The Anatomy Of Motive

Author: John Douglas

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471108376

Category: True Crime

Page: 320

View: 4567

Legendary FBI profiling pioneer John Douglas's theory is that once you figure out the motivating force driving a perpetrator, you've got a good chance of cracking the case. In THE ANATOMY OF MOTIVE he uses cases from his own career to illustrate his argument. He takes us further than ever before into the dark corners of the minds of arsonists, hijackers, serial and spree killers and mass murderers. THE ANATOMY OF MOTIVE analyses such diverse killers as Lee Harvey Oswald and Timothy McVeigh - and helps us learn to anticipate potential violent behaviour before it's too late.

Anatomie des Mörders

der Top-Agent des FBI enthüllt die Motive von Gewaltverbrechern

Author: John E. Douglas,Mark Olshaker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442150960


Page: 504

View: 5784


The Anatomy of Achievement Motivation

Author: Heinz Heckhausen

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 1483271722

Category: Psychology

Page: 236

View: 8608

The Anatomy of Achievement Motivation focuses on the study of individual differences in motivations, including the determinants of specific motives and methods of assessing motive strength. The book first offers information on content analysis and evaluative dispositions, as well as the theory of thematic apperception method, experimental method, and sociocultural frames of references and their change over historical time. The manuscript then highlights the important dimensions of experience and conflict. The publication takes a look at the general structure of goals and performance and valence and motive arousal, including psychic distance and discrepancy between a present and a future state. The book then examines goal setting and level of aspiration, performance period, and the origin and development of achievement motivation. The manuscript is a dependable reference for psychologists and readers interested in the facets of achievement motivation.

Anatomie eines Augenblicks

Die Nacht, in der Spaniens Demokratie gerettet wurde

Author: Javier Cercas

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104013233

Category: History

Page: 576

View: 768

In ›Anatomie eines Augenblicks‹ schildert Javier Cercas den entscheidenden Augenblick am 23. Februar 1981, als das Schicksal der noch jungen Demokratie Spaniens auf der Kippe stand: Das Parlament war umstellt, die Putschisten in den Startlöchern, aber der damalige Präsident und der junge König blieben unerschütterlich. Wie in einem Thriller entfaltet Cercas diesen Moment und analysiert ihn. Mit dem Gespür für Spannung und dem Auge des Romanautors schuf Javier Cercas das bewegte Standbild einer dramatischen Episode, die Spaniens Geschichte hätte auf den Kopf stellen können. »Wir werden ... zu Zeugen einer grandiosen Tat des Widerstands gegen die sich ständig wiederholende Infamie der Geschichte«, schrieb Alberto Manguel. El País wählte es zu seinem Buch des Jahres, und ganz Spanien machte es zum Bestseller.

The Anatomy of a Moment

Author: Javier Cercas

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408818787


Page: 416

View: 4348

In February 1981, just as Spain was finally leaving Francos' dictatorship and during the first democratic vote in parliament for a new prime minister - Colonel Tejero and a band of right-wing soldiers burst into the Spanish parliament and began firing shots. Only three members of Congress defied the incursion and did not dive for cover,: Adolfo Suarez the then outgoing prime minister, who had steered the country away from the Franco era, Guttierez Mellado, a conservative general who had loyally served democracy, and Santiago Carillo, the head of the Communist Party, which had just been legalised. In The Anatomy of a Moment, Cercas examines a key moment in Spanish history, just as he did so successfully in his Spanish Civil War novel, Soldiers of Salamis. This is the only coup ever to have been caught on film as it was happening, which, as Cercas says, 'guaranteed both its reality and its unreality'. Every February a few seconds of the video are shown again and Spaniards congratulate themselves for standing up for democracy, but Cercas says that things were very quiet that afternoon and evening while all over Spain people stayed inside waiting for the coup to be defeated .... or to triumph. 'Cercas writes brilliantly, in simple, direct language and beautifully, uncontrivedly modulated sentences. His prose is a pleasure - easy without dumbing down' Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

The Anatomy of Madness

Essays in the History of Psychiatry

Author: William F. Bynum,Roy Porter,Michael Shepherd

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415323840

Category: Psychiatric hospitals

Page: 283

View: 816


The Anatomy of Tort Law

Author: Peter Cane

Publisher: Hart Publishing

ISBN: 1901362094

Category: Law

Page: 243

View: 7894

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Thomas Reid: Ethics, Aesthetics and the Anatomy of the Self

Author: R.D. Gallie

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792352419

Category: Philosophy

Page: 198

View: 7245

This book is a critical exposition of Reid's philosophical anatomy of the self, his moral philosophy and his aesthetics, and is aimed at an advanced undergraduate and graduate readership. Those familiar with Reid scholarship will be only too aware of how little attention has been paid of late to Reid's accounts of beauty, of sublimity and aesthetic assessment, compared with his moral philosophy and philosophy of action. One main purpose of this book is to help remedy this imbalance, if only because of the very considerable impact of Reid's aesthetic thought in nineteenth century France. Notoriously Reid presents his accounts of moral and aesthetic judgment as the fruits of a sense of morals and of taste. Accordingly his position on the nature of a sense needs to be carefully considered, as well as his position on the origin of conceptions needed for the deployment of a sense. The Lehrer-Smith III computational computer model of Reidian faculties is assessed at some length as a serious contribution to this task, especially since its employment would seem to presuppose positions at odds with crucial components in Reid's account, which is also presented in the book, of the self as thinker, decision-maker and moral agent exercising both active and speculative power.

