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Psychology - Concordia University Libraries Recent Acquisitions

Titles in the call number range BF (Psychology) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 60 days.


  • Personalization of politics and electoral change Diego Garzia
    BF 698.9 P6 G37 2014eb

  • Radical change in everyday life : foundations of psychological future management / Thomas Druyen, editor
    BF335

  • Georg Simmel's concluding thoughts : worlds, lives, fragments
    BF441

  • Memory, identity and cognition : explorations in culture and communication / Jacek Mianowski, Michał Borodo and Paweł Schreiber, editors
    BF 371 M46 2019eb

  • LEARNING BY GOING : transformative learning through long-term independent travel
    BF 710 P45 2019eb

  • Suffering and the intelligence of love in the teaching life : in light and in darkness / editors, Sean Steel and Amber Homeniuk
    BF789.S8

  • Positive psychology in the Middle East/North Africa : research, policy, and practise / Louise Lambert, Nausheen Pasha-Zaidi, editors
    BF204.6

  • Wundt, Avenarius, and scientific psychology : a debate at the turn of the Twentieth Century / Chiara Russo Krauss
    BF 105 R87 2019eb

  • Psychology's misuse of statistics and persistent dismissal of its critics / James T. Lamiell
    BF39

  • Working with transgender young people and their families : a critical developmental approach / Damien W. Riggs
    BF692.2

  • Fifteen paths : how to tune out noise, turn on imagination, and find wisdom / David Weitzner
    BF 637 S4W47 2019eb

    Prescriptions for imaginative living in today s noisy and ever-narrowing world

    Our social conversation has gone awry. We have allowed the wrong people to lay claim to substantial amounts of social, political and economic power, leaving many of us to feel left out, left behind or left alone. We need to rethink what it means to listen, to think, to create and to be democratically engaged citizens. But how?

    Fifteen Pathsis a book of hope. Documenting a year of searching, a disillusioned business professor gave up on old arguments and set out to learn about the power of imagination with iconoclastic visionaries of dissonant rock, punk shamanism, ecstatic dance, poetic rap, fantastical comics, magical clowning and mystical channeling.

    The men and women David Weitzner sought out shared life-altering thoughts.

    Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth): a romantic spirit bolsters focus and spurs the quest for ideas; Nels Cline (Wilco): the trust of a wordl


  • Seizure the day : living a happy life with illness / Brian Orend
    BF 575 H27O74 2018eb

  • Feelings of structure : explorations in affect / edited by Karen Engle and Yoke-Sum Wong
    BF 588 F44 2018eb

  • Art, death, and Lacanian psychoanalysis / Efrat Biberman and Shirley Sharon-Zisser
    BF 175 B48413 2018eb

    Art, Death and Lacanian Psychoanalysis examines the relationship between art and death from the perspective of Lacanian psychoanalysis. It takes a unique approach to the topic by making explicit reference to the death drive as manifest in theories of art and in artworks.

    Freud's treatment of death focuses not on the moment of biological extinction but on the recurrent moments in life which he called "the death drive" or the "compulsion to repeat": the return precisely of what is most unbearable for the subject. Surprisingly, in some of its manifestations, this painful repetition turns out to be invigorating. It is this invigorating repetition that is the main concern of this book, which demonstrates the presence of its manifestations in painting and literature and in the theoretical discourse concerning them from the dawn of Western culture to the present.

    After unfolding the psychoanalytical and philosophical underpinnings for the return of the death drive as invigorating repetition in the sphere of the arts, the authors examine various aspects of this repetition through the works of Gerhard Richter, Jeff Wall, and contemporary Israeli artists Deganit Berest and Yitzhak Livneh, as well as through the writings of Virginia Woolf and James Joyce.

    First to articulate the stimulating aspect of the death drive in its relation to the arts and the conception of art as a varied repetition beyond a limit, Art, Death and Lacanian Psychoanalysis will be indispensable to psychoanalysts, scholars of art theory and aesthetics and those studying at the intersection of art and psychoanalysis.


  • Persuasion in self-improvement books / Jeremy Koay
    BF632 .K63 2019eb

  • Mistrust : a global perspective / Florian Mühlfried
    BF773 .M57 2019eb

  • Taming childhood? : a critical perspective on policy, practice and parenting / Rob Creasy and Fiona Corby
    BF721

  • Resilience in social, cultural and political spheres / editors, Benjamin Rampp, Martin Endreß and Marie Naumann
    BF698.35.R47

  • Cognitive penetrability and the epistemic role of perception / Athanassios Raftopoulos
    BF311

  • Young children's existential encounters / Zoi Simopoulou
    BF204.5 .S56 2019eb

  • Building early social and emotional relationships with infants and toddlers : integrating research and practice / Amanda Sheffield Morris, Amy C. Williamson, editors
    BF 721 B85 2018eb

  • Representation and understanding : studies in cognitive science / edited by Daniel G. Bobrow and Allan Collins
    BF 311 R388

  • The adolescent : an educational perspective / Eldrie Gouws, Nicky Kruger
    BF724
    The Adolescent: An Educational Perspective covers several aspects of adolescent's development. The book discusses an adolescent's physical, cognitive, affective, social, conative, and normative development, together with an overview of pedagogic implications. The text also considers other critical aspects (street children, drugs, sexually transmitted disease, abortion, unemployment, and juvenile delinquency) from a sociopedagogical perspective.
    Subject specialists in the sciences of criminology, social work, sociology and psychology will find this book invaluable.

