New Arrivals · Psychology

June 20, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Your own true colors : commencement address Wellesley College June 1, 1990

June 19, 2018
Bush, Barbara, 1925-2018, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 19 cm
"The text of this work was originally published as "Appendix C" in Barbara Bush: a memoir"--Title page verso.
"Interior illustrations by Taylor Noel"--Title page verso.
"Barbara Bush is one of America's most beloved first ladies, and one of only two in our history to be both the wife and mother of a president. Celebrated for her wit, candor, and ebullience, she was embraced on both sides of the political aisle. In the outpouring of national admiration and affection in the days following her death in the spring of 2018 at age ninety-two, many remembered the commencement address she gave to the Wellesley College Class of 1990. She urges the graduates to believe in something larger than themselves, citing her own commitment to literacy and her belief that 'if more people could read, write, and comprehend, we would be much closer to solving so many of the problems plaguing our society.' Barbara Bush's message about men, women, diversity, and big ideals -- finding one's own true colors-- is as timely, important, and inspiring as ever." -- Book jacket.

How psychology works : applied psychology visually explained

June 11, 2018
New York, New York : DK, 2018.
255 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
What is psychology? -- Psychological disorders -- Healing therapies -- Psychology in the real world.
See how psychology can be applied to real-life situations from the workplace to the sports field. Tap into the workings of the human mind, find out what can go wrong with it, and learn about the many therapies and treatments now available. With clear, easy-to-understand graphics.

The missing piece : finding the better part of me : a love journey

June 8, 2018
Hillman, Robert Brandyn, 1987- author.
New York : Atria Books, 2018
xvi, 190 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction : walk with me -- Appearances ain't shit -- God laughed at my plan -- Time to sacrifice -- Learning my new life -- A new era of responsibility -- Proving my worth -- Nothing is going to come easy -- The value of consistency -- Adjusting my scope -- Love is really all that matters.
"For anyone who has suffered pain, disappointment, or a broken heart, entrepreneur and motivational speaker Rob Hill, Sr. shares the transformational personal story of his struggles and the invaluable lessons those difficult challenges have taught him about looking within to find the power to heal and live a purposeful life." --

Changeable : how collaborative problem solving changes lives at home, at school, and at work

June 7, 2018
Ablon, J. Stuart, author.
xxvi, 276 pages ; 22 cm
Skill, not will -- The science behind challenging behavior -- Discipline gone awry -- Plan B -- Parenting 2.0 -- Transforming workplaces -- Getting along better in daily life.
"Based on more than twenty-five years of clinical work with juvenile offenders as well training parents, teachers, counselors and law enforcement, and supported by research in neuroscience, Changeable presents a radical new way of thinking about challenging and unwanted behavior -- Collaborative Problem Solving -- that builds empathy, helps others reach their full potential, and most of all really works. With illuminating scientific evidence, remarkable success stories, and actionable insights, Changeable gives parents, teachers, CEOs and anyone interested in learning about why we behave the way we do a roadmap for helping people grow." -- Amazon.

Getting back to happy : change your thoughts, change your reality, and turn your trials into triumphs

May 24, 2018
Chernoff, Marc, author.
xxv, 245 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction -- Rituals: practice daily what you want to manifest regularly -- Mindfulness: ease out of busyness and into awareness -- Letting go: surrender attachments that are holding you back -- Self-love: commit to putting yourself on your to-do list -- Perspective: find beauty in life's difficulties -- Getting unstuck: embrace change and take action when necessary -- Motivation: harness your inner drive and keep moving forward -- Relationships: foster the loving connections you deserve -- Happiness: nurture an inner and outer environment that fulfills you -- Afterword (and three tiny things to do now).
"[This book] reveals [the authors'] strategies for changing thought patterns and daily habits to bounce back from tough times. Sharing never-before-published stories and advice, the book shows us how to harness the power of daily rituals, mindfulness, self-care, and more to overcome whatever life throws our way--in order to become our best selves"

Cosmic messengers : the universal secrets to unlocking your purpose and becoming your own life guide

May 18, 2018
Peru, Elizabeth, author.
xx, 214 pages ; 22 cm.
Are you someone who longs to know more about your life path and your reason for being on Earth? What if you were to become aware of your soul's origins - where your home is, who you are and why you're here? Spiritual teacher and cosmic guide Elizabeth Peru has written this book for enquiring souls: those who hunger for answers about their true nature and their role in this world as cosmic citizens. You will discover: - thirteen universal secrets that will help you reconnect with your soul, understand your callings and manifest your desires - how planetary retrogrades and lunar and solar eclipses can affect your energy - cosmic reasons for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual issues - common physical symptoms of energy shifts and acceleration of your life purpose. Cosmic Messengers is for those who feel their life has a bigger plan. It is a roadmap home that will help you understand your place in the universe and propel you to start living a life in alignment with your soul's deepest yearnings.

