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Items in Philosophy, Psychology or Religion that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 30 days.


  • The role of the messenger and message in the ancient Near East : oral and written communication in the ancient Near East and in the Hebrew Scriptures : communicators and communiqués in context / by John T. Greene
    BS 1198 G73 1989

  • The Christian character
    BV 4630 N4

  • Memoirs of William Forster / edited by Benjamin Seebohm
    BX 7795 F6S4

  • La psychotechnique dans le monde moderne. Compte rendu ..
    BF 20 I56 1949

  • Söderblom, ecumenical pioneer, by Charles J. Curtis
    BX 8080 S6C8

  • Qu'est-ce que le Concile? / Marcel Adam ; présentation de Son Eminence le cardinal Paul-Emile Léger ..
    BX 822

  • La filosofia morale di Antonio Rosmini
    B 3646 S15 1968

  • ha-Ḳongres ha-ʻolami ha-reṿiʻi le-madaʻe ha-yahadut bi-Yerushalayim : 25 be-Tamuz-3 be-'Aṿ 725
    BM 30 W6 1965

  • Catalogue raisonné des livres d'heures conservés au Québec sous la direction de Brenda Dunn-Lardeau
    BX 2080 C24 2018eb

  • Mozi / texte intégral traduit, annoté et commenté par Anna Ghiglione ; sous la direction de Shenwen Li
    B 128 M77F7 2018

  • Rooted and renewing : imagining the Church's future in light of its New Testament origins / Troy M. Troftgruben
    BR 165 T764 2019
    What does it mean to be church today? As changes in demographics, participation, and leadership continue to roil faith communities in the Western world, questions about the historic roots of church communities have become all the more important. Scholarly investigations of the historical texture of early Christian communities continue to advance our understanding, but are often too technical for non-experts for whom the questions may be more keenly felt. Troy M. Troftgruben provides an accessible, succinct survey of what we now know about the roots of Christian community, taking an ancient-future approach by engaging contemporary questions through classical sources. Rooted and Renewing turns to historical-critical and social-scientific studies to portray everyday realities in the earliest communities, especially the Pauline assemblies. Aimed at church members and leaders alike, the book encourages reflection on the church's past so as to explore how Christians are called to be the church in today's world.

  • Word of life : introducing Lutheran hermeneutics
    BR333.5.B5
    Renowned Reformation scholar Timothy J. Wengert explores the genesis of Lutheran biblical interpretation by tracing the early work of Martin Luther, Melanchthon, and other Wittenberg exegetes. Their new approach led them to view Scripture in terms of law and gospel, to read and translate the Greek and Hebrew text, and to focus on a theology of the cross and justification by faith. Luther and his colleagues found God working in the last place anyone would reasonably look: on the cross, in weakness and foolishness. Wengert demonstrates how these key historical and theological perspectives can be demonstrated in preaching, reflection, and teaching today. Using brief examples of preaching The Seven Last Word of Christ and reflecting on Luther's work on a variety of Psalms, the author provides a path for students and pastors alike to plumb the depth of Lutheran hermeneutics in their preaching and teaching.

  • Finding our place in nature : Aristotle for environmental scientists / Richard Lynn Shearman
    B 485 S53 2019

  • Le néoexistentialisme : penser l'esprit humain après l'échec du naturalisme / Markus Gabriel ; direction et introduction de Jocelyn Maclure ; suivi de discussions avec Charles Taylor, Jocelyn Benoist et Andrea Kern
    BD 418.5 G337 2019

  • A brief introduction to Christianity / updated and revised by Tim Dowley ; general editor: Christopher Partridge
    BR 121.3 B75 2018
    This brief introduction to Christianity is designed to help readers understand this important religious tradition. With both nuance and balance, this text provides broad coverage of various forms of Christianity with an arresting layout with rich colors. It offers both historical overviews and modern perspectives on Christian beliefs and practices. The user-friendly content is enhanced by charts of religious festivals, historic timelines, updated maps, and a useful glossary.It is ideal for courses on Christianity and will be a useful, concise reference for all readers eager to know more about this important religious tradition and its place in our contemporary world.

