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Titles in the call number range BF (Psychology) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 60 days.


  • Five constraints on predicting behavior / Jerome Kagan
    BF 199 K234 2017eb

    Scientists were unable to study the relation of brain to mind until the invention of technologies that measured the brain activity accompanying psychological processes. Yet even with these new tools, conclusions are tentative or simply wrong. In this book, the distinguished psychologist Jerome Kagan describes five conditions that place serious constraints on the ability to predict mental or behavioral outcomes based on brain data: the setting in which evidence is gathered, the expectations of the subject, the source of the evidence that supports the conclusion, the absence of studies that examine patterns of causes with patterns of measures, and the habit of borrowing terms from psychology.

    Kagan describes the important of context, and how the experimental setting -- including the room, the procedure, and the species, age, and sex of both subject and examiner -- can influence the conclusions. He explains how subject expectations affect all brain measures; considers why brain and psychological data often yield different conclusions; argues for relations between patterns of causes and outcomes rather than correlating single variables; and criticizes the borrowing of psychological terms to describe brain evidence. Brain sites cannot be in a state of "fear."

    A deeper understanding of the brain's contributions to behavior, Kagan argues, requires investigators to acknowledge these five constraints in the design or interpretation of an experiment.


  • Ana-María Rizzuto and the psychoanalysis of religion : the road to the living God / edited by Martha J. Reineke and David M. Goodman
    BF 175 R593 A53 2017eb

  • Witchcraft and demonology in Hungary and Transylvania / Gábor Klaniczay, Éva Pócs, editors
    BF1584.H9

  • Time Perspective : Theory and Practice / Aleksandra Kostić, Derek Chadee, editors
    BF637.T5

  • Reasoning unbound : thinking about morality, delusion and democracy / Jean-François Bonnefon
    BF442

  • Prospective Memory : Remembering to Remember, Remembering to Forget / by Anna-Lisa Cohen, Jason L. Hicks
    BF378.P76

  • A new logical foundation for psychology Jens Mammen ; with commentaries from Niels Engelsted and Ehtibar N. Dzhafarov
    BF121

  • Handbook of child psychology and developmental science. volume editors, Willis F. Overton, Peter C.M. Molenaar ; editor-in-chief, Richard M. Lerner
    BF 721 H2421 2015eb
    The essential reference for human development theory, updated and reconceptualized

    The Handbook of Child Psychology and Developmental Science , a four-volume reference, is the field-defining work to which all others are compared. First published in 1946, and now in its Seventh Edition, the Handbook has long been considered the definitive guide to the field of developmental science.

    Volume 1, Theory and Method , presents a rich mix of classic and contemporary theoretical perspectives, but the dominant views throughout are marked by an emphasis on the dynamic interplay of all facets of the developmental system across the life span, incorporating the range of biological, cognitive, emotional, social, cultural, and ecological levels of analysis. Examples of the theoretical approaches discussed in the volume include those pertinent to human evolution, self regulation, the development of dynamic skills, and positive youth development. The research, methodological, and applied implications of the theoretical models discussed in the volume are presented.

    Understand the contributions of biology, person, and context to development within the embodied ecological system Discover the relations among individual, the social world, culture, and history that constitute human development Examine the methods of dynamic, developmental research Learn person-oriented methodological approaches to assessing developmental change

    The scholarship within this volume and, as well, across the four volumes of this edition, illustrate that developmental science is in the midst of a very exciting period. There is a paradigm shift that involves increasingly greater understanding of how to describe, explain, and optimize the course of human life for diverse individuals living within diverse contexts. This Handbook is the definitive reference for educators, policy-makers, researchers, students, and practitioners in human development, psychology, sociology, anthropology, and neuroscience.


  • Handbook of child psychology and developmental science. Lynn S. Liben, Ulrich Müller, volume editors ; Richard M. Lerner, editor-in-chief ; contributors Karen E. Adolph [and thirty nine others]
    BF 721 H363 2015eb
    The essential reference for human development theory, updated and reconceptualized

    The Handbook of Child Psychology and Developmental Science , a four-volume reference, is the field-defining work to which all others are compared. First published in 1946, and now in its Seventh Edition, the Handbook has long been considered the definitive guide to the field of developmental science.

