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Anxiety And The Equation

Author : Eric Johnson
ISBN : 9780262038614
Genre : Science
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A man and his equation: the anxiety-plagued nineteenth-century physicist who contributed significantly to our understanding of the second law of thermodynamics. Ludwig Boltzmann's grave in Vienna's Central Cemetery bears a cryptic epitaph: S = k log W. This equation was Boltzmann's great discovery, and it contributed significantly to our understanding of the second law of thermodynamics. In Anxiety and the Equation, Eric Johnson tells the story of a man and his equation: the anxiety-plagued nineteenth-century physicist who did his most important work as he struggled with mental illness. Johnson explains that “S” in Boltzmann's equation refers to entropy, and that entropy is the central quantity in the second law of thermodynamics. The second law is always on, running in the background of our lives, providing a way to differentiate between past and future. We know that the future will be a state of higher entropy than the past, and we have Boltzmann to thank for discovering the equation that underlies that fundamental trend. Johnson, accessibly and engagingly, reassembles Boltzmann's equation from its various components and presents episodes from Boltzmann's life—beginning at the end, with “Boltzmann Kills Himself” and “Boltzmann Is Buried (Not Once, But Twice).” Johnson explains the second law in simple terms, introduces key concepts through thought experiments, and explores Boltzmann's work. He argues that Boltzmann, diagnosed by his contemporaries as neurasthenic, suffered from an anxiety disorder. He was, says Johnson, a man of reason who suffered from irrational concerns about his work, worrying especially about opposition from the scientific establishment of the day. Johnson's clear and concise explanations will acquaint the nonspecialist reader with such seemingly esoteric concepts as microstates, macrostates, fluctuations, the distribution of energy, log functions, and equilibrium. He describes Boltzmann's relationships with other scientists, including Max Planck and Henri Poincaré, and, finally, imagines “an alternative ending,” in which Boltzmann lived on and died of natural causes.
Category: Science

Anxiety Sensitivity

Author : Steven Taylor
ISBN : 9781135706395
Genre : Psychology
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Anxiety sensitivity (AS) is the fear of anxiety sensations which arises from beliefs that these sensations have harmful somatic, social, or psychological consequences. Over the past decade, AS has attracted a great deal of attention from researchers and clinicians with more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles published. In addition, AS has been the subject of numerous symposia, papers, and posters at professional conventions. Why this growing interest? Theory and research suggest that AS plays an important role in the etiology and maintenance of many forms of psychopathology, including anxiety disorders, depression, chronic pain, and substance abuse. Bringing together experts from a variety of different areas, this volume offers the first comprehensive state-of-the-art review of AS--its conceptual foundations, assessment, causes, consequences, and treatment--and points new directions for future work. It will prove to be an invaluable resource for clinicians, researchers, students, and trainees in all mental health professions.
Category: Psychology

Emotional Equations

Author : Chip Conley
ISBN : 9780748127900
Genre : Self-Help
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What if an equation could help you understand and even master what you're experiencing right now? In this age of uncertainty, many people feel like they're clinging to a dinghy amidst a perfect storm. But successful entrepreneur Chip Conley has discovered that by using simple word equations, it's easy to build the grit, insight, stamina and joy that allow us to become our best, highest-functioning selves. Conley's equations are a simple yet profound way to help your emotions work for you. They are mantras that we can turn to for stability in times of uncertainly, reminding us to focus on the things we can change ('the variables') and leave the others ('the constants') alone. Equations include: Joy = Love - Fear Anxiety = Uncertainty x Powerlessness Given the complex times we live in, people are looking for ways to distill some basic truths in life. Emotional Equations is a new, visual lexicon for mastering the age of uncertainty.
Category: Self-Help

The Bodywise Health System

Author : D. B. Myers
ISBN : 9781481859615
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The BodyWise Health System is a comprehensive guide to a healthier and happier life. Years in development, The BodyWise Health System takes a step by step approach to teaching the fundamental principals of transforming the body by beginning with the transformation of the mind. This six step Health System includes:BodyWise Phase 1 - TheBasics - An introduction to the BodyWise program BodyWise Phase 2 - Power Within - Teaching fundamental steps to transforming the mindBodyWise Phase 3 - Healthy Eating - Teaching fundamental principles of how to eat healthyBodyWise Phase 4 - Lose Weight Naturally - Tips and recipes that will take the weight off without starving.BodyWise Phase 5 - Gain Weight naturally - Tips, workouts, and recipes that will help put weight on without supplementsBodyWise Final Phase - Putting everything together with solid foundational spiritual principles designed to help you achieve your healthier and happier life. Get your copy of The BodyWise Health System and get ready to begin your new life!
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Frankenstein