  • Aspects of learning and memory / edited by Derek Richter
    BF371
    Aspects of Learning and Memory provides information pertinent to the fundamental aspects of learning and memory. This book discusses the various problems of memory.

    Organized into eight chapters, this book begins with an overview of the different kinds of learning. This text then discusses the concept of memory, which is extended to include the capacity to retain learned skills, such as reading, wring, or driving a car. Other chapters consider the mechanism by which humans recall the past is frequently a process of matching a present image with a past image. This book discusses as well the physiological mechanisms associated with learning and memory, which involve the establishment of neuronal patterns that can be reactivated at a later date when remembrance occurs. The final chapter deals with complexity of changes involved in learning.

    This book is a valuable resource for psychologists, clinical neurologists, pathologists, and scientists working in different fields of research.

  • Symbolic play : the development of social understanding / edited by Inge Bretherton
    BF 717 S95 1984

  • Cognitive development of children and youth : a longitudinal study / Herbert J. Klausmeier, Patricia S. Allen
    BF 723 C5K57

  • The role of speech in the regulation of normal and abnormal behavior / by Alexander R. Luria ; edited by J. Tizard
    BF 455 L84 1961a

  • Stimulating creativity [by] Morris I. Stein
    BF 408 S747

  • Exemplar-based knowledge acquisition : a unified approach to concept representation, classification, and learning / Ray Bareiss
    QA 76.76 E95B27 1989

  • Life-span and change in a gerontological perspective / edited by Joep M.A. Munnichs [and others]
    BF 724.8 L54 1985
    Life-Span and Change in a Gerontological Perspective provides a critical evaluation of different methodological and theoretical approaches to the study of behavioral development in a life-span perspective. This book addresses the need for more integrated knowledge in the field of gerontological and life-span psychology.

    Organized into three parts encompassing 12 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the most significant longitudinal studies in a life-span perspective. This text then examines the developmental research in adulthood and old age, which provide insights into processes specific to the later periods of the life span and theoretical conceptualizations of development and its determinants during the whole life-span. Other chapters consider the connection between the age of longitudinal studies and the theory used implicitly. This book discusses as well data on the intelligence of the elderly. The final chapter deals with the problems and processes involving family networks and aging.

    This book is a valuable resource for psychologists, social scientists, and gerontologists.

  • Rorschach with children a comparative study of the contribution made by the Rorschach and other projective techniques to clinical diagnosis in work with children, by Jessie Francis-Williams
    BF 698.8 R5W5 1968

  • Imagery; current cognitive approaches Edited by Sydney Joelson Segal. Contributors: Theodore Xenophon Barber [and others]
    BF 367 I46 1971

  • Perceptual coding / edited by Edward C. Carterette and Morton P. Friedman
    BF 311 P362 1978eb
    Handbook of Perception, Volume VIII: Perceptual Coding covers perceptual coding of space, time, and objects, including sensory memory systems and the relations between verbal and perceptual codes.
    This volume contains contributions that focus on such subjects as the compound eye; the problems of the perceptual constancies and of intersensory coordination in perceptual development; the visual perception of objects in space; and perception of motion. Topics on the perception of color, the representation of temporal, auditory, and haptic perception; and the relationship between verbal and perceptual codes are discussed in detail as well.
    This book will be of use to psychologists, biologists, and those interested in the study of perceptual codes.

  • Norms of word association / edited by Leo Postman and Geoffrey Keppel
    BF 365 N67 1970eb
    Norms of Word Association contains a heterogeneous collection of word association norms. This book brings together nine sets of association norms that were collected independently at different times during a 15-year period.

    Each chapter is a self-contained unit. The order in which the norms are presented is arbitrary, although an attempt is made to group together norms that seem to belong together. The 1952 Minnesota norms are presented first, due to "age" and in recognition of the fact that a number of the norms that follow are direct outgrowths of this work. The next three norms in this collection are responses to the Russell-Jenkins stimuli obtained from subjects representing different linguistic communities. A summary of association norms collected from British and Australian subjects are reported along with association norms from German and French college students and French workmen. Four sets of norms that are not directly related to the 1952 Minnesota collection are included.

    The text will be of interest to historians and researchers in the field of verbal learning and verbal behavior.

  • Communication and affect: language and thought Edited by Patricia Pliner, Lester Krames [and] Thomas Alloway. Contributors: Fergus I.M. Craik [and others]
    BF 455 S95 1972

  • Spatial learning strategies : techniques, applications, and related issues / edited by Charles D. Holley, Donald F. Dansereau ; with foreword by Harold F. O'Neil, Jr
    BF 318 S63 1984

  • Aversive conditioning and learning edited by F. Robert Brush. Contributors: A.H. Black [and others]
    BF 319.5 A8A9 1971

  • Verbal conditioning and behaviour [by] J.P. Das
    BF 319.5 V4D3 1969

  • Individual differences in language ability and language behavior / edited by Charles J. Fillmore, Daniel Kempler, William S.-Y. Wang
    BF455

  • The personality of the preschool child : the child's search for his self / by Werner Wolff, professor of psychology, Bard College
    BF 723 P4W65 1947eb

  • Communication and affect : a comparative approach / edited by Thomas Alloway, Lester Krames, Patricia Pliner. Contributors: Ursula Bellugi [and others]
    BF561
    Communication and Affect: A Comparative Approach examines the communication of affective or emotional feelings from a broad phylogenetic and ontogenetic perspective. The book presents basic research findings and theoretical orientations with regards to affective responses and communication involving humans, machines, chimpanzees, monkeys, dogs, and rodents.

