New Arrivals · Psychology

March 26, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The world beyond your head : on becoming an individual in an age of distraction

March 25, 2015
Crawford, Matthew B., author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
x, 305 pages ; 24 cm
"In The World Beyond Your Head, Matthew B. Crawford investigates the challenge of mastering one's own mind. We often complain about our fractured mental lives and feel beset by outside forces that destroy our focus and disrupt our peace of mind. Any defense against this, Crawford argues, requires that we reckon with the way attention sculpts the self. Crawford investigates the intense focus of ice hockey players and short-order chefs, the quasi-autistic behavior of gambling addicts, the familiar hassles of daily life, and the deep, slow craft of building pipe organs. He shows that our current crisis of attention is only superficially the result of digital technology, and becomes more comprehensible when understood as the coming to fruition of certain assumptions at the root of Western culture that are profoundly at odds with human nature. The World Beyond Your Head makes sense of an astonishing array of common experience, from the frustrations of airport security to the rise of the hipster. With implications for the way we raise our children, the design of public spaces, and democracy itself, this is a book of urgent relevance to contemporary life"-- Provided by publisher.

So you've been publicly shamed

March 25, 2015
Ronson, Jon, 1967- author.
New York : Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA), 2015.
290 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"This is the perfect time for a modern-day Scarlet Letter--a radically empathetic book about public shaming, and about shaming as a form of social control. It has become such a big part of our lives it has begun to feel weird and empty when there isn't anyone to be furious about. Whole careers are being ruined by one mistake. A transgression is revealed. Our collective outrage at it has the force of a hurricane. Then we all quickly forget about it and move on to the next one, and it doesn't cross our minds to wonder if the shamed person is okay or in ruins. What's it doing to them? What's it doing to us?"-- Provided by publisher.

The grief recovery handbook for pet loss

March 18, 2015
Friedman, Russell, author.
Lanham : Taylor Trade Publishing, [2014]
xi, 147 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction: millions of pet deaths every year - but very little effective help -- Don't feel bad, it was only a ... -- Four major myths that limit us, and more -- Short-term energy relieving behaviors (STERBs) -- Your history of pet losses -- Preparing to review the relationship -- The relationship graph -- Converting your relationship graph into recovery categories -- Apologies -- The grief recovery method completion letter? -- More to do? maybe! -- Conclusionary rituals.

Coming back to life : the updated guide to the work that reconnects

March 13, 2015
Macy, Joanna, 1929- author.
Gabriola Island, BC, Canada : New Society Publishers, 2014.
xxxi, 343 pages ; 23 cm
Revision of: Coming back to life : practices to reconnect our lives, our world / Joanna Macy, Molly Young Brown ; foreword by Matthew Fox. -- Gabriola Island, B.C. : New Society Publishers, 1998.

Resilience : hard-won wisdom for living a better life

March 12, 2015
Greitens, Eric, 1974-
New York, New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.
xii, 301 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
"A masterpiece of warrior wisdom that shows how to overcome obstacles with positive action. The best-selling author, Navy SEAL, and humanitarian Eric Greitens offers a self-help book unlike any other. Two years ago, Eric Greitens unexpectedly heard from a former SEAL comrade, a brother-in-arms he hadn't seen in a decade. Drew Sheets had been one of the toughest of the tough. But ever since he returned home from war to his young family in a small logging town, he'd been struggling. Without a sense of purpose, plagued by PTSD, and masking his pain with heavy drinking, he needed help. Drew and Eric started writing and talking nearly every day, and Eric set down his thoughts on what it takes to build resilience in our lives. Eric's letters--drawing on both his own experience and wisdom from ancient and modern thinkers--are now gathered and edited into a timeless handbook. They explain how we can build purpose, confront the pain in our lives, practice compassion, develop our vocations, find a mentor, create happiness, follow a role model, think about the story of our lives, and much more.Resilience grapples with real hardship. The lessons are deep, yet practical, and the advice leads to clear solutions. This is a profoundly hopeful book: We all face pain, difficulty, and doubt. But with resilience, we can lead vital, flourishing lives"-- Provided by publisher.

The fear cure : cultivating courage as medicine for the body, mind, and soul

March 12, 2015
Rankin, Lissa, 1969- author.
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., 2015.
xxxvi, 297 pages ; 24 cm
"Not many people in the medical world are talking about how being afraid can make us sick--but the truth is that fear, left untreated, becomes a serious risk factor for conditions from heart disease to diabetes to cancer. Now Lissa Rankin, M.D., explains why we need to heal ourselves from the fear that puts our health at risk and robs our lives of joy--and shows us how fear can ultimately cure us by opening our eyes to all that needs healing in our lives"-- Provided by publisher.