Choose wonder over worry : move beyond fear and doubt to unlock your full potential

May 18, 2018
Rae, Amber, author.
xiv, 235 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Offers advice to move beyond the fears and doubts that prevent individuals from creating a life that reflects who they truly are and discusses how to rewrite the internal "worry" narratives that hide the best and truest self.

In praise of wasting time

May 16, 2018
Lightman, Alan P., 1948- author.
102 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
A village in Cambodia -- The grid -- The rush and the heave -- Play -- The free-grazing mind -- Downtime and replenishment -- Chronos and kairos -- Half mind.
In today's frenzied and wired world, we are obsessed with the idea of not "wasting time." But have we lost the silences and solitude so essential to our inner lives? A great deal of evidence suggests the value in wasting time, of letting the mind lie fallow for some periods, of letting minutes and hours go by without scheduled activities or intended tasks, of unplugging from the grid. In this vital investigation of the rush and heave of the modern world, Alan Lightman explores the technological and cultural origins of our time-driven lives. More importantly, he reveals the many values of "wasting time", for replenishing the mind, for creative thought, and for finding and solidifying the inner self. Lightman urges us, as both individuals and as a society, to break free of the idea that not a second is to be wasted and to discover that sometimes the best thing to do is to do nothing at all.

The stuff : unlock your power to overcome challenges, soar, and succeed

May 16, 2018
Davis, Sampson, author.
New York : Gallery Books, Jeter Publishing, 2018.
xiii, 349 pages ; 24 cm
"Everyone has those moments in life when they're truly tested, when they wonder if they have the strength to overcome the challenges before them. We've all heard stories of people who have risen up in the face of the unimaginable. But not everyone believes that they have what it takes to do the same. However, what we need to realize our own potential—to fight for what we want our lives to be—already resides within each of us. You already have the Stuff. Learning how to develop and harness it is the key. Survivors themselves, Dr. Sampson Davis and Sharlee Jeter have created The Stuff Movement, interviewing dozens of people to find the common threads that enabled them to triumph over their challenges. Through the powerful stories of people who overcame cancer, poverty, toxic relationships, racism, violence, career roadblocks, and other obstacles big and small—The Stuff highlights eleven core elements that will help you not only survive but thrive in spite of life's difficulties. These elements are as easy to understand as they are to enact—presented in plain talk, without judgment, and with compassion for the everyday challenges people face. As Dr. Davis and Sharlee share stories of the amazing people who've shown their Stuff, you'll find that unearthing the same Stuff within yourself is a process as rewarding as it is important—and you'll never say you can't do it again."--Inside dust jacket.

Note to self : inspiring words from inspiring people

May 9, 2018
King, Gayle, editor.
vii, 162 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm
Offers a selection of letters written by successful and prominent people from diverse fields directed to their own younger selves, offering inspirational advice for growing up.

The happiness curve : why life gets better after 50

May 8, 2018
Rauch, Jonathan, 1960- author.
viii, 244 pages ; 24 cm
"A Thomas Dunne book."
Draws on cutting-edge scientific studies to discuss the U-shaped trajectory of happiness, which declines from the optimism of youth before surging upward again after age fifty, and offers ways to endure the slump during midlife.

Girl, wash your face : stop believing the lies about who you are so you can become who you were meant to be

May 4, 2018
Hollis, Rachel (Event planner), author.
xvii, 220 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction: Hey girl, hey! -- The lie: Something else will make me happy -- The lie: I'll start tomorrow -- The lie: I'm not good enough -- The lie: I'm better than you -- The lie: Loving him is enough for me -- The lie: No is the final answer -- The lie: I'm bad at sex -- The lie: I don't know how to be a mom -- The lie: I'm not a good mom -- The lie: I should be further along by now -- The lie: Other people's kids are so much cleaner/better organized/more polite -- The lie: I need to make myself smaller -- The lie: I'm going to marry Matt Damon -- The lie: I'm a terrible writer -- The lie: I will never get past this -- The lie: I can't tell the truth -- The lie: I am defined by my weight -- The lie: I need a drink -- The lie: There's only one right way to be -- The lie: I need a hero.
Founder of the lifestyle website and CEO of her own media company, Rachel Hollis has created an online fan base by sharing tips for living a better life while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own. Each chapter begins with a specific lie Hollis once believed that left her feeling overwhelmed, unworthy, or ready to give up. As a working mother, a former foster parent, and a woman who has dealt with insecurities about her body and relationships, she speaks with the insight and kindness of a BFF, helping women unpack the limiting mind-sets that destroy their self-confidence and keep them from moving forward. From her temporary obsession with marrying Matt Damon to a daydream involving hypnotic iguanas to her son's request that she buy a necklace to "be like the other moms," Hollis holds nothing back. With unflinching faith and tenacity, Hollis spurs other women to live with passion and hustle and to awaken their slumbering goals.

