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Sociology For Dummies

Sociology For Dummies

  • Author: Nasar Meer,Jay Gabler
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781119991847
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 400
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Sociology For Dummies helps you understand the complex field of sociology, serving as the ideal study guide both when you're deciding to take a class as well as when you are already participating in a course. Avoiding jargon, Sociology For Dummies will get you up to speed on this widely studied topic in no time. Sociology For Dummies, UK Edition: Provides a general overview of what sociology is as well as an in-depth look at some of the major concepts and theories. Offers examples of how sociology can be applied and its importance to everyday life Features an in-depth look at social movements and political sociology Helps you discover how to conduct sociological research Offers advice and tips for thinking about the world in an objective way

Sociology For Dummies

Sociology For Dummies

  • Author: Jay Gabler
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780470632529
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 384
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The first authoritative yet accessible guide to this broad andpopular topic Sociology is the study of human and societal interaction, andbecause society is constantly changing, sociology will alwaysremain a crucial and relevant subject. Sociology For Dummieshelps you understand this complex field, serving as the ideal studyguide both when you're deciding to take a class as well as when youare already participating in a course. Provides a general overview of what sociology in as well as anin-depth look at some of the major concepts and theories Offers examples of how sociology can be applied and itsimportance to everyday life Avoiding jargon, Sociology For Dummies will get you up tospeed on this widely studied topic in no time.

Sociology For Dummies

Sociology For Dummies

  • Author: Nasar Meer,Jay Gabler
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119970865
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 400
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Psychology For Dummies

Psychology For Dummies

  • Author: Adam Cash
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118611322
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 384
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Understand why you feel and act the way you do Psychology For Dummies is a fun, user-friendly guide to the basics of human behavior and mental processes. In plain English—and using lots of everyday examples—psychologist Dr. Adam Cash cuts through the jargon to explain what psychology is all about and what it tells you about why you do the things you do. With this book as your guide, you'll: gain profound insights into human nature; understand yourself better; make sense of individual and group behaviors; explore different approaches in psychology; recognize problems in yourself and others; make informed choices when seeking psychological counseling; and much more. Shows you how understanding human psychology can help you make better decisions, avoid things that cause stress, manage your time to a greater degree, and set goals Helps you make informed choices when seeking psychological counseling Serves as an invaluable supplement to classroom learning From Freud to forensics, anorexia to xenophobia, Psychology For Dummies takes you on a fascinating journey of self discovery.

Social Psychology For Dummies

Social Psychology For Dummies

  • Author: Daniel Richardson
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118770544
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 336
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Provides an overview of social psychology, exploring such topics as relationships, self-identity, and social influence.

Organisational Behaviour For Dummies

Organisational Behaviour For Dummies

  • Author: Cary L. Cooper,Sheena Johnson,Lynn Holdsworth
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119951240
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 384
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Your plain-English introduction to organisational behaviour Organisational Behaviour (OB) is the study of how people, individuals, and groups act in organisations. Whether you're studying OB, or you just want a better understanding of people at work, Organisational Behaviour For Dummies gives you all the essentials for understanding this fascinating subject. Inside you'll find out about personality and individual differences, teams and groups, personnel selection and assessment, and health and well-being at work. You'll also find out how leaders lead, how motivators motivate, and how the modern workplace is changing and evolving. An easy-to-read introduction to organisational behaviour for business, management, and organisational psychology students A useful reference for managers A fascinating look at behaviour in the modern workplace Whether you're a student of organisational behaviour, a manager, or a lifelong learner with an interest in human behaviour and psychology in the workplace, Organisational Behaviour For Dummies has you covered.

Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies

Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies

  • Author: Martin Cohen
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118924738
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 376
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Turbocharge your reasoning with Critical Thinking Just what are the ingredients of a great argument? What is the secret to communicating your ideas clearly and persuasively? And how do you see through sloppy thinking and flim-flam? If you’ve ever asked any of these questions, then this book is for you! These days, strong critical thinking skills provide a vital foundation for academic success, and Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies offers a clear and unintimidating introduction to what can otherwise be a pretty complex topic. Inside, you'll get hands-on, lively, and fun exercises that you can put to work today to improve your arguments and pin down key issues. With this accessible and friendly guide, you'll get plain-English instruction on how to identify other people's assumptions, methodology, and conclusions, evaluate evidence, and interpret texts effectively. You'll also find tips and guidance on reading between the lines, assessing validity – and even advice on when not to apply logic too rigidly! Critical Thinking Skills for Dummies: Provides tools and strategies from a range of disciplines great for developing your reflective thinking skills Offers expert guidance on sound reasoning and textual analysis Shows precisely how to use concept mapping and brainstorming to generate insights Demonstrates how critical thinking skills is a proven path to success as a student Whether you're undertaking reviews, planning research projects or just keen to give your brain a workout, Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies equips you with everything you need to succeed.

