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Social, group or collective psychology

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Old Man Country My Search for Meaning Among the Elders

Old Man Country My Search for Meaning Among the Elders

Author: Thomas Cole Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2020

We live in a time of change, an era where old men can be celebrated as elders who are valued but who are not demeaned if they become ill and dependent. Where we aim to maintain health but find dignity in frailty. Old Man Country helps readers see and imagine this change for themselves. The book follows the journey of a writer in search of wisdom, as he narrates encounters with twelve distinguished American men over 80 - including Paul Volcker, the former head of the Federal Reserve, and Denton Cooley, the world's most famous heart surgeon. In these and other intimate conversations, the book explores and honors the particular way that each man faces four challenges of living a good old age: Am I Still a Man? Do I Still Matter? What is the Meaning of My Life? Am I Loved? Readers will come to see how each man - even the most famous - faces challenges that are every man's challenges. Personal yet universal stories about work, love, sexuality, and hope mingle with stories about illness, loss and death. These stories will strengthen each of us as we anticipate and navigate our way through the passages of old age.

A People's History of Psychoanalysis From Freud to Liberation Psychology

A People's History of Psychoanalysis From Freud to Liberation Psychology

Author: Daniel Jose Gaztambide Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2020

Is psychoanalysis too White and upper class to be relevant to social and racial justice? Are its ideas and practices too alien for people of color? Can it shed light on why systems of oppression are so stable, and how oppression becomes internalized? In A People's History of Psychoanalysis, the author reviews the oft-forgotten history of social justice in psychoanalysis, showing how Freud and the first generation of psychoanalysts developed a way of thinking about racial and economic inequality that informed later movements for Black and Latin American liberation. He traces a series of interpersonal and intellectual relationships between psychoanalysis and Black anti-Racist and post-colonial struggle culminating in the work of Frantz Fanon; Afro-Latinx and Latin American thinkers fighting anti-Blackness and capitalist exploitation which inspired Paulo Freire's theory of critical consciousness; and Spanish psychiatrists and psychologists resisting fascism and inequality from Spain to El Salvador, setting the foundation for Ignacio Martin-Baro's Liberation Psychology. Throughout this intellectual genealogy from Freud to Liberation Psychology the author outlines a consistent psychoanalytically-informed theory of race, class and the internalization of oppression developed by analytic thinkers fighting against inequality across generations. Such theorizing proves indispensable in contemporary political activism, pedagogy, and clinical work.

The Psychology of Prejudice From Attitudes to Social Action

The Psychology of Prejudice From Attitudes to Social Action

Author: Lynne M. Jackson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2019

Given the weaponization of difference in politics, education, and social media today, the need to understand and fight prejudice is urgent. The Psychology of Prejudice: From Attitudes to Social Action presents a comprehensive and nuanced review of the psychological underpinnings of prejudicial thoughts and behaviors. Author Lynne M. Jackson analyzes the psychological mechanisms that underlie and maintain various forms of prejudice, such as learned behavior, implicit bias, and evaluative and affective conditioning. She highlights the developmental psychological roots of prejudice, and examines how individuals weigh social values differently and favor ingroup members. In doing so, she demonstrates in vivid detail how, as Allport wrote, defeated intellectually, prejudice lingers emotionally. Jackson's interdisciplinary approach shows how theoretical insights in psychology, sociology, and other disciplines can help explicate complex social phenomena. Using updated case examples and compelling research, this second edition challenges students to think deeply about the troubling growth of overt expressions of prejudice in society today. It also offers a blueprint to help readers combat prejudice in their lives and beyond, to create real and lasting social change.

Atlas of Moral Psychology

Atlas of Moral Psychology

Author: Kurt Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/12/2019

This comprehensive and cutting-edge volume maps out the terrain of moral psychology, a dynamic and evolving area of research. In 57 concise chapters, leading authorities and up-and-coming scholars explore fundamental issues and current controversies. The volume systematically reviews the empirical evidence base and presents influential theories of moral judgment and behavior. It is organized around the key questions that must be addressed for a complete understanding of the moral mind.

