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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.


  • Children's peer relations : from development to intervention / edited by Janis B. Kupersmidt and Kenneth A. Dodge
    BF 723 I646 C48 2004
    Children's Peer Relations is a compilation of virtually everything that is known about the association between children's peer relations and the development of peer rejection, aggression, and antisocial behavior. Looking beyond the peer rejection process, this volume also covers dyadic relationships, cliques, and associations with difference types of peers as well as the effects of family influences. It is comprehensive in covering the last three decades of research that connect the dynamical features of the social and emotional processes associated with peer problems in childhood and mediators of peer experiences.

  • Deep thinking : what mathematics can teach us about the mind / William Byers, Concordia University, Canada
    BF 408 B94 2015
    There is more than one way to think. Most people are familiar with the systematic, rule-based thinking that one finds in a mathematical proof or a computer program. But such thinking does not produce breakthroughs in mathematics and science nor is it the kind of thinking that results in significant learning. Deep thinking is a different and more basic way of using the mind. It results in the discontinuous "aha!" experience, which is the essence of creativity. It is at the heart of every paradigm shift or reframing of a problematic situation.The identification of deep thinking as the default state of the mind has the potential to reframe our current approach to technological change, education, and the nature of mathematics and science. For example, there is an unbridgeable gap between deep thinking and computer simulations of thinking. Many people suspect that such a gap exists, but find it difficult to make this intuition precise. This book identifies the way in which the authentic intelligence of deep thinking differs from the artificial intelligence of "big data" and "analytics".Deep thinking is the essential ingredient in every significant learning experience, which leads to a new way to think about education. It is also essential to the construction of conceptual systems that are at the heart of mathematics and science, and of the technologies that shape the modern world. Deep thinking can be found whenever one conceptual system morphs into another.The sources of this study include the cognitive development of numbers in children, neuropsychology, the study of creativity, and the historical development of mathematics and science. The approach is unusual and original. It comes out of the author's lengthy experience as a mathematician, teacher, and writer of books about mathematics and science, such as How Mathematicians Think: Using Ambiguity, Contradiction, and Paradox to Create Mathematics and The Blind Spot: Science and the Crisis of Uncertainty.

  • Perception as information detection : reflections on Gibson's Ecological approach to visual perception / edited by Jeffrey B. Wagman and Julia J.C. Blau
    BF 241 G48P47 2020

    This book provides a chapter-by-chapter update to and reflection on of the landmark volume by J.J. Gibson on the Ecological Approach to Visual Perception (1979).

    Gibson's book was presented a pioneering approach in experimental psychology; it was his most complete and mature description of the ecological approach to visual perception. Perception as Information Detection commemorates, develops, and updates each of the sixteen chapters from Gibson's volume. The book brings together some of the foremost perceptual scientists in the field, from the United States, Europe, and Asia, to reflect on Gibson's original chapters, expand on the key concepts discussed and relate this to their own cutting-edge research. This connects Gibson's classic with the current state of the field, as well as providing a new generation of students with a contemporary overview of the ecological approach to visual perception.

    Perception as Information Detection is an important resource for perceptual scientists as well as both undergraduates and graduates studying sensation and perception, vision, cognitive science, ecological psychology, and philosophy of mind.


  • For the love of psychoanalysis : the play of chance in Freud and Derrida / Elizabeth Rottenberg
    BF 109 F74R677 2019eb

  • Solitary pagans : contemporary witches, wiccans, and others who practice alone / Helen A Berger
    BF 1573 B478 2019eb
    Solitary Pagans is the first book to explore the growing phenomenon of contemporary Pagans who practice alone. Although the majority of Pagans in the United States have abandoned the tradition of practicing in groups, little is known about these individuals or their way of practice. Helen A. Berger fills that gap by building on a massive survey of contemporary practitioners. By examining the data, Berger describes solitary practitioners demographically and explores their spiritual practices, level of social engagement, and political activities. Contrasting the solitary Pagans with those who practice in groups and more generally with other non-Pagan Americans, she also compares contemporary U.S. Pagans with those in the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada.Berger brings to light the new face of contemporary paganism by analyzing those who learn about the religion from books or the Internet and conduct rituals alone in their gardens, the woods, or their homes. Some observers believe this social isolation and political withdrawal has resulted in an increase in narcissism and a decline in morality, while others argue to the contrary that it has produced a new form of social integration and political activity. Berger posits the implications of her findings to reveal a better understanding of other metaphysical religions and those who shun traditional religious organizations.

