New Arrivals · Psychology

May 24, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Mindfulness and its discontents : education, self, and social transformation

May 23, 2019
Forbes, David, 1949- author.
Winnipeg, Manitoba ; Halifax, Nova Scotia : Fernwood Publishing, 2019.
246 pages ; 23 cm
"Mindfulness, a way to alleviate suffering by realizing the impermanence of the self and our interdependence with others, has been severed from its Buddhist roots. In the late-stage-capitalist, neoliberal, solipsistic West, it becomes McMindfulness, a practice that instead shores up the privatized self, and is corporatized and repackaged as a strategy to cope with our stressful society through an emphasis on self-responsibility and self-promotion. Rather than a way to promote human development and social justice, McMindfulness covertly reinforces neoliberalism and capitalism, the very self-promoting systems that worsen our suffering."-- Provided by publisher.

Stay sexy & don't get murdered : the definitive how-to guide

May 22, 2019
Kilgariff, Karen, author.
New York : Forge, 2019.
300 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Let's sit crooked & talk straight: Karen's introduction -- Fuck politeness -- Sweet baby angel -- You're in a cult, call your dad -- Send 'em back -- Don't be a fucking lunatic -- Get a job -- Buy your own shit -- Stay out of the forest -- Fuckin' hooray!: Georgia's conclusion.
"The highly anticipated first book by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, the voices behind the #1 hit podcast My Favorite Murder! Sharing never-before-heard stories ranging from their struggles with depression, eating disorders, and addiction, Karen and Georgia irreverently recount their biggest mistakes and deepest fears, reflecting on the formative life events that shaped them into two of the most followed voices in the nation. In Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered, Karen and Georgia focus on the importance of self-advocating and valuing personal safety over being 'nice' or 'helpful.' They delve into their own pasts, true crime stories, and beyond to discuss meaningful cultural and societal issues with fierce empathy and unapologetic frankness."--Publisher's description.

1,000+ little things happy, successful people do differently

May 22, 2019
Chernoff, Marc, author.
[New York, New York] : TarcherPerigee, [2019]
339 pages ; 22 cm
"New York Times-bestselling authors Marc and Angel Chernoff deliver instant inspiration and powerful advice for becoming our best selves. Millions of readers turn to Marc and Angel Chernoff for fresh, intimate insights for a fulfilled life. In this pithy and empowering guide, they collect the very best advice they've discovered, on topics that include overcoming setbacks, letting go of what's holding us back, nurturing relationships, finding time for self-care, and cultivating passion in order to achieve our wildest dreams. Topics include: * 10 Mistakes Unhappy People Make * 28 Ways to Stop Complicating Your Life * 12 Tough Truths That Help You Grow * 12 Amazingly Achievable Things to Do Today * 10 Timeless Lessons for a Life Well-Lived A perfect gift for a loved one or ourselves, this deceptively simple book is a touchstone to return to for a boost of motivation and inspiration"-- Provided by publisher.

Do it scared : finding the courage to face your fears, overcome adversity, and create a life you love

May 22, 2019
Soukup, Ruth, 1978- author.
240 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

Better with age : the psychology of successful aging

May 17, 2019
Castel, Alan D., author.
xiii, 236 pages ; 24 cm
What is successful aging? -- Happiness: a funny thing happens as we get older -- Memory: our memory becomes more selective with age -- Wisdom: the benefits of experience and creativity -- Staying sharp: what is an active lifestyle? -- Brain training: can computer games make me smarter? -- Habits and hobbies: old and new friends -- Retiring and rewiring: the new "R & R" of old age -- It gets even better with age: start successful aging now.
Highlights how old age is not all downhill by illustrating the paradoxes and pleasures of old age, and new research about successful aging. Also, shows what activities one can do to age well, how attitudes and expectations about aging are linked to how we age, and ways to enjoy older age.

