The Resiliency Advantage

Author : Al Siebert
ISBN : 9781576753293
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 27.37 MB
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A renowned psychologist and author of The Survivor Personality offers practical, inspiring strategies and techniques for turning life around by enhancing energy, encouraging positive emotions, and developing a talent for serendipity. Original.
Category: Business & Economics


Author : Ingrid Poulson
ISBN : 9781742624990
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 78.26 MB
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Rise is not about the worst that can happen in life; it's about how to respond when the worst has already happened... In 2003, Ingrid Poulson's estranged husband killed their two young children and Ingrid's father. After time, Ingrid chose to start with survival and build from there. She recognised her resilience and chose to rise to the challenge of overcoming unimaginable tragedy. Few people have to suffer events such as those that Ingrid experienced. But everyone has to deal with challenges, hardships and grief in everyday life. The ability to be resilient in the face of these can mean the difference between getting through troubled times and living life to the fullest, and succumbing to their pressures. Everyone who has met Ingrid is inspired by her clarity and courage. Through the four main components of her program of resilience - Resolve, Identity, Support and Everyday resilience - she shares the skills and practices she has developed to not only survive but to live a rich and rewarding life. "In the few short years since the event that left me with nothing, I have been told that I have a charmed life, that I'm lucky and that I am the subject of envy. Many, many people have asked me how I do it, how I survive, and this book is the answer to that question."
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Psychological And Social Impact Of Illness And Disability 6th Edition

Author : Mark A. Stebnicki, PhD, LCP, DCMHS, CRC, CCM
ISBN : 9780826106568
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 20.30 MB
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"This edition...adds an important international perspective on illness and disability. The personal narratives help bring the real world of people who are suffering to the forefront of the scientific discourse."--Doody's Medical Reviews Now in its sixth edition, this best-selling textbook continues to be the most comprehensive and diverse text available on the psychosocial aspects of disability. It examines current thought and treatment approaches to working with individuals with disabilities through the contributions of expert thinkers and practitioners in the disability field. Abundant and insightful narratives by disabled individuals offer a bridge between theory and practice for students in rehabilitation psychology and counseling courses. In addition to completely updated and reorganized material, this edition contains insightful new section introductions, empirically based research articles, and the contributions of international researchers presenting a more global and richer perspective on the psychosocial aspects of disability and illness. It also contains an increased focus on the negative impact of societal attitudes and treatment of disabled individuals on their psychological adjustment to disability. The addition of objectives at the beginning of each chapter and review questions and personal perspectives at the end of each chapter further facilitate in-depth learning. Key Features: Presents the most comprehensive and diverse coverage of psychosocial aspects of disability topics of any textbook available Examines contemporary thinking and treatment approaches in working with individuals with disabilities Provides a bridge between theory and practice through the narratives of individuals with disabilities Establishes a historical understanding of societal attitudes toward disability and treatment past and present of persons with disabilities Analyzes barriers to enabling persons with disabilities and improving social consciousness and quality of life for this population Facilitates course planning through inclusion of objectives and review questions/personal perspectives in each chapter
Category: Psychology

Survivor Personality

Author : Al Siebert
ISBN : 9781101188392
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 73.86 MB
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The classic guide to what makes people survivors, now in a revised and updated new edition. Who survives? Who thrives? As a psychologist who spent more than forty years studying the phenomenon of survival, Al Siebert gained valuable insight into the qualities and habits that help human beings overcome difficult situations-from everyday conflicts to major life stresses. In this revised and updated edition, he delineates the "survivor personality" and examines the latest research to show how survival skills can be learned, leading to better coping, increased success in work and relationships, and a vastly brighter outlook on the future.
Category: Psychology