Behavioral Economics For Dummies

Behavioral Economics For Dummies

  • Author: Morris Altman
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118085035
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 384
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Looks at how psychological factors, including instinct, social pressure, and mental framing, influence an individual's financial and purchasing choices.

A Beginner's Guide to Social Theory

A Beginner's Guide to Social Theory

  • Author: Shaun Best
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761965336
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 280
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Best offers a comprehensive overview of social theory from classical sociology to the present day. The reader is guided through the work of Durkheim, Marx and Weber and contemporary thinkers like Anthony Giddens, Michel Foucault, Jurgen Habermas, Judith Butler, Gilles Deluze, Manuel Castells, Luce Irigary, Naomi Woolf and Camille Paglia.

Marx, Durkheim, Weber

Marx, Durkheim, Weber

Formations of Modern Social Thought

  • Author: Ken Morrison
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 0761970568
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 465
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This Second Edition is a thoroughly revised, expanded version of the bestselling student text in classical social theory. Author Kenneth Morrison provides an authoritative, accessible undergraduate guide to the three pivotal figures in the classical tradition. Readable and stimulating, the Second Edition of Marx, Durkheim, Weber: Formations of Modern Social Thought explains the key ideas of these thinkers and situates them in their historical and philosophical contexts.

Archaeology For Dummies

Archaeology For Dummies

  • Author: Nancy Marie White
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470457813
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 384
  • View: 6342
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An objective guide to this fascinating science of history and culture Archaeology continually makes headlines--from recent discoveries like the frozen Copper-Age man in the Italian Alps to the newest dating of the first people in America at over 14,0000 years ago. Archaeology For Dummies offers a fascinating look at this intriguing field, taking readers on-site and revealing little-known details about some of the world's greatest archaeological discoveries. It explores how archaeology attempts to uncover the lives of our ancestors, examining historical dig sites around the world and explaining theories about ancient human societies. The guide also offers helpful information for readers who want to participate in an excavation themselves, as well as tips for getting the best training and where to look for jobs.

CliffsQuickReview Sociology

CliffsQuickReview Sociology

  • Author: George D Zgourides
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 0544185137
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 256
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CliffsQuickReview course guides cover the essentials of your toughest classes. Get a firm grip on core concepts and key material, and test your newfound knowledge with review questions. CliffsQuickReview Sociology provides you with an in-depth review of the principles of sociology — the scientific study of human groups and social behavior. Because sociology examines how social relationships influence people's attitudes and how societies form and change, sociology has an incredibly broad scope. This guide boils sociology down to easy-to-understand terms and concepts, and as you work your way through this reference, you'll be ready to tackle such concepts as The sociological perspective and research methods Cultures and societies, and socialization Social groups and organizations Deviance, crime, and social control Social and global stratification Race and ethnicity, and sex and gender Economics, politics, education, marriage, family, and alternative lifestyles Religion, health, medicine Social change and movements CliffsQuickReview Sociology acts as a supplement to your textbook and to classroom lectures. Use this reference in any way that fits your personal style for study and review — you decide what works best with your needs. You can read it from cover to cover, or just use it when you need important information and put it back on the shelf for later. With titles available for all the most popular high school and college courses, CliffsQuickReview guides are a comprehensive resource that can help you get the best possible grades.

The Sociological Imagination

The Sociological Imagination

  • Author: C. Wright Mills
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0195133730
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 248
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Hailed upon publication as a cogent and hard-hitting critique, The Sociological Imagination took issue with the ascendant schools of sociology in the United States, calling for a humanist sociology connecting the social, personal, and historical dimensions of our lives. Leading sociologist Todd Gitlin brings this fortieth anniversary edition up to date with a lucid afterword in which he considers the ways social analysis has progressed since Mills first published his study in 1959. A classic in the field, this book still provides rich food for our imagination.

Social Entrepreneurship For Dummies

Social Entrepreneurship For Dummies

  • Author: Mark Durieux,Robert Stebbins
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780470632505
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 364
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Discover how to bring social responsibility to your business In today's business world, your bottom line isn't measured by your company's financial performance alone. Social Entrepreneurship For Dummies shows you how to implement social responsibility to your business plan in order to increase your bottom line. This book helps any social entrepreneur gain the necessary skills needed to change the system and spread the solution, while providing explanations of the most successful business tools being used today. A complete reference on the ideas and processes associated with social entrepreneurship Provides a foundation and business plan for those looking to create their own socially oriented business venture Social Entrepreneurship For Dummies gives you the trusted and friendly advice you need to get on your way toward social responsibility!