Glow : achieving beauty, health and joy

May 17, 2019
Pabst, T. Ruth, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : [Ruth T. Pabst], [2019]
33 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Cover title. Date and publishing information from Amazon.
This book is about helping you become the vibrant woman you were meant to be. You're entering into a journey of transformation, a path that together over the next 12 months will help you to find the beauty that comes from a genuine love of your womanhood.

Resisting happiness

May 16, 2019
Kelly, Matthew, author.
North Palm Beach, Florida : Beacon Publishing, [2016]
228 pages ; 22 cm
"A true story about why we sabotage ourselves, feel overwhelmed, set aside our dreams, and lack the courage to simply be ourselves--and how to start choosing happiness again"--Book jacket.
Resistance -- Your quest for happiness -- Making sense of everything -- Resisting God -- Life is messy -- Something is missing -- The big question -- Four words -- Are you spiritually healthy? -- Get busy living -- Ordinary things -- Living soulfully -- Hour by hour -- Interesting people -- Falling in love -- No visitors -- An unconventional education -- Tuesday nights -- Bored? -- Learning to listen -- The power of habits -- How many Sundays left? -- Attempted murder -- Hungry -- Breaking the cycle -- You cannot succeed at anything without ... -- The secret to excellence -- The light is on -- Are you a pilgrim or a tourist? -- The first intervention -- A weekend away -- Let your light shine -- Made for mission -- When God looks at a résumé -- Don't let the critics win -- Blessed and grateful -- Never get discouraged.
"What is resistance? It's that sluggish feeling of not wanting to do something that you know is good for you. It's the inclination to do something that you unabashedly know is not good for you. It's the desire and tendency to delay something you should be doing right now. It is resistance that stands between you and happiness. In these pages you will learn not only what it is, but how to recognize and conquer it in your own life"

A failure of nerve : leadership in the age of the quick fix

May 16, 2019
Friedman, Edwin H., author.
New York : Church Publishing, [2017]
xvii, 266 pages ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"Friedman was the first to tell us that all organizations have personalities, like families, and to apply the insights of family therapy to churches and synagogues, rectors and rabbis, politicians and teachers. His understandings about our regressed, "seatbelt society," oriented toward safety rather than adventure, help explain the sabotage that leaders constantly face today. Suspicious of the "quick fixes" and instant solutions that sweep through our culture only to give way to the next fad, he argued for strength and self-differentiation as the marks of true leadership. His formula for success is more maturity, not more data; stamina, not technique; and personal responsibility, not empathy A Failure of Nerve was unfinished at the time of Friedman's death and originally published in a limited edition. This new edition cleans up some oversights in the original and brings his life-changing insights and challenges to a new generation of readers."--Publisher.

Once more we saw stars : a memoir

May 9, 2019
Greene, Jayson, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.
243 pages ; 22 cm
"This is a Borzoi book."
The accident -- The aftermath -- Kripalu -- Searching for home -- Pregnancy -- Harrison.
"Two-year-old Greta Greene was sitting with her grandmother on a park bench on the Upper West Side of Manhattan when a brick crumbled from a windowsill overhead, striking her unconscious. She is immediately rushed to the hospital. Once More We Saw Stars begins with this event, leading the reader into the unimaginable. But although it begins with the anguish Jayson and his wife Stacy confront in the wake of their daughter's trauma and the hours leading up to her death, it quickly becomes a narrative that is as much about hope and healing as it is about grief and loss. Jayson recognizes, even in the very midst of his ordeal, that there will be a life for him beyond it--that if only he can continue moving forward, from one moment to the next, he will survive what seems un-survivable. With raw honesty, deep emotion, and exquisite tenderness, he captures both the fragility of life and absoluteness of death, and most important of all, the unconquerable power of love. This is an unforgettable memoir of courage and transformation - and a book that will change the way you look at the world"-- Provided by publisher.

The art of noticing : 131 ways to spark creativity, find inspiration, and discover joy in the everyday

May 3, 2019
Walker, Rob, 1968- author.
New York, NY : Knopf, 2019.
"A handsome, beautifully produced compilation of meditations and exercises to inspire us to find joy and expand the ways we engage with the people and places, the objects and tasks we encounter in our everyday lives"-- Provided by publisher.

