New Arrivals · Psychology

August 25, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The cyber effect : a pioneering cyberpsychologist explains how human behavior changes online

August 24, 2016
Aiken, Mary, author.
New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2016.
387 pages ; 25 cm
Prologue: When humans and technology collide -- The normalization of a fetish -- Designed to addict -- Cyber babies -- Frankenstein and the little girl -- Teenagers, monkeys, and mirrors -- Cyber romance -- Cyberchondria and the worried well -- What lies beneath: the Deep Web -- The cyber frontier.
"From one of the world's leading experts in cyberpsychology--a discipline that combines psychology, forensics, and technology--comes a groundbreaking exploration of the impact of technology on human behavior. In the first book of its kind, Mary Aiken applies her expertise in cyber-behavioral analysis to a range of subjects, including criminal activity on the Deep Web and Darknet; deviant behavior; Internet addictions; the impact of technology on the developing child; teenagers and the Web; cyber-romance and cyber-friendships; cyberchondria; the future of artificial intelligence; and the positive effects on our digital selves, such as online altruism"-- Provided by publisher.

The construction of the self : developmental and sociocultural foundations

August 17, 2016
Harter, Susan, 1939-
xxiii, 440 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Previous edition: 1999.

The big thing : how to complete your creative project even if you're a lazy, self-doubting procrastinator like me

August 15, 2016
Korkki, Phyllis, author.
xii, 233 pages ; 24 cm
The value of the long arc -- Mind and body -- In bed with the Big Thing -- The intensity of illness -- It's about the experience -- Giving up, for now or forever -- Through the ages -- The Big Thing and your day job -- You're not alone -- Love and work -- It all adds up.
"New York Times business writer Phyllis Korkki explores what drives people to pursue their dreams of creating the next Big Thing, documenting through stories, case studies, and science, the productive habits and behaviors of those who achieve success"-- Provided by publisher.

Self-esteem : a proven pogram of cognitive techniques for assessing, improving, and maintaining your self-esteem

August 12, 2016
McKay, Matthew, author.
Oakland, California : New Harbinger Publications, [2016]
vii, 358 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
"A proven program of cognitive techniques for assessing, improving, and maintaining your self-esteem"--Cover.
The nature of self-esteem -- The pathological critic -- Disarming the critic -- Accurate self-assessment -- Cognitive distortions -- Defusing painful thoughts -- Compassion -- The shoulds -- Acting on your values -- Handling mistakes -- Responding to criticism -- Asking for what you want -- Goal setting and planning -- Visualization -- I'm still not ok -- Core beliefs -- Building self-esteem in children.
A program for challenging the "inner critic" begins with the premise that destructive interior messages played over and over can hold a person back and offers practical advice on how to stop this negative behavior.

The gardener and the carpenter : what the new science of child development tells us about the relationship between parents and children

August 11, 2016
Gopnik, Alison, author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
x, 302 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Introduction: The parent paradoxes -- Against parenting -- The evolution of childhood -- The evolution of love -- Learning through looking -- Learning through listening -- The work of play -- Growing up -- The future and the past : children and technology -- The value of children.
"Caring deeply about our children is part of what makes us human. Yet the thing we call 'parenting' is a surprisingly new invention. In the past thirty years, the concept of parenting and the multibillion dollar industry surrounding it have transformed child care into obsessive, controlling, and goal-oriented labor intended to create a particular kind of child and thereby a particular kind of adult. In The Gardener and the Carpenter, the pioneering developmental psychologist and philosopher Alison Gopnik argues that the familiar twenty-first-century picture of parents and children is profoundly wrong--it's not just based on bad science, it's bad for kids and parents, too. Drawing on the study of human evolution and her own cutting-edge scientific research into how children learn, Gopnik shows that although caring for children is immensely important, the goal should not be to shape them so they turn out a particular way. Children are designed to be messy and unpredictable, playful and imaginative, and to be very different both from their parents and from one another. The variability and flexibility of childhood allow them to innovate, create, and survive in an unpredictable world. "Parenting" won't make children learn--rather, caring parents let children learn by creating a secure, loving environment."--Dust jacket.

