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The Female Mind

The Female Mind

A User's Guide

  • Author: Kathryn M. Abel,Rosalind Ramsay
  • Publisher: RCPsych Publications
  • ISBN: 9781909726802
  • Category:
  • Page: 128
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An overview of how gender affects mental health that will help women to identify and better manage the symptoms of mental ill health. It covers a wide range of mental disorders and gives helpful tips and useful resources. Includes topics like arranged marriage, domestic violence, influences of cultural and historical factors, motherhood and pain.

The User's Guide to the Human Mind

The User's Guide to the Human Mind

Why Our Brains Make Us Unhappy, Anxious, and Neurotic and What We Can Do about It

  • Author: Shawn Smith
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • ISBN: 160882053X
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 216
  • View: 3137
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Your mind is not built to make you happy; it’s built to help you survive. So far, it’s done a great job! But in the process, it may have developed some bad habits, like avoiding new experiences or scrounging around for problems where none exist. Is it any wonder that worry, bad moods, and self-critical thoughts so often get in the way of enjoying life? The User’s Guide to the Human Mind is a road map to the puzzling inner workings of the human mind, replete with exercises for overriding the mind’s natural impulses toward worry, self-criticism, and fear, and helpful tips for acting in the service of your values and emotional well-being—even when your mind has other plans. Find out how your mind tries to limit your behavior and your potential Discover how pessimism functions as your mind’s error management system Learn why you shouldn’t believe everything you think Overrule your thoughts and feelings and take charge of your mind and your life

The Mind

The Mind

A User's Guide

  • Author: Raj Persaud
  • Publisher: Bantam Press
  • ISBN: 9780593056356
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 352
  • View: 5769
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Although we are all born with brains and minds which are amazing, those who research and treat the symptoms of psychological and psychiatric disorder firmly believe we would all find our lives enhanced by a user's guide to the mind. We are supposed to be living in more enlightened times, yet it seems that more people than ever are suffering from mental health problems. In fact statistics show ... * 1 in 4 people will experience some kind of mental health disorder in the course of their life... * 1 in 6 of us will suffer from depression - most commonly between the ages of 25 and 44... * 1 in 10 people are likely to suffer from disabling anxiety at some stage in their life... Edited by Dr Raj Persaud and published in collaboration with the Royal College of Psychiatrists, The Mind : A User's Guide has been written by distinguished experts and offers information on the latest research into brain and mind sciences. It gives distinctive descriptions of behaviour, feelings and thoughts relating to a variety of conditions - including Addictions, Body Image and Bipolar Disorders, Depression and OCD - and helps us to clarify and understand symptoms and treatments. This handbook also confronts and debunks some of the most damaging myths and misconceptions surrounding the subject of mental health. Given how common these kinds of problems are throughout our lifespan, The Mind: A User's Guide could prove to be the most valuable reference book you own.

A User's Guide to the Brain

A User's Guide to the Brain

Perception, Attention, and the Four Theaters of the Brain

  • Author: John J. Ratey,Albert M. Galaburda
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0375701079
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 404
  • View: 1947
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An accessible resource to the structure and chemistry of the brain explains how its systems shape our perceptions, feelings, and behaviors, while outlining the author's theory of the dynamic interaction between the four major brain systems. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Consciousness

Consciousness

A User's Guide

  • Author: Adam Zeman
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300104974
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 404
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In this thought-provoking book, neurologist Adam Zeman offers an enlightening view of consciousness seen through the lenses of science and philosophy, enhancing his discussion with case studies of neurological patients and observations of young children’s expanding mental worlds. "An articulate . . . neurologist . . . covers many aspects of consciousness for general readers. His treatment of the disorders of knowledge is superb. If you were intrigued with The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, you’ll appreciate [the book’s] buildup to what Oliver Sacks described in that work. . . . Approachable and instructive.”--William H. Calvin, New York Times Book Review "A grand tour of the terrain of consciousness, as viewed from neuroscientific and philosophical perspectives.”--Colin Beer, Quarterly Review of Biology "[Zeman] is uniquely qualified to write this particular book, whose chief merit is that it provides a summary of the current state of play in neurobiology, psychology, and philosophy. . . . A very useful book.”--John R. Searle, Los Angeles Times Book Review

