• Anxious
    Anxious
    ISBN: 9781780747675
    Title: Anxious
    Author: LEDOUX JOSEPH E

    Anxiety is all around us: phobias, panic, post- traumatic stress, OCD. Why are our brains so anxious? And what can we do about it?
    Anxiety is natural. It is useful. By anticipating harm, we are better equipped to deal with it. But when anxiety is persistent and excessive, and chronically interferes with daily life, then an anxiety disorder exists. These are the most common mental health problems in the UK today.

    Using cutting-edge research from his lab, neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux explains both how fear and anxiety are natural, adaptive ways of dealing with challenges and opportunities, and how they become pathological states. Some people are cool cats, their feathers never seem to be ruffled, while others are nervous Nellies. Your disposition affects the way you approach the world; anxious people find threats where others don't, and their brains are different, as LeDoux shows.

    Anxiety is part of life, but we want to be able to use it rather than be used by it. In order to survive and thrive, the brain has to marshal its resources and energies. It is when these resources are unevenly allocated that problems arise. But there are methods each of us can learn for regulating this process. LeDoux outlines them and explains the science behind them that makes them work.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Are We Getting Smarter?: Rising Iq in the Twenty-first Century
    Are We Getting Smarter?: Rising Iq in the Twenty-first Century
    ISBN: 9781107609174
    Title: Are We Getting Smarter?: Rising Iq in the Twenty-first Century
    Author: FLYNN JAMES R

    The 'Flynn effect' is a surprising finding, identified by James R. Flynn, that IQ test scores have significantly increased from one generation to the next over the past century. Flynn now brings us an exciting new book which aims to make sense of this rise in IQ scores and considers what this tells us about our intelligence, our minds and society. Are We Getting Smarter? features fascinating new material on a variety of topics including the effects of intelligence in the developing world; the impact of rising IQ scores on the death penalty, cognitive ability in old age and the language abilities of youth culture; as well as controversial topics of race and gender. He ends with the message that assessing IQ goes astray if society is ignored. As IQ scores continue to rise into the twenty-first century, particularly in the developing world, the 'Flynn effect' marches on.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $53.00
    $53.00
  • Are You Smarter Than a Chimpanzee?: a Mind-bending Menagerie of Animal Psychology
    Are You Smarter Than a Chimpanzee?: a Mind-bending Menagerie of Animal Psychology
    ISBN: 9781781255735
    Title: Are You Smarter Than a Chimpanzee?: a Mind-bending Menagerie of Animal Psychology
    Author: AMBRIDGE BEN

    What makes humans special? What makes us different from animals? Psy-Q author Ben Ambridge's entertaining, illuminating new book has a surprising answer: less than you might think. Really, we're all just animals. But all animals - us included - are pretty special. Are You Smarter Than a Chimpanzee? is a collection of ingenious tests, puzzles, quizzes and games that pits the reader against a range of extraordinary creatures to show that, from dolphins that understand grammar to parrots that can add up, via fetishist quails and the ant-swarms outsmarting the world's best mathematicians, the animal kingdom is more than a match for anything mankind has to offer.Along the way, Ambridge debunks a plethora of common myths about animals and reveals the bizarre and wonderful science being done at the extreme end of zoology, where animal psychologists are designing personality tests for donkeys and logic problems for pigeons. Based on real, cutting-edge science, Are You Smarter Than a Chimpanzee? makes us laugh, makes us think and above all makes us question our assumptions about our place in the animal kingdom.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Art of Changing the Brain: Enriching the Practice of Teaching by Exploring the Biology of Learning
    Art of Changing the Brain: Enriching the Practice of Teaching by Exploring the Biology of Learning
    ISBN: 9781579220549
    Title: Art of Changing the Brain: Enriching the Practice of Teaching by Exploring the Biology of Learning
    Author: ZULL JAMES E

