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Our Minds, Our Selves: A Brief History of Psychology

An original history of psychology told through the stories of its most important breakthroughs and the people who made them Advances in psychology have revolutionized our understanding of the human mind. Imaging technology allows researchers to monitor brain activity, letting us see what happens when we perceive, think, and feel. But technology is only part of how ideas about the mind and brain have developed over the past century and a half. In Our Minds, Our Selves, distinguished psychologist and writer Keith Oatley provides an engaging, original, and authoritative history of modern psychology told through the stories of its most important breakthroughs and the men and women who made them. Our Minds, Our Selves traverses a fascinating terrain: forms of conscious and unconscious knowledge; brain physiology; emotion; stages of mental development from infancy to adulthood; language acquisition and use; the nature of memory; mental illness; morality; free will; creativity; the mind at work in art and literature; and, most important, our ability to cooperate with one another. Controversial experiments--such as Stanley Milgram's investigation of our willingness to obey authority and inflict pain and Philip Zimbardo and his colleagues' study of behavior in a simulated prison―are covered in detail. Biographical sketches illuminate the thinkers behind key insights and turning points: historical figures such as Hermann Helmholtz, Charles Darwin, Sigmund Freud, Jean Piaget, B. F. Skinner, and Alan Turing; leading contemporaries such as Geoffrey Hinton, Michael Tomasello, and Tania Singer; and influential people from other fields, including Margaret Mead, Noam Chomsky, Jane Goodall, and Gabrielle Starr. Enhancing our understanding of ourselves and others, psychology holds the potential to create a better world. Our Minds, Our Selves tells the story of this most important of sciences in a new and appealing way.

How Psychology Works: The Facts Visually Explained (How Things Work)

Using straightforward definitions and clear, striking visuals, this book makes the workings of the brain easy to understand and shows what happens when things go wrong, with information on disorders such as anxiety and paranoia, as well as explanations of the different therapies that are used to treat them, from CBT to psychoanalysis, group therapy to art therapy. How Psychology Works explains hundreds of psychological terms clearly and simply, such as neurosis, psychosis, psychopathy, self-efficacy, flow, human factors, and false memory syndrome. It also includes an introduction to the different approaches psychologists use to understand how we behave and think and a detailed look at how the brain influences behavior and psychological health. With its combination of bold infographics and clear, easy-to-understand text, this book explores and explains the various approaches that psychologists use to study how people think and behave, such as behaviorism, cognitive psychology, and humanism, and shows how these approaches can be applied to real-world situations. With examples from the workplace to the sports field, the courtroom to the classroom, How Psychology Works shows how psychology plays a huge role in all of our lives and offers a greater understanding of what influences behavior, thoughts, and feelings in a variety of environments and scenarios.

Cultural Psychology of Health in India: Well-being, Medicine and Traditional Health Care

Can indigenous healing practices be integrated with medical treatment to promote public health care service in India? This book offers a holistic concept of health, encompassing the four major domains such as prevention, treatment, promotion of good health and rehabilitation. It looks at the fast-growing field of research on health and well-being from a cultural psychological perspective, focusing mainly on indigenous Indian practices. It examines health care systems that have evolved in different cultural set-ups, building on prevailing values, traditions and ethos of particular societies. Straddling both theoretical and practical issues regarding illness recovery, maintenance of good health and enhancing the quality of well-being, it also looks at psychosocial barriers in rehabilitation. The study brings together two diverse streams of health care―modern medicine and traditional Indian systems, including Ayurveda, yoga and folk healing―for their complementary roles in providing holistic and affordable health care services in India.

Counseling Crime Victims: Practical Strategies for Mental Health Professionals

Dr. Miller's Counseling Crime Victims is extremely effective...and it will occupy a central spot on my bookshelf...It is really a golden find. --Society for Police and Criminal Psychology Here is the gold standard - the book for mental health clinicians helping crime victims sort through one of life's most difficult and traumatic experiences.--Richard L. Levenson, Jr., Psy.D., CTS Licensed Psychologist, New York State As more and more mental health professionals are becoming involved in the criminal justice system - as social service providers, victim advocates, court liaisons, expert witnesses, and clinical therapists - there has not been a commensurate improvement in the quality of text material to address this expanding and diverse field. Until now, students and practicing professionals have had to content themselves with either overly broad texts on criminology or trauma theory, or exceeding narrow tracts on one or another sub-area of victim services. Counseling Crime Victims provides a unique approach to helping victims of crime. By distilling and combining the best insights and lessons from the fields of criminology, victimology, trauma psychology, law enforcement, and psychotherapy, this book presents an integrated model of intervention for students and working mental health professionals in the criminal justice system. The book blends solid empirical research scholarship with practical, hit-the-ground-running recommendations that mental health professionals can begin using immediately in their daily work with victims. Counseling Crime Victims is a practical guide and reference book that working mental health clinicians will consult again and again in their daily practices. This book will also be of use to attorneys, judges, law enforcement officers, social service providers and others who work with crime victims in the criminal justice system. It can also serve as a college- and graduate-level text for courses in Psychology and Criminal Justice. Key Features of this Book: Victim assistance is becoming a full-fledged field for social workers and counselors A practical, hands-on guide which offers counselors techniques for dealing with victims of a wide variety of crimes Shows counselors how to guide their clients through the legal and judicial system