The Female Brain

The Female Brain

  • Author: Louann Brizendine, M.D.
  • Publisher: Harmony
  • ISBN: 9780767928410
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 304
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Since Dr. Brizendine wrote The Female Brain ten years ago, the response has been overwhelming. This New York Times bestseller has been translated into more than thirty languages, has sold nearly a million copies between editions, and has most recently inspired a romantic comedy starring Whitney Cummings and Sofia Vergara. And its profound scientific understanding of the nature and experience of the female brain continues to guide women as they pass through life stages, to help men better understand the girls and women in their lives, and to illuminate the delicate emotional machinery of a love relationship. Every brain begins as a female brain. It only becomes male eight weeks after conception, when excess testosterone shrinks the communications center, reduces the hearing cortex, and makes the part of the brain that processes sex twice as large. Louann Brizendine, M.D. is a pioneering neuropsychiatrist who brings together the latest findings to show how the unique structure of the female brain determines how women think, what they value, how they communicate, and whom they’ll love. Brizendine reveals the neurological explanations behind why • A woman remembers fights that a man insists never happened • A teen girl is so obsessed with her looks and talking on the phone • Thoughts about sex enter a woman’s brain once every couple of days but enter a man’s brain about once every minute • A woman knows what people are feeling, while a man can’t spot an emotion unless somebody cries or threatens bodily harm • A woman over 50 is more likely to initiate divorce than a man Women will come away from this book knowing that they have a lean, mean communicating machine. Men will develop a serious case of brain envy.

The Woman's Guide to How Men Think

The Woman's Guide to How Men Think

Love, Commitment, and the Male Mind

  • Author: Shawn T. Smith
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • ISBN: 1608827917
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 224
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Comedian George Carlin once said, “Women are from earth. Men are from earth. Just deal with it.” Though witty, this sentiment fails to recognize one of the real truths in life: that both genders are completely mystified by one another, and often have a mile-long list of complaints for the opposite sex. Yet, generally speaking, both men and women want to get along—especially if there’s romance involved. A Woman’s Guide to How Men Think offers a practical, humorous, yet compassionate guide for women who want to learn the secrets of the elusive male mind. With author Shawn Smith’s trademark humor, you’ll come to understand why men think and see the world the way they do, and how to work with men to cultivate understanding and communication in relationships, without expecting men to be creatures that they are not. This isn’t a male-bashing book about how men should be more like women, but a book about how men actually are, and how women can use this understanding to get what they need from their relationships. You’ll also learn why men often feel frustrated and criticized, how to deal with lack of communication in ways that don’t put men on the defensive, and how being curious and compassionate (while not accepting disrespectful or abusive behavior) instead of dismissing men for their inherently male traits can lead to greater understanding between the sexes. The plain truth is that both men and women are from planet earth. But that doesn’t mean we are the same. If you are looking for an insider’s guide to the ever-elusive male mind, this is the book for you. The author, Shawn Smith, is a psychotherapist with a blog at ironshrink.com.

Careful

Careful

A User's Guide to Our Injury-Prone Minds

  • Author: Steve Casner
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0399574115
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 336
  • View: 8419
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“Gripping, page-turning material . . . a new way of thinking about survival in a world filled with hazards and distractions.” —Charles Duhigg, author of Smarter Faster Better and The Power of Habit A safety expert reveals why few of us are as careful as we think we are, and what we can do about it. The modern world can be a dangerous place, filled with fast cars, smartphones, new drugs, and thrill sports. Meanwhile, we humans are as fragile as ever. In fact, after a century of steady improvement, injuries and accidental deaths are on the rise. Steve Casner has devoted his career to studying the psychology of safety, and he knows there’s not a safety warning we won’t ignore or a foolproof device we can’t turn into an implement of disaster. Careful helps us understand why we do things like insist on the fat-free salad dressing but then text and drive. Casner explains the psychological traps that can lead us to the scene of an accident. They’re the same whether you’re a pilot, a Hollywood stuntwoman, a parent, or the owner of a clogged dishwasher you’re trying to fix with a screwdriver. Then Casner shows us how and when the injuries happen, so we know exactly what we should really be worrying about. Casner’s book helps us keep our fingers attached in the kitchen, our kids afloat at the pool, and our teens safe behind the wheel, and shows us many other ways we can take control of our own safety and get through the day in one piece.

