New Arrivals · Psychology

October 20, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

How the Secret changed my life : real people, real stories

October 19, 2016
Byrne, Rhonda, author.
New York : Atria Books, 2016.
262 pages ; 19 cm
How I asked, believed, and received: the creative process -- How I used the Secret for happiness -- How I used the Secret to receive wealth -- How I used the Secret to change relationships -- How I used the Secret for health -- How I used the Secret for my career -- How I used the Secret to change my life.
"Discover how everyday people completely transformed their lives by applying the teachings of The Secret."

Simply happy : a crash course in Chicken Soup for the Soul advice and wisdom

October 18, 2016
Newmark, Amy, author.
ix, 260 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
A fast-paced and funny deep dive into simple ways to create a happy, confident, and positive life. Amy Newmark distills advice and wisdom from her life and more than 20,000 Chicken Soup for the Soul stories into this crash course in how to be happy.

Meditation made simple : weekly practices for elieving stress, finding balance, and cultivating joy

October 17, 2016
Watkins, Paula, author.
160 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
MIND, BODY, SPIRIT: MEDITATION & VISUALISATION. Meditation 52 provides over 50 lessons and mini-workshops in core meditation techniques. Drawing upon several schools and traditions of meditation readers will learn fundamental practices such as Breath Meditation, Mantra Meditation, and Mindful practices such as Body Scanning.

The voices within : the history and science of how we talk to ourselves

October 13, 2016
Fernyhough, Charles, 1968- author.
ix, 307 pages ; 24 cm
Funny slices of cheese -- Turning up the gas -- Inside the chatterbox -- Two cars -- A natural history of thinking -- Voices on the page -- Chorus of me -- Not I -- Different voices -- The voice of a dove -- A brain listening to itself -- A talkative muse -- Messages from the past -- A voice that doesn't speak -- Talking to ourselves.
We all hear voices. Ordinary thinking is often a kind of conversation, filling our heads with speech: the voices of reason, of memory, of self-encouragement and rebuke, the inner dialogue that helps us with tough decisions or complicated problems. For others - voice-hearers, trauma-sufferers and prophets - the voices seem to come from outside: friendly voices, malicious ones, the voice of God or the Devil, the muses of art and literature. In The Voices WithinBuilding on the latest theories, including the new 'dialogic thinking' model, and employing state-of-the-art neuroimaging and other ground-breaking research techniques, Fernyhough has written an authoritative and engaging guide to the voices in our heads.

Messy : the power of disorder to transform our lives

October 13, 2016
Harford, Tim, 1973- author.
New York : Riverhead Books, 2016.
294 pages ; 24 cm
Creativity -- Collaboration -- Workplaces -- Improvisation -- Winning -- Incentives -- Automation -- Resilience -- Life.
"From the award-winning columnist and author of the national bestseller The Undercover Economist comes a provocative big idea book about the genuine benefits of being messy: at home, at work, in the classroom, and beyond."--Jacket flap.

Highly sensitive people : in an insensitive world : how to create a happy life

October 13, 2016
Sand, Ilse, author.
London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016.
160 pages ; 20 cm
The characteristics of being highly sensitive -- High standards and low self-esteem -- How to organise your life according to your type -- How to benefit from you aptitude for relating to others and being present -- To face anger; your own and other's -- Guilt and shame -- Situations in life -- Mental health problems -- Developing and growing -- Researching the highly sensitive trait -- Epilogue : a gift for the highly sensitive.
Written for highly sensitive people, this book explains the characterisitcs of being highly sensitive and how to overcome common difficulties, such as low self-esteem and the exhausting effects of socialising.

From the hood to doing good : from adversity to prosperity through the choices you make

October 12, 2016
Wimbrey, Johnny D.
Southlake, Tex. : Wimbrey Training Systems, Inc. Productions, ©2003, 2015.
xxi, 107 pages ; 22 cm

Rise sister rise : a guide to unleashing the wise, wild woman within

October 11, 2016
Campbell, Rebecca (Creative director), author.
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, 2016.
xvi, 303 pages ; 22 cm
"Most women have spent much of their working lives zmaking ity in a man&#x;s world, leaning on patriarchal methods of survival in order to succeed, dulling down their intuition, and ignoring the fierce power of their feminine. They have ignored the cycles of the feminine in order to survive in a patriarchal linear system &#x; but now the world has changed. Rise Sister Rise is a transmission that calls the innate feminine wisdom to rise. It is about healing the insecurities, the fears, and the inherited patterns that stop women trusting the Shakti (power) and wisdom (intuition) that effortlessly flows through them. It's about recognizing all of the ways we have been keeping ourselves contained and restrained in effort to fit into a certain archetype of woman. It&#x;s about co-creating a whole new archetype of woman &#x; a woman who does not keep herself small in order to make others feel more comfortable. A woman who knows like she knows like she knows that she is not her body weight, her sexual partners, or her career. A woman who deeply respects the wise woman in her life and cultivates her own wisdom every single day. Full of tools, calls to action, contemplative questions, rituals, and confrontational exercises, this book teaches women that it is safe to let Shakti rise, safe to trust their intuition, and safe to take leaps of faith &#x; because in healing ourselves we are healing the world"--Publisher's description.

