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1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
  • Foundations of development
  • Biological development and health
  • Cognitive development
  • Socioemotional development
  • Contexts of development
  • Endings.
Green Library
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x, 464 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 27 cm
This volume, first published as part of the American Psychological Association's centennial celebration in 1992 and updated today for the APA's 125th anniversary, demonstrates how the Association has evolved over the years in response to intellectual, cultural, political, economic, and other historical developments. Chapters describe the personalities and events that transformed the APA from a tiny organization of 26 members to one of the largest professional associations in the world. Key topics include the changing role of women in the APA, and the organization's considerable contributions to social change. From its origins in the late nineteenth century, through the two World Wars and a major reorganization, to the social and cultural turbulence of the 1960s and the economic uncertainties of the 1970s and 1980s, the APA's development has mirrored the growth of psychology as a discipline in the United States.This special 125th anniversary edition describes the unique challenges and triumphs that have marked the APA's early years in the twenty-first century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781433827914 20180409
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279 pages ; 21 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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184 p. ; 24 cm
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viii, 208 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS NOTE ON REFERENCES LIST OF IMAGES Introduction: Close Encounters of the Daimonic Kind Chapter One - Martial Matters Chapter Two - The `Central Spiritual Sun' Chapter Three - The Anima, the Moon, and the Serpent Chapter Four - Saturn in the Hermitage, Part One: The Solitaries Chapter Five - Saturn in the Hermitage, Part Two: and the `Personal Daimon' Chapter Six - the `One who Brought the Sun' Chapter Seven - The `System of All Worlds' Conclusion Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138289178 20180508
C. G. Jung's The Red Book: Liber Novus, published posthumously in 2009, explores Jung's own journey from an inner state of alienation and depression to the restoration of his soul, as well as offering a prophetic narrative of the collective human psyche as it journeys from unconsciousness to a greater awareness of its own inner dichotomy of good and evil. Jung utilised astrological symbols throughout to help him comprehend the personal as well as universal meanings of his visions. In The Astrological World of Jung's Liber Novus, Liz Greene explores the planetary journey Jung portrayed in this remarkable work and investigates the ways in which he used astrological images and themes as an interpretive lens to help him understand the nature of his visions and the deeper psychological meaning behind them. Greene's analysis includes a number of mythic and archetypal elements, including the stories of Salome, Siegfried and Elijah, and demonstrates that astrology, as Jung understood and worked with it, is unquestionably one of the most important foundation stones of analytical psychology, and an essential part of understanding his legacy. This unique study will appeal to analytical psychologists and Jungian psychotherapists, students and academics of Jungian and post-Jungian theory, the history of psychology, archetypal thought, mythology and folklore, the history of New Age movements, esotericism and psychological astrology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138289178 20180508
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viii, 140 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
  • Discovering your authentic leadership : why self-awareness is so critical / Bill George, Peter Sims, Andrew N. McLean, and Diana Mayer
  • The authenticity paradox : to grow, you need to feel like a fake / Herminia Ibarra
  • What bosses gain by being vulnerable : the psychology of human connection / Emma Seppala
  • Practice tough empathy : when you care, you show your true self / Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones
  • Cracking the code that stalls people of color : sacrificing identity to conform / Sylvia Ann Hewlett
  • For a corporate apology to work, the CEO should look sad : make your emotions match your message / Sarah Green Carmichael
  • Are leaders getting too emotional? : tears are OK if they're rare, an interview with Gautam Mukunda and Gianpiero Petriglieri / Adi Ignatius and Sarah Green Carmichael.
