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Social Psychology

  • Animals in Social Workby Thomas Ryan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    This collection of essays articulates theoretical and philosophical arguments, and advances practical applications, as to why animals ought to matter to social work, in and of themselves. It serves as a persuasive corrective to the current invisibility of animals in contemporary social work practice and thought. more...

  • Social Influences on Romantic Relationshipsby Christopher R. Agnew

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Examines the effects of external factors on the social influences of those involved in close, interpersonal relationships. more...

  • Embracing Envyby Josh Gressel

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 24.99

    Embracing Envy features interviews with everyday people, reviews of mainstream psychological research, and lessons from wisdom literature that delve into how envy can be seen as meaningful and useful in our daily lives. more...

  • Responding to Sexual Offendingby Kieran McCartan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    This collection brings together international contributors from multiple disciplines to discuss the current public, social and governmental understandings and responses to sexual violence. Exploring issues such as how to manage sex offenders, the volume provides recommendations for how to reduce offending and improve community engagement. more...

  • The Hidden Agenda of the Political Mindby Jason Weeden; Robert Kurzban

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    When it comes to politics, we often perceive our own beliefs as fair and socially beneficial, while seeing opposing views as merely self-serving. But in fact most political views are governed by self-interest, even if we usually don?t realize it. Challenging our fiercely held notions about what motivates us politically, this book explores how self-interest... more...

  • Understanding Human Natureby Alfred Adler; Colin Brett

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 29.95

    Long-regarded as the handbook of Individual Psychology, Understanding Human Nature provides an engaging introduction to Adler?s key concepts including: inferiority and superiority complexes; life style; memories and dreams; love, marriage and children; and sexuality and sexual problems. Adler?s holistic approach to the study of personality saw him... more...

  • Disruptive Tourism and its Untidy Guestsby Soile Veijola; Jennie Germann Molz; Olli Pyyhtinen; Emily Höckert; Alexander Grit

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    This book invokes the radical potentialities of 'untidiness' to envision alternative arrangements of social life and hospitality. Instead of trying to manage sustainability or tidy up tourist situations, the authors embrace the messiness of human relations and argue for more creative, embodied and ethical ontologies of tourism and mobility. more...

  • The Passage from Youth to Adulthoodby Pierluca Birindelli

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 29.99

    This book investigates how young adults build their identities in modern society. Looking at narratives from Italian young adults living with their parents and from university students, along with sociological, psychological, and anthropological literature, Pierluca Birindelli explores ?intergenerational collusion? that defines modern adulthood.... more...

  • Erik Erikson?s Verbal Portraitsby Donald Capps

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99

    In Erik Erikson?s Verbal Portraits: Luther, Gandhi, Einstein, Jesus , Donald Capps contends that Erikson?s portraits of respective historical figures make a highly creative contribution to psychoanalytic discourse. more...

  • Impromptu Manby Jonathan D. Moreno

    Bellevue Literary Press 2014; US$ 18.95

    The untold story of the creative genius behind major 20th-century movements in therapy and theater and his lasting influence more...