Self Help Books

Self Help Books
Author: Sandra K. Dolby
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2010-10-01
ISBN: 0252090993
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Self Help Books Book Excerpt:

Based on a reading of more than three hundred self-help books, Sandra K. Dolby examines this remarkably popular genre to define "self-help" in a way that's compelling to academics and lay readers alike. Self-Help Books also offers an interpretation of why these books are so popular, arguing that they continue the well-established American penchant for self-education, articulate problems of daily life and supposed solutions for them, and present their content in an accessible rather than arcane form and style. Using methods associated with folklore studies, Dolby then examines how the genre makes use of stories, aphorisms, and a worldview that is at once traditional and contemporary. The overarching premise of the study is that self-help books, much like fairy tales, take traditional materials, especially stories and ideas, and recast them into extended essays that people happily read, think about, try to apply, and then set aside when a new embodiment of the genre comes along.

HESDD School of Community Self Help New World Indonesia

HESDD School of Community Self Help New World Indonesia
Author: Ali M.A Rachman
Publsiher: PT Penerbit IPB Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-04-29
ISBN: 6024406738
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

HESDD School of Community Self Help New World Indonesia Book Excerpt:

Buku ini membahas mengenai sekolah ekologi manusia, yang disebut HESDD sekolah masyarakat mandiri dunia baru. Beberapa topik dibahas dalam buku ini, baik dasar sekolah ekologi manusia, pembelajaran dan keluarannya

Handbook of Mindfulness

Handbook of Mindfulness
Author: Ronald E. Purser,David Forbes,Adam Burke
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 514
Release: 2016-10-25
ISBN: 3319440195
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Mindfulness Book Excerpt:

This handbook explores mindfulness philosophy and practice as it functions in today’s socioeconomic, cultural, and political landscape. Chapters discuss the many ways in which classic concepts and practices of mindfulness clash, converge, and influence modern theories and methods, and vice versa. Experts across many disciplines address the secularization and commercialization of Buddhist concepts, the medicalizing of mindfulness in therapies, and progressive uses of mindfulness in education. The book addresses the rise of the, “mindfulness movement”, and the core concerns behind the critiques of the growing popularity of mindfulness. It covers a range of dichotomies, such as traditional versus modern, religious versus secular, and commodification versus critical thought and probes beyond the East/West binary to larger questions of economics, philosophy, ethics, and, ultimately, meaning. Featured topics include: A compilation of Buddhist meditative practices. Selling mindfulness and the marketing of mindful products. A meta-critique of mindfulness critiques - from McMindfulness to critical mindfulness Mindfulness-based interventions in clinical psychology and neuroscience. Corporate mindfulness and usage in the workplace. Community-engaged mindfulness and its role in social justice. The Handbook of Mindfulness is a must-have resource for clinical psychologists, complementary and alternative medicine professionals/practitioners, neuroscientists, and educational and business/management leaders and policymakers as well as related mental health, medical, and educational professionals/practitioners.

Wisdom Seekers

Wisdom Seekers
Author: Nevill Drury
Publsiher: John Hunt Publishing
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2011-03-16
ISBN: 1846948975
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wisdom Seekers Book Excerpt:

Wisdom Seekers: The Rise of the New Spirituality explores the origins and precursors of the New Age movement, its consolidation within the American counterculture of the late 1960s, and its development into an international spiritual perspective in contemporary Western society. The book considers the influence on the New Age of metaphysicians like Emanuel Swedenborg, Mesmer, Madame Blavatsky and Gurdjieff; pioneering thinkers like Freud, Jung and William James; and the contribution to New Age thought of Indian spiritual traditions and transpersonal psychology. Wisdom Seekers also describes the way in which the New Age paradigm has absorbed the most recent discoveries of quantum physics and consciousness research, and it explores the New Age focus on personal spiritual experience rather than formal religious doctrines.

The Educational Revolution

The Educational Revolution
Author: Kåre Nissen
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2020-02-14
ISBN: 8743014372
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Educational Revolution Book Excerpt:

In 70,000 years, we have reshaped Earth's biology twice. First, we killed all the megafauna on the planet, and then we planted and domesticated everything, including ourselves. We upgraded ourselves from believing to knowing, dethroned God, and did put ourselves on the throne, inherited the earth, and a responsibility that we and our closest ancestors have never taken seriously. We have enough to eat and no one eats us anymore. Our only enemy is our own lack of knowledge of who and what we and our neighbors really are. We need a revolution so that we can learn that there is space and need for everyone and that there is really nothing to be afraid of. We need an educational revolution.