Creating an authentic leadership style that aligns with your personal values and character can have a host of benefits. But in the face of uncertainty, conflict, and cultural expectations, many struggle to show their vulnerability while still appearing authoritative. This book shows leaders and aspiring leaders alike how to work with their people while also being true to themselves. You'll learn from the latest research who is most at risk for feeling inauthentic, what that means for your credibility and your team's engagement, and how to decide when it is appropriate to just be yourself, and when you need to adapt to fit the needs of your organisation.How to be human at work. The HBR Emotional Intelligence Series features smart, essential reading on the human side of professional life from the pages of Harvard Business Review. Each book in the series offers proven research showing how our emotions impact our work lives, practical advice for managing difficult people and situations, and inspiring essays on what it means to tend to our emotional well-being at work. Uplifting and practical, these books describe the social skills that are critical for ambitious professionals to master.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781633693913 20180122
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354 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
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199 p. ; 24 cm
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1 online resource (1 volume)
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xix, 155 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Foreword: Making the best of a bad job Silvio Merciai Section I: Neuropsychoanalysis from Dream to Case Studies Chapter One: Gateways into the dream Rosa Spagnolo Chapter Two: Foundations of addiction: Dysregulated SEEKING and PANIC processes Maggie Zellner Chapter Three: Depression in Neuropsychoanalysis: Why Does Depression Feel Bad? Mark Solms Chapter Four: The case study in Neuropsychoanalysis: A bridge between the objective and the subjective? Christian E. Salas, Martin Casassus, and Oliver H. Turnbull Section II: Impact on clinical session Chapter Five: Psychoanalytic treatment of panic attacks: listening to the emotional system Rosa Spagnolo Chapter Six: What does "really want" a patient with gambling addiction? Tiziana Bastianini Chapter Seven: Going through grief to move away from depression Paolo Chiari Chapter Eight: What can neuroscience contribute to the interpretation of dreams and their working through? A clinical Case Francesco Castellet y Ballara Conclusions: Bridging the gap Claudia Spadazzi.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781782205135 20180430
There are extraordinarily exciting periods in the history of science which bring new openings on the fringes of a particular field. We are in the midst of one of these periods: a large number of new discoveries regarding the functioning of the mind are published every day. These new findings in neuroscience are revealing unexpected aspects of neuroscience and pushing the entire field toward unexplored regions. Besides the advancement in the understanding of psychic processes, neuroscience offers psychoanalysts the opportunity to enhance the dialogue with psychiatrists, neurologists, and other scientists, expanding the theoretical model. It is clear that the relationship between psychoanalysis, neuroscience, and neuropsychoanalysis is controversial. So, the dialogue between neuroscience and clinical findings is essential. Building a bridge between neuropsychoanalysis and psychoanalysis through the clinical session is the main purpose of the book, which consists of two parts. The first part provides a theoretical view on dream, depression, addiction, panic and how to consider the study of a single case.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781782205135 20180430
Green Library
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192 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Jung analysant -- Situons d'abord quelques repères biographiques -- Rêves primordiaux -- Le rêve des chevaux -- Rêves de transfert, acte I -- La maison des morts -- Le retour du père mort -- La tour du château -- La crise -- Le Livre Rouge -- Une folie divine -- Meurtres -- Des symboles incarnés -- Les Sept sermons aux morts -- Rêves de transfert, acte II -- Le jeune Arabe, meurtre II -- Mandalas -- Un savoir pour les morts -- L'aile étrangère -- Le savant -- Identification -- Une psychose de transfert -- Un Dieu -- Un transfert psychotique -- Carrefour du narcissisme -- Narcissisme ou/et transfert -- Représentations de mots ou/et représentations de choses -- Idéalisation ou sublimation -- Une blessure narcissique -- Psychose ou transfert psychotique ? -- Une psychose infantile ? -- Freud-Jung, un transfert psychotique.., -- Du symbole -- Le transfert psychotique ne peut s'exprimer qu'en symboles -- Du symptôme au symbole et vice-versa -- Nouage de la lettre -- Retour au réel -- Un inconscient réel -- Régression vers le signe de perception -- Un procès d'unarisation -- Le trait unaire -- De la trace au trait -- Travail de la lettre -- Identification à un trait -- La fonction symbolique -- Le symbole, union des contraires -- Mort du père.
