New Arrivals · Psychology

January 19, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

If we're together, why do I feel so alone? : how to build intimacy with an emotionally unavailable partner

January 18, 2017
Parker, Holly (Psychologist), author.
New York : New American Library, 2017.
xiii, 299 pages ; 20 cm
Recognizing Emotional Unavailability -- Assessing Your Situation -- Deciding Your Next Move -- Understanding Why -- Respecting Boundaries, Setting Ground Rules, Creating Goodwill, and Building Trust -- Breaking Barriers -- Securing Your Connection -- Forgiving the Past -- Healing Your Emotional and Physical Self.
"A step-by-step guide for coping with emotionally unavailable partners. Living with an emotionally absent partner can be overwhelming. Constantly combatting outright hostility or overcoming subtle distance can leave you with the sense that the give-and-take in your relationship has disappeared. But with the right tools, even the most broken relationship can be reinvigorated. Harvard University clinical psychologist Dr. Holly Parker has aimed her focus on helping real-world couples move forward toward a fulfilling future. She has developed a program filled with practical exercises and powerful advice for individuals on both sides of an emotionally damaged relationship. In If We're Together, Why Do I Feel So Alone?, Dr. Parker presents her revelatory insights on topics such as: - How to identify unavailable personality types, such as the Critic, the Sponge, the Iceberg, the Emotional Silencer, and the Defender - How to create healthy emotional connections and boost physical intimacy - How to eliminate habits that trigger self-sabotaging behavior - How to set realistic goals for relationships With patience, empathy, and willpower, Dr. Parker's program can help you restore balance and peace of mind, and turn your damaged partnership back into a rewarding and joyful bond"-- Provided by publisher.

Success : the psychology of achievement

January 17, 2017
Olson, Deborah A., author.
224 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm

The stress test : how pressure can make you stronger and sharper

January 13, 2017
Robertson, Ian H., author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2017.
241 pages ; 24 cm

The living clearly method : 5 principles for a fit body, healthy mind & joyful life

January 11, 2017
Baldwin, Hilaria, author.
xi, 260 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
My story -- The living clearly method : connecting thinking and feeling -- The five principles. Relating clearly ; The first principle : perspective ; The second principle : breathing ; The third principle : grounding ; The fourth principle : balance ; The fifth principle : letting go -- Food & fitness. Eating clearly ; Moving clearly.
"Hilaria Baldwin knows what it means to be pulled in many directions-as a mother of three, businesswoman, yoga instructor, Instagram sensation, and wife of actor Alec Baldwin, she has to work hard to remain centered. Through her life experiences, struggles, and personal growth, Hilaria has developed a method for using movement and mindfulness to create an unbreakable mind-body connection, an illuminating method that shapes her life. The Living Clearly Method shows how to blend purposeful movement with conscious breath to move through our lives with grace, calm, and positivity. By using Hilaria's five simple principles-Perspective, Breathing, Grounding, Balance, and Letting Go-you can flow through any situation with the beautiful union of mind, body, and spirit that a yoga practice can create. But learning to honor the body and listen to the soul does not end when you get off the mat. Hilaria believes strongly in finding ways to integrate the five principles into your entire life, so for each step she also shares her own routines that keep her active all the time-from the little motions that engage her body during household chores and the foods that keep her well nourished to the philosophy that grounds her when she's being pulled in a million directions at once. This book is also packed with practical tools such as timesaving tips, delicious recipes inspired by clean and plant-based eating, mini-workouts that seamlessly integrate into your everyday life, breathing exercises, and customized yoga and meditation routines. The Living Clearly Method teaches you to listen to your body, tune in to your mind, and develop the consciousness to clear your head and find peace in your life. It is a beautiful, intuitive guide for living the healthiest life possible, both inside and out."-- Provided by publisher.

Sitting still like a frog : mindfulness exercises for kids (and their parents) ; [simple mindfulness practices to help your child deak with anxiety, improe concentration, and handle difficult emotions]

January 10, 2017
Snel, Eline.
Boston : Shambhala, 2013.
xvi, 106 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Translation of the author's Stilzitten als een kikker.
Introduction to mindfulness -- Parenting with greater mindfulness -- Attention starts with the breath -- Training your attention muscle -- Out of your head and into your body -- Weathering the storm inside -- Handling difficult feelings -- The conveyor belt of worries -- It is good to be kind -- Patience, trust, and letting go.
Mindfulness--the quality of attention that combines full awareness with acceptance of each moment, just as it is--is gaining broad acceptance among mental health professionals as an adjunct to treatment. This little book is a very appealing introduction to mindfulness meditation for children and their parents. In a simple and accessible way, it describes what mindfulness is and how mindfulness-based practices can help children calm down, become more focused, fall asleep more easily, alleviate worry, manage anger, and generally become more patient and aware. The book contains eleven practices that focus on just these scenarios, along with short examples and anecdotes throughout. Included with purchase is an audio CD with guided meditations, voiced by Myla Kabat-Zinn, who along with her husband, Jon Kabat-Zinn, popularized mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) as a therapeutic approach.

