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Adrian Johnston and Catherine Malabou defy theoretical humanities' deeply-entrenched resistance to engagements with the life sciences. Rather than treat biology and its branches as hopelessly reductive and politically suspect, they view recent advances in neurobiology and its adjacent scientific fields as providing crucial catalysts to a radical rethinking of subjectivity. Merging three distinct disciplines--European philosophy from Descartes to the present, Freudian-Lacanian psychoanalysis, and affective neuroscience--Johnston and Malabou triangulate the emotional life of affective subjects as conceptualized in philosophy and psychoanalysis with neuroscience. Their experiments yield different outcomes. Johnston finds psychoanalysis and neurobiology have the potential to enrich each other, though affective neuroscience demands a reconsideration of whether affects can be unconscious. Investigating this vexed issue has profound implications for theoretical and practical analysis, as well as philosophical understandings of the emotions. Malabou believes scientific explorations of the brain seriously problematize established notions of affective subjectivity in Continental philosophy and Freudian-Lacanian analysis. She confronts philosophy and psychoanalysis with something neither field has seriously considered: the concept of wonder and the cold, disturbing visage of those who have been affected by disease or injury, such that they are no longer affected emotionally. At stake in this exchange are some of philosophy's most important claims concerning the relationship between the subjective mind and the objective body, the structures and dynamics of the unconscious dimensions of mental life, the role emotion plays in making us human, and the functional differences between philosophy and science.
Objects we traditionally regard as "mere" imitations of the human-dolls, automata, puppets-proliferated in eighteenth-century England's rapidly expanding market culture. During the same period, there arose a literary genre called "the novel" that turned the experience of life into a narrated object of psychological plausibility. Park makes a bold intervention in histories of the rise of the novel by arguing that the material objects abounding in eighteenth-century England's consumer markets worked in conjunction with the novel, itself a commodity fetish, as vital tools for fashioning the modern self. As it constructs a history for the psychology of objects,The Self and Itrevises a story that others have viewed as originating later: in an age of Enlightenment, things have the power to move, affect people's lives, and most of all, enable a fictional genre of selfhood. The book demonstrates just how much the modern psyche-and its thrilling projections of "artificial life"-derive from the formation of the early novel, and the reciprocal activity between made things and invented identities that underlie it.
If there is one value that seems beyond reproach in modernity, it is that of the self and the terms that cluster around it, such as self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-respect. It is not clear, however, that all those who invoke the self really know what they are talking about, or that they are all talking about the same thing. What is this thing called 'self', then, and what is its psychological, philosophical, and educational salience? More specifically, what role do emotions play in the creation and constitution of the self? This book proposes a realist, emotion-grounded conception of selfhood. In arguing for a closer link between selfhood and emotion than has been previously suggested, the author critically explores and integrates self research from diverse academic fields. This is a provocative book that should excite anyone interested in cutting-edge research on self-issues and emotions that lies at the intersection of psychology, philosophy of mind, moral philosophy, and moral education.
The readings collected here illustrate four core topics of sociological social psychology and these topics constitute the four parts of the book.
"The Self-Assessment Library 2.0 has been created to help you to learn more about yourself so that you might become "enlightened." It draws on numerous instruments that have been developed by behavioral researchers that tap into your skills, abilities, and interests. This new edition has eight instruments that were not included in the first version; and I deleted four from the first edition that user feedback indicated were not very effective. Additionally, in response to user comments, the interpretation sections have been expanded. They now describe underlying concepts in greater detail and provide more elaborated discussions of what results mean. Here's a summary of changes you'll find in this second edition: - Four tests have been deleted and eight new ones added. - A matrix for relating tests to management and OB topics has been added. - Tests which assume current working experience are now identified. - Approximate quantitative cut-off scores, when not included by the tests' authors, have been provided to help students better understand the meaning of their results. - Where appropriate, remedial actions or references have been suggested to help students improve areas of weakness. "This Library of behavioral questionnaires has been designed to supplement a wide range of college courses. These include: Introduction to Management, Organizational Behavior, Supervision, Interpersonal Skills, Introduction to Business, Careers in Business, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and Social Psychology. It works best when questionnaires are completed separately (rather than doing the whole set at one time) and when they're completed in sync with text readings on complementary topics."
This book illustrates, in a succinct question and answer format, a variety of different scenarios of rheumatic disease. In its discussion of common and uncommon cases, the book presents the seasoned experiences of a leading rheumatologist. These questions and cases are easily translated into everyday practice and might well be presented during ward rounds, in clinic, or during boards. The book is an excellent resource for postgraduate fellows, internists and students who are eager to learn more about rheumatology, test their fund of knowledge, or prepare for board examinations.
Brings together the most recent discoveries in quantum physics and provides a powerful argument for transforming not only the way we view nature, but also how we view our own personal reality. This book challenges readers to give up their prejudices regarding material realism, to open ourselves up to the new language and new concepts that have paralleled the growth of quantum physics, and to accept the revelation that an object and the thought of an object are both products of consciousness.
