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📒The Social Animal ✍ Elliot Aronson
✏The Social Animal Book Summary : A landmark text that maintains its relevance and unique approach edition after edition, The Social Animal offers a brief, compelling introduction to modern social psychology. Through vivid narrative, lively presentations of important research, and intriguing examples, Elliot Aronson probes the patterns and motives of human behavior, covering such diverse topics as terrorism, conformity, obedience, politics, race relations, advertising, war, interpersonal attraction, and the power of religious cults.
📒Lost Classroom Lost Community ✍ Margaret F. Brinig
✏Lost Classroom Lost Community Book Summary : In the past two decades in the United States, more than 1,600 Catholic elementary and secondary schools have closed, and more than 4,500 charter schools—public schools that are often privately operated and freed from certain regulations—have opened, many in urban areas. With a particular emphasis on Catholic school closures, Lost Classroom, Lost Community examines the implications of these dramatic shifts in the urban educational landscape. More than just educational institutions, Catholic schools promote the development of social capital—the social networks and mutual trust that form the foundation of safe and cohesive communities. Drawing on data from the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods and crime reports collected at the police beat or census tract level in Chicago, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles, Margaret F. Brinig and Nicole Stelle Garnett demonstrate that the loss of Catholic schools triggers disorder, crime, and an overall decline in community cohesiveness, and suggest that new charter schools fail to fill the gaps left behind. This book shows that the closing of Catholic schools harms the very communities they were created to bring together and serve, and it will have vital implications for both education and policing policy debates.
📒Antisemitism Explained ✍ Steven K. Baum
✏Antisemitism Explained Book Summary : In this book, Baum carefully guides the reader through the social mind and explains how the formation of social beliefs can be used as a narrative to determine reality. He offers a new perspective regarding how antisemitic legends and folk beliefs form the basis of our ongoing social narrative.
📒Nobody Left To Hate ✍ Elliot Aronson
✏Nobody Left to Hate Book Summary : In "Nobody Left to Hate", a social psychologist argues that a negative atmosphere in the school played a major role in the behavior of the shooters at Columbine. He offers strategies for creating a more supportive, stimulating, and compassionate environment.
📒No ✍ Charlan Nemeth
✏No Book Summary : We like to get along, at home or in the workplace. We don't want to hurt people or offend. Therefore, it is no surprise that numerous famous psychological experiments have proven that we don't tend to go against authority or the majority view. Famous management gurus share the view that harmony, cohesiveness and agreement are the building blocks for effective decision-making and creativity. But they are wrong. In No!, Charlan Nemeth, the world's leading expert on dissent, uses her 35 years of research to show why we need rebels - and how fostering more disagreement can dramatically improve decisions and the production of good ideas. Using examples from Twelve Angry Men to brainstorming, she explains how people with minority opinions need the space to express themselves uncompromisingly, even if it causes discomfort. Explaining why the devil's advocate technique doesn't work and why authentic disagreement is necessary to open our perspectives, this book has the power to revolutionise business, creative organisations, and society.
📒Mistakes Were Made But Not By Me Third Edition ✍ Carol Tavris
✏Mistakes Were Made but Not by Me Third Edition Book Summary : A NEW EDITION UPDATED IN 2020 • Why is it so hard to say "I made a mistake" — and really believe it? When we make mistakes, cling to outdated attitudes, or mistreat other people, we must calm the cognitive dissonance that jars our feelings of self-worth. And so, unconsciously, we create fictions that absolve us of responsibility, restoring our belief that we are smart, moral, and right—a belief that often keeps us on a course that is dumb, immoral, and wrong. Backed by decades of research, Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me) offers a fascinating explanation of self-justification—how it works, the damage it can cause, and how we can overcome it. Extensively updated, this third edition has many recent and revealing examples, including the application of dissonance theory to divisive social issues such as the Black Lives Matter movement and he said/she said claims. It also features a new chapter that illuminates how cognitive dissonance is playing a role in the currently polarized political scene, changing the nation’s values and putting democracy itself at risk. “Every page sparkles with sharp insight and keen observation. Mistakes were made—but not in this book!” —Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness “A revelatory study of how lovers, lawyers, doctors, politicians—and all of us—pull the wool over our own eyes . . . Reading it, we recognize the behavior of our leaders, our loved ones, and—if we’re honest—ourselves, and some of the more perplexing mysteries of human nature begin to seem a little clearer.” —Francine Prose, O, The Oprah Magazine
📒Night ✍ Elie Wiesel
✏Night Book Summary : Wiesel's account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps, including a new preface is which he reflects on the enduring importance of Night and his lifelong, passionate dedication to ensuring that the world never forgets man's capacity for inhumanity to man.
📒The Scientist And The Humanist ✍ Marti Hope Gonzales
✏The Scientist and the Humanist Book Summary : Elliot Aronson is among the 100 most influential psychologists of the 20th Century, whose work -- especially his cognitive dissonance theory -- is both provocative and enduring. This Festschrift celebrates Aronson’s influence on the field of social psychology and provides illuminating insights into how empirical work is conducted and applied in real-world settings.
📒The Limits Of Idealism ✍ Melvyn L. Fein
✏The Limits of Idealism Book Summary : This book demonstrates how and why morality can result in extremist behavior and advocates what the author calls `critical idealism' as a way of life. The author discusses radical elements of the feminist, civil rights, and `medicalist' movements as examples of the contemporary drift toward intolerance and incivility and demonstrates how idealism can contribute to misleading and dangerous behavior in some cases but in the right hands can result in positive social action.
📒Life Liberty And The Pursuit Of Happiness Version 4 0 ✍ Gordon Anderson
✏Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness Version 4 0 Book Summary : The American founders designed a Constitution for governance of the United States based on the idea that citizens are sovereign and that function of government is to protect their pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness. This book calls the original system "version 3.0," and discusses five basic political principles required for a modern government to accomplish that function. These principles were either explicit or implicit at the founding. However, the United States has deviated from these principles over time, and today the federal government is doing many of the things the Constitution sought to protect against. Congress is in a position much like the programmers of a computer operating system that seek to increase the functionality of the system and to ward off attacks from viruses. However, not only have they passed laws that take away from the citizen's abilities to pursue life, liberty, and happiness, they have also introduced various viruses that threaten the existence of the entire system. This book describes how we can eliminate these viruses infecting the system and update the U.S. government to "version 4.0," allowing U.S. citizens to pursue life, liberty, and happiness, thereby producing a solid foundation for a strong and durable society in which all can freely prosper. There are several conclusions that run against the current prevailing views. The most significant conclusion involves the relationship of the government to the economy. Several principles adopted as prevailing economic wisdom in both the Republican and Democratic Parties are considered harmful to the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness of citizens, and harmful to the society as a whole. There are many books on reforming the U.S. government, which a majority of Americans consider to be broken. However, there is no comprehensive systematic vision based on these core principles of government. Rather, most approaches are patches on symptoms produced by not adhering to these fundamental principles in the first place.