New Arrivals · Psychology

June 22, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Difficult conversations : how to discuss what matters most

June 21, 2017
Stone, Douglas, 1958- author.
New York : Penguin Books, ©2010.
xxxiii, 315 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Originally published in the U.S.A. by Viking Penguin, 1999.
"Updated with answers to the 10 most frequently asked questions about difficult conversations"--Cover.
Sort out the three conversations -- Stop arguing about who's right: explore each other's stories -- Don't assume they meant it: disentangle intent from impact -- Abandon blame: map the contribution system -- Have your feelings (or they will have you) -- Ground your identity: ask yourself what's at stake -- What's your purpose?: when to raise it and when to let go -- Getting started: begin from the third story -- Learning: listen from the inside out -- Expression: speak for yourself with clarity and power -- Problem-solving: take the lead -- Putting it all together -- Ten questions people ask about difficult conversations -- A road map to Difficult conversations.
From the Harvard Negotiation Project, the organization that brought readers "Getting to Yes, Difficult Conversations" provides a step-by-step approach to having those tough conversations with less stress and more success. This edition includes a new chapter.

Getting grief right : finding your story of love in the sorrow of loss

June 13, 2017
O'Malley, Patrick, author.
Boulder, CO : Sounds True, Inc., [2017]
237 pages ; 21 cm
Introduction: what's wrong with me? -- A therapist grieves -- The cage of the stages -- The way forward through stories -- On the right path -- No person's grief the same -- Know thyself -- How death comes -- Attachment and grief -- Your story -- The culture of positivity -- The expectations of others -- Help for the helper -- Sorrows shared -- The therapist grieves still -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Further reading -- Appendix I: Seeking help -- Appendix II: The vocabulary of grief -- Getting grief right study guide : for individuals and groups -- Acknowledgments -- About the authors.
"When the New York Times ran Patrick OMalley's story about the loss of his infant son—and how his inability to "move on" challenged everything he was taught as a psychotherapist—it inspired an unprecedented flood of gratitude from readers. What he shared was a truth that many have felt but rarely acknowledged by the professionals they turn to: that our grief is not a mental illness to be cured, but part of the abiding connection with the one we've lost"

If I understood you, would I have this look on my face? : my adventures in the art and science of relating and communicating

June 12, 2017
Alda, Alan, 1936- author.
xviii, 213 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
includes index.
Relating : it's the cake -- Theater games with engineers -- The heart and head of communication -- The mirror exercise -- Observation games -- Making it clear and vivid -- Reading minds : Helen Riess and Matt Lerner -- Teams -- Total listening starts with where they are -- Listening, from the boardroom to the bedroom -- Training doctors to have more empathy -- My life as a lab rat -- Working alone on building empathy -- Dark empathy -- Reading the mind of the reader -- Teaching and the flame challenge -- Emotion makes it memorable -- Story and the brain -- Commonality -- Jargon and the curse of knowledge -- The improvisation of daily life.
The actor and founder of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science traces his personal quest to understand how to relate and communicate better, from practicing empathy and using improv games to storytelling and developing better intuitive skills.

Peak performance : elevate your game, avoid burnout, and thrive with the new science of success

June 12, 2017
Stulberg, Brad, author.
ix, 230 pages ; 24 cm
Section 1: The growth equation: The secret to sustainable success ; Rethinking stress; Stress yourself; The paradox of rest; Rest like the best -- Section 2: Priming: Optimize your routine; Minimalist to be a maximalist -- Section 3: Purpose: Transcend your "self"; Develop your purpose.
"The first book of its kind, Peak Performance combines the inspiring stories of top performers across a range of capabilities - from athletic, to intellectual, to artistic - with the latest scientific insights into the cognitive and neurochemical factors that drive performance in all domains. Peak Performance uncovers new linkages that hold promise as performance enhancers but have been overlooked in our traditionally-siloed ways of thinking. The result is a life-changing book in which readers learn how to enhance their performance."--Provided by publisher.

The 3 choices : simple practices to transform pain into power

June 12, 2017
Cruise, Jorge, author.
xii, 159 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Real love : the art of mindful connection

June 12, 2017
Salzberg, Sharon, author.
New York : Flatiron Books, 2017.
x, 305 pages ; 22 cm
Beyond the cliché -- The stories we tell ourselves -- The stories others tell about us -- Welcoming our emotions -- Meeting the inner critic -- Letting go of perfection -- Becoming embodied -- Moving beyond shame -- Taking a stand on happiness -- Following your ethical compass -- Love as a verb -- Barriers to finding real love -- Cultivate curiosity and awe -- Authentic communication -- Playing fair: a win-win proposition -- Navigate the space between -- Letting go -- Healing, not victory -- The heart is a generous muscle -- Forgiveness and redemption -- The wide lens of compassion -- Priming the pump -- Challenging our assumptions -- Love everybody -- Creating community -- From anger to love -- Say yes to life.