  • Practicing caste : on touching and not touching / Aniket Jaaware
    BF275eb

  • Drawing down the moon : magic in the ancient Greco-Roman world / Radcliffe G. Edmonds III
    BF 1591 E36 2019

    An unparalleled exploration of magic in the Greco-Roman world

    What did magic mean to the people of ancient Greece and Rome? How did Greeks and Romans not only imagine what magic could do, but also use it to try to influence the world around them? In Drawing Down the Moon , Radcliffe Edmonds, one of the foremost experts on magic, religion, and the occult in the ancient world, provides the most comprehensive account of the varieties of phenomena labeled as magic in classical antiquity. Exploring why certain practices, images, and ideas were labeled as "magic" and set apart from "normal" kinds of practices, Edmonds gives insight into the shifting ideas of religion and the divine in the ancient past and in the later Western tradition.

    Using fresh approaches to the history of religions and the social contexts in which magic was exercised, Edmonds delves into the archaeological record and classical literary traditions to examine images of witches, ghosts, and demons as well as the fantastic powers of metamorphosis, erotic attraction, and reversals of nature, such as the famous trick of drawing down the moon. From prayer and divination to astrology and alchemy, Edmonds journeys through all manner of ancient magical rituals and paraphernalia--ancient tablets, spell books, bindings and curses, love charms and healing potions, and amulets and talismans. He considers the ways in which the Greco-Roman discourse of magic was formed amid the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean, including Egypt and the Near East.

    An investigation of the mystical and marvelous, Drawing Down the Moon offers an unparalleled record of the origins, nature, and functions of ancient magic.


  • Smell and history : a reader / edited by Mark M. Smith
    BF 271 S64 2019

  • The mismeasure of minds : debating race and intelligence between Brown and the bell curve / Michael E. Staub
    BF 431.5 U6S73 2018eb
    The 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision required desegregation of America's schools, but it also set in motion an agonizing multidecade debate over race, class, and IQ. In this innovative book, Michael E. Staub investigates neuropsychological studies published between Brown and the controversial 1994 book The Bell Curve . In doing so, he illuminates how we came to view race and intelligence today.



    In tracing how research and experiments around such concepts as learned helplessness, deferred gratification, hyperactivity, and emotional intelligence migrated into popular culture and government policy, Staub reveals long-standing and widespread dissatisfaction--not least among middle-class whites--with the metric of IQ. He also documents the devastating consequences--above all for disadvantaged children of color--as efforts to undo discrimination and create enriched learning environments were recurrently repudiated and defunded. By connecting psychology, race, and public policy in a single narrative, Staub charts the paradoxes that have emerged and that continue to structure investigations of racism even into the era of contemporary neuroscientific research.


  • Men in place : trans masculinity, race, and sexuality in America / Miriam J. Abelson
    BF 692.5 A26 2019

    Daring new theories of masculinity, built from a large and geographically diverse interview study of transgender men

    American masculinity is being critiqued, questioned, and reinterpreted for a new era. In Men in Place Miriam J. Abelson makes an original contribution to this conversation through in-depth interviews with trans men in the U.S. West, Southeast, and Midwest, showing how the places and spaces men inhabit are fundamental to their experiences of race, sexuality, and gender.

    Men in Place explores the shifting meanings of being a man across cities and in rural areas. Here Abelson develops the insight that individual men do not have one way to be masculine--rather, their ways of being men shift between different spaces and places. She reveals a widespread version of masculinity that might be summed up as "strong when I need to be, soft when I need to be," using the experiences of trans men to highlight the fundamental construction of manhood for all men.

    With an eye to how societal institutions promote homophobia, transphobia, and racism, Men in Place argues that race and sexuality fundamentally shape safety for men, particularly in rural spaces, and helps us to better understand the ways that gender is created and enforced.


  • Handbook of anticipation : theoretical and applied aspects of the use of future in decision making / editor, Roberto Poli
    BF 448 H36 2019eb

  • Feng shui : teaching about science and pseudoscience / Michael R. Matthews
    BF1779.F4

  • Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation and Entrepreneurship / editor, Elias G. Carayannis
    BF 408 E53 2019eb

  • Encyclopedia of evolutionary psychological science / editors, Todd K. Shackelford, Viviana A. Weekes-Shackelford
    BF 698.95 E43 2019eb

  • Evidence-based positive psychological interventions in multi-cultural contexts / Llewellyn Ellardus Van Zyl, Sebastiaan Rothmann Sr., editors
    BF 204.6 E95 2019

  • Freud for the twenty-first century : the science of everyday life / Robert Samuels
    BF 173 A25S26 2019

  • Experimental psychology and human agency / Davood Gozli
    BF181

  • Decolonial feminist community psychology / editors, Floretta Boonzaier and Taryn van Niekerk
    BF201.4

