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xx, 279 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • One brain does not fit all
  • The discovery of emotional style
  • Assessing your emotional style
  • The brain basis of emotional style
  • How emotional style develops
  • The mind-brain-body connection, or how emotional style influences health
  • Normal and abnormal, and when "different" becomes pathological
  • The plastic brain
  • Coming out of the closet
  • The monk in the machine
  • Rewired, or neurally inspired exercises to change your emotional style.
What is your emotional fingerprint? Why are some people so quick to recover from setbacks? Why are some so attuned to others that they seem psychic? Why are some people always up and others always down? In his thirty-year quest to answer these questions, pioneering neuroscientist Richard J. Davidson discovered that each of us has an Emotional Style, composed of Resilience, Outlook, Social Intuition, Self-Awareness, Sensitivity to Context, and Attention. Where we fall on these six continuums determines our own "emotional fingerprint." Sharing Dr. Davidson's fascinating case histories and experiments, The Emotional Life of Your Brain offers a new model for treating conditions like autism and depression as it empowers us all to better understand ourselves--and live more meaningful lives.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780452298880 20170410
Business Library
OB-527-01
Book
xv, 341 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
  • Preface -- Part I. Positive Psychology and the Good Life -- 1. What is Positive Psychology, and What is it Not? -- 2. Parsing Positive Psychology -- 3. How Do Americans Spend Their Time? -- 4. Blaming the Science Versus Blaming the Victim: A Third Alternative -- 5. Perfect People -- 6. The Future of Unhappiness -- 7. Positive Psychology and Bullshit -- 8. The Bad Company of Positive Psychology -- 9. Taking on the Criticisms of Positive Psychology -- 10. The Future of Positive Psychology: Science and Practice -- Part II. Positive Emotions and Experiences -- 11. What Do You Think About in the Shower? -- 12. Savoring and Dampening Positive Feelings -- 13. Who Most Enjoys the Small Things in Life? -- 14. Fast Food and Impatience -- 15. Passion and Positive Psychology -- 16. The Positive Analogue of a Phobia -- 17. Sunday Afternoon with Daniel Kahneman -- 18. Money and Happiness -- 19. Does Happiness Have a Cost? -- 20. Does Happiness Have a Cost? Part Two -- 22. Heritability and Happiness -- 22. Smiles and Longevity: Game Faces and Life Faces -- 23. Happiness Outliers -- Part III. Positive Traits and Talents -- 24. The Last Lecture: A Positive Psychology Case Study -- 25. Is Optimism Undermining America? -- 26. Optimism Goes Underground -- 27. Good Hope and Bad Hope -- 28. Strengths or Weaknesses? -- 29. Character Is Sexy -- 30. There Are No Saints -- 31. Does It Matter Where We Live? -- 32. Resilience -- 33. Growing Greatness -- 34. David and Goliath and the Good Life -- 35. Steve Jobs: Lessons for the Good Life -- 36. What Have You Done for Yourself Lately? -- Part IV. Positive Relationships -- 37. Other People Matter: Two Examples -- 38. Gratitude: Letting Other People Know They Matter Benefits Us -- 39. Gender and Friendship -- 40. Tears and Testosterone -- 41. Dealing with the Pain of Romantic Breakups -- 42. Happiness, Small Talk, and Big Talk -- 43. Having a Friend and Being a Friend -- 44. Infants Get It Right -- 45. Viral Happiness -- Part V. Enabling Institutions: Families -- 46. Books Matter -- 47. You May Now Kiss the Bride - And Would You Like Fries With That? -- 48. Living Happily Ever After -- 49. What Good Are Fathers? -- Part VI. Enabling Institutions: Workplaces -- 50. Leadership Style and Employee Well-Being -- 51. Doing the Right Thing -- 52. Positive Psychology and Assholes -- 53. Positive Psychology and Unemployment -- Part VII. Enabling Institutions: Schools -- 54. Did You Bring a Stuffed Animal to College? -- 55. Paying Students for Good Grades -- 56. Teaching Positive Psychology to an Entire University -- 57. The 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps -- 58. Doing the Right Thing EL With a Business Plan -- 59. Saturday Afternoon with President Obama -- Part VIII. Enabling Institutions: Sports -- 60. When Losing Isn't Losing -- 61. I Love the NFL, But ... -- 62. Streaks in Sports and Life: Not for Men Only -- 63. Brett Favre versus Cal Ripken? -- 64. Team Sports, Happiness, and Health -- 65. Team Celebration and Performance -- 66. The NBA Finals: Does the Best Team Win? -- Part IX. Enabling Institutions: Geographical Places -- 67. Geography and Happiness: A Book Review -- 68. Happy Places: Happy States -- 69. Are Happy Places Also Deadly Ones? -- 70. Gauging