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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!

Biased

Biased

Author: Jennifer Eberhardt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

'Jennifer Eberhardt makes it clear that racism operates at all levels, and it fills me with hope to know that she is fighting it at all levels. More power to you, sister. The world needs you.' BENJAMIN ZEPHANIAH 'Poignant... striking... important and illuminating.' NEW YORK TIMES ______________________ No matter how fair-minded we think we are, we still don't treat people equally. Why not? Every day, unconscious biases affect our visual perception, attention, memory and behaviour in ways that are subtle and very difficult to recognise without in-depth scientific studies. In a single interaction, they might slip by unnoticed. Over thousands of interactions, they become a huge and powerful force. Jennifer Eberhardt is a pioneering social psychologist one of the world's leading experts on unconscious bias. In this landmark book, she lays out how these biases affect every sector of society, leading to enormous disparities from the classroom to the courtroom to the boardroom. But unconscious bias is not a sin to be condemned. It's a universal human condition, and as Eberhardt shows, one that can - and must - be overcome. ______________________ 'A critically important book.' DAVID OLUSOGA, author of Black and British 'Groundbreaking... essential reading for anyone interested in how we become a more just society.' BRYAN STEVENSON, author of Just Mercy 'Jennifer Eberhardt's ground-breaking work has the power to shift the debate and help shape a fairer society.' DAVID LAMMY MP 'Jennifer Eberhardt gives us the opportunity to talk about race in new ways, ultimately transforming our thinking about ourselves and the world we want to create.' MICHELLE ALEXANDER, author of The New Jim Crow 'An illuminating and readable account of how racial stereotypes and assumptions can cause social devastation and keep huge inequalities in place.' DR PRIYAMVADA GOPAL, University of Cambridge 'This books should be required reading for everyone.' ROBIN DIANGELO, author of White Fragility 'Read this book. Biased will enlighten your journey through race relations and associations.' DAWN BUTLER MP

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Believe in Miracles 101 Stories of Hope, Answered Prayers and Divine Intervention

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Believe in Miracles 101 Stories of Hope, Answered Prayers and Divine Intervention

Author: Amy Newmark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

Miracles happen every day. These true stories of answered prayers, divine intervention, messages from heaven and miraculous healing will give you hope and deepen your faith. Miracles are all around us-we just have to open our eyes and our hearts to them - and believe. They happen every day to people from all walks of life. These 101 stories, from ordinary people who have had extraordinary experiences, will amaze and inspire you to recognize the good in your own life.

Groomed Overcoming the Messages That Shaped Our Past and Limit Our Future

Groomed Overcoming the Messages That Shaped Our Past and Limit Our Future

Author: Elizabeth Melendez Fisher, Beth Jusino Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2020

Someone in your past sold you a false story about who you are and what you're worth. It has been holding you back for too long. Take control of your future. A staggering one out of three women in America was a victim of sexual abuse at some point in her childhood. No matter how many years it's been, if that's your story, those scars are probably still with you. But even if that's not part of your story, this book is for you. Women today have been groomed for a lot more than just sex. Using her own story of abuse, family tragedy, and rebellion, Elizabeth Melendez Fisher guides readers toward an understanding that grooming is oftentimes subtle, but it's always life-altering. In Groomed Fisher incorporates the language and lessons gained over the past decade working with sex trafficking victims and her work in ministry and counseling before that. She draws out five specific ways that women have been groomed, from physical appearance to spirituality to finances, and shows how those manipulative messages have affected the way we see our worth and how they've oftentimes stifled and limited us. From there Fisher offers readers a way to overcome their past, starting with the all-important but rarely explored idea of a selah, or a time of rest and reflection, and exploring active ways to forgive and move forward to a new level of freedom. No one has to be defined by her past. No one has to live for her groomers. It's time to take a look back at where we came from to escape the messages of our past and take control of our future.

The Intelligence Trap Revolutionise your Thinking and Make Wiser Decisions

The Intelligence Trap Revolutionise your Thinking and Make Wiser Decisions

Author: David Robson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

'A startling, provocative and potently useful book' Sunday Times What blinkered Einstein and Edison? Why did Steve Jobs and NASA make lethal errors of judgement? How might environmental disaster and social inequality be averted? It is time for us to learn a new way of thinking. The twenty-first century presents complex problems that require a wiser way of reasoning, one that recognises our current limitations, tolerates ambiguity and uncertainty, balances multiple perspectives, and bridges diverse areas of expertise. Whatever our age and experience, whether a NASA scientist or a school student, we will benefit from wielding our minds with insight, precision, social sensitivity and humility. In an exhilarating journey through current research, drawing on insight from Socrates to Benjamin Franklin and some of the world's most successful industries, award-winning science journalist David Robson shows how to build a cognitive toolkit to help us all maximise our full potential.

