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Baumeister, Roy F.

Works: 108 works in 456 publications in 2 languages and 18,294 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  History  Case studies  Conference proceedings  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Methods 
Roles: Editor, Creator
Classifications: BF632, 153.8
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Most widely held works by Roy F Baumeister
Willpower : rediscovering the greatest human strength by Roy F Baumeister ( Book )
18 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The authors review the latest research to report key findings on willpower and offer practical advice for increasing it
Evil : inside human cruelty and violence by Roy F Baumeister ( Book )
15 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 1,890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Integrating evidence from psychology, criminology, sociology, history, anthropology, and other disciplines to provide insight into the roots of cruelty and violence, Baumeister finds vivid examples, both historical and modern, that address compelling human issues: How do "ordinary" people find themselves beating their wives? Murdering rival gang members? Torturing political prisoners? Betraying their colleagues to the secret police? Why do cycles of revenge so often escalate? With an examination of our culture's myths about evil, the book progresses through the "whys" of evil toward a discussion of a paradox in human psychology - our tendency toward guilt, a natural mechanism that suppresses evil, and our inclination toward ambivalence, a feeling that enables evil to flourish." "Baumeister casts new light on these issues as he examines the gap between the victim's viewpoint and that of the perpetrator, and also explores various elements behind evil, from egotism and revenge to idealism and sadism. A fascinating study of one of humankind's oldest problems, Evil has profound implications for the way we conduct our lives and govern our society."--BOOK JACKET
Encyclopedia of social psychology by Roy F Baumeister ( )
22 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes numerous entries chosen by a diverse team of experts to comprise an exhaustive list of the most important concepts in social psychology. Entries provide brief, clear explanations to the vast number of ideas and concepts that make up the intellectual and scientific content in the area of social psychology
Handbook of self-regulation : research, theory, and applications by Kathleen D Vohs ( Book )
29 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Publisher's description: Bringing together a stellar array of self-regulation researchers, this comprehensive and authoritative handbook addresses the breadth of current theories, findings, and practical applications in the field. Examined are the conscious and nonconscious processes by which people regulate their thoughts, emotions, attention, impulses or appetites, and task performances; the developmental trajectories of these capacities; and implications for personal relationships, addictions, consumption, and mental health. The ways individuals differ in their basic abilities and styles of self-control are considered, as are strategies for enhancing functioning in this area. Offering cutting-edge coverage of a key dimension of human experience, the Handbook also identifies important questions for future investigation
The cultural animal : human nature, meaning, and social life by Roy F Baumeister ( Book )
19 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book not only summarizes what we know about people - it also offers a coherent, easy-to-understand, though radical, explanation. Turning conventional wisdom on its head, Roy Baumeister argues that culture shaped human evolution. Contrary to theories that depict the individual's relation to society as one of victimization, endless malleability, or just a square peg in a round hole, his proposal states that the individual human being is designed by nature to be part of society. The Cultural Animal maintains that natural selection shaped the human psyche in two stages, the first for the sake of being social, and the second for the sake of being cultural. Being cultural is a step beyond being social. To be social is to have interactions and relationships, but to be cultural is to belong to a community of similar minds that collectively maintains, transmits, and accumulates information in its network. Moreover, Baumeister argues that we need to briefly set aside the endless study of cultural differences to look at what most cultures have in common - because that holds the key to human nature. Culture is in our genes, although cultural differences may not be."--Jacket
Self-esteem : the puzzle of low self-regard ( Book )
11 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Your own worst enemy : understanding the paradox of self-defeating behavior by Steven Berglas ( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"From Ivan Boesky to John Belushi, from Mike Tyson to Gary Hart, the world is full of those who have had it all and have blown it. And every day, all around us, we see people sabotaging their own goals - by using alcohol or drugs, or by staying in terrible relationships. Why do they do it?" "Your Own Worst Enemy provides a probing look at what lies beneath our surprising inclination to seize defeat from the jaws of victory. The book reveals the intricate gamesmanship behind self-defeat - including self-handicapping, trade-offs, and Pyrrhic revenge - and shows what forces fuel self-destructive urges, how people become vulnerable to them, and how to minimize their ill effects." "The authors challenge the conventional psychological wisdom that self-destructive behavior comes from unconscious death wishes or oedipal taboos. Instead they argue that the reasons for self-defeat are far more complex, ranging from miscalculation in bargaining to obsession with others' opinions. They show how, ironically, a history of success can distort a person's ability to assess a situation and thereby cause him or her to self-destruct on the way to the top. They also argue that sometimes self-defeat can have strategic value, saving a person from a "success" he or she can't manage."--BOOK JACKET
Escaping the self : alcoholism, spirituality, masochism, and other flights from the burden of selfhood by Roy F Baumeister ( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the possible costs associated with the overemphasis on selfhood
Are we free? : psychology and free will by John Baer ( Book )
14 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This work looks both at recent experimental and theoretical work directly related to free will, and at ways leading psychologists from all branches of psychology deal with the philosophical problems long associated with the question of free will
Is there anything good about men? how cultures flourish by exploiting men by Roy F Baumeister ( )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Have men really been engaged in a centuries-old conspiracy to exploit and oppress women? Have the essential differences between men and women really been erased? Have men now become unnecessary? Are they good for anything at all? In Is There Anything Good About Men?, Roy Baumeister offers provocative answers to these and many other questions about the current state of manhood in America. Baumeister argues that relations between men and women are now and have always been more cooperative than antagonistic, that men and women are different in basic ways, and that successful cultures capitalize o
Meanings of life by Roy F Baumeister ( Book )
8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Losing control : how and why people fail at self-regulation by Roy F Baumeister ( Book )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
People the world over suffer from the inability to control their finances, their weight, their emotions, their craving for drugs, their sexual impulses, and more. The United States in particular is regarded by some observers as a society addicted to addiction. Therapy and support groups have proliferated not only for alcoholics and drug abusers but for all kinds of impulse control, from gambling to eating chocolate. Common to all of these disorders is a failure of self-regulation, otherwise known as "self-control."
