The Social Psychology of Power

The Social Psychology of Power

Addressing an issue of central concern in social life, this authoritative book examines how having or lacking power influences the way individuals and groups think, feel, and act.

Author: Ana Guinote

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781606236208

Category: Psychology

Page: 469

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Addressing an issue of central concern in social life, this authoritative book examines how having or lacking power influences the way individuals and groups think, feel, and act. Leading international experts comprehensively review classic and contemporary research with an eye toward bridging gaps across theories and levels of analysis. Compelling topics include the evolutionary bases of power; its effects on physiological processes, cognitive abilities, and health; what sorts of people are given power; when, how, and whom power corrupts; and power dynamics in gender, social class, and ethnic relations. The integrative concluding chapter presents a cogent agenda for future research.
Categories: Psychology

The Psychology of Power

The Psychology of Power

The Psychology of Power is a classic book in the field. This republished version contains everything in the original making this book available once again. Here is what you'll find inside. The Psychology of Power.

Author: James Hadfield

Publisher:

ISBN: 149212429X

Category:

Page: 42

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The Psychology of Power is a classic book in the field. This republished version contains everything in the original making this book available once again. Here is what you'll find inside. The Psychology of Power. The urgency of the problem of energy and fatigue. The view of the physicist, and of the religious. The psychological view. Evidence of Extraordinary Powers. Illustrated from various fields. Conclusions from these illustrations: (1) Existence of an ample re-supply of strength. (2) Not attained by power of will. (3) Originate in the instinctive emotions. The Mental Factor in Fatigue. I.Mental origin of fatigue demonstrated by - (a) Experiments in hypnotic suggestion. (b) Experiments in physiology. These prove the importance and priority of mental fatigue. Biological reasons why mind is fatigued before the body II.Forms of fatigue: (1) Physical fatigue. (2) Over-sensitiveness of mind to physical fatigue. Application of this to everyday life. (3) False interpretation of mental fatigue as physical. (4) Purely mental fatigue, due to mental conflict. The Infirmity of the Will. Power does not originate in the will. Illustrations to prove impotence of will against conviction and suggestion. Evil habits unconquered. Will requires power of the emotions. The Instincts. The force of ideas; will; emotions. Instinctive emotions the real driving force of our lives. The importance of instincts in modern life. Policy of suppression a false one. Passion necessary in morality and religion. The Instincts and Morality. Is power derived from the instincts moral? (1) Many instincts in themselves beneficent, e.g. maternal (2) Instincts apparently anti-social may be directed to useful ends. (3) In the long run the maximum power is gained when instincts are harmonized and directed by the reason toward worthy ends. The Conflict of Instincts. Of will and emotion: of emotion with emotion.Illustration. Minor conflicts exemplified in worry and anxiety. The Conversion of the Instincts. Living beings raise the potential of energy. Illustration of the conversion of the instincts and instinctive emotions. Hunting:curiosity; pugnacity Fear: necessary fear; morbid fear; fear that stimulates. Sex: its overflow into the parental instinct. Self-assertion: aggression; submission; confidence. Confidence and Faith. Derived from instincts of self-assertion. Essential to success and power. Illustrations. The Expenditure of Power. Damming up the flow of energy leads to stagnation and fatigue. The inspiration of a purpose. Strength comes to those who expend it. Energy and Rest. The cause of fatigue in mental conflict. The remedy is mental quietude. The characteristic neurasthenic. Physiological law of alternation of activity and rest. The art of resting. The Source of Energy. Physiological, psychological, and philosophical theories. Summary. The Dynamic of Religion. The power of the Christian religion in abolishing conflict and directing the instinctive energies to high purposes. Power characteristic of primitive Christianity. Restfulness and peace also characteristic. Christianity as a moral healing force. Conclusion.
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The Psychological Power of Language

The Psychological Power of Language

This volume shows how the psychology and power of language can create realities.

Author: Sayyed Mohsen Fatemi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351695329

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 142

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This volume shows how the psychology and power of language can create realities. It examines the psychological implications of language as a way of being and not just as an instrument of communication. It discusses how a shift in language gives rise to an existential transformation, and shows how creative modes of expression lead to a radical transformation of beings. Throughout, both the theoretical and practical implications of the psychological power of language are presented, particularly how language may result in a healthier inter- and intrapersonal world. It will interest upper-level students and researchers of language in Psychology, Linguistics, Philosophy and Education, as well as professional counselors.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Women Men the Psychology of Power

Women  Men    the Psychology of Power

A social psychologist discusses, from a feminist perspective, the role of power in male-female relationships

Author: Hilary M. Lips

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall ; Toronto : Prentice-Hall of Canada

ISBN: STANFORD:36105002519887

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

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A social psychologist discusses, from a feminist perspective, the role of power in male-female relationships
Categories: Social Science

The Psychology of Power

The Psychology of Power

Author: James Arthur Hadfield

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:221555608

Category: Control (Psychology)

Page: 49

View: 486

Categories: Control (Psychology)

Love and Power

Love and Power

Author: Paul Rosenfels

Publisher: Libra Pub

ISBN: UCAL:B4270877

Category: Interpersonal relations

Page: 232

View: 376

Categories: Interpersonal relations

Power Interest and Psychology

Power  Interest and Psychology

Smail examines how our experience of ourselves and our conduct can be explained in terms of the social operation of power and interest.

