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John Dewey: Science for a Changing World

by Svend Brinkmann Transaction Publishers (October 31, 2013)

This book addresses Dewey’s contemporary relevance, his life and intellectual trajectory, his basic philosophical ideas with an emphasis on his philosophy of nature, and his educational theory, which has often...


The Self as a Sign, the World, and the Other: Living Semiotics

by Susan Petrilli & Augusto Ponzio Transaction Publishers (June 30, 2013)

The question of subjectivity is connected to the question of the sign. It calls for a semiotic approach because the self is itself a sign. This book commits to developing a critique of subjectivity in terms...


Psychotherapy: Lives Intersecting

by Louis Breger Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

“A lively account of the intellectual and professional evolution of a psychotherapist, with enlightening comments on rival therapeutic schools.” —J. M. Coetzee, Nobel Prize Winner in Literature, 2003 “You...


Mobile Communication: Bringing Us Together and Tearing Us Apart

by Rich Ling & Scott W. Campbell Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

“Although perspectives differ on whether the effects of mobile communication are beneficial, these essays make clear that this topic is worthy of investigation . . . Recommended.” —R. Davis, Choice  Mobile...


Self-Observation in the Social Sciences

by Joshua W. Clegg Transaction Publishers (February 07, 2013)

“[T]he volume demonstrates strong historical grounding and a firm grasp of the methodological arguments researchers will raise against self-observation. The contributors do a fine job of outlining those arguments...


The Erotic

by Lou Andreas-Salome, John Crisp, Gary Winship & Matthew Del Nevo Transaction Publishers (September 25, 2012)

“[Die Erotik] is a philosophical and psychological reflection on the meaning and purpose of the erotic in our lives and how it is this primal force that simultaneously serves to connect us to the most basic...


On Loss and Losing: Beyond the Medical Model of Personal Distress

by Melvyn L. Fein Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

“Fein presents a compelling case for sociological interpretation of personal distress. Although he acknowledges that some personal suffering derives from biological sources, and that mental illnesses can spill...


Addiction and the Making of Professional Careers

by Griffith Edwards & Thomas F. Babor Transaction Publishers (March 15, 2012)

The misuse of drugs continues to cause suffering and worldwide economic turmoil. In response to these problems, many have devoted their lives to preventing the misuse of mind-altering substances. Addiction and...


After Piaget

by Eduardo Marti & Cintia Rodriguez Transaction Publishers (August 14, 2012)

“Highly recommended.” —D. M. Chirico, Choice This collection of essays looks at the achievements of Jean Piaget and how his ideas have advanced long after his death. This cutting edge work brings together...


The Physical Basis of Mental Illness

by Ronald Chase Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

This accessible volume sets an ambitious goal: to help people better understand the nature of mental illness. Chase presents a concise outline of the science of mental illness, with a focus on schizophrenia,...


Redemption and Recovery: Further Parallels of Religion and Science in Addiction Treatment

by Daniel E. Hood Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

Redemption and Recovery continues the ethnographic comparison of two faith-based and science-based drug programs begun in the author's previous works, Addiction Treatment. These stories include the direct accounts...


A Guided Science: History of Psychology in the Mirror of Its Making

by Jaan Valsiner Transaction Publishers (March 01, 2012)

Jaan Valsiner fills in the wide background of scholarship on the history of science, the recent focus on social studies of sciences, and the cultural and cognitive analyses of knowledge-making. The theoretical...


Freud's Russia: National Identity in the Evolution of Psychoanalysis

by James L. Rice Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

Freud’s lifelong involvement with the Russian national character and culture is examined in James Rice’s imaginative combination of history, literary analysis, and psychoanalysis. Initially inspired by the...


Performing Action: Artistry in Human Behavior and Social Research

by Joseph R. Gusfield Transaction Publishers (March 31, 2015)

“The goal of . . . [this book] is to forge a closer relationship between art and sociology. The link is that individual conduct studied by sociologists is like planned and rehearsed theatrical actions, which...


Suspicious Gifts: Bribery, Morality, and Professional Ethics

by Malin Akerstrom Transaction Publishers (November 30, 2013)

This book investigates the sensitive issue of gift exchanges and how they become an object of contention. Malin Åkerström considers the moral dilemmas presented by bribes and gift giving and highlights the...


Jean Piaget: Children and the Inclusion Problem (Revised Edition)

by Geldolph A. Kohnstamm Transaction Publishers (November 27, 2013)

Jean Piaget, renowned Swiss developmental psychologist and epistemologist, is best known for his groundbreaking studies with children, which led him to develop a landmark theory of cognitive development. Jean...


Labeling Theory: Empirical Tests

by David P. Farrington & Joseph Murray Transaction Publishers (November 30, 2013)

Labeling Theory has been an extremely important and influential development in criminology, but its recent advances have been largely neglected. This volume aims to reinvigorate labeling theory by presenting...


