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Denial: Self-Deception, False Beliefs, and the Origins of the Human Mind, Ajit Varki & Danny Brower.
1 Ajit Varki & Danny Brower. Denial: Self-Deception, False Beliefs, and the Origins of the Human Mind
New York: Twelve 2013 1455511919 / 9781455511914 1st Hardbound New New (Sings of slight shelf wear) 6.5 x 1.2 x 9.5 inches 
The history of science abounds with momentous theories that disrupted conventional wisdom and yet were eventually proven true. Ajit Varki and Danny Brower's "Mind over Reality" theory is poised to be one such idea-a concept that runs counter to commonly-held notions about human evolution but that may hold the key to understanding why humans evolved as we did, leaving all other related species far behind. At a chance meeting in 2005, Brower, a geneticist, posed an unusual idea to Varki that he believed could explain the origins of human uniqueness among the world's species: Why is there no humanlike elephant or humanlike dolphin, despite millions of years of evolutionary opportunity? Why is it that humans alone can understand the minds of others? Haunted by their encounter, Varki tried years later to contact Brower only to discover that he had died unexpectedly. Inspired by an incomplete manuscript Brower left behind, DENIAL presents a radical new theory on the origins of our species. It was not, the authors argue, a biological leap that set humanity apart from other species, but a psychological one: namely, the uniquely human ability to deny reality in the face of inarguable evidence-including the willful ignorance of our own inevitable deaths. The awareness of our own mortality could have caused anxieties that resulted in our avoiding the risks of competing to procreate-an evolutionary dead-end. Humans therefore needed to evolve a mechanism for overcoming this hurdle: the denial of reality. As a consequence of this evolutionary quirk we now deny any aspects of reality that are not to our liking-we smoke cigarettes, eat unhealthy foods, and avoid exercise, knowing these habits are a prescription for an early death. And so what has worked to establish our species could be our undoing if we continue to deny the consequences of unrealistic approaches to everything from personal health to financial risk-taking to climate change. On the other hand reality-denial affords us many valuable attributes, such as optimism, confidence, and courage in the face of long odds. Presented in homage to Brower's original thinking, DENIAL offers a powerful warning about the dangers inherent in our remarkable ability to ignore reality-a gift that will either lead to our downfall, or continue to be our greatest asset. 
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Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know, Alexandra Horowitz.
2 Alexandra Horowitz. Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know
New York: Scribner 2009 1416583408 / 9781416583400 Hardbound New New (Slight shelf wearing) 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches 
The bestselling book that asks what dogs know and how they think. The answers will surprise and delight you as Alexandra Horowitz, a cognitive scientist, explains how dogs perceive their daily worlds, each other, and that other quirky animal, the human. Temple Grandin meets Stephen Pinker in this engaging and informative look at what goes on inside the minds of dogs—from a cognitive scientist with a background at The New Yorker. With more than 52 million pet dogs in America today, it’s clear we are a nation of unabashed dog-lovers. Yet the relationship between dogs and humans remains a fascinating mystery, as no one really knows what goes on in the canine mind. Now, in Inside of a Dog, Alexandra Horowitz fuses her perspectives as both scientist and dog-owner to deliver a fresh look at the world of dogs—as seen from the animal’s point of view. Inspired by her years of living with her own dog, Pumpernickel, who was a constant source of delight and mystery, Horowitz’s mind became filled with questions and ideas. In crisp, clear prose, she draws on her research in the field of dog cognition to give readers a sense of a dog’s perceptual and cognitive abilities—and paints a picture of what the canine experience is like. Horowitz’s own scientific journey, and the insights she uncovered, allowed her to understand her dog better and appreciate her more. Containing up-to-the minute research and providing many moments of dog-behavior recognition, this lively and absorbing book helps dog owners to see their best friend’s behavior in a different, and revealing light, allowing them to understand their pets and enjoy their company even more. 
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Foreign bodies, Alphonso Lingis.