    Volume 2: Cognitive Processes describes cognitive development as a relational phenomenon that can be studied only as part of a larger whole of the person and context relational system that sustains it. In this volume, specific domains of cognitive development are contextualized with respect to biological processes and sociocultural contexts. Furthermore, key themes and issues (e.g., the importance of symbolic systems and social understanding) are threaded across multiple chapters, although every each chapter is focused on a different domain within cognitive development. Thus, both within and across chapters, the complexity and interconnectivity of cognitive development are well illuminated.

    Learn about the inextricable intertwining of perceptual development, motor development, emotional development, and brain development Understand the complexity of cognitive development without misleading simplification, reducing cognitive development to its biological substrates, or viewing it as a passive socialization process Discover how each portion of the developmental process contributes to subsequent cognitive development Examine the multiple processes - such as categorizing, reasoning, thinking, decision making and judgment - that comprise cognition

    The scholarship within this volume and, as well, across the four volumes of this edition, illustrate that developmental science is in the midst of a very exciting period. There is a paradigm shift that involves increasingly greater understanding of how to describe, explain, and optimize the course of human life for diverse individuals living within diverse contexts. This Handbook is the definitive reference for educators, policy-makers, researchers, students, and practitioners in human development, psychology, sociology, anthropology, and neuroscience.


  • Handbook of child psychology and developmental science. volume editor, Michael E. Lamb ; editor-in-chief, Richard M. Lerner
    BF 721 H363 2015eb
    The essential reference for human development theory, updated and reconceptualized

    The Handbook of Child Psychology and Developmental Science , a four-volume reference, is the field-defining work to which all others are compared. First published in 1946, and now in its Seventh Edition, the Handbook has long been considered the definitive guide to the field of developmental science.

    Volume 3: Social, Emotional, and Personality Development presentsup-to-date knowledge and theoretical understanding of the several facets of social, emotional and personality processes. The volume emphasizes that any specific processes, function, or behavior discussed in the volume co-occurs alongside and is inextricably affected by the dozens of other processes, functions, or behaviors that are the focus of other researchers' work. As a result, the volume underscores the importance of a focus on the whole developing child and his or her sociocultural and historical environment.

    Understand the multiple processes that are interrelated in personality development Discover the individual, cultural, social, and economic processes that contribute to the social, emotional, and personality development of individuals Learn about the several individual and contextual contributions to the development of such facets of the individual as morality, spirituality, or aggressive/violent behavior Study the processes that contribute to the development of gender, sexuality, motivation, and social engagement

    The scholarship within this volume and, as well, across the four volumes of this edition, illustrate that developmental science is in the midst of a very exciting period. There is a paradigm shift that involves increasingly greater understanding of how to describe, explain, and optimize the course of human life for diverse individuals living within diverse contexts. This Handbook is the definitive reference for educators, policy-makers, researchers, students, and practitioners in human development, psychology, sociology, anthropology, and neuroscience.


  • Development through the lifespan / Laura E. Berk, Illinois State University
    BF 713 B465 2018
    For courses in Human Development

    Unparalleled Among Human Development Texts -- In a Class by Itself
    With its seamless integration of up-to-date research, strong multicultural and cross-cultural focus, and clear, engaging narrative, Development Through the Lifespan has established itself as the market's leading text. The dramatically revised Seventh Edition presents the newest, most relevant research and applications in the field of human development today. Featuring compelling topics, rich examples, and author Laura Berk's signature storytelling style, this new edition is the most current and engaging text available.

    Available to package with Development Through the Lifespan , Seventh Edition, MyLab(tm) Human Development is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to further engage students and improve learning. MyLab Human Development is ideal for courses requiring robust assessments.

    Development Through the Lifespan , Seventh Edition is also available via Revel(tm) , an interactive digital learning environment that is a less expensive alternative to the print textbook, enabling students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Revel's new mobile app lets students access and interact with their text anywhere, anytime, on any device, giving students the flexibility of toggling between their phone, tablet, and laptop as they move through their day.

    Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

    0134488970 / 9780134488974 Development Through the Lifespan plus MyLab Human Development with eText - Access Card Package, 7/e
    Package consists of:
    0134419693 / 9780134419695 Development Through the Lifespan , 7/e 0205909744 / 9780205909742 MyLab Human Development with eText Access Card

  • The Americanization of narcissism / Elizabeth Lunbeck
    BF 575 N35 L86 2014eb
    American social critics in the 1970s seized on narcissism as the sickness of the age. But they missed the psychoanalytic breakthrough that championed it as the wellspring of ambition, creativity, and empathy. Elizabeth Lunbeck's history opens a new view on the central questions faced by the self struggling amid the crosscurrents of modernity.

