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Books > Social sciences > Psychology > Philosophy & theory of psychology > Behavioural theory (Behaviourism)

Personnel Psychology - An Applied Perspective (Paperback, 2nd Edition): M. Coetzee, D. Schreuder Personnel Psychology - An Applied Perspective (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
M. Coetzee, D. Schreuder
R659 R556 Discovery Miles 5 560 Save R103 (16%) Shipped within 4 - 9 working days

This textbook focuses on the connections between psychological theory and human resource management within the South African context.

Features:

  • South African text with local examples and case studies makes text more accessible and easier for students to relate
  • Review questions challenge students to analyse material with the aim of broadening their understanding of content
  • Suitable activities for class discussion and written assignments Easy reference for key concepts and themes
  • New case studies, new examples and updated references
  • Research trends and practices in the field
Cool It! (Paperback): Mark Potter, Colin Northmore Cool It! (Paperback)
Mark Potter, Colin Northmore
R60 R56 Discovery Miles 560 Save R4 (7%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

One of the greatest challenges that teachers face when starting out in their careers is learning how to deal with unruly and badly behaved learners so that the rest of the class can get on with the lesson. Teachers often say that they are not paid to discipline learners, they are paid to teach them. However, without discipline there can be little learning.

Child and youth misbehaviour in South Africa - A holistic approach (Paperback, 4td ed): Christiaan Bezuidenhout Child and youth misbehaviour in South Africa - A holistic approach (Paperback, 4td ed)
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
R475 R441 Discovery Miles 4 410 Save R34 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 10 working days

South Africa has a broad and complex history that has greatly influenced the unique, diverse and democratic country that we know today. One of the many challenges South Africa faces is crime, with those crimes committed by youthful offenders being the most distressing it is sadly not unusual to hear of youths who have been involved in murder, rape or robbery. In addition, sexual offences among children are occurring more frequently, and the number of child victims of abuse and domestic violence is also on the rise. An added and escalating danger for children is falling prey to ruthless traffickers and being used as sex workers or slaves. Despite specific laws having been promulgated to protect them, many children are still growing up in unforgiving environments that never allow them the opportunity to develop morally according to the prescriptions of a democratic society.

Child and youth misbehaviour in South Africa addresses the complex and poorly understood phenomenon of youth misbehaviour. It discusses and analyses various theories on the nature and causes of deviant behaviour, and assesses them critically with regard to their applicability to South Africa. The book presents the relevant legal processes pertaining to young people, and reinforces theoretical explanations with research and real-world examples. The female youth offender is also discussed in depth in this edition.

Child and youth misbehaviour in South Africa is aimed at enabling both practitioners and students to address the plight of the South African youth in a constructive way so they can become part of creating a safer South Africa for all its people.

Professor Christiaan Bezuidenhout holds a BA (Criminology), BA Honours (Criminology), MA (Criminology), DPhil (Criminology) and an MSc (Criminology and Criminal Justice) from the University of Oxford. He is currently attached to the Department of Social Work and Criminology, University of Pretoria, where he teaches psychocriminology, criminal justice and contemporary criminology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Happy Ever After - Escaping The Myth of The Perfect Life (Paperback): Paul Dolan Happy Ever After - Escaping The Myth of The Perfect Life (Paperback)
Paul Dolan 1
R320 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R68 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Be ambitious; find everlasting love; look after your health ... There are countless stories about how we ought to live our lives. These narratives can make our lives easier, and they might sometimes make us happier too. But they can also trap us and those around us. In Happy Ever After, bestselling happiness expert Professor Paul Dolan draws on a wealth of evidence to bust the common myths about our sources of happiness and shows that there can be many unexpected paths to lasting happiness. Some of these might involve not going into higher education, choosing not to marry, rewarding acts rooted in self-interest and caring a little less about living forever. By freeing ourselves from the myth of the perfect life, we might each find a life worth living.

