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New Psychology/Counseling books at Waggoner Library
Necessary endings : the employees, businesses, and relationships that all of us have to give up in order to move forward / Henry Cloud.
cover imageKnowing when and how to let go when something, or someone isn't working is essential for happiness and success. Cloud gives readers the tools they need to say good-bye and move on.
Thinking, fast and slow / Daniel Kahneman.
cover imageIn this work the author, a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his seminal work in psychology that challenged the rational model of judgment and decision making, has brought together his many years of research and thinking in one book. He explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. He exposes the extraordinary capabilities, and also the faults and biases, of fast thinking, and reveals the pervasive influence of intuitive impressions on our thoughts and behavior. He reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives, and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. This author's work has transformed cognitive psychology and launched the new fields of behavioral economics and happiness studies. In this book, he takes us on a tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think and the way we make choices.
Five languages of apology
cover imageIn this book, #1 New York Times bestselling author Gary Chapman and Jennifer Thomas unveil new ways to effectively approach and mend fractured relationships. Even better, you'll discover how meaningful apologies provide the power to make your friendships, family, and marriage stronger than ever before.
Choosing therapy : a guide to getting what you need / Ilyana Romanovsky.
cover imageLike any decision that we make in life, making the choice to seek therapy involves mastering a large body of knowledge, sifting through the thousands of therapists in the field and finding the right one, understanding different psychological approaches to counseling and what might work best for any one person, learning a variety of skills on how to be in therapy, and exploring one's most inner self with a complete stranger. Most people are unfortunately stuck navigating this difficult process on their own, leaving a lot of things up to chance. This work acknowledges these difficulties and offers readers the tools needed to choose the right therapist, set their goals for therapy, and understand the benefits and outcomes available to them through the various approaches therapists take. When entering therapy, individuals may not be armed with the information they need in order to make progress and see results. Many stop therapy if they do not feel they are getting anything out of it; others stop if they feel they are being treated differently by others who know they are in therapy. In this book the author clearly defines various psychological approaches therapists take, the different types of therapies available including long terms versus short term and group versus individual therapy, and ways of overcoming stigma associated with being in counseling. She discusses various psychotherapeutic medications and other questions patients might have about the ways they might address the issues they experience. Helping readers to define goals, understand treatment options, and prepare to do the work of therapy, teh author offers a clear roadmap to those new to treatment, to those returning to treatment, and to those helping others to seek treatment. -- From book jacket.
Children's understanding of death : toward a contextualized and integrated account / edited by Karl S. Rosengren, Peggy J. Miller, Isabel T. Gutiérrez, Philip I. Chow, Stevie S. Schein, Kathy N. Anderson ; with commentary by Maureen A. Callanan ; Patricia J. Bauer, series editor.
This monograph provides an account of young children's socialization with respect to death and develops a conception of children's understanding of death that encompasses affective and cognitive dimensions. Conducted in a small city in the Midwest, the project involved several component studies employing quantitative and qualitative methods. Middle-class, European American children were interviewed about their cognitive/affective understandings of death; their parents completed questionnaires about the children's experiences and their own beliefs and practices. Other data included ethnographic observations, interviews, focus groups, and analysis of children's books. Parents and teachers shared a dominant folk theory, believing that children should be shielded from death because they lack the emotional and cognitive capacity to understand or cope with death. Even the youngest children knew basic elements of the emotional script for death, a script that paralleled messages available across socializing contexts. Similarly, they showed considerable understanding of the sub-concepts of death, providing additional evidence that young children's cognitive understanding is more advanced than previously thought, and contradicting the dominant folk theory held by most parents. Although children's default model of death was biological, many children and parents used coexistence models, mixing scientific and religious elements. A preliminary study of Mexican American families cast the foregoing findings in relief, illustrating a different set of socializing beliefs and practices. Mexican American children's understanding of death differed from their European American counterparts' in ways that mirrored these differences.
Necessary endings : the employees, businesses, and relationships that all of us have to give up in order to move forward / Henry Cloud.
cover imageKnowing when and how to let go when something, or someone isn't working is essential for happiness and success. Cloud gives readers the tools they need to say good-bye and move on.
Necessary endings : the employees, businesses, and relationships that all of us have to give up in order to move forward / Henry Cloud.
cover imageKnowing when and how to let go when something, or someone isn't working is essential for happiness and success. Cloud gives readers the tools they need to say good-bye and move on.
Cracked, not broken : surviving and thriving after a suicide attempt / Kevin Hines.
cover imageThis work is about the art of living mentally well. Told through the first-hand experience of mental health advocate, activist and speaker Kevin Hines (who has bipolar disorder), the story is an honest account of the struggle to live mentally well, and teach others how to do the same. It educates the public about mental illness and helps anyone reading find hope in any situation.
National Institutes of Health toolbox cognition battery (NIH toolbox CB) : validation for children between 3 and 15 years / edited by Philip David Zelazo, Patricia J. Bauer ; with commentary by Nathan A. Fox.