  • Flocking together : an indigenous psychology theory of resilience in southern Africa / Liesel Ebersöhn
    BF 698.35 R47E24 2019

  • Encyclopedia of personality and individual differences edited by Virgil Zeigler-Hill, Todd K. Shackelford
    BF698

  • Qualitative representations : how people reason and learn about the continuous world / Kenneth D. Forbus
    BF 311

  • Wittgenstein and Lacan at the limit : meaning and astonishment / Maria Balaska
    BF575.S8

  • Histories of dreams and dreaming An Interdisciplinary Perspective / Giorgia Morgese, Giovanni Pietro Lombardo, Hendrika Vande Kemp, editors
    BF1078

  • Scientific Pollyannaism : From Inquisition to Positive Psychology
    BF39.9RC500-510BF173

  • Bullying and victimization across the lifespan : playground politics and power / Paul R. Smokowski, Caroline B.R. Evans
    BF637.B85

  • Handbook of children and prejudice : integrating research, practice, and policy / Hiram E. Fitzgerald [and 4 others], editors
    BF 575 P9H35 2019

  • Practicing transcendence Axial Age spiritualities for a world in crisis / Christopher Peet
    BD362

  • Positive psychological intervention design and protocols for multi-cultural contexts / editors, Llewellyn Ellardus Van Zyl and Sebastiaan Rothmann Sr
    BF204.6

  • Theoretical approaches to multi-cultural positive psychological interventions / editors, Llewellyn Ellardus Van Zyl and Sebastiaan Rothmann Sr
    BF204.6

  • The feeling of embodiment : a case study in explaining consciousness / Glenn Carruthers
    BF 311 C37 2019

  • Re-envisioning theoretical psychology : diverging ideas and practices / Thomas Teo, editor
    BF 81 R44R44 2019

  • Climate psychology : on indifference to disaster / edited by Paul Hoggett
    BF353.5.C55

  • Loss, grief, and attachment in life transitions : a clinician's guide to secure base counseling / Jakob van Wielink, Leo Wilhelm, and Denise van Geelen-Merks
    BF 789 D4W444 2020eb

    Loss, Grief, and Attachment in Life Transitions gives readers an attachment-informed grief counseling framework and a new way of understanding non-death loss and its treatment.

    Loss and grief are viewed through a wide-angle lens with relevance to the whole of human life, including the important area of career counseling and occupational consultation. The book is founded on the key themes of the Transition Cycle: welcome and contact, attachment and bonding, intimacy and sexuality, seperation and loss, grief and meaning reconstruction. Rich in case material related to loss and change, the book provides the tools for adopting a highly personalized approach to working with clients facing a range of life transitions.

    This book is a highly relevant and practical volume for grief counselors and other mental health professionals looking to incorporate attachment theory into their clinical practice.


  • Adolescence / Laurence Steinberg, Temple University
    BF 724 S75 2019

  • Health and Wellbeing of India's Young People Challenges and Prospects
    RA564.5

  • The third wave in science and technology studies : future research directions on expertise and experience / editors, David S. Caudill, Shannon N. Conley, Michael E. Gorman, Martin Weinel
    BF378.E94

  • The public and private management of grief : recovering normal / Caroline Pearce
    BF 575 G7P43 2019

  • Counteracting methodological errors in behavioral research / Gideon J. Mellenbergh
    BF76.5

  • Being and contemporary psychoanalysis : antinomies of the object / Yuri di Liberto
    BF175.4.P45

  • Discourse ontology : body and the construction of a world, from Heidegger through Lacan / Christos Tombras
    BF 173 L1423

  • Conversations worth having : using appreciative inquiry to fuel productive and meaningful engagement / Jackie Stavros and Cheri Torres ; introduction by David L. Cooperrider
    BF724.3.I58
    Conversations are at the core of how we interact. We all know that conversations influence us, but we rarely stop to think about how much impact they have on our well-being and our ability to thrive. This book shows how Appreciative Inquiry (AI)--one of the most widely used new approaches for fostering positive change for individuals, groups, organizations, and communities--can help everyone communicate better and flourish in all areas of their lives. Stavros and Torres spell out 2 practices and 5 principles to create great conversations. Each chapter is built around real-life stories of people using these practices and principles to strengthen relationships and generate possibilities for a future that works for everyone.

  • The five legends : a journey to heal divided hearts / by ANASAZI Foundation ; foreword by Bird That Flies East
    BF637.I48
    Drawing on 30 years of helping families in-crisis, this profound fable by the Anasazi Foundation illustrates the anguish of conflict and shows how we can end war within ourselves, within families, and even between nations.