Social Psychology and Justice

Social Psychology and Justice

Author: E. Allan (Duke University, USA) Lind Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/12/2019

This ground-breaking new volume reviews and extends theory and research on the psychology of justice in social contexts, exploring the dynamics of fairness judgments and their consequences. Perceptions of fairness, and the factors that cause and are caused by fairness perceptions, have long been an important part of social psychology. Featuring work from leading scholars on psychological processes involved in reactions to fairness, as well as the applications of justice research to government institutions, policing, medical care and the development of radical and extremist behaviour, the book expertly brings together two traditionally distinct branches of social psychology: social cognition and interpersonal relations. Examining how people judge whether the treatment they experience from others is fair and how this effects their attitudes and behaviors, this essential collection draws on theory and research from multiple disciplines as it explores the dynamics of fairness judgments and their consequences. Integrating theory on interpersonal relations and social cognition, and featuring innovative biological research, this is the ideal companion for senior undergraduates and graduates, as well as researchers and scholars interested in the social psychology of justice.

Social Psychology and Justice

Social Psychology and Justice

Author: E. Allan (Duke University, USA) Lind Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/12/2019

This ground-breaking new volume reviews and extends theory and research on the psychology of justice in social contexts, exploring the dynamics of fairness judgments and their consequences. Perceptions of fairness, and the factors that cause and are caused by fairness perceptions, have long been an important part of social psychology. Featuring work from leading scholars on psychological processes involved in reactions to fairness, as well as the applications of justice research to government institutions, policing, medical care and the development of radical and extremist behaviour, the book expertly brings together two traditionally distinct branches of social psychology: social cognition and interpersonal relations. Examining how people judge whether the treatment they experience from others is fair and how this effects their attitudes and behaviors, this essential collection draws on theory and research from multiple disciplines as it explores the dynamics of fairness judgments and their consequences. Integrating theory on interpersonal relations and social cognition, and featuring innovative biological research, this is the ideal companion for senior undergraduates and graduates, as well as researchers and scholars interested in the social psychology of justice.

Intimacy Personal Relationships in Modern Societies

Intimacy Personal Relationships in Modern Societies

Author: Lynn Jamieson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/12/2019

Where do we find intimacy today? Are our interactions with acquaintances and strangers, particularly online, a sign of deepening, widespread intimacy? Or are our personal relationships becoming increasingly empty, structured by selfish individualism? In this second edition of her landmark book, Lynn Jamieson provides an updated exploration of the many types of intimate relationships that are formed in modern societies: families, kinship, friendships, parent-child relationships, sexual relationships and couple relationships. Examining new evidence, the book investigates the nature of such relationships across societies and explicitly questions whether the association of intimacy with face-to-face relationships has passed in an era in which people use digital technologies to stay connected at a physical distance. Jamieson pays particular attention to the issue of ethnocentrism and the global applicability of the concept of intimacy, and finds that, while recent literature suggests disclosing intimacy is increasing on a global scale, this is more present in popular rhetoric than in practice. Ultimately arguing for a more grounded, gendered and complex picture of this phenomenon, Intimacy will remain a key reading for scholars and students of sociology, women's studies and gender studies.

Intimacy Personal Relationships in Modern Societies

Intimacy Personal Relationships in Modern Societies

Author: Lynn Jamieson Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/12/2019

Where do we find intimacy today? Are our interactions with acquaintances and strangers, particularly online, a sign of deepening, widespread intimacy? Or are our personal relationships becoming increasingly empty, structured by selfish individualism? In this second edition of her landmark book, Lynn Jamieson provides an updated exploration of the many types of intimate relationships that are formed in modern societies: families, kinship, friendships, parent-child relationships, sexual relationships and couple relationships. Examining new evidence, the book investigates the nature of such relationships across societies and explicitly questions whether the association of intimacy with face-to-face relationships has passed in an era in which people use digital technologies to stay connected at a physical distance. Jamieson pays particular attention to the issue of ethnocentrism and the global applicability of the concept of intimacy, and finds that, while recent literature suggests disclosing intimacy is increasing on a global scale, this is more present in popular rhetoric than in practice. Ultimately arguing for a more grounded, gendered and complex picture of this phenomenon, Intimacy will remain a key reading for scholars and students of sociology, women's studies and gender studies.