    Comprised of seven chapters, this volume begins with a discussion on the development of love in primates throughout its entire sequential course, from the mother-infant stage of pious, proper propinquity to the adult stage of seasoned, salacious, seductive success. In all the stages of love, much of the essential social information is supplied by unlearned communications which are rapidly overlaid by a veneer of learning. Subsequent chapters explore attachment and dependence; signs of language in children and chimpanzees; affective aspects of aesthetic communication; the communication of affect and the possibility of human-machine interaction as a dyad; and development of affect in dogs and rodents.

    This book should be of use to psychologists, linguists, and educators interested in the evolution and development of communication and affect in mammals.

  • Fundamentals of learning and memory / John P. Houston
    BF 318 H68 1981eb
    Fundamentals of Learning and Memory, Second Edition provides information pertinent to the basic conditioning processes. This book presents an integration of the fields of animal and human learning.
    Organized into six parts encompassing 17 chapters, this edition begins with an overview of the definition of learning that encompasses many of the elements of alternative definitions. This text then considers the processes of acquisition, including a detailed discussion of contiguity, practice, and reinforcement. Other chapters include an extensive discussion of issues, problems, and alternative theories within the field of retention. This book discusses as well the problem of transfer, with emphasis on stimulus generation and transfer of training. The final chapter deals with behavior modification as a general method for understanding, altering, and controlling behavior, which differs dramatically from more traditional clinical or therapeutic approaches.
    This book is a valuable resource for psychologists, behavior therapists, behavior modification theorists, and psychology students.

  • Understanding language : an information-processing analysis of speech perception, reading, and psycholinguistics / edited by Dominic W. Massaro
    BF 455 U48 1975eb

  • The path of least resistance : learning to become the creative force in your own life / Robert Fritz
    BF 637 F76 1994

  • Depth perception through motion / Myron L. Braunstein
    BF 469 B7

  • Words, meanings, and messages : theory and experiments in psycholinguistics / Ragnar Rommetveit
    BF 455 R58 1968eb

  • Genie : a psycholinguistic study of a modern-day "wild child" / Susan Curtiss
    P 118 C8 1976

  • Social learning and cognition / Ted L. Rosenthal, Barry J. Zimmerman
    BF 318 R67

  • Freudianism : a Marxist critique / V.N. Vološinov ; translated by I.R. Titunik ; and edited in collaboration with Neal H. Bruss
    BF 173 F85V6413

  • The mind-body problem : a psychobiological approach / by Mario Bunge
    BF 161 B78 1980
    The Mind-Body Problem: A Psychobiological Approach examines the mind-body problem from a psychobiological perspective. It intends to show that the idea of a separate mental entity is not only unwarranted by the available data and the existing psychological models, but collides head-on with the most fundamental ideas of all modern science and is thus a stumbling block to progress. The book abandons ordinary language in favor of the state space language, which is mathematically precise and is shared by science and scientific philosophy.

    Comprised of 10 chapters, this monograph begins with an overview of the mind-body problem and its main proposed solutions, classified into main genera: psychophysical monism and psychophysical dualism. In particular, ten views on the mind-body problem are analyzed, along with three main varieties of materialism with regards to the problem: eliminative, reductive (or leveling), and emergentist. The discussion then turns to the notion of a concrete or material system, based on the assumption that behavior is an external manifestation of neural processes. Subsequent chapters explore the specific functions of the central nervous system; sensation and perception; behavior and motivation; memory and learning; thinking and knowing; and consciousness and personality. The book also considers sociality and social behavior in animals before concluding with an assessment of a psychological explanation of the mind, with emphasis on dualism and monism.

    This work will be of interest to students, academicians, practitioners, and investigators in the fields of psychobiology, psychology, neurophysiology, and philosophy.

  • Historical and philosophical roots of perception Edited by Edward C. Carterette and Morton P. Friedman
    BF 311 C29

  • Playfulness : its relationship to imagination and creativity / J. Nina Lieberman
    BF 717 L53

  • Perceptual processing / edited by Edward C. Carterette and Morton P. Friedman
    BF 311 P363

  • The emergence of symbols : cognition and communication in infancy / Elizabeth Bates, with the collaboration of Laura Benigni [and others]
    BF 720 C63B37

  • Learning strategies / edited by Harold F. O'Neil, Jr
    BF318

  • The unity of the senses : interrelations among the modalities / Lawrence E. Marks
    BF 233 M27

  • Regimes of happiness : comparative and historical studies / edited by Yuri Contreras-Vejar, Joanna Tice Jen, Bryan S Turner
    BF 575 H27 R44 2019

    'Regimes of Happiness' is a comparative and historical analysis of how human societies have articulated and enacted distinctive notions of human fulfillment, determining divergent moral, ethical and religious traditions, and incommensurate and conflicting understanding of the meaning of the 'good life'. A two-part book, it provides a historical view of the way in which Western societies, the descendants of the Latin Roman Empire, created languages and institutions that established specifi c and occasionally antithetical conceptions of a fulfilled human life or 'happiness' in the first part. In the second part, it explores how non-Western societies and non-Christian religions have conceived and established their own ideals of human perfection. 'Regimes of Happiness' is a critical reflection on modern notions of happiness which are typically focused on individual feelings of pleasure.


