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Charles Derber. Charles Derber is Professor[1] of Sociology at Boston College.

Charles Derber

Born in Washington DC January, 1944, Derber attended Yale University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1965 and was a member of Manuscript Society. Later, he attended the University of Chicago, where he obtained his PhD. He has also served as the director of Boston College's graduate program on social economy and social justice. Career[edit] Derber is a prolific writer. Derber is best known to the general public for his analysis of corporate power and globalization. Derber's most recent works focus on ideology and political morality, as well as the new dynamics of global capitalism and of the movements, such as the Occupy Movement, that challenge it.

Derber's newest book,published in 2012, The Surplus American: How the 1% Is Making Us Redundant,[10] co-authored with Yale Magrass, continues Derber's evolution into new genres of political writing. Dan Ariely. Early life and family[edit] Dan Ariely was born in New York City while his father was studying for an MBA degree at Columbia University.

Dan Ariely

The family returned to Israel when he was three. He grew up in Ramat Hasharon.[3] In his senior year of high school, he was active in Hanoar Haoved Vehalomed, an Israeli youth movement. While preparing a ktovet esh (fire inscription) for a traditional nighttime ceremony, the flammable materials he was mixing exploded, causing third-degree burns over 70 percent of his body.[3] In his writings Ariely describes how that experience led to his research on "how to better deliver painful and unavoidable treatments to patients. Ariely is married to Sumi, with whom he has two children, a son and a daughter.[3] Benjamin Zablocki. Benjamin Zablocki (born January 19, 1941) is an American professor of sociology at Rutgers University where he teaches sociology of religion and social psychology.

Benjamin Zablocki

He has published widely on the subject of charismatic religious movements, cults, and brainwashing. Academic career[edit] Born in Brooklyn, New York, Zablocki received his B.A. in mathematics from Columbia University in 1962 and his Ph.D. in social relations from the Johns Hopkins University in 1967, where he studied with James S. Coleman. Zablocki heads the Sociology department at Rutgers. Zablocki is a fervent supporter of what he calls 'the brainwashing hypothesis'. Rafał Ohme. Rafal Ohme Rafał Krzysztof Ohme (PhD) is a professor of psychology, expert in persuasion and unconscious processes.

Rafał Ohme

In 1995-1996 he held the Fulbright Scholarship at Kellogg School of Management where he learned advertising from Brian Sternthal. Barbara Ehrenreich. Barbara Ehrenreich (/ˈɛrɨnraɪk/;[1] born August 26, 1941) is an American writer and political activist who describes herself as "a myth buster by trade",[2] and has been called "a veteran muckraker" by The New Yorker.[3] During the 1980s and early 1990s she was a prominent figure in the Democratic Socialists of America.

Barbara Ehrenreich

She is a widely read and award-winning columnist and essayist, and author of 21 books. Ehrenreich is perhaps best known for her 2001 book Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America. A memoir of Ehrenreich's three-month experiment surviving on minimum wage as a waitress, hotel maid, house cleaner, nursing-home aide, and Wal-Mart clerk, it was described by Newsweek magazine as "jarring" and "full of riveting grit",[4] and by The New Yorker as an "exposé" putting "human flesh on the bones of such abstractions as 'living wage' and 'affordable housing'".[5] Early life[edit] Ehrenreich studied chemistry at Reed College, graduating in 1963.

G. William Domhoff. George William (Bill) Domhoff (born August 6, 1936) is a research professor in psychology and sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

G. William Domhoff

His first book, Who Rules America? , was a controversial[why?] [citation needed] 1960s bestseller arguing that the United States is dominated by an elite ownership class, both politically and economically.[1] In the early 1960s, Domhoff was an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Los Angeles State College. Daniel Dennett. Mark Schaller. Robert Cialdini. Robert B.

Robert Cialdini

Cialdini is Regents' Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Marketing at Arizona State University. He is best known for his 1984 book on persuasion and marketing, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion. Influence has sold over 2 million copies and has been translated into twenty-six languages. It has been listed on the New York Times Business Best Seller List. Fortune Magazine lists Influence in their "75 Smartest Business Books Influence[edit] Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion (ISBN 0-688-12816-5) has also been published as a textbook under the title Influence: Science and Practice (ISBN 0-321-01147-3). Jerry Fodor. Jerry Alan Fodor (/ˈfoʊdər/; born 1935) is an American philosopher and cognitive scientist.

Jerry Fodor

He holds the position of State of New Jersey Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University and is the author of many works in the fields of philosophy of mind and cognitive science, in which he has laid the groundwork for the modularity of mind and the language of thought hypotheses, among other ideas. He is known for his provocative and sometimes polemical style of argumentation. For Fodor, significant parts of the mind, such as perceptual and linguistic processes, are structured in terms of modules, or "organs", which he defines by their causal and functional roles. These modules are relatively independent of each other and of the "central processing" part of the mind, which has a more global and less "domain specific" character. Fodor suggests that the character of these modules permits the possibility of causal relations with external objects.