3 Alphonso Lingis. Foreign bodies
New York: Routledge 1994 0415909902 / 9780415909907 1st Paperback New 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches 
Foreign Bodies analyzes how our culture elaborates for us the bodies we have by natural evolution. Calling on the new means contemporary thinkers have used to understand the body, Alphonso Lingis explores forms of power, pleasure and pain, and libidinal identity. The book contrasts the findings of theory with the practice of the body as formulated in quite different kinds of language--the language of plastic art (the artwork body builders make of themselves), biography, anthropology and literature. Lingis explains how we experience our own powers of perception, our postures, attitudes, gestures and purposive action; how our susceptibility to pain and excitability by pleasure acquiesce in and resist the ways they are identified and manipulated today; how cultures code our sensuality with phallic and with fluid identities; how others dress appeals to and puts demands on us. 
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Mistakes Were Made (but not by me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts, Carol Tavris & Elliot Aronson.
4 Carol Tavris & Elliot Aronson. Mistakes Were Made (but not by me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts
Orlando: Harcourt 2008 0156033909 / 9780156033909 1st Paper back New 13.5 x 2.2 x 20.3 cm 
Why do people dodge responsibility when things fall apart? Why the parade of public figures unable to own up when they screw up? Why the endless marital quarrels over who is right? Why can we see hypocrisy in others but not in ourselves? Are we all liars? Or do we really believe the stories we tell? Renowned social psychologists Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson take a compelling look into how the brain is wired for self-justification. When we make mistakes, we must calm the cognitive dissonance that jars our feelings of self-worth. And so we create fictions that absolve us of responsibility, restoring our belief that we are smart, moral, and right—a belief that often keeps us on a course that is dumb, immoral, and wrong. Backed by years of research and delivered in lively, energetic prose, Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me) offers a fascinating explanation of self-deception—how it works, the harm it can cause, and how we can overcome it. 
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Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die, Chip Heath & Dan Heath.
5 Chip Heath & Dan Heath. Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
New York: Random House 2007 1400064287 / 9781400064281 1st Hardbound New New 5.8 x 1.2 x 8.5 inches 
Mark Twain once observed, “A lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can even get its boots on.” His observation rings true: Urban legends, conspiracy theories, and bogus public-health scares circulate effortlessly. Meanwhile, people with important ideas–business people, teachers, politicians, journalists, and others–struggle to make their ideas “stick.” Why do some ideas thrive while others die? And how do we improve the chances of worthy ideas? In Made to Stick, accomplished educators and idea collectors Chip and Dan Heath tackle head-on these vexing questions. Inside, the brothers Heath reveal the anatomy of ideas that stick and explain ways to make ideas stickier, such as applying the “human scale principle,” using the “Velcro Theory of Memory,” and creating “curiosity gaps.” In this indispensable guide, we discover that sticky messages of all kinds–from the infamous “kidney theft ring” hoax to a coach’s lessons on sportsmanship to a vision for a new product at Sony–draw their power from the same six traits. Made to Stick is a book that will transform the way you communicate ideas. It’s a fast-paced tour of success stories (and failures)–the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who drank a glass of bacteria to prove a point about stomach ulcers; the charities who make use of “the Mother Teresa Effect”; the elementary-school teacher whose simulation actually prevented racial prejudice. Provocative, eye-opening, and often surprisingly funny, Made to Stick shows us the vital principles of winning ideas–and tells us how we can apply these rules to making our own messages stick. 
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The Truth is Longer Than a Lie: Children's Experiences of Abuse and Professional Interventions, Chris Goddard.
