New Arrivals · Psychology

July 30, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Beyond texting : the fine art of face-to-face communication for teenagers

July 29, 2014
Fine, Debra, author.
©2014
xviii, 136 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Describes how to develop the ability to have in-person conversations, offering practical advice on balancing real-world and online relationships and gaining confidence to speak up in personal, educational, and professional atmospheres.

Blue mind : the surprising science that shows how being near, in, on, or under water can make you happier, healthier, more connected and better at what you do

July 29, 2014
Nichols, Wallace J., author.
2014.
xviii, 333 pages ; 25 cm
Why do we love water so much? -- Water and the brain : neuroscience and blue mind -- The water premium -- The senses, the body, and "big blue" -- Blue mind at work and play -- Red mind, gray mind, blue mind : the health benefits of water -- Blue unified : connection and water -- Only connect -- A million blue marbles.
There's something about water that attracts and fascinates us. No wonder: it's the most omnipresent substance on Earth and, along with air, the primary ingredient for supporting life. From afar, our planet looks like a blue marble; we ourselves are three-quarters H₂O. We know instinctively that being near water makes us healthier and happier, reduces stress, and brings us peace. But why? And what might the answer tell us about how we should be living our lives? Now, we can finally answer these questions--and those answers are life-changing. As Wallace Nichols reveals here, we are at the forefront of a wave of neuroscience, evolutionary biology, and medical research that illuminates the physiological and brain processes that underlie our transformative connection to water. Drawing on this breakthrough science, and on compelling personal stories from athletes, scientists, veterans, and artists, Nichols shows how proximity to water can: improve performance in a wide range of fields; increase calm and diminish anxiety much better than medication; amplify creativity--artistic and otherwise; increase generosity and compassion; increase professional success; improve our overall health and well-being; and reinforce our connection to the natural world--and one another.--From publisher description.

The power book : 200 ways to make power work for you

July 21, 2014
Herceg, Rose, author.
Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2013.
viii, 212 p. ; 21 cm.
Includes index.
Power is a loaded word. It shouldn't be. It's the currency we trade in today and we all need it. Knowing how it works, how to get to it and how to use it can make life much easier. From power in relationships to power in families to power in society to power in the workplace, The Power Book will teach you how to be a more powerful person and how to use that power wisely.

Manage your day-to-day : build your routine, find your focus, and sharpen your creative mind

July 15, 2014
©2013
253 pages ; 18 cm
"99̲u Volume one"--Spine.
Are you over-extended, over-distracted, and overwhelmed? Do you work at a breakneck pace all day, only to find that you haven’t accomplished the most important things on your agenda when you leave the office? The world has changed and the way we work has to change, too. With wisdom from 20 leading creative minds, Manage Your Day-to-Day will give you a toolkit for tackling the new challenges of a 24/7, always-on workplace.

Everything I learned about life, I learned in dance class

July 11, 2014
Miller, Abby Lee.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
x, 242 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
"Ultimate 'Tiger Mom' Abby Lee Miller--the passionate, unapologetically outspoken, tough-as-nails star of Lifetime's ... Dance Moms and Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition--offers inspirational, tough love guidance for parents who want to help their children succeed and for readers of all ages striving to become the best they can be"-- Provided by publisher.

The slight edge

July 10, 2014
Olson, Jeff (Jeff A.)
Austin, TX : Greenleaf Book Group Press, c2013.
xii, 280 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
"Turning simple disciplines into massive success & happiness."--Cover.

Building emotional intelligence : practices to cultivate inner resilience in children

July 9, 2014
Lantieri, Linda, author.
Boulder, Colorado : Sounds True, 2014.
157 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Building inner preparedness -- Preparing to teach children exercises to calm the body and focus the mind -- Exercises to calm the body and focus the mind for five- to seven-year-olds -- Exercises to calm the body and focus the mind for eight- to eleven-year-olds -- Exercises to calm the body and focus the mind for twelve-year-olds and up -- Prering children to lead us into the twenty-first century.

Supersurvivors : the surprising link between suffering and success

June 20, 2014
Feldman, David B., author.
New York, NY : HarperWave, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
ix, 243 pages ; 24 cm
Two psychologists explore the science of remarkable accomplishment in the wake of trauma, revealing the surprising principles that allow people to transform their lives and achieve extraordinary things.

Taming the drunken monkey : the path to mindfulness, meditation, and increased concentration

June 20, 2014
Mikulas, William L.
Woodbury : Llewellyn Publications, 2014.
x, 267 pages ; 21 cm

The seven decisions : understanding the keys to personal success

June 20, 2014
Andrews, Andy, 1959- author.
Nashville, Tennessee : W Publishing Group, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, [2014]
xxvi, 195 pages ; 22 cm.
Introduction: creating the life you choose -- The responsible decision: the buck stops here -- The guided decision: I will seek wisdom -- The active decision: I am a person of action -- The certain decision: I have decided heart -- The joyful decision: today I will choose to be happy -- The compassionate decision: I will greet this day with a forgiving spirit -- The persistent decision: I will persist without exception -- Conclusion: final thoughts on the seven decisions.

