New Arrivals · Psychology

January 18, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

You're not listening : what you're missing and why it matters

January 17, 2020
Murphy, Kate (Journalist), author.
viii, 278 pages ; 22 cm
Despite constant digital communication we are lonelier, more isolated, and less tolerant than ever before. Murphy explains why we're not listening, what it's doing to us, and how we can reverse the trend. She makes accessible the psychology, neuroscience, and sociology of listening while also introducing us to some of the best listeners out there. It's time to stop talking and start listening.

Don't you know who I am? : how to stay sane in an era of narcissism, entitlement, and incivility

January 17, 2020
Durvasula, Ramani, author.
xxxi, 367 pages ; 24 cm
The narcissistic roadmap: navigating the toxic potholes. Narcissists, jerks, and tyrants: Is being an "asshole" a diagnosis? -- The anatomy of narcissism and interpersonal toxicity -- What flavor is your narcissist? -- Toxic universe: the narcissistic world order -- How (not) to raise a narcissist -- The toxic narcissists in your life. The narcissist in your bed -- The narcissist who raised you -- The narcissist at work -- The other narcissists in your life (siblings, friends, in-laws) -- The narcissist you raised -- Staying sane in a narcissistic world. A simple survival guide -- The big picture -- The aftermath -- The modern happily ever after.
"We are living in a world in which narcissism, entitlement, and incivility have become normalized and valued- a pathological playbook for success. However, narcissism hurts us- whether it is a husband, girlfriend, mother, father-in-law, sister, boss, or roommate who is the narcissist. These relationships are kept in place by a combination of fear and hope- fear that we do not deserve better, hope that is will someday become better- and both are false. As narcissism and entitlement become the new world order; everyone needs a guidebook to navigate these treacherous waters and protect our hearts, minds, and souls. This book is an instruction manual for how to avoid these relationships in the first place, how to survive them, and how to take our lives and world back one piece at a time." -- Book jacket

The paradox of choice : why more is less

January 17, 2020
Schwartz, Barry, 1946- author.
xix, 273 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Preface to the new edition -- Prologue: The paradox of choice : a road map -- Part I. When we choose. Let's go shopping ; New choices -- Part II. How we choose. Deciding and choosing ; When only the best will do -- Part III. Why we suffer. Choice and happiness ; Missed opportunities ; "If only ..." : the problem of regret ; Why decisions disappoint : the problem of adaptation ; Why everything suffers from comparison ; Whose fault is it? : choice, disappointment, and depression -- Part IV. What we can do. What to do about choice.
"Whether we're buying a pair of jeans, ordering a cup of coffee, selecting a long-distance carrier, applying to college, choosing a doctor, or setting up a 401(k), everyday decisions ; both big and small ; have become increasingly complex due to the overwhelming abundance of choice with which we are presented. As Americans, we assume that more choice means better options and greater satisfaction. But beware of excessive choice: choice overload can make you question the decisions you make before you even make them, it can set you up for unrealistically high expectations, and it can make you blame yourself for any and all failures. In the long run, this can lead to decision-making paralysis, anxiety, and perpetual stress. And, in a culture that tells us that there is no excuse for falling short of perfection when your options are limitless, too much choice can lead to clinical depression. In The Paradox of Choice, Barry Schwartz explains at what point choice ; the hallmark of individual freedom and self-determination that we so cherish ; becomes detrimental to our psychological and emotional well-being. In accessible, engaging, and anecdotal prose, Schwartz shows how the dramatic explosion in choice ; from the mundane to the profound challenges of balancing career, family, and individual needs ; has paradoxically become a problem instead of a solution. Schwartz also shows how our obsession with choice encourages us to seek that which makes us feel worse. By synthesizing current research in the social sciences, Schwartz makes the counter intuitive case that eliminating choices can greatly reduce the stress, anxiety, and busyness of our lives. He offers eleven practical steps on how to limit choices to a manageable number, have the discipline to focus on those that are important and ignore the rest, and ultimately derive greater satisfaction from the choices you have to make."--Provided by publisher.

