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Baumeister, Roy F.

Works: 197 works in 736 publications in 5 languages and 25,041 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  History  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Textbooks  Methods (Music)  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Redactor, Creator, Commentator
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Most widely held works about Roy F Baumeister
Most widely held works by Roy F Baumeister
Willpower : rediscovering the greatest human strength by Roy F Baumeister( Book )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,093 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 )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 1,858 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."--Jacket
Is there anything good about men? : how cultures flourish by exploiting men by Roy F Baumeister( )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book based on evidence from a wide range of disciplines, offers a new and far more balanced view of gender relations. Author Roy Baumeister offers provocative answers to many questions about the current state of manhood in America. He argues that relations between men and women are more cooperative than antagonistic, that men and women are different in basic ways, and that successful cultures capitalize on these differences to out perform rival cultures.--[book jacket]
Encyclopedia of social psychology( )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and German and held by 1,794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Encyclopedia of Social Psychology is designed as a road map to this rapidly growing and important field and provides individuals with a simple, clear, jargon-free introduction. These two volumes include more than 600 entries chosen by a diverse team of experts to comprise an exhaustive list of the most important concepts. Entries provide brief, clear, and readable explanations to the vast number of ideas and concepts that make up the intellectual and scientific content in the area of social psychology."--pub. desc
Advanced social psychology : the state of the science by Roy F Baumeister( )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2019 in English and held by 1,568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social psychology is a flourishing discipline. It explores the most essential questions of the human psyche (e.g., Why do people help or harm others? How do influence professionals get us to do what they want, and how can we inoculate ourselves against their sometimes-insidious persuasion tactics? Why do social relationships exert such powerful effects on people's physical health?), and it does so with clever, ingenuitive research methods. This edited volume is a textbook for advanced social psychology courses. Its primary target audience is first-year graduate students (MA or PhD) in social p
The cultural animal : human nature, meaning, and social life by Roy F Baumeister( )

21 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,443 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
Handbook of self-regulation : research, theory, and applications by Roy F Baumeister( Book )

57 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in English and German and held by 1,436 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
Time and decision : economic and psychological perspectives on intertemporal choice by George Loewenstein( )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do emotions help or hurt decision making? : a hedgefoxian perspective by George Loewenstein( )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,040 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."--Jacket
Self-esteem : the puzzle of low self-regard by Roy F Baumeister( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summarizing and integrating the major empirical research of the past twenty years, this volume presents a thorough review of the subject, with a special focus on what sets people with low self-esteem apart from others. As the subject is central to the understanding of personality, mental health, and social adjustment, this work will be appreciated by professionals and advanced students in the fields of personality, social, clinical, and organizational psychology
Are we free? : psychology and free will by John Baer( )

17 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 807 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
Your own worst enemy : understanding the paradox of self-defeating behavior by Steven Berglas( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and Italian and held by 765 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."--Jacket
Escaping the self : alcoholism, spirituality, masochism, and other flights from the burden of selfhood by Roy F Baumeister( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the possible costs associated with the overemphasis on selfhood
Meanings of life by Roy F Baumeister( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who among us has not at some point asked, what is the meaning of life?' In this extraordinary book, an eminent social scientist looks at the big picture and explores what empirical studies from diverse fields tell us about the human condition. MEANINGS OF LIFE draws together evidence from psychology, history, anthropology, and sociology, integrating copious research findings into a clear and conclusive discussion of how people attempt to make sense of their lives. In a lively and accessible style, emphasizing facts over theories, Baumeister explores why people desire meaning in their lives, how these meanings function, what forms they take, and what happens when life loses meaning. It is the most comprehensive examination of the topic to date
Losing control : how and why people fail at self-regulation by Roy F Baumeister( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 591 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 )

11 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Free will and consciousness : how might they work?( Book )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 505 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
Breaking hearts : the two sides of unrequited love by Roy F Baumeister( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 473 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."--Jacket
Public self and private self by Roy F Baumeister( Book )

10 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychology has worked hard to explore the inner self. Modem psychology was born in Wundt's laboratory and Freud's consulting room, where the inner self was pressed to reveal some of its secrets. Freud, in particular, devoted most of his life to explor­ ing the hidden recesses inside the self-hidden even from the conscious mind, he said. From Freud's work right down to the latest journal article on self-schemata or self-esteem, psychologists have continued to tell us about the inner self. More recently, psychology has turned some of its attention to the outer self, that is, the self that is seen and known by other people. Various psychologists have studied how the outer self is formed (impression formation), how people control their outer selves (impression management), and so forth. But how is the outer self related to the inner self? There is an easy answer, but it is wrong. The easy answer is that the outer self is mostly the same as the inner self. Put another way, it is that people reveal their true selves to others in a honest and straightforward fashion, and that others accurately perceive the individual as he or she really is. Sometimes it works out that way, but often it does not. The issue is far too complex for the easy answer
Social psychology and human nature by Roy F Baumeister( Book )

54 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore how social psychology can help you make sense of your own social world with this engaging book. Roy F. Baumeister and Brad J. Bushman's Social psychology and human nature, 3rd edition, can help you understand one of the most interesting topics of all--the sometimes bizarre and baffling but always fascinating diversity of human behavior, and how and why people act the way they do
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Is there anything good about men? : how cultures flourish by exploiting men
Evil : inside human cruelty and violenceIs there anything good about men? : how cultures flourish by exploiting menEncyclopedia of social psychologyAdvanced social psychology : the state of the scienceThe cultural animal : human nature, meaning, and social lifeHandbook of self-regulation : research, theory, and applicationsTime and decision : economic and psychological perspectives on intertemporal choiceDo emotions help or hurt decision making? : a hedgefoxian perspective
Alternative Names

Baumeister, R. F. 1953-

Baumeister, Roy.

Baumeister, Roy 1953-

Baumeister, Roy L. 1953-

Baumeisters, Rojs 1953-

Roy Baumeister Amerikaans psycholoog

Roy Baumeister psicólogo social

Roy Baumeister US-amerikanischer Sozialpsychologe

روی بامستر استاد روانشناسی دانشگاه فلوریدا آمریکا. تخصص او روانشناسی اجتماعی است که با کارهایش در موضوعات خود، رد اجتماعی، وابستگی، روابط جنسی، خودکنترلی، عزت نفس، رفتارهای خودشکنانه، انگیزش، پرخاشگری، آگاهی و قدرت اراده شناخته شده است. .

바우마이스터, 로이 F. 1953-

バウマイスター, ロイ



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