The Right Life - Human Individuality and its role in our development, health and happiness (Hardcover): Remo H. Largo The Right Life - Human Individuality and its role in our development, health and happiness (Hardcover)
Remo H. Largo 1
R475 R364 Discovery Miles 3 640 Save R111 (23%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

How do we find the life that's right for each of us? More and more of us are feeling overwhelmed by the everyday struggle to lead the lives to which we aspire. Children are placed under unbearable pressure to achieve; adults fight a constant battle to balance family life with work and economic demands; old people suffer from social isolation and a lack of emotional security. People of every age are feeling increasingly at odds with the world, and less able to live a life that corresponds to their individual needs and talents. At the root of this problem, argues internationally renowned child development expert Remo Largo, is a mistaken idea of what makes us human. A distillation of forty years of research and medical experience, The Right Life sets out a new theory of human thriving. Tracing our development as individuals from the beginnings of evolution to the twenty-first century, he sets out his own theory, the 'Fit Principle', which proposes that every human strives to live in harmony with their fellow humans and their environment. Rather than a ceaseless quest for self-improvement and growth, he argues, our collective goals should be individual self-acceptance, as we embrace the unique matrix of skills, needs and limitations that makes each of us who we are. Not only, Largo suggests, can a true understanding of human thriving help people find their way back to their individuality; it can help us to reshape society and economy in order to live as fully as possible.

Applied Behavior Analysis: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 2nd edition): John O. Cooper, Timothy E. Heron,... Applied Behavior Analysis: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 2nd edition)
John O. Cooper, Timothy E. Heron, William L. Heward
R1,173 Discovery Miles 11 730 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The long-awaited second edition of the classic textbook, Applied Behavior Analysis, provides a comprehensive, in-depth discussion of the field, providing a complete description of the principles and procedures needed to systematically change socially significant behavior and to understand the reasons for that change. The authors' goal in revising this best-selling text was to introduce students to ABA in as complete, technically accurate, and contemporary manner as possible. As a result, the book's scope, treatment of various principles, procedures, and issues suggest that it is intended for concentrated and serious study. Readers of the new second edition will appreciate the inclusion of: more than 1,400 citations to primary-source literature, including both classic and contemporary studies; a glossary of more than 400 technical terms and concepts; more than 100 graphs displaying original data from peer-reviewed research, with detailed descriptions of the procedures used to collect the data represented; five new chapters written by leading scholars in the field of behavior analysis; and the addition of The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (R) BCBA (R) and BCABA (R) Behavior Analyst Task List, Third Edition. First published in 1987, Applied Behavior Analysis remains the top-choice primary text for appropriate courses at universities in the United States and abroad with leading programs in behavior analysis. This comprehensive text, best-suited for all upper-level courses in basic principles, applications, and behavioral research methods, helps students, educators, and practitioners appreciate and begin to acquire the conceptual and technical skills necessary to foster socially adaptive behavior in diverse individuals.

Theories of Development - Concepts and Applications (International Student Edition) (Paperback, 6th New edition): William Crain Theories of Development - Concepts and Applications (International Student Edition) (Paperback, 6th New edition)
William Crain
R1,158 Discovery Miles 11 580 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The result of extensive scholarship and consultation with leading scholars, this text introduces students to twenty-four theorists and compares and contrasts their theories on how we develop as individuals. Emphasizing the theories that build upon the developmental tradition established by Rousseau, this text also covers theories in the environmental/learning tradition.

Managing Anger with CBT For Dummies (Paperback): Gillian Bloxham Managing Anger with CBT For Dummies (Paperback)
Gillian Bloxham
R238 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R70 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Defuse your anger with CBT

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a hugely popular self-help technique, which teaches you how to break free from destructive or negative behaviors and make positive changes to both your thoughts and your actions. This practical guide to managing anger with CBT will help you to understand your anger, identify solutions to your problems, and maintain your gains and avoid relapse.

This concise, user-friendly guide provides focused advice on defusing anger using proven CBT techniques. You'll discover how to keep your anger under control and identify the negative thought processes that lead to angry outbursts.Shows you how to use CBT to help you react positively to frustrating situationsHelps you learn to assert yourself effectively without losing your temperGives you tried-and-true CBT techniques to let go of unhealthy anger

If you're struggling with anger management, "Managing Anger with CBT For Dummies" gives you the tools you need to keep your cool and live a happier, more balanced life.

