New Arrivals · Psychology

August 30, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Cracking the AP psychology exam.

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

Love cycles : the five essential stages of lasting love

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

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

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

The endless practice : becoming who you were born to be

August 11, 2014
Nepo, Mark.
New York : Atria Books, 2014.
xix, 313 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
To my reader : to glow in all directions -- The daily migration -- Practices -- The necessary rain -- The sanctity of experience -- What's in the way is the way -- Our inch of light -- Praise and blame -- Losing yourself -- Exhausting the struggle -- Saying yes -- Meeting difficulty -- Just this person -- A dream we're close to living hearing the cries of the world -- Always beginning -- To understand the weave -- The goldweigher's field -- The last quarter -- What do we do with what we feel? -- Our ring of fear -- The troubles of living -- The sweet ache of being alive -- The flute of interior time -- The hard human spring -- The mark of our hands: to immerse ourselves -- A turn in the path -- Beyond the old protections -- Staying in relationship -- If just for a moment -- The most difficult two inches on earth -- Shiny things from the deep -- All things are true -- Beyond seeking -- Born of the moment -- Little by little -- Without pause -- The exchange that brings us alive : what more could I ask for? -- The courage not to waste our gifts -- Reliable truths -- Outlasting the glare -- The magic of peace -- Taking turns a the edge of the world -- The one true world -- Gratitudes -- Notes -- About the author -- Permissions.

The organized mind : thinking straight in the age of information overload

August 6, 2014
Levitin, Daniel J.
New York, N.Y. : Dutton, [2014]
xxvi, 496 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Daniel J. Levitin, Ph.D., uses the latest brain science to demonstrate how people with "organized" minds excel--and how readers can use their methods to regain a sense of mastery over the way they organize their homes, workplaces, and lives.

Four things that matter most : a book about living

August 4, 2014
Byock, Ira, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
xxvi, 244 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Newly updated with stories from people who have turned to this life-altering book in their time of need, this motivational teaching about what really matters reminds us how we can honor each relationship every day.

Powers of two : finding the essence of innovation in creative pairs

August 1, 2014
Shenk, Joshua Wolf.
Boston : Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
xxv, 339 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
"Recently writers like Malcolm Gladwell, Steven Johnson, and Clay Shirky have sought to explain creativity as the work of lucky, hardworking people or the result of certain qualities of a particular environment or group of people. Joshua Wolf Shenk shows how such notions, as appealing as they are, miss the essence of creativity, which is generated by people working in pairs. From John Lennon and Paul McCartney to Pierre and Marie Curie to Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, Shenk portrays many of history's most iconic creative duos, drawing on new scientific research and building an argument that will reshape our view of the individual, relationships, and society itself. Along the way, he reveals how pairs begin to talk, think, and even look like each other; how the most successful ones thrive on conflict; why they break up; and more. He also marshals new research that suggests how deeply the notion of pairing influences our psyches: even when we're alone, we're collaborating with the voice inside our head. At once intuitive and deeply surprising, Powers of Two is mind-blowing"-- Provided by publisher.

How the world sees you : discover your highest value through the science of fascination

August 1, 2014
Hogshead, Sally, author.
New York, NY : Harper Business, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
viii, 428 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Where it begins: unlearn boring -- How to read this book -- How does the world see you? Why discover your highest distinct value ; How to discover your highest distinct value -- The fascination advantage system. The seven fascination advantages ; The archetypes -- Your anthem: the tagline for your personality. The fascination laboratory ; Discover your differences ; The anthem method ; Teams, advantages, and anthems -- Afterword.
How is your personality most likely to impress and influence the person sitting on the other side of the desk or boardroom? Once you know what makes you valuable to others, you're more authentic and confident, and more able to make a positive impression. It all begins with understanding how the world sees you-- at your best. Hogshead gives you the step-by-step method to describe yourself in just two or three words. This short phrase is your Anthem, the tagline for your personality. It will guide you like a mission statement, helping you to build your team, write a LinkedIn profile, or captivate an audience.

Riveted : the science of why jokes make us laugh, movies make us cry, and religion makes us feel one with the universe

July 31, 2014
Davies, Jim.
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
282 pages ; 25 cm
Hardwiring for socializing -- Wizard's first rule : hope and fear's anti-sweet spot -- The thrill of discovering patterns -- Incongruity : absurdism, mystery, and puzzle -- Our biological nature -- Our psychological biases -- Why we get riveted.
"A ... look at what grabs our attention that pulls back the curtain on the psychological and evolutionary reasons that everyone is drawn to religion, conspiracy theories, and the news"-- Provided by publisher.