Organize your emotions, optimize your life : decode your emotional DNA--and thrive

October 6, 2016
Moore, Margaret, MBA, author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, [2016]
293 pages ; 21 cm
The Nine Members of Your Inner Family--and One Mindful Self -- Roll Call! Who's Who in Your Inner Family -- Meet Your Emotions -- Autonomy -- The Body Regulator -- Confidence and the Standard Setter -- The Curious Adventurer -- The Creative and the Executive Manager -- The Relational -- The Meaning Maker -- The Maxims of Multiplicity.
"From a top wellness coach and a Harvard Medical School professor, how to identify and decode your nine most basic emotional needs - and coach yourself to calm, health and happiness"-- Provided by publisher.

The five elements : understand yourself and enhance your relationships with the wisdom of the world's oldest personality type system

October 6, 2016
Dondi, author.
New York, New York : TarcherPerigee, [2016]
xiv, 304 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
The Water Personality -- The Wood Personality -- The Fire Personality -- The Earth Personality -- The Metal Personality -- Now That You Know Your Element--A Deeper Look.
"The Five Elements brings the wisdom of an ancient healing system to the modern reader."-- Provided by publisher.

Six thinking hats

October 5, 2016
De Bono, Edward, 1933-
Boston : Back Bay Books, 1999.
xiii, 173 pages ; 21 cm
The white hat -- The red hat -- The black hat -- The yellow hat -- The green hat -- The blue hat.
Using case studies and real-life examples of his "six thinking hats", de Bono shows how each of us can become a better thinker through deliberate role-playing.

Cool mind : 11 easy ways to relieve stress, boost self-confidence, and improve concentration in school, sports, and life

October 3, 2016
Keefe, David, 1966-
Boulder, Colorado : Shambhala, 2016.
viii, 107 pages ; 14 cm
Originally published in 2011 by Exisle Publishing, Wollombi, Australia.

Transforming stress for teens : the HeartMath solution for staying cool under pressure

October 3, 2016
McCraty, Rollin, author.
viii, 194 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
"This unique and interactive guide offers practical skills to help you beat stress by helping you get a handle on your emotions. With simple exercises--such as the Heart-Focused Breathing Technique--you'll feel calmer, be more confident, think more clearly, bounce back faster from challenging situations, and enjoy life with a new understanding of what's really important to you"--Back cover.

Yoga meditations : timeless mind-body practices for awakening

October 3, 2016
Lusk, Julie T.
Duluth, MN : Whole Person Associates, ©2005.
xxvi, 189 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

30 scripts for relaxation, imagery & inner healing

October 3, 2016
Lusk, Julie T., editor.
2 volumes ; 23 cm
Includes indexes.

What if this is heaven? : how our cultural myths prevent us from experiencing heaven on earth

September 29, 2016
Moorjani, Anita, 1959- author.
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., 2016.
xviii, 182 pages ; 24 cm
Myth : you get what you deserve -- Myth : loving yourself is selfish -- Myth : real love means anything goes -- Myth : I'm not okay, you're not okay -- Myth : health care cares for our health -- Myth : it's just a coincidence -- Myth : we pay for our sins at death -- Myth : spiritual people don't have egos -- Myth : women are the weaker sex -- Myth : we must always be positive.
"Following her near-death experience as shared in the New York Times bestseller Dying to Be Me, Anita Moorjani knows well the truths that exist beyond common knowledge and acceptance. The clarity she has gained has led her to further understand who she was born to be. Part of that truth has involved contemplating the cultural myths infused into our everyday lives. Passed down from generation to generation, these myths are pervasive and influential. From the belief we reap what we sow to the idea we must always be positive, cultural myths are often accepted as truths without questioning. Moorjani asserts it is now time for questioning in order to help us reach our fully informed, authentic selves. Moorjani explores these common myths in their real-world existence while presenting examples from her own life that reveal the falsehoods beneath the surface. By freeing ourselves from these ubiquitous expectations, we can break open an honest pathway to life as it was meant to be lived"--Provided by publisher.

