On Aggression

  • Filename: on-aggression.
  • ISBN: 9781134456574
  • Release Date: 2005-07-08
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Konrad Lorenz
  • Publisher: Routledge

Konrad Lorenz was the author of some of the most popular books ever published about animals, including the best-selling Man Meets Dog and King Solomon's Ring. On Aggression is one of his finest works, as well as the most controversial. Through an insightful and characteristically entertaining survey of animal behaviour, the Nobel Prize winner tracks the evolution of aggression throughout the animal world. He also raises some startling questions when he applies his observations of animal psychology to humankind. His conclusions caused an unprecedented controversy, culminating in a statement adopted by UNESCO in 1989 which appeared to condemn his work. Whether or not Lorenz actually claimed aggression is hard-wired into the human psyche, and that war is an inevitable result, is something readers can decide upon for themselves. However you react, there can be no doubting that in today's violent world this powerful work remains of paramount importance.

King Solomon s Ring

  • Filename: king-solomon-s-ring.
  • ISBN: 9781134498925
  • Release Date: 2003-08-27
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Konrad Lorenz
  • Publisher: Routledge

Solomon, the legend goes, had a magic ring which enabled him to speak to the animals in their own language. Konrad Lorenz was gifted with a similar power of understanding the animal world. He was that rare beast, a brilliant scientist who could write (and indeed draw) beautifully. He did more than any other person to establish and popularize the study of how animals behave, receiving a Nobel Prize for his work. King Solomon's Ring, the book which brought him worldwide recognition, is a delightful treasury of observations and insights into the lives of all sorts of creatures, from jackdaws and water-shrews to dogs, cats and even wolves. Charmingly illustrated by Lorenz himself, this book is a wonderfully written introduction to the world of our furred and feathered friends, a world which often provides an uncanny resemblance to our own. A must for any animal-lover!

Hayek in Mind Hayek s Philosophical Psychology

  • Filename: hayek-in-mind-hayek-s-philosophical-psychology.
  • ISBN: 9781780523996
  • Release Date: 2011-12-06
  • Number of pages: 323
  • Author: Leslie Marsh
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

This volume brings together for the first time state-of-the-art contributions from neuroscientists and philosophers of mind as well as economists and social theorists, all critically engaging in many aspects of Hayek's philosophical psychology.

Large Scale Complex IT Systems Development Operation and Management

  • Filename: large-scale-complex-it-systems-development-operation-and-management.
  • ISBN: 9783642340598
  • Release Date: 2012-10-12
  • Number of pages: 417
  • Author: Radu Calinescu
  • Publisher: Springer

This book presents the thoroughly refereed and revised post-workshop proceedings of the 17th Monterey Workshop, held in Oxford, UK, in March 2012. The workshop explored the challenges associated with the Development, Operation and Management of Large-Scale complex IT Systems. The 21 revised full papers presented were significantly extended and improved by the insights gained from the productive and lively discussions at the workshop, and the feedback from the post-workshop peer reviews.

Integral Conflict

  • Filename: integral-conflict.
  • ISBN: 9781438460673
  • Release Date: 2016-04-22
  • Number of pages: 330
  • Author: Richard J. McGuigan
  • Publisher: SUNY Press

Explores conflict through the lens of Integral Theory and provides a case study where Integral conflict resolution techniques are highlighted. This book explores conflict through the discerning lens of Integral Theory, applying Ken Wilber’s AQAL model to a real-life case study, the River Conflict. Coauthor Richard J. McGuigan was a mediator in this ongoing dispute over fishing rights on the Fraser River in British Columbia, a situation where commercial, recreational, and First Nations fishing interests clashed. Voices of the various stakeholders are featured prominently, giving a vivid sense of a seemingly intractable situation. McGuigan and Nancy Popp set the stage for their Integral analysis of the River Conflict, then move expertly through four chapters aimed at understanding the conflict from the four dimensions of human experience: individual, collective, interior, and exterior. The result is a powerful picture of just how “integral” conflict is. This quadrant-by-quadrant analysis is well-punctuated by sidebar observations, insights, and tips for conflict practitioners or students, giving readers new to Integral Theory additional support in understanding and applying the AQAL model to their work.