Breathe, mama, breathe : 5-minute mindfulness for busy moms

January 9, 2017
Moralis, Shonda, author.
270 pages ; 19 cm
Introduction: The breathe, mama, breathe plan -- Foundational breaks -- Starting your day -- Connecting with your family during the day -- Connecting with yourself during the day -- Connecting with the world -- Ending the day.
"Between feeding infants, sending kids off to school, helping with homework, getting little ones ready for bed, and countless other activities, it may seem impossible to find a few moments to restore your ever-subsiding sanity. Here are 65 strategies to help you turn everyday moments into your own mindful breaks: over coffee, while feeding, in the car, after a meltdown (yours or theirs!), or anytime you need a "Three-Breath Hug" or a reminder that "This, Too, Is Passing.","--Back cover.

Lessons from a difficult person : how to deal with people like us

January 9, 2017
Elliston, Sarah H., author.
xxi, 146 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Drawing on a lifetime of experience, the author courageously uses her own story to present ideas well timed for use in our current society. Her descriptions of personal events and anecdotes offer skills and techniques that are readily adaptable and usable. The lessons learned can be implemented immediately by the reader.--From back cover.

JFK and the masculine mystique : sex and power on the New Frontier

January 6, 2017
Watts, Steven, 1952- author.
x, 415 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Kennedy Adonais -- The crisis of masculinity in 1950s America -- Style makes the man : candidate John F. Kennedy -- Hollywood cool : Frank Sinatra and the Jack Pack -- Existential tough guy : Norman Mailer -- Secret agent men : Ian Fleming and James Bond -- A philosophy for playboys : Hugh Hefner -- Vigor and virility : President John F. Kennedy -- Celebrity journalist : Ben Bradlee -- Modern warriors : Maxwell Taylor and Edward Lansdale -- The Spartacus syndrome : Kirk Douglas and Tony Curtis -- Mercury macho : Alan Shepard and John Glenn -- The masculine mystique.

Brain briefs : answers to the most (and least) pressing questions about your mind

January 4, 2017
Markman, Arthur B., author.
x, 277 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Does being open to experience lead to success? -- Can we really make ourselves happy? -- How do we catch a liar? -- Should we play brain games? -- Do stories help us remember? -- Is pain open to interpretation? -- Do schools teach the way children learn? -- Why do tongue twisters work? -- Do we get more done when we multitask? -- Can we be conscientious and creative? -- Is it true that we only use 10 percent of our brains? -- Is our memory doomed to fail? -- Why are continuity errors in movies difficult to catch? -- Are all narcissists alike? -- Does time speed up as we get older? -- Why is forgiveness so powerful? -- Is our thinking ever coherent? -- Are our beliefs consistent with one another? -- Why is it hard to learn a new language? -- Is our right brain different from our left brain? -- How do we overcome writer's block? -- Is failure necessary? -- How much of what we see is real? -- Does punishment work? -- Why are comparisons so helpful? -- Why do people choke under pressure? -- How do we decide what to buy? -- What is the best way to brainstorm? -- Why is online communication so ineffective? -- Is it possible to remember something that didn't happen? -- Is prejudice avoidable? -- What's the best way to deal with life's endless litany of nuisances? -- Is mind reading a necessary skill? -- What are brains for, anyway? -- Does listening to Mozart make us smarter? -- Why are other people such slackers? -- Can delusion be a good thing? -- Why do we call a dog a "dog"? -- Why do we love kitten videos so much? -- Is nostalgia good or bad?
"Psychologists Art Markman and Bob Duke, hosts of the popular KUT radio show and podcast Two Guys on Your Head, answer some of the most engaging quandaries about the human brain and behavior. Featuring the latest empirical findings in the dynamic field of psychology, this is science served up in fun and revelatory bite-size bits!"-- Dust jacket.

The artist's way : a spiritual path to higher creativity

January 4, 2017
Cameron, Julia, author.
New York, New York : TarcherPeregree, [2016]
xx, 245 pages ; 23 cm
Foreword by Natalie Goldberg -- Introduction to the Twenty-fifth Anniversary edition of 'The Artist's Way' -- Introduction -- Spiritual electricity: the basic principles -- The basic tools -- Week 1: Recovering a sense of safety -- Week 2: Recovering a sense of identity -- Week 3: Recovering a sense of power -- Week 4: Recovering a sense of integrity -- Week 5: Recovering a sense of possibility -- Week 6: Recovering a sense of abundance -- Week 7: Recovering a sense of connection -- Week 8: Recovering a sense of strength -- Week 9: Recovering a sense of compassion -- Week 10: Recovering a sense of self-protection -- Week 11: Recovering a sense of autonomy -- Week 12: Recovering a sense of faith -- Creativity contract -- Epilogue : The Artist's Way / Words for it -- The Artist's Way Questions and Answers -- Creative Cluster guide -- Appendix 1: Trail mix -- Appendix 2: Trail markers -- Reading list: resources -- Index.
Presents a twelve-week program intended to increase creativity by capturing the creative energy of the universe.

