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Conceptual Blockbusting: A Guide to Better Ideas, Fifth Edition

by James L. Adams

A thoroughly revised edition of the classic on creativity, essential for individuals and teams who want to think outside the box. Some people are naturally creative and others aren't, right? Wrong. In this classic book on creativity, James Adams takes a unique approach to generating ideas and solving problems that has captivated, inspired, and guided thousands of people from all walks of life to new heights of creativity-whether you are a writer with writers block, or a businesswoman struggling to come up with a new organizational structure. More than three decades after its original publication, Conceptual Blockbusting has never been more relevant, powerful, or fresh. Integrating insights from the worlds of psychology, engineering, management, art, and philosophy, Adams identifies the key blocks (perceptual, emotional, cultural, environmental, intellectual, and expressive) that prevent us from realizing the full potential of our fertile minds. Employing unconventional exercises and other interactive elements, Adams shows individuals, teams, and organizations how to overcome these blocks, embrace alternative ways of thinking about complex problems, and celebrate the joy of creativity. Completely revised and updated with the latest cognitive science and addressing new subjects such as changes in technology, creativity in large groups, and sustaining creativity over time, Conceptual Blockbusting will introduce a new generation of readers to a world of new possibilities.

The Books They Gave Me: True Stories of Life, Love, and Lit

by Jen Adams

This beautiful full-color treasury of stories about gift book-giving celebrates the enduring power of literature: stories of significant books people have received and what those books mean to them.THE GIFT OF A BOOK BECOMES PART OF THE STORY OF YOUR LIFE. Perhaps it came with a note as simple as "This made me think of you," but it takes up residence in your heart and your home. The Books They Gave Me is a mixtape of stories behind books given and received. Some of the stories are poignant, some snarky, some romantic, some disastrous--but all are illuminating. Jen Adams collected nearly two hundred of the most provocative stories submitted to the tumblr blog TheBooksTheyGaveMe.com to capture the many ways books can change our lives and loves, revealing volumes about the relationships that inspired the gifts. These stories are, by turns, romantic, cynical, funny, dark, and hopeful. There's the poorly thought out gift of Lolita from a thirty-year-old man to a teenage girl. There's the couple who tried to read Ulysses together over the course of their long-distance relationship and never finished it. There's the girl whose school library wouldn't allow her to check out Fahrenheit 451, but who received it at Christmas with the note, "Little Sister: Read everything you can. Subvert Authority! Love always, your big brother." These are stories of people falling in love, regretting mistakes, and finding hope. Together they constitute a love letter to the book as physical object and inspiration. Illustrated in full color with the jackets of beloved editions, The Books They Gave Me is, above all, an uplifting testament to the power of literature.

The Books They Gave Me

by Jen Adams

THE GIFT OF A BOOK BECOMES PART OF THE STORY OF YOUR LIFE. Perhaps it came with a note as simple as "This made me think of you," but it takes up residence in your heart and your home. The Books They Gave Me is a mixtape of stories behind books given and received. Some of the stories are poignant, some snarky, some romantic, some disastrous--but all are illuminating. Jen Adams collected nearly two hundred of the most provocative stories submitted to the tumblr blog TheBooksTheyGaveMe.com to capture the many ways books can change our lives and loves, revealing volumes about the relationships that inspired the gifts. These stories are, by turns, romantic, cynical, funny, dark, and hopeful. There's the poorly thought out gift of Lolita from a thirty-year-old man to a teenage girl. There's the couple who tried to read Ulysses together over the course of their long-distance relationship and never finished it. There's the girl whose school library wouldn't allow her to check out Fahrenheit 451, but who received it at Christmas with the note, "Little Sister: Read everything you can. Subvert Authority! Love always, your big brother." These are stories of people falling in love, regretting mistakes, and finding hope. Together they constitute a love letter to the book as physical object and inspiration. Illustrated in full color with the jackets of beloved editions, The Books They Gave Me is, above all, an uplifting testament to the power of literature.