First intelligence : using the science & spirit of intuition

June 20, 2014
Wright, Simone, 1965-
Novato, California : New World Library, [2014]
xx, 256 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Explains intuition as an innate and universal biological and neurological function of the human body, and teaches practical techniques for learning to use intuition. Author is a coach and consultant who has presented to law enforcement, athletes, health care providers, business leaders, and entertainers"-- Provided by publisher.

Nice girls don't get the corner office : unconscious mistakes women make that sabotage their careers

June 20, 2014
Frankel, Lois P., 1953-
New York : Business Plus, 2014.
xxiv, 354 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"Revised and updated"--Cover.
"The New York Times bestseller, which has become a must-have for women in business, is now revised and updated in celebration of its 10th anniversary. Internationally recognized executive coach Dr. Lois P. Frankel teacher women how to eliminate unconscious mistakes that could be holding them back, and gives invaluable coaching tips that can easily be incorporated into social and business skills. The results are career opportunities women never thought possible and the power and know-how to occupy the corner office! Stop making "nice girl" mistakes such as: -Mistake #13: Avoiding office politics -Mistake #21: Multi-tasking -Mistake #54: Failure to negotiate -Mistake #82: Asking permission -Mistake #100: Smiling inappropriately."-- Provided by publisher.

You have infinite power : ultimate success through energy, passion, purpose & the principles of Taekwondo

June 18, 2014
New York : Sterling Ethos, 2014.
272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Increase your self-awareness and transform your life forever! This powerful, enlightening guide comes from a team of martial arts experts who openly share their triumphs and their failures--and reveal how you too can become more successful, happy, and self-confident. Merging the martial arts' lifestyle and philosophy with sheer business acumen, they teach you not only how to make a living, but how to make a life. Their 39 conditioning-for-success exercises compel you to look introspectively as you never have before. " loaded with practical advice, inspiration, and encouragement. It provides a wealth of insights on improving your life." --Jack Canfield, bestselling author of the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series

Becoming Freud : the making of a psychoanalyst

June 13, 2014
Phillips, Adam, 1964-
New Haven : Yale University Press, 2014.
178 pages ; 22 cm.
Freud's impossible life: an introduction -- Freud from the beginning -- Freud goes to Paris -- Freud begins to dream -- Psychoanalysis comes out.
"Becoming Freud is the story of the young Freud-Freud up until the age of fifty-that incorporates all of Freud's many misgivings about the art of biography. Freud invented a psychological treatment that involved the telling and revising of life stories, but he was himself skeptical of the writing of such stories. In this biography, Adam Phillips, whom the New Yorker calls "Britain's foremost psychoanalytical writer," emphasizes the largely and inevitably undocumented story of Freud's earliest years as the oldest-and favored-son of Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe and suggests that the psychoanalysis Freud invented was, among many other things, a psychology of the immigrant-increasingly, of course, everybody's status in the modern world. Psychoanalysis was also Freud's way of coming to terms with the fate of the Jews in Europe in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. So as well as incorporating the writings of Freud and his contemporaries, Becoming Freud also uses the work of historians of the Jews in Europe in this significant period in their lives, a period of unprecedented political freedom and mounting persecution. Phillips concludes by speculating what psychoanalysis might have become if Freud had died in 1906, before the emergence of a psychoanalytic movement over which he had to preside"-- Provided by publisher.

Unworthy : how to stop hating yourself

June 13, 2014
Rufus, Anneli S.
New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, [2014]
273 pages ; 22 cm
You were not born with low self-esteem -- All your so-called "personality flaws" are actually just clever coping mechanisms -- The ten hidden self-esteem booby traps and how to dismantle them -- The upside of low self-esteem -- What works for you: seven healing strategies -- Healing takes time.

Insecure in love : how anxious attachment can make you feel jealous, needy, and worried and what you can do about it

June 4, 2014
Becker-Phelps, Leslie.
Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, [2014]
v, 183 pages ; 23 cm
"Almost everyone has felt jealous or insecure in a romantic relationship at some point in their lives. But people who constantly feel these emotions may suffer from anxious attachment, a fear of abandonment often rooted in early childhood experiences. In Insecure in Love, readers will learn how to overcome attachment anxiety using compassionate self-awareness, a technique that can help them recognize negative thoughts and get to the root of their insecurities so that they can cultivate secure, healthy relationships to last a lifetime"-- Provided by publisher.