    Engaging and logically organized Readers will feel encouraged and eager to integrate the concepts into their own philosophy of teaching and learning."?Effective Teaching"The book is not merely an explication but a thoughtfully crafted, neuroscientfically informed teaching device that obeys the advice offered."?American Journal of Psychology"James Zull's crystal-clear mapping of how learning occurs, how learning changes the brain, and how many parts of the brain are activated as one learns should be interesting for all who teach. Zull relays a teaching approach and the neuroscience behind that approach that can dramatically affect learning."?Nursing Education Perspectives"This is the best book I have read about the brain and learning. Zull perspective forms the foundation for a teaching approach that can dramatically improve human learning."?David A. Kolb, Dept. of Organizational Behavior, Case Western Reserve UniversityJames Zull invites teachers in higher education or any other setting to accompany him in his exploration of what scientists can tell us about the brain and to discover how this knowledge can influence the practice of teaching. He describes the brain in clear non-technical language and an engaging conversational tone, highlighting its functions and parts and how they interact, and always relating them to the real world of the classroom and his own evolution as a teacher."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $63.00
    $63.00
  • Art of Memory
    Art of Memory
    ISBN: 9781847922922
    Title: Art of Memory
    Author: YATES FRANCES A

    A revolutionary book about mnemonic techniques, and their relation to culture as a whole, which is itself hard to forget.
    The ancient Greeks, to whom a trained memory was of vital importance -- as it was to everyone before the invention of printing -- created an elaborate memory system, based on a technique of impressing 'places' and 'images' on the mind. Inherited and recorded by the Romans, this art of memory passed into the European tradition, to be revived, in occult form, at the Renaissance, and particularly by the strange and remarkable genius, Giordano Bruno.
    Such is the main theme of Frances Yates's unique and brilliant book, in the course of which she sheds light on such diverse subjects as Dante's Divine Comedy, the form of the Shakespearian theatre and the history of ancient architecture. Aside from its intrinsic fascination, "The Art of Memory" is an invaluable contribution to aesthetics and psychology, and to the history of philosophy, of science and of literature."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Art of Risk: the New Science of Courage, Caution, & Chance
    Art of Risk: the New Science of Courage, Caution, & Chance
    ISBN: 9781426214721
    Title: Art of Risk: the New Science of Courage, Caution, & Chance
    Author: SUKEL KAYT

    Are risk-takers born or made? Why are some more willing to go out on a limb (so to speak) than others? How do we weigh the value of opportunities large or small that may have the potential to change the course of our lives?

    These are just a few of the questions that author Kayt Sukel tackles, applying the latest research in neuroscience and psychology to compelling real-world situations. Building on a portfolio of work that has appeared in such publications asScientific American, Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, and more, Sukel offers an in-depth look at risk-taking and its role in the many facets of life that resonates on a personal level. Smart, progressive, and truly enlightening,The Art of Risk blends riveting case studies and hard-hitting science to explore risk-taking and how it impacts decision-making in work, play, love, and life, providing insight in understanding individual behavior and furthering personal success.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $52.00
    $52.00
  • Art of Simple: Recipes & Ideas For A Calmer Way of Life
    Art of Simple: Recipes & Ideas For A Calmer Way of Life
    ISBN: 9780143771234
    Title: Art of Simple: Recipes & Ideas For A Calmer Way of Life
    Author: OZICH ELEANOR

    When Eleanor Ozich moved to the outskirts of the city with her husband and young family she set about enjoying a much calmer way of life. Shedding unnecessary clutter and adopting a simpler style of living, Eleanor found herself with more time and energy to appreciate her family and friends and the natural beauty that surrounded her ... Eleanor shares recipes and ideas she has embraced in her quest to cherish lifés simple pleasures. Alongside recipes for nourishing meals yoúll find practical ideas to declutter your home, get your children to sleep and bring order to your day.There are also instructions for making natural beauty products and household cleaners, which promise to cost you less and be kinder to you and the environment.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • As a Man Thinketh
    As a Man Thinketh
    ISBN: 9781570089688
    Title: As a Man Thinketh
    Author: ALLEN JAMES

    Through his eloquent and succinct prose, James Allen conveys his thesis that it is up to the individual to form his own character and to create his own happiness.Through the years, Bowman Gray developed his skills as a photographer. In this gift edition, he couples his own color photographs with Allens timeless advice to produce an inspirational book that will stay with the reader for years to come.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.00
    $18.00
  • As You Think 2ed
    As You Think 2ed
    ISBN: 9781577310747
    Title: As You Think 2ed
    Author: ALLEN MARC