The Psychology Companion

  • Filename: the-psychology-companion.
  • ISBN: 9781137104359
  • Release Date: 2009-02-24
  • Number of pages: 392
  • Author: Bridget Adams
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Thinking of psychology as a degree or just starting a course? Want to know what the subject is all about and the career paths available? Feel daunted by your studies and need guidance on how to make the most of your opportunities and abilities? The Psychology Companion eases you into this exciting and rewarding subject, and helps develop the skills that will help you excel. Detailed yet user-friendly, it will support you throughout your degree course. It features: • a broad range of psychology theories and thinkers, described in an accessible style • an introduction to different schools of thought including key terms, concepts and classic studies • a dedicated section on the study skills essential for success in psychology • a massive further reading section to help you dig deeper • a full breakdown of the variety of psychology-related career pathways, including information on how to become a Chartered Psychologist Packed full of information and guidance, this book is the survival manual every psychology student needs. It provides a sound foundation for your course and will help you make informed and effective decisions, every step of the way.


  • Filename: friendship.
  • ISBN: 9789004331303
  • Release Date: 2016-09-20
  • Number of pages: 140
  • Author: Francesco Alberoni
  • Publisher: BRILL

In Friendship, Francesco Alberoni differentiates friendship from other interpersonal relationships and shows that the friendship encounter embodies justice and thus resists dehumanizing societal trends. The ideals of friendship enjoin us to realize the republican virtues in everyday life.

One Dimensional Man

  • Filename: one-dimensional-man.
  • ISBN: 9780807095362
  • Release Date: 2012-09-11
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Herbert Marcuse
  • Publisher: Beacon Press

Originally published in 1964, One-Dimensional Man quickly became one of the most important texts in the ensuing decade of radical political change. This second edition, newly introduced by Marcuse scholar Douglas Kellner, presents Marcuse's best-selling work to another generation of readers in the context of contemporary events. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Rise and Fall of Social Psychology

  • Filename: the-rise-and-fall-of-social-psychology.
  • ISBN: 0202369935
  • Release Date: 2004-01-01
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Augustine Brannigan
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers

This unflinching effort critically traces the attempt of social psychology over the past half century to forge a scientific understanding of human behavior based on the systematic use of experiments. Having examined the record from the inception of the field to the present, Brannigan suggests that it has failed to live up to its promise: that social psychologists have achieved little consensus about the central problems in the field; that they have failed to amass a body of systematic, non-trivial theoretical insight; and that recent concerns over the ethical treatment of human subjects could arguably bring the discipline to closure. But that is not the disastrous outcome that Brannigan hopes for. Rather, going beyond an apparent iconoclasm, the author explores prospects for a post-experimental discipline. It is a view that admits the role of ethical considerations as part of scientific judgment, but not as a sacrifice of, but an extension of, empirical research that takes seriously how the brain represents information, and how these mechanisms explain social behaviors and channel human choices and appetites. What makes this work special is its function as a primary text in the history as well as the current status of social psychology as a field of behavioral science. The keen insight, touched by the gently critical styles, of such major figures as Philip Zimbardo, Morton Hunt, Leon Festinger, Stanley Milgram, Alex Crey, Samuel Wineburg, Carol Gilligan, David M. Buss--among others--makes this a perfect volume for students entering the field, and no less, a reminder of the past as well as present of social psychology for its serious practitioners. Augustine Brannigan is professor of sociology, in the department of sociology, at the University of Calgary. He is the author of The Social Basis of Scientific Discoveries and of various social science publications.


