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  • The Construction of Preferenceby Sarah Lichtenstein; Paul Slovic

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 52.00 US$ 42.64

    Describes the concept of preference construction within psychology, economics, marketing, law, and environmental policy. more...

  • A Critical Study of Self-Help and Self-Improvement Practicesby Scott Cherry

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 169.95

    The contemporary cultural phenomenon of self-help is highly visible and yet inadequately understood. This study explores the seeming polarization of self-help – the splitting of the individual (the self) and the collective (the help) – through detailed ethnographic examination of self-help books and self-help groups. It relates these “poles”... more...

  • Human Errorby George A. Peters; Barbara J. Peters

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 99.95

    Human error is regularly viewed as an inevitable part of everyday life. In many cases the results of human error are harmless and correctable, but in cases where injury and death can occur, reduction of error is imperative. An integration of useful how-to-do-it information, Human Error: Causes and Control covers theories, methods, and specific techniques... more...

  • Self Help, Inc.by Micki McGee

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 32.99 US$ 28.37

    Why doesn't self-help help? Cultural critic Micki McGee puts forward this paradoxical question as she looks at a world where the market for self-improvement products is exploding, and there seems to be no end in sight. Rather than seeing narcissism at the root of the self-help craze, McGee shows a nation relying on self-help culture for advice on how... more...

  • The Will: Volume 1, Dual Aspect Theoryby Brian O'Shaughnessy

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    O'Shaughnessy investigates bodily action in a new edition of this classic work of analytical philosophy. more...

  • Oxford Handbook of Human Actionby Ezequiel Morsella; John A. Bargh; Peter M. Gollwitzer

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 114.99 US$ 98.89

    This 'bible' of action research brings together the current thinking of eminent researchers in the domains of motor control, behavioral and cognitive neuroscience, psycholinguistics, biology, as well as cognitive, developmental, social, and motivational psychology. It represents a determined multidisciplinary effort, spanning across various areas... more...

  • Control of Human Behavior, Mental Processes, and Consciousnessby Walter J. Perrig; Alexander Grob

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    In this book, an international group of leading scientists present perspectives on the control of human behavior, awareness, consciousness, and the meaning and function of perceived control or self-efficacy in people's lives. The book breaks down the barriers between subdisciplines, and thus constitutes an occasion to reflect on various facets of control... more...

  • Thought Manipulation: The Use and Abuse of Psychological Trickeryby Sapir Handelman

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 64.00

    From politics to sales, education, romance, and parenthood, everyone plays?wittingly or not?the roles of manipulator or manipulated. Thought Manipulation: The Use and Abuse of Psychological Trickery offers a thorough understanding of the art of manipulation, leading readers on a fascinating journey into the gray areas of ethics, politics, leadership,... more...

  • De menselijke beslisserby W.L. Tiemeijer; C.A. Thomas; H.M. Prast

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 61.50

    Hoe kiezen mensen uit de vele mogelijkheden waarvoor zij zich ? iedere dag opnieuw ? gesteld zien? In dit boek geven vooraanstaande Nederlandse wetenschappers uit diverse disciplines een helder overzicht van de meest recente kennis over menselijk keuzegedrag. Daarbij gaan zij uitgebreid in op de grote invloed van de omgeving en de rol van het onbewuste.... more...

  • Psychology of Self-Regulationby Joseph P. Forgas; Roy F. Baumeister; Dianne M. Tice

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 47.95

    The ability to regulate and control our behaviors is a key accomplishment of the human species, yet the psychological mechanisms involved in self-regulation remain incompletely understood. This book presents contributions from leading international researchers who survey the most recent developments in this fascinating area. The chapters shed new... more...