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Assertiveness for Earth Angels - How to Be Loving Instead of "Too Nice" (Hardcover): Doreen Virtue Assertiveness for Earth Angels - How to Be Loving Instead of "Too Nice" (Hardcover)
Doreen Virtue 1
R271.00 R223.00 Discovery Miles 2230 Save R48.00 (18%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Do people take advantage of your niceness? In this groundbreaking book, Doreen Virtue teaches Earth Angels --extremely sweet people who care more about others' happiness than their own--how to maintain their inner peace and loving nature while at the same time holding boundaries. You'll discover how to overcome fears about saying no, and how to ask for what you want from those around you and from the universe. "Assertiveness for Earth Angels" is for anyone who wants to learn the art of speaking up in relationships and in their activism about issues related to the world. Whether you need more assertiveness with your family, on the job, or in your healing work, you'll appreciate Doreen's gentle-but-firm approach to negotiating your earthly needs in heavenly ways!

Edexcel AS Psychology Student Unit Guide: Social and Cognitive Psychology, Unit 1 (Paperback, Revised edition): Christine Brain Edexcel AS Psychology Student Unit Guide: Social and Cognitive Psychology, Unit 1 (Paperback, Revised edition)
Christine Brain
R284.00 Discovery Miles 2840 Within 7 - 11 working days

Perfect for revision, these guides explain the unit requirements, summarise the content and include specimen questions with graded answers. Each full-colour New Edition Student Unit Guide provides ideal preparation for your unit exam: - Feel confident you understand the unit: each guide comprehensively covers the unit content and includes topic summaries, knowledge check questions and a reference index - Get to grips with the exam requirements: the specific skills on which you will be tested are explored and explained - Analyse exam-style questions: graded student responses will help you focus on areas where you can improve your exam technique and performance

Bayesian Cognitive Modeling - A Practical Course (Paperback, New): Michael D Lee, Eric-Jan Wagenmakers Bayesian Cognitive Modeling - A Practical Course (Paperback, New)
Michael D Lee, Eric-Jan Wagenmakers
R560.00 R444.00 Discovery Miles 4440 Save R116.00 (21%) Within 3 - 7 working days

Bayesian inference has become a standard method of analysis in many fields of science. Students and researchers in experimental psychology and cognitive science, however, have failed to take full advantage of the new and exciting possibilities that the Bayesian approach affords. Ideal for teaching and self study, this book demonstrates how to do Bayesian modeling. Short, to-the-point chapters offer examples, exercises, and computer code (using WinBUGS or JAGS, and supported by Matlab and R), with additional support available online. No advance knowledge of statistics is required and, from the very start, readers are encouraged to apply and adjust Bayesian analyses by themselves. The book contains a series of chapters on parameter estimation and model selection, followed by detailed case studies from cognitive science. After working through this book, readers should be able to build their own Bayesian models, apply the models to their own data, and draw their own conclusions.

Telling Lies - Clues To Deceit In The Marketplace, Politics, And Marriage (Paperback, Revised edition): Paul Ekman Telling Lies - Clues To Deceit In The Marketplace, Politics, And Marriage (Paperback, Revised edition)
Paul Ekman
R231.00 R190.00 Discovery Miles 1900 Save R41.00 (18%) Within 7 - 11 working days

From breaking the law to breaking a promise, how do people lie and how can they be caught?

In this revised edition, Paul Ekman, a renowned expert in emotions research and nonverbal communication, adds a new chapter to present his latest research on his groundbreaking inquiry into lying and the methods for uncovering lies. Ekman has figured out the most important behavioral clues to deceit; he has developed a one-hour self-instructional program that trains people to observe and understand "micro expressions"; and he has done research that identifies the facial expressions that show whether someone is likely to become violent—a self-instructional program to train recognition of these dangerous signals has also been developed.

Telling Lies describes how lies vary in form and how they can differ from other types of misinformation that can reveal untruths. It discusses how a person's body language, voice, and facial expressions can give away a lie but still fool professional lie hunters—even judges, police officers, drug enforcement agents, and Secret Service agents.