The User's Guide to Being Human

The User's Guide to Being Human

The Art and Science of Self

  • Author: Scott Edmund Miller
  • Publisher: SelectBooks
  • ISBN: 1590792122
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 184
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"The author examines eight human inner capacities by which people shape their lives. He outlines a step-by-step program to harness this great potential freely available within people to bring out the best in themselves and create the life they dream of leading" --Provided by publisher.

Sane New World

Sane New World

A User's Guide to the Normal-Crazy Mind

  • Author: Ruby Wax
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0698159233
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 256
  • View: 8463
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The #1 UK bestseller that presents a funny, honest, and engaging look at the craziness of modern life, explaining why we’re all just a little bit out of our minds. In Sane New World, Ruby Wax - comedian, writer and mental health advocate - shows us just how our minds can send us mad as our internal critics play on a permanent loop tape ‘Don’t do that.. why you... you didn’t... should have... but you didn’t...’. Ruby knows those voices well. She has been on a tough but ultimately enlightening journey that has taken her from battling depression to achieving a Masters Degree from Oxford University in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy. In Sane New World, Ruby helps us all understand why we sabotage our sanity, how our brains work and how we can rewire our thinking – often through simple mindfulness techniques - to find calm in a frenetic world.

The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth

The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth

  • Author: Henci Goer
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1440674302
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 384
  • View: 4848
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As an intelligent woman, you are probably used to learning as much as you can before making major decisions. But when it comes to one of the most important decisions of your life--how you will give birth—it is hard to gather accurate, unbiased information. Surprisingly, much of the research does not support common medical opinion and practice. Birth activist Henci Goer gives clear, concise information based on the latest medical studies. The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth helps you compare and contrast your various options and shows you how to avoid unnecessary procedures, drugs, restrictions, and tests. The book covers: Cesareans Breech babies Inducing labor Electronic Fetal Monitoring Rupturing Membranes Coping with slow labor Pain medication Epistiotomy Vaginal birth after a Ceasarean Doulas Deciding on a doctor or midwife Choosing where to have your baby and much more . . .

ProcessMind

ProcessMind

A User's Guide to Connecting with the Mind of God

  • Author: Arnold Mindell
  • Publisher: Quest Books
  • ISBN: 0835630366
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 304
  • View: 5102
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Einstein said, “I want to know the mind of God, the rest are details.” This book is therapist Arnold Mindell’s response. By processmind he means an earth-based experience of the universal state of consciousness that, he argues, pervades all reality. It is perhaps our most basic, least known, and greatest power, combining the nonlocality of modern physics with altered states of consciousness found in peak experiences. What makes this book unique is that it offers some experience of this mind-state to the reader. Mindell does so by connecting cosmic patterns seen in physics with experiences occurring in psychology and world spiritual traditions. He draws together ideas about Aboriginal totem spirits, quantum entanglement, and nonlocality to describe the “structure of God experiences.” Enhancing his clear presentation are around 80 illustrations and 30 experiential exercises based on tested approaches that actualize our deepest, unitive consciousness. Through rational thinking and earth-based, inner experience, the reader can sense how the processmind’s self-organizing intelligence helps with dreams, body symptoms, relationships, and large-group conflict issues. Altogether, the book is a kind of user’s guide to tapping into an immense power that can benefit our own individual life and, ultimately, the world.

Access All Areas

Access All Areas

A User's Guide to the Art of Urban Exploration

  • Author: Ninjalicious
  • Publisher: Coach House Press
  • ISBN: 9780973778700
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 242
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Ever wonder what lies beyond the doors, fences and ladders you pass every day? A hidden world of mystery, beauty and free fun awaits the curious who choose to seek adventure off the beaten path - without even leaving their own city. Access All Areas takes you behind the scenes to little-known urban spaces like utility tunnels, rooftops, abandoned buildings, construction sites and storm drains, unveiling the possibilities - and perils - of the world of urban exploration.

