New Arrivals · Psychology

February 10, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

3 things successful people do : the road map that will change your life

February 9, 2016
Maxwell, John C., 1947- author.
vii, 213 pages ; 19 cm
Chapter 1: The Journey Is More Fun If You Know Where You're Going -- Part 1: Knowing Your Purpose -- Chapter 2: Where Would I Like to Go? -- Chapter 3: How Far Can I Go? -- Chapter 4: How Do I Get There from Here? -- Part 2: Growing to Your Maximum Potential -- Chapter 5: Wha tShould I Pack in My Suitcase? -- Chapter 6: How Do I Handle the Detours? -- Chapter 7: Are We There Yet? -- Part 3: Sowing Seeds That Benefit Others -- Chapter 8: Is It a Family Trip? -- Chapter 9: Who Else Should I Take with Me? -- Chapter 10: What Should We Do Along the Way?.
"Success is a journey. If you know where you're going and how to get there, you are going to reach your destination. In fact, you already have. The single most fulfilling, game-changing state of mind a person can adopt is the notion that success is in the journey itself. When you surrender superficial notions of "arrival" and realize that the daily process is what makes your goals real, you haven't just changed the game of've become a success already. 3 Things Successful People Do will teach you what it means to be on the journey to success, help you discover your personal roadmap, and equip you with what you'll need to change course and keep growing. The path to success is waiting for you--chances are, you're on it already,"

The man's guide to women : scientifically proven secrets from the "love lab" about what women really want

February 9, 2016
Gottman, John Mordechai, author.
xiii, 210 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Introduction: secrets from the love lab -- Understanding a woman. What do women really want? ; A mind of her own -- Dating a woman. Read my hips ; First impressions -- Romancing a woman. Making your move ; Is she more than a hookup? -- Making love to a woman. Image is everything ; Her body is a wonderland ; Becoming her best ever -- Living with a woman. Learn to fight like a girl ; Why does it take so long to buy a pair of shoes ; Best friends forever -- Loving a woman for a lifetime. Is she the one? ; Mother nature ; Staying together.
A world-renowned relationship researcher and author of the best-selling 7 Principles of Making Marriage Work, drawing on 40 years of scientific study and based on his popular couples' workshops and the "love lab" at the University of Washington, helps men to understand women. --Publisher's description.

Your daily rock : a daybook of touchstones for busy lives

February 9, 2016
Digh, Patti.
Lanham, MD : Taylor Trade Publishing, [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 19 cm
"Following in the tradition of her bestselling LIFE IS A VERB -- a guide to living life more consciously -- Patti Digh returns with this deceptively simple gathering of touchstones, Your Daily Rock. With her signature gift of presenting truths in concise heartspeak, she provides short meditations to ground each day in more mindful and intentional living. The three hundred and sixty-six reflections (one for each date, including February 29th), lead readers to open space in their lives in order to love well, live fully, let go deeply, and make a difference. The visual impact of a physical rock brings home the metaphor that these words are something for people to carry around with them throughout their overscheduled day. Christian publishers have long known success with religious daily devotionals. This new book will appeal both to the general, non-religious audience as well as those who understand the strength of a daily practice."-- Provided by publisher.

Hauntings : dispelling the ghosts who run our lives

February 9, 2016
Hollis, James, 1940-
Asheville, North Carolina : Chiron Publications, [2013]
xix, 154 pages ; 22 cm
The haunting of untold stories -- On synchronicity and quantum physics -- The ghosts of our parents -- Hauntings as complexes -- Our danse macabre: relational ghosts, relational hauntings -- Guilt ghosts, shame ghosts -- Ghosts, and things that go bump in the night -- Betrayal's lingering ghosts -- The sailor cannot see the north: the haunted soul of modernism -- Dispelling ghosts by "going through" -- The haunting of the unlived life.
Hollis considers how we are all governed by the presence of invisible forms spirits, ghosts, ancestral and parental influences, inner voices, dreams, impulses, untold stories, complexes, synchronicities, and mysteries which move through us, and through history. He examines the persistence of the past in influencing our present, conscious lives and noting that engagement with mystery is what life asks of each of us.

