Situations Matter

Understanding How Context Transforms Your World
CD - unabridged
Audio (7 discs)
Product Number: C00587
Released: Jan 20, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781464031175
Narrator/s: Joshua Swanson
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Situations Matte

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Author(s): Sam Sommers
Narrator(s): Joshua Swanson
Product Number Z100090737
Released: Feb 28, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9781101978757
Author(s): Sam Sommers
Product Number EB00394044
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Riverhead Books
ISBN: #9781101553794

Professional reviews

"Psychology professor Sam Sommers has gathered together provocative studies that examine how the context of situations influences our behavior and our self-concept. He jettisons the idea of an authentic self, arguing that our identities are flexible. Joshua Swanson's lively performance has a dash of the slightly nerdy professor. He engages the listener's attention as Sommers ranges from a frightening discussion of how crowd conformity does more to contribute to genocide and war crimes than do a few bad apples to lighter but equally fascinating data on how we are more likely to marry someone in the neighborhood. Sommers includes amusing anecdotes from his life with small children to show how he still misjudges situations even when he knows better. Swanson perfectly captures that humorous self-deprecation. A.B. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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