Cambridge Handbooks in Psychology - The Cambridge Handbook of Violent Behavior and Aggression (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition):... Cambridge Handbooks in Psychology - The Cambridge Handbook of Violent Behavior and Aggression (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Alexander T. Vazsonyi, Daniel J. Flannery, Matt DeLisi
R1,027 Discovery Miles 10 270 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Cambridge Handbook of Violent Behavior and Aggression presents the current state of knowledge related to the study of violent behaviors and aggression. An important extension of the first Handbook published ten years ago, the second edition maintains a distinctly cross-disciplinary focus by representing the newest scholarship and insights from behavior genetics, cross-cultural comparative psychology/criminology, evolutionary psychology, criminal justice, criminology, human development, molecular genetics, neurosciences, psychology, prevention and intervention sciences, psychiatry, psychopharmacology, public health, and sociology. The Handbook is divided into introductory and overview chapters on the study of violent behavior and aggression, followed by chapters on biosocial bases, individual and interpersonal factors, contextual factors, and prevention and intervention work and policy implications. It is an essential resource for researchers, scholars, and graduate students across social and behavioral science disciplines interested in the etiology, intervention, and prevention of violent behavior and aggression.

Happy Ever After - Escaping The Myth of The Perfect Life (Hardcover): Paul Dolan Happy Ever After - Escaping The Myth of The Perfect Life (Hardcover)
Paul Dolan 1
R459 R307 Discovery Miles 3 070 Save R152 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'A passionate, provocative book. It isn't just a self-help book. It is a manifesto for a better society' Sunday Times 'One of the most rigorous articulations of the new mood of acceptance...a persuasive demolition of many of our cultural stories about how we ought to live' Oliver Burkeman, Guardian Paul Dolan, the bestselling author of Happiness by Design, shows us how to escape the myth of perfection and find our own route to happiness. Be ambitious; find everlasting love; look after your health ... There are countless stories about how we ought to live our lives. These narratives can make our lives easier, and they might sometimes make us happier too. But they can also trap us and those around us. In Happy Ever After, bestselling happiness expert Professor Paul Dolan draws on a variety of studies ranging over wellbeing, inequality and discrimination to bust the common myths about our sources of happiness. He shows that there can be many unexpected paths to lasting fulfilment. Some of these might involve not going into higher education, choosing not to marry, rewarding acts rooted in self-interest and caring a little less about living forever. By freeing ourselves from the myth of the perfect life, we might each find a life worth living.

Getting the Little Blighters to Behave (Paperback): Claire Potter Getting the Little Blighters to Behave (Paperback)
Claire Potter 1
R137 R106 Discovery Miles 1 060 Save R31 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

They're squealing for a packet of strawberry squiggles in the supermarket... refusing to put their coat on even though it's below freezing outside... squabbling over who gets the cup with the kangaroo on it... or running around with their pants on their head when they're meant to be putting their pyjamas on. Let's face it, life with kids can be exhausting and exasperating. Sometimes you can find yourself nagging, negotiating, battling and bellowing your way through the whole day. Surely it's not meant to be this hard, you think. Roll on bedtime! Here, in one little book, is everything you need to know to make your day-to-day life as a parent easier. Based on in-depth interviews with child psychologists, it gives you techniques, tactics, tips and tricks that research shows actually work. The clear, practical, punchy advice tells you exactly how to deal with your child's unwanted behaviours and shifts the dynamic of your relationship so your child not only co-operates but wants to co-operate in the first place. Finally, it will feel like you are on the same team! And that way, not only will your life be easier, but you'll be able to enjoy your child's company a whole lot more!

Behavior Modification - Principles and Procedures (Paperback, 6th edition): Raymond G. Miltenberger Behavior Modification - Principles and Procedures (Paperback, 6th edition)
Raymond G. Miltenberger
R738 R631 Discovery Miles 6 310 Save R107 (14%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION: PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES, Sixth Edition, uses a precise, step-by-step, scientific approach to explain human behavior. Case studies and examples illustrate key principles.