  • A Brief Introduction to Jainism and Sikhism
    BL 1351.3 B75 2018eb
    This brief introduction to Jainism and Sikhism is designed to help readers understand these important religious traditions. With both nuance and balance, this text provides broad coverage of various forms of Jainism and Sikhism with an arresting layout with rich colors. It offers both historical overviews and modern perspectives on Jain and Sikh beliefs and practices. The user-friendly content is enhanced by charts of religious festivals, historic timelines, updated maps, and a useful glossary.It is ideal for courses on Jainism, Sikhism, and South Asian religions and will be a useful, concise reference for all readers eager to know more about these important religious tradition and their place in our contemporary world.

  • The new American Judaism : how Jews practice their religion today / Jack Wertheimer
    BM205

    A leading expert provides an engaging firsthand portrait of American Judaism today

    American Judaism has been buffeted by massive social upheavals in recent decades. Like other religions in the United States, it has witnessed a decline in the number of participants over the past forty years, and many who remain active struggle to reconcile their hallowed traditions with new perspectives--from feminism and the LGBTQ movement to "do-it-yourself religion" and personally defined spirituality. Taking a fresh look at American Judaism today, Jack Wertheimer, a leading authority on the subject, sets out to discover how Jews of various orientations practice their religion in this radically altered landscape. Which observances still resonate, and which ones have been given new meaning? What options are available for seekers or those dissatisfied with conventional forms of Judaism? And how are synagogues responding?

    Wertheimer provides new and often-surprising answers to these questions by drawing on a wide range of sources, including survey data, visits to countless synagogues, and revealing interviews with more than two hundred rabbis and other informed observers. He finds that the majority of American Jews still identify with their faith but often practice it on their own terms. Meanwhile, gender barriers are loosening within religiously traditional communities, while some of the most progressive sectors are reappropriating long-discarded practices. Other recent developments include "start-ups" led by charismatic young rabbis, the explosive growth of Orthodox "outreach," and unconventional worship experiences often geared toward millennials.

    Wertheimer captures the remarkable, if at times jarring, tableaux on display when American Jews practice their religion, while also revealing possibilities for significant renewal in American Judaism. What emerges is a quintessentially American story of rash disruption and creative reinvention, religious illiteracy and dynamic experimentation.


  • The book of Revelation : a biography / Timothy Beal
    BS2825.52

    The life and times of the New Testament's most mystifying and incendiary book

    Few biblical books have been as revered and reviled as Revelation. Many hail it as the pinnacle of prophetic vision, the cornerstone of the biblical canon, and, for those with eyes to see, the key to understanding the past, present, and future. Others denounce it as the work of a disturbed individual whose horrific dreams of inhumane violence should never have been allowed into the Bible. Timothy Beal provides a concise cultural history of Revelation and the apocalyptic imaginations it has fueled.

    Taking readers from the book's composition amid the Christian persecutions of first-century Rome to its enduring influence today in popular culture, media, and visual art, Beal explores the often wildly contradictory lives of this sometimes horrifying, sometimes inspiring biblical vision. He shows how such figures as Augustine and Hildegard of Bingen made Revelation central to their own mystical worldviews, and how, thanks to the vivid works of art it inspired, the book remained popular even as it was denounced by later church leaders such as Martin Luther. Attributed to a mysterious prophet identified only as John, Revelation speaks with a voice unlike any other in the Bible. Beal demonstrates how the book is a multimedia constellation of stories and images that mutate and evolve as they take hold in new contexts, and how Revelation is reinvented in the hearts and minds of each new generation.

    This succinct book traces how Revelation continues to inspire new diagrams of history, new fantasies of rapture, and new nightmares of being left behind.


  • Halakhah : the Rabbinic idea of law / Chaim N. Saiman
    BM521

    How the rabbis of the Talmud transformed everything into a legal question--and Jewish law into a way of thinking and talking about everything

    Though typically translated as "Jewish law," the term halakhah is not an easy match for what is usually thought of as law. This is because the rabbinic legal system has rarely wielded the political power to enforce its many detailed rules, nor has it ever been the law of any state. Even more idiosyncratically, the talmudic rabbis claim that the study of halakhah is a holy endeavor that brings a person closer to God--a claim no country makes of its law.

    In this panoramic book, Chaim Saiman traces how generations of rabbis have used concepts forged in talmudic disputation to do the work that other societies assign not only to philosophy, political theory, theology, and ethics but also to art, drama, and literature. In the multifaceted world of halakhah where everything is law, law is also everything, and even laws that serve no practical purpose can, when properly studied, provide surprising insights into timeless questions about the very nature of human existence.

