New Arrivals · Psychology

March 25, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Resilient grieving : finding strength and embracing life after a loss that changes everything

March 24, 2017
Hone, Lucy, author.
New York : Experiment, [2017]
xii, 240 pages ; 21 cm
Foreword / by Karen Reivich -- The end of the world as we know it -- Six strategies for coping in the immediate aftermath -- What can resilience psychology teach us about grieving? -- Accept the loss has occurred -- Humans are hardwired to cope -- Secondary losses -- Positive emotions -- Distraction -- Three habits of resilient thinking -- Relationships (and what friends and family can do to help) -- Strengths -- Managing exhaustion and depression through rest and exercise -- Reappraising your brave new world -- Facing the future -- Continuing the bond -- Post-traumatic growth -- Press pause -- Rituals and mourning the dead -- Nothing lasts forever -- A final word -- The resilient grieving model -- Notes -- Permissions -- About the author.

Strong is the new pretty : a celebration of girls being themselves

March 24, 2017
Parker, Kate T., author.
v, 250 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Introduction -- Confident is strong -- Wild is strong -- Resilient is strong -- Creative is strong -- Determined is strong -- Kind is strong -- Fearless is strong -- Joyful is strong -- Independent is strong -- Acknowledgments.
"Girls being fearless. Girls being silly. Girls being wild, stubborn, and proud. Girls whose faces are smeared with dirt and lit up with joy. So simple and yet so powerful, Strong Is the New Pretty celebrates, through more than 175 memorable photographs, the strength and spirit of girls being 100% themselves. Real beauty isn't about being a certain size, acting a certain way, wearing the right clothes, or having your hair done (or even brushed). Real beauty is about being your authentic self and owning it. Kate T. Parker is a professional photographer who finds the real beauty in girls, capturing it for all the world to see in candid and arresting images. A celebration, a catalog of spirit in words and smiles, an affirmation of the fact that it's what's inside you that counts, Strong Is the New Pretty conveys a powerful message for every girl, for every mother and father of a girl, for every coach and mentor and teacher, for everyone in the village that it takes to raise a strong and self-confident person."-- Provided by publisher

The spark and the grind : ignite the power of disciplined creativity

March 21, 2017
Wahl, Erik, author.
New York, NY : Portfolio/Penguin, [2017]
246 pages ; 22 cm

Stretch : unlock the power of less-- and achieve more than you ever imagined

March 21, 2017
Sonenshein, Scott, author.
New York, NY : HarperBusiness, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
xii, 283 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction: My stretch -- A tale of two beers: work with what you've got -- The grass is always greener: the causes and consequences of a chasing mind-set -- All things rich and beautiful: the basics and benefits of a stretching mind-set -- Get outside: the value of knowing a little about a lot -- Time to act: why we sometimes perform better without a script (and all the time and money in the world) -- We are what we expect: how beliefs make us and the people we care about better (or worse) -- Mix it up: the power of unlikely combinations -- Avoid injuries: how to get the right stretch -- Workout: exercises to strengthen a stretch -- Conclusion. Your stretch.

The art of body talk : how to decode gestures, mannerisms, and other non-verball messages

March 20, 2017
Hartley, Gregory, author.
Wayne, NJ : Career Press, [2017]
239 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
The steps to reading body language -- Culture: the big external influence -- Review from scalp to soles --- Signaling, with or without intent -- The holistic view -- Filters: sex and misconceptions -- Making it personal -- Politicians, pundits, and stars -- The man in the street -- Using body language to your advantage in business -- Using body language in your personal life -- Case study: Is Lee Harvey Oswald's death a conspiracy?

Exponential living : stop spending 100% of your time on 10% of who you are

March 20, 2017
Riley, Sheri, author.
xviii, 333 pages ; 24 cm
What Is Exponential Living? -- Your 10 percent and your 100 percent -- Principle 1: Live in your P.O.W.E.R. -- Principle 2: Healthy living is more than just a diet -- Principle 3: Pursue peace and a positive mind -- Principle 4: Have a servant's heart and a giving spirit -- Principle 5: Stop working, start maximizing -- Principle 6: Happy is a choice, joy is a lifestyle -- Principle 7: Build lasting confidence -- Principle 8: The courage to be faithful -- Principle 9: Exponential living.
"Constantly striving to achieve one goal after another and investing more in our careers than in our actual lives have left many of us feeling overwhelmed, overworked, and disconnected from who we are--anything but happy. Take Sheri Riley. She rose to the top of her field and was miserable. Sure she was successful, but she couldn't buy peace, and material possessions didn't bring her clarity. Now an empowerment speaker and life strategist, Sheri Riley shares the secret that helped her regain her sense of self and purpose. In Exponential Living, she offers nine principles to help the busiest goal-oriented people integrate their professional success with whole-life success"--Provided by publisher.