"Le rêve n'est pas un évènement ponctuel. Il est la partie émergée d'une structure souterraine, inconsciente, qui s'apparente à un rhizome. C'est ce qui a permis à l'auteur de conduire l'analyse des rêves de Jung, transcrits dans son autobiographie, et d'en retrouver le fil. Ce fil délié par la crise que traverse Jung à la suite de sa rupture avec Freud, première fracture du mouvement psychanalytique, se renoue avec l'écriture du Livre Rouge, prototype de l'oeuvre à venir. La progression ultérieure des rêves et leur enchainement viennent témoigner de ce que fia le transfert Freud-Jung et préciser son enjeu. Ce qui se dessine là et au-delà de la particularité du "cas", c'est bien l'avènement d'un nouveau langage, renouveau dont la lettre du rêve constitue le vecteur."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
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xvii, 276 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
We like to think of ourselves, our friends, and our families as pretty decent people. We may not be saints, but we are basically good, fairly honest, relatively kind, and mostly trustworthy. One of the central themes of The Character Gap is that we are badly mistaken in thinking this way. In recent years, hundreds of psychological studies have been done which tell a rather different story. We have serious character flaws that prevent us from being good people, many of which we do not even recognize in ourselves. Does this mean that instead we are wretched people, vicious, cruel or hateful? Christian Miller does not argue that this is necessarily the case either. Instead, the more we put our characters to the test, the more we see that we are a mixed bag. On the one hand, most of us as bystanders will do nothing as someone cries out for help. Even worse, under pressure from authority figures we might kill innocent people. Yet it is also true that there will be many times when we selflessly come to the aid of a complete stranger, or don't lie, steal, or cheat even if we could get away with it. As we embark on this journey of putting our characters to the test, some of the main questions will include: What is good character? Why should we bother working to develop a good character? What does the research in psychology suggest about how good (or bad) our characters really are? What secular strategies for improving our characters show a lot of promise? What religious, and specifically Christian, strategies for improving our characters show a lot of promise? In The Character Gap Miller shows not only how mixed our characters tend to be, but also how we can try to bridge the gap between who we are and the virtuous people we should strive to become.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190264222 20180129
Green Library
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xi, 226 pages ; 23 cm
  • Foreword Preface: Cognitive Science Chapter 1: Perspectives on the Brain and Cognition: The Problem Domain Chapter 2: Standard and Non-Standard Approaches to Cognitive Science Chapter 3: Folk Psychology, the Background, and the Standard Model Chapter 4: Explaining and Understanding Action Chapter 5: Incorporating the Social into Cognitive Science: Affordances, Scaffolding, and Computational Complexity Chapter 6: Selves, Persons, and the Social Chapter 7: Social Theory and Cognitive Science Chapter 8: The Two Socials and the Verstehen Bubble.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815385691 20180514
The rise of cognitive neuroscience is the most important scientific and intellectual development of the last thirty years. Findings pour forth, and major initiatives for brain research continue. The social sciences have responded to this development slowly--for good reasons. The implications of particular controversial findings, such as the discovery of mirror neurons, have been ambiguous, controversial within neuroscience itself, and difficult to integrate with conventional social science. Yet many of these findings, such as those of experimental neuro-economics, pose very direct challenges to standard social science. At the same time, however, the known facts of social science, for example about linguistic and moral diversity, pose a significant challenge to standard neuroscience approaches, which tend to focus on "universal" aspects of human and animal cognition. A serious encounter between cognitive neuroscience and social science is likely to be challenging, and transformative, for both parties. Although a literature has developed on proposals to integrate neuroscience and social science, these proposals go in divergent directions. None of them has a developed conception of social life. This book surveys these issues, introduces the basic alternative conceptions both of the mental world and the social world, and show how, with sufficient modification, they can be fit together in plausible ways. The book is not a "new theory " of anything, but rather an exploration of the critical issues that relate to the social aspects of cognition which expands the topic from the social neuroscience of immediate interpersonal interaction to the whole range of places where social variation interacts with the cognitive. The focus is on the conceptual problems produced by any attempt to take these issues seriously, and also on the new resources and considerations relevant to doing so. But it is also on the need for a revision of social theoretical concepts in order to utilize these resources. The book points to some conclusions, especially about how the process of what was known as socialization needs to be understood in cognitive science friendly terms. But there is no attempt to resolve the underlying issues within cognitive science, which will doubtless persist.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815385691 20180514