  • The magical world of Aleister Crowley / Francis King
    BF 1598 C7 K56 1978

  • The shyness and social anxiety workbook : proven, step-by-step techniques for overcoming your fear / Martin M. Antony, PhD, Richard P. Swinson, MD
    BF 575 B3 A58 2017
    There s nothing wrong with being shy. But if shyness or social anxiety keeps you from building meaningful relationships with others, advancing in your education or career, or simply living your best life, The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook offers a comprehensive program to help you confront your fears and become actively involved in the world.If you are shy or socially anxious, you may dread going to parties, speaking in front of crowds or people you don t know, going to job interviews, and other critical life situations. You aren t alone. In fact, studies show that millions of people suffer from a social anxiety disorder. Unfortunately, you can t hide from some social situations no matter how much you wish you could. But you don t have to go on suffering silently. The good news is there are proven-effective techniques you can start using right away to help ease your anxiety or shyness and start living the life you were meant to live: a life where fear doesn t get in the way of reaching your goals.This fully revised and updated third edition incorporates breakthrough new research and techniques for overcoming social phobia, including a new chapter on mindfulness-based treatments, updated information on medications, and an overview of treatment-enhancing technological advances. As you complete the activities in this workbook, you'll learn to find your strengths and weaknesses using self-evaluation, explore and examine your fears, create a personalized plan for change, and put your plan into action through gentle and gradual exposure to the very social situations that cause you to feel uneasy. After completing this program, you'll be well-equipped to make connections with the people around you. Soon, you'll be on your way to enjoying all the benefits of being actively involved in the social world.If you re ready to confront your fears to live an enjoyable, satisfying life, this new edition of The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook offers a comprehensive program to help you get started. What are you waiting for?This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.

  • The mindful way through depression : freeing yourself from chronic unhappiness / Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal, Jon Kabat-Zinn
    BF 575 H27 M56 2007
    If you've ever struggled with depression, take heart. Mindfulness, a simple yet powerful way of paying attention to your most difficult emotions and life experiences, can help you break the cycle of chronic unhappiness once and for all. In The Mindful Way through Depression, four uniquely qualified experts explain why our usual attempts to "think" our way out of a bad mood or just "snap out of it" lead us deeper into the downward spiral. Through insightful lessons drawn from both Eastern meditative traditions and cognitive therapy, they demonstrate how to sidestep the mental habits that lead to despair, including rumination and self-blame, so you can face life's challenges with greater resilience. Jon Kabat-Zinn gently and encouragingly narrates the accompanying CD of guided meditations, making this a complete package for anyone seeking to regain a sense of hope and well-being.

    See also the authors' Mindful Way Workbook , which provides step-by-step guidance for building your mindfulness practice in 8 weeks. Plus, mental health professionals, see also the authors' bestselling therapy guide: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression, Second Edition .

    Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit

  • Motor behavior : connecting mind and body for optimal performance / Jeffrey C. Ives
    BF 295 I84 2019
    Prepare for your future career in exercise science with the updated 2nd Edition of Motor Behavior. This applied, highly visual text goes beyond providing the basics of motor control and motor learning to show you how these two distinct views interact and ultimately affect outcomes. Taking a functional approach, this edition brings topics to life with unique photos , illustrations, and laboratory activities show concepts in action. A final chapter offers insights on effective training and practice strategies that connect mind and body for optimal performance. Key Features -eBOOK available: Faster, smarter, and more convenient, today's eBooks can transform learning. These interactive, fully searchable tools offer 24/7 access on multiple devices, the ability to highlight and share notes, and much more. -NEW! Evidence-based Practice boxes in Units 1 and 2 extend the book's applied focus -MORE ACCESSIBLE: Key updates in Unit 3 that focus on how motor learning and motor control theories are applied in real-world contexts make the content easier to understand. -CONCISE: The book focuses on the information you need to know for a successful career as a practicing clinician. -APPLIED: Real-world applications throughout show how concepts play out in practice. STUDENT-FRIENDLY: To help you master key concepts, each chapter includes Learning Objectives, Thinking It Through review questions, Concepts in Action, SideNotes, and chapter review questions.

