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The New Forms of Social Exclusion

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ISBN: 9781838806088 9781838806095 9781789855074 Year: Pages: 86 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.78246 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Sociology
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This is the first book that broadly delves into the theme of social exclusion and how it has changed through culture and society. It represents a very important, innovative, and current attempt to describe new forms of social exclusion in society and takes into account the contribution of different disciplines with different points of view. The authors offer a very interesting and novel contribution to the field of new forms of social exclusion, reporting their theoretical perspectives, the original results of their research, and their discussions. ""Exclusion is always dangerous. Inclusion is the only safety if we are to have a peaceful world."" Pearl S. Buck

Why Knowing What To Do Is Not Enough

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Book Series: Research for Policy ISBN: 9789402417258 Year: Pages: 157 DOI: 10.1007/978-94-024-1725-8 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Social and Public Welfare --- Psychology --- Political Science --- Zoology
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This open access book sets out to explain the reasons for the gap between “knowing” and “doing” in view of self-reliance, which is more and more often expected of citizens. In today’s society, people are expected to take responsibility for their own lives and be self-reliant. This is no easy feat. They must be on constant high alert in areas of life such as health, work and personal finances and, if things threaten to go awry, take appropriate action without further ado. What does this mean for public policy? Policymakers tend to assume that the government only needs to provide people with clear information and that, once properly informed, they will automatically do the right thing. However, it is becoming increasingly obvious that things do not work like that. Even though people know perfectly well what they ought to do, they often behave differently. Why is this? This book sets out to explain the reasons for the gap between ‘knowing’ and ‘doing’. It focuses on the role of non-cognitive capacities, such as setting goals, taking action, persevering and coping with setbacks, and shows how these capacities are undermined by adverse circumstances. By taking the latest psychological insights fully into account, this book presents a more realist perspective on self-reliance, and shows government officials how to design rules and institutions that allow for the natural limitations in people’s ‘capacity to act’.

Understanding Willing Participants, Volume 2

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ISBN: 9783319979991 Year: Pages: 328 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-97999-1 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: History --- Psychology --- Science (General)
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Horrified by the Holocaust, social psychologist Stanley Milgram wondered if he could recreate the Holocaust in the laboratory setting. Unabated for more than half a century, his (in)famous results have continued to intrigue scholars. Based on unpublished archival data from Milgram’s personal collection, volume one of this two-volume set introduces readers to a behind the scenes account showing how during Milgram’s unpublished pilot studies he step-by-step invented his official experimental procedure—how he gradually learnt to transform most ordinary people into willing inflictors of harm. The open access volume two then illustrates how certain innovators within the Nazi regime used the very same Milgram-like learning techniques that with increasing effectiveness gradually enabled them to also transform most ordinary people into increasingly capable executioners of other men, women, and children. Volume two effectively attempts to capture how step-by-step these Nazi innovators attempted to transform the Führer’s wish of a Jewish-free Europe into a frightening reality. By the books’ end the reader will gain an insight into how the seemingly undoable can become increasingly doable.

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