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
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  • Asperger Syndrome in Adolescence Living With the Ups, the Downs and Things in Between
    Asperger Syndrome in Adolescence Living With the Ups, the Downs and Things in Between
    ISBN: 9781843107422
    Title: Asperger Syndrome in Adolescence Living With the Ups, the Downs and Things in Between
    Author: WILLEY LIANNE HOLLIDAY

    Childhood and adult experiences of individuals with Asperger Syndrome (AS) are becoming increasingly well documented, yet the crucial formative teenage years have, so far, been neglected. Adolescence is a difficult time for any teenager, but when you have Asperger Syndrome this already emotionally complex time of life becomes all the more challenging. Reflecting the views of parents, professionals and those with AS themselves, this book tackles issues that are pertinent to all teenagers, such as sexuality, depression and friendship, as well as discussing topics like disclosure and therapeutic alternatives that are more specific to those with AS. This book aims to make the transition from child to adult as smooth as possible, and is an essential survival guide to adolescence.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $42.00
    $42.00
  • Asperger Syndrome What Teachers Need to Know
    Asperger Syndrome What Teachers Need to Know
    ISBN: 9781849052030
    Title: Asperger Syndrome What Teachers Need to Know
    Author: WINTER MATT


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Aspergers Syndrome
    Aspergers Syndrome
    ISBN: 9781853025778
    Title: Aspergers Syndrome
    Author: ATTWOOD TONY


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • Aspergirls: Empowering Females With Asperger Syndrome
    Aspergirls: Empowering Females With Asperger Syndrome
    ISBN: 9781849058261
    Title: Aspergirls: Empowering Females With Asperger Syndrome
    Author: SIMONE RUDY

    Rudy Simone guides you through every aspect of both personal and professional life, from early recollections of blame, guilt, and savant skills, to friendships, romance and marriage. Employment, career, rituals and routines are also covered. Simone rejects negative views of Aspergirls and empowers them to lead happy and fulfilled lives.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Asperkid's (secret) Book of Social Rules
    Asperkid's (secret) Book of Social Rules
    ISBN: 9781849059152
    Title: Asperkid's (secret) Book of Social Rules
    Author: O'TOOLE JENNIFER COOK


    Being a teen or tween isn't easy for anyone but it can be especially tough for Asperkids. Jennifer O'Toole knows; she was one! This book is a top secret guide to all of the hidden social rules in life that often seem strange and confusing to young people with Asperger syndrome.


    The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules offers witty and wise insights into baffling social codes such as making and keeping friends, blending in versus standing out from the crowd, and common conversation pitfalls. Chock full of illustrations, logical explanations, and comic strip practice sessions, this is the handbook that every adult Aspie wishes they'd had growing up.


    Ideal for all 10-17 year olds with Asperger syndrome, this book provides inside information on over thirty social rules in bite-sized chunks that older children will enjoy, understand, and most importantly use daily to navigate the mysterious world around them.



    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Aspertools: the Practical Guide for Understanding & Embracing Asperger's, Autism Spectrum Disorders, & Neurodiversity
    Aspertools: the Practical Guide for Understanding & Embracing Asperger's, Autism Spectrum Disorders, & Neurodiversity
    ISBN: 9780757318535
    Title: Aspertools: the Practical Guide for Understanding & Embracing Asperger's, Autism Spectrum Disorders, & Neurodiversity
    Author: REITMAN HAROLD

    If you ask Dr. Harold Reitman, labels are a lousy way to describe a unique human being, whether it's Asperger's, high functioning autism, ADHD, dyslexia, Tourette's or even the so-called neurotypical brain itself. One size does not fit all. Everyone's brain is different.

    Helping others 'get it' when it comes to dealing with those with so-called learning disabilities is why Reitman has written this book. It's also why he wrote and produced "The Square Root of 2," a movie about a college student who encounters and fights her school's unjust system. The film was inspired by the real events faced by his daughter and contributing author, Rebecca, when she went to college; her seizure disorder and at the time undiagnosed Asperger syndrome posed unique challenges not faced by most students.

