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Thinking, Fast and Slow
by Daniel Kahneman

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English

Pages

528

Publication Date

October 25, 2011

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<p>Major <i>New York Times</i> bestseller<br />Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012<br />Selected by the <i>New York Times Book Review</i> as one of the ten best books of 2011<br />A <i>Globe and Mail</i> Best Books of the Year 2011 Title<br />One of <i>The Economist</i>'s 2011 Books of the Year <br />One of <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>'s Best Nonfiction Books of the Year 2011<br />2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient<br />Kahneman's work with Amos Tversky is the subject of Michael Lewis's <i>The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds</i></p><p>In the international bestseller, <i>Thinking, Fast and Slow</i>, Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacation—each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions.</p><p>Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives—and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and selected by <i>The New York Times Book Review</i> as one of the ten best books of 2011, Thinking<i>, Fast and Slow</i> is destined to be a classic.</p>
Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy
by David D. Burns M.D.

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English

Pages

738

Publication Date

November 20, 2012

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<p>The good news is that anxiety, guilt, pessimism, procrastination, low self-esteem, and other 'black holes' of depression can be cured without drugs. In Feeling Good, eminent psychiatrist David D. Burns, M.D. outlines the remarkable, scientifically proven techniques that will immediately lift your spirits and help you develop a positive outlook on life.</p><p>Now, in this updated edition, Dr Burns adds an all-new Consumer's Guide To Antidepressant Drugs, as well as a new introduction to help answer your questions about the many options available for treating depression.</p><p>Recognise what causes your mood swings.</p><p>Nip negative feelings in the bud.</p><p>Deal with guilt.</p><p>Handle hostility and criticism.</p><p>Overcome addiction to love and approval.</p><p>Build self-esteem.</p><p>Feel good everyday.</p><p>Some text and images that appeared in the print edition of this book are unavailable in the electronic edition due to rights reasons.</p>
The Science of Likability: 27 Studies to Master Charisma, Attract...
by Patrick King

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English

Pages

203

Publication Date

July 01, 2017

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<h2><u>100% scientific and proven</u> ways to make friends quickly, turn enemies into friends, gain trust, and be <i>flat-out likable</i>.</h2><br /><b>Some of the most interesting, shocking, and counterintuitive scientific conclusions to simply make people want to be around you.</b><br /><br />In <b>The Science of Likability</b>, you'll get all that and more. I've taken 27 seminal scientific and psychological studies and <i>broken them down</i> so you can use their findings to your advantage. Every piece of advice in this book to increase your social standing and likability factor is <u>100% backed by in-depth, peer-reviewed research</u>. <br /><br /><h2>Learn how subconsciously make yourself seem likable, trustworthy, and intelligent.</h2><br />You can get a new haircut and wardrobe, and you even learn funny jokes. But likability is something more. It's subconscious, and it's the small signs that signal our brains to let their guards down and embrace others. <b>Learn what common sense and intuition doesn't teach you.</b><br /><br /><h2>Analysis and insight from the best in the business.</h2><br />From Freud, to Cialdini, to Pavlov, to Schachter, to Goleman, these studies are insightful, analytical, sometimes surprising, but most importantly <b>effective and actionable</b>. Pair that with the insight and human intelligence factor of <b>bestselling author and social skills coach Patrick King</b>, and you have a guide that can be read equally for education as for helpful, real advice.<br /><br /><h2>Small and subtle actions, big results.</h2><br />- Chapter 1. How to Improve People’s Moods.<br />- <b>Chapter 2. How to Turn Enemies into Friends.</b><br />- Chapter 6. How to Gain Trust and Credibility.<br />- <b>Chapter 7. How to Work Well With Others.</b><br /><br /><h2>Understand what makes people tick.</h2><br />- Chapter 8. How to be More Endearing.<br />- <b>Chapter 10. How to Lead Anyone.</b><br />- Chapter 11. How to Avoid Being Judged.<br />- <b>Chapter 13. How to be Funny and Charismatic.</b><br /><br /><h2><u>Being likable unlocks the doors to everything you want in life.</u></h2><br /><b>A better career</b>? You better believe that the people with the most promotions and highest salaries <i>aren't</i> just the most qualified. <b>Better love life?</b> Being likable keeps you a potential date to anyone you want. <b>Better relationships and friendships?</b> Not only that, but you open the door to people wanting to be friends with <i>you</i>. <b>Likability is the hidden force that makes people appear to be lucky in life and receive more opportunities than they know what to do with.</b><br /><br /><h1>Change how people feel your presence. Pick up your copy today by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page.</h1>
The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
by Michael Lewis