The Birkman Method : Your Personality At Work

March 20, 2017
Birkman Fink, Sharon, 1950-
xii, 226 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
You are here! taking the Birkman -- Identifying your strengths -- The components: Eleven personality markers -- Your communication comfort zone: Esteem and acceptance -- The power of process: Structure -- Are you a boss or just bossy? Authority -- Are you in it to win it? Advantage and activity -- How your emotions can help or hurt a decision: Empathy and thought -- Are you a frustrated maverick in the workplace? Freedom and change -- The wide angle view: Challenge.
Reveals how the Birkman Method reaches beyond self-described behavior and situational analysis to unravel the DNA underpinning workplace satisfaction and accomplishment.

Learn better : mastering the skills for success in life, business, and school, or, how to become an expert in just about anything

March 17, 2017
Boser, Ulrich, author.
New York, NY : Rodale, [2017]
xxvi, 277 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Value -- Target -- Develop -- Extend -- Relate -- Rethink.
An education researcher maps out the new science of learning, showing how simple techniques like comprehension check-ins and making material personally relatable can help people gain expertise in dramatically better ways than simple rote memorization.

How emotions are made : the secret life of the brain

March 15, 2017
Barrett, Lisa Feldman, author.
xv, 425 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The two-thousand-year-old assumption -- The search for emotion's "fingerprints" -- Emotions are constructed -- The myth of universal emotions -- The origin of feeling -- Concepts, goals, and words -- How the brain makes emotions -- Emotions as social reality -- A new view of human nature -- Mastering your emotions -- Emotion and illness -- Emotion and the law -- Is a growling dog angry? -- From brain to mind : the new frontier -- Appendix A. Brain basics -- Appendix B. Supplement for chapter 2 -- Appendix C. Supplement for chapter 3 -- Appendix D. Evidence for the concept cascade.
"A new theory of how the brain constructs emotions that could revolutionize psychology, health care, law enforcement, and our understanding of the human mind. Emotions feel automatic, like uncontrollable reactions to things we think and experience. Scientists have long supported this assumption by claiming that emotions are hardwired in the body or the brain. Today, however, the science of emotion is in the midst of a revolution on par with the discovery of relativity in physics and natural selection in biology--ans this paradigm shift has far-reaching implications for us all. Leading the charge is psychologist and neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett, whose theory of emotion is driving a deeper understanding of the mind and brain, and shedding new light on what it means to be human. Her research overturns the widely held belief that emotions are housed in different parts of the brain and are universally expressed and recognized. Instead, she has shown that emotion is constructed in the moment, by core systems that interact across the whole brain, aided by a lifetime of learning. This new theory means that you play a much greater role in your emotional life than you ever thought. Its repercussions are already shaking the foundations not only of psychology but also of medicine, the legal system, child-rearing, meditation, and even airport security. Why do emotions feel automatic? Does rational thought really control emotion? How does emotion affect disease? How can you make your children more emotionally intelligent? How Emotions Are Made answers these questions and many more, revealing the latest research and intriguing practical applications of the new science of emotion, mind, and brain"-- Provided by publisher.

We : a manifesto for women everywhere

March 14, 2017
Anderson, Gillian, 1968- author.
New York : Atria Books, 2017.
xxiii, 360 pages ; 22 cm
Part 1. The essentials -- Gratitude: a mind-altering substance -- Gentleness: changing the messages we give ourselves -- Responsibility: taking care of ourselves -- Meditation: creating a safe space and making way for the sacred -- Part 2. The 9 principles -- Honesty: getting real -- Acceptance: making friends with what is -- Courage: ending the victim trap -- Trust: living without fear -- Humility: unmasking our ego -- Peace: ending the conflict within -- Love: transforming relationships -- Joy: living fully -- Kindness: love in action -- Part 3. The manifesto -- A world in need of love.
Inspires women to use practical, psychological, and spiritual tools to create a more fulfilling way of life and to attain happiness and freedom from the have-it-all superwoman culture.

