Understanding Our Mind

Author : Thich Nhat Hanh
ISBN : 9781458711359
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Understanding Our Mind is an accessible guide for anyone who is curious about the inner workings of the mind. Originally released as Transformation at the Base, a finalist for the 2001 Nautilus Award, this seminal work on Buddhist applied psychology features a new introduction by Dharma teacher Reb Anderson. Understanding Our Mind is based on fifty verses on the nature of consciousness taken from the great fifth-century Buddhist master Vasubandhu. With compassion and insight, Nhat Hanh reveals how these ancient teachings can be applied to the modern world. Nhat Hanh focuses on the direct experience of recognizing and embracing the nature of our feelings and perceptions. The quality of our lives, he says, depends on the quality of the seeds in our minds. Buddhism teaches us how to nourish the seeds of joy and transform the seeds of suffering so that our understanding, love, and compassion can flower.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Understanding Our Mind

Author : Thich Nhat Hanh
ISBN : 9781888375305
Genre : Religion
File Size : 50.71 MB
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The Nobel Peace Prize-nominated Buddhist teacher and author of Moments of Mindfulness presents an accessible introduction to Buddhist psychology that focuses on the true nature of consciousness and the sources of human suffering, happiness, and peace. Reprint.
Category: Religion

Idisorder Understanding Our Obsession With Technology And Overcoming Its Hold On Us

Author : Larry D. Rosen, Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781137000361
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 84.22 MB
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iDisorder: changes to your brain's ability to process information and your ability to relate to the world due to your daily use of media and technology resulting in signs and symptoms of psychological disorders - such as stress, sleeplessness, and a compulsive need to check in with all of your technology. Based on decades of research and expertise in the "psychology of technology," Dr. Larry Rosen offers clear, down-to-earth explanations for why many of us are suffering from an "iDisorder." Rosen offers solid, proven strategies to help us overcome the iDisorder we all feel in our lives while still making use of all that technology offers. Our world is not going to change, and technology will continue to penetrate society even deeper leaving us little chance to react to the seemingly daily additions to our lives. Rosen teaches us how to stay human in an increasingly technological world.
Category: Psychology

Mindwise

Author : Nicholas Epley
ISBN : 9780385351676
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 40.75 MB
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You are a mind reader, born with an extraordinary ability to understand what others think, feel, believe, want, and know. It’s a sixth sense you use every day, in every personal and professional relationship you have. At its best, this ability allows you to achieve the most important goal in almost any life: connecting, deeply and intimately and honestly, to other human beings. At its worst, it is a source of misunderstanding and unnecessary conflict, leading to damaged relationships and broken dreams. How good are you at knowing the minds of others? How well can you guess what others think of you, know who really likes you, or tell when someone is lying? How well do you really understand the minds of those closest to you, from your spouse to your kids to your best friends? Do you really know what your coworkers, employees, competitors, or clients want? In this illuminating exploration of one of the great mysteries of the human mind, University of Chicago psychologist Nicholas Epley introduces us to what scientists have learned about our ability to understand the most complicated puzzle on the planet—other people—and the surprising mistakes we so routinely make. Why are we sometimes blind to the minds of others, treating them like objects or animals? Why do we sometimes talk to our cars, or the stars, as if there is a mind that can hear us? Why do we so routinely believe that others think, feel, and want what we do when, in fact, they do not? And why do we believe we understand our spouses, family, and friends so much better than we actually do? Mindwise will not turn other people into open books, but it will give you the wisdom to revolutionize how you think about them—and yourself. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Psychology

Weight Loss For Food Lovers

Author : George Blair-West
ISBN : 0977516016
Genre : Obesity
File Size : 63.23 MB
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Designed to maximise the chances of success in whatever weight loss program you choose to embark on.A book to be read before the next choice of weight loss or dietary plan is chosen.This is not a diet book but a book you must read before you try to lose weight again. It explains the key issues of motivation and sabotage and is designed to maximise your chances of success in whatever weight loss plan you next embark upon.Dr George Blair-West trained as a Psychiatrist, and is uniquely qualified to deal with both the psychological and physical complexities of losing weight. He draws on his experience as a weight loss group psychotherapist, the latest research, the "French Paradox" and even Zen Buddhism and mindfulness to share the secrets of successful long term weight loss.This ground breaking new book explains in fascinating and easy to understand terms - for both the general populace and clinicians - why most dieters fail at, or actually sabotage, their weight loss plans.
Category: Obesity