6 Chris Goddard. The Truth is Longer Than a Lie: Children's Experiences of Abuse and Professional Interventions
Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2006 1843103176 / 9781843103172 Paper back New 15.2 x 1.1 x 23.5 cm 
All too often child victims of abuse either remain silent or are not listened to when they do decide to speak of their experiences, but The Truth is Longer Than a Lie gives abused children and young people a voice. This groundbreaking book reveals what young victims have to say about abuse and its effects on their lives; their views on the reasons for abuse; their opinions of abusers and non-offending parents; and how they felt about disclosing their experiences. Significantly, this book provides important insights into children's perceptions of the professionals who intervened - to protect them, to prosecute the abuser or to provide therapeutic counselling. The authors examine societal factors that increase children's vulnerability, and propose measures for preventing abuse. They outline the requirements of ethically sound research, including appropriate interviewing techniques, and conclude with recommendations for future research. The Truth is Longer Than a Lie is invaluable reading for social workers, child protection workers, counsellors, legal professionals and anyone working with abused children. 
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Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns, Clayton M. Christensen; Michael B. Horn & Curtis W. Johnson.
7 Clayton M. Christensen; Michael B. Horn & Curtis W. Johnson. Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns
New York: McGraw-Hill 2008 0071592067 / 9780071592062 Hard bound New New 6.4 x 0.9 x 9.4 inches Author's remarks and sign on first page.
Clay Christensen's groundbreaking bestselling work in education now updated and expanded, including a new chapter on Christensen's seminal "Jobs to Be Done" theory applied to education. "Provocatively titled, Disrupting Class is just what America's K-12 education system needs--a well thought-through proposal for using technology to better serve students and bring our schools into the 21st Century. Unlike so many education 'reforms,' this is not small-bore stuff. For that reason alone, it's likely to be resisted by defenders of the status quo, even though it's necessary and right for our kids. We owe it to them to make sure this book isn't merely a terrific read; it must become a blueprint for educational transformation." —Joel Klein, Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education "A brilliant teacher, Christensen brings clarity to a muddled and chaotic world of education." —Jim Collins, bestselling author of Good to Great “Just as iTunes revolutionized the music industry, technology has the potential to transform education in America so that every one of the nation’s 50 million students receives a high quality education. Disrupting Class is a must-read, as it shows us how we can blaze that trail toward transformation.” —Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida According to recent studies in neuroscience, the way we learn doesn't always match up with the way we are taught. If we hope to stay competitive-academically, economically, and technologically-we need to rethink our understanding of intelligence, reevaluate our educational system, and reinvigorate our commitment to learning. In other words, we need "disruptive innovation." Now, in his long-awaited new book, Clayton M. Christensen and coauthors Michael B. Horn and Curtis W. Johnson take one of the most important issues of our time-education-and apply Christensen's now-famous theories of "disruptive" change using a wide range of real-life examples. Whether you're a school administrator, government official, business leader, parent, teacher, or entrepreneur, you'll discover surprising new ideas, outside-the-box strategies, and straight-A success stories. You'll learn how: Customized learning will help many more students succeed in school Student-centric classrooms will increase the demand for new technology Computers must be disruptively deployed to every student Disruptive innovation can circumvent roadblocks that have prevented other attempts at school reform We can compete in the global classroom-and get ahead in the global market Filled with fascinating case studies, scientific findings, and unprecedented insights on how innovation must be managed, Disrupting Class will open your eyes to new possibilities, unlock hidden potential, and get you to think differently. Professor Christensen and his coauthors provide a bold new lesson in innovation that will help you make the grade for years to come. The future is now. Class is in session. 
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Off Balance on Purpose: Embrace Uncertainty and Create a Life You Love, Dan Thurmon.
