New Arrivals · Psychology

August 17, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Who are you, really? : the surprising puzzle of personality

August 16, 2017
Little, Brian R., author.
©2017
105 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.
Scanning your personality: the big picture -- Personal projects: the doings of personality -- Personal contexts: the social ecology of project pursuit -- The myth of authenticity: the challenge of being oneself -- Well-doing: the sustainable pursuit of core projects.
"Traditionally, scientists have emphasized what they call the first and second natures of personality--genes and culture, respectively. But today the field of personality science has moved well beyond the nature vs. nurture debate. In Who Are You, Really? Dr. Brian Little presents a distinctive view of how personality shapes our lives--and why this matters. Little makes the case for a third nature to the human condition--the pursuit of personal projects, idealistic dreams, and creative ventures that shape both people's lives and their personalities. Little uncovers what personality science has been discovering about the role of personal projects, revealing how this new concept can help people better understand themselves and shape their lives" -- provided by publisher.

Stop guessing : the 9 behaviors of great problem solvers

August 15, 2017
Greene, Nat, author.
Oakland, CA : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., [2017]
xiv, 142 pages ; 22 cm
Preface -- Introduction: how to be a great problem-solver -- Stop guessing -- Smell the problem -- Embrace your ignorance -- Know what problem you're solving -- Dig into the fundamentals -- Don't rely on experts -- Believe in a simple solution -- Make fact-based decisions -- Stay on target -- How to choose your method -- Go solve some problems -- About the author.

The inheritors : moving forward from generational trauma

August 14, 2017
Baack, Gita Arian, author.
©2016
xiv, 226 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
An invitation to my reader -- Genocides and holocausts: yesterday and today -- Knowing, not knowing -- Different forms of memory -- Speaking/not-speaking: global silence -- Speaking/not-speaking: family silence -- The inheritor syndrome -- The surprising legacy of resilience -- Biologically inherited history -- The universal questions -- Moving forward -- A final reflection.
"Our family legacies, both positive and negative, are passed down from one generation to the next in ways that are not fully understood. This secondary form of trauma, which Dr. Gita Baack calls "Inherited Trauma," has not received adequate attention--a failing that perpetuates cycles of pain, hatred, and sometimes violence. In The Inheritors, readers are given the opportunity to reflect on the inherited burdens they carry, as well as the resilience that has given them the power to not only survive but thrive. Through engaging stories and unique concepts, readers will learn new ways to explore the unknowns in their own legacies, reflect on questions that are posed at the end of each chapter, and begin to write their own story."--Page [4] of cover.

Intuition on demand : a step-by-step guide to powerful intuition you can trust

August 14, 2017
K., Lisa, author.
Forres, Scotland : Findhorn Press, 2017.
192 pages ; 23 cm

The art of fear : why conquering fear won't work and what to do instead

August 11, 2017
Ulmer, Kristen, author.
©2017
xix, 298 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction: Everything you know about fear is wrong -- Part I. Clarity -- Fear and the human experience -- Getting to know fear -- Run, but you can't get away -- Part II. Dropping the stick -- Your cage -- Teacups -- Part III. Shift: the game of 10,000 wisdoms -- Picking up the new stick -- Listening to the voices -- The voice of fear -- Part IV. Honoring fear -- Kissing the dragon -- The ultimate motivator -- Lights and shadows -- Going all the way -- One last conversation with fear.
The extreme skier argues that people react incorrectly to fear, advocating that they embrace it through a mindfulness technique called "Shift," which allows for the building of a new relationship with the emotion.

Girl : love, sex, romance, and being you

August 10, 2017
Rayne, Karen, author.
Washington, DC : Magination Press, [2017]
368 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"American Psychological Association."
Girl: Love, Sex, Romance, and Being You is an inclusive growing-up guide for teen girls with information on gender and identity, dating and romance, relationships, and sex. It gives teen girls practical information that is uncensored, factual, and unbiased, and aims to help readers develop into responsible and informed adults and prepare them for healthy romantic relationships. This book also includes self-reflection questions, media resources lists, illustrations, and diary entries as additional supplemental materials.