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vii, 237 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Setting the Agenda, Krista Bonello Rutter Giappone, Fred Francis and Iain MacKenzie / PART I: COMEDY, CRITIQUE AND RESISTANCE / Diagrams of Comic Estrangement, James Williams / `Against the Assault of Laughter': Differentiating Critical and Resistant Humour, Nicholas Holm / Can We Learn the Truth from Lenny Bruce? A Careful Cognitivism about Satire, Dieter Declercq / Laughter, Liturgy, Lacan and Resistance to Capitalist Logic, Francis Stewart / Humitas: Humour as Performative Resistance, Kate Fox / PART II: LAUGHTER AS RESISTANCE? / Conformist Comedians: Political Humour in the Eighteenth-Century Dutch Republic, Ivo Nieuwenhuis / First World War Cartoon Comedy as Criticism of British Politics and Society, Pip Gregory / A Suspended Pratfall: Mimesis and Slapstick in Contemporary Art, Levi Hanes / `Life' in Struggle: The Indifferent Humour of Beckett's Prose Heroes, Selvin Yaltir / `Holiday in Cambodia': Punk's Acerbic Comedy, Russ Bestley / `What Can't Be Cured Must Be Endured': The Postcolonial Humour of Salman Rushdie, Sami Shah and Hari Kondabolu, Christine Caruana / Political Jester: From Fool to King 201, Constantino Pereira Martins / Three Easy Steps to a New You? Or, Some Thoughts on the Politics of Humour in the Workplace . . ., Adrian Hickey, Giuliana Monteverde and Robert Porter.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781786604064 20180430
  • Introduction: Setting the Agenda, Krista Bonello Rutter Giappone, Fred Francis, Iain MacKenzie/ Part I: Comedy and/as Critique / 1. Jolt, flash, tinge, ooze: process philosophy and the dynamics of critical comedy, James Williams / 2. "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand", Nicholas Holm / 3. Comedy and Resistance, Robert Porter / 4. Redemption Through Laughter? The Critical Potential of the Joke in Ernst Bloch's Traces, Piotr Sawczynski / 5. A liturgical comedy of resistance and a comic liturgy of transformation, Francis Stewart / Part II: Laughter as Resistance / 6. Humitas: A new word for How to Do Things With Humour, Kate Fox / 7. Conformist Comedians: Dutch Political Humour, Ivo Nieuwenhuis / 8. Cartoon Comedy as Criticism of Society, Pip Gregory / 9. Comedic Agency and Contemporary Art Practice, Levi Hanes / 10. Beckett's Invented Ambiguity: Indifference and Laughter, Selvin Yaltir / 11. Comedy and Humour within the Punk Subculture, Russ Bestley / 12. Tiririca, the clown: a true story, Constantino Pereira Martins.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781786604071 20180430
Throughout history, comedians and clowns have enjoyed a certain freedom to speak frankly often denied to others in hegemonic systems. More recently, professional comedians have developed platforms of comic license from which to critique the traditional political establishment and have managed to play an important role in interrogating and mediating the processes of politics in contemporary society. This collection will examine the questions that arise when of comedy and critique intersect by bringing together both critical theorists and comedy scholars with a view to exploring the nature of comedy, its potential role in critical theory and the forms it can take as a practice of resistance.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781786604064 20180430
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304 pages ; 20 cm
  • Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Conflicted Attitudes Chapter 3: Conflicted Habits Chapter 4: Conflicted Cognitions Chapter 5: Conflicted Talk Chapter 6: Conflicted Memories Chapter 7: Conflicted Roles Chapter 8: Concluding Remarks.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138665798 20180205
One of the greatest paradoxes of human behavior is our tendency to say one thing and do something completely different. We think of ourselves as positive and fair-minded, caring about other people and our environment, yet our behavior lets us down time and time again. Part of the reason for this is that we may have two separate 'selves': two separate and dissociated mental systems - one conscious, reflective and rational, and one whose motives and instincts are rooted in the unconscious and whose operation resists reflection, no matter how hard we try.ã In all kinds of areas of our life - love, politics, race, smoking, survival - one system seems to make very different sorts of judgements to the other, and is subject to distinct, hidden biases.ã The Conflicted Mind explores how and why this system operates as it does and how we may use that knowledge to promote positive behaviour change.ã However, the `conflicted mind' is a broader concept than just the clash between potential (hypothetical) systems of thinking, because in one form or another it forms the very pillars on which the edifice of social psychology is built.ã This unique book therefore examines key social psychology theories and research in a new light, including Festinger's concept of cognitive dissonance, Milgram's obedience experiments, Bateson's description of conflict in communications, and Bartlett's explorations of the constructive nature of human memory. Geoffrey Beattie argues that although these classic studies were sometimes great and imaginative beginnings, they were also full of flaws, which social psychology must remedy if it is to make the kind of impact it aspires to. In doing so, he offers a ground breaking perspective on why we think and act in the way we do, to see what lessons can be learned for the discipline of social psychology going forward. Written in the author's distinct open and engaging style, The Conflicted Mind is a fascinating resource for researchers, specialists, and students in the field, as well as the general reader.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138665798 20180205
