Stranger in the Mirror: The Scientific Search for the Self

Author:   Robert Levine
Publisher:   Little, Brown Book Group
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9781472142658


Pages:   304
Publication Date:   07 February 2019
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Robert Levine
Publisher:   Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint:   Robinson
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 2.20cm , Length: 23.00cm
Weight:   0.384kg
ISBN:  

9781472142658


ISBN 10:   1472142659
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   07 February 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Tertiary & Higher Education ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
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Stranger in the Mirror is the most engaging book I have encountered in a long time. The content is thoroughly delicious and Robert Levine writes with compelling clarity. David Dunning, University of Michigan From page one, Robert Levine opens a fascinating and thoroughly engaging window on scientific research on the self. His recounting of the science is state of the art while being spellbindingly human. Time and again, I wanted to shout 'yes, that's it!' I found this a deeply enriching and remarkably real book. Harry Reis, University of Rochester Combining solid research with charming anecdotes, Levine has provided us with a wise, witty, and provocative analysis of the many selves we each walk around with but often fail to understand. Elliot Aronson, author of The Social Animal and coauthor of Mistakes Were Made (but Not by Me) In this fascinating exploration of the human self, Robert Levine--one of psychology's great writers-blends mind-bending case stories (a la Oliver Sacks) with the insights of psychological science. Read this and prepare to have your self-understanding challenged and expanded. David G. Myers, Hope College and coauthor of Psychology, 11th Edition Robert Levine's exhilarating journey in his classic A Geography of Time is amplified and nuanced in his new enchanting search for multiplexivity of the self. Witty, wise and wonderfully entertaining reading from its opening challenging paradox to its inspiring closing. It is surely a must read now selection. Philip G. Zimbardo, Professor Emeritus at Stanford University and author of The Lucifer Effect? [Robert Levine] offers an intriguing set of examples of how frequently we experience multiple identities without recognizing them as such. . . . Out of these varied examples, Levine creates an engaging tapestry that illustrates how, often, what we think of as our fixed identity is an illusion. A provocative and convincing case of the malleability of what we think of as 'our self, which in reality is a multiplicity of characters' developed through time and circumstances. Kirkus Reviews


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Robert Levine grew up in Brooklyn New York. After graduating high school in 1963, he enrolled at UC Berkeley where he says he had the blind good luck to experience the sixties from hippy central. After Berkeley, he went on to get a master's degree in clinical psychology from Florida State University in 1969 and a Ph.D. in personality/social psychology from New York University in 1974. He's been a Professor of Psychology at California State University, Fresno ever since, with stints as Chairperson of the Department and as Associate Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics. Over the years he's also served as a Visiting Professor at Universidade Federal Fluminense in Niteroi, Brazil, at Sapporo Medical University in Japan, and at Stockholm University in Sweden. He has won awards for both his teaching and research. He has published many articles in professional journals as well as articles in trade periodicals such as Discover, American Demographics, The New York Times, Utne Reader, and American Scientist. His book, A Geography of Time (Basic Books, 1997), was the subject of feature stories around the world, including Newsweek, The New York Times Magazine, CNN, the BBC, ABC's Primetime, and NPR's All Things Considered and Marketplace. It has been translated into six languages. His book, The Power of Persuasion: How We're Bought and Sold (John Wiley & Sons, 2003), has been translated into eight languages. An updated, paperback revision was published in 2006. He is former President of the Western Psychological Association and a Fellow in the American Psychological Association. (Website: www.boblevine.net).

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