The fragrance of wanderlust : how to capture the essence of travel in our everyday lives

May 2, 2019
Wolanin, Tricia, author.
181 pages ; 23 cm
This self help book explores how living life as a tourist in your own backyard can be as effective as any daily meditation. The Fragrance of Wanderlust serves as a mindfulness project that I prescribed myself, and encourage others to replicate. Each day focuses on a day's theme on how one can live life through the eyes of a tourist. The beginning of the sections begin with a travel quote and ends with reflective questions or homework assignments for readers to engage in their own journey throughout the 40 days.

(It's great to) suck at something : the unexpected joy of wiping out and what it can teach us about patience, resilience, and the stuff that really matters

May 2, 2019
Rinaldi, Karen, author.
New York : Atria Books, 2019.
xii, 238 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
My first wave: an invitation to suck -- My pura vida wave: chasing a dream and the demons away -- My worst wave: tearing myself another one -- My best wave: surfing through chemo or whatever shit may come your way -- My God wave: the power of belief -- Rocco's scary wave: taking it on the head -- Mind surfing: watching the waves from shore.
"Discover how the freedom of sucking at something can help you build resilience, embrace imperfection, and find joy in the pursuit rather than the goal. What if the secret to resilience and joy is the one thing we've been taught to avoid? When was the last time you tried something new? Something that won't make you more productive, make you more money, or check anything off your to-do list? Something you're really, really bad at, but that brought you joy? Odds are, not recently. As a sh*tty surfer and all-around-imperfect human Karen Rinaldi explains in this eye-opening book, we live in a time of aspirational psychoses. We humblebrag about how hard we work and we prioritize productivity over play. Even kids don't play for the sake of playing anymore: they're building blocks to build the ideal college application. But we're all being had. We're told to be the best or nothing at all. We're trapped in an epic and farcical quest for perfection. We judge others on stuff we can't even begin to master, and it's all making us more anxious and depressed than ever. Worse, we're not improving on what really matters. This book provides the antidote. (It's Great to) Suck at Something reveals that the key to a richer, more fulfilling life is finding something to suck at. Drawing on her personal experience sucking at surfing (a sport she's dedicated nearly two decades of her life to doing without ever coming close to getting good at it) along with philosophy, literature, and the latest science, Rinaldi explores sucking as a lost art we must reclaim for our health and our sanity and helps us find the way to our own riotous suck-ability. She draws from sources as diverse as Anthony Bourdain and surfing luminary Jaimal Yogis, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Jean-Paul Sartre, among many others, and explains the marvelous things that happen to our mammalian brains when we try something new, all to discover what she's learned firsthand: it is great to suck at something. Sucking at something rewires our brain in positive ways, helps us cultivate grit, and inspires us to find joy in the process, without obsessing about the destination. Ultimately, it gives you freedom: the freedom to suck without caring is revelatory. Coupling honest, hilarious storytelling with unexpected insights, (It's Great to) Suck at Something is an invitation to embrace our shortcomings as the very best of who we are and to open ourselves up to adventure, where we may not find what we thought we were looking for, but something way more important"-- Provided by publisher.

