The Psychology Of Survivor

Author: Richard Gerrig
Editor: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1935251384
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A decade into the 21st century and many trends have already come and gone, but America can’t seem to turn off or get enough of reality television. Many fans and critics alike consider “Survivor” to be the first (and the best) reality program out there. From its debut in the summer of 2000 to the eagerly anticipated and controversial 13th season coming in the fall of 2006, millions tune in each week, and the appeal doesn’t seem to be fading. Psychology of Survivor is out to answer a few questions. From situational ethics to tribal loyalties, from stress and body image to loneliness and family structures, Psychology of Survivor is a broad look at cutting-edge psychological issues view through the lens of “Survivor.” Even more, Psychology of Survivor provides psychological insights into the dynamics of “Survivor,” explaining why macho alpha males rarely win, keys to getting your fellow survivors to like you, and the dreaded Rob Cestaries Factor. The third book in BenBella Book’s Psychology of Popular Culture series is accessible yet interesting, smart yet entertaining, Psychology of Survivor will appeal to millions of “Survivor” fans and psychology enthusiasts alike.

The Psychology Of Twilight

Author: E. David Klonsky
Editor: BenBella Books
ISBN: 1936661128
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" 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"--

The Psychology Of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Author: Robin S. Rosenberg
Editor: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1936661349
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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?

The Psychology Of Survivor

Author: Richard J. Gerrig
Editor: SmartPop
ISBN:
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Survivor has proven to be one of the most popular shows to ever hit television screens. What has this pop culture phenomenon shown us -- by placing a few hundred people on islands around the world -- about the psychological make-up of the average American? In Psychology of Survivor, the third installment of BenBella Books's Psychology of Popular Culture series, leading psychologists -- and fans of Survivor -- unite to offer up their expertise on the show that started the reality show craze. From why macho alpha males rarely win to stress and body image, from situational ethics to the dreaded Rob Cestaries factor, Psychology of Survivor is a broad look at cutting-edge psychological issues through the lens of Survivor. The tribe has spoken -- Psychology of Survivor is the best book for Survivor fans and psychology enthusiasts alike!

Death Work

Author: Vincent E. Henry
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195157656
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Through extensive field observation and structured interviews with NYPD officers, Henry reveals patterns of psychological transformation and social consequences of police encounters with death.

The Survivor

Author: Terrence Des Pres
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195027037
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An examination of how inmates survived, both physically and mentally, their internment in camps, discussing not only the Nazi concentration and extermination camps but also the Soviet Gulag.

Human Adaptation To Extreme Stress

Author: John P. Wilson
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780306428739
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Organized into three sections, theory, research, and treatment, the 24 contributions to the book represent a multi-disciplinary effort to understand war-related traumatic stress and its impact on life-course development, the aging process, and the diverse coping mechanisms employed by the victims. Survivors studied in the book include victims of th.

The Psychology Of Intimacy

Author: Karen J. Prager
Editor: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781572302679
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Incorporating the most up-to-date literature in sociology, psychoanalysis, psychology, and communication, this book provides an exhaustive synthesis of theoretical, empirical, and clinical research on personal relationships. Prager explores the complex interconnections between intimacy and individual development, examining relationships from intimacy to old age in their social, cultural, and gender contexts, and constructing an innovative, multi-tiered model of intimate relating. The book also delves into the thoughts and emotions people experience when they behave intimately with each other, and asks how intimate relationships come to be satisfying, stable and harmonious for the people involved. This book will be of interest to researchers, educators, students and practitioners who study or treat close relationships. It will also serve as an invaluable text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on personal relationships, intimacy, and family relations.

Surviving Identity

Author: Kenneth McLaughlin
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136511156
Size: 13,67 MB
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Today, political claims are increasingly made on the basis of experienced trauma and inherent vulnerability, as evidenced in the growing number of people who identify as a "survivor" of one thing or another, and also in the way in which much political discourse and social policy assumes the vulnerability of the population. This book discusses these developments in relation to the changing focus of social movements, from concerns with economic redistribution, towards campaigns for cultural recognition. As a result of this, the experience of trauma and psychological vulnerability has become a dominant paradigm within which both personal and political grievances are expressed. Combining the psychological, social, and political aspects of the expression of individual distress and political dissent, this book provides a unique analysis of how concepts such as "vulnerability" and "trauma" have become institutionalised within politics and society. It also offers a critical appraisal of the political and personal implications of these developments, and in addition, shows how the institutionalisation of the survivor identity represents a diminished view of the human subject and our capacity to achieve progressive political and individual change. This book will be of interest to researchers, postgraduate and undergraduate students of critical psychology, sociology, social policy, politics, social movements and mental health.

Death In Life

Author: Robert Jay Lifton
Editor: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807843444
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Death in Life: Survivors of Hiroshima