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Mindfulness in the Workplace

Improving workplace wellbeing and maximising performance through an evidence-based approach and programme is the objective of the book, which arguably can yield benefits to both the employer and the employed. The author takes many strands from human resources management, neuroscience and behavioural science to present this book, aimed at human resources staff, with a practical guide that can help lead and change the general tone and ...

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Beauty and Sublimity: A Cognitive Aesthetics of Literature and the Arts

""It will be clear to readers by the end of this book, that I like beauty quite a bit" says Patrick Hogan; a prediction that does not disappoint. An enthusiastically written, thought provoking book, which applies cognition, neuroscience, and social-cognitive scientific thinking to our understanding of the distinction between beauty, the beautiful and the sublime. I like this book quite a bit."

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Psychological Well-being :(Psychology Research Progress)

Psychological well-being can be influenced by several factors. This book provides research and reviews cultural influences of well-being, as well as discusses measurement strategies and health implications. Chapter One studies immigrants' psychological well-being by investigating their motivation, preference of tourist activities, and emotional experiences during their visit to their homeland. Chapter Two proposes the creation and va...

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Art of Suicide (Picturing History)

Reaktion books are exceptionally high quality both in their art reproductions and in the well researched content. Ron Brown, the author, is an academically-oriented suicidologist and although this can make for a difficult read, it was not a dry one and he did an excellent job of explaining his subject without pretension. The book explores depictions of suicide through art from the Greco-Roman era (with the first piece being of Ajax's...

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Nurturing Yourself And Others

It worked. Lee Schnebly's insights & experiences would be useful to anyone who cares about better relationships -- and she writes fast, meaning she wastes no time repeating herself. Its on to the next thing. Funny. Poignant. What else has she written?

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How to Get the Most Out of CBT: A client's guide

"World renowned psychologist, Windy Dryden, has provided clients with an outstanding guide: How to Get the Most Out of CBT: A Client’s Guide. This practical, concise and very helpful roadmap to your experience in CBT will be an invaluable tool for the many people who can benefit from this powerful approach. This is the kind of book that will help you ask the right questions and help you understand how you can best participate in this...

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Democracy Despite Itself

I love psychology and political science. This was light and interesting reading. Citizens do not participate in democracy as they should, but so far we have done pretty well. This book explains why. (This was written before Trump was elected. We'll see.) Recently, one of my political science professors said that there is so little civic engagement that there is talk of democratic institutions dying.

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Mad In America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine, And The Enduring Mistreatment Of The Mentally Ill

Very well written and informative book. Had to read it for neuroscience and it was a break from the regular material we dealt with (g-protein coupled receptor anyone?) Sometimes it was difficult to read, in an emotionally moving way. If you don't know anything about the history of mental illness in America THIS is the book to read. Yes, it becomes a bit opinionated and antidrug industry, but if you don't come to that conclusion on yo...

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Emotion and Social Structures

The past decades have seen significant advances in the sociological understanding of human emotion. Sociology has shown how culture and society shape our emotions and how emotions contribute to micro- and macro-social processes. At the same time, the behavioral sciences have made progress in understanding emotion at the level of the individual mind and body. Emotion and Social Structures embraces both perspectives to uncover the fund...

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Psychometric Testing

Psychometric Testing offers an in-depth examination of the strengths and limitations psychometric testing, with coverage of diverse methods of test development and application. A state-of-the-art exploration of the contemporary field of psychometric testing, bringing together the latest theory and evidence-based practice from 21 global experts Explores a variety of topics related to the field, including test construction, use and app...