New Arrivals · Psychology

August 26, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Girl world : how to ditch the drama and find your inner amazing

August 25, 2015
Ottaviano, Patricia, author.
xii, 143 pages ; 23 cm.
You're in -- but are you? -- The outside looking in -- A chapter you will come back to -- The ugly truth -- Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, oh my! -- Free yourself -- Damage control -- It's cool to be different -- Be your own best friend.

The superhuman mind : free the genius in your brain

August 24, 2015
Brogaard, Berit, author.
xii, 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
The hidden abilities in all of us -- Brilliant impact -- A flexible mind -- What's your number? -- Smart cookies -- Draw like a child -- Not a worry in the world -- Super-perceivers -- Brain tech -- The transcendent everyman.
"The Superhuman Mind takes us inside the lives and brains of geniuses, savants, virtuosos, and a wide variety of ordinary people who have acquired truly extraordinary talents, one way or another. Delving into the neurological underpinnings of these abilities, the authors even reveal how we can acquire some of them ourselves--from perfect pitch and lightning fast math skills to supercharged creativity,"

Rising strong

August 24, 2015
Brown, Brené, author.
xxviii, 301 pages ; 22 cm
The physics of vulnerability -- Civilization stops at the waterline -- Owning our stories -- The reckoning -- The rumble -- Sewer rats and scofflaws -- The brave and brokenhearted -- Easy mark -- Composting failure -- You got to dance with them that brung you -- The revolution -- Appendices: Notes on trauma and complicated grief ; Finding a certified Daring Way helping professional ; The gift of imperfection : summary of key learnings ; Daring greatly : summary of key learnings.
"With her 2010 TED talk on the power of vulnerability (over 18 million views), her bestselling books on the transformative gifts of shame and vulnerability, and her inspiring call for wholehearted living, Brené Brown has changed the cultural conversation. Her work has been embraced by Oprah Winfrey and corporate leaders alike making her a highly sought after public speaker. For Brene, the conversation about vulnerability and shame naturally evolves into a discussion of bravery--its origins, its catalysts, its chemistry. How we are brave. What constitutes bravery. What activates the impulse to be brave. And how to recognize where our own "hero's journey" begins--in the depths of failure, disappointment, heartbreak, and grief--and how, once we grapple with our story, we are able to rise from those depths and determine how we want our story will end"-- Provided by publisher.

Fail, fail again, fail better

August 24, 2015
Chödrön, Pema.
Boulder, Colorado : Sounds True, 2015.
xv, 133 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
"Wise advice for leaning in to the unknown"--jacket.
Foreword: Forward / by Seth Godin -- The Naropa University 2014 commencement address -- Leaning into the sharp points: a conversation on failure with Pema Chödrön and Tami Simon.

Warrior goddess training

August 24, 2015
Amara, HeatherAsh, author.
San Antonio, TX : Hierophant Publishing, [2014]
xxvi, 161 pages ; 22 cm
Lesson 1: Commit to you -- Lesson 2: Align with life -- Lesson 3: Purify your vessel -- Lesson 4: Ground your being and free your past -- Lesson 5: Energize your sexuality and creativity -- Lesson 6: Claim your strength and ignite your will -- Lesson 7: Open your heart -- Lesson 8: Speak your truth -- Lesson 9: Embody your wisdom -- Lesson 10: Choose your path -- Epilogue.
"It's no secret that women today are juggling a lot. We now make up more than half the workforce in the United States and are busier than ever with partners, children, family and friends, often putting the needs of others ahead of our own. And if we feel overwhelmed by it all or fall short of perfection, many of us have learned to be our own worst critic rather than our own best friend. That's where finding our inner warrior goddess comes in. In "Warrior Goddess Training," bestselling author HeatherAsh Amara provides the antidote to the flawed idea that you are not enough. Direct, honest, and unapologetic, Amara will show you how to release the layers of expectations to finally see yourself for the authentic, perceptive, perfect woman you really are. Drawing on the wisdom from Buddhism, Toltec wisdom, and ancient Earth-based goddess spirituality, the Warrior Goddess path includes personal stories, rituals, and exercises that will encourage and inspire you to become the true warrior goddess you are meant to be"--Page 4 of cover.

The ant and the elephant : leadership for the self : a parable and 5-step plan to transform individual performance

August 18, 2015
Poscente, Vince.
Dallas, TX : Libretto Pub., ©2006.
115 pages ; 24 cm
Of all the animals the elephant rescues, only the tiny ant returns the favor.

