Outsoaring the Shadow Atheistic thoughts on life and death

Outsoaring the Shadow  Atheistic thoughts on life and death
Author: Martin Rushton
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2015-11-19
ISBN: 1329695976
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Outsoaring the Shadow Atheistic thoughts on life and death Book Excerpt:

The day will come when the Sun rises but you do not: your last breath will have been made. This is a stark fact. Do you think the day will never come? Do you conduct your life on the presumption that it will not come? But it will come; it is part of the script of life. It may even come today. How does an atheist answer the perennial existential question 'What is the meaning of life?' In this sobering but ultimately compassionate and optimistic book, the author offers a helping hand. Combining elements of ancient Stoic philosophy, academic argumentation, contemplative practices, practical advice and, at times, dark humour, the author weaves a coherent and sympathetic guide to the art of living in the face of mortal angst.

The Write to Happiness

The Write to Happiness
Author: Samantha Shad
Publsiher: Morgan James Publishing
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2020-02-25
ISBN: 164279810X
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Write to Happiness Book Excerpt:

The author of Write Through the Crisis teaches how to craft better stories and how writing can improve the writer’s mind and their life. The Write to Happiness is a miraculous tool that helps writers change their lives in the direction they choose. With this book, author Samantha Shad teaches self-help enthusiasts and writers how to create great stories and how writing can change their life for the better, whether it is the main focal point or not. Samantha shows writers how the process for positively changing the brain and the process for writing a great story are the same. The Write to Happiness teaches story structure from the professionals to help writers understand the power of storytelling, while also teaching them: · why gossiping is central to their existence · how forgetting gives meaning · why memory is a myth · what happens in your brain when you read and when you write Now you will be able to simultaneously change your life and tell your story. Praise for The Write to Happiness “Put Samantha Shad’s book at the top of your reading list. Not just because of the masterfully delivered scientific data that demonstrates how the act of writing can provide solace for heart, body, and soul, but especially for the hard-won wisdom that teaches how we can all manifest the confidence to create conscious choice in our lives.”—Georgia Jeffries, author, screenwriter, and professor, University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts “An intelligent, thoughtful, and thoroughly entertaining presentation of the best strategies and tactics for crafting the best stories.”—Carl Nordgren, author of Becoming a Creative Genius (again)

The Idea of the Brain

The Idea of the Brain
Author: Matthew Cobb
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 503
Release: 2020-04-21
ISBN: 154164686X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Idea of the Brain Book Excerpt:

An "elegant", "engrossing" (Carol Tavris, Wall Street Journal) examination of what we think we know about the brain and why -- despite technological advances -- the workings of our most essential organ remain a mystery. "I cannot recommend this book strongly enough."--Henry Marsh, author of Do No Harm For thousands of years, thinkers and scientists have tried to understand what the brain does. Yet, despite the astonishing discoveries of science, we still have only the vaguest idea of how the brain works. In The Idea of the Brain, scientist and historian Matthew Cobb traces how our conception of the brain has evolved over the centuries. Although it might seem to be a story of ever-increasing knowledge of biology, Cobb shows how our ideas about the brain have been shaped by each era's most significant technologies. Today we might think the brain is like a supercomputer. In the past, it has been compared to a telegraph, a telephone exchange, or some kind of hydraulic system. What will we think the brain is like tomorrow, when new technology arises? The result is an essential read for anyone interested in the complex processes that drive science and the forces that have shaped our marvelous brains.

Introduction to Biopsychology

Introduction to Biopsychology
Author: Andrew P. Wickens
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 792
Release: 2021-10-13
ISBN: 1529764904
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Biopsychology Book Excerpt:

Understand the foundations of biological psychology and explore the stories behind important discoveries in the field. Everything you need to know about brain and behaviour – from sensory systems, eating disorders and sleep to drugs, language and memory. This fourth edition has been fully updated throughout, and includes new figures and diagrams, revised learning features, and clear explanations of over 330 key terms. Includes: The latest research on the neural basis of mental illness, degenerative diseases, and genetics Key Figure and Special Interest boxes spotlight interesting researchers, studies and discoveries of conditions End-of-chapter MCQs test understanding and support your preparation for assessments 250 full colour diagrams and figures illustrate the key concepts in each chapter Supported by online teaching and learning resources including drag and drop exercises for students, an instructor’s manual, testbank, and PowerPoint slides. Introduction to Biopsychology is essential reading for all Psychology students studying biological psychology.