    After reviewing the scientific community's research, conducted over the last nearly 40 years, Dr. Reitman believes that it's time to not just accept neurodiversity, but to embrace it, and this book will help people do just that. It is the first book to offer simple tools, action plans and resources to help understand and deal with anyone whose brain is a bit different. The astonishing rate of autism births alone (1 in 68) means that society will have to adapt to neurodiversity, just as it has had to adapt to other cultural and racial differences. Our educational system, our workplaces, and society at large will no longer be one size fits all each individual will have the opportunity to maximize their potential and we will be the better for it. "

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00

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  • Assessment of Mental Capacity
    Assessment of Mental Capacity
    ISBN: 9781853287787
    Title: Assessment of Mental Capacity
    Author: BMA


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $138.00
    $138.00
  • Asylum Pieces Dvd
    Asylum Pieces Dvd
    ISBN: 9781412201001
    Title: Asylum Pieces Dvd
    Author: DUDDING KATHY


    Format: DVD
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Attached: the New Science of Adult Attachment & How It can Help You Find & Keep Love
    Attached: the New Science of Adult Attachment & How It can Help You Find & Keep Love
    ISBN: 9781585429134
    Title: Attached: the New Science of Adult Attachment & How It can Help You Find & Keep Love
    Author: LEVINE AMIR & HELLER RACHEL


    Is there a science to love?

    In this groundbreaking book, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Amir Levine and psychologist Rachel S. F. Heller reveal how an understanding of attachment theory-the most advanced relationship science in existence today-can help us find and sustain love. Attachment theory forms the basis for many bestselling books on the parent/child relationship, but there has yet to be an accessible guide to what this fascinating science has to tell us about adult romantic relationships-until now.

    Attachment theory owes its inception to British psychologist and psychoanalyst John Bowlby, who in the 1950s examined the tremendous impact that our early relationships with our parents or caregivers has on the people we become. Also central to attachment theory is the discovery that our need to be in a close relationship with one or more individuals is embedded in our genes.

    In Attached, Levine and Heller trace how these evolutionary influences continue to shape who we are in our relationships today. According to attachment theory, every person behaves in relationships in one of three distinct ways:

    *ANXIOUS people are often preoccupied with their relationships and tend to worry about their partner's ability to love them back.

    *AVOIDANT people equate intimacy with a loss of independence and constantly try to minimize closeness.

    *SECURE people feel comfortable with intimacy and are usually warm and loving.

    Attached guides readers in determining what attachment style they and their mate (or potential mates) follow. It also offers readers a wealth of advice on how to navigate their relationships more wisely given their attachment style and that of their partner. An insightful look at the science behind love, Attached offers readers a road map for building stronger, more fulfilling connections.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
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  • Attachment Across the Lifecourse: a Brief Introduction
    Attachment Across the Lifecourse: a Brief Introduction
    ISBN: 9780230293595
    Title: Attachment Across the Lifecourse: a Brief Introduction
    Author: HOWE DAVID

    Analyzing a range of traditional and contemporary perspectives, this crisp text explores the core attachment styles and charts their impact on childhood and adult behaviour. Written by one of social work s most highly-regarded commentators, it is a perfect introduction to the complex field of attachment theory."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $54.00
    $54.00
  • Attachment in Psychotherapy
    Attachment in Psychotherapy
    ISBN: 9781593854560
    Title: Attachment in Psychotherapy
    Author: WALLIN DAVID

    This eloquent book translates attachment theory and research into an innovative framework that grounds adult psychotherapy in the facts of childhood development. Advancing a model of treatment as transformation through relationship, the author integrates attachment theory with neuroscience, trauma studies, relational psychotherapy, and the psychology of mindfulness. Vivid case material illustrates how therapists can tailor interventions to fit the attachment needs of their patients, thus helping them to generate the internalized secure base for which their early relationships provided no foundation. Demonstrating the clinical uses of a focus on nonverbal interaction, the book describes powerful techniques for working with the emotional responses and bodily experiences of patient and therapist alike.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $105.00
    $105.00
  • Australian Autism Handbook
    Australian Autism Handbook
    ISBN: 9781922190321
    Title: Australian Autism Handbook
    Author: OREILLY KATHRYN

