New Arrivals · Psychology

March 6, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.

Beyond willpower : the secret principle to achieving success in life, love, and happiness

February 20, 2015
Loyd, Alex, author.
New York : Harmony Books, [2015]
275 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Four seconds : all the time you need to stop counter-productive habits and get the results you want

February 20, 2015
Bregman, Peter.
San Francisco : HarperOne, 2015.
x, 258 pages ; 22 cm
"All too often our best efforts to accomplish the things we want most--to do our jobs well, to make meaningful contributions at home and at work, to have satisfying relationships with loved ones, friends, neighbors, and coworkers--are built on bad habits that sabotage us. We feel overwhelmed by our increasingly large to-do list, so we automatically multitask to get more done--and end up more stressed and more overloaded. We say something with the hopes of impressing the other person, but instead of offend them--then spend days trying to repair the damage. We give what we think is a pep talk to our team-- but they walk away demotivated.How can we be most effective and productive in a world that moves too fast and demands so much of us?In Four Seconds, Peter Bregman shows that the answer is to pause for as few as four seconds--the length of a deep breath--to replace bad habits and reactions with more productive behaviors. In his trademark style of blending personal anecdotes with practical advice, Bregman reveals some of our most common counter-productive tendencies and describes counter-intuitive strategies for acting more intentionally, including: Why setting goals can actually harm your performance How to use strategic disengagement to recover focus and willpower Why listening--not arguing--is the best strategy for changing someone's mind How taking responsibility for someone else's failure can actually help you succeed Drawn from Bregman's hugely popular Harvard Business Review blog, this engaging and wise book provides simple solutions to create the results you want without the stress"-- Provided by publisher.

Performing under pressure : the science of doing your best when it matters most

February 20, 2015
Weisinger, Hendrie. author.
©2015
viii, 310 pages ; 22 cm
"Nobody performs better under pressure. Regardless of the task, pressure ruthlessly diminishes our judgment, decision-making, attention, dexterity, and performance in every professional and personal arena. The authors introduce us to the concept of pressure management, offering empirically tested short term and long term solutions to help us overcome the debilitating effects of pressure. The reality is, pressure makes us do worse, and sometimes leads us to fail utterly. But there are things we can do to diminish its effects on our performance. Performing Under Pressure offers 22 specific strategies each of us can use to reduce pressure in our personal and professional lives and allow us to better excel in whatever we do."-- Provided by publisher.

MeQuilibrium : 14 days to cooler, calmer, and happier

February 20, 2015
Bruce, Jan, author.
©2015
xix, 235 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
1. Missing peace. One nation, under stress -- A new approach -- 2. The 14-day reboot. 14 days to meQuilibrium. Calm your emotions -- Sleep smart -- Unlock your problem-solving power -- Access instant calm -- Refuel the right way -- Navigate around iceberg beliefs -- Banish the burnout -- Tune your positive radars -- Find your fitness fault lines -- Strike a work/life balance -- Get unstuck -- Live your life goals -- Energize your work -- Connect to something more -- 3. Keep it going. Life, in balance.
"Mequilibrium is a multi year effort among top minds in wellness trends, cognitive psychology, and integrative medicine to create a comprehensive, balanced solution to defang stress and reboot, rebuild, and relax in 14 days. The efficacy of this unique plan has been proven in three clinical trials--within just 60 days, participants' stress was cut almost in half"-- Provided by publisher.

Natural meditation : a guide to effortless meditative practice

February 19, 2015
Sluyter, Dean.
New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher, [2015]
260 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes index.

Now what? : 90 days to a new life direction

February 19, 2015
Fortgang, Laura Berman, author.
©2015
xxviii, 278 pages ; 21 cm.
"In Now What? pioneering life coach Laura Berman Fortgang shares the process that she has used to help hundreds of clients make major changes in their lives. Whether it's moving on from a dead-end job, discovering an entirely new creative outlet, or answering the age-old question 'What am I meant to do with my life?' this book provides a clear and practical ninety-day program that can help you make major changes in your life."--Back cover.

Life letters : key to your soul, a journey into the Self

February 17, 2015
Ochse, Alyshia, author.
©2012
49 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
"I believe in signs, but we can only see the signs when we are aware of our questions or quest. I believe the outside world has too much influence in shaping our identities, and when we rely too heavily on external influences, we can lose our way. The truest answers to our most pressing questions often come from within, but sometimes our inner voice is the hardest one to hear. I began my journey for life's answers out of desperation to hear that voice. I was curious about the person I could become--if only I were brave enough to listen to my internal voice. I am a seeker of personal evolution and growth. The process which I call Life Letters developed out of a time when I didn't really know myself, when I felt both overwhelmed and underwhelmed by my own existence in the world. Life Letters gave--and continues to give me--the proper focus to explore different aspects of myself. Life Letters fosters pursuit of self-fulfillment in a simple, manageable way--via specially focused letters written to ourselves just once a month. For me--and, I believe, for you--they mean all the difference between missing and seeing life's most amazing signs. Life Letters, with its monthly focus, guides and empowers you to evolve your life in a positive manner. This program is the "next level of living" you might not even know you've been seeking!"--Back cover.