The Story You Need to Tell

The Story You Need to Tell
Author: Sandra Marinella, MA, MEd
Publsiher: New World Library
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2017-04-14
ISBN: 1608684830
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story You Need to Tell Book Excerpt:

A practical and inspiring guide to transformational personal storytelling, The Story You Need to Tell is the product of Sandra Marinella’s pioneering work with veterans and cancer patients, her years of teaching writing, and her research into its profound healing properties. Riveting true stories illustrate Marinella’s methods for understanding, telling, and editing personal stories in ways that foster resilience and renewal. She also shares her own experience of using journaling and expressive writing to navigate challenges including breast cancer and postpartum depression. Each of the techniques, prompts, and exercises she presents helps us “to unravel the knot inside and to make sense of loss.”

The Science of Consciousness

The Science of Consciousness
Author: Trevor A. Harley
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-02-18
ISBN: 100903829X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Science of Consciousness Book Excerpt:

Consciousness concerns awareness and how we experience the world. How does awareness, a feature of the mental world, arise from the physical brain? Is a dog conscious, or a jellyfish, and what explains the difference? How is consciousness related to psychological processes such as perception and cognition? The Science of Consciousness covers the psychology, philosophy, and neuroscience of consciousness. Written for introductory courses in psychology and philosophy, this text examines consciousness with a special emphasis on current neuroscience research as well as comparisons of normal and damaged brains. The full range of normal and altered states of consciousness, including sleep and dreams, hypnotic and meditative states, anesthesia, and drug-induced states, as well as parapsychological phenomena and their importance for the science of consciousness is covered, as well as the 'higher' states and how we can attain them. Throughout the text attempts to relate consciousness to the brain.

Basics of Child Neuropsychology

Basics of Child Neuropsychology
Author: Stephen R. Hooper
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2022-08-24
ISBN: 1462550819
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Basics of Child Neuropsychology Book Excerpt:

Written expressly for non-neuropsychologists, this book offers a concise, friendly introduction to the developing brain and its functions. Stephen R. Hooper renders complex concepts accessible as he describes the structure of the brain and the workings of the nervous system. The book explains how findings from neuropsychological assessments can help educators and clinicians to better understand and remediate children's difficulties. A range of neurodevelopmental and medical conditions that affect learning and behavior from early childhood through adolescence are explored through a neuropsychological lens. Helpful features include key Take-Home Points distilled from the chapters and recommended print and online resources.

Why You Like It

Why You Like It
Author: Nolan Gasser
Publsiher: Flatiron Books
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2019-04-30
ISBN: 1250057205
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why You Like It Book Excerpt:

From the chief architect of the Pandora Radio’s Music Genome Project comes a definitive and groundbreaking examination of how your mind, body, and upbringing influence the music you love. Everyone loves music. But what is it that makes music so universally beloved and have such a powerful effect on us? In this sweeping and authoritative book, Dr. Nolan Gasser—a composer, pianist, and musicologist, and the chief architect of the Music Genome Project, which powers Pandora Radio—breaks down what musical taste is, where it comes from, and what our favorite songs say about us. Dr. Gasser delves into the science, psychology, and sociology that explains why humans love music so much; how our brains process music; and why you may love Queen but your best friend loves Kiss. He sheds light on why babies can clap along to rhythmic patterns and reveals the reason behind why different cultures around the globe identify the same kinds of music as happy, sad, or scary. Using easy-to-follow notated musical scores, Dr. Gasser teaches music fans how to become engaged listeners and provides them with the tools to enhance their musical preferences. He takes readers under the hood of their favorite genres—pop, rock, jazz, hip hop, electronica, world music, and classical—and covers songs from Taylor Swift to Led Zeppelin to Kendrick Lamar to Bill Evans to Beethoven, and through their work, Dr. Gasser introduces the musical concepts behind why you hum along, tap your foot, and feel deeply. Why You Like It will teach you how to follow the musical discourse happening within a song and thereby empower your musical taste, so you will never hear music the same way again.