Stop doing that sh*t : end self-sabotage and demand your life back

May 1, 2019
Bishop, Gary John, author.
New York, NY : HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
227 pages ; 22 cm
"From the author of the New York Times and international bestseller Unfu*k Yourself Gary John Bishop presents a no-holds-barred guide to breaking through our cycles of self-sabotage to get what we want out of life.In Unfu*k Yourself, Gary John Bishop told us it was time to stop making excuses--to recognize and take responsibility for the negative self-talk holding us back. In Stop Doing That Sh*t, he builds on that message, teaching us how to stop self-sabotaging behavior. Bishop explains how our destructive cycles come down to the way that we're wired. He then identifies different types of people and the ways we fu*k ourselves over: We can't save money. We land in the same type of toxic relationship. We're stuck in a rut at work. Analyzing why we act the way we do, including what our common grenades are that blow up our lives, Bishop then shows how we can interrupt the cycle and stop self-sabotaging our lives. Written in the same in your face style as Unfu*k Yourself, Stop Doing that Sh*t will help us get in touch with our psychological machinery so we learn to interrupt negative thoughts and behavior before they start, allowing us to give our attention to something else, and start to find success in the areas we thought we never could. We can take back our lives. We may have fu*ked up in the past, but Stop Doing That Sh*t will show us how to break the patterns in order to live the lives we yearn to have"-- Provided by publisher.

Think and grow rich : a Black choice

May 1, 2019
Kimbro, Dennis Paul, 1950-
New York : Fawcett Crest, 1992.
xiv, 363 pages ; 18 cm
Sequel to: Think and grow rich / Napoleon Hill.
Includes index.
1 Inner Space: The Final Frontier 17 -- 2 Imagination: Ideas In Action 51 -- 3 Desire: The Starting Point of All Achievement 80 -- 4 Faith: The Prerequisite to Power 117 -- 5 "By All Means--Persist" 145 -- 6 What Are You Worth? 170 -- 7 Self-Reliance 185 -- 8 A Pleasing Personality 211 -- 9 Enthusiasm! 235 -- 10 A Message on Money, or Money Talks and You Would Do Well to Listen 255 -- 11 Three Magic Words 287 -- 12 Outer Space: Your Great Discovery 318.
Author and entrepreneur Dennis Kimbro combines bestselling author Napolean Hilll's law of success with his own knowledge of business, contemporary affairs, and the vibrant culture of Black America to teach you the secrets to success used by scores of black Americans, including: Spike Lee, Jesse Jackson, Dr. Selma Burke, Oprah Winfrey, and many others. The result is inspiring, practical, clearly written, and totally workable. Use it to unlock the treasure you have always dreamed of--the treasure that at last is within your reach.

Everything is f*cked : a book about hope

April 29, 2019
Manson, Mark, author.
273 pages ; 21 cm
Part I: Hope. The uncomfortable truth -- Self-control is an illusion -- Newton's Laws of emotion -- How to make all your dreams come true -- Hope is fucked -- Part II: Everything is fucked. The formula of humanity -- Pain is the universal constant -- The feelings economy -- The final religion.
"We live in an interesting time. Materially, everything is the best it's ever been -we are freer, healthier and wealthier than any people in human history. Yet, somehow everything seems to be irreparably and horribly f*cked -the planet is warming, governments are failing, economies are collapsing, and everyone is perpetually offended on Twitter. At this moment in history, when we have access to technology, education and communication our ancestors couldn't even dream of, so many of us come back to an overriding feeling of hopelessness. What's going on? If anyone can put a name to our current malaise and help fix it, it's Mark Manson. Manson turns his gaze from the inevitable flaws within each individual self to the endless calamities taking place in the world around us. Drawing from the pool of psychological research on these topics, as well as the timeless wisdom of philosophers such as Plato, Nietzsche, and Tom Waits, he dissects religion and politics and the uncomfortable ways they have come to resemble one another. He looks at our relationships with money, entertainment and the internet, and how too much of a good thing can psychologically eat us alive. He openly defies our definitions of faith, happiness, freedom -and even of hope itself. With his usual mix of erudition and where-the-f*ck-did-that-come-from humor, Manson takes us by the collar and challenges us to be more honest with ourselves and connected with the world in ways we probably haven't considered before. It's another counterintuitive romp through the pain in our hearts and the stress of our soul. One of the great modern writers has produced another book that will set the agenda for years to come"--from book cover.