    What does it mean for legal analysis to connect humans to God? Can spiritual teachings remain meaningful and at the same time rigidly codified? Can a modern state be governed by such law? Guiding readers across two millennia of richly illuminating perspectives, this book shows how halakhah is not just "law" but an entire way of thinking, being, and knowing.


  • How to be a friend : an ancient guide to true friendship / Marcus Tullius Cicero ; translated and with an introduction by Philip Freeman
    BJ1533.F3

    A splendid new translation of one of the greatest books on friendship ever written

    In a world where social media, online relationships, and relentless self-absorption threaten the very idea of deep and lasting friendships, the search for true friends is more important than ever. In this short book, which is one of the greatest ever written on the subject, the famous Roman politician and philosopher Cicero offers a compelling guide to finding, keeping, and appreciating friends. With wit and wisdom, Cicero shows us not only how to build friendships but also why they must be a key part of our lives. For, as Cicero says, life without friends is not worth living.

    Filled with timeless advice and insights, Cicero's heartfelt and moving classic--written in 44 BC and originally titled De Amicitia --has inspired readers for more than two thousand years, from St. Augustine and Dante to Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. Presented here in a lively new translation with the original Latin on facing pages and an inviting introduction, How to Be a Friend explores how to choose the right friends, how to avoid the pitfalls of friendship, and how to live with friends in good times and bad. Cicero also praises what he sees as the deepest kind of friendship--one in which two people find in each other "another self" or a kindred soul.

    An honest and eloquent guide to finding and treasuring true friends, How to Be a Friend speaks as powerfully today as when it was first written.


  • Christianity in the twentieth century : a world history / Brian Stanley
    BR 479 S7155 2018

    A history of unparalleled scope that charts the global transformation of Christianity during an age of profound political and cultural change

    Christianity in the Twentieth Century charts the transformation of one of the world's great religions during an age marked by world wars, genocide, nationalism, decolonization, and powerful ideological currents, many of them hostile to Christianity. Written by a leading scholar of world Christianity, the book traces how Christianity evolved from a religion defined by the culture and politics of Europe to the expanding polycentric and multicultural faith it is today--one whose growing popular support is strongest in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, China, and other parts of Asia.

    Brian Stanley sheds critical light on themes of central importance for understanding the global contours of modern Christianity, illustrating each one with contrasting case studies, usually taken from different parts of the world. Unlike other books on world Christianity, this one is not a regional survey or chronological narrative, nor does it focus on theology or ecclesiastical institutions. Rather, Stanley provides a history of Christianity as a popular faith experienced and lived by its adherents, telling a compelling and multifaceted story of Christendom's fortunes in Europe, North America, and across the rest of the globe.

    Transnational in scope and drawing on the latest scholarship, Christianity in the Twentieth Century demonstrates how Christianity has had less to fear from the onslaughts of secularism than from the readiness of Christians themselves to accommodate their faith to ideologies that privilege racial identity or radical individualism.


  • Proverbs / Alice Ogden Bellis ; Barbara E. Reid, OP, General Editor
    BS1465.53

  • Emerson, Thoreau et Brownson au Québec: éléments pour une comparaison des milieux intellectuels en Nouvelle-Angleterre et au Bas-Canada (1830-1860) / Yvan Lamonde
    B 905 L234 2018

  • Experimental : American literature and the aesthetics of knowledge / Natalia Cecire
    BD161

    In this bold new study of twentieth-century American writing and poetics, Natalia Cecire argues that experimental writing should be understood as a historical phenomenon before it is understood as a set of formal phenomena. This seems counterintuitive because, at its most basic level, experimental writing can be thought of as writing which breaks from established forms. Touching on figures who are not typically considered experimental, such as Stephen Crane, Jacob Riis, Busby Berkeley, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Gottlob Frege, Experimental offers a fresh look at authors who are often treated as constituting a center or an origin point of an experimental literary tradition in the United States, including Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, and Marianne Moore. In responding to a crisis of legitimization in the production of knowledge, this tradition borrows and transforms the language of the sciences.

    Drawing upon terminology from the history of science, Cecire invokes the epistemic virtue, which tethers ethical values to the production of knowledge in order to organize diverse turn-of-the-century knowledge practices feeding into "experimental writing." Using these epistemic virtues as a structuring concept for the book's argument, Cecire demonstrates that experimental writing as we now understand it does not do experiments (as in follow a method) but rather performs epistemic virtues. Experimental texts embody the epistemic virtues of flash, objectivity, precision, and contact, associated respectively with population sciences, neuroanatomy, natural history and toolmaking, and anthropology. Yet which virtues take precedence may vary widely, as may the literary forms through which they manifest.