Tools of titans : the tactics, routines, and habits of billionaires, icons, and world-class performers

January 3, 2017
Ferriss, Timothy, author.
xxvii, 673 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part 1. Healthy -- Part 2. Wealthy -- Part 3. Wise.
Fitness, money, and wisdom -- here are the tools. Over the last two years, Tim Ferriss has collected the routines and tools of world-class performers around the globe while interviewing them for his self-titled podcast. Now the distilled notebook of tips and tricks that helped him double his income, flexibility, happiness, and more is available as Tools of Titans.

Against empathy : the case for rational compassion

January 3, 2017
Bloom, Paul, 1963- author.
285 pages ; 22 cm
Other people's shoes -- The anatomy of empathy -- Doing good -- The politics of empathy -- Intimacy -- Empathy as the foundation of morality -- Violence and cruelty -- Age of reason.
"We often think of our capacity to experience the suffering of others as the ultimate source of goodness. Many of our wisest policy-makers, activists, scientists, and philosophers agree that the only problem with empathy is that we don't have enough of it. Nothing could be farther from the truth, argues Yale researcher Paul Bloom. In [this book], Bloom [posits that] empathy [is] one of the leading motivators of inequality and immorality in society. Far from helping us to improve the lives of others, empathy is a capricious and irrational emotion that appeals to our narrow prejudices"--Dust jacket flap.


December 20, 2016
Orr, Tamra, author.
Ann Arbor, Michigan : Cherry Lake Publishing, [2017]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
When I'm angry -- Why I'm angry -- Who makes me angry -- Letting go of anger -- Find out more -- Glossary -- Home and school connection -- Index -- About the author.
Introduces readers to the emotion of anger, looking into what it is, when it happens, why it can happen and how to handle it.

Introvert doodles : an illustrated look at introvert life in an extrovert world.

December 6, 2016
Wilson, Maureen "Marzi," author.
Avon, Massachusetts : Adams Media, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 17 cm.
Whoever said there's strength in numbers lied. Meet Marzi. She's an introvert who often finds herself in awkward situations. Marzi used to feel strange about her introverted tendencies. Not anymore! Now she knows that there are tons of introverts out there just like her--introverts who enjoy peace and quiet, need time alone to recharge their battery, and who prefer staying in with their pet and a good book to awkward social interactions. Just like Marzi, these introverts can often be found in libraries, at home watching Netflix, brainstorming excuses to miss your next party, or doodling cute cartoons. Being an introvert in an extrovert world isn't always easy, but it certainly is an adventure. In Introvert Doodles, follow Marzi through all of her most uncomfortable, charming, honest, and hilarious moments that everyone--introvert, extrovert, or somewhere in between--can relate to.

Labyrinths : Emma Jung, her marriage to Carl, and the early years of psychoanalysis

December 5, 2016
Clay, Catrine, author.
406 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
"First published in Great Britain by William Collins in 2016"--Title-page verso.
A visit to Vienna -- Two childhoods -- A secret betrothal -- A rich marriage -- Tricky times -- Dreams and tests -- A home of their own -- A vile scandal -- Emma moves ahead -- A difficult year -- Ménage à trois -- The Great War -- The Americans -- Into the twenties -- Coming through.
"A sensational, eye-opening narrative nonfiction account of Emma Jung's complex marriage to Carl Gustav Jung, and her critical impact on the early years of the psychoanalytic movement"-- Provided by publisher.

Start right where you are : how little changes can make a big difference for overwhelmed procrastinators, frustrated overachievers, and recovering perfectionists

December 5, 2016
Bennett, Sam, 1967- author.
Novato, California : New World Library, [2016]
xv, 239 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
"Start Right Where You Are is an easy-to-read, easy-to-do guidebook for anyone who wants to change their life but doesn't know where or how to begin. Her gentle-kiss-on-the-cheek and loving-thwack-upside-the-head attitude gives us what we all need: inspiration, shortcuts, and breathing room."--Provided by publisher.

