Get Me Out of Here

Author: Rachel Reiland

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1592857779

Category: Self-Help

Page: 464

View: 580


With astonishing honesty, this memoir reveals what mental illness looks and feels like from the inside, and how healing from borderline personality disorder is possible through intensive therapy and the support of loved ones. With astonishing honesty, this memoir, Get Me Out of Here, reveals what mental illness looks and feels like from the inside, and how healing from borderline personality disorder is possible through intensive therapy and the support of loved ones. A mother, wife, and working professional, Reiland was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder at the age of 29--a diagnosis that finally explained her explosive anger, manipulative behaviors, and self-destructive episodes including bouts of anorexia, substance abuse, and promiscuity. A truly riveting read with a hopeful message.Excerpt: "My hidden secrets were not well-concealed. The psychological profile had been right as had the books on BPD. I was manipulative, desperately clinging and prone to tantrums, explosiveness, and frantic acts of desperation when I did not feel the intimacy connection was strong enough. The tough chick loner act of self-reliance was a complete facade."

EBook: Social Psychology 3e

Author: David Myers,Jackie Abell,Fabio Sani

Publisher: McGraw Hill

ISBN: 1526847930

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

View: 9747


Social psychology has a profound influence on our everyday lives; from our shopping habits to our interactions at a party. It seeks to answer questions that we often think and talk about; questions such as: - What circumstances prompt people to help, or not to help? - What factors influence the ups and downs of our close relationships? - Why do some people behave differently when on their own compared to in a group? - What leads individuals sometimes to hurt, and other times to help one another? - Why are we attracted to certain types of people? - How do some persuade others to do what they want? This new edition of Social Psychology has been revised to introduce a more flexible structure for teaching and studying. It includes up-to-date, international research with an emphasis throughout on its critical evaluation. Applied examples across the chapters help to highlight the relevance, and hence the impact, that the theories and methods of this fascinating subject have upon the social world. Key Features Include: - Research Close-Up: Following a brand-new style, this feature matches the layout used in research papers, providing an accessible introduction to journal articles and the research methods used by social psychologists. - Focus On: Fully revised, these boxes look at opposing viewpoints, controversial research or alternative approaches to the topics. This offers a more critical outlook and prompts the questioning of the validity of published research - Recommended Readings: New to this edition, recommended further readings of both classic and contemporary literature have been added to each chapter, providing a springboard for further consideration of the topics. Connect Psychology is McGraw-Hill’s digital learning and teaching environment. Students – You get easy online access to homework, tests and quizzes designed by your instructor. You receive immediate feedback on how you’re doing, making it the perfect platform to test your knowledge. Lecturers – Connect gives you the power to create auto-graded assignments, tests and quizzes online. The detailed visual reporting allows you to easily monitor your students’ progress. In addition, you can access key support materials for your teaching, including a testbank, seminar materials and lecture support. Visit: http://connect.mcgraw-hill.com for more details. Professor David N. Myers holds the Sady and Ludwig Kahn Chair in Jewish History. As of fall 2017, he serves as the director of the Luskin Center for History and Policy. He previously served as chair of the UCLA History Department (2010-2015) and as director of the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies (1996-2000 and 2004-2010). Dr Jackie Abell is a Reader in Social Psychology with the Research Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, based at Coventry University, UK. Her current areas of research interest include the application of social psychology to wildlife conservation and environmental issues to facilitate resilience and sustainable development, place attachment and identity, social cohesion and inclusion. Professor Fabio Sani holds a Chair in Social and Health Psychology at the University of Dundee. His general research interest concerns the mental and physical health implications of group processes, social identity and sense of belonging. He has been an associate editor of the European Journal of Social Psychology.

Figment of the Heart

Author: Michelle Woody

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595278272

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 3012


Lucy Damarus is a Vice cop, working undercover on the streets. With seventeen files of missing prostitutes and three dead bodies, Lucy must risk her life to solve the case before the numbers grow higher. As the case unfolds, she learns she is a target of the conspiracy. Painfully, Lucy learns who the players are of the game. She must race to rescue the women or fall victim to the evil scheme. Figment is a man from Lucy's past, with street connections and the protection of a powerful businessman. Quietly, he watches over Lucy and her girls on the street. He has spoken his love for Lucy, but not pressed her for a response. When he decides to help her with the case, he finds himself entangled in the conspiracy that costs him everything he loves. Amidst car chases, explosions, and betrayals, Lucy and Figment embark on a perilous adventure to rescue the girls, save themselves and solve the case. The tasks facing Lucy are great. Can Lucy catch the man responsible and protect herself and the women? And can she confront her feelings and solve the mystery of the man named Figment?

Communication Genius

Author: Tony Buon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473605466

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 5667


The fast-track MBA in communication Imagine having instant access to the world's smartest thinking on human communication - and being shown exactly what to do to guarantee that all of your communication is right, every time. Communication Genius makes it easy to apply the scientific facts that researchers know about communication to the real world. 40 chapters based on cutting-edge business and psychology research projects reveal what works and what doesn't work when we interact with each other. Each of the 40 chapters is a mini-masterclass in communicating better, explaining the research and showing you how to apply it for yourself to improve your own communication skills. Too often, conventional wisdom says one thing while research says another. Communication Genius cuts through the noise to bring you proven research and techniques for applying it that will simply make you a better all-round communicator. With chapters on body language, emotional intelligence, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), presentations, mimicry, groupthink and the latest neuroscience, Communication Genius explodes some myths and gives you the best that science has to offer on communication. Quick to read and intensely practical, this book will bring a little communication genius into your day. 'A must read if you want to communicate better' Professor Sir Cary Cooper, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester 'Required reading for anyone seeking to better their communication skills in the workplace and otherwise' Dr Anastasia P. Rush, Clinical Psychologist, CEO HELLAS EAP (Greece) 'Calls into question accepted 'beliefs' (Maslow's hierarchy) and introduces the reader to an array of new theories from "IQ" racism to the Obama effect' Kate Nowlan, Chief Executive, CiC Employee Assistance, Fellow Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) 'Tony has done a fantastic job in pulling together an amazing number of articles and scientific studies and making them understandable to the lay person' Andrew Kinder, Chartered Counselling & Chartered Occupational Psychologist, Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA -UK) Chair

On the Edge: Political Cults Right and Left

Author: Dennis Tourish,Tim Wohlforth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317463641

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 2876


This is the first book to document the extent of political cults on both the right and left and explain their significance for mainstream political organizations. The authors outline the defining characteristics of cults in general, and analyze the degree to which a variety of well-known movements fall within the spectrum of cultic organizations. The book covers such individuals and groups as Lyndon LaRouche, Fred Newman, Ted Grant, Marlene Dixon, the Christian Identity movement, Posse Commitatus, Aryan Nation, militias, and the Freemen. It explores the ideological underpinnings that predispose cult followers to cultic practices, along with the measures cults use to suppress dissent, achieve intense conformity, and extract extraordinary levels of commitment.

Monkey

Author: Wu Ch'êng-ên

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802198848

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4288


The classic Chinese novel: “Imagine a combination of picaresque novel, fairy tale, fabliau, Mickey Mouse, Davy Crockett, and Pilgrim’s Progress” (The Nation). Probably the most popular book in the history of the Far East, this classic sixteenth-century novel is a combination of picaresque novel and folk epic that mixes satire, allegory, and history into a rollicking adventure. It is the story of the roguish Monkey and his encounters with major and minor spirits, gods, demigods, demons, ogres, monsters, and fairies. This translation, by the distinguished scholar Arthur Waley, is the first accurate English version; it makes available to the Western reader a faithful reproduction of the spirit and meaning of the original. “Mr. Waley has done a remarkable job with this translation.” —Helena Kuo, The New York Times “The irreverent spirit and exuberant vitality of it portraiture . . . make it an entertainment to which Mr. Waley’s witty translation has obviously contributed not a little.” —The Times (London) “Told with immense gusto, and quite apart from its deeper meaning and wise proverbial sayings it is full of entertainment.” —The Guardian

Psychic Visions of Murder: The East Side Ripper

Author: William J. Smith

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1365141845

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 5689


When a mysterious figure starts murdering prostitutes, the NYPD is on the case and they, once again, turn to Detective Smith's psychic daughter;Carol Anne for help finding the perpetrator, but in order to do so, Detective Smith has to return to The Cedar Grove Home for the Criminally Insane, where Carol Anne is still an in-patient.Will Carol Anne be able to help her father and the NYPD catch the killer before he can strike again and will Carol Anne be his last victi

Catch a Falling Clown

Author: Stuart M. Kaminsky

Publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers

ISBN: 9049986277

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2251


A circus stakeout puts Toby Peters at the bottom of the food chain The gorilla doesn’t like clowns. Normally that wouldn’t bother Toby Peters, since detective work tends to keep him far away from animal cages, but tonight he’s dressed as a clown and locked in with the ape. The animal’s handler told him not to worry—gorillas don’t eat people. They just like to tear their arms and legs off. What the ape doesn’t understand is that Peters is here for his protection. Earlier that week, someone electrocuted an elephant, and the gorilla, as one of the star attractions in this second-rate circus, is next on the hit list. Someone is killing animals to kill the circus, and if that doesn’t work they may move on to human prey. Toby Peters has a shot at unraveling this big top mystery, as long as he survives his night in the gorilla’s cage.

The Phoenix Unchained

Author: Mercedes Lackey,James Mallory

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429921900

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 374


New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory teamed up to write The Obsidian Trilogy, set in a wondrous world filled with magical beings, competing magic systems, and a titanic struggle between good and evil. That world proved so popular with the creators and readers alike that Lackey and Mallory have returned to it with The Phoenix Unchained, Book One of The Enduring Flame, the opening volume of a new epic fantasy trilogy. After a thousand years of peace, much Magick has faded from the world. The Elves live far from humankind. There are no High Mages, and Wild Mages are seen only rarely. Bisochim, a powerful Wild Mage, is determined to reintroduce Darkness to the world, believing that it is out of Balance. Tiercel, a young Armethalian nobleman, is convinced that High Magic is not just philosophy. He attempts a spell—and draws the unwelcome attention of Bisochim. Tiercel survives Bisochim's attack and begins trying to turn himself into a High Mage. Next in line to be Harbormaster of Armethalieh, Harrier instead finds himself regularly saving Tyr's life and meeting magickal people and creatures. To Harrier's dismay, it seems that he must become a hero. In The Phoenix Unchained, Harrier and Tiercel begin a marvelous journey to uncover their destinies. Along the way, they meet a charming female centaur, several snooty Elves, and the most powerful dragon their world has ever known. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Cup of Comfort for Parents of Children with Special Needs

Author: Colleen Sell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440519935

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

View: 8001


A diagnosis of a childÆs special need can be extremely difficult for parents. However, every day, these children accomplish small victories and make great strides that improve their own livesùand brighten their parentsÆ days. This collection brings to life fifty stories of parents who have struggled with a childÆs diagnosis only to embrace the differences that make their children that much more specialùand even more loved. Following the success of A Cup of Comfort« for Parents of Children with Autism, this sensitive and joyful collection offers a poignant message of support, hope, and empathy. This touching volume is sure to find a welcome home wherever people are dealing with a challenging diagnosis.