Unfu*k yourself : get out of your head and into your life

August 10, 2017
Bishop, Gary John, author.
©2017
209 pages ; 21 cm
"What's standing int he way of you living your best life? Most people would reference things like relationships with other people, money, their job, or unfortunate circumstances. None of these explanations make any difference. Through decades of working with people as a personal development coach, Gary John Bishop has discovered that the barrier is one thing only: you. If you're easily offended, stop reading now. This isn't the book for you. But if you're looking for a book that gives you the power to find everything you ever wanted residing within you like a well of potential, waiting to be expressed, you're in luck. Unfu*k Yourself is the handbook for the resigned and defeated, a manifesto for real life change and unleashing your own greatness." -- Back cover.

The hormone myth : how junk science, gender politics, and lies about PMS keep women down

August 8, 2017
DeLuca, Robyn Stein, author.
Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, 2017.
230 pages ; 23 cm
"It's time for women to reject the "hormone myth" and own their emotions in a healthy and realistic way. This provocative book exposes pervasive myths about women's hormones and shows how flawed, obsolete research and sexism have combined to keep women "in their place." The idea that women become raving lunatics when their hormones fluctuate is firmly entrenched in American culture--images of hormone-crazed women are prominent on TV and in movies, books, and magazines--but a thorough examination of the evidence overwhelmingly tells us otherwise. This book will confront the pervasive myth that women are at the mercy of their reproductive hormones, and illustrate how the perpetuation of this stereotype harms women. Scientific evidence shows that the majority of women do not experience major mental disorders linked to their hormones. Rather, a woman's mood changes can be attributed to many of the same environmental factors responsible for mood changes in men. With a thorough exploration of women's hormonal lives, from the initiation of menstruation through menopause,The Hormone Myth will help you reject the negative stereotype of the hormone-crazed woman and gain an appreciation for women's high functioning and potential across their lifetime"-- Provided by publisher.

Beyond the high blue air : a memoir

August 8, 2017
Spinney, Lu, author.
New York : Catapult, [2016]
258 pages ; 21 cm

Art & soul, reloaded : a year-long apprenticeship to summon the muses and ignite your bold, audacious, creative side

August 2, 2017
Grout, Pam, author.
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., 2017.
xvii, 345 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"First edition published as Art and Soul: 156 Ways to Free Your Creative Spirit, ISBN: 0-7407- 0482-6."
"With her trademark humor, enthusiasm, and no-nonsense guidance, #1 New York Times bestselling author of E-Squared Pam Grout invites you on a yearlong "apprenticeship" to recognize and unleash your innate creativity. Making art does not necessarily mean painting a gallery-worthy still life or belting out a Grammy-winning song. It simply means finding a way to give your inner muse a voice in this world. Sure, there's drawing, dancing, singing, and writing. But there's also art to be made from creating your own pair of angel wings or inventing a new toy or curating your own at-home film festival. Each week features a project of self-examination, an inspirational message, a real-world example of a celebrity who has addressed similar obstacles, and three zany activities to awaken your infinite creativity. It's time to declare the beat of your own drum"-- Provided by publisher.

Cracking the AP psychology exam.

July 31, 2017
New York : Random House, Inc.,
v. ; 28 cm.
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

Father therapy : how to heal your father issues so you can enjoy your life

July 24, 2017
Virtue, Doreen, 1958- author.
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., 2017.
xxii, 169 pages ; 23 cm