Tourist Behaviour - The Essential Companion (Hardcover): Philip L Pearce Tourist Behaviour - The Essential Companion (Hardcover)
Philip L Pearce
R4,217 Discovery Miles 42 170 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Comprehensive and accessible, this Companion offers a thorough investigation into both traditional and fresh topics in tourist behaviour and experience. Arranged chronologically, the chapters examine tourist experience from the very idea of a tourist visit to the aftermath of returning home. With contributions from leading experts and emerging scholars across the globe, this Companion establishes the importance of studying tourist behaviour. Innovative topics including packing and preparation, dreaming and longing for trips, and memory are explored in detail. The book incorporates a selection of illustrative key case studies to ensure that it is highly accessible and readable to a range of audiences, while ensuring academic rigour. It examines both positive and negative impacts of the tourist experience on tourists themselves and the communities and environments they visit. The concluding chapter includes a vision for how tourism and sustainable development goals can be integrated to maximise the benefits of tourist behaviour and experience. Students and researchers of tourism and sustainability will greatly benefit from the research directions and suggestions indicated in each chapter of the book. This timely Companion will also prove to be a valuable resource for stakeholders looking to improve and expand upon the tourist experience.

Kinds Come First - Age, Gender, Class, and Ethnicity Give Meaning to Measures (Hardcover): Jerome Kagan Kinds Come First - Age, Gender, Class, and Ethnicity Give Meaning to Measures (Hardcover)
Jerome Kagan
R573 R409 Discovery Miles 4 090 Save R164 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An argument that the meaning of a psychological or biological measure depends on the age, gender class, and ethnicity of the human subject. In Kinds Come First, the distinguished psychologist Jerome Kagan argues that-contrary to the common assumption-age, gender, social class, and ethnicity affect the outcomes of psychological measures, and he questions the popular practice that uses statistical procedures to remove the effects of these categories to confirm a favored predictor-outcome relation. The idea that psychological measures have meanings that transcend the kinds of subjects, Kagan writes, reflects a premature hope of discovering broadly generalizable conclusions. In Kinds Come First, Kagan hopes to persuade investigators otherwise. Kagan examines the unique properties of the four categories, making the case that life stage, gender, class, and ethnicity affect psychological measures in complex, nontrivial ways. He discusses the relevance of a person's developmental stage to many outcomes, focusing on the interval from five to twelve months, when working memory and the ability to relate the past to the present expands. He cites evidence suggesting that a person's gender, class of rearing, and ethnicity, within a particular society, are better predictors of health, arrest record, cognitive skills, and current life satisfaction than either their genomes or answers to a personality questionnaire. Finally, Kagan argues, the biological properties that are more common in one gender, class, or ethnic group, are not a defensible basis for restricting access to an educational program, vocation, or position of authority. A society can ignore such differences in order to honor an ethical imperative for equality without incurring serious costs.

Stick with It - The Science of Lasting Behaviour (Paperback): Sean Young Stick with It - The Science of Lasting Behaviour (Paperback)
Sean Young 1
R231 R158 Discovery Miles 1 580 Save R73 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Learn how to make real, lasting changes in your life We all have bad habits - whether it's a weakness for junk food, a smartphone addiction or a lack of exercise. But change is hard. Forty percent of dieters quit within a week. Eighty percent of New Year's resolutions don't last beyond January. How can we kick bad habits - and stick with it? According to psychologist and behaviour researcher Dr Sean Young, the answer is to stop trying to change the person, and instead change the process. In Stick With It, Dr Young draws on his own research and that of other leading experts to explain how the mind often interferes with breaking bad habits, and how we can outsmart it, increasing the likelihood of lasting change by 200%. Packed with practical exercises and real-life case studies, Stick With It shows that it is possible to control spending, stick to a diet, exercise regularly and overcome problem behaviours - forever. 'Scientifically grounded and personally implementable. It's a winner' - Robert Cialdini, author of Influence and Pre-Suasion 'A must-read for anyone who's been unable to keep a New Year's resolution or failed at making a lasting change in any other area of their life or work. - Jonah Berger, author of Contagious Dr Sean Young is one of the world's leading experts in the field of habit-forming. He is an acclaiedpsychologist and the founder and Executive Director of the UCLA Center for Digital Behavior. His research involves the study of cutting-edge ways of using social media and mobile technologies to change and predict human behaviour.

