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Social perception. Social cognition

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  • Pursuing Trayvon Martinby George Yancy; Janine Jones

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 41.50

    Pursuing Trayvon Martin: Historical Contexts and Contemporary Manifestations of Racial Dynamics explores the historical implications of the fatal shooting of the unarmed black teen, Trayvon Martin, by George Zimmerman, in 2012. The book telescopes various themes that are important to a broad market, including race, masculinity, racial profiling,... more...

  • Cognitive Social Psychologyby Gordon B. Moskowitz

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    A comprehensive overview of the mechanisms involved in how cognitive processes determine thought and behavior toward the social world, Cognitive Social Psychology: *examines cognition as a motivated process wherein cognition and motivation are seen as intertwined; * reviews the latest research on stereotyping, prejudice, and the ability to control... more...

  • Cities at Riskby Helene Joffe; Tiziana Rossetto; John Adams

    Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 122.30

    When a natural hazard strikes a city, many people are vulnerable.  This book explores what city-dwellers think and feel about the threats that they face.  It brings to light the ways different cultures represent the natural hazards around them. more...

  • Advances in Positive Organizationby Arnold B. Bakker

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2013; US$ 169.99

    Attempts to build a bridge between POB and Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS). This volume includes contributions from both fields, and theories and studies in which a positive individual perspective (POB) is combined with a positive organization perspective (POS). more...

  • Riskby Matthias Beck; Beth Kewell

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 104.00 US$ 94.64

    Over a period of several centuries, the academic study of risk has evolved as a distinct body of thought, which continues to influence conceptual developments in fields such as economics, management, politics and sociology. However, few scholarly works have given a chronological account of cultural and intellectual trends relating to the understanding... more...

  • Contemporary Social Constructionismby Darin Weinberg

    Temple University Press 2014; US$ 30.95

    In Contemporary Social Constructionism , Darin Weinberg provides a detailed, critical overview of the key themes of this school of thought, which explains how phenomena and ways of thinking develop in their social contexts. Weinberg traces the multiple roots of social constructionism, and shows how it has been used, critiqued, and refined within... more...

  • The Social Roots of Riskby Kathleen Tierney

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Rather than acts of God or random acts of nature, The Social Roots of Risk argues that hazards, disasters, and crises of all sorts are produced by the social order itself—that the routine activities of institutions, organizations, and groups invite risk into our lives and put us in harms way. more...

  • Social Constructionismby Vivien Burr

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 48.95

    Now in its third edition, this successful book introduces students to the area of social science theory and research known as social constructionism. Using a variety of examples from everyday experience and from existing research in areas such as personality, sexuality and health, it clearly explains the basic theoretical assumptions of social constructionism.... more...

  • Anthropology and Riskby Asa Boholm

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Drawing on theory from anthropology, sociology, organisation studies and philosophy, this book addresses how the perception, communication and management of risk is shaped by culturally informed and socially embedded knowledge and experience. It provides an account of how interpretations of risk in society are conditioned by knowledge claims and cultural... more...

  • Modes of Uncertaintyby Limor Samimian-Darash; Paul Rabinow

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 32.50 US$ 27.63

    Modes of Uncertainty offers groundbreaking ways of thinking about danger, risk, and uncertainty from an analytical and anthropological perspective. Our world, the contributors show, is increasingly populated by forms, practices, and events whose uncertainty cannot be reduced to risk—and thus it is vital to distinguish between the two. Drawing the... more...