New Arrivals · Psychology

October 3, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Shift into freedom : the science and practice of open-hearted awareness

October 2, 2015
Kelly, Loch.
Boulder, CO : Sounds True, [2015]
X, 277 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Being home while remaining home -- Direct recognition, gradual unfolding -- Location, location, location -- Local awareness -- The art and science of awakening -- The shift of knowing and identity -- Thinking as the sixth sense -- Nonconceptual awareness -- A simple case of mistaken identity -- The anatomy of awareness -- Open-hearted awareness -- The new normal -- The next stage of human development -- Effortless mindfulness -- Living from being.

Winners : and how they succeed

September 30, 2015
Campbell, Alastair, 1957- author.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2015.
xvi, 449 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
How do sports stars excel, entrepreneurs thrive, or individuals achieve their ambition? Is their ability to win innate? Or is the winning mindset something we can all develop? Drawing on the wisdom of an astonishing array of talented people - from elite athletes to top managers, from rulers of countries to rulers of global business empires - Alastair Campbell uses his forensic skills, as well as his own experience of politics and sport, to get to the heart of success. He examines how winners tick. He considers how they build great teams. He analyzes how they deal with unexpected setbacks and new challenges. He judges what the very different worlds of politics, business and sport can learn from one another. And he sets out a blueprint for winning that we can all follow. Includes a special introduction for the American edition.

How to break up with anyone : letting go of friends, family, and everyone in-between

September 22, 2015
Waxman, Jamye.
Berkeley, CA : Seal Press, 2015.
228 pages ; 21 cm
"Not all relationships are made to last forever. Sometimes what starts as a beautiful friendship or productive partnership turns toxic, or one-sided, or unhealthy - and the best solution for both parties is to end it. In How to Break Up With Anyone, relationship expert Jamye Waxman has written a much-needed guide to every step of a non-romantic breakup. Drawing from her own experiences, Jamye provides strategies for disengaging from a friend, family member, community, or even former version of oneself, addressing both practical and emotional concerns. While ending a relationship can be painful, Jamye's positive message focuses on the ultimately liberating aspects of putting unhealthy relationships to rest. Chapters include: Breaking Up Versus Taking a Break Best Friends Forever No More Breaking Up With Family Kissing Community Goodbye Relabeling Your Sexuality and Gender Breaking Up With Your Career Breaking Up With Anyone Else Being Broken Up With How to Break Up With Anyone provides the tools for anyone to initiate a breakup, the encouragement to get through it, and the wisdom to recognize that they don't have to settle for anything less than productive, healthy relationships. Covering a variety of relationships, How to Break Up With Anyone is a timeless resource for people of all ages"-- Provided by publisher.

The narcissist you know

September 22, 2015
Burgo, Joseph (Psychologist)
New York : Touchstone, 2015.
viii, 261 pages ; 24 cm
"Defending yourself against extreme narcissists in an all-about-me age"--Jacket.
"I have many different faces" : the narcissistic continuum -- "I'm easily wounded" : self-esteem and narcissistic injury -- "I'm a winner and you're a loser" : the bullying narcissist -- "You're everything I always/never wanted to be" : the narcissistic parent -- "I want you to want me" : the seductive narcissist -- "I'm king of the world" : the grandiose narcissist -- "I have so much to tell you" : the know-it-all narcissist -- "I'm right and you're wrong" : the self-righteous narcissist -- "Challenge me and I'll hurt you" : the vindictive narcissist -- "My drug means more to me than you do" : the addicted narcissist -- "I'm difficult but not impossible to manage" : coping with the narcissist you know.

Louder than words : harness the power of your authentic voice

September 22, 2015
Henry, Todd, author.
New York, New York : Portfolio/Penguin, [2015]
viii, 212 pages ; 24 cm
Teaches readers how to develop an authentic voice in their work, regardless of occupation, and argues that developing an authentic voice will lead to success and greater job satisfaction.

