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  • Handbook of Musical Identitiesby Raymond MacDonald; David J. Hargreaves; Dorothy Miell

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 149.99

    The Handbook of Musical Identities explores three features of psychological approaches to musical identities and four real-life contexts in which musical identities have been investigated. The multidisciplinary breadth of the Handbook reflects the changes that are taking place in music, in digital technology, and in their role in society. more...

  • The Anxiety Solutionby Chloe Brotheridge

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 18.32

    The Anxiety Solution is your roadmap to a calmer, happier and more confident you. 'I know what it's like to be stuck in a cycle of anxiety. I used to feel as though fear and worry were a permanent part of who I was... but I'm here to tell you that it doesn't have to be this way. The truth is, your natural state is one of calmness and confidence... more...

  • Prospection, well-being, and mental healthby Andrew MacLeod

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 39.99

    This book reviews the growing evidence for the link between prospection and well-being. A variety of aspects of prospection are discussed, including prediction and anticipation for future events, judging how we will feel when events do happen to us, and how we feel in the here-and-now when contemplating what will happen in the future. more...

  • The Power of Emotion in Politics, Philosophy, and Ideologyby Hanna Samir Kassab

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 95.03

    This book defines political ideology as a structural force that combines ideas, emotion and people for the purpose of transforming political discourse. It arugues for a general theory that will explain the reasons for the creation of political ideologies as an escape from perceived injustice. more...

  • The Wisdom of Not Knowingby Estelle Frankel

    Shambhala 2017; US$ 16.95

    A deeply affirming exploration of the challenges and possibilities of the unknown--with meditations and exercises that can help transform the fear and uncertainty of "not knowing" into a sense of openness, curiosity, and bravery. For most of us the unknown is both friend and foe. At times it can be a source of paralyzing fear and uncertainty, and... more...

  • The Leapby Steve Taylor; Eckhart Tolle

    New World Library 2017; US$ 16.95

    A psychological investigation of spiritual awakenings past and present uncovers hidden similarities in religious traditions more...

  • Emotions in the History of Witchcraftby Laura Kounine; Michael Ostling

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 118.79

    Bringing together leading historians, anthropologists, and religionists, this volume examines the unbridled passions of witchcraft from the Middle Ages to the present. Witchcraft is an intensely emotional crime, rooted in the belief that envy and spite can cause illness or even death. Witch-trials in turn are emotionally driven by the grief of alleged... more...

  • The Flockby Joan Frances Casey; Lynn Wilson

    Random House Publishing Group 2017; US$ 16.00

    The groundbreaking first-person account of successful recovery from dissociative identity disorder, now featuring a new preface by the author When Joan Frances Casey, a married twenty-six-year-old graduate student, ?awoke? on the ledge of a building ready to jump, it wasn?t the first time she couldn?t explain her whereabouts. Soon after, Lynn Wilson,... more...

  • Death, Emotion and Childhood in Premodern Europeby Katie Barclay; Kimberley Reynolds; Ciara Rawnsley

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 80.77

    This book draws on original material and approaches from the developing fields of the history of emotions and childhood studies and brings together scholars from history, literature and cultural studies, to reappraise how the early modern world reacted to the deaths of children. Child death was the great equaliser of the early modern period,... more...

  • Against Empathyby Paul Bloom

    Random House 2017; US$ 26.78

    In a divided world, empathy is not the solution, it is the problem; a source of prejudice, not kindness. We think of empathy ? the ability to feel the suffering of others for ourselves ? as the ultimate source of all good behaviour. But while it inspires care and protection in personal relationships, it has the opposite effect in the wider world.... more...