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True Happiness
by Steve Preston

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English

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Publication Date

March 23, 2017

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Are you happy? Has anyone ever told you they were they were filled with happiness so strong they could almost not believe it? This book will help you understand how, when, and what that could mean. It will provide you with insights concerning one of life’s mysteries that you deserve to experience.<br />What is happiness? Let me tell you right now happiness has nothing to do with health, money, coordination, looks, friends, success, love affairs, big muscles, or triumph. True happiness is not immediate nor is it always accomplished without some horrible times. To find out about this happiness thing, we will need to understand a number of things including Anthropic Science, life’s dimensional qualities, what death is, how we can modify reality, why we live, what time is, Quantum Superposition, Relativity, discussions about the power of “positive thinking”, the idea behind “Think and Grow Rich”, vibrational matter and chakra, Self-Actualization and how to move mountains with faith the size of a grain of mustard-seed. I know it sounds complicated, but it is well worth it. This is not a religion book, but there will have to be some characteristics addressed from Biblical teaching along with the teachings of Abraham Maslow, Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein, Milo Wolff, John Keely, John Hutchison, Napoleon Hill, Norman Vincent Peale, Lao Tzu, and many others. We will find life is different than you once believed and happiness can be more intense than you can imagine.
Social Intelligence: 12 Outstanding Ways to Improve Your Social I...
by Eric Palmer

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English

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Publication Date

March 17, 2017

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Have you ever wanted to make more friends and influence others? What you need is to upgrade your social intelligence. What is social intelligence, you ask? Social intelligence is your ability to build relationships and navigate social environments.<br /><br />Social intelligence can be used for all sorts relationships. Are you trying to sell something? Social intelligence is the key! Are you trying to close a business deal? Social intelligence will help you! Are you interested in that lad or lady that sits in the window of the coffee shop every morning? Social intelligence might score you a date! Nervous about an interview? Social intelligence could land you the job!<br /><br />Social intelligence helps you navigate through everyday situations. It uses empathy, social awareness, and cognition to teach you how to react and what to do in social situations.<br /><br />If your interest about social intelligence has been piqued, I encourage you to read this book, Social Intelligence: 12 Outstanding Ways to Improve Your Social Intelligence. <br /><br />This book covers how to:<ul><li>Listen actively and respond to make the other person feel welcomed and at ease</li><li>Use your body language</li><li>Watch your tone, words, and empathy levels</li></ul> <br />If you are interested in building upon your social intelligence, I recommend reading Social Intelligence: 12 Outstanding Ways to Improve Your Social Intelligence today!<br /><br />Download your copy of <i>Social Intelligence</i> by scrolling up and clicking <b>"Buy Now With 1-Click"</b> button.
The Hippocampus from Cells to Systems: Structure, Connectivity, a...
by Springer

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English

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589

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March 01, 2017

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<p>The hippocampus has long been considered a critical substrate in the neurobiology, neuropsychology, and cognitive neuroscience of memory. Over the past few decades, a number of ground-breaking theoretical and methodological advances have radically enhanced our understanding of the structure and function of the hippocampus and revolutionized the neuroscientific study of memory. Cutting across disciplines and approaches, these advances offer novel insights into the molecular and cellular structure and physiology of the hippocampus, the role of hippocampus in the formation, (re)consolidation, enhancement, and retrieval of memory across time and development, and permit investigators to address questions about how the hippocampus interacts, functionally and anatomically, with other neural systems in service of memory. In addition, recent investigations also suggest that the mechanistic properties and functional processing features of the hippocampus permit broader contributions to cognition, beyond memory, to the domains of attention, decision-making, language, social cognition, and a variety of other capacities that are critical for flexible cognition and behavior. These advances have profound implications for the neurobiology and cognitive neuroscience of hippocampus dependent cognition and for the numerous psychiatric and neurological diseases and disorders for which hippocampal pathology is a hallmark such as Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia.<br /> The goal of this book is to bring together in a single source an integrated review of these advances providing state of the art treatment on the structure and function of the hippocampus. Contributors will examine the hippocampus from a variety of levels (from cells to systems) using a wide range of methods (from neurobiological approaches in non-human animals to neuroimaging and neuropsychological work in humans). </p><p></p>
Purpose and Cognition: Edward Tolman and the Transformation of Am...
by David W. Carroll

