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Being Unequal: How Identity Helps Make and Break Power and Privilege

by Peter L. Callero

Being Unequal explores how identity categories associated with race, class, gender, and sexuality help shape inequality. This concise and accessible book asks: How is identity experienced? How does identity...


Being Unequal

by Peter L. Callero

We may think we control our own destinies, but who we are, how we think, what we feel, and how we act are shaped by multiple, intersecting identities that have different amounts of power and value in our society....


Mate Choice

by Gil G. Rosenthal

The popular consensus on mate choice has long been that females select mates likely to pass good genes to offspring. In Mate Choice, Gil Rosenthal overturns much of this conventional wisdom. Providing the first...


The Oxford Handbook of Social Influence

by Stephen G. Harkins, Kipling D. Williams & Jerry M. Burger

The study of social influence has been central to social psychology since its inception. In fact, research on social influence predated the coining of the term social psychology. Its influence continued through...


Campaigns That Matter

by Jay Wendland

Every four years Americans are inundated with campaign activities from candidates attempting to become the next president of the United States. An under-researched area of these campaign activities are campaign...


Strange Contagion

by Lee Daniel Kravetz

Picking up where The Tipping Point leaves off, respected journalist Lee Daniel Kravetz’s Strange Contagion is a provocative look at both the science and lived experience of social contagion.

In 2009, tragedy...


A New Narrative for Psychology

by Brian Schiff

How can a narrative perspective help us advance our understanding of the fundamental problems of human psychology and better appreciate persons in diverse social and cultural contexts? In A New Narrative for...


Trust in Social Dilemmas

by Paul A.M. Van Lange, Bettina Rockenbach & Toshio Yamagishi

One of the key scientific challenges is the puzzle of human cooperation. Why do people cooperate with one another? What causes individuals to lend a helping hand to a stranger, even if it comes at a major cost...


When Prophecy Fails

by Leon Festinger

The study reported in this volume grew out of some theoretical work, one phase of which bore specifically on the behavior of individuals in social movements that made specific (and unfulfilled) prophecies. We...


Face Value

by Alexander Todorov

We make up our minds about others after seeing their faces for a fraction of a second—and these snap judgments predict all kinds of important decisions. For example, politicians who simply look more competent...


The Captain Class: The Hidden Force That Creates the World's Greatest Teams

by Sam Walker

The founding editor of The Wall Street Journal’s sports section profiles the greatest teams in history and identifies the counterintuitive leadership qualities of the unconventional men and women who drove...


Emotions and Affect in Human Factors and Human-Computer Interaction

by Myounghoon Jeon

Emotions and Affect in Human Factors and Human-Computer Interaction is a complete guide for conducting affect-related research and design projects in H/F and HCI domains. Introducing necessary concepts, methods,...


Insight: Why We're Not as Self-Aware as We Think, and How Seeing Ourselves Clearly Helps Us Succeed at Work and in Life

by Tasha Eurich

Most people feel like they know themselves pretty well. But what if you could know yourself just a little bit better—and with this small improvement, get a big payoff…not just in your career, but in your...


Paths to Fulfillment

by Ruthellen Josselson

How do women create fulfilling lives? How does the identity they choose (or not choose) by the end of their college career affect how their lives unfold? For 35 years, Ruthellen Josselson has followed 25 randomly...


Scienceblind: Why Our Intuitive Theories About the World Are So Often Wrong

by Andrew Shtulman

"A fascinating, empathetic book"-Wall Street Journal

Humans are born to create theories about the world--unfortunately, they're usually wrong, and keep us from understanding the world as it really is.

Why do we...


Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People

by Vanessa Van Edwards

Do you feel awkward at networking events? Do you wonder what your date really thinks of you? Do you wish you could decode people? You need to learn the science of people.

 

As a human behavior hacker, Vanessa...


The General Factor of Personality

by Janek Musek

The General Factor of Personality improves our understanding of the personality structure and the relations between major personality dimensions, as well as major dimensions of the entire non-cognitive sphere...


DNA Is Not Destiny: The Remarkable, Completely Misunderstood Relationship between You and Your Genes

by Steven J. Heine

One of the world’s leading cultural psychologists debunks the hype surrounding DNA testing and puts to rest our mistaken anxieties about our genes.

Do you fear what might be lurking in your DNA?

Well, now...


Majority and Minority Influence: Societal Meaning and Cognitive Elaboration

by Stamos Papastamou, Antonis Gardikiotis & Gerasimos Prodromitis

Majority and minority influence research examines how groups influence the attitudes, thoughts and behaviours of individuals, groups and society as a whole. This volume collects recent work by an international...


Behaving Badly: The New Morality in Politics, Sex, and Business

by Eden Collinsworth

What is the relevance of morality today? Eden Collinsworth enlists the famous, the infamous, and the heretofore unheard-of to unravel how we make moral choices in an increasingly complex—and ethically flexible—age....