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English

Pages

369

Publication Date

December 06, 2016

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<p>“Brilliant. . . . Lewis has given us a spectacular account of two great men who faced up to uncertainty and the limits of human reason.” —William Easterly, <em>Wall Street Journal</em></p><br />Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original papers that invented the field of behavioral economics. One of the greatest partnerships in the history of science, Kahneman and Tversky’s extraordinary friendship incited a revolution in Big Data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine, led to a new approach to government regulation, and made much of Michael Lewis’s own work possible. In <em>The Undoing Project,</em> Lewis shows how their Nobel Prize–winning theory of the mind altered our perception of reality.
The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself
by Michael A. Singer

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English

Pages

199

Publication Date

October 03, 2007

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<DIV><P>Who are you? When you start to explore this question, you find out how elusive it really is. Are you a physical body? A collection of experiences and memories? A partner to relationships? Each time you consider these aspects of yourself, you realize that there is much more to you than any of these can define. <STRONG>The Untethered Soul</STRONG>, spiritual teacher Michael Singer explores the question of who we are and arrives at the conclusion that our identity is to be found in our consciousness, the fact of our ability to observe ourselves, and the world around us. By tapping into traditions of meditation and mindfulness, Singer shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and let go of painful thoughts and memories that keep us from achieving happiness and self-realization. </P><P>This book, copublished with the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), offers a frank and friendly discussion of consciousness and how we can develop it. In part one, he examines the notion of self and the inner dialogue we all live with. Part two examines the experience of energy as it flows through us and works to show readers how to open their hearts to the energy of experience that permeates their lives. Ways to overcome tendencies to close down to the rest of the world are the subject of part three. Enlightenment, the embrace of universal consciousness, is the subject of part four. And finally, in part five, Singer returns to daily life and the pursuit of unconditional happiness. Throughout, the book maintains a light and engaging tone, free from heavy dogma and prescriptive religious references. The easy exercises that figure in each chapter help readers experience the ideas that Singer presents.</P></DIV>
The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes - and Why
by Amanda Ripley

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English

Pages

290

Publication Date

June 10, 2008

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It lurks in the corner of our imagination, almost beyond our ability to see it: the possibility that a tear in the fabric of life could open up without warning, upending a house, a skyscraper, or a civilization. <br /><br />Today, nine out of ten Americans live in places at significant risk of earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, terrorism, or other disasters. Tomorrow, some of us will have to make split-second choices to save ourselves and our families. How will we react? What will it feel like? Will we be heroes or victims? Will our upbringing, our gender, our personality–anything we’ve ever learned, thought, or dreamed of–ultimately matter?<br />    <br />Amanda Ripley, an award-winning journalist for <i>Time</i> magazine who has covered some of the most devastating disasters of our age, set out to discover what lies beyond fear and speculation. In this magnificent work of investigative journalism, Ripley retraces the human response to some of history’s epic disasters, from the explosion of the Mont Blanc munitions ship in 1917–one of the biggest explosions before the invention of the atomic bomb–to a plane crash in England in 1985 that mystified investigators for years, to the journeys of the 15,000 people who found their way out of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Then, to understand the science behind the stories, Ripley turns to leading brain scientists, trauma psychologists, and other disaster experts, formal and informal, from a Holocaust survivor who studies heroism to a master gunfighter who learned to overcome the effects of extreme fear. <br /><br />Finally, Ripley steps into the dark corners of her own imagination, having her brain examined by military researchers and experiencing through realistic simulations what it might be like to survive a plane crash into the ocean or to escape a raging fire. <br />    <br />Ripley comes back with precious wisdom about the surprising humanity of crowds, the elegance of the brain’s fear circuits, and the stunning inadequacy of many of our evolutionary responses. Most unexpectedly, she discovers the brain’s ability to do much, much better, with just a little help.<br /><br /><i>The Unthinkable</i> escorts us into the bleakest regions of our nightmares, flicks on a flashlight, and takes a steady look around. Then it leads us home, smarter and stronger than we were before.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
Introvert Survival Tactics: How to Make Friends, Be More Social, ...
by Patrick King