8 Dan Thurmon. Off Balance on Purpose: Embrace Uncertainty and Create a Life You Love
Austin: Greenleaf Books 2009 1608320146 / 9781608320141 1st Hard bound New New 9 x 6.3 x 0.9 inches 
Every day, we are inundated with messages about the importance of finding “balance” in our lives. How does this make us feel? Overwhelmed, out of touch, and unfulfilled. The problem isn’t us—it’s the message. Perfect balance is unachievable and, upon closer inspection, undesirable. The perpetual quest for balance ends up limiting growth, progress, and the quality of life. In Off Balance On Purpose, Dan Thurmon frees you from the “balance” dilemma and empowers you to adopt a new approach to creating a happy, fulfilling life: embrace reality, get aligned with your purpose, lean forward, and initiate positive changes. These steps will give you the knowledge, strength, and motivation to • Accept and take advantage of the contradictions in your daily life • Integrate the five vital areas of life—work, relationships, health, spiritual growth, and personal interests—into a workable, fluid, sustaining pattern • Adopt a practical, concrete process for orchestrating changes and staying aligned with your purpose With an engaging style and a storyteller’s gift, Thurmon combines profound insight, humor, compassion, and practical examples to offer you a realistic path towards a rich and rewarding life. ---- Dan Thurmon has appeared at thousands of events across the country and overseas, and his performing credits include national television appearances, collaborations with major musical artists, and trips to the front lines of Iraq and Afghanistan to entertain and encourage US Armed Forces. Thurmon is a Certified Speaking Professional, the highest award of the National Speakers Association. He currently lives in the Atlanta area with his wife, Sheilia, and their children, Eddie and Maggie. 
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Children With School Problems: A Physician's Manual, Debra Andrews (ed.) & William J. Mahoney (ed.).
9 Debra Andrews (ed.) & William J. Mahoney (ed.). Children With School Problems: A Physician's Manual
Mississauga: Wiley 2012 1118302516 / 9781118302514 2nd Paper back New 20.3 x 1.6 x 27.6 cm 
The physician's guide to diagnosing and treating learning disabilities in children 1 in 10 Canadians have a learning disability, and doctors must be able to identify, diagnose, treat, and manage children who are struggling in school. The first book specifically tailored for the needs of physicians working with kids with learning disabilities, Children With School Problems: A Physician's Manual covers such important areas as child development, diagnosing learning disabilities (including data gathering, screening and assessment, and physical examinations), management (medication, behavioral management, and educational interventions), and prevention (including literacy promotion). Written by trusted experts from the Canadian Paediatric Society, Children With School Problems is filled with practical tools and resources that physicians—including paediatricians, family physicians, and paediatric learners—can use to diagnose and treat children with learning disabilities. •The only book on learning disabilities in children specifically designed for physicians •Written by trusted experts from the Canadian Paediatric Society •Covers important issues including literacy promotion, screening for disabilities, medication options, and much more •Gives physicians the tools they need to help children with learning disabilities Physicians want to know more about learning disabilities, and parents want their pediatricians and family physicians to provide more help when their kids struggle in school. Children with School Problems provides that information, making it an invaluable resource for any doctor working with kids. 
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The Still Small Voice: Psychoanalytic Reflections on Guilt and Conscience, Donald L. Carveth.
10 Donald L. Carveth. The Still Small Voice: Psychoanalytic Reflections on Guilt and Conscience
London: Karnac Books 2013 1780491689 / 9781780491684 1st Paperback New 0.8 x 6.2 x 9 inches 
Whereas Freud himself viewed conscience as one of the functions of the superego, in The Still Small Voice Carveth argues that superego and conscience are distinct mental functions and that, therefore, a fourth mental structure, the conscience, needs to be added to the psychoanalytic structural theory of the mind. Carveth views the therapeutic task as the disempowerment of the superego. Following Jean-Jacques Rousseau, he finds the roots of morality not in reason but in feeling, in sympathetic identification or “pity.” Such “reasons of the heart” form the core of conscience. The author claims we must face our bad conscience, acknowledge and bear genuine (depressive) guilt, and through contrition, repentance and reparation come to accept reconciliation and forgiveness, or be forced to suffer the torments of the damned―persecutory guilt inflicted by the sadistic internal persecutor and saboteur, the superego. It is the author’s view that in human history the damage done by id-driven psychopaths amounts to nothing compared to that brought about by superego-driven ideologists. While aware of its destructiveness in the clinical realm, psychoanalysts have largely ignored the ideologies of domination―the sexism, racism, heterosexism, classism and childism―that are internalized from unconscionable societies into the unconscionable superego. 