the Happiness of a Nation -- 71. How Can You Tell If Someone from France is Happy? -- 72. Gross National Happiness -- 73. Positive Psychology and China -- 74. Gauging the Happiness of Nations: A View from North Korea -- 75. Happy Places: Third Places -- Part X. Rants -- 76. Can You Be Too Cheerful? -- 77. "Strong" Accents Define America -- 78. Does Anyone Write Letters Anymore? -- 79. You Can't Savor a Nutrient -- 80. I Hate E-mail -- 81. Technology and Happiness: A Book Review -- 82. Don't Pick My Brain -- 83. First, Think Inside the Box -- 84. It is What it is -- 85. Upspeak -- 86. Joy in the Misfortune of Others: Sports and Beyond -- 87. Bucket Lists and Positive Psychology -- Part XI. Pursuing the Good life -- 88. Days are Long - Life is Short -- 89. I Resolve to Take Benjamin Franklin Seriously -- 90. How to Smile -- 91. How to Talk -- 92. Finding the Right Bank to Rob -- 93. Ikigai and Mortality -- 94. University of Michigan Squirrels -- 95. A But-Free Day -- 96. Getting Lost in Buildings - and Life -- 97. Giving Thanks by Mental Subtraction -- 98. What's in Your Closet? -- 99. The Good Life: Ends and Means -- 100. There Are No Bad Racks -- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199916351 20170410
What makes life most worth living? And how can we pursue a good life? The new perspective of positive psychology takes these questions seriously and provides some useful answers. In Pursuing the Good Life, Christopher Peterson, one of the founders and leaders of positive psychology, compiles for the first time a collection of his reflections on what positive psychologists have learned about the good life, with meditations on how to make it part of everyday life. With the humor, warmth, and wisdom that have made him an award-winning teacher, Peterson explores a range of concerns on the groundswell of positive psychology and the lessons it embraces. What are the potential pitfalls and problems of this perspective? What are the roles played by positive emotions and happiness, by strengths of character, by optimism, and by good relationships with others? How can we pursue the good life in families, workplaces, schools, and sports, no matter who we are or where we live? There is no one correct form of the good life, but the masterful insight collected here offers the mindfulness to chase it.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199916351 20170410
Business Library
OB-527-01
Book
236 p. ; 22 cm.
  • On trying too hard to be happy
  • What would Seneca do? : the Stoic art of confronting the worst-case scenario
  • The storm before the calm : a Buddhist guide to not thinking positively
  • Goal crazy : when trying to control the future doesn't work
  • Who's there : how to get over your self
  • The safety catch : the hidden benefits of insecurity
  • The Museum of Failure : the case for embracing your errors
  • Memento mori : death as a way of life
  • Negative capability.
Exploring the dark side of the theories put forth by such icons as Norman Vincent Peale and Eckhart Tolle by looking to both ancient philosophy and current business theory, Burkeman--a feature writer for British newspaper The Guardian--offers up the counterintuitive idea that only by embracing and examining failure and loss and unhappiness will we become free of it.
Business Library
OB-527-01
Book
287 p. ; 22 cm.
  • What it means to dare greatly
  • Introduction: my adventures in the arena
  • Scarcity : looking inside our culture of "never enough"
  • Debunking the vulnerability myths
  • Understanding and combating shame
  • The vulnerability armory
  • Mind the gap : cultivating change and closing the disengagement divide
  • Disruptive engagement : daring to re-humanize education and work
  • Wholehearted parenting : daring to be the adults we want our children to be
  • Final thoughts
  • Appendix-trust in emergence : grounded theory and my research process
  • Practicing gratitude
  • Notes and references.
Based on twelve years of research, thought leader Dr. Brené Brown argues that vulnerability is not weakness, but rather our clearest path to courage, engagement, and meaningful connection.
Business Library
OB-527-01
Book
499 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities and also the faults and biases of fast thinking, and the pervasive influence of intuitive impressions on peoples' thoughts and choices.
Business Library
OB-527-01
Book
xviii, 314 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
  • Part I. The path to well-being: mindsight illuminated. A broken brain, a lost soul: the triangle of well-being
  • Minding the brain: the brain in the palm of your hand
  • Crepes of wrath: mindsight lost and found
  • Minding the brain: neuroplasticity in a nutshell
  • Leaving the ether dome: where is the mind?
