Social Psychology
Dare to Lead: Brave Work, Tough Conversations, Whole Hearts
Dare to Lead
Brave Work, Tough Conversations, Whole Hearts
Hardcover      ISBN: 0399592520
Explores how to cultivate daring leaders by recognizing and developing the potential in people, sharing power, aligning authority with accountability, and not avoiding difficult conversations or situations.
My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies
My Grandmother's Hands
Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies
Paperback      ISBN: 1942094477
The body is where our instincts reside and where we fight, flee, or freeze, and it endures the trauma inflicted by the ills that plague society. In this groundbreaking work, therapist Resmaa Menakem examines the damage caused by racism in America from the perspective of body-centered psychology. He argues this destruction will continue until Americans learn to heal the generational anguish of white supremacy, which is deeply embedded in all our bodies. Our collective agony doesn't just affect African Americans. White Americans suffer their own secondary trauma as well. So do blue Americans—our police. My Grandmother's Hands is a call to action for all of us to recognize that racism is not about the head, but about the body, and introduces an alternative view of what we can do to grow beyond our entrenched racialized divide. - Paves the way for a new, body-centered understanding of white supremacy—how it is literally in our blood and our nervous system. - Offers a step-by-step solution—a healing process—in addition to incisive social commentary. Resmaa Menakem, MSW, LICSW, is a therapist with decades of experience currently in private practice in Minneapolis, MN, specializing in trauma, body-centered psychotherapy, and violence prevention. He has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and Dr. Phil as an expert on conflict and violence. Menakem has studied with bestselling authors Dr. David Schnarch (Passionate Marriage) and Dr. Bessel van der Kolk (The Body Keeps the Score). He also trained at Peter Levine's Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute.
The 48 Laws of Power
The 48 Laws of Power
Paperback      ISBN: 0140280197
Artistically designed by the packager of The Secret Language of Birthdays and printed in red and black, a useful and illuminating collection distills the ways of power from history and the writings of Machiavelli, Von Clausewitz, and others. Reprint.
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
The Power of Habit
Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1400069289
Identifying the neurological processes behind behaviors while explaining that self-control and success are largely driven by habits, a guide by a Yale-educated investigative reporter for The New York Times shares scientifically based guidelines for achieving personal goals and overall well-being by adjusting specific habits.
Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don't Know
Talking to Strangers
What We Should Know About the People We Don't Know
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316478520
The podcast host of
Blink: The Power Of Thinking Without Thinking
Blink
The Power Of Thinking Without Thinking
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0316010669
Draws on a range of case studies to explore the process by which people make decisions, explaining how the difference between good and bad decision making is directly related to the details on which people focus, and counsels readers on how to become better decision makers in every aspect of life. Reprint.
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
David and Goliath
Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316204366
The best-selling author of Outliers uncovers the hidden rules that shape the balance between the weak and the mighty, the powerful and the dispossessed.
The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
The Righteous Mind
Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
Paperback      ISBN: 0307455777
Why can’t our political leaders work together as threats loom and problems mount? Why do people so readily assume the worst about the motives of their fellow citizens? In The Righteous Mind, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores the origins of our divisions and points the way forward to mutual understanding. His starting point is moral intuition—the nearly instantaneous perceptions we all have about other people and the things they do. These intuitions feel like self-evident truths, making us righteously certain that those who see things differently are wrong. Haidt shows us how these intuitions differ across cultures, including the cultures of the political left and right. He blends his own research findings with those of anthropologists, historians, and other psychologists to draw a map of the moral domain, and he explains why conservatives can navigate that map more skillfully than can liberals. He then examines the origins of morality, overturning the view that evolution made us fundamentally selfish creatures. But rather than arguing that we are innately altruistic, he makes a more subtle claim—that we are fundamentally groupish. It is our groupishness, he explains, that leads to our greatest joys, our religious divisions, and our political affiliations. In a stunning final chapter on ideology and civility, Haidt shows what each side is right about, and why we need the insights of liberals, conservatives, and libertarians to flourish as a nation.
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
The Power of Habit
Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
Paperback      ISBN: 081298160x
Identifies the neurological processes behind behaviors, explaining how self-control and success are largely driven by habits and providing guidelines for achieving personal goals and overall well-being by adjusting specific habits.
Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy
Dancing in the Streets
A History of Collective Joy
Paperback      ISBN: 0805057242
The author of the critically acclaimed Blood Rites examines the human impulse toward collective joy, historically expressed in communal celebrations, reflecting the human nature as social beings and involving ecstatic revelries of feasting, costuming, and dancing, from the ancient Greeks worship of Dionysus to the more recent carnivalization of sports. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.