New Arrivals · Psychology

May 26, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Mindfulness and judging

May 25, 2016
Fogel, Jeremy, 1949- author.
Washington, DC : Federal Judicial Center, 2016.
8 pages ; 22 cm
Shipping list no.: 2016-0182-P.

No more narcissists! : how to stop choosing self-absorbed men and find the love you deserve

May 23, 2016
Love, Candace V., author.
210 pages ; 23 cm
Prince Charming or another frog? -- The frog: Understanding narcissism and narcissists -- Unmet childhood needs: Discovering your story -- A closer look at life traps -- Stuck for life? Your life traps in adulthood -- Learn to change your life traps -- Self-care: Becoming your own fairy godmother -- Mindful dating.

Dinner with Edward : the story of a remarkable friendship

May 20, 2016
Vincent, Isabel, 1965- author.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2016.
213 pages ; 19 cm
"Published simultaneously in Canada by Thomas Allen & Son Limited"--Title page verso.
"When Isabel meets Edward, both are at a crossroads: he wants to follow his late wife to the grave, and she is ready to give up on love. Thinking she is merely helping out her friend, Edward's daughter--who lives far away and asked her to check in on her nonagenarian dad in New York--Isabel has no idea that the man in the kitchen baking the sublime roast chicken and light-as-air apricot soufflé will end up changing her life. As Edward and Isabel meet weekly for the glorious dinners that Edward prepares, he shares so much more than his recipes for apple galette or the perfect martini, or even his tips for deboning poultry. Edward is teaching Isabel the luxury of slowing down and taking the time to think through everything she does, to deconstruct her own life, cutting it back to the bone and examining the guts, no matter how messy that proves to be. Dinner with Edward is a book about sorrow and joy, love and nourishment, and about how dinner with a friend can, in the words of M.F.K. Fisher, 'sustain us against the hungers of the world'"-- Provided by publisher.

Growing up mindful : essential practices to help children, teens, and families find balance, calm, and resilience

May 19, 2016
Willard, Christopher (Psychologist)
Boulder, CO : Sounds True, [2016]
ix, 249 pages ; 23 cm

Super mind : how to boost performance and live a richer and happier life through transcendental meditation

May 17, 2016
Rosenthal, Norman E., author.
New York : TarcherPerigee, [2016]
viii, 309 pages ; 24 cm
Development of consciousness: A new beginning; The science of consciousness; Transcendental Meditation: the secret passageway; Transcendence: beyond waking, sleeping, and dreaming; The physiology of transcendence; From transcendence to super mind: an extraordinary transformation; The consciousness integration questionnaire -- Gifts of the super mind: Connecting body and mind; Building a better brain; Being in the zone; Internal growth; Engagement and detachment: a delicate dance; Support of nature; Transcendence and mindfulness; Meditate and grow rich; Meditate and be happy -- Beyond the super mind: The super mind in action; Cosmic consciousness: super mind round the clock; Transcendent surprises and the growth of consciousness; Toward a connected universe -- Appendix 1: Answers to questions about the super mind -- Appendix 2: Consciousness integration questionnaire.
"The noted research psychiatrist explores how Transcendental Meditation permanently alters your daily consciousness, resulting in greater productivity, emotional resilience, and aptitude for success."--Provided by publisher.