  • Empathy and concern with negative evaluation in intergroup relations : implications for designing effective interventions / Jacquie D. Vorauer
    BF 575 E55 V67 2019eb
    Widespread belief in the benefits of empathy and its healing power is evident in public discourse and across diverse news and social media outlets around the world. Yet research reveals that empathy can sometimes have adverse effects on individuals' intergroup attitudes and behavior. A link between empathy and concerns with negative evaluation helps explain why empathy can backfire. Accordingly, using the minimization of evaluative concerns as an organizing principle, the author makes recommendations regarding when and how to encourage empathy in intergroup contexts, so that its potential to foster stronger social bonds across group boundaries can be fully realized.

  • Unfu*k yourself : get out of your head and into your life / Gary John Bishop
    BF 697.5 S47 B57 2017

    New York Times Bestseller

    Joining the ranks of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, You Are a Badas*, and F*ck Feelings comes this refreshing, BS-free, self-empowerment guide that offers an honest, no-nonsense, tough-love approach to help you move past self-imposed limitations.



    Are you tired of feeling fu*ked up? If you are, Gary John Bishop has the answer. In this straightforward handbook, he gives you the tools and advice you need to demolish the slag weighing you down and become the truly unfu*ked version of yourself. ''Wake up to the miracle you are,'' he directs. ''Here's what you've forgotten: You're a fu*king miracle of being.'' It isn't other people that are standing in your way, it isn't even your circumstances that are blocking your ability to thrive, it's yourself and the negative self-talk you keep telling yourself.



    In Unfu*k Yourself, Bishop leads you through a series of seven assertions:



    I am willing.

    I am wired to win.

    I got this.

    I embrace the uncertainty.

    I am not my thoughts; I am what I do.

    I am relentless.

    I expect nothing and accept everything.



    Lead the life you were meant to have--Unfu*k Yourself.


  • Storytelling alchemy : write your own happy ending / Renée Damoiselle
    BF 39.4 D36 2018
    We all have stories we tell ourselves, personal narratives that define who we are. These stories take root in our subconscious and limit us, like a shadow holding us back from our full potential. But words and storytelling also have the power to free ourselves from these shadows and to profoundly transform our lives.

    Storytelling Alchemy provides tools and exercises designed to help you change your relationship to your personal stories in a way that is empowering and transformative. Included here are:
    Journaling and creative writing exercises Prompts for reflection and self-examination Tips on dream analysis Simple spells and enchantments for insight, transformation, and lasting change

  • The gifts of imperfection : let go of who you think you're supposed to be and embrace who you are / by Brené Brown, Ph. D., L.M.S.W
    BF 575 S37 B76 2010
    When our embarrassments and fears lie, we often listen to them anyway. They thwart our gratitude, acceptance, and compassion--our goodness. They insist, "I am not worthy." But we are worthy--of self-discovery, personal growth, and boundless love. With Brené Brown's game-changing New York Times bestseller The Gifts of Imperfection --which has sold more than 2 million copies in more than 30 different languages, and Forbes recently named one of the "Five Books That Will Actually Change Your Outlook On Life" --we find courage to overcome paralyzing fear and self-consciousness, strengthening our connection to the world.

    A motivational and inspiring guide to wholehearted living, rather than just the average self-help book, with this groundbreaking work Brené Brown, Ph.D., bolsters the self-esteem and personal development process through her characteristic heartfelt, honest storytelling. With original research and plenty of encouragement, she explores the psychology of releasing our definitions of an "imperfect" life and embracing living authentically. Brown's "ten guideposts" are benchmarks for authenticity that can help anyone establish a practice for a life of honest beauty--a perfectly imperfect life.

    Now more than ever, we all need to cultivate feelings of self-worth, as well as acceptance and love for ourselves. In a world where insults, criticisms, and fears are spread too generously alongside messages of unrealistic beauty, attainment, and expectation, we look for ways to "dig deep" and find truth and gratitude in our lives. A new way forward means we can't hold on too tightly to our own self-defeating thoughts or the displaced pain in our world. Instead, we can embrace the imperfection.

  • Atomic habits : tiny changes, remarkable results : an easy & proven way to build good habits & break bad ones / James Clear
    BF 335 C525 2018
    The instant New York Times bestseller

    Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results

    No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving--every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.

    If you're having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn't you. The problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don't want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change. You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems. Here, you'll get a proven system that can take you to new heights.

    Clear is known for his ability to distill complex topics into simple behaviors that can be easily applied to daily life and work. Here, he draws on the most proven ideas from biology, psychology, and neuroscience to create an easy-to-understand guide for making good habits inevitable and bad habits impossible. Along the way, readers will be inspired and entertained with true stories from Olympic gold medalists, award-winning artists, business leaders, life-saving physicians, and star comedians who have used the science of small habits to master their craft and vault to the top of their field.

    Learn how to:
    * make time for new habits (even when life gets crazy);
    * overcome a lack of motivation and willpower;
    * design your environment to make success easier;
    * get back on track when you fall off course;
    ...and much more.

    Atomic Habits will reshape the way you think about progress and success, and give you the tools and strategies you need to transform your habits--whether you are a team looking to win a championship, an organization hoping to redefine an industry, or simply an individual who wishes to quit smoking, lose weight, reduce stress, or achieve any other goal.

