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The Psychology of Fake News

The Psychology of Fake News

Author: Rainer Greifeneder Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/09/2020

This volume examines the phenomenon of fake news by bringing together leading experts from different fields within psychology and related areas, and explores what has become a prominent feature of public discourse since the first Brexit referendum and the 2016 US election campaign. Dealing with misinformation is important in many areas of daily life, from politics and the marketplace to health communication, journalism, education, and science. At a time when facts and misinformation blur, and are intentionally blurred, this book asks what determines whether people accept and share (mis)information, and what can be done to counter misinformation? Experts from psychology and related behavioural sciences summarize key empirical findings, theories, and applications, and discuss cutting-edge ideas. They shed light on what contributes to the acceptance and the sharing of fake news, and emphasize the critical role of online social networks in recent years. Their insights provide guidance on how to handle misinformation in an age of alternative facts, making this book a fascinating and vital reading for students, academics, and practitioners in psychology, education, communication, journalism, public health, policy making, and political science.

The Psychology of Fake News

The Psychology of Fake News

Author: Rainer Greifeneder Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/09/2020

This volume examines the phenomenon of fake news by bringing together leading experts from different fields within psychology and related areas, and explores what has become a prominent feature of public discourse since the first Brexit referendum and the 2016 US election campaign. Dealing with misinformation is important in many areas of daily life, from politics and the marketplace to health communication, journalism, education, and science. At a time when facts and misinformation blur, and are intentionally blurred, this book asks what determines whether people accept and share (mis)information, and what can be done to counter misinformation? Experts from psychology and related behavioural sciences summarize key empirical findings, theories, and applications, and discuss cutting-edge ideas. They shed light on what contributes to the acceptance and the sharing of fake news, and emphasize the critical role of online social networks in recent years. Their insights provide guidance on how to handle misinformation in an age of alternative facts, making this book a fascinating and vital reading for students, academics, and practitioners in psychology, education, communication, journalism, public health, policy making, and political science.

Discrimination, Challenge and Response

Discrimination, Challenge and Response

Author: Venkat Pulla Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/09/2020

This book explores discrimination against Northeast Indians, who have been frequently stereotyped as backwards, anti-national, anti-assimilationist, immoral, and relegated to low paying positions across retail, hospitality, telecommunications and wellness industries. The contributions draw on interviews with individuals who have migrated to other Indian cities and towns to find jobs and escape from native poverty, and provide a critical examination of the intersections between power, privilege and racial hierarchy in India today. The chapters cover a variety of perspectives including social movements and activism, history, policy, youth studies and gender studies. With a focus on marginalised communities, and the effects and persistence of racial inequality in a South Asian context, this collection will be an important contribution to critical race studies, public policy, human rights discourse, and social work.

The Wiley Encyclopedia of Health Psychology

The Wiley Encyclopedia of Health Psychology

Author: Lee Cohen Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/09/2020

Organized thematically as an A to Z reference encyclopedia across 4 volumes, this comprehensive resource on health psychology provides a concise overview of the ever-expanding interdisciplinary field. The first volume of The Wiley Encyclopedia of Health Psychology covers the biological bases of health behavior, providing information on topics in the broad areas of neuroscience and biopsychology relevant to health behavior. Volume II addresses topics related to theories and data derived from social psychology including health or prevention related behaviors, stress and coping, and the design and evaluation of behavioral interventions. The third volume examines the applied aspects of the field of health psychology including practical topics that clinical health psychologists face in the workplace, issues related to unhealthy behaviors that individuals engage in, behavioral aspects of medical problems, and issues related to the comorbidity of psychiatric disorders and chronic health problems. Volume IV examines special issues in health psychology covering various historical, philosophical, and conceptual issues. It also considers issues related to diversity and underrepresented/underserved groups. As a whole, this 4-volume set: Delves into topics related to Health Psychology across the subfields of Biopsychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology Appeals to the broader field of Behavioral Medicine, including medical and allied health fields Examines the interconnections between biology, psychology, and socio-environmental factors The Wiley Encyclopedia of Health Psychology is an ideal resource for college and university libraries as well as for professional psychologists and other health care professionals interested in the relationship of psychological and physical well being.