A year without fear : 365 days of magnificence

February 11, 2015
Kieves, Tama J.
New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, a member of Penguin Random House, [2015]
xix, 385 pages ; 18 cm
"A book of 365 short quotes and inspirational thoughts to help readers live an entire year with less fear"-- Provided by publisher.

Mind change : how digital technologies are leaving their mark on our brains

February 9, 2015
Greenfield, Susan, author.
New York : Random House, [2015]
xvii, 348 pages : illustration ; 25 cm
"Google. Facebook. Twitter. Repeat. We live in a world unimaginable even a few decades ago, one like no other in human history. It's a parallel world where we can be on the move in the real world, yet always hooked into an alternative time and place. And although it's a two-dimensional world of sight and sound, it offers instant information, connected identities, and constant novelty. In this world, our screen technologies are increasingly where we work, where we unwind, where we relieve our boredom and where we learn. The subsequent transformation in how we live and think is a vitally important issue, perhaps even the most important issue of our time. When toddlers are given iPads, and adults spend ten hours a day staring at a screen, can we afford to assume that our brave new screen technologies are harmless tools? Blending a wide range of scientific studies, news events, and cultural criticism with brio and verve, Mind Change presents an incisive snapshot of the global 'now.' Greenfield examines how the dawn of the Digital Age has already altered our cultural landscape, fueled an epidemic of oversharing, and transformed how we learn, remember and spread information -- and how these innovations are changing our physical brains. A warning cry, a shot across the bow, and a call to action, Mind Change explores the social, cultural and physiological ramifications of our new digital lifestyle"-- Provided by publisher.

Scary close : dropping the act and finding true intimacy

February 6, 2015
Miller, Donald, 1971- author.
©2014
xvi, 231 pages ; 22 cm.
"After decades of failed relationships and painful drama, Donald Miller decided had had enough. Impressing people wasnt helping him connect with anyone. He'd built a life of public isolation, yet he dreamed of meaningful relationships. So at forty years old he made a scary decision: to be himself no matter what it cost."--Amazon.com.

Sex versus survival : the life and ideas of Sabina Spielrein

February 6, 2015
Launer, John, author.
New York : Overlook, 2015.
xi, 307 pages : illustrations, genealogical table ; 24 cm
Who was Sabina Spielrein? She is probably best known for her notorious affair with Carl Jung, which was dramatized in the film A Dangerous Method, starring Keira Knightley. Yet her life story is much more compelling than just one famous relationship. Spielrein overcame family and psychological abuse to become a profoundly original thinker in her own right. Sex Versus Survival is the first biography to put her life and ideas at the center of the story and examine Spielrein's key role in the development of psychoanalysis. Drawing on fresh research into Spielrein's diaries, papers, and correspondence, John Launer shows how Spielrein's overlooked ideas--rejected by Freud and Jung but substantially vindicated by later developments in psychology and evolutionary biology--may represent the last and most important stage in the rediscovery of an extraordinary life.

Mindsight : near-death and out-of-body experiences in the blind

February 5, 2015
Ring, Kenneth.
New York : iUniverse, Inc., c2008.
xviii, 156 p. ; 22 cm.

The red book = Liber novus : a reader's edition

February 5, 2015
Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961.
New York : W.W. Norton & Co., [2009]
xviii, 582 pages ; 23 cm
"Philemon series"--Title page.
Liber primus. Refinding the soul ; Soul and God ; On the service of the soul ; The desert ; Experiences in the desert ; Descent into Hell in the future ; Splitting of the spirit ; Murder of the hero ; The conception of the God ; Mysterium. Encounter ; Instruction ; Resolution -- Liber secundus. The red one ; The castle in the forest ; One of the lowly ; The anchorite dies I [day 1] ; Dies II [Day 2] ; Death ; The remains of earlier temples ; First day ; Second day ; The incantations ; The opening of the egg ; Hell ; The sacrificial murder ; Divine folly ; Nox secunda [Second night] ; Nox tertia [Third night] ; Nox quarta [Fourth night] ; The three prophecies ; The gift of magic ; The way of the cross ; The magician -- Scrutinies.
When Carl Jung embarked on an extended self-exploration, the result was "The Red Book," a large, illuminated volume he created between 1914 and 1930. However, only a handful of people had ever seen it. It has since been translated from the original Gerrman and is now it is available to scholars and the general public in both a large format version (40 cm. height) which includes facsimile reproduction of the handwritten German text and color illustrations, or the smaller "Reader's edition" (23 cm. height) which consists of the English translation and translator's notes.