Handbook of Parenting, Volume 4 - Social Conditions and Applied Parenting (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): M.H. Bornstein Handbook of Parenting, Volume 4 - Social Conditions and Applied Parenting (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
M.H. Bornstein
R743.00 Discovery Miles 7430 Within 6 - 13 working days

Completely revised and expanded from four to five volumes, this new edition of the Handbook of Parenting appears at a time that is momentous in the history of parenting. Parenting and the family are today in a greater state of flux, question, and redefinition than perhaps ever before. We are witnessing the emergence of striking permutations on the theme of parenting: blended families, lesbian and gay parents, and teen versus fifties first-time moms and dads. One cannot but be awed on the biological front by technology that now not only renders postmenopausal women capable of childbearing, but also presents us with the possibility of designing babies. Similarly on the sociological front, single parenthood is a modern day fact of life, adult child dependency is on the rise, and parents are ever less certain of their own roles, even in the face of rising environmental and institutional demands that they take increasing responsibility for their offspring. The Handbook of Parenting concerns itself with: *different types of parents--mothers and fathers, single, adolescent, and adoptive parents; *basic characteristics of parenting--behaviors, knowledge, beliefs, and expectations about parenting; *forces that shape parenting--evolution, genetics, biology, employment, social class, culture, environment, and history; *problems faced by parents--handicap, marital difficulties, drug addiction; and *practical concerns of parenting--how to promote children's health, foster social adjustment and cognitive competence, and interact with school, legal, and public officials. Contributors to the Handbook of Parenting have worked in different ways toward understanding all these diverse aspects of parenting, and all look to the most recent research and thinking in the field to shed light on many topics every parent wonders about. Each chapter addresses a different but central topic in parenting; each is rooted in current thinking and theory, as well as classical and modern research in that topic; each has been written to be read and absorbed in a single sitting. In addition, each chapter follows a standard organization, including an introduction to the chapter as a whole, followed by historical considerations of the topic, a discussion of central issues and theory, a review of classical and modern research, forecasts of future directions of theory and research, and a set of conclusions. Of course, contributors' own convictions and research are considered, but contributions to this new edition present all major points of view and central lines of inquiry and interpret them broadly. The Handbook of Parenting is intended to be both comprehensive and state of the art. As the expanded scope of this second edition amply shows, parenting is naturally and closely allied with many other fields.

Group Dynamics for Teams (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Daniel J. Levi Group Dynamics for Teams (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Daniel J. Levi
R955.00 Discovery Miles 9550 Within 7 - 11 working days

This clear and engaging book explains the basic psychological concepts of group dynamics with a focus on their application with teams in the workplace. Grounded in psychology research but with a very practical focus on organizational behavior issues, this book helps readers understand and participate in teams more effectively in day-to-day work. The fourth edition has been updated and streamlined throughout, and coverage of the latest research is incorporated in every chapter. Key new topics include emotional intelligence and the impact of diversity on teamwork. In addition, new 'Leading Virtual Teams' feature has been added to provide guidance and tips to off-site teams that are using communication technology to facilitate their work on shared tasks. Features: - Examines basic group dynamics concepts, such as goals, norms, cooperation, and communication - Reviews the main challenges that teams faceA'such as conflict, decision making, problem solving, creativity, and valuing diversity - Discusses the organizational context of teams including the impacts of organizational culture, virtual teamwork, rewarding teams, and team building - An appendix contains tools and advice to help students in project teams

Self-insight - Roadblocks and Detours on the Path to Knowing Thyself (Paperback): David G. Dunning Self-insight - Roadblocks and Detours on the Path to Knowing Thyself (Paperback)
David G. Dunning
R704.00 Discovery Miles 7040 Within 6 - 13 working days