The Righteous Mind

Author : Jonathan Haidt
ISBN : 9780307907035
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 72.39 MB
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This well-researched examination of human moral impulses will appeal to liberals and conservatives alike following the 2016 presidential campaign and election. As America descends deeper into polarization and paralysis, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt has done the seemingly impossible—challenged conventional thinking about morality, politics, and religion in a way that speaks to everyone on the political spectrum. Drawing on his twenty five years of groundbreaking research on moral psychology, he shows how moral judgments arise not from reason but from gut feelings. He shows why liberals, conservatives, and libertarians have such different intuitions about right and wrong, and he shows why each side is actually right about many of its central concerns. In this subtle yet accessible book, Haidt gives you the key to understanding the miracle of human cooperation, as well as the curse of our eternal divisions and conflicts. If you’re ready to trade in anger for understanding, read The Righteous Mind.
Category: Psychology

Understanding Our Universe

Author : Stacy E. Palen
ISBN : 0393912108
Genre : Science
File Size : 87.31 MB
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Includes Vocabulary Alert, Working It Out (mathematics), Reading Astronomy News, and Exploration boxes throughout the text.
Category: Science

The Future Of The Mind

Author : Michio Kaku
ISBN : 9780141975887
Genre : Science
File Size : 81.57 MB
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Recording memories, mind reading, videotaping our dreams, mind control, avatars, and telekinesis - no longer are these feats of the mind solely the province of overheated science fiction. As Michio Kaku reveals, not only are they possible, but with the latest advances in brain science and recent astonishing breakthroughs in technology, they already exist. In The Future of the Mind, the New York Times-bestselling author takes us on a stunning, provocative and exhilarating tour of the top laboratories around the world to meet the scientists who are already revolutionising the way we think about the brain - and ourselves.
Category: Science

Blindspot

Author : Mahzarin R. Banaji
ISBN : 9780440423294
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 67.51 MB
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I know my own mind. I am able to assess others in a fair and accurate way. These self-perceptions are challenged by leading psychologists Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald as they explore the hidden biases we all carry from a lifetime of exposure to cultural attitudes about age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, social class, sexuality, disability status, and nationality. “Blindspot” is the authors’ metaphor for the portion of the mind that houses hidden biases. Writing with simplicity and verve, Banaji and Greenwald question the extent to which our perceptions of social groups—without our awareness or conscious control—shape our likes and dislikes and our judgments about people’s character, abilities, and potential. In Blindspot, the authors reveal hidden biases based on their experience with the Implicit Association Test, a method that has revolutionized the way scientists learn about the human mind and that gives us a glimpse into what lies within the metaphoric blindspot. The title’s “good people” are those of us who strive to align our behavior with our intentions. The aim of Blindspot is to explain the science in plain enough language to help well-intentioned people achieve that alignment. By gaining awareness, we can adapt beliefs and behavior and “outsmart the machine” in our heads so we can be fairer to those around us. Venturing into this book is an invitation to understand our own minds. Brilliant, authoritative, and utterly accessible, Blindspot is a book that will challenge and change readers for years to come. Praise for Blindspot “Conversational . . . easy to read, and best of all, it has the potential, at least, to change the way you think about yourself.”—Leonard Mlodinow, The New York Review of Books “Accessible and authoritative . . . While we may not have much power to eradicate our own prejudices, we can counteract them. The first step is to turn a hidden bias into a visible one. . . . What if we’re not the magnanimous people we think we are?”—The Washington Post “Banaji and Greenwald deserve a major award for writing such a lively and engaging book that conveys an important message: Mental processes that we are not aware of can affect what we think and what we do. Blindspot is one of the most illuminating books ever written on this topic.”—Elizabeth F. Loftus, Ph.D., distinguished professor, University of California, Irvine; past president, Association for Psychological Science; author of Eyewitness Testimony “A wonderfully cogent, socially relevant, and engaging book that helps us think smarter and more humanely. This is psychological science at its best, by two of its shining stars.”—David G. Myers, professor, Hope College, and author of Intuition: Its Powers and Perils “[The authors’] work has revolutionized social psychology, proving that—unconsciously—people are affected by dangerous stereotypes.”—Psychology Today “An accessible and persuasive account of the causes of stereotyping and discrimination . . . Banaji and Greenwald will keep even nonpsychology students engaged with plenty of self-examinations and compelling elucidations of case studies and experiments.”—Publishers Weekly “A stimulating treatment that should help readers deal with irrational biases that they would otherwise consciously reject.”—Kirkus Reviews From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Business & Economics

Mind Constructs Understanding Our Thoughts

Author : Angela Rogers
ISBN : 9781468930054
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 52.20 MB
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Thought is a fundamental reality of our lives, which we know little about. Understanding how our mind operates leads us to unlimited abundance. This book reveals the building blocks to abundance in life.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit