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December 4, 2013
Kimmel, Michael S.
New York : Nation Books, 
xviii, 314 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Manufacturing rage: the cultural construction of aggrieved entitlement -- Angry white boys -- White men as victims: the men's rights movement -- Angry white dads -- Targeting women -- Mad men: the rage(s) of the American working man -- The white wing.
"One of the enduring images from the 2012 presidential campaign was the demise of the white American male voter as a dominant force in the political landscape. Bellowing white men fill the talk-radio airwaves. Why are they so angry? Michael Kimmel has spent hundreds of hours in the company of these angry white men-from white supremacists to men's rights activists to young students-in pursuit of an answer. Kimmel proposes a theory of aggrieved entitlement: a sense that the benefits to which white men long believed themselves entitled have been snatched from them. Kimmel locates the increase in anger with a growing social, political, and economic gender gap, twinned with an ideology of masculinity that makes America's white men feel empty and alone. Although they have been facing years of underemployment and wage stagnation, mainstream American discourse rarely discuss class issues. So when America's white men feel they've lived their lives the "right" way-worked hard-and still do not get the rewards to which they believe they are entitled, then they have to blame somebody else. Anybody else"-- Provided by publisher.
December 3, 2013
Bard, E. M.
New York, NY : Skyhorse Pub.,  ©2013.
128 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
December 3, 2013
New York, NY : Skyhorse Pub., ©2013.
128 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
November 26, 2013
Mongelluzzo, Nanette Burton.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 
xii, 227 pages ; 24 cm
Acknowledgment -- Introduction -- Defining loss, grief, and bereavement -- Loss as a lifelong process life events and the loss continuum -- An overview of some personal losses -- As loss relates to the action of another -- The inevitable types of loss -- The family constellation of loss scenarios -- Special considerations about loss suicide -- Extended loss -- Global, environmental, and geographical loss -- The physiology of loss and grief -- Grieving styles -- Across the globe : multicultural understanding of grief -- Complicated grief and mourning -- Traumatic grief and posttraumatic stress disorder -- Coping strategies for loss and grief -- Therapy, counseling, psychiatry, and medication -- Alternative therapies -- Unhealthy coping and the dangers of self-medicating -- Change and what to expect over the long term -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the author.
Loss and grief are universal experiences and much has been written about both. This book is a comprehensive self-help book about the various types of loss we may experience over a lifetime, and the attendant grief we feel, in all its variations, related to those losses. The author considers the variety of ways we experience loss and grief, whether through the actual death of a loved one, including a beloved pet, or losses experienced through divorce, medical problems, natural disasters )material items), and examines what these experiences do to us psychologically, biologically, and emotionally. She offers understanding and the we need tools for moving through the various experiences, both big and small. Everyone is touched by loss. It begins early in our lives and continues through its various ages and stages. Through the use of real-life vignettes, and facts on loss and grief within the American cultural landscape, the author sheds light on the ways we grieve and how we can move through it and move on. She not only explains the comprehensive array of losses that can occur in a lifetime, but also helps readers garner support for different types of loss, whether it be the loss of a breast through cancer; the loss experienced through stillbirth; or the loss of a child, spouse, or entire community. She offers support, optimism, and encouragement to readers, helping them to own personal experiences, even those that involve loss and grief.
November 20, 2013
Kenrick, Douglas T.
xvi, 269 pages ; 25 cm
November 18, 2013
Covey, Stephen R., author.
xxx, 391 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"With a foreword by Jim Collins"--Cover.
25 years, 20 million copies sold! This 25th anniversary edition of Stephen Covey's beloved classic commemorates the timeless wisdom of the 7 Habits.
November 15, 2013
Zal, H. Michael, author.
Far Hills, New Jersey : New Horzons Press, 
xv, 220 pages ; 22 cm
A GAD case history: Paul's story -- Steps to relieve anxiety -- Treatment options -- High stress situations -- Conclusion: The road to contentment.
Zal explores the emotional and physical aspects of anxiety, and the treatment options available. He illustrates simple yet effective techniques and treatments to handle anxiety in ten easy-to-follow steps.
November 14, 2013
New York : Atria Books, 
ix, 227 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
At head of title: The Secret.
Introduction -- The dream -- The call to adventure -- Refusal of the call -- Finding your dream -- Follow your bliss -- The hero -- Belief -- Vision -- The mind of a hero -- The heart of a hero -- The way of the hero -- Commitment -- The quest -- The labyrinth -- Naysayers & allies -- The road of trials & miracles -- The supreme ordeal -- Victory -- The reward -- A life worth living -- The hero in you -- Featured in hero -- Further reading from Hero's contributors.