Author: David John Smail

Publisher: P C C S Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105121802370

Category: Psychology

Page: 114

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Therapeutic psychology suggests that we are essentially self-creating and able to heal ourselves emotionally. This view reflects the wishful thinking necessary for the success of consumer capitalism, but it does not reflect the way things are. Smail examines how our experience of ourselves and our conduct can be explained in terms of the social operation of power and interest.
Categories: Psychology

The Psychology of Power

The Psychology of Power

Author: M. Danielle Savasta

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:4248874

Category: Control (Psychology)

Page: 918

View: 695

Categories: Control (Psychology)

The Psychology of Power

The Psychology of Power

The author tests the hypothesis that hubris and the Bathsheba syndrome tend to affect all top leaders, by zooming in on the best known and very highest executives of our own day and age, and examines the psychological forces tugging at the ...

Author: Jaap van Ginneken

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137454034

Category: Political Science

Page: 212

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The author tests the hypothesis that hubris and the Bathsheba syndrome tend to affect all top leaders, by zooming in on the best known and very highest executives of our own day and age, and examines the psychological forces tugging at the top level of political leadership.
Categories: Political Science

African Vodun

African Vodun

Throughout, Blier pushes African art history to a new height of cultural awareness that recognizes the complexity of traditional African societies as it acknowledges the role of social power in shaping aesthetics and meaning generally.

Author: Suzanne Preston Blier

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226058581

Category: Art

Page: 476

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Throughout, Blier pushes African art history to a new height of cultural awareness that recognizes the complexity of traditional African societies as it acknowledges the role of social power in shaping aesthetics and meaning generally.
Categories: Art

Nietzsche s Enticing Psychology of Power

Nietzsche s Enticing Psychology of Power

This book gives the psychological perspective a central role and uses it as a guide through Nietzsche's aphoristic maze toward the centre of his thought, method, aims and ramifications.

Author: Jacob Golomb

Publisher: Iowa State Press

ISBN: UOM:39015014877479

Category: Psychology

Page: 350

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Nietzsche described himself as the first psychologist of the West. His interpreters, however, have seldom regarded his works as contributions to psychology. This book gives the psychological perspective a central role and uses it as a guide through Nietzsche's aphoristic maze toward the centre of his thought, method, aims and ramifications. Psychology thus serves as the path to his philosophy and leads to a reconstruction of his substantive theses, including the morality of positive power. By exploring Nietzsche's depth psychology in detail, the book clarifies his basic purpose: to entice readers into uncovering and reactivating their own sources of creative power.
Categories: Psychology

The Psychology of Restorative Justice

The Psychology of Restorative Justice

All these questions lead to creating an understanding of the psychology of restorative justice. The book is essential reading for academics, researchers, policymakers, practitioners and campaigners.

Author: Theo Gavrielides

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317018674

Category: Law

Page: 296

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This ground-breaking collection dares to take the next step in the advancement of an autonomous, inter-disciplinary restorative justice field of study. It brings together criminology, social psychology, legal theory, neuroscience, affect-script psychology, sociology, forensic mental health, political sciences, psychology and positive psychology to articulate for the first time a psychological concept of restorative justice. To this end, the book studies the power structures of the restorative justice movement, the very psychology, motivations and emotions of the practitioners who implement it as well as the drivers of its theoreticians and researchers. Furthermore, it examines the strengths and weakness of our own societies and the communities that are called to participate as parties in restorative justice. Their own biases, hunger for power and control, fears and hopes are investigated. The psychology and dynamics between those it aims to reach as well as those who are funding it, including policy makers and politicians, are looked into. All these questions lead to creating an understanding of the psychology of restorative justice. The book is essential reading for academics, researchers, policymakers, practitioners and campaigners.
Categories: Law

Power and Identity in the Struggle for Social Justice

Power and Identity in the Struggle for Social Justice

Power and Identity in the Struggle for Social Justice will act as both an interesting and a valuable resource for people working or planning to work with people in various community contexts.

