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.

The Biology of Religious Behavior

  • Filename: the-biology-of-religious-behavior.
  • ISBN: 9780313364303
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 301
  • Author: Jay R. Feierman
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Offers a fresh and detailed take on the evolution of religious behavior from a biobehavioral perspective, promoting a new understanding that may help build bridges across the religious divide.

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: psychotherapy.
  • ISBN: 9783319494609
  • Release Date: 2016-12-20
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Jeffery Smith
  • Publisher: Springer

This title combines the many schools of thought on psychotherapy into one reader-friendly guide that coaches psychotherapists through the various techniques needed as the field expands. Unlike any other book on the market, this text considers all of the simultaneous advances in the field, including the neurobiology of emotions, the importance of the therapeutic relationship, mindfulness meditation, and the role of the body in healing. Written with genuine respect for all traditions from CBT to psychodynamics, the book unifies views of psychopathology and cure based on the notion of the mind-brain as an organ of affect regulation. The book accounts for the tasks that characterize psychotherapist activity in all therapies, how they are performed, and how they result in therapeutic change. The book also reviews the various pathologies seen in general practice and guides the reader to the specific therapist-patient interactions needed for their resolution. With its big-picture focus on clinical practice, Psychotherapy: A Practical Guide is a concise resource for students, psychotherapists, psychologists, residents, and all who seek to integrate what is new in psychotherapy.


  • 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.

Folk Devils and Moral Panics

  • Filename: folk-devils-and-moral-panics.
  • ISBN: 0415267129
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 201
  • Author: Stanley Cohen
  • Publisher: Psychology Press

Stanley Cohen's study of Mods and Rockers in the 1960s was a foundational text both in terms of investigating the workings of subcultural groups and identifying the concept of a 'moral panic' generated by the media, which leads to groups being vilified in the popular imagination, and inhibits rational debate about solutions to the social problems such groups represent. The insights Cohen provides into subculture and mass morality are as relevant today as they were when the book was originally published in 1972, as illustrated by the author's introduction for this new edition, in which he tracks moral panics over the last thirty years, commenting on the demonization of young offenders and asylum seekers and on the News of the World's 'name and shame' campaign against paedophiles. Revisiting the theory of moral panic and exploring the way in which the concept has been used, this new edition features a select bibliography of key texts for further reading. The third edition of Folk Devils and Moral Panics makes available a valuable and widely recommended text.

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.

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.


  • Filename: trancework.
  • ISBN: 9781136455087
  • Release Date: 2012-04-27
  • Number of pages: 664
  • Author: Michael D. Yapko
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis

For three decades, Trancework has been the fundamental textbook for guiding professionals in learning hypnosis. Now in its fourth edition, this classic text continues to be the most comprehensive book for learning the fundamental skills of the field. This edition accommodates new studies and topics, and contains five new chapters on positive psychology, the management of pain, pediatric and adolescent hypnosis, behavioral medicine, and hypnosis across modalities. Readers can expect to receive a comprehensive overview of what is currently going on in the domain of hypnosis, an in-depth consideration of issues associated with the use of hypnosis, a greater appreciation for the diverse ways in which hypnosis can be applied, and a more detailed description of hypnotic methods and characteristics. Those new to the field will also appreciate the “Frames of Reference” sections found throughout the book, which provide insights into the work of some of the founders and leaders of clinical hypnosis. Each chapter concludes with suggestions from the author for things to consider and things to do, further emphasizing the importance of active learning. Included online at http://www.routledgementalhealth.com/books/details/9780415884945/ is the video of Dr. Yapko’s session with Vicki, an emotionally powerful and technically excellent session. For those who wish to follow along, a PDF download containing the session transcript is also available. Clinical Hypnosis has the power to change clients’ lives for the better. Trancework gives professionals the skills to do just that.

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