November 12, 2013
Bloom, Paul, 1963-
New York : Crown, 
273 pages ; 22 cm
"A leading cognitive scientist argues that a deep sense of good and evil is bred in the bone. From Sigmund Freud to Lawrence Kohlberg, psychologists have long believed that we begin life as amoral animals. After all, isn't it the parents' role to turn babies into civilized beings who can experience empathy and shame, and override selfish impulses? In Just Babies, Paul Bloom argues that humans are in fact hardwired with a sense of morality. Drawing upon years of original research at his Yale lab, he shows that babies and toddlers can judge the goodness and badness of others' actions; that they act to soothe those in distress; and that they feel guilt, shame, pride, and righteous anger. Yet this innate morality is tragically limited. Our natural strong moral feelings toward those in our own group--same family, same race--are offset by ingrained dislike, even hatred, of those in different groups. Put more simply, we are natural-born bigots. Vivid and intellectually probing, Just Babies argues that through intelligence and creativity we can transcend the primitive sense of morality we are born with. This erudite yet accessible book will captivate readers of Steven Pinker, Philip Zimbardo, and Robert Wright"-- Provided by publisher.
November 8, 2013
Grand Rapids, Mich. : Fleming Revell, 2010.
272 p. ; 18 cm.
"Previously published in 1988 under title Measuring up and in 1997 under the title When your best is not good enough"--T.p. verso.
November 7, 2013
DiSalvo, David, 1970-
Dallas, TX : BenBella Books, Inc., 
xxvi, 245 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
" Let's be honest. You've tried the sticky-note inspirations, the motivational calendar, and the cute (but ineffective) "carpe diem" mug-yet your attitude hasn't changed. It's time to apply cutting-edge science to the challenges of daily life. While everyone desires self-improvement, we are quickly frustrated when trying to implement the contradictory philosophies of self-appointed self-help gurus. Too often, their advice is based on anecdote and personal opinion, not real research. Bestselling author of What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do the Opposite David DiSalvo returns with Brain Changer: How Harnessing Your Brain's Power to Adapt Can Change Your Life. Drawing on the latest research in neuroscience, cognitive psychology, behavioral economics, communications, and even marketing, DiSalvo replaces self-help with "science help." He demonstrates how the brain's enormous capacity to adapt is the most crucial factor influencing how we feel and act-a factor that we can control to change our lives. Findings show our brains are fluid and function much like a feedback loop: stimulants from both our environment and from within ourselves catalyze changes in the brain's response. That response then elicits additional inputs that the brain identifies and analyzes to further tailor its response. DiSalvo shows that the greatest internal tool we have to affect the feedback loop is metacognition ("thinking about thinking"). Littered with relatable examples and tackling major aspects of our lives including relationships, careers, physical health, and personal development, Brain Changer shows you how to harness metacognition to enrich your life"-- Provided by publisher.
Would you kill the fat man? : the trolley problem and what your answer tells us about right and wrong
November 6, 2013
Edmonds, David, 1964-
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 
xvii, 220 pages ; 23 cm
Philosophy and the trolley -- Experiments and the trolley -- Mind and brain and the trolley -- The trolley and its critics -- Appendix. Ten trolleys : a rerun.
November 5, 2013
Hertenstein, Matthew J.
New York, NY : Basic Books, 
xiii, 268 pages : illustartiuons ; 25 cm
"What does a yearbook photo have to do with future marital success? Can the CEO's appearance tell you anything about a company's quarterly earnings? In The Tell, psychologist Matthew Hertenstein reveals that our intuition is surprisingly good at using small clues to make big predictions, and shows how we can make better decisions by homing in on the right details. Drawing on rigorous research in psychology and brain science, Hertenstein explains how to hone our powers of observation to increase our predictive capacities. By training ourselves to read facial and bodily cues, we can accurately predict everything from divorce rates to sexual preferences, election results to the likelihood of corporate success. A charming testament to the power of the human mind, The Tell will, to paraphrase Sherlock Holmes, show us how to notice what we see"-- Provided by publisher.
November 5, 2013
New York : Basic Books, 
vii, 358 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
The last humans -- Remaining relatives -- Minds comparing minds -- Talking apes -- Time travelers -- Mind readers -- Smarter apes -- A new heritage -- Right and wrong -- Mind the gap -- The real middle earth -- Quo vadis?
November 5, 2013
Harrison, Guy P., author.
Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2013.
240 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"This accessible and introductory guide to critical thinking will help you think like a scientist, learn to question everything, and understand how your own brain can trip you up. This fresh and exciting approach to science, skepticism, and critical thinking will enlighten and inspire readers of all ages. With a mix of wit and wisdom, it challenges everyone to think like a scientist, embrace the skeptical life, and improve their critical thinking skills. Think shows you how to better navigate through the maze of biases and traps that are standard features of every human brain. These innate pitfalls threaten to trick us into seeing, hearing, thinking, remembering, and believing things that are not real or true. Guy Harrison's straightforward text will help you trim away the nonsense, deflect bad ideas, and keep both feet firmly planted in reality. With an upbeat and friendly tone, Harrison shows how it's in everyone's best interest to question everything. He brands skepticism as a constructive and optimistic attitude--a way of life that anyone can embrace. An antidote to nonsense and delusion, this accessible guide to critical thinking is the perfect book for anyone seeking a jolt of inspiration"-- Provided by publisher.