Better than before

March 11, 2015
Rubin, Gretchen Craft.
New York : Crown, 2015.
298 pages ; 25 cm
"Habits are the invisible architecture of our lives. Rubin provides an analytical and scientific framework from which to understand these habits--as well as change them for good. Infused with her compelling voice and funny stories, she illustrates the core principles of habit formation with dozens of strategies that she uses herself and tests out on others. Rubin provides tools to help readers better understand themselves, and presents a clear, practical menu of strategies so readers can take an individualized approach. She tackles each strategy herself and in doing so shows us the importance of knowing ourselves and our own habit tendencies. Armed with self-knowledge, we can pursue habits in ways that will truly work for us, not against us. Going to the gym can be as easy, effortless, and automatic as putting on a seatbelt. We can file expense reports, take time for fun, or pass up that piece of carrot cake without having to decide. With a foundation of good habits, we can build a life that reflects our values and goals"-- Provided by publisher.

The psychology major : career options and strategies for success

March 5, 2015
Landrum, R. Eric.
Boston [Mass.] : Pearson, c2014.
vi, 198 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Why college? -- Why psychology? -- Careers with a bachelor's degree in psychology -- Pursuing bachelor's-level options -- Career options with a master's degree or doctoral degree -- The graduate admissions process -- Research and teaching assistantships -- Getting involved : internships and organizations -- Sharpening library and research skills -- An APA format primer -- Doing well in psychology classes : study tips -- Ethical issues for psychology majors -- Psychology and other options : nurturing your career.

Mindful work : how meditation is changing business from the inside out

March 4, 2015
Gelles, David (Business journalist)
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2015]
296 pages ; 24 cm
"An Eamon Dolan book."
This mindful moment -- How the swans came to the lake -- The science of sitting -- Less stressed -- More focused -- Compassionate -- Socially responsible -- The space to lead -- McMindfulness -- The future in microcosm.

Who am I without you? : 52 ways to rebuild self-esteem after a breakup

March 4, 2015
Hibbert, Christina G., author.
© 2015
vi, 196 pages ; 23 cm

Majoring in psych? : career options for psychology undergraduates

March 2, 2015
Morgan, Betsy Levonian.
Boston : Pearson, [2014]
xv, 144 pages ; 24 cm
Should I major in psychology? -- How can I be sure? -- What careers are available for psychology majors? -- How do I explore careers? -- How do I enhance my employability? -- Will I make any money? -- Should I go to graduate school? -- How do I prepare for graduate school? -- How do I do a job search? -- I have my job (or internship), now what?

Do what you are : discover the perfect career for you through the secrets of personality type

March 2, 2015
Tieger, Paul D.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
xix, 404 pages ; 24 cm
Unlocking the secrets of personality type -- The "fourmula" for career satisfaction -- Getting to work.
This book leads you step-by-step through the process of determining and verifying your personality type, providing real-life case studies of people who share your type and introducing you to the key ingredients your work must have for it to be genuinely fulfilling. Using workbook exercises and explaining specific job search strategies, Do What You Are identifies occupations that are popular with your type and offers a rundown of your work related strengths and weaknesses to customize your job search, ensuring the best results in the shortest time. Whether you are a millennial, a first-time job seeker, a baby boomer looking for a second act, or an established professional seeking post-career fulfillment, Do What You Are will help you discover the right career for you.

Looking at mindfulness : 25 ways to live in the moment through art

February 27, 2015
André, Christophe, author.
New York : Blue Rider Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA), [2015]
288 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm

The next happy : let go of the life you planned and find a new way forward

February 25, 2015
Cleantis, Tracey, 1965-
Center City, Minnesota : Hazelden, 2015.
xiv, 213 pages ; 23 cm
"When the best option is to let go of the life you planned for yourself and find a new path, a world of possibilities can surprisingly open up. Learn whether it is time to let go, and if so, how to move through your grief and find your way forward in The Next Happy. If you believe, you can do anything. Although well-meaning, these intended words of inspiration can make us feel like failures. The reality is that no matter how positive our outlook or how tenacious our approach, our dreams simply do not always come true--and there is nothing we can do about it. After multiple fertility treatments and years of hardship in her pursuit to have a child, Tracey Cleantis was forced to face this reality head-on. Yet, through this process and her work counseling hundreds of clients through the loss of their goals and aspirations, she discovered one simple truth: Sometimes there comes a time when the smartest, healthiest, and sanest thing to do is to let go of the original plan in order to find a new way forward toward happiness. And with this critical shift, a world of possibilities opens up to us. New, tangible dreams take shape. In The Next Happy, Cleantis offers a roadmap for that journey, teaching you how to face the possibility of letting go of a dream that isn't working accept and face sadness, anger, and shame understand the true reasons why you wanted what you wanted and the real-life causes for why you didn't get it ask the questions that will let you move on and set realistic goals for finding a new way forward. With down-to-earth wisdom and humor, this enlightening counterpoint to the popular self-help notion to "follow your dream, no matter what it takes" provides the guidance and support to help you make the decision of whether it is time to give up an impossible dream, and if so, move through your grief, and discover the next happy"-- Provided by publisher.

