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Rival Truths: Common Sense and Social Psychological Explanations in Health and Illness

Rival Truths: Common Sense and Social Psychological Explanations in Health and Illness

1st Edition

Lindsay St Claire
March 03, 2016

It is common sense that our survival as individuals depends on the survival of our physical bodies. However, common sense has been medicalised. Terms such as 'road rage' and 'premenstrual syndrome' sound like medical problems and suggest that it is affected individuals, rather than experiences or...

Stereotypes During the Decline and Fall of Communism

Stereotypes During the Decline and Fall of Communism

1st Edition

Gyorgy Hunyady
December 09, 2015

Unique among the satellites of the Soviet Union, Hungary has data from a series of fourteen substantial surveys from the mid-1960s through to 1994. How do Hungarians think about themselves, their history, their society and other countries and their peoples? Hunyady provides an excellent summary of...

Social Dilemmas: Theoretical Issues and Research Findings

Social Dilemmas: Theoretical Issues and Research Findings

1st Edition

Wim Liebrand, David Messick, Henk Wilke
July 01, 2015

This book describes the advances and insights made by social scientists from around the world into the understanding and resolution of social dilemmas. Each chapter discusses its own research findings against the background of a more comprehensive view of social dilemnas....

The Theory of Reasoned Action: Its application to AIDS-Preventive Behaviour

The Theory of Reasoned Action: Its application to AIDS-Preventive Behaviour

1st Edition

Cynthia Gallois, Malcolm McCamish, Deborah J Terry
April 27, 2015

The Theory of reasoned action explores the theory and emphirical reserach in to the factors which influence whether people engage in high-risk practices , with specific reference to AIDS education....

Language in Action: Psychological Models of Conversation

Language in Action: Psychological Models of Conversation

1st Edition

William Turnbull
January 30, 2003

Face-to-face conversation between two or more people is a universal form, and perhaps the basic form, of social interaction. It is the primary site of social interaction in all cultures and the place where social and cultural meaning takes shape. Face-to-face conversation between children and...

Personal Relationships Across the Lifespan

Personal Relationships Across the Lifespan

1st Edition

Patricia Noller, Judith Feeney, Candida Peterson
December 14, 2000

Personal Relationships Across the Lifespan presents a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the role of personal relationships in people's lives.Highlighting areas of special significance and research interest at each major life-stage, Patricia Noller, Judith A. Feeney and Candida Peterson,...

The Economic Psychology of Everyday Life

The Economic Psychology of Everyday Life

1st Edition

Paul Webley, Carole Burgoyne, Stephen Lea, Brian Young
November 09, 2000

From childhood through to adulthood, retirement and finally death, The Economic Psychology of Everyday Life uniquely explores the economic problems all individuals have to solve across the course of their lives.Webley, Burgoyne, Lea and Young begin by introducing the concept of economic behaviour...

Understanding the Older Consumer: The Grey Market

Understanding the Older Consumer: The Grey Market

1st Edition

Barrie Gunter
September 03, 1998

In Understanding the Older Consumer, Barrie Gunter provides a detailed examination of the demographic, behavioural and psychological profiles of the older consumer. He shows that without the responsibilities of loans and child raising and with better financial provision than in previous years, the...

Adjustment of Adolescents: Cross-Cultural Similarities and Differences

Adjustment of Adolescents: Cross-Cultural Similarities and Differences

1st Edition

W. A. Scott, William Scott
March 26, 1998

This book will make fascinating reading for anyone involved in the study of adolescence, or working with adolescents. The authors explore the transitions of school, family and personality in the contexts of family, friends and wider social factors. This exploration is based on original research...

Children as Consumers: A Psychological Analysis of the Young People's Market

Children as Consumers: A Psychological Analysis of the Young People's Market

1st Edition

Adrian Furnham, Barrie Gunter
March 26, 1998

The children's and teenagers' market has become increasingly significant as young people have become more affluent and have an ever growing disposable income. Children as Consumers traces the stages of consumer development through which children pass and examines the key sources of influence upon...

Making Sense of Television: The Psychology of Audience Interpretation

Making Sense of Television: The Psychology of Audience Interpretation

2nd Edition

Sonia Livingstone
March 12, 1998

Taking the soap opera as a case study, this book explores the 'parasocial interaction' people engage in with television programmes. It looks at the nature of the 'active viewer' and the role of the text in social psychology. It also investigates the existing theoretical models offered by social...

Children's Social Competence in Context: The Contributions of Family, School and Culture

Children's Social Competence in Context: The Contributions of Family, School and Culture

1st Edition

Barry H. Schneider
December 19, 1992

Barry Schneider explains the dynamics by which home, school, and culture may come to influence the emergence of the child's social competence. The theoretical foundations and scope of relevant research are depicted and criticized in a constructive way....

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