Unplug : a simple guide to meditation for busy skeptics and modern soul seekers

March 13, 2017
Schwartz, Suze Yalof, author.
© 2017
212 pages ; 20 cm
Includes index.
Ready, set, unplug -- Take a seat. You, unplugged ; What is meditation? Meditation: debunked, demystified, and totally doable ; Strange and wonderful things that may happen -- Unplug and recharge. Sit happens: the basics ; Make it easy ; The simple formula for straight-up meditation ; What to "do" with the thoughts ; On having patience with the process (and yourself) ; 15 daily meditations -- Keep it going. Others ways to meditate ; Guided awareness meditation ; Aromatherapy meditation ; Crystal meditation ; Sound meditation ; Intention meditation ; More practices to try ; Tapping ; Crystal healing ; Breath work ; Sound baths ; Meditation for kids ; The ultimate secret of meditation.
"Unplug is a revolutionary book that shows the overwhelmed and overworked type A person how and why to unplug in order to recharge. Unplug offers a no-nonsense approach to meditation, sharing the incredible benefits you'll experience, the proof and science to back up how meditation works, and tools and techniques to include meditation into daily life"-- Provided by publisher.

Your perfect right : assertiveness and equality in your life and relationships

March 13, 2017
Alberti, Robert E., author.
vi, 316 pages ; 23 cm
You and your perfect right -- Discovering assertiveness -- Becoming assertive -- Building assertive relationships -- Applying your assertiveness -- Living an assertive life.

Testosterone rex : myths of sex, science, and society

March 10, 2017
Fine, Cordelia, author.
New York, N.Y. : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2017]
266 pages ; 25 cm
Part one: Past. Flies of fancy -- One hundred babies? -- A new position on sex -- Part two: Present. Why can't a woman be more like a man? -- Skydiving wallflowers -- The hormonal essence of the T-rex? -- The myth of the Lehman sisters -- Part three: Future. Vale rex.
"Many people believe that, at its core, biological sex is a fundamental, diverging force in human development. According to this overly familiar story, differences between the sexes are shaped by past evolutionary pressures--women are more cautious and parenting-focused, while men seek status to attract more mates. In each succeeding generation, sex hormones and male and female brains are thought to continue to reinforce these unbreachable distinctions, making for entrenched inequalities in modern society. In Testosterone Rex, psychologist Cordelia Fine wittily explains why past and present sex roles are only serving suggestions for the future, revealing a much more dynamic situation through an entertaining and well-documented exploration of the latest research that draws on evolutionary science, psychology, neuroscience, endocrinology, and philosophy. She uses stories from daily life, scientific research, and common sense to break through the din of cultural assumptions. Testosterone, for instance, is not the potent hormonal essence of masculinity; the presumed, built-in preferences of each sex, from toys to financial risk taking, are turned on their heads. Moving beyond the old "nature versus nurture" debates, Testosterone Rex disproves ingrained myths and calls for a more equal society based on both sexes' full, human potential."--Dust jacket.

No limits : blow the cap off your capacity

March 9, 2017
Maxwell, John C., 1947- author.
ix, 315 pages ; 24 cm
Part I. Awareness: remove the caps from your capacity -- Do you know what's limiting you? -- Blow off the caps that limit your life -- Part II. Ability: develop the capacities you already possess -- Energy capacity: your ability to push on physically -- Emotional capacity: your ability to manage your emotions -- Thinking capacity: your ability to think effectively -- People capacity: your ability to build relationships -- Creative capacity: your ability to see options and find answers -- Production capacity: your ability to accomplish results -- Leadership capacity: your ability to lift and lead others -- Part III. Choices: do the things that maximize your capacity -- Responsibility capacity: your choice to take charge of your life -- Character capacity: your choices based on good values -- Abundance capacity: your choice to believe there is more than enough -- Discipline capacity: your choice to focus now and follow through -- Intentionality capacity: your choice to deliberately pursue significance -- Attitude capacity: your choice to be positive regardless of circumstances -- Risk capacity: your choice to get out of your comfort zone -- Spiritual capacity: your choice to strengthen your faith -- Growth capacity: your choice to focus on how far you can go -- Partnership capacity: your choice to collaborate with others -- Conclusion: your life with no limits.
"We often treat the word capacity as if it were a natural law of limitation. Unfortunately, most of us are much more comfortable defining what we perceive as off limits rather than what's really possible. Could it be that many of us have failed to expand our potential because we have allowed what we perceive as capacity to define us? What if our limits are not really our limits? John Maxwell identifies 17 core capacities. Some of these are abilities we all already possess, such as energy, creativity and leadership. Others are aspects of our lives controlled by our choices, like our attitudes, character, and intentionality. Maxwell examines each of these capacities, and provides clear and actionable advice on how you can increase your potential in each."

