New Arrivals · Psychology

October 25, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The 3 promises : find joy every day, do what you love, make a difference

October 24, 2014
Pollay, David J, author.
New York : Sterling, [2014]
xiii, 191 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

U & me: communicating in moments that matter

October 23, 2014
Stewart, John, 1941-
292 pages ; 23 cm.
Moments that matter -- Making your communication as personal as possible -- Meeting and mis-meeting online -- Dating and courtship agony and ecstasy -- Family friends and family enemies -- On the job: everybody's leadership and listening -- Moments that matter in learning situations -- Personal politics -- Multicultural moments that matter -- Spiritual/religious meetings and mis-meetings -- As personal as possible.

Happiness by design : change what you do, not how you think

October 21, 2014
Dolan, Paul, 1968- author.
New York, New York : Hudson Street Press, 2014.
xx, 235 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction: Stuttering into happiness -- Part : DEVELOPING HAPPINESS. What is happiness? ; Happiness as evaluation ; Happiness as feelings ; The pleasure-purpose principle ; The PPP for life -- What do we know about happiness? Experience sampling ; German days ; American episodes ; Other evidence on happiness ; The measure matters -- What causes happiness? From widgets to happiness ; Above and below the surface ; Behavioral spillovers ; The shifting sands of attention ; Attending to happiness -- Why aren't we happier? Mistaken desires ; Mistaken projections ; Mistaken beliefs ; Reallocating attention -- Part 2: DELIVERING HAPPINESS. Deciding happiness. Pay attention to your own feedback ; Pay attention to the feedback of others ; Don't try too hard ; Happier by deciding -- Designing happiness. Priming ; Defaults ; Commitments ; Social norms ; Designing habits ; Happier by designing -- Doing happiness. Pay attention to what you are doing ; Pay attention to who you are doing it with ; Don't get distracted ; Happier by doing -- Decide, design, and do. Dither less ; Distribute more ; Efficient production.
Dolan combines the latest insights from economics and psychology to illustrate that in order to be happy we must behave happy. Using what Dolan calls deciding, designing, and doing, we can overcome the biases that make us miserable and redesign our environments to make it easier to experience happiness, fulfilment, and even health.

Life purpose boot camp : the 8-week breakthrough plan for creating a meaningful life

October 16, 2014
Maisel, Eric, 1947-
Novato, California : New World Library, 2014.
172 pages ; 21 cm
"A program for defining, training for, and achieving life goals, in the spirit of Army boot camp. The author, a psychotherapist, gives practices and advice for finding clarity on personal purpose and practicing actions that lead to self-awareness, self-confidence, and daily fulfillment"-- Provided by publisher.

Think forward to thrive : how to use the mind's power of anticipation to transcend your past and transform your life

October 10, 2014
Vilhauer, Jennice.
Novato, California : New World Library, [2014].
233 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"As psychologist Jennice Vilhauer worked with patients, she was often frustrated that the tools she'd been taught didn't help her clients more, that even after unearthing their pasts and understanding their patterns many still felt stuck. This led Vilhauer to discover a body of scientific work showing that it is the future that motivates us most. Crucial to this process is our sense that we have the ability to create positive outcomes. Over years of working with people in ten-week workshops, Vilhauer developed the step-by-step tools she outlines here. Assignments and exercises quickly but realistically build skills, including the abilities to redirect thoughts, use the conscious observer through mindfulness and meditation, and cultivate consistency and commitment. The result is a groundbreaking direction in therapy and, more importantly, a transformative tool for readers"-- Provided by publisher.

Me, myself, and us : the science of personality and the art of well-being

October 7, 2014
Little, Brian R.
New York : PublicAffairs, 2014.
pages cm
"In the past few decades, personality psychology has made considerable progress in raising new questions about human nature--and providing some provocative answers. New scientific research has transformed old ideas about personality based on the theories of Freud, Jung, and the humanistic psychologies of the nineteen sixties, which gave rise to the simplistic categorizations of the Meyer-Briggs Inventory and the 'enneagream'. But the general public still knows little about the new science and what it reveals about who we are. In Me, Myself, and Us, Brian Little, one of the psychologists who helped re-shape the field, provides the first in-depth exploration of the new personality science and its provocative findings for general readers. The book explores questions that are rooted in the origins of human consciousness but are as commonplace as yesterday's breakfast conversation. Are our first impressions of other people's personalities usually fallacious? Are creative individuals essentially maladjusted? Are our personality traits, as William James put it "set like plaster" by the age of thirty? Is a belief that we are in control of our lives an unmitigated good? Do our singular personalities comprise one unified self or a confederacy of selves, and if the latter, which of our mini-me's do we offer up in marriage or mergers? Are some individuals genetically hard-wired for happiness? Which is the more viable path toward human flourishing, the pursuit of happiness or the happiness of pursuit?"-- Provided by publisher.

