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The Geography of Thought

The Geography of Thought

How Asians and Westerners Think Differently - and Why

  • Author: Richard E. Nisbett
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1857884191
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 288
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When Richard Nisbett showed an animated underwater scene to his American students, they zeroed in on a big fish swimming among smaller fish. Japanese subjects, on the other hand, made observations about the background environment...and the different "seeings" are a clue to profound underlying cognitive differences between Westerners and East Asians. As Professor Nisbett shows in The Geography of Thought people actually think - and even see - the world differently, because of differing ecologies, social structures, philosophies, and educational systems that date back to ancient Greece and China, and that have survived into the modern world. As a result, East Asian thought is "holistic" - drawn to the perceptual field as a whole, and to relations among objects and events within that field. By comparison to Western modes of reasoning, East Asian thought relies far less on categories, or on formal logic; it is fundamentally dialectic, seeking a "middle way" between opposing thoughts. By contrast, Westerners focus on salient objects or people, use attributes to assign them to categories, and apply rules of formal logic to understand their behaviour.

Mindware

Mindware

Tools for Smart Thinking

  • Author: Richard E. Nisbett
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 0374710678
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 336
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"The most influential thinker, in my life, has been the psychologist Richard Nisbett. He basically gave me my view of the world." -Malcolm Gladwell, New York Times Book Review Scientific and philosophical concepts can change the way we solve problems by helping us to think more effectively about our behavior and our world. Surprisingly, despite their utility, many of these tools remain unknown to most of us. In Mindware, the world-renowned psychologist Richard E. Nisbett presents these ideas in clear and accessible detail. Nisbett has made a distinguished career of studying and teaching such powerful problem-solving concepts as the law of large numbers, statistical regression, cost-benefit analysis, sunk costs and opportunity costs, and causation and correlation, probing the best methods for teaching others how to use them effectively in their daily lives. In this groundbreaking book, Nisbett shows us how to frame common problems in such a way that these scientific and statistical principles can be applied to them. The result is an enlightening and practical guide to the most essential tools of reasoning ever developed-tools that can easily be used to make better professional, business, and personal decisions.

The Psyche in Chinese Medicine E-Book

The Psyche in Chinese Medicine E-Book

Treatment of Emotional and Mental Disharmonies with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs

  • Author: Giovanni Maciocia
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0702047775
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 688
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THE PSYCHE IN CHINESE MEDICINE comprehensively discusses the treatment of mental-emotional disorders with both acupuncture and herbal medicine. Suitable for practitioners and students of Chinese medicine it discusses first the aetiology, pathology and diagnosis of mental disorders. It explores the nature of the Mind (Shen), Ethereal Soul (Hun), Corporeal Soul (Po), Intellect (Yi) and Will-Power (Zhi) and then presents the diagnosis and treatment of the most common psychological disorders with both acupuncture and Chinese herbs in detail. Specific chapters focus on the treatment of common conditions including depression, anxiety, insomnia, panic attacks, bipolar disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Each condition is illustrated with case histories from the author’s 35 years-long practice. Comprehensive discussion of the nature of the Shen, Hun, Po, Yi and Zhi in Chinese medicine The first detailed description of the nature and functions of the Hun (Ethereal Soul) and how that relates to conditions such as depression, bipolar disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder An entire chapter dedicated to the functions of acupuncture points in the treatment of mental-emotional disorders Case studies that offer realistic insights and understanding to the range of diagnostic and treatment choices the practitioner can make Attractive 2-colour page layout gives easy access and navigation around the text

A History of the Universe

A History of the Universe

Volume II: Humanity

  • Author: Henry Kong
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595428894
  • Category: History
  • Page: 156
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Book two of A History of the Universe starts where the first volume left off: the arid and treacherous brush of North-East Africa. It was there that a tiny tribe of nomadic primates set out on an unlikely journey of world conquest. Dr. Kong traces the steps of these intrepid early modern humans from the cradles of civilization to the great empires of antiquity: Greece, Rome, Persia, and Byzantium. Meet the masters of bygone times from Alexander to Zoroaster. Relive the great discoveries of Archimedes, the sermons of Saint Paul, the philosophy of Shankara, and the poetry of Lao Tzu. From the caveman to the Crusades, it's all here, complete with counterfactual arguments. 'Humanity' is an intellectual feast for the senses.