An Anatomy of Skepticism

Author: Manfred Weidhorn

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595409504

Category: Philosophy

Page: 429

View: 5398

Every thoughtful person must ask, "What do I know?" The two most explosive fields, religion and politics, are notably filled with strident and conflicting claims. Close analysis in clear language reveals that no one knows what he or she is talking about. Because of the challenge of unexamined assumptions, of unclear cause-and-effect relationships, and of the rarity of reliable sources, a person who wants to be open-minded cannot avoid adopting skepticism as the least embarrassing philosophy. Some discoveries made in this book: *Reason appears to prove nothing *Intuition is probably a delusion *Facts are slippery *Religious people yearn for suicide *Why socialism cannot work *Where conservatives screwed up badly (as they admit) *The equation STAR+2R+R3=GPS explains the cultural history of the world *Shakespeare was a skeptic *Dante's curious insight into love *Passing the Magic Johnson test *Tom De Lay does not realize that relativism is as American as apple pie *Hamlet, who never existed, is more real than you or I. Here is a sample observation: "People believe in God because the Bible tells all about him, and they believe in the Bible because God wrote or inspired it. This is a classic case of the Fallacy of Circular Reasoning." This book of thoughtful, insightful essays is beautifully written and well balanced. Neither liberal nor conservative, Manfred Weidhorn is a straight shooter who calls the truth. Anyone who loves fine writing should purchase this book. --The Queens Bar Bulletin The author radiates infectious, provocative fun as he makes the case for skepticism .[He] rambunctiously engages all the suffocating lint of daily life. Weidhorn is a believer in always thinking hard and openly. Skepticism is not the truth; it is merely less untenable than other philosophies purveying absolute truth. He presents a persuasive argument for both/and instead of either/or. [He] offers a lively, thought-provoking journey, an old-fashioned intellectual search for truth. --Kirkus Discoveries


Auf der Spur eines Serienkillers

Author: Robert Graysmith

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641028922

Category: Fiction

Page: 306

View: 9941

„Ich töte Menschen, weil es mir so viel Spaß macht.“ Jahrelang versetzte ein als Zodiac berühmt gewordener Serienkiller Kalifornien in Angst und Schrecken und spielte mit der Polizei ein grausames Katz-und-Maus-Spiel. Regisseur David Fincher (Se7en, Fight Club) verfilmt die Geschichte einer unglaublichen Mordserie mit u. a. Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr. und Gary Oldman.

Dramatisches Schreiben

Theater, Film, Roman

Author: Lajos Egri

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866710139


Page: 344

View: 9192


Der Lügenbaum

Author: Frances Hardinge

Publisher: Verlag Freies Geistesleben

ISBN: 3772542980

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 440

View: 7480

Ihr Vater, der Reverend Sunderly soll ein Betrüger und Schwindler sein? Das kann Faith nicht glauben, die ihn verehrt und die gleiche naturwissenschaftliche Neugier hat wie er. Doch seitdem die Familie fluchtartig Kent verlassen hat und auf diese Insel gekommen ist, wo ihr Vater an einer Grabung teilnehmen will, ereignet sich ein dubioser Unfall nach dem anderen bis – ihr Vater tot aufgefunden wird. Mord! Faith wird es beweisen und gräbt sich in die Unterlagen ihres Vaters, um eine unheimliche Entdeckung zu machen ... Es geht um Fossilien und Fälschung, Glauben und Wissenschaft und – Mord. Mittendrin steht die 14-jährige Faith, die das Unheimliche auf klären und als Mädchen forschen will.

The Anatomy of Evil in Our Time

Author: Adam Michaelis

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 8776910296


Page: 362

View: 9106

In lucid dreams, astral experience and paranormal epiphany Adam Michaelis encountered the extrasensory reality of evil powers like Lucifer, Ahriman, and Sorath - and those otherworldly entities were suddenly seen operative in different patterns of contemporary culture and personal psychology. Adam's candid biography brings evidence of an impending evil, as foretold by Rudolf Steiner, and offers the reader a comprehensive perspective and a minute understanding of the nature and purpose of evil in our time and in evolution. This exceptional material and transformative insight is highlighted in a penetrating and critical analysis of New Age philosophy, guruism, paganism and modern cultural development. Finally the teachings of Jesus on evil are made topical, and the Christian ethics and philosophy of life are interpreted as the true human response to suffering. In sum, we find here an astonishing and truly original document on one of the fundamental questions of humanity and a profound explanation of the human predicament.

