Mind Games

Author: Eric Caplan

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520927025

Category: Psychology

Page: 260

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Eric Caplan's fascinating exploration of Victorian culture in the United States shatters the myth of Freud's seminal role in the creation of American psychotherapy. Resurrecting the long-buried "prehistory" of American mental therapeutics, Mind Games tells the remarkable story of how a widely assorted group of actors—none of them hailing from Vienna or from any other European city—compelled a reluctant medical profession to accept a new role for the mind in medicine. By the time Freud first set foot on American soil in 1909, as Caplan demonstrates, psychotherapy was already integrally woven into the fabric of American culture and medicine. What came to be known as psychotherapy emerged in the face of considerable opposition, much—indeed most—of which was generated by the medical profession itself. Caplan examines the contentious interplay within the American medical community, as well as between American physicians and their lay rivals, who included faith-healers, mind-curists, Christian Scientists, and Protestant ministers. These early practitioners of alternative medicine ultimately laid the groundwork for a distinctive and much heralded American type of psychotherapy. Its grudging acceptance by both medical elites and rank and file physicians signified their understanding that reliance on physical therapies to treat nervous and mental symptoms compromised their capacity to treat—and compete—effectively in a rapidly expanding mental-medical marketplace. Mind Games shows how psychotherapy came to occupy its central position in mainstream American culture.

Mind Games

Author: IntroBooks

Publisher: IntroBooks


Category: Games & Activities

Page: 40

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There is numerous research showing the benefits of brain training on different aspects of our mental health. Usually, it involves puzzles, computer-based activities, books and others that will enhance mental activity. Different medical institutions have conducted studies on how to train the brain and improve memory power, verbal and non-verbal reasoning and improve focus and concentration. There is even an ongoing medical research on the determination of the benefits of training the brain to delay the effects of dementia and Alzheimer's. With this discovery: how to start training your mind? Contrary to what most of us think, training programs do not require reading boring. These are some of the games that can excite your brain.

Mind Games

Author: Heather Petty

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 148142307X


Page: 320

View: 3157

In modern-day London, sixteen-year-old Miss James "Mori" Moriarty and classmate Sherlock Holmes set out to discover who is framing Mori for the Regent's Park killings.

Mind Games

Author: Diane Compagno

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781450239684

Category: Fiction

Page: 164

View: 7677

Neurosurgeon, Sara Morgan, is confronted by an influx of patients with varied neurological disorders experiencing unusual symptoms. Determined to find out the cause, Morgan teams up with Pierce Oliver, an ex-lover and fellow neurologist. Their findings lead them into a world filled with mystery and conspiracy with danger at every turn.

Mind Games

Author: J. J. Abrams,Paul Ruditis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416940731

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 7350

Agents Sydney Bristow and Marcus Dixon are hot on the trail of a drug lord who has created a mind-control drug so potent that in the wrong hands it could be one of the world's most dangerous bioweapons. Determined to halt production of the substance, the agents go undercover as dealers. Their approach proves to be successful when the drug lord invites them to his estate -- the perfect chance for Sydney to snoop around and find the location of the main lab. But things don't go quite as planned. A government agency interferes with APO's mission; Sydney is forced to ingest a dose of the drug and commanded to turn on her APO counterparts; Dixon is taken hostage; and someone believed to be an ally turns out to be more foe than friend....

Mind Games

Author: J.A. Cipriano

Publisher: DDCO Publishing, LLC.


Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 9117

Sometimes the voices in your head are real. Lillim Callina is crazy, at least, that's what the doctors tell her. Still, despite their insistence that everything is normal, that monsters don't really hide under the bed and werewolves don't really howl at the moon, Lillim can't shake the feeling they're just plain wrong. So what's a girl just released from a mental hospital to do? Pretend. And that's what Lillim does. Pretend everything is normal. Pretend her school is real. Pretend the cute boy is really walking with her down the hall. Pretend her mother isn't really dead. Because if she doesn't, they'll toss her back in crazy jail and throw away the key. If that happens, there will be no way for her to escape, assuming, of course, that she isn't actually crazy.

Mind Games

Author: Hilary Norman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1471908291

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 8174

On the face of it, the double homicide of Arnold and Marie Robbins looks like just another brutal Miami Beach murder - except that teenage Cathy Robbins is lying between the bodies, traumatised but unharmed. Is she a silent witness to murder, or is she a killer? 'An absorbing, cleverly constructed thriller by an ever-popular British writer' Books Magazine

Mind Games

Author: Carolyn Crane

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 0345519655

Category: Fiction

Page: 403

View: 3488

JUSTINE KNOWS SHE’S GOING TO DIE. ANY SECOND NOW. Justine Jones has a secret. A hardcore hypochondriac, she’s convinced a blood vessel is about to burst in her brain. Then, out of the blue, a startlingly handsome man named Packard peers into Justine’s soul and invites her to join his private crime-fighting team. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime deal. With a little of Packard’s hands-on training, Justine can weaponize her neurosis, turning it outward on Midcity’s worst criminals, and finally get the freedom from fear she’s always craved. End of problem. Or is it? In Midcity, a dashing police chief is fighting a unique breed of outlaw with more than human powers. And while Justine’s first missions, including one against a nymphomaniac husband-killer, are thrilling successes, there is more to Packard than meets the eye. Soon, while battling her attraction to two very different men, Justine is plunging deeper into a world of wizardry, eroticism, and cosmic secrets. With Packard’s help, Justine has freed herself from her madness—only to discover a reality more frightening than anyone’s worst fears. From the Paperback edition.

Mind Games

Author: Laura K. Curtis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698194756

Category: Fiction

Page: 162

View: 3805

Mind games turn fatal in the second Harp Security novel... The daughter of a schizophrenic, Dr. Jane Evans prioritizes order, control, and—above all—her work in a psychiatric research lab. When an attempted kidnapping threatens to derail the project she’s on, her boss hires a bodyguard. He’s everything Jane is not, and if she can survive, she may even learn to like the difference. Eric Sorensen owes Jane a debt he can’t possibly repay. Without her tutoring, he would not have made it through college, would not have the life he does. But none of his memories of college Jane prepare him for adult Jane. When she suddenly disappears, he follows her trail to a secret lab in a cartel-controlled Mexican jungle. Rescue seems impossible but Eric’s not the type to give up, even if it means trading his own life for hers. Includes a bonus excerpt from Laura K. Curtis’s Twisted

CCS Investigations : Book 5 : Mind Games

Author: Susan Elle

Publisher: Ursula Publishing UK


Category: Fiction

Page: 360

View: 6931

Catherine has always known that she is different. At school her exceptional IQ earned her the nickname ‘freak’. But Catherine knows that it wasn't only her high IQ that had gained her that horrible nickname; she had known things, things she shouldn't have known. Now an intruder is playing with her brilliant mind, invading it at will and threatening to harm her family. That, Catherine will never allow!