From Techie to Boss

From Techie to Boss

Transitioning to Leadership

  • Author: Scott Cromar
  • Publisher: Apress
  • ISBN: 1430259329
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 260
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"Techniques and tips for all aspects of management--project, time, scope, risk, dependency, earned value, quality, team roles, distributed team, global team, and conflict management; 90-day plan pointers, such as managing your boss, selecting early wins, defining scope, gathering requirements, developing a WBS, documenting procedures, and compliance; Troubleshooting techniques such as Current Reality Tree and Ishikawa diagrams; Project scheduling methods, including work breakdown structures and dependency management with GANTT and PERT charts; Requirements analysis using UML and Agile"--From publisher description.

The Science of Social Vision: The Science of Social Vision

The Science of Social Vision: The Science of Social Vision

  • Author: Reginald B. Adams
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0195333179
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 471
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The human visual system is particularly attuned to and remarkably efficient at processing social cues. This text examines the functional and neuroanatomical mechanisms which underpin social vision.

An Asian Perspective on Mediation

An Asian Perspective on Mediation

  • Author: Joel Lee,Hwee Hwee Teh
  • Publisher: Academy Publishing
  • ISBN: 9810829973
  • Category: Dispute resolution (Law)
  • Page: 236
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The prevailing mediation model and process is drawn primarily from the West. For a long time, there has been a call for conflict management approaches that are more appropriate for the Asian context. ... This book answers the call by identifying cultural values and norms that affect how conflicts may be perceived through Asian lenses, and how conflict management processes and practices should be structured...

Handbook of Culture and Consumer Behavior

Handbook of Culture and Consumer Behavior

  • Author: Sharon Ng,Angela Y. Lee
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199388547
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 288
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Research on the influence of culture on consumer decision-making and consumption behavior has witnessed tremendous growth in the last decade. With increasing globalization, managers are becoming increasingly aware that operating in multiple markets is crucial for firms' survival and growth. As the world's growth engine shifts from Europe and North America to Asia and Latin America, it has become apparent that an inward-looking and domestic focus strategy will not be sustainable in the long run. And success in foreign markets requires marketers to understand not just what consumers in these markets need but also how they think, behave, consume, and purchase. Numerous studies have documented cultural differences in values and beliefs, motivational orientations, emotions, self-regulation, and information-processing styles, and the effects of these cultural variations on consumer behavior such as brand evaluation, materialism, and impulsive consumption. In this volume, experts from a variety of disciplines and perspectives trace the historical development of culture research in consumer psychology and examine the theoretical underpinnings that account for these findings and the current state of the field. Collectively, the chapters provide a forum for researchers to engage in thoughtful debates and stimulating conversations and offer directions for future research.

The Human Psyche

The Human Psyche

In Love, War and Enlightenment

  • Author: Peter Snow
  • Publisher: Boolarong Press
  • ISBN: 1921555424
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 497
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The Human Psyche is a far reaching expose of human identity that seeks to unify the startling new insights gained from modern neuroscientific studies of higher consciousness, with insights gained from introspection and philosophy. In simple, straightforward prose and diagrammatic form it presents several new models of the generation of, and interactions between, the neural centers that are responsible for thought, emotion and mood. It will be of particular interest to neuroscientists, neurologists, biologists, mental health professionals, students of religion and philosophers and indeed all those fascinated by human behavior, its origins in the animal world and its implications for our future. The Human Psyche reminds us that we live in a time when science finally has significant answers about the true nature and origins of human behavior a perspective that heralds a new era that will inevitably see the dissolution of many hallowed, though plainly stagnant institutions and the establishment of a new world.

The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Psychology

The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Psychology

  • Author: Daniel Reisberg
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0195376749
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 1076
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This handbook is an essential, comprehensive resource for students and academics interested in topics in cognitive psychology, including perceptual issues, attention, memory, knowledge representation, language, emotional influences, judgment, problem solving, and the study of individual differences in cognition.