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The Social Psychology of Interaction
Jerold Heiss
013817718X
Feb 1981
Paperback
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The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
Malcolm Gladwell
0316346624
January 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
"The best way to understand the dramatic transformation of unknown books into bestsellers, or the rise of teenage smoking, or the phenomena of word of mouth or any number of the other mysterious changes that mark everyday life," writes Malcolm Gladwell, "is to think of them as epidemics. Ideas and products and messages and behaviors spread just like viruses do." Although anyone familiar with the theory of memetics will recognize this concept, Gladwell's The Tipping Point has quite a few interesting twists on the subject.

For example, Paul Revere was able to galvanize the forces of resistance so effectively in part because he was what Gladwell calls a "Connector": he knew just about everybody, particularly the revolutionary leaders in each of the towns that he rode through. But Revere "wasn't just the man with the biggest Rolodex in...



Social Psychology
Stephen Worchel
0830414703
September 1999
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
By recognizing the significant and lasting contribution of research, this book engages students' lives and gets them involved in the field of social psychology. The authors' examine the dynamics of group interaction and the relevance of cultural social behaviors within society by addressing issues through social interaction, society, theory and research. The book focuses on a variety of topics, including: The emphasis on the joint and interactive effects of cognitive and affective influences on social perception and behavior; an examination of the latest, more-focused self-concept studies; the breaking down of prejudice into terms of social cognition, concepts of self, and attitudes; traditional and contemporary responses to self-presentation, relationship structures and communications, and non-verbal behavioral in...


The O'Reilly Factor for Kids: A Survival Guide for America's Families
Bill O'Reilly
0060544244
September 2004
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 6 Up–Advice on issues that confront today's teenagers is given in a confident manner by the talk-show host. Factual information supports personal, no-nonsense guidance in navigating life's various challenges on the road to adulthood. Examples from the author's life further augment the points being made, illustrating both triumphs and mistakes, and their natural consequences. Content adequately covers relationships, sex, music, school, and philosophical reflections that will aid teenagers in developing their unique identities and value systems. Each of the four sections concludes with Instant Message-style remarks about wise behavior ("A Smart Operator is a kid who…") versus unwise behavior ("A Pinhead is a kid who…"). The theme is that young people who follow the guide and work...


How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships
Leil Lowndes
007141858X
September 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
You'll not only break the ice, you'll melt it away with your new skills." -- Larry King "The lost art of verbal communication may be revitalized by Leil Lowndes." -- Harvey McKay, author of How to Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive What is that magic quality makes some people instantly loved and respected? Everyone wants to be their friend (or, if single, their lover!) In business, they rise swiftly to the top of the corporate ladder. What is their "Midas touch?" What it boils down to is a more skillful way of dealing with people. The author has spent her career teaching people how to communicate for success. In her book How to Talk to Anyone (Contemporary Books, October 2003) Lowndes offers 92 easy and effective sure-fire success techniques-- she takes the reader from first meeting all the way up...


The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
Malcolm Gladwell
0316316962
March 2000
Hardcover
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Book Review
"The best way to understand the dramatic transformation of unknown books into bestsellers, or the rise of teenage smoking, or the phenomena of word of mouth or any number of the other mysterious changes that mark everyday life," writes Malcolm Gladwell, "is to think of them as epidemics. Ideas and products and messages and behaviors spread just like viruses do." Although anyone familiar with the theory of memetics will recognize this concept, Gladwell's The Tipping Point has quite a few interesting twists on the subject.

For example, Paul Revere was able to galvanize the forces of resistance so effectively in part because he was what Gladwell calls a "Connector": he knew just about everybody, particularly the revolutionary leaders in each of the towns that he rode through. But Revere "wasn't just the man with the biggest...



The O'Reilly Factor for Kids: A Survival Guide for America's Families
Bill O'Reilly
0060544252
September 2005
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 6 Up–Advice on issues that confront today's teenagers is given in a confident manner by the talk-show host. Factual information supports personal, no-nonsense guidance in navigating life's various challenges on the road to adulthood. Examples from the author's life further augment the points being made, illustrating both triumphs and mistakes, and their natural consequences. Content adequately covers relationships, sex, music, school, and philosophical reflections that will aid teenagers in developing their unique identities and value systems. Each of the four sections concludes with Instant Message-style remarks about wise behavior ("A Smart Operator is a kid who…") versus unwise behavior ("A Pinhead is a kid who…"). The theme is that young people who follow the guide and work...


Complex Infrastructure Known as the Female Mind: According to Relient K
Relient K
0849944961
November 2004
Paperback
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Book Description

In The Complex Infrastructure Known as the Female Mind, Relient K expounds on their experiences observing the opposite sex. Detailing some of the "girl types" they've encountered--like the Homecoming Queen, The Athlete, and The Overachiever--they share personal stories and biblical advice for girls of any type to become women of God.

The band's fun attitude is present throughout the book in quizzes, lists, personal stories, and more!



The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
Written and Read by Malcolm Gladwell
1586217453
December 2004
Compact Disc
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Book Review
"The best way to understand the dramatic transformation of unknown books into bestsellers, or the rise of teenage smoking, or the phenomena of word of mouth or any number of the other mysterious changes that mark everyday life," writes Malcolm Gladwell, "is to think of them as epidemics. Ideas and products and messages and behaviors spread just like viruses do." Although anyone familiar with the theory of memetics will recognize this concept, Gladwell's The Tipping Point has quite a few interesting twists on the subject.

For example, Paul Revere was able to galvanize the forces of resistance so effectively in part because he was what Gladwell calls a "Connector": he knew just about everybody, particularly the revolutionary leaders in each of the towns that he rode through. But Revere "wasn't just the man with the biggest...



Process Consultation Revisited: Building the Helping Relationship
Edgar H. Schein
020134596X
August 1998
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
The latest edition to the Ed Schein's well-loved set of process consultation books, this new volume builds on the content of the two that precede it and explores the critical area of the helping relationship. Process Consultation Revisited focuses on the interaction between consultant and client, explaining how to achieve the healthy helping relationship so essential to effective consultation. Whether the advisor is an OD consultant, therapist, social worker, manager, parent or friend, the dynamics between advisor and advisee can be difficult to understand and manage. Drawing on over 40 years of experience as a consultant, Schein creates a general theory and methodology of helping that will enable a diverse group of readers to navigate the helping process successfully.

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Social Psychology of Good and Evil
Arthur Miller (Editor)
1593851944
April 2005
Textbook Paperback
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Review
"Miller has produced a masterful volume featuring uniformly excellent chapters. Coverage includes conceptual issues, contexts and causes of harm, and the role of the self-concept, as well as a very welcome section on the possibilities of kindness. From distinguished social psychologists, many of the chapters are destined to become classics. Necessary reading for anyone concerned with good and evil."--Ralph W. Hood, Jr., PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

"This volume tackles one of the most profound issues of human life--why people engage both in behavior that is extraordinarily harmful to others and behavior that is extraordinarily beneficial. Chapters shed light on this issue from a wide range of perspectives, resulting in an extremely thought-provoking work. A useful text for advanced...

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