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The Elephant In The Brain

Author : Kevin Simler
ISBN : 9780190495992
Genre : Psychology
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"This book exposes our unconscious selfish motives, those we're reluctant to discuss or even think about. These motives drive our body language, laughter, and conversation, as well as venerated institutions like art, school, charity, medicine, politics, and religion"--
Category: Psychology

The Elephant In The Playroom

Author : Denise Brodey
ISBN : 9781440636905
Genre : Family & Relationships
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A view from within the whirlwind of parenting a child with special needs Four years ago, Denise Brodey’s young son was diagnosed with a combination of special needs. As she struggled to make sense of her new, chaotic world, what she found comforted her most was talking with other parents of kids with special needs, learning how they coped with the emotional, medical, and social challenges they faced. In The Elephant in the Playroom, Brodey introduces us to a community of intrepid moms and dads who eloquently share the extraordinary highs and heartbreaking lows of parenting a child with ADD/ADHD, sensory disorders, childhood depression, autism, and physical and learning disabilities, as well as kids who fall between diagnoses. Hailing from Florida to Alaska, with kids ages three to thirty-three, the parents in this collection address everything from deciding to medicate a child to how they’ve learned to take care of themselves, offering readers comfort, kinship, and much- needed perspective.
Category: Family & Relationships

The Elephant In The Classroom

Author : Jo Boaler
ISBN : PSU:000067153732
Genre : Mathematics
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15 million adults in England alone struggle with maths, why is this and how can teachers and parents change that with the next generation? This is a pratical explanation of what has gone wrong and a positive approach to improving how students of all abilities can learn mathematics.
Category: Mathematics

The Triune Brain In Evolution

Author : P.D. MacLean
ISBN : 0306431688
Genre : Medical
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The main substance of the present book concerns comparative neurobehavioral and clinical studies germane to evolutionary considerations. Here the evidence, along with other considerations, seems to present an surmountable obstacle to our ever obtaining confidence in scientific or other intellectual beliefs---a confidence that is essential to make it worthwhile to pursue a search for the meaning of life. If the reader were able to contradict or circumvent the interpretations that have been reached in this respect, that would be a contribution of endless value.
Category: Medical

The Elephant In The Room

Author : Krizia Guerra-Coleman
ISBN : 9781496962584
Genre : Family & Relationships
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This book describes some of the psychological and physical aspects of pregnancy and parenthood that the other books about what to expect missed out on. I am writing to the women who have gotten pregnant unplanned, have been raped, or find themselves as teen moms--or in any other circumstances, even planned pregnancies. This book has helpful tips on parenting, maintaining your health, and dealing with issues encountered during pregnancy and parenting for the entire family. It covers the psychological aspect of what is okay to feel or not to feel during pregnancy and parenthood, the realization of loss of oneself as a person, and what to expect and deal with the first year of parenthood. There are also helpful tips for dads to understand what the mom is going through as well as guidelines to have a functioning household once the baby arrives, including what you really need for the baby and the hospital, how much babies cost, and vaccination and alternative medicines. More information on this and other important parenting matters is available on the author's blog at www.mommysknowledge.com.
Category: Family & Relationships

Motherhood The Elephant In The Laboratory

Author : Emily Monosson
ISBN : 9780801457838
Genre : Science
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About half of the undergraduate and roughly 40 percent of graduate degree recipients in science and engineering are women. As increasing numbers of these women pursue research careers in science, many who choose to have children discover the unique difficulties of balancing a professional life in these highly competitive (and often male-dominated) fields with the demands of motherhood. Although this issue directly affects the career advancement of women scientists, it is rarely discussed as a professional concern, leaving individuals to face the dilemma on their own. To address this obvious but unacknowledged crisis—the elephant in the laboratory, according to one scientist—Emily Monosson, an independent toxicologist, has brought together 34 women scientists from overlapping generations and several fields of research—including physics, chemistry, geography, paleontology, and ecology, among others—to share their experiences. From women who began their careers in the 1970s and brought their newborns to work, breastfeeding them under ponchos, to graduate students today, the authors of the candid essays written for this groundbreaking volume reveal a range of career choices: the authors work part-time and full-time; they opt out and then opt back in; they become entrepreneurs and job share; they teach high school and have achieved tenure. The personal stories that comprise Motherhood, the Elephant in the Laboratory not only show the many ways in which women can successfully combine motherhood and a career in science but also address and redefine what it means to be a successful scientist. These valuable narratives encourage institutions of higher education and scientific research to accommodate the needs of scientists who decide to have children.
Category: Science

The Galaxy

Author : William Conant Church
ISBN : CORNELL:31924080795358
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The Ant And The Elephant

Author : Vince Poscente
ISBN : 9781893430143
Genre : Business & Economics
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Of all the animals the elephant rescues, only the tiny ant returns the favor.
Category: Business & Economics

The Ascent Of Man

Author : James F. Harris
ISBN : 9781412843577
Genre : Psychology
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The Ascent of Man develops a comprehensive theory of human nature. James F. Harris sees human nature as an emergent property that supervenes a cluster of properties. Despite significant overlap between individuals that have human nature and those that are biologically human, the concept of human nature developed in this book is different. Whether biologically human or not, an individual may be said to possess human nature. This theory of human nature is called the"cluster theory." Harris takes as his point of departurePlato's comment that in learning what a thing is we should look to the ways in which it acts upon or is acted upon by other things. He commits to a methodological naturalism and draws upon current views from the social and biological sciences. The cluster theory he develops represents one of the very few completely novel theories of human nature developed in the post-Darwin era. It will prove most useful in dealing with philosophical questions involving such contemporary issues as cloning, cybernetics, and the possibility of extraterrestrial life. The fundamental conceptual issue is how plastic and elastic is the nature of human nature. Just how different might we imagine human beings to be and still be human in the sense that they still possess whatever it is that accounts for a unique nature? The theory of human nature developed in this book is a descriptive, dynamic, bottom-up, non-essentialist, naturalist theory. Harris is well versed in classical philosophy and contemporary behavioral science. He writes in a graceful, open-ended way that both educates and illuminates renewed interest in what it means to be human.
Category: Psychology