Managing Millennials For Dummies

Managing Millennials For Dummies

  • Author: Hannah L. Ubl,Lisa X. Walden,Debra Arbit
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119310245
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 432
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Everything you need to harness Millennial potential Managing Millennials For Dummies is the field guide to people-management in the modern workplace. Packed with insight, advice, personal anecdotes, and practical guidance, this book shows you how to manage your Millennial workers and teach them how to manage themselves. You'll learn just what makes them tick—they're definitely not the workers of yesteryear—and how to uncover the deeply inspirational talent they have hiding not far below the surface. Best practices and proven strategies from Google, Netflix, LinkedIn, and other top employers provide real-world models for effective management, and new research on first-wave versus second-wave Millennials helps you parse the difference between your new hires and more experienced workers. You'll learn why flex time, social media, dress code, and organizational structure are shifting, and answer the all-important question: why won't they use the phone? Millennials are the product of a different time, with different values, different motivations, and different wants—and in the U.S., they now make up the majority of the workforce. This book shows you how to bring out their best and discover just how much they're really capable of. Learn how Millennials are changing the way work gets done Understand new motivations, attitudes, values, and drive Recruit, motivate, engage, and retain incredible emerging talent Discover the keys to optimal Millennial management The pop culture narrative would have us believe that Millennials are entitled, lazy, spoiled brats—but the that couldn't be further from the truth. They are the generation of change: highly adaptive, bright, and quick to take on a challenge. Like any generation of workers, performance lies in management—if you're not getting what you need from your Millennials, it's time to learn how to lead them the way they need to be led. Managing Millennials For Dummies is your handbook for allowing them to exceed your expectations.

Introduction to Mathematical Sociology

Introduction to Mathematical Sociology

  • Author: Phillip Bonacich,Philip Lu
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 0691145490
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 221
  • View: 3840
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Mathematical models and computer simulations of complex social systems have become everyday tools in sociology. Yet until now, students had no up-to-date textbook from which to learn these techniques. Introduction to Mathematical Sociology fills this gap, providing undergraduates with a comprehensive, self-contained primer on the mathematical tools and applications that sociologists use to understand social behavior. Phillip Bonacich and Philip Lu cover all the essential mathematics, including linear algebra, graph theory, set theory, game theory, and probability. They show how to apply these mathematical tools to demography; patterns of power, influence, and friendship in social networks; Markov chains; the evolution and stability of cooperation in human groups; chaotic and complex systems; and more. Introduction to Mathematical Sociology also features numerous exercises throughout, and is accompanied by easy-to-use Mathematica-based computer simulations that students can use to examine the effects of changing parameters on model behavior. Provides an up-to-date and self-contained introduction to mathematical sociology Explains essential mathematical tools and their applications Includes numerous exercises throughout Features easy-to-use computer simulations to help students master concepts

An Introduction to the Sociology of Health and Illness

An Introduction to the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Author: Kevin White
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1473994497
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 240
  • View: 8900
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The bestselling An Introduction to the Sociology of Health and Illness has long been the go-to text for students looking for a clear, engaging and theoretically informed introduction to this dynamic topic. Written with a truly sociological and critical perspective, and thoroughly updated to include the latest cutting-edge thinking in the area, the new edition is packed with new empirical examples. Incorporating helpful learning features including chapter overviews, boxed cases, summaries and further reading, this book is a stimulating and thought-provoking essential text for students in health, nursing and sociology schools.

Elites on Trial

Elites on Trial

  • Author: Glenn Morgan,Sigrid Quack,Paul Hirsch
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
  • ISBN: 1784416797
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 448
  • View: 3053
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Elites are 'on trial' firstly for their role in the past and shaping the context for the crisis, secondly in terms of how they responded to the crisis and finally in terms of what role they are playing in the aftermath. This book is concerned with what happens when elites are challenged by crisis and helps us understand 'elites on trial'.

Child Psychology and Development For Dummies

Child Psychology and Development For Dummies

  • Author: Laura L. Smith,Charles H. Elliott
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118032217
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 384
  • View: 8112
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A complete and comprehensive guide to why kids behave and think the way they do-and how to bring out the best in them. In the U.S., more than 10% of children are diagnosed with psychiatric disorders, while countless others remain undiagnosed. Defining what is "normal" and what is not is of great concern to anyone who works with, guides, nurtures, teaches, or parents children. With new discoveries in mental disorders that affect children, Child Psychology & Development For Dummies provides an informational guide to cognitive development at every stage of a child's life, as well as how to diagnose, treat, and overcome the cognitive barriers that impede learning and development. How to identify and treat mental disorders Covers behavior disorders, autism, attention deficit disorder, reading disabilities, bipolar disorder, and more Guidance on helping a child control impulses, develop self esteem, and have good relationships An essential guide for parents, teachers, and caregivers, Child Psychology & Development For Dummies provides a detailed overview of an average child's cognitive development, how to detect abnormalities, and what to do next.

Bhagavad Gita for Dummies

Bhagavad Gita for Dummies

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: VISHNUVARTHANAN MOORTHY
  • ISBN: 1300968001
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