  • The Palgrave handbook of mimetic theory and religion / James Alison, Wolfgang Palaver, editors
    BF385

  • Social trauma and telecinematic memory imagining the Turkish nation since the 1980 Coup / Pelin Başci
    BF378.S65

  • Perspectives on the Experience of Sudden, Unexpected Child Death : the Very Worst Thing? / Denise Turner
    BF39

  • Self-Censorship in Contexts of Conflict : Theory and Research / Daniel Bar-Tal, Rafi Nets-Zehngut, Keren Sharvit
    BF39

  • A Fast Road to the Study of Emotions : an introduction / Arne Vikan
    BF511

  • Remembering as reparation : psychoanalysis and historical memory / Karl Figlio
    BF378.S65
    Below we have provided very simple written essay and speech on the Mahatma Gandhi, a person who would always live in the heart of everyone. Every kid and children of the India know him by the name of Bapu or Father of the Nation. Using this you can help your kids and school going children to write essay or recite speech on the Mahatma Gandhi in their school

  • Emancipatory and Participatory Methodologies in Peace, Critical, and Community Psychology / Mohamed Seedat, Shahnaaz Suffla, Daniel J. Christie, editors
    BF39

  • The storied nature of human life : the life and work of Theodore R. Sarbin / Karl E. Scheibe, Frank J. Barrett
    BF109.S27
    This book explores Theodore Sarbin's life and work, and includes 10 of Sarbin's publications from the last two decades of his life. Theodore R. Sarbin had a career in psychology that spanned 70 years, establishing a place for social role theory in contemporary psychology and making major contributions to understandings of hypnosis, psychopathology, criminal behaviour, and imagination. This book amplifies the voice and influence of one of the most significant critical thinkers in psychology of the last century. The book serves as a commentary on changes now taking place in contemporary psychology; it is historically informed and yet focused on the future of psychological theory and practice. The book will be of great interest to psychologists, philosophers and social scientists.


  • Handbook of social behavior and skills in children / Johnny L. Matson, editor
    BF723.I646

  • Informational environments : effects of use, effective designs / Jürgen Buder, Friedrich W. Hesse, editors
    BF318

  • Leader development deconstructed / Matthew G. Clark, Craig W. Gruber, editors
    BF637.L4

  • The law of desire : on Lacan's 'Kant with Sade' / Dany Nobus
    BF173.L15

  • Doing poetic inquiry / Helen Owton
    BF204.5

  • Dialogues at the edge of American psychological discourse : critical and theoretical perspectives / Heather Macdonald, David Goodman, Brian Becker, editors
    BF 21 D53 2017eb
    Below we have provided very simple written essay and speech on the Mahatma Gandhi, a person who would always live in the heart of everyone. Every kid and children of the India know him by the name of Bapu or Father of the Nation. Using this you can help your kids and school going children to write essay or recite speech on the Mahatma Gandhi in their school

  • Early evolution of human memory : great apes, tool-making, and cognition / Héctor M. Manrique, Michael J. Walker
    BF 311 M36 2017eb

  • The structural trauma of western culture : toward the end of humanity / Yochai Ataria ; translated by Donna Bossin
    BF175.5.P75

  • Psychology : a journey / Dennis Coon, John O. Mitterer, Brock University, Patrick Brown, Western University, Rajesh Malik, Dawson College, Susanne McKenzie, Dawson College
    BF 121 C63 2014
    Learning is an adventure--now students can see just how exciting it can be with Psychology: A Journey. In a course where professors are frequently confronted with students who haven't actually read their textbooks, Psychology: A Journey offers a proven and trusted solution: this popular text presents psychology in a way that sparks readers' curiosity, insights, imagination, and interest--getting students "hooked" on psychology and making them eager to read on. Journey's Canadian edition succeeds at covering not only essential topics at the core of psychology but many others at the cutting edge of current knowledge. The first psychology textbook to integrate the proven SQ4R (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Reflect, and Review) active learning system, Journey helps readers grasp major concepts, develop a broad understanding of psychology's diversity, and see for themselves how psychology relates to the challenges of everyday life. Because readers become actively involved with the material, they develop a basic understanding of psychology that they take with them into their future courses and careers.