Life Changes: A Guide to the Seven Stages of Personal Growth

by John D. Adams Sabina A. Spencer

Life Changes provides those who are undergoing significant changes in their lives with an easy to follow road map of the normal ups and downs in the adjustment process. The seven stages of any transition process are described with clear advice about what to expect and, more importantly, what can be learned from each stage. Whatever the transition might be - the death of a loved one, a new job, a divorce or a marriage - the authors point out that people can either "go" through change or they can "grow" through change. It's up to the individual. The book also provides additional support for people making life changes, as the authors give advice on clarifying life purpose, protecting health, and maintaining balance during and after these major transitions.

The Nature and Development of Mathematics: Cross Disciplinary Perspectives on Cognition, Learning and Culture

by John Adams Alex Mesoudi Patrick Barmby

From an infant’s first grasp of quantity to Einstein’s theory of relativity, the human experience of number has intrigued researchers for centuries. Numeracy and mathematics have played fundamental roles in the development of societies and civilisations, and yet there is an essential mystery to these concepts, evidenced by the fear many people still feel when confronted by apparently simple sums. Including perspectives from anthropology, education and psychology, The Nature and Development of Mathematics addresses three core questions: Is maths natural? What is the impact of our culture and environment on mathematical thinking? And how can we improve our mathematical ability? Examining the cognitive processes that we use, the origins of these skills and their cultural context, and how learning and teaching can be supported in the classroom, the book contextualises each issue within the wider field, arguing that only by taking a cross-disciplinary perspective can we fully understand what it means to be numerate, as well as how we become numerate in our modern world. This is a unique collection including contributions from a range of renowned international researchers. It will be of interest to students and researchers across cognitive psychology, cultural anthropology and educational research.

Women's Health and Complementary and Integrative Medicine

by Jon Adams Amie Steel Alex Broom Jane Frawley

Complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) has become big business internationally, in particular with regards to a range of women’s health issues. With this context in mind, Women's Health and Complementary and Integrative Medicine constitutes a valuable and timely resource for those looking to understand, initiate and expand CIM research and evidence-based debate with regards to a wide range of women’s health care issues. The collection brings together leading international CIM researchers from Australia, the USA, the UK, Germany and Canada, with backgrounds and expertise in health social science, statistics, qualitative methodology, clinial trial design, clinical pharmacology, health services research and public health. Contributors draw upon their own CIM research work and experience to explain and review core research and practice issues pertinent to the contemporary field of CIM and its future development with regards to women’s health. The book outlines the core issues, challenges and opportunities facing the CIM-women’s health field and its study and will provide insight and inspiration for those practising, studying and/or researching the contemporary relations between CIM and women’s health and health care.

Unseen Worlds

by Kate Adams

The child's world often revolves around dreams and fantasy. Imaginary friends, places and play can seem entirely real, and yet in dismissing these as 'just your imagination', many adults cut a tie that can be the key to understanding a child. Unseen Worlds explores children's experiences of creative play, fairies, angels, imaginary friends, dreams and seeing deceased relatives alongside the more frightening realms of nightmares and the unexplained. It breaks new ground by giving voice to children of various ages to express how they encounter these different worlds and why they often keep them a secret. Kate Adams emphasises that whilst many adults forget what it feels like to be a child, developing a little empathy and understanding can enhance relationships with children and lead to positive change, both in parenting and professional practice. This insightful book will be of great interest to educators, counsellors, youth and community workers, childcare providers, parents and anybody else who seeks to understand, nurture, and strengthen relationships with children of all ages.