Infinite possibilities : the art of living your dreams

January 15, 2020
Dooley, Mike, 1961- author.
New York, NY : Atria Paperback ; Hillsboro, Oregon : Beyond Words, 2019.
xxxiv, 281 pages ; 22 cm
Includes recommended reading (pages 279-281).

Executive skills in children and adolescents : a practical guide to assessment and intervention

January 14, 2020
Dawson, Peg, author.
xix, 332 pages : illustrations, forms ; 27 cm.
Part I. Basic Principles of Assessment and Intervention : 1. Overview of Executive Skills -- 2. Assessing Executive Skills -- 3. Linking Assessment to Intervention -- 4. Providing a Continuum of Services to Address the Needs of Students with Weak Executive Skills -- 5. Interventions to Promote Executive Skills -- Part II. Interventions for Specific Problem Situations and Specific Executive Skills : 6. Specific Teaching Routines to Promote Executive Skill Development -- 7. Interventions for Specific Executive Skills Domains -- 8. Strategies and Guidelines for Managing Executive Skills in Children with ADHD -- 9. Executive Skills in Autism -- 10. Coaching Students with Executive Skills Deficits -- 11. Planning for Transitions -- Part III. Whole-School Applications : 12. Implementation and Accessibility of Executive Skills -- 13. EFs 2 The Rescue Pedagogy -- 14. Building an Executive Functioning Culture in the Classroom: How a Small Group of Teachers Changed a School -- Appendix. Reproducible Forms.
Many tens of thousands of school practitioners and teachers (K-12) have benefited from the step-by-step guidelines and practical tools in this influential go-to resource, now revised and expanded with six new chapters. The third edition presents effective ways to assess students' strengths and weaknesses, create supportive instructional environments, and promote specific skills, such as organization, time management, sustained attention, and emotional control. Strategies for individualized and classwide intervention are illustrated with vivid examples and sample scripts. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, the book includes 38 reproducible forms and handouts. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials--back cover.

Real happiness : a 28-day program to realize the power of meditation

January 13, 2020
Salzberg, Sharon, author.
223 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"Revised and updated with new exercises and guided meditations"--Cover.
What is meditation? or, If you can breathe, you can meditate -- Why meditate? : the benefits and science of meditation -- Concentration : breathing and the art of starting over -- Mindfulness and the body : letting go of burdens -- Mindfulness and emotions : dealing with thoughts and feelings -- Lovingkindness : cultivating compassion and true happiness -- Keeping the practice going : "just put your body there."

Failure to launch : why your twentysomething hasn't grown up...and what to do about it

January 10, 2020
McConville, Mark, author.
New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2020]
xi, 306 pages ; 24 cm
"From an expert in adolescent psychology comes a groundbreaking, timely, and necessary guide for parents of the 2.2 million young adults in America who are struggling to find their way in the world"-- Provided by publisher.

Physical intelligence : the science of how the body and the mind guide each other through life

January 10, 2020
Grafton, Scott T., author.
xvi, 263 pages ; 22 cm
The space we create -- Surfaces -- Shaping the self -- The hidden hand -- Pulling strings -- Perspectives -- Learning to solve problems -- Purpose -- Costs -- Of one mind.
An examination of the intricate, mutually responsive relationship between the mind and the body as they engage (or don't engage) in all manner of physical action.

The power of bad : how the negativity effect rules us and how we can rule it

January 9, 2020
Tierney, John (John Marion), author.
New York : Penguin Press, 2019.
325 pages ; 25 cm
"Our brain's negativity bias makes evolutionary sense because it kept our ancestors alert to fatal dangers, but it distorts our perspective in today's media environment. The steady barrage of bad news and crisismongering makes us feel helpless and leaves us needlessly fearful and angry. We ignore our many blessings, preferring to heed--and vote for--the voices telling us the world is going to hell. But once we recognize our negativity bias, the rational brain can overcome the power of bad when it's harmful and employ that power when it's beneficial. In fact, bad breaks and bad feelings create the most powerful incentives to become smarter and stronger. Properly understood, bad can be put to perfectly good use. As noted science journalist John Tierney and Baumeister show in this wide-ranging book, we can adopt proven strategies to avoid the pitfalls that doom relationships, careers, businesses, and nations. Instead of despairing at what's wrong in your life and in the world, you can see how much is going right--and how to make it still better." -- adapted from book jacket.