People base thousands of choices across a lifetime on the views they hold of their skill and moral character, yet a growing body of research in psychology shows that such self-views are often misguided or misinformed. Anyone who has dealt with others in the classroom, in the workplace, in the medical office, or on the therapist's couch has probably experienced people whose opinions of themselves depart from the objectively possible. This book outlines some of the common errors that people make when they evaluate themselves. It also describes the many psychological barriers - some that people build by their own hand - that prevent individuals from achieving self-insight about their ability and character. The first section of the book focuses on mistaken views of competence, and explores why people often remain blissfully unaware of their incompetence and personality flaws. The second section focuses on faulty views of character, and explores why people tend to perceive they are more unique and special than they really are, why people tend to possess inflated opinions of their moral fiber that are not matched by their deeds, and why people fail to anticipate the impact that emotions have on their choices and actions. The book will be of great interest to students and researchers in social, personality, and cognitive psychology, but, through the accessibility of its writing style, it will also appeal to those outside of academic psychology with an interest in the psychological processes that lead to our self-insight.

Quiet - The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking (Hardcover, Turtleback Scho): Susan Cain Quiet - The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking (Hardcover, Turtleback Scho)
Susan Cain
R374.00 R322.00 Discovery Miles 3220 Save R52.00 (14%) Within 7 - 13 working days

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh's sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer. Passionately argued, impressively researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet shows how dramatically we undervalue introverts, and how much we lose in doing so. Taking the reader on a journey from Dale Carnegie's birthplace to Harvard Business School, from a Tony Robbins seminar to an evangelical megachurch, Susan Cain charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal in the twentieth century and explores its far-reaching effects. She talks to Asian-American students who feel alienated from the brash, backslapping atmosphere of American schools. She questions the dominant values of American business culture, where forced collaboration can stand in the way of innovation, and where the leadership potential of introverts is often overlooked. And she draws on cutting-edge research in psychology and neuroscience to reveal the surprising differences between extroverts and introverts. Perhaps most inspiring, she introduces us to successful introverts--from a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks, to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions. Finally, she offers invaluable advice on everything from how to better negotiate differences in introvert-extrovert relationships to how to empower an introverted child to when it makes sense to be a "pretend extrovert." This extraordinary book has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how introverts see themselves.

Quiet - The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking (Hardcover): Susan Cain Quiet - The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking (Hardcover)
Susan Cain
R358.00 R293.00 Discovery Miles 2930 Save R65.00 (18%) Within 7 - 11 working days

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh's sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer. Passionately argued, impressively researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet shows how dramatically we undervalue introverts, and how much we lose in doing so. Taking the reader on a journey from Dale Carnegie's birthplace to Harvard Business School, from a Tony Robbins seminar to an evangelical megachurch, Susan Cain charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal in the twentieth century and explores its far-reaching effects. She talks to Asian-American students who feel alienated from the brash, backslapping atmosphere of American schools. She questions the dominant values of American business culture, where forced collaboration can stand in the way of innovation, and where the leadership potential of introverts is often overlooked. And she draws on cutting-edge research in psychology and neuroscience to reveal the surprising differences between extroverts and introverts. Perhaps most inspiring, she introduces us to successful introverts--from a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks, to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions. Finally, she offers invaluable advice on everything from how to better negotiate differences in introvert-extrovert relationships to how to empower an introverted child to when it makes sense to be a "pretend extrovert." This extraordinary book has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how introverts see themselves.

Mastering Competencies in Family Therapy - A Practical Approach to Theories and Clinical Case Documentation (Paperback, 2nd):... Mastering Competencies in Family Therapy - A Practical Approach to Theories and Clinical Case Documentation (Paperback, 2nd)
Diane R. Gehart
R1424.00 Discovery Miles 14240 Within 7 - 11 working days

MASTERING COMPETENCIES IN FAMILY THERAPY: A PRACTICAL APPROACH TO THEORY AND CLINICAL CASE DOCUMENTATION, 2nd Edition provides a competency-based approach to teaching clinical skills in marriage and family therapy-an approach adopted by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). Using a light and inviting tone, author Diane R. Gehart offers a comprehensive five-step model for competent treatment, which guides readers through case conceptualization, clinical assessment (diagnosis) and case management, treatment planning, evaluation of progress, and documentation. The book also includes an introduction to the importance of theory and evidence-based practice in all five steps, and a set of useful clinical forms that can be applied in practice environments. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http: //gocengage.com/infotrac.