Student Study Guide With IBM® SPSS® Workbook for Research Methods, Statistics, and Applications 2e

by Kathrynn A. Adams Eva K. Lawrence

Do you want more practice with research methods and statistics outside of class? Then the Student Study Guide With IBM® SPSS® Workbook for Research Methods, Statistics, and Applications, Second Edition, is for you. Written by Kathrynn A. Adams and Eva K. Lawrence, this study guide accompanies the new second edition of Research Methods, Statistics, and Applications and provides instructions for performing statistical calculations in IBM® SPSS® along with additional exercises to reinforce concepts in the text. It follows the main text chapter by chapter to provide for easy assigning and studying. Step-by-step directions for IBM® SPSS® Data Analysis and Interpretation are included with practice exercises to facilitate competence in using the program as well as interpreting and writing up results. Answers to odd-numbered questions are provided so students can obtain quick feedback. The Your Research section helps readers develop their own research topics. Learning outcomes tied to relevant chapters in the text reinforce key concepts for review.

Student Study Guide With IBM® SPSS® Workbook for Research Methods, Statistics, and Applications 2e

by Kathrynn A. Adams Eva K. Lawrence

Do you want more practice with research methods and statistics outside of class? Then the Student Study Guide With IBM® SPSS® Workbook for Research Methods, Statistics, and Applications, Second Edition, is for you. Written by Kathrynn A. Adams and Eva K. Lawrence, this study guide accompanies the new second edition of Research Methods, Statistics, and Applications and provides instructions for performing statistical calculations in IBM® SPSS® along with additional exercises to reinforce concepts in the text. It follows the main text chapter by chapter to provide for easy assigning and studying. Step-by-step directions for IBM® SPSS® Data Analysis and Interpretation are included with practice exercises to facilitate competence in using the program as well as interpreting and writing up results. Answers to odd-numbered questions are provided so students can obtain quick feedback. The Your Research section helps readers develop their own research topics. Learning outcomes tied to relevant chapters in the text reinforce key concepts for review.

Stress Relief: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Kelly Adams Mark Powell

Insightful and informative, Stress Relief examines the causes of stress most likely to affect teens.

Clinical Management of Sex Addiction

by Kenneth M. Adams Patrick J. Carnes

This is the first comprehensive volume of the clinical management of sex addiction. Collecting the work of 28 leaders in this emerging field, the editors provide a long-needed primary text about how to approach treatment with these challenging patients. The book serves as an excellent introduction for professionals new to the field as well as serving as a useful reference tool. The contributors are literally the pioneers of one of the last frontiers of addiction medicine and sex therapy. With a growing awareness of sex addiction as a problem, plus the advent of cybersex compulsion, professional clinicians are being confronted with sexual compulsion with little clinical or academic preparation. This is the first book distilling the experience of the leaders in this emerging field. With a focus on special populations, it also becomes a handy problem-solving tool. Readable, concise, and filled with useful interventions, it is a key text for a problem clinicians must be able to identify. It is destined to be a classic reference.

Clinical Management of Sex Addiction

by Kenneth M. Adams Patrick J. Carnes

Clinical Management of Sex Addiction’s newest edition updates many of the original chapters from 28 leaders in the field with new findings and treatment methods in the field of sex addiction. With a growing awareness of sex addiction as a problem, plus the advent of cybersex compulsion, professional clinicians are being confronted with sexual compulsion with little clinical or academic preparation. This is the first book distilling the experience of the leaders in this emerging field. It additionally provides new chapters on emerging areas of interest, including partner counseling, trauma and sexual addiction, and adolescent sex addiction. With a focus on special populations, the book creates a current and coherent reference for the therapist who faces quickly escalating new constellations of addictive sexual behavior. Readable, concise, and filled with useful interventions, it is a key text for professionals new to field and a classic reference for all clinicians who treat sex addiction

