Description : Introductory texts in psychology present an opportunity to discover reasons for human behaviour and address the issues which impact upon their behaviour. This first Australian and New Zealand adaptation of the well respected Psychology 9th edition, by Bernstein et al. continues to strike a balance between classical and contemporary topics with an easy to read, comprehensive, research-oriented approach. The text takes an active learning approach with the use of hallmark pedagogical features such as Linkages, Focus on Research Methods, and Thinking Critically. Features enriching this adaptation include research, issues and examples of psychology relevant to the Australian and New Zealand regional perspective; indigenous research; graduate attributes and psychological literacy sections; other cultural and international considerations, and extended online appendices for searching psychology databases and careers in psychology.
Description : Restless in his sleep, an elder vampire visits the sandy shore of his dreams. When the sky opens, and his mind wanders past the limits of immortality, he finds her body pressed up against his. â€œLet me taste of you, oh beautiful. Spare a few drops for me," he whispers in her ear. Note: This story features Lord Vangley of Vissorouy from the forthcoming thriller Enura. It is meant to explain his dark dreams and mental state early in the novel.
Description : This collection of essays highlights the great variety one finds in contemporary scholarly discourse in the fields of English and American studies and English linguistics in a broad and inclusive way. It is divided into thematically structured sections, the first two of which examine the motif of travelling and images of recollection in literary works, while the third and the fourth parts deal with male and female voices in narratives. Another chapter discusses visual and textual representations of history. The last two subsections focus on the rhetorical and theoretical questions of language. The pluralism of themes indicated in the book’s title can thus be regarded not as a limitation, but, rather, as evidence of its potential.
Description : Learn to speak the language of your dreams... We all dream, but our dreams often seem to be bizarre and confusing experiences that make little sense to us, no matter how much we try to analyse them. The key to understanding our dreams is looking beyond individual symbols and being able to see the bigger picture in the stories that we choose to create every night. There are 100 of these dream themes that are consistently reported by dreamers everywhere in the world, regardless of country or culture. These top 100 dreams appear again and again because they reflect fundamental life patterns. By recognising them, you will begin to achieve a much deeper understanding of your dreams and yourself. The Top 100 Dreams explains why you dream them, and suggests how you can use them to help you realise your most cherished hopes and aspirations in everyday life.
Description : A comprehensive survey of contemporary approaches to understanding dreams. If you can have only one book on dreams, this is the one to have.
Description : According to the poet Elias Canetti, "All the things one has forgotten / scream for help in dreams." To the ancient Egyptians they were prophecies, and in world folklore they have often marked visitations from the dead. For Freud they were expressions of "wish fulfillment," and for Jung, symbolic representations of mythical archetypes. Although there is still much disagreement about the significance and function of dreams, they seem to serve as a barometer of current mind and body states. In this volume, Deirdre Barrett brings together the study of dreams and the psychology of trauma. She has called on a distinguished group of psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers--among them Rosalind Cartwright, Robert J. Lifton, and Oliver Sacks--to consider how trauma shapes dreaming and what the dreaming mind might reveal about trauma. The book focuses on catastrophic events, such as combat, political torture, natural disasters, and rape. The lasting effects of childhood trauma, such as sexual abuse or severe burns, on personality formation, the nature of memories of early trauma, and the development of defenses related to amnesia and dissociation are all considered. The book also takes up trauma and adult dreams, including Vietnam veterans and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Holocaust survivors and perpetrators, rape victims, and firestorm survivors. Finally, this volume concludes with a look at the potential "traumas of normal life," such as divorce, bereavement, and life-threatening illness, and the role of dreams in working through normal grief and loss. Taken together, these diverse perspectives illuminate the universal and the particular effects of traumatic experience. For physicians and clinicians, determining the etiology of nightmares offers valuable diagnostic and therapeutic insights for individual treatment. This book provides a way of juxtaposing the research in the separate fields of trauma and dreams, and learning from their discoveries.
Description : Discusses the psychological and mystical meanings of specific symbols in dreams and provides experiments to help remember and analyze dreams
Description : Describes ideas and solutions to some of the most important social, economic, and environmental problems facing the United States in the twenty-first century.