Beyond texting : the fine art of face-to-face communication for teenagers

July 29, 2014
Fine, Debra, author.
xviii, 136 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Describes how to develop the ability to have in-person conversations, offering practical advice on balancing real-world and online relationships and gaining confidence to speak up in personal, educational, and professional atmospheres.

Blue mind : the surprising science that shows how being near, in, on, or under water can make you happier, healthier, more connected and better at what you do

July 29, 2014
Nichols, Wallace J., author.
xviii, 333 pages ; 25 cm
Why do we love water so much? -- Water and the brain : neuroscience and blue mind -- The water premium -- The senses, the body, and "big blue" -- Blue mind at work and play -- Red mind, gray mind, blue mind : the health benefits of water -- Blue unified : connection and water -- Only connect -- A million blue marbles.
There's something about water that attracts and fascinates us. No wonder: it's the most omnipresent substance on Earth and, along with air, the primary ingredient for supporting life. From afar, our planet looks like a blue marble; we ourselves are three-quarters H₂O. We know instinctively that being near water makes us healthier and happier, reduces stress, and brings us peace. But why? And what might the answer tell us about how we should be living our lives? Now, we can finally answer these questions--and those answers are life-changing. As Wallace Nichols reveals here, we are at the forefront of a wave of neuroscience, evolutionary biology, and medical research that illuminates the physiological and brain processes that underlie our transformative connection to water. Drawing on this breakthrough science, and on compelling personal stories from athletes, scientists, veterans, and artists, Nichols shows how proximity to water can: improve performance in a wide range of fields; increase calm and diminish anxiety much better than medication; amplify creativity--artistic and otherwise; increase generosity and compassion; increase professional success; improve our overall health and well-being; and reinforce our connection to the natural world--and one another.--From publisher description.

The power book : 200 ways to make power work for you

July 21, 2014
Herceg, Rose, author.
Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2013.
viii, 212 p. ; 21 cm.
Includes index.
Power is a loaded word. It shouldn't be. It's the currency we trade in today and we all need it. Knowing how it works, how to get to it and how to use it can make life much easier. From power in relationships to power in families to power in society to power in the workplace, The Power Book will teach you how to be a more powerful person and how to use that power wisely.

Manage your day-to-day : build your routine, find your focus, and sharpen your creative mind

July 15, 2014
253 pages ; 18 cm
"99̲u Volume one"--Spine.
Are you over-extended, over-distracted, and overwhelmed? Do you work at a breakneck pace all day, only to find that you haven’t accomplished the most important things on your agenda when you leave the office? The world has changed and the way we work has to change, too. With wisdom from 20 leading creative minds, Manage Your Day-to-Day will give you a toolkit for tackling the new challenges of a 24/7, always-on workplace.

Everything I learned about life, I learned in dance class

July 11, 2014
Miller, Abby Lee.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
x, 242 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
"Ultimate 'Tiger Mom' Abby Lee Miller--the passionate, unapologetically outspoken, tough-as-nails star of Lifetime's ... Dance Moms and Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition--offers inspirational, tough love guidance for parents who want to help their children succeed and for readers of all ages striving to become the best they can be"-- Provided by publisher.

The slight edge

July 10, 2014
Olson, Jeff (Jeff A.)
Austin, TX : Greenleaf Book Group Press, c2013.
xii, 280 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
"Turning simple disciplines into massive success & happiness."--Cover.

Building emotional intelligence : practices to cultivate inner resilience in children

July 9, 2014
Lantieri, Linda, author.
Boulder, Colorado : Sounds True, 2014.
157 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Building inner preparedness -- Preparing to teach children exercises to calm the body and focus the mind -- Exercises to calm the body and focus the mind for five- to seven-year-olds -- Exercises to calm the body and focus the mind for eight- to eleven-year-olds -- Exercises to calm the body and focus the mind for twelve-year-olds and up -- Prering children to lead us into the twenty-first century.

Supersurvivors : the surprising link between suffering and success

June 20, 2014
Feldman, David B., author.
New York, NY : HarperWave, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
ix, 243 pages ; 24 cm
Two psychologists explore the science of remarkable accomplishment in the wake of trauma, revealing the surprising principles that allow people to transform their lives and achieve extraordinary things.

Taming the drunken monkey : the path to mindfulness, meditation, and increased concentration

June 20, 2014
Mikulas, William L.
Woodbury : Llewellyn Publications, 2014.
x, 267 pages ; 21 cm

The seven decisions : understanding the keys to personal success

June 20, 2014
Andrews, Andy, 1959- author.
Nashville, Tennessee : W Publishing Group, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, [2014]
xxvi, 195 pages ; 22 cm.
Introduction: creating the life you choose -- The responsible decision: the buck stops here -- The guided decision: I will seek wisdom -- The active decision: I am a person of action -- The certain decision: I have decided heart -- The joyful decision: today I will choose to be happy -- The compassionate decision: I will greet this day with a forgiving spirit -- The persistent decision: I will persist without exception -- Conclusion: final thoughts on the seven decisions.