Make peace with your mind : how mindfulness and compassion can free you from your inner critic

December 5, 2016
Coleman, Mark, 1965- author.
xiv, 238 pages ; 22 cm
"The inner critic is the voice inside our heads reminding us that we are never "good enough." Its behind the insidious thoughts that can make us second-guess our every action and doubt our own value. The inner critic might feel overpowering, but it can be managed effectively. Meditation teacher and therapist Mark Coleman helps readers understand and free themselves from the inner critic using the tools of mindfulness and compassion. Each chapter offers constructive insights into what creates, drives, and disarms the critic; real peoples journeys to inspire and guide readers; and simple practices anyone can use to live a free, happy, and flourishing life."

Paths to happiness : 50 ways to add joy to your life every day

December 5, 2016
Hoffman, Edward, 1951- author.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2016]
240 pages ; 19 cm
Acting improv -- Adventure sports -- Art appreciation -- Authenticity -- Awe -- Birding -- Coummunity singing -- Cooking and baking -- Creativity -- Curiosity -- Dancing -- Doing art -- Dreams -- Empathy -- Explanatory style -- Expressive writing -- Flow -- Forgiveness -- Friendship -- Gardening -- Genealogy -- Gratitude -- Humor and Laughter -- Kindness -- Knitting -- Learning a foreign launguage -- Life metaphors -- Mentoring -- Mindfulness -- Moral elation -- Nostalgia -- Overcoming regrets -- Peak experiences -- Pets -- Photography -- Poetry -- Power napping -- Prayer -- Restorative nature -- Savoring -- Self-compassion -- Self-disclosure -- Sense of wonder -- Tai Chi -- Tears of joy -- Time affluence -- Travel -- Volunteering -- Wisdom -- Zen meditation.
It's human nature to want to be happy. But if you think that becoming more joyful requires you to overhaul your outlook, think again! This book will guide you trough fifty fun, stimulating, mind-opening ways to help yourself achieve greater joy and feel more fulfilled.

Pussy : a reclamation

December 2, 2016
Thomashauer, Regena, author.
Carlsbad, Callirfornia : Hay House, Inc., 2016.
xxi, 257 pages ; 24 cm
"Regena Thomashauer, creatrix of Mama Gena's School of Womanly Arts, has spent 20 years helping women unlearn the lessons our culture teaches--that a 'successful' life means achieving, accomplishing, and taking care of others--and showing them how to connect deeply with their own source of feminine power"-- Provided by publisher.

Walking on sunshine : 52 small steps to happiness

December 2, 2016
Kelly, Rachel (Journalist), author.
New York : Atria Books, 2016.
xiii, 113 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Spring -- Summer -- Autumn -- Winter.
"A compact, accessible, life-changing book, internationally bestselling Walking on Sunshine offers fifty-two tips and tools (one for each week of the year) to increase your happiness year-round and help you manage the mood-altering pressures of everyday life."

Suggestible you : the curious science of your brain's ability to deceive, transform, and heal

November 29, 2016
Vance, Erik, author.
283 pages ; 24 cm
Inside the placebo effect -- Placebos, storytelling, and the birth of modern medicine -- Meet your inner pharmacist -- Hunting the mysterious placebo responder -- Your mind's parlor tricks -- The dark side of suggestion -- You are getting sleepy... -- Satan worshippers, aliens, and other memories of things that never happened -- Suggestible us -- Sex, drugs, and... -- Harnessing the power of expectation.

What do you really want? : how to set a goal and go for it! a guide for teens

November 28, 2016
Bachel, Beverly K., 1957-
Golden Valley : Free Spirit Publishing, [2016].
viii, 151 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Why goals matter -- Discover what you really want -- Become a goal getter -- Stay on track -- Celebrate your success.
"This step-by-step guide helps teens achieve what they really want. Helps teens articulate their goals and put them in writing, set priorities and deadlines, overcome obstacles, build a support system, use positive self-talk, celebrate successes, and more. Includes downloadable forms"--Provided by publisher.

Does your family make you smarter? : nature, nurture, and human autonomy

November 28, 2016
Flynn, James R. (James Robert), 1934- author.
xviii, 258 pages ; 23 cm
Part I: Human autonomy. Twins and autonomy -- Justice and freedom -- The great debate -- Slow and quick decay of family effects -- Reconciliation with twins and adoptions -- The fairness factor -- Part II: Intelligence. The raven's revolution -- Learning from astronomy -- The meta-theory of intelligence -- Scientific theories of intelligence -- Psychology and Cardinal Bellarmine.

The self-esteem workbook

November 21, 2016
Schiraldi, Glenn R., 1947- author.
Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, c2016.
x, 243 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
"A new Harbinger self-help workbook"--Cover.

Striker, slow down! : a calming book for children who are always on the go

November 16, 2016
Hughes, Emma, author.
Philadelphia : Singing Dragon, 2017.
1 volume unpaged : color illustrations ; 22 cm

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