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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!

Advances in Group Processes

Advances in Group Processes

Author: Shane R. Thye Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/10/2019

Advances in Group Processes publishes theoretical analyses, reviews, and theory-based empirical chapters on group phenomena. The series adopts a broad conception of group processes. This includes work on groups ranging from the very small to the very large, and on classic and contemporary topics such as status, power, trust, justice, social influence, identity, decision-making, intergroup relations and social networks. Previous contributors have included scholars from diverse fields including sociology, psychology, political science, economics, business, philosophy, computer science, mathematics and organizational behavior. Volume 36 brings together papers related to a variety of topics in small groups and organizational research. The volume includes papers that address theoretical and empirical issues related to the ubiquitous nature of status, double standards of competence, and controlling the status effects of gender. Other contributions examine reverse identity processes, self-stigma, synchrony and cooperation and the effects of authority leniency. Overall, the volume includes papers that reflect a wide range of theoretical approaches from leading scholars who work in the general area of group processes.

History, Trauma and Shame beyond the Past Reclaiming the Self

History, Trauma and Shame beyond the Past Reclaiming the Self

Author: Pumla (Stellenbosch University, South Africa) Gobodo-Madikizela Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2019

Many years have passed since the end of a war that saw the destruction of millions of Jewish people in Germany and Nazi-occupied Europe, yet questions remain about how those from opposite sides of history can peacefully live alongside each other in the aftermath of extreme violence. Offering a stark contrast to texts that are merely about the past, History, Trauma and Shame beyond the Past focuses on the process of dialogue with the past. It is an in-depth examination of the sustained dialogue about the past between children of Holocaust survivors and descendants of families where parents were either directly or indirectly involved in Nazi crimes. Providing a close examination of the process of dialogue amongst participants that took place over the course of several years, the book explores how Holocaust trauma affects the everyday lives of descendants of survivors, and how both destructive and restorative elements emerge in the context of the dialogue. Taking an autobiographical narrative perspective, the book explores the intersection of history, trauma and shame; illuminates moments of empathy; and demonstrates how transformation unfolds over time. Going beyond the usual intergroup perspective, this book looks at the complicated nature of dialogue, and shines the spotlight on both the internal dynamics that play out among the participants and the external and discursive aspects of the dialogue. History, Trauma and Shame beyond the Past will be of great interest to academics, researchers and postgraduate students engaged in the study of social psychology, Holocaust or genocide studies, cultural studies, reconciliation studies, historical trauma and peacebuilding. It should also be essential reading for clinical psychologists, psychiatrists and psychoanalysts.

The Defiance of Global Commitment A Complex Social Psychology

The Defiance of Global Commitment A Complex Social Psychology

Author: Brian (Kent State University, USA) Castellani Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2019

The Brexit vote; the election of Trump; the upsurge of European nationalism; the devolution of the Arab Spring; global violence; Chinese expansionism; disruptive climate change; the riotous instabilities of the world capitalist system...While diverse in nature, these events share a common denominator: they are less a failure of policy, and more a complex social psychological reaction to globalization, the result of which presently threatens our survival on Earth. Based on a critical reading of Freud's Civilization and its discontents, The defiance of global commitment constructs a complex social psychology of how people all over the world are addressing globalization. Drawing on the latest advances in the cognitive, social, and complexity sciences, this timely volume presents a global model of defiance and the triangular tensions between nostalgic retreat, global aggression, and civil society, as manifested in forms ranging from nostalgic resentment and LGBTQI issues to racism and ecological aggression. Revealing how globalization and its discontents manifest the darker reaches of the human psyche and its conflicted relations with others, this insightful monograph will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as postdoctoral researchers, interested in fields such as globalization studies, complexity sciences and social psychology.

Creativity in Chinese Contexts Sociocultural and Dispositional Analyses

Creativity in Chinese Contexts Sociocultural and Dispositional Analyses

Examining creativity in Chinese societies from both a personal and contextual standpoint, this ground-breaking book offers readers a unique insight into the Chinese mind. It provides a review of the nature, origins, and consequences of creativity, deriving from empirical evidence in the Chinese context. Specifically, the book unravels the conceptualization of creativity and its relationships with various demographic and dispositional factors in Chinese societies. The book proceeds to give readers an understanding of how creativity maintains reciprocal relationships with various forms of well-being. The content of the book brings together empirical evidence and theory grounded on Chinese societies to offer researchers and students a unique realistic view of the nature of creativity there. This book will be a must read for any researcher or practitioner interested in this fascinating topic.

Messengers Who We Listen To, Who We Don't, And Why

Messengers Who We Listen To, Who We Don't, And Why

Author: Stephen Martin, Joseph Marks Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/09/2019

Why are self-confident ignoramuses so often believed? Why are thoughtful experts so often given the cold shoulder? And why do apparently irrelevant details such as a person's height, their relative wealth, or their Facebook photo influence whether or not we trust what they are saying? These are just some of the questions that behavioural experts Steve Martin and Joseph Marks tackle in their ground-breaking new book Messengers: Who We Listen To, Who We Don't, and Why. Drawing extensively on the very latest research, they identify the powerful forces that result in some becoming society's prevailing Messengers, and others ending up woefully ineffectual or under-represented. They examine the worlds of punditry, business and politics to show why being right carries less weight than looking right. And in the process they demonstrate why in a world of ambiguity, uncertainty and fake news it is now increasingly the Messenger who is the message.