Conquering Fat Logic - How to Overcome What We Tell Ourselves About Diets, Weight, and Metabolism (Paperback): Nadja Hermann Conquering Fat Logic - How to Overcome What We Tell Ourselves About Diets, Weight, and Metabolism (Paperback)
Nadja Hermann; Translated by David Shaw 1
R335 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R71 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Why do diets fail? Is it because of genetic disposition? A sluggish metabolism? An underactive thyroid?

A behavioural psychologist reveals the truth about dieting, including how she lost over 100lb in one year.

After years of failed diets Dr Nadja Hermann weighed over 23 stone at the age of 30. All her life, she had heard and read about hundreds of reasons why diets wouldn't work for her. But when her weight started to seriously affect her health, she took a hard look at the science and realised that most of what she believed about dieting was a myth. What was more, those very myths were preventing her from losing weight.

Forget clean eating, paleo, or fasting ― it was conquering these elements of ‘Fat Logic’ that finally led to Hermann achieving a healthy weight. One and a half years later, she weighed 10 stone, and has maintained that weight to this day. Now, using humour, the insight she’s acquired, and a dose of science, Hermann debunks widespread lies about weight loss, and shows how it is possible to attain a healthy weight.

How Far to Nudge? - Assessing Behavioural Public Policy (Hardcover): Peter John How Far to Nudge? - Assessing Behavioural Public Policy (Hardcover)
Peter John
R1,585 Discovery Miles 15 850 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Behavioural public policies, or nudges, have become increasingly popular in recent years, with governments keen to use light-touch interventions to improve the success of their public policies. In this unique book, Peter John explores nudges, their successes and limitations, and sets out a bold manifesto for the future of behavioural public policy. This book traces the beginnings of nudge in behavioural economics and tracks the adoption of its core ideas by policy-makers, providing examples of successful applications. By considering the question `how far to nudge?', John reviews why it is crucial for governments to address citizen behaviours, and reviews the criticisms of nudge and its ethical limitations. Looking to its future, this book proposes the adoption of a radical version of nudge, nudge plus, involving increased feedback and more engagement with citizens. How Far to Nudge? will be a vital text for students of behavioural public policy and policy analysis, as well as for anyone looking for an introduction to nudge policy and an explanation for its growth in popularity.

Field and Laboratory Methods in Animal Cognition - A Comparative Guide (Paperback): Nereida Bueno-Guerra, Federica Amici Field and Laboratory Methods in Animal Cognition - A Comparative Guide (Paperback)
Nereida Bueno-Guerra, Federica Amici
R1,168 R885 Discovery Miles 8 850 Save R283 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Would you ask a honeybee to point at a screen and recognise a facial expression? Or ask an elephant to climb a tree? While humans and non-human species may inhabit the same world, it's likely that our perceptual worlds differ significantly. Emphasising Uexkull's concept of 'umwelt', this volume offers practical advice on how animal cognition can be successfully tested while avoiding anthropomorphic conclusions. The chapters describe the capabilities of a range of animals - from ants, to lizards to chimpanzees - revealing how to successfully investigate animal cognition across a variety of taxa. The book features contributions from leading cognition researchers, each offering a series of examples and practical tips drawn from their own experience. Together, the authors synthesise information on current field and laboratory methods, providing researchers and graduate students with methodological advice on how to formulate research questions, design experiments and adapt studies to different taxa.