The Art of Self Improvement

The Art of Self Improvement
Author: Anna Katharina Schaffner
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-09-14
ISBN: 0300262396
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Self Improvement Book Excerpt:

A brilliant distillation of the key ideas behind successful self-improvement practices throughout history, showing us how they remain relevant today Self-help today is a multi-billion-dollar global industry, one often seen as a by-product of neoliberalism and capitalism. Far from being a recent phenomenon, however, the practice of self-improvement has a long and rich history, extending all the way back to ancient China. For millennia, philosophers, sages, and theologians have reflected on the good life and devised strategies on how to achieve it. Focusing on ten core ideas of self-improvement that run through the world’s advice literature, Anna Katharina Schaffner reveals the ways they have evolved across cultures and historical eras, and why they continue to resonate with us today. Reminding us that there is much to learn from looking at time-honed models, Schaffner also examines the ways that self-improvement practices provide powerful barometers of the values, anxieties, and aspirations that preoccupy us at particular moments in time and expose basic assumptions about our purpose and nature.

The Social History of the American Family

The Social History of the American Family
Author: Marilyn J. Coleman,Lawrence H. Ganong
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 2144
Release: 2014-09-02
ISBN: 1483370429
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Social History of the American Family Book Excerpt:

The American family has come a long way from the days of the idealized family portrayed in iconic television shows of the 1950s and 1960s. The four volumes of The Social History of the American Family explore the vital role of the family as the fundamental social unit across the span of American history. Experiences of family life shape so much of an individual’s development and identity, yet the patterns of family structure, family life, and family transition vary across time, space, and socioeconomic contexts. Both the definition of who or what counts as family and representations of the “ideal” family have changed over time to reflect changing mores, changing living standards and lifestyles, and increased levels of social heterogeneity. Available in both digital and print formats, this carefully balanced academic work chronicles the social, cultural, economic, and political aspects of American families from the colonial period to the present. Key themes include families and culture (including mass media), families and religion, families and the economy, families and social issues, families and social stratification and conflict, family structures (including marriage and divorce, gender roles, parenting and children, and mixed and non-modal family forms), and family law and policy. Features: Approximately 600 articles, richly illustrated with historical photographs and color photos in the digital edition, provide historical context for students. A collection of primary source documents demonstrate themes across time. The signed articles, with cross references and Further Readings, are accompanied by a Reader’s Guide, Chronology of American Families, Resource Guide, Glossary, and thorough index. The Social History of the American Family is an ideal reference for students and researchers who want to explore political and social debates about the importance of the family and its evolving constructions.

Proactive and Applied Resilience

Proactive and Applied Resilience
Author: Glenn E. Richardson
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-06-07
ISBN: 1532013949
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proactive and Applied Resilience Book Excerpt:

The solution to every problem, the guidance for every dream, and all that anyone ever needed, wanted, or hoped for reside in the sea of energy, vitality, enlightenment, and power that dwells within you and within the world around you. In Proactive and Applied Resilience, author Dr. Glenn E. Richardson helps you access that energy, vitality, and wisdom that guide you to thrive through adversity and maximize your potential, a process called resiliency. Richardson introduces sixteen personal experiences founded upon the concept of resiliency, which is the process and experience of being disrupted by life challenges, going through stages of emotional distress, experiencing insights and aha moments, and then accessing innate strengths to not only recover but grow through adversity. Using his firsthand experiences with resiliency as a starting point, Richardson provides valuable information about identifying personal sources of strength and flexibility for those seeking to access their own ability to thrive throughout challenges in life. Proactive and Applied Resilience will help you take control of your life story and all the short stories that happen every day.

Tracing Sapiential Traditions in Ancient Judaism

Tracing Sapiential Traditions in Ancient Judaism
Author: Hindy Najman,Jean-Sébastien Rey,Eibert J.C. Tigchelaar
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2016-08-29
ISBN: 9004324682
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tracing Sapiential Traditions in Ancient Judaism Book Excerpt:

This volume is intended to problematize current conceptions of the category of Wisdom and to reconsider the scope of ancient Jewish sapiential traditions.