    Bringing it up to the 1980s, Cecire reveals the American experimental literary tradition as a concerted and largely successful rewriting of twentieth-century literary history. She shows how the Language poets, a group of primarily white experimental writers, restored to the canon what they saw as modernism's true legacy, whose stakes were simultaneously political and epistemological: it produced a poet who was an intellectual and a text that was experimental.


  • The existential drinker / Steven Earnshaw
    PN 56 D8E27 2019
    Drinking to excess has been a striking problem for industrial and post-industrial societies - who is responsible when an individual opts for a slow suicide? The causes of such drinking have often been blamed on genes, moral weakness, 'disease' (addiction), hedonism, and Romantic illusion. Yet there is another reason: the drinker may act with sincere philosophical intent, exploring the edges of self, consciousness, will, ethics, authenticity and finitude. Beginning with Jack London's John Barleycorn: alcoholic memoirs the book goes on to cover novels such as Jean Rhys's Good morning, midnight , Malcolm Lowry's Under the volcano , Charles Jackson's The lost weekend and John O'Brien's Leaving Las Vegas , and less familiar works such as Frederick Exley's A fan's notes , Venedikt Yerofeev's Moscow-Petushki , and A. L. Kennedy's Paradise .

  • Les catholiques québécois et la laïcité / sous la direction de David Koussens et Catherine Foisy
    BX 1422 Q4C385 2018

  • Piroska and the Pantokrator : dynastic memory, healing and salvation in Komnenian Constantinople / edited by Marianne Sághy and Robert Ousterhout
    BX 385 I752P36 2019

  • The Philosophers' Gift : Reexamining Reciprocity
    BJ 1533 G4H4613 2020

  • Beʼer ha-ḥasidut : sefer ʻal tsadiḳim rishonim ṿa-aḥaronim ; torot, śiḥot ṿe-sipurim
    BM 198 S774

  • Arabic logic from al-Fārābī to Averroes : a study of the early Arabic categorical, modal, and hypothetical syllogistics / Saloua Chatti
    BC 34 C43 20169

  • Processes of visuospatial attention and working memory / Timothy Hodgson, editor
    BF 321 P76 2019

  • The science of generosity : causes, manifestations, and consequences / Patricia Snell Herzog
    BJ1533.G4

  • Post-Christian interreligious liberation theology / Hussam S. Timani, Loye Sekihata Ashton, editors
    BT 83.57 P67 2019

  • The Palgrave Fichte handbook Steven Hoeltzel, editor
    B2848

  • The Parable of the Three Rings and the Idea of Religious Toleration in European Culture Iris Shagrir
    BR1610

  • Hobbesian internationalism anarchy, authority and the fate of political philosophy / Silviya Lechner
    B1247

  • Leaning into the Spirit ecumenical perspectives on discernment and decision-making in the Church / Virginia Miller, The Most Rev'd. Sir David Moxon, The Rt. Rev'd. Prof. Stephen Pickard, editors
    BX8.3

  • Atmosphere and aesthetics : a plural perspective / Tonino Griffero, Marco Tedeschini, editors
    BF 353 A86 2019eb

  • Burchard de Volder and the Age of the Scientific Revolution Andreas Strazzoni
    Q174.8

  • Divine omniscience and human free will : a logical and metaphysical analysis / Ciro De Florio, Aldo Frigerio
    BJ 1461 D4 2019

  • Narrative and self-understanding / Garry L. Hagberg, editor
    BF697.5.S43

  • Towards an Adventist Version of Communio Ecclesiology Remnant in Koinonia / Tihomir Lazić
    BX6154

  • Self-feeling Can self-consciousness be understood as a feeling? / Gerhard Kreuch
    BF311

  • Decolonial Christianities Latinx and Latin American perspectives / Raimundo Barreto, Roberto Sirvent, editors
    BR600

  • Are we postmodern yet? : and were we ever? / Reinhold Kramer
    B 831.2 K73 2019eb

  • The Chronicles of Spirit Wrestlers' Immigration to Canada God Is Not in Might, but in Truth / Grigoriǐ Vasil'evich Verigin
    BX7433

