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Popular psychology

See below for a selection of the latest books from Popular psychology category. Presented with a red border are the Popular 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 Popular psychology books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Slay Your Dragons With Compassion

Slay Your Dragons With Compassion

Author: Malcolm Stern Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2020

When renowned psychotherapist Malcom Stern's daughter Melissa committed suicide in 2014 he experienced most parents' worst nightmare and his grief made him challenge every aspect of his work and life. It thrust his growth and development forwards in ways he never thought possible, forcing him to confront his fears and work through his biggest blocks. The culmination of that process is: Slay Your Dragons With Compassion: 10 Ways To Thrive In An Unstable World. The book, which includes many exercises, is the distillation of over thirty years' experience in the therapy room and shows us that meaning can exist even in the worst tragedy. By creating a set of practices and making them central to our lives we can find passion, purpose, and meaningful happiness while navigating life's darkest moments in such a way that we discover the gold hidden within. Malcolm Stern's invaluable book Slay Your Dragons with Compassion shows how unconditional acceptance and the power of awareness can help us transcend the suffering caused by unconscious mental-emotional conditioning, and thus bring about redemption and healing. Eckhart Tolle

You Are Positively Awesome

You Are Positively Awesome

Author: Stacie Swift Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2020

You Are Positively Awesome is a colourful and practical book for an everyday burst of positivity and an extra dose of self-kindness. We all weather some difficult days, sometimes we just wake up needing a bit of a boost and a reminder that nobody really has it all together all the time. This book is for all those days - a rainbow of good vibes, full of self-care prompts and words to live by. Sometimes it feels as though we are the only ones struggling. We're juggling too many balls and comparing our wobbly days to a constant stream of shiny, staged social media photos. We lose our sparkle and forget all about self-love and self-kindness. Even though deep down we know it's okay not to be okay, we all need a bit of a reminder from time to time. This book is full of memos, activities and friendly advice; it's a real-life antidote to life. Chapters include: Hey, you're awesome! Why is this stuff important? We all have times when life is a bit rainy It's okay Self-love matters You can be a good person with a kind heart and still say 'NO' But say 'YES' to self-care Believe you can It's cool to be kind Other awesome things Whether you need an affirmation to make you smile, practical tips on upping your self-care, or space to create your own pie chart of 'Things That Help on Tough Days' this book combines colourful illustrations with useful words of support for all us, even when we feel at our un-sparkiest.

Expert

Expert

Author: Roger Kneebone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2020

What do lace makers share with pulmonary surgeons? Saville Row tailors with molecular scientists? Jazz musicians with fighter pilots? Seemingly, they have little in common, other than being skilled at what they do. But the expert on experts, Professor Roger Kneebone, has spent his life finding the points of connection. As he shows, while the outcome is always different, the journey to expertise is always the same. From 'doing time' as an Apprentice, knowing nothing and learning by copying how things are already done, through setting out on your own as a Journeyman, developing your own voice and taking responsibility for your work, to finally becoming a Master and refining your knowledge through passing it on to future generations, Kneebone articulates a path we're all following - and there's comfort in locating yourself, understanding how far there is to go, and seeing how far you've come. Drawing on cutting-edge research, including his own work with a variety of extraordinary experts from taxidermists to neurosurgeons, and a tradition of learning established in medieval workshops, in this ground-breaking book, Professor Kneebone reveals with colour and panache the symbiotic system that creates and sustains experts, whatever their field, and explains how you can become one yourself, whether you're learning a language, giving a presentation, or simply becoming the person you want to be.

Expert

Expert

Author: Roger Kneebone Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/08/2020

What do lace makers share with vascular surgeons? Savile Row tailors with molecular scientists? Jazz musicians with fighter pilots? Seemingly they have little in common, other than being skilled at what they do. But Roger Kneebone, an expert on experts, has spent his life finding points of connection. As he shows, while the outcome may be very different, the journey to becoming expert is always the same. Kneebone describes a path we're all following. You start by 'doing time' as an Apprentice, copying how things are already done by other people. Then you set out on your own as a Journeyman, developing your own voice and taking responsibility for your work. Finally, you become a Master, refining your knowledge and passing it on to future generations. Whatever your passion, there's comfort in locating yourself, understanding how far there is to go, and seeing how far you've come. In this ground-breaking book, Kneebone combines cutting-edge research, including his own work with extraordinary experts, with traditions from the medieval guilds. He reveals with colour and panache the symbiotic system that creates and sustains experts, whatever their field. He explains how you can become one yourself, whether you're learning a language, giving a presentation, or simply becoming the person you want to be.

