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  • The Secret Life of the Grown-Up Brainby Barbara Strauch

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    For many years, scientists thought that the human brain simply decayed over time and its dying cells led to memory slips, fuzzy logic, negative thinking, and even depression. But new research from neuroscien tists and psychologists suggests that, in fact, the brain reorganizes, improves in important functions, and even helps us adopt a more optimistic... more...

  • Aging and Older Adulthoodby Joan T. Erber

    Wiley 2011; US$ 86.95

    Updated and substantially revised, the second edition of Aging and Older Adulthood reflects the most current scientific research and theoretical foundations that contribute to our understanding of aging and older adulthood. Updated content and references include recent neurological findings on brain structure and functioning as well as factors... more...

  • Game Frameby Aaron Dignan

    Free Press 2011; US$ 27.32

    Ever wonder why teens can spend entire weekends playing video games but struggle with just one hour of homework? Why we?re addicted to certain websites and steal glances at our smartphones under the dinner table? Or why some people are able to find joy in difficult or repetitive jobs while others burn out? It?s not the experiences themselves but the... more...

  • Men to Boysby Gary Cross

    Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 25.99

    Adam Sandler movies, HBO's Entourage , and such magazines as Maxim and FHM all trade in and appeal to one character& mdash;the modern boy-man. Addicted to video games, comic books, extreme sports, and dressing down, the boy-man would rather devote an afternoon to Grand Theft Auto than plan his next career move. He would rather prolong the... more...

  • Explaining Conversationsby R. Murray Thomas; Marie K. Iding

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 2011; US$ 74.99

    Explaining Conversations offers a different way of interpreting people?s social exchanges than has been available in the past. The book is replete with examples of people?s verbal interactions in the form of chats, arguments, debates, and negotiations, both within a culture and across cultures. The volume?s subtitle, A Developmental Social-Exchange... more...

  • Longitudinal Data Analysisby Jason Newsom; Richard N. Jones; Scott M. Hofer

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    First Published in 2012. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Force of Characterby James Hillman

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    In his bestselling The Soul's Code , James Hillman    restored passion and meaning to the concept of identity, arguing that each of us is born with an innate character, the "daimon" or "spirit" that calls us  to what we are meant to be. Now, in The Force of Character , Hillman brings the idea of character full circle, offering a revolutionary new... more...

  • Upby Hilary Tindle

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 18.99

    Why looking up matters A positive attitude is important, but until now we didn?t know how important. In Up, a practicing physician and NIH-funded researcher draws on her research and experience to show that our outlook on life? our unique patterns of thinking and feeling about ourselves, others, and the world?may be the key to how well and how... more...

  • Forever Youngby Scientific American Editors

    Scientific American 2013; US$ 3.99

    Today, an infant born in the US will probably live to see his or her 78th birthday, a 20- year-plus increase over the average lifespan a century ago. While living well into the 80s and 90s is becoming more and more attainable, how many more years can humanity expect to gain? The two main barriers are accumulated damage to cells and organs that occurs... more...

  • Multidimensional Functional Assessment of Older Adultsby Gerda G. Fillenbaum

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 70.00

    First Published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...