  • The bereavement of martyred Palestinian children : gendered, religious and national perspectives / Maram Masarwi
    BF 575 G7M37 2019eb

  • Emotions and loneliness in a networked society / Bianca Fox, editor
    BF575.L7

  • Christian Missionary Engagement in Central Nigeria, 1857-1891 The Church Missionary Society's All-African Mission on the Upper Niger / Femi J. Kolapo
    BV3625.N5

  • Science and religion in education / Berry Billingsley, Keith Chappell, Michael J. Reiss, editors
    BL240.3

  • Emotion in the mind and body Maital Neta, Ingrid J. Haas, editors
    BF531

  • Social Mentality in Contemporary China / Yiyin Yang, editor
    HM 1027 C5S63 2019

  • Subjectivity and knowledge generalization in the psychological study of everyday life / Charlotte Højholt, Ernst Schraube, editors
    BF38.5

  • Identity development in the lifecourse a semiotic cultural approach to transitions in early adulthood / Mariann Märtsin
    BF724.55.I3

  • Remembering as a cultural process Brady Wagoner, Ignacio Brescó, Sarah H. Awad
    BF378.S65

  • Understanding the beauty appreciation trait empirical research on seeking beauty in all things / Rhett Diessner
    BH21

  • Meaning-making for living : the emergence of the presentational self in children's everyday dialogues / Koji Komatsu
    BF721

  • Ecological engagement : Urie Bronfenbrenner's method to study human development / Silvia Helena Koller, Simone dos Santos Paludo, Normanda Araujo de Morais, editors
    BF713

  • The psychology of scientific inquiry Aaro Toomela
    BF41

  • The psychology of religion and place : emerging perspectives / Victor Counted, Fraser Watts
    BF 51 P79 2019eb

  • Moralia Horatiana. [Einführung und Bildkommentar von Walter Brauer]
    BJ 1051 M6

  • The meanings of landscape : essays on place, space, environment and justice / Kenneth R. Olwig
    BH 301 L3O58 2019eb

    Compiling nine authoritative essays spanning an extensive academic career, author Kenneth R. Olwig presents explorations in landscape geography and architecture from an environmental humanities perspective. With influences from art, literature, theatre staging, architecture, and garden design, landscape has come to be viewed as a form of spatial scenery, but this reading captures only a narrow representation of landscape meaning today.

    This book positions landscape as a concept shaped through the centuries, evolving from place to place to provide nuanced interpretations of landscape meaning. The essays are woven together to gather an international approach to understanding the past and present importance of landscape as place and polity, as designed space, as nature, and as an influential factor in the shaping of ideas in a just social and physical environment.

    Aimed at students, scholars, and researchers in landscape and beyond, this illustrated volume traces the idea of landscape from the ancient polis and theatre through to the present day.


  • Organizing hope : narratives for a better future / edited by Daniel Ericsson (associate professor, School of Business and Economics, Linnaeus University, Sweden) and Monika Kostera (professor and chair in management, Jagiellonian University, Krakw̤, Poland and professor in management and organization, Sḏertṟn University, Sweden)
    BD 216 O74 2019eb
    Crumbling social institutions, disintegrating structures, and a profound sense of uncertainty are the signs of our time. In this book, this contemporary crisis is explored and illuminated, providing narratives that suggest how the notion of hope can be leveraged to create powerful methods of organizing for the future. Chapters first consider theoretical and philosophical perspectives on hopeful organizing, followed by both empirical discussions about achieving change and more imaginative narratives of alternative and utopian futures, including an exploration of the differing roles of work, creativity, idealism, inclusivity and activism.

  • The personality puzzle / David C. Funder, University of California, Riverside
    BF 698 F84 2019
    David Funder's masterful writing, his ability to explain important ideas and new research in a compelling way, and the new addition of InQuizitive, Norton's adaptive quizzing tool, make The Personality Puzzle the best learning tool for students--all at an affordable price. The Eighth Edition includes a new chapter on relationships and work, and new coverage of replication and open science issues.

