New Arrivals · Psychology

April 18, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Happiness : a philosopher's guide

April 17, 2015
Lenoir, Frédéric.
Brooklyn : Melville House, 2015.
vi, 199 pages ; 22 cm
A huge bestseller in Europe, Frederic Lenoir's Happiness is an exciting journey that examines how history's greatest philosophers and religious figures have answered life's most fundamental question: What is happiness and how do I achieve it? From the ancient Greeks on--from Aristotle, Plato, and Chuang Tzu to the Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad; from Voltaire, Spinoza, and Schopenhauer to Kant, Freud, and even modern neuroscientists--Lenoir considers the idea that true and lasting happiness is indeed possible.

True and constant friends : love and inspiration from our grandmothers, mothers, and friends

April 17, 2015
Paul, Kelley, author.
143 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
"Kelley Paul, wife of Senator Rand Paul, celebrates lifelong friendships in a beautifully illustrated book about the female bond. When Kelley Paul arrived on the Rhodes College campus in 1981, she immediately bonded with six women. Three decades of intimate friendship later, Kelley celebrates these relationships and the women who inspired them all. She tells their stories and those of their grandmothers, mothers and sisters, providing a microcosm of women raising families and building lives in 20th- and 21st-century America. The extraordinary lives of Kelley's and her friends' role models-from the Southern matriarch to the poor Irish immigrant are honored in this lovely book which offers oral history along with classic poetry, art, and photography. Throughout, Kelley explores the universal themes of hardship, determination, commitment, family, independence, optimism, friendship and love-and illuminates the power of the female bond that enriches all our lives."-- Provided by publisher

Invisible chains : overcoming coercive control in your intimate relationship

April 16, 2015
Fontes, Lisa Aronson.
New York : The Guilford Press, [2015]
xvii, 220 pages ; 22 cm
What is coercive control? -- Introduction to coercive control -- Controlling behaviors -- Why coercive control happens -- Why some men control their partners in this way -- Why some women get and stay involved -- Coercive control in special populations -- Different gender arrangements and coercive control -- Teenage victims of coercive control -- Ending coercive control -- Are you being victimized? -- Are you staying? Expecting change? -- Ending the relationship -- Feeling like yourself again: recovering from coercive control -- If someone you care about is being victimized by coercive control.
"When a man showers all of his attention on a woman, it can feel incredibly romantic, and can blind her to hints of problems ahead. But what happens when that attentiveness becomes domination? For certain people, the desire to control leads to jealousy, threats, micromanaging--even physical violence. Lisa Aronson Fontes draws on both professional expertise and personal experience to provide practical guidance and support for readers who find themselves trapped in a web of coercive control. Understanding this destructive pattern and why it occurs is the first step toward repairing or ending a relationship that has become toxic. Readers get vital tools for determining if they are in danger and if their partner can change--and for getting their freedom back"-- Provided by publisher.

The HEAD game : high efficiency analytic decision-making and the art of solving complex problems quickly

April 13, 2015
Mudd, Philip.
New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2015]
xix, 266 pages ; 25 cm

Think and grow rich! : the original version, restored and revised

April 13, 2015
Hill, Napoleon, 1883-1970, author.
Anderson, SC : Mindpower Press, [2015]
xviii, 379 pages : portraits ; 23 cm

Very good lives : the fringe benefits of failure and the importance of imagination

April 9, 2015
Rowling, J. K., author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company 2015.
69 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
In 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered a deeply affecting commencement speech at Harvard University. Now published for the first time in book form, VERY GOOD LIVES presents J.K. Rowling's words of wisdom for anyone at a turning point in life. How can we embrace failure? And how can we use our imagination to better both ourselves and others? Drawing from stories of her own post-graduate years, the world famous author addresses some of life's most important questions with acuity and emotional force.

A curious mind : the secret to a bigger life

April 7, 2015
Grazer, Brian, 1953-
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
xv, 300 pages ; 22 cm
A curious mind and a curious book -- There is no cure for curiosity -- The police chief, the movie mogul, and the father of the H-bomb: thinking like other people -- The curiosity inside the story -- Curiosity as a superhero power -- Every conversation is a curiosity conversation -- Good taste and the power of anti-curiosity -- The golden age of curiosity.
"From Academy Award-nominated producer Brian Grazer and acclaimed business journalist Charles Fish man comes a brilliantly entertaining peek into the weekly "curiosity conversations" that have inspired Grazer to create some of America's favorite and iconic movies and television shows--from 24 to A Beautiful Mind. For decades, film and TV producer Brian Grazer has scheduled a weekly "curiosity conversation" with an accomplished stranger. From scientists to spies, and adventurers to business leaders, Grazer has met with anyone willing to answer his questions for a few hours. These informal discussions sparked the creative inspiration behind many of Grazer's movies and TV shows, including Splash, 24, A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Arrested Development, 8 Mile, J. Edgar, and many others. A Curious Mind is a brilliantly entertaining, fascinating, and inspiring homage to the power of inquisitiveness and the ways in which it deepens and improves us. Whether you're looking to improve your management style at work or you want to become a better romantic partner, this book--and its lessons on the power of curiosity--can change your life"-- Provided by publisher.

D.I.Y. magic : a strange & whimsical guide to creativity

April 3, 2015
Alvarado, Anthony, 1977-
xxiii, 263 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
"A Perigee book."

40 days to lasting change : an AHA challenge

March 31, 2015
Idleman, Kyle.
Colorado Springs : David C Cook, 2015.
264 pages ; 20 cm.

The positively present guide to life : how to make the very best of every moment

March 31, 2015
Dipirro, Dani.
London ; Watkins Media Ltd, 2015.
207 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Written by positivity blogger Dani DiPirro, whose life transformed when she decided to focus on living a more positive and present life, this inspirational new book provides specific, action-oriented advice for embracing positive thinking in everyday life.

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.

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