The Choice Factory - 25 behavioural biases that influence what we buy (Paperback): Richard Shotton The Choice Factory - 25 behavioural biases that influence what we buy (Paperback)
Richard Shotton
R349 R268 Discovery Miles 2 680 Save R81 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Before you can influence decisions, you need to understand what drives them. In The Choice Factory, Richard Shotton sets out to help you learn. By observing a typical day of decision-making, from trivial food choices to significant work-place moves, he investigates how our behaviour is shaped by psychological shortcuts. With a clear focus on the marketing potential of knowing what makes us tick, Shotton has drawn on evidence from academia, real-life ad campaigns and his own original research. The Choice Factory is written in an entertaining and highly-accessible format, with 25 short chapters, each addressing a cognitive bias and outlining simple ways to apply it to your own marketing challenges. Supporting his discussion, Shotton adds insights from new interviews with some of the smartest thinkers in advertising, including Rory Sutherland, Lucy Jameson and Mark Earls. From priming to the pratfall effect, charm pricing to the curse of knowledge, the science of behavioural economics has never been easier to apply to marketing. The Choice Factory is the new advertising essential.

Psicopatologia - Comprendiendo la Conducta Anormal (Paperback, 9th edition): Derald Wing Sue, David Sue, Stanley Sue Psicopatologia - Comprendiendo la Conducta Anormal (Paperback, 9th edition)
Derald Wing Sue, David Sue, Stanley Sue
R808 Discovery Miles 8 080 Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Libro que acerca a los estudiantes al emocionante proceso de comprender la conducta anormal y los modos en que los profesionales de la salud mental estudian y tratan las diferentes expresiones de la misma. Ofrece un acercamiento para comprender la relacion de las enfermedades mentales con la cuestion biologica para establecer el tratamiento correcto, incluyendo las formas psicologicas de intervencion. Ademas se abordan investigaciones que revelan las grandes variantes culturales de conductas anormales y lo que otras culturas consideran como tratamientos efectivos.

The Social Life of Greylag Geese - Patterns, Mechanisms and Evolutionary Function in an Avian Model System (Hardcover, New):... The Social Life of Greylag Geese - Patterns, Mechanisms and Evolutionary Function in an Avian Model System (Hardcover, New)
Isabella B. R. Scheiber, Brigitte M. Weiss, Josef Hemetsberger, Kurt Kotrschal
R2,065 R1,903 Discovery Miles 19 030 Save R162 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The flock of greylag geese established by Konrad Lorenz in Austria in 1973 has become an influential model animal system and one of the few worldwide with complete life-history data spanning several decades. Based on the unique records of nearly 1000 free-living greylag geese, this is a synthesis of more than twenty years of behavioural research. It provides a comprehensive overview of a complex bird society, placing it in an evolutionary framework and drawing on a range of approaches, including behavioural (personality, aggression, pair bonding and clan formation), physiological, cognitive and genetic. With contributions from leading researchers, the chapters provide valuable insight into historic and recent research on the social behaviour of geese. All aspects of goose and bird sociality are discussed in the context of parallels with mammalian social organisation, making this a fascinating resource for anyone interested in integrative approaches to vertebrate social systems.

How Behavior Spreads - The Science of Complex Contagions (Hardcover): Damon Centola How Behavior Spreads - The Science of Complex Contagions (Hardcover)
Damon Centola
R693 R534 Discovery Miles 5 340 Save R159 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A new, counterintuitive theory for how social networks influence the spread of behavior New social movements, technologies, and public-health initiatives often struggle to take off, yet many diseases disperse rapidly without issue. Can the lessons learned from the viral diffusion of diseases be used to improve the spread of beneficial behaviors and innovations? In How Behavior Spreads, Damon Centola presents over a decade of original research examining how changes in societal behavior--in voting, health, technology, and finance--occur and the ways social networks can be used to influence how they propagate. Centola's startling findings show that the same conditions accelerating the viral expansion of an epidemic unexpectedly inhibit the spread of behaviors. While it is commonly believed that "weak ties"--long-distance connections linking acquaintances--lead to the quicker spread of behaviors, in fact the exact opposite holds true. Centola demonstrates how the most well-known, intuitive ideas about social networks have caused past diffusion efforts to fail, and how such efforts might succeed in the future. Pioneering the use of Web-based methods to understand how changes in people's social networks alter their behaviors, Centola illustrates the ways in which these insights can be applied to solve countless problems of organizational change, cultural evolution, and social innovation. His findings offer important lessons for public health workers, entrepreneurs, and activists looking to harness networks for social change. Practical and informative, How Behavior Spreads is a must-read for anyone interested in how the theory of social networks can transform our world.