Originals : how non-conformists move the world

February 8, 2016
Grant, Adam M., author.
xii, 322 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Creative destruction: the risky business of going against the grain -- Blind inventors and one-eyed inventors: the art and science of recognizing original ideas -- Out on a limb: speaking truth to power -- Fools rush in: timing, strategic procrastination, and the first-mover disadvantage -- Goldilocks and the Trojan Horse: creating and maintaining coalitions -- Rebel with a cause: how siblings, parents, and mentors nurture originality -- Rethinking groupthink: the myths of strong cultures, cults, and devil's advocates -- Rocking the boat and keeping it steady: managing anxiety, apathy, ambivalence, and anger.
The "author of Give and Take examines how people can champion new ideas--and how leaders can encourage originality in their organizations... In Originals he again addresses the challenge of improving the world, but now from the perspective of becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity, and buck outdated traditions. How can we originate new ideas, policies, and practices without risking it all? Using surprising studies and stories spanning business, politics, sports, and entertainment, Grant explores how to recognize a good idea, speak up without getting silenced, build a coalition of allies, choose the right time to act, and manage fear and doubt; how parents and teachers can nurture originality in children; and how leaders can fight groupthink to build cultures that welcome dissent."-- Provided by publisher.

Rich habits rich life : the four cornerstones of all great pursuits

February 3, 2016
Bell, Randall, author.
Laguna Beach, California : Leadership Institute Press, [2016]
224 pages ; 24 cm
The Me cornerstone -- The We cornerstone -- The Do cornerstone -- The Be cornerstone.
What is a winning strategy? Why do some people, families, and organizations take a dive, some merely survive, while others thrive? What leads up to a disaster or collapse? Why do some squander success, while others continue to elevate? How do we build a solid foundation that assures solid authentic growth? "Rich Habits Rich Life" is the result of research that has spanned over 25 years at the intersection of sociology and economics, and specifically explores what behaviors result in disaster, recovery, and prosperity.

The miracle morning : the not-so-obvious secret guaranteed to transform your life before 8AM

January 29, 2016
Elrod, Hal, 1979- author.
xxvi, 140 pages ; 22 cm
It's time to wake up to your full potential -- The miracle morning origin: born out of desperation -- The 95% reality check -- Why did you wake up this morning? -- The 5-step snooze-proof wake up strategy (for all of the snooze-aholics) -- The Life S.A.V.E.R.S.: six practices guaranteed to save you from a life of unfulfilled potential -- The 6-minute miracle (real results in six minutes) -- Customizing your miracle morning to fit your lifestyle and achieve your biggest goals & dreams -- From unbearable to unstoppable: the real secret to forming habits that will transform your life (in 30 days) -- The miracle morning 30-day life transformation challenge (and fast start kit).
What's being widely regarded as "one of the most life changing books ever written" may be the simplest approach to achieving everything you've ever wanted, and faster than you ever thought possible. What if you could wake up tomorrow and any/or EVERY area of your life was beginning to transform? What would you change? The Miracle Morning is already transforming the lives of tens of thousands of people around the world by showing them how to wake up each day with more ENERGY, MOTIVATION, and FOCUS to take your life to the next level. It's been right here in front of us all along, but this book has finally brought it to life. Are you ready? The next chapter of YOUR life - the most extraordinary life you've ever imagined - is about to begin. It's time to WAKE UP to your full potential"

Persuadable : how great leaders change their minds to change the world

January 28, 2016
Pittampalli, Al, author.
viii, 242 pages ; 24 cm
1. The Changing Face of Leadership -- Part I: The Persuadable Advantage -- 2. Get Smart: Accuracy, Agility, and Growth -- 3. The Truest Path to Self-Determination -- 4. In Defense of the Flip-Flop -- Part II: The Seven Practices Of Persuadable Leaders -- 5. Consider the Opposite -- 6. Update Your Beliefs -- 7. Kill Your Darlings -- 8. Take the Perspectives of Others -- 9. Avoid Being Too Persuadable -- 10. Convert Early -- 11. Take On Your Own Tribe.
"In Persuadable, you'll learn how Ray Dalio became the most successful hedge fund manager in the world by strategically curbing confidence. How Alan Mullaly saved Ford Motor Company, not by staying the course, but by continually changing course. How one Nobel Prize-winning scientist discovered the cause of ulcers by bravely doubting his own entrenched beliefs. You'll learn how Billy Graham's change of heart helped propel the civil rights movement, and how a young NFL linebacker's radical new position may prove to alter the world of professional football as we know it,"