The Worlds of American Intellectual History

The Worlds of American Intellectual History
Author: Joel Isaac,James T. Kloppenberg,Michael O'Brien,Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2016-11-15
ISBN: 0190459484
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Worlds of American Intellectual History Book Excerpt:

The essays in this book demonstrate the breadth and vitality of American intellectual history. Their core theme is the diversity of both American intellectual life and of the frameworks that we must use to make sense of that diversity. The Worlds of American Intellectual History has at its heart studies of American thinkers. Yet it follows these thinkers and their ideas as they have crossed national, institutional, and intellectual boundaries. The volume explores ways in which American ideas have circulated in different cultures. It also examines the multiple sites--from social movements, museums, and courtrooms to popular and scholarly books and periodicals--in which people have articulated and deployed ideas within and beyond the borders of the United States. At these cultural frontiers, the authors demonstrate, multiple interactions have occurred - some friendly and mutually enriching, others laden with tension, misunderstandings, and conflict. The same holds for other kinds of borders, such as those within and between scholarly disciplines, or between American history and the histories of other cultures. The richness of contemporary American intellectual history springs from the variety of worlds with which it must engage. Intellectual historians have always relished being able to move back and forth between close readings of particular texts and efforts to make sense of broader cultural dispositions. That range is on display in this volume, which includes essays by scholars as fully at home in the disciplines of philosophy, literature, economics, sociology, political science, education, science, religion, and law as they are in history. It includes essays by prominent historians of European thought, attuned to the transatlantic conversations in which Europeans and Americans have been engaged since the seventeenth century, and American historians whose work has carried them not only to different regions in North America but across the North Atlantic to Europe, across the South Atlantic to Africa, and across the Pacific to South Asia.

Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology
Author: William C. Compton,Edward Hoffman
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 529
Release: 2019-01-09
ISBN: 1544322933
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positive Psychology Book Excerpt:

Topically organized, Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness and Flourishing presents a highly engaging, up-to-date introduction to positive psychology. Authors William C. Compton and Edward Hoffman invite students to apply practices to their own lives, contexts, and experiences to ensure understanding. The text examines how positive psychology applies to stressors and health within such traditional research areas as developmental, clinical, personality, motivational, social, and behavioral psychology. Furthermore, the text offers perspectives on positive emotional states, research and theory on positive traits, coverage of positive institutions, and a look at the future of positive psychology. The Third Edition reflects significant growth in field with hundreds of new references and expanded content on topics including mindfulness, money and subjective well-being, and romantic love.

A Gentle Path Through the Twelve Steps

A Gentle Path Through the Twelve Steps
Author: Patrick Carnes
Publsiher: Hazelden Publishing
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2012-04-13
ISBN: 1592858430
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Gentle Path Through the Twelve Steps Book Excerpt:

A Gentle Path through the Twelve Steps Updated and Expanded

SELF HELP TO I S C REVERIE A COLLECTION OF ISC POEMS CLASS 11 12

SELF HELP TO I S C  REVERIE  A COLLECTION OF ISC POEMS  CLASS 11   12
Author: Dr. J. Randhawa
Publsiher: Ravinder Singh and sons
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9385140590
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SELF HELP TO I S C REVERIE A COLLECTION OF ISC POEMS CLASS 11 12 Book Excerpt:

Study Material for Reverie (A Collection of ISC Poems)

Development through Adulthood

Development through Adulthood
Author: Oliver Robinson
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 481
Release: 2020-04-04
ISBN: 1350312274
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Development through Adulthood Book Excerpt:

Now updated for its second edition, this illuminating textbook explores the developmental stages and changes during adulthood that define some of the most pivotal years of our lives. Relationships, cognitive ageing, parenthood, personality shifts, life crises, fulfilment, funerals, friendships, retirement, and death – all are presented in light of psychological theory and the latest research. Taking a thematic approach, the chapters cover interdependent areas of our cognitive, psychological, social, cultural and moral lives that constitute this fascinating area in psychology. Providing an empirical analysis, Robinson considers models for understanding behaviour and development, methods of collecting data and study design. Academically rigorous and elegantly written, Development through Adulthood is the perfect guide to classic and current research in the field. It is essential reading for students studying adult or lifespan development, gerontology and the psychology of ageing. It will also appeal to those studying an applied social science, and anyone interested in fully understanding adulthood and ageing. New to this Edition: - Spotlights on landmark studies, fully updated to cover the latest key research in each subject area - Increased focus on gender issues - Real-world applications boxes updated with current and relevant examples of important intervention strategies

A New You Success Through Hundred Fables

A New You  Success Through Hundred Fables
Author: S M Sukhera
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 77
Release: 2010-03-20
ISBN: 1450065961
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A New You Success Through Hundred Fables Book Excerpt:

This book will give you flavor for your appetite of philosophy, history, religion, psychology, and modern-day efforts to resolve the conflicts within and improve your vision, attitude, morale, and traits. The writer has presented you with a bouquet of flowers with multicolors and sweet fragrances for your considerations, the writer has presented you with fables and rich literary treasures from several places and countries such as Rome, Greece, Persia, Arab, Central Asia, China and India. These wonderful works are still alive and popular. There is no esoteric content and verbosity in text. A writer sometimes experiences bitter circumstances, which redefined his thinking on several aspects of life which we may otherwise need not to ponder. Knowing yourself and the world with all weakness and strengths (who gets success and who get failure, which qualities and accomplishments we require to be successful, and what are our grey areas as compared to others) is what matters and needs to be discussed and focused.