This monograph presents the pediatric portion of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Toolbox Cognition Battery (CB) of the NIH Toolbox for the Assessment of Neurological and Behavioral Function. The NIH Toolbox is an initiative of the Neuroscience Blueprint, a collaborative framework through which 16 NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices jointly support neuroscience-related research, to accelerate discoveries and reduce the burden of nervous system disorders.
Perform or else : from discipline to performance / Jon McKenzie.
cover image"In Perform or Else, Jon McKenzie uncovers an uncanny relationship between cultural, organizational, and technological performance. In this theoretical tour de force, McKenzie demonstrates that all three paradigms can operate together to create powerful and contradictory pressures to 'perform - or else'.""His startling readings of the Challenger mission will ignite new lines of research, while his explosive conclusion - that performance will be to the twentieth and twenty-first centuries what discipline was to the eighteenth and nineteenth - is an exhilarating realization of how culture, business, and science have become hyperlinked through globalization. McKenzie then goes on to outline a vision of resistant strategies for the future."--BOOK JACKET.
The emergence of a temporally extended self and factors that contribute to its development : from theoretical and empirical perspectives / Mary Lazaridis ; series editor, Patricia J. Bauer.
The main aims of the current research were to determine when children develop a temporally extended self (TES) and what factors contribute to its development. However, in order to address these aims it was important to, first, assess whether the test of Delayed Self Recognition (DSR) is a valid measure for the development of the TES, and, second, to propose and evaluate a theoretical model that describes what factors influence the development of the TES. The validity of the DSR test was verified by comparing the performance of 57 children on the DSR test to their performance on a meta-representational task (modified false belief task) and to a task that was essentially the same as the DSR test but was specifically designed to rely on the capacity to entertain secondary representations (i.e., surprise body task). Longitudinal testing of the children showed that at the mental age (MA) of 2.5 years they failed the DSR test, despite training them to understand the intended functions of the medium used in the DSR test; whereas, with training, children at the MA of 3.0 and 3.5 years exhibited DSR. Children at the MA of 4 years exhibited DSR without any training. Finally, results suggest that children's meta-representational ability was the only factor that contributed to the prediction of successful performance on the DSR test, and thus to the emergence of the TES. That is, children of low-elaborative caregivers required significantly more training to pass the DSR test than children of high-elaborative caregivers, indicating that children who received more elaborative conversational input from their caregivers had a more advanced understanding of the TES.
Moving Miss Peggy : a story of dementia, courage and consolation / Robert Benson.
cover imageThe story of a family helping their mother to face dementia and learning to love each other again in the process.
The chocolate diaries : secrets for a sweeter journey on the rocky road of life / Karen Scalf Linamen.
cover imageShares life lessons provided by dozens of women for finding and embracing a sweeter outlook on life, comparing the essence of a happy life to having chocolate in one's life.
To sell is human : the surprising truth about moving others / Daniel H. Pink.
cover image"From the bestselling author of Drive and A Whole New Mind comes an exploration of the power of selling, which each of us does every day--whether we know it or not. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, one in nine Americans works in sales. More than fifteen million people earn their keep by convincing someone else to make a purchase. But dig deeper and a startling truth emerges: Yes, one in nine Americans works in sales--but so do the other eight out of nine. Whether we're entrepreneurs persuading funders, employees pitching colleagues, or parents and teachers cajoling kids, we spend our days trying to move others. Today, like it or not, we're all in sales. Or as Daniel H. Pink puts it, everyone is in the "moving business." In this provocative book, Pink offers a fresh look at the art and science of selling. He shows that sales, whether pushing a product or peddling an idea, isn't what it used to be. Because of powerful economic changes, the glad-handing, truth-bending form of sales is a relic. In its place is a new approach to moving people that involves three very human qualities and four surprising skills. As he did in Drive and A Whole New Mind, Pink lays out the science for his counterintuitive insights, offers vivid examples and stories, and provides readers with tools to put the ideas into action. Smart yet accessible, bold yet well argued, this is the first book on sales for people who've never read a book about sales. It will change how you see your world and transform what you do at work, at school, and at home"-- Provided by publisher.
The development of mirror self-recognition in different sociocultural contexts / Joscha Kärtner, Heidi Keller, Nandita Chaudhary, and Relindis D. Yovsi.
cover imageThe goal of the study was to trace the development of mirror self-recognition (MSR), as an index of toddlers' sense of themselves and others as autonomous intentional agents, in different sociocultural environments...[They] hypothesized that the onset of MSR would be earlier in sociocultural contexts in which mothers value and support their toddlers' development of autonomy. Also considered were three factors that covary with culture that may compromise the cross-cultural validity of MSR as a behavioral measure of toddlers' sense of themselves as independent agents: familiarity with mirrors, culture-specific norms of expressive behavior, and motivation for tactile exploration. Finally, [they] analyzed toddlers' reactions to their specular image (e.g. pointing, playmate, and experimenting behavior) across time and culture as well as their relation to MSR. The results indicate that MSR increased with age in all sociocultural contexts. -- from abstract.
Freud : a life for our time / Peter Gay.
cover imageA biography and study of the psychoanalyst's career, family, personal life, and professional struggles.
Selections. 1989
cover imageSelected from a body of Rogers' work, essays deal with his approach to psychotherapy, theory and research, and philosophies.