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Madness - Stories Of Uncertainty And Hope (Paperback): Sean Baumann Madness - Stories Of Uncertainty And Hope (Paperback)
Sean Baumann
R280 R224 Discovery Miles 2 240 Save R56 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

"A patient is standing in the middle of the river. He gazes across the water to the city and the mountain above where the sun is setting. His back is turned to the hospital. The nurses are waiting for him patiently on the river bank. He seems uncertain whether to cross the river or to return. There is no danger. He is on the edge, in an in-between space, as is the hospital where I have worked as a specialist psychiatrist for over twenty-five years."

For many of us, what lies beyond conventional portrayals of mental illness is often shrouded in mystery, misconception and fear. Dr Sean Baumann spent decades as a psychiatrist at Valkenberg Hospital and, through his personal engagement with patients’ various forms of psychosis, he describes the lived experiences of those who suffer from schizophrenia, depression, bipolar and other disorders.

The stories told are authentic, mysterious and compelling, representing both vivid expressions of minds in turmoil and the struggle to give form and meaning to distress. The author seeks to describe these encounters in a respectful way, believing that careless portrayals of madness cause further suffering and perpetuate the burden of stigma.

Baumann argues cogently for a more inclusive way of making sense of mental health. With sensitivity and empathy, his enquiries into the territories of art, psychology, consciousness, otherness, free will and theories of the self reveal how mental illness raises questions that affect us all.

Madness is illustrated by award-winning artist Fiona Moodie.

A Student's A-Z Of Psychology (Paperback, 2nd edition): V. van Deventer, M. Mojapelo-Batka A Student's A-Z Of Psychology (Paperback, 2nd edition)
V. van Deventer, M. Mojapelo-Batka 9
R283 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R54 (19%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

This revised edition of A Student’s A-Z of Psychology is a response to the requirements of the modern learning environment. It provides the core psychological knowledge required for a first year course in psychology as well as information on specific skills-based topics. As an alphabetically arranged resource, it is an easy-to-use companion for the entry-level student of psychology.

Contents Include:

  • Cognition: Thinking
  • Consultation scenario for a psychological research project
  • Consultation scenario for a stress management programme
  • Consultation scenario for a study management programme
  • Consultation interview
  • Emotion and motivation
  • Emotion: Classification of
  • Emotion: Concept of
  • Emotion: Theories of
  • Emotional intelligence: Concept of
  • Emotions: Interpretation of
  • Groups: Attributes of human groups
  • Groups: Differentiation of groups
  • Groups: Interaction of groups
  • Human nervous system: Impulse conduction in the neuron
  • Human nervous system: Impulse conduction in the synapse
  • Human nervous system: Structure and function
  • Human nervous system: The structure of the neuron
  • Individual differences in behaviour
  • Information analysis: Correlation between variables
  • Information analysis: Difference between groups
  • Information modelling: Expandable tree structures
  • Information modelling: Flow charts
  • Information modelling: Graphs
  • Information modeling: Visiograms
  • Intelligence: Concept and measurement of
  • Intelligence: Theories of
  • Intelligence and creativity
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Interpersonal dynamics
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Learning: Concept of
  • Learning: Social learning
  • Memory
  • Motivation: The nature of motivated behaviour
  • Motivation: The process of motivated behaviour
  • Personality and health
  • Personality concepts
  • Personality theories
  • Presentations
  • Psychological disorders
  • Psychological programme: Content for stress management
  • Psychological programme for stress
  • Psychological programme for study management
  • Psychological programmes
  • Psychological science
  • Psychology: What is it all about?
  • Research essays
  • Self: The concept of self
  • Self: The dynamics of self
  • Self: The foundations of self
  • Sensation and perception
  • Sensation: The visual system
  • Social issues
Beyond Order - 12 More Rules For Life (Paperback): Jordan B Peterson Beyond Order - 12 More Rules For Life (Paperback)
Jordan B Peterson
R340 R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Save R91 (27%) In Stock

In 12 Rules for Life, acclaimed public thinker and clinical psychologist Jordan B. Peterson offered an antidote to the chaos in our lives: eternal truths applied to modern anxieties. His insights have helped millions of readers and resonated powerfully around the world. Now in this long-awaited sequel, Peterson goes further, showing that part of life's meaning comes from reaching out into the domain beyond what we know, and adapting to an ever-transforming world.

While an excess of chaos threatens us with uncertainty, an excess of order leads to a lack of curiosity and creative vitality. Beyond Order therefore calls on us to balance the two fundamental principles of reality - order and chaos - and reveals the profound meaning that can be found on the path that divides them. In times of instability and suffering, Peterson reminds us that there are sources of strength on which we can all draw: insights borrowed from psychology, philosophy, and humanity's greatest myths and stories.

Drawing on the hardwon truths of ancient wisdom, as well as deeply personal lessons from his own life and clinical practice, Peterson offers twelve new principles to guide readers towards a more courageous, truthful and meaningful life.

Adult Development and Ageing (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Dap Louw, Anet Louw Adult Development and Ageing (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Dap Louw, Anet Louw
R410 Discovery Miles 4 100 Ships in 4 - 8 working days
The Power Of Fun - Why Fun Is The Key To A Happy And Healthy Life (Paperback): Catherine Price The Power Of Fun - Why Fun Is The Key To A Happy And Healthy Life (Paperback)
Catherine Price
R350 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R70 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Journalist and screen/life balance expert Catherine Price argues persuasively that our always-on, tech-addicted lifestyles have led us to obsess over intangible concepts such as happiness while obscuring the fact that real happiness lies in the everyday experience of fun. We often think of fun as indulgent, even immature and selfish. We claim to not have time for it, even as we find hours a day for what Price calls Fake Fun—bingeing on television, doomscrolling the news, or posting photos to social media, all in hopes of filling some of the emptiness we feel inside..

