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Psychology

Cant Just Stop

Cant Just Stop

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Using in-depth case studies to explore how we grapple with compulsion in ourselves and those we love, Can't Just Stop examines the science behind both mild and extreme compulsive behavior--"a fascinating read about human behavior and how it can go haywire" (The Charlotte Observer).

Whether shopping with military precision or hanging the tea towels just so, compulsion is something most of us have witnessed in daily life. But compulsions exist along a broad continuum and, at the opposite end of these mild forms, exist life-altering disorders.

Sharon Begley's meticulously researched book is the first to examine all of these behaviors together--from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) to hoarding, to compulsive exercise, even compulsions to do good. They may look profoundly different, but these behaviors are all ways of coping with varying degrees of anxiety. Sharing personal stories from dozens of interviewees, "Begley combines a personal topic with thoughtfulness and sensitivity" (Library Journal) and gives meaningful context to their plight. Along the way she explores the role of compulsion in our fast-paced culture, the brain science behind it, and strange manifestations of the behavior throughout history.

Can't Just Stop makes compulsion comprehensible and accessible, with "fresh insight that could fundamentally alter how we think of, and treat, mental illness going forward" (Publishers Weekly).

Captivology

Captivology

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The former editor of Mashable and cofounder of DominateFund examines the psychological phenomena that captivate our attention--and how we can leverage them to draw and retain attention for our ideas, work, companies, and more.

Whether you're an artist or a salesperson, a teacher or an engineer, a marketer or a parent--putting the spotlight on your ideas, insights, projects and products requires a deep understanding of the science of attention. In Captivology, award-winning journalist and entrepreneur Ben Parr explains how and why the mind pays attention to some events or people--and not others--and presents seven captivation triggers--techniques guaranteed to help you capture and retain the attention of friends, colleagues, customers, fans, and even strangers.

Parr combines the latest research on attention with interviews with more than fifty scientists and visionaries--Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg, film director Steven Soderbergh, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, magician Jon Armstrong, New York Times bestselling author Susan Cain, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto, founder of Reddit Alexis Ohanian, and more--who have successfully brought their ideas, projects, companies, and products to the forefront of cultural consciousness. The result is an insightful and practical book that will change how you assign jobs to your kids or staff, craft a multi-million dollar ad campaign, deliver your next presentation, attract users to your product, or convince the world to support your cause.

Capture

Capture

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Why do we think, feel, and act in ways we wished we did not? For decades, New York Times bestselling author Dr. David A Kessler has studied this question with regard to tobacco, food, and drugs. Over the course of these investigations, he identified one underlying mechanism common to a broad range of human suffering. This phenomenon--capture--is the process by which our attention is hijacked and our brains commandeered by forces outside our control.

In Capture, Dr. Kessler considers some of the most profound questions we face as human beings: What are the origins of mental afflictions, from everyday unhappiness to addiction and depression--and how are they connected? Where does healing and transcendence fit into this realm of emotional experience?

Analyzing an array of insights from psychology, medicine, neuroscience, literature, philosophy, and theology, Dr. Kessler deconstructs centuries of thinking, examining the central role of capture in mental illness and questioning traditional labels that have obscured our understanding of it. With a new basis for understanding the phenomenon of capture, he explores the concept through the emotionally resonant stories of both well-known and un-known people caught in its throes.

The closer we can come to fully comprehending the nature of capture, Dr. Kessler argues, the better the chance to alleviate its deleterious effects and successfully change our thoughts and behavior Ultimately, Capture offers insight into how we form thoughts and emotions, manage trauma, and heal. For the first time, we can begin to understand the underpinnings of not only mental illness, but also our everyday worries and anxieties. Capture is an intimate and critical exploration of the most enduring human mystery of all: the mind.

Capture

Capture

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New York Times Bestseller

Why do we think, feel, and act in ways we wished we did not? For decades, New York Times bestselling author Dr. David A Kessler has studied this question with regard to tobacco, food, and drugs. Over the course of these investigations, he identified one underlying mechanism common to a broad range of human suffering. This phenomenon--capture--is the process by which our attention is hijacked and our brains commandeered by forces outside our control.

In Capture, Dr. Kessler considers some of the most profound questions we face as human beings: What are the origins of mental afflictions, from everyday unhappiness to addiction and depression--and how are they connected? Where does healing and transcendence fit into this realm of emotional experience?