Green Library
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viii, 165 pages ; 24 cm
  • Preface-- Introduction: The lay of the land-- Chapter 1 Language and the sense of self Chapter 2: Two conscious mental processes and their languages Chapter 3: Theoretical background of the problem of mental process and consciousness Chapter 4: Fundamental manifestations of primordial consciousness: dreaming and the languages of mother-infant bonding Chapter 5: The relation of mental process and language: The controversy within linguistics Chapter 6: The relationship of language to thought and the sense of self Chapter 7: Belief systems and other everyday phenomenology of primordial consciousness and its language Chapter 8: Primordial consciousness, language, and cultural differences Chapter 9: Emergence of the bilingual sense of self during the attachment phase Chapter 10: What characterizes language aberration? Chapter 11: Language aberration in relation to pathology of early attachment Chapter 12: Clinical methodology and data/Patient essays Chapter 13: Caroline: Schizophrenese Chapter 14: Jane Chapter 15: Charles Chapter 16: Lisabeth Chapter 17: Jacob Chapter 18: Our languages and our selves: Discussion and conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138487642 20180618
Consciousness, Language, and Self proposes that the human self is innately bilingual. Conscious mind includes two qualitatively distinct mental processes, each of which uses the same formal elements of language differently. The "mother tongue, " the language of primordial consciousness, begins in utero and our second language, reflective symbolic thought, begins in infancy. Michael Robbins describes the respective roles the two conscious mental processes and their particular use of language play in the course of normal and pathological development, as well as the role the language of primordial consciousness plays in adult life in such phenomena as dreaming, infant-caregiver attachment, creativity, belief systems and their effects on social and political life, cultural differences, and psychosis. Examples include creative persons, extreme political figures and psychotic individuals. Five original essays, written by the author's current and former patients, describe what they learned about their aberrant uses of language and their origins. This book sheds new light on several controversies that have been limited by the incorrect assumption that reflective representational thought and its language is the only conscious mental state. These include the debate within linguistics about whether language is the expression of a hardwired instinct whose identifying feature is recursion; within psychoanalysis about the nature of conscious and unconscious mental processes, and within cognitive philosophy about whether language and thought are isomorphic. Consciousness, Language, and Self will be of great value to psychoanalysts, as well as students and scholars of linguistics, cognitive philosophy and cultural anthropology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138487642 20180618
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158 pages ; 25 cm.
  • CHAPTER 1: Introduction: Mapping the conundrum CHAPTER 2: Approaching men and masculinities CHAPTER 3: Hegemonic masculinity: Stability, change and transformation CHAPTER 4: Homosociality: misogyny, fraternity and new intimacies CHAPTER 5: Homophobia, "Otherness" and inclusivity CHAPTER 6: Heteronormativity, intimacy and the erotic CHAPTER 7: Post-Masculinity: Thinking over the limits of masculinity CHAPTER 8: Conclusion: Conundrums and concepts.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138674691 20180514
Popular culture is awash with discussions about the difficulties associated with being a man. Television talk shows, media articles and government press releases discuss not simply the problem of men, but have more recently focused on the problems of being a man. The Conundrum of Masculinity challenges highly advertised beliefs that men are in crisis and struggling to hold onto traditional masculine habits whilst the world around them changes. Indeed, whilst there is a range of valuable contributions to the field that examine how men live out their lives in different contexts, there are few accounts that examine in detail the building blocks of masculinity or how men are really `put together'. Thus, this innovative and timely volume seeks to provide a systematic exploration of the different aspects of masculinity - in particular hegemony, homosociality, homophobia and heteronormativity. An original approach to the field of masculinity studies, this book ultimately presents a critical synthesis that brings together disparate approaches to provide a clear and concise discussion to address the true nature of masculinity. The Conundrum of Masculinity will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in fields such as Gender Studies, Masculinity Studies and Sociology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138674691 20180514
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xv, 586 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Acknowledgments
  • List of figures and tables
  • Notes on contributors
  • Introduction / Michael Lackner
  • Divination and literature : excavated and extant