Stuff that sucks : a teen's guide to accepting what you can't change and committing to what you can

March 7, 2017
Sedley, Ben, author.
Oakland, CA : Instant Help Books, [2017]
89 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
First published in Great Britain in 2015 by Robinson.
Stuff About this Book -- Stuff that Sucks -- Stuff that Makes the Stuff that Sucks Suck More -- Stuff that Matters -- Stuff that is Here and Now -- Stuff that is Just Stuff -- Other Stuff that Helps.
"Sometimes everything sucks. For teens that struggle with negative thoughts and emotions, Stuff That Sucks offers a compassionate and validating guide to accepting emotions, rather than struggling against them. By helping teens identify their personal values and what really matters to them, this book will help them take steps towards living a more meaningful life"-- Provided by publisher.

The nature fix : why nature makes us happier, healthier, and more creative

March 3, 2017
Williams, Florence, 1967- author.
xii, 280 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Looking for nature neurons. The biophilia effect ; How many neuroscientists does it take to find a stinking milkvetch? -- Nearby nature : the first five minutes. The smell of survival ; Birdbrain ; Box of rain -- Five hours a month. You may squat down and feel a plant ; Garden of Hedon ; Rambling on -- Backcountry brain. Get over yourself : wilderness, creativity and the power of awe ; Water on the brain ; Please pass the hacksaw -- The city in a garden. Nature for the rest of us.
An investigation into the restorative benefits of nature draws on cutting-edge research and the author's explorations with international nature therapy programs to examine the relationship between nature and human cognition, mood, and creativity. --Publisher.

There is no good card for this : what to say and do when life is scary, awful, and unfair to people you love

March 3, 2017
Crowe, Kelsey, author.
260 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Introduction. Life spoiler alert: bad things happen -- Part one. Laying some groundwork -- Put your own oxygen mask on first -- Standing in their shoes -- Part two. The three touchstones of showing up -- Your kindness is your credential -- Listening speaks volumes -- Small gestures make a big difference -- Part three. Just help me not be a disaster -- Please never say this (thanks!) -- Empathy directory: dos and don'ts cheat sheets -- You got this!
When people you know are hurting, you want to let then know that you care. But many people don't know what words to use-- or are afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing. Crowe and McDowell have created a guide to help you increase your emotional intelligence and learn how to offer comfort and support when someone you know is in pain. They take you, step by step by step, past the paralysis of thinking about someone in a difficult time to actually doing something (or nothing) with good judgment instead of fear.

Miracle mindset : a mother, her son, and life's hardest lessons

March 1, 2017
Virgin, JJ, author.
xii, 226 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction: The best worst year -- I'm not as strong as you think I am -- We'll take those odds -- I don't need your pity, I need your strength -- Now we wait -- Let's go -- It's going to be ugly -- He's not ready -- Don't wish it were easier, make yourself stronger -- You can't course-correct standing still -- Your limitations will become your life -- Little hinges swing big doors -- If you want to take the island, burn all the boats -- A rising tide lifts all boats -- Forgiveness will set you free -- Conclusion: You are stronger than you think you are.
"Celebrity nutrition and fitness expert and four-time New York Times bestselling author, JJ Virgin reveals how one life-altering event taught her to tap into an indomitable mindset, trust her instincts and defy the odds, ultimately saving her son's life...and her own. She'll share the lessons she learned that can help you create your own resilient mindset"-- Provided by publisher.

The choice for love : entering into a new, enlightened relationship with yourself, others & the world

February 24, 2017
De Angelis, Barbara, author.
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., 2017.
xii, 281 pages ; 24 cm
A new relationship with love. Love is all there is: returning home through the exquisite doorway of the heart -- The big melt: healing your relationship with love -- Untangling your heartstrings and turning on your sacred circuitry -- Loving your brain into awakening -- Essential healing for your heart. Necessary relinguishments -- Courageous compassion : choosing to live with a melted heart -- Loving yourself forward -- Digging for gold in the mud: love for navigating through impossible journeys -- Living in love, now more than ever. The whispered wisdom of the heart -- Gateways back to love -- Serving the world with your awakened heart -- Love, now more than ever.
"From the moment we are born and through every day of our lives, each of us is traveling on a mysterious, relentless, passionate, and sometimes perplexing journey in search of the experience of Love. Love, however, isn't simply an emotion, a behavior, or even the bond you feel with another person--it's a supercharged, light-drenched, limitless vibrational field of infinite divine energy that is our essential nature. The true search for love, then, must inevitably direct us within, where we discover that the love we've been seeking in countless ways has been inside of us all along. The Choice for Love is the inspiring and revelatory new book from New York Times best-selling author and renowned transformational teacher Barbara De Angelis, Ph.D. Known for helping millions of people make profound shifts in their relationship with themselves, others, and spirit, Dr. De Angelis has written an eloquent, illuminating, and deeply compassionate guide for transforming your relationship to love and bringing more of it into all aspects of your life. She offers you invaluable wisdom and practical tools for healing, opening, and expanding your emotional and spiritual heart, and teaches you how to use love as the highest spiritual practice. What is the choice for love?It is a revolutionary shift in your relationship with the energy of love itself. It invites you into a new, enlightened experience of love as a vibrational state of being. It isn't the choice for new thoughts about love, new attitudes about love, or a new philosophy about love. It's the choice to enter into the experience of your own unlimited love, and open to the unfathomable treasures that your heart holds. When we think that love originates from the outside, we mistakenly believe that we need to wait until something happens to give us an experience of love. Dr. De Angelis explains that love isn't something we can actually "get" from anyone else. No one can give you any love you don't already have. Love comes from the inside out. Now more than ever, in these unsettling times on our planet, we're each called to become a living remedy, to not fall in love, but to rise in love.The Choice for Love is a masterful and sacred pilgrimage of words whose enlivened wisdom will move you, awaken you, and liberate you to embrace, embody, and delight in more love than you ever imagined was possible"-- Provided by publisher.