Analyzing an array of insights from psychology, medicine, neuroscience, literature, philosophy, and theology, Dr. Kessler deconstructs centuries of thinking, examining the central role of capture in mental illness and questioning traditional labels that have obscured our understanding of it. With a new basis for understanding the phenomenon of capture, he explores the concept through the emotionally resonant stories of both well-known and un-known people caught in its throes.

The closer we can come to fully comprehending the nature of capture, Dr. Kessler argues, the better the chance to alleviate its deleterious effects and successfully change our thoughts and behavior Ultimately, Capture offers insight into how we form thoughts and emotions, manage trauma, and heal. For the first time, we can begin to understand the underpinnings of not only mental illness, but also our everyday worries and anxieties. Capture is an intimate and critical exploration of the most enduring human mystery of all: the mind.

Career Development and Counseling : Putting Theory and Research to Work

Career Development and Counseling : Putting Theory and Research to Work

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Praise for Career Development and Counseling: Putting Theory and Research to Work, Second Edition

"This volume is an essential resource for the library of anyone interested in the field of career development, assessment, and counseling and should also prove invaluable for graduate students interested in immersing themselves in some of the best work being done today in the field of career development and counseling."
--Nancy E. Betz, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University

"In this second edition, Drs. Brown and Lent continue to shape career development discourse and illustrate the ongoing significance of the fields of career development and counseling in the twenty-first century. This edition will help both researchers and practitioners alike to better understand, investigate, and promote the role of work in people's lives."
--Angela Byars-Winston, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Complete coverage of leading career theories and practices

Filled with the latest empirical and practical evidence, this new edition features:

  • A new introductory chapter that defines and discusses the importance of career counseling in the twenty-first century, and offers a brief history of the field
  • New chapters on gender, race/ethnicity, social class and poverty, sexual minority identity, disability status, personality, and relational factors
  • Major theories of career development
  • Coverage of the assessment of important career constructs and occupational information systems
  • Interventions for working with career issues across the life span
  • Edited by two of the leaders in the field of career development, and featuring contributions by many of the most well-regarded specialists in the field, Career Development and Counseling, Second Edition is the one book that every career counselor, vocational psychologist, and student of career development and counseling must have.

    Casual Sex Project

    Casual Sex Project

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    Many of us fantasize about no-strings sex--but how many of us could really handle it? Sex researcher Zhana Vrangalova reveals how to tell whether you're ready for one-night stands, friends with benefits, and other forms of casual sex . . . and how to make the most of it when you are.

    Healthy sexual intimacy is traditionally portrayed as possible only in the context of emotionally committed, long-term relationships, but that view conflicts with the reality of many people's sexual experiences. That disconnect can put a negative spin on casual encounters, but it doesn't have to be that way. Plenty of men and women enjoy hookups--from one-night stands with strangers to year-long friends-with-benefits--without guilt and without regrets. How do they do it . . . and can it work for you?

    Dr. Zhana Vrangalova has collected hundreds of real-life casual sex stories, from disastrous hookups to fantastic, life-changing booty call sessions and everything in between. Combining insights drawn from those stories with the growing social science research on the connections between our sex lives and our emotional well-being, she's identified the key psychological factors that determine whether or not we're likely to enjoy casual sex, as well as easy steps we can take to make it a more positive experience. Anybody can tell you how to have an active sex life without settling down--Dr. Zhana will help you make sure you're getting the most pleasure you can.

    What casual sex encounter do you want to explore?
    --One-night stand
    --F*ck-buddies
    --Sex with an Ex
    --First of More
    --Friends-with-Benefits
    --Short Fling
    --Group Sex
    --Other Sexcapades

    Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

    Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

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    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - In this completely revised and updated edition, neuropsychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen includes effective brain prescriptions that can help heal your brain and change your life.

    "Perfection in combining leading-edge brain science technology with a proven, user-friendly, definitive, and actionable road map to safeguard and enhance brain health and functionality."--David Perlmutter, M.D., New York Times bestselling author of Grain Brain

    In Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, renowned neuropsychiatrist Daniel Amen, M.D., includes new, cutting-edge research gleaned from more than 100,000 SPECT brain scans over the last quarter century and scientific evidence that your anxiety, depression, anger, obsessiveness, or impulsiveness could be related to how specific structures work in your brain. Dr. Amen's "brain prescriptions" will help you:

    - To quell anxiety and panic Use simple breathing techniques to immediately calm inner turmoil
    - To fight depression Learn how to kill ANTs (automatic negative thoughts) and use supplements targeted to your brain type
    - To curb anger Follow the Amen anti-anger diet and learn the nutrients that calm rage
    - To boost memory Learn the specific steps and habits to decrease your risk for Alzheimer's disease that can help you today
    - To conquer impulsiveness and learn to focus Develop total focus with the One-Page Miracle
    - To stop obsessive worrying Follow the "get unstuck" writing exercise and learn other problem-solving exercises

    You're not stuck with the brain you're born with.