Navigating life : things I wish my mother had told me

August 9, 2016
Bergen, Margaux, author.
245 pages ; 21 cm
I. Learning -- II. Conversation -- III. Work -- IV. Blood greed -- V. Home -- VI. Relationships -- VII. My way -- VIII. Your way.
"An inspiring, piercingly honest user's guide to life, written for the author's daughter and given to her on her first day of college, reflecting tough lessons about family, work, and marriage."--Provided by publisher.

The irresistible introvert : harness the power of quiet charisma in a loud world

August 2, 2016
Chung, Michaela, author.
xiii, 199 pages ; 21 cm
Part 1: Coming home to yourself -- The extrovert's way: a road map to nowhere -- The way out is in: finding your inner compass -- Navigating energy roadblocks -- Overcoming mental obstacles -- Sidestepping communication conundrums -- Rediscovering your emotions -- Taking a turn toward self-love -- Part 2: Revealing your inner irresistible -- Peeling back the mask of extroversion -- Confidence is an inside job -- The inner game of intrigue -- Your voice: the gateway to connection -- The language of the body -- Crossing the circle: lessons in introvert dating -- Introverted intimacy.
"One third to one half of Americans are introverts in a culture that celebrates--even enforces--an ideal of extroversion and a cult of personality. Political leaders are charismatic, celebrities bask in the spotlight, and authority figures are assertive. It is no surprise that a "quiet revolution" has begun to emerge among the "invisible" half of the population, asserting that they are just as powerful in their own unique ways. The Irresistible Introvert embodies the spirit of this revival and breaks down the myth that charisma is reserved for extroverts only. This mini manifesto shows introverts how to master the art of quiet magnetism in a noisy world--no gregariousness required! Within these pages, you'll discover how to shed the mask of extroversion and reveal a more compelling (and authentic) you. You'll also learn how to: - Master the inner game of intrigue - Manage your energy for optimal engagement - Create an emotional ecosystem for charisma - Establish introverted intimacy - Cultivate communication skills for quiet types"-- Provided by publisher.

Becoming brilliant : what science tells us about raising successful children

July 29, 2016
Golinkoff, Roberta M., author.
Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, 2016.
xiv, 314 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Re-defining success in the 21st century -- The learning industry and the learning sciences: how educational reform sent us in the wrong direction -- The skills needed for success are global -- Hard skills and soft skills: finding the perfect balance -- Collaboration: no one can fiddle a symphony -- Communication: lines of connection -- Toppling the king that is content -- Critical thinking: what counts as evidence?-- Creative innovation: rearranging the old to make the new-- Confidence: dare to fail -- A report card for the 21st century -- What if? the reprise.
While the U.S. economy becomes ever more information-driven, our system of education seems stuck on the idea that "content is king," neglecting other skills that 21st century citizens sorely need. Golinkoff and Hirsh-Pasek introduce the "6 Cs": collaboration, communication, content, critical thinking, creative innovation, and confidence. They also show parents ways they can nurture their children's development in each area.

The secrets of your handwriting

July 25, 2016
Conway, Allan.
224 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Includes index (pages 223-224).

Daily peace : 365 days of renewal : photos and wisdom to nourish your spirit.

July 25, 2016
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 18 cm
Includes index.