    The Five Legends tells the story of two estranged brothers, leaders of their people, who find themselves on an unexpected journey. Struggling against each other, they stumble and fall into a great and terrible canyon. Trapped, the two brothers are rescued by an old man--"the last of a people"--who offers to guide them out of the canyon if they agree to learn the five legends of peace. The brothers agree and begin a journey that may not only save themselves, but also their people.



    The brothers learn that to heal any conflict we must first look within ourselves. As this fable beautifully puts it, "War does not begin or end with armies and leaders. In truth, war begins and ends within each of us --within our hearts. When we choose to war with others, we turn our hearts away from them and blind ourselves to their light. ...To have a heart at war is to invite war into your life." The path to peace begins when we stop thinking about "me" and start thinking about "WE."



    This poetic and moving allegory is written for all ages. Its message is both timeless and desperately needed for our own time


  • Master your motivation : three scientific truths for achieving your goals / Susan Fowler
    BF503
    Motivation is at the heart of everything you do and everything you want to do but don't. Unfortunately, the ways we typically motivate ourselves don't work. Relying on sheer determination eventually becomes exhausting-it's not sustainable. And even setting goals can backfire-if you're not setting them for the right reasons.

    Susan Fowler says motivation is energy, and what matters is the quality, not the quantity. Traditional "motivators" such as fear, guilt, or the promise of a reward provide low-quality, short-term energy. Drawing on the latest empirical research, she proves that high-quality, optimal motivation is a skill that you can learn and apply.

    Science tells us that satisfying three basic needs-for choice, connection, and competence-is essential to optimal motivation. You need to feel like you've picked your path, not that you're being driven down it. Your goal should be linked to people or a purpose meaningful to you. And you want to continually learn and grow.

    Through practical exercises and eye-opening stories, Fowler shows you how to identify and shift the quality of your motivation. The skill to master your motivation is important-it may be your greatest opportunity to evolve, grow in wisdom, and be the light the world so desperately needs.

  • Think critically about the wisdom of experts : some lessons about assessing the claims of people whose opinions seem unassailable / Andrew A. King
    BF378.E94

  • Empathy at work / Sharon Steed
    BF575.E55

  • MindManager 2019 : Mindmapping, Visualisierung, Selbstmanagement / Andreas Lercher
    BF449

  • Fail more : embrace, learn, and adapt to failure as a way to success / Bill Wooditch
    BF575.F14

  • The time cleanse : a proven system to eliminate wasted time, realize your full potential, and reinvest in what matters most / Steven Griffith
    BF 637 T5G75 2019eb

  • The polymath : unlocking the power of human versatility / Waqas Ahmed
    BF431
    Every human is born with multifarious potential. Why, then, do parents, schools and employers insist that we restrict our many talents and interests; that we 'specialise' in just one?

    We've been sold a myth, that to 'specialise' is the only way to pursue truth, identity, or even a livelihood. Yet specialisation is nothing but an outdated system that fosters ignorance, exploitation and disillusionment and thwarts creativity, opportunity and progress.

    Following a series of exchanges with the world's greatest historians, futurists, philosophers and scientists, Waqas Ahmed has weaved together a narrative of history and a vision for the future that seeks to disrupt this prevailing system of unwarranted 'hyper-specialisation.'

    In The Polymath , Waqas shows us that there is another way of thinking and being. Through an approach that is both philosophical and practical, he sets out a cognitive journey towards reclaiming your innate polymathic state. Going further, he proposes nothing less than a cultural revolution in our education and professional structures, whereby everyone is encouraged to express themselves in multiple ways and fulfil their many-sided potential.

    Not only does this enhance individual fulfilment, but in doing so, facilitates a conscious and creative society that is both highly motivated and well equipped to address the complexity of 21st century challenges.

  • Work on your game : use the pro athlete mindset to dominate your game in business, sports, and life / Dre Baldwin
    BF 637 S8B3265 2019eb

  • Get it together : ditch the chaos, do the work, and design your success / Lauren Berger
    BF637.S8
    This super-practical guide to personal success is packed with no-nonsense tips that will get anyone where they want to be in business and in life




    Why do you always feel so BUSY? You are constantly adding to your to-do list, drowning in tasks at the office, and still can't get on top of your workload. You work so hard and yet you're not where you want to be in your career and in your life. How can that be? Get It Together gets to the bottom of this question and provides you with the tools and insights you need to transform your career--and finally live the life you always dreamed of.




