Understand Psychology

How Your Mind Works and Why You Do the Things You Do

Author: Nicky Hayes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444129813

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

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A FASCINATING INSIGHT INTO WHAT MAKES US TICK The bestselling Understand Psychology explains basic psychological processes and how they influence us in all aspects of everyday life. It explores why we are the way we are, how we came to be that way, and what we might do to change seemingly fundamental traits. The book puts psychology in context, using non-technical language to analyze everyday situations. It is a comprehensive introduction that shows how human experience can be understood on many levels. Understand Psychology takes you through every aspect of the subject, from child development and social influences to the role of memories and emotions. You will discover how we interact with each other, why we dream, what motivates us, why children need to play and whether watching TV is bad for you. Now fully revised and updated, this 6th edition of the bestselling guide includes brand new material on mindfulness, social living, focusing in particular on shyness and loneliness and social media, coping with stress, decision making and forensic psychology, addiction and modern drugs, cognitive neuropsychology, and the psychology of learning, including teaching, exams and exam stress. The clear structure, packed full of practical examples, makes it easy to learn the essentials you really need to know. ABOUT THE SERIES People have been learning with Teach Yourself since 1938. With a vast range of practical, how-to guides covering language learning, lifestyle, hobbies, business, psychology and self-help, there's a Teach Yourself book for whatever you want to do. Join more than 60 million people who have reached their goals with Teach Yourself, and never stop learning.
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Psychological Commentaries on the Teaching of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky

Author: Maurice Nicoll

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9780877289005

Category: Philosophy

Page: 416

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When Maurice Nicholl was studying in Zurich, he met Jung, and Ouspensky. He went on to study with Gurdjieff, and from 1931 to his death in 1953, he began at Ouspensky's request, a programme of work devoted to passing on the ideas he had received. Reissued in hard cover, these five unedited commentaries are taken from the weekly lectures and talks Nicoll gave to his students in England and which were recorded verbatim; the sixth volume is an index produced by the Gurdjieff society Washington DC. These differ from Nicholl's more polished works - they are more concerned with directly applying certain deep ideas to daily life.
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Why Not Stay Fat? - Overweight? So What. 'Be Happy with Who and What You Are'

Author: Wayne Lambert

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 095614943X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

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There are a lot of people that have lost weight successfully, safely and permanently. These people took dieting extremely seriously. SO...WHY ON EARTH WOULD ANYBODY WANT TO STAY FAT? At some time or another you must have wanted to get thin, so if this is the case then why do you so often do things that are counterproductive to that? DO YOU REALISE THAT YOUR PROBLEM MAY NOT STEM FROM YOU BEING FAT AT ALL? As human beings we possess anchors deep within us. Or ... DO YOU BELIEVE THAT DEEP DOWN YOU DON'T DESERVE TO BE THIN? Do you find yourself eating in ways that do not contribute to your goal of losing weight, or do you feel that you have some conflicting motivations, or perhaps, on some level, want to stay fat? Or Do you find yourself saying that Life's not worth living without your beer or glass of wine, or even saying that, without your chocolate you would rather die than give it up? This book lets you know that power and respect are gained through attitude and behavior, regardless of your size.
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Code to Zero

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330472453

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Code to Zero is a fast-paced thriller about the satellite space race in the Cold War, from number one bestselling author Ken Follett. A Man with No Memory A man wakes up to find himself lying on the ground in a railway station, his mind stripped bare of all recollection. He has no idea how he got there; he does not even know his own name. Convinced he is a drunken down and out, it isn’t until a newspaper report about a satellite launch catches his eye, that he suspects all is not what it seems . . . A Race for the Future The year is 1958, and America is about to launch its first satellite in a desperate attempt to match the Soviet Sputnik and regain the lead in the space race. As Luke Lucas gradually unravels the mystery of his amnesia, he realizes that his fate is bound up with that of the rocket that stands ready on launch pad 26B at Cape Canaveral. A World on the Brink As he relearns the story of his life, he uncovers long-kept secrets about his wife, his best friend and the woman he once loved more than life itself. But even more terrifying is the dark secret they tried to make him forget, a secret that threatens America’s survival.
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Manage Your Mind