The power of the heart : finding your true purpose in life

September 29, 2014
Pape, Baptist de.
New York : Atria Books, 2014.
vii, 232 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
"Eighteen of the world's greatest spiritual thinkers, writers, and scientists reveal how you can overcome limitations and fulfill your highest potential"-- Provided by publisher.

Coming ashore : a memoir

September 25, 2014
Gildiner, Catherine, 1948- author.
Toronto, Ontario : ECW Press, 2014.
xiv, 391 pages : illustrations ;23 cm

Girls vs. guys : surprising differences between the sexes

September 25, 2014
Rosen, Michael J., 1954- author.
Minneapolis, MN : Twenty-First Century Books, [2015]
72 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
A striking difference -- Some like it hot -- Not-so-white lies -- Everybody in the pool! -- Say cheese -- Gender throw down -- Flower power -- Drive, baby, drive! -- Heartbreak hotel -- Let's have a contest -- The eyes have it -- It's got to be here somewhere -- What's so funny? -- Buzz off! -- Weight, weight, don't tell me! -- Without a clue -- Head of the class -- The key(board) to happiness-- Silence is golden? -- Man of my dreams -- Cootie or cutie? -- Just tooling around -- Don't sweat the small stuff -- Mirror, mirror on the wall ... -- Out of your league -- What's on your mind, guys? -- What! are you dense? -- I wish I ...

Searching for meaning : idealism, bright minds, disillusionment, and hope

September 24, 2014
Webb, James T.
Tucson, AZ : Great Potential Press, Inc., [2013]
xiv, 210 pages ; 23 cm

It's a jungle in there : how competition and cooperation in the brain shape the mind

September 23, 2014
Rosenbaum, David A.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2014.
xii, 254 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Welcome to the jungle -- Darwin and the boss -- Fighting neurons, friendly neurons -- Pay attention! -- Ready, set, go! -- Look out! -- Move it! -- Learn the ropes! -- Aha! -- Onward!.

Every idea is a good idea : be creative anytime, anywhere

September 22, 2014
Sturges, Tom.
New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, [2014]
xiv, 269 pages ; 22 cm
"Access a level of creativity you never thought possible, using techniques Tom Sturges-former head of creative at Universal Music Publishing Group-learned in his 25-plus years in the music industry. Everyone is innately creative. But many of us-especially those trying to develop careers in music and the arts-wish we knew how to better tap into our creative potential. Is there a way to more easily connect with the part of our minds that knows how to complete a song, finish a poem, or solve a problem? Music industry veteran Tom Sturges argues that there is. Sturges-who, in his 25-plus-year career, has worked with artists from Carole King and the Foo Fighters to the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Outkast-has developed dependable techniques to help you recognize and harness your own creative power, whenever and wherever you need it. Every Idea Is a Good Idea invites readers to find the pathway to their own creative endeavors."-- Provided by publisher.

E3 : nine more energy experiments that prove manifesting magic and miracles is your full-time gig

September 18, 2014
Grout, Pam.
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., 2014.
xv, 219 pages ; 22 cm
"E-squared, the international [book] described by one reader as 'The Secret on crack,' provided the training wheels, the baby steps, to 'really getting it' that thoughts create reality. In E-cubed (don't worry--there will never be E to the 10th power), author Pam Grout takes you higher and deeper into the quantum field, where you'll prove that blessings and miracles are natural and that joy is only a thought away" -- Provided by publisher.

Love never dies : how to reconnect and make peace with the deceased

September 18, 2014
Turndorf, Jamie.
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., [2014].
xxix, 211 pages ; 24 cm
"Famed relationship therapist, author, and media personality Dr. Jamie Turndorf shares the amazing true story of her spiritual reconnection with her beloved deceased husband, internationally renowned former Jesuit priest Emile Jean Pin. Discovering for herself that relationships don't end in death, Dr. Turndorf has created a groundbreaking new grief therapy method that combines her acclaimed conflict-resolution techniques with after-death communication. The result: an unprecedented method that enables the bereaved to reconnect, heal unfinished business, and make peace with the deceased"-- Provided by publisher.

The marshmallow test : mastering self-control

September 17, 2014
Mischel, Walter, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
viii, 326 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Psychologist Walter Mischel, designer of the well-known Marshmallow Test, explains what self-control is and how to master it.

