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Roy F. Baumeister is the Eppes Eminent Professor of Psychology and head of the social psychology graduate program at Florida State University. He received his Ph.D. in social psychology from Princeton in 1978 and did a postdoctoral fellowship in sociology at the University of California at Berkeley. He has worked at Case Western Reserve University, as well as the University of Texas, University of Virginia, Max-Planck-Institute, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.
Baumeister has received research grants from the National Institutes of Health and from the Templeton Foundation. His research spans the areas of self and identity, self-regulation, interpersonal rejection and the need to belong, sexuality and gender, aggression, self-esteem, meaning, and self-presentation. He is the author of nearly 400 publications.
John Tierney is a journalist and author. He writes a science column, Findings, and the TierneyLab blog for the New York Times. In collaboration with novelist Christopher Buckley, Tierney co-wrote the comic novel, God Is My Broker. He also wrote The Best-Case Scenario Handbook, a parody of the popular Worst-Case Scenario Handbook series. Tierney also co-wrote the book Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength with psychologist Roy F. Baumeister. – Bowker Author Biography.
Five of Baumeister's many books are listed below including a the 2-volume Social Psychology Encyclopedia set that was coedited with Kathleen D. Vohs and his other books, including
 Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength, and  The Power of the Bad: How the Negativity Effect Rules Us and How We Can Rule It, which were both written with co-author, John Tierney, and which are linked at the bottom of this file:
 Evil: Inside Human Violence and Cruelty, published in 1996;
 The Cultural Animal, Meanings of Life, published in 2005;
 Encyclopedia of Social Psychology, edited by Roy Baumeister and coedited with Kathleen D. Vohspublished in 2007
 Is There Anything Good about Men?: How Cultures Flourish by Exploiting Men, published 2010
 Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength, coauthored with John Tierney, published 2011.
 The Power of the Bad: How the Negativity Effect Rules Us and How We Can Rule It, coauthored with John Tierney, published 2019
Baumeister has teamed up with the distinguished New York Times science writer, John Tierney, to reveal the secrets of self-control and how to master it and also how to defeat negativity in the following two books, which are outlined with reviews on this website:
Book #1: WILLPOWER: The Rediscovery of Humans' Greatest Strength by Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney, Penguin Press, 2011 (291 pages); and
Book #2: THE POWER OF THE BAD: How the Negativity Effect Rules Us and How We Can Rule It by Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney, Penguin/Random House, 2019 (325 pages)
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The Rediscovery of
Humans' Greatest Strength,
THE POWER OF THE BAD:
How the Negativity Effect
Rules Us and How We Can Rule It
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