Keep your brain stronger for longer : 201 brain exercises for people with mild cognitive impairment

September 22, 2015
Vojtkofsky, Tonia, author.
New York : The Experiment, 2015
xiv, 281 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"Maintain your mental fitness with these challenges for multiple cognitive abilities!"--Cover.

Don't let anything dull your sparkle : how to break free of negativity and drama

September 22, 2015
Virtue, Doreen, 1958-
Carlsbad : Hay House, Inc., 2015.
xv, 223 pages ; 22 cm
"Difficult relationships and challenging situations all come down to one thing: drama. In this groundbreaking book, Doreen Virtue guides you through the process of determining what your Drama Quotient is. You will learn how much you are unnecessarily tolerating and absorbing from other people and situations. Doreen highlights the difference between detaching from drama and being compassionate and helpful, and she shows you how to: Deal with relatives, friends, and co-workers who are addicted to drama Assess your own level of drama addiction Stop attracting and creating negativity in your life Go on an overall Drama Detox to clear away negativity, and let your light shine through!"-- Provided by publisher.

Big magic : creative living beyond fear

September 18, 2015
Gilbert, Elizabeth, 1969- author.
New York : Riverhead Books, 2015.
276 pages ; 22 cm
Courage -- Enchantment -- Permission -- Persistence -- Trust -- Divinity.
"With profound empathy and radiant generosity, Elizabeth Gilbert offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the "strange jewels" that are hidden within each of us. Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work, embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy"-- Provided by publisher.

Don't shoot the dog! : the new art of teaching and training

September 11, 2015
Pryor, Karen, 1932-
New York : Bantam Books, 1999.
xvi, 202 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Reinforcement : better than rewards -- Shaping : developing super performance without strain or pain -- Stimulus control : cooperation without coercion -- Untraining : using reinforcement to get rid of behavior you don't want -- Reinforcement in the real world -- Clicker training : a new technology.
Discusses the underlying principles of behaviorial modification and explains how to apply the methodology of positive reinforcement of areas ranging from memory improvement to breaking addictive habits.

Thirty million words : building a child's brain : tune in, talk more, take turns

September 10, 2015
Suskind, Dana, author.
308 pages ; 24 cm.
Connections : why a pediatric cochlear implant surgeon became a social scientist -- The first word : the pioneers of parent talk -- Neuroplasticity : riding the revolutionary wave in brain science -- The power of parent talk : from language to an outlook on life -- The three Ts : setting the stage for optimum brain development -- The social consequences : where the science of neuroplasticity can take us -- Spreading the words : the next step.
"The founder and director of the Thirty Million Words Initiative, Professor Dana Suskind, explains why the most important--and astoundingly simple--thing you can do for your child's future success in life is to talk to him or her, reveals the recent science behind this truth, and outlines precisely how parents can best put it into practice" -- provided by publisher.

Children of the aging self-absorbed : a guide to coping with difficult, narcissistic parents & grandparents

September 10, 2015
Brown, Nina W., author.
viii, 207 pages ; 23 cm

F*ck feelings : one shrink's practical advice for managing all life's impossible problems

September 1, 2015
Bennett, Michael, 1945-
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
xi, 370 pages ; 22 cm
In the title, the [u] in "fuck" is represented by an asterisk.
Fuck self-improvement -- Fuck self-esteem -- Fuck fairness -- Fuck helpfulness -- Fuck serenity -- Fuck love -- Fuck communication -- Fuck parenthood -- Fuck assholes -- Fuck treatment.
"The only self-help book you'll ever need, from a psychiatrist who will help you put aside your unrealistic wishes, stop trying to change things you can't change, and do the best with what you can control--the first steps to solving all of life's impossible problems"-- Provided by publisher.

Habit stacking : 97 small life changes that take five minutes or less

August 31, 2015
Scott, S.J., author.
129 pages ; 23 cm

Girl world : how to ditch the drama and find your inner amazing

August 25, 2015
Ottaviano, Patricia, author.
xii, 143 pages ; 23 cm.
You're in -- but are you? -- The outside looking in -- A chapter you will come back to -- The ugly truth -- Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, oh my! -- Free yourself -- Damage control -- It's cool to be different -- Be your own best friend.