Radical compassion : learning to love yourself and your world with the practice of RAIN

January 9, 2020
Brach, Tara, author.
xxiii, 257 pages ; 22 cm
"A Viking Life book."
How attention heals -- RAIN creates a clearing -- RAIN says yes to life -- RAIN reveals your true self -- Bringing RAIN to your inner life -- Releasing negative self-beliefs -- Freeing yourself from shame -- Awakening from the grip of fear -- Discovering your deepest longing -- RAIN and your relationships -- A forgiving RAIN -- Seeing the goodness -- The RAIN of compassion -- Four remembrances -- Appendix 1: Evolution of the acronym RAIN -- Appendix 2: RAIN partners: practicing with others.
Recognize. Allow. Investigate. Nurture. RAIN meditation is a easy-to-learn program that can help practitioners loosen the grip of difficult emotions and limiting beliefs. Brach shares reflections and practices that, over time, can help you feel feeling of unworthiness and teach you to trust your own innate strength and goodness.

Tiny habits : + the small changes that change everything

January 9, 2020
Fogg, B. J., author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020.
306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction : change can be easy (and fun) ... -- The elements of behavior -- Motivation : focus on matching -- Ability : easy does it -- Prompts : the power of after -- Emotions create habits -- Growing your habits from tiny to transformative -- Untangling bad habits : a systematic solution -- How we change together -- Conclusion: The small changes that change everything.
"The world's leading expert on habit formation shows how you can have a happier, healthier life: by starting small"-- Provided by publisher.

The book of ichigo ichie : the art of making the most of every moment, the Japanese way

January 9, 2020
García, Héctor, 1981- author.
[New York] : Penguin Books, [2019]
196 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
"Originally published in Spanish as Ichigo-ichie: el arte japonés de vivir momentos inolvidables by Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, Barcelona, 2019."
Kaika and mankai -- And you, where do you live? -- Zensations -- Dukkha and Mono no aware -- Destiny depends on a moment -- The ceremony of attention -- The art of listening -- The art of looking -- The art of touching -- The art of tasting -- The art of smelling -- The art of parties -- Collective mindfulness -- Returning to now -- What if ...? -- The Ichigo Ichie formula -- Epilogue: The ten rules of Ichigo ichie.
"Learn to make every moment a once-in-a-lifetime experience with this definitive guide to the Japanese art of ichigo ichie (pronounced itchy-GO itchy-A), from the bestselling authors of Ikigai. Every moment in our life happens only once, and if we let it slip away, we lose it forever--an idea captured by the Japanese phrase ichigo ichie. Often spoken in Japan when greeting someone or saying goodbye, to convey that the encounter is unique and special, it is a tenet of Zen Buddhism and is attributed to a sixteenth-century master of the Japanese tea ceremony, or 'ceremony of attention,' whose intricate rituals compel us to focus on the present moment. From this age-old concept comes a new kind of mindfulness"-- Provided by publisher.

F*ck no! : how to stop saying yes when you can't, you shouldn't, or you just don't want to

January 9, 2020
Knight, Sarah (Freelance editor), author.
New York : Voracious / Little, Brown and Company, 2019.
xii, 289 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Includes index.
What the world needs now is no, sweet no -- It's a yes-or-no question : deciding which answer is best for you -- Becoming a no-it-all : how to say no to pretty much anything.
How to say no without being an a**hole, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck. Are you burnt out from taking on more than you can handle or accepting less than you deserve? Tired of giving in instead of sticking up for yourself? Sick of saying yes all the time? You're gonna love F*CK NO! No is an acceptable answer, and it's time to start using it. Whether you're a People-Pleaser, Overachiever, Pushover, or have serious FOMO, bestselling "anti-guru" Sarah Knight helps you say what you really mean without being really mean--or burning out for fear of missing out. Life is so much better when you say no with confidence--and without guilt, fear, or regret. F*ck No! delivers practical strategies that give you the power to decline, and concrete examples that put the words right into your mouth. You'll discover: the joy of no, No-Tips for all occasions, how to set boundaries, fill-in-the-blank F*ckNotes, the No-and-Switch, the Power No--and how to take no for an answer yourself, and much more!

