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  • Bowling Alone

    1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Morrow, Lindsay Scorgie-Porter

    American political scientist Robert Putnam wasn’t the first person to recognize that social capital – the relationships between people that allow communities to function well – is the grease that oils the wheels of society. But by publishing Bowling Alone, he moved the debate from one primarily…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Aggression

    A Social Learning Analysis, 1st Edition

    By Jacqueline Allan

    Albert Bandura is the most cited living psychologist, and is regularly named as one of the most influential figures ever to have worked in his field. Much of his reputation stems from the theories and experiments described in his 1973 study Aggression: A Social Learning Analysis – a book that is…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Nudge

    Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness, 1st Edition

    By Mark Egan

    When it was published in 2008, Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein’s Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness quickly became one of the most influential books in modern economics and politics. Within a short time, it had inspired whole government departments in the US and UK, and…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Obedience to Authority

    1st Edition

    By Mark Gridley, William J. Jenkins

    Stanley Milgram is one of the most influential and widely-cited social psychologists of the twentieth century. Recognized as perhaps the most creative figure in his field, he is famous for crafting social-psychological experiments with an almost artistic sense of creative imagination – casting new…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Collapse

    How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive, 1st Edition

    By Rodolfo Maggio

    American scholar Jared Diamond deploys his powers of interpretation to great effect in Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, which seeks to understand the meaning behind the available evidence describing societies that have survived and those that have withered and died. Why, for…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • The Feminine Mystique

    1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Whitaker

    Betty Friedan's book The Feminine Mystique is possibly the best-selling of all the titles analysed in the Macat library, and arguably one of the most important. Yet it was the product of an apparently minor, meaningless assignment. Undertaking to approach former classmates who had attended Smith…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • A General Theory of Crime

    1st Edition

    By William J Jenkins

    Michael R. Gottfredson and Travish Hirschi’s 1990 A General Theory of Crime is a classic text that helped reshape the discipline of criminology. It is also a testament to the powers of clear reasoning and interpretation. In critical thinking terms, reasoning is all about presenting a solid and…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Working Memory

    1st Edition

    By Birgit Koopmann-Holm, Alexander O'Connor

    The work of memory researchers Alan Baddeley and Graham Hitch is a prime example of the ways in which good critical thinkers approach questions and the problems they raise. In the 1960s, researchers into human memory began to understand memory as comprising not one, but two systems. The first was…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

    1st Edition

    By Sebastian Guzman, James Hill

    The German sociologist Max Weber is considered to be one of the founding fathers of sociology, and ranks among the most influential writers of the 20th-century. His most famous book, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, is a masterpiece of sociological analysis whose power is based on…

    Paperback – 2017-07-03
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Subject Librarians

    Engaging with the Learning and Teaching Environment, 1st Edition

    By Penny Dale

    Edited by Matt Holland

    The university subject librarians' role is at the centre of new models of teaching and learning, yet further debate and published contributions are still needed to shape its future direction. Subject Librarians: Engaging with the Learning and Teaching Environment assesses trends and challenges in…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
    Routledge

  • Affect and Legal Education

    Emotion in Learning and Teaching the Law, 1st Edition

    Edited by Caroline Maughan, Paul Maharg

    The place of emotion in legal education is rarely discussed or analysed, and we do not have to seek far for the reasons. The difficulty of interdisciplinary research, the technicisation of legal education itself, the view that affect is irrational and antithetical to core western ideals of…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Routledge
    Emerging Legal Education

  • Problem Solving

    Perspectives from Cognition and Neuroscience, 2nd Edition

    By S. Ian Robertson

    The way that we assess and overcome problems is an essential part of everyday life. Problem Solving provides a clear introduction to the underlying mental processes involved in solving problems. Drawing on research from cognitive psychology and neuroscience, it examines the methods and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Psychology Press

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