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Psychological Capital and Beyond

by Fred Luthans, Carolyn M. Youssef-Morgan & Bruce J. Avolio

Although there are as many answers to the question of how organizations can gain competitive advantage in todays global economy as there are books and experts, one lesson seems very clear: traditional answers...

Is Shame Necessary?: New Uses for an Old Tool

by Jennifer Jacquet

An urgent, illuminating exploration of the social nature of shame and of how it might be used to promote large-scale political change and social reform.


In cultures that champion the individual, guilt is...

Performing Action: Artistry in Human Behavior and Social Research

by Joseph R. Gusfield

“The goal of . . . [this book] is to forge a closer relationship between art and sociology. The link is that individual conduct studied by sociologists is like planned and rehearsed theatrical actions, which...

Psychology and Capitalism: The Manipulation of Mind

by Ron Roberts

How your state of mind makes Big Business Happy

Body Image and Identity in Contemporary Societies: Psychoanalytic, social, cultural and aesthetic perspectives

by Ekaterina Sukhanova & Hans-Otto Thomashoff

Popular interest in body image issues has grown dramatically in recent years, due to an emphasis on individual responsibility and self-determination in contemporary society as well as the seemingly limitless...

Educational Psychology

by Tony Cline, Anthea Gulliford & Susan Birch

Educational Psychology, Second Edition offers a comprehensive overview of how key advances in social, developmental and cognitive psychology impact upon the role of educational psychologists working today. Written...

The Killing Compartments: The Mentality of Mass Murder

by Abram de Swaan

The twentieth century was among the bloodiest in the history of humanity. Untold millions were slaughtered. How people are enrolled in the service of evil is a question that continues to bedevil. In this trenchant...

The Intercultural Mind: Connecting Culture, Cognition, and Global Living

by Joseph Shaules

A pioneering look at the new world of cultural neuroscience and how intercultural experiences can change the way we think.

Twins Talk: What Twins Tell Us about Person, Self, and Society

by Dona Lee Davis

Twins Talk is an ethnographic study of identical twins in the United States, a study unique in that it considers what twins have to say about themselves, instead of what researchers have written about them....

Advances in Experimental Social Psychology

by Mark P. Zanna & James M. Olson

Advances in Experimental Social Psychology continues to be one of the most sought after and most often cited series in this field. Containing contributions of major empirical and theoretical interest, this series...

Power and Identity

by Denis Sindic, Manuela Barreto & Rui Costa-Lopes

The concepts of power and identity are vital to many areas of social research. In this edited collection, a prominent set of contributors explore the double relationship between power and group identity, focusing...

The Creativity Crisis: Reinventing Science to Unleash Possibility

by Roberta Ness

Every day we hear about some fascinating new discovery. Yet anemic progress toward addressing the greatest risks to humankind -- clean energy, emerging infections, and cancer -- warns us that science may not...

The Madness of Modern Parenting

by Zoe Williams

Parenting in the modern world is an overwhelming concept. It seems to divide everyone from psychologists and politicians to scientists and salesmen, leaving the parents themselves with a terrible headache as...

Entangled Souls

by Bettina Buechel

Does life still make sense when everything has been taken from you? Your brother is dead because you could not save him. Your girlfriend left you because your depression became too much to bear. You have cut...

Suspect Race: Causes and Consequences of Racial Profiling

by Jack Glaser

Until now, most discussion of racial profiling has given only fleeting consideration of its causes. Those causes are overwhelmingly psychological. In Suspect Race, social psychologist and public policy expert...

A Talent for Friendship: Rediscovery of a Remarkable Trait

by John Edward Terrell

This lively, provocative text presents a new way to understand friendship. Professor John Terrell argues that the ability to make friends is an evolved human trait not unlike our ability to walk upright on two...

Pearls Within: Empower yourself to make the change

by Samina Ali

Pearls Within will help the reader to empower themselves, embark on a journey of self-discovery, make a personal change and break the mould they have subconsciously adopted

National Character: A Psycho-Social Perspective

by Alex Inkeles

Alex Inkeles approaches the subject of national character by surveying various definitions, tracing developments through the twentieth century, and by examining the regularity of specific personality patterns...


by Tony E. Adams, Stacy Holman Jones & Carolyn Ellis

Autoethnography is a method of research that involves describing and analyzing personal experiences in order to understand cultural experiences. The method challenges canonical ways of doing research and recognizes...

The Routledge International Handbook of Biosocial Criminology

by Matt DeLisi & Michael G Vaughn

Biosocial criminology is an interdisciplinary field that aims to explain crime and antisocial behavior by exploring both biological factors and environmental factors. Since the mapping of the human genome, scientists...