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Best Social Interaction Books You Should Enjoy

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Social Interaction books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

1. Building Social Relationships: A Systematic Approach to Teaching Social Interaction Skills to Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Social Difficulties (2006)

Best Social Interaction Books You Should EnjoyThis comprehensive five-step model addresses the need for social programming for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders by helping children identify the skills they need to form relationships and an intervention plan to help them acquire these skills. Instead of offering a single strategy, this book organizes the myriad social skills strategies and resources currently available to make it easier for parents and educational professionals to teach social skills and design social skills programs for children with ASD. #410,385 in Books (See Top…
Author(s): Scott Bellini

2. Social Psychology: Individuals, Interaction, and Inequality (Sociology for a New Century) (2017)

Best Social Interaction Books You Should EnjoySocial Psychology takes a sociological approach to the study of the individual in relationship to society. It′s main purpose is is to highlight how social psychology provides varied, yet inter-related, explanations for individuals’ experiences in groups. The text tells the story of how these dynamics unfold, beginning with the central social characteristics of the individual, to processes of perception and of interaction. In the telling of this story, it also notes some of the interesting cross-cultural comparisons in regard to these dynamics. #884,838 in Books (See Top 100 in…
Author(s): Karen A. Hegtvedt, Cathryn J. Johnson

3. Facing Social Class: How Societal Rank Influences Interaction (2012)

Best Social Interaction Books You Should EnjoyMany Americans, holding fast to the American Dream and the promise of equal opportunity, claim that social class doesn’t matter. Yet the ways we talk and dress, our interactions with authority figures, the degree of trust we place in strangers, our religious beliefs, our achievements, our senses of morality and of ourselves—all are marked by social class, a powerful factor affecting every domain of life. In Facing Social Class, social psychologists Susan Fiske and Hazel Rose Markus, and a team of sociologists, anthropologists, linguists, and legal scholars, examine the many ways we communicate our class…
Author(s): Susan T. Fiske, Hazel Rose Markus

4. Lying and Deception in Human Interaction (2007)

Best Social Interaction Books You Should EnjoyLying and Deception in Human Interaction provides readers with a critical understanding of deception that is necessary for evaluating the integrity of the messages they receive and send in daily life. The author’s lively writing style engages the reader as a multitude of real life examples demonstrate the relevance of visual deception in human interaction. Deception, as a form of communication, is represented in the behavior of all living organisms and has been a part of human behavior for millions of years. Lying and Deception in Human Interaction…
Author(s): Mark L. Knapp

5. Ceremonial Violence: Understanding Columbine and Other School Rampage Shootings (2009)

Best Social Interaction Books You Should EnjoyCeremonial Violence analyzes thirteen school “rampage” shootings―including the Columbine High School massacre―and explains, for the first time, why teenagers commit these tragic atrocities. These cases include:Brenda Spencer, 16, who after shooting at elementary school children for no apparent reason explained to a reporter: “I hate Mondays.”Wayne Lo, 18, a brilliant Taiwanese student and violin prodigy, who embraced white supremacist rhetoric. One night he stalked the campus of Simon Rock’s College with a semi-automatic rifle, picking victims at random.Evan Ramsey, 16, who went on a shooting rampage in Anchorage, alerting some 25…
Author(s): Fast PhD., Jonathan

6. Human-Animal Interaction: A Social Work Guide (2017)

Best Social Interaction Books You Should EnjoyAnimals whether as household companions, therapy animals comforting those in need, or highly trained service dogs supporting people with disabilities occupy important positions in the lives of many individuals and their larger communities. Despite increasing recognition of the relevance of human animal interaction (HAI) to social work practice, the topic remains largely ignored by many educational and training programs. As a result, the significant roles that animals can play in human interventions are often overlooked. In Human Animal Interactions: A Social Work Guide, Janet Hoy-Gerlach and Scott…
Author(s): Janet Hoy-Gerlach, Scott Wehman

7. Social Groups in Action and Interaction: 2nd Edition (2015)

Best Social Interaction Books You Should EnjoySocial Groups in Action and Interaction reviews and analyzes the human group as it operates to create both social good and, potentially, social harm. It summarizes current knowledge and contemporary research, with real-world examples in succinct yet engaging chapters, to help students understand and predict group behavior. Unlike other texts, the book considers a wide range of topics―such as conformity, leadership, task performance, social identity, prejudice, and discrimination―from both an intragroup and an intergroup perspective. By looking at behavior…
Author(s): Charles Stangor

8. Autism: Attacking Social Interaction Problems: A Therapy Manual Targeting Social Skills in Children 4-9 (2015)

Best Social Interaction Books You Should EnjoyAutism: Attacking Social Interaction Problems: A Therapy Manual Targeting Social Skills in Children 4-9 includes sample parent letters, teacher letters, weekly skill steps, and simple stories to reinforce the information presented in the text as well as suggestions for extension activities. The AASIP program provides a comprehensive yet practical approach to teaching social communication skills across the life span to individuals with moderate to high functioning autism spectrum disorder and other diagnoses that result in social communication…
Author(s): Pamela Wiley, Betholyn Gentry, et al.