  • What is a witch / written by Pam Grossman, drawn by Tin Can Forest
    BF 1566 G76 2016

  • The rationality quotient : toward a test of rational thinking / Keith E. Stanovich, Richard F. West, and Maggie E. Toplak
    BF 442 S728 2016eb

    Why are we surprised when smart people act foolishly? Smart people do foolish things all the time. Misjudgments and bad decisions by highly educated bankers and money managers, for example, brought us the financial crisis of 2008. Smart people do foolish things because intelligence is not the same as the capacity for rational thinking. The Rationality Quotient explains that these two traits, often (and incorrectly) thought of as one, refer to different cognitive functions. The standard IQ test, the authors argue, doesn't measure any of the broad components of rationality -- adaptive responding, good judgment, and good decision making.

    The authors show that rational thinking, like intelligence, is a measurable cognitive competence. Drawing on theoretical work and empirical research from the last two decades, they present the first prototype for an assessment of rational thinking analogous to the IQ test: the CART (Comprehensive Assessment of Rational Thinking).

    The authors describe the theoretical underpinnings of the CART, distinguishing the algorithmic mind from the reflective mind. They discuss the logic of the tasks used to measure cognitive biases, and they develop a unique typology of thinking errors. The Rationality Quotient explains the components of rational thought assessed by the CART, including probabilistic and scientific reasoning; the avoidance of "miserly" information processing; and the knowledge structures needed for rational thinking. Finally, the authors discuss studies of the CART and the social and practical implications of such a test. An appendix offers sample items from the test.


  • Common sense, the Turing Test, and the quest for real AI / Hector J. Levesque
    BF 441 L483 2017eb

    What can artificial intelligence teach us about the mind? If AI's underlying concept is that thinking is a computational process, then how can computation illuminate thinking? It's a timely question. AI is all the rage, and the buzziest AI buzz surrounds adaptive machine learning : computer systems that learn intelligent behavior from massive amounts of data. This is what powers a driverless car, for example. In this book, Hector Levesque shifts the conversation to "good old fashioned artificial intelligence," which is based not on heaps of data but on understanding commonsense intelligence. This kind of artificial intelligence is equipped to handle situations that depart from previous patterns -- as we do in real life, when, for example, we encounter a washed-out bridge or when the barista informs us there's no more soy milk.

    Levesque considers the role of language in learning. He argues that a computer program that passes the famous Turing Test could be a mindless zombie, and he proposes another way to test for intelligence -- the Winograd Schema Test, developed by Levesque and his colleagues. "If our goal is to understand intelligent behavior, we had better understand the difference between making it and faking it," he observes. He identifies a possible mechanism behind common sense and the capacity to call on background knowledge: the ability to represent objects of thought symbolically. As AI migrates more and more into everyday life, we should worry if systems without common sense are making decisions where common sense is needed.


  • Development in adulthood / Barbara Hansen Lemme
    BF 724.5 L45 2006

    This comprehensive multidisciplinary text presents an empowering view of adulthood, through an examination of the influences of age, gender, cohort, race/ethnicity, socio-economic status, and culture.

    The fourth edition of Development in Adulthood continues its commitment to being the most current, comprehensive, scholarly, and readable text on adult development and aging available. Retaining its theoretical foundations in the life-span developmental perspective and the contextual model of development as represented by Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Systems Theory, its multidisciplinary approach presents an empowering view of adulthood through an examination of the nature and sources of diversity and the influences of age, gender, cohort, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and culture on development. This text has been thoroughly revised to strengthen and polish its pedagogy and organization, at the same time making room for the most current research and thinking in the field and expanded treatment of emerging hot topics. Students will find this topically organized text both an engaging and accessible introduction to the challenges and opportunities of adult life.


  • Peak performance : elevate your game, avoid burnout, and thrive with the new science of success / Brad Stulberg ; Steve Magness
    BF 637 S4 S848 2017

    "A transfixing book on how to sustain peak performance and avoid burnout" -- Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Option B, Originals, and Give and Take

    "An essential playbook for success, happiness, and getting the most out of ourselves." -- Arianna Huffington, author of Thrive and The Sleep Revolution

    "I doubt anyone can read Peak Performance without itching to apply something to their own lives." -- David Epstein, New York Times bestselling author of The Sports Gene

    A few common principles drive performance, regardless of the field or the task at hand. Whether someone is trying to qualify for the Olympics, break ground in mathematical theory or craft an artistic masterpiece, many of the practices that lead to great success are the same. In Peak Performance , Brad Stulberg, a former McKinsey and Company consultant and writer who covers health and the science of human performance, and Steve Magness, a performance scientist and coach of Olympic athletes, team up to demystify these practices and demonstrate how you can achieve your best.