Retrain your anxious brain : practical and effective tools to conquer anxiety

September 17, 2014
Tsilimparis, John.
Ontario, Canada : Harlequin, [2014]
xvii, 235 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.

Better than perfect : 7 strategies to crush your inner critic and create a life you love

September 11, 2014
Lombardo, Elizabeth.
Berkeley : Seal Press, [2014].
372 pages ; 23 cm
"Perfectionists exist in every walk of life. While outwardly they appear to be very accomplished, they are often unhappy and unfulfilled. Perfectionists strive toward unattainable goals, and their behaviors can wreak havoc on both their physical health and their psychological well-being. Timely and transformative, Better than Perfect by Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo offers step-by-step instructions for perfectionists to find balance and freedom. The book defines perfectionism in easy-to-understand terms, offers simple assessment tools, and shares case studies of Lombardo's patients to highlight the condition. Also included are practical exercises and suggestions for behavioral changes, including seven ways to overcome perfectionism that range from choosing passion over perfection to remembering you're more than what you do. With the ultimate goal of helping readers achieve happiness and prosperity without the stress of making sure things are "perfect," Better than Perfect is a fundamental guide for all perfectionists seeking new, fulfilled, and empowered lives"-- Provided by publisher.

The psychology book : from shamanism to cutting-edge neuroscience, 250 milestones in the history of psychology

