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Media Psychology 

Title: Media Psychology Author: David C. Giles Publisher: Routledge (February 1, 2003) Check it out! P96.P75.G55 2003 From the publisher: Media Psychology examines the impact that 21st century media use has on human behavior, from teenage crushes on pop stars to soap fandom in adulthood. It brings together North American communication research with European media …

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Who’s reviewing who?: Gender and book reviews in the popular press 

Sociological Images has long been one of my favorite blogs, and I thought that this recent post, "The Gender Gap in Book Reviewing," might be of interest to Learning at the Library readers. Charts provided in the post (which were taken from another blog, with additional similar graphs) show that book reviews written by …

Posted 81 months ago by

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The Dark Side of Creativity 

Title: The Dark Side of Creativity Author: Edited by David H. Cropley, Arthur J. Cropley, James C. Kaufman, Mark A. Runco Publisher: New York: Cambridge University Press, c. 2010 Check it out: BF408 .D36 2010 From the publisher: "With few exceptions, scholarship on creativity has focused on its positive aspects while largely ignoring its dark …

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The Politics of Happiness 

Title: The politics of happiness: what government can learn from the new research on well-being Author: Derek Bok Publisher: Princeton: Princeton University Press, c2010 Check it Out: HN60 .B63 2010 From the Publisher: During the past forty years, thousands of studies have been carried out on the subject of happiness. Some have explored the levels …

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Class Wars? 

Title: Class war?: what Americans really think about economic inequality Author: Benjamin I. Page, Lawrence R. Jacobs. Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2009. Check It Out: E-Book From the Publisher: Recent battles in Washington over how to fix America’s fiscal failures strengthened the widespread impression that economic issues sharply divide average citizens. …

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More Than Just Race 

Title: More than just race: being black and poor in the inner city Author: William Julius Wilson Publisher: New York: Norton & Company, c2009 Check It Out: HN90.S6 W55 2009 From Publishers Weekly: Harvard sociologist Wilson (The Declining Significance of Race) makes a bold effort to reframe current debates on the relationship between race and …

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Dead Aid 

Title: Dead aid: why aid is not working and how there is a better way for Africa Author: Dambisa Moyo Publisher: New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009 Check It Out: HC800 .M69 2009 From the Publisher: In the past fifty years, more than $1 trillion in development-related aid has been transferred from rich countries …

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