Social Thinking and History

Social Thinking and History

Author: Constance (University of Neuchatel, Switzerland) De Saint Laurent Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/09/2020

Social Thinking and History demonstrates that our representations of history are constructed through complex psychosocial processes, in interaction with multiple others, and that they evolve throughout our lifetime, playing an important role in our relation to our social environment. Building on the literatures on social thinking, collective memory, and sociocultural psychology, this book proposes a new perspective on how we understand and use our collective past. It focuses on how we actively think about history to construct representations of the world within which we live and how we learn to challenge or appropriate the stories we have heard about the past. Through the analysis of three studies of how history is understood and represented in different contexts - in political discourses in France, by intellectuals and artists in Belgium, and when discussing a current event in Poland - its aim is to offer a rich picture of our representations the past and the role they play in everyday life. This book will be of great interest for academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of psychology, memory studies, sociology, political science and history. It will also make an interesting read for psychologists, human and social scientists working on collective memory.

Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy

Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy

Author: Andrew Christensen, Brian David (University of Miami) Doss, Neil S. Jacobson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/09/2020

Andrew Christensen, codeveloper (along with the late Neil Jacobson) of Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy, and Brian Doss provide an essential manual for their evidence-based practice. The authors offer guidance on formulation, assessment, and feedback of couples' distress from an IBCT perspective. They also detail techniques to achieve acceptance and deliberate change. In this updated edition of the work, readers learn about innovations to the IBCT approach in the 20+ years since the publication of the original edition-including refinements of core therapeutic techniques. Additionally, this edition provides new guidance on working with diverse couples, complex clinical issues, and integrating technology into a course of treatment.

The Toolbox Dialogue Initiative

The Toolbox Dialogue Initiative

Author: Graham (University of Idaho, USA) Hubbs Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/09/2020

Cross-disciplinary scientific collaboration is emerging as standard operating procedure for many scholarly research enterprises. And yet, the skill set needed for effective collaboration is neither taught nor mentored. The goal of the Toolbox Dialogue Initiative is to facilitate cross-disciplinary collaboration. This book, inspired by this initiative, describes dialogue-based exercises designed to increase mutual understanding among collaborators so to enhance the quality and productivity of cross-disciplinary collaboration. It provides a theoretical context, principal activities, and evidence for effectiveness that will assist readers in honing their collaborative skills. Key selling features: Introduces the Toolbox dialogue method for improving cross-disciplinary collaborations Reviews the theoretical background of cross-disciplinary collaboration and considers the communication and integration challenges associated with such collaboration Describes methods employed in workshop development and implementation Uses various means to examine the effectiveness of team building exercises

The Toolbox Dialogue Initiative

The Toolbox Dialogue Initiative

Author: Graham (University of Idaho, USA) Hubbs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/09/2020

Cross-disciplinary scientific collaboration is emerging as standard operating procedure for many scholarly research enterprises. And yet, the skill set needed for effective collaboration is neither taught nor mentored. The goal of the Toolbox Dialogue Initiative is to facilitate cross-disciplinary collaboration. This book, inspired by this initiative, describes dialogue-based exercises designed to increase mutual understanding among collaborators so to enhance the quality and productivity of cross-disciplinary collaboration. It provides a theoretical context, principal activities, and evidence for effectiveness that will assist readers in honing their collaborative skills. Key selling features: Introduces the Toolbox dialogue method for improving cross-disciplinary collaborations Reviews the theoretical background of cross-disciplinary collaboration and considers the communication and integration challenges associated with such collaboration Describes methods employed in workshop development and implementation Uses various means to examine the effectiveness of team building exercises