Power your happy : work hard, play nice, and build your dream life

September 29, 2016
Sugar, Lisa, author.
232 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Find your passion -- Embarking on adulthood -- Just do it -- Work hard, play nice -- Major in your health -- Moving past the crappy stuff -- Don't go it alone -- Your personal all-star team -- A word on looks -- The work/life blend.
"Lisa Sugar has an amazing job. She spends her days creating content about pop culture, must-have handbags and makeup, healthy recipes, and Instagram-worthy sweets. She manages an enormously successful, growing company with employees who love what they do. And her life is just as great at home. She and her husband have three daughters, and she loves attending their soccer games and reading them bedtime stories every night. How did she get here? By figuring out what her dream job was, taking risks, and believing in herself. And now she wants to motivate others to do the same. She wants to show them how to live colorful, interesting lives where every second counts. In her first book, she shares her personal and business story. Lisa knows that creating your dream job requires hard work, patience, and experience. She gives advice, in big and small ways, about exactly how to do that, from starting a company to ditching a relationship that isn't working to becoming a fabulous boss. And, in classic POPSUGAR style, she makes it all seem incredibly doable and fun!"--Dust jacket.

Take pride : why the deadliest sin holds the secret to human success

September 29, 2016
Tracy, Jessica L., author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.
xvi, 224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The most human emotion -- The nature of pride -- A virtuous sin -- Me, myself, and I -- Like a boss -- The carrot and the stick -- The highest form -- Take pride.
"A leading psychologist reveals how our most misunderstood emotion-- pride-- has shaped our minds and our culture, and shows how we can harness its power. Why did Paul Gauguin abandon middle-class life to follow the path of a starving artist? What inspired Bill Gates to give away so much of his hard-won fortune? How has Donald Trump succeeded so excessively, when his winning style could easily be his greatest liability? As the renowned emotion researcher Jessica Tracy reveals in Take Pride, each of these superachievers has been motivated by an oftenmaligned emotion: pride. Its dark, hubristic side is well known, but Tracy shows that pride is also essential for helping us become our best, brightest selves. By making us care about how others see us and how we see ourselves, pride makes us strive for excellence. In the right doses and the right contexts, it has been proven to boost creativity, motivate altruism, and confer status and power on those who display it. In Take Pride, Tracy explains why we came to feel pride and how we can make this double-edged emotion serve us-- rather than the other way around"-- Provided by publisher.

Burnout to brilliance : strategies for sustainable success

September 29, 2016
Morris, Jayne, author.
Winchester, UK ; Washington, USA : Changemakers Books, 2015.
272 pages ; 22 cm
Are you ready to transform your life from Burnout to Brilliance? Overwhelmed by the fast-paced and technologically demanding world in which we live, we routinely run on reserves and force ourselves to accept that constantly feeling tired is all part and parcel of living a busy and connected life. When the warning signs of an impending burnout are ignored, the outcome can be fatal. It's time to take a journey of self-discovery and awaken to a brilliantly renewed life. In "Burnout to Brilliance", you will discover how to: -identify the signs and symptoms of burnout -recover your energy and enthusiasm -regain your power, passion and purpose -develop strategies for sustainable success.

Mind : a scientific guide to who you are, how you got that way, and how to make the most of it

September 28, 2016
Daniels, Patricia, 1955- author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2015]
302 pages : illustrations (mostly color) ; 26 cm
The Mind & Body -- The science of the mind -- The mind is what the brain does -- How we grow -- The Mind & World -- Social animals -- Rethinking intelligence -- What drives you? -- The Mind & Health -- Health, illness & the states in between -- The ultimate concerns -- Building a better self.
"Combining leading theories of psychology and behavior with case studies, personality quizzes, and practical advice, National Geographic Mind explores the question we all enjoy asking: Who am I? This whimsically illustrated reference explores today's theories of personality, mixing scientific theory with an underlying message--by knowing more about your own psychology, you can have a better life. Chapters start with the anatomy, evolution, and development of the human brain, then move into such interesting areas as intuition, creativity, motivation, faith, and ethics--all facets of a unique personality. Quirky, often funny, always thought-provoking photographs, cartoons, and illustrations bring the message home on every page. Interesting scenarios of mental health and mental deviance make for a lively, readable narrative that combines today's leading theories in the science of the mind and personality with life-enhancing questions, quizzes, practices, and tools for self-discovery. An entertaining book about science, National Geographic Mind connects with the reader in a very personal and ultimately helpful way,"

The subtle art of not giving a fuck : a counterintuitive approach to living a good life

