'Be the best you can be' urge self-help books and makeover TV shows, but what kind of self is imagined as needing a makeover and what kind of self is imagined as the happy result? Drawing on recent sociology and psychology, this book explores the function of slummy mummies, headless zombies and living autopsies to creating an idea of self.
Explores how the internet affects culture and social life, particularly the psychological, emotional and social cost of high-tech solitude. Arguing that the internet's widespread anonymity eliminates boundaries and encourages otherwise polite people to be downright abusive, this book discusses the half-fantasy, half-realism of online personae.
What is intelligence? may seem like a simple question to answer, but the study and measurement of human intelligence is one of the most controversial subjects in psychology. This book provides an overview of the main issues surrounding this fascinating area. It is suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in psychology.