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- Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 194.99
For decades, the relationship between personality psychology and social psychology has been defined by its contrasts: sometimes highly overlapping and intertwined, at other times conflicting and even competing. This contradiction has been ultimately counterproductive, as it has precluded the understanding of people as both individuals and social beings.The... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1984; US$ 44.00
The two volumes of The Social Dimension present a comprehensive survey of the major developments in social psychology which took place in Europe during the very active 1970s and 1980s. They aim to capture the diversity and vitality of the discipline, stress the growing emphasis on fully social analyses of social psychological phenomena - hence 'the... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 249.99
The goal of cultural psychology is to explain the ways in which human cultural constructions -- for example, rituals, stereotypes, and meanings -- organize and direct human acting, feeling, and thinking in different social contexts. A rapidly growing, international field of scholarship, cultural psychology is ready for an interdisciplinary, primary... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 144.99
Organizational socialization is the process by which a new employee learns to adapt to an organizational culture. This crucial early period has been shown to have an influence on eventual job satisfaction, commitment, innovation, and cooperation, and ultimately the performance of the organization. After decades of research on organizational socialization,... more...
- SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 55.00
`I think this is a wonderful book. The social psychological theories are exceptionally well presented for practical use. Anyone studying social psychology will find this book extremely relevant and accessible' - Gerjo Kok, Professor of Applied Psychology, Department of Work and Social Psychology, Maastricht University more...
- Lexington Books 2012; US$ 89.99
This ambitious merger of sociology, biology, and psychology finds that the human experience of "attachment" is neither deterministically evolutionary nor altogether socially constructed, but rather a function of varieties of nurturance in dyadic parent-to-child and child-to-parent interactions....Recommended. more...
- SAGE Publications 1998; US$ 56.00
Drawing upon the wider critical and discursive turn in the human sciences, Social Constructionism, Discourse and Realism explores comprehensively the many claims about what we can know of `reality' in social constructionist and discursive research in psychology. Relativist versus realist tensions go to the heart of current theoretical and methodological... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2004; US$ 19.08
We all think we know what play is. Play is what we do as children, what we do outside of work, what we do for no other reason than for pleasure. But this is only half of the truth. 'The Play Ethic' explores the real meaning of play and shows how a more playful society would revolutionize and liberate our daily lives. Using wide and varied sources -... more...