  • Joyful : the surprising power of ordinary things to create extraordinary happiness / Ingrid Fetell Lee
    BF 575 H27L437 2018
    Next Big Idea Club selection -- chosen by Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Dan Pink, and Adam Grant as one of the "two most groundbreaking new nonfiction reads of the season!"
    Inc 's "10 Most Inspiring Books of 2018" Real Simple 's "Best Books of 2018" Elle 's "29 Best Books of 2018" TechCrunch 's "Favorite Things of 2018"
    "This book has the power to change everything! Writing with depth, wit, and insight, Ingrid Fetell Lee shares all you need to know in order to create external environments that give rise to inner joy."--Susan Cain, author of Quiet and founder of Quiet Revolution
    Designer and TED star Ingrid Fetell Lee presents groundbreaking research to explain how making small changes to your surroundings can create extraordinary happiness in your life.

    Have you ever wondered why we stop to watch the orange glow that arrives before sunset, or why we flock to see cherry blossoms bloom in spring? Is there a reason that people -- regardless of gender, age, culture, or ethnicity -- are mesmerized by baby animals, and can't help but smile when they see a burst of confetti or a cluster of colorful balloons.

    We are often made to feel that the physical world has little or no impact on our inner joy. Increasingly, experts urge us to find balance and calm by looking inward -- through mindfulness or meditation -- and muting the outside world. But what if the natural vibrancy of our surroundings is actually our most renewable and easily accessible source of joy?

    In Joyful , designer Ingrid Fetell Lee explores how the seemingly mundane spaces and objects we interact with every day have surprising and powerful effects on our mood. Drawing on insights from neuroscience and psychology, she explains why one setting makes us feel anxious or competitive, while another fosters acceptance and delight -- and, most importantly, she reveals how we can harness the power of our surroundings to live fuller, healthier, and truly joyful lives.

  • Nietzsche on gender : beyond man and woman / Frances Nesbitt Oppel
    B 3318 F45O67 2005

    Although Nietzsche has been considered by some critics to be a misogynist for his treatment of woman, women, and the feminine, Frances Nesbitt Oppel offers a radical reinterpretation of the philosopher's ideas on sex, gender, and sexuality. In Nietzsche on Gender: Beyond Man and Woman, she argues that a closer reading of Nietzsche's texts and rhetorical style (especially his use of metaphor and irony), as well as his letters and notes, shows that he was strategically and deliberately dismantling dualistic thinking in general, not only the logical hierarchies of western thought (God/human, heaven/earth, mind/body, reason/emotion, ethos/pathos) but also the assumed gender opposition of man/woman. In the process, she pulls the rug out from under the accusation of his alleged misogyny.

    Oppel's is the first study to combine recent speculations in gender study and queer theory with an in-depth analysis of Nietzsche's texts. This approach enables her to break through the impasse in feminist studies that has stalled for so long on the question of his misogyny, to redirect attention to the importance he gives to human creativity and self-fashioning rather than convention, and to gesture toward a future human sexuality beyond rivalry and resentment in favor of a sensual materialism in relationship with others and the earth.

    Oppel concludes that for Nietzsche, breaking the gender barrier liberates human beings as individuals and as a species to love themselves, each other, and their earthly home as they choose. By emphasizing the physical and material stuff of human existence (bodies and the earth), she says, Nietzsche reclaims for all humanity concepts that have been traditionally associated with "woman" and the feminine. No longer seen as a strong masculine hero, Nietzsche's "superman" becomes a supreme human achievement: the complete acceptance of time, change, and mortality in which human beings will possess the best characteristics of each gender in themselves.

    Nietzsche on Gender should be equally engaging for readers interested in Nietzsche in particular and in sexual politics and in philosophy and literature more generally.


  • Finding flow : the psychology of engagement with everyday life / Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
    BF 575 H27 C848 1997
    Part psychological study, part self-help book, Finding Flow is a prescriptive guide that helps us reclaim ownership of our lives. Based on a far-reaching study of thousands of individuals, Finding Flow contends that we often walk through our days unaware and out of touch with our emotional lives. Our inattention makes us constantly bounce between two extremes: during much of the day we live filled with the anxiety and pressures of our work and obligations, while during our leisure moments, we tend to live in passive boredom. The key, according to Csikszentmihalyi, is to challenge ourselves with tasks requiring a high degree of skill and commitment. Instead of watching television, play the piano. Transform a routine task by taking a different approach. In short, learn the joy of complete engagement. Thought they appear simple, the lessons in Finding Flow are life-altering.