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The Advertised Mind: Groundbreaking Insights into How Our Brains Respond to Advertising, Erik Du Plessis.
11 Erik Du Plessis. The Advertised Mind: Groundbreaking Insights into How Our Brains Respond to Advertising
London: Kogan Page 2005 0749443669 / 9780749443665 Reprint, 2006 Hard bound New New 14.4 x 2.2 x 24.9 cm 
In THE ADVERTISED MIND du Plessis draws on the very latest research into the workings of the human brain undertaken by psychologists, neurologist and artificial intelligence specialists. He uses this research to suggest why emotion is such an important factor in establishing a firm memory of an advertisement and predisposing consumers to buy the brand that is being advertised. He also draws on the findings of Adtrack's world-famous database of responses to over 30,000 TV commercials (the largest in the world). He explores what "ad-liking" really means, and suggests how this emerging paradigm about the role of emotion could lead to a new phase in the ongoing effort to obtain maximum return from advertising spend. 
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Boundaries And Boundary Violations In Psychoanalysis, Glen O. Gabbard & Eva P. Lester.
12 Glen O. Gabbard & Eva P. Lester. Boundaries And Boundary Violations In Psychoanalysis
New York: Basic Books 1996 0465095771 / 9780465095773 Hardbound New New 9.5 x 6.3 x 0.9 inches 
In this volume, Glen O. Gabbard and Eva P. Lester take on the delicate and crucial issue of boundaries in psychoanalysis. With clarity and balance, Boundaries and Boundary Violations in Psychoanalysis develops linkages between the psychoanalytic literature on intrapsychic boundaries and the newer literature on analytic boundaries between patient and analyst. The authors trace the work of Freud, Tausk, Federn, Jacobson, Hartmann, and others. They show how key psychoanalytic concepts, old and new, expand our understanding of the analytic frame and serve to create a context for the emergence of “the analytic object.”Gabbard and Lester map out professional boundary violations in the practice of psychoanalysis and discuss the early history of such transgressions, illustrating the influence of figures such as Jung, Ferenczi, and Ernest Jones. They then provide a psychoanalytic understanding of sexual boundary violations, using detailed cases, and devote a chapter to nonsexual boundary violations and the link to enactments. They open up discussions of post-termination boundaries and the role of boundaries in psychoanalytic supervision.The final chapter addresses practical strategies for coping with serious boundary violations. Gabbard and Lester illustrate preventive techniques, approaches to assessment and rehabilitation, and transference/countertransference difficulties. For clinicians and psychoanalytic institutes treating individuals who have transgressed professional boundaries, or for any therapist giving serious consideration to ethical issues in treatment, this solid and daring book will help them chart a new course for the practice of psychoanalysis. 
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Motherless Mothers: How Mother Loss Shapes the Parents We Become, Hope Edelman.
13 Hope Edelman. Motherless Mothers: How Mother Loss Shapes the Parents We Become
New York: Harpercollins 2006 0060532459 / 9780060532451 1st Hard bound New New 6 x 1.4 x 9 inches Has a remainder mark at bottom.
Consumer health guide offers insight and advice into raising children without the help of a living, maternal guide. Includes motherhood and mourning, pregnancy, labor and delivery, postpartum, getting attached in the mother-child bonding, the absent grandmother, explaining death to kids, and more. Hardcover, softcover available. 
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What Is Intelligence?: Beyond the Flynn Effect, James R. Flynn.
