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Social Psychology

  • The con artist: from Bernie Madoff to Clark Rockefeller to Lance Armstrong. How do they get away with it? And what keeps us falling for them, over and over again? In The Confidence Game, Maria Konnikova investigates the psychological principles that underlie each stage of the swindle, from the put-up all the way to the fix, and how we can train ourselves...

    Publisher : Canongate Books
    published : 2016
  • BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Chip Heath and Dan Heath's Switch . Mark Twain once observed, ?A lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can even get its boots on.? His observation rings true: Urban legends, conspiracy theories, and bogus public-health scares circulate effortlessly. Meanwhile, people with important...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2007
  • OVER 60 WEEKS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST With a new Afterword by the author In The Power of Habit, Pulitzer Prize?winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2012
  • High Price is the harrowing and inspiring memoir of neuroscientist Carl Hart, a man who grew up in one of Miami?s toughest neighborhoods and, determined to make a difference as an adult, tirelessly applies his scientific training to help save real lives.   Young Carl didn't see the value of school, studying just enough to keep him on the basketball...

    Publisher : HarperCollins
    published : 2013
  • "An engaging, highly readable survey of the sophisticated methods of persuasion we encounter in various situations. From television to telemarketing and from self-deception to suicide cults, Levine takes a hard look at all the ways we attempt to persuade each other--and how and why they work (or don't). . . . The next time you wonder what possessed...

    Publisher : Wiley
    published : 2003
  • Now updated with new research?the book that has changed millions of lives makes a perfect graduation gift. After decades of research, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., discovered a simple but groundbreaking idea: the power of mindset. In this brilliant book, she shows how success in school, work, sports, the...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2006
  • Revolutionary retail guru Paco Underhill is back with a completely revised edition of his classic, witty bestselling book on our ever-evolving consumer culture?full of fresh observations and important lessons from the cutting edge of retail such as Internet behemoths Amazon and iTunes as well as the globalization of retail in the world?s emerging markets.

    Publisher : Simon & Schuster
    published : 2000
  • In this eye-opening book, psychologist Jesse Bering argues that we are all sexual deviants on one level or another. He introduces us to the young woman who falls madly in love with the Eiffel Tower, a young man addicted to seductive sneezes, and a pair of deeply affectionate identical twins, among others. He challenges us to move beyond our attitudes...

    Publisher : Transworld
    published : 2014
  • The Social and Applied Psychology of Music is the successor to the bestselling and influential The Social Psychology of Music. It considers the value of music in everyday life, answering some of the perennial questions about music. It is required reading for anyone seeking to understand the role of music in our daily lives.

    Publisher : OUP Oxford
    published : 2008
  • A controversial psychological examination of how soldiers? willingness to kill has been encouraged and exploited to the detriment of contemporary civilian society.   Psychologist and US Army Ranger Dave Grossman writes that the vast majority of soldiers are loath to pull the trigger in battle. Unfortunately, modern armies, using Pavlovian and...

    Publisher : Open Road Media
    published : 2014