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Social Psychology

  • Life on Purposeby Victor J. Strecher

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 14.99

    A pioneer in the field of behavioral science delivers a groundbreaking work that shows how finding your purpose in life leads to better health and overall happiness. Your life is a boat. You need a rudder. But it doesn?t matter how much wind is in your sails if you?re not steering toward a harbor?an ultimate purpose in your life. While the greatest... more...

  • How Women Decideby Therese Huston

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016; US$ 28.00

    What's different for women making big decisions? Cognitive psychologist Therese Huston offers this definitive playbook for making stronger, wiser choices that thoughtfully addresses how the cultural landscape?and the research?defines how women decide. more...

  • How Music Helps in Music Therapy and Everyday Lifeby Gary Ansdell

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 39.95

    Why is music so important to most of us? How does music help us both in our everyday lives, and in the more specialist context of music therapy? This book suggests a new way of approaching these topical questions, drawing from Ansdell's long experience as a music therapist, and from the latest thinking on music in everyday life. Vibrant and moving... more...

  • Drugs, Clubs and Young Peopleby Bill Sanders

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    In this volume, contributors employ sociological and public health perspectives to offer insights into behaviours common at raves and nightclubs. The volume provides theoretical observations on illicit club drug use and supply, helping to challenge current orthodoxies on the role of drug use within young peoples' lives. Drawing material from the USA,... more...

  • Instant Networkingby Stefan Thomas

    Wiley 2016; US$ 22.00

    A fresh take on the vital business skill of networking Networking is something that many of us dread and try to avoid at all costs. But no longer the sole remit of sales people, it has become a vital business skill for us all. Expected to negotiate effectively through our careers, social lives and online presence, networking 24/7 has become a real... more...

  • Social Choice and Welfareby P.K. Pattanaik; M. Salles

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 72.95

    This volume comprises papers presented at the Symposium on Collective Choice, by leading experts in this field. It presents recent advances in Social Choice Theory and Welfare Economics. The papers are classified in two broad groups: (1) those dealing with the ethical aspects of the theory of social choice and (2) those concerned with the positive... more...

  • Interkulturelle Trainingsby Agostino Mazziotta; Verena Piper; Anette Rohmann

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 9.99

    DieAutorInnen bieten einen wissenschaftlich fundierten und gleichzeitigpraxisnahen Überblick über interkulturelle Trainings. Herausforderungen imRahmen der Planung und Durchführung werden abgebildet und es wird aufgezeigt,wie deren Wirksamkeit in der Praxis erhöht werden kann. Als Anregung zurkritischen Auseinandersetzung mit den Inhalten sind gezielte... more...

  • Why Would Anyone Do That?by Stephen C. Poulson

    Rutgers University Press 2016; US$ 28.95

    Focusing largely on triathlon and ?extreme? mountain biking, sociologist Stephen C. Poulson offers a fascinating exploration of the new lifestyle sports, shedding light on why people find them so compelling. Drawing on interviews with competitors, on his own experience as a participant, and other materials, Poulson looks at the commodification of... more...

  • A Joosr Guide to? Black Box Thinking by Matthew Syedby Joosr

    Joosr Ltd 2016; US$ 2.99

    In today's fast-paced world, it's tough to find the time to read. But with Joosr guides, you can get the key insights from bestselling non-fiction titles in less than 20 minutes. Whether you want to gain knowledge on the go or find the books you'll love, Joosr's brief and accessible eBook summaries fit into your life. Find out more at joosr.com. ... more...

  • Family, Gender and Kinship in Australiaby Allon J. Uhlmann

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    This ethnographically-based exploration draws on sociological, historical and demographic data to provide a comprehensive analysis of family, gender and kinship in Australia, which informs modern kinship and gender at large. Allon Uhlmann charts the cultural basis that underlies kinship practices and argues that the Australian family is characterized... more...