Pivot : the art and science of reinventing your life

May 13, 2016
Markel, Adam, author.
New York : Atria Books, 2016.
xxiii, 262 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Introduction: The lifeboat -- Part I: Clarity: changing your Pivot beliefs -- 1: Un-believe -- 2: Let go -- 3: Face your fear -- 4: Enter the Pivot phone booth -- 5: Envision your future: finding your life's purpose -- 6: Big-D decide -- Part II: Momentum: creating your Pivot behaviors -- 7: Baby steps -- 8: Ritual -- 9: Pivot people -- 10: Resilience -- 11: Growth -- 12: Pivot.
"The successful CEO of the internationally renowned Peak Potentials--who has trained thousands of people to find new jobs, careers, and directions--shares his practical and inspirational program for reinventing yourself, whether you are out of work or want to change your professional trajectory. What would you do in your life if you knew you could not fail? That's the question answered in Pivot, a roadmap for embracing your true potential without abandoning your responsibilities or risking your future. As a transformational teacher and the CEO of Peak Potentials, which has trained more than one million people worldwide, Adam Markel can help you leap out of your comfort zone and into the destiny you've always dreamed of. Whether you are transitioning your career, or have been downsized, or believe that your true potential has yet to be fully tapped, Pivot is a guide to reinvention for anyone, at any age. With clear-eyed compassion and frank assessments, Adam shares the secrets that will guide you away from fear and toward a powerful new vision for your life. The uplifting stories, introspective prompts, clear step-by-step exercises, and energizing calls to action throughout this remarkable book will guide you through the process of personal and career transformation, from creating a vision and clearing space for change to building a supportive environment and establishing daily rituals that will regenerate your soul. Success and personal fulfillment are within reach! Program your internal GPS to a destination of your wildest imagination--all it takes to change your path is one right turn"-- Provided by publisher.

The code of the extraordinary mind : ten unconventional laws to redefine your life & succeed on your own terms

May 11, 2016
Lakhiani, Vishen, author.
[Emmaus, Pennsylvania] : Rodale, [2016]
xxii, 266 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part I: Living In The Culturescape: How You Were Shaped By The World Around You -- Chapter 1 Transcend the Culturescape -- Chapter 2 Question the Brules -- Part II: The Awakening: The Power To Choose Your Version Of The World -- Chapter 3 Practice Consciousness Engineering -- Chapter 4 Rewrite Your Models of Reality -- Chapter 5 Upgrade Your Systems for Living -- Part III: Recoding Yourself: Transforming Your Inner World -- Chapter 6 Bend Reality -- Chapter 7 Live in Blissipline -- Chapter 8 Create a Vision for Your Future -- Part IV: Becoming Extraordinary: Changing The World -- Chapter 9 Be Unfuckwithable -- Chapter 10 Embrace Your Quest.
"This book teaches you to think like some of the greatest non-conformist minds of our era, to question, challenge, hack, and create new rules for YOUR life so you can define success on your own terms. The Code of the Extraordinary Mind is a blueprint of laws to break us free from the shackles of an ordinary life. It makes a case that everything we know about the world is shaped by conditioning and habit. And thus, most people live their lives based on limiting rules and outdated beliefs about pretty much everything-- love, work, money, parenting, sex, health, and more-- which they inherit and pass on from generation to generation. But what if you could remove these outdated ideas and start anew? What would your life look like if you could forget the rules of the past, and redefine what happiness, purpose, and success mean for you?"

How women decide : what's true, what's not, and what strategies spark the best choices

May 11, 2016
Huston, Therese, author.
373 pages ; 24 cm
Making sense of women's intuition -- The decisiveness dilemma -- Hello, risk-taker -- Women's confidence advantage -- Stress makes her focused, not fragile -- Watching other people make terrible decisions.
Our futures depend not just on the results of the choices we make, but on how well we handle making these hard choices and the serious scrutiny that comes with them. Huston shows how men and women approach decisions differently, though not necessarily in the ways we have been led to believe. She opens up the conversation about how we can best shape our habits, perceptions, and strategies, not just to make the most of our own opportunities, but to reshape the culture and bring out the best decisions-- regardless of who's making them.

You may also like : taste in an age of endless choice

May 9, 2016
Vanderbilt, Tom, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2016]
viii, 305 pages ; 25 cm
What's Your Favorite Color (And Why Do You Even Have One)? -- What Would You Like? -- The Fault Is Not In Our Stars, But In Ourselves -- How Predictable Is Our Taste? -- How Do We Know What We Like? -- Why (And How) Tastes Change -- Beer, Cats, And Dirt -- Tasting Notes.
"From the best-selling author of Traffic, a brilliant and entertaining exploration of our personal tastes--why we like the things we like, and what it says about us,"--NoveList.