First things first : to live, to love, to learn, to leave a legacy

July 20, 2016
Covey, Stephen R.
New York : Free Press, 2003, ©1994.
373 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Section 1. The clock and the compass -- 1. How many people on their deathbed wish they'd spent more time at the office? -- 2. The urgency addiction -- 3. To live, to love, to learn, to leave a legacy -- Section 2. The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing -- 4. Quadrant II organizing: The process of putting first things first -- 5. The passion of vision -- 6. The balance of roles -- 7. The power of goals -- 8. The perspective of the week -- 9. Integrity in the moment of choice -- 10. Learning from living -- Section 3. The synergy of interdependence -- 11. The interdependent reality -- 12. First things first together -- 13. Empowerment from the inside out -- Section 4. The power and peace of principle-centered living -- 14. From time management to personal leadership -- 15. The peace of the results -- Epilogue -- Appendices: -- A. Mission statement workshop -- B.A review of time management literature -- C. The wisdom literature -- Notes -- Problem/opportunity index -- Index.
Offers an approach to time management based on life values, and provides methods for achieving maximum effectiveness, balance, and personal peace.

A book about love

July 12, 2016
Lehrer, Jonah, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
ix, 288 pages ; 23 cm
Attachment -- The Abraham Principle -- The Marriage Plot -- Moments of Grace -- On Memory -- Going On.
Weaving together scientific studies from clinical psychologists, longitudinal studies of health and happiness, historical accounts and literary depictions, child-rearing manuals, and the language of online dating sites, Jonah Lehrer's A Book About Love plumbs the most mysterious, most formative, most important impulse governing our lives. Love confuses and compels us--and it can destroy and define us. It has inspired our greatest poetry, defined our societies and our beliefs, and governs our biology. From the way infants attach to their parents, to the way we fall in love with another person, to the way some find a love for God or their pets, to the way we remember and mourn love after it ends, this book focuses on research that attempts, even in glancing ways, to deal with the long-term and the everyday. The most dangerous myth of love is that it's easy, that we fall into the feeling and then the feeling takes care of itself. While we can easily measure the dopamine that causes the initial feelings of "falling" in love, the partnerships and devotions that last decades or longer remain a mystery. This book is about that mystery. Love, Lehrer argues, is not built solely on overwhelming passion, but, fascinatingly, on a set of skills to be cultivated over a lifetime.

Your inner GPS : follow your internal guidance to optimal health, happiness, and satisfaction

July 11, 2016
DeBrücke, Zen Cryar, 1970- author.
Novato, California : New World Library, [2016]
xiv, 193 pages ; 21 cm
"Many of us rely on our GPS but ignore the life-directional system we were each born with. This innate compass - what Zen Cryar DeBrucke calls our internal guidance system (IGS) - wants us to be happy, successful, and stress-free. How do we tune in to this tool? DeBrucke learned from trial and error and through the dramatic crucible of being the CEO of an Internet firm during the dotcom bust and the Great Recession crash. Her IGS helped her ride these daunting waves - and in the process she learned to leave painful memories behind, abandon destructive relationship patterns, and set boundaries. Learning to recognize and speak her truth led to the "beautiful sensation of being comfortable in [her] own skin." Here DeBrucke shares her innovative program with readers so they too can have the life-changing experiences that result when we follow the guidance within"-- Provided by publisher.

Facing the blitz : three stratgies for turning your trials into triumphs

July 7, 2016
Kemp, Jeff, 1959-
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House Publishers, [2015]
237 pages ; 23 cm
"Popular speaker and former NFL quarterback Jeff Kemp shows how challenges in life are like blitzes in football--both are opportunities one can turn to an advantage"-- Provided by publisher.

Don't let your anxiety run your life : using the science of emotion regulation and mindfulness to overcome fear and worry

June 28, 2016
Klemanski, David H., author.
Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, 2016.
vii, 217 pages ; 23 cm
"Anxiety is an epidemic in our modern world. But studies now show there is a direct link between anxiety and how you respond to emotions. Don't Let Your Anxiety Run Your Life provides a groundbreaking, step-by-step guide for managing the thoughts and feelings that cause anxiety, worry, fear, and panic. Are your emotions causing you anxiety? Emotions can be quite beneficial--they help us communicate with others, and are deeply connected to special and important memories in our lives. But sometimes, emotions can have unwanted consequences, especially when they cause us fear or anxiety. Studies now show a direct link between emotion regulation and anxiety. Based in the latest research from a Yale University psychologist and professor, the simple yet powerful mindfulness tips in this book will help you stay calm, collected, and make significant improvements in your everyday life, whether at work, at home, or in your relationships. This is the first book to present an integrated model of mindfulness and emotion regulation--both clinically proven for reducing anxiety symptoms. Using these easy mindfulness practices, you'll learn to manage your emotions and lessen your anxiety, leading to improvements in your social life, work obligations, and family responsibilities."-- Provided by publisher.