    Changes of Mind

    Changes of Mind

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    Changes of Mind unites literature from the new physics, brain research, developmental psychology, and mysticism to produce the first comprehensive theory of individual human consciousness. Assuming a new paradigm reality, the author opens and extends the field of developmental psychology in ways that structure, destructure, and then restructure the subjective experience of time, space, subject, and object.

    Wade's theory concerns the development of consciousness per se--not merely its derivatives, such as cognition, social development, and affect--and its neurological bases, something no other developmental theory has taken into account. Using data from a wide range of empirical studies and neurological research, Wade shows that awareness considerably predates birth--probably even conception--and lasts after death, supporting the idea that the self exists outside the boundaries of linear time and a physical body. This book represents a major leap forward in psychological theory and a groundbreaking approach to human perception and being in the world.

    Chemistry Of Joy: Brain Foods That Supercharge Your Memory, Focus & Mood: Serotonin Vs Dopamine

    Chemistry Of Joy: Brain Foods That Supercharge Your Memory, Focus & Mood: Serotonin Vs Dopamine

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    Serotonin is heavily involved in feelings of well-being in the brain which is why it has been dubbed the 'feel-good' chemical. However many of us just don't have enough of this vital neurotransmitter flowing through our brain and body. This leaves us feeling depressed, tired, anxious, and unmotivated. In this quick and concise guide, Benjamin Kramer, author of "Brain Renovation", details the most effective non-pharmacological techniques for increasing levels of serotonin in your brain.

    This book may give you:

  • Chemistry Of Joy: Brain Foods That Supercharge Your Memory, Focus & Mood
  • Chemistry Of Joy Supplements: Natural Ways To Increase Your Serotonin Levels
  • How To Boost Serotonin: Scientific Ways To Feel Happier
  • Children of Raquette Lake

    Children of Raquette Lake

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    The Children of Raquette Lake: One Summer That Helped Change the Course of Treatment for Autism is an inspiring account of author Mira Rothenberg's experience with eleven autistic and schizophrenic children during the summer of 1958. In order to avoid the regression that often occurred during the summer months, Rothenberg, a trained psychologist, and her colleagues Zev Spanier and Tev Goldsman, decided to bring their young patients to a camp in Raquette Lake, located in the Adirondack region of Northern New York.

    As Rothenberg explains, this was a time when severely disturbed children were considered untreatable and often sent to live out their lives in institutions where their needs were neglected and ignored. Many of Rothenberg's patients exhibited signs of abuse and emotional trauma. On the island, Rothenberg, Spanier, and Goldsman discovered that by applying what was then an unconventional treatment of loving care and tolerance, their young patients improved and were able to heal many of the emotional and physical issues associated with their conditions. Written like a narrative journal that follows the children's progress from week to week, The Children of Raquette Lake is interwoven with personal histories and fascinating case stories that demonstrate the healing power of the human heart. The book also provides a valuable list of resources for therapists and parents of autistic children.

    Choke: What the Secrets of the Brain Reveal about Getting It Right When You Have to

    Choke: What the Secrets of the Brain Reveal about Getting It Right When You Have to

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    Choke provides the missing link between brain and body, science and life. Here's what really happens during mental and physical performance when we crack under pressure, and here are simple ways not to choke in stressful situations.

    Why do the smartest students often do poorly on standardized tests?
    Why did you tank that interview or miss that golf swing when you should have had it in the bag?
    Why do you mess up when it matters the most--and how can you perform your best instead?

    It happens to all of us. You've prepared for days, weeks, even years for the big day when you will finally show your stuff--in academics, in your career, in sports--but when the big moment arrives, nothing seems to work. You hit the wrong note, drop the ball, get stumped by a simple question. In other words, you choke. It's not fun to think about, but now there's good news: This doesn't have to happen.

