You Must Be Very Intelligent

The PhD Delusion

Author: Karin Bodewits

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319593218

Category: Science

Page: 339

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You Must be Very Intelligent is the author’s account of studying for a PhD in a modern, successful university. Part-memoir and part-exposé, this book is highly entertaining and unusually revealing about the dubious morality and desperate behaviour which underpins competition in twenty-first century academia. This witty, warts-and-all account of Bodewits ́ years as a PhD student in the august University of Edinburgh is full of success and failure, passion and pathos, insight, farce and warm-hearted disillusionment. She describes a world of collaboration and backstabbing; nefarious financing and wasted genius; cosmopolitan dreamers and discoveries that might just change the world... Is this a smart people’s world or a drip can of weird species? Modern academia is certainly darker and stranger than one might suspect... This book will put a wry, knowing smile on the faces of former researchers. And it is a cautionary parable for innocents who still believe that lofty academia is erected upon moral high ground...

Living with Schizophrenia

A Brief Guide to Understanding and Coping for Patients, Families, and Providers

Author: Gregory S. Jurenec

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146286435X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 107

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Dr. Jurenec shares his extensive experience treating people struggling with schizophrenia. Using plain language and numerous real life examples, he compassionately explains what schizophrenia is, what causes it, and how to take care of it. Based on innumerable conversations with patients and families, he addresses many other commonly asked questions ranging from the course of the illness and medication to legal issues such as involuntary treatment. Maybe most important is the conveyance of hope though understanding. While this book was originally planned for patients and families, providers such as case managers, nurses, counselors and therapists have found the material to be very valuable.

Different Kinds of Darkness

Author: David Langford

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1592241220

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 3880


A major fiction collection from multiple Hugo Award winner David Langford, Different Kinds of Darkness complements his parody assortment He Do the Time Police in Different Voices. Besides the acclaimed, Hugo-winning title piece and its influential prequels, the 36 stories include the British SF Association Award winner "Cube Root," and eight "Year's Best" and "Best Of" anthology choices. SF, fantasy, horror, and unclassifiable Langford weirdness ranging from 1975 to 2003.

The New Laws of Psychology

Why Nature and Nurture Alone Can’t Explain Human Behaviour

Author: Peter Kinderman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780336012

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 639


This controversial new book describes how human behaviour - thoughts, emotions, actions and mental health - can be largely explained if we understand how people make sense of their world and how that framework of understanding has been learned. In this ground-breaking book, Peter Kinderman, presents a simple, but radical new model of mental well-being. Published following the publication of the new edition of the controversial, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, the author challenges notions such as 'mental illness' and 'abnormal psychology' as old-fashioned, demeaning and invalid, and argues that diagnoses such as 'depression' and 'schizophrenia' are unhelpful. Kinderman argues that one consequence of our current obsession with a medical approach to human well-being and distress, is that human problems are too often merely diagnosed and treated, rather than understood. Witten by an expert in his field, and accessible to all those interested in and affected by mental health issues, The New Laws of Psychology will change the way we define mental illness forever.

The Psychology of Investing

How to play the game and win!

Author: Dr. Elior Kinarthy, PhD

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462816819

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 213

View: 5779


“This book is for people who want more money to live their dreams. I want to see you smiling when you make money you didn’t expect to make. This creative guide gives you unique psychological insights and rules. I train you to be a responsible, secure, confident and vigilant investor—who can ride with the bear and the bull markets!”