June 28, 2016
Johnston, Joni E., 1960- author.
Indianapolis, IN : Alpha, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., [2014]
xvii, 366 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Putting it in perspective -- Wake up and smell the coffee -- The forces are with you -- All for one and one for all -- Just what is normal, anyway?
Breaks down all of the complexity of the human mind. Key concepts are explained in plain and simple language, and are supplemented with insightful infographics that help explain each concept in a visual format. Readers will learn everything from the physiology of the brain to the most popular theories of modern psychology to the most famous pioneers in the field (such as Freud and Jung). From behaviorism to social psychology to cognitive psychology, readers will learn what makes all of us tick and why we are who we are.

Exhaustion : a history

June 22, 2016
Schaffner, Anna Katharina.
New York : Columbia University Press, 2016.
291 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction -- Humors -- Sin -- Saturn -- Sexuality -- Nerves -- Capitalism -- Rest -- The death drive -- Depression -- Mystery viruses -- Burnout -- Epilogue: the future -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.

Being in balance : 9 principles for creating habits to match your desires

June 22, 2016
Dyer, Wayne W., author.
xi, 141 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Presents strategies to restore balance in life by offering nine principles for realigning thoughts to help attain desires.

Self-reg : how to help your child (and you) break the stress cycle and successfully engage with life

June 21, 2016
Shanker, Stuart, author.
New York : Penguin Press, 2016.
307 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Part I Self-Reg: Essential for Living and Learning -- The Power of Self-Reg -- More Than Marshmallows: Self-Regulation Versus Self-Control -- No Small Matter: Arousal Regulation and the Interbrain -- Under the Boab Tree: The Five-Domain Model for Self-Reg -- Part II The Five Domains -- Eat, Play, Sleep: The Biological Domain -- Monster in the Attic: The Emotion Domain -- Calm, Alert, and Learning: The Cognitive Domain -- A New Lens for Looking at Social Development: The Social Domain -- The Better Self: Empathy and the Prosocial Domain -- Part III Teens, Temptations, and Parents Under Pressure -- The Power and Perils of Adolescence -- More: Desire, Dopamine, and the Surprising Biology of Boredom (the Reward System) -- Parents Under Pressure: Where Do We Go from Here?.
"The first parenting book to bring the science and psychology of children's behavior together to build brain/body awareness for self-regulation and success,"

Pathways to possibility : transforming our relationship with ourselves, each other, and the world

June 21, 2016
Zander, Rosamund Stone, 1942- author.
New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2016.
xvii, 251 pages ; 22 cm
Family systems therapist and executive coach Rosamund Stone Zander invites readers to shed the childhood stories that hold us back, and enter a realm of true maturity and fulfillment, where limitless growth becomes possible.

This is where you belong : the art and science of loving the place you live

June 20, 2016
Warnick, Melody, author.
New York, New York : Viking, [2016]
308 pages ; 24 cm
The lost art of staying put -- Lace up your sneakers -- Buy local -- Say Hi to neighbors -- Do something fun -- Commune with nature -- Volunteer -- Eat local food -- Get more political -- Create something -- Stay loyal -- Settle down.
"How we come to feel at home in our towns and cities is what Warnick sets out to discover in This Is Where You Belong. She dives into the body of research around place attachment--the deep sense of connection that binds some of us to our cities and increases our physical and emotional well-being--then travels to towns across America to see it in action. Inspired by a growing movement of placemaking, she examines what its practitioners are doing to create likeable locales. She also speaks with frequent movers and loyal stayers around the country to learn what draws highly mobile Americans to a new city, and what makes us stay. What Warnick learns will inspire you to embrace your own community--and perhaps discover that the place where you live right home,"