    When first published in 2008, the Australian Autism Handbook quickly became the go-to guide for parents whose children have been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. In this new edition, the book has been completely revised and updated with new chapters on: Teen issues; Expanded information on Asperger's syndrome; Updated information on early intervention, DSM5 diagnostic criteria. The Australian Autism Handbook is a practical and comprehensive guide to every aspect of raising an ASD child.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
    Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
    ISBN: 9780198504900
    Title: Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
    Author: BARON-COHEN SIMON

    Following on from the highly successful book Autism: The Facts, this new volume by Simon Baron-Cohen summarizes the current understanding of the autistic spectrum, from Asperger syndrome to autism. Written first and foremost as a guide for parents, but what is also certain to become required reading for interested professionals, the book covers what we have learnt to date about the brain, genetics, and interventions for autism spectrum disorders. The book also provides an overview of diagnosis of these conditions, their biological and physiological causes, and the various treatments and educational techniques available. In the book Professor Baron-Cohen also presents a new unified psychological theory of the autistic spectrum.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Autism Explaining the Enigma
    Autism Explaining the Enigma
    ISBN: 9780631229018
    Title: Autism Explaining the Enigma
    Author: FRITH UTA

    The updated edition of this classic account of autism includes a new chapter outlining recent developments in neuropsychological research and reviews the growing body of work on the neurophysiological basis of autism.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $53.00
    $53.00
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders: the Complete Guide to Understanding Autism
    Autism Spectrum Disorders: the Complete Guide to Understanding Autism
    ISBN: 9780399166631
    Title: Autism Spectrum Disorders: the Complete Guide to Understanding Autism
    Author: SICILE-KIRA CHANTAL


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
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  • Autism the Scientific Truth About Preventing, Diagnosing, & Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders - & What Parents can do Now
    Autism the Scientific Truth About Preventing, Diagnosing, & Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders - & What Parents can do Now
    ISBN: 9780399159534
    Title: Autism the Scientific Truth About Preventing, Diagnosing, & Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders - & What Parents can do Now
    Author: MELILLO ROBERT

    From the top-selling author of "Disconnected Kids"--a clear and compassionateexplanation of the autism epidemic.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Autism: a Very Short Introduction
    Autism: a Very Short Introduction
    ISBN: 9780199207565
    Title: Autism: a Very Short Introduction
    Author: FRITH UTA


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.00
    $21.00
  • Autism: the Scientific Truth About Preventing, Diagnosing, & Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders--& What Parents can do Now
    Autism: the Scientific Truth About Preventing, Diagnosing, & Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders--& What Parents can do Now
    ISBN: 9780399159541
    Title: Autism: the Scientific Truth About Preventing, Diagnosing, & Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders--& What Parents can do Now
    Author: MELILLO ROBERT

    From the bestselling author of Disconnected Kids, a clear and compassionate explanation of the causes of the autism epidemic--and a scientifically based approach for prevention and treatment.In this candid, research-based, practicl book, Dr. Robert Melillo presents the latest scientific explanation for the exploding autism rates we now face, including the role of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors.& He dispels common myths and presents clear advice, including early warning signs, a prevention plan for parents-to-be, and an intervention program for babies and young children.Praise for the work of Dr. Robert Melillo'A visionary new approach . . . These valuable clinical insights add much to our tool kit.'& Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence'Clinically innovative and academically grounded . . . Brings a refreshing, hopeful, and scientifically responsible approach to the field of childhood neurological disorders.'& Leslie Phillipp Weiser, MP, PHD, Harvard Medical School

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
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  • Autistic Brain
    Autistic Brain
    ISBN: 9781846044496
    Title: Autistic Brain
    Author: GRANDIN TEMPLE & PANEK RICHARD

    WINNER OF 'BEST NON FICTION' IN THE GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS 2013 It's estimated that one in almost a hundred people are diagnosed as being on the autistic spectrum but there is far more hope for them today than ever before thanks to groundbreaking new research. In this fascinating and highly readable book, Temple Grandin offers her own experience as an autistic person alongside remarkable new discoveries about the autistic brain, as well as genetic research. She also highlights long-ignored sensory problems as well as the need to treat autism symptom by symptom, rather than with an umbrella diagnosis. Most exciting of all, she argues that raising and educating children on the autistic spectrum needs to be less about focusing on their weaknesses, and more about fostering their unique contributions.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Awakenings
    Awakenings
    ISBN: 9780330523677
    Title: Awakenings
    Author: SACKS OLIVER

