Citing decades of cutting-edge behavioral science research, the authors demonstrate that sensible choice architecture can successfully nudge people towards the best decisions without restricting their freedom.
A leading experimental neuroscientist shows how we can brighten our outlooks on life by rewiring our brains.
Clearly explaining more than 100 groundbreaking ideas in the field, "The Psychology Book" uses accessible text and easy-to-follow graphics and illustrations to explain the complex theoretical and experimental foundations of psychology.
Like "You Just Don't Understand" or "Stumbling on Happiness, Quiet" is a paradigm-shifting book that shows how dramatically our culture has come to misunderstand and undervalue introverts, and gives introverts the tools to better understand themselves and take full advantage of their strengths.
Groundbreaking and comprehensive, "Driven to Distraction "has been a lifeline to the approximately eighteen million Americans who are thought to have ADHD. Now the bestselling book is revised and updated with current medical information for a new generation searching for answers. Through vivid stories and case histories of patients--both adults and children--Hallowell and Ratey explore the varied forms ADHD takes, from hyperactivity to daydreaming. They dispel common myths, offer helpful coping tools, and give a thorough accounting of all treatment options as well as tips for dealing with a diagnosed child, partner, or family member. But most importantly, they focus on the positives that can come with this "disorder"--including high energy, intuitiveness, creativity, and enthusiasm.
Many of us are looking for ways to maintain and even improve our vision. Drawing from such diverse fields as brain neuroplasticity, Neuro-Linguistic Programming and natural vision improvement, Martha Rigney and Jane Battenberg make important connections between the eyes and brain that can reawaken deep brain capacities through simple eye exercises. In "Eye Yoga: How You See is How You Think," you will find easy-to-follow diagrams and photographs that help you perform the exercises with ease, whether alone or with a partner. "Eye Yoga" is written in an easy, light style, offering a depth of experiences and references. Introducing advanced research, Martha and Jane reveal essential insights concerning the eye/brain and TV-watching, video games, the effects of colors, stroke recovery, visualization therapy, the irises' ability to reflect our innate personality, and many other topics. Prepare to be entertained as your eyes are opened to new possibilities.
Provides an introduction to the theory, history, research, and practice of behavior therapy, an approach to psychotherapy based on learning theory which aims to treat psychopathology through techniques designed to reinforce desired and eliminate undesired behaviors. Part of the Theories of Psychotherapy Series.
Learn to set boundaries with people who refuse to take responsibility for their own lives and drag others into their craziness. Dr. Hawkins describes how a disordered person thinks and teaches readers how to develop boundaries by changing their own responses.
This book addresses the profound question of mental malaise in its many forms in contemporary Japanese society, focusing on: work, family and youth. The purpose is to provide an analytical, critical account of the social psychological state of the Japanese today, as well as to present possible measures that could contribute to positive outcomes.
In this new edition, Stephanie Covington includes important new evidence-based data and new proven techniques for her unique and exclusive program, as well as new ways to treat trauma and substance abuse, new principles for gender responsive strategies with women offenders, and a new module on sexuality and women's recovery. Also, women who have been using the book have written in many small changes and corrections in the directions and exercises. The latest, and most up-to-date theory and practice for this very focused but substantial field of treatment."A Woman's Journal" is tied seamlessly to the facilitator's guide. It contains exercises for use in group sessions, summaries of information presented from the facilitator's guide, and reflection questions and activities for use after group sessions.
Asylums is an analysis of life in "total institutions"--closed worlds like prisons, army camps, boarding schools, nursing homes and mental hospitals. It focuses on the relationship between the inmate and the institution, how the setting affects the person and how the person can deal with life on the inside.
Communication disorders are a problem for people around the world. However, language disorders are rarely studied within the context of bilingualism. This is despite the fact that the majority of individuals who are affected by acquired language disorders are multilingual. Studies of bilingual aphasic speakers reveal important insights about the cognitive and neurological factors involved in multilingualism and have an impact on the assessment and the rehabilitation of aphasic speakers. The aim of this Special Issue is to present papers by leading researchers in the field of aphasia and to examine the patterns of speech and language disorders among speakers who have varying proficiency in their native and non-native languages.
Yale psychologist Paul Bloom presents a striking and thought-provoking new understanding of pleasure, desire, and value.
An up-to-date guide to the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of addictions.
Utilizing both clinical material based on the life histories of twenty patients and theoretical insights from the works of Freud, Erikson, Fairbairn, and Winnicott, Ana-Maria Rizzuto examines the origin, development, and use of our God images. Whereas Freud postulated that belief in God is based on a child's idea of his father, Rizzuto argues that the God representation draws from a variety of sources and is a major element in the fabric of one's view of self, others, and the world.
This accessible, how-to guide brings focus to the unique skills that comprise emotional intelligence and shows how to quickly understand, increase, and incorporate these tools into daily life.