The Myth of the Untroubled Therapist: Private life, professional practice

by Marie Adams

Therapists are often expected to be immune to the kind of problems that they help clients through. This book serves to demonstrate that this is certainly not the case: they are no more resistant to difficult and unexpected personal circumstances than anyone else. In this book Marie Adams looks into the kind of problems that therapists can be afraid to face in their own lives, including divorce, bereavement, illness, depression and anxiety and uses the experience of others to examine the best ways of dealing with them. The Myth of the Untroubled Therapist looks at the lives of forty practitioners to learn how they coped during times of personal strife. CBT, psychoanalytic, integrative and humanistic therapists from an international array of backgrounds were interviewed about how they believed their personal lives affected their work with clients. Over half admitted to suffering from depression since entering the profession and many continued practising while ill or under great stress. Some admitted to using their work as a ‘buffer’ against their personal circumstances in an attempt to avoid focusing on their own pain. Using clinical examples, personal experience, research literature and the voices of the many therapists interviewed, Adams challenges mental health professionals to take a step back and consider their own well-being as a vital first step to promoting insight and change in those they seek to help. Linking therapists’ personal histories to their choice of career, The Myth of the Untroubled Therapist pinpoints some of the key elements that may serve, and sometimes undermine, counsellors working in private practice or mental health settings. The book is ideal for counsellors and psychotherapists as well as social workers and those working within any kind of helping profession.

Change Your Questions, Change Your Life: 10 Powerful Tools for Life and Work

by Marilee G. Adams

"Change Your Questions, Change Your Life" shows readers how to consistently choose the questions that can lead them to success, both personally and professionally.

Change Your Questions, Change Your Life: 7 Powerful Tools for Life and Work

by Marilee G. Adams

"Marilee Adams shows that the kind of questions you ask yourself can profoundly affect your self-esteem, relationships, and career. She introduces QuestionThinking an easy-to-use system for transforming thinking, action, and results. With new perspectives and alternatives, you can take powerful, practical steps to transform your work, your relationships, and your life." --from the book jacket

Coaching Psychology in Schools: Enhancing Performance, Development and Wellbeing (Coaching Psychology)

by Mark Adams

Coaching psychology is a distinct branch of academic and applied psychology that focuses on enhancement of performance, development and wellbeing in the broader population. In Coaching Psychology in Schools, Mark Adams demonstrates how psychological principles and approaches can be applied in schools to enhance the performance of education practitioners, teams and settings, with corresponding benefits for the children under their care. Coaching Psychology in Schools aims to put psychology in the hands of the reader, imparting psychology-informed coaching strategies that can enhance effectiveness in supporting others to learn, change and develop. The book challenges traditional notions of how psychology can contribute to education and illustrates how better outcomes for children can be achieved by helping adults to unlock and utilise their resources. The book covers how coaching psychology can be applied to: Develop classroom practice Improve teacher performance Support Continuing Professional Development Enhance practitioner and team performance, confidence and wellbeing Support practical problem-solving Develop individual and organisational resilience Real-life case examples are used throughout to illustrate practical coaching methods and techniques that are underpinned by established psychological approaches, including solution-focused coaching, cognitive-behavioural coaching, motivational interviewing and many more. Coaching Psychology in Schools will be essential reading for coaches, psychologists, and education practitioners who have an interest or investment in helping others to move forward, including school leaders, teacher coaches, CPD co-ordinators, advisors and consultants. It will also be of interest to those working in other professional contexts who are interested in finding out more about coaching psychology and its potential applications.

A Concise Introduction to Existential Counselling

by Martin Adams

'A concise introduction to existential counselling is a superb addition to the literature on existential counselling and psychotherapy. Martin Adams provides an excellent overview of the field for those who are new to it at the same time as distilling key features in a way which will be valuable for experienced practitioners' - Meg Barker, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the Open University A Concise Introduction to Existential Counselling is just that: a brief and accessible pocket guide to the underlying theory & practice of the existential approach. Addressing everything a new trainee needs to know and do in a way that is entirely accessible and jargon-free, this book: - Provides a short history of the existential tradition - Puts key concepts into contexts, showing how theory translates into practice - Discusses issues in the therapeutic process - Shows how to work effectively with whatever the client brings to the session - Addresses the significance of existential thought in the wider world This book will be the perfect companion to new trainees looking to embark on their path to thinking and practicing existentially. Martin Adams is a practitioner and supervisor in private practice and a Lecturer at the New School of Psychotherapy and Regents College, both in London.