First intelligence : using the science & spirit of intuition

June 20, 2014
Wright, Simone, 1965-
Novato, California : New World Library, [2014]
xx, 256 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Explains intuition as an innate and universal biological and neurological function of the human body, and teaches practical techniques for learning to use intuition. Author is a coach and consultant who has presented to law enforcement, athletes, health care providers, business leaders, and entertainers"-- Provided by publisher.

Nice girls don't get the corner office : unconscious mistakes women make that sabotage their careers

June 20, 2014
Frankel, Lois P., 1953-
New York : Business Plus, 2014.
xxiv, 354 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"Revised and updated"--Cover.
"The New York Times bestseller, which has become a must-have for women in business, is now revised and updated in celebration of its 10th anniversary. Internationally recognized executive coach Dr. Lois P. Frankel teacher women how to eliminate unconscious mistakes that could be holding them back, and gives invaluable coaching tips that can easily be incorporated into social and business skills. The results are career opportunities women never thought possible and the power and know-how to occupy the corner office! Stop making "nice girl" mistakes such as: -Mistake #13: Avoiding office politics -Mistake #21: Multi-tasking -Mistake #54: Failure to negotiate -Mistake #82: Asking permission -Mistake #100: Smiling inappropriately."-- Provided by publisher.

You have infinite power : ultimate success through energy, passion, purpose & the principles of Taekwondo

June 18, 2014
New York : Sterling Ethos, 2014.
272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Increase your self-awareness and transform your life forever! This powerful, enlightening guide comes from a team of martial arts experts who openly share their triumphs and their failures--and reveal how you too can become more successful, happy, and self-confident. Merging the martial arts' lifestyle and philosophy with sheer business acumen, they teach you not only how to make a living, but how to make a life. Their 39 conditioning-for-success exercises compel you to look introspectively as you never have before. " loaded with practical advice, inspiration, and encouragement. It provides a wealth of insights on improving your life." --Jack Canfield, bestselling author of the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series

Becoming Freud : the making of a psychoanalyst

June 13, 2014
Phillips, Adam, 1964-
New Haven : Yale University Press, 2014.
178 pages ; 22 cm.
Freud's impossible life: an introduction -- Freud from the beginning -- Freud goes to Paris -- Freud begins to dream -- Psychoanalysis comes out.
"Becoming Freud is the story of the young Freud-Freud up until the age of fifty-that incorporates all of Freud's many misgivings about the art of biography. Freud invented a psychological treatment that involved the telling and revising of life stories, but he was himself skeptical of the writing of such stories. In this biography, Adam Phillips, whom the New Yorker calls "Britain's foremost psychoanalytical writer," emphasizes the largely and inevitably undocumented story of Freud's earliest years as the oldest-and favored-son of Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe and suggests that the psychoanalysis Freud invented was, among many other things, a psychology of the immigrant-increasingly, of course, everybody's status in the modern world. Psychoanalysis was also Freud's way of coming to terms with the fate of the Jews in Europe in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. So as well as incorporating the writings of Freud and his contemporaries, Becoming Freud also uses the work of historians of the Jews in Europe in this significant period in their lives, a period of unprecedented political freedom and mounting persecution. Phillips concludes by speculating what psychoanalysis might have become if Freud had died in 1906, before the emergence of a psychoanalytic movement over which he had to preside"-- Provided by publisher.

Unworthy : how to stop hating yourself

June 13, 2014
Rufus, Anneli S.
New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, [2014]
273 pages ; 22 cm
You were not born with low self-esteem -- All your so-called "personality flaws" are actually just clever coping mechanisms -- The ten hidden self-esteem booby traps and how to dismantle them -- The upside of low self-esteem -- What works for you: seven healing strategies -- Healing takes time.

Insecure in love : how anxious attachment can make you feel jealous, needy, and worried and what you can do about it

June 4, 2014
Becker-Phelps, Leslie.
Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, [2014]
v, 183 pages ; 23 cm
"Almost everyone has felt jealous or insecure in a romantic relationship at some point in their lives. But people who constantly feel these emotions may suffer from anxious attachment, a fear of abandonment often rooted in early childhood experiences. In Insecure in Love, readers will learn how to overcome attachment anxiety using compassionate self-awareness, a technique that can help them recognize negative thoughts and get to the root of their insecurities so that they can cultivate secure, healthy relationships to last a lifetime"-- Provided by publisher.

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