  • Filename: wickedness.
  • ISBN: 0415255511
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 232
  • Author: Mary Midgley
  • Publisher: Psychology Press

To look into the darkness of the human soul is a frightening venture. Here Mary Midgley does so, with her customary brilliance and clarity. In Wickedness she sets out to delineate not so much the nature of wickedness as its actual sources. Midgley's analysis proves that the capacity for real wickedness is an inevitable part of human nature. This is not however a blanket acceptance of evil. She provides us with a framework that accepts its existence yet offers humankind the possibility of rejecting this part of our nature. Out of this dark journey she returns with an offering to us: an understanding of human nature that enhances our very humanity. To read Wickedness is to understand Mary Midgley's reputation as one of the world's greatest moral philosophers.

The Routledge Handbook of Global Ethics

  • Filename: the-routledge-handbook-of-global-ethics.
  • ISBN: 9781317592389
  • Release Date: 2015-05-08
  • Number of pages: 514
  • Author: Darrel Moellendorf
  • Publisher: Routledge

Global ethics focuses on the most pressing contemporary ethical issues - poverty, global trade, terrorism, torture, pollution, climate change and the management of scarce recourses. It draws on moral and political philosophy, political and social science, empirical research, and real-world policy and activism. The Routledge Handbook of Global Ethics is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, problems and debates in this exciting subject, presenting an authoritative overview of the most significant issues and ideas in global ethics. The 31 chapters by a team of international contributors are structured into six key parts: normative theory conflict and violence poverty and development economic justice bioethics and health justice environment and climate ethics. Covering the theoretical and practical aspects of global ethics as well as policy, The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Global Ethics provides a benchmark for the study of global ethics to date, as well as outlining future developments. It will prove an invaluable reference for policy-makers, and is essential reading for students and researchers in philosophy, international relations, political science, environmental and development studies and human rights law.

Dialectic of Enlightenment

  • Filename: dialectic-of-enlightenment.
  • ISBN: 0804736332
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 282
  • Author: Max Horkheimer
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press

This celebrated work is the keystone of the thought of the Frankfurt School. It is a wide-ranging philosophical and psychological critique of the Western categories of reason and nature, from Homer to Nietzsche.

The Course of German History

  • Filename: the-course-of-german-history.
  • ISBN: 9780415255585
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 281
  • Author: Alan John Percivale Taylor
  • Publisher: Psychology Press

One of the most famous and controversial works by possibly the highest profile historian of the twentieth century.

Understanding Deviance

  • Filename: understanding-deviance.
  • ISBN: 9781134756308
  • Release Date: 2014-01-23
  • Number of pages: 600
  • Author: Tammy L. Anderson
  • Publisher: Routledge

In this collection of 48 reprinted and completely original articles, Tammy Anderson gives her fellow instructors of undergraduate deviance a refreshing way to energize and revitalize their courses. [36 are reprints; 12 are original to this text/anthology] First, in 12 separate sections, she presents a wide range of deviant behaviors, traits, and conditions including: underage drinking and drunk driving, doping in elite sports, gang behavior, community crime, juvenile delinquency, hate crime, prison violence and transgendered prisoners, mental illness, drug-using women and domestic violence, obesity, tattooing, sexual fetishes, prostitution, drug epidemics, viral pandemics, crime control strategies and racial inequality, gay neighborhoods, HIV and bugchasers, and (lastly) youth, multicultural identity and music scenes. Second, her pairing of "classic" and "contemporary" viewpoints about deviance and social control not only "connects" important literatures of the past to today’s (student) readers, her "connections framework" also helps all of us see social life and social processes more clearly when alternative meanings are accorded to similar forms of deviant behavior. We also learn how to appreciate and interact with those who see things differently from ourselves. This may better equip us to reach common goals in an increasingly diverse and ever-changing world. Third, a major teaching goal of Anderson’s anthology is to sharpen students’ critical thinking skills by forcing them to look at how a deviant behavior, trait or condition, can be viewed from opposing or alternative perspectives. By learning to see deviance from multiple perspectives, students will better understand their own and other’s behavior and experiences and be able to anticipate future trends. Balancing multiple perspectives may also assist students in their practical work in social service, criminal justice and other agencies and institutions that deal with populations considered "deviant" in one way or another.

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