The happiness track : how to apply the science of happiness to accelerate your success

January 28, 2016
Seppala, Emma, author.
214 pages ; 24 cm.
Stop Chasing the Future -- Step Out of Overdrive -- Manage Your Energy -- Get More Done By Doing More of Nothing -- Enjoy a Successful Relationship...With Yourself -- Understand the Kindness Edge.
"The Happiness Track demolishes these counter-productive theories. Drawing on the latest findings from the fields of cognitive psychology and neuroscience--research on happiness, resilience, willpower, compassion, positive stress, creativity, mindfulness--Seppala shows that finding happiness and fulfillment may, in fact, be the most productive thing we can do to thrive professionally. Filled with practical advice on how to apply these scientific findings to our daily lives, The Happiness Track is a life-changing guide to fast tracking our success and creating the anxiety-free life we want,"

The worry trick : how your brain tricks you into expecting the worst and what you can do about it

January 28, 2016
Carbonell, David A., author.
ix, 232 pages ; 23 cm

The power of fifty bits : the new science of turning good intentions into positive results

January 27, 2016
Nease, Bob, author.
New York, NY : Harper Business, An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]
xxv, 189 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Black box thinking : why most people never learn from their mistakes-but some do

January 27, 2016
Syed, Matthew.
New York, New York : Portfolio/Penguin, [2015]
xi, 322 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
The logic of failure. A routine operation ; United Airlines 173 ; The paradox of success -- Cognitive dissonance. Wrongful convictions ; Intellectual contortions ; Reforming criminal justice -- Confronting complexity. The nozzle paradox ; Scared straight? -- Small steps and giant leaps. Marginal gains ; How failure drives innovation -- The blame game. Libyan Arab Airlines flight 114 ; The second victim -- Creating a growth culture. The Beckham effect ; Redefining failure -- Coda : The big picture.
"Nobody wants to fail. But in highly complex organizations, success can happen only when we confront our mistakes, learn from our own version of a black box, and create a climate where it's safe to fail,"

Some amazing people I know

January 25, 2016
Maginn, Keith, author.
[North Charleston, SC] : [CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform], [2016]
137 pages ; 21 cm
"Addicted to crack cocaine, Martin ate food from garbage cans until turning his life around and mentoring young men. Beth was living the American dream, loving husband and five kids, before tragedy struck, forcing her to sink or swim. Curt was content with his life until a plane crash changed everything and he was forced to reorganize his priorities... This soul-stirring book tells seven diverse stories, ordinary people until significant challenges proved them extraordinary."--Page [4] of cover.

Level up your life : how to unlock adventure and happiness by becoming the hero of your own story

January 22, 2016
Kamb, Steve, author.
xiv, 274 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Introduction: The ordinary world -- 1: The call to adventure. Leaving the Shire ; The cautionary tale of the underpants gnomes ; Ready Player One -- 2: The hero's journey. Rescue your alter ego from doubts and disbeliefs ; Resist temptations and convenient excuses ; Beware dark forces, hidden foes, and haters ; Embrace gamification to unlock happiness -- 3: Crossing the threshold : design your game. World building 101 : create the rules for your game of life ; Character select : determine your "level 50" achievement status ; Quest select : choose your own adventure ; Steve's epic quest : learn from my example -- 4: Leveling up : advance in the game of life. Define your level structure ; Conquer boss battles and find treasure chests ; Persevere in the face of obstacles and ordeals: ; Become an unstoppable force of awesome ; Choose multiplayer mode and build a legendary team -- 5: Mastering ordeals : activate Beast Mode. Prepare your mind to handle fear like Bruce Wayne ; Train your body for anything like Jason Bourne ; Nurture your adventurous spirit like Indiana Jones ; Make sacrifices that empower your cause like Katniss Everdeen -- 6: The road back : continue? or game over?. Celebrate the rewards of your journey as they're achieved ; Share what you've discovered and learned ; Continue playing for the love of the game -- Join the Rebellion.
"For the past 5 years, Steve Kamb has transformed himself from wanna-be daydreamer into a real-life superhero and actually turned his life into a gigantic video game...To help him accomplish all of these goals, he built a system that allowed him to complete quests, take on boss battles, earn experience points, and literally level up his life. If you have always dreamed of adventure and growth but can't seem to leave your hobbit-hole, Steve's book, Level Up Your Life, is for you. He will teach you exactly how to use your favorite video games, books, and movies as inspiration for adventure rather than an escape from the grind of everyday life."-- Provided by publisher.