Adventures for your soul : 21 ways to transform your habits and reach your full potential

August 18, 2015
Kaiser, Shannon.
New York : Berkley Books, [2015]
xvi, 302 pages ; 21 cm
Press the reset button -- Break up with your issues -- Free your feelings -- Play truth or dare with your inner child -- Allow awareness -- Me matters -- Just do you -- Lean into love -- Study the blessing in the lesson -- Follow your joy route -- Nourish the nudge -- Fear detox -- Go on an abundance adventure -- Rock the reflection -- Find your purpose and passion -- Be a goal digger -- Illustrate your illusion -- Sweet surrender -- Laser your inner light -- Let go -- Play with the world.
''Sometimes the one thing you need to make a change is to see things from a fresh perspective. Discover twenty-one innovative emotional explorations to boldly confront the habits that are holding you back in this breakthrough guide that provides the tools you need to fearlessly embrace your innermost desires."--Provided by publisher.

Mindware : tools for smart thinking

August 17, 2015
Nisbett, Richard E.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
viii, 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Thinking about thought. Everything's an inference ; The power of the situation ; The rational unconscious -- The formerly dismal science. Should you think like an economist? ; Spilt milk and free lunch ; Foiling foibles -- Coding, counting, correlation, and causality. Odds and Ns ; Linked up -- Experiments. Ignore the HiPPO ; Experiments natural and experiments proper ; Eekonomics ; Don't ask, can't tell -- Thinking, straight and curved. Logic ; Dialectical reasoning -- Knowing the world. KISS and tell ; Keeping it real -- The tools of the lay scientist.
A psychology expert offers a tool kit for thinking more clearly and making better decisions, explaining how to reframe problems using simplified concepts from science and statistics, including the law of large numbers, statistical regression, cost-benefit analysis, and causation and correlation.

Whole body intelligence : get out of your head and into your body to achieve greater wisdom, confidence, and success

August 17, 2015
Sisgold, Steve, author.
xxviii, 276 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Part I. Begin the journey. Body first: every moment is a choice point ; The making of whole body intelligence ; How do you move through life? ; Your movement autobiography -- Part II. Destress on demand. Stress: it's not all in your head ; The rebooting technique -- Part III. Transform limiting beliefs. The issues are in your tissues ; Identifying and changing viral beliefs into vital ones -- Part IV. Create positive changes that last. The WBI 30-day lifestyle plan ; Staying engaged and purposeful- no matter what!

Flawd : how to stop hating on yourself, others, and the things that make you who you are

August 17, 2015
Rigal, Emily-Anne, author.
New York, New York : Perigee, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2015.
xviii, 190 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Introduction: You Have Flaws -- Look at You -- Increase Your Perspective -- Connect Play to Everything -- Think...Then Think Again -- Embrace the Whole of You -- Use Influence Responsibly -- Be a Flawd Light in the World -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgments.
The journey to self-esteem is set in motion by an encounter with something we all have: a good flaw. And acceptance, just saying yes to the presence of a good flaw, is the way to cross into a world where wholeness, realness, and self-expression can put an end to bullying and combat negativity with positivity.

Thresholds : how to thrive through life's transitions to live fearlessly and regret-free

August 14, 2015
Hirsch, Sherre Z., author.
192 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Rooms and hallways -- Crossing thresholds is scary, I know -- Faith in God is not required -- From the head to the heart -- Perfection is not a destination -- Broader vision, broader possibility -- Backward is not an option -- Make your own luck.
Part practical toolkit, part inspirational guide for navigating the transformational moments of our wild and unpredictable lives. -- [p.4] of cover.

The Mindful way to study : dancing with your books

August 14, 2015
Gibbs, Jake J.
United States : O'Connor Press, ©2013.
xii, 177 pages ; 22 cm

Triumph of the heart : forgiveness in an unforgiving world

August 11, 2015
Bettencourt, Megan Feldman.
New York, New York : Hudson Street Press, 2015.
xxii, 262 pages ; 24 cm
"The author embarks on a quest to understand the complex idea of forgiveness, drawing on the latest research showing that forgiveness can provide a range of health benefits, from relieving depression to decreasing high blood pressure. Through several remarkable stories of people who have managed to forgive in the toughest of circumstances, she shows us how people are able to do it, where they find the courage, and the profound sense of freedom they feel afterward"-- Provided by publisher.

The Mayo Clinic handbook for happiness : a 4-step plan for resilient living

August 11, 2015
Sood, Amit, author.
Boston, MA : Da Capo Lifelong, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2015.
xiv, 241 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"A companion to The Mayo Clinic guide to stress-free living."
Prepare your mind. Decrease your load ; Decrease your load even more ; Take a moment for gratitude -- Get your feet wet. Your brain's 2 modes ; Your mind ; Happiness ; Stress ; Resilience -- Take the plunge : introducing the 4-step, 10-week program. The first step : train your attention ; The second step : cultivate emotional resilience ; Gratitude ; Compassion ; Acceptance ; Meaning ; Forgiveness ; Relationships ; The third step : start a mind-body practice ; The fourth step : Pick healthy habits -- Appendix. Additional attention exercises.
"Offers a straightforward plan anyone can implement across 10 weeks. Combining groundbreaking insights from neuroscience and psychology, and wisdom from philosophy and spirituality, Dr. Sood reveals how to reduce everyday anxiety and find greater fulfillment in life."--Back cover.

