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Psychological Approaches to Sports Injury Rehabilitation

by Jim Taylor Shel Taylor

In dedicating this guide for rehabilitation specialists, consultants J. Taylor and S. Taylor (U. of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington) refer to frustration and patience as well as to pain and expertise, recognizing that bouncing back from sidelining sports injuries entails mind as well as body. Augmented by celebrity soundbites, the authors detail the referral process for assessing psychological problems; mental influences on rehabilitation (motivation, anxiety, focus); facilitatitive techniques (imagery, using negative thinking positively, pain management, social support); return to the sport; and development of a psychological rehab program (with sample forms, program prescription summaries). Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Raising Generation Tech

by Jim Taylor

Today's children are being raised as 'digital natives' in a world dominated by popular culture and technology. TV shows, computers, video games, social networking sites, advertisements, and cell phones too often have an unnecessarily strong-and negative#150; influence on children. But pulling the plug just isn't an option in a world where being connected is essential for success. In Raising Generation Tech, noted parenting expert Dr. Jim Taylor explores how popular culture and technology shape children's lives. The essential message from Raising Generation Tech is that excessive or unguided exposure to popular culture and technology is not good for children. Rather than offering the usual 'end of days' scenario, Dr. Taylor offers a balanced and optimistic perspective that offers parents insights and practical information they need to ensure that popular culture and technology are tools that benefit their children rather than weapons that hurt them. Six Messages FromRaising Generation Tech: Popular culture may be the powerful influence on children today and most of that influence is not healthy to children. Children are being exposed to technology earlier than ever without proper limits or guidance. Excessive exposure to popular culture and technology has been linked to many childhood problems including shorter attention spans, lower grades in school, increased sexual activity and drug use, and obesity. Too early and unguided immersion in popular culture and technology will actually hinder rather than better prepare children for life in the digital world. Key areas in which parents should focus their child-rearing attention include their children's self-identity, values, thinking, relationships, and physical and mental health. The goal for parents is not to disconnect their children, but rather to expose them to popular culture and technology when they are developmentally ready and then give them the perspectives, attitudes, and tools they need to thrive in this digital age.

Selling to the New Elite

by Jim Taylor Stephen Kraus Doug Harrison

Based on unprecedented research, The New Elitetook a behind-the-scenes look at America's most powerful and influential class - what motivates them, how they think, where they shop, and how they really spend their money. In this practical and fascinating follow-up, the authors reveal how salespeople and marketers can hone in on this wealthy class, pique their interest, and convert them into loyal customers. Presenting the best practices behind hundreds of mutually satisfying interactions between salespeople and buyers - based on studies of elite companies such as Lexus, Chanel, Neiman Marcus, Four Seasons, Cartier, and Louis Vuitton - Selling to the New Elitereveals what the truly rich want from brands, what they expect from the marketplace, and how the Great Recession has reshaped their purchasing patterns. Loaded with insight and indispensable techniques, this one-of-a-kind guide shows readers everywhere how they can win over the wealthiest customers. . . and become rich themselves.

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