The Anatomy of Evil

Author: Michael H. Stone, MD

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1633883361

Category: True Crime

Page: 486

View: 8625

FROM NARCISSISM TO AGGRESSION, AN ORIGINAL LOOK AT THE PERSONALITY TRAITS AND BEHAVIORS THAT CONSTITUTE EVIL In this groundbreaking book, renowned psychiatrist Michael H. Stone explores the concept and reality of evil from a new perspective. In an in-depth discussion of the personality traits and behaviors that constitute evil across a wide spectrum, Dr. Stone takes a clarifying scientific approach to a topic that for centuries has been inadequately explained by religious doctrines. Stone has created a 22-level hierarchy of evil behavior, which loosely reflects the structure of Dante's Inferno. Basing his analysis on the detailed biographies of more than 600 violent criminals, he traces two salient personality traits that run the gamut from those who commit crimes of passion to perpetrators of sadistic torture and murder. One trait is narcissism, as exhibited in people who are so self-centered that they have little or no ability to care about their victims. The other is aggression, the use of power over another person to inflict humiliation, suffering, and death. What do psychology, psychiatry, and neuroscience tell us about the minds of those whose actions could be described as evil? And what will that mean for the rest of us? Stone discusses how an increased understanding of the causes of evil will affect the justice system. He predicts a day when certain persons can safely be declared salvageable and restored to society and when early signs of violence in children may be corrected before potentially dangerous patterns become entrenched.

Lasting City: The Anatomy of Nostalgia

Author: James McCourt

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0871404583

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 323

View: 3325

The author of Queer Street reminisces about growing up in New York in the 1940s and 1950s, describing games of chicken on the Long Island railroad tracks, steam calliopes in Central Park and losing his mother. 15,000 first printing.

The anatomy of suicide

silence of the heart

Author: Louis Everstine

Publisher: Charles C. Thomas Publisher


Category: Psychology

Page: 153

View: 6660


The Anatomy of Bibliomania

Author: Holbrook Jackson

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252070433

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 668

View: 4885

Jackson inspects the allure of books, their curative and restorative properties, and the passion for them that leads to bibliomania ("a genial mania, less harmful than the sanity of the sane"). His commentary addresses why we read, where we read (on journeys, at mealtimes, on the toilet -- this has "a long but mostly unrecorded history"--In bed, and in prison), and what happens to us when we read. He touches on bindings, bookworms, libraries, and the sport of book hunting, as well as the behavior of borrowers, embezzlers, thieves, and collectors. Francis Bacon, Anatole France, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Leigh Hunt, Marcel Proust, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Shakespeare, and scores of other luminaries chime in on books and their love for them.

The Anatomy of Idealism

Passivity and Activity in Kant, Hegel and Marx

Author: P. Hoffman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400976216

Category: Philosophy

Page: 125

View: 8303

In its attempt to come to grips with the nature of the human mind idealism employs such terms as "pure self," "transcendental apperception," "pure con sciousness" and so on. What do these terms mean? What do they refer to? Pro visionally, at least, the following answer could be satisfying: such and similar expressions are purported to capture a very special quality of human mind, a quality due to which man is not simply a part of nature, but a being capable of knowing and acting according to principles governing the spiritual realm. In the first chapter of the present study the author attempts to bring the idea of "pure Ego" down to earth. By analyzing Kant's concept of pure appercep tion - the ancestor of all similar notions in the history of modern and contem porary idealism - the author concludes that certain functions and capacities attributed to pure apperception by Kant himself imply the rejection of the idealistic framework and the necessity to "naturalize" the idea of pure self. In other words - and Kant's claims to the contrary notwithstanding - pure ap perception cannot be conceived as superimposed upon man viewed as a part of nature, as a feeling and a sensing being. The referent, as it were, of the expres sion "pure self' turns out to be something much more familiar to us - a human organism, with all its needs, drives and dispositions.

On the Anatomy of Vertebrates

Author: Richard Owen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108038271

Category: History

Page: 930

View: 8887

Richard Owen F.R.S. (1804-92) was a controversial and influential palaeontologist and anatomist. Owen studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh and at London's St Bartholomew's Hospital. He grew interested in anatomical research, and after qualifying he became assistant conservator in the museum of the Royal College of Surgeons, and then superintendent of natural history in the British Museum. He quickly became an authority on comparative anatomy and palaeontology, coining the term 'dinosaur' and founding the Natural History Museum. He was also a fierce critic of Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection, and engaged in a long and bitter argument with Darwin's 'Bulldog', Thomas Huxley. Published in 1868, this is the third book in a highly illustrated three-volume set that comprises a thorough overview of vertebrate anatomy. This volume completes the analysis of mammalian anatomy and includes a chapter of general conclusions.