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Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

by Charles MacKay

This edition represents an early study of crowd psychology by Scottish journalist Charles Mackay. The book chronicles its subjects in three parts: "National Delusions", "Peculiar Follies", and "Philosophical...


The Psychological Construction of Emotion

by James A. Russell, Lisa Feldman Barrett & Joseph E. LeDoux

This volume presents cutting-edge theory and research on emotions as constructed events rather than fixed, essential entities. It provides a thorough introduction to the assumptions, hypotheses, and scientific...


Theory and Explanation in Social Psychology

by Bertram Gawronski & Galen V. Bodenhausen

This volume provides the first authoritative explication of metatheoretical principles in the construction and evaluation of social-psychological theories. Leading international authorities review the conceptual...


Consumer Behaviour and Economic Growth in the Modern Economy (RLE Consumer Behaviour)

by Henri Baudet & Henk van der Meulen

These essays show that industrialisation and fast economic growth have changed not only the broad material environment, but have also had a very important impact on basic food consumption.

The introductory chapter...


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...


Consumer Behaviour (RLE Consumer Behaviour): A Practical Guide

by Gordon R. Foxall

This book is concerned with the application of the behavioural sciences, notably social psychology and sociology, to the study of consumer behaviour. The emphasis throughout is on making these sciences practical...


Consumer Profiles (RLE Consumer Behaviour): An introduction to psychographics

by Barrie Gunter & Adrian Furnham

Psychographics have been developed in the field of market research as a way to relate consumer behaviour to market choice. This book, originally published in 1992, introduces the essential elements of psychographics....


Capitalism and the Consumer (RLE Consumer Behaviour)

by Fred Henderson

Written at a time when the needs and influence of the consumer within the economic system were in their infancy, this book offers a valuable insight into the birth of consumer-led economics as an integral part...


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...


Mediated Nostalgia: Individual Memory and Contemporary Mass Media

by Ryan Lizardi

Mediated Nostalgia works to help understand the cultural, historical, and sociological implications of a past-obsessed media industry. It takes a cross-media and interdisciplinary approach in its study of the...


Negotiation Theory and Research

by Leigh L. Thompson

Negotiation is the most important skill anyone in the business world can have today, because people must continually negotiate their jobs, responsibilities, and opportunities. Yet very few people know strategies...


Children and the Environment in an Australian Indigenous Community: A psychological approach

by Angela Kreutz

Aboriginal children represent one of the fastest growing population segments in Australia, yet the lives of Aboriginal children in their environment has rarely been subjected to systematic and in-depth study....


Out of Character: Surprising Truths About the Liar, Cheat, Sinner (and Saint) Lurking in All of Us

by Piercarlo Valdesolo & David Desteno

Have you ever wondered why a trumpeter of family values would suddenly turn around and cheat on his wife? Why jealousy would send an otherwise level-headed person into a violent rage? What could drive a person...


Erik Erikson's Verbal Portraits: Luther, Gandhi, Einstein, Jesus

by Donald Capps

In Erik Erikson’s Verbal Portraits: Luther, Gandhi, Einstein, Jesus, Donald Capps contends that Erikson’s portraits of respective historical figures make a highly creative contribution to psychoanalytic...


The Passage from Youth to Adulthood: Narrative and Cultural Thresholds

by Pierluca Birindelli

This book investigates how young adults build their identities in modern society. Looking at narratives from Italian young adults living with their parents and from university students, along with sociological,...


Drugs in Sport

by David R Mottram

Drugs in Sport is the most comprehensive and accurate text available on this complex and controversial subject. Now in a fully revised and updated fifth edition, taking into account the latest regulations, methods...


Women's Reflections on the Complexities of Forgiveness

by Wanda Malcolm & Nancy DeCourville

This book by women represents a diversity of opinions about every aspect of forgiveness, embodying a tolerance for differing perspectives. The contributors are researchers and therapists who have dedicated themselves...


Understanding Priming Effects in Social Psychology

by Daniel C. Molden

How incidentally activated social representations affect subsequent thoughts and behaviors has long interested social psychologists. Recently, such priming effects have provoked debate and skepticism. Originally...


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...


Understanding Human Nature: The Psychology of Personality

by Alfred Adler & Colin Brett

Long-regarded as the handbook of Individual Psychology, Understanding Human Nature provides an engaging introduction to Adler’s key concepts including: inferiority and superiority complexes; life style; memories...