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Social perception. Social cognition

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  • Stereotypes as Explanationsby Craig McGarty; Vincent Y. Yzerbyt; Russell Spears

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 36.00

    Stereotypes as Explanations explores the way that people develop impressions and views of social groups. more...

  • Borderwork in Multicultural Australiaby Bob Hodge; John O'Carroll

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 34.50

    Australia's faith in multiculturalism has been shaken by ferocious attacks in the public arena over the past decade. Borderwork in Multicultural Australia, reviews the hot spots, reasserts the value of multiculturalism and argues that a multicultural society is the best bulwark against terrorism, racism and injustice. more...

  • The Psychology of Appearanceby Nicola Rumsey

    McGraw-Hill Education 2005; US$ 47.00

    Includes a summary and critical evaluation of research and understanding concerning the psychology of appearance; a review of the methodological challenges for researchers in this area; and, an overview of understanding of appearance-related concerns and distress in the general population and among those with acquired or congenital disfigurements. more...

  • Blackwell Handbook of Social Psychologyby Sam Gaertner; Rupert Brown

    Wiley 2008; US$ 231.95

    This volume will provide an authoritative, state of the art overview of the field of intergroup processes. The volume is divided into nine major sections on cognition, motivation, emotion, communication and social influence, changing intergroup relations, social comparison, self-identity, methods and applications. Provides an authoritative, state... more...

  • Transformationsby Grant David McCracken

    Indiana University Press 2008; US$ 16.95

    Self reinvention has become a preoccupation of contemporary culture. In the last decade, Hollywood made a 500-million-dollar bet on this idea with movies such as Multiplicity, Fight Club, eXistenZ, and Catch Me If You Can. Self reinvention marks the careers of Madonna, Ani DiFranco, Martha Stewart, and... more...

  • Too Safe For Their Own Goodby Michael Ungar

    Allen & Unwin 2008; US$ 24.50

    A fresh, powerful and practical guide to help concerned parents set appropriate limits on their children while still giving them the opportunity to experience those rites of passage that will allow them to become happy, competent adults. more...

  • Catalogue of Risksby Dirk Proske

    Springer 2008; US$ 179.00

    The term risk has experienced a dramatic growth in usage over the last few years. This is mainly due to the growing concern about the future of mankind, but also to a greater awareness of the limited nature of our resources. People want to know what can go wrong. In the beginning terms such as risk, disaster, indeterminacy and uncertainty are discussed... more...

  • Social Theories of Risk and Uncertaintyby Jens O. Zinn

    Wiley 2009; US$ 125.95

    Written by leading experts in the field, Social Theories of Risk and Uncertainty is an introduction to mainstream theorizing on risk and uncertainty in sociology. Provides an overview of the historical developments and conceptual aspects of risk Identifies why theorizing on risk is necessary and highlights specific sociological contributions... more...

  • Risk in Social Scienceby Peter Taylor-Gooby; Jens O. Zinn

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 48.99

    This book is designed as an introduction to recent social science work on risk and is intended primarily for students in sociology, social psychology, and psychology, although it will also be useful for those studying political science, government, public policy, and economics. It is written by leading experts actively involved in research in the field. more...

  • The Power of Labellingby Joy Moncrieffe; Rosalind Eyben

    Earthscan 2007; US$ 35.95

    ‘The Power of Labelling illuminates a fundamental and intriguing dimension of social and political life. Striking cases from a range of policy contexts generate eyeopening analyses of labelling’s causes and consequences uses and abuses and of alternatives in thinking and relating.’ DES GASPER INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL STUDIES THE HAGUE ‘The... more...