The Psychology Of Harry Potter

✏Book Title : The Psychology of Harry Potter
✏Author : Neil Mulholland
✏Publisher : BenBella Books, Inc.
✏Release Date : 2009-06-22
✏Pages : 326
✏ISBN : 9781935251378
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Psychology of Harry Potter Book Summary : Harry Potter has provided a portal to the wizarding world for millions of readers, but an examination of Harry, his friends and his enemies will take us on yet another journey: through the psyche of the Muggle (and wizard!) mind. The twists and turns of the series, as well as the psychological depth and complexity of J. K. Rowling’s characters, have kept fans enthralled with and puzzling over the many mysteries that permeate Hogwarts and beyond: Do the Harry Potter books encourage disobedience? Why is everyone so fascinated by Professor Lupin? What exactly will Harry and his friends do when they finally pass those N.E.W.T.s? Do even wizards live by the ticking of the clock? Is Harry destined to end up alone? And why did it take Ron and Hermione so long to get together? Now, in The Psychology of Harry Potter, leading psychologists delve into the ultimate Chamber of Secrets, analyzing human mind and motivation by examining the themes and characters that make the Harry Potter books the bestselling fantasy series of all time. Grab a spot on the nearest couch, and settle in for some fresh revelations about our favorite young wizard!

📒The Psychology Of Dexter ✍ Bella M. DePaulo

✏Book Title : The Psychology of Dexter
✏Author : Bella M. DePaulo
✏Publisher : BenBella Books
✏Release Date : 2010
✏Pages : 256
✏ISBN : 9781935251972
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Psychology of Dexter Book Summary : Dexter Morgan: Police forensic analyst. Family man. Serial killer. And the star of Showtime’s most-watched series, Dexter. Aimed at Dexter devotees and armchair psychologists, The Psychology of Dexter takes on the psychological complexities of the popular series with an eye towards insight and accessibility. It analyzes not just the title character, but his family, coworkers, and even his viewers. What makes Dexter tick? And what makes a show about a serial killer so appealing to those of us at home? From the implications of faking normalcy (could it be behind Dexter’s still-in-progress emotional growth?) to where the show weighs in on the psychological debate between nature and nurture, The Psychology of Dexter gives fans a peek inside Dexter’s—and Dexter’s—psyche.

📒The Psychology Of Twilight ✍ E. David Klonsky

✏Book Title : The Psychology of Twilight
✏Author : E. David Klonsky
✏Publisher : BenBella Books
✏Release Date : 2011
✏Pages : 255
✏ISBN : 9781936661121
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Psychology of Twilight Book Summary : " It doesn't take a trained psychologist to see that the Twilight Saga has tapped into its readers' psyches, but psychology has plenty to offer when it comes to understanding what makes Twilight so dearly loved. Led by husband-and-wife team E. David Klonksy, PhD, and Alexis Black, the psychologists contributing to The Psychology of Twilight look at love, family, vampires, werewolves, and our Twilight obsession, and offer more than a dozen fascination new angles on the series--just in time for the November 2011 release of Breaking Dawn, part one. Why Edward captivates Bella (it's not the perfect face or chiseled abs--it's as chemical as Edward's attraction to the smell of Bella's blood) Vampirism as eating disorder (and what we can learn from how the Cullens cope) Twilight's rejection of strict dualities like good/evil and human/monster and what that has to do with the way our minds process experience and information The psychological benefits of Twilight fandom. and more fresh insights into the series that's enthralled millions"--

✏Book Title : The Psychology of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
✏Author : Robin S. Rosenberg
✏Publisher : BenBella Books, Inc.
✏Release Date : 2011-12-06
✏Pages : 304
✏ISBN : 9781936661343
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Psychology of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Book Summary : Lisbeth Salander, heroine of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels, is one of the most compelling, complex characters of our time. Is she an avenging angel? A dangerous outlaw? What makes Salander tick, and why is our response to her—and to Larsson’s Millennium trilogy—so strong? In The Psychology of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, 19 psychologists and psychiatrists attempt to do what even expert investigator Mikael Blomkvist could not: understand Lisbeth Salander. • What does Lisbeth’s infamous dragon tattoo really say about her? • Why is Lisbeth so drawn to Mikael, and what would they both need to do to make a relationship work? • How do we explain men like Martin Vanger, Nils Bjurman, and Alexander Zalachenko? Is Lisbeth just as sexist and as psychopathic as they are? • What is it about Lisbeth that allows her to survive, even thrive, under extraordinary conditions? • How is Lisbeth like a Goth-punk Rorschach test? And what do we learn about ourselves from what we see in her?

