New Arrivals · Psychology

May 22, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

What we think about when we try not to think about global warming : toward a new psychology of climate action

May 21, 2015
Stoknes, Per Espen, author.
©2015
xxi, 290 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Thinking: understanding the climate paradox. They psychology of climate paradox ; "Climate is the new Marx": the many faces of skepticism and denial ; The human animal, as seen by evolutionary psychology ; How climate facts and risks are perceived: cognitive psychology ; What others are saying: social psychology ; The roots of denial: the psychology of identity ; The five psychological barriers to climate action -- Doing: if it doesn't work, do something else. From barriors to solutions ; The power of social networks ; Reframing the climate messages ; Make it simple to choose right ; Use the power of stories to re-story climate ; New signals of progress -- Being: inside the living air. The air's way of being ; Stand up for your depression! ; Climate disruption as symptom: what is it trying to tell us? ; Re-imagining climate as the living air ; It's hopeless and I'll give it my all.
Today, about 98 percent of scientists affirm that climate change is human made, and about 2 percent still question it. Despite that overwhelming majority, though, about half the population of rich countries, like ours, choose to believe the 2 percent. And, paradoxically, this large camp of deniers grows even larger as more and more alarming proof of climate change has cropped up over the last decades. This disconnect has both climate scientists and activists scratching their heads, growing anxious, and responding, usually, by repeating more facts to "win" the argument. But, the more climate facts pile up, the greater the resistance to them grows, and the harder it becomes to enact measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare communities for the inevitable change ahead. Is humanity up to the task? It is a catch-22 that starts, says psychologist and climate expert Per Espen Stoknes, from an inadequate understanding of the way most humans think, act, and live in the world around them. With dozens of examples, he shows how to retell the story of climate change and apply communication strategies more fit for the task. --Publisher's description.

The art of having it all : a woman's guide to unlimited abundance

May 21, 2015
Whitman, Christy, author.
Los Angeles, CA : TVGuestpert Publishing, [2015]
xx, 107 pages ; 23 cm

Surprise : embrace the unpredictable and engineer the unexpected

May 20, 2015
Luna, Tania.
New York, New York : Perigee Trade, 2015.
xxiii, 246 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Surprise: Embrace the Unpredictable and Engineer the Unexpected is a fascinating look at how we can handle and harness surprise in our work, relationships, and everyday lives. Pop Quiz! Do you prefer when: A) Things go according to plan? B) When the unexpected happens? Most of us pick control and predictability. Yet research reveals a counterintuitive truth: surprise is the key that unlocks growth, innovation, and connection. It is also the secret ingredient in our best memories. Through colorful narratives and compelling scientific findings, authors Tania Luna and Dr. LeeAnn Renninger shine a light on the world's least understood and most intriguing emotion. They reveal how shifting our perception of surprise lets us thrive in the face of uncertainty. And they show us how surprise acts as a shortcut that turns a typical product into a meaningful experience, a good idea into a viral one, awkward small talk into engaging conversation, and daily life into an adventure. "-- Provided by publisher.

Triggers : creating behavior that lasts-- becoming the person you want to be

May 18, 2015
Goldsmith, Marshall, author.
©2015
xix, 244 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Why don't we become the person we want to be? The immutable truths of behavioral change ; Belief triggers that stop behavioral change in its tracks ; It's the environment ; Identifying our triggers ; How triggers work ; We are superior planners and inferior doers ; Forecasting the environment ; The wheel of change -- Try. The power of active questions ; The engaging questions ; Daily questions in action ; Planner, doer, and coach ; AIWATT -- More structure, please. We do not get better without structure ; But it has to be the right structure ; Behaving under the influence of depletion ; We need help when we're least likely to get it ; Hourly questions ; The trouble with "good enough" ; Becoming the trigger -- No regrets. The circle of engagement ; The hazard of leading a changeless life.

ʼIzāy taḥibu ṣaḥ?

