Psychology - Social Psychology

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The Tipping Point: How Little Things ...

Malcolm Gladwell

The best way to understand the dramatic transformation of unknown books into bestsellers, or the rise of teenage smoking, or the phenomena of word of mouth or any number of the other mysterious changes that mark everyday life,' writes...

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Published: Jan 2002

Outliers: The Story of Success

Malcolm Gladwell

In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achi...

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Published: Jun 2011

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits...

Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell's provocative new #1 bestseller -- now in paperback. Three thousand years ago on a battlefield in ancient Palestine, a shepherd boy felled a mighty warrior with nothing more than a pebble and a sling-and ever since, t...

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Published: Apr 2015

Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Af...

Claude M. Steele

The acclaimed social psychologist offers an insider's look at his research and groundbreaking findings on stereotypes and identity.Claude M. Steele, who has been called "one of the few great social psychologists," offers a v...

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Published: Apr 2011

Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Wher...

Scott Adams

"If you watched the entire election cycle and concluded that Trump was nothing but a lucky clown, you missed one of the most important perceptual shifts in the history of humankind. I'll fix that for you in this book." Adam...

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Published: Oct 2018

The Cyber Effect: An Expert in Cyberp...

Mary Aiken

A groundbreaking exploration of how cyberspace is changing the way we think, feel, and behave"A must-read for this moment in time."—Steven D. Levitt, co-author of Freakonomics• One of the best books of the year—Nature...

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Published: Jun 2017

Beyond Blame: Freeing Yourself from t...

Ph. D. Alasko

The inspiring new book from the author of Emotional Bullshit reveals why no one is to blame-but everyone's accountable. For many, a rare day goes by in which the need to blame does not arise-be it to cover one's own errors or just to...

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Published: Aug 2011

The Power of Others: Peer Pressure, G...

Michael Bond

"Entertaining, informative reading." - Kirkus Reviews Discover how in almost every area of our lives, our behaviour is influenced far more by others than we'd like to imagine.Teenage cliques, jihadist cells, army units, pola...

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Published: Mar 2015

Dead, Insane, or in Jail: A CEDU Memo...

Zack Bonnie

Zack Bonnie was fourteen when his parents sent him to a "Troubled Teen" facility. The author takes readers there, in a thrilling psychological read. Sequestered where bizarre cult-like techniques become the norm, see for you...

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Published: Jul 2015

Suspicious Minds: Why We Believe Cons...

Rob Brotherton

'A first class book' Sunday TimesWe're all conspiracy theorists. Some of us just hide it better than others.Conspiracy theorists do not wear tin-foil hats (for the most part). They are not just a few kooks lurking on the paranoid frin...

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Published: Jan 2017

Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens ...

Stuart Brown

Read Stuart Brown's posts on the Penguin Blog. From a leading expert, a groundbreaking book on the science of play, and its essential role in fueling our happiness and intelligence throughout our lives We've all seen the happiness on...

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Published: Apr 2010

Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self ...

Amy Cuddy

New York Times bestseller | Wall Street Journal bestseller | USA Today bestseller | Publishers Weekly bestseller | Forbes "15 Best Business Books of the Year" | People "Book of the Week" | AARP Editor's Pick "...

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Published: Sep 2017

The Truth about Trust: How It Determi...

David DeSteno

"This one's worth reading. Trust me." —Daniel Gilbert, PhD, bestselling author of Stumbling on Happiness Issues of trust come attached to almost every human interaction, yet few people realize how powerfully their ability...

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Published: Sep 2015

The Writer's A-Z of Body Language

Tim Ellis

This book is for writer's to cherry-pick body language for their characters. It does what it says on the cover - it's an A-Z list of emotions, attitudes and feelings with the associated body language.

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Published: Feb 2015

Totem and Taboo (Dover Thrift Edition...

Sigmund Freud

Originally published in 1918, this landmark collection of essays by the father of psychoanalysis represents one of Freud's most penetrating attempts to decipher the mysteries of human behavior. Its focus is the conflict between primit...

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Published: Nov 2018

Risk Savvy: How to Make Good Decision...