    The first book of its kind, Peak Performance combines the inspiring stories of top performers across a range of capabilities -- from athletic, to intellectual, to artistic -- with the latest scientific insights into the cognitive and neurochemical factors that drive performance in all domains. In doing so, Peak Performance uncovers new linkages that hold promise as performance enhancers but have been overlooked in our traditionally-siloed ways of thinking. The result is a life-changing book in which you can learn how to enhance your performance via myriad ways including: optimally alternating between periods of intense work and rest; priming the body and mind for enhanced productivity; and developing and harnessing the power of a self-transcending purpose.

    In revealing the science of great performance and the stories of great performers across a wide range of capabilities, Peak Performance uncovers the secrets of success, and coaches you on how to use them. If you want to take your game to the next level, whatever "your game" may be, Peak Performance will teach you how.


  • Embodiment, enaction, and culture : investigating the constitution of the shared world / edited by Christoph Durt, Thomas Fuchs, and Christian Tewes
    BF 161 E428 2017

    The first interdisciplinary investigation of the cultural context of enactive embodiment, offering perspectives that range from the neurophilosophical to the anthropological.

    Recent accounts of cognition attempt to overcome the limitations of traditional cognitive science by reconceiving cognition as enactive and the cognizer as an embodied being who is embedded in biological, psychological, and cultural contexts. Cultural forms of sense-making constitute the shared world, which in turn is the origin and place of cognition. This volume is the first interdisciplinary collection on the cultural context of embodiment, offering perspectives that range from the neurophilosophical to the anthropological.

    The book brings together new contributions by some of the most renowned scholars in the field and the latest results from up-and-coming researchers. The contributors explore conceptual foundations, drawing on work by Husserl, Merleau-Ponty, and Sartre, and respond to recent critiques. They consider whether there is something in the self that precedes intersubjectivity and inquire into the relation between culture and consciousness, the nature of shared meaning and social understanding, the social dimension of shame, and the nature of joint affordances. They apply the notion of radical enactive cognition to evolutionary anthropology, and examine the concept of the body in relation to culture in light of studies in such fields as phenomenology, cognitive neuroscience, psychology, and psychopathology. Through such investigations, the book breaks ground for the study of the interplay of embodiment, enaction, and culture.

    Contributors
    Mark Bickhard, Ingar Brinck, Anna Ciaunica, Hanne De Jaegher, Nicolas de Warren, Ezequiel Di Paolo, Christoph Durt, John Z. Elias, Joerg Fingerhut, Aikaterini Fotopoulou, Thomas Fuchs, Shaun Gallagher, Vittorio Gallese, Duilio Garofoli, Katrin Heimann, Peter Henningsen, Daniel D. Hutto, Laurence J. Kirmayer, Alba Montes S#65533;nchez, Dermot Moran, Maxwell J. D. Ramstead, Matthew Ratcliffe, Vasudevi Reddy, Zuzanna Rucińska, Alessandro Salice, Glenda Satne, Heribert Sattel, Christian Tewes, Dan Zahavi


  • Longitudinal analysis : modeling within-person fluctuation and change / Lesa Hoffman
    BF 76.6 L65 H64 2015

    Longitudinal Analysis provides an accessible, application-oriented treatment of introductory and advanced linear models for within-person fluctuation and change. Organized by research design and data type, the text uses in-depth examples to provide a complete description of the model-building process. The core longitudinal models and their extensions are presented within a multilevel modeling framework, paying careful attention to the modeling concerns that are unique to longitudinal data. Written in a conversational style, the text provides verbal and visual interpretation of model equations to aid in their translation to empirical research results. Overviews and summaries, boldfaced key terms, and review questions will help readers synthesize the key concepts in each chapter.