    Career-management expert, bestselling author, and in-demand speaker, Lauren Berger is here to help you break your current habits, get out of your own way, and not only set, but master your very own personalized goals. Get It Together provides 17 guiding principles for achieving ultimate success, including:




    * Always self-evaluate

    * Cope with failure--it's inevitable

    * Determine your goals

    * Stop getting ready to get ready

    * Know your priorities




    Embrace and apply these principles and you'll have the foundation you need to create real and lasting success--both professionally and personally. Before you know it, you'll be thinking more clearly, approaching tasks with a greater sense of purpose, and generating unthinkable results .




    It's time to stop spinning your wheels and make the most of your time by aligning your actions with your priorities. It's time, once and for all, to GET IT TOGETHER .








  • The power of positive coaching : the mindset and habits to inspire winning results and relationships / by: Lee Colan and Julie Davis-Colan
    BF 637 P36C65 2019eb

  • Convinced! : how to prove your competence & win people over / Jack Nasher
    BF697.5.S44
    Competence does not speak for itself! You can't simply display it; you have to draw people's attention to it. World-renowned negotiation and deception detection expert, business professor, and mentalist Jack Nasher offers effective, proven techniques to convince others that we are talented, trustworthy, and yes, even brilliant.

    Nasher offers the example of Joshua Bell, possibly the world's most famous violinist. In January 2007, at rush hour, he stepped into a Washington, DC, subway station, dressed like any street busker, and began to play a $4,000,000 Stradivarius. It was part of an experiment staged by a journalist of the Washington Post, who expected Bell's skill alone to attract an immense, awed crowd. But Bell was generally ignored, and when he stopped, nobody applauded. He made $34.17.

    The good news is that you don't have to accept obscurity: you can positively affect others' perception of your talent. Whether you're looking for work, giving an important presentation, seeking clients or customers for your business, or vying for a promotion, Nasher explains how to use techniques such as expectation management, verbal and nonverbal communication, the Halo Effect, competence framing, and the power of nonconformity to gain control of how others perceive you.

    Competence is the most highly valued professional trait. But it's not enough to be competent, you have to convey your competence. With Nasher's help you can showcase your expertise, receive the recognition you deserve, and achieve lasting success.

  • Head start : build a resilient mindset and achieve your goals / Ian Price
    BF 698.35 R47P75 2018
    "This book will help you change your mindset and your behaviour!" Chris Tooley, CEO, LycaMobile

    "A must read for developing a resilient mindset when it comes to achieving your personal and work goals." Professor Sir Cary Cooper, CBE, ALLIANCE Manchester Business School, University of Manchester

    "Powerful thinking with a practical toolkit. An inspiring and encouraging read for business and life." Pete Sayburn, Co-Founder, Market Gravity & Partner, Deloitte

    This business book is great for leaders, middle managers and entrepreneurs interested in the following categories:

    PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT MOTIVATION GOAL SETTING MENTAL TOUGHNESS & RESILIENCE

    What's stopping you from reaching your peak?

    We all aspire to succeed in work and life. According to Abraham Maslow, once our basic needs such as food and shelter are taken care of, we want to fulfil our potential, to be the best possible version of ourselves.

    So what prevents us from achieving this? Some of us are beaten by the setbacks and challenges that life inevitably scatters across our path. For others, the fear of failure or lack of confidence can cause us to retreat into our comfort zone and avoid risk. In short, we simply give up and reconcile ourselves to disappointment. In work, this can lead to demotivation and disengagement.

    Whatever inhibits us from fulfilling our potential, there is now a remarkable groundswell of scientific research from the disparate fields of sports psychology, positive psychology and neuroscience. Elite athletes such as tennis player Johanna Konta have increasingly been exposed to this science. This has helped them persist in pursuit of their goals with passion and determination and has helped them bounce back from the inevitable setbacks that they encounter. Ultimately, it helps them succeed. The great news is that this is applicable to you - the science can be applied to anybody. You don't have to be in search of sporting glory - if you simply want to achieve in work and in life, then these tools will help you.

    Using the tools offered in this book will help you, like an elite athlete, build your own mental toughness personal development programme and enable you to get ready and persist towards achieving your goals, whatever life throws at you.

    Happy Reading! Please do share your thoughts with us.


  • Breaking through gridlock : the power of conversation in a polarized world / Jason Jay, Gabriel Grant
    BF637.C45
    Think about the last time you tried to talk with someone who didn't already agree with you about issues that matter most. How well did it go?