Organizational Behaviour (Paperback, 2nd edition): Stephen P Robbins, Timothy Campbell, Timothy A. Judge Organizational Behaviour (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Stephen P Robbins, Timothy Campbell, Timothy A. Judge
R1,407 Discovery Miles 14 070 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This second European edition of this classic textbook brings the exceptional introduction to organizational behaviour written by the masters of the subject, and adapts it to meet the needs of students studying in Europe today. Fully updated and revised, this adaptation continues the tradition of making current, relevant research come alive for students, while maintaining its hallmark features - clear writing style, cutting-edge content and compelling pedagogy. This new edition offers real-life examples drawn from a global range of organizations including Google, Cadbury, Apple, Capital One, Microsoft, Lego, Ferrari and more, plus up-to-date insights into the latest research and hot topics from across the world. Key features include: 'Myth or science?' boxes, which provide repeated evidence that common sense can often lead us astray in the attempt to understand human behaviour, and that behavioural research offers a means for testing the validity of common-sense notions. 'OB in the news' which prepares students to recognise and evaluate OB issues which often appear in the news when presented with them in newspapers, magazines, TV, etc. 'Face the facts': these boxes highlight interesting facts from recent surveys that emphasise key aspects of the text. For example, diversity across Europe, the extent of employee engagement, and the popularity of working in teams. "As a whole, the content of the book is strong, and is well-structured with a European focus." Mohammad Lafiti, Uppsala University, Sweden

Behavioural Neuroscience (Hardcover): Sean Commins Behavioural Neuroscience (Hardcover)
Sean Commins
R1,680 R1,577 Discovery Miles 15 770 Save R103 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Brain and behaviour are intrinsically linked. Animals demonstrate a huge and complex repertoire of behaviours, so how can specific behaviours be mapped onto the complicated neural circuits of the brain? Highlighting the extraordinary advances that have been made in the field of behavioural neuroscience over recent decades, this book examines how behaviours can be understood in terms of their neural mechanisms. Each chapter outlines the components of a particular behaviour, discussing laboratory techniques, the key brain structures involved, and the underpinning cellular and molecular mechanisms. Commins covers a range of topics including learning in a simple invertebrate, fear conditioning, taste aversion, sound localization, and echolocation in bats, as well as more complex behaviours, such as language development, spatial navigation and circadian rhythms. Demonstrating key processes through clear, step-by-step explanations and numerous illustrations, this will be valuable reading for students of zoology, animal behaviour, psychology, and neuroscience.

Cambridge Handbooks in Psychology - The Cambridge Handbook of Violent Behavior and Aggression (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition):... Cambridge Handbooks in Psychology - The Cambridge Handbook of Violent Behavior and Aggression (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Alexander T. Vazsonyi, Daniel J. Flannery, Matt DeLisi
R3,177 Discovery Miles 31 770 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Cambridge Handbook of Violent Behavior and Aggression presents the current state of knowledge related to the study of violent behaviors and aggression. An important extension of the first Handbook published ten years ago, the second edition maintains a distinctly cross-disciplinary focus by representing the newest scholarship and insights from behavior genetics, cross-cultural comparative psychology/criminology, evolutionary psychology, criminal justice, criminology, human development, molecular genetics, neurosciences, psychology, prevention and intervention sciences, psychiatry, psychopharmacology, public health, and sociology. The Handbook is divided into introductory and overview chapters on the study of violent behavior and aggression, followed by chapters on biosocial bases, individual and interpersonal factors, contextual factors, and prevention and intervention work and policy implications. It is an essential resource for researchers, scholars, and graduate students across social and behavioral science disciplines interested in the etiology, intervention, and prevention of violent behavior and aggression.

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