  • A recently published Shanghai Museum bamboo manuscript on divination / Marco Caboara
  • Hexagrams and prognostication in the weishu literature : the thirty-two-year cycle of the Qian zuo du / Bent Nielsen
  • The representation of mantic arts in the high culture of Medieval China / Paul W.Kroll
  • Divination, fate manipulation, and protective knowledge in and around the wedding of the Duke of Zhou and peach blossom girl, a popular myth of late imperial China / Vincent Durand-Dastès
  • Divination and religions
  • A list of magic and mantic practices in the Buddhist canon / Esther-Maria Guggenmos
  • The allegorical cosmos : the Shi ... board in Medieval Taoist and Buddhist sources / Dominic Steavu
  • Divining hail : deities, energies, and tantra on the Tibetan plateau / Anne C. Klein
  • Divination and politics
  • Early Chinese divination and its rhetoric / Martin Kern
  • Choosing auspicious dates and sites for royal ceremonies in eighteenth-century Korea / Kwon Soo Park
  • Divination and individual
  • Exploring the mandates of heaven : Wen Tianxiang's concepts of fate and mantic knowledge / Hsien-huei Liao
  • Chŏng Yak-yong on Yijing divination / Yung Sik Kim
  • From Jianghu to Liumang : working conditions and cultural identity of wandering fortune-tellers in contemporary China / Stéphanie Homola
  • Women and divination in contemporary Korea / Jennifer Jung-Kim
  • Mantle arts : when east meets west
  • Translation and adaption : the continuous interplay between Chinese astrology and foreign culture / Che-Chia Chang
  • Against prognostication : Ferdinand verbiest's criticisms of Chinese mantic arts / Pingyi Chu
  • Contradictory forms of knowledge? Divination and western knowledge in late Qing and early republican china / Fan Li and Michael Lackner
  • Western horoscopic astrology in Korea / Yong Hoon Jun
  • Reflections on mantic arts
  • How to quantify the value of domino combinations? Divination and shifting rationalities in late imperial China / Andrea Bréard
  • Correlating time within one's hand : the use of temporal variables in early modern Japanese "chronomancy" techniques / Matthias Hayek
  • The physical shape theory of Fengshui in China and Korea / Sanghak Oh
  • Index.
Coping with the Future: Theories and Practices of Divination in East Asia offers insights into various techniques of divination, their evolution, and their assessment. The contributions cover the period from the earliest documents on East Asian mantic arts to their appearance in the present time. The volume reflects the pervasive manifestations of divination in literature, religious and political life, and their relevance for society and individuals. Special emphasis is placed on cross-cultural influences and attempts to find theoretical foundations for divinatory practices. This edited volume is an initiative to study the phenomena of divination across East Asian cultures and beyond. It is also one of the first attempts to theorize divinatory practices through East Asian traditions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004346536 20180409
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283 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Infuse a drop of magick into your everyday life. Writer, fashion alchemist and modern witch, Gabriela Herstik, unlocks the ancient art of witchcraft so that you can find a brand of magick that works for you. From working with crystals, tarot and astrology, to understanding sex magick, solstices and full moons; learn how to harness energy, unleash your inner psychic and connect with the natural world. Full of spells and rituals for self-care, new opportunities and keeping away toxic energy, Craft is the essential lifestyle guide for the modern woman who wants to take control and reconnect with herself. After all, empowered women run the world (and they're probably witches).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785037559 20180514
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xi, 269 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Contents and Abstracts1Perspectives on Creativity chapter abstractThis chapter explains why it is possible to understand creativity as a skill. Readers will learn how creators think as they produce creative products by learning a new model of creativity, the story model. In this model, creativity is a cognitive process of forming insights that change our perspectives, then using those new perspectives to develop inventions as well as new knowledge, or enlightenments. Thus the creative process is not one special moment. The chapter opens with examples that illustrate the story model of creativity as an extended process. It then explains why the story model of creativity is a useful, usable, and desirable way to learn how to be more creative. The chapter concludes by explaining how the story model was developed, and how the reader will learn about its components in the subsequent chapters of the book. 2Getting Insight chapter abstractThis chapter explains why the structure and function of human memory make the creative process both possible and necessary. Cognitive limitations mean that people cannot think without having a perspective. People need to have a perspective to generate a story that allows them to understand and respond to the situation. Most often, people use their perspective to tell a story. Sometimes, people add to their perspective when new information arises. Creativity results from people changing their perspectives. The three processes, using our perspectives, adding to our perspectives, and changing our perspectives, are integrated in the stoplight model of thinking that underlies