Creative quest

May 1, 2018
Questlove, author.
285 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
Includes index.
The spark -- Mentors and apprentices -- Getting started... -- The network -- Reduce, reuse, recycle -- Curation as cure -- The departure -- The market -- Success and failure -- No end.
"Questlove--musician, bandleader, designer, producer, culinary entrepreneur, professor, and all-around cultural omnivore--draws on a lifetime of experience to offer insights into how to build the best creative life, and how to let the best creative life build you. Questlove has worked with or around hundreds of other artists, and engaged in dialogue with them regarding the creative processes, whether in person or from an appreciation of their work: musicians like D'Angelo and Björk, filmmakers like Ava DuVernay and Mike Birbiglia, comedians, chefs, designers, writers, and more. In Creative Quest, Questlove synthesizes all the creative lessons and stories he's collected from these collaborators, mentors, and colleagues, as well as reflecting on his own experience. The result is a guide to the role of creativity in everyday life: where it comes from, where it goes, where it leads you."--Page 2 of cover.

Barron's AP psychology.

April 30, 2018
Hauppauge, NY : Barron's, c2007-
v. ; 28 cm.

Daring to love : move beyond fear of intimacy, embrace vulnerability, and create lasting connection

April 25, 2018
Firestone, Tamsen, author.
ix, 193 pages ; 23 cm
"Does it feel like your relationships never work out? After a breakup, do you spend most of your time dwelling on what the other person did to cause it, rather than reflecting on yourself? This book will help you identify the self-protective behaviors that keep you from building the intimate, lasting relationships you truly desire. Using techniques based in the authors' groundbreaking voice therapy-- the process of acknowledging unhealthy patterns aloud-- you'll uncover the real reasons you're sabotaging your love life and learn to quiet destructive thoughts that are rooted in fear of rejection, shame, or jealousy. With this book as your guide, you can approach your relationship with openness and fearlessness--two key ingredients for romantic bliss!"--Back cover.

Happier now : how to stop chasing perfection and embrace everyday moments (even the difficult ones)

April 25, 2018
Kogan, Nataly, author.
Boulder, CO : Sounds True, 2018.
xxiv, 227 pages ; 21 cm
I'll be happy when? -- Gratitude to the rescue -- The breaking point -- It's okay to be not okay -- Developing your happier practice -- Acceptance -- Gratitude -- Intentional kindness -- The bigger why -- Self-care -- Becoming a force of good in the world.
Discusses how to stop treating happiness as an elusive goal that is dependent on external factors and outlines simple practices for improving emotional resilience and living more happily in the present.

Forgiveness is really strange

April 24, 2018
Noor, Masi, author.
London ; Philadelphia, PA : Singing Dragon, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 19 cm
This comic, based on science and real-life stories, illustrates what forgiveness means to different people and how it can be embraced for positive change. It explores the key aspects of forgiveness and the impact it can have on the mind and psyche.

This makes me happy

April 23, 2018
Carbone, Courtney.
New York, NY : Rodale, [2018]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
A young girl and her class go on a field trip, complete with a roller coaster, pie-eating contest, and petting zoo, in a book that helps young readers learn to express and articulate happiness.

The human instinct : how we evolved to have reason, consciousness, and free will

April 18, 2018
Miller, Kenneth R. (Kenneth Raymond), 1948- author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, [2018]
294 pages : illustration, charts ; 24 cm.
Grandeur -- Say it ain't so -- Chance and wonder -- Explaining it all -- The mind of a primate -- Consciousness -- I, Robot -- Center stage.
"A ... exploration of how humans evolved to develop reason, consciousness, and free will"

