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Book publications

from experts in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

Below you can find a selection of some of the key books from experts in the department over the last few years, covering topics across social psychology and behavioural science.

You can also view a full list of publications from the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science (dating back to 1985) on LSE Research Online.


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Think Big: Take Small Steps and Build The Future You Want 

by Dr Grace Lordan (Penguin Life, 2021)

In this publication, Dr Grace Lordan looks at the small steps people can take to make big changes overall, as well as the behaviours that hold people back, drawing on research from behavioural science.

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The Psychology of Social Influence: Modes and Modalities of Shifting Common Sense

by Dr Gordon Sammut and Professor Martin W. Bauer (Cambridge University Press, 2021)

This volume brings together the full range of modalities of social influence - from crowding, leadership, and norm formation to resistance and mass mediation - to set out a challenge-and-response 'cyclone' model. 

Coming soon placement holder

Imperfect (forthcoming)

by Dr Thomas Curran, Penguin (UK) Simon & Schuster (US).

More details soon. Find out more about Dr Thomas Curran here.




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Happy Ever After: A Radical New Approach to Living Well 

by Professor Paul Dolan (Penguin, 2019)

Professor Paul Dolan draws on a variety of studies from wellbeing, inequality and discrimination to bust the common myths about our sources of happiness.

Watch Paul Dolan speak about the book for this LSE event: Happy Ever After, 25 February 2019.

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Knowledge in Context: Representations, Community and Culture (Classics Edition)

by Professor Sandra Jovchelovitch (Routledge, 2019)

In this classics edition, Professor Sandra Jovchelovitch revisits her influential work on the societal and cultural processes that shape the development of representational processes in humans.

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The Cultural Authority of Science: Comparing Across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas

Edited By Martin W Bauer, Petra Pansegrau, Rajesh Shukla (Routledge, 2019).

This Indo-European led collaboration aims to map the cultural authority of science, and to construct a system of indicators to observe this ‘science culture’ based on artefacts (science news analysis) and espoused beliefs and evaluations (public attitude data). 




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Installation Theory: The Societal Construction and Regulation of Behaviour

by Professor Saadi Lahlou (Cambridge University Press, 2018)

In this publication, Professor Lahlou provides researchers and practitioners a simple and powerful framework to analyse and change behaviour.

Watch Saadi Lahlou speak about Installation Theory at the LSE event from 25 October 2017.