Why? : what makes us curious

July 17, 2017
Livio, Mario, 1945- author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017.
xiii, 252 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Curious -- Curiouser -- And curiouser -- Curious about curiosity: information gap -- Curious about curiosity: intrinsic love of knowledge -- Curious about curiosity: neuroscience -- A brief account of the rise of human curiosity -- Curious minds -- Why curiosity?
"This is a fascinating examination of perhaps our most human characteristic, our innate curiosity, our deep desire to know why. Why are we more distracted by a cell-phone conversation, where we can hear only one side of the dialogue, than by an overheard argument between two people? Are children more curious than adults? What is the source of the morbid curiosity that causes bystanders to gather at crime scenes or traffic accidents? What evolutionary purpose does curiosity serve? How does our mind choose what to be curious about? Why? explores these and many other intriguing questions. Curiosity is essential to creativity. It is a necessary ingredient in so many art forms, from mystery novels and film dramas to painting, sculpture, and music. It is the principal driver of science, and yet there is no scientific consensus on why we humans are so curious or about the precise mechanisms in our brain that are responsible for curiosity. Mario Livio investigates curiosity through the lives of such paragons of inquisitiveness as Leonardo da Vinci and Richard Feynman. He interviewed a range of exceptionally curious people from an astronaut with degrees in statistics, medicine, and literature to a rock guitarist with a PhD in astrophysics" --Inside jacket.

Boundaries & protection

July 17, 2017
Lighthorse, Pixie, author.
Redmond, OR : Lighthorse Publishing, [2017]
xxiii, 131 pages ; 21 cm
"Honoring self, honoring others."

Everything all at once : [how to unleash your inner nerd, tap into radical curiosity, and solve any problem]

July 14, 2017
Nye, Bill, author.
©2017
ix, 374 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subtitle from cover.
Includes index.
Bill's guide to doing everything all at once -- Part I: Principles of nerd living -- The tao of phi -- Scout lifeguarding -- Me against the rock -- When slide rules ruled -- The first Earth Day and national service -- How my parents quit smoking -- Ned and the "thanks" sign -- Why the bow tie? -- Land of the free, home of the nerds -- Everybody knows something you don't -- Part II: Nerd ideas into nerd actions -- The joy of constraints -- Upside-downside pyramid of design -- Comedy and me -- Not faking it -- Resonating to the nerd beat -- Critical thinking, critical filtering -- A vaccine against deception -- Destiny be damned--full speed ahead -- Time for measured urgency -- A mind is a wonderful thing to change -- Part III: How to change the world -- Are you an imposter? -- How high can you go? -- Tragedy of the traffic accident -- Cold hard facts of ice -- West Virginians and all that coal -- Security through nerdiness -- Think cosmically, act globally -- Humans control the Earth: nerds should guide the humans -- A reasoner's manifesto -- Design for a better future.
"Everyone has an inner nerd just waiting to be awakened by the right passion. In Everything All at Once, Bill Nye will help you find yours. With his call to arms, he wants you to examine every detail of the most difficult problems that look unsolvable--that is, until you find the solution. Bill shows you how to develop critical thinking skills and create change, using his "everything all at once" approach that leaves no stone unturned"--www.amazon.com

Playing the game without a coach: how courage, resilience, and forgiveness helped one man seize the American dream

July 14, 2017
Raymond, Benjamin author
©2017
282 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Forward by Steve Harvey
At thirteen years old, Benjamin Raymond made a life-changing decision. The son of a white mother, who often broke down under the strains of her mental illness and drug addiction, and a black father, who had long since disappeared, Ben took control of his destiny and put himself in foster care. While he struggled to find a stable home, Ben had a gift that could catapult him to a better life. He was a major talent on the basketball court. His natural athleticism and fierce drive won him a college scholarship, but earning a double degree was only the beginning. He was determined to play at a championship level in every area of life. As he mastered the game in corporate America, Ben transitioned from award-winning salesperson to thriving business owner. He also became a committed husband and father and a mentor to young men, executives, and entrepreneurs. Along the way, he uncovered painful family secrets as he unraveled the truth of his identity as a child of two races, two cultures, and two troubled parents. A raw portrait of growing up in a family burdened with mental illness and domestic violence, building relationships through prison walls, and discovering what living a rich life really means, Playing the Game without a Coach is a story of courage, resilience, and ultimately, forgiveness.