Barron's mechanical aptitude and spatial relations tests.

August 7, 2015
Hauppauge, NY : Barron's, c2009-
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.

Resilience : the science of mastering life's greatest challenges

August 7, 2015
Southwick, Steven M.
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
230 pages ; 23 cm
Preface; 1. What is resilience?; 2. Optimism: belief in a brighter future; 3. Facing fear: an adaptive response; 4. Moral compass, ethics and altruism: doing what is right; 5. Religion and spirituality: drawing on faith; 6. Social support: learning the tap code; 7. Training: physical fitness and strengthening; 8. Brain fitness: challenge your mind and heart; 9. Role models: providing the road map; 10. Cognitive and emotional flexibility; 11. Meaning, purpose and growth; 12. The practice of resilience; Index.
"Many of us will be struck by one or more major traumas sometime in our lives. Perhaps you have been a victim of sexual abuse, domestic violence or assault. Perhaps you were involved in a serious car accident. Perhaps you are a combat veteran. Maybe you were on the beach in Thailand during a tsunami, or in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. Or maybe, you are among the millions who have suffered a debilitating disease, lost a loved one or lost your job. This inspiring book identifies ten key ways to weather and bounce back from stress and trauma. Incorporating the latest scientific research and dozens of interviews with trauma survivors, it provides a practical guide to building emotional, mental and physical resilience. Written by experts in post-traumatic stress, this book provides a vital and successful roadmap for overcoming the adversities we all face at some point in our lives"-- Provided by publisher.

Building confidence in your child

August 5, 2015
Dobson, James C., 1936-
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, 2015, c1999.
235 pages ; 22 cm
Previously published as: The New Hide or Seek.

Finding your way to change : how the power of motivational interviewing can reveal what you want and help you get there

August 3, 2015
Zuckoff, Allan, 1960- author.
New York ; London : The Guilford Press, [2015]
xiii, 264 pages ; 23 cm
Prelude : considering change -- You don't have to change. Being ambivalent ; The pressure paradox ; The other side of the pressure paradox -- Do you want to change? Can you change? First interlude : the language of change ; Exploring the importance of change to you ; Exploring your confidence for change ; Exploring your personal values ; Second interlude : Ready or not? -- Finding your way to change. Third interlude : planning for change ; Developing your plan ; Revisiting, revising, and regrouping ; The far side of change. Appendix. The history and science of motivational interviewing.
"Why is it so difficult to make life changes that are urgently desired, even needed? Whether it's eating healthier, pulling the plug on an unsatisfying job, or ending self-destructive patterns in relationships, old habits die hard. The good news is, it's perfectly normal to feel stuck--and with motivational interviewing (MI), you can understand what's keeping you there and how to break free. Allan Zuckoff and Bonnie Gorscak are MI experts who translate this proven counseling approach into powerful self-help strategies and practical tools. Readers learn how to resist unhelpful pressure to change, both from others and from within; overcome self-judgment and shame; and build confidence for developing and carrying out a doable personal change plan. Vivid stories illustrate the techniques in action"-- Provided by publisher.

How memory works--and how to make it work for you

August 3, 2015
Madigan, Robert, author.
New York : The Guilford Press, [2015]
x, 278 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Do you wish you could remember the names of people you just met? What if birthdays, anniversaries, and online passwords rarely slipped your mind? Robert Madigan is an expert in the "memory arts"--practical, proven methods for improving the ability to retain and use information. Like taking the stairs instead of the elevator, it's important to exercise memory in simple ways every day. Dr. Madigan explains the science of how memory works and presents innovative mnemonic devices and visualization techniques that will help everyone--from students to seniors--sharpen their mental skills; avoid embarrassing lapses; and remember faces, appointments, facts, numbers, lists, and much more"-- Provided by publisher.

Upside : the new science of post-traumatic growth

July 31, 2015
Rendon, Jim, author.
New York : Touchstone, 2015.
xv, 269 pages ; 24 cm
Drawing on interviews with researchers and trauma survivors, a journalist delves into the study of post-traumatic stress disorder, using accessible language, prescriptive takeaways, and tools to promote positive responses to trauma.

The creativity challenge : design, experiment, test, innovate, build, create, inspire, and unleash your genius

July 24, 2015
Christensen, Tanner, author.
207 pages ; 19 cm.
Includes indexes.
"A collection of activities and exercises meant to improve readers' creativity"-- Provided by publisher.