Challenges and Opportunities of Corporate Governance Transformation in the Digital Era

Challenges and Opportunities of Corporate Governance Transformation in the Digital Era
Author: Kuznetsov, Mikhail Yevgenievich,Nikishova, Maria Igorevna
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2019-12-27
ISBN: 1799820130
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Challenges and Opportunities of Corporate Governance Transformation in the Digital Era Book Excerpt:

While corporate governance has been a successful concept throughout the centuries, it is in question whether this concept can remain sustainable in the digital era and during a time of technological and managerial disruption. Under the pressure of new economic, social, and ecologic challenges, it is vital to understand how this concept needs to transform. Challenges and Opportunities of Corporate Governance Transformation in the Digital Era is an essential reference source that discusses concepts, trends, and forecasts of corporate governance and examines its transformation under the pressure of new technologies and economic changes. Featuring research on topics such as corporate identity, e-commerce, and cost management, this book is ideally designed for corporate leaders, managers, executives, business professionals, consultants, professors, researchers, and students.

America s Sex Culture

America s Sex Culture
Author: Ernest J. Zarra III PhD
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2020-08-04
ISBN: 147585286X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America s Sex Culture Book Excerpt:

America’s Sex Culture: Its Impact on Teacher-Student Relationships analyzes recent trends. It includes teacher arrests and student false allegations, and why this culture has ensnared teachers and students, and why it is one of the causes leading to arrests. This second edition adds new material, including: An analysis of sex-trafficking and how this has impacted high schools and colleges. Sex addiction and pornography and the effect each has on today’s students and teachers. Social media and how it has eased its way into the lives of many. Furthermore, sex and pornography are being debated at the state level. States are trying to determine whether teachers in their off-hours can do whatever they want and still keep their teaching jobs. Anecdotal evidence concerning teacher arrests and why our nation is more sexualized than ever. The impact of America’s sex culture and its impact upon the developing brains of students and how they relate to teachers.

Crucified Wisdom

Crucified Wisdom
Author: S. Mark Heim
Publsiher: Fordham Univ Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-12-04
ISBN: 0823281256
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crucified Wisdom Book Excerpt:

This work provides the first systematic discussion of the Bodhisattva path and its importance for constructive Christian theology. Crucified Wisdom examines specific Buddhist traditions, texts, and practices not as phenomena whose existence requires an apologetic justification but as wells of tested wisdom that invite theological insight. With the increasing participation of Christians in Buddhist practice, many are seeking a deeper understanding of the way the teachings of the two traditions might interface. Christ and the Bodhisattva are often compared superficially in Buddhist–Christian discussion. This text combines a rich exposition of the Bodhisattva path, using Śāntideva’s classic work the Bodicaryāvatāra and subsequent Tibetan commentators, with detailed reflection on its implications for Christian faith and practice. Author S. Mark Heim lays out root tensions constituted by basic Buddhist teachings on the one hand, and Christian teachings on the other, and the ways in which the Bodhisattva or Christ embody and resolve the resulting paradoxes in their respective traditions. An important contribution to the field of comparative theology in general and to the area of Buddhist–Christian studies in particular, Crucified Wisdom proposes that Christian theology can take direct instruction from Mahāyāna Buddhism in two respects: deepening its understanding of our creaturely nature through no-self insights, and revising its vision of divine immanence in dialogue with teachings of emptiness. Heim argues that Christians may affirm the importance of novelty in history, the enduring significance of human persons, and the Trinitarian reality of God, even as they learn to value less familiar, nondual dimensions of Christ’s incarnation, human redemption, and the divine life. Crucified Wisdom focuses on questions of reconciliation and atonement in Christian theology and explores the varying interpretations of the crucifixion of Jesus in Buddhist–Christian discussion. The Bodhisattva path is central for major contemporary Buddhist voices such as the Dalai Lama and Thích Nhât Hanh, who figure prominently as conversation partners in the text. This work will be of particular value for those interested in “dual belonging” in connection to these traditions.