Hustle & heart

February 24, 2017
Lowry, Kailyn, author.
[Franklin, Tennessee] : Post Hill Press, [2016]
xiv, 143 pages ; 19 cm
New York Times bestselling author and Teen Mom Kailyn Lowry shares stories from her own life and offers up inspiration and advice for life's challenges. As a small-town girl turned teen mom, reality TV star, bestselling author and social media celebrity Kailyn Lowry has been through some crazy ups and downs. Now she's sharing the inspiration that got her through it all.

Reach : a new strategy to help you step outside your comfort zone, rise to the challenge, and build confidence

February 24, 2017
Molinsky, Andy, author.
New York : Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2017]
280 pages ; 22 cm
Why reaching outside your comfort zone is so hard -- Our amazing capacity to avoid -- Conviction : the critical importance of having a deep sense of purpose -- Customization : finding your own personal way of performing the task -- Clarity : the power of honest perspective -- The surprising benefits of taking a leap -- Building resilience -- The myths and realities.
"Short, prescriptive, and based not only on the author's groundbreaking research but on his own quest to get out of his comfort zone, Reach will help you take the thing you are most afraid of doing and make it a proud part of your personal repertoire."--Provided by publisher.

Essential : essays by the Minimalists

February 8, 2017
Millburn, Joshua Fields, author.
Missoula, Montana : Asymetrical Press, [2015]
313 pages ; 21 cm

Have a new sex life by Friday : because your marriage can't wait until Monday

February 3, 2017
Leman, Kevin, author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Revell, [2017]
284 pages ; 23 cm
Vive la Différence! -- Monday : Why Women Need Sex -- Tuesday : Why men want sex -- Wednesday : Someone's in Ben with You -- Thursday : Making Love with Words -- Friday : Spice It Up! -- Bonus Features : Romance on a Budget -- Surprises Your Spouse Will Love -- Ask Dr. Leman -- Epilogue : The best night of your life awaits.
"Given enough time, stress, and kids, even the most satisfying sex life can turn ho-hum. Before long, you find that your conversations center on taking the garbage out, you only make love with the lights off, and experimenting in the bedroom means changing the color of the duvet. Dr. Leman's candid advice comes with a guarantee that with just a little attention to these doable strategies, husbands and wives can experience the kind of exciting intimacy they long for--not only by Friday, but throughout their entire marriage. Includes a bonus section of questions and answers on how couples can improve their sexual communication,"

Disaster Falls : a family story

February 2, 2017
Gerson, Stéphane, author.
New York : Crown Publishers, [2017]
258 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

The little book of hygge : Danish secrets to happy living

February 2, 2017
Wiking, Meik, author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
ix, 221 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
Originally published in the United Kingdom in 2016 by Penguin Random House UK.
The key to happiness? -- Light -- We need to talk about hygge -- Togetherness -- Food and drink -- Clothing -- Home -- Hygge outside the home -- Hygge all year round -- Hygge on the cheap -- Hygge tour of Copenhagen -- Christmas -- Summer Hygge -- Five dimensions of hygge -- Hygge and happiness.
"The Danes are famously the happiest people in the world, and hygge is a cornerstone of their way of life. Hygge (pronounce Hoo-ga) loosely translates as a sense of comfort, togetherness, and well-being. You know hygge when you feel it. It is when you are cuddled up on the sofa with a loved one, or sharing comfort food with your closest friends. It is those crisp blue mornings when the light through your window is just right. It is about gratitude and savoring the simple pleasures in life. In short, it is the pursuit of everyday happiness." -- Page 4 of cover.

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