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Mediated Nostalgia: Individual Memory and Contemporary Mass Media

by Ryan Lizardi

Mediated Nostalgia works to help understand the cultural, historical, and sociological implications of a past-obsessed media industry. It takes a cross-media and interdisciplinary approach in its study of the...


Erik Erikson's Verbal Portraits: Luther, Gandhi, Einstein, Jesus

by Donald Capps

In Erik Erikson’s Verbal Portraits: Luther, Gandhi, Einstein, Jesus, Donald Capps contends that Erikson’s portraits of respective historical figures make a highly creative contribution to psychoanalytic...


The Passage from Youth to Adulthood: Narrative and Cultural Thresholds

by Pierluca Birindelli

This book investigates how young adults build their identities in modern society. Looking at narratives from Italian young adults living with their parents and from university students, along with sociological,...


Irrationally Yours

by Dr. Dan Ariely & William Haefeli

Three-time New York Times bestselling author Dan Ariely teams up with legendary The New Yorker cartoonist William Haefeli to present an expanded, illustrated collection of his immensely popularWall Street...


Secrets From the Eating Lab

by Traci Mann

A provocative expose of the dieting industry from one of the nation’s leading researchers in self-control and the psychology of weight loss that offers proven strategies for sustainable weight loss.

From her...


Sociological Trespasses: Interrogating Sin and Flesh

by James Aho

Racism, collective violence, sickness, environmental catastrophe, body obsession, greed, and accelerated life concern everyone. In this book, however, they are not viewed as social problems to be solved by technical...


Socio-Analytic Dialogue: Incorporating Psychosocial Dynamics into Public Policies

by Bruno Boccara

Bruno Boccara’s Socio-Analytic Dialogue develops a new framework for analyzing public policy that incorporates complex and changing psychosocial issues, in particular those related to the societal unconscious....


Marching as to War: Personal Narratives of African American Women's Experiences in the Gulf Wars

by Elizabeth F. Desnoyers-Colas

Seen through the eyes of eleven African American servicewomen, this book explores issues such as health care, child care, sexism/sexual harassment, racism, religion, career advancement, and serving in combat...


One Hundred Years of Service Through Community: A Gould Farm Reader

by Steven K. Smith & Terry Beitzel

This reader consists of diverse writings about Gould Farm, considered the nation’s oldest residential rehabilitation community. The Farm now assists those with persistent mental illness. This book includes...


Working the Aisles: A Life in Consumption

by Robert Appelbaum

All the world is not a stage, anymore - the world is a supermarket. This book relates one man's struggle to go 'working the aisles'.


A Theory of Human Motivation

by Abraham H. Maslow

Maslow's hierarchy of needs is a theory in psychology proposed by Abraham Maslow in his 1943 paper "A Theory of Human Motivation" in Psychological Review. Maslow subsequently extended the idea to include his...


The Bounds of Reason: Game Theory and the Unification of the Behavioral Sciences

by Herbert Gintis

Game theory is central to understanding human behavior and relevant to all of the behavioral sciences—from biology and economics, to anthropology and political science. However, as The Bounds of Reason demonstrates,...


Race Trouble: Race, Identity and Inequality in Post-Apartheid South Africa

by Kevin Durrheim

This book draws on the South African experience to develop a theory of race trouble with the central observation that transformation in South Africa has reshaped patterns and practices of encounter and exchange...


Pseudoscience and Deception: The Smoke and Mirrors of Paranormal Claims

by Bryan Farha & Michael Shermer

Pseudoscience and Deception is a compilation of some of the most eye-opening skeptical articles pertaining to extraordinary claims and pseudoscience. The articles explore paranormal, extraordinary, or fringe-science...


Tyranny of Niceness: Unmasking the Need for Approval

by Evelyn Sommers

Psychologist Evelyn Sommers identifies and confronts our most fundamental social dysfunction niceness.


Totem and Taboo

by Sigmund Freud

Landmark collection of essays explores the conflict between primitive feelings and the demands of civilization. Ground-breaking work, essential for teachers and students of psychology and readers interested...


Human Nature and Conduct

by John Dewey

Influential work by the great educator/philosopher maintains that the key to social psychology lies in an understanding of the many varieties of habit; individual mental activity is guided by subordinate factors...


The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind

by Gustave Le Bon

One of the most influential books on social psychology ever written, brilliantly instructive in the general characteristics and mental unity of a crowd. A must-read for students, politicians, and investors.


Get Up, Stand Up: Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate Elite

by Bruce E. Levine

Polls show that the majority of Americans oppose recent US wars and Wall Street bailouts, yet most remain passive and appear resigned to powerlessness. In Get Up, Stand Up, Bruce Levine offers an original and...


Without Child: Challenging the Stigma of Childlessness

by Laurie Lisle

Without Child challenges the stigma of childlessness by offering childless women the lifeaffirming story of themselves. Beginning with the difficult inner journey a woman faces before finally deciding or realizing...