In the best-selling ScreamFree Parenting, Hal Runkel showed thousands of parents how focusing on themselves, in order to keep their cool, can revolutionize their family life. In his groundbreaking new book, The Self-Centered Marriage, Runkel now shows couples how learning to focus on themselves, in order to stay calm in the face of common marital conflicts, is the key to creating a deep, lifelong connection. Every committed couple strives to hold on to the marriage they envisioned back when they first said "I do"--before kids, mortgages, and all of life's inescapable issues seemed to get in the way. But the truth is this: conflict about these issues is unavoidable. What typically results are two spouses feeling forced to compromise themselves in order to just get along and keep it together. Eventually couples start "screaming" at each other--sometimes literally yelling out loud, sometimes shutting themselves down and shutting their partners out. In The Self-Centered Marriage, therapist and bestselling author Hal Runkel introduces some radical new concepts about marriage, teaching couples how to embrace their separate selves as a profound vehicle for strengthening a marriage. Every great marriage is a self-centered marriage because it's a bond between two whole, centered people. Calmly focusing on your own behavior, choices, and moods--which you can control--rather than your spouse's--which you cannot--is the first step toward creating the relationship you really crave. Using accessible anecdotes and disarming humor, Runkel disproves prevailing marital wisdom and reveals a revolutionary path for spouses to be fully themselves, and fully married, at the same time.
Here is the first running book to take the place of a coach, because it teaches you to coach yourself.
The simple, untold truth about anxiety and depression is that they are habits of insecurity--and, like all habits, they can be broken. In this new edition of the highly successful Self-Coaching, Dr. Joseph Luciani shows you how to change your way of thinking and develop a healthy, adaptive way of living through his proven Self-Talk strategy for coaching yourself back to health.
Timely and authoritative, this volume reviews the breadth of current knowledge on the self-conscious emotions and their role in psychological and social functioning. Leading investigators approach the subject from multiple levels of analysis, ranging from basic brain mechanisms to complex social processes. Chapters present compelling advances in research on the most fundamental self-conscious emotions: embarrassment, guilt, humiliation, pride, and shame. Addressed are neural and evolutionary mechanisms, developmental processes, cultural differences and similarities, and influences on a wide array of social behaviors and personality processes. A unique chapter on assessment describes and evaluates the full range of available measures.
Dr Alex Delaware doesn't see many private patients any more, but for a young woman called Lucy Lowell he's prepared to make an exception. Referred to him by the police detective Milo Sturgis, Lucy had been a juror at the harrowing trial of a serial killer, and having survived that emotional trauma is now being subjected to further emotional stress: a recurrent nightmare of a young child in a forest at night, watching something as furtive as it is disturbing. Now Lucy's dream is starting to disrupt her waking life, and Alex believes the power of the dream and its grip on her emotions may be a repressed childhood memory of something very real. Something like murder. . . With its haunting images and riveting pace, this is superb entertainment from today's most darkly imaginative, consistently surprising author of psychological suspense.
The authors present a theory that in the field of special education, the process of learning is adjustment, explains why freedom of choice enhances learning.
Hundreds of books have been written on the art of writing. Here at last is a book by two professional editors to teach writers the techniques of the editing trade that turn promising manuscripts into published novels and short stories. In this completely revised and updated second edition, Renni Browne and Dave King teach you, the writer, how to apply the editing techniques they have developed to your own work. Chapters on dialogue, exposition, point of view, interior monologue, and other techniques take you through the same processes an expert editor would go through to perfect your manuscript. Each point is illustrated with examples, many drawn from the hundreds of books Browne and King have edited.
This companion to The Mind of the Soul shows readers how to improve the quality of their lives by taking responsibility for their choices.
The journal that transforms a reading book into a life-changing personal experience. The Self-Empowerment Journal is the perfect companion to Gary Zukav and Linda Francis's The Mind of the Soul: Responsible Choice, a groundbreaking new book that explains how to take responsibility for the choices you make in life and to liberate yourself from the illusion that you are victim to your own circumstances. The journal contains empowering new material specifically developed to help you to actively apply the authors' suggested exercises and discover for yourself new ways of being that will bring satisfaction and wholeness into your life. There is a special magic to journal writing. It is not enough to merely read about ways to improve your life. Working through the practical exercises and recording them in your journal becomes a genuine process of self-examination and self-discovery, a way of asking yourself meaningful questions and keeping track of your progress in spiritual growth. By looking deeply into yourself, you can determine what works best for you. You will discover countless new opportunities and develop the freedom to experiment, decisively taking charge of your actions. You will also find ways to overcome the problems that hold you back, and practice new ways of achieving authentic power and spiritual growth. The journal is a crucial tool that will keep you focused on your journey, helping to make wise and empowering choices in life.