The Mask of Normalcy: Social Conformity and Its Ambiguities

by George Serban Transaction Publishers (November 27, 2013)

Psychologists view well-adjusted behavior as conformity—the ability to navigate relationships and events within the framework of societal rules and regulations without undue distress. But what defines “normal?”...


Musical Cognition: A Science of Listening

by Henkjan Honing Transaction Publishers (February 10, 2014)

“A well-written and accessible introductory text that avoids technical jargon whilst encapsulating the main cognitive processes of music. One of the key messages that resonate throughout this book is how music...


Faith in Freedom: Libertarian Principles and Psychiatric Practices

by Thomas Szasz Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

“Libertarian philosophy of freedom is characterized by two fundamental beliefs: Self-ownership is a basic right, and initiating violence is a fundamental wrong. In contrast, psychiatric practice is based on...


Experts versus Laymen: A Study of the Patsy and the Subcontractor

by Barney G. Glaser Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

Experts versus Laymen has been recognized as a ground-breaking effort in the development of a methodology of theory addressed to important issues in the discovery of how social interaction actually occurs. An...


False Prophets: Studies on Authoritarianism

by Leo Lowenthal Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

The studies in this volume deal with problems of authoritarianism and anti-Semitism. Lowenthal’s book-length contribution, “Prophets of Deceit,” which begins this collection, is a classic of political...


Beyond Therapy: Igniting Life Focus Community Movements

by Erving Polster Transaction Publishers (September 14, 2015)

Beyond Therapy offers rationale and design for life focus community groups, which create a sense of belonging and communal connection among individuals. This represents a paradigm shift from psychotherapy’s...


Mental Disorder among Prisoners: Toward an Epidemiologic Inventory

by Nathaniel J. Pallone Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

What do we know about the mental health of inmates? What are the implications of what we know? Nathaniel J. Pallone characterizes opinion on these questions as falling into two broad camps: the “tender-hearted,”...


Expression and Interpretation in Language

by Susan Petrilli & Vincent Colapietro Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

“The volume presents a politically committed framework engaged in a critical conversation with major semioticians’ concepts and constructs, with emphasis on the construction of identity and otherness and...


Mimesis in a Cognitive Perspective: Mallarme, Flaubert, and Eminescu

by Nicolae Babuts Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

Mimesis is a critical and philosophical term going back to Aristotle. It carries a wide range of meanings, including imitation, representation, mimicry, the act of expression, and the presentation of self. Nicolae...


A Philosophical History of Love

by Wayne Cristaudo Transaction Publishers (August 14, 2012)

"[A] sprawling study of love in all its forms . . . recalling Plato, Christ, Dante, Marquis de Sade, and other key figures whose ideas and teachings have shaped its development in Western thought. . . . The...


A New Look at New Realism: The Psychology and Philosophy of E. B. Holt

by Eric P. Charles Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

"This volume makes it clear that advances in philosophical knowledge can contribute to psychology. Consequently, some psychological tenets of Holt’s era that were ahead of their time are consistent with new...


Emerging Methods in Psychology

by Emily Abbey & Seth Surgan Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

Emerging Methods in Psychology shows how a discipline creates new methods and carves out possibilities that not only generate data, but also advance knowledge of human psychological functioning. It concentrates...


Feeling Good: An Evolutionary Perspective on Life Choices

by Menelaos Apostolou Transaction Publishers (March 23, 2016)

Every day, people make life-choices that, ideally, increase their evolutionary fitness – the chances of survival and successful reproduction – and lead to positive feelings of fulfillment, accomplishment,...


Kierkegaard and the Rise of Modern Psychology

by Sven Hroar Klempe & Jaan Valsiner Transaction Publishers (July 28, 2014)

This book investigates the work of Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, who considered psychology a core discipline central to his understanding of metaphysics as well as theology. In tracing psychology’s...


Norms, Groups, Conflict, and Social Change: Rediscovering Muzafer Sherif's Psychology

by Doga Sonmez Keith, Ayfer Dost-Gozkan & Jaan Valsiner Transaction Publishers (June 01, 2015)

This book explores the life and work of Muzafer Sherif (1905–1988), a Turkish-American social scientist known for his seminal work on social judgment, norm and group formations, and intergroup conflicts and...


National Character: A Psycho-Social Perspective

by Alex Inkeles Transaction Publishers (December 03, 2014)

Alex Inkeles approaches the subject of national character by surveying various definitions, tracing developments through the twentieth century, and by examining the regularity of specific personality patterns...


On Multiple Selves

by David Lester Transaction Publishers (April 08, 2015)

On Multiple Selves refutes the idea that a human being has a single unified self. Instead, David Lester argues, the mind is made up of multiple selves, and this is a normal psychological phenomenon. Lester expands...