Psyched up : how the science of mental preparation can help you succeed

June 9, 2017
McGinn, Daniel, author.
261 pages ; 22 cm

Your life's purpose : uncover what really fulfills you

June 7, 2017
Losier, Michael J., 1962- author.
New York : RosettaBooks, 2017.
204 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
In Your Life’s Purpose, Michael Losier dives into our most basic motivations and lays out a simple guide to help you identify your strongest needs. These needs, which he calls Fulfillment Needs, are the 4 core motivators that, when taken together, describe the meaning and purpose of your life. Losier spent five years developing a proven methodology for identifying these needs. His easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide will help you understand not just what drives you, but how to integrate joy into your day-to-day life.

How to win friends and influence people for teen girls

June 7, 2017
Carnegie, Donna Dale.
New York : Fireside, ©2005.
xi, 190 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Don't criticize, condemn, or complain -- Big secret of dealing with people -- Persuasion 101 -- Everything you ever wanted to know about making friends -- Listen up -- You can't win an argument -- Admit your mistakes -- Putting it all together: How to be a leader and get the best from yourself and others.
A guide for teenage girls counsels readers on how to navigate the pitfalls of adolescence with advice on such areas as peer pressure, gossip, and popularity.

The bravest you : five steps to fight your biggest fears, find your passion, and unlock your extraordinary life

June 6, 2017
Smith, Adam Kirk, author.
New York : TarcherPerigee, [2017]
226 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction -- The five stages of the bravery process -- The fear of inadequacy -- The fear of uncertainty -- The fear of failure -- The fear of rejection -- The fear of missing out -- The fear of change -- The fear of losing control -- The fear of being judged -- The fear of something bad happening -- The fear of getting hurt.

The badass life : 30 amazing days to a lifetime of great habits --body, mind, and spirit

June 6, 2017
Abbott, Christmas, author.
xiii, 290 pages, 32 unnumbered pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Be a positive goal digger--and aim big -- Affirm! -- Learn to love yourself -- Exercise your mind and spirit -- Visualize! -- Prepare to succeed--daily -- Be a relentless rebel -- Fuel yourself for success -- Be authentic -- Know your life purpose -- FIFO! -- Describe your legacy -- Layer in charge -- Rock your victories -- Eliminate excuses -- Put in the effort -- Be unstoppable -- Adjust your attitude -- Lean on mentors -- Banish stress -- Declutter your life -- Change the scenery -- Don't forget the chocolate: moderation and self-control -- Turn setbacks into comebacks -- Train your brain -- Have successful failures -- Develop healthy obsessions -- Take control of roller-coaster emotions -- Solidify intention -- Climb the unclimbable -- 30 more mind-body-spirit challenges for every day of the month.
Bestselling author and CrossFit superstar Christmas Abbott is back with a motivational guide designed to encourage habit change through fun, dynamic daily tasks challenging your body, mind, and spirit. Christmas knows the importance of being in great shape, physically, mentally, and spiritually. The key is balance. The Badass Life is her month-long program based on building positive daily habits to help you achieve a better, more well-rounded lifestyle. It takes 30 days to develop life-changing new habits and replace existing old, bad ones. Christmas provides a daily workout or physical challenge, including aerobics and yoga, to help encourage positive thinking, engage in fun fitness, and sharpen your brainpower. Each day is centered around a specific "action theme." Christmas shows you how to mix up the physical workouts For maximum effect, and includes suggestions for healthy eating, daily fun puzzles, life questions, and small brain teasers. Christmas also emphasizes the need for daily spiritual wellness and gives you suggestions for practicing random acts of connection. No matter your level of wellness, this book will help you channel the power of the mind-body-spirit connection to be your best self in every way.--Adapted from jacket.