The Aha! factor : how to use your intuition to get what you desire and deserve

January 22, 2016
Cooper, Mariana M., author.
ix, 244 pages ; 22 cm

Law of attraction : the science of attracting more of what you want and less of what you don't

January 21, 2016
Losier, Michael J., 1962-
New York : Grand Central Life & Style, 2010.
152 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Originally published: 2007.
"Have you noticed that sometimes what you need just falls into place? Perhaps you've met the perfect client or life partner merely by being at the right place at the right time. On the other hand, there are some people who find themselves in one terrible relationship after another or who seem unable to shake off their bad luck. These experiences are evidence of a very powerful force. It's called the Law of Attraction, and right now it's attracting people, jobs, situations, and relationships to you. The Law of Attraction can be defined as: I attract to my life whatever I give my attention, energy, and focus to, whether positive or negative. Now, with this book, readers can learn how to use the Law of Attraction deliberately and integrate it into their daily life."--Publisher description.

Hooking up : the psychology of sex and dating

January 19, 2016
Helm, Katherine (Katherine M.), author.
Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood, [2016]
xiv, 239 pages ; 24 cm.
"This book is an engaging and comprehensive resource for high school and college students on modern topics in human sexuality, covering subjects such as gender roles and dating to sexual orientation and sex itself"-- Provided by publisher.

A short path to change : 30 ways to transform your life

January 18, 2016
Mannion, Jenny, 1969-
Woodbury : Llewellyn Publications, 2016.
xvii, 243 pages ; 18 cm

The geography of genius : a search for the world's most creative places from ancient Athens to Silicon Valley

January 15, 2016
Weiner, Eric, 1963-
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
353 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction : Adventures with the Galton Box -- Genius is simple: Athens -- Genius is nothing new : Hangzhou -- Genius is expensive : Florence -- Genius is practical : Edinburgh -- Genius is chaotic : Calcutta -- Genius is unintentional : Vienna pitch-perfect -- Genius is contagious : Vienna on the couch -- Genius is weak : Silicon Valley -- Epilogue : Baking bread and hanging ten.
An acclaimed travel writer examines the connection between surroundings and innovative ideas, profiling examples in such regions as early-twentieth-century Vienna, Renaissance Florence, ancient Athens, and Silicon Valley. --Publisher

Abundance now : amplify your life and achieve prosperity today

January 13, 2016
Nichols, Lisa, author.
New York, NY : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow Publishers, [2016]
xvi, 315 pages ; 22 cm
"Life coach for the Steve Harvey Show and Today, Lisa Nichols shares her journey from scarcity to abundance, outlining steps everyone can take to create abundance in career, relationships, self, and finances--while creating a legacy for others to follow"

How to be alive : a guide to the kind of happiness that helps the world

January 13, 2016
Beavan, Colin, author.
x, 437 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Part I: The New Facts Of Life -- Part II: How To Want What You Really Want -- Part III: The Gentle Path -- Part IV: Finding Your People -- Part V: Who To Parent -- Part VI: Walk Your Path -- Part VII: Rise Above The Noise.
Presents a guide to living a meaningful and fulfilling life in service to one's community and the environment, drawing on inspiration from classic literature, philosophy, and modern science while outlining specific lifestyle-change recommendations.