Humanistic Buddhism

Humanistic Buddhism
Author: Venerable Master Hsing Yun,Xingyun
Publsiher: Buddha's Light Publishing
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9781932293036
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humanistic Buddhism Book Excerpt:

The rationale for Humanistic Buddhism derives directly from the Buddha, "because the Buddha was born, cultivated the path, became enlightened, and strived to enlighten others in this world." It is with this understanding that Venerable Master Hsing Yun proceeds to elaborate on the many ways in which the Buddha's teachings can guide us through challenges in life. In doing so, he affirms the basic spirit of Humanistic Buddhism that centers on the conviction that the Dharma is of crucial pertinence to humanity. Humanistic Buddhism is a book that not only embodies this spirit, but also discusses how it can be infused in life. As a "blueprint" of sorts for conduct and ethics, it is a handy manual for guiding us, as well as a lucid exposition of some of the main tenets in Buddhism. Through illuminating examples and references to Buddhist teachings, Venerable Master Hsing Yun provides insights into many facets of the human condition. He shows how emotions, ethics, family, society, government, and the environment are all areas for contemplation and cultivation. In short, what Humanistic Buddhism reminds us of is that Buddhism is part of life, not separate from it.

The Vision of Dhamma

The Vision of Dhamma
Author: Nyanaponika Thera
Publsiher: Buddhist Publication Society
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2006-12-01
ISBN: 9552401089
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vision of Dhamma Book Excerpt:

This volume brings between two covers the author’s original writings from the BPS’s Wheel and Bodhi Leaves series. These writings offer one of the most mature, comprehensive, and authoritative expressions of Buddhism by a contemporary Western monk. Contents The Way to Freedom from Suffering The Worn-Out Skin The Power of Mindfulness The Roots of Good and Evil The Five Mental Hindrances The Four Nutriments of Life The Threefold Refuge The Four Sublime States Anattā and Nibbāna Seeing Things As They Are Buddhism and the God-Idea Devotion in Buddhism Courageous Faith Why End Suffering? Kamma and Its Fruit Contemplation of Feelings Protection Through Right Mindfulness Glossary A Bibliography of Nyanaponika Thera’s Publications in English

Aging

Aging
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 414
Release: 1985
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Geriatrics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aging Book Excerpt:

Social Psychology

Social Psychology
Author: Robin R. Vallacher
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2019-08-02
ISBN: 1351207385
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Psychology Book Excerpt:

This textbook provides a thorough insight into the discipline of social psychology, creating an integrative and cumulative framework to present students with a rich and engaging account of the human social experience. From a person’s momentary impulses to a society’s values and norms, the diversity of social psychology makes for a fascinating discipline, but it also presents a formidable challenge for presentation in a manner that is coherent and cumulative rather than fragmented and disordered. Using an accessible and readable style, the author shows how the field’s dizzying and highly fragmented array of topics, models, theories, and paradigms can best be understood through a coherent conceptual narrative in which topics are presented in careful sequence, with each chapter building on what has already been learned while providing the groundwork for understanding what follows in the next chapter. The text also examines recent developments such as how computer simulations and big data supplement the traditional methods of experiment and correlation. Also containing a wide range of features, including key term glossaries and compact "summing up and looking ahead" overviews, and covering an enormous range of topics from self-concept to social change, this comprehensive textbook is essential reading for any student of social psychology.

Sustainability

Sustainability
Author: John B. Cobb Jr.
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2007-01-23
ISBN: 1725218488
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability Book Excerpt:

Can a livable society also be sustainable? How can we move beyond anthropocentrism without surrendering humanity's unique contribution to the globe? What of the contradictions conservative economics seems to reveal in so-called liberal approaches to economics and ecology? Does Christianity have anything to say about living in a world of limits? In 'Sustainability', John Cobb argues that reflections on ecological issues inevitably raise religious questions as well. Admittedly, traditional Christian teaching to subdue the earth had contributed to the mindset responsible for the crisis we are facing today. But Christianity can contribute to the discussion of how to keep the planet from ecological disaster. For one thing, Christianity can keep ecological issues closely tied to those of social justice -- a necessity for a sustainable society. Christianity can also make clear the need for individual change of heart (conversion) that is a prerequisite to real social and economic change. As the Earth Summit testified, our world stands in need of new visions, to nurture new ways of integrating its human, mineral, animal, vegetable, and energy components. 'Sustainability' is John Cobb at his best . . . timely, incisive, and vigorous.