Knud S. Larsen, Reidar Ommundsen & Kees van der Veer ~ Being Human: Relationships And You


veerhuman17 x 24 cm
520 pag.
€ 49,50
ISBN 978 90 5170 994 0
NUR 770
2008

A Social Psychological Analysis

This book represents a new look at social psychology and relationships for the discerning reader and university student. The title of the book argues forcefully that the very nature of being human is defined by our relationships with others, our lovers, family, and our functional or dysfunctional interactions.
Written in easy to follow logical progression the volume covers all major topical areas of social psychology, with results of empirical research of the most recent years included. A common project between American and European social psychologists the book seeks to build a bridge between research findings in both regions of the world. In doing so the interpretations of the research takes a critical stand toward dysfunction in modern societies, and in particular the consequences of endless war and repression.

Including topics as varied as an overview of the theoretical domains of social psychology and recent research on morality, justice and the law, the book promises a stimulating introduction to contemporary views of what it means to be human.
A major emphasis of the book is the effect of culture in all major topical areas of social psychology including conceptions of the self, attraction, relationships and love, social cognition, attitude formation and behavior, influences of group membership, social influence, persuasion, hostile images, aggression and altruism, and moral behavior.

Table of contents

Preface
Introduction
1. The Theoretical Domain and Methods of Social Psychology
2. Cultural and Social Dimensions of the Self
3. Attraction and Relationships: The Journey from Initial Attachments to Romantic Love
4. Social Cognition: How We Think about the Social World
5. Attitude Formation and Behavior
6. The Influences of Group Membership
7. Processes of Social Influence: Conformity, Compliance and Obedience
8. Persuasion
9. Hostile Inter-group Behavior: Prejudice, Stereotypes, and Discrimination
10. Aggression: The Common Thread of Humanity
11. Altruism and Prosocial Behavior
12. Morality: Competition, Justice and Cooperation
References

“Therefore this reading has a rare and valuable feature, that of making a link between American and European social psychology: “Being human: Relationships and you” is an excellent example of how the two lines of thought are actually articulated…it is clearly written, using a professional yet assessable language and therefore easy to read by even the non-specialist public…always pointing to the fact that social psychology is not “just a science” but it deals with issues that constitute the substance of our existence as humans”.

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Auke van der Berg ~ Buurvrouw


buurvrouw1978 94 9201 009 4
112 pagina’s
14 x 21 cm
Euro 10,00

Als je door de stad wandelt, kuier je temidden van duizend en een verhalen. De een is goedgemutst, een ander redt het maar net, allemaal proberen we er iets van te maken.

Stukjes, kronkels, cursiefjes, we hebben er verschillende namen voor. Voor die notities die je maakt als je door de stad wandelt.
In Buurvrouw zijn zo rond de vijftig van de stukjes gebundeld die Auke van der Berg in de afgelopen tijd schreef.
Zijn oude buurvrouw, de bibliothecaresse van de dorpsbibliotheek, de taxichauffeur die niet weet wat houden van is en de junk die rekent op pensioen komen voorbij, net als de verpleegster die ontslagen wordt en de consultant die door toeval weet hoe de wereld in elkaar steekt.

De bundel is verschenen bij uitgeverij Rheia. Rozenberg verzorgt de rechtstreekse bestellingen.

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Napoleon, the Simpsons and the Dutch


Illustration from Only in Holland, Only the Dutch

Illustration from Only in Holland, Only the Dutch

As time marches on, the Dutch will continue to perplex and astonish people throughout the world, although, paradoxically, they will carry on their cultural ideologies of striving to be just average and acting normal because that’s weird enough. People from all parts of the world will continue to envision Holland as this idyllic place full of fairy-tale images, tulips, windmills, cheese, picturesque landscapes and happy-go- lucky inhabitants. People will continue to envision the capital city, Amsterdam, as this insidious place where everyone is high on drugs, engaging in licentious street prostitution and killing their unborn and elderly.
People will also continue viewing the Netherlands as a bastion of liberalism where traditionalism is rejected and where socialistic policies are undermining capitalism and helping to steer the world towards communism. And people will continue to envision the Dutch as these strange people who still walk around in those infamous wooden shoes. The Dutch have been misunderstood since the beginning of their existence; some things just don’t ever change.

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