Introduction to Psychology Gateways to Mind and Behavior

Introduction to Psychology  Gateways to Mind and Behavior
Author: Dennis Coon,John O. Mitterer,Tanya S. Martini
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2021-02-04
ISBN: 0357371496
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Psychology Gateways to Mind and Behavior Book Excerpt:

Welcome to the world of psychology--and a journey through the gateways to mind and behavior. Led by authors who get rave reviews from students and instructors alike, Gateways 16e addresses a number of student needs, including explicit sections that help connect each chapter to important employability skills that are relevant to a wide variety of career paths. New guided notes provide note-taking support for students who are new to college-level textbooks, helping them to extract key information from the text while learning important note-taking skills. Cutting edge research and world events such as Covid-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement have been woven throughout the text in the same conversational style that students have come to appreciate. Experience the fun of discovering Psychology with INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY: GATEWAYS TO MIND AND BEHAVIOR, 16th Edition. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Darker the Night the Brighter the Stars

The Darker the Night  the Brighter the Stars
Author: Paul Broks
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-05-03
ISBN: 014197320X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Darker the Night the Brighter the Stars Book Excerpt:

An audacious and beautiful account of grief and who we are. Memoir, neuroscience and myth interweave to create a book unlike any other When celebrated neuropsychologist Paul Broks' wife died of cancer, he found himself plunged into the world of the bereaved. As he experienced the pain, alienation and suffering that make us human, his clinician-self seemed to watch on with keen interest. He embarked upon a voyage of experience: a journey through grief, philosophy, consciousness, humanity and magical thinking - seen through the prism of a lifetime's work in neuroscience. Fusing an account of living with and recovering from loss with thought-provoking meditations on the nature of the mind and the self, The Darker the Night, the Brighter the Stars is an audacious and beautiful work by a writer of astonishing wisdom and compassion.

Trauma Sensitive Schools

Trauma Sensitive Schools
Author: Colleen Lelli
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2020-12-07
ISBN: 1475849249
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trauma Sensitive Schools Book Excerpt:

Trauma-Sensitive Schools: The Importance of Instilling Grit, Determination, and Resilience is written with the consideration of the important and effective role educators and other staff who work with children every day can have on children of trauma. Daily supportive interactions from caring adults can bring healing, while using strategies in a school setting that can promote learning for children of trauma. The purpose of this book is to both support schools in their creation of trauma sensitive school systems and classrooms and provide practical strategies for educators to implement in the classroom. The strategies provided will support children and young people in their learning, their self-regulation and relationship skills. Skills such as grit, determination and resilience can be taught, and this book will provide all readers with ways to support children of trauma. The importance of understanding how trauma impacts cognitive, behavioral and social growth is emphasized with key terms outlined and discussed. This text is applicable for any pre-service teacher studying to become an educator as well. Self-care strategies for educators are also included to reduce the risk of secondary trauma and to effectively teach all children but especially children of trauma.

Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors

Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors
Author: Janina Fisher
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2017-02-24
ISBN: 1134613016
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors Book Excerpt:

Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors integrates a neurobiologically informed understanding of trauma, dissociation, and attachment with a practical approach to treatment, all communicated in straightforward language accessible to both client and therapist. Readers will be exposed to a model that emphasizes "resolution"—a transformation in the relationship to one’s self, replacing shame, self-loathing, and assumptions of guilt with compassionate acceptance. Its unique interventions have been adapted from a number of cutting-edge therapeutic approaches, including Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems, mindfulness-based therapies, and clinical hypnosis. Readers will close the pages of Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors with a solid grasp of therapeutic approaches to traumatic attachment, working with undiagnosed dissociative symptoms and disorders, integrating "right brain-to-right brain" treatment methods, and much more. Most of all, they will come away with tools for helping clients create an internal sense of safety and compassionate connection to even their most dis-owned selves.