  • Children of lucifer : the origins of modern religious satanism / Ruben van Luijk
    BF 1548 L85 2016
    If we are to believe sensationalist media coverage, Satanism is, at its most benign, the purview of people who dress in black, adorn themselves with skull and pentagram paraphernalia, and listen to heavy metal. At its most sinister, its adherents are worshippers of evil incarnate and engage inviolent and perverse secret rituals, the details of which mainstream society imagines with a fascination verging on the obscene. Children of Lucifer debunks these facile characterizations by exploring the historical origins of modern Satanism. Ruben van Luijk traces the movement's development from aconcept invented by a Christian church eager to demonize its internal and external competitors to a positive (anti-)religious identity embraced by various groups in the modern West. Van Luijk offers a comprehensive intellectual history of this long and unpredictable trajectory. This story involves Romantic poets, radical anarchists, eccentric esotericists, Decadent writers, and schismatic exorcists, among others, and culminates in the establishment of the Church of Satan bycarnival entertainer Anton Szandor LaVey. Yet it is more than a collection of colorful characters and unlikely historical episodes. The emergence of new attitudes toward Satan proves to be intimately linked to the ideological struggle for emancipation that transformed the West and is epitomized bythe American and French Revolutions. It is also closely connected to secularization, that other exceptional historical process which saw Western culture spontaneously renounce its traditional gods and enter into a self-imposed state of religious indecision. Children of Lucifer makes the case that the emergence of Satanism presents a shadow history of the evolution of modern civilization as we know it. Offering the most comprehensive account of this history yet written, van Luijk proves that, in the case of Satanism, the facts are much more interestingthan the fiction.

  • The character gap : how good are we? / Christian B. Miller
    BF 818 M435 2018
    We like to think of ourselves, our friends, and our families as pretty decent people. We may not be saints, but we are basically good, fairly honest, relatively kind, and mostly trustworthy. One of the central themes of The Character Gap is that we are badly mistaken in thinking this way. In recent years, hundreds of psychological studies have been done which tell a rather different story. We have serious character flaws that prevent us from being good people, many of which we do not even recognise in ourselves. Does this mean that instead we are wretched people, vicious, cruel or hateful? Christian Miller does not argue that this is necessarily the case either. Instead, the more we put our characters to the test, the more we see that we are a mixed bag. On the one hand, most of us as bystanders will do nothing as someone cries out for help. Even worse, under pressure from authority figures we might kill innocent people. Yet it is also true that there will be many times when we selflessly come to the aid of a complete stranger, or don't lie, steal, or cheat even if we could get away with it.As we embark on this journey of putting our characters to the test, some of the main questions will include:What is good character?Why should we bother working to develop a good character?What does the research in psychology suggest about how good (or bad) our characters really are?What secular strategies for improving our characters show a lot of promise?What religious, and specifically Christian, strategies for improving our characters show a lot of promise?In The Character Gap Miller shows not only how mixed our characters tend to be, but also how we can try to bridge the gap between who we are and the virtuous people we should strive to become.

  • Love, Inc. : dating apps, the big white wedding, and chasing the happily neverafter / Laurie Essig
    BF 575 L8 E83 2019
    The notion of "happily ever after" has been ingrained in many of us since childhood--meet someone, date, have the big white wedding, and enjoy your well-deserved future. But why do we buy into this idea? Is love really all we need?
    Author Laurie Essig invites us to flip this concept of romance on its head and see it for what it really is--an ideology that we desperately cling to as a way to cope with the fact that we believe we cannot control or affect the societal, economic, and political structures around us. From climate change to nuclear war, white nationalism to the worship of wealth and conspicuous consumption--as the future becomes seemingly less secure, Americans turn away from the public sphere and find shelter in the private. Essig argues that when we do this, we allow romance to blind us to the real work that needs to be done--building global movements that inspire a change in government policies to address economic and social inequality.

  • Teaching psychology : an evidence-based approach / Jillian Grose-Fifer, Patricia J. Brooks, Maureen O'Connor
    BF 77 G76 2019
    A guide to an evidence-based approach for teaching college-level psychology courses

    Teaching Psychology offers an evidence-based, student-centered approach that is filled with suggestions, ideas, and practices for teaching college-level courses in ways that contribute to student success. The authors draw on current scientific studies of learning, memory, and development, with specific emphasis on classroom studies. The authors offer practical advice for applying scholarly research to teaching in ways that maximize student learning and personal growth. The authors endorse the use of backward course design, emphasizing the importance of identifying learning goals (encompassing skills and knowledge) and how to assess them, before developing the appropriate curriculum for achieving these goals. Recognizing the diversity of today's student population, this book offers guidance for culturally responsive, ethical teaching.

    The text explores techniques for teaching critical thinking, qualitative and quantitative reasoning, written and oral communication, information and technology literacy, and collaboration and teamwork. The authors explain how to envision the learning objectives teachers want their students to achieve and advise how to select assessments to evaluate if the learning objectives are being met. This important resource:

    Offers an evidence-based approach designed to help graduate students and new instructors embrace a student-centered approach to teaching; Contains a wealth of examples of effective student-centered teaching techniques; Surveys current findings from the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning; Draws on the American Psychological Association's five broad goals for the undergraduate Psychology major and shows how to help students build life-long skills; and, Introduces Universal Design for Learning as a framework to support diverse learners.
    Teaching Psychology offers an essential guide to evidence-based teaching and provides practical advice for becoming an effective teacher. This book is designed to help graduate students, new instructors, and those wanting to update their teaching methods. It is likely to be particularly useful for instructors in psychology and other social science disciplines.

