Health, Family & Lifestyle Psychology & Psychiatry Books

The Self Illusion: Why There is No 'You' Inside Your Head (Extract)

This is an extended extract from The Self Illusion: Why There is No 'You' Inside Your Head, available 19 April 2012.

Most of us believe that we possess a self - an internal individual who resides inside our bodies, making decisions, authoring actions and possessing free will. The feeling that a single, unified, enduring self inhabits the body - the 'me' inside me - is compelling and inescapable. This is how we interact as a social animal and judge each other's actions and deeds. But that sovereignty of the self is increasingly under threat from science as our understanding of the brain advances. Rather than a single entity, the self is really a constellation of mechanisms and experiences that create the illusion of the internal you.

We only emerge as a product of those around us as part of the different storylines we inhabit from the cot to the grave. It is an every changing character, created by the brain to provide a coherent interface between the multitude of internal processes and the external world demands that require different selves.

Ten Interesting Things About Human Behavior

Ten Interesting Things About Human Behavior is a short, lighthearted look at 10 things human beings do, why we do them, and their significance in our everyday lives. How do we resolve psychological conflict that occurs when our behavior violates our attitudes? Why are we so quick to blame others for their behavior while offering excuses for our own? What should we make of the talking heads on cable TV who argue about the cause of TV violence on children's behavior - whose explanation is correct? Why are reality TV shows, some of which portray contestants as pathetic and dysfunctional, so popular?

Questions like these usually provoke different answers from different people, each of whom may attribute his or her answers to "common sense." One person argues that "of course children mimic violence they see on TV - my kids do" while another attributes it to "poor parenting - because my kids don't." Which is it, and why?

Research psychologists try to answer these questions as best we can. This book is a brief look at the answers to 10 aspects of human behavior - answers derived from controlled behavioral research that is designed to test various theories about behavior. Certainly, there is more to human behavior than the 10 things I chose for this short book. And there are hundreds of primary sources and research reports that describe the research findings in more depth. They're out there if you'd like to read more.

But for those who are new to the field of Experimental Psychology, 10 Things may pique your interest in learning more about the subject. And for those "armchair psychologists" out there who'd like a quick read about the most fascinating creatures on the planet - human beings - I think you'll like it, too.

Self Esteem Mastery (Workbook Included!): What Healthy Self-Esteem Is & How To Get It

Are you struggling with low self esteem and feel that the traditional self help advice is not working for you?

Then download this FREE book today to learn an evidence-based approach to how to have a healthy self esteem.

In this book Martin Kaye explains the science and research behind self esteem, and why much of the advice out there on this topic is either incorrect, or even counter-productive.

For example, did you know that saying positive affirmations to yourself in the mirror may have negative effects on your self esteem?

In this book you will learn why this is, along with the following:

The history of the self esteem movementWhat the modern psychology has to say about the early studiesWhat a healthy self esteem is and how it is different from high self esteemThe most common pitfalls of traditional solutions for low self esteemWhy dealing with negative thinking or negative thoughts by turning them into something positive may not be a good strategyWhat happy people have in commonWhat self love actually meansWhat role self discipline plays when it comes to self esteemIn addition Martin Kaye introduces you to a complete system designed specifically to build self esteem while avoiding all the traps. To help you put this system into practice a self esteem workbook comes as a companion to this book.

Are you ready for your journey towards Self Esteem Mastery?

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Dreams: Behind the Scenes of Dreams - Your Dreams Interpretation Book and Guide to Lucid Dreaming (dreams, dreams interpretations, dreams meaning, how to interpret dreams, behind the dreams)



Behind the Scenes of Dreams

Your Dreams Interpretation Book and Guide to Lucid Dreaming

Every single person has experienced dreaming. In fact, it is said that even before we are born and exit our mother's womb that we dream.

When you dream you have no control over that you see or over any memory that you may have activated. There are people who have been studying dreams for decades, and although they have made breakthroughs, a lot still remains to be explained.

This book is just what you need if you have been grappling with dreams, particularly how to understand and interpret your dreams. In it, you will find information on the different types of dreams that you could experience, and also, the main themes that exist within your dreams.

This book will help you explain the unexplainable, and help you understand what your subconscious is telling you.

What You Are Going To Learn



Types of Dreams

REM and Dreams

The Content of your Dreams

The Themes of Your Dreams

Using Dreams to Change your Life

Sample Dreams

Remembering your Dreams

Much, much more!