    These conversations are vital, but too often get stuck. They become contentious or we avoid them because we fear they might. What if, in these difficult conversations, we could stay true to ourselves while enriching relationships and creating powerful pathways forward? What if our divergent values provided healthy fuel for dialogue and innovation instead of gridlock and polarization? Jason Jay and Gabriel Grant invite us into a spirit of serious play, laughing at ourselves while moving from self-reflection to action. Using enlightening exercises and rich examples, Breaking through Gridlock helps us become aware of the role we unwittingly play in getting conversations stuck. It empowers us to share what really matters - with anyone, anywhere - so that together we can create positive change in our families, organizations, communities, and society.

  • How you learn is how you live : using nine ways of learning to transform your life / Kay Peterson, David A. Kolb
    BF318.5
    What's Your Learning Style?

    Being a lifelong learner is one of the secrets to happiness, success, and personal fulfillment. But what's the best way to become one?Kay Peterson and David Kolb have the answer. They offer deep, research-based insights into the ideal process of learning and guide you in identifying your dominant style. You'll discover how knowing your learning style can help you with all kinds of everyday challenges, from remembering someone's name to adding a crucial professional skill to your repertoire. This book is a guide to awakening the power of learning that lies within each of us.

  • Think better : an innovator's guide to productive thinking (your company's future depends on it, and so does yours) / Tim Hurson
    BF441

    There are thousands of books about thinking. But there are very few books that provide clear how-to information that can actually help you think better.

    Think Better is about Productive Thinking -- why it's important, how it works, and how to use it at work, at home, and at play. Productive Thinking is a game changer -- a practical, easy-to-learn, repeatable process that helps people understand more clearly, think more creatively, and plan more effectively. It's based on the thinking strategies that people we celebrate for their creativity have been using for centuries. Tim Hurson brings Productive Thinking out of the closet and presents it in a way that makes it easy for anyone to grasp and use -- so you can think better, work better, and do better in every aspect of your life.

    Think Better demonstrates how you can start with an intractable technical problem, an unmet consumer need, or a gaping chasm in your business strategy and, by following a clearly defined, practical thinking process, arrive at a robust, innovative solution. Many companies use the Productive Thinking model to generate fresh solutions for tough business problems, and many individuals rely on it to solve pressing personal problems.

    The principles you'll find in Think Better are straight-forward: separate your thinking into creative thinking and critical thinking; stay with the question; strive for the "third third" by generating lots and lots of ideas; and look for unexpected connections.

    The model consists of six interlocking steps:

    Step 1: What's Going On? Explore and truly understand the challenge.

    Step 2: What's Success? Envision the ideal outcome and establish success criteria.

    Step 3: What's the Question? Pinpoint the real problem or opportunity.

    Step 4: Generate Answers List many possible solutions.

    Step 5: Forge the Solution Decide which solution is best. Then make it better.

    Step 6: Align Resources Create an action plan.

    Tim Hurson starts by explaining how we all build inner barriers to effective thinking. He identifies our habits of thinking that severely limit our behavior, from "monkey mind" to "gator brain." Then he demonstrates how to overcome these barriers.

    More than anything, productive thinking is an attitude that will let you look at problems and convert them into opportunities. At the end of this disciplined brainstorming process, you'll have a concrete action plan, complete with timelines and deadlines.

    The book is filled with many of Hurson's original brainstorming tools that will empower you to generate, organize, and process ideas. For example, you can identify your best ideas using the five C' s: C ull, C luster, C ombine, C larify and C hoose. And you can transform an embryonic idea into a robust solution with POWER , which stands for P ositives, O bjections, W hat else?, E nhancements and R emedies.

    To create the future, you first must be able to imagine it. Productive thinking is a way to help you do that.


  • Inside view : a leader's observations on leadership / Walter F. Ulmer, Jr
    BF637.L4

  • Putting people first : five articles on how managers can empathize effectively with employees as the modern workplace develops and changes
    BF576

  • Perfecting your thinking skills : What is the best way for a modern executive to process information? : How do managers and business leaders gather and interpret information effectively?
    BF723.C5

  • MindManager 2018 : Mindmapping, Visualisierung, Selbstmanagement / Andreas Lercher
    BF449

  • Mózg : nieoficjalny podręcznik / Matthew MacDonald
    BF 441 M33 2012

  • Result : think decisively, take action and get results / Phil Olley
    BF 637 S8O444 2013

  • Time and timelessness : temporality in the theory of Carl Jung / Angeliki Yiassemides
    BF 109 J8Y53 2014eb

    Time and Timelessness examines the development of Jung's understanding of time throughout his opus, and the ways in which this concept has affected key elements of his work. In this book Yiassemides suggests that temporality plays an important role in many of Jung's central ideas, and is closely interlinked with his overall approach to the psyche and the cosmos at large.

