Social Psychology and Human Nature Comprehensive Edition

Social Psychology and Human Nature  Comprehensive Edition
Author: Roy F. Baumeister,Brad J. Bushman
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 832
Release: 2016-01-01
ISBN: 1305856112
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Psychology and Human Nature Comprehensive Edition Book Excerpt:

You are a member of a social world on a planet that is home to about 8 billion people. This social world is filled with paradox, mystery, suspense and outright absurdity. Explore how social psychology can help you make sense of your own social world with this engaging and accessible book. Roy F. Baumeister and Brad J. Bushman's SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY AND HUMAN NATURE, 5th Edition, can help you understand one of the most interesting topics of all -- the sometimes bizarre and baffling but always fascinating diversity of human behavior, and how and why people act the way they do. Thoroughly updated with the latest research, the new edition includes expanded coverage of social media use and loneliness, findings on mimicry, high divorce rates among attractive people, nonbinary gender theory, and prejudice and what may reduce it. After reading this book, you will have a much better understanding of people. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Social Psychology and Human Nature

Social Psychology and Human Nature
Author: Roy F. Baumeister,Brad J. Bushman
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 832
Release: 2020-01-01
ISBN: 0357122895
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Psychology and Human Nature Book Excerpt:

You are a member of a social world on a planet that is home to about 8 billion people. This social world is filled with paradox, mystery, suspense and outright absurdity. Explore how social psychology can help you make sense of your own social world with this engaging and accessible book. Roy F. Baumeister and Brad J. Bushman's SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY AND HUMAN NATURE, 5th Edition, can help you understand one of the most interesting topics of all -- the sometimes bizarre and baffling but always fascinating diversity of human behavior, and how and why people act the way they do. Thoroughly updated with the latest research, the new edition includes expanded coverage of social media use and loneliness, findings on mimicry, high divorce rates among attractive people, nonbinary gender theory, and prejudice and what may reduce it. After reading this book, you will have a much better understanding of people. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

What We Are The Evolutionary Roots of Our Future

What We Are  The Evolutionary Roots of Our Future
Author: Lonnie Aarssen
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2022-07-05
ISBN: 3031058798
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What We Are The Evolutionary Roots of Our Future Book Excerpt:

Other animals are driven to spend essentially their whole lives just trying to get fed, stay alive, and get laid. That’s about it. The same was true for our proto-human ancestors. And modern humans of course also require a Survival Drive and a Sex Drive in order to leave descendants. But today we spend most of our lives mainly just trying to convince ourselves that our existence is not absurd. In What We Are, Queen’s University biologist, Lonnie Aarssen, traces how our biocultural evolution has shaped Homo sapiens into the only creature that refuses to be what it is — the only creature preoccupied with a deeply ingrained, and absurd sentiment: I have a distinct ‘mental life’—an ‘inner self’—that exists separately and apart from ‘material life’, and so, unlike the latter, need not come to an end. This delusion conceivably gave our distant ancestors some wishful thinking for finding some measure of relief from the terrifying, uniquely human knowledge of the eventual loss of corporeal survival. But this came with an impulsive, nagging doubt — an obsessive underlying uncertainty: ‘self-impermanence anxiety’. Biocultural evolution, however, was not finished. It also gave us two additional, uniquely human, primal drives, both serving to help quell the burden of this anxiety. Legacy Drive generates delusional cultural domains for ‘extension’ of self; and Leisure Drive generates pleasurable cultural domains for distraction – ‘escape’ – from self. Legacy Drive and Leisure Drive, Aarssen argues, represent two of the most profound consequences of human cognitive and cultural evolution. What We Are advances propositions regarding how a visceral susceptibility to self-impermanence anxiety has — paradoxically — played a pivotal role in rewarding the reproductive success of our ancestors, and has thus been a driving force in shaping fundamental motivations and cultural norms of modern humans. More than any other milestone in the evolution of human minds, self-impermanence anxiety, and its mitigating Drives for Legacy and Leisure, account for not just the advance of civilization over the past many thousands of years, but also now, its impending collapse. Effective management of this crisis, Aarssen insists, will require a deeper and more broadly public understanding of its Darwinian evolutionary roots — as laid out in What We Are.