May 15, 2015
Ḥalāwah, Laylā.
|6880-01 al-Jīzah : Dār Nahḍit Miṣr lil-Nashr , 2014.
103 p. ; 16 cm.
A book providing information on the meaning of love, sex, and affection and the different kinds out there.

Inside-out revolution : the only thing you need to know to change your life forever

May 13, 2015
Neill, Michael.
Carlsbad, Calif. : Hay House Inc., 2013.
xxvi, 134 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
A personal revolution -- Shifting the foundations -- The transformative conversation -- First principles -- The only thing you need to know -- Expanding possibilities -- A formula for miracles -- Original grace -- The value of an empty mind -- Living the dream -- Learning how to thrive -- The paradox of results -- Beyond empowerment -- The life coach and the mighty tree.
" ... Michael Neill shares an extraordinary new understanding of how life works that turns traditional psychology on its head. This revolutionary approach is built around three simple principles that explain where our feelings come from and how our experience of life can transform for the better in a matter of moments. Understanding these principles allows you to tap into the deeper intelligence behind life, access your natural wisdom and guidance, and unleash your limitless creative power. You'll be able to live with less stress, greater ease, and a sense of connection to the larger unfolding of life"--Publisher description.

What would Buddha say? : 1,501 right-speech teachings for communicating mindfully

May 12, 2015
Kipfer, Barbara Ann, author.
Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, Inc., ©2015.
xv, 418 pages ; 18 cm
Poor communication lies at the heart of most relationship problems. Everyone wants to be heard, to be understood, and to be treated with respect. But in our digital age of texting and social media, it's easy to distance ourselves from the words we put out into the world, and many times, we may not be aware of the negative impact our words can have on people, whether they are our friends, family, or coworkers. This is where the concept of Right Speech comes in. An important part of the Buddhist Noble Eightfold Path, Right Speech is the philosophy that what you say can positively or negatively impact your life, as well as the lives of those around you. Speech to avoid includes divisive speech, abusive speech, lies, and idle gossip. In addition, most of what we say fails to convey what we really mean in our hearts.

Feeling great : living with optimism, enthusiasm, and contentment

May 12, 2015
Janki, Dadi, 1916-
Deerfield Beach : Health Communications, Inc., [2015]
xv, 199 pages ; 18 cm
How to feel great -- Keys to feeling great -- Why we stop feeling great -- Ways to start feeling great -- Principles of feeling great -- The physical connection -- Feeling great now -- Transformation.
Feeling great can't be bought or traded-- it comes from putting your life in order and remembering who you really are. The authors show you how to live from the inside, building on spiritual teachings and practical applications to help you overcome your over-scheduled life.

Awakened introvert : practical mindfulness skills to help you maximize your strengths & thrive in a loud & crazy world

May 12, 2015
Kozak, Arnie.
Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, Inc., 2015.
224 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm

The worm at the core : on the role of death in life

May 12, 2015
Solomon, Sheldon.
New York : Random House, [2015]
xi, 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Managing the terror of death -- The scheme of things -- Self-esteem: the foundation of fortitude -- Homo mortalis: from primate to human -- Literal immortality -- Symbolic immortality -- The anatomy of human destructiveness -- Body and soul: an uneasy alliance -- Death near and far -- Cracks in the shields -- Living with death.
Demonstrates how an unconscious fear of death motivates nearly all human goals, behaviors, and cultures, examining the role of mortality awareness in prompting social unrest and war.

Breaking the male code : unlocking the power of friendship, overcoming male isolation for a longer, happier life

May 8, 2015
Garfield, Robert (Physician)
New York, New York : Gotham Books, [2015]
308 pages ; 22 cm
Men in transition -- Breaking the male code -- A brief history of male friendship -- The seasons of a man's friendships -- At the starting gate -- Conversations from the heart -- Staying the course -- Friendship first aid -- The men behind your marriage -- The father's club -- The executive committee.