Seeking serenity : the 10 new rules for health and happiness in the age of anxiety

February 25, 2015
Enayati, Amanda.
New York : NAL Hardcover, [2015]
viii, 262 pages ; 24 cm
" Achieve new levels of peace and mindfulness with this empowering and transformative look at stress. In Seeking Serenity, CNN Health columnist Amanda Enayati examines life in the modern age of anxiety and outlines ten revolutionary principles for living stress free. With more demands than ever, most of us are overwhelmed with an unending stream of communication and constant pressure to do more, creating a destructive cycle of stress. In an enlightened new approach, Seeking Serenity shines the twin searchlights of modern science and spirituality on this perennial complaint and delivers the most effective ways to beat stress-and in doing so, the best way to live. Seeking Serenity shows readers how to take control of their lives and their anxiety through ten principles: belong, be happy, be resilient, be creative, be loving, be giving, be uncluttered, be healthy, be free, and be present. These groundbreaking principles connect the dots among a variety of disciplines and cultures, providing the first big-picture view of stress beyond a medical standpoint and including essential spiritual, philosophical, cultural, and personal perspectives. Drawing on extensive research and remarkable case studies, Seeking Serenity proves to be not just a fascinating journey through stress, but a clear, accessible action plan to achieve life's most elusive prizes: balance and bliss"-- Provided by publisher.

Beyond willpower : the secret principle to achieving success in life, love, and happiness

February 20, 2015
Loyd, Alex, author.
New York : Harmony Books, [2015]
275 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Four seconds : all the time you need to stop counter-productive habits and get the results you want

February 20, 2015
Bregman, Peter.
San Francisco : HarperOne, 2015.
x, 258 pages ; 22 cm
"All too often our best efforts to accomplish the things we want most--to do our jobs well, to make meaningful contributions at home and at work, to have satisfying relationships with loved ones, friends, neighbors, and coworkers--are built on bad habits that sabotage us. We feel overwhelmed by our increasingly large to-do list, so we automatically multitask to get more done--and end up more stressed and more overloaded. We say something with the hopes of impressing the other person, but instead of offend them--then spend days trying to repair the damage. We give what we think is a pep talk to our team-- but they walk away demotivated.How can we be most effective and productive in a world that moves too fast and demands so much of us?In Four Seconds, Peter Bregman shows that the answer is to pause for as few as four seconds--the length of a deep breath--to replace bad habits and reactions with more productive behaviors. In his trademark style of blending personal anecdotes with practical advice, Bregman reveals some of our most common counter-productive tendencies and describes counter-intuitive strategies for acting more intentionally, including: Why setting goals can actually harm your performance How to use strategic disengagement to recover focus and willpower Why listening--not arguing--is the best strategy for changing someone's mind How taking responsibility for someone else's failure can actually help you succeed Drawn from Bregman's hugely popular Harvard Business Review blog, this engaging and wise book provides simple solutions to create the results you want without the stress"-- Provided by publisher.

Performing under pressure : the science of doing your best when it matters most

February 20, 2015
Weisinger, Hendrie. author.
©2015
viii, 310 pages ; 22 cm
"Nobody performs better under pressure. Regardless of the task, pressure ruthlessly diminishes our judgment, decision-making, attention, dexterity, and performance in every professional and personal arena. The authors introduce us to the concept of pressure management, offering empirically tested short term and long term solutions to help us overcome the debilitating effects of pressure. The reality is, pressure makes us do worse, and sometimes leads us to fail utterly. But there are things we can do to diminish its effects on our performance. Performing Under Pressure offers 22 specific strategies each of us can use to reduce pressure in our personal and professional lives and allow us to better excel in whatever we do."-- Provided by publisher.