  • A scientific search for altruism : do we care only about ourselves? / C. Daniel Batson
    BF 637 H4 B393 2019
    For centuries, the egoism-altruism debate has echoed through Western thought. Egoism says that the motivation for everything we do, including our seemingly selfless acts of care for others, is to gain one or another self-benefit. Altruism, while not denying the force of self-interest, says that under certain circumstances we can care for others for their sakes, not our own. Over the past half-century, social psychologists have turned to laboratory experiments on humans to provide a scientific resolution of this debate about our nature. The experiments have focused on the possibility that empathic concern-other-oriented emotion elicited by and congruent with the perceived welfare of someone in need-produces altruistic motivation to remove that need.

    With carefully constructed experimental designs, these scientists have tested the nature of the motivation produced by empathic concern, determining whether it is egoistic or altruistic and, thereby, providing an answer to a fundamental question about what makes us tick.

    Framed as a detective story, this book traces the scientific search for altruism through numerous studies and attempts to examine various motivational suspects, reaching the improbable conclusion that empathy-induced altruism is indeed part of our nature. The book then considers the implications of this conclusion both for our understanding of who we are as humans (the bad news as well as the good) and for how we might create a more humane society.

  • Consciousness demystified / Todd E. Feinberg and Jon M. Mallatt
    BF 311 F375 2018

    Demystifying consciousness: how subjective experience can be explained by natural brain and evolutionary processes.

    Consciousness is often considered a mystery. How can the seemingly immaterial experience of consciousness be explained by the material neurons of the brain? There seems to be an unbridgeable gap between understanding the brain as an objectively observed biological organ and accounting for the subjective experiences that come from the brain (and life processes). In this book, Todd Feinberg and Jon Mallatt attempt to demystify consciousness--to naturalize it, by explaining that the subjective, experiencing aspects of consciousness are created by natural brain processes that evolved in natural ways. Although subjective experience is unique in nature, they argue, it is not necessarily mysterious. We need not invoke the unknown or unknowable to explain its creation.

    Feinberg and Mallatt flesh out their theory of neurobiological naturalism (after John Searle's biological naturalism ) that recognizes the many features that brains share with other living things, lists the neural features unique to conscious brains, and explains the subjective-objective barrier naturally. They investigate common neural features among the diverse groups of animals that have primary consciousness-- the type of consciousness that experiences both sensations received from the world and affects such as emotions. They map the evolutionary development of consciousness and find an uninterrupted progression over time, without inserting any mysterious forces or exotic physics. Finally, bridging the previously unbridgeable, they show how subjective experience, although different from objective observation, can be naturally explained.


  • Childhood beyond pathology : a psychoanalytic study of development and diagnosis / Lisa Farley
    BF 721 F365 2018
    Brings psychoanalytic concepts to the notion of childhood development with a keen eye to discussions of social justice and human dignity.


  • Belief systems and the perception of reality / edited by Bastiaan T. Rutjens and Mark J. Brandt
    BF 773 B435 2019

    This book focuses on the social psychology of belief systems and how they influence perceptions of reality. These belief systems, from politics to religion to science, not only shape one¿s thoughts and views but also can be the cause of conflict and disagreement over values, particularly when they are enacted in political policies.

    In Belief Systems and the Perceptions of Reality , editors Bastiaan T. Rutjens and Mark J. Brandt examine the social psychological effects at the heart of the conflict by bringing together contributions under five themes: motivated reasoning, inequality, threat, scientists interpreting science, and people interpreting science. This book aims to create a more integrated understanding of reality perception and its connection with belief systems, viewed through the lens of social psychology.

    The synthesis of expert contributors as well as the literature around social psychology and belief systems makes this a unique resource for students, researchers and academics in behavioural and social sciences as well as activists and journalists working in this political field.


  • Anxiety between desire and the body : what Lacan says in Seminar X / Bogdan Wolf
    BF 575 D4 W644 2019

    This book provides a unique analysis of Lacan's conception of anxiety as presented in one of his most fascinating seminars, Seminar X. The seminar took place in the lead up to Lacan's infamous excommunication from the IPA.

    Revisiting Freud's work on the topic, Lacan conceives anxiety in an "anxiety chart" which includes adjacent terms such as inhibition, embarrassment, and turmoil. He sees desire as the kernel of anxiety, before turning attention to the body.

    Anxiety Between Desire and the Body: What Lacan Says in Seminar X is written from the perspective of the analytical experience, its logic, and its surprising discoveries. It will be of great interest to students of Lacanian psychoanalysis, as well as philosophers interested in Lacan's work.


