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- SPCK 2012; US$ 14.99
Wouldn't it be lovely if we had enough inner strength to stand up to life's demands and challenges? Developing healthy responses to pressure from within may not always be easy, but the good news is that no matter what your genetic heritage, upbringing or education, you can learn to develop inner strength. If you want a way that respects your values... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95
A collection of the articles written by the author throughout his extensive career, this book achieves three goals. First, it reprints selected research and theory papers on stress and coping from the 1950s to the present produced by Lazarus under five rubrics: his dissertation; perennial epistemological issues including the revolt of the 1940s and... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 10.99
Despite decades of debate, psychologists are still undecided on what exactly emotion is. This book will help students and general readers to explore emotion and reach their own conclusions. The fascinating, and sometimes controversial, topics covered include what emotions actually are, how they are portrayed and recognised, why negative emotions arise... more...
- W. W. Norton & Company 2009; US$ 12.99
In this study of human emotion, Dacher Keltner investigates an unanswered question of human evolution: If humans are hardwired to lead lives that are nasty, brutish, and short, why have we evolved with positive emotions like gratitude, amusement, awe, and compassion that promote ethical action and cooperative societies? Positive emotions, Keltner finds,... more...
- W. W. Norton & Company 2010; US$ 12.99
Leading scientists and science writers reflect on the life-changing, perspective-changing, new science of human goodness. A collection of personal stories and empirical research, The Compassionate Instinct will make you think not only about what it means to be happy and fulfilled but also about what it means to lead an ethical and compassionate... more...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2015; US$ 19.99
It is well-known that having a baby can be a time of joy but also one of anxiety and even depression for new mothers. Indeed it is very common for new mothers to experience a short period of distress following childbirth, often referred to as 'baby blues'. Usually this passes quite quickly, however for more than 1 in 10 women, this distressing experience... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95
Brilliant, perceptive work by founder of psychoanalysis remains one of the essential studies of the psychology of wit and jokes. Freud analyzes wit, probes its origins in the "pleasure mechanism," demonstrates parallels of wit to neuroses, dreams and psychopathological acts. This is one of the great analyst's most accessible, enjoyable works. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 37.00
What is "stress," from a psychological and physiological perspective? Why is it important to "unwind" and relax? Can some forms of stress actually be good? And how do people outside the United States relax? Part of Greenwood's The Psychology of Everyday Life series, this book defines in non-scientific language what stress and relaxation are, addresses... more...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2016; US$ 17.99
Are we living in an age where we are more boredom-prone? Or are other people boring us? Or could we be that boring person?! In our current information age, we are constantly connected to technology, and have so many varied ways to spend our leisure time that we should all surely never know what boredom feels like. Yet, boredom appears to be on... more...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2015; US$ 12.99
Is conflict caused by an inherently hostile human nature? Are efforts to promote peaceful co-existence fated to fail? Is the story of human history destined to play out a clash of civilizations? These are the questions framing contemporary debate over diversity, immigration and multiculturalism. The Social Brain provides an entirely new psychological... more...