Life after loss : a practical guide to renewing your life after experiencing major loss

June 1, 2017
Deits, Bob, 1933- author.
xiv, 316 pages ; 23 cm
1. Loss and the mourning after : a universal human experience -- 2. First responses to a major loss : when your worst fears become real -- 3. Sudden loss or prolonged loss : there is no easy way -- 4. Recovering your balance : creating a new normal experience -- 5. Perception : the key to healing -- 6. Steps to recovery : a common path to wholeness -- 7. The inward search : grief is a personal experience -- 8. Four key facts about grief : building a foundation for recovery -- 9. Start now! : today is a better day to begin than tomorrow -- 10. Grief and growth : growing through loss -- 11. A test of endurance : life after loss takes determination and time -- 12. Beliefs that help or hurt : life after takes determination and time -- 13. Quiet losses : private struggles grieved in silence -- 14. Children and grief : it's a big hurt for little people, too -- 15. Losses in later life : tarnish on the gold years -- 16. Making new discoveries : beginning with loss-- ending with life -- 17. Significant points along the way : mileposts on the road to recovery -- 18. Choosing to live again : ways to take charge of your own grief -- 19. Opening new doors : decisions that make a difference -- 20. Your own best friend : completing the journey -- 21. Preparing for loss : a new dimension in wholeness -- Appendix A: Words that describe feelings -- Appendix B: Forming a support group.
Loss is overwhelming. After a loved one's death, a divorce, an injury or disease, or another major life change, recovery often seems daunting, if not impossible. Life after Loss is the go-to resource for anyone who has suffered a major loss. With great compassion and insight, Bob Deits provides essential wisdom and practical exercises for navigating the uncertain terrain of grief and recovery. Now in its sixth edition, this guide is fully updated with new advice on catastrophic losses, guidance on using technology to foster connections and maintain support networks, and reflections from Deits' ongoing counseling and his firsthand experiences. After a destabilizing change, Life after Loss helps you to find positive ways to put together a life that is necessarily different--but equally meaningful.

The net and the butterfly : the art and practice of breakthrough thinking

May 26, 2017
Cabane, Olivia Fox, author.
New York, NY : Portfolio/Penguin, [2017]
viii, 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Authors present different ways of fostering innovative thinking.

Social issues in living color : challenges and solutions from the perspective of ethnic minority psychology

May 19, 2017
Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2017]
3 volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm
Volume 1. Overview and interpersonal issues / Arthur W. Blume, volume editor -- volume 2. Societal and global issues / Alex M. Czopp, volume editor -- volume 3. Promoting health and well-being / Theodore V. Cooper, Monica C. Skewes, and Karen B. Schmaling, volume editors.

The knowledge illusion : why we never think alone

May 11, 2017
Sloman, Steven A., author.
New York : Riverhead Books, 2017.
296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Ignorance and the community of knowledge -- What we know -- Why we think -- How we think -- Why we think what isn't so -- Thinking with our bodies and the world -- Thinking with other people -- Thinking with technology -- Thinking about science -- Thinking about politics -- The new definition of smart -- Making people smart -- Making smarter decisions -- Appraising ignorance and illusion.
"Two cognitive scientists explain how the human brain relies on the communal nature of intelligence and knowledge, constantly gathering information and expertise stored outside our mind and bodies, to overcome its shortcomings of being error prone, irrational and often ignorant, "--NoveList.

Tinker dabble doodle try : unlock the power of the unfocused mind

May 9, 2017
Pillay, Srinivasan S., author.
New York : Ballantine Books, 2017.
xxii, 272 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Introduction: Leaving the cult of focus -- The beat of your brain -- Conjuring creativity -- Dynamic learning in a brave new world -- Mastering multitasking -- Getting unstuck -- From disenchantment to greatness -- Conclusion: The tinker manifesto.
"Harness your mind's innate tendency to wander, stall, rest, and unfocus and become more productive--in the boardroom, living room, or classroom. To finish tasks and achieve goals, most people believe that more focus is the solution. We rely on to-do lists, calendar reminders, noise-blocking headphones, and sometimes medication to help us concentrate--even though these tactics often fail to substantially improve productivity. Drawing on the latest brain research, compelling stories from his psychological practice, and colorful examples of counterintuitive success from sports, business, education, and the arts, neuroscientist Srini Pillay, M.D., challenges traditional ideas about productivity, revealing the lasting, positive benefits of adding deliberate and regular unfocus to your repertoire. A fascinating tour through brain wavelengths and rhythm, mindsets, and mental relaxation, Tinker Dabble Doodle Try demonstrates how specific kinds of planned unfocus stimulate cognitive calmness, jumpstart productivity, enhance innovation, inspire creativity, improve long-term memory, and, of course, help you stay on target. Tinkering with ideas and with things releases your mind to wander from a state of stuckness into a possibility frame of mind, triggering neural connections and new insights. Dabbling in a new endeavor--whether a hobby or fantasy--disrupts your habitual and reactive thinking, helping you find new solutions to old problems. Doodling can help you tap into another brain frequency to remove obstacles and create opportunities and inspiration. With techniques for training the brain to unfocus, concepts for scheduling busy lives, and ideas for controlling this new cognitive-toggling capability, Tinker Dabble Doodle Try will change how you think about daydreaming, relaxing, leaving work unfinished, and even multitasking. What you'll discover is a greater freedom, a deeper intelligence, and a more profound joy in your life"-- Provided by publisher.