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English

Pages

313

Publication Date

April 30, 2017

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This book discusses the development of Edward Tolman's purposive behaviourism from the 1920s to the 1950s, highlighting the tension between his references to cognitive processes and the dominant behaviourist trends. It shows how Tolman incorporated concepts from European scholars, including Egon Brunswik and the Gestalt psychologists, to justify a more purposive form of behaviourism and how the theory evolved in response to the criticisms of his contemporaries. The manuscript also discusses Tolman's political activities, culminating in his role in the California loyalty oath controversy in the 1950s. Tolman was involved in a number of progressive causes during his lifetime, activities that drew the attention of both state legislators in California and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It treats Tolman's theoretical and political activities as emanating from the same source, a desire to understand the learning process in a scientific manner and to apply these concepts to improve the human condition.
Self-Making Man: A Day of Action, Life, and Language (Learning in...
by Jürgen Streeck

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English

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668

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April 30, 2017

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This book portrays one day in the communicative life of the owner of an auto repair-shop in Texas. He walks, looks, points, shows and explains engines, makes sense by gesture, speaks, manages, makes his life-world, and in the process reproduces social structures and himself as individual. Self-Making Man is the first comprehensive study of a communicating person; it reveals socially shared and personal practices, as well as improvisational actions by which a person inhabits and makes sense of the world with others. After decades of discussion on embodiment, this study is the first to investigate one body in its full range of communicative activities. Grounded in phenomenology and committed to the methodological rigor of context analysis and conversation analysis, Self-Making Man departs radically from contemporary research practice: it shows that, to take embodiment in human interaction seriously, we must conceive of it as individuation and organic, self-sustaining life: as autopoeisis.
New Perspectives on Human Development
by Cambridge University Press

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English

Pages

518

Publication Date

April 30, 2017

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Developmental theorists have struggled with defining the relations among biology, psychology, and sociocultural context, often reducing psychological functions of a person to either biological functioning or the role of sociocultural context - nature or nurture - and considering each area of human development separately. New Perspectives on Human Development addresses fundamental questions of development with a unified approach. It encompasses theory and research on cognitive, social and moral, and language and communicative development, in various stages of life, and explores interdisciplinary perspectives. New Perspectives on Human Development revisits old questions and applies original empirical findings, offering new directions for future research in the field.
Metaphor Wars: Conceptual Metaphors in Human Life
by Raymond W. Gibbs Jr

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English

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337

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April 30, 2017

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The study of metaphor is now firmly established as a central topic within cognitive science and the humanities. We marvel at the creative dexterity of gifted speakers and writers for their special talents in both thinking about certain ideas in new ways, and communicating these thoughts in vivid, poetic forms. Yet metaphors may not only be special communicative devices, but a fundamental part of everyday cognition in the form of 'conceptual metaphors'. An enormous body of empirical evidence from cognitive linguistics and related disciplines has emerged detailing how conceptual metaphors underlie significant aspects of language, thought, cultural and expressive action. Despite its influence and popularity, there have been major criticisms of conceptual metaphor. This book offers an evaluation of the arguments and empirical evidence for and against conceptual metaphors, much of which scholars on both sides of the wars fail to properly acknowledge.
Presence: How Mindfulness and Meditation Shape Your Brain, Mind, ...
by Paul Verhaeghen