Be Amazing Discover Your Purpose, Conquer Your Fears, and Fulfill Your Potential

Be Amazing Discover Your Purpose, Conquer Your Fears, and Fulfill Your Potential

Author: Paul S. Boynton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

A Roadmap to Living an Extraordinary Life, from the Bestselling author of Begin with Yes Be Amazing is a motivational and inspiring call to action for people who want more out of life, guiding them and helping them discover how to be amazing in their everyday work and personal lives. Using the signature gentle, conversational style that made Paul Boynton's Begin with Yes so popular, Paul captivates readers with stories of extraordinary people in everyday circumstances, and then zeroes in on the qualities and habits that make them so amazing. By distilling the universal qualities that yield such amazing results, Paul helps readers understand the simple commitments and actions that they can employ in their own lives that will help them be amazing, too-at home, at work, and the pursuit of their passions. Be Amazing shows readers how they can accelerate into lives that are rich and fulfilling, thanks to simple principles that are both universal and easy to understand and apply day-to-day. Learn how generosity and kindness will propel you toward success. Discover the power of setting intentions. Be inspired to serve your community and reap the surprising rewards of doing so. And perhaps most importantly, be empowered to be you. Simple, direct, and full of hope and practical wisdom, Be Amazing will help lead you to the life you've always wanted, while helping others along the way.

The Mindful Kind

The Mindful Kind

Author: Rachael Kable Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

Great sex starts at 50 How to age-proof your libido

Great sex starts at 50 How to age-proof your libido

Author: Tracey Cox Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

What a book. Slip between these covers. Satisfaction guaranteed. Kathy Lette, international bestselling writer and author of Puberty Blues, Mad Cows and The Boy Who Fell to Earth Get ready for the ride of your life Fifty-plus looks nothing like it used to. Fitter, healthier, many of us hit half a century with little sign of slowing down. And yet...there's no denying that something happens to us sexually at 50. The menopause brings with it a whole slew of challenges, from bottomed-out libidos to painful sex, weight gain and body image issues. Many men grapple with erectile dysfunction and the mixed blessing that is Viagra. Toss in dodgy knees, stiff backs and fatigue and sex can become a source of stress rather than pleasure. Other challenges go beyond the physical: how do you ignite desire after decades with the same person? And what if you (or your partner) simply no longer wants to have sex? Happily, information and enthusiasm are all it takes to reclaim a robust sex life, whatever your situation. Let international sex expert Tracey Cox navigate you through what's actually happening to your body and what you can do about it. She'll show you how to age-proof your libido and stop comparing the sex you had when you were young with the sex you have now; how to arouse yourself and your partner (hello, sex toys!), how to flirt (remember?), how to create the perfect conditions for sex, what to do when infidelity visits, how to navigate sex when you're fifty- (or sixty- or seventy-) something and single, and so much more. Using a blend of research, case histories and personal anecdotes, Great Sex Starts at 50 is real, reassuring, honest, funny and most of all empowering. This is not about trying to stay young, or turning back the clock-it's about being the best version of yourself so you can live the second half of your life as happily as the first.

Be Extraordinary 7 Key Skills to Transform Your Life From Ordinary to Extraordinary

Be Extraordinary 7 Key Skills to Transform Your Life From Ordinary to Extraordinary

Author: Jennifer Wild Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2020

Some people can get over anything. Doctors diagnose them with a rare form of cancer and they recover. They are viciously attacked and blinded yet pull through to start a successful business improving other people's lives. They survive injury in the military, and campaign across the country to raise awareness about the emotional difficulties linked to combat service. These people bounce back from horrendous trauma that would emotionally and physically cripple most people. They flourish with renewed resolve to face any problem with grace and ease. Knowing how people in challenging circumstances such as these transition from ordinary to extraordinary gives us the knowledge to transform our own lives without first suffering trauma. Be Extraordinary reveals a life-changing formula that will lead us on the path to being extraordinary even when we encounter setbacks along the way. Jennifer Wild has discovered that overcoming adversity and becoming extraordinary tap the same factor. People who flourish with or without trauma as their catalyst naturally draw on seven key processes - the unwavering belief in recovering against all odds, the conviction to reach one's goals, the courage to focus on the future rather than the past, and the invaluable, necessary conscious and continuous process of updating out-dated memories and self-concepts. These factors drive people to overcome adversity. They drive people to become extraordinary. Some people have them. Some people don't. This book is about what those factors are, how to get them and why they work. Linking science to achievable transformation, Dr Wild reveals the seven processes and gives inspiring real-life examples of how ordinary people have used them to come through astonishing adversity. Offering an accessible, practical no-nonsense plan of how to overcome everyday setbacks, this is the essential guide if you want to Be Extraordinary.