Antifragilit T

Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
ISBN : 9783641091200
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 28.90 MB
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Taleb ist einer der prägenden Denker des 21. Jahrhunderts – Antifragilität ist sein zentrales Werk In seinem Weltbestseller Der Schwarze Schwan problematisierte Nassim Nicholas Taleb die zunehmende Unberechenbarkeit der Welt. Jetzt liegt sein wichtigstes Buch vor: In Antifragilität liefert „der führende Denker unserer Zeit“ (Times) eine wirkmächtige Gebrauchsanweisung, wie wir selbst, unsere Unternehmen und Strukturen, Chaos und unberechenbare Ereignisse nicht nur überstehen, sondern sogar davon profitieren können. Denn alles, was nicht antifragil ist, wird verschwinden. Nassim Nicholas Taleb, der Aufklärer und Schreck aller „Versicherer“ und Analysten schickt in seinem neuen Buch heutiges Risikomanagement und Prognostik in die Wüste. Nicht indem wir Zufälle und Ungewissheit um jeden Preis abzuwehren versuchen, gewinnen wir, sondern indem wir sie zu Stärken ummünzen. Talebs Konzept der Antifragilität ist eine große, praktisch-philosophische Antwort auf die Herausforderungen unsicherer Zeiten. Seine Beispiele bedienen das ganze Spektrum von Finanzen und Wirtschaft, Politik, Wissenschaft, Privatleben. Er zeigt, warum kleine Strukturen besser sind als große, Stadtstaaten besser als Nationen, warum Silicon Valley mehr Erfolg hat als das Bankensystem, warum Zahnärzte und LKWFahrer antifragiler sind als Bischöfe und Geschäftsführer, warum Schulden abhängig machen und warum alles, was zu kompliziert ist, von der Bildfläche verschwinden wird. Multidisziplinär und mit großer Übersicht umreißt Antifragilität ein neues Denken für eine Welt, die bei allem Fortschritt niemals berechenbar sein wird.
Category: Political Science

Life After Stress

Author : M. Shaffer
ISBN : 9781468441031
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 40.63 MB
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STRESS STYLES It is late afternoon on the last Friday of the month. At the bank, the lines of customers waiting to deposit their paychecks or to withdraw money for the weekend have stretched practically to the front doors. At one window, a customer finishes and the next person, a merchant, steps up. He opens a cloth bag and produces a stack of checks, cash, and deposit slips almost two inches thick. The teller's eyes widen. This will be at least ten minutes' work, maybe fifteen. What about those other customers waiting in line? How will they react? Interestingly enough, the reactions of the customers waiting in line behind the merchant vary considerably. Gary Johnson, for instance, is furious. He grinds his cigarette under his heel and mutters about inconsiderate jerks who wait until the last minute to deposit their week's receipts. Gary shifts back and forth from foot to foot, the swaying of his body telegraphing his frustration. He probes his pockets to see whether any of his antacid mints are left. Finding none, he curses under his breath and lights another cigarette.
Category: Psychology

The Adult Student S Guide To Survival Success

Author : Al Siebert
ISBN : 0944227384
Genre : Education
File Size : 70.37 MB
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Whether enrolling in college for the first time or returning after an extended absence, this motivational guide provides adult students with a wealth of practical guidance. This thorough handbook explores not only how to succeed academically while balancing family, work, and other important responsibilities, but also addresses how students can learn to confront their fears, increase their self-confidence and resiliency, and create support groups. Containing essential information on financing education through loans, grants, and scholarships as well as practical tips for managing time, preparing for tests, taking effective notes, and using internet resources, this one-stop reference also includes action review checklists.
Category: Education

The Resilient Manager

Author : A. Furnham
ISBN : 9781137361073
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 81.22 MB
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Resilient people are happier, healthier, and more productive. Psychologist and business writer Adrian Furnham takes a sideways and entertaining look at the challenges of being a leader, demonstrating how resilience can be honed, developed, and used as a personal life raft to keep afloat in the face of adversity.
Category: Business & Economics

The Optimism Advantage

Author : Terry L. Paulson
ISBN : 0470606819
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 85.21 MB
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Sharpen your skills and shape attitudes to achieve high levels of success personally and professionally The Optimism Advantage offers tangible, proven techniques for turning life's obstacles into opportunities with confidence and competence. Today's economy offers plenty of reasons to feel powerless and frustrated. But why would you, when it offers just as many reasons to be optimistic, resourceful, and persistent? After all, adversity is everywhere...but it's how you handle adversity that makes the difference in your personal and professional life. Each chapter provides new ways to sharpen your own skills and help others to face ever-present organizational and personal challenges with the kind of positive attitude that leads to resilience and results. Presents important truths for maintaining your sanity and effectiveness during times of economic or organizational turmoil Shows you how to turn yourself into a valuable, recyclable asset, rather than a disposable "employee" Author Terry Paulson is a preeminent expert on the human side of optimism and a powerful, renowned professional speaker The Optimism Advantage offers much needed relief, hope, and practical tools for everyone who feels trapped and powerless in the face of current economic conditions.
Category: Business & Economics