Behind the Scenes of Dreams

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Consciousness Beyond the Body: Evidence and Reflections

'Consciousness Beyond the Body' presents the latest theories, research, and applications of out-of-body experiences (OBEs) and other consciousness states that transcend the limitations of one's physical body space. It features original chapters from leading international researchers, educators, and practitioners who specialise in OBEs. As a modern compilation on the topic, the book aims to meld contemporary scientific evidence with the latest and most compelling practical applications of OBEs.Contributors: Nelson Abreu, Luis Minero, Ed Kellogg, Ryan Hurd, Robert Peterson, Preston Dennett, Graham Nicholls, Jurgen Ziewe, Clare Johnson, Robert Waggoner, Alexander De Foe, Natasha Tassell-Matamua, and Anthony Peake.

Hypnosis: Detailed Step-By-Step Hypnosis Scripts Guide to Hypnotize & Control Anyone - Including Self Hypnosis (Hypnosis, Hypnosis Scripts, Hypnosis Guide, Hypnosis Techniques, Self Hypnosis)



Hypnosis: Detailed Step-By-Step Hypnosis Scripts Guide

Learn How to Hypnotize & Control Anyone - Including Self Hypnosis !

For the longest time, you may have heard the myths surrounding hypnosis. While others believe in it, others completely do not buy it. It has been said that people link hypnosis to dark magic. Through a few eerie Hollywood depictions in the movies, hypnosis is portrayed as a frightening instrument of mind control where wicked and evil people (usually the villains) take control of a person's will creating helpless victims.

Hypnosis can be described as a state where one is in a semiconscious state so as to tap into memories that are being regressed or blocked out. It is commonly used in people who have gone through some past traumatic stress and have completely blocked out what happened to them or have lost their memory and recollection on important things in their lives.

Hypnotized subjects (the persons being hypnotized) are able to show an increased response to suggestions (the instructions given to the subject while under hypnosis by the hypnotist).

It, therefore, does not come as a surprise that there are numerous applications of hypnosis across multiple fields of interests. This includes medical/psychotherapeutic uses, military applications, self-improvement and pure entertainment. Hypnotism has also been used and is still being used, in forensics, sports, education, physical therapy and rehabilitation. It can also be used by artists for creative purposes; some people have used hypnotic methods to re-experience drug states and mystical experiences.

What You're Going to Learn:

What Hypnosis Really IsGiving Hypnosis a TrySuggestionHypnotic MethodsFamous James Braid's Method & ScriptsArm Drop Method & ScriptsArm Levitation Method & ScriptsRelaxation Method #1Relaxation Method #2Staircase Method & ScriptsStiff Arm Method & ScriptsAssociation Method & ScriptsMisdirection Method & ScriptsHypnosis for Children - IntroductionHypnosis for Children - Methods & ScriptsSelf Hypnosis - IntroductionSelf Hypnosis - Methods & ScriptsBenefits of Hypnosis

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The locked self and other stories: A long painful journey into self-discovery (Occupational Therapy, play therapy, psychotherapy theory and practice)

(The first story) - This is a long emotional journey of a child in need of help. This novel was originally written as an introspective study into the process of therapy with children and young people, mainly dictated by my own experience of many years teaching in Colleges, Universities, and Training Institutes but also to help my students and people working, or, wishing to work with them. It will give the reader a real and clear sense of the process. It's a rewarding and joyful experience. Many things, people and a lot of interruptions will try to jeopardize the process, but nothing will be strong enough to stop it.

Jo, (the name of the child), finds the courage and the strength to find out about himself with the help of the counselor and a symbol - the metallic combination lock - He goes through symbolic and painful emotions. The story is surprisingly revealing and compelling. The author goes continuously back to his own childhood and opens his heart with sincerity and honesty.

''How could you possibly stop a river to flow into the sea?''

There's a sense of love, betrayal, and family bonding in the other stories which they are all connected to the human possibility of making the right decision at the right time.

(The second story) - Jack and his brother.

Two brothers, two different lives. The younger one seems to have everything while Jack, struggles to find a proper direction in his life. They love and admire each other.

Unfortunately, distance and the sea will try to separate them.

This is almost a poem and reveals aspirations and tragedies, in the life of simple people.



(The third story) - Samanta has lost her bloom, but not her passion for life and romance. The meeting with a younger man turns her life upside down. It's about making the right choice at a vulnerable time of life.

(The fourth story) - Island, is about a dysfunctional family that somehow, finds the courage to get united again when the lost daughter, returns to the island to reveal a terrible secret.