The happy human : being real in an artificially intelligent world

January 3, 2020
Kallayil , Gopi, author.
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., 2018.
xxviii, 193 pages ; 23 cm

The courage to be happy : discover the power of positive psychology and choose happiness every day

January 2, 2020
Kishimi, Ichirō, 1956- author.
New York, NY : Atria Books, 2019.
xxv, 275 pages ; 22 cm
"First published in Japan in 2016 by Diamond Inc., Tokyo as Shiawase Ni Naru Yuki."
"The Courage to be Disliked shares the powerful teachings of Alfred Adler, one of the giants of 19th-century psychology, through another illuminating dialogue between the philosopher and the young man. Three years after their first conversation, the young man finds himself disillusioned and disappointed, convinced Adler's teachings only work in theory, not in practice. But through further discussions between the philosopher and the young man, they deepen their own understandings of Adler's powerful teachings, and learn the tools needed to apply Adler's teachings to the chaos of everyday life. To be listened to on its own or as a companion to the best-selling first book, The Courage to Be Happy reveals a bold new way of thinking and living, empowering you to let go of the shackles of past trauma and the expectations of others, and to use this freedom to create the life you truly desire. Plainspoken yet profoundly moving, listening to The Courage to Be Happy will light a torch with the power to illuminate your life and brighten the world as we know it. Discover the courage to choose happiness."--Amazon.

Wishcraft : how to get what you really want

December 31, 2019
Sher, Barbara, 1935-
New York : Ballantine Books, 2009.
xv, 246 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
1. Care and Feeding of Human Genius -- 1. Who Do You Think You Are? -- 2. Environment That Creates Winners -- 2. Wishing -- 3. Stylesearch -- 4. Goalsearch -- 5. Hard Times, or The Power of Negative Thinking -- 3. Crafting I: Plotting the Path to Your Goal -- 6. Brainstorming -- 7. Barn-raising -- 8. Working with Time -- 4. Crafting II: Moving and Shaking -- 9. Winning Through Timidation, or First Aid for Fear -- 10. Don't-Do-It-Yourself -- 11. Proceeding -- Epilogue: Learning to Live with Success.
Explains the problem-solving techniques and commonsense strategies developed in Sher's Women's Success Teams and Group Labs to deal with anxiety, fear, and feelings of inadequacy and to turn fantasies of success into reality.

The little book of big lies : a journey into inner fitness

December 30, 2019
Lifford, Tina, author.
New York, NY : Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
x, 207 pages ; 22 cm
"An inspiring study in inner self care, told through 14 personal stories from award-winning actress Tina Lifford"-- Provided by publisher.

Triggers : how we can stop reacting and start healing

December 23, 2019
Richo, David, 1940- author.
Boulder : Shambala, [2019]
186 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction -- What triggers us and why? -- Traumas and resources -- How to handle a trigger -- The sadness trigger -- The anger trigger -- The fear trigger -- Relationship triggers and resources -- Spiritual resources -- Epilogue: The firest that show and tell -- Appendix: Affirmations to free ourselves from the grip of fear.
"We lash out in anger. We cry and retreat. We find ourselves paralyzed. Our bodies respond powerfully to triggers, often before our minds catch up to make sense of a situation. This book helps us learn to manage our immediate reactions in these difficult moments. It also goes much deeper to help us understand why we are affected by certain things and the powerful lessons we can learn from these instinctive responses to move towards healing. Bestselling author and psychologist David Richo explains the brain science behind our immediate reactions and discusses fear, anger, sadness, and relationship triggers in depth. When we are triggered, he writes that "we are being bullied by our own unfinished business." By looking deeply at the roots of what provokes us, Richo invites readers to cultivate our inner resources and develop practices to find more peace"-- Provided by publisher.