14 James R. Flynn. What Is Intelligence?: Beyond the Flynn Effect
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2009 0521741475 / 9780521741477 1st Paper back New 15.2 x 1.6 x 22.8 cm 
Professor James Flynn is one of the most creative and influential psychologists in the field of intelligence. The 'Flynn Effect' refers to the massive increase in IQ test scores over the course of the twentieth century and the term was coined to recognize Professor Flynn's central role in measuring and analyzing these gains. For over twenty years, psychologists have struggled to understand the implications of IQ gains. Do they mean that each generation is more intelligent than the last? Do they suggest how each of us can enhance our own intelligence? Professor Flynn is finally ready to give his own views. He asks what intelligence really is and gives a surprising and illuminating answer. This book bridges the gulf that separates our minds from those of our ancestors a century ago. It is a fascinating and unique book that makes an important contribution to our understanding of human intelligence. 
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The Ego Ideal: A Psychoanalytic Essay on the Malady of the Ideal, Janine Chasseguet-Smirgel.
15 Janine Chasseguet-Smirgel. The Ego Ideal: A Psychoanalytic Essay on the Malady of the Ideal
New York: W W Norton & Co 1985 0393019713 / 9780393019711 Hardbound New New (Signs of slight shelf wearing) 1 x 1 x 1 inches 
In this careful exposition of the concept of the ego ideal, the author explores the short cuts that are available to the psyche and traces the longer, more painful path to maturity. She develops in her own way Freud's view that people are forever seeking to regain a lost state of perfection, the state in which they were their own ideal - "primary narcissism". The book includes chapters on the following aspects of the ego ideal: perversion, genitality, being-in-love, groups, sublimation in the creative process, reality testing, and the superego. 
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Anxiety and Its Treatment: Help Is Available: Advice from  three leading psychiatrists in the field of anxiety treatment, John H. Greist; James W. Jefferson & Isaac M. Marks.
16 John H. Greist; James W. Jefferson & Isaac M. Marks. Anxiety and Its Treatment: Help Is Available: Advice from three leading psychiatrists in the field of anxiety treatment
Washington: American Psychiatric Press 1986 0880482125 / 9780880482127 Hardbound Like New (A name stamp on first page) Like New (Slight shelf wearing) 0.8 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches 
A little fear is good thing, but too much can interfere with your life and inhibit ability to function. Do any of the following situations make you fearful? ● Travelling alone by bus or plane ● Going into a crowded store ● Large open spaces ● Injections or minor surgery ● Eating or drinking in a public place ● Talking to people in authority ● Speaking or acting before an audience If you answered "Yes" to any of those things you'll want to read "Anxiety and Its Treatment". This book tells you not only What anxiety is - and isn't - but also how it can be treated. It's intelligent and comprehensive, but not too complicated and technical. The two self-tests included in the book can help you diagnose your anxiety levels. The fear questionnaire and the obsessive-compulsive checklist can help you determine whether you anxiety needs treatment. And, the book features the detaisl of a proven self-help program to help you conquer your anxiety. "Anxiety and Its treatment" is written by three leading practitioners in the treatment of anxiety. 
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Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving At Work, Home, and School, John Medina.
17 John Medina. Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving At Work, Home, and School
Seattle: Pear Press 2008 0979777704 / 9780979777707 1st Hardbound (Includes DVD) New New 16.3 x 3.3 x 24.4 cm 
Most of us have no idea what's really going on inside our heads. Yet brain scientists have uncovered details every business leader, parent, and teacher should know-like the need for physical activity to get your brain working its best. How do we learn? What exactly do sleep and stress do to our brains? Why is multi-tasking a myth? Why is it so easy to forget-and so important to repeat new knowledge? Is it true that men and women have different brains? In Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina, a molecular biologist, shares his lifelong interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way we teach our children and the way we work. In each chapter, he describes a brain rule-what scientists know for sure about how our brains work-and then offers transformative ideas for our daily lives. Medina's fascinating stories and infectious sense of humor breathe life into brain science. You'll learn why Michael Jordan was no good at baseball. You'll peer over a surgeon's shoulder as he proves that most of us have a Jennifer Aniston neuron. You'll meet a boy who has an amazing memory for music but can't tie his own shoes. You will discover how: Every brain is wired differently Exercise improves cognition We are designed to never stop learning and exploring Memories are volatile Sleep is powerfully linked with the ability to learn Vision trumps all of the other senses Stress changes the way we learn In the end, you'll understand how your brain really works-and how to get the most out of it. 