Listify List & Journal Your Way to Balance, Self-Discovery, and Self-Care

Listify List & Journal Your Way to Balance, Self-Discovery, and Self-Care

Author: Marina Greenway Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2020

A Writing Journal for Self-Care and MindfulnessList-Writing Is Your New Superpower: Lists help us to remember our tasks, round up the cool movies and books we've been wanting to check out, plan our self-care routines, and more-freeing up our brain space by allowing us to chronicle our unique lives on paper. With dozens of lists, journal prompts, and quotes to keep you inspired, Listify invites you to flex this superpower and takes you on a journey of self-exploration. Self-Care Has Never Been Better: Listify is more than just a self-help book for women. List-writing activities calm us, let us explore our memories, and get all of those things-to-remember on paper. No more overwhelm in your mind! Both a keepsake and a tool, this book will allow you to capture all the beautiful aspects of your life-past, present, and future. Put pen to paper and list and journal to a deeper connection with the most important person in your life: you. If you liked writing journals like Start Where You Are, 52 Lists for Happiness and Q&A a Day, you will love Listify. Listify is a great journal to write in for women and men, providing prompts for: Acts of kindness you can easily implement every day Routines and activities that center you Nearby events, parks, and neighborhoods to explore Exploring your strongest scent-memories Favorites lists of books, movies, fictional characters and more!

The Orchid and the Dandelion Why Sensitive People Struggle and How All Can Thrive

The Orchid and the Dandelion Why Sensitive People Struggle and How All Can Thrive

Author: W. Thomas Boyce Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2020

'A necessary and important book.' Philippa Perry, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read `The Orchid and the Dandelion is based on groundbreaking research that has the power to change the lives of countless children - and the adults who love them.' - Susan Cain, New York Times bestselling author of Quiet Are you a hardy and resilient dandelion, or are you a more sensitive and fragile orchid? Building on the definitions of introvert, extrovert or highly sensitive, The Orchid and the Dandelion exposes - for the first time - how a combination of environmental and genetic factors contribute to what makes us who we are. This breakthrough research explains why some people struggle where others succeed, why happiness comes so easily to some while frustrations weigh more heavily on others. In The Orchid and the Dandelion, Dr W. Thomas Boyce - one of the world's foremost researchers in the field of pediatric health - presents findings that children have two very different responses to their environments. While some children are like dandelions and can thrive in almost any environment, there are others who, like orchids, are much more reactive and susceptible to their surroundings. Now we finally have a scientific framework to understand people and how to address their unique needs to help them find their fullest potential. This groundbreaking book draws on extensive research into genetics and the exploding field of epigenetics, examples and real stories that will re-frame how we think about orchid and dandelion children -and the adults those children have become. By understanding which of us are, genetically and environmentally speaking, the orchids of this world, Dr Boyce explains how to care for and parent our children - the true orchids. He shows how we can help them thrive by sharing insights and lessons from his thirty years of research in the field.

Why We Dream The Science, Creativity and Transformative Power of Dreams

Why We Dream The Science, Creativity and Transformative Power of Dreams

Author: Alice Robb Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2020

We all dream, and 98 per cent of us can recall our dreams the next morning. Even in today's modern age, it is human nature to wonder what they mean. With incredible new discoveries and stunning science, Why We Dream will give you dramatic insight into yourself and your body. You'll never think of dreams in the same way again . . . Groundbreaking science is putting dreams at the forefront of new research into sleep, memory, the concept of self and human socialization. Once a subject of the New Age and spiritualism, the science of dreams is revealed to have a crucial role in the biology and neuroscience of our waking lives. In Why We Dream, Alice Robb, a leading American science journalist, will take readers on a journey to uncover why we dream, why dreaming matters, and how we can improve our dream life - and why we should. Through her encounters with scientists at the cutting edge of dream research, she reveals how: - Dreams can be powerful tools to help us process the pain of a relationship break-up, the grief of losing a loved one and the trauma after a dramatic event - Nightmares may be our body's warning system for physical and mental illness (including cancer, depression and Alzheimer's) - Athletes can improve their performance by dreaming about competing - Drug addicts who dream about drug-taking can dramatically speed up their recovery from addiction. Robb also uncovers the fascinating science behind lucid dreaming - when we enter a dream state with control over our actions, creating a limitless playground for our fantasies. And as one of only ten per cent of people with the ability to lucid-dream, she is uniquely placed to teach us how to do it ourselves.

Capturing Mindfulness

Capturing Mindfulness

Author: Matthew Johnstone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2020

There are few better ways to consciously slow down and truly engage with your surroundings than when you are armed with a camera. With Capturing Mindfulness, de-stressing and being in the moment needn't be limited to simple diary-keeping and fill-in journals; instead you can capture it with your lens. Bestselling author Matthew Johnstone's latest book Capturing Mindfulness, is a natural follow on from his last book Quiet the Mind which came out in 2012. Matthew has been practicing what he terms 'photopresent' for the last 15 years and believes that next to meditation, this is one of the most creative and enjoyable ways to attain mindfulness in day-to-day life. The very essence of photography; after all, is all about focus and capturing 'the moment'. Matthew is fascinated by light, colour, composition and most importantly how he can see the world differently. For him, having camera in your hands is the reminder to consciously slow everything down from your breath, to your walk, to your thoughts and begin to really observe your surroundings as if seeing them for the first time. Mindfulness photography is about seeing something that no one else can, capturing something that will never happen again and finding beauty where it doesn't typically exist. When we become more consciously aware of where we are, what we're doing and what we're thinking, life can become calmer, more enjoyable and generally more manageable.