Messengers Who We Listen To, Who We Don't, And Why

Messengers Who We Listen To, Who We Don't, And Why

Author: Stephen Martin, Joseph Marks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2019

Why are self-confident ignoramuses so often believed? Why are thoughtful experts so often given the cold shoulder? And why do apparently irrelevant details such as a person's height, their relative wealth, or their Facebook photo influence whether or not we trust what they are saying? These are just some of the questions that behavioural experts Steve Martin and Joseph Marks tackle in their ground-breaking new book Messengers: Who We Listen To, Who We Don't, and Why. Drawing extensively on the very latest research, they identify the powerful forces that result in some becoming society's prevailing Messengers, and others ending up woefully ineffectual or under-represented. They examine the worlds of punditry, business and politics to show why being right carries less weight than looking right. And in the process they demonstrate why in a world of ambiguity, uncertainty and fake news it is now increasingly the Messenger who is the message.

Ableism: The Causes and Consequence of Disability Prejudice

Ableism: The Causes and Consequence of Disability Prejudice

Author: Michelle R. Nario-Redmond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/09/2019

Perspectives on Social Psychology A Psychology of Human Being

Perspectives on Social Psychology A Psychology of Human Being

Author: Wendy Stainton Rogers Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/09/2019

This ground-breaking new textbook takes a different perspective on social psychology, focused on the social and cultural worlds we inhabit, encompassing a wide range of core social psychology topics - from the self to relationships; gender to health; racism to mental distress. Taking a critical approach, the book explores how qualitative methods and interpretational analyses can be used to examine human behaviour and what it is like living in today's media-led world. It explicitly challenges all forms of Othering, taking a fresh look at human values, embodiment, agency, communication, thinking and feeling. It goes beyond the individualising scientific approach taken by traditional psychology, instead concentrating on the psychology of what makes us human - qualities like empathy and compassion, courage and dignity, kindness and sympathy - and how we can nurture them. Offering a fascinating alternative to existing resources and enhanced by carefully chosen full-colour illustrations, the book and associated companion website include original pedagogical features such as reflective exercises, further resources, and a glossary, offering opportunities for readers to customise their learning experience. Featuring a course mapping section that sets out how the text can be used in relation to psychology curriculum requirements and common course structures, this interdisciplinary resource provides accessible and engaging reading for students studying psychology and other disciplines including sociology, cultural studies, politics, and media studies, as well as applied areas such as nursing, policing, and management. It is also for anyone who is interested in what psychology can tell us about our lives and place in the world.

The Oxford Handbook of Human Motivation

The Oxford Handbook of Human Motivation

Author: Richard (Professor of Psychology, University of Rochester) Ryan Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/09/2019

The field of human motivation has been undergoing a revolutionary shift in the 21st century. What new philosophical assumptions, motivational models, and empirical evidence have emerged? What does this look like in theory and in application? The Oxford Handbook of Human Motivation, Second Edition addresses these key advances made in the field since the previous edition, offering the latest insights from the top theorists and researchers of human motivation. The volume includes chapters on social learning theory, control theory, self-determination theory, terror management theory, and regulatory focus theory, while also presenting articles from leading scholars on phenomena such as ego-depletion, choice, curiosity, flow, implicit motives, and personal interests. A special section dedicated to goal research highlights achievement goals, goal attainment, goal pursuit and unconscious goals, and the goal orientation process across adulthood. This Handbook also provides practical research and guidance with sections on relationships and applications in areas such as psychotherapy, education, physical activity, sport, and work. By providing reviews of the most advanced work by the very best scholars in this field, The Oxford Handbook of Human Motivation, Second Edition represents an invaluable resource for both researchers and practitioners, as well as any student of human nature.

Perspectives on Social Psychology A Psychology of Human Being

Perspectives on Social Psychology A Psychology of Human Being

Author: Wendy Stainton Rogers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2019

This ground-breaking new textbook takes a different perspective on social psychology, focused on the social and cultural worlds we inhabit, encompassing a wide range of core social psychology topics - from the self to relationships; gender to health; racism to mental distress. Taking a critical approach, the book explores how qualitative methods and interpretational analyses can be used to examine human behaviour and what it is like living in today's media-led world. It explicitly challenges all forms of Othering, taking a fresh look at human values, embodiment, agency, communication, thinking and feeling. It goes beyond the individualising scientific approach taken by traditional psychology, instead concentrating on the psychology of what makes us human - qualities like empathy and compassion, courage and dignity, kindness and sympathy - and how we can nurture them. Offering a fascinating alternative to existing resources and enhanced by carefully chosen full-colour illustrations, the book and associated companion website include original pedagogical features such as reflective exercises, further resources, and a glossary, offering opportunities for readers to customise their learning experience. Featuring a course mapping section that sets out how the text can be used in relation to psychology curriculum requirements and common course structures, this interdisciplinary resource provides accessible and engaging reading for students studying psychology and other disciplines including sociology, cultural studies, politics, and media studies, as well as applied areas such as nursing, policing, and management. It is also for anyone who is interested in what psychology can tell us about our lives and place in the world.

The Oxford Handbook of Methods for Public Scholarship

The Oxford Handbook of Methods for Public Scholarship

Author: Patricia Leavy Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/09/2019

The Oxford Handbook of Methods for Public Scholarship presents the first comprehensive overview of research methods and practices for engaging in public scholarship. Public scholarship, which has been on the rise over the past 25 years, produces knowledge that is available outside of the academy, is useful to relevant stakeholders, and addresses publicly identified needs. By involving stakeholders in the entire process, and making the findings accessible, public scholars contribute to a crucial democratization of research. The Oxford Handbook of Methods for Public Scholarship features a wealth of highly respected interdisciplinary contributors, as well as emerging scholars, and chapters include robust examples from real world research in varied fields and cultures. The volume features ample discussion of working with non-academic stakeholders, coverage of traditional and emergent methods including those that draw from the arts, the internet, social media, and digital technologies, and coverage of key issues such as writing, publicity, and funding.