It's about time the art of choosing the meaningful over the urgent

April 26, 2019
Burton, Valorie, author.
Nashville, Tennessee W Publishing, an imprint of Thomas Nelson 2019.
xxxi, 233 pages : 22 cm
"Our culture makes it so that even the most organized and efficient among us feels the pressure of the ticking clock and the possibility and regret of missing out. Modern life has evolved in a way that sets us up for stress, pressure, and overload. New norms and attitudes tap into deeply-wired psychological impulses that make it harder than ever to take control of your time. Many of us also have innate personality traits that make the struggle even worse. No wonder time can become a tyrant that leaves us chronically stressed and discontented. It's About Time: the art of choosing the meaningful over the urgent, unlocks an approach to life that I call zliving timelessly.y" -- provided by publisher

Beeline : what spelling bees reveal about generation Z's new path to success

April 24, 2019
Shankar, Shalini, 1972- author.
New York, NY : Basic Books, [2019]
vii, 327 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction -- Kids today -- Brain sports & kid competitions -- Spelling bees -- Gen Z kids -- Parents of Gen Z kids -- Bee week -- Becoming elite -- Making spellebrities -- Professionalizing childhoods -- Conclusion: Gen Z futures.

Free your mind : an African American guide to meditation and freedom

April 24, 2019
Rainey, Cortez R., author.
North Charleston, South Carolina : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
465 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"This guidebook explains how to use meditation principles and techniques at home, either alone or with family and friends, to free your mind from thoughts that keep you shackled and bound"--Back cover.

The Hot Young Widows Club : lessons on survival from the front lines of grief

April 23, 2019
McInerny, Nora, author.
New York : TED Books, Simon & Schuster, 2019.
91 pages ; 19 cm

Wayfinding : the science and mystery of how humans navigate the world

April 23, 2019
O'Connor, M. R., 1982- author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2019.
354 pages ; 22 cm.
The last roadless place -- Memoryscapes -- Why children are amnesiacs -- Birds, bees, wolves and whales -- Navigation made us human -- A storytelling computer -- Supernomads -- Dreamtime cartography -- Space and time in the brain -- Among the lightning people -- You say left, I say north -- Empiricism at Harvard -- Astronauts of Oceania -- Navigating climate change -- This is your brain on GPS -- Lost Tesla -- Epilogue: our genius is topophilia.
"At once far flung and intimate, a fascinating look at how finding our way make us human."--Provided by publisher.

Own your psychology major! : a guide to student success

April 17, 2019
Geher, Glenn, author.
xiv, 136 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Ethical and social responsibility: how to use psychology to make the world a better place -- What the pros hope you will learn in your psychology major : five goals from the APA guidelines for the undergraduate psychology major -- Making a difference : how the psychology curriculum cultivates ethical and socially responsible leadership -- Knowledge base : the content of psychology -- The broad nature of psychology content : how do these different topics relate to each other? -- Human diversity and human universality : how we are all the same and how we are all unique -- Multi-factorial causes of behavior : a fact of psychology -- Scientific inquiry and critical thinking -- Psychology is a real science : The many joys of statistics -- Psychology is a real science : Research methods in the behavioral sciences -- Advanced research as a psychology student -- Rolling up your sleeves : collaborating on research projects -- Telling the world : presenting psychological research findings -- Professional development : internships, graduate programs, and careers -- How to land (and get the most out of) an internship -- Thinking about careers and graduate school -- Cheat sheet for owning your psychology major -- References -- Index -- About the author.
"In this book, you'll get a bird's eye view of the whole curriculum, from rat mazes and statistics to abnormal psychology and psychotherapy, and you'll dive into some of the field's most enduring debates. Beyond the what and why of the psychology major, this book provides you with tips you can put into practice from day one. These include: How to maximize your learning inside and outside the classroom, advice on landing a solid internship, where to find research and service opportunities and steps for applying (and paying) for graduate programs. When you finish this book, you'll have a clear idea of why you're learning what you're learning, and how the skills you build in your psychology major will help you solve real-world problems. You'll be able to take an active hand in your education--and own your psychology major." -- Publisher's description

Better with books : 500 diverse books to ignite empathy and encourage self-acceptance in tweens and teens