Identity : cultural change and the struggle for self by Roy F Baumeister ( Book )
8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Breaking hearts : the two sides of unrequited love by Roy F Baumeister ( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A particularly valuable feature of BREAKING HEARTS is its unprecedented treatment of the rejector's experience. Known only from the unreliable perspective of the would-be lover, the elusive "heartbreaker" has remained an enigma. Here, perhaps for the first time, rejectors tell what it is like to be loved in vain. They describe their inner turmoil, pervasive uncertainty about how to act, and distressed reluctance to inflict harm. They grapple with the paradox of believing themselves to be morally innocent yet feeling profoundly guilty, and describe powerful feelings of exasperation and helplessness when the admirer refuses to take no for an answer. Contrary to stereotypes, the rejectors describe their experiences more negatively than the heartbroken lovers. For the would-be lover, the encounter was a high-stakes gamble, with possible outcomes ranging from tortured pain and humiliation to ecstatic bliss and fulfillment. To the rejector, it was a no-win proposition that offered only vexation and trouble." "Throughout, chapters deal with the separate roller-coaster ordeals of both people - the ups and downs of self-esteem, struggles over guilt and justification, and the systematically discrepant versions of what actually occurred. Lessons people learn from being either willing or unwilling participants in unrequited love are discussed, as are the ways in which they change following such episodes." "BREAKING HEARTS presents careful research in an engaging style that will be accessible to all. Social scientists interested in marriage, family issues, emotion, self-esteem, guilt, and human coping will find the book illuminating. It will obviously be of interest to anyone who has experienced unrequited love, and is fascinating reading for those seeking new insights into the tragicomic mystery of romance."--BOOK JACKET
Free will and consciousness : how might they work? ( Book )
13 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This volume is aimed at readers who wish to move beyond debates about the existence of free will and the efficacy of consciousness and closer to appreciating how free will and consciousness might operate. It draws from philosophy and psychology, the two fields that have grappled most fundamentally with these issues: In this wide-ranging volume, the contributors explore such issues as how free will is connected to rational choice, planning, and self-control; roles for consciousness in decision making; the nature and power of conscious deciding; connections among free will, consciousness, and quantum mechanics; why free will and consciousness might have evolved; how consciousness develops in individuals; the experience of free will; effects on behavior of the belief that free will is an illusion; and connections between free will and moral responsibility in lay thinking. Collectively, these state-of-the-art chapters by accomplished psychologists and philosophers provide a glimpse into the future of research on free will and consciousness." "Roy F. "Free will" Baumeister, a social, psychologist, is a reformed zombie with free will but no consciousness. He has over 400 publications and loves french fries." "Alfred R. "Zombie Magnet" Mele, a philosopher, is hyper-conscious and absolutely free. He would like to try out being a zombie for a day, as long as Vohs and Baumeister make sure he doesn't get into any trouble. People say he has been too productive for his own good." "Kathleen D. "Determinism" Vohs, a professor, of marketing, has surfed the multiverse with consciousness but no free will. She won the SAGE Young Scholar Award from Society of Personality and Social Psychology and the International Society for Self and Identity Early Career Award, for which she takes no credit because she has no free will. She is lactose intolerant."--Jacket
The self in social psychology ( Book )
14 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This reader presents a collection of articles on the study of the self in social psychology. The readings are in thematic sections covering topics such as self-knowledge, self-esteem, self-regulation, self-presentation, and the self and culture
Public self and private self by Roy F Baumeister ( Book )
7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Do emotions help or hurt decision making? : a hedgefoxian perspective ( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Philosophers have long tussled over whether moral judgments are the products of logical reasoning or simply emotional reactions. From Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility to the debates of modern psychologists, the question of whether feeling or sober rationality is the better guide to decision making has been a source of controversy. In Do Emotions Help or Hurt Decision Making? Kathleen D. Vohs, Roy F. Baumeister, and George Loewenstein lead a group of psychologists and economists in exploring the empirical evidence on how emotions shape judgments and choices." "Researchers on emotion and cognition have staked out many extreme positions: viewing emotions as either the driving force behind cognition or its side effect, either an impediment to sound judgment or a guide to wise decisions. The contributors to Do Emotions Help or Hurt Decision Making? provide a richer perspective, exploring the circumstances that shape whether emotions play a harmful or helpful role in decisions."--BOOK JACKET
Masochism and the self by Roy F Baumeister ( Book )
6 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume provides an integrative theory firmly grounded in current psychology of the self, and offers a fresh, compelling account of one of psychology's most enigmatic behavior patterns. Professor Baumeister provides comprehensive coverage of historical and cross-cultural theories and empirical data on masochism and presents recent, original data drawn from a large data set of anonymous masochistic scripts of fantasies and favorite experiences. Drawn from the latest social psychological research and theories, Professor Baumeister returns the emphasis to the original and proto-typical form o
Time and decision : economic and psychological perspectives on intertemporal choice ( Book )
7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Baumeister, R. F. 1953-
Baumeister, Roy.
Baumeister, Roy 1953-
バウマイスター, ロイ
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