Cognitive gadgets : the cultural evolution of thinking

April 18, 2018
Heyes, Cecilia M., author.
292 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
A question and many answers -- Nature, nurture, culture -- Starter kit -- Cultural learning -- Selective social learning -- Imitation -- Mindreading -- Language -- Cultural evolutionary psychology.
How did human minds become so different from those of other animals? What accounts for our capacity to understand the way the physical world works, to think ourselves into the minds of others, to gossip, read, tell stories about the past, and imagine the future? These questions are not new: they have been debated by philosophers, psychologists, anthropologists, evolutionists, and neurobiologists over the course of centuries. One explanation widely accepted today is that humans have special cognitive instincts. Unlike other living animal species, we are born with complicated mechanisms for reasoning about causation, reading the minds of others, copying behaviors, and using language. Cecilia Heyes agrees that adult humans have impressive pieces of cognitive equipment. In her framing, however, these cognitive gadgets are not instincts programmed in the genes but are constructed in the course of childhood through social interaction. Cognitive gadgets are products of cultural evolution, rather than genetic evolution. At birth, the minds of human babies are only subtly different from the minds of newborn chimpanzees. We are friendlier, our attention is drawn to different things, and we have a capacity to learn and remember that outstrips the abilities of newborn chimpanzees. Yet when these subtle differences are exposed to culture-soaked human environments, they have enormous effects. They enable us to upload distinctively human ways of thinking from the social world around us. As Cognitive Gadgets makes clear, from birth our malleable human minds can learn through culture not only what to think but how to think it.-- Provided by publisher.

The Timothy Leary project : inside the great counterculture experiment

April 16, 2018
Ulrich, Jennifer, (Archivist), author.
New York : Abrams Press, 2018.
272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subtitle from front cover.
Foreword by Zach Leary -- Preface by Michael Horowitz -- Introduction: The counterculture phenomenon -- Author's note -- From psychological tests to psychedelic tests, 1957-61 -- Academia, meet Bohemia, 1960-62 -- From Harvard to freedom, 1962-63 -- The trip reports -- Millbrook, 1963-64 -- Acid tent revival, 1965-67 -- Leary versus the State, 1966-70 -- From sit-ins to be-ins and bed-ins -- From prison to space, 1970-74 -- From the counterculture to cyberspace, 1976-95 -- Epilogue -- Endnotes -- Who's who -- Acknowledgments and sources -- Index.
The first collection of Timothy Leary's (1920-1996) selected papers and correspondence opens a window on the ideas that inspired the counterculture of the 1960s and the fascination with LSD that continues to the present. The man who coined the phrase "turn on, tune in, drop out," Leary cultivated interests that ranged across experimentation with hallucinogens, social change and legal reform, and mysticism and spirituality, with a passion to determine what lies beyond our consciousness. Through Leary's papers, the reader meets such key figures as Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Ken Kesey, Marshall McLuhan, Aldous Huxley, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, and Carl Sagan. Author Jennifer Ulrich organizes this rich material into an annotated narrative of Leary's adventurous life, an epic quest that had a lasting impact on American culture.-- Provided by publisher.

Heart talk : poetic wisdom for a better life

April 16, 2018
Wade, Cleo, author.
ix, 212 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
"A poet, artist, and speaker, Cleo Wade has carved out a reputation as the voice of a generation blending positivity with arresting honesty to inspire people of all ages. With Heart Talk, she's poured her spiritually and poetically infused wisdom into an accessible book you won't want to be without. Here you'll find your daily pep talk, a replenishing pause, or a motivational spark to start your day. Keep this book on your bedside table or leave it in your bag to steal a moment for yourself. With Cleo's practical and relatable advice for everyday life, each page will leave you feeling empowered, inspired and at peace"-- Provided by publisher.

Just when you're comfortable in your own skin, it starts to sag : rewriting the rules of midlife

April 11, 2018
Nobile, Amy, author.
San Francisco, CA : Chronicle Books, [2018]
207 pages ; 21 cm

Dodging energy vampires : an empath's guide to evading relationships that drain you and restoring your health and power

April 11, 2018
Northrup, Christiane, author.
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, 2018.
xii, 230 pages ; 23 cm
part I: Understanding the dynamics: A highly sensitive soul ; The wounds we came to heal ; Vampire-empath relationships ; the healthrisks of unbalanced relationships -- part II: Healing from darkness: Recognizing your vampire ; Put yourself first ; Heal your vampire trauma ; A deeper healint journey ; The causes of health ; Physical healing post-vampire ; Standing as the light you are.
"Christiane Northrup, M.D., draws on the latest research in this exciting new field, along with stories from her global community and her own life, to explore the phenomenon of energy vampires and show us how we can spot them, dodge their tactics, and take back our own energy." -- Jacket.

The opposite of hate : a field guide to repairing our humanity

April 5, 2018
Kohn, Sally, author.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2018.
262 pages ; 22 cm.
Introduction: what is hate; the bully -- Why we hate: the trolls -- How we hate: the former terrorist -- Hating is belonging: the ex white supremacist -- Unconscious hate: the Trump supporter -- When hate becomes pandemic: the genocide -- Systems of hate: the big picture -- Conclusion: the journey forward.
"Television commentator Sally Kohn talks to leading scientists and researchers to investigate the evolutionary and cultural roots of hate, and confronts her own shameful moments and points the way toward change with the hopeful message that we all have the capacity to combat hate"-- Provided by publisher.

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