Quiet power : the secret strengths of introverts

May 9, 2016
Cain, Susan, author.
New York, NY : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2016]
270 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
"A guide for kids and teens from the bestselling author of Quiet"--Jacket.
"A discussion of the power of introverts for kids and teens with a focus on school, family life, and friendship"-- Provided by publisher.

Work clean : the life-changing power of mise-en-place to organize your life, work, and mind

May 6, 2016
Charnas, Dan, author.
xi, 291 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
The Power of Working Clean -- The Ingredients of Working Clean -- Working Clean as a Way of Life.
"In Work Clean, Dan Charnas reveals how to apply mise-en-place outside the kitchen, in any kind of work. Culled from dozens of interviews with culinary professionals and executives, including world-renowned chefs like Thomas Keller and Alfred Portale, this essential guide offers a simple system to focus your actions and accomplish your work."--Book jacket.

Be you and live civil : [tools for unlocking your potential & living your purpose]

May 5, 2016
Civil, Karen, author.
Middletown, DE : [publisher not identified], 2015.
70 pages ; 21 cm
Subtitle from cover.

The power of the other : the startling effect other people have on you, from the boardroom to the bedroom and beyond-- and what to do about it

May 4, 2016
Cloud, Henry, author.
240 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
The neglected truth -- The science of connection -- The four corners of connection -- Go to corner four -- The fuel for high performance -- Freedom and control -- Freedom requires responsibility -- Defanging the beast -- The right kind of push -- Bringing the outside in -- The Bermuda Triangle of relatonships -- Trust -- Nice guys don't finish last.
Most leadership coaching focuses on helping leaders build their skills and knowledge and close performance gaps. These are necessary, but not sufficient. Using evidence from neuroscience and his work with leaders, Dr. Henry Cloud shows that the best performers draw on another vital resource: personal and professional relationships that fuel growth and help them surpass current limits. Popular wisdom suggests that we should not allow others to have power over us, but the reality is that they do, for better or for worse. Consider the boss who diminishes you through cutting remarks versus one who challenges you to get better. Or the colleague who always seeks the limelight versus the one who gives you the confidence to finish a difficult project. Or the spouse who is honest and supportive versus the one who resents your success. No matter how talented, intelligent, or experienced, the greatest leaders share one commonality: the power of the others in their lives. Combining engaging case studies, persuasive findings from cutting-edge brain research, and examples from his consulting practice, Dr. Cloud argues that whether you're a Navy SEAL or a corporate executive, outstanding performance depends on having the right kind of connections to fuel personal growth and minimize toxic associations and their effects. Presenting a dynamic model of the impact these different kinds of connections produce, Dr. Cloud shows readers how to get more from themselves by drawing on the strength and expertise of others. You don't have a choice whether or not others have power in your life, but you can choose what kinds of relationships you want.

Visual intelligence : sharpen your perception, change your life

May 3, 2016
Herman, Amy, author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2016]
xx, 316 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
"An Eamon Dolan Book."
Part I: Assess -- 1. Leonardo da Vinci and Losing Your Mind -- 2. Elementary Skills -- 3. The Platypus and the Gentleman Thief -- 4. Delta Employees Do It on the Fly -- 5. What's Hiding in Plain Sight? -- Part II: Analyze -- 6. Keep Your Head on a Swivel -- 7. Seeing What's Missing -- Part III: Articulate -- 8. Making Your Unknown Known -- 9. Big (Naked, Obese) Sue and High School Principal -- Part IV: Adapt -- 10. Nothing Is Black-and-White -- 11. What to Do When You Run Out of Gurneys.
"Art historian Amy Herman has trained experts from many fields how to perceive and communicate better. By showing people how to look closely at images, she helps them hone their 'visual intelligence,y a set of skills we all possess but few of us know how to use properly. Whether you want to be more effective on the job, more empathetic toward your loved ones, or more alert to the trove of possibilities and threats all around us, this book will show you how to see what matters most to you more clearly than ever before." --

Grit : the power of passion and perseverance

April 29, 2016
Duckworth, Angela.
New York : Scribner, 2016.
xv, 333 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part I: What grit is and why it matters -- Showing up -- Distracted by talent -- Effort counts twice -- How gritty are you? -- Grit grows -- Part II: Growing grit from the inside out -- Interest -- Practice -- Purpose -- Hope -- Part III: Growing grit from the outside in -- Parenting for grit -- The playing fields of grit -- A culture of grit -- Conclusion.
"Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, MacArthur "genius" Angela Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. Rather, other factors can be even more crucial such as identifying our passions and following through on our commitments."-- Provided by publisher.

Life as sport : what top athletes can teach you about how to win in life

April 29, 2016
Fader, Jonathan, author.
Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, [2016]
xxiii, 244 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
The life as sport philosophy -- Setting goals: building a mastery map -- Motivation -- Managing anxiety -- Visualization: unlock the power of your mind -- Self-talk: the key to confidence -- Set routines to win the game before it begins -- Conclusion: win today.
"Why do sports captivate people? They allow us to watch human beings achieve peak performance, but, beyond physical strength and skill, what's really impressive is an athlete's mental prowess--their will to succeed, engagement with their environment, and self-confidence. Sport psychology is the study of how to develop, improve, and maintain thoughts and behaviors that lead to peak athletic performance. Until now, these techniques have primarily been available to top athletes and coaches. In Life as Sport, sport psychologist Dr. Jonathan Fader shares the skills he teaches professional athletes to enhance motivation, set productive goals, sharpen routines, and clarify thought processes, and applies them to real-world situations at work, home, and play."--Publisher's description.

Algorithms to live by : the computer science of human decisions

April 27, 2016
Christian, Brian, 1984- author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, [2016]
x, 351 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Optimal stopping : when to stop looking -- Explore/exploit : the latest vs. the greatest -- Sorting : making order -- Caching : forget about it -- Scheduling : first things first -- Bayes's Rule : predicting the future -- Overfitting : when to think less -- Relaxation : let it slide -- Randomness : when to leave it to chance -- Networking : how we connect -- Game theory : the minds of others -- Conclusion: Computational kindness.
A fascinating exploration of how insights from computer algorithms can be applied to our everyday lives, helping to solve common decision-making problems and illuminate the workings of the human mind. All our lives are constrained by limited space and time, limits that give rise to a particular set of problems. What should we do, or leave undone, in a day or a lifetime? How much messiness should we accept? What balance of new activities and familiar favorites is the most fulfilling? These may seem like uniquely human quandaries, but they are not: computers, too, face the same constraints, so computer scientists have been grappling with their version of such issues for decades. And the solutions they've found have much to teach us. In a dazzlingly interdisciplinary work, acclaimed author Brian Christian and cognitive scientist Tom Griffiths show how the algorithms used by computers can also untangle very human questions. They explain how to have better hunches and when to leave things to chance, how to deal with overwhelming choices and how best to connect with others. From finding a spouse to finding a parking spot, from organizing one's inbox to understanding the workings of memory, Algorithms to Live By transforms the wisdom of computer science into strategies for human living.--From dust jacket.

If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Happy?