Self-Esteem And Adjusting with Blindness: The Process of Responding to Life's Demands (First Edition)by Dean W. Tuttle
This book written by a well-known professional in the field of Self Esteem discusses in easy to understand language the feelings and emotions attached to vision loss or going blind, or for that matter growing up blind. The author uses personal experiences as well as quotes from books and other people experiences to illustrate his points. This book is used as part of a course at the Hadley school for the Blind on Self-esteem. Recommended for anyone loosing their vision, growing up with vision loss, or working with blind students or friends.
Research shows that happiness and self-esteem do not depend on success; on the contrary, success is the result of happiness and self-esteem. That means we can raise our game in every area of our lives if we simply concentrate on becoming more self-confident and content! Through her 10-day self-esteem program, top life coach and self-esteem expert Lynda Field will help you become motivated, solve personal problems, focus on your goals, and enjoy strong relationships. It's the effortless way to become a confident new you.
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Autobiography of Meir Schneider who was born blind, but years later, through eye exercises and movement therapy, was able to read without glasses.
Reiki--channeling energy through the palms--makes an excellent complementary therapy to other techniques. While it is usually administered by an experienced practitioner, we all have the ability to learn the skills needed to heal ourselves and others. Brian Cook, a master of the form, enlightens beginners on how to use the three main Reiki symbols to realize their full potential, physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Newly revised and updated, this electrifying guide has been praised by doctors, health experts, and readers who have taken their own self-health challenge. Describing himself as "an ordinary guy who discovered an extraordinary secret," which he now feels compelled to share with everyone, J. Michael Zenn completely changed his own life when he began a quest to get healthy. With some simple but profound improvements to his diet and everyday habits, Zenn lost fifty pounds and six inches off his waist and--within just a few months--felt and looked younger than he had in two decades. So he quit his job and spent a year reading 200 books and interviewing experts in order to write about the powerful message he calls "the self-health revolution." In this inspiring book, Zenn reveals: * The hidden ingredient in our food that makes us fat * The Tsunami of Diabesity (obesity + diabetes) that threatens our health, our health-care system, and our economy * Three simple things you can do to get fit and stay thin * A forgotten remedy that can get rid of your aches and pains * One thing you can do now to help extend your life * The little-known reason most people feel tired and run down * How unhappiness and stress can take years off your life * The Number 3 killer that nobody wants to talk about * A cure that your doctor may not know about or can't tell you Now you can join the revolution of self-health throughout America. Take the 10-day challenge. You'll lose weight, keep it off, feel better, and have more energy than you thought possible.
Updated with the latest information A completely revised edition of the classic guide to PMS-the first book on this pressing health issue ever published in the United States Soon after Self-Help for Premenstrual Syndrome came out more than fifteen years ago, it was established as the definitive resource. In this third edition, you'll find accurate, up-to-date information on: Symptoms and causes of PMS; PMS and perimenopause; Premenstrual magnification (PMM); Diagnosing PMS Treating PMS through diet, exercise, and stress management; Vitamins, minerals, oil of evening primrose, and other nonprescription remedies; Progesterone; Antiprostaglandins, antidepressants, and diuretics; Acupuncture and alternative therapies; Psychotherapy; PMS and its effect on sexuality, the family, and creativity; Support groups; Social and political implications of PMS; Other resources, including information on using the Internet for further research. With its practical advice, friendly approach, and comprehensive resource section, you'll find Self-Help for Premenstrual Syndrome an invaluable guide to the answers you need.
They're fast, cheap, and promise amazing results--no wonder more people seek mental health advice from self-help books and sites rather than seeking therapy. Complicating this picture: many resources are inappropriate, ineffective, even dangerous. For the clinicians who would gladly recommend self-help for their clients, the challenge is finding reliable, evidence-based sources of help among the vast quantities available. Self-Help in Mental Health: A Critical Review guides readers through this plethora of materials, organizing it into useful order, evaluating popular approaches and trends, and recommending clinically valid, science-based resources for specific clinical and sub-clinical problems. Its authors explain how and why such methods work, offering innovative uses for self-help in prevention and promotion, therapy and rehabilitation, including strengthening therapeutic gains (akin to homework in cognitive-behavioral therapy) and encouraging self-reliance. While some may be tempted to write-off all self-help as quackery or therapy-lite, Harwood and L'Abate recognize the potential the self-help movement holds for countering the stigma associated with mental health treatments. Further, self-help resources represent a viable means of reaching under-served populations, and, for some individuals, they are preferable to conventional therapy. Included in the coverage: Recommendations for books, web sites, organizations, support groups, hotlines, and audio-visual materials, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, addictions, and other conditions, guidelines for evaluating self-help and guided self-support materials, strategies for integrating self-help with traditional modes of therapy, assessment tools for determining client appropriateness for self-help, new directions in theories of self-help and self-change, contraindications for self-help approaches. Concise and comprehensive, Self-Help in Mental Health is timely reading that will enhance the work of psychotherapists and family and couples therapists, as well as researchers in clinical psychology, psychiatry, and other mental health fields.
This manual is written for patients with back disorders, for participants in a back injury prevention program or for anyone who wants to have a healthy back.
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