    Dr. Sian Beilock, an expert on performance and brain science, reveals in Choke the astonishing new science of why we all too often blunder when the stakes are high. What happens in our brain and body when we experience the dreaded performance anxiety? And what are we doing differently when everything magically "clicks" into place and the perfect golf swing, tricky test problem, or high-pressure business pitch becomes easy? In an energetic tour of the latest brain science, with surprising insights on every page, Beilock explains the inescapable links between body and mind; reveals the surprising similarities among the ways performers, students, athletes, and business people choke; and shows how to succeed brilliantly when it matters most.

    In lively prose and accessibly rendered science, Beilock examines how attention and working memory guide human performance, how experience and practice and brain development interact to create our abilities, and how stress affects all these factors. She sheds new light on counterintuitive realities, like why the highest performing people are most susceptible to choking under pressure, why we may learn foreign languages best when we're not paying attention, why early childhood athletic training can backfire, and how our emotions can make us both smarter and dumber. All these fascinating findings about academic, athletic, and creative intelligence come together in Beilock's new ideas about performance under pressure--and her secrets to never choking again. Whether you're at the Olympics, in the boardroom, or taking the SAT, Beilock's clear, prescriptive guidance shows how to remain cool under pressure--the key to performing well when everything's on the line.

    Civilization and Its Discontents

    Civilization and Its Discontents

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    Written in the decade before Freud's death, Civilization and Its Discontents may be his most famous and most brilliant work. It has been praised, dissected, lambasted, interpreted, and reinterpreted. Originally published in 1930, it seeks to answer several questions fundamental to human society and its organization: What influences led to the creation of civilization? Why and how did it come to be? What determines civilization's trajectory? Freud's theories on the effect of the knowledge of death on human existence and the birth of art are central to his work. Of the various English translations of Freud's major works to appear in his lifetime, only Norton's Standard Edition, under the general editorship of James Strachey, was authorized by Freud himself. This new edition includes both an introduction by the renowned cultural critic and writer Christopher Hitchens as well as Peter Gay's classic biographical note on Freud.
    Clearer Closer Better

    Clearer Closer Better

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    Successful people literally see the world differently. Now an award-winning scientist explains how anyone can leverage this "perception gap" to their advantage.

    "Get ready for this book to change how you see everything you see.--Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take

    When it comes to setting and meeting goals, we may see--quite literally--our plans, our progress, and our potential in the wrong ways. We perceive ourselves as being closer to or further from the end than we may actually be depending on our frame of reference. We handicap ourselves by looking too often at the big picture and at other times too long at the fine detail. But as award-winning social psychologist Emily Balcetis explains, there is great power in these misperceptions. We can learn to leverage perceptual illusions if we know when and how to use them to our advantage.

    Drawing on her own rigorous research and cutting-edge discoveries in vision science, cognitive research, and motivational psychology, Balcetis offers unique accounts of the perceptual habits, routines, and practices that successful people use to set and meet their ambitions. Through case studies of entrepreneurs, athletes, artists, and celebrities--as well as her own colorful experience of trying to set and reach a goal--she brings to life four powerful yet largely untapped visual tactics that can be applied according to the situation.

    Narrow your focus: Closing the aperture of your attention helps you exercise effectively, save money, and find more time in your day.
    Widen the bracket: Seeing the forest instead of the trees reduces temptations and helps you recognize when a change of course is in order.
    Materialize your plan and your progress: Creating checklists and objective assessments inspires better planning and adjusts your gauge of what's really left to be done.
    Control your frame of reference: Knowing where to direct attention improves your ability to read others' emotions, negotiate better deals, foster stronger relationships, and overcome a fear of public speaking.

    A mind-blowing and original tour of perception, Clearer, Closer, Better will help you see the possibilities in what you can't see now. Inspiring, motivating, and always entertaining, it demonstrates that if we take advantage of our visual experiences, they can lead us to live happier, healthier, and more productive lives every day.

    Clinical Psychology: A Modern Health Profession

    Clinical Psychology: A Modern Health Profession

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    Introduces students to Clinical Psychology by portraying the field as a health profession that uses cognition, emotion, and somatic principles to help understand, assess, and modify health showcasing the field in its reality. Unique features of the text include:

  • A fresh approach to learning, with an emphasis on problem solving
  • A presentation of clinical psychology as an integrative health care profession and not just a mental health care field
  • Inclusion of social and biological bases of behavior
  • Material pertaining to the realities of being a clinical psychologist
  • Clinician's Guide to Teaching Mindfulness

    Clinician's Guide to Teaching Mindfulness

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    Mindfulness-based interventions have exploded in popularity due to their success in treating everything from everyday stress to more serious mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).This breakthrough book provides professionals with a comprehensive, session-by-session guide to teaching mindfulness, complete with the scripts and training materials needed to teach introductory mindfulness in a wide variety of settings, despite theoretical background.

    Mindfulness--once an ancient practice honed in Buddhist monasteries--is now a mainstream, evidence-based, secular intervention employed by trained health and mental health professionals worldwide. The rapid spread of mindfulness increasingly involves psychologists, physicians, social workers, therapists, counselors, spiritual advisers, life coaches, and education professionals trained in their respective disciplines. Additionally, research continues to show that mindfulness is an effective treatment for anxiety, depression, stress, pain relief, and many other illnesses.

    If you are a professional interested in teaching mindfulness, this book will provide you with everything you need to get started right away. The introductory, six-week protocol outlined in this book is easy-to-use, and can be implemented in a variety of settings, ranging from an outpatient mental health clinic to an inpatient oncology clinic, from a substance abuse recovery program to educational settings.

    In addition, this book will tell you what to bring to each class; provides outlines for each session; offers scripts to help you differentiate the weekly meditative practices; and provides invaluable resources for further study and professional development. If you're looking to integrate mindfulness into your professional work, this is your go-to guide.

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Toolbox

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Toolbox

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    The CBT Toolbox is not a "one strategy fits all" book or approaches. Rather, you will receive exercises that integrate research with practical application for specific symptom sets with the necessary depth to create meaningful change. The CBT Toolbox will provide you with effective and easy-to-use tools for: -Depression -Anxiety -Impulsive and Destructive Behaviors -Problem Solving -Toxic Relationships -Stress Management -and much more... Theoretically sound, yet practical and easy to use, The CBT Toolbox guides you through evidence based exercises to help navigate the road to recovery. A client on their own or for use in a therapeutic setting, this book will teach how to overcome unhealthy patterns, providing fresh and proven approaches to help: -Identify triggers for a variety of psychological problems -Create step by step plans to improve self-worth -Dismiss dysfunctional thinking -Track and monitor anger -Find calm in stressful situations -Break destructive patterns in toxic relationships -Defeat depression
    Compassionate Instinct: Science of Human Goodness

    Compassionate Instinct: Science of Human Goodness

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    Where once science painted humans as self-seeking and warlike, today scientists of many disciplines are uncovering the deep roots of human goodness. At the forefront of this revolution in scientific understanding is the Greater Good Science Center, based at the University of California, Berkeley. The center fuses its cutting-edge research with inspiring stories of compassion in action in Greater Good magazine. The best of these writings are collected here, and contributions from Steven Pinker, Robert Sapolsky, Paul Ekman, Michael Pollan, and the Dalai Lama, among others, will make you think not only about what it means to be happy and fulfilled but also what it means to lead an ethical and compassionate life.

    Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome

    Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome

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    The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome is the definitive handbook for anyone affected by Asperger's syndrome (AS). Now including a new introduction explaining the impact of DSM-5 on the diagnosis and approach to AS, it brings together a wealth of information on all aspects of the syndrome for children through to adults.

    Drawing on case studies and personal accounts from Attwood's extensive clinical experience, and from his correspondence with individuals with AS, this book is both authoritative and extremely accessible. Chapters examine:

    * causes and indications of the syndrome
    * the diagnosis and its effect on the individual
    * theory of mind
    * the perception of emotions in self and others
    * social interaction, including friendships
    * long-term relationships
    * teasing, bullying and mental health issues
    * the effect of AS on language and cognitive abilities, sensory sensitivity, movement and co-ordination skills
    * career development.

    There is also an invaluable frequently asked questions chapter and a section listing useful resources for anyone wishing to find further information on a particular aspect of AS, as well as literature and educational tools.

    Essential reading for families and individuals affected by AS as well as teachers, professionals and employers coming in contact with people with AS, this book should be on the bookshelf of anyone who needs to know or is interested in this complex condition.

    'I usually say to the child, Congratulations, you have Asperger's syndrome, and explain that this means he or she is not mad, bad or defective, but has a different way of thinking.'
    - from The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome