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See below for a selection of the latest books from Psychology category. Presented with a red border are the Psychology books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Psychology books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Losing Our Minds What Mental Illness Really Is - and What It Isn't

Losing Our Minds What Mental Illness Really Is - and What It Isn't

Author: Lucy Foulkes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2021

Losing Our Minds provides an accessible distillation and empowering guide to the latest science of mental illness, overturning the notion that we are experiencing an 'epidemic' of mental illness, especially among young people. Much progress has been made in recent years to promote awareness and openness around mental illness. But academic psychologist Dr Lucy Foulkes argues that a wider understanding of what actually constitutes mental illness is still lacking. As a result, psychiatric terminology is widely overused and misapplied, and the distinction between clinical conditions that require medical treatment - such as depression and anxiety disorders - as opposed to the normal challenges of human experience - such as sadness, stress and anxiety - are being lost. Confusion arises because such distinctions are often hard to make but understanding and preserving them is essential if we are properly to care for those who are ill, equip ourselves to cope with life's unavoidable mental challenges and provide the right kind of support that each demands. Drawing on her expert understanding of the scientific literature as well as personal experience, Losing Our Minds will present a comprehensive and sympathetic overview of the state of our current knowledge about the causes and nature of the most prevalent mental illnesses, how and when they develop, and the effectiveness of current treatments. It will also make clear what remains unknown, setting the record straight about this often controversial, misunderstood and politicised subject.

The Act of Living

The Act of Living

Author: Frank Tallis Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/01/2021

'Tallis writes with clarity and wit' Sebastian Faulks Science, technology and western liberal democracy have all had a dramatic impact on our quality of life. Compared to previous generations, we have unprecedented access to information, increased personal freedom, more material comforts and more possessions. Yet, even before the shock of Covid-19, more people than ever before were reporting being depressed, anxious or unfulfilled. As our material circumstances become easier, life seems to get harder. Why should this be? Shelves sag under the weight of self-help manuals and the internet is awash with the advice of role-models and celebrity gurus; however, to what extent can these sources be expected to supply meaningful, practical answers - the kind of answers relevant to sceptical individuals living in a modern, technologically advanced culture? For over a hundred years, psychotherapists have been developing and refining models of the human mind. They have endeavoured to alleviate distress and they have offered help to people who want to make better life choices. Although the clinical provenance of psychotherapy is important, the legacy of psychotherapy has much wider relevance. It can offer original perspectives on the big questions usually entrusted to philosophers and representative of faith: Who am I? Why am I here? How should I live? In this compelling and important book, the principle contributions of the outstanding figures associated with the practice of psychotherapy are explained: from Freud to Ellis, Jung to Laing, Adler to Hayes. Viewed as a single, cohesive intellectual tradition, Frank Tallis argues that psychotherapeutic thinking is an immensely valuable and under exploited resource.

The Act of Living

The Act of Living

Author: Frank Tallis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2021

'Tallis writes with clarity and wit' Sebastian Faulks Science, technology and western liberal democracy have all had a dramatic impact on our quality of life. Compared to previous generations, we have unprecedented access to information, increased personal freedom, more material comforts and more possessions. Yet, even before the shock of Covid-19, more people than ever before were reporting being depressed, anxious or unfulfilled. As our material circumstances become easier, life seems to get harder. Why should this be? Shelves sag under the weight of self-help manuals and the internet is awash with the advice of role-models and celebrity gurus; however, to what extent can these sources be expected to supply meaningful, practical answers - the kind of answers relevant to sceptical individuals living in a modern, technologically advanced culture? For over a hundred years, psychotherapists have been developing and refining models of the human mind. They have endeavoured to alleviate distress and they have offered help to people who want to make better life choices. Although the clinical provenance of psychotherapy is important, the legacy of psychotherapy has much wider relevance. It can offer original perspectives on the big questions usually entrusted to philosophers and representative of faith: Who am I? Why am I here? How should I live? In this compelling and important book, the principle contributions of the outstanding figures associated with the practice of psychotherapy are explained: from Freud to Ellis, Jung to Laing, Adler to Hayes. Viewed as a single, cohesive intellectual tradition, Frank Tallis argues that psychotherapeutic thinking is an immensely valuable and under exploited resource.

The Little Stress-Relief Workbook

The Little Stress-Relief Workbook

Author: Jess Henley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2021

These days everyone seems to be a little bit stressed - but for some it can be debilitating. This pocket guide is designed to help you understand the unique way in which you respond to stress so that you can recognise the warning signs and take action. Packed full of guidance, techniques and practical exercises grounded in the latest behavioural science, this book will help you: - Manage stress, and the unpleasant side-effects that often come with it - Improve your well-being and resilience - Create a fuller, more enjoyable and meaningful life Written by an experienced therapist, and illustrated with examples drawn from many years of practice, this helpful little book is your ticket to a calmer, more fulfilled life.

The Enduring Kiss

The Enduring Kiss

Author: Massimo Recalcati Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/01/2021

The kiss is the image that, perhaps more than any other, encompasses the beauty and poetry of love. Every love is required to maintain the kiss, to make it last. When they kiss, lovers carve out a space for themselves, find their peace from war. When they kiss the noise of the world is silenced, its laws broken, time is stolen from its normal continuity. They join together in their distinct, embraced tongues. The kiss joins the tongue that declares love with the body of the lover. And the extinction of the kiss - or more importantly, of the desire to kiss - is the beginning of the end of love. In this short book, Massimo Recalcati - one of Italy's leading intellectuals and bestselling authors - offers seven brief lessons on the mystery and miracle of love, from the serendipity of the first encounter to its end or its continuation over time, as mysterious and miraculous as the first encounter itself.

The Enduring Kiss

The Enduring Kiss

Author: Massimo Recalcati Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2021

The kiss is the image that, perhaps more than any other, encompasses the beauty and poetry of love. Every love is required to maintain the kiss, to make it last. When they kiss, lovers carve out a space for themselves, find their peace from war. When they kiss the noise of the world is silenced, its laws broken, time is stolen from its normal continuity. They join together in their distinct, embraced tongues. The kiss joins the tongue that declares love with the body of the lover. And the extinction of the kiss - or more importantly, of the desire to kiss - is the beginning of the end of love. In this short book, Massimo Recalcati - one of Italy's leading intellectuals and bestselling authors - offers seven brief lessons on the mystery and miracle of love, from the serendipity of the first encounter to its end or its continuation over time, as mysterious and miraculous as the first encounter itself.

Research Methods in Psychology

Research Methods in Psychology

Author: Beth (University of Delaware) Morling Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 05/01/2021

Featuring an emphasis on future consumers of psychological research and examples drawn from popular media, Research Methods in Psychology: Evaluating a World of Information develops students' critical-thinking skills as they evaluate information in their everyday lives. The Fourth Edition of this best-selling text takes learning to a new level for both consumers and producers by offering new content, interactive learning, and online assessment to help them master the concepts.

The Sage Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology

The Sage Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology

Author: Todd K. Shackelford Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/01/2021

Evolutionary psychology is an important and rapidly expanding area in the life, social, and behavioral sciences, and this Handbook represents the most comprehensive and up-to-date reference text in the field today. Over three volumes, the Handbook provides a rich overview of the most important theoretical and empirical work in the field. Chapters cover a broad range of topics, including theoretical foundations, the integration of evolutionary psychology with other life, social, and behavioral sciences, as well as with the arts and the humanities, and the increasing power of evolutionary psychology to inform applied fields, including medicine, psychiatry, law, and education. Each of the volumes has been carefully curated to have a strong thematic focus, covering: - The foundations of evolutionary psychology; - The integration of evolutionary psychology with other disciplines, and; - The applications of evolutionary psychology. The SAGE Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology is an essential resource for researchers, graduate students, and advanced undergraduate students in all areas of psychology, and in related disciplines across the life, social, and behavioral sciences.

Introducing Theory of Mind

Introducing Theory of Mind

Author: Martin J. (University of Stirling, UK) Doherty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Introducing Theory of Mind

Introducing Theory of Mind

Author: Martin J. (University of Stirling, UK) Doherty Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Case Analyses for Child and Adolescent Disorders

Case Analyses for Child and Adolescent Disorders

Author: Randall Osborne, Joan Lafuze, David Dunn Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

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Case Analyses for Child and Adolescent Disorders

Case Analyses for Child and Adolescent Disorders

Author: Randall Osborne, Joan Lafuze, David Dunn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

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