the story model of generating creative products. Insight is the first creative product-an idea that restructures creators' perspectives and allows them to imagine previously inconceivable directions in which their stories can go. 3Turning Potential into Inventions chapter abstractThis chapter explains why insight is just one piece of the larger story of creativity. Insight changes the direction of the story, but inventions resolve stories. Getting from insight to invention requires developing the insight with additional thoughts and actions. Such activity alters the world, advances the story, and can lead to further insights. Eventually, this might lead to an invention. This chapter also examines the different aspects of our perspectives: parts, actions, goals, event, and self-concept, or PAGES. When people use, add, or change their perspectives to make stories, they are using, adding to, or changing particular PAGES. To generate inventions, people might need to make many changes to PAGES. Thinking about PAGES helps to illuminate how our perspectives are linked to our actions. Thinking about PAGES also helps to understand how much creativity is possible, because of all the possible changes to PAGES there might be. 4Enlightenment as a Creative Product chapter abstractThis chapter closes the first half of the book by explaining creativity's role in learning. People can learn about the world as they pursue their stories. Sometimes, what they learn contradicts what they had thought possible and provides new knowledge. These are the enlightenments. The relationship between creativity and learning is not often discussed, but it may well be the most important gap in conventional ways of thinking about creativity. What seems inconceivable to the novice is a trick of the trade to an expert. Yesterday's scientific breakthrough is today's lesson for students. Creativity as a source of learning means that creativity is a basis for craft every bit as much as craft is a basis for creativity. Enlightenments are the most significant products of creativity, because our knowledge is the basis for all our later thinking and acting. Enlightenments are the source of most human achievement. 5Cues as Clues to the Process chapter abstractThis chapter is where readers begin to learn how to use what they have read about in Chapters 2 through 4. It discusses the cues that can signal when changing one's perspective is likely to be useful. There are four main cues: impasse, dissatisfaction, surprise, and crosstalk. The chapter discusses each cue's origin, and what each cue signals about one's perspective. Learning about cues helps readers to better identify when to start the creative process. 6Thinking Tools for the Road chapter abstractThis chapter discusses four cognitive tools that help people to change their perspectives. These four main tools are activation, analogy, combination, and recategorization. Each tool operates in its own way, so they have different uses and different results. All of them help with the most challenging part of creativity-developing ways to think differently from how we do now. Examining all four tools teaches why there is more than one way to help ourselves be creative. 7The Value of Persistence chapter abstractChapter 7 discusses the biggest challenge in the creative process, uncertainty. Uncertainty can keep people from starting the creative process, push people out of the creative process, and cause people to give up on creative products they formed. Yet uncertainty is inherent in the creative process because changing perspectives means moving away from what we can currently conceive. This chapter provides ways to manage uncertainty. It also considers whether some assumptions that people currently have about creativity lead to unnecessary uncertainty and hence can be abandoned. This chapter provides wisdom about how the creative process feels so that readers can have reasonable expectations and do not abandon their creative efforts. 8Developing the Craft of Creativity chapter abstractThis chapter brings together the lessons of the prior chapters to provide an overview of the creative process and the craft of creativity. It explains how the story model of the creative process can be used to communicate creative products to others. This includes thinking about who the appropriate audience is, as well as how to help those people change their perspectives so that they can understand and appreciate creative products. It also provides suggestions about how to better support others through their own creative processes.
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Creativity has long been thought of as a personal trait, a gift bestowed on some and unachievable by others. While we laud the products of creativity, the stories behind them are often abridged to the elusive "aha!" moment, the result of a momentary stroke of genius. In The Craft of Creativity Matthew A. Cronin and Jeffrey Loewenstein present a new way to understand how we innovate. They emphasize the importance of the journey and reveal the limitations of focusing on outcomes. Drawing on a wide range of scholarship, their own research, and interviews with professionals and learners who employ creativity in the arts, engineering, business, and more, Cronin and Loewenstein argue that creativity is a cognitive process that hinges on changing one's perspective. It's a skill that anyone can hone, and one that benefits from thinking with others and over time. Breaking new ground in the discussion about how we innovate, this book provides strategies that everyone can use to be more creative.
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