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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...


The Cult of Personality: How Personality Tests Are Leading Us to Miseducate Our Children, Mismanage Our Companies, and Misunderstand Ourselves

by Annie Murphy Paul

Millions of Americans take personality tests each year: to get a job, to pursue an education, to settle a legal dispute, to better understand themselves and others. But where did these tests come from, and what...


Ha!: The Science of When We Laugh and Why

by Scott Weems

An entertaining tour of the science of humor and laughter

Humor, like pornography, is famously difficult to define. We know it when we see it, but is there any way to figure out what we really find funny? In...


Handbook of Positive Emotions

by Michele M. Tugade, Michelle N. Shiota & Leslie D. Kirby

This authoritative handbook reviews the breadth of current knowledge about positive emotions: their nature, functions, and consequences for individuals and society. Specific emotions are analyzed in depth, including...


The Positive Side of Negative Emotions

by W. Gerrod Parrott

This unique volume brings together state-of-the-art research showing the value of emotions that many believe to be undesirable. Leading investigators explore the functions and benefits of sadness, anxiety, anger,...


Social and Behavioral Research for Homeland Security

by John G. Voeller

Social and Behavioral Research for Homeland Security features articles from the Wiley Handbook of Science and Technology for Homeland Security covering social and psychological aspects of terrorism and counterterrorism...


The Copycat Effect: How the Media and Popular Culture Trigger the Mayhem in Tomorrow's Headlines

by Loren Coleman

VIOLENCE BEGETS VIOLENCE BEGETS VIOLENCE...

A disturbed student shoots up his classroom -- and suddenly a wave of mass murder is sweeping through our nation's schools. A young child is taken from her home --...


The Thoughtful Dresser: The Art of Adornment, the Pleasures of Shopping, and Why Clothes Matter

by Linda Grant

“You can’t have depths without surfaces,” says Linda Grant in her lively and provocative new book, The thoughtful Dresser, a thinking woman’s guide to what we wear. For centuries, an interest in clothes...


The Cult of Personality Testing: How Personality Tests Are Leading Us to Miseducate Our Children, Mismanage Our Companies, and Misunderstand Ourselves

by Annie Murphy Paul

Award-winning psychology writer Annie Paul delivers a scathing exposé on the history and effects of personality tests.

Millions of people worldwide take personality tests each year to direct their education,...


Demon Camp: A Soldier's Exorcism

by Jennifer Percy

In 2005 a Chinook helicopter carrying sixteen Special Ops soldiers crashed during a rescue mission in a remote part of Afghanistan, killing everyone on board.

In that instant, machine gunner Caleb Daniels lost...


Men in Therapy: New Approaches for Effective Treatment

by David B. Wexler

How to do better, more effective therapy with men. Cultural norms and assumptions color the male experience of psychotherapy, and the traditional notions of masculinity to which many men still cling are, in...


Rock My Soul: Black People and Self-Esteem

by bell hooks

World-renowned scholar and visionary bell hooks takes an in-depth look at one of the most critical issues of our time, the impact of low self-esteem on the lives of black people.

Without self-esteem everyone...


Zebratown: The True Story of a Black Ex-Con and a White Single Mother in Small-Town America

by Greg Donaldson

Eight years in the making, this edgy, in-depth account follows a black felon’s attempt to find a new life for himself with a white woman in a small-town neighborhood where—as the book’s title implies—such...


Yes!

by Noah J. Goldstein, Steve J. Martin & Robert B. Cialdini

Small changes can make a big difference in your powers of persuasion

What one word can you start using today to increase your persuasiveness by more than fifty percent?

Which item of stationery can dramatically...


Affect and Cognition in Criminal Decision Making

by Jean-Louis van Gelder, Henk Elffers & Danielle Reynald

Research and theorizing on criminal decision making has not kept pace with recent developments in other fields of human decision making. Whereas criminal decision making theory is still largely dominated by...


Social Skills and Health (Psychology Revivals)

by Michael Argyle

The efficiency of an organization and the well-being of those working within it are often dependent to a large extent on the social skills deployed by certain key personnel. The analysis of these skills and...


The Social Psychology of Religion (Psychology Revivals)

by Michael Argyle & Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi

Originally published in 1975, this book is a completely rewritten, revised version of Michael Argyle's standard work, Religious Behaviour, first published in 1958. A great deal of new research had appeared since...