Author: Gillian Butler,Nick Grey,Tony Hope

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198747276

Category: Mental health

Page: 592

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Manage Your Mind is a book for building resilience, overcoming emotional difficulties and enabling self-development. It is for any of us who wish to understand ourselves better, to be more effective in day-to-day life, or to overcome current problems; or who want to support others in these tasks. The authors have, between them, almost 100 years of experience of helping people through difficult times. This experience, together with the results from scientific research, leads to Manage Your Mind distilling effective techniques and ideas so that readers can select those that suit their preferences and needs. The book explains and illustrates how to respond skilfully to life's challenges.
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Cognitive Psychology: Connecting Mind, Research and Everyday Experience

Author: E. Bruce Goldstein

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305176995

Category: Psychology

Page: 496

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Connecting the study of cognition to everyday life in an unprecedented way, E. Bruce Goldstein's COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY: CONNECTING MIND, RESEARCH, AND EVERYDAY EXPERIENCE gives equal treatment to both the landmark studies and the cutting-edge research that define this fascinating field. A wealth of concrete examples and illustrations help students understand the theories of cognition-driving home both the scientific importance of the theories and their relevance to students' daily lives. Goldstein's accessible narrative style blends with an art program that makes difficult concepts understandable. Students gain a true understanding of the “behind the scenes” activity that happens in the mind when humans do such seemingly simple activities as perceive, remember, or think. Goldstein also focuses on the behavioral and physiological approaches to cognition by including physiological materials in every chapter. As is typical of his work, this fourth edition is a major revision that reflects the most current aspects of the field. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Ask and You Will Succeed

1001 Extraordinary Questions to Create Life-Changing Results

Author: Ken D. Foster

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470483565

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Ask and You Will Succeed is a breath of fresh air in a marketplace crowded with advice on what to believe and how to live. Filled with powerful questions that invite you to listen to your inner voice and tap into the strength you need to create your ideal life, this book makes you the final authority in your own life—not outside forces that you can't control. Packed with thought-provoking questions related to the creative laws of success, Ask and You Will Succeed shatters the myth that your success depends on the advice, hard work, or ambition of others. Instead, Kenneth Foster presents life-changing questions that—when answered by you—will help you define and attain success in every area of your life. By utilizing the questions in this book, you'll uncover the true nature of your own mind. If you ask the right questions and do the work, you'll find that prosperous thinking flows into every aspect of your life effortlessly, relieving you of the stressful, negative thoughts that block your creativity and halt your drive for success. Through the process of asking and answering these wise questions, you'll learn to live in harmony with yourself, succeed in business, improve your physical health, build strong relationships, and engender fulfillment, energy, and enthusiasm for life. No matter what you do in life, you'll find a renewed sense of purpose, extraordinary wealth, and an unending love for what you choose to do in life. All you have to do is ask. Ask and You Will Succeed is the result of Foster'slifetime of work helping people transfer their attention from failure to success, worry to calm, distraction to concentration, restlessness to peace, and negativity to positivity. When you ask yourself these questions, you'll grow from mastering tasks to mastering yourself—and begin a journey to unlimited wealth and unending success. To find out more about Kenneth???s programs, go to www.premiercoaching.com.
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The Psychology of Enhancing Human Performance

The Mindfulness-Acceptance-Commitment (MAC) Approach

Author: Frank L. Gardner, PhD, ABPP,Zella E. Moore, PsyD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826103369

Category: Psychology

Page: 312

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The MAC approach developed by connecting the more traditional scientific knowledge base on human performance and self-regulation to more contemporary findings to do with meta-cognitive processes, emotion regulation, and acceptance-based behavioral interventions. Written by the originators of the MAC model, this book will provide both the necessary theory, empirical background, and a structured step-by-step, easy-to-use protocol for the understanding, assessment, conceptualization, and enhancement of human performance. It is a protocol that can be readily adapted for a wide variety of high-performing clientele--from athletes and business people, to sales people, professionals in a variety of fields, and emergency/military personnel. The material can be integrated by practicing clinicians as an adjunctive intervention strategy to help clients with specific performance problems. Numerous case examples, forms, handouts, in- and out-of-session assignments and activities, and verbatim client instructions are included.
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