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Psychiatry of Workplace Dysfunction

by Group for Advancement of Psychiatry Committee on Work and Organizations

Work is essential to healthy and adaptive human psychological functioning. The work ethic couples work and reward in order to endow work with meaning, and a healthy workplace supports relationships and behaviors...

Unequal Foundations

by Steven Hitlin & Sarah K. Harkness

Unequal Foundations offers readers a novel theory and a unique use of cross-cultural data to assert that the level of economic inequality in a society is reflected in the emotional experience of its members....

The Oxford Handbook of Stigma, Discrimination, and Health

by Brenda Major, John F. Dovidio & Bruce G. Link

Stigma leads to poorer health. Edited by Brenda Major, John F. Dovidio, and Bruce G. Link, The Oxford Handbook of Stigma, Discrimination, and Health provides compelling evidence from various disciplines in support...

Who Can You Trust?: How Technology Brought Us Together and Why It Might Drive Us Apart

by Rachel Botsman

If you can't trust those in charge, who can you trust?From government to business, banks to media, trust in institutions is at an all-time low. But this isn't the age of distrust--far from it.

In this revolutionary...

Big Mind

by Geoff Mulgan

A new field of collective intelligence has emerged in the last few years, prompted by a wave of digital technologies that make it possible for organizations and societies to think at large scale. This “bigger...

The Oxford Handbook of the Human Essence

by John F. Dovidio & Martijn van Zomeren

What is the human essence? Although typically viewed as one of the big questions in philosophy, exploring the human essence requires a deep and comprehensive understanding of the human condition and thus social...

Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other

by Sherry Turkle

"Savvy and insightful." --New York Times

Technology has become the architect of our intimacies. Online, we fall prey to the illusion of companionship, gathering thousands of Twitter and Facebook friends, and...

The Oxford Handbook of Hope

by Matthew W. Gallagher & Shane J. Lopez

Hope has long been a topic of interest for psychologists, philosophers, educators, and physicians. In the past few decades, researchers from various disciplines and from around the world have studied how hope...

Entangled Narratives

by Lars-Christer Hyden

As people are living longer on average than ever before, the number of those with dementia will increase. Because many will live a considerable time at home with their diagnosis, we need to know more about the...

Organizational Learning and Performance

by Ryan Smerek

In Organizational Learning and Performance: The Science and Practice of Building a Learning Culture, Ryan Smerek combines organizational examples with insights from research, to provide readers with a unique...


by Daniel Horowitz

When a cultural movement that began to take shape in the mid-twentieth century erupted into mainstream American culture in the late 1990s, it brought to the fore the idea that it is as important to improve one's...

I Know Now

by Cinda Stevens Lonsway

            This is a three-part story of survival, healing and profound spiritual awakening.

On a cold autumn night in 1981, 19-year-old Cinda wakes to a stranger. He attacks. For three hours, she...

Man vs Mind: Everyday Psychology Explained

by Daniel Richardson

Where do our thoughts come from? Do we all see the same blue? And how much is our eye really like a camera? The tool that sets humans apart from the rest of the animal kingdom, and the most crucial part of our...

Handbook of Culture and Memory

by Brady Wagoner

In the Handbook of Culture and Memory, Brady Wagoner and his team of international contributors explore how memory is deeply entwined with social relationships, stories in film and literature, group history,...

Warlike and Peaceful Societies

by Agner Fog

Are humans violent or peaceful by nature? We are both.

In this ambitious and wide-ranging book, Agner Fog presents a ground-breaking new argument that explains the existence of differently organised societies...

Law and the Unconscious: A Psychoanalytic Perspective

by Anne C. Dailey

How do we bring the law into line with people's psychological experience?

How can psychoanalysis help us understand irrational actions and bad choices? Our legal system relies on the idea that people act reasonably...

Creating a Transformational Community

by August John Hoffman, Michelle Filkins, Desiree Weins & Joseph R. Ferrari et al.

The purpose of Creating a Transformational Community: The Fundamentals of Stewardship Activities is to provide the reader with a description of the important role that community development has in establishing...

The Macabresque

by Edward Weisband

Studies of genocide and mass atrocity most often focus on their causes and consequences, their aims and effects, and the number of people killed. But the question remains, if the main goal is death, then why...

Evaluating Qualitative Research

by Jeasik Cho

Qualitative researchers read journal articles, serve on masters' and doctoral committees, make careful decisions on whether conference proposals, manuscripts, or large-scale grant applications should be accepted...

Social Influence and Creativity: A Special Issue of Social Influence

by Marlene Turner

How do social influences affect such outcomes as creativity, innovation, originality, and inventiveness? While major advances have been made, many questions regarding the impact of contextual and social factors...