Permission to grieve : creating grace, space, & room to breathe in the aftermath of loss

December 20, 2019
Forsythia, Shelby, author.
173 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
"Permission to Grieve is a book for people who are tired of covering up and pushing down their pain. It's a book for people who know that there's a better, more compassionate way to approach the worst thing that has ever happened to them. It's a book for people who believe that grief is not an enemy to be vanquished as quickly as possible, but an opportunity to connect more deeply with their human selves. Because even in the midst of loss, Shelby writes, we can create grace, space, and room to breathe."--Amazon website.

Out of my head : on the trail of consciousness

December 20, 2019
Parks, Tim, author.
New York, NY : The New York Review of Books, [2018]
311 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Originally published: London : Harvill Secker, 2018.

Love & life

December 19, 2019
Schlessinger, Laura, author.
x, 223 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Love & marriage -- Parenting -- Family, friends & relationships -- Values.
Dr. Laura dives into the controversial topics and thorniest problems that face today's parents and grandparents, husbands and wives, men and women, and everyone seeking love, fulfillment, success -- or simply anyone who wants to be a decent and productive human being. With her trademark provocative, firm, but always thought-provoking and values-centered advice, Dr. Laura provides guidance that will inspire readers to be the very best they can be. Based on the tough-love advice from the calls and letters Dr. Laura receives.

The thank-you project : cultivating happiness one letter of gratitude at a time

December 19, 2019
Kho, Nancy Davis, author.
Philadelphia : Running Press, [2019]
xviii, 188 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm

Big dreams, daily joys : set goals, get things done, make time for what matters

December 18, 2019
Cripe, Elise Blaha, author.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2019]
175 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
For those who feel overwhelmed by endless to do lists and the stresses that come with daily life, here is an empowering guide to establishing healthy productivity habits so that it's easy (and fun!) to accomplish long-term goals. Brimming with simple-to-follow techniques, rituals, and exercises for accomplishing day-to-day tasks and making progress on bigger goals, Big Dreams, Daily Joys offers tips on how-to organize a productive day, overcome the urge to procrastinate, make space for creativity, and achieve a healthy work-life balance. For anyone who is tackling a creative project, running their own business, or simply trying to manage time more efficiently, this is the ultimate handbook to getting things done with clarity, joy, and positivity.

From a grieving mother's heart : one mother's journey through the loss of her child

December 18, 2019
Leidich, Terri Ann.
[United States] : WriteLife, an imprint of Boutique of Quality Books Publishing Company, [2010]
vii, 132 pages ; 23 cm

Embrace your weird : a guided journal for facing your fears and unleashing creativity

December 17, 2019
Day, Felicia, 1979- author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2019.
xii, 255 pages; 22 cm
How to use this book -- Why creativity -- Our hero-selves -- Enemies -- Allies -- Playtime! -- Quests.
"Face your fears and fuel your creative passions with New York Times bestselling author Felicia Day's workbook for getting motivated, getting inspired, and getting weird. What do I have to offer the world? What if my work doesn't meet others' standards-or my own? How do I combat that nagging fear of failure and just put myself out there? It's time to confront those negative thoughts once and for all, and let your creativity blossom! Actress and bestselling author of You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) Felicia Day is here to empower you to overcome what holds you back, be brave enough to be vulnerable, and allow yourself to let loose. Part guided journal, part imaginative workbook, Embrace Your Weird offers a series of exciting exercises to get your creative juices flowing, fun prompts designed to get your imagination unblocked, and plenty of space throughout to just play in the margins and get your neurons firing. Like Wreck This Journal meets You Are a Badass, Embrace Your Weird will help you get back in touch with the joy of creating, and feel confident about what you have to offer to the world!"-- Provided by publisher.

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