    âe~The story of a disease that plunged its victims into a prison of viscous time, and the drug that catapulted them out of itâe(tm) Guardian Hailed as a medical classic, and the subject of a major feature film as well as radio and stage plays and various TV documentaries, Awakenings is the extraordinary account of a group of twenty patients. Rendered catatonic by the sleeping-sickness epidemic that swept the world just after the First World War, all twenty had spent forty years in hospital: motionless and speechless; aware of the world around them, but exhibiting no interest in it âe" until Dr Sacks administered the then-new drug, L-DOPA, which caused them, temporarily, to awake from their decades-long slumber. âe~A brilliant and humane bookâe(tm) Observer âe~Not only a collection of astonishing case histories, Awakenings is also a memoir, a moral essay and a romance. It is a work of geniusâe(tm) Washington Post âe~It makes you aware of what a knife edge we live onâe(tm) Doris Lessing

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Awakenings
    Awakenings
    ISBN: 9780375704055
    Title: Awakenings
    Author: SACKS OLIVER

    Awakenings--which inspired the major motion picture--is the remarkable story of a group of patients who contracted sleeping-sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I. Frozen for decades in a trance-like state, these men and women were given up as hopeless until 1969, when Dr. Oliver Sacks gave them the then-new drug L-DOPA, which had an astonishing, explosive, ""awakening"" effect. Dr. Sacks recounts the moving case histories of his patients, their lives, and the extraordinary transformations which went with their reintroduction to a changed world.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • Bad Choices: How Algorithms can Help You Think Smarter & Live Happier
    Bad Choices: How Algorithms can Help You Think Smarter & Live Happier
    ISBN: 9781473650770
    Title: Bad Choices: How Algorithms can Help You Think Smarter & Live Happier
    Author: ALMOSSAWI ALI

    The wildly popular author of& Bad Arguments& returns with a funny, smart introduction to algorithms--those perennially misunderstood, increasingly important problem-solving rules that can save you time and lead to better choices, every day.
    &
    Why is Facebook so good at predicting what you like?&
    How do you discover new music?

    What's the best way to sort your laundry?

    Readers around the world have embraced Ali Almossawi's whimsical illustrations--drawn by his collaborator Alejandro Giraldo--and his funny, clarifying explanations of complex subjects. In fewer than 200 pages, Almossawi demystifies a new topic of increasing relevance to our lives: algorithms. Bad Choices is a book for anyone who's looked at a given task and wondered if there was a better, faster way to get the task done. What's the best way to organize a grocery list? What's the secret to being more productive at work? How can we better express ourselves in 140-characters?&
    & & Presenting us with alternative methods for tackling twelve different scenarios, Almossawi guides us to better choices that borrow from same systems that underline a computer word processor, a Google search engine, or a Facebook ad. Once you recognize what makes a method faster and more efficient, you'll become a more nimble, creative problem-solver, ready to face new challenges. Bad Choices will open the world of algorithms to all readers making this a perennial go-to for fans of quirky, accessible science books.


    From the Hardcover edition.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Basic Personal Counselling: a Training Manual for Counsellors
    Basic Personal Counselling: a Training Manual for Counsellors
    ISBN: 9781442545953
    Title: Basic Personal Counselling: a Training Manual for Counsellors
    Author: GELDARD DAVID & GELDARD KATHRYN

    An introduction to personal counselling for professional and volunteer counsellors and those who train them. The book covers the specific skills required for successful counselling, from listening, reflecting, questioning and summarising and reframing, to challenging self-destructive beliefs and facilitating action. There are numerous examples of dialogue showing how counselling skills are implemented in real situations as well as strategies for managing special counselling situations involving angry, depressed, grieving or suicidal clients. Practical counselling issues are covered, such as keeping records, arranging a counselling room and looking after yourself.