  • The Oxford handbook of positive emotion and psychopathology / edited by June Gruber
    BF 698.35 O57O94 2019
    Considerable research has been devoted to understanding how positive emotional processes influence our thoughts and behaviors, and the resulting body of work clearly indicates that positive emotion is a vital ingredient in our human quest towards well-being and thriving. Yet the role of positive emotion in psychopathology has been underemphasized, such that comparatively less scientific attention has been devoted to understanding ways in which positive emotions might influence and be influenced by psychological disturbance.

    Presenting cutting-edge scientific work from an internationally-renowned group of contributors, The Oxford Handbook of Positive Emotion and Psychopathology provides unparalleled insight into the role of positive emotions in mental health and illness. The book begins with a comprehensive overview of key psychological processes that link positive emotional experience and psychopathological outcomes. The following section focuses on specific psychological disorders, including depression, anxiety, trauma, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia, as well as developmental considerations. The third and final section of the Handbook discusses translational implications of this research and how examining populations characterized by positive emotion disturbance enables a better understanding of psychiatric course and risk factors, while simultaneously generating opportunities to bridge gaps between basic science models and psychosocial interventions. With its rich and multi-layered focus, The Oxford Handbook of Positive Emotion and Psychopathology will be of interest to researchers, teachers, and students from a range of disciplines, including social psychology, clinical psychology and psychiatry, biological psychology and health psychology, affective science, and neuroscience.

  • Gender mosaic : beyond the myth of the male and female brain / Daphna Joel, PhD and Luba Vikhanski
    BF 692.2 J64 2019
    With profound implications for our most foundational assumptions about gender, Gender Mosaic explains why there is no such thing as a male or female brain.
    For generations, we've been taught that women and men differ in profound and important ways. Women are more sensitive and emotional, whereas men are more aggressive and sexual, because this or that region in the brains of women is smaller or larger than in men, or because they have more or less of this or that hormone. This story seems to provide us with a neat biological explanation for much of what we encounter in day-to-day life. But is it true?
    According to neuroscientist Daphna Joel, it's not. And in Gender Mosaic , she sets forth a bold and compelling argument that debunks the notion of female and male brains. Drawing on the latest scientific evidence, including the groundbreaking results of her own studies, Dr. Joel explains that every human brain is a unique mixture -- or mosaic -- of "male" and "female" features, and that these mosaics don't map neatly into two categories.
    With urgent practical implications for the way we understand ourselves and the world around us, Gender Mosaic is a fascinating look at the science of gender, sex and the brain, and at how freeing ourselves from the gender binary can help us all reach our full human potential.

  • My biggest research mistake : adventures and misadventures in psychological research / Robert J. Sternberg, Cornell University, editor
    BF 76.5 S6874 2020
    My Biggest Research Mistake: Adventures and Misadventures in Psychological Research helps students and professionals in the field of psychological science learn from the diverse mistakes of successful scientists. Through 57 personal stories drawn from the experiences of fellows in the Association for Psychological Science (APS), editor Robert J. Sternberg presents the mistakes of experts in the field as opportunities for learning, allowing students to avoid making the same mistakes in their own work.

  • Aspects of emotional intelligence / by Jawed Ahmad
    BF 576 A36 2019
    Emotion is one of the most important aspects of the human personality. This book deals with the role of emotional intelligence in teacher trainees across the globe. It emphasizes how emotional intelligence affects the level of aspiration and self-concept of teacher trainees, and shows that emotional intelligence is an important aspect in understanding the behavior of students. The school teacher should observe the students' emotions and adopt a specific strategy to manage them for specific learning.

  • Resistance to belief change : limits of learning / Joseph R. Lao and Jason Young
    BF 311 L36 2020

    This book examines the human proclivity to resist changing our beliefs. Drawing on psychological, neurological, and philosophical research, and integrating topics as wide ranging as emotion, cognition, social (and physical) context, and learning theory, Lao and Young explore why this resistance to change impedes our learning and progression. They also suggest that failure to adapt our beliefs to available and informed evidence can incur costs that may be seen in personal growth, politics, science, law, medicine, education, and business.

    Resistance to Belief Change explores the various manifestations of resistance, including overt, discursive, and especially inertial forms of resistance. As well as the influential factors that can impact upon them, the book also examines how the self-directed learner, as well as teachers, may structure the learning experience to overcome resistance and facilitate progressive and adaptive learning.

    Lao and Young find that the impediments to learning and resistance to change are far more prevalent and costly than previously suggested in research, and so this book will be of interest to a range of people in cognitive development, social psychology, and clinical and educational psychology.


