The Narcissism Epidemic

Living in the Age of Entitlement

Author: Jean M. Twenge,W. Keith Campbell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416575995

Category: Psychology

Page: 343

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Citing a rise in such factors as cosmetic surgery, status-related debt and misrepresented Facebook profiles, a cautionary report on the increase of unhealthy ego-related behaviors examines its actual cost to families, organizations and societies. By the author of Generation Me.
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The Girl at the Baggage Claim

Explaining the East-West Culture Gap

Author: Gish Jen

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 1101947837

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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A provocative and important study of the different ideas Easterners and Westerners have about the self and society and what this means for current debates in art, education, geopolitics, and business. Never have East and West come as close as they are today, yet we are still baffled by one another. Is our mantra "To thine own self be true"? Or do we believe we belong to something larger than ourselves--a family, a religion, a troop--that claims our first allegiance? Gish Jen--drawing on a treasure trove of stories and personal anecdotes, as well as cutting-edge research in cultural psychology--reveals how this difference shapes what we perceive and remember, what we say and do and make--how it shapes everything from our ideas about copying and talking in class to the difference between Apple and Alibaba. As engaging as it is illuminating, this is a book that stands to profoundly enrich our understanding of ourselves and of our world. From the Hardcover edition.
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The Handbook of Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Theoretical Approaches, Empirical Findings, and Treatments

Author: W. Keith Campbell,Joshua D. Miller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118029268

Category: Psychology

Page: 528

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The Handbook of Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder is the definitive resource for empirically sound information on narcissism for researchers, students, and clinicians at a time when this personality disorder has become a particularly relevant area of interest. This unique work deepens understanding of how narcissistic behavior influences behavior and impedes progress in the worlds of work, relationships, and politics.!--EndFragment--
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How Evil Works

Understanding and Overcoming the Destructive Forces That Are Transforming America

Author: David Kupelian

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439168646

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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David Kupelian, veteran journalist and bestselling author of The Marketing of Evil, probes the millennia-old questions of evil—what it is, how it works, and why it so routinely and effortlessly ruins our lives—once again demonstrating his uncanny knack for demystifying complex, elusive, and intimidating subjects with fresh insights into the hidden mechanisms of seduction, corruption, religion, and power politics. Analyzing today’s most electrifying news stories and hot-button topics, Kupelian explores such profoundly troubling questions as Why are big lies more believable than little ones? How does terrorism really work? Why do so many celebrities who “have it all” end up self-destructing? Why are boys doing worse in school today than girls? Why do we treat the problems of anger and depression with drugs? . . . and much more. Fortunately, once we really understand “how evil works”—both in our own lives and in the world at large—evil loses much of its power and the way out becomes more clear.
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iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession with Technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us

Author: Larry D. Rosen, Ph.D.

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1137000368

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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iDisorder: changes to your brain's ability to process information and your ability to relate to the world due to your daily use of media and technology resulting in signs and symptoms of psychological disorders - such as stress, sleeplessness, and a compulsive need to check in with all of your technology. Based on decades of research and expertise in the "psychology of technology," Dr. Larry Rosen offers clear, down-to-earth explanations for why many of us are suffering from an "iDisorder." Rosen offers solid, proven strategies to help us overcome the iDisorder we all feel in our lives while still making use of all that technology offers. Our world is not going to change, and technology will continue to penetrate society even deeper leaving us little chance to react to the seemingly daily additions to our lives. Rosen teaches us how to stay human in an increasingly technological world.
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Psychoanalytic Accounts of Consuming Desire

Hearts of Darkness

Author: John Desmond

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137289082

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 293

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Provides an accessible introduction to psychoanalytic explanations of consumer desire. Topics are drawn widely to reflect the scope of Freud's vision and include dreams, sexuality and hysteria. Discussion is widened to selectively include authors such as Melanie Klein and Jacques Lacan, and to include evaluation of current research.
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Emotional Equations

Simple formulas to help your life work better

Author: Chip Conley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748127909

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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What if an equation could help you understand and even master what you're experiencing right now? In this age of uncertainty, many people feel like they're clinging to a dinghy amidst a perfect storm. But successful entrepreneur Chip Conley has discovered that by using simple word equations, it's easy to build the grit, insight, stamina and joy that allow us to become our best, highest-functioning selves. Conley's equations are a simple yet profound way to help your emotions work for you. They are mantras that we can turn to for stability in times of uncertainly, reminding us to focus on the things we can change ('the variables') and leave the others ('the constants') alone. Equations include: Joy = Love - Fear Anxiety = Uncertainty x Powerlessness Given the complex times we live in, people are looking for ways to distill some basic truths in life. Emotional Equations is a new, visual lexicon for mastering the age of uncertainty.
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Subjectivity in the Twenty-First Century

Psychological, Sociological, and Political Perspectives

Author: Romin W. Tafarodi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107292255

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

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What is it like to be a person today? To think, feel, and act as an individual in a time of accelerated social, cultural, technological, and political change? This question is inspired by the double meaning of subjectivity as both the 'first-personness' of consciousness (being a subject of experience) and the conditioning of that consciousness within society (being subject to power, authority, or influence). The contributors to this volume explore the perils and promise of the self in today's world. Their shared aim is to describe where we stand and what is at stake as we move ahead in the twenty-first century. They do so by interrogating the historical moment as a predicament of the subject. Their shared focus is on subjectivity as a dialectic of self and other, or individual and society, and how the defining tensions of subjectivity are reflected in contemporary forms of individualism, identity, autonomy, social connection, and political consciousness.
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The Inner Life of Priests

Author: Gerard J. McGlone,Len Sperry

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814634397

Category: Religion

Page: 190

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The Inner Life of Priests is a landmark exploration of how the categories and practices of psychology are contributing to a new health and vitality in the priesthood. Authors McGlone and Sperry (both nationally-recognized experts on the integration of psychology and spirituality in priestly life), investigate issues and answer questions that concern those invested in the healthy ministry of priests everyone from the people in the pews to those in Church leadership. They include: How has psychology helped us understand both mental and spiritual health of those applying to Catholic seminaries and then serving in priestly ministry? How has it shaped understanding of key issues like affective maturity, cultural competency and even the discipline of celibacy? How has it helped Church leaders better understanding and positively influence clerical culture in seminaries, dioceses, and religious orders? Catholic laity, priests, seminarians, vocation directors, those considering religious and priestly vocations everyone interested in how men serving in this critical ministerial role are identified, formed and supported will welcome this authoritative and positive book.
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UnCorinthian Leadership

Thematic Reflections on 1 Corinthians

Author: David I. Starling

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 163087275X

Category: Religion

Page: 126

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Amid the torrent of books on leadership that flood the marketplace of contemporary Christianity, UnCorinthian Leadership takes a fresh, challenging, and biblical approach. David Starling examines the teaching and leadership practices of Paul in 1 Corinthians, and finds both a sharp critique of the Corinthianized practices that are endemic in much modern Western Christianity and a positive, compelling theological vision for how leadership ought to function among the people of Christ. The account of Christian leadership that emerges is grounded in careful, contextual study of 1 Corinthians, and thoughtfully applied to the circumstances and cultural pressures of our own times. Paying close attention to the situation Paul addresses and the shape of his arguments, Starling highlights the vivid relevance and enduring power of the letter. Students of 1 Corinthians will find an illuminating guide to the contemporary application of the letter; Christian leaders and students of leadership will find a refreshingly biblical account of what makes Christian leadership Christian.
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