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Social Psychology

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  • Implausible Beliefsby Allan Mazur

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Why do people accept ideas that are contradicted by science or logic? In Implausible Beliefs, Allan Mazur offers a comparative look at the nature of irrational belief systems, their social roots, and their cultural and political impact. He begins by providing standards for judging beliefs implausible and assessing the impact of such belief systems... more...

  • Feeling Goodby Menelaos Apostolou

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Every day, people make life choices that, ideally, increase their evolutionary fitness ? the chances of survival and successful reproduction ? and lead to positive feelings of fulfilment, accomplishment, and happiness. Sometimes, however, individuals experience quite the opposite: feelings of sadness caused by fitness-decreasing choices. Fortunately,... more...

  • Nothingnessby Jytte Bang

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This book addresses nothingness as not only the intangible presence of an emotional, cultural, social, or even political void that is felt on an existential level, but has some solid foundations in reality. The death of a loved one, the social isolation of an individual, or the culture shock one may experience in another country are examples of situations... more...

  • Friendship Mattersby William Rawlins

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    In this volume, Dr. Rawlins traces and investigates the varieties, tensions, and functions of friendship for males and females throughout the life course. Using both conceptual and illustrative chapters, the book portrays the degrees of involvement, choice, risk, ambivalence, and ambiguity within friendships, and explores the emotional texture of interactions... more...

  • The Social Consequences of Modern Psychologyby Hans Eysenck

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    In The Social Consequences of Modern Psychology Eysenck takes the position that social science has real substance, and its findings ought to be applicable to social problems of our times. Although there is little that scientists can do about war and its prevention, or about social unrest and upheaval, or about strikes and other confrontations, there... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    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...

  • Interaction Ritualby Erving Goffman

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    "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$ 44.95

    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$ 44.95

    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$ 44.95

    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...