    Written for non-mathematically-oriented readers, this text features:

    A description of the data manipulation steps required prior to model estimation so readers can more easily apply the steps to their own data An emphasis on how the terminology, interpretation, and estimation #65533; of familiar general linear models relates to those of more complex models for longitudinal data Integrated model comparisons, effect sizes, and statistical inference in each example to strengthen readers#65533; understanding of the overall model-building process Sample results sections for each example to provide useful templates for published reports Examples using both real and simulated data in the text, along with syntax and output for SPSS, SAS, STATA, and M plus #65533;at#65533;www.PilesOfVariance.com#65533;to help readers apply the models#65533;to their own data

    The book opens with the building blocks of longitudinal analysis#65533;general ideas, the general linear model for between-person analysis, and between- and within-person models for the variance and the options within repeated measures analysis of variance. Section 2 introduces unconditional longitudinal models including alternative covariance structure models to describe within-person fluctuation over time and random effects models for within-person change. Conditional longitudinal models are presented in section 3, including both time-invariant and time-varying predictors. Section 4 reviews advanced applications, including alternative metrics of time in accelerated longitudinal designs, three-level models for multiple dimensions of within-person time, the analysis of individuals in groups over time, and repeated measures designs not involving time. The book concludes with additional considerations and future directions, including an overview of sample size planning and other model extensions for non-normal outcomes and intensive longitudinal data.

    Class-tested at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and in intensive summer workshops, this is#65533;an ideal text for graduate-level courses on#65533;longitudinal analysis or general multilevel modeling taught in psychology, human development and family studies, education, business, and other behavioral, social, and health sciences. The book#65533;s accessible approach will also help those trying to learn on their own. Only familiarity with general linear models (regression, analysis of variance) is needed for this text.


  • Self-control to the rescue! : super powers to help kids through the tough stuff in everyday life / Lauren Brukner ; Illustrated by Apsley,
    BF 723 S25 B778 2017

    The self-control super hero is back! This time, they've come prepared with simple strategies to tackle the difficult emotions and challenges of everyday life. From the morning routine to making friends at recess, paying attention in class and getting a good night's sleep, this guide will help children stay on track and save the day!

    Focussing on specific times of the day that present particular challenges, the book uses illustrations and simple language to describe breathing exercises, stretching, and visualization techniques to help children aged 4-7 keep calm and in control. Suitable for all children, but especially those with sensory and emotional regulation difficulties, this is an accessible guide with extra tips and resources for parents, educators or therapists.


  • My book of feelings / Tracey Ross ; illustrated by Rosy Salaman
    BF 723 E6 R67 2017

    Even though you can't see them, we all have feelings.

    Some feelings are fluffy and make us feel good. Some are sharp and make us unhappy. Sometimes we have fluffy and sharp feelings at the same time! It's ok to have different types of feelings, but there are some things we can do to let the sharp feelings out when they get too big, or when we have too many.

    This picture book is ideal for children ages 5 and above to help them understand why they might experience different emotions, and what they can do to help them manage their emotions in a positive way. Written in simple language, this book will be an excellent tool for any child who finds it difficult to understand their emotions, particularly those with attachment difficulties, or a learning or developmental disability.


  • What women want--what men want : why the sexes still see love and commitment so differently / John Marshall Townsend
    BF 692.2 T69 1998
    Following the work of E. O. Wilson, Desmond Morris, and David Buss, What Women Want--What Men Want offers compelling new evidence about the real reasons behind men's and women's differing sexual psychologies and sheds new light on what men and women look for in a mate, the predicament ofmarriage in the modern world, the relation between sex and emotion, and many other hotly debated questions. Drawing upon 2000 questionnaires and 200 intimate interviews that show how our sexual psychologies affect everyday decisions, John Townsend argues against the prevailing ideologically correct belief that differences in sexual behavior are "culturally constructed." Townsend shows there aredeep-seated desires inherited from our evolutionary past that guide our actions. In a fascinating series of experiments, men and women were asked to indicate preferences for potential mates based on their attractiveness and apparent economic status. Women overwhelmingly preferred expensively dressedmen to more attractive but apparently less successful men, and men were clearly inclined to choose more attractive women regardless of their professional status. Townsend's studies also indicate that men are predisposed to value casual sex, whereas women cannot easily separate sexual relations fromthe need for emotional attachment and economic security. Indeed, wherever men possess sexual alternatives to marriage, and women possess economic alternatives, divorce rates will be high. In the concluding chapter, Townsend draws upon the advice of couples who have maintained their marriages overthe years to suggest ways to survive our evolutionary predicament. Lucidly and accessibly written, What Women Want--What Men Want shows us why we are the way we are and brings new clarity to one of the most intractable debates of our time.

  • The social psychology of bargaining and negotiation / Jeffrey Z. Rubin, Bert R. Brown ; with a foreword by Morton Deutsch
    BF 637 N4R76
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