September 26, 2016
Manson, Mark, author.
New York : HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2016.
vii, 212 pages ; 22 cm
Don't try. The feedback loop from hell ; The subtle art of not giving a fuck ; So Mark, what the fuck is the point of this book anyway? -- Happiness is a problem. The misadventures of Disappointment Panda ; Happiness comes from solving problems ; Emotions are overrated ; Choose your struggle -- You are not special. Things fall apart ; The tyranny of exceptionalism ; B-b-b-but, if I'm not going to be special or extraordinary, what's the point? -- The value of suffering. The self-awareness onion ; Rock star problems ; Shitty values ; Defining good and bad values -- You are always choosing. The choice ; The responsibility/fault fallacy ; Responding to tragedy ; Genetics and the hand we're dealt ; Victimhood chic ; There is no "how" -- You're wrong about everything. (But so am I) ; Architects of our own beliefs ; Be careful what you believe ; The dangers of pure certainty ; Manson's Law of Avoidance ; Kill yourself ; How to be a little less certain of yourself -- Failure is the way forward. The failure/success paradox ; Pain is part of the process ; The "do something" principle -- The importance of saying no. Rejection makes your life better ; Boundaries ; How to build trust ; Freedom through commitment -- ... And then you die. Something beyond our selves ; The sunny side of death.
Manson cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people. He tells it like it is, and makes the argument that human beings are flawed and limited-- we need to know our limitations and accept them. Filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, this book is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives.

Extraordinary : inspirational stories of everyday people

September 14, 2016
Maginn, Keith, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : KiCam Projects, [2016]
ix, 117 pages ; 21 cm
"Inside each seemingly ordinary person is an extraordinary story waiting to be told. That&#x;s what author Keith Maginn discovered when he dug deeper to learn more about many of the people in his everyday life. One friend had overcome an addiction to crack cocaine. Another had lost a son in a tragic accident and started a foundation in his honor. Yet another was a survivor of the worst plane crash in Central American history. Each of the stories featured in (Extra)Ordinary will touch your heart, stir your soul, and open your eyes to the amazing people who are all around you. You&#x;ll learn to look for the incredible in the seemingly mundane, and you&#x;ll be reminded that everyone--including you--is anything but ordinary.."--Page [4] of cover.

Find out anything from anyone, anytime : secrets of calculated questioning from a veteran interrogator

September 13, 2016
Pyle, James O., 1950-
Pompton Plains, NJ : The Career Press, Inc., [2014]
281 pages ; 21 cm
Includes index.
What's so hard about asking a question? -- Changing the way you think -- Structure of a good question -- Question types -- Discovery areas -- Essential skills-listening and note-taking -- Analyzing the answers -- Questioning in professions -- Questioning in your personal life -- Fast-track to expertise.

A field guide to lies : critical thinking in the information age

September 12, 2016
Levitin, Daniel J., author.
xi, 292 pages : illustrations, maps, charts ; 24 cm
Introduction: Thinking, critically -- Part one: Evaluating numbers. Plausibility ; Fun with averages ; Axis shenanigans ; Hijinks with how numbers are reported ; How numbers are collected ; Probabilities -- Part two: Evaluating words. How do we know? ; Identifying expertise ; Overlooked, undervalued alternative explanations ; Counterknowledge -- Part three: Evaluating the world. How science works ; Logical fallacies ; Knowing what you don't know ; Bayesian thinking in science and in court ; Four case studies -- Conclusion: Discovering your own -- Appendix: Application of Bayes' Rule. -- Glossary.
We are bombarded with more information each day than our brains can process, especially in election season. It's raining bad data, half-truths, and even outright lies. Daniel J. Levitin shows how to recognize misleading announcements, statistics, graphs, and written reports revealing the ways lying weasels can use them.

Pre-suasion : a revolutionary way to influence and persuade

September 12, 2016
Cialdini, Robert B., author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
xiii, 413 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part 1: Pre-suasion: the frontloading of attention. Pre-suasion: an introduction ; Privileged moments ; The importance of importance ; What's focal is causal ; Commanders of attention 1: the attractors ; Commanders of attention 2: the magnetizers -- Part 2: Processes: the role of association. The primacy of associations: I link, therefore I think ; Persuasive geographies: all the right places, all the right traces ; The mechanics of pre-suasion: causes, constraints, and correctives -- Part 3: Best practices : the optimization of pre-suasion. Six main roads to change: broad boulevards as smart shortcuts ; Unity 1: being together ; Unity 2: acting together ; Ethical use: a pre-pre-suasive consideration ; Post-suasion: aftereffects.
Examines the art of effective persuasion to argue that its secret lies in a key moment before messages are delivered, sharing strategies for how to psychologically prepare one's listeners to render them most receptive.

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