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The Science of Leadership: Lessons from Research for Organizational Leaders, Julian Barling.
18 Julian Barling. The Science of Leadership: Lessons from Research for Organizational Leaders
New York: Oxford 2014 0199757011 / 9780199757015 1st Hard bound New New 9.2 x 1.2 x 6.6 inches 
In The Science of Leadership, Julian Barling takes an evidenced-based approach, relying primarily on the knowledge generated from research on organizational leadership conducted around the world and personal reflections based on two decades of involvement in leadership research and leadership development with executives. While leadership has been studied within all the major social sciences, Barling mainly focuses on findings from psychological research. The first part of the book explains the nature of organizational leadership, responds to the question of whether leaders "matter," and explains how leadership works. A longstanding issue is whether leadership can be taught. Barling explores the debate over whether leadership is "born or made" as well as the effectiveness of leadership development interventions in organizations. He gives consideration to what can be learned from leadership in other contexts such as sports, the political arena, and schools, and devotes individual chapters to topics that include gender and leadership, destructive leadership, and followership. 
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Keep Any Promise A Blueprint for Designing Your Future, Karim H. Ismail.
19 Karim H. Ismail. Keep Any Promise A Blueprint for Designing Your Future
Toronto: Avidium Inc. 2008 0981071201 / 9780981071206 Hardbound New Like New 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches 
How would your life be different if you kept all your new year's resolutions and every promise you made? For many of us, life is full of broken promises-to ourselves, our families, and the world. The cost of not keeping our promises is staggering: in failed relationships, stalled careers, lack of connection, and poor physical and mental health. Are YOU living every day to its fullest, or are you stumbling through life? Inspiring author and speaker Karim H. Ismail has been there. After 20 years of rapid business success, his personal life hit rock bottom. Then it dawned on him-"the answer to my problems was inside me. I already had a unique blueprint to my personal life." He did. And the results were spectacular! And repeatable. Ismail is convinced you can use this simple blueprint yourself-to enjoy financial, health-related, relationship and spiritual abundance. Now you have it: an easy 12-step process to keeping ALL your promises and transforming your life. Packed with gems like a Life Quiz, a unique way to keep a Daily Journal, insightful worksheets, steps to turn fear into your ally, and more, KEEP ANY PROMISE offers you a unique blueprint to designing a future of limitless possiblities! 
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What Intelligence Tests Miss: The Psychology of Rational Thought, Keith E. Stanovich.
20 Keith E. Stanovich. What Intelligence Tests Miss: The Psychology of Rational Thought
London: Yale University Press 2009 030012385X / 9780300123852 1st Hard bound New New 6.1 x 1 x 9.2 inches 
Critics of intelligence tests—writers such as Robert Sternberg, Howard Gardner, and Daniel Goleman—have argued in recent years that these tests neglect important qualities such as emotion, empathy, and interpersonal skills. However, such critiques imply that though intelligence tests may miss certain key noncognitive areas, they encompass most of what is important in the cognitive domain. In this book, Keith E. Stanovich challenges this widely held assumption. Stanovich shows that IQ tests (or their proxies, such as the SAT) are radically incomplete as measures of cognitive functioning. They fail to assess traits that most people associate with “good thinking,” skills such as judgment and decision making. Such cognitive skills are crucial to real-world behavior, affecting the way we plan, evaluate critical evidence, judge risks and probabilities, and make effective decisions. IQ tests fail to assess these skills of rational thought, even though they are measurable cognitive processes. Rational thought is just as important as intelligence, Stanovich argues, and it should be valued as highly as the abilities currently measured on intelligence tests. 
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