    Jung proposed a profound truth: that time is relative at large. To appreciate the whole of our experience we must reach beyond causality and temporal linearity, to develop an approach that allows for multidimensional and synchronistic experiences. Jung's understanding surpassed Freud's dichotomous approach which restricted timelessness to the unconscious; his time theory allows us to reach beyond the everyday time-bound world into a greater realm, rich with meaning and connection.

    Included in the book:

    -Jung's time theory

    -the death of time

    -time and spatial metaphors

    -the role of time in precognition, telepathy and synchronicity

    -Unus mundus and time

    -a comparison of Freud's and Jung's time theories: temporal directionality, dimensionality, and the role of timelessness.

    This book is the first to explore time and timelessness in a systematic manner from a Jungian perspective, and the first to investigate how the concept of time affected the overall development of Jung's theory. It will be key reading for psychoanalytic scholars and clinicians, as well as those working in the field of phenomenological philosophy.


  • The promise : never have another negative thought again / Graham W. Price
    BF 637 S4P748 2013eb

    You can eliminate anxiety, worry and negativity from your life - that's what "The Promise "is all about. It's powerful, inspiring and revolutionary program that will turn all your negative thoughts into feelings of positivity and wellbeing. It's a change you will feel in every part of your life and one your friends, family and colleagues will see. Soon you'll begin to live the life you've always wanted. That's "The Promise."


  • Stairway to success : the complete blueprint for personal and professional achievement / Nido R. Qubein
    BF 637 S8Q45 1997
    Success is not a matter of good fortune or an accident of birth. Itis a matter of decision, commitment, planning, preparation,execution, and recommitment. Nido Qubein's six-step program forpersonal and professional achievement will help you make the mostof your potential. With Qubein's blueprint, you'll be able toidentify your unique traits and talents, develop realistic goals,and create powerful action plans to make your dreams areality.

    "This is the best step-by-step, definitive work on authenticachievement in this decade. It's a life-building guide that is bothtimeless and timely." --Denis Waitley

    "This is a very special book that will guide you into a futurefilled with pride, joy, and satisfaction. It's terrific!" --OgMandino.

    "In this book, Nido gives you valuable and empowering steps to findyour path to happiness, success, and the fulfillment of yourdreams." --Les Brown.

    "My friend and colleague, Nido Qubein, has discovered that lifereally does work best when it's lived from the inside out, and nowhe tells us how to do it. You'll enjoy this book, again and again."--Norman Vincent Peale

  • How to have a brilliant life : put a little more in get so much more out / Michael Heppell
    BF 637 C5H47 2012

  • Psychobabble : exploding the myths of the self-help generation / Stephen Briers
    BF 636 A2B657 2012

  • How to solve almost any problem : turning tricky problems into wise decisons / Alan Barker
    BF 449 B365 2012

  • You can be happy : the scientifically proven way to change how you feel / Daniel Freeman & Jason Freeman
    BF 575 H27F735 2012

  • Flip it : how to get the best out of everything / Michael Heppell
    BF 637 S8H432 2012

  • Body language : how to know what's really being said / James Borg
    BF 637 N66B67 2012

  • It Starts With Passion : Do What You Love and Love What You Do / Keith Abraham
    BF 503 A23 2013eb
    How to ignite your passion, live with purpose, and succeed in life and business

    No matter what you want to achieve in life, the secret to doing it is passion. For people to be happy, they need to find meaning in what they do and in the roles they play in their lives, careers, and communities. When we identify the personal passions that drive us, the byproduct is focus, satisfaction, and achievement. But it's not always easy to find our passions.

    In this book, Keith Abraham shows you how to ignite the passion in your life, as well as in the lives of your colleagues, employees, and associates. He includes in-depth research, easy-to-understand concepts, inspirational stories, and clear visual models to show you how to find out what's meaningful to you and pursue it with passion and energy. In the process, Abraham shows you what you can achieve when you align your purpose, passion, and personal goals.Offers effective advice on how to inspire passion and purpose in yourself, your colleagues, and your employeesWritten by a Certified Speaking Professional and bestselling author of self-help titlesIdeal for business owners and managers who want to inspire better performance in their teams

    When you understand the "why" of what you're doing, the "how" becomes the easy part. This handy, enlightening guide shows you how to find your "why" so you can make your "how" happen.