April 17, 2019
Hart, Melissa, 1970- author.
Seattle : Sasquatch Books, 2019.
xix, 283 pages ; 21 cm
"Needed now more than ever: a guide that includes 500 diverse contemporary fiction and memoir recommendations for preteens and teens with the goal of inspiring greater empathy for themselves, their peers, and the world around them. As young people are diagnosed with anxiety and depression in increasing numbers, or dealing with other issues that can isolate them from family and friends-such as bullying, learning disabilities, racism, or homophobia-characters in books can help them feel less alone. And just as important, reading books that feature a diverse range of real-life topics helps generate openness, empathy, and compassion in all kids. Better with Books is a valuable resource for parents, teachers, librarians, therapists, and all caregivers who recognize the power of literature to improve young readers' lives. Each chapter explores a particular issue affecting preteens and teens today and includes a list of recommended related books-all published within the last decade. Recommendations are grouped by age: those appropriate for middle-grade readers and those for teens. Reading lists are organized around: Adoption and foster care Body image Immigration Learning challenges LGBTQIA+ youth Mental health Nature and environmentalism Physical disability Poverty and homelessness Race and ethnicity Religion and spirituality"-- Provided by publisher.

Late bloomers : the power of patience in a world obsessed with early achievement

April 15, 2019
Karlgaard, Richard, author.
294 pages ; 25 cm
Early bloomer obsession -- The cruel fallacy of human measurement -- A kinder clock for human development -- Worth the wait: the six strengths of late bloomers -- Create your own healthy culture -- Quit! subversive advice for late bloomers -- The superpower that is self-doubt -- Slow to grow? repot yourself in a better garden -- Late bloomer : the long run.
A groundbreaking exploration of what it means to be a late bloomer in a culture obsessed with SAT scores and early success, and how finding one's way later in life can be an advantage to long-term achievement and happiness.We live in a society where kids and parents are obsessed with early achievement, from getting perfect scores on SATs to getting into Ivy League colleges to landing an amazing job at Google or Facebook--or even better, creating a startup with the potential to be the next Google or Facebook or Uber. We see software coders becoming millionaires or billionaires before age 30 and feel we are failing if we are not one of them. Late bloomers, on the other hand, are undervalued--in popular culture, by educators and employers, and even unwittingly by parents. Yet the fact is a lot of us--most of us--do not explode out of the gates in life. We have to find our way. We have to discover our passions, and talents and gifts. That was true for author Rich Karlgaard, who had a mediocre academic career at Stanford (which he got into by a fluke), and after graduating, worked as a dishwasher and night watchman before finally finding the inner motivation and drive that ultimately led him to start up a high-tech magazine in Silicon Valley, and eventually to become the publisher of Forbes magazine. There is a scientific explanation for why so many of us bloom later in life. The executive function of our brains doesn't mature until age 25--and later for some. In fact our brain's capabilities peak at different ages. We actually enjoy multiple periods of blooming in our lives. Based on several years of research, personal experience, and interviews with neuroscientists and psychologists, and countless people at different stages of their careers, Late Bloomers reveals how and when we achieve our full potential--and why today's focus on early success is so misguided, and even harmful.

Lacan : anti-philosophy 3

April 15, 2019
Badiou, Alain, author.
New York : Columbia University Press, [2018]
xli, 260 pages ; 23 cm

The miracle equation : the two decisions that move your biggest goals from possible, to probable, to inevitable

April 12, 2019
Elrod, Hal, 1979- author.
New York : Harmony Books, [2019]
244 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- Taking the mystery out of miracles -- From inevitable -- The inherent human conflict -- Becoming emotionally invincible -- A new paradigm of possibility -- Your mission -- Your first decision: unwavering faith -- Your second decision: extraordinary effort -- Maintaining miracles -- The miracle equation 30-day challenge -- Conclusion.
Provides a plan to establish and maintain unwavering faith and put forth extraordinary effort in order to achieve positive outcomes.

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