Author: Sandy Lazarus

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319999389

Category: Psychology

Page: 133

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This compelling example of auto-ethnography follows the journey of a psychologist pursuing her career in apartheid-era South Africa—and reappraising her work and her worldview in the post-apartheid years. The author describes her development of a human rights perspective, rooted in an understanding of power dynamics in contexts of oppression, privilege and inequality, as it evolved from theory to real-life practice in academia and the community. Key themes include embedding core principles of social justice, and of learning and teaching, in community practice and policy work, and maximizing community action and participation in participatory action research. And in addition to her recommendations for ethical practice and professional development, the author’s self-reflexive presentation models necessary steps for readers to take in building their own careers. Among the topics covered: Self-reflections on power relations in community practice. Learning about the decolonial lens. Empowerment as transformative practice. Policy work during post-apartheid years. Developing teaching and learning theories and practices. Power and Identity in the Struggle for Social Justice will act as both an interesting and a valuable resource for people working or planning to work with people in various community contexts. This includes psychologists who practice community psychology, social workers, and other community practitioners, particularly in social development, health, and education settings.
Categories: Psychology

Inventing Our Selves

Inventing Our Selves

Inventing Our Selves radically approaches the regime of the self and the values that animate it.

Author: Nikolas Rose

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521646073

Category: Psychology

Page: 222

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Inventing Our Selves radically approaches the regime of the self and the values that animate it.
Categories: Psychology

Psychology for Leaders

Psychology for Leaders

"I wish this book was available when we were designing a trainingprogram for new program managers.

Author: Dean Tjosvold

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0471597554

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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Willy Brandt once said that every good leader is also an amateurpsychologist. Nowhere is that more true than in today's new breedof business organization. In the high-involvement, high-commitmentorganization of the 1990s, every manager is called upon to assumethe role of leader, and the most successful leaders are those whopossess the psychological insight and skills needed to motivate andempower their staffs, facilitate teamwork and cooperation, andunite all those working under them in a common cause. Now Psychology for Leaders arms you with the core psychologicalknowledge and skills you need to be an effective leader of adepartment, multilevel organization, or small business. Written by two authors whose considerable expertise spans theworlds of both psychology and business, this book taps into thelatest research findings on the psychology of leadership and givesthem to you in a highly accessible, action-oriented form. Inaddition to gaining profound insights into human behavior in theworkplace and its underlying motivations, you'll learn how todevelop a motivating, uniting bottom line, how to strengthencooperation, foster teamwork and develop self-managing teams,improve your communication skills, express your feelings moreeffectively, manage conflict as a means of improving performanceand productivity, and much more. In writing Psychology for Leaders, Dean and Mary Tjosvold also drewon material gleaned from interviews with dozens of managers in awide range of organizations in the U.S. and Canada, Europe andPacific Asia, as well as their experiences managing their ownmultimillion dollar health services corporation. As a consequence,throughout this fascinating and instructive book, the authors bringpsychological abstractions to life with many inspiring real-lifesuccess stories and vignettes that vividly illustrate psychology inaction in the workplace. Psychology for Leaders was designed to provide managers with thepsychological training they need to be effective leaders. Readingit could very well prove to be one of the most important careermoves you'll ever make. In today's "synergistic," team-oriented business organization,every manager is a leader. Now this fascinating and instructivebook schools you in the core psychological knowledge and skillsthat every manager/leader needs to motivate, empower, and unitetheir people effectively. "I wish this book was available when we were designing a trainingprogram for new program managers. Although most leaders aretypically content experts, they have not studied the psychology ofleadership and this is what seems to cause them problems in theircareers. Psychology for Leaders provides insight into thesechallenges and recommends sound, practical approaches to achievingtheir business objectives."--Candice L. Phelan, PhD Human ResourceDevelopment Lockheed Missiles and Space Co., Inc. AustinDivision "Dean and Mary Tjosvold have created a new, distinctly differentlearning approach to the elusive subject of leadership. Written ineveryday, understandable language and richly illustrated withpractical cases, it is a valuable guide to developing and enhancingleadership skills. I would urge anyone from the newest to the mostexperienced manager/executive to read and absorb this book. It willbe time profitably spent."--Richard J. Haayen Retired Chairman ofthe Board & CEO Allstate Insurance CompanyExecutive-in-Residence Southern Methodist University "There are many books about leadership on the market. This oneprovides insight into the 'whys' behind the actions of successfulleaders. It's a practical how-to guide providing value for anyonewho wants to accept the leadership challenge."--Sue Elliot VicePresident of Human Resources TGI Friday Inc.
Categories: Psychology

The Psychology of Success

The Psychology of Success

Author: William Walker Atkinson

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:16797143

Category: New Thought

Page: 233

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Categories: New Thought