Protestan Ahlakı ve Kapitalizmin Ruhu

Max Weber, Alman sosyo-kültürel yapısı içinde yetişmiş ve bu iklimin etkisi ile eserlerini kaleme almıştır. Buna rağmen yazmış olduğu eserler tesir bakımından Alman sınırlarını çoktan aşmıştır.

Applied Exercise Psychology: The Challenging Journey from Motivation to Adherence

Applied Exercise Psychology emphasizes the application of evidence-based knowledge drawn from the fields of exercise psychology, health psychology, clinical and counseling psychology, and exercise physiology for physical activity behavior change. The book provides readers with: theoretical bases for understanding and promoting physical activity behavior; interventions to use for facilitating physical activity behavior change and the tools for measuring the effectiveness of these interventions; cross-cultural considerations for practitioners to ensure multicultural competency; considerations to guide best practices with special populations (e.g., persons with medical conditions and persons with mental health conditions); overall applied implications and future directions. The collection builds a bridge between up-to-date research findings, relevant field experiences, and applied implications. This is the first book to cover such breadth of topics in applied exercise psychology, with chapters bringing often overlooked issues to the attention of practitioners to promote not only evidence-based practice but also responsible ethics and referral.

Düşüncenin Maddesi
Düşüncenin Maddesi Sented by Luis

Düşüncenin Maddesi’nde Pinker önceki kitaplarında işlediği iki konuyu ayrıntılarıyla irdeliyor: dil ve insan doğası. Zihnin nasıl işlediğini kullandığımız dille açıklayarak, günlük hayattaki sözcüklerin insan duygularıyla ilgili gerçekleri betimlediğini gösteren Pinker, insan ilişkilerindeki karmaşıklığı açıklamanın yolunun dil olduğunu savunmakta.

Sosyolojik Düşünmek
Sosyolojik Düşünmek Sented by Shon

Kısa süre önce hayata veda eden Zygmunt Bauman’ın en önemli çalışmalarından biridir Sosyolojik Düşünmek. Özellikle modernlik ve postmodernlik çalışmalarıyla ses getiren Bauman, sosyal bilimler alanında son derece ilginç bir kitap sunuyor bize. Sosyolojik Düşünmek, herkesin sosyolojinin anlamı ve işlevi, sosyolojide değişik tarzlar ve yaklaşımlar üzerine bilgilenmesini sağlayacak önemli bir kaynak.

Biyoenerji
Biyoenerji Sented by Michael

Şuayip Dağıstanlı’nın ‘yaptığı işi anlayabilmek için’, önce bu insanın kişiliğini, yetiştiği ortamı, aldığı kültürü, çocukluğundan bugüne yaşadıklarını, eğitimini, duygu dünyasında esen fırtınaları öğrenmek, onu anlamak gerekir.

Sirius Gizemi
Sirius Gizemi Sented by Musa

Günümüz gökbilimcilerinin Sirius Yıldızı sistemi hakkında daha yeni yeni keşfettiği ayrıntılı verilerin, bir Afrika kabilesinin binlerce yıllık gizli geleneklerinden yer alması nasıl açıklanabilir?

Her Sözcüğün Bir Öyküsü Var

ADEM (Adam) İbranice’de toprak anlamına geliyor (insan topraktan yaratılmadı mı?). Ana tanrıça Hepa Anadolu’ya taşınınca Hebe olup Olympos tanrılarına NEKTAR (necr=ölüm sözcüğünden türemiş ölümsüzlük içkisi) şerbeti sunan saki, Anadolu göçmenlerince Yüreselim’e (yani Kudüs’e) taşınınca Heve, yani HAVVA anamıza dönüşür. Antik söylencelerde ilk kadın HAVVA değil PANDORA’dır. Zeus’un emriyle Hephaistos’un bütün öteki tanrıların da yardımıyla yarattığı PANDORA, "bütün tanrıların armağanı" anlamına gelen bir addır. Yunancada div- kökünden gelen ZEUS sözcüğü zeu- ve di- diye söylenir ki (Fransızcada tanrı=dieux/diyö) "gök"ü anlatır. ZEUS gök tanrıdır yani.

