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The Psychology of Adaptation To Absurdity: Tactics of Make-believe

by Seymour Fisher, Rhoda L. Fisher & Rhoda Fisher

The major goal of this book is to explore and integrate all that is scientifically known about the utility of magical plans and strategies for coping with life's inevitable absurdities. Make-believe has great...


Emotions: Essays on Emotion Theory

by Stephanie H.M. van Goozen, Nanne E. Van de Poll & Joseph A. Sergeant

First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Understanding Group Behavior: Volume 1: Consensual Action By Small Groups; Volume 2: Small Group Processes and Interpersonal Relations

The Automaticity of Everyday Life: Advances in Social Cognition, Volume X

by Jr., Robert S. Wyer

As Skinner argued so pointedly, the more we know about the situational causes of psychological phenomena, the less need we have for postulating internal conscious mediating processes to explain those phenomena....


Stress, Coping, and Resiliency in Children and Families

by E. Mavis Hetherington & Elaine A. Blechman

Concern with stress and coping has a long history in biomedical, psychological and sociological research. The inadequacy of simplistic models linking stressful life events and adverse physical and psychological...


An Integrative Theory of Leadership

by Martin Chemers

A definition of leadership that would be widely accepted by the majority of theorists and researchers might say that "leadership is a process of social influence in which one person is able to enlist the aid...


A Dual Model of Impression Formation: Advances in Social Cognition, Volume I

by Jr., Robert S. Wyer & Thomas K. Srull

This volume presents different perspectives on a dual model of impression formation -- a theory about how people form impressions about other people by combining information about a person with prior knowledge...


A Distinctive Approach To Psychological Research: The Influence of Stanley Schachter

by Neil E. Grunberg, R. E. Nisbett & Judith Rodin

First published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Re-thinking Abortion: Psychology, Gender and the Law

by Mary Boyle

Women have been able to have abortions legally for over 30 years. Yet few books have considered it as anything other than a health issue. Mary Boyle breaks this mould by considering the constructions of abortion...


Being Married, Doing Gender: A Critical Analysis of Gender Relationships in Marriage

by Caroline Dryden

In one of the first psychological studies of women in heterosexual relationships, Caroline Dryden examines the social context of their experiences and emotional struggles. Unlike the developmental literature...


The Social Psychology of Behaviour in Small Groups

by Donald C. Pennington

The Social Psychology of Behaviour in Small Groups covers theories of group behaviour and their application in organizational psychology. Topics include the structure and formation of groups and the roles that...


Religious Fundamentalism and Social Identity

by Peter Herriot

The attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon in the United States of September 11th, 2001 brought the phenomenon of religious fundamentalism to the world's attention.Sociological research has clearly...


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...


Human Facial Expression: An Evolutionary View

by Alan J. Fridlund

This unique book provides an integrated view of human facial expressions based on contemporary knowledge about the evolution of signaling across the animal kingdom. Spanning fields that range from psychology...


The Geography of Thought: How Asians and Westerners Think Differently...and

by Richard Nisbett

A “landmark book” (Robert J. Sternberg, president of the American Psychological Association) by one of the world's preeminent psychologists that proves human behavior is not “hard-wired” but a function...


Attribution Theory: Applications to Achievement, Mental Health, and Interpersonal Conflict

by Sandra Graham & Valerie S. Folkes

This unusual volume begins with a historical overview of the growth of attribution theory, setting the stage for the three broad domains of application that are addressed in the remainder of the book. These...


Memory and Cognition in Its Social Context

by Jr., Robert S. Wyer & Thomas K. Srull

The first comprehensive theoretical formulation of the way people use information they receive about their social environments to make judgments and behavioral decisions, this volume focuses on the cognitive...


Content and Process Specificity in the Effects of Prior Experiences: Advances in Social Cognition, Volume III

by Jr., Robert S. Wyer & Thomas K. Srull

In Volume 3, Eliot R. Smith of Purdue University proposes that social cognition theorists have placed excessive emphasis on the role of schemata, prototypes, and various other types of abstractions. This has...


The Social Self: Cognitive, Interpersonal and Intergroup Perspectives

by Joseph P. Forgas & Kipling D. Williams

What is the nature of the 'self', how do everyday experiences shape it, and how does it influence our thinking, judgements and behaviors? Such questions constitute enduring puzzles in psychology, and are also...


Masochism and the Self

by Roy F. Baumeister

This volume provides an integrative theory firmly grounded in current psychology of the self, and offers a fresh, compelling account of one of psychology's most enigmatic behavior patterns. Professor Baumeister...