    Price: $84.00
    $84.00
  • Beat Depression Fast 10 Steps to a Happier You
    Beat Depression Fast 10 Steps to a Happier You
    ISBN: 9781780286051
    Title: Beat Depression Fast 10 Steps to a Happier You
    Author: MASSEY ALEXANDRA


    In her latest book, depression counselor, Alexandra Massey, distils years of hard-won strategies for treating depression. She provides an easy-to-follow ten-step program that will help you beat it quickly and without pharmaceuticals.& Massey, who has suffered from depression most of her life, refused to take prescription drugs when her symptoms became debilitating. "I was very clear about the root cause of the depression," she says. "It was very, very low self-esteem. The overriding symptom was deep hopelessness and I had a sense that connecting with others who knew how I felt was what I needed--not drugs."

    According to Massey, the first step toward recovery from depression is acceptance. "Depression is like wet sand. The more you push, the harder it gets. By accepting depression, you will find a sense of relief."

    The second step is trust. "When we are dealing with the despair and hopelessness of depression, it's almost impossible to believe that everything is going to turn out OK," she writes. Massey attributes her own recovery in part to her years-long participation in 12-step programs. From the recovery movement she learned the power of "letting a greater power into your life." Says Massey, "For me, real change didn't happen until I acknowledged that I couldn't beat depression on my own and that I needed to rely on something bigger and wiser than myself."

    These are the foundations stones. The remaining steps will lead you on a journey to a new, depression-free life. By following the steps, you will find greater peace of mind, more resilience, and, inevitably, the reemergence of your dreams.&
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  • Becoming Enlightened
    Becoming Enlightened
    ISBN: 9781846041235
    Title: Becoming Enlightened
    Author: DALAI LAMA

    Happily, we do not have to remain trapped by the past. His Holiness reveals how life-enhancing Buddhist practices, as relevant today as they have ever been, can help us break free from the cycles of suffering that ensnare us. He encourages us to broaden our outlook and to adjust our personal values. And he gives us the tools to deal with any negative emotions we may experience in the process. Practical, step-by-step exercises, steeped in wisdom, show how to make the most of each moment; how to undo the negative effects of past deeds; and how to grow spiritually closer to finding deep inner happiness.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • Bedside Book of Psychology: from Perception to Personality: Adventures in Popular Psychology
    Bedside Book of Psychology: from Perception to Personality: Adventures in Popular Psychology
    ISBN: 9781743369937
    Title: Bedside Book of Psychology: from Perception to Personality: Adventures in Popular Psychology
    Author: JARRETT CHRISTIAN & GINSBURG JOANNAH

    'The Bedside Book of Psychology' delves deep into consciousness and casts light into the hidden reasons why we feel, think, and behave in the ways we do. Packed with illuminating real-life examples, profiles of famous psychologists, and exercises that will reveal the way your own mind works, 'The Bedside Book of Psychology' has the power not just to intrigue and entertain, but also to change the way you think...Divided into eight fascinating chapters, 'The Bedside Book of Psychology' covers everything from the real reasons we fall in love to the science behind a good night's sleep.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Before You Know It
    Before You Know It
    ISBN: 9781785150029
    Title: Before You Know It
    Author: BARGH JOHN


    'John Bargh's Before You Know It moves our understanding of the mysteries of human behaviour one giant step forward. A brilliant and convincing book.' - Malcolm Gladwell, author of Blink and David and Goliath

    The world's leading expert on the unconscious mind reveals the hidden mental processes that secretly govern every aspect of our behaviour.


    For more than three decades, Dr John Bargh has been conducting revolutionary research into the unconscious mind - not Freud's dark, malevolent unconscious but the new unconscious, a helpful and powerful part of the mind that we can access and understand through experimental science. Now, Dr Bargh presents an engaging and enlightening tour of the influential psychological forces that are at work as we go about our daily lives - checking a dating app, holding a cup of hot coffee, or getting a flu shot.


    Dr Bargh takes you into his labs at New York University and Yale where his ingenious experiments have shown how the unconscious guides our behaviour, goals and motivations in areas like race relations, parenting, business, consumer behaviour and addiction. He reveals the pervasive influence of the unconscious mind in who we choose to date or vote for, what we buy, where we live, how we perform on tests and in job interviews, and much more. Before You Know It is full of surprising and entertaining revelations as well as tricks to help you remember to-do items, shop smarter and sleep better.