Gerd Gigerenzer

An eye-opening look at the ways we misjudge risk every day and a guide to making better decisions with our money, health, and personal livesIn the age of Big Data we often believe that our predictions about the future are better than ...

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Published: Mar 2015

The Wisest One in the Room: How You C...

Thomas Gilovich

Renowned psychologists describe the five most useful insights from social psychology that will help make you "wise": wise about why we behave the way we do, and wise about how to use that knowledge to understand others and c...

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Published: Dec 2016

Suspicious Minds: How Culture Shapes ...

Joel Gold

A "clear, witty, and engaging" (The Boston Globe) journey through the brain that connects neuroscience, biology, and culture. An "intellectual landmark" (Edward Shorter, Literary Review of Canada).The current view ...

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Published: Jul 2015

Lighter as We Go: Virtues, Character ...

Mindy Greenstein

The fears of aging have been one long cascading domino effect through the years: twenty year-olds dread thirty; forty year-olds fear fifty; sixty fears seventy, and so it goes. And there is something to worry about, though it isn't wh...

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Published: Jan 2018

The Tell: The Little Clues That Revea...

Matthew Hertenstein

Every day we make predictions based on limited information, in business and at home. Will this company's stock performance continue? Will the job candidate I just interviewed be a good employee? What kind of adult will my child grow u...

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Published: Jun 2015

Nonsense: The Power of Not Knowing

Jamie Holmes

An illuminating look at the surprising upside of ambiguity—and how, properly harnessed, it can inspire learning, creativity, even empathy  Life today feels more overwhelming and chaotic than ever. Whether it’s a confounding work ...

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Published: Oct 2016

The Girl at the Baggage Claim: Explai...

Gish Jen

As East and West become more and more entwined, we also continue to baffle one another. What's more important—self-sacrifice or self-definition? Do we ultimately answer to something larger than ourselves—a family, a religion, a tr...

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Published: Jan 2018

Paranoid: Exploring Suspicion from th...

David J. Laporte

From the pathological killer who gunned down the innocents at Virginia Tech to the average citizen who suspects the government is monitoring phone calls, the signs of suspiciousness and paranoia are all around us. In this comprehensiv...

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Published: Sep 2015

Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to C...

Matthew D. Lieberman

We are profoundly social creatures – more than we know. In Social, renowned psychologist Matthew Lieberman explores groundbreaking research in social neuroscience revealing that our need to connect with other people is even more fu...

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Published: Oct 2014

Secrets From the Eating Lab: The Scie...

Traci Mann

A provocative expose of the dieting industry from one of the nation's leading researchers in self-control and the psychology of weight loss that offers proven strategies for sustainable weight loss.From her office in the University of...

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Published: Jan 2017

My Grandmother's Hands: The Bloodline...

Resmaa Menakem

The body is where our instincts reside and where we fight, flee, or freeze. My Grandmother's Hands is a call to action for Americans to recognize that racism is not about the head, but about the body. Author Resmaa Menakem introduces ...

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Published: Sep 2017

Intelligence and How to Get It: Why S...

Richard E. Nisbett

"[Nisbett] weighs in forcefully and articulately . . . [using] a thoroughly appealing style to engage . . . throughout."—Publishers WeeklyWho are smarter, Asians or Westerners? Are there genetic explanations for group diff...

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Published: Feb 2010

How to Stay Sane

Philippa Perry

An Economist Best Book of the YearEveryone accepts the importance of physical health; isn't it just as important to aim for the mental equivalent? Philippa Perry has come to the rescue with How to Stay Sane -- a maintenance manual fo...

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Published: Jan 2013

Unforbidden Pleasures

Adam Phillips

AN AMBITIOUS BOOK THAT EXPLORES THE PHILOSOPHICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, AND SOCIAL DYNAMICS THAT GOVERN HUMAN DESIRE AND SHAPE OUR EVERYDAY REALITYA great deal has been written, by psychoanalysts and many others, about the pleasures that ar...

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Published: May 2017

The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories...

Jan-Willem Van Prooijen

Who believes in conspiracy theories, and why are some people more susceptible to them than others?What are the consequences of such beliefs?Has a conspiracy theory ever turned out to be true?The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories debun...

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Published: Mar 2018
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