Possessed

Possessed

Author: Bruce Hood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2020

'Beautifully written and brilliantly argued, Possessed is one of the few things you really need to own' Daniel Gilbert How ownership came to control us - and what we can do about it Global emergencies are wake-up calls for humanity as we are forced to reassess what we value most in our lives. Our love affair with our possessions seems to be all-consuming, even as our planet reaches breaking point. Despite the constant warnings about our future, we are reluctant to change our ways when it comes to accumulating more and more things. Why is this? The answer is our need for ownership. Ownership is a uniquely human pre-occupation that has its origins deeply rooted in our biology. It can be seen in everything from children fighting over toys to the rise of political extremism. Award-winning psychologist Bruce Hood draws on research from his own lab and others around the world to explain why psychological ownership is an emotional state of mind that governs our behaviour from the cradle to the grave, even when it is often irrational and destructive. What motivates us to buy more than we need? How does our urge to acquire control our behaviour, even the way we vote? And what can we do about it? Timely, engaging and persuasive, Possessed is the first book to explore how ownership has us enthralled in relentless pursuit of a false happiness, with damaging consequences for society and the planet - and how we can stop buying into it.

Sense

Sense

Author: Russell Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/08/2020

A fascinating and revelatory look at how we can unlock the true potential of our five senses and use them to vastly improve every single part of our lives. How can colour prime you for creative thinking? What kind of music helps you run faster? Which scents can help you fall asleep? Our senses have a powerful effect on how we think, feel and behave; yet we don't use them to their full potential. For over a decade, multi-sensory marketing expert Russell Jones has been using the science of the senses to design products, brands and retail environments that tantalise our senses in revolutionary ways. In this incredible new book, Jones takes research from the worlds of neuroscience, experimental and behavioural psychology and beyond, and shows you how to live more multi-sensorially; paying attention to the sounds, scents, colours, objects, shapes and textures that constantly surround you, to profoundly impact and improve every aspect of your life. Whether it's helping you feel energised in the morning, get the most from your work-out, be efficient at the office, avoid getting caught in the traps of savvy retailers or creating the perfect sensory background to enjoy your food with. And, finally, he helps you have the most restful evening and night's sleep you possibly can. Sense is a fascinating and revelatory look at how you can use your senses in a way you never have before.

The Chimp Paradox

The Chimp Paradox

Author: Prof Steve Peters Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2020

The ground-breaking mind management model for confidence, success and happiness - over 1 million copies sold Do you sabotage your own happiness and success? Are you struggling to make sense of yourself? Do your emotions sometimes dictate your life? The Chimp Paradox is an incredibly powerful mind management model that can help you understand yourself and others, and become a happy, confident, healthier and more successful person. Prof Steve Peters explains the struggle that takes place within your mind and then shows how to apply this understanding to every area of your life so you can: - Recognise how your mind is working - Understand and manage your emotions and thoughts - Manage yourself and become the person you would like to be The Chimp Mind Management Model is based on scientific facts and principles, which have been simplified into a workable model for easy, everyday use so that you can identify what is preventing you from living a happier, more successful life. Packed with key facts that explain how you function as well as exercises for you to work with, the Chimp Model will help you develop the emotional skills and practical habits to become the person you want to be and live the life you want to live.

2 Minutes to Confidence

2 Minutes to Confidence

Author: Corinne Sweet Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/08/2020

Discover how to transform a negative mind-set in just two minutes. With all the pressures and responsibilities of modern life, it can be easy to get stuck in a confidence rut. Banish feelings of anxiety, stress and imposter syndrome with these quick and easy two-minute exercises drawing on a range of proven mindfulness techniques, from meditation to visualisations and affirmations. Psychologist Corinne Sweet reveals how just two minutes a day can make all the difference. In the time it takes to boil a kettle or at the end of a car journey, these exercises will provide an instant mood boost and set you up for success.

