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Positive Perspectives 2

Author : Pat Miller
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Dogwise Publishing is pleased to reunite again with Pat Miller for the publication of her second volume of Positive Perspectives, a collection of her recent articles. This collection is more advanced than volume one, with particular emphasis on understanding the latest in canine behavioral research so that you can become a more effective trainer and/or owner. Written in Pat's understandable but sophisticated style, Positive Perspectives 2 presents the latest "positive" thinking on body language, training and behavioral concepts, teaching behaviors, problem behaviors, and aggression.

The Positive Perspective

Author : Bob Brumm
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Are you hungry for Positive Change? Do You want to live with encouragement rather than F.E.A.R.? Would you like to create a Positive Life? The time for a Positive Perspective is here. For anyone looking for encouraging, uplifting, positive perspectives to challenge the daily negativity in the world, The Positive Perspective book offers an alternative. The Positive Perspective offers an encouraging look into many of our daily trials and tribulations to enhance our life and the lives of others. Making a positive impact on our society is a great responsibility we can all share and benefit from. The Positive Perspective will unveil these life lessons:

HIV Positive

Author : Margot Tallmer
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Schizophrenia The Positive Perspective

Author : Peter Chadwick
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This fully revised second edition of Schizophrenia: The Positive Perspective uses biographical sketches and essays to discuss schizophrenia and related conditions, providing advice on methods of coping, routes to growth, recovery and well-being, and how schizophrenia can be viewed in a positive light. It also explores the insights of R.D. Laing and discusses how they can be applied to contemporary ideas and research. In this expanded edition Peter Chadwick, a previous sufferer, builds on his earlier edition and introduces new topics including: Cannabis smoking and schizophrenia. Psychoanalytic approaches to psychosis and their extension into the spiritual domain. Using cognitive behaviour therapy in the treatment of profound existential distress. How experiences on the edge of madness can be relevant to understanding reality. Schizophrenia: The Positive Perspective encourages hope, confidence and increased self-esteem in schizophrenia sufferers and raises new questions about how schizophrenia should be evaluated. It is important reading for anyone working with schizophrenic people including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and other mental health professionals.

Rethinking Residential Child Care

Author : Mark Smith
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Group Psychotherapy

Author : Vacir De Souza
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Group Psychotherapy: Exercises at Hand is a three-volume series that provides concise, creative, and systematic approaches for beginners and seasoned professionals practicing group psychotherapy sessions. The customizable group session models apply and improve psychotherapy techniques by employing notes based on real-world settings. Each group session model provides valuable suggestions for group interactions, therapeutic interventions, and treatments. The Exercises at Hand series includes practical, reliable, and structured techniques and exercises that will enable you to implement ready-to-use exercises in both outpatient and inpatient situations; utilize innovative exercises for group psychotherapy sessions for professionals working in community mental health centers, hospitals, jails, group homes, shelters, or private settings; conduct group psychotherapy sessions through uniquely organized topics and exercises; set high standards for documentation using flexible and updated models of real group sessions. Group Psychotherapy: Exercises at Hand offers some of the best-organized materials available on the market. These volumes present an abundant collection of topics and exercises designed to cover the full spectrum of group psychotherapy. Each topic and corresponding exercise has been meticulously created and organized in a logical sequence to make your work as the group leader easy and effective. Enhance the progress of your patients by helping them gain better understanding about themselves and make positive changes in their lives.

The Positive Dog

Author : Jon Gordon
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Discover the benefits of being positive. We all have two dogs inside of us. One dog is positive, happy, optimistic, and hopeful. The other dog is negative, mad, sad, pessimistic, and fearful. These two dogs often fight inside us, but guess who wins the fight? The one you feed the most. So begins the story about a negative mutt named Matt and a big dog named Bubba who teaches him how to feed himself with positivity each day and in the process Matt transforms his own life and the shelter they call home. The Positive Dog is an inspiring, heartwarming story that not only reveals the strategies and benefits of being positive but also an essential truth for humans: Being positive doesn't just make you better. It makes everyone around you better.