  • Helping children cope with loss and change : a guide for professionals and parents / Amanda Seyderhelm
    BF 723 D3S568 2020

    Whether it's the grief of bereavement, the strain of divorce or the uncertainty of a new home or school, loss and change affect children in countless ways. Nevertheless, teachers and parents frequently find themselves ill-equipped to help children struggling with the difficult feelings that these situations, and others like them, bring. Helping Children Cope with Loss and Change offers guided support for teachers, health professionals and parents.

    Designed for use with children aged 4-10, this guide offers:

    Case studies illustrating various signs of grief and loss, to help the caregiver spot and manage a child's pain. Therapeutic stories designed to be read with the child, and with prompt questions to encourage discussion. Creative activities and exercises that can be developed into a therapeutic 'toolkit' to support the child and the caregiver themselves.

    With chapters that move from Loss and Change to Resolution and Resilience, addressing the needs of both the child and caregiver, Helping Children Cope with Loss and Change will be an invaluable therapeutic tool.


  • Mind embodied : the evolutionary origins of complex cognitive abilities in modern humans / Jay Seitz
    BF 311 S4325 2019

    How does the brain function in communion with the body to create complex thought and emotion? Mind Embodied: The Evolutionary Origins of Complex Cognitive Abilities in Modern Humans begins with an investigation of the embodied basis of complex cognitive abilities and sets out a theory of their evolutionary and developmental origins, their autochthonous beginnings in other species, their appearance at the margins of humankind, and their culmination in a panoply of highly elaborated abilities and skills in present-day hominins. This book explores and examines music, aesthetic movement, the visual arts, creative abilities, language and communication, sociality, narrative and conceptual thought, the beginnings of artificial intelligence augmentation, and even the finesse and tastes of an oenophile.


  • Descriptive psychology and the person concept : essential attributes of persons and behavior / Wynn Schwartz
    BF 698 S39 2019

    Descriptive Psychology and the Person Concept maps the common ground of behavioral science. The absence of a shared foundation has given us fragmentation, a siloed state of psychological theory and practice. And the science? The integrity of choice, accountability, reason, and intention are necessary commitments at the cornerstone of civilization and any person-centered psychotherapy, but when taught along with a "scientific" requirement for reductionism and determinism, reside in contradictory intellectual universes. Peter Ossorio developed the Person Concept to remedy these problems. This book is an introduction to his work and the community of scientists, scholars, and practitioners of Descriptive Psychology.

    Ossorio offered these maxims that capture the discipline's spirit: 1. The world makes sense, and so do people. They make sense to begin with. 2. It's one world. Everything fits together. Everything is related to everything else. 3. Things are what they are and not something else instead. 4. Don't count on the world being simpler than it has to be.

    The Person Concept is a single, coherent concept of interdependent component concepts: Individual Persons; Behavior as Intentional Action; Language and Verbal Behavi∨ Community and Culture; and World and Reality.

    Descriptive Psychology uses preempirical, theory-neutral formulations and methods, to make explicit the implicit structure of the behavioral sciences. The goal is a framework with a place for what is already known with room for what is yet to be found.


  • John Duns Scotus : introduction to his fundamental positions / Étienne Gilson ; translated by James G. Colbert
    B 765 D74G5513 2019
    Étienne Gilson's Jean Duns Scot: Introduction À Ses Positions Fondamentales is widely understood to be one of the most important works on John Duns Scotus' texts, famous for their complexity. James Colbert's translation is the first time that Gilson's work on Scotus has been put into English, with an introduction by Trent Pomplun and an afterword by John Millbank. Scotus contributed to the development of a metaphysical system that was compatible with Christian doctrine, an epistemology that altered the 13th century understanding of human knowledge, and a theology that stressed both divine and human will. Gilson, in turn, offers a thoroughly comprehensive introduction to the fundamental positions that Scotus stood for. Explaining Scotus's views on metaphysics, the existence of infinite being and divine nature, the matter of the physical spiritual and angelic, intellectual knowledge and will and Scotus' relationship with other scholars, Gilson and Colbert show how deeply Scotus left a mark on discussions of such disparate topics as the semantics of religious language, the problem of universals, divine illumination, and the nature of human freedom.This work has been translated from the original work in French Jean Duns Scot. Introduction à ses positions fondamentales (© 1952 by Librairie Philosophique J. Vrin).
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