Conquer your fears & phobias for teens : how to build courage & stop fear from holding you back

May 8, 2015
Umbach, Andrea, author.
©2015
220 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
"Understand your phobias; break the cycle of fear; take charge of your thoughts & feelings."
Healthy fear vs. hurtful phobias -- Where did your phobia come from? -- What keeps your phobia alive? -- How to Face your phobia -- Get motivated to make changes -- Have a new conversation with your thoughts -- Understand and accept your feelings -- Confront your phobia -- Experiment with brave behaviors -- Keep it up -- Answers.
"For anyone with intense fears and phobias, every day can feel like a roller-coaster ride. But if you are a teen, this is especially true. In Conquer Your Fears and Phobias for Teens, you will find practical skills for coping with the thoughts, emotions, physical sensations, and behaviors that accompany phobias. You'll also discover useful strategies to handle the things and situations that cause you to feel fearful."--Publisher's description.

Why grow up? : subversive thoughts for an infantile age

May 7, 2015
Neiman, Susan, author.
©2014.
231 pages ; 20 cm
Originally published in 2014 by Penguin Books, Great Britain.
Historical backgrounds : possible worlds -- What is enlightenment? -- Breaking chains -- Infancy, childhood, adolescence -- Busy being born -- Don't get fooled again -- Dissatisfied minds -- Becoming adult -- Education -- Travel -- Work -- Why grow up?
In "Why Grow Up? "the philosopher Susan Neiman asks not just why one should grow up but how. In making her case she draws chiefly from the thought of Kant and Rousseau, who articulated very different theories on the proper way to "come of age." But these thinkers complement each other in seeking a "path between mindlessly accepting everything you're told and mindlessly rejecting it," and in learning to live without despair in a world marked by painful realities and uncertainties.

The upside of stress : why stress is good for you, and how to get good at it

April 29, 2015
McGonigal, Kelly.
New York : Avery, [2015]
xxiii, 279 pages ; 24 cm
"The author of The Willpower Instinct delivers a controversial and groundbreaking new book that overturns long-held beliefs about stress. More than forty-four percent of Americans admit to losing sleep over stress. And while most of us do everything we can to reduce it, Stanford psychologist and bestselling author Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., delivers a startling message: Stress isn't bad. In The Upside of Stress, McGonigal highlights new research indicating that stress can, in fact, make us stronger, smarter, and happier--if we learn how to embrace it. The Upside of Stress is the first book to bring together cutting-edge discoveries on the correlation between resilience--the human capacity for stress-related growth--and mind-set, the power of beliefs to shape reality. As she did in The Willpower Instinct, McGonigal combines science, stories, and exercises into an engaging and practical book that is both entertaining and life-changing, showing you: how to cultivate a mind-set to embrace stress how stress can provide focus and energy how stress can help people connect and strengthen close relationships why your brain is built to learn from stress, and how to increase its ability to learn from challenging experiences McGonigal's TED talk on the subject has already received more than 7 million views. Her message resonates with people who know they can't eliminate the stress in their lives and want to learn to take advantage of it. The Upside of Stress is not a guide to getting rid of stress, but a guide to getting better at stress, by understanding it, embracing it, and using it"-- Provided by publisher.

Life loves you : 7 spiritual practices to heal your life

April 27, 2015
Hay, Louise L.
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., 2015.
xviii, 236 pages ; 19 cm
Looking in the mirror -- Affirming your life -- Following your joy -- Forgiving the past -- Being grateful now -- Learning to receive - Healing the future.
Readers [of this book] will delve into the power of one of Louise [Hay's] most loved affirmations: Life Loves You. Together, Louise and Robert look at what "Life loves YOU" really means--that life doesn't happen to you; it happens for you. But the authors don't expect readers to take their word for it. In fact, they outline seven practical and straightforward experiments that will help readers experience the loving universe for themselves. These experiments include: Looking in the Mirror -- Affirming Your Life -- Following Your Joy -- Forgiving the Past -- Being Grateful Now -- Learning to Receive -- Healing the Future. -- Provided by publisher.

Analytical psychology in exile : the correspondence of C.G. Jung and Erich Neumann

April 27, 2015
Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2015]
424 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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.
©2015
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-
©2015
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.

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