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Getting Inside Your Head

Author : Lisa Zunshine
ISBN : 9781421408750
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 73.83 MB
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We live in other people's heads: avidly, reluctantly, consciously, unaware, mistakenly, and inescapably. Our social life is a constant negotiation among what we think we know about each other's thoughts and feelings, what we want each other to think we know, and what we would dearly love to know but don't. Cognitive scientists have a special term for the evolved cognitive adaptation that makes us attribute mental states to other people through observation of their body language; they call it theory of mind. Getting Inside Your Head uses research in theory of mind to look at movies, musicals, novels, classic Chinese opera, stand-up comedy, mock-documentaries, photography, and reality television. It follows Pride and Prejudice’s Mr. Darcy as he tries to conceal his anger, Tyler Durden as he lectures a stranger at gunpoint in Fight Club, and Ingrid Bergman as she fakes interest in horse races in Notorious. This engaging book exemplifies the new interdisciplinary field of cognitive cultural studies, demonstrating that collaboration between cognitive science and cultural studies is both exciting and productive.
Category: Literary Criticism

A Mind For Business

Author : Andy Gibson
ISBN : 9781292014692
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 82.95 MB
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Use the full power of your mind and accelerate your performance Using the most effective insights from psychology and neuroscience you can be more effective, more resourceful and develop the sharpest of business brains. The latest in modern science combined with expert, inspiring advice will get you thinking about exciting ways to use your whole brain to work smarter, thrive under pressure, make better decisions, boost your creativity and take your business acumen to a whole new level. So open this book, fire up your synapses and fine tune your mind for business.
Category: Self-Help

Inside My Head

Author : Jim Carrington
ISBN : 9781408802717
Genre : Bullying
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A powerful debut novel focusing on three very different teenagers, whose lives become unavoidably interlinked.
Category: Bullying

Get Inside Your Doctor S Head

Author : Phillip K. Peterson
ISBN : 9781421410708
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 66.25 MB
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With so many medical tests and treatments and so much scientific and medical information—some of it contradictory—how can people make the best medical decisions? Most medical decisions, it turns out, are based on common sense. In this short and easy-to-read book, Dr. Phillip K. Peterson explains the ten rules of internal medicine. Using real case examples he shows how following the rules will help consumers make good decisions about their medical care. Get Inside Your Doctor’s Head providesadvice about such questions as when to seek treatment, when to get another opinion, and when to let time take its course. Turn to the Ten Rules when you are weighing your doctor’s recommendations about diagnostic tests and treatments and use them to communicate more effectively with your doctor. As with all rules, the Ten Rules of Internal Medicine have occasional exceptions—and when evidence suggests that you are an exception, the relevant rule should be broken. Follow the Ten Rules to make decisions in the increasingly complicated medical world when you need guidance about health matters for yourself and your loved ones. -- Charles E. Davis, M.D., University of California, San Diego, author of The International Traveler’s Guide to Avoiding Infections
Category: Health & Fitness

Life Inside My Head

Author : Jordan Murrell
ISBN : 9781947825703
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 56.49 MB
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Life Inside My Head, takes you on a journey through the life of Jordan Murrell... his thoughts, personal experiences and his road to success. This book contains the steps Jordan took to become the person he is today. “Life Inside My Head,” will inspire those reading it and help anyone achieve the same amount of success in their life.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Voice Inside My Head

Author : S. J. Laidlaw
ISBN : 9781770495654
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When Luke's older sister, Pat, disappears off the coast of Honduras and believed drowned, Luke heads there to discover the truth.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Stopping The Noise In Your Head

Author : Reid Wilson
ISBN : 9780757319075
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 44.89 MB
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Of course, worry can be an important asset when it forces our attention on problem-solving. But anxious worrying can cause us to unnecessarily focus on threat, to retreat and avoid, and to seek reassurance and safety—which is no way to foster a life of growth and excitement. In his fifth published book, Dr. Reid Wilson proposes a groundbreaking, paradoxical approach to overcoming anxiety and worry by moving away from comfort, confidence, and security and willingly moving toward uncertainty, distress and discomfort. Through the use of unconventional strategies, readers will learn how to confront anxiety head-on and step forward into the face of threat. Drawing on a range of sources—from firefighters and fitness instructors to Sir Isaac Newton and Muhammad Ali—Stopping the Noise in Your Head demonstrates the importance of shifting our perspective and stepping toward our challenges in order to regain control of our lives.
Category: Self-Help

For Parents Only

Author : Shaunti Feldhahn
ISBN : 9780307561718
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 53.50 MB
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For every bewildered parent, there’s a kid longing to be understood. What parent hasn’t occasionally looked at their beloved but bewildering offspring and wondered, What in the world is he thinking? or Why is my sweet little girl acting like that? In this remarkable book, Shaunti Feldhahn and Lisa Rice take you inside the mind of teens and preteens through the same innovative approach that seized national attention in the best-selling books For Women Only, For Men Only, and For Young Women Only. They explore the results of a nationwide survey and personal interviews with more than 1,000 real-life teens and tweens to tackle those things parents often don’t “get” about their kids. You’ll hear first-hand about the longings that drive your kids’ seemingly illogical decisions, the truth behind those exasperating “attitude problems,” and what your children would tell you if they could trust you to truly listen. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Family & Relationships

Why Did I Ever

Author : Mary Robison
ISBN : 9781619029675
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 73.3 MB
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"Tense, moving, and hilarious . . . [A] dark jewel of a novel." —Francine Prose, O, The Oprah Magazine Three husbands have left her. I.R.S. agents are whamming on her door. And her beloved cat has gone missing. She's back and forth between Melanie, her secluded Southern town, and L.A., where she has a weakening grasp on her job as a script doctor. Having been sacked by most of the studios and convinced that her dealings with Hollywood have fractured her personality, Money Breton talks to herself nonstop. She glues and hammers and paints every item in her place. She forges loving inscriptions in all her books. Through it all, there is her darling puzzling daughter who lives close by but seems ever beyond reach, and her son, the damaged victim of a violent crime under police protection in New York. While both her children seem to be losing all their battles, Money tries for ways and reasons to keep battling. Why Did I Ever is a book of piercing intellect and belligerent humor. Since its first publication in 2002 it has had a profound impact, not only on Robison’s devoted following, but on the shape of the contemporary novel itself.
Category: Fiction