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Baumeister, Roy F.

Works: 158 works in 642 publications in 5 languages and 23,848 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  History  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Textbooks  Methods (Music)  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Redactor, Creator
Classifications: BF632, 153.8
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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 )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,852 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 1,228 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
Handbook of self-regulation : research, theory, and applications by Roy F Baumeister( Book )

47 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and German and held by 1,170 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
Self-esteem : the puzzle of low self-regard by Roy F Baumeister( Book )

13 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,000 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
Your own worst enemy : understanding the paradox of self-defeating behavior by Steven Berglas( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 809 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 )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the possible costs associated with the overemphasis on selfhood
Encyclopedia of social psychology by Roy F Baumeister( Book )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 'Encyclopedia of Social Psychology', in two volumes presents state-of-the-art research and ready-to-use facts from this dynamic field. It is the first encyclopedic resource on social psychology designed for students, academics and professionals alike
Meanings of life by Roy F Baumeister( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Losing control : how and why people fail at self-regulation by Roy F Baumeister( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The consequences of these self-control problems go beyond individuals to affect family members and society at large. In Losing Control, the authors provide a single reference source with comprehensive information on general patterns of self-regulation failure across contexts, research findings on specific self-control disorders, and commentary on the clinical and social aspects of self-regulation failure. Self-control is discussed in relation to what the "self" is, and the cognitive, motivational, and emotional factors that impinge on one's ability to control one's "self."
The cultural animal : human nature, meaning, and social life by Roy F Baumeister( Book )

19 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 541 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
Identity : cultural change and the struggle for self by Roy F Baumeister( Book )

10 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breaking hearts : the two sides of unrequited love by Roy F Baumeister( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 483 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
The self in social psychology( Book )

14 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 419 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
Are we free? : psychology and free will by John Baer( Book )

17 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 394 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
Free will and consciousness : how might they work?( Book )

13 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""The psychological research discussed in these essays on the relation of free will and consciousness is fascinating and cutting-edge, and the philosophical discussions of it break new ground. The result is rewarding reading for anyone interested in these two central philosophical problem."--Robert Kane, University Distinguished Teaching Professor of Philosophy, The University of Texas at Austin" ""This volume of essays vividly displays the increased depth and fruitfulness of recent interaction among psychologists, neuroscientists, and philosophers on the nature of conscious will. The conversational character is enhanced by postscripts recording the author's replies to a range of queries raised by other contributors. This volume is an excellent entry point into an exciting, rapidly intensifying interdisciplinary research program."-Tim O'Connor, Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy, Indiana University" ""Against the backdrop of widespread claims 'that neuroscience and psychology are showing that free will is an illusion and consciousness is epiphenomenal, the contributors to this volume offer important alternative perspectives. They demonstrate that careful philosophical analysis of what free will and consciousness are can open the door to fruitful psychological research on what free will and consciousness do, and how they do it. It is way too early in the game to declare that free will and consciousness are (or are not) mere causal byproducts. For anyone who wants to get in on the game, this book is a must read."-Eddy Nahmias, Associate Professor, Philosophy Department and the Neuroscience Institute, Georgia State University."
Public self and private self by Roy F Baumeister( Book )

10 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is there anything good about men? : how cultures flourish by exploiting men by Roy F Baumeister( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 337 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]
Do emotions help or hurt decision making? : a hedgefoxian perspective by George Loewenstein( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 326 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
Time and decision : economic and psychological perspectives on intertemporal choice by George Loewenstein( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advanced social psychology : the state of the science by Eli J Finkel( Book )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 186 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 psychology, although it is also appropriate for upper-level undergraduate courses in social psychology and for doctoral students in disciplines connecting to social psychology (e.g., marketing, organizational behavior). The authors of the chapters are world-renowned leaders on their topic, and they have written these chapters to be engaging and accessible to students who are just learning the discipline. After reading this book, you will be able to understand almost any journal article or conference presentation in any field of social psychology. You will be able to converse competently with most social psychologists in their primary research domain, a use skill that is relevant not only in daily life but also when interviewing for a faculty position. And, most importantly, you will be equipped with the background knowledge to forge ahead more confidently with your own research
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Baumeister, R.F.

Baumeister, R. F. 1953-

Baumeister, Roy.

Baumeister, Roy 1953-

Baumeister, Roy L. 1953-

Baumeisters, Rojs, 1953-

Roy Baumeister Amerikaans psycholoog

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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Evil : inside human cruelty and violenceHandbook of self-regulation : research, theory, and applicationsSelf-esteem : the puzzle of low self-regardEncyclopedia of social psychologyMeanings of lifeLosing control : how and why people fail at self-regulationThe cultural animal : human nature, meaning, and social lifeBreaking hearts : the two sides of unrequited love