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English

Pages

188

Publication Date

November 17, 2017

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<h2>Feel like you’re trying doing a <u>bad impression of an extrovert</u>, or you’re a <i>“party pooper”</i> because you turn down invites?</h2><br />If you have <b>(1)</b> felt massive relief at cancelled plans, <b>(2)</b>had mild to huge annoyance in huge gatherings of strangers, and <b>(3)</b> want to figure out how to socialize better and more effectively without social fatigue, this book is for you – <i>written by someone exactly like you</i>. <u><b>Introvert Survival Tactics</b></u> is going to shed light on exactly how you function, and how to use your tendencies to your advantage. <br /><br /><h2>Social survival tactics for your most demanding social obligations.</h2><br /><u><b>Introvert Survival Tactics</b></u> takes you on a tour of self-discovery, and allows you to understand your exact wiring and why you dread things that other people seem to look forward to the most. You’ll be armed with specific and actionable survival and party tactics to get the most out of your social energy and <b>make an impact every time</b>. <br /><br /><h2>Make the best impression even when you’re socially exhausted (especially if you’ve been told you look “unapproachable”).</h2> <br /><b>Patrick King is an internationally bestselling author and social skills coach.</b> More importantly, he’s also a massive introvert and struggled with what society told him to be for years, until he discovered how to make his introversion an advantage in his life. In this book, he will teach you how to feel completely at ease with yourself, while being the social powerhouse you want to be.<br /><br /><b>Noted dating coach for introverts Sarah Jones</b> (featured in Cosmo, Forbes, and more) lends her voice in a guest chapter on Introverted Dating Tactics.<br /><br /><h2>Exactly where to go, how to engage, and what to say for deeper connections.</h2> <br />•Understanding your biology.<br />•<b>How to survive and thrive in any raging party.</b><br />•Charging your social battery strategically.<br />•<b>The exact environments you thrive in and strengths you possess.</b><br /><br /><h2>Find your solitude in our loud world.</h2><br />•Escape any obligation or interaction gracefully.<br />•<b>How to implement “introvert life design.”</b><br />•Interpersonal dynamics with friends, co-workers, and lovers. <br /><br /><h2>Discover how to thrive and get out of your shell.</h2><br />Make more friends and find your brand of introverted charisma. See the progress you can make and how great you can feel at parties when you master your psychology. Learn how to strategically harness your personality. Never do an impression of someone you’re not again.<br /><br /><h1>Get out of your head and be more present with people TODAY by scrolling up and <u>clicking the BUY NOW button</u>!</h1><br />
The Science of Self-Discipline: The Willpower, Mental Toughness, ...
by Peter Hollins

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English

Pages

218

Publication Date

October 21, 2017

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<h2><u>Your best intentions are not enough.</u> Learn to scientifically engineer a disciplined life, become relentless, and <b>never give up</b>.</h2><br /><b>Whatever you want in your life, self-discipline is the missing piece. Goals will remain dreams if you make the mistake of relying on motivation and your best drawn plans.</b><br /><br /><u><b>The Science of Self-Discipline</b></u> is a deep look into what allows us to resist our worst impulses and simply execute, achieve, produce, and focus. Every principle is scientifically-driven and dissected to as be actionable and helpful as possible. You’ll learn how top performers consistently exercise self-discipline, as well as what drives us on an instinctual, psychological level to act. <br /><br />This isn’t just a book; it’s a roadmap to the human psyche and will allow you to accomplish exactly what you set out to do, every time. When you understand what drives your cravings and the true roots of self-discipline, you’ll be able to rise above your temporary discomfort and focus on what really matters. <b>Discover every factor that impacts self-discipline for better or worse.</b><br /><br /><h2>Break free of excuses, distractions, laziness, and temptations.</h2><br /><i>Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and is a bestselling author.</i> He has worked with dozens of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience.<br /><br /><h2>Beat instant gratification and create limitless motivation.</h2><br />•The biological basis of self-discipline - and why it’s beneficial to you.<br />•<b>Discipline tactics for high performers such as Navy SEALs.</b><br />•Diagnosing what motivates you, what drains you, and what moves you emotionally.<br />•<b>Engineering an environment and social circle that boosts self-discipline.</b><br /><br /><h2>Form productive habits to increase your focus, strengthen your resolve, and stop giving up from boredom or frustration.</h2> <br />•Why choosing two marshmallows over one matters.<br />•<b>Four questions for any potential lapse in willpower.</b><br />•The interplay between habits, motivation, and self-discipline.<br /><br /><h2>Self-discipline and willpower will fundamentally change your life.</h2><br />A goal without the self-discipline necessary to enact it will remain just a dream or fantasy. Does this describe you more often than not? It doesn’t matter what you want to do - you might want to become a CEO or just clean more consistently - self-discipline is one of the most important life skills because it is the skill of <b>doing and executing</b>. <br /><br /><h2>Pick up your copy today by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page.</h2>
Retrain Your Brain: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 7 Weeks: A Wo...
by Seth J. Gillihan PhD

