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Social, group or collective psychology

See below for a selection of the latest books from Social, group or collective psychology category. Presented with a red border are the Social, group or collective psychology books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Social, group or collective psychology books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Can't Even

Can't Even

Author: Anne Helen Petersen Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/01/2021

An incendiary personal and cultural investigation of burnout Are you tired, stressed and trying your best but somehow still not doing enough? Has the bottom half of your To Do list been locked in place for months? Is everything becoming work as your job seeps into your evenings, you monetise your hobbies and perform your leisure time on social media? This is burnout - what increasingly like the defining feature of our lives. We are exhausted. But burnout is not a personal failing. It is a creeping part of modern culture, shaped by deep-rooted political, historical and economic forces, and it is affecting how we work, parent, socialise and inhabit the world. Anne Helen Petersen identifies burnout with moving clarity - what it feels like and how it manifests across communities. Through her own experience, original interviews and detailed analysis, she traces the institutional and generational causes of burnout. And, in doing so, she helps us to let go of our guilt and imagine a possible future. Reassuring, insightful and galvanising, Can't Even is essential reading for all of us.

Decolonization of Psychiatry in Jamaica

Decolonization of Psychiatry in Jamaica

Author: Frederick W. Hickling Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/01/2021

This book traces the historical postcolonial journey of four generations of Jamaican psychiatrists challenging the European colonial 'civilizing mission' of psychiatric care. It details the process of deinstitutionizing patients with chronic mental illness using psychohistoriographic cultural therapy, by engaging them in creating sociodrama and poetry writing, not only to express and reverse the stigma contributing to their marginalized status, but also to reconnect them to a centuries-long history of oppression. The author thereby demonstrates that psychological decolonization requires a seminal understanding of the complex mental inter-relationship between slaves and slaveowners. Further, it is shown how the model analyzes the antipodal dialectic history of descendants of Africans enslaved in the New World by brutish British Imperialists suffering from the European psychosis of white supremacy. Drawing together a detailed description of the sociopoem Madnificent Irations, with an examination of Jamaica's political and social history, and the author's personal experience, this compelling work marks an important contribution to decolonial literature. It will be of particular interest to students and scholars of postcolonial studies, critical race theory, the history of psychology and community psychology.

Behavioural Economics

Behavioural Economics

Author: David Orrell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2021

The controversial science that claims to have revolutionised economics. For centuries, economics was dominated by the idea that we are rational individuals who optimise our own 'utility'. Then, in the 1970s, psychologists demonstrated that the reality is a lot messier. We don't really know what our utility is, and we care about people other than ourselves. We are susceptible to external nudges. And far from being perfectly rational we are prone to 'cognitive biases' with complex effects on decision-making, such as forgetting to prepare for retirement. David Orrell explores the findings from psychology and neuroscience that are shaking up economics - and that are being exploited by policy-makers and marketers alike, to shape everything from how we shop for food, to how we tackle societal happiness or climate change. Finally, he asks: is behavioural economics a scientific revolution, or just a scientific form of marketing?

Shared Minds in Motion

Shared Minds in Motion

Author: Max D. Weisbuch Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Brain, Self, and Society

Brain, Self, and Society

Author: Victoria (Queens College, City University of New York, USA) Pitts-Taylor Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

There are Many books apply neuroscience to social issues, using neuroscience to explain behaviors and human experiences (hate and love, criminal behavior, learning, and so on.) These are books that show the relevance of neuroscience for other fields in the social sciences and humanities. However there are still very few books that apply sociological and cultural frameworks to understand the social impact of neuroscience, and even fewer that try to understand 'practical' neuroscience or neuroscience as it is being used and experienced in everyday life. This book examines how the self is affected by the age of the brain. It offers a critical perspective on the rise of neuroscience.

Beyond Culture Shock

Beyond Culture Shock

Author: Colleen Ward Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Beyond Culture Shock

Beyond Culture Shock

Author: Colleen Ward Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Brain, Self, and Society

Brain, Self, and Society

Author: Victoria (Queens College, City University of New York, USA) Pitts-Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

There are Many books apply neuroscience to social issues, using neuroscience to explain behaviors and human experiences (hate and love, criminal behavior, learning, and so on.) These are books that show the relevance of neuroscience for other fields in the social sciences and humanities. However there are still very few books that apply sociological and cultural frameworks to understand the social impact of neuroscience, and even fewer that try to understand 'practical' neuroscience or neuroscience as it is being used and experienced in everyday life. This book examines how the self is affected by the age of the brain. It offers a critical perspective on the rise of neuroscience.

On Becoming a Psychologist

On Becoming a Psychologist

Author: Katrin (Tallinn University, Estonia) Kullasepp Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Becoming a Psychologist presents an account of the professional identity construction of psychology students, by introducing their entry into the professional role from a socio-cultural perspective. In this book, university studies are viewed not only as an educational-academic undertaking, meant to improve professional competencies, but as the period in which a new self-understanding emerges and establishes the base for the dynamics of the students' professional paths. This book brings together the socio-cultural and idiographic approaches, Dialogical Self Theory and the Trajectory Equifinality Model (TEM) in order to gain comprehensive insight into the developmental processes behind the formation of professional identity. This contribution shows how the emergence of novelty in the self-understanding of psychology students is coordinated at two levels: the level of social-institutional representations and the level of intra-psychological processes. To explore the internalization and integration of the external socio-cultural input, the dialogical self is applied. By also capturing these dynamics at the intra-psychological level, this study sheds light on how professional role expectations are negotiated between the different aspects of the self, with a particular focus on the relations between the various I-positions that emerge in the course of professional education. With its focus on professional identity construction, this book is aimed at graduate students, academics and scholars working broadly in the fields of psychology, education and development. It should also be essential reading for those interested in the socio-cultural approach and cultural psychology more specifically.

The Psychology of Political Communication

The Psychology of Political Communication

Author: Peter Bull Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Contemporary politics is mediated politics, and politicians must be constantly communicating. What matters is not just what is said but how it is said: demeanour, tone of voice, facial expression and body movement may all affect voters' perceptions of their political representatives. This book introduces the concepts and methods of microanalysis, and applies these techniques to the behaviour of politicians, presenting the latest psychological research on how politicians communicate, and the implications of these findings for the democratic process and our society as a whole. The book will be of interest to advanced undergraduate students of social psychology, political psychology, communication studies, politics, media and sociology.

The Psychology of Political Communication

The Psychology of Political Communication

Author: Peter Bull Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Contemporary politics is mediated politics, and politicians must be constantly communicating. What matters is not just what is said but how it is said: demeanour, tone of voice, facial expression and body movement may all affect voters' perceptions of their political representatives. This book introduces the concepts and methods of microanalysis, and applies these techniques to the behaviour of politicians, presenting the latest psychological research on how politicians communicate, and the implications of these findings for the democratic process and our society as a whole. The book will be of interest to advanced undergraduate students of social psychology, political psychology, communication studies, politics, media and sociology.