I hope I screw this up : how falling in love with your fears can change the world

May 5, 2017
Cease, Kyle.
New York : North Star Way, 2017.
viii, 246 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Start reading here -- The second chapter of this book -- The six-minute alien ab-duction -- Extreme progress -- The infinite power of sadness -- Remember chapter three? -- Show up and stay in the room -- Why people's opinions of you aren't real -- Uninformative chapter title -- The very informative chapter -- Welcome to deep down -- Universally selfish -- The unlucky chapter -- Are you ice or water? -- Let yourself melt -- Don't ask HOW ever again -- This is a choose-your-own-adventure life -- Okay, everyone, back up, I'm gonna prove that we're all one -- Now that I'm going to prove that death isn't real...your other books are shitty -- Okay, now you can start asking how again -- The beginning of abundance and the end of disqualification -- Surrounded by excitement -- Your biggest asset -- You are completely free. Act like it.
"After twenty-five years of achieving what he thought were his dreams of being a headlining touring comedian and actor, Kyle Cease suddenly discovered that the belief that "When something happens, I will be happy" is a complete lie. With nothing more than an intuition, he decided to quit his stand-up career at its peak, and now--as a transformational comedian, he brings his one-of-a-kind self-help wisdom to sold-out audiences in his Evolving Out Loud Live stage show. In I Hope I Screw This Up, he disarms readers as he leads them to their own personal breakthroughs, helping them to recognize that actual happiness and fulfillment is available to them--not in some distant future, but right now. As he has shown audiences all over the world, when you embrace your pain, fear, and vulnerability instead of pushing it away, you will discover an authentic creativity and power that is truly unstoppable."

Love what matters : real people, real stories, real heart.

May 4, 2017
New York : Threshold Editions, Red Seat Ventures, 2017.
ix, 259 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"This curated collection of powerful stories features first person accounts and photographs that perfectly capture each moment: A husband learning he's about to be a dad. A new mom embracing her body. A cashier inadvertently teaching a young girl a lesson about patience. A bagel from a stranger that saved a homeless man's life. From long overdue adoptions to military heroes returning home; from a fireman's touching 9/11 tribute to what an old dinner plate found at a bake sale can teach us all about life--these are the moments that matter. They are genuine. Authentic. Raw. And they are perfect in their imperfection--just like all of us. You will no doubt experience goosebumps and tears, but this mosaic of life's moments will leave you with something even more profound: a reminder that, in the end, love always wins" --Inside jacket.

The H-spot : the feminist pursuit of happiness

May 3, 2017
Filipovic, Jill.
New York : Nation Books, [2017]
320 pages ; 24 cm
Outrageous acts and everyday rebellions: the history of women's unhappiness -- Summer sisters: women and the power of friendship -- Playing in the dark: sex, pleasure, and pain -- Life among the savages: finding pleasure in parenting -- Wife: the feminist transformation of marital happiness -- Bossypants: making work work for women -- The edible woman: food, fat, and feminism -- The story of a new name: identity and female sacrifice -- Goodbye to all that: a conclusion (and what comes next).
"What do women want? It's a time-old question, but if you head out into America and talk to women one-on-one, as Jill Filipovic has done, you discover that what they want is happiness. Despite what recent books, articles, or TV shows would have you believe, real women are less concerned about "having it all," "leaning in," or "settling for 'Mr. Good Enough.'" Unsurprisingly, the way to achieve happiness is as varied as the realities they face. In The H Spot, Filipovic argues that the main obstacle standing in between women and happiness is a rigged system. In this world of unfinished feminism, men have long been able to "have it all" because of free female labor, while the bar of achievement for women has gotten higher. Never before have we had to work so much at every level (whether it's to be an accomplished white-collar employee or just make ends meet), and never before have the requirements for being a "good mother" been so extreme. If our laws and policies made women's happiness and fulfillment a goal in and of itself, she explains, so many contentious issues would be resolved with one fell swoop - from women's health to equal pay. Filipovic illustrates this argument by asking women across America what it is they need, and provides an blueprint for a feminist movement we all need: one that lays out how policy, laws and society can deliver on the promise of the pursuit of happiness for all"-- Provided by publisher.