Psychology: A Simple Guide to Workplace Psychology: Psychology Tips for the Employee (Psychology at Work, Psychological Motivating Factors, Theoretical ... Emotions and Moods, Personality Disorders)

Psychology: The Workplace Psychology Guide

The Simple Guide to Workplace Psychology Tips for the Employee

Psychology has always been a lot more than a university course. In fact we use the techniques and theories of psychology in our day to day work. Sometimes we do it subconsciously through habit or conditioning. One of the most important parts of our life is work. We spend close to 8 hours a day on the job. When you consider the time spent on commuting and sleep; work seems to be this thing that envelops virtually everything we do. It is a serious business because that is where we earn an income to buy essentials like food, shelter and clothing. At the same time work is also the place where we meet different types of people. Many have met their future spouses and countless friends on the job. It is therefore very important to be able to adjust well to the workplace and all its challenges.

This book is conceived as a simple guide on how an employee can use the theories of psychology in their day to day life. It is not meant to be a definitive discussion of the theories of psychology. In any case it would take thousands of books to completely cover them. Instead this books gives you the reader simple tips and insights that you can use to get on better with your colleagues. The other benefit is that if you are a good colleague then chances are that you will find it easier to progress in your career. The book is divided into nine chapters which tackle specific theories in psychology and then try to apply them to the day to day situations which various workers find themselves in. This book can work for you at any level and any job. It does not matter whether you are a nurse, engineer, politician, miner or a multitude of other things. The book is equally applicable to the top executives and the lowliest people in the chain of command.

What You're About to Learn:



Why You Need Psychology at Work

Tapping into Your Motivating Factors

Job Crafting Techniques

Theoretical Models

Trust and Safety

Attitudes, Emotions and Moods

Arrogance and Conceit

Personality Disorders

...And a lot more...



The Simple Guide to Workplace Psychology Tips for the Employee

16 Different Personality Types: A Self Exploration Guide to Determining Your Best Self (relationship management, self awareness)

Have you ever b??n judged? Have ??u ?v?r b??n m?d? to f??l "?dd" ?r "d?ff?r?nt"? W? all h?v? un??u? ??r??n?l?t? traits which go against th? n?rm. B???u?? of th??? d?ff?r?n???, we ?r? ??m?t?m?? judg?d ?nd m?d? t? feel odd ?r that th?r? ?? ??m?th?ng wr?ng with u?. B???u?? w? l?v? b? ??t ?f rul?? ?nd ?x???t?t??n?, we in turn judg? ?th?r? b? our ?t?nd?rd?

The 16 Personality t???? ?r? examined as well as the strengths and weaknesses of each type to help you further develop as an individual to becoming your best self.

Ward of the Flies: A Child Counselor's F*ck-My-Life True Story

Clint Looney baby-sits the insane.

To land his dream job in gifted education, Clint needs experience. He takes the only position available: counselor at a summer camp for disturbed children. But school never taught him to handle real-world crazy.

To get the job recommendations they need, Clint and his co-workers must wow their A-hole boss. Only the swarming, psychotic, merciless kids stand in their way.

From the hick towns of upstate New York to the rampant, muggy forests of the Hudson River Valley, Clint and company match wits with America's worst young minds. Watch as they scale the treetops, dodge flying poo and chase naked, howling teens through the forest. They wanted a resume builder. They got a marathon of madness. Will they go on to bigger, better lives, or work at camp forever? Can Clint escape the Ward of the Flies?

As a Man Thinketh

Brain Training: 2 Books in 1

Anxiety Girl

The Psychology of Becoming a Successful Worker: Research on the changing nature of achievement at work

What is success at work and why is it important? How do top workers describe their success? How can work, community, leadership, family, or home and school promote success? Success at work is often associated with career-oriented individuals who sacrifice other areas of life to achieve highly in the workplace, but success can also be defined in other ways. It can consist of feelings of knowledge, competence and accomplishment, stemming from an inner drive to work well and create an expression of mastery. This book focuses on employees who have been rewarded for their skills and expertise. Based on the authors' in-depth research into the phenomenon of success at work, this book provides a positive human-strength based approach to success and offers a fresh viewpoint to the modern, demanding and hectic work life. Drawing from the theory of positive psychology and outlining new theoretical ideas including work motivation, career orientation, work characteristics, and positive states of work, success is described as a combination of multiple elements which include other areas of life.The book is illustrated throughout with case studies from employees, and it will ignite thoughts about what success at work is and can be, and how to recognize factors which enhance or hinder success in varying contexts. Considering a variety of data, this book will appeal to researchers and academics from the fields of work and organisational psychology, positive psychology, career counselling and coaching.

Psychology by OpenStax (2014-12-24)