The Man's Guide to Women

The Man's Guide to Women

Scientifically Proven Secrets from the Love Lab About What Women Really Want

  • Author: John Gottman,Julie Schwartz Gottman,Doug Abrams,Rachel Carlton Abrams
  • Publisher: Rodale Books
  • ISBN: 1623361850
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 224
  • View: 8388
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Results from world-renowned relationship expert John Gottman’s famous Love Lab have proven an incredible truth: Men make or break relationships. Based on 40 years of research, The Man’s Guide to Women unlocks the mystery of how to attract, satisfy, and succeed with a woman for a lifetime. For the first time ever, there is a science-based answer to the age-old question: What do women really want in a man? Dr. Gottman, author of the New York Times bestseller The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, and his wife and collaborator, clinical psychologist Julie Schwartz Gottman, PhD, have pored over the research along with bestselling coauthors Douglas Abrams and Rachel Carlton Abrams, MD. Together, they have written this definitive guide for men, providing answers on everything from how to approach a woman and build a connection with her to how to truly satisfy her in bed and know when the relationship is on the right track. The Man’s Guide to Women is a must-have playbook for how to play—and win—the game of love.

The Brain

The Brain

A User's Guide

  • Author: New Scientist
  • Publisher: Nicholas Brealey
  • ISBN: 1473685079
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 224
  • View: 8979
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Congratulations! You're the proud owner of the most complex information processing device in the known universe. The human brain comes equipped with all sorts of useful design features, but also many bugs and weaknesses. Problem is you don't get an owner's manual. You have to just plug and play. As a result, most of us never properly understand how our brains work and what they're truly capable of. We fail get the best out of them, ignore some of their most useful features and struggle to overcome their design faults. Featuring witty essays, enlightening infographics and fascinating 'try this at home' experiments, New Scientist take you on a journey through intelligence, memory, creativity, the unconscious and beyond. From the strange ways to distort what we think of as 'reality' to the brain hacks that can improve memory, The Brain: A User's Guide will help you understand your brain and show you how to use it to its full potential.

Unleash the Power of the Female Brain

Unleash the Power of the Female Brain

Supercharging Yours for Better Health, Energy, Mood, Focus, and Sex

  • Author: Daniel G. Amen, M.D.
  • Publisher: Harmony
  • ISBN: 0307888967
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 416
  • View: 4200
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From one of the world's leading experts on how the brain works, a step-by-step, practical program for women to achieve greater health, energy, and lasting happiness by harnessing the power of the female brain. For the first time, bestselling author and brain expert Dr. Daniel G. Amen offers insight on the unique characteristics and needs of the female brain and a practical, prescriptive program targeted specifically for women to help them thrive. In this breakthrough guide based on research from his clinical practice, Dr. Amen addresses the issues women ask about the most including fertility, pregnancy, menopause, weight, stress, anxiety, insomnia, and relationships.

National Geographic Mind

National Geographic Mind

A Scientific Guide to Who You Are, How You Got That Way, and How to Make the Most of It

  • Author: Patricia Daniels,Todd B. Kashdan
  • Publisher: National Geographic Books
  • ISBN: 1426216939
  • Category: Developmental psychology
  • Page: 302
  • View: 1386
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"Combining leading theories of psychology and behavior with case studies, personality quizzes, and practical advice, National Geographic Mind explores the question we all enjoy asking- Who am I? A companion to National Geographic'saBodyaandaBrain, this whimsically illustrated reference explores today's theories of personality, mixing scientific theory with an underlying message-by knowing more about your own psychology, you can have a better life.aChapters start with the anatomy, evolution, and development of the human brain, then move into such interesting areas as intuition, creativity, motivation, faith, and ethics-all facets of a unique personality. Quirky, often funny, always thought-provoking photographs, cartoons, and illustrations bring the message home on every page. Interesting scenarios of mental health and mental deviance make for a lively, readable narrative that combines today's leading theories in the science of the mind and personality with life-enhancing questions, quizzes, practices, and tools for self-discovery. An entertaining book about science, National Geographic Mindconnects with the reader in a very personal and ultimately helpful way."

