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Social Psychology

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  • Interaction Ritualby Erving Goffman

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 48.54

    "Not then, men and their moments. Rather, moment and their men," writes Erving Goffman in the introduction to his groundbreaking 1967 Interaction Ritual , a study of face-to-face interaction in natural settings, that class of events which occurs during co-presence and by virtue of co-presence. The ultimate behavioral materials are the glances, gestures,... more...

  • The Invasion from Marsby Hadley Cantril

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 48.54

    On Halloween night 1938, Orson Welles broadcast a radio adaptation of the H. G. Wells fantasy, The War of the Worlds . What listeners heard sounded so realistic that at least a million were frightened by word that "strange creatures" from Mars had landed in central New Jersey and were "unleashing a deadly assault." Several thousand were so terrified... more...

  • The Alcoholic Societyby Reece McGee

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 48.54

    Offering a unique theoretical foundation to understanding the lived experience of the active alcoholic, Denzin asserts that alcoholism is a disease in which negative emotions divide the self into warring, inner factions, fueled and distorted by alcoholic intoxication. The work is solidly anchored in a long-term study of the socialization experiences... more...

  • On Purposeful Systemsby Fred Emery

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 48.54

    This book provides an innovative foundation for looking at human and social behavior u as a system of purposeful (teleological) events. It uses a systems theoretical approach for the study of these phenomena, and illustrates and extends general systems theory. Part One develops the concepts of traditional mechanism from which, successively, the concepts... more...

  • Friendship as a Social Institutionby Michal McCall

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 48.54

    What is the social organization of love, friendship, rivalry, marriage, admiration, collegiality, parenthood, acquaintance, and clientage? How are these types of relationships similar and how do they differ? Few sociological works exist on relationships between friends, business partners, customers and clerks, mailmen and homeowners, and employers... more...

  • Suggestion and its Role in Social Lifeby V. M. Bekhterev

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 48.54

    Vladimir Mikhailovitch Bekhterev was a pioneering Russian neurologist, psychiatrist, and psychologist. A highly esteemed rival of Ivan Pavlov, his achievements in the areas of personality, clinical psychology, and political and social psychology were recognized and acclaimed throughout the world. However, when his version of reflexological doctrine... more...

  • Conflict, Power, and Gamesby James T. Tedeschi

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 48.54

    The technological revolution in the social sciences made available a set of research tools and data manipulation techniques that permit the study of complex social processes previously inaccessible or not amenable to our observational powers. One important set of tools took the generic title "experimental games," which were characterized by the interactive... more...

  • The Drama of Social Lifeby T. R. Young

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 48.54

    These essays explore the many ways theater and dramaturgy are used to shape the everyday experience of people in mass societies. Young argues that technologies combine with the world of art, music, and cinema to shape consciousness as a commodity and to fragment social relations in the market as well as in religion and politics. He sees the central... more...

  • The Social Influence Processesby James T. Tedeschi

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 53.79

    Social psychologists have always been concerned with two-person interactions and the factors enabling one person to gain dominance. Although social psychology has devised a revolutionary set of techniques to investigate the phenomenon of power, hypotheses are too often ambiguously stated, research programs end in cul-de-sacs, and experiments take... more...

  • Attraction and Hostilityby Anton Pelinka

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 48.54

    Attraction and hostility find expression in almost every variety of human relationship, and have consequently provided a central theme for social psychology since its beginnings. Yet attempts to conceptualize the diverse phenomena embraced in these terms have produced theories of such wide generality that they have little explanatory or predictive... more...