Formations of the Unconscious - The Seminar of Jacques Lacan, Book V

Formations of the Unconscious - The Seminar of Jacques Lacan, Book V

Author: J Lacan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2020

When I decided to explore the question of Witz, or wit, with you this year, I undertook a small enquiry. It will come as no surprise at all that I began by questioning a poet. This is a poet who introduces the dimension of an especially playful wit that runs through his work, as much in his prose as in more poetic forms, and which he brings into play even when he happens to be talking about mathematics, for he is also a mathematician. I am referring to Raymond Queneau. While we were exchanging our first remarks on the matter he told me a joke. It's a joke about exams, about the university entrance exams, if you like. We have a candidate and we have an examiner. - Tell me , says the examiner, about the battle of Marengo. The candidate pauses for a moment, with a dreamy air. The battle of Marengo...? Bodies everywhere! It's terrible... Wounded everywhere! It's horrible... But , says the examiner, Can't you tell me anything more precise about this battle? The candidate thinks for a moment, then replies, A horse rears up on its hind legs and whinnies. The examiner, surprised, seeks to test him a little further and says, In that case, can you tell me about the battle of Fontenoy? Oh! says the candidate, a horse rears up on its hind legs and whinnies. The examiner, strategically, asked the candidate to talk about the battle of Trafalgar. The candidate replies, Dead everywhere! A blood bath.... Wounded everywhere! Hundreds of them.... But my good man, can't you tell me anything more precise about this battle? A horse... Excuse me, I would have you note that the battle of Trafalgar is a naval battle. Whoah! Whoah! says the candidate. Back up, Neddy! The value of this joke is, to my mind, that it enables us to decompose, I believe, what is at stake in a witticism. (Extract from Chapter VI)

The Lonely Century

The Lonely Century

Author: Noreena Hertz Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/09/2020

A radical call to arms and a bold new vision of how we must act, fast, to reconnect society at individual, government and business level, from a global economist hailed by the Observer as 'one of the world's leading thinkers'. Professor Noreena Hertz has travelled the world to explore the loneliness epidemic first hand: 'renting a friend' in Japan, visiting co-habitation spaces in Israel and trying a week experienced entirely online. From the spread of social media and the rise of AI to the architecture of our cities and the growing elderly population, loneliness is a global issue that is affecting our health and financial security. She takes on a world increasingly dominated by big business and consumerism, and challenges us all - and most importantly, our politicians, business leaders and economists - to take urgent action to ensure we survive and thrive in the centuries to come. The Lonely Century is a bold, game-changing book that has the power to transform how we behave.

The Lonely Century

The Lonely Century

Author: Noreena Hertz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2020

A radical call to arms and a bold new vision of how we must act, fast, to reconnect society at individual, government and business level, from a global economist hailed by the Observer as 'one of the world's leading thinkers'. Professor Noreena Hertz has travelled the world to explore the loneliness epidemic first hand: 'renting a friend' in Japan, visiting co-habitation spaces in Israel and trying a week experienced entirely online. From the spread of social media and the rise of AI to the architecture of our cities and the growing elderly population, loneliness is a global issue that is affecting our health and financial security. She takes on a world increasingly dominated by big business and consumerism, and challenges us all - and most importantly, our politicians, business leaders and economists - to take urgent action to ensure we survive and thrive in the centuries to come. The Lonely Century is a bold, game-changing book that has the power to transform how we behave.

5 Steps to a 5: AP Psychology 2021

5 Steps to a 5: AP Psychology 2021

Author: Laura Lincoln Maitland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2020

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Get ready to ace your AP Psychology Exam with this easy-to-follow, multi-platform study guide! Teacher-recommended and expert-reviewed The immensely popular test prep guide has been updated and revised with new material and is now accessible in print, online and mobile formats. 5 Steps to a 5: AP Psychology 2021 introduces an easy to follow, effective five-step study plan to help you build the skills, knowledge, and test-taking confidence you need to reach your full potential. The book includes hundreds of practice exercises with thorough answer explanations and sample responses. You'll learn how to master the multiple-choice questions and achieve a higher score on this demanding exam. Because this guide is accessible in print and digital formats, you can study online, via your mobile device,straight from the book, or any combination of the three. This essential guide reflects the latest course syllabus and includes three full-length practice exams (both in the book and online), plus proven strategies specific to each section of the test. 5 Steps to a 5: AP Psychology 2021 features: 3 Practice Exams (both in the book + online) Access to the entire Cross-Platform Prep Course in AP Psychology 2021 Comprehensive overview of the AP Psychology format Hundreds of practice exercises with thorough answer explanations Powerful analytics to assess your test readiness Flashcards, games, and more