The Joy of Pain - Schadenfreude and the Dark Side of Human Nature (Hardcover): Richard H. Smith The Joy of Pain - Schadenfreude and the Dark Side of Human Nature (Hardcover)
Richard H. Smith
R338.00 R277.00 Discovery Miles 2770 Save R61.00 (18%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Few people confess easily to taking pleasure in the misfortunes of others. Maybe this is why there is no word for the feeling in English. And so schadenfreude, that beguiling German word, is borrowed to label the experience. But most of us can secretly think of many times when a misfortune suffered by someone gave us pleasure. What sports fan can suppress delight when a hated rival loses? Political junkies know the thrill of a scandal befalling an opposing candidate. How about when an envied friend suffers a little setback? Who fails to laugh when an arrogant but untalented contestant is humiliated on American Idol, or when the embarrassing vice of an ideological politician is exposed? This book, written by one of the world's foremost scholars of envy and shame, explores the emotion we dare not admit to: schadenfreude. From garden-variety envy and competition to malignant intent and concepts of deservingness and comeuppance, psychologist Richard Smith explains why we feel schadenfreude with examples ranging from literary works and reality television to neuroscience. Although schadenfreude is hardly a feeling to nourish in oneself or to encourage as a cultural habit, Smith argues that there is no getting rid of it, when the misfortunes of others can lead to our benefit. Indeed, schadenfreude can be sweet revenge when it is personal, but as Smith argues in a fascinating exploration of anti-semitism in the 20th century that concludes the book, this passive thrill can lead to devastating consequences.

Whistling Vivaldi - How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do (Paperback): Claude M. Steele Whistling Vivaldi - How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do (Paperback)
Claude M. Steele
R212.00 R172.00 Discovery Miles 1720 Save R40.00 (19%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Acclaimed social psychologist Claude M. Steele offers an insider's look at his groundbreaking findings on stereotypes and identity. Through dramatic personal stories, he shares the experiments and studies that show, again and again, that exposing subjects to stereotypes-merely reminding a group of female maths students about to take a test, for example, that women are considered naturally inferior to men at maths-impairs their performance in the area affected by the stereotype. Steele's conclusions shed new light on a host of social phenomena, from the racial and gender gaps in standardised test scores to the belief in the superior athletic prowess of black men. Whistling Vivaldi offers insight into how we form our senses of identity and lays out a plan for mitigating the negative effects of "stereotype threat" and reshaping our identities.

Gangs - A Guide to Understanding Street Gangs (Paperback, 5th): Al Valdez Gangs - A Guide to Understanding Street Gangs (Paperback, 5th)
Al Valdez
R614.00 R515.00 Discovery Miles 5150 Save R99.00 (16%) Within 7 - 13 working days

A guide to understanding street gangs for parents, teachers, mental health and law enforcement professionals.

Clickology - What Works in Online Shopping and How Your Business Can Use Consumer Psychology to Succeed (Paperback): Graham... Clickology - What Works in Online Shopping and How Your Business Can Use Consumer Psychology to Succeed (Paperback)
Graham Jones
R265.00 R216.00 Discovery Miles 2160 Save R49.00 (18%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Internet shopping has rapidly become a normal, daily activity for people throughout the world. Click.ology investigates this growing phenomenon and reveals the psychology of why we click and what businesses can do to encourage more of us to buy online. From one of the world's leading Internet Psychologists, Graham Jones, this book shows why we buy online and how Internet retail businesses can tap into that behaviour to sell more. With examples from online shops from around the world, this book also reveals the differences in online shopping behaviour in different cultures and exposes how global business can improve international sales if they adapted their online shops to suit local needs. Click.ology looks at the way we use shopping carts, the importance of social media in online shopping and the whole issue of how retailers establish trust and credibility for their web shops. Mobile shopping and the growing importance of video is discussed in this book, as is the future of online shopping and what businesses need to do now to prepare themselves for the way we will be buying online in the next few years.

