Diamond Head (John Caine, Book 1) by Charles Knief

By Charles Knief

Retired US naval officer John Caine is a PI, dwelling aboard his sailboat in Oahu, getting through doing "favours" for acquaintances. although, the daughter of Vice Admiral Winston MacGruder III is located raped and strangled. Caine has to stability an research with protecter MacGruder's occupation.

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As we shall see, social psychologists have learned quite a bit about why and how people act differently in groups than they do when alone, about the triggers of prejudice and tolerance within people and their social situations, about how and why biological influences can affect humans and other animals in similar ways, and about the roots of the sex differences in risky behavior. A 34 Chapter 1 Introduction to Social Psychology CONTENTS INDEX HELP Not everyone who reads a social psychology text aspires to a career as a behavioral researcher.

Tipper, 1992). For instance, when you confront a threatening situation, your defense motive inhibits your desire to eat—you certainly wouldn’t want a craving for Chinese food to interfere with your efforts to escape a mugger on a dark street! Our priorities thus shift as our circumstances change: At a party, romance may dominate at first, then achievement, then hunger, then romance again. And much of the ebb and flow of goal readiness occurs beneath the surface of consciousness (Bargh, 1990; Chartrand & Bargh, 1996).

We will discuss these issues and others in later chapters. By understanding research methods, we can hope to hone our detective skills, advancing from the level of a bumbling amateur sleuth toward that of a Sherlock Holmes. ETHICAL ISSUES IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH We have focused on the logical issues that confront a researcher searching for causeand-effect statements. If we were studying geology or botany, we might be able to stop there. Unfortunately, social psychological research is conducted with living, breathing, feeling human beings (and occasionally other living creatures).

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