The social climber's bible : a book of manners, practical tips, and spiritual advice for the upwardly mobile

January 30, 2015
Wittenborn, Dirk, author.
New York : Penguin Books, 2014.
xx, 297 pages ; 19 cm
Why you have what it takes, even if you don't -- Does being a social climber mean I have to become a phony? -- The Wittenborn-Johnson Psychological Aptitude Test for social climbers -- Do I have to ditch my old friends to meet glamorous and exciting new people? -- Test your social climbing IQ -- How to get more out of a cocktail party than a hangover -- Sex and the social climber -- The secrets of being a great guest -- Basic social functions and how to get the most out of them -- Handling hormonally charged events : engagement parties and weddings -- What am I saying yes to? : dating, love, and marriage -- A virtual new you -- Networking : how to win friends, influence people, and use them to turn a profit -- the family that climbs together stays together -- Scenester social climbing -- The AARP climb : why climbing gets easier the older you get, even if you wear Depends -- Riding unicorns and whales -- Mountaineering with the one percent -- Climbing the inner mountain.
"Welcome fledging Social Climbers! Allow us to show you the way. Birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it, so what's the big deal? You shouldn't be punished for wanting to improve your lot in life! This is America, after all. In the grand tradition of True Prep and The Hipster Handbook, The Social Climber's Bible will teach you everything you need to know to become a pro Mountaineer: The Art of Social Climbing at gallery openings, cocktail parties, and funerals Social Climbing as a family How to handle sex, dating, marriage, and love Your social climbing IQ and how to improve it How to spot a Big Fish, Whale, Turtle or Unicorn, and what they can do for you Johnson & Johnson heiress Jazz Johnson is a lifelong insider in that rarefied world that fans of both Downton Abbey and Gossip Girl dream about. Raconteur Dirk Wittenborn is old enough to remember when sex was safe and cocaine wasn't addictive. In short, Jazz belongs to some of the most exclusive clubs in the world, whereas Dirk has been kicked out of them. Who better to guide you? "-- Provided by publisher.

The success principles : how to get from where you are to where you want to be

January 27, 2015
Canfield, Jack, 1944-
©2015
xxxv, 587 pages : illustratioins ; 23 cm.
The fundamentals of success -- Transform yourself for success -- Build your success team -- Create successful relationships -- Success and money -- Success in the digital age.
Since its publication a decade ago, Jack Canfield's practical and inspiring guide has helped thousands of people transform themselves for success. Now, he has revised and updated his essential guidebook to reflect our changing times. The Success Principles will teach you how to increase your confidence, tackle daily challenges, live with passion and purpose, and realize all your ambitions. Filled with memorable and inspiring stories of CEO's, world-class athletes, celebrities, and everyday people, it spells out the 67 timeless principles used by successful men and women throughout history--proven principles and strategies that can be adapted for your own life, whether you want to be the best salesperson in your company, become a leading architect, score top grades in school, lose weight, buy your dream home, make millions, or just get back in the job market. Taken together and practiced every day, these principles will change your life beyond your wildest dreams.--Publisher's description.

Cowardice : a brief history

January 26, 2015
Walsh, Chris, 1966-
Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2014]
292 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Profiles in cowardice : a shadow history of the home of the brave -- Of arms and men -- The ways of excessive fear -- Duty-bound -- The rise of the therapeutic -- So long a file : cowardice away from war.
"Coward. It's a grave insult, likely to provoke anger, shame, even violence. But what exactly is cowardice? When terrorists are called cowards, does it mean the same as when the term is applied to soldiers? And what, if anything, does cowardice have to do with the rest of us? Bringing together sources from court-martial cases to literary and film classics such as Dante's Inferno, The Red Badge of Courage, and The Thin Red Line, Cowardice recounts the great harm that both cowards and the fear of seeming cowardly have done, and traces the idea of cowardice's power to its evolutionary roots. But Chris Walsh also shows that this power has faded, most dramatically on the battlefield. Misconduct that earlier might have been punished as cowardice has more recently often been treated medically, as an adverse reaction to trauma, and Walsh explores a parallel therapeutic shift that reaches beyond war, into the realms of politics, crime, philosophy, religion, and love. Yet, as Walsh indicates, the therapeutic has not altogether triumphed--contempt for cowardice endures, and he argues that such contempt can be a good thing. Courage attracts much more of our attention, but rigorously understanding cowardice may be more morally useful, for it requires us to think critically about our duties and our fears, and it helps us to act ethically when fear and duty conflict.Richly illustrated and filled with fascinating stories and insights, Cowardice is the first sustained analysis of a neglected but profound and pervasive feature of human experience. "-- Provided by publisher.

Zen pencils : cartoon quotes from inspirational folks

January 23, 2015
Than, Gavin Aung.
©2014.
175 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
Zen Pencils turns your favorite quotes into fun and unique comics that will inspire and motivate even the most cynical of readers. Famous words modern thinkers, including Neil Gaiman, Stephen Fry, John Green, Roger Ebert, and Neil deGrasse Tyson as well as historic greats Marie Curie, C.S. Lewis, Bruce Lee, Vincent van Gogh, and Confucius are transformed into charming narrative comics that are sure to unlock your inner passion and creativity.

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