April 26, 2016
Raghunathan, Raj, author.
335 pages : illustrations, charts ; 24 cm
What led me to teach happiness, and how this book is structured -- The first deadly happiness "sin": devaluing happiness -- The first habit of the highly happy: prioritizing-but not pursuing-happiness -- The second deadly happiness "sin": chasing superiority -- The second habit of the highly happy: pursing flow -- The third deadly happiness "sin": desperation for love -- The third habit of the highly happy: the need to love (and give) -- The fourth deadly happiness "sin": being overly controlling -- The fourth habit of the highly happy: gaining internal control -- The fifth deadly happiness "sin": distrusting others -- The fifth habit of the highly happy: exercising "smart trust" -- The sixth deadly happiness "sin": passionate/indifferent pursuit of passion -- The sixth habit of th e highly happy: dispassionatr pursuit of passion -- The seventh deadly happiness "sin": mind addiction -- The seventh habit of the highly happy: mindfulness -- The road ahead.
"Fifteen years after getting his MBA, Raj Raghunathan spent some time with his old classmates. He noticed that though they'd all done well, there didn't appear to be much correlation between their academic success and career success. What Raghunathan found even more curious was the even smaller correlation between career success and what he calls life success. The greater the career success, the more unhappy, out of shape, harried, and distracted his friends were."--Book jacket.

It didn't start with you : how inherited family trauma shapes who we are and how to end the cycle

April 25, 2016
Wolynn, Mark, author.
New York : Viking, [2016]
viii, 240 pages : illustrations / 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-230) and index.
Traumas lost and found -- Three genrations of shared family history:the family body -- The family mind -- The core language approach -- The core complaint -- Core descriptors -- The core sentence -- The core trauma -- From insight to integraton -- The core language of separation -- The core language of relationships -- The core language of success -- Core language medicine.
"A groundbreaking approach to transforming traumatic legacies passed down in families over generations, by an acclaimed expert in the field.The evidence is compelling: the roots of these difficulties may not reside in our immediate life experience or in chemical imbalances in our brains--but in the lives of our parents, grandparents, and even great-grandparents. The latest scientific research, now making headlines, supports what many have long intuited--that traumatic experience can be passed down through generations. Even if the person who suffered the original trauma has died, or the story has been forgotten or silenced, memory and feelings can live on. These emotional legacies are often hidden, encoded in everything from gene expression to everyday language, and they play a far greater role in our emotional and physical health than has ever before been understood. As a pioneer in the field of inherited family trauma, Mark Wolynn has worked with individuals and groups on a therapeutic level for over twenty years. It Didn't Start with You offers a pragmatic and prescriptive guide to his method, the Core Language Approach. Diagnostic self-inventories provide a way to uncover the fears and anxieties conveyed through everyday words, behaviors, and physical symptoms. Techniques for developing a genogram or extended family tree create a map of experiences going back through the generations. And visualization, active imagination, and direct dialogue create pathways to reconnection, integration, and reclaiming life and health. It Didn't Start With You is a transformative approach to resolving longstanding difficulties that in many cases, traditional therapy, drugs, or other interventions have not had the capacity to touch"--Provided by publisher.

Real artists have day jobs : (and other awesome things they don't teach you in school)

April 22, 2016
Benincasa, Sara, author.
259 pages ; 21 cm
While the practical aspects of new adulthood can be nerve-wracking—dating, job-hunting, money-managing—the most important task of all is figuring out who you are and where you fit in the world. Author and comedian Sara Benincasa, now in her mid-thirties, had an absolutely harrowing early twenties and now, on the other side, she has a LOT of hard-earned wisdom and common sense to share.

It's never too late to begin again : discovering creativity and meaning at midlife and beyond

April 19, 2016
Cameron, Julia, author.
xxxii, 265 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- Week One : Reigniting a Sense of Wonder -- Week Two : Reigniting a Sense of Freedom -- Week Three : Reigniting a Sense of Connection -- Week Four : Reigniting a Sense of Purpose -- Week Five : Reigniting a Sense of Honesty -- Week Six : Reigniting a Sense of Humility -- Week Seven : Reigniting a Sense of Resilience -- Week Eight : Reigniting a Sense of Joy -- Week Nine : Reigniting a Sense of Motion -- Week Ten : Reigniting a Sense of Vitality -- Week Eleven : Reigniting a Sense of Adventure -- Week Twelve : Reigniting a Sense of Faith -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgments -- Index.
"For some, retirement is a day to work toward with anticipation. Others approach retirement with greater ambivalence. While the newfound freedom is exciting and filled with possibility, the idea of retirement can also be very daunting. You are in a unique position to explore yourself and your desires from a place of experience. But the line has been drawn in the sand: The life that you have known has changed, and the life to come is yet to be defined. This book is a twelve-week course aimed at defining--and creating--the life you want to have as you redefine--and re-create--yourself."-- Provided by publisher.