The Cultural Animal

The Cultural Animal
Author: Roy F. Baumeister
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2005-02-10
ISBN: 0199727392
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cultural Animal Book Excerpt:

This book provides a coherent explanation of human nature, which is to say how people think, act, and feel, what they want, and how they interact with each other. The central idea is that the human psyche was designed by evolution to `nable people to create and sustain culture.

Reading Human Nature

Reading Human Nature
Author: Joseph Carroll
Publsiher: State University of New York Press
Total Pages: 371
Release: 2011-03-01
ISBN: 143843524X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Human Nature Book Excerpt:

Showcases the latest developments in literary Darwinism, a powerful approach that integrates evolutionary social science with literary humanism.

Essays on Indian Politics

Essays on Indian Politics
Author: Raj Kumar
Publsiher: Discovery Publishing House
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9788171416998
Category: India
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essays on Indian Politics Book Excerpt:

Politics and political behaviour have undergone radical changes. We have developed a kind of psyche which is alien. We seem to have lost our moorings. Attempt here has been made to examine some of the basic issues on the subject under study. Object is to place before our readers selected essays which will enable them to formulate viable political philosophy for a happy, healthy and vibrant India of twentieth first century. No claim, therefore, is made to give a connected and complete account on the subject of the volume. Our main effort is at understanding the subject in appropriate perspectives for a future policy for a brighter India. Contents: Introduction, Rajadharma, Thoughts on Polity, Kautilya, The Kural Polity in the Modern Context, The Political Allegory in Kalidasa s Kumarasambhava, Polity and Governance, The Administration of Departments, The State, Swami Dayanand s Concept of the Indian Swaraj, The Striving for Swaraj, Politics of Indian Revolutionaries 1905-1910, Democracy and Political Change in India.

American Communication Research

American Communication Research
Author: Everette E. Dennis,Ellen Ann Wartella
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2013-11-05
ISBN: 1136688730
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Communication Research Book Excerpt:

This book captures the essence of a never-to-be-repeated glimpse at the history of media research. It offers a unique examination of the origins, meaning, and impact of media and communication research in America, with links to European antecedents. Based on a high-level seminar series at Columbia University's Freedom Forum Media Studies Center, the book features work by leading scholars, researchers, and media executives. Participants in the series have called the program "heroic and unprecedented." The book encompasses essays, commentaries, and reports by such leading figures as William McGuire, Elihu Katz, and Leo Bogart, plus posthumous reports by Wilbur Schramm, Malcolm Beville, and Hilde Himmelweit. It also contains original insights on the collaboration of Frank Stanton, Paul Lazarfeld, and Robert K. Merton.

Living L Arche

Living L Arche
Author: Kevin Scott Reimer
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN: 1847064353
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living L Arche Book Excerpt:

Explores the origins and characteristics of compassionate love in those who care for the disabled.

Motivation and Its Regulation

Motivation and Its Regulation
Author: Joseph P. Forgas,Eddie Harmon-Jones
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2014-04-03
ISBN: 1317746996
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Motivation and Its Regulation Book Excerpt:

It is motivation that drives all our daily endeavors, and it is motivation, or the lack of it, that accounts for most of our successes and failures. Motivation, however, needs to be carefully controlled and regulated to be effective. This book surveys the most recent psychological research on how motivational processes are regulated in daily life to achieve desired outcomes. Contributors are all leading international investigators, and they explore such exciting questions as: What is the relationship between motivation and self-control? What is the role of affect and cognition in regulating motivation? How do conscious and unconscious motivational processes interact? What role do physiological processes play in controlling motivation? How can we regulate aggressive impulses? How do affective states control motivation? Can motivation distort perception and attention? What are the social, cultural and interpersonal effects of motivational control? Understanding human motivation is not only of theoretical interest, but is also fundamental to applied fields such as clinical, counseling, educational, organizational, marketing and industrial psychology. The book is also suitable as an advanced textbook in courses in motivational sciences, and is recommended to students, teachers, researchers and applied professionals as well as laypersons interested in the psychology of human motivation and self-control.