Body language for dummies

July 20, 2015
Kuhnke, Elizabeth, author.
Chichester, [England] : John Wiley & Sons, 2015. ©2015
xii, 326 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
This is your ideal guide to understanding other people, and helping them understand you. Body language is a critical component of good communication, and often conveys a bigger message than the words you say. This book teaches you how to interpret what people really mean by observing their posture, gestures, eye movements, and more, and holds up a mirror to give you a clear idea of how you're being interpreted yourself. This updated third edition includes new coverage of virtual meetings, multicultural outsourcing environments, devices, and boardroom behaviours for women, as well as insight into Harvard professor Amy Cuddy's research into how body language affects testosterone and cortisol, as published in the Harvard Business Review. Body language is a fascinating topic that reveals how the human mind works. Image and presentation are crucial to successful communication, both in business and in your personal life. This book is your guide to decoding body language, and adjusting your own habits to improve your interactions with others. * Become a better communicator without saying a word * Make a better first (and second, and third...) impression * Learn what other people's signals really mean * Transform your personal and professional relationships Realising what kind of impression you give is a valuable thing, and learning how to make a more positive impact is an incredibly useful skill. Whether you want to improve your prospects in job seeking, dating, or climbing the corporate ladder, this book helps you translate the unspoken and get your message across.

8 keys to practicing mindfulness

July 16, 2015
Reeds, Manuela Mischke, author.
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2015]
xxiv, 230 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"8 keys to mental health series."
Meet the present moment -- Start where you are -- Slow down -- Befriend your body -- Trust your sensations, tame your emotions -- Ride through tough times -- Cultivate inner calm -- Choose abundance.

The achievement habit : stop wishing, start doing, and take command of your life

July 15, 2015
Roth, Bernard, author.
New York, NY : HarperBusiness, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction: Yellow-eyed cats -- Nothing is what you think it is -- Reasons are bullshit -- Getting unstuck -- Finding assistance -- Doing is everything -- Watch your language -- Group habits -- Self-image by design -- The big picture -- Make achievement your hobby.

The book of doing and being : rediscovering creativity in life, love, and work

July 10, 2015
Bain, Barnet, author.
New York : Atria Paperback, 2015.
xx, 201 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- Chapter 1 Freedom from Conditioning -- Chapter 2 Into the Wilds of Creative Imagining -- Chapter 3 Foundational Creativity: Energies of Creation, Part I -- Chapter 4 Creativity and the Body -- Chapter 5 Creativity in Balance: Assessing Your Life Wheel -- Chapter 6 The Most Amazing Thing -- Chapter 7 The Four Anesthetics -- Chapter 8 The Faces of Obstruction -- Chapter 9 Emotional Mastery -- Chapter 10 Engaging the Muses: Stepping into Creative Flow -- Chapter 11 Image Making -- Chapter 12 Jump-Starting Vision -- Chapter 13 Accelerated Creativity: Energies of Creation, Part II -- Chapter 14 The Guardians of Ultracreativity: Paradox and Confusion -- Chapter 15 The Uncommon Sense: Rediscovering Intuition -- Chapter 16 The Five Creative Talents -- Chapter 17 Your Real Work: Where Personal Innovation Meets Purpose -- Chapter 18 Your Life as Art -- Acknowledgments -- Index.
"With clarity, humor, and insight, award-winning filmmaker Barnet Bain guides readers to unlock the raw power of the creative self. Sharing creativity principles and practices at the leading edge, The Book of Doing and Being offers a life-altering map for stepping beyond what we already know and into a dimension of imagination from which innovation is born. Known for his inspiring movies and documentaries, as well as his popular creativity workshops, Barnet Bain makes available his teachings for the first time in book form. Discover how will and action come together with imagination and feeling to form the very foundation of creativity by working with this treasury of more than forty transformative exercises. Each one is designed to spark new creative connections by challenging our usual ways of thinking, feeling, and perceiving. These lessons, tools, and techniques serve to unlock great reservoirs of creativity in every individual, whether it's jumpstarting or completing a project, launching a new business, creating a work of art, experiencing more fulfilling relationships, or making other dreams come true. Bain's motivational guidance includes: rewiring your brain to unleash ultra-creativity; finding freedom from self-criticism, perfectionism, and other obstructions to productivity and creative expression; harnessing the two forces of creativity: inspiration and action; discovering your emotions as the doorway to creative aliveness and ingenuity; and heeding the call of your Real Work, regardless of age, education, or experience. Step by step, you will make the discovery of a lifetime: how to stop being ruled by your past and start consciously creating your present and future. You will be surprised and energized--by your next creative impulse, the next idea that excites you, the next experience that moves you--and you will live a creative life"-- Provided by publisher.

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