Choose to matter : being courageously and fabulously you

May 2, 2017
Foudy, Julie, 1971- author.
Los Angeles : ESPN W, [2017]
287 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm

TBH : 51 true story collabs

April 28, 2017
March, Hunter.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2017]
252 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Hunter March, best known as the face of AwesomenessTV, brings his signature interview skills to TBH: A True Story Collab . Today's most popular creators join him to share never-before-told stories about family, friendship, love, heartbreak, and more. With thousands of videos and millions of views, it might seem like they've got all the answers. But no one knows it all, so they've collabed about what they got right — and more often what they got wrong — to get a little closer to figuring it all out. Because TBH, growing up is tough and sometimes you need a little help from your friends."--Publisher website.

The emotionally absent mother : how to recognize and heal the invisible effects of childhood emotional neglect

April 28, 2017
Cori, Jasmin Lee.
291 pages ; 21 cm
Revised edition of the author's The emotionally absent mother, [2015].
What we need from mother -- Mothering -- The many faces of the good mother -- Attachment: our first foundation -- More building blocks -- When mothering goes wrong -- Mommy, where were you? -- Living with an emotionally absent mother -- Childhood emotional neglect and abuse -- What's wrong with mother? -- Healing mother wounds -- The process of healing -- Connecting with good mother energy -- Inner child work -- Psychotherapy : mother issues and mothering needs -- More healing steps and practical strategies -- Changing the story.
Cori addresses the psychological wounds that get inflicted by emotionally absent mothers. Often, the grown children of such mothers can't quite put a finger on what's missing from their lives, but struggle with relationships and their own self-worth. But there are steps they can take to identify their inner strengths and heal attachment wounds.

The foundations of mindfulness : how to cultivate attention, good judgment, and tranquility

April 28, 2017
Harrison, Eric, author.
New York : The Experiment, [2017]
329 pages ; 20 cm
Introduction -- Some useful terms -- The standard meditation practice -- Anxiety and the overactive mind -- The breath meditation -- The miraculous sigh -- The body scan -- Controlling thought -- Why focus on the body? -- To sit or not to sit -- Mindful action -- A journey into open monitoring -- An overview of the Satipatthana Sutta -- The foundations of mindfulness -- The history of translation -- Sati: the analysis of a word -- How the Sutta works -- Emotion at the atomic level -- Painful emotion -- States of mind -- Optimizing emotion -- Embodied thought -- Attention -- Good judgment -- The scientific evidence -- The story of modern mindfulness -- The modern definition -- Using the language.
The Satipatthana Sutta-- taken from the 2,500-year-old teachings of the Buddha himself-- is the original manual on how to meditate and be mindful. The 13 steps in the Sutta offer readers the full benefits of mindfulness: attention, good judgement, and tranquility.

Option B : facing adversity, building resilience, and finding joy

April 28, 2017
Sandberg, Sheryl, author.
226 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Introduction -- Breathing again -- Kicking the elephant out of the room -- The platinum rule of friendship -- Self-compassion and self-confidence -- Bounding forward -- Taking back joy -- Raising resilient kids -- Finding strength together -- Failing and learning at work -- To love and laugh again -- Building resilience together.
After the sudden death of her husband, Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. Grant, a friend, told her there are concrete steps people can take to recover and rebound from life-shattering experiences. Here they combine personal insights with research on finding strength in the face of adversity. Resilience comes from deep within us and from support outside us. Even after the most devastating events, it is possible to grow by finding deeper meaning and gaining greater appreciation in our lives.

Man's search for meaning : a young adult edition

April 27, 2017
Frankl, Viktor E. (Viktor Emil), 1905-1997, author.
Boston : Beacon Press Books, 2017.
159 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations, map; 23 cm.
First published in Germany in 1946 as Trotzdem Ja zum Leben sagen: Ein Psychologe erlebt das Konzentrationslager ("Saying yes to life in spite of everything: a psychologist experiences the Concentration Camp")
"Adapted for young readers" --Cover.

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