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Robinson

Growing Up Happy

Alexia Barrable, Jenny Barnett
Authors:
Alexia Barrable, Jenny Barnett

In Growing Up Happyneuroscientist Dr Jenny Barnett, and teacher and mum Alexia Barrable describe scientifically-proven methods by which children's happiness can be boosted in just a few minutes each day.With easy-to-use activities for toddlers through to teenagers, this book steers the reader through simple and practical ways, grounded in scientific research, to enhance children's - and adults' - day-to-day happiness. It includes? How practising mindfulness is possible even for your toddler? Why time outdoors helps your mental state, whatever the weather? How singing, smiling and stroking a cat all activate your 'bonding chemistry' ? Why fostering gratitude will make your teenager happierThis book will not tell you how to be a flawless parent, or how to raise perfect children, but it will give you proven and successful ways in which to make the days you spend with your kids more enjoyable, meaningful, and ultimately happier.

Corsair

Spinster

Kate Bolick
Authors:
Kate Bolick

'Whom to marry and when will it happen - these two questions define every woman's existence.' So begins Spinster, a revelatory look at the pleasures, problems and possibilities of living independently in the 21st century, reconsidering what it means - what it could mean - for women to 'have it all'.'I wish I could give this wise and subtle book to my thirty-year-old self; she would have taken heart . . . Bold and intelligent' Rebecca Mead, author of My Life in Middlemarch'A triumph' Malcolm Gladwell'Women of the world listen here: drop whatever you're doing and read Kate Bolick's marvelous meditation on what it means to be female at the dawn of the 21st century' Joanna Rakoff, author of My Salinger Year'Moving, insightful and important' Elif Batuman, author of The Possessed

Da Capo Lifelong Books

The Power of Neurodiversity

Thomas Armstrong
Authors:
Thomas Armstrong

ADHD. dyslexia. autism. the number of illness categories listed by the American Psychiatric Association has tripled in the last fifty years. With so many people affected, it is time to revisit our perceptions on this "culture of disabilities." Bestselling author, psychologist, and educator Thomas Armstrong illuminates a new understanding of neuropsychological disorders. He argues that if they are a part of the natural diversity of the human brain, they cannot simply be defined as illnesses. Armstrong explores the evolutionary advantages, special skills, and other positive dimensions of these conditions. A manifesto as well as a keenly intelligent look at "disability," The Power of Neurodiversity is a must for parents, teachers, and anyone who is "differently brained."

Da Capo Press

Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified

Robert O. Friedel, Linda F. Cox, LCSW, Karin Friedel
Authors:
Robert O. Friedel, Linda F. Cox, LCSW, Karin Friedel

Over six million Americans suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), a chronic, disabling psychiatric condition that causes extreme instability in their emotional lives, behaviour, and self-image, and severely impacts their family and friends. In Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified, Dr. Robert Friedel, a leading expert in BPD and a pioneer in its treatment, has turned his vast personal experience into a useful and supportive guide for everyone living with and seeking to understand this condition. Friedel helps readers grasp the etiology of Borderline Personality Disorder, the course it takes, the difficulties in diagnosing it, the types of treatment available, strategies for coping, and much more. Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified is an invaluable resource for everyone diagnosed with BPD, those who think they might have the illness, and friends and family who love and support them.

Da Capo Press

The Secure Child

Stanley I Greenspan, Stanley I. Greenspan
Authors:
Stanley I Greenspan, Stanley I. Greenspan

In this warmly supportive book, Dr. Stanley Greenspan offers a set of guiding principles to help parents of children-from preschoolers to teenagers-so that they feel secure in their homes, their schools, and in their community at large. He also illuminates the often subtle shifts in children's behaviour that signal reaction to current stress and fears and gives parents concrete suggestions to help children handle their anxieties. The Secure Child will help families everywhere move toward the common goal of a more stable and secure future.

Westview Press

Experiencing Narrative Worlds

Richard Gerrig
Authors:
Richard Gerrig
Basic Books

Textbook Of Transpersonal Psychiatry And Psychology

Allan B. Chinen, Bruce W. Scotton, John R. Battista
Authors:
Allan B. Chinen, Bruce W. Scotton, John R. Battista
Westview Press

Self-presentation

Mark R Leary
Authors:
Mark R Leary

People have a pervasive and ongoing concern with how they are perceived and evaluated by others. No matter what they are doing, people typically desire to make certain impressions on other people, and this focus on social images underlies a great deal of human behaviour. Mark Leary offers a thorough, integrative review of the antecedents and consequences of self-presentation, examining why we are concerned with our public images and how our self-presentational motives affect behaviour and emotion.Leary uses this self-presentational perspective to provide insight into leadership, aggression, attitude change, exercise, conflict, memory, self-enhancement, gender differences, embarrassment, and heath-related behaviours. Looking at both situational factors that affect self-presentational behaviours, and personality variables that predispose some people to be particularly concerned about others' impressions of them, Self-Presentation is an ideal supplemental text for courses in social psychology and personality, as well as for courses dealing with personality, motivation, the self, social influence, and interpersonal behaviour.