Anthropocene Psychology: Being Human in a More-than-Human World (Concepts for Critical Psychology)

by Matthew Adams

This ground-breaking book critically extends the psychological project, seeking to investigate the relations between human and more-than-human worlds against the backdrop of the Anthropocene by emphasising the significance of encounter, interaction and relationships. Interdisciplinary environmental theorist Matthew Adams draws inspiration from a wealth of ideas emerging in human–animal studies, anthrozoology, multi-species ethnography and posthumanism, offering a framing of collective anthropogenic ecological crises to provocatively argue that the Anthropocene is also an invitation – to become conscious of the ways in which human and nonhuman are inextricably connected. Through a series of strange encounters between human and nonhuman worlds, Adams argues for the importance of cultivating attentiveness to the specific and situated ways in which the fates of multiple species are bound together in the Anthropocene. Throughout the book this argument is put into practice, incorporating everything from Pavlov’s dogs, broiler chickens, urban trees, grazing sheep and beached whales, to argue that the Anthropocene can be good to think with, conducive to a seeing ourselves and our place in the world with a renewed sense of connection, responsibility and love. Building on developments in feminist and social theory, anthropology, ecopsychology, environmental psychology, (post)humanities, psychoanalysis and phenomenology, this is fascinating reading for academics and students in the field of critical psychology, environmental psychology, and human–animal studies.

The Nightmare Dictionary: Discover What Causes Nightmares and What Your Bad Dreams Mean

by Media Adams

Decode your darkest dreams!Whether you're spitting out teeth, plummeting from a ten-story building, or standing in a public place completely naked, nightmares always leave you in a cold sweat, wondering what just happened and what it all means.The Nightmare Dictionary helps you unlock the mystery behind your bad dreams. This book features fascinating interpretations for more than 300 of the most common nightmare images, as well as information about the different types of dreams. From spiders and illness to broken bones and hurricanes, you'll not only figure out what these haunting dream symbols mean, but also why they keep you up at night.With The Nightmare Dictionary, you'll discover all the eerie warnings, premonitions, and fears that are constantly brewing in your dreams.

The Fantasy Principle: Psychoanalysis of the Imagination

by Michael Vannoy Adams

Contemporary psychoanalysis needs less reality and more fantasy; what Michael Vannoy Adams calls the 'fantasy principle'. The Fantasy Principle radically affirms the centrality of imagination. It challenges us to exercise and explore the imagination, shows us how to value vitally important images that emerge from the unconscious, how to evoke such images, and how to engage them decisively. It shows us how to apply Jungian techniques to interpret images accurately and to experience images immediately and intimately through what Jung calls 'active imagination'. The Fantasy Principle makes a strong case for a new school of psychoanalysis - the school of 'imaginal psychology' - which emphasizes the transformative impact of images. All those who desire to give individuals an opportunity to become more imaginative will find this book fascinating reading.

For Love of the Imagination: Interdisciplinary Applications of Jungian Psychoanalysis

by Michael Vannoy Adams

"I have entitled this book For Love of the Imagination. Long ago, I fell in love with the imagination. It was love at first sight. I have had a lifelong love affair with the imagination. I would love for others, through this book, to fall in love, as I once did, with the imagination." Michael Vannoy Adams, from the Preface. For Love of the Imagination is a book about the imagination – about what and how images mean. Jungian psychoanalysis is an imaginal psychology – or what Michael Vannoy Adams calls "imaginology," the study of the imagination. What is so distinctive – and so valuable – about Jungian psychoanalysis is that it emphasizes images. For Love of the Imagination is also a book about interdisciplinary applications of Jungian psychoanalysis. What enables these applications is that all disciplines include images of which they are more or less unconscious. Jungian psychoanalysis is in an enviable position to render these images conscious, to specify what and how they mean. On the contemporary scene, as a result of the digital revolution, there is no trendier word than "applications" – except, perhaps, the abbreviation "apps." In psychoanalysis, there is a "Freudian app" and a "Jungian app." The "Jungian app" is a technology of the imagination. This book applies Jungian psychoanalysis to images in a variety of disciplines. For Love of the Imagination also includes the 2011 Moscow lectures on Jungian psychoanalysis. It will be essential reading for psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, students, and those with an interest in Jung.