MeQuilibrium : 14 days to cooler, calmer, and happier

February 20, 2015
Bruce, Jan, author.
©2015
xix, 235 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
1. Missing peace. One nation, under stress -- A new approach -- 2. The 14-day reboot. 14 days to meQuilibrium. Calm your emotions -- Sleep smart -- Unlock your problem-solving power -- Access instant calm -- Refuel the right way -- Navigate around iceberg beliefs -- Banish the burnout -- Tune your positive radars -- Find your fitness fault lines -- Strike a work/life balance -- Get unstuck -- Live your life goals -- Energize your work -- Connect to something more -- 3. Keep it going. Life, in balance.
"Mequilibrium is a multi year effort among top minds in wellness trends, cognitive psychology, and integrative medicine to create a comprehensive, balanced solution to defang stress and reboot, rebuild, and relax in 14 days. The efficacy of this unique plan has been proven in three clinical trials--within just 60 days, participants' stress was cut almost in half"-- Provided by publisher.

Natural meditation : a guide to effortless meditative practice

February 19, 2015
Sluyter, Dean.
New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher, [2015]
260 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes index.

Now what? : 90 days to a new life direction

February 19, 2015
Fortgang, Laura Berman, author.
©2015
xxviii, 278 pages ; 21 cm.
"In Now What? pioneering life coach Laura Berman Fortgang shares the process that she has used to help hundreds of clients make major changes in their lives. Whether it's moving on from a dead-end job, discovering an entirely new creative outlet, or answering the age-old question 'What am I meant to do with my life?' this book provides a clear and practical ninety-day program that can help you make major changes in your life."--Back cover.

Life letters : key to your soul, a journey into the Self

February 17, 2015
Ochse, Alyshia, author.
©2012
49 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
"I believe in signs, but we can only see the signs when we are aware of our questions or quest. I believe the outside world has too much influence in shaping our identities, and when we rely too heavily on external influences, we can lose our way. The truest answers to our most pressing questions often come from within, but sometimes our inner voice is the hardest one to hear. I began my journey for life's answers out of desperation to hear that voice. I was curious about the person I could become--if only I were brave enough to listen to my internal voice. I am a seeker of personal evolution and growth. The process which I call Life Letters developed out of a time when I didn't really know myself, when I felt both overwhelmed and underwhelmed by my own existence in the world. Life Letters gave--and continues to give me--the proper focus to explore different aspects of myself. Life Letters fosters pursuit of self-fulfillment in a simple, manageable way--via specially focused letters written to ourselves just once a month. For me--and, I believe, for you--they mean all the difference between missing and seeing life's most amazing signs. Life Letters, with its monthly focus, guides and empowers you to evolve your life in a positive manner. This program is the "next level of living" you might not even know you've been seeking!"--Back cover.

A year without fear : 365 days of magnificence

February 11, 2015
Kieves, Tama J.
New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, a member of Penguin Random House, [2015]
xix, 385 pages ; 18 cm
"A book of 365 short quotes and inspirational thoughts to help readers live an entire year with less fear"-- Provided by publisher.

Mind change : how digital technologies are leaving their mark on our brains

February 9, 2015
Greenfield, Susan, author.
New York : Random House, [2015]
xvii, 348 pages : illustration ; 25 cm
"Google. Facebook. Twitter. Repeat. We live in a world unimaginable even a few decades ago, one like no other in human history. It's a parallel world where we can be on the move in the real world, yet always hooked into an alternative time and place. And although it's a two-dimensional world of sight and sound, it offers instant information, connected identities, and constant novelty. In this world, our screen technologies are increasingly where we work, where we unwind, where we relieve our boredom and where we learn. The subsequent transformation in how we live and think is a vitally important issue, perhaps even the most important issue of our time. When toddlers are given iPads, and adults spend ten hours a day staring at a screen, can we afford to assume that our brave new screen technologies are harmless tools? Blending a wide range of scientific studies, news events, and cultural criticism with brio and verve, Mind Change presents an incisive snapshot of the global 'now.' Greenfield examines how the dawn of the Digital Age has already altered our cultural landscape, fueled an epidemic of oversharing, and transformed how we learn, remember and spread information -- and how these innovations are changing our physical brains. A warning cry, a shot across the bow, and a call to action, Mind Change explores the social, cultural and physiological ramifications of our new digital lifestyle"-- Provided by publisher.

Scary close : dropping the act and finding true intimacy

February 6, 2015
Miller, Donald, 1971- author.
©2014
xvi, 231 pages ; 22 cm.
"After decades of failed relationships and painful drama, Donald Miller decided had had enough. Impressing people wasnt helping him connect with anyone. He'd built a life of public isolation, yet he dreamed of meaningful relationships. So at forty years old he made a scary decision: to be himself no matter what it cost."--Amazon.com.

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