September 10, 2014
Pickren, Wade E., author.
New York, NY : Sterling, [2014]
527 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
c. 10,000 BCE Shamanism -- c. 6500 BCE Trephination -- c. 5000 BCE palmistry -- c. 700 BCE Astropsychology -- 528 BCE Buddha's four noble truths -- c. 500 BCE Confucian psychology -- c. 350 BCE Aristotle's de anima -- c. 350 BCE Asclepius and the art of healing -- c. 200 BCE Ghagavad gita -- c. 160 CE Humoral theory -- c. 900 CE Sustenance for body and soul -- 1025 Canon of medicine -- 1357 Bedlam -- 1489 Da Vinci on neuroscience -- 1506 Psychology as a term -- 1517 The protestant self -- 1538 De anima et vita -- 1580 Montaigne's essays -- 1621 The anatomy of melancholy -- 1637 Mind-body dualism -- 1651 Leviathan -- 1664 Cerebri anatome -- 1690 Tabula rasa -- 1719 The familiar and the novel -- 1747 L'homme machine -- 1759 The theory of moral sentiments -- 1762 Rousseau's natural child -- 1766 Mesmerism -- 1775 Physiognomy -- 1781 Kant : Is psychology a science? -- 1788 Moral treatment -- 1801 Victor, the wild boy of Aveyron -- 1811 Bell-magendie law -- 1832 Phrenology comes to America -- 1834 Just-noticeable difference (JND) - 1835 Moral insanity (psychopathy) -- 1838 Munchausen syndrome -- 1840 Kindergarten -- 1843 Can machines think? -- 1848 The curious case of Phineas Gage -- 1851 Circular insanity -- 1859 Mind-cure -- 1859 On the Origin of Species -- 1861 Localization of brain function -- 1866 Down syndrome -- 1867 Prosopagnosia -- 1867 Sensory physiology -- 1871 Synesthesia -- 1872 Phantom limb pain -- 1874 Nature versus nurture -- 1874 Experimental psychology -- 1877 Baby biographies -- 1879 Mental chronometry -- 1880 Anna O. -- 1885 Tourette syndrome -- 1885 Multiple personality disorder -- 1886 Hysteria -- 1886 Experimental hypnosis -- 1886 Psychopathia sexualis -- 1890 The principles of psychology -- 1890 Psychological tests -- 1892 American Psychological Association -- 1896 Functional psychology -- 1897 Oedipus Complex -- 1898 Torres straits expedition -- 1898 The puzzle box -- 1899 Pelmanism -- 1899 Psychoanalysis -- 1900 The interpretation of dreams -- 1902 Psychology of testimony -- 1903 Psychotechnics -- 1903 Classical conditioning -- 1904 Adolescence -- 1904 Culture-bound syndromes -- 1905 Psychosexual development -- 1905 Binet-Simon test of mental levels -- 1906 The Emmanuel movement -- 1907 Birth order -- 1907 Inferiority complex -- 1907 Casa dei bambini -- 1908 Yerkes-Dodson Law -- 1908 The schizophrenias -- 1909 Apes and language -- 1911 Psychology of music -- 1912 Gestalt psychology -- 1912 Experimental Neurosis -- 1912 Eugenics and intelligence -- 1913 Jungian psychology -- 1913 The lie detector -- 1913 Behaviorism -- 1914 Variability hypothesis -- 1915 Shell shock -- 1915 Modern psychology in India -- 1918 American Classification of Mental Disorders (DSM) -- 1921 Army intelligence tests and racism -- 1921Projective tests (Rorschach inkblots) -- 1921 Neurotransmission -- 1922 Feminine psychology -- 1923 Capgras syndrome -- 1924 Cheaper by the dozen -- 1924 Brain imaging -- 1925 Somatypes -- 1926 Genetic epistemology -- 1927 Growth studies -- 1927 Hawthorne effect -- 1927 Zeigarnik effect -- 1928 cultural relativism -- 1929 Rattus norvegicus var. albinus (neobehaviorism) -- 1930 Operant chamber (Skinner box) -- 1931 Supertasters -- 1932 Remembering and forgetting -- 1933 Marienthal study -- 1934 Archetypes -- 1934 Zone of proximal development -- 1935 Thematic apperception test (TAT) -- 1935 Psychosurgery -- 1935 Psychological lifespace -- 1936 Defense mechanisms -- 1936 [B=f(P,E]=the lifespace -- 1937 Sensory deprivation -- 1937 Turing machine -- 1938 The Ames room -- 1938 Electroshock therapy -- 1939 Psychosomatic medicine -- 1939 The organism (mind and body) -- 1939 Wechsler-Bellevue intelligence scale -- 1939 Frustration and aggression -- 1940 Minnesota multiphasic personality inventory (MMPI) -- 1941 Psychical discharges (cortical stimulation) -- 1942 Behavior genetics -- 1943 Cybernetics -- 1943 The doll studies -- 1943 Hierarchy of needs -- 1943 Myers-Briggs type indicator (MBTI) -- 1943 Autism -- 1944 Personality and the behavior disorders -- 1944 Sex roles -- 1945 Failure to thrive -- 1946 Logotherapy -- 1947 Client-centered therapy -- 1948 Self-fulfilling prophecy -- 1948 Neuroplasticity -- 1948-1953 The Kinsey reports -- 1949 Big five personality factors -- 1949 The hero with a thousand faces -- 1950 Stress -- 1950 Antianxiety medications -- 1950 Identity crisis -- 1950 The authoritarian personality -- 1950 Family therapy -- 1950 Brainwashing -- 1951 Gestalt therapy -- 1951 Conformity and independence -- 1952 King Solomon's ring -- 1952 Antipsychotic medications -- 1952 Lives in progress -- 1953 The case of H.M. -- 1953 Cocktail party effect -- 1953 REM sleep -- 1954 Pleasure and pain centers -- 1954 Contact hypothesis -- 1954 Robbers cave (intergroup conflict) -- 1954 Teaching machine -- 1955 Cognitive therapy -- 1955 Placebo effect -- 1956 Short-term memory -- 1956 Double bind theory -- 1956 Logic theorist -- 1957 Antidepressant medications -- 1957 Cognitive dissonance -- 1957 The age of psychology -- 1957 Subliminal perception -- 1957 Homosexuality is not an illness -- 1958 fundamental attribution error -- 1958 (Surrogate) mother love -- 1958 Moral development -- 1958 Choosing the right stuff -- 1958 Systematic desensitization -- 1959 Type A personality -- 1959 The presentation of self in everyday life -- 1960 Burnout -- 1960 The visual cliff -- 1960 Center for cognitive studies -- 1961 Enriched environments -- 1961 Token economy -- 1961 Biofeedback -- 1961 Bobo Sikolohiyang Pilipino -- 1977 Biopsychosocial model of health -- 1977 Stages of adult cognition -- 1978 Seasons of life -- 1978 The golden cage -- 1978 Theory of mind -- 1979 Ecological systems theory -- 1979 Social identity theory -- 1979 Hardiness -- 1980 Nurtuant-task model of leadership -- 1980 DSM-III -- 1980 Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) -- 1981 Stages of faith -- 1982 In a different voice -- 1983 Multiple intelligences -- 1984 The Flynn effect -- 1986 Touch therapy -- 1986 Triangular theory of love -- 1989 Liberation psychology -- 1990 Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) -- 1990 Flow -- 1992 Mirror neurons -- 1992 Social ontogenesis -- 1993 Mind-body medicine -- 1994 Misinformation effect -- 1995 Looping effects of human kinds -- 1995 Stereotype threat -- 1996 Autonomous-relations self -- 1996 The emotional brain -- 2000 Tend and befriend -- 2000 Positive psychology -- 2004 Emerging adulthood -- 2008 Sexual fluidity -- 2013 The BRAIN initiative.
What could be more fascinating than the workings of the human mind? This stunningly illustrated survey in Sterling's Milestones series chronicles the history of psychology through 250 landmark events, theories, publications, experiments, and discoveries. Beginning with ancient philosophies of well-being, it touches on such controversial topics as phrenology, sexual taboos, electroshock therapy, multiple personality disorder, and the nature of evil.