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English

Pages

238

Publication Date

October 18, 2016

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<p>Masterfully written with relatable examples, <em>Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 7 Weeks</em> allows the reader to quickly connect and feel understood, and offers hope for those who are looking to regain control over their life. <strong>—DR. ROBIN ZASIO, Psy. D., LCSW, director of The Anxiety Treatment Center of Sacramento, featured doctor on the A&E series <em>Hoarders</em></strong></p> <p>Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has proven to be the tipping point through which many people are finally able to make significant changes and break free of anxiety and depression. <em>Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 7 Weeks</em> is an interactive workbook that outlines a simple, practical plan that occurs over the course of 7 weeks, and offers real, tangible relief from anxiety and depression. This is a cumulative workbook—the work you do each week builds upon that of the last and, ultimately, creates a lasting CBT “tool kit” that will prepare you to handle future challenges as they come.</p> <p>In his private practice, licensed psychologist Dr. Seth Gillihan specializes in the use of cognitive-behavioral treatment for anxiety and depression. He concentrates on the specific needs of each patient by using the evidence-based, solution-focused treatment principles of CBT—the fundamentals of which at the core of <em>Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 7 Weeks.</em></p> <p>With <em>Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 7 Weeks</em> you will:</p> <ul><li>Become familiar with the basic principles of CBT and understand how it works</li> <li>Define specific goals that you’ll work toward over the course of 7 weeks</li> <li>Learn fundamental CBT skills through guided writing exercises that apply to your current, real-life challenges</li></ul> <p><em>Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 7 Weeks</em> is the most comprehensive yet efficient workbook available for using CBT to address anxiety and depression.</p>
Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics
by Richard H. Thaler

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English

Pages

432

Publication Date

May 11, 2015

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<p>Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics<br /><br /><br /><br />Get ready to change the way you think about economics.</p><br /><p>Nobel laureate Richard H. Thaler has spent his career studying the radical notion that the central agents in the economy are humans—predictable, error-prone individuals. <em>Misbehaving</em> is his arresting, frequently hilarious account of the struggle to bring an academic discipline back down to earth—and change the way we think about economics, ourselves, and our world.</p><br /><p>Traditional economics assumes rational actors. Early in his research, Thaler realized these Spock-like automatons were nothing like real people. Whether buying a clock radio, selling basketball tickets, or applying for a mortgage, we all succumb to biases and make decisions that deviate from the standards of rationality assumed by economists. In other words, we misbehave. More importantly, our misbehavior has serious consequences. Dismissed at first by economists as an amusing sideshow, the study of human miscalculations and their effects on markets now drives efforts to make better decisions in our lives, our businesses, and our governments.</p><br /><p>Coupling recent discoveries in human psychology with a practical understanding of incentives and market behavior, Thaler enlightens readers about how to make smarter decisions in an increasingly mystifying world. He reveals how behavioral economic analysis opens up new ways to look at everything from household finance to assigning faculty offices in a new building, to TV game shows, the NFL draft, and businesses like Uber.</p><br /><p>Laced with antic stories of Thaler’s spirited battles with the bastions of traditional economic thinking, <em>Misbehaving</em> is a singular look into profound human foibles. When economics meets psychology, the implications for individuals, managers, and policy makers are both profound and entertaining.</p><br /><p>Shortlisted for the <em>Financial Times</em> & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award</p>

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