Traduction en français moderne par Guy de Pernon du texte de l'édition de 1595. Avec des notes et l'indication des références des citations.
In 1954 Leon Festinger, a brilliant young experimental social psychologist in the process of inventing a new theory of human behavior - the theory of cognitive dissonance - and two of his colleagues, Henry Riecken and Stanley Schachter, infiltrated a cult who believed the end of the world was only months away. How would these people feel when their prophecy remained unfulfilled? Would they admit the error of their prediction, or would they, as Festinger predicted, readjust their reality to make sense of the new circumstances?
Not only is When Prophecy Fails of great historical importance as the first test of a powerful theory, but it is also a surprisingly touching account of what happens to ordinary people under extraordinary circumstances.
“Reconnecting with this book after fifty years has given me a renewed appreciation for the genius and audacity of Leon Festinger and his colleagues. I prophesy that it will do the same for you.” Elliot Aronson, author of The Social Animal and Mistakes were made (but not by me) in his foreword
"In a story woven together from the perspectives of the different investigators, we get to see the hilariously desperate attempts of the group members to validate their sci-fi belief system, and the bizarre home life of the lady whose "channelled" messages from space are the focus of the group.
The behaviour of the investigators as they try to cover their real activities draws suspicion, and the medium interprets this as a sign that they are themselves alien visitors. As the disappointing non-end-of-the-world arrives, the investigators find themselves irreversibly involved in the group they are supposed to be objectively studying. This book is why I gave up reading fiction. No novel is as exciting or as revealing of the human condition as a true story like this." Dr Martin Poulter
"After graduation, the real world can be an intimidating and foreign place for college graduates. Sure, theyÆve spent the past four years cramming for exams, writing essays, and reading books, but they did so in the twentysomething bubble of their college campuses. This guide fixes these problems by covering everything the recent grad needs to know in order to get in and get ahead in corporate life. Authors Bridget Graham and Monique Reidy break down the process of entering the professional world, including how to:
- Create the perfect resume
- Nail the interview
- Dress properly
- Be articulate and poised
- Carry on water-cooler appropriate conversation
With this guide, young people everywhere will develop the well-spoken poise, confidence, and professional attitude needed to succeed in the real world."
Multicellular organisms must be able to adapt to cellular events to accommodate prevailing conditions. Sensory-response circuits operate by making use of a phosphorylation control mechanism known as the "two-component system." This volume, the third in a three-volume treatment edited by the same group of editors, includes a wide range of methods, including those dealing with the Sln-1 kinase pathway, triazole sensitivity in C. albicans, and histidine kinases in cyanobacteria circadian clock.
- Includes time-tested core methods and new innovations applicable to any researcher studing two-component signaling systems or histidine kinases
- Methods included are useful to both established researchers and newcomers to the field
- Relevant background and reference information given for procedures can be used as a guide to developing protocols in a number of disciplines
Leah was so young when her sister Rachel was born that she could not remember a time when Rachel was not the darling of the family — pretty, clever, and cute, whereas Leah plugged along being obedient, hard-working, and responsible. Then one day a good-looking marriageable kinsman named Jacob showed up, looking for a haven from his brother's rage, and Leah fell in love at once. It didn't surprise her at all that Jacob saw only Rachel. But surely, as the two sisters worked and lived alongside Jacob for seven years, he would come to realize that Leah was the one he ought to marry...
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This book offers the life story of the actor and musician who is perhaps the most bankable star in Hollywood today.
• Offers a chronology of Will Smith's personal life and career in music, television, and film
• Presents photos spanning the performer's life and career
Get that metal hot and start hammering! Setting up your own forge and crafting everyday items is easier than you might think. With simple methods, easy-to-follow photographs, and insightful tips, you’ll soon be creating items of lasting beauty and durability from iron and steel.