    Before You Know It will profoundly change the way you understand yourself by introducing you to a fascinating world only recently discovered, the world that exists below the surface of your awareness and yet is the key to unlocking new ways of thinking, feeling and behaving.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Behind the Shock Machine the Untold Story of the Notorious Milgram Psychology Experiments
    Behind the Shock Machine the Untold Story of the Notorious Milgram Psychology Experiments
    ISBN: 9781921844553
    Title: Behind the Shock Machine the Untold Story of the Notorious Milgram Psychology Experiments
    Author: PERRY GINA

    In the summer of 1961, a group of men and women volunteered for a memory experiment to be conducted by young, dynamic psychologist Stanley Milgram. None could have imagined that, once seated in the lab, they would be placed in front of a box known as a shock machine and asked to administer a series of electric shocks to a man they'd just met. And no one could have foreseen how the repercussions of their actions, made under pressure and duress, would reverberate throughout their lives. For what the volunteers did not know was that the man was an actor, the shocks were fake, and what was really being tested was just how far they would go. When Milgram's results were released, they created a worldwide sensation. He reported that people had repeatedly shocked a man they believed to be in pain, even dying, because they had been told to he linked the finding to Nazi behaviour during the Holocaust. But some questioned Milgram's unethical methods in fooling people. Milgram became both hero and villain, and his work seized the public imagination for more than half a century, inspiring books, plays, films, and art. For Gina Perry, the story of the experiments never felt finished. Listening to participants' accounts and reading Milgram's unpublished files and notebooks, she pieced together an intriguing, sensational story: Milgram's plans went further than anyone had imagined. This is the compelling tale of one man's ambition and of the experiment that defined a generation.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Believing Brain
    Believing Brain
    ISBN: 9781250008800
    Title: Believing Brain
    Author: SHERMER MICHAEL

    Bestselling author Shermer presents a comprehensive and provocative theory on how beliefs are born, formed, reinforced, challenged, changed, and extinguished.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Better Angels of Our Nature: a History of Violence & Humanity
    Better Angels of Our Nature: a History of Violence & Humanity
    ISBN: 9780141034645
    Title: Better Angels of Our Nature: a History of Violence & Humanity
    Author: PINKER STEVEN

    This acclaimed book by Steven Pinker, author of The Language Instinct and The Blank Slate, argues that, contrary to popular belief, humankind has become progressively less violent, over millenia and decades. Can violence really have declined? The images of conflict we see daily on our screens from around the world suggest this is an almost obscene claim to be making. Extraordinarily, however, Steven Pinker shows violence within and between societies - both murder and warfare - really has declined from prehistory to today. We are much less likely to die at someone else's hands than ever before. Even the horrific carnage of the last century, when compared to the dangers of pre-state societies, is part of this trend. Debunking both the idea of the 'noble savage' and an over-simplistic Hobbesian notion of a 'nasty, brutish and short' life, Steven Pinker argues that modernity and its cultural institutions are actually making us better people.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Better Angels of Our Nature: the Decline of Violence in History & Its Causes
    Better Angels of Our Nature: the Decline of Violence in History & Its Causes
    ISBN: 9781846140945
    Title: Better Angels of Our Nature: the Decline of Violence in History & Its Causes
    Author: PINKER STEVEN

    Shortlisted for the 2012 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books and the 2012 Samuel Johnson Prize.

    Steven Pinker's riveting, myth-destroying new book reveals how, contrary to popular belief, humankind has become progressively less violent, over millenia and decades.Given the images of conflict we see daily on our screens, can violence really have declined? and wasn't the twentieth century the most devastatingly brutal in history? Extraordinarily, however, As Steven Pinker shows, violence within and between societies - both murder and warfare - really has declined from prehistory to today. We are much less likely to die at someone else's hands than ever before.Debunking both the idea of the 'noble savage' and a Hobbesian notion of a 'nasty, brutish and short' life, Steven Pinker argues that modernity and its cultural institutions are making us better people. He ranges over everything from art to religion, international trade to individual table manners, and shows how life has changed across the centuries and around the world - not simply through the huge benefits of organized government, but also because of the extraordinary power of progressive ideas. Why has this come about? and what does it tell us about ourselves? it takes one of the world's greatest psychologists to appreciate and explain this story, and to show us our very natures.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
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