Author : Mary Shelley
ISBN : 9781476788081
Genre : Fiction
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A timeless, terrifying tale of one man’s obsession to create life—and the monster that became his legacy. Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen. At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of devoted science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering the cause of generation and life, and bestowing animation upon lifeless matter, Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts; but upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature’s hideousness. Tormented by isolation and loneliness, the once-innocent creature turns to evil and unleashes a campaign of murderous revenge against his creator, Dr. Frankenstein. Frankenstein, an instant bestseller and an important ancestor of both the horror and science-fiction genres, not only tells a terrifying story, but also raises profound, disturbing questions about the very nature of life and the place of humankind within the cosmos: What does it mean to be human? What responsibilities do we have to each other? How far can we go in tampering with Nature? In our age, filled with news of organ donation, genetic engineering, and bio-terrorism, these questions are more relevant than ever.
Category: Fiction

Tackling Health Anxiety

Author : Helen Tyrer
ISBN : 1908020903
Genre : Medical
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This straightforward book explains how to deliver cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) for health anxiety in ordinary practice. Health anxiety is very common but it is often undetected, especially in medical settings where people are constantly looking for evidence of physical disease. The problem is that many people with this condition are more concerned with further tests and investigations to exclude physical illness than with addressing their own worries over health. The introduction of psychological treatment has to be handled sensitively if it is going to be successful. This book shows how it can be done. All clinicians - from nurses working in general practice, to consultant physicians - will recognise the scenarios Dr Tyrer uses to illustrate her practical approach to alleviating the distress felt by so many patients. All clinicians will value the time they can save by tackling their patients' health anxiety. This will be useful for liaison psychiatrists and, to some extent, for all healthcare professionals - especially general practitioners and nurses in primary care.
Category: Medical

Structural Equation Modeling

Author : Bekele Belayihun Tefera
ISBN : 1529709164
Genre : Fistula
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This case study shows the reduction of depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder measurement items using confirmatory factorial analysis and structural equation modeling. The researcher described the creation of an important scale of measuring only meaning in women with obstetric fistula. The analyses will show you how to reduce and manage latent variables for future research endeavors. The researcher's original 33 items independently analyzed (9 depressions, 7 anxieties, and 17 post-traumatic stress disorder items) the mental health status of women with obstetric fistula to determine which items would be the most important at assessing meaning. The student will learn about confirmatory factorial analysis and determining structural equation modeling and why statistical procedure is essential for researchers who are interested in items reduction and alteration. The case study reviews the basic concepts and application of confirmatory analysis and structural question modeling. This study is an extension of articles published in BMC Psychiatry.
Category: Fistula

Mental Illness In The Workplace

Author : Dr Henry G Harder
ISBN : 9781409445494
Genre : Business & Economics
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The extent of mental health concerns in the workforce is becoming increasingly apparent. Stress, depression, anxiety, workplace bullying and other mental health issues are costing businesses billions every year in lost productivity, poor treatments and employee retention. The authors of Mental Illness in the Workplace provide a practical guide to identifying, understanding, treating and preventing individual and organizational mental health issues, drawing on empirical evidence from North America, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. They illustrate how organizations can save money and improve the health and well-being of their employees by using a psychological disability management approach in the treatment and accommodation of mental health issues. This book will meet the needs of students and practitioners in human resources, psychology and business management.
Category: Business & Economics

Counselling For Anxiety Problems

Author : Diana Sanders
ISBN : 9781446225271
Genre : Psychology
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`Any cognitive therapy text which quotes from Alice in Wonderland is off to a good start - and in the case of Counselling for Anxiety Problems, it gets better and better. This is an excellent book written by counselling psychologists, aimed primarily at counselling psychologists. Diana Sanders and Frank Wills are experienced cognitive therapists, who, through various books, are performing a valuable role of building bridges between counsellors and the practice of cognitive therapists. In doing so, they lay to rest many of the misconceptions counsellors may have about cognitive therapy (often based on an 80s version of the therapy), and place particular emphasis on the central importance of therapeutic relationship in cognitive therapy, as in counselling. Their review and discussion of the anxiety disorders is comprehensive and contemporary, as indicated by the number of references from the past five years. Furthermore their clinical experience, as well as their humour, shines through. Although primarily aimed at the counselling market, it will be just as useful for therapists from a variety of backgrounds. I can thoroughly recommend this book' - Amazon Review Anxiety is one of the most common psychological problems for which people seek help. Through research, major advances have been made in understanding the causes of anxiety, the different forms it takes and how problems perpetuate. In turn this has led to the development of more targeted ways of helping sufferers. Based on these findings, Counselling for Anxiety Problems, Second Edition presents accessible and up-to-date guidelines on the most effective ways of helping clients with anxiety problems. The authors outline general methods of working with anxiety sufferers and highlight the issues specific to this client group. Counsellors need to select appropriate interventions depending on the particular problems experienced by each client. The second part of the book therefore shows how to adapt counselling interventions to different forms of anxiety, such as: - panic - worry - agoraphobia - social and other phobias - health anxiety, and - obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Whilst being cognitive in focus, the book is accessible to counsellors from different orientations who wish to broaden their understanding and skills in relation to anxiety. Based on the authors' own clinical experience, the book makes extensive use of detailed case examples to illustrate different ways of formulating and working with anxiety. Counselling for Anxiety Problems, Second Edition is suitable for practitioners of all levels, from those in training to those with more experience who wish to update and refresh their methods of working with anxious clients.
Category: Psychology