Why can't I meditate? : how to get your mindfulness practice on track

April 14, 2016
Wellings, Nigel, author.
New York : TarcherPerigee, 2016.
xxviii, 355 pages ; 21 cm
Foreword / by Rebecca Crane -- Something on Buddhist traditions -- Introduction -- Why do we want to meditate? -- Taking our seat -- The guardian at the gate -- Meeting ourselves -- Grabby, grumpy, sleepy, jumpy, and maybe -- A deeper insight -- The damaged heart -- It's not all pain -- Final words -- Quick-fix chart for the struggling mediator -- On mindfulness and psychological trauma -- How to practice mindfulness meditation.
"Meditation is supposed to be a practice that's relaxing and why is it so hard to commit to? While many people have taken workshops in meditation, a significant number don't maintain their practice for long after the class is finished. Mindfulness can help us relax and is great for coming to grips with thoughts that make us depressed or anxious, but it can also bring us into a more intimate relationship with ourselves--a prospect that can make some feel uncomfortable. Yes, lots of good things come out of meditation practice, but keeping it up is challenging. This is where Why Can't I Meditate? comes in. Full of practical ways to help our mindfulness practice flourish, it also features guidance from a wide spectrum of secular and Buddhist mindfulness teachers, and personal accounts by new meditators on what they find difficult and what helps them overcome those blocks. It takes what is boring, painful, or downright scary about meditating and shows how these struggles can become an invaluable part of our path. If you have been considering meditating but doubted your ability, if you are having a hard time continuing, or if you've reluctantly stopped, Why Can't I Meditate? will help you get your mindfulness practice back on track"-- Provided by publisher.

Grief is a journey : finding your path through loss

April 11, 2016
Doka, Kenneth J.
New York : Atria Books, 2016.
ix, 292 pages ; 24 cm
"A new, compassionate way to understand grief as an individual and ongoing journey"-- Provided by publisher.

Fierce optimism : seven secrets for playing nice and winning big

April 11, 2016
Gibbons, Leeza, author.
304 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Sorry is as sorry does / Self-worth -- Pee on your own turf / Focus -- Built to last / Resilience -- The new Golden Rule / Empathy -- Playing the long game / Loyalty -- No regrets / Forgiveness -- No whining, Just winning / Optimism -- Acknowledgments.

Soar above : how to use the most profound part of your brain under any kind of stress

April 11, 2016
Stosny, Steven, author.
Deerfield Beach, Florida : Health Communications, Inc., [2016]
x, 229 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
"Success in work, love, and life depends on developing habits that activate the powerful prefrontal cortex when we need it most. Unfortunately, under stress, the human brain tends to revert to emotional habits we forged in toddlerhood: blame, denial, avoidance, reacting to a jerk like a jerk, and turning our connections into cold shoulders;or worse. In Soar Above, renowned relationship expert Dr. Steven Stosny offers a ground-breaking formula for building new, pressure-resistant habits. Based on research in psychology, neurobiology, and anthropology, Stosny will show anyone how to switch to the adult brain automatically when things get tough and to soar above the impulse to make things worse. Filled with engaging examples from his lectures and therapeutic work with more than 6,000 clients, he explains how to use two potent laws of emotion interaction--reciprocity and contagion-- to inspire those around you, creating collaboration and community instead of chaos and confusion. Most importantly, readers will learn how, through practice, they can get off the treadmill of repeating past mistakes to become their best selves at home, at work, and in the world. Stress is inevitable in life, but this illuminating book gives anyone the practical tools to rise above."--provided by

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