The Dynamics of Persuasion - Communication and Attitudes in the 21st Century (Book, 5th Revised edition): Richard M Perloff The Dynamics of Persuasion - Communication and Attitudes in the 21st Century (Book, 5th Revised edition)
Richard M Perloff
R1214.00 Discovery Miles 12140 Within 6 - 13 working days

With substantial revisions reflecting new research and changes in society, the fifth edition of The Dynamics of Persuasion introduces students to major theories of persuasion and attitudes, using theory as the key to unlock the mysteries of contemporary social influence. Organized in terms of major concepts, issues, and persuasion contexts, the book offers a lucid introduction to the body of scholarly knowledge on persuasion, up-to-date examples of persuasion in real life, and a thorough discussion of the ethics of persuasion in contemporary society.

This package includes a free one-year subscription to an enhanced Interactive eTextbook, complete with author-narrated chapter synopses, videos, exercises, flashcards, and more resources for instructors and students.

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Visit RoutledgeInteractive.com where instructors can register to access the instructor resources for free.

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Our Sexuality (Hardcover, 12th): Robert Crooks, Karla Baur Our Sexuality (Hardcover, 12th)
Robert Crooks, Karla Baur
R3188.00 Discovery Miles 31880 Within 7 - 11 working days

This is the most respected and authoritative college textbook available on human sexuality. Written in a direct, non-judgmental manner, this edition of OUR SEXUALITY has been thoroughly and carefully updated to reflect the most current research findings. It is the first college text to bring cutting-edge and in-depth emphasis on the impact of politics on sexuality. Crooks and Baur keep you interested with the most exciting, emerging research and coverage, and focus on strengthening healthy communication among partners. The authors also have revised their overall coverage on maintaining a responsible and healthy sexual relationship, with greater attention to diversity and inclusiveness. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http: //gocengage.com/infotrac.

Social Beings - Core Motives in Social Psychology (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Susan T. Fiske Social Beings - Core Motives in Social Psychology (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Susan T. Fiske
R3147.00 R2168.00 Discovery Miles 21680 Save R979.00 (31%) Within 6 - 13 working days

Fiske provides psychologists with a cutting-edge approach on evolutionary and cross-cultural psychology. The book addresses research on three different levels: brain function and cognition, individual and situations, and groups and cultures. The second edition has been updated to present contemporary research in social psychology. It also discusses increasingly important issues in the field. This includes emotion science and the impact of neuroscience on social and personality psychology. Psychologists agree that the second edition captures an important movement in social psychology with the core motives approach.

An Introduction to the History of Psychology (Hardcover, 7th): B.R. Hergenhahn, Hergenhahn, Tracy Henley An Introduction to the History of Psychology (Hardcover, 7th)
B.R. Hergenhahn, Hergenhahn, Tracy Henley
R3252.00 Discovery Miles 32520 Within 7 - 11 working days

Dreams puzzled early man, Greek philosophers spun elaborate theories to explain human memory and perception, Descartes postulated that the brain was filled with "animal spirits," and psychology was officially deemed a "science" in the 19th century. In this Seventh Edition of AN INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY, authors Hergenhahn and Henley demonstrate that most of the concerns of contemporary psychologists are manifestations of themes that have been part of psychology for hundreds--or even thousands--of years. The book's numerous photographs and pedagogical devices, along with its biographical material on key figures in psychology, engage readers and facilitate their understanding of each chapter. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http: //gocengage.com/infotrac.