Structural Equation Modeling

Author : Rick H. Hoyle
ISBN : 0803953186
Genre : Reference
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This largely nontechnical volume reviews some of the major issues facing researchers who wish to use structural equation modeling. Individual chapters present recent developments on specification, estimation and testing, statistical power, software comparisons and analyzing multitrait/multimethod data. Numerous examples of applications are given and attention is paid to the underlying philosophy of structural equation modeling and to writing up results from structural equation modeling analyses.
Category: Reference

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy For Anxiety Disorders

Author : Gillian Butler
ISBN : 9781606238691
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 39.66 MB
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Helping therapists bring about enduring change when treating clients with any anxiety disorder, this invaluable book combines expert guidance, in-depth exploration, and innovative clinical strategies. The authors draw on extensive experience and research to provide a framework for constructing lucid formulations of complex cases. They identify obstacles that frequently arise during the early, middle, and later stages of treatment and present a wide range of practical solutions. The volume demonstrates clear-cut yet flexible ways to enhance client engagement, foster metacognitive awareness, facilitate emotional processing, address low self-esteem and fear of uncertainty, and much more. Reproducible handouts and forms are included.
Category: Psychology

Anxious 9 To 5

Author : Larina Kase
ISBN : 9781572244641
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 55.37 MB
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A psychologist specializing in anxiety and stress in the workplace offers this collection of self-help solutions to perfectionism, fear of failure, and procrastination--techniques that can transform on-the-job anxiety into enjoyment and success in the workplace.
Category: Business & Economics

Aarp The Youth Equation

Author : Jeffrey Dover
ISBN : 9781118243169
Genre : Health & Fitness
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AARP Digital Editions offer you practical tips, proven solutions, and expert guidance. Now one of the world's leading dermatologists presents a guide to skin health and beauty that will help you look ten years younger without surgery. Renowned dermatologist Jeffrey Dover and his expert skincare advice have been featured everywhere from the Today show, Good Morning America, and CNN to the New York Times, Vogue, Self, and many other publications. Known for providing high-end yet affordable skincare advice and products, Dr. Dover is the creator of the highly successful Skin Effects line. Now Dr. Dover shares his secrets with the rest of us. The Youth Equation first proves that it's not people's real age that matters, it's their skin's virtual age, or SVA, that reflects the way their complexion is behaving. The book then reveals Dr. Dover's unique program for looking ten years younger--at any age. The Youth Equation includes a revealing quiz to calculate readers' SVA scores. Dr. Dover then walks readers through the world of skincare ingredients to create a customized do-at-home plan anyone at any age can follow simply by picking up a few products at the local drugstore. Dover's comprehensive product guide includes many popular brands and shows which cleansers, treatment creams, and sunscreens really live up to their promises, offering options to suit a range of skin types and budgets. For those who want to jumpstart their progress with a more aggressive approach, Dr. Dover demystifies injectable fillers, Botox, lasers and light sources, anti-cellulite treatments, chemical peels, cosmetic surgical procedures, and more with a combination of intelligence, warmth, and refreshing candor. The Youth Equation is a fresh and indispensable guide to better skin health and beauty.
Category: Health & Fitness

Library Anxiety

Author : Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie
ISBN : 0810849550
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The authors provide us with the first in depth look at the origins and subsequent evolution of this fascinating field of study. Beginning with a discussion of the Library Anxiety Scale, the most widely used measure of library anxiety among college and university students, it investigates a number of theoretical models, provides an extensive framework for conducting research at the institutional level, and offers both proven and proposed strategies for prevention and intervention. If there are more nonusers than users in your community—or if you suspect your users could benefit more from the experience—let Library Anxiety ease your troubled hearts and smooth the way ahead.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The African Equation