Kara Delikler ve Bebek Evrenler

Olay yaratan çok satan kitabı Zamanın Kısa Tarihi’nde, Stephen Hawking, kelimenin tam anlamıyla, fiziğe, evrene, gerçekliğin kendisine bakışımızı değiştirdi. Kara Delikler ve Bebek Evrenler’de Stephen Hawking’in 1976 ile 1992 yılları arasında yazdığı bazı yazılar yer alıyor. Yaygın olarak Einstein’dan beri en parlak teorik fizikçi sayılan Hawking, bu on üç yazı ve bir söyleşide, evrenimizi anlamamıza yarayan şaşırtıcı bir olanaklar dizisini ortaya çıkarıyor.

Çıplak Maymun
Çıplak Maymun Sented by Luis

Zoolog Desmond Morris'in yıllar süren çalışmalarının ürünü olan “ÇIPLAK MAYMUN” tüm dünyada olağanüstü bir ilgi uyandırdı.

Evren 101
Evren 101 Sented by Michael

Uzay yolculuğuna çıkmaya hazır mısınız? Ders kitapları genellikle uzayın güzelliklerini ve gizemini sıkıcı tartışmalarla arka planda bırakırlar. Galileo da böyle bir şey istemezdi tabii ki! Bu yüzden, Evren 101 sıkıcı ayrıntılara ve uzun anlatılara girmeden, yıldızlarla bezenmiş gökyüzümüzün ardında saklanmış olanları keşfetmenizi sağlayacak ve ilginizi her daim canlı tutacak ilginç bilgileri sizlere eğlenceli bir dille sunmak için hazırlandı.

Disciplining Freud on Religion: Perspectives from the Humanities and Sciences

It is well known that in formulating his general theoretical framework and views on religion Freud drew on multiple disciplines within the natural and social sciences, as well as from the humanities. This edited collection adds to the continued multidisciplinary interest in Freud by focusing on his understanding and interpretation of and relationship to religion. It 'disciplines' Freud by situating his work on religion from the methodological interests and theoretical advances found in diverse disciplinary contexts. Scholars within the field of religious studies, Jewish Studies, philosophy, and the natural sciences bring together their diverse voices to heighten the academic understanding of Freud on religion. The contributors aim to establish closer and more direct interdisciplinary communication and collaboration with regard to Freudian Studies. This volume should appeal to a wide range of scholars, for upper level undergraduate and graduate classes and those training in psychoanalysis.

Yahudi Sorunu
Yahudi Sorunu Sented by Michael

Bruno Bauer'in Die Judenfrage'sine ve "Die Fähigkeit der heutigen Juden und Christien, frei zu werden"ine karşı bir polemik yazısı olan Yahudi Sorunu, Marx'ın Hegel'in Hukuk Felsefesinin Eleştirisne Katkı - Giriş gibi 1843'te yazılıp 1844'te Deutsche-Französische Jahrbücher'de yayınlanan gençlik dönemi ürünlerindendir.

Incognito  Beynin Gizli Hayatı

'Kendimizle aramızdaki fark, bir başkasıyla aramızdaki fark kadar büyüktür.' Montaigne Siz daha tehlikeyi algılamadan, ayağınızı fren pedalının üstüne götüren kim? Neden sır saklamakta böylesine başarısız, nedenini bilmeden birini çekici bulmakta bu kadar başarılıyız? Eğer bilinçli zihin, yani sabah uyandığınızda sizinle birlikte uyanan ben, buzdağının yalnızca görünen kısmıysa, zihninizin geri kalanı tüm bir ömür neyle iştigal etmekte?

Incognito  Beynin Gizli Hayatı

'Kendimizle aramızdaki fark, bir başkasıyla aramızdaki fark kadar büyüktür.' Montaigne Siz daha tehlikeyi algılamadan, ayağınızı fren pedalının üstüne götüren kim? Neden sır saklamakta böylesine başarısız, nedenini bilmeden birini çekici bulmakta bu kadar başarılıyız? Eğer bilinçli zihin, yani sabah uyandığınızda sizinle birlikte uyanan ben, buzdağının yalnızca görünen kısmıysa, zihninizin geri kalanı tüm bir ömür neyle iştigal etmekte?

Gerçek Yaşam Gençliği Yoldan Çıkarmaya Yönelik Bir Çağrı

Çağdaş kapitalizm gençlere, kimi zaman iç içe geçen iki seçenek sunar: Gününü gün et ve/veya düzenin basamaklarında hızla yükselmeye çalış! Yaşayan önemli filozoflardan ve eylem insanlarından Alain Badiou, Gerçek Yaşam - Gençliği Yoldan Çıkarmaya Yönelik Bir Çağrı’da derlenen konuşmalarında, her iki seçeneğin de yaşamın gerçekliğini örten bir yanılsama olduğunun altını çiziyor.

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