Essentials of Dance Movement Psychotherapy

Essentials of Dance Movement Psychotherapy
Author: Helen Payne
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2017-03-31
ISBN: 1315452847
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials of Dance Movement Psychotherapy Book Excerpt:

Essentials of Dance Movement Psychotherapy contributes to the global interest in embodiment approaches to psychotherapy and to the field of dance movement psychotherapy specifically. It includes recent research, innovative theories and case studies of practice providing an inclusive overview of this ever growing field. As well as original UK contributions, offerings from other nations are incorporated, making it more accessible to the dance movement psychotherapy community of practice worldwide. Helen Payne brings together well-known, experienced global experts along with rising stars from the field to offer the reader a valuable insight into the theory, research and practice of dance movement psychotherapy. The contributions reflect the breadth of developing approaches, covering subjects including: • combining dance movement psychotherapy with music therapy; • trauma and dance movement psychotherapy; • the neuroscience of dance movement psychotherapy; • the use of touch in dance movement psychotherapy; • dance movement psychotherapy and autism; • relational dance movement psychotherapy. Essentials of Dance Movement Psychotherapy will be a treasured source for anyone wishing to learn more about the psychotherapeutic use of creative movement and dance. It will be of great value to students and practitioners in the arts therapies, psychotherapy, counselling and other health and social care professions.

Psychology

Psychology
Author: Richard Wiseman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 93
Release: 2022-08-19
ISBN: 1509550445
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychology Book Excerpt:

You are remarkable: You experience a vast range of thoughts and feelings, including falling in love, remembering last Tuesday, and contemplating the meaning of life. And you can carry all sorts of astonishing behaviours, such as sauntering down the street, singing in falsetto and riding a unicycle. Psychologists study every aspect of how you think, feel, and behave. Richard Wiseman takes you on a personal journey into this fascinating world, focusing on what makes for meaningful research. He explores how psychology reveals the hidden workings of the mind, boosts critical thinking, debunks myths, improves lives, and informs debates in politics, philosophy, and education. This insider’s guide lifts the lid on how psychologists go about their work, examines contemporary challenges associated with studying the mind, and encourages students and researchers to reflect on why they do what they do. If you’ve ever wanted to think like a psychologist, spot a liar, uncover the truth about happiness, or discover how to create a more altruistic society, then this book is for you.

The Decline of the Individual

The Decline of the Individual
Author: Mark D. White
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2017-09-18
ISBN: 3319617508
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Decline of the Individual Book Excerpt:

This book explores the steady decline in the status of the individual in recent years and addresses common misunderstandings about the concept of individuality. Drawing from psychology, neuroscience, technology, economics, philosophy, politics, and law, White explains how and why the individual has been devalued in the eyes of scholars, government leaders, and the public. He notes that developments in science have led to doubts about our cognitive competence, while assumptions made in the humanities have led to questions about our moral competence. In this book, White goes on to argue that both of these views are mistaken and that they stem from overly simplistic ideas about how individuals make choices, however imperfectly, in their interests, which are multifaceted and complex. In response, he proposes a new way to look at individuals that preserves their essential autonomy while emphasizing their responsibility to others, inspired by the moral philosophy of Immanuel Kant and the legal and political philosophy reflected in the Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution. This book explains how individuality combines both rights and responsibilities, reconciles the popular yet false dichotomy between individual and society, and provides the basis for a humane and respectful civil society and government. This book is part of White's trilogy on the individual and society, which includes The Manipulation of Choice and The Illusion of Well-Being.

Visual Spatial Learners

Visual Spatial Learners
Author: Alexandra Shires Golon
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2021-10-22
ISBN: 1000490386
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Visual Spatial Learners Book Excerpt:

Are you looking for ways to differentiate your instruction to meet the needs of gifted visual-spatial learners? You've found it in Visual-Spatial Learners: Understanding the Learning Style Preference of Bright But Disengaged Students (2nd ed.). Visual-spatial learners are students who show advanced abilities with computers, maps, construction toys, and puzzles. The techniques outlined within these pages help all learners succeed—regardless of preferred learning style. Based on the most current understanding of the brain's hemispheric functions, the author provides a number of strategies and lesson plan ideas to help make your classroom a successful learning environment for all learners. These strategies address preparing students to succeed on timed tests; easing the pain of handwriting; teaching spelling using imagery; incorporating mnemonics, rhyme, and other tricks that engage the right hemisphere of the brain; helping students stay focused and on track; getting—and keeping—students organized; and much more!

Community Health Paramedicine

Community Health Paramedicine
Author: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 533
Release: 2017-01-27
ISBN: 1284040968
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Community Health Paramedicine Book Excerpt:

Based on nationally recognized and field-tested curricula from across the country, Community Health Paramedicine offers clarity and precision in a concise format that ensures comprehension and encourages critical thinking. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.