Flyer for a Bay Area Photographers Group Show Called Positive Perspectives Gay Pride Week

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Perspectives on Positive Political Economy

Author : James E. Alt
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This volume serves as an introduction to the field of positive political economy and the economic and political processes with which it is concerned. This new research tradition is distinct from both normative and historical approaches to political economy. Grounded in the rational-actor methodology of microeconomics, positive political economy is the study of rational decisions in a context of political and economic institutions. More analytical than traditional approaches, it is concerned with the derivation of principles and propositions against which real-world experience may be compared. Its focus is on empirical regularities, and its goal is theoretical explanation. The field has focused on three main areas of research: models of collective action, constraints on competitive market processes, and the analysis of transaction costs. Developments in all of these areas are covered in the book. The first part of the volume surveys the field, while the second part displays positive political economy at work, examining a variety of subjects. The final part contains essays by leading political economists on the theoretical foundations of the field.

Handbook of Motivational Counseling

Author : W. Miles Cox
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Motivation is a pervasive force that can affect well-being in a variety of life situations, from the more minor through to the ability to overcome addictions and other serious psychological problems. This book presents empirically supported theories (featuring current concerns theory), questionnaires based on these theories (highlighting the Motivational Structure Questionnaire) and varied interventions based on these, with special emphasis on Systematic Motivational Counselling but also including chapters on such approaches as Personality Systems Interaction Theory, expectancy-based approaches, Motivational Interviewing, logotherapy and several others.

Perspectives on the Intersection of Multiculturalism and Positive Psychology

Author : Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti
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The volume will be a collection of chapters about current theory, research, and practice related to multiculturalism and positive psychology. This book will serve as a reference to any who are interested in the intersection of positive psychology and multicultural context. While many in the field of positive psychology have begun to move more strongly towards a culturally-embedded approach that recognizes the importance of context in discussing, viewing and cultivating strengths in individuals from different backgrounds, there is still a dearth of research in this area compared with studies that take a cross-cultural approach (comparing people from different countries) or one that is purported to be “culture-free” or universal in its application. While it is becoming more common to see various articles or chapters published on these topics, there is still no comprehensive text aimed at discussion of the collection of these topics presented in a cohesive and structured way. This book aims to fill this gap in the literature. In this book, a broad definition of culture is utilized that includes such facets as race, ethnicity, socioeconomic or social class status, disability, religion, sexual orientation and gender. This book is intended to present research, theory and suggestions for practice that are grounded in diverse cultural contexts and current scholarship. It will assist researchers, students and practitioners who are studying and working within diverse populations. Currently there exists no comprehensive text that addresses the intersection of positive psychology and multiculturalism. Several edited volumes address positive psychology constructs (e.g., well-being, optimal experience, autonomy) across cultures, but they do not focus on multicultural populations within the United States. Other books focus more specifically on mental health applications and stress and coping among multicultural populations, however these books do not provide a broad perspective on psychology beyond this application piece. The proposed book will review current theory and research about constructs in addition to applications across contexts. Finally, other published books have focused on youth within multicultural society; this volume is more broad in its address of issues of positive psychology across the lifespan and across various aspects of identity including disability, gender, social class and sexual orientation.

Applied Psycholinguistics Positive effects and ethical perspectives Volume I

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Positive Academic Leadership

Author : Jeffrey L. Buller
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"A book that every academic leader should read and put intopractice." —Kim Cameron, associate dean of executiveeducation, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan Praise for Positive Academic Leadership " Buller has produced a book that every academic leader shouldread and put into practice. Positive Academic Leadershippulls together an amazing array of scientific findings andpractical guidelines that will be invaluable for academic leaderslooking to improve themselves and their institutions." — KimCameron, associate dean, William Russell Professor of Managementand Organizations, Ross School of Business; professor of highereducation, School of Education, University of Michigan " If I had a magic wand and could make one wish for all ofhigher education, it would be that we had better institutionalleadership. Whether one is a chair, dean, provost, president, or onthe Board of Trustees, this book can make a world of difference inyour ability to provide that leadership!" — L. Dee Fink,author, Creating Significant Learning Experiences; formerpresident, Professional and Organizational Development Network inHigher Education " Buller's book brings hope for leadership in higher educationby emphasizing the importance of a positive approach that empowersand inspires others. Positive Academic Leadership has thepotential to transform higher education for the benefit ofstudents, faculty, and ultimately our communities and our world."— Kina S. Mallard, provost and vice president of academicaffairs, Carson-Newman University " Academic leaders who find themselves engulfed in negativethinking and considering only damage control scenarios for pressingissues will want to read this book. Employing what Jeffrey Bullercalls 'positive academic leadership' is, I believe, essential totransforming feelings of despair into constructive leadership."— Mary Lou Higgerson, vice president for academic affairs,emerita, Baldwin Wallace University " I can't recall reading any book on leadership that is moreapplicable to the work of faculty development. Every academicleader—faculty member, chair, dean, or campusadministrator—will benefit from Jeffrey Buller'sevidence-based model and practices of positive academicleadership." — Mary Deane Sorcinelli, associate provost forfaculty development, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Applied Psycholinguistics Positive effects and ethical perspectives Volume II