Go wild : free your body and mind from the afflictions of civilization

June 2, 2014
Ratey, John J., 1948-
New York : Little, Brown and Company, [2014].
ix, 277 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
In GO WILD, Harvard Medical School Professor John Ratey, MD, and journalist Richard Manning reveal that although civilization has rapidly evolved, our bodies have not kept pace. This mismatch affects every area of our lives, from our general physical health to our emotional wellbeing. Investigating the power of living according to our genes in the areas of diet, exercise, sleep, nature, mindfulness and more, GO WILD examines how tapping into our core DNA combats modern disease and psychological afflictions, from autism and depression to diabetes and heart disease. By focusing on the ways of the past, it is possible to secure a healthier and happier future, and GO WILD will show you how.

Do fathers matter? : what science is telling us about the parent we've overlooked

June 2, 2014
Raeburn, Paul.
New York : Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2014].
272 pages ; 22 cm.
Introduction: cleaning out the attic -- The roots of fatherhood: pygmies, finches, and famine -- Conception: the genetic tug-of-war -- Pregnancy: hormones, depression, and the first fight -- Fathers in the lab: of mice and men -- Infants: sculpting fathers' brains -- Children: language, learning, and Batman -- Teenagers: absence, puberty, and faithful voles -- Older fathers: the rewards and risks of waiting -- What fathers do -- Afterword: fathers matter.

Never go back : 10 things you'll never do again

June 2, 2014
Cloud, Henry.
Nashville, Tennessee : Howard Books, [2014]
xviii, 249 pages ; 24 cm
I'll never again choose short-term comfort over long-term benefit -- I'll never again return to what hasn't worked -- I'll never again try to change another person -- I'll never again trust someone who has never failed -- I'll never again do anything that requires me to be someone else -- I'll never again believe that I can please everyone -- I'll never again take my eyes off the big picture -- I'll never again neglect to do due diligence -- I'll never again fail to ask why I am where I am -- I'll never again forget that my inner life produces my outer success.

The obstacle is the way : the timeless art of turning trials into triumph

June 2, 2014
Holiday, Ryan.
New York, New York : Portfolio/Penguin, [2014].
xvi, 201 pages ; 19 cm
Perception. The discipline of perception ; Recognize your power ; Steady your nerves ; Control your emotions ; Practice objectivity ; Alter your perspective ; Is it up to you? ; Live in the present moment ; Think differently ; Finding the opportunity ; Prepare to act -- Action. The discipline of action ; Get moving ; Practice persistence ; Iterate ; Follow the process ; Do your job, do it right ; What's right is what works ; In praise of the flank attack ; Use obstacles against themselves ; Channel your energy ; Seize the offensive ; Prepare for none of it to work -- Will. The discipline of the will ; Build your inner citadel ; Anticipation (thinking negatively) ; The art of acquiescence ; Love everything that happens: amor fati ; Perseverance ; Something bigger than yourself ; Meditate on your mortality ; Prepare to start again -- Final thoughts: The obstacle becomes the way -- Postscript: You're now a philosopher, congratulations.
The icons of history turned obstacles into opportunities. Holiday reveals the timeless philosophical principles in a new way-- and shows us how we can turn our own adversity into advantage.

Anxious kids, anxious parents : 7 ways to stop the worry cycle and raise courageous & independent children

June 2, 2014
Wilson, Robert R. (Robert Reid)
Deerfield Beach, Florida : Health Communications, Inc., [2013]
x, 277 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"With anxiety at epidemic levels among our children, Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents offers a contrarian yet effective approach to help children and teens push through their fears, worries, and phobias to ultimately become more resilient, independent, and happy. How do you manage a child who gets stomachaches every school morning, who refuses after-school activities, or who is trapped in the bathroom with compulsive washing? Children like these put a palpable strain on frustrated, helpless parents and teachers. And there is no escaping the problem: One in every five kids suffers from a diagnosable anxiety disorder.Unfortunately, when parents or professionals offer help in traditional ways, they unknowingly reinforce a child's worry and avoidance. From their success with hundreds of organizations, schools, and families, Reid Wilson, PhD, and Lynn Lyons, LICSW, share their unconventional approach of stepping into uncertainty in a way that is currently unfamiliar but infinitely successful. Using current research and contemporary examples, the book exposes the most common anxiety-enhancing patterns--ncluding reassurance, accommodation, avoidance, and poor problem solving--and offers a concrete plan with 7 key principles that foster change. And, since new research reveals how anxious parents typically make for anxious children, the book offers exercises and techniques to change both the children's and the parental patterns of thinking and behaving.This book challenges our basic instincts about how to help fearful kids and will serve as the antidote for an anxious nation of kids and their parents"-- Provided by publisher.