  • Minding the brain: riding the resonance circuits
  • The complexity choir: discovering the harmony of health. Part II. The power to change: mindsight in action. A roller-coaster mind: strengthening the hub of awareness
  • Half a brain in hiding: balancing left and right
  • Cut off from the neck down: reconnecting the mind and the body
  • Prisoners of the past: memory, trauma, and recovery
  • Making sense of our lives: attachment and the storytelling brain
  • Our multiple selves: getting in touch with the core
  • The neurobiology of "we": becoming advocates for one another
  • Time and tides: confronting uncertainty and mortality
  • Epilogue: widening the circle: expanding the self.
Inspiring and informative, "Mindsight" offers exciting new proof that people aren't hardwired to behave in certain ways, but instead have the ability to harness the power of their minds to resculpt the neural pathways of their brains.
Business Library
OB-527-01
Book
xv, 167 p. ; 23 cm.
  • What is help?
  • Economics and theater : the essence of relationships
  • The inequalities and ambiguities of the helping relationship
  • Helping as theater : three kinds of helping roles
  • Humble inquiry : the key to building and maintaining the helping relationship
  • Applying the inquiry process
  • Teamwork as perpetual reciprocal helping
  • Helping leaders and organizational clients
  • Principles and tips.
In this seminal book on helping, corporate culture and organizational development guru Ed Schein analyzes the dynamics of helping relationships, explains why help is often not helpful, and shows what any would-be-helper must do to insure that help is actually provided.Many words are used for helping -- assisting, aiding, advising, coaching, consulting, counseling, supporting, teaching, and many more -- but they all have common dynamics and processes. Schein exposes and shows how to resolve the inequities and role ambiguities of helping relationships, describes the different roles that helpers can take once the relationship is balanced, and explains how to build a balanced relationship and how to intervene as that relationship develops. In this short but profound book Schein examines the social dynamics that are at play in helping relationships in order to better understand why offers of help are sometimes refused or resented, and how to make help more helpful.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781576758632 20160615
Business Library
OB-527-01
Book
xvi, 165 p. ; 18 cm.
  • Foreword / Harold S. Kushner
  • Preface to the 1992 edition
  • Experiences in a concentration camp
  • Logotherapy in a nutshell
  • Postscript 1984: The case for a tragic optimism
  • Afterword / William J. Winslade.
Business Library
OB-527-01
Book
1 online resource (1 v.) : ill.
  • The need for change
  • Being in transition
  • A lifetime of transitions
  • Relationships and transition
  • Transition in the work life
  • The transition process itself
  • Endings
  • The neutral zone
  • You finish with a new beginning.
Whether it is chosen or thrust upon you, change brings both opportunities and turmoil. Since first published 25 years ago, Transitions has helped hundreds of thousands of readers cope with these issues by providing an elegantly simple yet profoundly insightful roadmap of the transition process. With the understanding born of both personal and professional experience, William Bridges takes readers step by step through the three stages of any transition: The Ending, The Neutral Zone, and, in time, The New Beginning. Bridges explains how each stage can be understood and embraced, leading to meaningful and productive movement into a hopeful future. With a new introduction highlighting how the advice in the book continues to apply and is perhaps even more relevant today, and a new chapter devoted to change in the workplace, Transitions will remain the essential guide for coping with the one constant in life: change.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780738209043 20160615
Stanford Libraries
OB-527-01
Book
xiv, 194 p. 21 cm. ; cm.
  • The need for change
  • Being in transition
  • A lifetime of transitions
  • Relationships and transition
  • Transition in the work life
  • The transition process itself
  • Endings
  • The neutral zone
  • You finish with a new beginning.
Whether it is chosen or thrust upon you, change brings both opportunities and turmoil. Since first published 25 years ago, Transitions has helped hundreds of thousands of readers cope with these issues by providing an elegantly simple yet profoundly insightful roadmap of the transition process. With the understanding born of both personal and professional experience, William Bridges takes readers step by step through the three stages of any transition: The Ending, The Neutral Zone, and, in time, The New Beginning. Bridges explains how each stage can be understood and embraced, leading to meaningful and productive movement into a hopeful future. With a new introduction highlighting how the advice in the book continues to apply and is perhaps even more relevant today, and a new chapter devoted to change in the workplace, Transitions will remain the essential guide for coping with the one constant in life: change.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780738209043 20160615
Business Library
OB-527-01
Book
342 p. : ill ; 21 cm.
  • Resilience matters
  • How resilient are you?
  • Laying the groundwork
  • Learning your ABCs
  • Avoiding thinking traps
  • Detecting icebergs
  • Challenging beliefs
  • Putting it in perspective
  • The fast skills : calming and focusing and real-time resilience
  • Resilience in marriage and long-term relationships
  • Resilience in parenting
  • Resilience at work
  • Resilience for life.
Business Library
OB-527-01