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Perspectives on Framing

Author : Gideon Keren
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Language comprises a major mark of humans compared with other primates and is the main vehicle for social interaction. A major characteristic of any natural language is that the same communication, idea, or intention can be articulated in different ways—in other words, the same message can be "framed" differently. The same medical treatment can be portrayed in terms chance of chance of success or chance of failure; energy reduction can be expressed in terms of savings per day or savings per year; and a task can be described as 80% completed or 20% uncompleted. In this book, contributors from a variety of disciplines—psychology, linguistics, marketing, political science, and medical decision making—come together to better understand the mechanisms underlying framing effects and assess their impact on the communication process.

Personal Peacefulness

Author : Gregory K. Sims
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Personal Peacefulness examines the existing theories and knowledge about the peacefulness of individuals, including inner peace, interpersonal peacefulness, and peaceful attitudes towards groups and nations. It uses the term “personal peacefulness” to refer to the peaceful states, attitudes, and behaviors of individuals, and it discusses the phenomena and determinants of personal peacefulness in the intrapersonal, interpersonal, and intergroup domains. Also addressed is the relationship between personal peacefulness and well-being, describing various methods for enhancing the peacefulness of individuals. Within the framework of a scholarly and scientific approach to the study of personal peacefulness, various psychological perspectives are represented: personality, social, clinical, and positive psychology perspectives, peacefulness as nonviolence, attachment theory and the development of affect regulation, a human needs theory approach, Buddhist conceptions of compassion and mindfulness, a natural science perspective describing physiological foundations for personal peacefulness, phenomenological perspectives, and peacefulness as the promotion of conflict resolution. The book is an important resource for scholars, researchers, and educators in psychology, political science and in a variety of other areas who study and teach topics such as empathy, prosocial behavior, personality, psychological well-being, mental health, personal development, peace and conflict and conflict resolution.

Positive Psychology

Author : C. R. Snyder
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Bringing both the science, and the real-life applications, of positive psychology to life for students This revision of the cutting edge, most comprehensive text for this exciting field presents new frameworks for understanding positive emotions and human strengths. The authors—all leading figures in the field—show how to apply the science to improve schooling, the workplace, and cooperative lifestyles among people. Well-crafted exercises engage students in applying major principles in their own lives, and more than 50 case histories and comments from leaders in the field vividly illustrate key concepts as they apply to real life.

Positive Psychology

Author : Shane J. Lopez
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The fully updated Third Edition of Positive Psychology: The Scientific and Practical Explorations of Human Strengths covers the science and application of positive psychology and presents new frameworks for understanding positive emotions and strengths through a culturally competent lens. Authors Shane J. Lopez, Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti, and C.R. Snyder bring positive psychology to life by addressing important issues such as how positive psychology can improve schooling and the workplace, as well as how it can promote flourishing in day-to-day life. Throughout the book, well-crafted exercises allow readers to apply major principles to their own lives. The book also explores various positive conditions within multiple cultural contexts, such as happiness and well-being, and processes related to mindfulness, wisdom, courage, and spirituality. “The emphasis is not exclusively clinical; it includes applications and implications across a number of environments and draws from a number of perspectives, including neurobiology. This range makes it an excellent choice for anchoring major concepts so students can explore the application of positive psychology to their specific areas of interest.” —Dr. Pamela Rutledge, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology

Reliability Risk and Safety Three Volume Set

Author : Radim Bris
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Containing papers presented at the 18th European Safety and Reliability Conference (Esrel 2009) in Prague, Czech Republic, September 2009, Reliability, Risk and Safety Theory and Applications will be of interest for academics and professionals working in a wide range of industrial and governmental sectors, including Aeronautics and Aerospace, Aut

Do Over Dogs

Author : Pat Miller
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What exactly is a Do-Over Dog? It might be a shelter dog you're working with to help her become more adoptable. Perhaps it's the dog you've adopted, rescued, or even found running stray who is now yours to live with and love…forever. Or it could be the dog you've lived with for years but you realize he still has “issues” that make him a challenging canine companion. A Do-Over Dog is any dog that you think needs—make that deserves—a second chance in life.