The superhuman mind : free the genius in your brain

August 24, 2015
Brogaard, Berit, author.
xii, 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
The hidden abilities in all of us -- Brilliant impact -- A flexible mind -- What's your number? -- Smart cookies -- Draw like a child -- Not a worry in the world -- Super-perceivers -- Brain tech -- The transcendent everyman.
"The Superhuman Mind takes us inside the lives and brains of geniuses, savants, virtuosos, and a wide variety of ordinary people who have acquired truly extraordinary talents, one way or another. Delving into the neurological underpinnings of these abilities, the authors even reveal how we can acquire some of them ourselves--from perfect pitch and lightning fast math skills to supercharged creativity,"

Rising strong

August 24, 2015
Brown, Brené, author.
xxviii, 301 pages ; 22 cm
The physics of vulnerability -- Civilization stops at the waterline -- Owning our stories -- The reckoning -- The rumble -- Sewer rats and scofflaws -- The brave and brokenhearted -- Easy mark -- Composting failure -- You got to dance with them that brung you -- The revolution -- Appendices: Notes on trauma and complicated grief ; Finding a certified Daring Way helping professional ; The gift of imperfection : summary of key learnings ; Daring greatly : summary of key learnings.
"With her 2010 TED talk on the power of vulnerability (over 18 million views), her bestselling books on the transformative gifts of shame and vulnerability, and her inspiring call for wholehearted living, Brené Brown has changed the cultural conversation. Her work has been embraced by Oprah Winfrey and corporate leaders alike making her a highly sought after public speaker. For Brene, the conversation about vulnerability and shame naturally evolves into a discussion of bravery--its origins, its catalysts, its chemistry. How we are brave. What constitutes bravery. What activates the impulse to be brave. And how to recognize where our own "hero's journey" begins--in the depths of failure, disappointment, heartbreak, and grief--and how, once we grapple with our story, we are able to rise from those depths and determine how we want our story will end"-- Provided by publisher.

Fail, fail again, fail better

August 24, 2015
Chödrön, Pema.
Boulder, Colorado : Sounds True, 2015.
xv, 133 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
"Wise advice for leaning in to the unknown"--jacket.
Foreword: Forward / by Seth Godin -- The Naropa University 2014 commencement address -- Leaning into the sharp points: a conversation on failure with Pema Chödrön and Tami Simon.

Warrior goddess training

August 24, 2015
Amara, HeatherAsh, author.
San Antonio, TX : Hierophant Publishing, [2014]
xxvi, 161 pages ; 22 cm
Lesson 1: Commit to you -- Lesson 2: Align with life -- Lesson 3: Purify your vessel -- Lesson 4: Ground your being and free your past -- Lesson 5: Energize your sexuality and creativity -- Lesson 6: Claim your strength and ignite your will -- Lesson 7: Open your heart -- Lesson 8: Speak your truth -- Lesson 9: Embody your wisdom -- Lesson 10: Choose your path -- Epilogue.
"It's no secret that women today are juggling a lot. We now make up more than half the workforce in the United States and are busier than ever with partners, children, family and friends, often putting the needs of others ahead of our own. And if we feel overwhelmed by it all or fall short of perfection, many of us have learned to be our own worst critic rather than our own best friend. That's where finding our inner warrior goddess comes in. In "Warrior Goddess Training," bestselling author HeatherAsh Amara provides the antidote to the flawed idea that you are not enough. Direct, honest, and unapologetic, Amara will show you how to release the layers of expectations to finally see yourself for the authentic, perceptive, perfect woman you really are. Drawing on the wisdom from Buddhism, Toltec wisdom, and ancient Earth-based goddess spirituality, the Warrior Goddess path includes personal stories, rituals, and exercises that will encourage and inspire you to become the true warrior goddess you are meant to be"--Page 4 of cover.