Age of opportunity : lessons from the new science of adolescence

September 10, 2014
Steinberg, Laurence D., 1952-
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
264 pages ; 24 cm
"An Eamon Dolan Book"-- Title page.
"A leading authority draws on new research to explain why the adolescent years are so developmentally crucial, and what we must do to raise happier, more successful kids. Adolescence now lasts longer than ever before. And as world-renowned expert on adolescent psychology Dr. Laurence Steinberg argues, this makes these years the key period in determining individuals' life outcomes, demanding that we change the way we parent, educate, and understand young people. In Age of Opportunity, Steinberg leads readers through a host of new findings -- including groundbreaking original research -- that reveal what the new timetable of adolescence means for parenting 13-year-olds (who may look more mature than they really are) versus 20-somethings (who may not be floundering even when it looks like they are). He also explains how the plasticity of the adolescent brain, rivaling that of years 0 through 3, suggests new strategies for instilling self-control during the teenage years. Packed with useful knowledge, Age of Opportunity is a sweeping book in the tradition of Reviving Ophelia, and an essential guide for parents and educators of teenagers"-- Provided by publisher.

Act like a success, think like a success : discovering your gift and the way to life's riches

September 8, 2014
Harvey, Steve, 1956- author.
New York : Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
x, 226 pages ; 22 cm
When enough is enough -- Discovering and embracing your gift -- Maximizing your gift -- Creating your legacy.

Dataclysm : who we are when we think no one's looking

September 8, 2014
Rudder, Christian.
New York : Crown Publishers, [2014]
300 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Subtitle appears as: Who we are* *when we think no one's looking.
An irreverent, provocative, and visually fascinating look at what our online lives reveal about who we really are--and how this deluge of data will transform the science of human behavior. Big Data is used to spy on us, hire and fire us, and sell us things we don't need. In Dataclysm, Christian Rudder puts this flood of information to an entirely different use: understanding human nature. Drawing on terabytes of data from Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, OkCupid, and many other sites, Rudder examines the terrain of human experience. He charts the rise and fall of America's most reviled word through Google Search, examines the new dynamics of collaborative rage on Twitter, and traces human migration over time, showing how groups of people move from certain small towns to the same big cities across the globe. And he grapples with the challenge of maintaining privacy in a world where these explorations are possible. Audacious, entertaining, and illuminating, Dataclysm is a portrait of our essential selves--and a first look at a revolution in the making. -- Provided by publisher.

How we learn : the surprising truth about when, where, and why it happens

September 5, 2014
Carey, Benedict.
New York : Random House, [2014]
xvi, 254 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

Cracking the AP psychology exam.

August 28, 2014
New York : Random House, Inc.,
v. ; 28 cm.
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

Love cycles : the five essential stages of lasting love

August 28, 2014
Carroll, Linda.
Novato, California : New World Library, [2014]
xvi, 228 pages ; 22 cm
"The notions that passion always peters out, that there's a "seven-year itch," and that honeymoons are over once reality sets in are cliche;s with truth to them. But that doesn't mean that long-term love is impossible. As veteran couples therapist Linda Carroll shows, love "cycles," including Doubt and Denial, are part of genuine intimacy, rather than signs of its demise. In fact, asserts Carroll, it is by courageously moving through what comes after the rapturous initial Merge cycle that we get to authentic intimate relationship. As crucial as our willingness to navigate stormy waters of Disillusionment and Decision is embracing the inner personal development that is both a reward of and prerequisite for Wholehearted Loving. The goal, that Carroll demonstrates how to attain, is to become our best self and share that self - joyfully and honestly - with another"-- Provided by publisher.

The 7 habits of highly effective teens : the ultimate teenage success guide

August 22, 2014
Covey, Sean.
New York : Simon & Schuster, [2014]
xvii, 266 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Explores the adolescent years and draws on extensive research to offer teens practical ways to cope with such important issues as peers, parents, relationships, school choices, and the future.

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