Westview Press

Attitudes And Persuasion

John T Cacioppo, Richard E Petty
Authors:
John T Cacioppo, Richard E Petty

This classic text surveys a number of different theoretical approaches to the related phenomena of attitude and belief change. These theories are grouped into seven major approaches, each presented and evaluated in a separate chapter. Each contributes in an important way to a complete understanding of the persuasion process. Appropriate for both upper level undergraduates and graduates in the social sciences.

Westview Press

Intergroup Relations

Cookie W Stephan, Walter G Stephan
Authors:
Cookie W Stephan, Walter G Stephan

Explores the stereotypes, prejudices, and discriminatory behaviour of individuals and the manner in which these cognitions, feelings, and behaviours both affect others and are affected by others. Stephan and Stephan suggest measures to help overcome bias and improve intergroup relations that utilize techniques for eliminating stereotypes, reducing prejudice, and resolving conflicts in real-world situations. Designed to enrich all of our lives by combatting preconceptions, this book makes a significant contribution to our understanding of ourselves and others.The authors look at school desegregation in the United States as an extended case study. Throughout the book, they address social identity theory culture shock and ethnocentrism the effectiveness of deterrence, negotiation, mediation, and unilateral de-escalation as well as the contact hypothesis. This social psychological analysis of intergroup relations is appropriate for undergraduates and graduates in social psychology, sociology, communications, and counseling.

Basic Books

Drive, Ego, Object, And Self

Fred Pine
Authors:
Fred Pine
Basic Books

The Nazi Doctors

Robert Jay Lifton
Authors:
Robert Jay Lifton

Andreas Weigend

Andreas Weigend is one of the world's foremost experts on the future of big data, social-mobile technologies, and consumer behavior. He teaches at Stanford University, the University of California, Berkeley, and Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in China. He is the founder and director of the Social Data Lab. He lives in San Francisco, California.

David Sobel

David Sobel was editorial director of Times Books, where he worked closely with Arthur Schlesinger on the American Presidents series of biographies. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey.

Graham Easton

Dr Graham Easton is a practising GP, Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and a Senior Clinical Teaching Fellow at Imperial College Medical School where he trains medical students and junior doctors in general practice. He has twenty years' experience as a successful communicator of medical ideas to the non-medical public. He was senior producer and presenter in the BBC Science Unit, launching and presenting Radio 4's Case Notes and a range of other programmes. He is a regular guest and occasional presenter on Health Check. He was an editor at the British Medical Journal for four years and is on the editorial boards of the British Journal of General Practice and Education for Primary Care. He has had his own regular columns on the BBC Health website and for Eve Magazine and has published articles in the Radio Times, Tesco Healthy Living and Empire magazine. He is co-author of How to Pass the CSA Exam and General Practice at a Glance (first prize winner in the Primary Care category at the BMA Book Awards 2013).

John Holt

John Holt (1927-1985), one of this country's leading educational and social critics, was the author of ten influential books which have been translated into fourteen languages. Known both as a passionate reformer and as "the gentle voice of reason" (LIFE magazine), John Holt offers insights into the nature of learning that are more relevant today than ever before.Deborah Meier (foreword), is a renowned educator, MacArthur Fellow, and the founder of the small schools movement. She is on the faculty of the Steinhardt school of education at New York University

Kate Bolick

Kate Bolick is a contributing editor to the Atlantic. She was previously the executive editor of Domino magazine. She lives in New York.

Ken MacLeod

Ken MacLeod graduated with a BSc from Glasgow University in 1976. Following research at Brunel University, he worked in a variety of manual and clerical jobs whilst completing an MPhil thesis. He previously worked as a computer analyst/programmer in Edinburgh, but is now a full-time writer. He is the author of twelve previous novels, five of which have been nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and two which have won the BSFA Award. Ken MacLeod is married with two grown-up children and lives in West Lothian.

Robert Jay Lifton

Robert Jay Lifton is a lecturer in Psychiatry at Columbia University and distinguished professor emeritus of psychiatry and psychology at the City University of New York. He has previously taught at Yale and Harvard medical schools. A leading American Psychiatrist, Lifton is the author of many widely acclaimed works, including Death in Life: Survivors of Hiroshima, winner of the National Book Award.

Tali Sharot

Tali Sharot is a neuroscientist. She is the author of The Optimism Bias, the director of the Affective Brain Lab at University College London and a Wellcome Trust Fellow. Tali's papers on the neuroscience of optimism, emotional memories and cognitive dissonance have been published in top scientific journals including Nature, Science, Nature Neuroscience and Psychological Science. She has also written for the New York Times, Observer and Time Magazine.