Treatment Planning for Person-Centered Care: Shared Decision Making for Whole Health

by Neal Adams Diane M. Grieder

This book guides therapists in how to engage clients in building and enacting collaborative treatment plans that result in better outcomes.

Art: Sublimation or Symptom (Contemporary Theory Ser.)

by Parveen Adams

Each of the contributors addresses the theoretical questions by pursuing a definite artistic problem, including a close look at the relation between the image and the object in Hitchcock's Vertigo, the sexual aesthetics of Caravaggio, the artistic pen of Barthes, and how Cronenberg's film Crash functions as a sinthome.

Moral Jeopardy: Risks of Accepting Money from the Alcohol, Tobacco and Gambling Industries (International Research Monographs in the Addictions)

by Peter J. Adams

Tobacco, alcohol and gambling corporations have been highly effective in stalling, diverting and blocking public health measures. This book provides an original and engaging exposé of the ethical issues faced by people and organizations when they accept industry money in ways that facilitate corporate influence with the public and with policy makers. It starts with a detailed examination of the risks of accepting such profits and what might be done to reduce them, then moves on to introduce the concept of a continuum of 'moral jeopardy' which shifts the emphasis from accept/not accept binaries to a focus on the extent to which people are willing to accept funding. This shift encourages people to think and speak more about the risks and to develop clearer positions for themselves. The content will be helpful to those working in government agencies, addiction services, community organizations or anyone interested in reducing the harms of addictive consumption. Confronts ethical issues associated with conflicts of interest that influence many in governments, communities and universities. Develops a framework for action and intervention aimed at reducing moral jeopardy. Draws on psychology, philosophy, public health, social theory and addiction studies.

Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don't Matter

by Scott Adams

"If you watched the entire election cycle and concluded that Trump was nothing but a lucky clown, you missed one of the most important perceptual shifts in the history of humankind. I'll fix that for you in this book." Adams was one of the earliest public figures to predict Trump’s win, doing so a week after Nate Silver put Trump’s odds at 2 percent in his FiveThirtyEight.com blog. The mainstream media regarded Trump as a novelty and a sideshow. But Adams recognized in Trump a level of persuasion you only see once in a generation. Trump triggered massive cognitive dissonance and confirmation bias on both the left and the right. We’re hardwired to respond to emotion, not reason. We might listen to 10 percent of a speech—a hand gesture here, a phrase there—and if the right buttons are pushed, we decide we agree with the speaker and invent reasons to justify that decision after the fact. The point isn’t whether Trump was right or wrong, good or bad. Win Bigly goes beyond politics to look at persuasion tools that can work in any setting—the same ones Adams saw in Steve Jobs when he invested in Apple decades ago. For instance: · If you need to convince people that something is important, make a claim that’s directionally accurate but has a big exaggeration in it. Everyone will spend endless hours talking about how wrong it is and will remember the issue as high priority. · Stop wasting time on elaborate presentation preparations. Inside, you’ll learn which components of your messaging matter, and where you can wing it. · Planting simple, sticky ideas (such as “Crooked Hillary”) is more powerful than stating facts. Just find a phrase without previous baggage that grabs your audience at an emotional level. Adams offers nothing less than “access to the admin passwords to human beings.” This is a must read if you care about persuading others in any field—or if you just want to resist the tactics of emotional persuasion when they’re used on you.

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