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Power and Innocence: A Search for the Sources of Violence

by Rollo May

Stressing the positive, creative aspects of power and innocence, Rollo May offers a way of thinking about the problems of contemporary society. Rollo May defines power as the ability to cause or prevent change;...


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...


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....


Alpha God: The Psychology of Religious Violence and Oppression

by Hector A. Garcia

This book uses evolutionary psychology as a lens to explain religious violence and oppression. The author, a clinical psychologist, examines religious scriptures, rituals, and canon law, highlighting the many...


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...


Social Psychology: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

by Paul Seager

Written by Dr Paul Seager, a social psychology specialist who teaches at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston, 'Social Psychology: A Complete Introduction' is designed to give you everything you need...


The Madness of Modern Parenting

by Zoe Williams & Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

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...


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...


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...


Beauty and Misogyny: Harmful cultural practices in the West

by Sheila Jeffreys

The new edition of Beauty and Misogyny revisits and updates Sheila Jeffreys' uncompromising critique of Western beauty practice and the industries and ideologies behind it. Jeffreys argues that beauty practices...


The Art and Science of Personality Development

by Dan P. McAdams

Drawing on state-of-the-art personality and developmental research, this book presents a new and broadly integrative theory of how people come to be who they are over the life course. Preeminent researcher Dan...


Up Against the Wall: Re-Imagining the U.S.-Mexico Border

by Edward S. Casey & Mary Watkins

As increasing global economic disparities, violence, and climate change provoke a rising tide of forced migration, many countries and local communities are responding by building walls-literal and metaphorical-between...


Attachment Theory and Research: New Directions and Emerging Themes

by Jeffry A. Simpson & W. Steven Rholes

This volume showcases the latest theoretical and empirical work from some of the top scholars in attachment. Extending classic themes and describing important new applications, the book examines several ways...


Warring with Words: Narrative and Metaphor in Politics

by Michael Hanne, William D. Crano & Jeffery Scott Mio

Scholars in many of the disciplines surrounding politics explicitly utilize either a narrative perspective or a metaphor perspective (though rarely the two in combination) to analyze issues -- theoretical and...