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Heine, Steven J.

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Works: 16 works in 52 publications in 1 language and 1,232 library holdings
Genres: Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Steven J Heine
DNA is not destiny : the remarkable, completely misunderstood relationship between you and your genes by Steven J Heine( Book )

11 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Do you fear what might be lurking in your DNA? Well, now you can find out, and you most likely will. Scientists expect one billion people to have their genomes sequenced by 2025, and as the price drops it may even become a standard medical procedure. Yet cultural psychologist Steven J. Heine argues that the first thing we'll do upon receiving our DNA test results is to misinterpret them completely. We've become accustomed to breathless media coverage about newly discovered "cancer" or "IQ" or "infidelity" genes, each one promising a deeper understanding of what makes us tick. But as Heine shows, most of these claims are oversimplified and overhyped misinterpretations of how our DNA really works. With few exceptions, it is a complex combination of experience, environment, and genetics that determines who we are, how we behave, and what diseases will afflict us in the future. So why do we continue to buy into the belief that our genes control our destiny? Heine argues that we are psychologically ill equipped to deal with DNA results, repeatedly falling into predictable biases--switch-thinking, essentialism, fatalism, negativity dominance, and more--that mold our thinking about the information we receive. Heine shares his research--and his own genome-sequencing results--not only to set the record straight regarding what your genes actually reveal about your health, intelligence, ethnic identity, and family, but also to help you counteract these insidious cognitive traps. His fresh, surprising conclusions about the promise, and limits, of genetic engineering and DNA testing upend conventional thinking and reveal a simple, profound truth: your genes create life--but they do not control it."--Jacket
Cultural psychology by Steven J Heine( Book )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to cultural psychology -- Culture and human nature -- Cultural evolution -- Methods for studying culture and psychology -- Development and socialization -- Self and personality -- Motivation -- Cognition and perception -- Interpersonal attraction, close relationships, and groups -- Living in multicultural worlds -- Physical health -- Mental health -- Morality, religion, and justice -- Emotions -- Glossary G-1 -- References R-1 -- Credits C-1 -- Name index N-1 -- Subject index S-1
DNA is not destiny : the remarkable, completely misunderstood relationship between you and your genes by Steven J Heine( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the world's leading cultural psychologists debunks the hype surrounding DNA testing and puts to rest our mistaken anxieties about our genes
Evolution, culture, and the human mind by Mark Schaller( )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An enormous amount of scientific research compels two fundamental conclusions about the human mind: The mind is the product of evolution; and the mind is shaped by culture. These two perspectives on the human mind are not incompatible, but, until recently, their compatibility has resisted rigorous scholarly inquiry. Evolutionary psychology documents many ways in which genetic adaptations govern the operations of the human mind. But evolutionary inquiries only occasionally grapple seriously with questions about human culture and cross-cultural differences. By contrast, cultural psychology docum
Cultural psychology( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural psychology by Steven J Heine( Recording )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[In this book, the author] offers [a] contemporary, broad-based global treatment of this ... field. [He] builds his text around many of psychology's most enduring questions about our identities, motivations, emotions, and relationships. The text incorporates examples from around the world and from everyday life to make the material relevant to a wide range of students. Research methods are emphasized throughout in order to demonstrate how cultural psychologists study the close-knit relationship between culture and the ways we think and behave. Three unique chapters bring an interdisciplinary dimension to the text, examining cultural evolution, mental health, and morality from the perspective of cultural psychology.-Back cover
The weirdest people in the world? by Joseph Patrick Henrich( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behavioral scientists routinely publish broad claims about human psychology and behavior in the world's top journals based on samples drawn entirely from Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich and Democratic (WEIRD) societies. Researchers - often implicitly - assume that either there is little variation across human populations, or that these "standard subjects" are as representative of the species as any other population. Are these assumptions justified? Here, our review of the comparative database from across the behavioral sciences suggests both that there is substantial variability in experimental results across populations and that WEIRD subjects are particularly unusual compared with the rest of the species-frequent outliers. The domains reviewed include visual perception, fairness, cooperation, spatial reasoning, categorization and inferential induction, moral reasoning, reasoning styles, selfconcepts and related motivations, and the heritability of IQ. The findings suggest that members of WEIRD societies, including young children, are among the least representative populations one could find for generalizing about humans. Many of these findings involve domains that are associated with fundamental aspects of psychology, motivation, and behavior-hence, there are no obvious a priori grounds for claiming that a particular behavioral phenomenon is universal based on sampling from a single subpopulation. Overall, these empirical patterns suggests that we need to be less cavalier in addressing questions of human nature on the basis of data drawn from this particularly thin, and rather unusual, slice of humanity. We close by proposing ways to structurally re-organize the behavioral sciences to best tackle these challenges. -- external validity ; population variability ; experiments ; cross-cultural research ; culture ; human universals ; generalizability ; evolutionary psychology ; cultural psychology ; behavioral economics
Culture and the need for positive self-regard : the Japanese case by Steven J Heine( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural variation in unrealistic optimism by Steven J Heine( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Is there a universal need for posotive self-regard? p766-794 by Steven J Heine( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Like Cats and Dogs : Contesting the Mu Koan in Zen Buddhism by Steven Heine( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Koans are dialogues that stand at the center of Zen Buddhist literature and are often used to provoke the "great doubt" in testing a trainee's progress. The Mu Koan consists of a brief conversation in which a monk asks Master Zhaozhou whether or not a dog has Buddha-nature. According to the main version, the reply is "Mu": literally, "No," but implying the philosophical notion of nothingness. This case is widely considered to be the single best- known and most widely circulated koan record of the Zen school that offers existential release from anxiety to attain spiritual illumination. In a careful analysis of the historical and rhetorical basis of the literature, Steven Heine demonstrates that the Mu version of the case, preferred by advocates of the key-phrase approach, does not by any means constitute the final word concerning the meaning and significance of the Mu Koan. He shows that another canonical version, which gives both "Yes" and "No" responses, must be taken into account. Like Cats and Dogs offers critical insight and a new theoretical perspective on "the koan of koans."--Publisher website
Cultural variation in unrealistic optimism : does the west feel more invulnerable than the east? by Steven J Heine( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Divergent consequences of success and failure in Japan and North America : an investigation of self-improving motivations and malleable selves by Steven J Heine( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Belief systems and the perception of reality( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The cultural construction of self-enhancement : an examination of group-serving biases by Steven J Heine( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

What's wrong with cross-cultural comparisons of subjective likert scales? : the reference-group effect by Steven J Heine( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Heine, Steven

Heine, Steven 1966-

하이네. 스티븐 1966-

하이네, 스티븐 J. 1966-

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English (52)