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Identity Theory: Revised and Expanded

Second Edition


Peter J. Burke, Jan E. Stets

02 March 2023

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Evil in Mind: The Psychology of Harming Others


Christopher T. Burris

07 July 2022

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Creativity: A Very Short Introduction


Vlad Glăveanu

27 May 2021

Very Short Introductions

For thousands of years humanity has engaged in creative expression. This book explores the history, theory, and practice of creativity from a psychological perspective. It considers the nature and development of creativity, analyzing why we produce creative work, and the ways in which we can understand creative work in its cultural context.

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Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition


Ian J. Deary

26 March 2020

Very Short Introductions

Some people are cleverer than others, but how and why do people differ in their thinking powers? Drawing on the latest psychological data Ian Deary considers some of our most burning questions about intelligence, such as how genes, environment, age, or gender can affect our intelligence. He also asks whether intelligence is increasing.

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Racism: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition


Ali Rattansi

26 March 2020

Very Short Introductions

Racism is ever present today, and it has become common now to refer to a variety of racisms, from biological to cultural, colour-blind, and structural racisms. Ali Rattansi explores the history of racism and illuminates contemporary issues in this controversial subject, from intersectionality to cultural racism, to the debate over whiteness.

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Cultural Psychology: Exploring Culture and Mind in Diverse Communities


Robyn M. Holmes

26 March 2020

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Principles of Psychology: Contemporary Perspectives


Matt Jarvis, Paul Okami

21 January 2020

Accessible, encouraging, innovative: Principles of Psychology: Contemporary Perspectives encourages critical thinking and provides the most student-friendly introduction to the science of psychology.

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Identity: A Very Short Introduction


Florian Coulmas

28 February 2019

Very Short Introductions

'Identity' as a concept has many faces, and its very versatility in different contexts can make it hard to define. Florian Coulmas discusses the many meanings of this slippery concept, considering why individual and collective identities are important to us, and discussing the problems asserting individual identities can create.

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Behavioural Economics: A Very Short Introduction


Michelle Baddeley

26 January 2017

Very Short Introductions

Behavioural economics blends insights from economics and psychology to explain how people make everyday decisions. Analysing the forces that drive everyone's behaviour it helps us understand what people are motivated by, our impulse purchases, why we struggle to save, and how supermarkets can manipulate what and how much we buy.

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Brainwashing: The science of thought control


Kathleen Taylor

29 December 2016

Bringing together cutting-edge research from psychology and neuroscience, Kathleen Taylor puts the brain back into brainwashing and shows why understanding this mysterious phenomenon is vitally relevant in the twenty-first century.

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Social Psychology: A Very Short Introduction


Richard J. Crisp

27 August 2015

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Social psychology is the quest to understand how our behaviour is influenced by those around us. Richard Crisp introduces the reader to the history of social psychology, covering the thinkers, discussions and the debates which have shaped its first 120 years, and looks forward to the cutting edge ideas in the discipline.

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Human Sexuality

Fourth Edition


Simon LeVay, Janice Baldwin

11 November 2011

Explores the changes and challenges facing the field of human sexuality. If you are a lecturer interested in adopting this title for your course, please contact your Oxford representative to arrange a local price.

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