📒Harry Potter And Philosophy ✍ Associate Professor of Philosophy David Baggett

✏Book Title : Harry Potter and Philosophy
✏Author : Associate Professor of Philosophy David Baggett
✏Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
✏Release Date : 2010-10-01
✏Pages : 404
✏ISBN : 9781459601055
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Harry Potter and Philosophy Book Summary : You don't need a diploma in arithmancy, the friendship of a hippogriff, or even a Hogwarts Library card to discover amazing and arcane secrets in the labyrinthine world of Harry Potter. In the book you now hold in your hands (or for more advanced students, the book you have levitated into a suitable position while you feed snacks to your owl), seventeen philosophical scholars unlock some of Hogwarts secret panels, displaying fresh insights enlightening both for sorcerers and for the more discerning Muggles. Among the occult lore here revealed, behold the best recipe for true courage, proof that self-deception does not yield happiness, how ethics can be applied to the branch of technology known as magic, why the Mirror of Erised isn't adequate for real life, whether prophecy rules out free choice, and what dementors and boggarts can teach us about joy, fear, and the soul. All the pages of this book are acid-free and have been individually bewitched with an anti-befuddlement incantation. Dont forget to keep your wand primed and read between the lines. Failure to observe these precautions may invite the malign influence of Vol sorry, He Who Must Not Be Named. ''Harry Potter and Philosophy is the most enjoyable HP spin-off Ive read and Ive read most of them. Some chapters are so full of good reflections, clear thinking, and reliable scholarship, I couldnt resist reading entire passages aloud. Our family plans to read these thought-provoking essays at the dinner table, sparking intelligent conversation with our teen- and college-aged children Harry Potter fans all.''

📒Realizing Autonomy ✍ Kay Irie

✏Book Title : Realizing Autonomy
✏Author : Kay Irie
✏Publisher : Springer
✏Release Date : 2011-11-25
✏Pages : 272
✏ISBN : 9780230358485
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Realizing Autonomy Book Summary : Realizing Autonomy: Practice and Reflection in Language Education Contexts presents critical practitioner research into innovative approaches to language learner autonomy. Writing about experiences in a range of widely differing contexts, the authors offer fresh insights and perspectives on the challenges and contradictions of learner autonomy.

✏Book Title : Harry Potter and Philosophy
✏Author : David Baggett
✏Publisher : Open Court
✏Release Date : 2004-10-01
✏Pages : 250
✏ISBN : 9780812696974
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Harry Potter and Philosophy Book Summary : In Harry Potter and Philosophy, seventeen philosophical experts unlock some of Hogwarts' secret panels, and uncover surprising insights that are enlightening both for wizards and the most discerning muggles.

📒The Psychology Of Survivor ✍ Richard J. Gerrig

✏Book Title : The Psychology of Survivor
✏Author : Richard J. Gerrig
✏Publisher : Benbella Books
✏Release Date : 2007
✏Pages : 227
✏ISBN : UOM:39015068828584
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Psychology of Survivor Book Summary : The Psychology of Survivor is a collection of essays on the popular reality show, Survivor, and is not authorized by CBS, writers, creators, or producers of Survivor, or anyone associated with the show. From situational ethics and tribal loyalties to stress and body image, this collection of essays employs cutting-edge psychology to delve into the dynamics of the hit television show Survivor. Containing new thoughts and theories on the past 13 seasons of the show—which many consider the mother of reality television—this analysis looks at the root behaviors and emotions that come to light while people are being filmed competing for a large sum of money while stranded on a deserted island. Insight into the program’s psychodynamics explores why macho alpha males rarely win, what makes fellow survivors like one another, and why the behavior of certain players, such as Rob Cesternino, became infamous.

✏Book Title : The Psychology of Attitudes and Attitude Change
✏Author : Greg Maio
✏Publisher : SAGE
✏Release Date : 2009-12-18
✏Pages : 288
✏ISBN : 9781446248102
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Psychology of Attitudes and Attitude Change Book Summary : 'An outstanding new text. Written in an engaging style it provides an impressive review of both basic and applied work. Classic studies are interwoven with important recent findings to provide a scholarly overview of this exciting area of social psychology' - Professor Mark Conner, University of Leeds 'Maio and Haddock provide an excellent up-to-date summary of the key findings in the field in their very readable new text' - Richard E. Petty, Ohio State University People spontaneously evaluate things. We form opinions on topics such as war and climate change, on other people such as our work colleagues and celebrities, and on behaviours such as sexual activity and waste recycling. At times, these attitudes can be the focus of bitter debate, and as humans we naturally crave to understand attitudes and how to change them. In four sections and 11 chapters, Greg Maio and Geoffrey Haddock describe how scientific methods have been used to better understand attitudes and how they change. The first section looks at what attitudes are and why they are important. The second section examines the ability of attitudes to predict behaviour. From there, the authors consider how attitudes are formed and changed. Finally, they present a variety of major issues for understanding internal (such as, neurological) and external (such as, culture) influences on attitude, along with unresolved questions. With the aid of a few helpful metaphors, the text provides readers with a grasp of the fundamental concepts for understanding attitudes and an appreciation of the scientific challenges that lie ahead. The Psychology of Attitudes and Attitude Change is for students in psychology, health psychology, communication, business and political science. It is a core text for courses in the psychology of attitudes, persuasion, and social influence and a key resource for modules in social cognition and introductory social psychology

📒The Psychological Contract ✍ Christeen George

✏Book Title : The Psychological Contract
✏Author : Christeen George
✏Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
✏Release Date : 2009-10-01
✏Pages : 175
✏ISBN : 9780335242511
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Psychological Contract Book Summary : The book seeks to make sense of the organizational experiences of the professional worker by drawing on several areas of research, including the psychological contract, social identity theory, theories of career development and retention. The author uses real-life examples and short case studies to situate psychological theory within organizations.