loved one, the social isolation of an individual, or the culture shock one may experience in another country are examples of situations... more...

  • Social Interactionby Muzafer Sherif

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 45.95

    Reflecting the many contributions of Muzafer Sherif to social psychology during the past thirty years, this volume presents selections from among Sherif's most widely known essays and provides a systematic overview of his evolving interests, concepts, methods and research findings. Twenty-five essays are divided into five sections according to content;... more...

  • Implausible Beliefsby Allan Mazur

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Why do people accept ideas that are contradicted by science or logic? In Implausible Beliefs, Allan Mazur offers a comparative look at the nature of irrational belief systems, their social roots, and their cultural and political impact. He begins by providing standards for judging beliefs implausible and assessing the impact of such belief systems... more...

  • Feeling Goodby Menelaos Apostolou

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Every day, people make life choices that, ideally, increase their evolutionary fitness ? the chances of survival and successful reproduction ? and lead to positive feelings of fulfilment, accomplishment, and happiness. Sometimes, however, individuals experience quite the opposite: feelings of sadness caused by fitness-decreasing choices. Fortunately,... more...

  • On Purposeful Systemsby Fred Emery

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    This book provides an innovative foundation for looking at human and social behavior u as a system of purposeful (teleological) events. It uses a systems theoretical approach for the study of these phenomena, and illustrates and extends general systems theory. Part One develops the concepts of traditional mechanism from which, successively, the concepts... more...

  • Friendship as a Social Institutionby Michal McCall

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    What is the social organization of love, friendship, rivalry, marriage, admiration, collegiality, parenthood, acquaintance, and clientage? How are these types of relationships similar and how do they differ? Few sociological works exist on relationships between friends, business partners, customers and clerks, mailmen and homeowners, and employers... more...