Mind hacking : how to change your mind for good in 21 days

January 13, 2016
Hargrave, John. author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2016.
235 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Presents a twenty-one-day, three-step training program to achieve healthier thought patterns for a better quality of life by using the repetitive steps of analyzing, imagining, and reprogramming to help break down the barriers.

Communication skills for teens : how to listen, express & connect for success

January 12, 2016
Skeen, Michelle, author.
x, 193 pages ; 20 cm.

The little book of big change : the no-willpower approach to breaking any habit

January 11, 2016
Johnson, Amy (Psychologist), author.
xii, 210 pages ; 18 cm
Part 1: Understanding Your Habit -- 1 Your Habit Is a Sign of Your Mental Health -- 2 Wisdom Will Show You the Way -- 3 Why You Feel Hijacked -- 4 Your Habit Isn't Personal -- 5 You Need Insight, Not Information -- 6 Urges Are Your Inner Alarm Clock -- 7 That Voice Is Not "You" -- 8 All Thought Is Temporary and Fleeting -- 9 Willpower Is the Wrong Tool -- 10 All Thoughts Fade -- 11 When You Don't Give In to Urges, Your Habit Changes -- Part II: Ending Your Habit -- 12 Wake Up to the Soundtrack of Your Mind -- 13 There Is Power in the Pause -- 14 There Is Nothing You Must Do -- 15 Understanding Thought Changes Everything -- Part III: Lifelong Change -- 16 It Goes Easier -- 17 Setbacks Are Meaningless -- 18 Forget What You Think You Know -- 19 Build Healthy, Inside-Out Habits -- Final Thoughts -- Acknowledgments -- References.
"It's not you--it's just the way you're wired. That's the message psychologist Amy Johnson tells readers with bad habits in her unique guide, The Little Book of Big Change. Drawing on a powerful combination of neuroscience and spirituality, this book shows readers that they are not their habits. Rather, their habits and addictions are the result of simple brain wiring that is easily reversed. By learning to stop bad habits at the source, readers will take charge of their habits and addictions--once and for all"-- Provided by publisher.

Reclaim your brain : how to calm your thoughts, heal your mind, and bring your life back under control

January 8, 2016
Annibali, Joseph A., author.
xv, 286 pages ; 24 cm
REINING IN THE BRAIN. Balancing the brain -- MANAGING THE MIND. Conquering negativity ; Rewriting your stories ; Becoming mindful ; Righting relationships -- ADDRESSING SPECIFIC ISSUES. Bored brains, excitable brains : ADHD ; Heart matters : anxiety ; Mood matters : depression ; Getting unstuck : OCD ; Branded in the brain : emotional trauma and PTSD ; Balance your brain, boost your willpower : addiction ; Healing the hurting brain and body : brain injury and medical problems -- Conclusion: Beyond mind and brain -- Appendix A: nutritional supplements -- Appendix B: medications.
Is your brain on fire? A buzzing beehive of random thoughts? In chaos and out of control? Do you need to reclaim your brain? As chief psychiatrist at one of Daniel Amen's world-renowned clinics, Joseph A. Annibali, M.D., has encountered thousands of patients complaining of a brain that is "too busy" or feels like it's "on fire." A too-busy brain can interfere with attention, concentration, mood, and even the ability to make decisions and solve problems. Although today we are likely to hear that a busy brain results from our 24/7 device-driven culture, Dr. Annibali shows us that the causes are far more compelling. Bringing more than 30 years of experience to bear, Dr. Annibali now offers us this guide to restoring cognitive calm. Known as "the brain whisperer," Dr. Annibali provides practical strategies, understandable explanations, and prescriptive mind-management techniques to help regulate brain function. He introduces us to the many contributors to the busy brain, some as seemingly harmless as negativity, others as serious as physical brain trauma, and still other conditions, including (but not limited to) normal everyday stress, ADD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, PTSD, autism, Lyme disease, and substance abuse. Throughout, he includes patient stories, novel approaches, effective exercises, and useful suggestions to help you understand your own brain function and find the best way to come and balance your brain--because no one solution is right for everyone.--Adapted from book jacket.

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