Confronting Humanity at its Worst Social Psychological Perspectives on Genocide

Confronting Humanity at its Worst Social Psychological Perspectives on Genocide

How do otherwise ordinary people become perpetrators of genocide? Why are groups targeted for mass killing? How do groups justify these terrible acts? While there are no easy answers to these questions, social psychologists are especially well positioned to contribute to our understanding of genocide and mass killing. With research targeting key questions -such as how negative impressions of outgroups develop and how social influence can lead people to violate their moral principles and other norms - social psychologists have much to teach us about why groups of people attempt to exterminate other groups, why people participate in such atrocious projects, and how they live with themselves afterwards. By bringing together research previously available only to readers of academic journals, this volume sheds crucial light on human behavior at the extremes and in doing so, helps us take one more step towards preventing future tragedies.

Supercomplexity in Interaction An Introduction to the 4Es

Supercomplexity in Interaction An Introduction to the 4Es

Author: Victoria Orange Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/12/2019

This book aims to explore the supercomplexity of interaction and to suggest ways of teaching about this supercomplexity in various settings, including intercultural communication and language-learning. Using complex systems theory, the author argues that interaction is actually a supercomplex adaptive system which interconnects a number of different complex systems (the 4Es: Expression, Encounter, Education, Emotion) to give it meaning. She then draws on the concept of heartfulness to promote different ways of understanding and teaching the supercomplexity of interaction. This book will be of interest to language educators and students, as well as scholars of intercultural communication.

Alcohol and Humans A Long and Social Affair

Alcohol and Humans A Long and Social Affair

Alcohol use has a long and ubiquitous history. The prevailing tendency to view alcohol merely as a 'social problem' or the popular notion that alcohol only serves to provide us with a 'hedonic' high, masks its importance in the social fabric of many human societies both past and present. To understand alcohol use, as a complex social practice that has been exploited by humans for thousands of years, requires cross-disciplinary insight from social/cultural anthropologists, archaeologists, historians, psychologists, primatologists, and biologists. This multi-disciplinary volume examines the broad use of alcohol in the human lineage and its wider relationship to social contexts such as feasting, sacred rituals, and social bonding. Alcohol abuse is a small part of a much more complex and social pattern of widespread alcohol use by humans. This alone should prompt us to explore the evolutionary origins of this ancient practice and the socially functional reasons for its continued popularity. The objectives of this volume are: (1) to understand how and why nonhuman primates and other animals use alcohol in the wild, and its relevance to understanding the social consumption of alcohol in humans; (2) to understand the social function of alcohol in human prehistory; (3) to understand the sociocultural significance of alcohol across human societies; and (4) to explore the social functions of alcohol consumption in contemporary society. 'Alcohol in Humans' will be fascinating reading for those in the fields of biology, psychology, anthropology, archaeology, as well as those with a broader interest in addiction.

Psychoanalysis, Classic Social Psychology and Moral Living Let the Conversation Begin

Psychoanalysis, Classic Social Psychology and Moral Living Let the Conversation Begin

Author: Paul Marcus Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/12/2019

In Psychoanalysis, Classic Social Psychology and Moral Living: Let the Conversation Begin, Paul Marcus uniquely draws on psychoanalysis and social psychology to examine what affects the ethical decisions people make in their everyday life. Psychoanalysis traditionally looks at early experiences, concepts and drives which shape how we choose to behave in later life. In contrast, classic social psychology experiments have illustrated how specific situational forces can shape our moral behaviour. In this ground-breaking fusion of psychoanalysis and social psychology, Marcus gives a fresh new perspective to this and demonstrates how, in significant instances, these experimental findings contradict many presumed psychoanalytic ideas and explanations surrounding psychoanalytic moral psychology. Examining classic social psychology experiments, such as Asch's line judgement studies, Latane and Darley's bystander studies, Milgram's obedience studies, Mischel's Marshmallow Experiment and Zimbardo's Stanford Prison Experiment, Marcus pulls together insights and understanding from both disciplines, as well as ethics, to begin a conversation and set out a new understanding of how internal and external factors interact to shape our moral decisions and behaviours. Marcus has an international reputation for pushing boundaries of psychoanalytic thinking and, with ethics being an increasingly relevant topic in psychoanalysis and our world, this pioneering work is essential reading for psychoanalysts, psychoanalytic psychotherapists, moral philosophy scholars and social psychologists.