The joy plan : how I took 30 days to stop worrying, quit complaining, and find ridiculous happiness

July 11, 2017
Roman, Kaia, author.
Naperville : Sourcebooks, [2017]
xv, 302 pages ; 23 cm
Introduction -- Background (how did I end up here?) -- Now what? -- The bitch in my head -- Know thyself -- Strategy (the plan!) -- Does this feel good? -- Reboot: from stressed to blessed -- Mindfulness over matter -- Eat, play, love -- Challenges (I thought this would be easier.) -- The quest for happy hormones -- Let it go, let it go -- Complaining versus creating -- Team (these are my people.) -- That's true love -- Personal board of directors -- Kids and other spiritual teachers -- Projections (light up the future!) -- Writing a new story -- Exercising the joy muscle -- Joy is contagious -- The journey that counts -- Afterword -- Appendix: Create your own joy plan -- The joy plan discussion guide.

The path to personal power

July 11, 2017
Hill, Napoleon, 1883-1970, author.
New York : TarcherPerigee, [2017]
ix, 239 pages ; 21 cm
Includes index.
"This true lost manuscript from the "grandfather of self-help," Napoleon Hill provides timeless wisdom on how to attain a more successful and wealthy life using simple principles. Napoleon Hill first wrote The Path to Personal Power in 1941, intending it as a handbook for people lifting themselves out of the Great Depression. But upon the bombing of Pearl Harbor and America's entrance into World War II, these lessons were put aside and largely forgotten--until today. Discovered in the archives of the Napoleon Hill Foundation, this never-before-published work is made up of three easily digested lessons, each its own chapter: Definteness of Purpose; the Master Mind; and Going the Extra Mile. This concise book is a powerful roadmap that leads to a single discovery--you already have the power to attain whatever wealth, success, and prosperity you desire in life. All you need to do is walk the path without straying, and the rest will follow. Using these lessons, you have principles to live by that will help you stay on your own personal path to power, and achieve success that you never thought possible"-- Provided by publisher.

Emotional vampires : dealing with people who drain you dry

July 10, 2017
Bernstein, Albert J.
New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2012.
xi, 260 pages ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Children of the night -- Maturity and mental health -- The way of vampires -- Lovable rogues -- Vampire daredevils -- Daredevils in your life -- Antisocial used car salesmen -- Vampire bullies -- Antisocial used car salesmen and bullies in your life -- Therapy for antisocial vampires -- Show business, vampire style -- Vampires who ham it up -- Passive-aggressive vampires -- Histrionics in your life -- Therapy for histrinic vampires -- Big egos, small everywhere else -- Vampires who are legends in their own minds -- Vampire superstars -- Narcissists in your life -- Therapy for narcissistic vampires -- Too much of a good thing -- Vampire perfectionists and puritans -- Obsessive-compulsives in your life -- Therapy for obsessive-compulsive vampires -- Seeing things that others can't -- Vampire visionaries and green-eyed monsters -- Therapy for paranoid vampires -- Sunrise at Dracula's castle.

Loving bravely : 20 lessons of self-discovery to help you get the love you want

July 7, 2017
Solomon, Alexandra H., author.
©2017
ix, 230 pages; 23 cm
Foreword -- Introduction: the love classroom. Part 1: Self-reflection. Understand your past -- Craft your story -- Awaken to your life today - Forge a new connection -- Establish healthy boundaries. Part 2: Self-awareness. Embrace your unique love truths -- Surrender the fairy tale -- Keep the soul in soulmate -- Listen to your gut -- Source your life. Part 3: Self-expression. Inhabit your body -- Honor the space between -- Respect the pause -- Dig a little deeper -- Build the cushion. Part 4: Self-expansion. Practice a loving "I'm sorry" -- Forgive...again and again -- Value presence -- Be on your own team -- Ride the waves.
Many people enter into romantic relationships full of expectation and hope, only to be sorely disappointed by the realization that the partner they've selected is a flawed human being with their own neuroses, history, and desires. Most relationships end because one or both people haven't done the internal work necessary to develop self-awareness and take responsibility for their own experiences. Psychologist and relationship expert Alexandra H. Solomon introduces the idea of relational self-awareness, encouraging listeners to explore their personal history to gain an understanding of their own relational patterns, as well as their strengths and weaknesses in relationships.