  • Everything I know about success I learned from Napoleon Hill : essential lessons for using the power of positive thinking / Don M. Green
    BF 637 S8G6944 2013

  • The necessity of strangers : the intriguing truth about insight, innovation, and success / Alan S. Gregerman
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    A counterintuitive approach to fostering greater innovation, collaboration, and engagement

    Most of us assume our success relies on a network of friends and close contacts. But innovative thinking requires a steady stream of fresh ideas and new possibilities, which strangers are more likely to introduce. Our survival instincts naturally cause us to look upon strangers with suspicion and distrust, but in The Necessity of Strangers , Alan Gregerman offers the provocative idea that engaging with strangers is an opportunity, not a threat, and that engaging with the right strangers is essential to unlocking our real potential. The Necessity of Strangers reveals how strangers challenge us to think differently about ourselves and the problems we face.

    Shows how strangers can help us innovate better, get the most out of each other, and achieve genuine collaboration Presents principles for developing a "stranger-centric" mindset to develop new markets and stronger customer relationships, leverage the full potential of partnerships, and become more effective leaders Includes practical guidance and a toolkit for being more open, creating new ideas that matter, finding the right strangers in all walks of life, and tapping the real brilliance in yourself

    To stay competitive, you and your business need access to more new ideas, insights, and perspectives than ever before. The Necessity of Strangers offers an essential guide to discovering the most exciting opportunities you haven't met yet.


  • The advantage : the 7 soft skills you need to stay one step ahead / Emma-Sue Prince
    BF 335 P7445 2013

  • What is your what? : discover the one amazing thing you were born to do / Steve Olsher
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    Are you ready to discover your "WHAT"--that is, the 1 amazing thing you were born to do? Would you like to powerfully impact both those who share this lifetime with you and those of lifetimes to come?

    In "What Is Your WHAT?" author Steve Olsher reveals his proven process that has helped thousands answer "YES" to these life-changing questions and cultivate a life of purpose, conviction, and contribution by identifying and creating a plan of action for bringing the 1 thing they were born to do to fruition. It is a timely, step-by-step guide that will guide you towards making both a fortune and a difference sharing your unique gift with the world.Features inspiring stories of trial, tribulation, and triumph, as well as examples of 17 public figures, such as Guy Kawasaki, Chris Brogan, and Jack Canfield who have made the critical shift from pursuing commodity-driven opportunities to honoring their singular blueprintAuthor Steve Olsher is a 25+ year entrepreneur, creator/founder of The Reinvention Workshop, and award-winning author of "Internet Prophets: The World's Leading Experts Reveal How to Profit Online"

    Steve's singular approach to realizing permanent, positive change blends proprietary methods with ancient wisdom and revolutionary lessons from modern thought leaders. Leverage this proven system to discover your "WHAT" and realize ultimate achievement in business and life.


  • Dream it, do it, live it : 9 easy steps to making things happen for you / Richard Newton and Ciprian Adrian Rusen ; illustrations by Laura Dumitru
    BF 637 S4N49 2013eb
    A practical nine-step productivity guide for turning your dreams into realities

    When you think of project management, you probably think of business projects and boring meetings. But every project, personal and professional, needs to be properly managed if you expect to turn what you can dream up into a reality you can live. We all have dreams we're passionate about--getting ahead at work, starting a business, or even learning to play an instrument--but it's difficult to live your dreams without a framework for getting from vision to achievement. Dream It, Do It, Live It offers practical, understandable, and doable guidance on achieving any goal in nine easy steps. With case studies of real people who achieved their own dreams, this easy-to-read illustrated guide will help you focus on the dream you want to make real and the constructive and meaningful steps you can take to today to make that dream happen.

    A short, easy-to-read guide full of practical advice and simple steps for getting started on the path to your ultimate goals Includes an easy-to-follow nine-step system that helps you reach any goal, professional or personal Ideal for professionals who want to get ahead, entrepreneurs who want to start their own business, hobbyists, and anyone who wants to turn the intangible into the tangible

    No matter where you want to go in life, there's always a way to get there. Dream It, Do It, Live It gives you the practical, real-world advice you need to set out on the road to your ultimate success.


  • Value negotiation : how to finally get the win-win right / Horacio Falcão
    BF 637 N4F342 2010

  • Brilliant self confidence : how to challenge your fears and go for anything you want in life / Mike McClement
    BF 575 S39M33 2012eb
    Everyone can build lasting, unshakable confidence and go after the life they really want to live. Whether it s making a career change, finding a romantic partner or meeting new people, "Brilliant Self-confidence" is packed with all the advice necessary to help you develop the confidence and motivation to be successful, so you can change your approach to life forever and start transforming your life today.BRILLIANT OUTCOMES Feel motivated, positive and confident Learn to exploit your strengths and embrace opportunities Find out how to overcome setbacks Assert yourself and go after the life you want
Updated: Tuesday 24 September 2019
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