Evolutionary Theory and Human Nature

Evolutionary Theory and Human Nature
Author: Ron Vannelli
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2001-08-31
ISBN: 9780792374732
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolutionary Theory and Human Nature Book Excerpt:

Evolutionary Theory and Human Nature is an original, highly theoretical work dealing with the transition from genes to behavior using general principles of evolution, especially those of sexual selection. It seeks to develop a seamless transition from genes to human motivations as bio-electric brain processes (emotional-cognitive processes), to human nature propensities (various constellations of emotional-cognitive forces, desires and fears) to species typical patterns of behavior. This work covers two often antagonistic fields: biology and the social sciences. It should be of strong interest to anthropologists, sociologists, sociobiologists, psychobiologists and psychologists who are interested in the question of human nature influences on social behavior.

The Crisis of Psychoanalysis

The Crisis of Psychoanalysis
Author: Erich Fromm
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2014-12-09
ISBN: 1497693454
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crisis of Psychoanalysis Book Excerpt:

This book brings together Erich Fromm’s basic statements on the application of psychoanalytic theory to social dynamics. At the same time it offers an image of man consonant with the hopes of radical humanism. The Crisis of Psychoanalysis is a collection of nine brilliant essays. Although his work is deeply rooted in Freudian theory, Fromm further develops Freud’s doctrines by including both social and ethical dimensions and applies his discoveries and insights to address the problems we face in society at large.

Inclusive Communities

Inclusive Communities
Author: Andrew Azzopardi,Shaun Grech
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2012-09-11
ISBN: 9460918492
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inclusive Communities Book Excerpt:

The term "Inclusive Communities" has increasingly featured in recent years, at policy, practice and theoretical levels, drawing from different disciplinary standpoints. Much of this has been spurred by efforts at understanding the exclusions confronted by certain populations, to develop the notion of and mechanisms by which communities can include those who are marginalised and/or oppressed, and in some contexts to 'bring back' community as something real or imagined. In spite of this, this deceptive term remains shrouded in epistemological darkness, conveniently endorsed but often little theorised and less understood. This text provides an exciting introductory textbook, drawing academics, policy makers and activists from various fields to theorise, create new and innovative conceptual platforms and develop further the hybrid idea of inclusive communities.

Index catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General s Office United States Army

Index catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General s Office  United States Army
Author: National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1972
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Incunabula
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Index catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General s Office United States Army Book Excerpt:

Reconstructing the Psychological Subject

Reconstructing the Psychological Subject
Author: Betty M Bayer,John Shotter
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 250
Release: 1998-01-12
ISBN: 9780803976146
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reconstructing the Psychological Subject Book Excerpt:

This major book offers a comprehensive overview of key debates on subjectivity and the subject in psychological theory and practice. In addition to social construction's long engagement with social relations, this volume addresses questions of the body, technology, intersubjectivity, writing and investigative practices. The internationally renowned contributors explore the tensions and opposing viewpoints raised by these issues, and show how analyzing the psychological subject interrelates with reforming the practices of psychology. Drawing on perspectives that include feminism, dialogics, poststructuralism, hermeneutics, Lacanian psychoanalysis, and cultural or social studies of science, readers are guided through pivotal

The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Perspectives on Violence Homicide and War

The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Perspectives on Violence  Homicide  and War
Author: Todd K. Shackelford,Viviana A. Weekes-Shackelford
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 564
Release: 2012-08-23
ISBN: 0199738408
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Perspectives on Violence Homicide and War Book Excerpt:

This volume synthesizes the theoretical and empirical work of leading scholars in the evolutionary sciences to produce an extensive and authoritative review of this literature.

Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology

Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology
Author: Robin Ian MacDonald Dunbar,Louise Barrett
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 722
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780198568308
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology is the definitive, comprehensive, and authoritative text on this burgeoning field. With contributions from over fifty experts in the field, the range and depth of coverage is unequalled. It will be an essential resource for students and researchers in psychology.

Eugenics and the Nature Nurture Debate in the Twentieth Century

Eugenics and the Nature Nurture Debate in the Twentieth Century
Author: A. Gillette
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2007-10-29
ISBN: 0230608906
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eugenics and the Nature Nurture Debate in the Twentieth Century Book Excerpt:

Gillette shows that the sciences of sociobiology and evolutionary psychology were undergoing rapid development in the early Twentieth century. However, many of the early researchers in these sciences were also eugenicists. With the rise of behaviourism and the reaction against eugenics in the 1930s, any scientific claims that behaviour might be influenced by heredity were suppressed for ideological reasons.

Society and Personality

Society and Personality
Author: Tamotsu Shibutani
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 587
Release: 2017-09-29
ISBN: 1351489186
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Society and Personality Book Excerpt:

Being an "interactionist" approach to social psychology, Society and Personality deals with people, not as isolated individuals, but as participants in groups. The aim of the book is to help the reader develop an orderly perspective—a consistent point of view from which to see his (or her) own conduct and that of his (or her) fellows. Propositions about behavior seen from the viewpoint are presented, and relevant evidence, both descriptive and experimental, is examined and evaluated. The author draws upon the two great intellectual traditions of pragmatism and psychoanalysis, and attempts to integrate them into a single, consistent approach. All concepts are reduced to behavioristic terms—defined always in terms of what people do. In this way, it is possible to draw freely on these two schools, and at the same time, avoid much of the jargon of both. Other approaches to the study of human behavior are frequently mentioned and sometimes discussed, but the objective is to give the reader one perspective rather than confuse him with many. Of course, this standpoint is presented as only one of many possible ways of looking at people. Although the book's basic ideas are drawn from two main schools of psychological thought, relevant material has been gathered from other sources as well—sociology, ethnography, linguistics, experimental psychology, and clinical data from psychiatry. One very important extra feature is the List of Personal Documents, compiled by the author to guide interested readers to first-person accounts—biographies, diaries, clinical records—each of which provides a valuable record of human experience.

Virtue and Irony in American Democracy

Virtue and Irony in American Democracy
Author: Daniel A. Morris
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2015-07-01
ISBN: 1498500757
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Virtue and Irony in American Democracy Book Excerpt:

What virtues are necessary for democracy to succeed? This book turns to John Dewey and Reinhold Niebuhr, two of America’s most influential theorists of democracy, to answer this question. Dewey and Niebuhr both implied—although for very different reasons—that humility and mutuality are important virtues for the success of people rule. Not only do these virtues allow people to participate well in their own governance, they also equip us to meet challenges to democracy generated by free-market economic policy and practices. Ironically, though, Dewey and Niebuhr quarreled with each other for twenty years and missed the opportunity to achieve political consensus. In their discourse with each other they failed to become “one out of many,” a task that is distilled in the democratic rallying cry “e pluribus unum.” This failure itself reflects a deficiency in democratic virtue. Thus, exploring the Dewey/Niebuhr debate with attention to their discursive failures reveals the importance of a third virtue: democratic tolerance. If democracy is to succeed, we must cultivate a deeper hospitality toward difference than Dewey and Niebuhr were able to extend to each other.

Provability Computability and Reflection

Provability  Computability and Reflection
Author: Lev D. Beklemishev
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 728
Release: 2000-04-01
ISBN: 9780080957456
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Provability Computability and Reflection Book Excerpt:

Provability, Computability and Reflection