The ant and the elephant : leadership for the self : a parable and 5-step plan to transform individual performance

August 18, 2015
Poscente, Vince.
Dallas, TX : Libretto Pub., ©2006.
115 pages ; 24 cm
Of all the animals the elephant rescues, only the tiny ant returns the favor.

Adventures for your soul : 21 ways to transform your habits and reach your full potential

August 18, 2015
Kaiser, Shannon.
New York : Berkley Books, [2015]
xvi, 302 pages ; 21 cm
Press the reset button -- Break up with your issues -- Free your feelings -- Play truth or dare with your inner child -- Allow awareness -- Me matters -- Just do you -- Lean into love -- Study the blessing in the lesson -- Follow your joy route -- Nourish the nudge -- Fear detox -- Go on an abundance adventure -- Rock the reflection -- Find your purpose and passion -- Be a goal digger -- Illustrate your illusion -- Sweet surrender -- Laser your inner light -- Let go -- Play with the world.
''Sometimes the one thing you need to make a change is to see things from a fresh perspective. Discover twenty-one innovative emotional explorations to boldly confront the habits that are holding you back in this breakthrough guide that provides the tools you need to fearlessly embrace your innermost desires."--Provided by publisher.

Mindware : tools for smart thinking

August 17, 2015
Nisbett, Richard E.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
viii, 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Thinking about thought. Everything's an inference ; The power of the situation ; The rational unconscious -- The formerly dismal science. Should you think like an economist? ; Spilt milk and free lunch ; Foiling foibles -- Coding, counting, correlation, and causality. Odds and Ns ; Linked up -- Experiments. Ignore the HiPPO ; Experiments natural and experiments proper ; Eekonomics ; Don't ask, can't tell -- Thinking, straight and curved. Logic ; Dialectical reasoning -- Knowing the world. KISS and tell ; Keeping it real -- The tools of the lay scientist.
A psychology expert offers a tool kit for thinking more clearly and making better decisions, explaining how to reframe problems using simplified concepts from science and statistics, including the law of large numbers, statistical regression, cost-benefit analysis, and causation and correlation.

Whole body intelligence : get out of your head and into your body to achieve greater wisdom, confidence, and success

August 17, 2015
Sisgold, Steve, author.
xxviii, 276 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Part I. Begin the journey. Body first: every moment is a choice point ; The making of whole body intelligence ; How do you move through life? ; Your movement autobiography -- Part II. Destress on demand. Stress: it's not all in your head ; The rebooting technique -- Part III. Transform limiting beliefs. The issues are in your tissues ; Identifying and changing viral beliefs into vital ones -- Part IV. Create positive changes that last. The WBI 30-day lifestyle plan ; Staying engaged and purposeful- no matter what!

Flawd : how to stop hating on yourself, others, and the things that make you who you are

August 17, 2015
Rigal, Emily-Anne, author.
New York, New York : Perigee, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2015.
xviii, 190 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Introduction: You Have Flaws -- Look at You -- Increase Your Perspective -- Connect Play to Everything -- Think...Then Think Again -- Embrace the Whole of You -- Use Influence Responsibly -- Be a Flawd Light in the World -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgments.
The journey to self-esteem is set in motion by an encounter with something we all have: a good flaw. And acceptance, just saying yes to the presence of a good flaw, is the way to cross into a world where wholeness, realness, and self-expression can put an end to bullying and combat negativity with positivity.

Thresholds : how to thrive through life's transitions to live fearlessly and regret-free

August 14, 2015
Hirsch, Sherre Z., author.
192 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Rooms and hallways -- Crossing thresholds is scary, I know -- Faith in God is not required -- From the head to the heart -- Perfection is not a destination -- Broader vision, broader possibility -- Backward is not an option -- Make your own luck.
Part practical toolkit, part inspirational guide for navigating the transformational moments of our wild and unpredictable lives. -- [p.4] of cover.

The Mindful way to study : dancing with your books

August 14, 2015
Gibbs, Jake J.
United States : O'Connor Press, ©2013.
xii, 177 pages ; 22 cm

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