You are the placebo : making your mind matter

May 27, 2014
Dispenza, Joe, 1962-
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., 2014.
xxxvii, 348 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"Throughout history up until present, many cultures have traditionally experienced the effects of verifiable healings, along with hexes, curses, witchcraft, voodoo, and other mysterious phenomena. These effects-many of which were elicited by unscientific means-were brought about by the beliefs and lore of the society. Even today, pharmaceutical companies use double- and triple-blind randomized studies in an attempt to exclude of the power of the mind over the body. In You Are the Placebo, Dr. Joe Dispenza explores the history, the science, and the practical applications of the so-called placebo effect. Citing many amazing individual cases studies, this compelling book will empower you to personally use "the expectation of a particular outcome" to alter your internal states-as well as external reality-solely through the action of your mind. It offers the necessary understandings to change old beliefs and perceptions into new ones. In addition, it teaches a model of personal transformation that correlates with the placebo effect-without the need for any external influences ("placebos" such as sugar pills, saline injections, and so on). You Are the Placebo combines the latest research in neuroscience, biology, psychology, hypnosis, behavioral conditioning, and quantum physics to demystify the workings of the placebo effect. and show how the seemingly impossible can become possible. "-- Provided by publisher.

Against the grain : a coach's wisdom on character, faith, family, and love

May 22, 2014
Courtney, Bill, 1968- author.
New York : Weinstein Books, [2014]
xvi, 220 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
On the value of character -- The meaning of commitment -- Daring to leave your comfort zone -- Service is not someone else's job -- How leaders are defined -- The search for civility -- The power of dreams -- The relationship between fear and fortitude -- Perserverence never takes a break -- The dignity of hard work -- Standing on a firm foundation -- Responsibility for the taking -- Grace appears in a forgiving heart -- The gift of a legacy.
Bill Courtney--entrepreneur, football coach, and subject of the 2011 documentary Undefeated--shares his hard-won lessons on discipline, success, teamwork, and triumph over adversity.

Nothing changes until you do : a guide to self-compassion and getting out of your own way

May 22, 2014
Robbins, Mike, 1974-
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., [2014]
xvii, 216 pages ; 22 cm
"After three years of living his dream as a professional baseball pitcher, Mike Robbins had an arm injury that benched him for good, and when this happened, everything changed. He had to figure out who he was without the identity of "baseball player"--a process fraught with emotional highs and lows--and he quickly realized that the self-criticism and self-doubt he was feeling are in fact epidemic in our culture. Too often we base our value on our external world--our jobs, finances, appearance, or various other factors. Even the most successful people struggle with their relationship with themselves. In Nothing Changes Until You Do, Mike looks at this delicate relationship and brings to light a new way to look at life, opening your eyes to your innate value. These 40 inspiring essays, which are real tales from Mike's own life and the lives of his clients, boil down some of the most important lessons Mike has learned on his own personal journey--and as he's traveled throughout the country for over a decade speaking to groups of all kinds. With themes spanning from the importance of trusting yourself to the benefits of vulnerability to the strength inherent in embracing change, this book shows you how to get out of your own way and make peace with yourself. With humor, authenticity, and ease, Mike illustrates that with a little self-compassion and a healthy dose of self-acceptance, anyone can turn away from the negatives that manifest because of a critical self-perception--things like unkindness, insecurity, addictions, sabotaged relationships, unnecessary drama, and more. Making peace with yourself is fundamental to happiness and success. So join Mike and learn to have more compassion, more acceptance, and more love for yourself--thus giving you access to more compassion, more acceptance, and more love for the people (and everything else) in your life"-- Provided by publisher.

Sensation : the new science of physical intelligence

May 21, 2014
Lobel, Thalma.
New York : Atria Books, [2014].
245 pages ; 24 cm
"Like the revolutionary bestsellers Predictably Irrational and Emotional Intelligence, Sensation is an exciting, completely new view of human behavior--a new psychology of physical intelligence (or embodied cognition)--that explains how the body unconsciously affects our everyday decisions and choices, written by one of the world's leading psychologists. From colors and temperatures to heavy objects and tall people, a whole symphony of external stimuli exerts a constant influence on the way your mind works. Yet these effects have been hidden from you--until now. Drawing on her own work as well as from research across the globe, Dr. Thalma Lobel reveals how shockingly susceptible we are to sensory input from the world around us. An aggressive negotiator can be completely disarmed by holding a warm cup of tea or sitting in a soft chair. Clean smells promote moral behavior, but people are more likely to cheat on a test right after having taken a shower. Red-colored type causes us to fail exams, but red dresses make women sexier and teams wearing red jerseys win more games. We take questionnaires attached to heavy clipboards more seriously and believe people who like sweets to be nicer. Ultimately, the book's message is startling: Though we claim ownership of our decisions, judgments, and values, they derive as much from our outside environment as from inside our minds. Now, Sensation empowers you to evaluate those outside forces in order to make better decisions in every facet of your personal and professional lives"-- Provided by publisher.

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