9. Social Cognition and Interaction Training (Scit): Group Psychotherapy for Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders, Clinician Guide (Treatments That Work) (2015)

Best Social Interaction Books You Should EnjoyImpairments in social functioning are among the hallmark characteristics of schizophrenia. These deficits predict relapse rate and may be independent of better-studied symptoms such as hallucinations. Additionally, studies indicate that social functioning is one of the most important domains for individuals with schizophrenia, many of whom consider social functioning to be a key area of unmet need.Social Cognition and Interaction Training (SCIT) is a group psychotherapy for individuals with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. Social cognition…
Author(s): David L. Roberts, David L. Penn, et al.

10. The SAGE Handbook of Social Psychology: Concise Student Edition (SAGE Social Psychology Program) (2007)

Best Social Interaction Books You Should Enjoy“This Volume is everything one would want from a handbook” ―CHOICE Magazine”The Handbook is a tour de force survey of current Social Psychology… it makes an excellent resource for personal use by researchers, graduate students and perhaps advanced undergraduates who are seeking an in-depth background treatment of major topics.” ―Professor Richard C. Sherman, Miami University “The Handbook maps on to my current curricula perfectly. I′ve been searching for a text that is comprehensive, yet reader-friendly, and this text does a terrific job in…
Author(s): Michael A. Hogg

11. Constructions of Deviance: Social Power, Context, and Interaction (2008)

Best Social Interaction Books You Should EnjoyPacked with the most recent and relevant articles in the field, CONSTRUCTIONS OF DEVIANCE: SOCIAL POWER, CONTEXT, AND INTERACTION, Sixth Edition, shows you how to apply the concepts and theories of deviance to the world around you. The text’s current, comprehensive coverage includes both theoretical analyses and ethnographic illustrations of how deviance is socially constructed, organized, and managed. Seasoned authors and award-winning professors, Patricia Adler and Peter Adler cover a wide variety of deviant acts–challenging you to see the diversity and pervasiveness of deviance in society. The text presents deviance…
Author(s): Patricia A. Adler, Peter Adler

12. Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Evidence-Based Intervention Strategies for Communication and Social Interactions (CLI) (2012)

Best Social Interaction Books You Should EnjoyWith that show the interventions in action! For SLPs preparing to work with children who have autism spectrum disorders, selecting effective interventions for communication and social challenges is critically important. This accessible textbook gives SLPs the in-depth knowledge they need to evaluate, choose, and apply today’s best interventions for communication and social interactions. With contributions from 25 top autism experts across multiple disciplines, this student-friendly text gives SLPs a thorough introduction to 12 widely used evidence-based interventions, including…
Author(s): Prelock Ph.D., Prof. Patricia A., McCauley Ph.D., Rebecca J., et al.

13. Constructions of Deviance: Social Power, Context, and Interaction (2015)

Best Social Interaction Books You Should EnjoyPacked with the most recent and relevant articles in the field, CONSTRUCTIONS OF DEVIANCE: SOCIAL POWER, CONTEXT, AND INTERACTION, Eighth Edition, shows readers how to apply the concepts and theories of deviance to the world around them. The book’s current, comprehensive coverage includes both theoretical analyses and ethnographic illustrations of how deviance is socially constructed, organized, and managed. Seasoned authors and award-winning professors, Patricia Adler and Peter Adler cover a wide variety of deviant acts-challenging readers to see the diversity and…
Author(s): Patricia A. Adler, Peter Adler

Best Social Interaction Books You Should Enjoy

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some social interaction books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Advanced Social Interaction with Agents

Author(s): Maxine Eskenazi, Laurence Devillers, Joseph Mariani
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2251999

Urban Galapagos: Transition to Sustainability in Complex Adaptive Systems

Author(s): Thomas Kvan, Justyna Karakiewicz
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2312296

Social Robots: Technological, Societal and Ethical Aspects of Human-Robot Interaction

Author(s): Oliver Korn
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2408067

Multimodal Pattern Recognition of Social Signals in Human-Computer-Interaction: 5th IAPR TC 9 Workshop, MPRSS 2018, Beijing, China, August 20, 2018, Revised Selected Papers

Author(s): Friedhelm Schwenker, Stefan Scherer
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 12 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2408656

Disease Ecology: Galapagos Birds and their Parasites

Author(s): Patricia G. Parker (eds.)
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2153578

The Social Bond: How the interaction between individuals drives the evolution of society

Author(s): Erik W. Aslaksen
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2153872

Longitudinal Studies on the Organization of Social Interaction

Author(s): Simona Pekarek Doehler,Johannes Wagner,Esther González-Martínez (eds.)
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK, Year: 2018, Size: 14 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2203557

Understanding Invasive Species in the Galapagos Islands: From the Molecular to the Landscape

Author(s): María de Lourdes Torres, Carlos F. Mena, (eds.)
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2203793

Sustainable Energy Mix in Fragile Environments: Frameworks and Perspectives

Author(s): Mary-Ellen Tyler (eds.)
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2203859

Emerging Risks in a World of Heterogeneity: Interactions Among Countries with Different Sizes, Polities and Societies

Author(s): Masayuki Tadokoro,Susumu Egashira,Kazuya Yamamoto (eds.)
Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2018, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2204541

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really record-breakers according to The New York Times, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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