David and Goliath - Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants (CD): Malcolm Gladwell David and Goliath - Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants (CD)
Malcolm Gladwell
R510.00 R378.00 Discovery Miles 3780 Save R132.00 (26%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Malcolm Gladwell, the #1 bestselling author of "The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, "and "What the Dog Saw, " offers his most provocative---and dazzling---book yet.
Three thousand years ago on a battlefield in ancient Palestine, a shepherd boy felled a mighty warrior with nothing more than a stone and a sling, and ever since then the names of David and Goliath have stood for battles between underdogs and giants. David's victory was improbable and miraculous. He "shouldn't "have won.
Or should he have?
In "David and Goliath," Malcolm Gladwell""challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks.
Gladwell begins with the "real" story of what happened between the giant and the shepherd boy those many years ago. From there, "David and Goliath" examines Northern Ireland's Troubles, the minds of cancer researchers and civil rights leaders, murder and the high costs of revenge, and the dynamics of successful and unsuccessful classrooms---all to demonstrate how much of what is beautiful and important in the world arises from what looks like suffering and adversity.
In the tradition of Gladwell's previous bestsellers---"The Tipping Point," "Blink," "Outliers" and "What the Dog Saw---""David and Goliath" draws upon history, psychology, and powerful storytelling to reshape the way we think of the world around us.

Persuasion - Social Influence and Compliance Gaining (Paperback, United States ed of 5th revised ed): Robert H. Gass, John S.... Persuasion - Social Influence and Compliance Gaining (Paperback, United States ed of 5th revised ed)
Robert H. Gass, John S. Seiter
R1699.00 Discovery Miles 16990 Within 7 - 11 working days

A comprehensive overview of persuasion theory Persuasion: Social Influence and Compliance Gaining first helps students understand established theories and models of persuasion. It then encourages them to develop and apply general conclusions about persuasion in real-world settings. The 5th edition explores how social media continues to be a form of influence, but it also looks at grassroots movements, such as the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street, and traditional forms of persuasion, such as advertising, marketing, and political campaigning. This text is available in a variety of formats - print and digital. Check your favorite digital provider for your eText, including CourseSmart, Kindle, Nook, and more. To learn more about our programs, pricing options and customization, click the Choices tab. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: * Understand how persuasion works * Discuss the impact culture has on persuasion * Understand and identify key differences among persuasion, propaganda, and manipulation 0205956254 / 9780205956258 Persuasion: Social Inflence and Compliance Gaining Plus MySearchLab with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of 0205239927 / 9780205239924 MySearchLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card 0205912966 / 9780205912964 Persuasion: Social Influence and Compliance Gaining

Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters - From Dating, Shopping, and Praying to Going to War and Becoming a Billionaire---two... Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters - From Dating, Shopping, and Praying to Going to War and Becoming a Billionaire---two Evolutionary Psychologists Explain Why We Do What We Do (CD, Library ed)
Alan S. Miller, Satoshi Kanazawa
R767.00 R627.00 Discovery Miles 6270 Save R140.00 (18%) Within 7 - 13 working days

"A lively and provocative look at how evolution shapes our behavior and our lives."
Contrary to conventional wisdom, our brains and bodies are hardwired to carry out an evolutionary mission that determines much of what we do, from life plans to everyday decisions.
With an accessible tone and a healthy disregard for political correctness, this lively and eminently readable book popularizes the latest research in a cutting-edge field of study--one that turns much of what we thought we knew about human nature upside-down.
Every time we fall in love, fight with our spouse, enjoy watching a favorite TV show, or feel scared walking alone at night, we are in part behaving as a human animal with its own unique nature--a nature that essentially stopped evolving 10,000 years ago. Alan S. Miller and Satoshi Kanazawa reexamine some of the most popular and controversial topics of modern life and shed a whole new light on why we do the things we do.
Beware: You may never look at human nature the same way again.