Dream yoga : illuminating your life through lucid dreaming and the Tibetan yogas of sleep

June 17, 2016
Holecek, Andrew, 1955- author.
Boulder, CO : Sounds True, Inc., 2016.
xix, 325 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Ego is the enemy

June 14, 2016
Holiday, Ryan, author.
New York, New York : Portfolio, Penguin, [2016]
xxv, 226 pages ; 19 cm
Part I. Aspire -- Talk, Talk, Talk -- To Be Or To Do? -- Become A Student -- Don't Be Passionate -- Follow The Canvas Strategy -- Restrain Yourself -- Get Out Of Your Own Head -- The Danger Of Early Pride -- Work, Work, Work -- For Everything That Comes Next, Ego Is The Enemy... -- Part II. Success -- Always Stay A Student -- Don't Tell Yourself A Story -- What's Important To You? -- Entitlement, Control, And Paranoia -- Managing Yourself -- Beware The Disease Of Me -- Meditate On The Immensity -- Maintain Your Sobriety -- For What Often Comes Next, Ego Is The Enemy... -- Part III. Failure -- Alive Time Or Dead Time? -- The Effort Is Enough -- Fight Club Moments -- Draw The Line -- Maintain Your Own Scorecard -- Always Love -- For Everything That Comes Next, Ego Is The Enemy...
"Armed with the lessons in this book, as Holiday writes, 'you will be less invested in the story you tell about your own specialness, and as a result, you will be liberated to accomplish the world-changing work you've set out to achieve.'"-- Provided by publisher.

Greetings from Utopia Park : surviving a transcendent childhood

June 13, 2016
Hoffman, Claire, author.
New York, NY : Harper, [2016]
xiv, 265 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"When Claire Hoffman's alcoholic father abandons his family, his struggling wife, Liz, tells five-year-old Claire and her seven-year-old brother, Stacey, that they are going to heaven,Iowa, to live in Maharishi's national headquarters for Heaven on Earth. For Claire's mother, Transcendental Meditation, Maharishi's method of meditation and his approach to living the fullest possible life, promises world peace and Enlightenment just as their family is falling apart. At first this secluded utopia offers warmth and support, and makes these outsiders feel calm, secure, and connected to the world.,. But as Claire and Stacey mature, their adolescent skepticism kicks in, drawing them away from the community and into delinquency and drugs. To save herself, Claire moves to California to live with her father, breaking from Maharishi completely. After she works for a decade in journalism and academia, the challenges of adulthood propel her back to Iowa, where she reexamines her spiritual upbringing and tries to reconnect with the magic of her childhood"--Dust jacket flap.
Introduction -- Part one: Believing. Initiation ; The Hoffman curse ; Stranger in a strange land ; Levitation ; Taste of Utopia ; Fortunate are we! ; Utopia Park ; On the program ; 200 percent of life -- Part two: Doubting. Dad comes home ; Your meditation brought down the Great Wall ; The costs of karma ; Ojas ; Townie ; Meth heads and meditators -- Part three: Searching. Adulthood ; A new Utopia ; The flying course -- Epilogue.

Hell week : seven days to be your best self

June 13, 2016
Larssen, Erik Bertrand, author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2016.
viii, 214 pages ; 24 cm
Planning And Preparation -- Here Comes Hell Week -- Life After Hell Week.
"From world-renowned mental trainer Erik Bertrand Larssen, whose clients include Olympic athletes and Fortune 500 CEOs, Hell Week is a military-inspired yet accessible guide to making the critical changes necessary for long-term professional and personal success and overall lifestyle improvements,"

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