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Social Psychology

  • Perverse Psychologyby Jemma Tosh

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Psychology defines people who take pleasure in the suffering of others as having a form of mental illness, while?media representations frame such behaviour as ?evil?. This is hotly contested territory, not least where sexual violence is concerned ? violence which feminist voices argue is related to power rather than sex. Perverse Psychology... more...

  • Lighter as We Goby Mindy Greenstein; Jimmie Holland

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 18.99

    The fears of aging have been one long cascading domino effect through the years: twenty year-olds dread thirty; forty year-olds fear fifty; sixty fears seventy, and so it goes. And there is something to worry about, though it isn't what you'd expect: research shows that having a bad attitude toward aging when we're young is associated with... more...

  • Rethinking Creativityby Vlad Petre Glaveanu; Alex Gillespie; Jaan Valsiner

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Despite more than half a century of psychological research on creativity we are still far from a clear understanding of the creative process, its antecedents and consequences and, most of all, the ways in which we can effectively support creativity. This is primarily due to a narrow focus on creative individuals isolated from culture and society.... more...

  • Schadenfreudeby Wilco W. van Dijk; Jaap W. Ouwerkerk

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Why do we often enjoy other people's misfortune? This book provides a comprehensive summary of research on the emotion schadenfreude. more...

  • Travels With Caseyby Benoit Denizet-Lewis

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 26.00

    A moody Labrador and his insecure human take a funny, touching cross-country RV trip into the heart of America?s relationship with dogs. ?I don?t think my dog likes me very much,? New York Times Magazine writer Benoit Denizet-Lewis confesses at the beginning of his journey with his nine-year-old Labrador-mix, Casey. Over the next four months, thirty-two... more...

  • Travels With Caseyby Benoit Denizet-Lewis

    Simon & Schuster 2014; Not Available

    A moody Labrador and his insecure human take a funny, touching cross-country RV trip into the heart of America?s relationship with dogs. ?I don?t think my dog likes me very much,? New York Times Magazine writer Benoit Denizet-Lewis confesses at the beginning of his journey with his nine-year-old Labrador-mix, Casey. Over the next four months, thirty-two... more...

  • Travels With Caseyby Benoit Denizet-Lewis

    Simon & Schuster 2014; Not Available

    A moody Labrador and his insecure human take a funny, touching cross-country RV trip into the heart of America?s relationship with dogs. ?I don?t think my dog likes me very much,? New York Times Magazine writer Benoit Denizet-Lewis confesses at the beginning of his journey with his nine-year-old Labrador-mix, Casey. Over the next four months, thirty-two... more...

  • An Introduction to Social Psychologyby James Alcock; Stan Sadava

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 63.00

    An Introduction to Social Psychology  encourages mastery of the basics as well as critical thinking. It incorporates relevant insights from social neuroscience, evolutionary theory and positive psychology, and also covers the impact of new means of social interaction, including social media. more...

  • Neurobiology of Social Behaviorby Michael Numan

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 150.00

    Social neuroscience is a rapidly growing, interdisciplinary field which is devoted to understanding how social behavior is regulated by the brain, and how such behaviors in turn influence brain and biology. Existing volumes either fail to take a neurobiological approach or focus on one particular type of behavior, so the field is ripe for a comprehensive... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Language and Social Psychologyby Thomas M. Holtgraves

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 149.99

    Language pervades everything we do as social beings. It is, in fact, difficult to disentangle language from social life, and hence its importance is often missed. The emergence of new communication technologies makes this even more striking. People come to "know" one another through these interactions without ever having met face-to-face.... more...