  • Flawed / a story by Andrea Dorfman
    BF 575 S37 D67 2018
    Flawed is a true story of self-acceptance, adapted from the Emmy-nominated film of the same name. In Flawed, author Andrea Dorfman tells the true story of how she falls head over heels for Dave, "the nicest guy in the world." But she is conflicted about her feelings for her new love. He's a plastic surgeon; she hates plastic surgery and its power to make people feel flawed. Dorfman joins Dave in the operating room to watch him fix a man's badly injured hand. She sees for herself the difference between plastic reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery. Dave truly is an artist. She knows she's falling in love. But when Dave performs a cosmetic surgery on a healthy boy so he won't be teased at school, Dorfman questions everything she thinks she loves about him. Her discomfort with Dave's decision to operate on the boy sends her on a journey of self-reflection that forces her to confront her own fears about the way she looks. She feels flawed. Dorfman's playful and colourful illustrations along with her deeply personal writing takes readers through the genesis of her self-image - from the carefree days of her childhood to the gut-wrenching awkwardness of her adolescence, and beyond. When she realizes that her negative self-perception is stopping her from being happy, Dorfman makes the bold move to accept herself as she is - imperfections and all. As Dorfman concludes, it's our flaws that make us extraordinary. AUTHOR: Andrea Dorfman is an award-winning animator and filmmaker. Flawed, adapted from the Emmy-nominated film of the same name, is Dorfman's first authored book. Her video poem collaboration with poet Tanya Davis, How to Be Alone, has garnered more than eight million views on Facebook and was published in 2013. Dorfman lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia (with Dave).

  • The emotional foundations of personality : a neurobiological and evolutionary approach / Kenneth L. Davis and Jaak Panksepp ; foreword by Mark Solms
    BF 698 D374 2018
    This book presents the wealth of scientific evidence that our personality emerges from evolved primary emotions shared by all mammals. Yes, your dog feels love--and many other things too. These subcortically generated emotions bias our actions, alter our perceptions, guide our learning, provide the basis for our thoughts and memories, and become regulated over the course of our lives.Understanding personality development from the perspective of mammals is a groundbreaking approach, and one that sheds new light on the ways in which we as humans respond to life events, both good and bad.Jaak Panksepp, famous for discovering laughter in rats and for creating the field of affective neuroscience, died in April 2017. This book forms part of his lasting legacy and impact on a wide range of scientific and humanistic disciplines. It will be essential reading for anyone trying to understand how we act in the world, and the world's impact on us.

  • Managing your research data and documentation / Kathy R. Berenson
    BF 76.5 B47 2018
    In the behavioral sciences today, there is increasing emphasis on transparency, and the need for research studies to be made replicable. This book presents a straightforward approach to managing and documenting one's data so that other researchers can repeat the study.

    While data management may seem intimidating to new researchers, this book shows how easy it can (and should!) be. The first chapter presents a basic structure of folders and subfolders for organizing data files, and then each subsequent chapter delves into details for a specific folder. Step by step, readers learn to label and archive different kinds of project documents and data files, including original, processed, and working data. Readers also learn to write command codes showing exactly how the original data are analyzed. Examples illustrate how to document the most common types of research (an online survey, a paper questionnaire, and a multiple-trial experiment).

    Since major research funders now require recipients to meet strict standards for data handling, this book will foster a vital career skill for students and promote transparency and replicability of research.

  • The heart of coaching supervision : working with reflection and self-care / edited by Eve Turner and Stephen Palmer
    BF 636.65 H43 2019

    The Heart of Coaching Supervision takes us on a journey that starts with understanding who we are, and why we do what we do the way we do it, so that we can help those we work with understand themselves and their practice. The journey includes our background and personal and professional influences and considers the need for self-resourcing to resource others. It examines our being alongside our doing, to ensure that we can provide the best possible service to all those we work with.

    The book's highly experienced contributors provide a unique perspective on supervision's benefits. The chapters cover themes that support self-discovery and resourcing including the three Ps of supervision and coaching, diversity and inclusion, resourcing, working with intense emotions and the self as instrument. Nancy Kline's Thinking Environment©is explored in a supervision context alongside creative forms of reflective and expressive writing and resourcing through a peer supervision chain. The Heart of Coaching Supervision also includes ten engaging, international case studies, considering the role of supervision in depth.

    A key contribution to the field, the book is essential reading for all coaches and mentors, coaching supervisors and psychologists, managers in a coaching role and anyone in a helping profession or leadership position wanting to better understand the wide benefits of supervision.


  • Handbook of dialogical self theory and psychotherapy : bridging psychotherapeutic and cultural traditions / edited by Agnieszka Konopka, Hubert Hermans and Miguel M. Gonçalves
    BF 697 H336 2019

    In the Handbook of Dialogical Self Theory and Psychotherapy: Bridging Psychotherapeutic and Cultural Traditions , the editors bring together a wide variety of therapeutic approaches in order to demonstrate how Dialogical Self Theory functions as a bridging framework crossing boundaries between countries and cultures.

    The basic message is to facilitate a theory-informed dialogue between different perspectives: cognitive therapy, psychoanalytic therapy, gestalt therapy, emotion-focused therapy, Eastern, Indian-American and transpersonal approaches. The chapters present the theoretical notions, qualitative methods, and practical implications of the presented projects with attention to their common dialogical foundation.

    With its bridging approach and interdisciplinary aims, the Handbook of Dialogical Self Theory and Psychotherapy will be essential reading for psychotherapists and counsellors in practice and training and for those who are interested in the common factors underlying a wide variety of psychotherapeutic schools and traditions.

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