November 5, 2013
Kosslyn, Stephen Michael, 1948- author.
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2013.
xiii, 222 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Why another brain book? -- A new way of looking at what your brain says about you -- Roots of the theory -- The duplex brain -- Reasoning systems -- Sweeping claims -- Interacting systems -- Four cognitive modes -- Origins of the modes : nature versus nurture -- Mover mode -- Perceiver mode -- Stimulator mode -- Adaptor mode -- Test yourself -- Working with others.
November 4, 2013
Kottler, Jeffrey A., author.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 
xiv, 357 pages ; 25 cm
November 1, 2013
Evans, Richard Paul.
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 
viii, 142 pages ; 19 cm
Foundations -- Believe there's a reason you were born -- Free yourself from limitation -- Magnify your life -- Develop a love-centered map.
Offers lessons for living a fulfilling and joyful life through a simple approach based on four principles--believing in one's destiny, escaping internal captivity, leading a magnified life, and choosing a love-centered life.
November 1, 2013
344 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
This decision will change your life. Step 1. Get to grips with a world in hyper-drive -- Keep your eyes wide open. Step 2. See the tiger and the snake -- Step 3. Don't be scared of the nacirema -- Become your own custodian of truth. Step 4. Ditch deference and challenge experts -- Step 5. Learn from shepherds and shop assistants -- Go digital ... with caution. Step 6. Co-create and listen in -- Step 7. Scrutinise sock puppets and screen your sources -- Develop your survival skills. Step 8. Overcome your math anxiety -- Step 9. Monitor your emotional thermostat -- Shake things up. Step 10. Embrace dissent and encourage difference.
October 31, 2013
Goldstein, David B. , 1965-
New York : Atria Paperback ; Hillsboro, Oregon : Beyond Words, 
xxviii, 291 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Meeting your creative self -- The sixteen creative types -- Cultivating courageous creativity.
October 31, 2013
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 
xv, 214 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction to the four stages of learning -- The vortex of vulnerability -- The vortex of invincibility -- The next stages of learning.
October 31, 2013
New York : Hudson Street Press, 2013.
ix, 258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Written as "Conf!dence" on cover.
"World-renowned personality expert reveals the truth about something we all want more of-confidence Millions of people are plagued by low self-confidence. But in Confidence, personality expert Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic shows us that high confidence makes us less likeable, less employable, and less successful in the long run. He reveals the benefits of low confidence (including being more motivated and self-aware), teaches us how to know when to fake it, get ahead at work, improve our social skills, feel better emotionally and physically, and much more. With this engaging, practical study of our minds and emotions, we can become more capable in every facet of life. Based on decades of research, including the author's own groundbreaking work, and filled with fascinating anecdotal evidence, this will appeal to readers of The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal and Succeed by Heidi Grant Halvorson. Confidence will shatter every myth you've ever believed about self-confidence and its effects on us-ranging from the very personal to the global level"-- Provided by publisher.
October 31, 2013
San Francisco, CA : Conari Press, 2013.
xxviii, 257 pages ; 18 cm.
October 31, 2013
Maxwell, J. C. (John C.)
New York : Center Street, 2013.
xiii, 232 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
When you're losing, everything hurts -- Humility : the spirit of learning -- Reality : the foundation of learning -- Responsibility : the first step of learning -- Improvement : the focus of learning -- Hope : the motivation of learning -- Teachability : the pathway of learning -- Adversity : the catalyst for learning -- Problems : opportunities for learning -- Bad experiences : the perspective for learning -- Change : the price of learning -- Maturity : the value of learning -- Winning isn't everything, but learning is.
Explores the most common lessons we learn when we experience loss and explains how to turn a set-back into a step forward by examining the eleven elements that make up the DNA of those who learn.
October 30, 2013
Fonseca, Christine, 1966-
Waco, Texas : Prufrock Press Inc., 
xvi, 191 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
The science of temperament -- A wallflower? or not? -- Soaring with strengths -- In their own words : a matter of temperament -- Setting the foundation -- Nurturing resiliency -- Building a stronger village -- In their own words : introverts and extroverts, oh my! -- How introverts learn -- Leveling the playing field -- Coping with failure -- In their own words: the pressure to succeed : high school introverts speak out -- Surviving the social scene -- Navigating through the mine fields -- Creativity, technology and building on strengths -- In their own words : moving from shame to empowerment.
Being an introverted child is difficult, especially in an ever-increasingly noisy world. Fonseca provides strategies to teach children how to thrive in a world that may not understand them, and shows parents and educators how to help children develop resiliency and enhance the positive qualities of being an introvert.
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