Author : Yasmina Khadra
ISBN : 9781910477182
Genre : Fiction
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"Khadra brings us deep into the hearts and minds of people living in unspeakable mental anguish."—Los Angeles Times Frankfurt MD Kurt Krausmann is devastated by his wife's suicide. Unable to make sense of what happened, Kurt agrees to join his friend Hans on a humanitarian mission to the Comoros. But, sailing down the Red Sea, their boat is boarded by Somali pirates and the men are taken hostage. The arduous journey to the pirates' desert hideout is only the beginning of Kurt's odyssey. He endures imprisonment and brutality at the hands of captors whose failings are all too human. As the situation deteriorates, it is fellow prisoner, Bruno, a long-time resident in Africa, who shows Kurt another side to the wounded yet defiant continent he loves. A giant of francophone writing, Algerian author Yasmina Khadra takes current events as a starting point to explore opposing views and myths of Africa and the West, ultimately delivering a powerful message of friendship, resilience, and redemption. Reviews "A skilled storyteller working at the height of his powers."—Times Literary Supplement "Like all the great storytellers of history, [Khadra] espouses the contradictions of his characters, who carry in themselves the entirety of the human condition."—Le Point "Algerian author Khadra (pen name of Mohammed Moulessehoul) shows us the dark side of Africa, but also one tinged with hope." Ultraviolent Lit "Yasmina Khadra takes current events as a starting point to explore opposing views and myths of Africa and the West, ultimately delivering a powerful message of friendship, resilience, and redemption." Africa Book Club.com "Polemic, but well worth reading." Zeb Kantrowitz, blogger
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Research In Nursing And Health

Author : Carol Noll Hoskins, PhD, RN, FAAN
ISBN : 0826197256
Genre : Medical
File Size : 87.53 MB
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This book offers the reader a synopsis of research, appreciating both the science and art of inquiry. It is designed to present the basic elements of conducting and understanding nursing research using an expeditious and useful reference format. This updated new edition offers the reader a step-by-step guide to conducting research and to understanding the research studies done by others. It describes both quantitative and qualitative investigations. The book is written in outline format, for quick reference. An important feature of the new edition is an extensive listing of online databases and knowledge resources. Graduate students and nurse researchers will find this an easily accessible source of valuable information.
Category: Medical

Everything Isn T Terrible

Author : Kathleen Smith
ISBN : 9781782836674
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 44.91 MB
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Licensed therapist and respected mental health writer Dr. Kathleen Smith offers a smart, practical antidote to our anxiety-ridden times. Everything Isn't Terrible is an informative, and fun guide - featuring a healthy dose of humor - for people who want to become beacons of calmness in our anxious world. Like Sarah Knight's "No F*cks Given" guides and You Are a Badass, Everything Isn't Terrible will inspire readers to confront their anxious selves, take charge of their anxiety, and increase their own capacity to choose how they respond to it. Comprised of short chapters containing anecdotal examples from Smith's personal experience as well as those of her clients, in addition to engaging, actionable exercises for readers, Everything Isn't Terrible will give anyone suffering from anxiety all the tools they need to finally be calm. Ultimately, living a calmer, less anxious life is possible, and with this book Smith will show you how to do it.
Category: Self-Help

Structural Equation Modeling

Author : Sik-Yum Lee
ISBN : 9780470024249
Genre : Mathematics
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***Winner of the 2008 Ziegel Prize for outstanding new book of the year*** Structural equation modeling (SEM) is a powerful multivariate method allowing the evaluation of a series of simultaneous hypotheses about the impacts of latent and manifest variables on other variables, taking measurement errors into account. As SEMs have grown in popularity in recent years, new models and statistical methods have been developed for more accurate analysis of more complex data. A Bayesian approach to SEMs allows the use of prior information resulting in improved parameter estimates, latent variable estimates, and statistics for model comparison, as well as offering more reliable results for smaller samples. Structural Equation Modeling introduces the Bayesian approach to SEMs, including the selection of prior distributions and data augmentation, and offers an overview of the subject’s recent advances. Demonstrates how to utilize powerful statistical computing tools, including the Gibbs sampler, the Metropolis-Hasting algorithm, bridge sampling and path sampling to obtain the Bayesian results. Discusses the Bayes factor and Deviance Information Criterion (DIC) for model comparison. Includes coverage of complex models, including SEMs with ordered categorical variables, and dichotomous variables, nonlinear SEMs, two-level SEMs, multisample SEMs, mixtures of SEMs, SEMs with missing data, SEMs with variables from an exponential family of distributions, and some of their combinations. Illustrates the methodology through simulation studies and examples with real data from business management, education, psychology, public health and sociology. Demonstrates the application of the freely available software WinBUGS via a supplementary website featuring computer code and data sets. Structural Equation Modeling: A Bayesian Approach is a multi-disciplinary text ideal for researchers and students in many areas, including: statistics, biostatistics, business, education, medicine, psychology, public health and social science.
Category: Mathematics

Science Anxiety

Author : Jeffry V. Mallow
ISBN : UVA:X001217754
Genre : Science
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Category: Science