The Emotional Life of Your Brain - How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel, and Live-And How You Can Change Them... The Emotional Life of Your Brain - How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel, and Live-And How You Can Change Them (Paperback)
Richard J. Davidson
R213.00 R173.00 Discovery Miles 1730 Save R40.00 (19%) Within 7 - 11 working days

What is your emotional fingerprint? Why are some people so quick to recover from setbacks? Why are some so attuned to others that they seem psychic? Why are some people always up and others always down? In his thirty-year quest to answer these questions, pioneering neuroscientist Richard J. Davidson discovered that each of us has an Emotional Style, composed of Resilience, Outlook, Social Intuition, Self-Awareness, Sensitivity to Context, and Attention. Where we fall on these six continuums determines our own "emotional fingerprint." Sharing Dr. Davidson's fascinating case histories and experiments, "The Emotional Life of Your Brain" offers a new model for treating conditions like autism and depression as it empowers us all to better understand ourselves--and live more meaningful lives.

Super Commuter Couples - Staying Together When a Job Keeps You Apart (Paperback): Ma Lmft Super Commuter Couples - Staying Together When a Job Keeps You Apart (Paperback)
Ma Lmft
R203.00 R178.00 Discovery Miles 1780 Save R25.00 (12%) Within 7 - 13 working days

How does a couple stay connected when living apart is their norm? A super commuter is a person whose job is far enough away from home that they must live apart from their family for days or weeks at a time. During the past several years the number of super commuters in both the United States and abroad has risen exponentially. Through interviews with people from around the world as well as the author's personal experience as the wife of a super commuter and professional knowledge as a licensed therapist specializing in supporting super commuter couples, this book takes the reader behind the scenes of this lifestyle where they will find tips for strengthening relationships, insights on how to decide if super commuting is right for them, practical advice on how best to navigate a super commuter relationship, and six steps to help super commuter families cope with ambiguous loss.

Working the Aisles - A Life in Consumption (Paperback): Robert Appelbaum Working the Aisles - A Life in Consumption (Paperback)
Robert Appelbaum
R305.00 R248.00 Discovery Miles 2480 Save R57.00 (19%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Working the Aisles takes the reader on tumultuous driving trips across the United States and France, on phone sex escapades in San Francisco, on banking battles in Sweden, and many other adventures - including, of course, on trips to supermarkets, where the author has had to 'work the aisles'. Moving back and forth through time, like a novelist, indeed in something of a memoirist tour de force, the book develops the story of struggle, of poverty and depression, but also of gaiety and desire, of a will to live in spite of it all, and to keep working the aisles. It moves the reader through highs and lows, through episodes of ecstasy and thoughts about suicide, and tells how this particular Everyman ended up sane but sorry.

Psychotherapie Ratgeber - Ein Wegweiser Zur Seelischen Gesundheit (Book, 2007): Hans Morschitzky Psychotherapie Ratgeber - Ein Wegweiser Zur Seelischen Gesundheit (Book, 2007)
Hans Morschitzky
R639.00 Discovery Miles 6390 Within 7 - 13 working days

Jeder zweite Burger wird zumindest eine gewisse Zeit von einer seelischen Erkrankung geplagt. Es gibt aber viele andere Grunde als eine manifeste psychische Erkrankung, um eine Psychotherapie zu absolvieren, insbesondere die Klarung von familiaren, partnerschaftlichen und beruflichen Problemen, fachliche Unterstutzung in Krisensituationen, Neuorientierung in Ubergangsphasen, Aufarbeitung unbewaltigter Erlebnisse, Selbsterkenntnis, Weiterentwicklung der Personlichkeit und die bessere Entfaltung vorhandener Talente.

Dem Laien stellen sich aber sofort viele Fragen: Was ist Psychotherapie? Was kann ich von ihr erwarten? Welche Therapieform ist fur mich und meine Probleme geeignet? Wie lauft sie ab? Wie finde ich den richtigen Therapeuten (Mann oder Frau)? Wie finanziere ich die Therapie?

Der erfahrene Psychotherapeut Hans Morschitzky, Autor zahlreicher wissenschaftlicher und popularer Bucher, hat einen Fuhrer durch den Dschungel der Psychotherapie verfasst, der eine erste Orientierung bietet."

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