Grasp

Grasp

Author: Sanjay Sarma, Luke Yoquinto Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2020

As the head of Open Learning at MIT, Sanjay Sarma has a daunting job description: to fling open the doors of the MIT experience for the benefit of the wider world. But if you're going to undertake such an ambitious project, you must first ask: How exactly does learning work? What conditions are most conducive? Are our traditional classroom methods - lecture, homework, test, repeat - actually effective? And if not, which techniques are? Grasp takes readers across multiple frontiers, from fundamental neuroscience to cognitive psychology and beyond, as it explores the future of learning. For instance: * Scientists are studying the role of forgetting, exposing it not as a simple failure of memory but a critical weapon in our learning arsenal * New developments in neuroimaging are helping us understand how reading works in the brain. It's become possible to identify children who might benefit from specialised dyslexia interventions - before they learn to read * Many schools have begun converting to flipped classrooms, in which you watch a lesson at home, then do your 'homework' in class Along the way, Sarma debunks long-held views such as the noxious idea of 'learning styles,' while equipping readers with a set of practical tools for absorbing and retaining information across a lifetime of learning. He presents a vision for learning that's more inclusive and democratic - revealing a world bursting with powerful learners, just waiting for the chance they deserve. Drawing from the author's experience as an educator and the work of researchers and educational innovators at MIT and beyond, Grasp offers scientific and practical insight, promising not just to inform and entertain readers but to open their minds.

Sense

Sense

Author: Russell Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2020

A fascinating and revelatory look at how we can unlock the true potential of our five senses and use them to vastly improve every single part of our lives. How can colour prime you for creative thinking? What kind of music helps you run faster? Which scents can help you fall asleep? Our senses have a powerful effect on how we think, feel and behave; yet we don't use them to their full potential. For over a decade, multi-sensory marketing expert Russell Jones has been using the science of the senses to design products, brands and retail environments that tantalise our senses in revolutionary ways. In this incredible new book, Jones takes research from the worlds of neuroscience, experimental and behavioural psychology and beyond, and shows you how to live more multi-sensorially; paying attention to the sounds, scents, colours, objects, shapes and textures that constantly surround you, to profoundly impact and improve every aspect of your life. Whether it's helping you feel energised in the morning, get the most from your work-out, be efficient at the office, avoid getting caught in the traps of savvy retailers or creating the perfect sensory background to enjoy your food with. And, finally, he helps you have the most restful evening and night's sleep you possibly can. Sense is a fascinating and revelatory look at how you can use your senses in a way you never have before.

Unbound

Unbound

Author: Kasia Urbaniak Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/08/2020

Stop being a servant of the life you're living and become a creator of the world you want. Electrifying lessons in power, influence and persuasion to equalise women in an unequal world. Why do so many women feel they're too much yet not enough? How can you feel 'good and mad' yet reluctant to speak up in a meeting or difficult conversation? What causes women to freeze at critical moments? Kasia Urbaniak spent 17 years studying to become a Taoist nun. To foot the bill for her studies, she worked as a high-paid (and extremely successful) dominatrix in dungeons around New York City. What she learned in these two wildly different settings has turned into her life's work. UNBOUND brings Urbaniak's unique teachings for women on speaking power, persuading others and navigating conflict to a mainstream audience for the first time. Part polemic, part practical, it opens women's eyes to why they frequently find it so difficult - personally, professionally and socially - to raise their voices, why they freeze in challenging circumstances and what they can do to change this. Too often women find themselves in the role of 'sub' when they need to be more 'dom' - in short they are paralysed by their Good Girl Syndrome and a deep-seated need to please everyone and anyone except themselves. UNBOUND offers precise, practical instruction in how to stand in your power, find your voice and use it well. Part manual, part manifesto, it will help you cut through layers of self-censoring and self-doubt to go after what you truly want, and live your wildest, best and most satisfying life.

Happy Place Coloring Book

Happy Place Coloring Book

Author: Car Pintos Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2020