Together, closer : the art and science of intimacy in friendship, love, and family

July 5, 2017
Frazzetto, Giovanni, author.
New York : Penguin Books, [2017]
188 pages ; 22 cm
Prologue -- Shidduch -- The leap -- Transit of venus -- Split or steal -- A winter garden -- A wizard's farewell -- Equal -- Yes.

As sure as tomorrow comes : one couple's journey through loss and love

July 3, 2017
Jones, Danielle (Founder: Angel Baby Network)
Georgetown, OH : KiCam Projects, [2017]
viii, 215 pages ; 22 cm
Danielle and Christopher were married for better or for worse. They never imagined they would experience so many challenges in their first few years of marriage! Unemployment. A car accident. A terrifying medical diagnosis. The loss of a loved one. The death of their ten-day-old son, Junior. Through it all, Danielle and Christopher held tightly to their faith, and to each other, and remaining committed not only to their marriage, but to turning their pain into a positive for other families. Founders of the Angel Baby Network, the authors' share their story to provide hope and inspiration for married couples and parents facing their own highs and lows. The Joneses offer a model of perfect love in spite, and sometimes because of, life's imperfections-- Back cover.

Bearing the unbearable : love, loss, and the heartbreaking path of grief

June 29, 2017
Cacciatore, Joanne, author.
Somerville, MA : Wisdom Publications, [2017]
xvii, 222 pages ; 23 cm
Includes index.

How to be miserable : 40 strategies you already use

June 29, 2017
Paterson, Randy J., author.
Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, Inc., [2016]
ix, 231 pages ; 18 cm
"In How to Be Miserable, psychologist Randy Paterson outlines 40 specific behaviors and habits, which -- if followed -- are sure to lead to a lifetime of unhappiness. On the other hand, if you do the opposite, you may yet join the ranks of happy people everywhere! There are stacks upon stacks of self-help books that will promise you love, happiness, and a fabulous life. But how can you pinpoint the exact behaviors that cause you to be miserable in the first place? Sometimes when we're depressed, or just sad or unhappy, our instincts tell us to do the opposite of what we should -- such as focusing on the negative, dwelling on what we can't change, isolating ourselves from friends and loved ones, eating junk food, or overindulging in alcohol. Sound familiar? This tongue-in-cheek guide will help you identify the behaviors that make you unhappy and discover how you -- and only you -- are holding yourself back from a life of contentment. You'll learn to spot the tried-and-true traps that increase feelings of dissatisfaction, foster a lack of motivation, and detract from our quality of life -- as well as ways to avoid them. So, get ready to live the life you want (or not?) This fun, irreverent guide will light the way."--provided by Amazon.com.

Difficult conversations : how to discuss what matters most

June 21, 2017
Stone, Douglas, 1958- author.
New York : Penguin Books, ©2010.
xxxiii, 315 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Originally published in the U.S.A. by Viking Penguin, 1999.
"Updated with answers to the 10 most frequently asked questions about difficult conversations"--Cover.
Sort out the three conversations -- Stop arguing about who's right: explore each other's stories -- Don't assume they meant it: disentangle intent from impact -- Abandon blame: map the contribution system -- Have your feelings (or they will have you) -- Ground your identity: ask yourself what's at stake -- What's your purpose?: when to raise it and when to let go -- Getting started: begin from the third story -- Learning: listen from the inside out -- Expression: speak for yourself with clarity and power -- Problem-solving: take the lead -- Putting it all together -- Ten questions people ask about difficult conversations -- A road map to Difficult conversations.
From the Harvard Negotiation Project, the organization that brought readers "Getting to Yes, Difficult Conversations" provides a step-by-step approach to having those tough conversations with less stress and more success. This edition includes a new chapter.

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