Curvology: The Origins and Power of Female Body Shape

Curvology: The Origins and Power of Female Body Shape

  • Author: David Bainbridge
  • Publisher: The Overlook Press
  • ISBN: 1468312944
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 240
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Anatomy professor David Bainbridge applies the science of evolutionary biology and psychology to look at women's bodies in our ancestral past, our self-image-obsessed present, and our surgically enhanced future. Few things are as tantalizing as a woman’s curves…and yet, humans are the only mammals on earth whose females have curvy bodies. Why? And what does this unique body shape mean for us? In Curvology, researcher David Bainbridge uses his scientific know-how to get to the bottom of this anatomical mystery and to explore the social and psychological consequences of our cultural fixation with curves and fat. Bainbridge brings thorough and clear-headed scientific research to this topic, as well as an admirable understanding of the real-life ramifications of the fascinating statistics and provocative studies he cites. Blending evolutionary biology, cultural observation, and cutting-edge psychology, Bainbridge critically synthesize the science and history of women’s body shape, from ancient homonids to the age of the selfie, offering insights into how women’s bodies became objects of fascination and raising awareness about what this scrutiny does to our brains. Packed with controversial and compelling findings that drive us to think about the significance of our curves and what they mean for future generations, Curvology offers not just a compelling collection of facts and studies, but an endlessly fascinating take on evolution and its consequences.

Wheels of Life

Wheels of Life

A User's Guide to the Chakra System

  • Author: Anodea Judith
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
  • ISBN: 0738715956
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 528
  • View: 9388
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As portals between the physical and spiritual planes, the chakras offer unparalleled opportunities for growth, healing, and transformation. Anodea Judith’s classic introduction to the chakra system, which has sold over 200,000 copies, has been completely updated and expanded. It includes revised chapters on relationships, evolution, and healing, and a new section on raising children with healthy chakras. Wheels of Life takes you on a powerful journey through progressively transcendent levels of consciousness. View this ancient metaphysical system through the light of new metaphors, ranging from quantum physics to child development. Learn how to explore and balance your own chakras using poetic meditations and simple yoga movements—along with gaining spiritual wisdom, you’ll experience better health, more energy, enhanced creativity, and the ability to manifest your dreams. Praise: “Wheels of Life is the most significant and influential book on the chakras ever written.” — John Friend, founder of Anusara Yoga

Thinkback

Thinkback

A User's Guide to Minding the Mind

  • Author: Jack Lochhead
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135666776
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 152
  • View: 8535
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The fundamental premise of Thinkback--based on overwhelming scientific evidence--is that intelligence is not fixed at birth and that, with consistent effort, we can dramatically improve our capacities. It counters the claims of some psychologists that it is impossible to increase intelligence because that ability is determined at birth. Thinkback builds on the Think Aloud strategies in Arthur Whimbey and Jack Lochhead's popular and widely used volume, Problem Solving & Comprehension, now in its sixth edition. Since its publication, thousands of students have used these techniques for improving thinking and analytic reasoning to increase test scores, win National Merit Scholarships, and gain admission to top-ranked professional schools. Now, Thinkback shows how these powerful strategies can be applied to a range of important academic areas including mathematics, language arts, social studies, and science. Thinkback is a tool for student empowerment--a strategy they can use to improve both their ability to think and their ability to learn. The Thinkback classroom, on the other hand, is a design for teacher liberation--enabling them to see learning more clearly than they ever could before. This is the only book currently available that contains detailed models of metacognitive dialogues in the classroom. These dialogues enable teachers and teacher educators to observe thinking processes that have previously been invisible and undetectable. Based on over 20 years of careful cognitive research, the dialogues provide teachers with important insights into the nature of thinking and problem solving. Thinkback is a picture window on the working mind. This book: *Describes the Thinkback strategy for making thinking strategies explicit, easy to teach, and easy to learn. *Includes numerous detailed examples that demonstrate the Thinkback technique. Six quite different learning strategies--derived from the work of David Perkins, Barry Beyer, Arthur Whimbey, Joseph Novak, John R. Hayes, and Lev Landa--are presented to illustrate the range of contexts in which Thinkback can be used. *Spans the wide gap between unstructured constructivist-style instruction and lock-step memorization drills. The Thinkback technique can convert a teacher-centered rote memory lesson into an intellectually challenging student-centered exploration, while at the same time maintaining specific content mastery objectives. Or it can be used to add subtle structure to an open-ended creative exercise, allowing students of all levels to benefit and insuring that no one is left floundering. Thinkback is an important new resource for teachers and students in high schools, community colleges, and introductory college programs; industrial trainers; home schoolers; parents; and anyone else who would like to see learners become more intelligent and are willing to work to see that they do.