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English

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339

Publication Date

March 27, 2017

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Mindfulness and one of the roads to it, meditation, have become increasingly popular as a way to promote health and well-being. Meditation can create mindfulness in daily life, which becomes an ingrained habit if applied consistently-it can boost immune function; lower levels of stress, anxiety, or depression; lift affect; regulate emotion more easily; and make you happier.<br /><br />Presence reviews how meditation calms the body and what goes on inside the brain during meditation-how it impacts control over attention, awareness of the body, and the experience of self. It examines how meditation leaves telltale lasting traces in brain structure, and how it impacts important areas of life such as well-being, stress, and health. In addition, it examines how mindfulness can be useful as therapy, alleviating depression, anxiety, worry, and pain. A final chapter provides advice on how to meditate and practice mindfulness in a scientifically sound way, based on what we know about how meditation works.<br /><br />Over the last decade, research on these beneficial effects has boomed in the cognitive and behavioral psychology and neuroscience literature, and Presence provides an overview of this research that is thorough and accessible for the curious meditator, seasoned or beginner, as well as for students and practitioners of contemplative science and related fields.
Learn Better: Mastering the Skills for Success in Life, Business,...
by Ulrich Boser

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English

Pages

306

Publication Date

March 07, 2017

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<p>For centuries, learning emphasized memorizing information: You were supposed to study facts, dates, and details, and burn them into your consciousness. But this approach to learning is outdated and contrary to how our brains really work. In <i>Learn Better,</i> writer and education researcher Ulrich Boser maps out the new science of learning, demonstrating how we can gain expertise in dramatically better ways.</p><p>In this entertaining and engrossing book, Boser argues that learning is a skill, showing how techniques like self-questioning and thinking about thinking can create much deeper levels of understanding. Among the important findings and practical tips, Boser tells fascinating stories, like how Jackson Pollock came to his revolutionary drip painting method--and why an ancient counting device helps people gain superhuman math skills.</p><p>This powerful book will revolutionize the way that you acquire mastery, with far-reaching implications for both you and society. But perhaps most importantly, you will be able to fully capitalize on your mind's remarkable ability to develop new skills.</p>
Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain ...
by , Stephen J. Dubner

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English

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293

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May 12, 2014

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<p><strong>The <em>New York Times</em> bestselling <em>Freakonomics</em> changed the way we see the world, exposing the hidden side of just about everything. Then came <em>SuperFreakonomics</em>, a documentary film, an award-winning podcast, and more.</strong></p><p>Now, with <em>Think Like a Freak</em>, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner have written their most revolutionary book yet. With their trademark blend of captivating storytelling and unconventional analysis, they take us inside their thought process and teach us all to think a bit more productively, more creatively, more rationally—to think, that is, like a Freak.</p><p>Levitt and Dubner offer a blueprint for an entirely new way to solve problems, whether your interest lies in minor lifehacks or major global reforms. As always, no topic is off-limits. They range from business to philanthropy to sports to politics, all with the goal of retraining your brain. Along the way, you’ll learn the secrets of a Japanese hot-dog-eating champion, the reason an Australian doctor swallowed a batch of dangerous bacteria, and why Nigerian e-mail scammers make a point of saying they’re from Nigeria.</p><p>Some of the steps toward thinking like a Freak:</p><ul> <li> First, put away your moral compass—because it’s hard to see a problem clearly if you’ve already decided what to do about it.</li> <li> Learn to say “I don’t know”—for until you can admit what you don’t yet know, it’s virtually impossible to learn what you need to.</li> <li> Think like a child—because you’ll come up with better ideas and ask better questions.</li> <li> Take a master class in incentives—because for better or worse, incentives rule our world.</li> <li> Learn to persuade people who don’t want to be persuaded—because being right is rarely enough to carry the day.</li> <li> Learn to appreciate the upside of quitting—because you can’t solve tomorrow’s problem if you aren’t willing to abandon today’s dud.</li></ul><p>Levitt and Dubner plainly see the world like no one else. Now you can too. Never before have such iconoclastic thinkers been so revealing—and so much fun to read.</p>

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