In this follow-up to her hit book, How to Break Up with Your Phone, Price makes the case that True Fun—which she defines as the magical confluence of playfulness, connection, and flow—will give us the fulfillment we so desperately seek. If you use True Fun as your compass, you will be happier and healthier. You will be more productive, less resentful, and less stressed. You will have more energy. You will find community and a sense of purpose. You will stop languishing and start flourishing. And best of all? You’ll enjoy the process.

Weaving together scientific research with personal experience, Price reveals the surprising mental, physical, and cognitive benefits of fun, and offers a practical, personalized plan for how we can achieve better screen/life balance and attract more True Fun into our daily lives—without feeling overwhelmed.

Groundbreaking, eye-opening, and packed with useful advice, The Power of Fun won’t just change the way you think about fun. It will bring you back to life.

Emotional - The New Thinking About Feelings (Paperback): Leonard Mlodinow Emotional - The New Thinking About Feelings (Paperback)
Leonard Mlodinow
R350 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R70 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

You make hundreds of decisions every day, from what to eat for breakfast to how to influence people, and not one of them could be made without the essential component of emotion.

It has long been held that thinking and feeling are separate and opposing forces in our behaviour. But as best-selling author Leonard Mlodinow tells us, extraordinary advances in psychology and neuroscience have proven that emotions are as critical to our well-being as thinking.

How can you connect better with others? How can you improve your relationship to frustration, fear, and anxiety? What can you do to live a happier life? The answers lie in understanding emotions.

Taking us on a journey from the labs of pioneering scientists to real-world scenarios that have flirted with disaster, Mlodinow shows us how our emotions help, why they sometimes hurt, and what we can make of the difference. Cutting-edge research and deep insights into our evolution, biology, and neuroscience promise to help us understand our emotions better and maximize their benefits.

Told with characteristic clarity and fascinating stories, Mlodinow's exploration of the new science of feelings is an essential guide to making the most of one of nature's greatest gifts to us.

Psychology - An Introduction (Paperback, 4th ed): L. Swartz, C. De la Rey, N. Duncan, L Townsend, V. O'Neill Psychology - An Introduction (Paperback, 4th ed)
L. Swartz, C. De la Rey, N. Duncan, L Townsend, V. O'Neill 3
R700 R609 Discovery Miles 6 090 Save R91 (13%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

Psychology: An Introduction is a comprehensive psychology textbook aimed at first year students.

The 4th edition has been revised to focus on key areas of the undergraduate syllabus. The book retains its strength in providing students with a sound theoretical foundation, as well as streamlining the detail provided in the narrative introductions, research findings and relevant case studies. This gives students the tools to develop their own ideas and to engage critically with the content.

Psychology: An Introduction provides an excellent foundation for students pursuing careers in diverse fields, such as health, education, business, and social development.

The World Looks Like This From Here - Thoughts On African Psychology (Paperback): Kopano Ratele The World Looks Like This From Here - Thoughts On African Psychology (Paperback)
Kopano Ratele
R300 R258 Discovery Miles 2 580 Save R42 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

What does the world look like from Africa? What does it mean to think, feel, express without apology for being African? How does one teach society and children to be African – with full consciousness and pride? In institutions of learning, what would a textbook on African-centred psychology look like? How do researchers and practitioners engage in African social psychology, African-centred child development, African neuropsychology, or any area of psychology that situates African realities at the centre?

Questions such as these are what Kopano Ratele grapples with in this lyrical, philosophical and poetic treatise on practising African psychology in a decolonised world view. Employing a style common in philosophy but rarely used in psychology, the book offers thoughts about the ideas, contestation, urgency and desire around a psychological praxis in Africa for Africans.

While setting out a framework for researching, teaching and practicing African psychology, the book in part coaxes, in part commands and in part urges students of psychology, lecturers, researchers and therapists to reconsider and reach beyond their received notions of African psychology.

Think, Learn, Succeed - Understanding and Using Your Mind to Thrive at School, the Workplace, and Life (Paperback): Dr.... Think, Learn, Succeed - Understanding and Using Your Mind to Thrive at School, the Workplace, and Life (Paperback)
Dr. Caroline Leaf; Foreword by Peter Amua-Quarshie; Afterword by Robert Turner 1
R284 R234 Discovery Miles 2 340 Save R50 (18%) Ships in 9 - 15 working days

Our thought lives have incredible power over our mental, emotional, and even physical well-being. In fact, our thoughts can either limit us to what we believe we can do or release us to experience abilities well beyond our expectations. When we choose a mindset that extends our abilities rather than placing limits on ourselves, we will experience greater intellectual satisfaction, emotional control, and physical health. The only question is . . . how?

Backed by up-to-date scientific research and biblical insight, Dr. Caroline Leaf empowers readers to take control of their thoughts in order to take control of their lives. In this practical book, readers will learn to use

  • The 5-step Switch on Your Brain Learning Program, to build memory and learn effectively
  • The Gift Profile, to discover the unique way they process information
  • The Mindfulness Guide, to optimize their thought life and find their inner resilience

Dr. Leaf shows readers how to combine these powerful tools in order to improve memory, learning, cognitive and intellectual performance, work performance, physical performance, relationships, emotional health, and most importantly a meaningful life well lived.

Each of us has significant psychological resources at our fingertips that we can use in order to improve our overall well-being. Dr. Leaf shows us how to harness those resources to unlock our hidden potential.
Oorkant Jou - 'n Verhaal Uit Die Binnekamer (Afrikaans, Paperback): Juliana Coetzer Oorkant Jou - 'n Verhaal Uit Die Binnekamer (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Juliana Coetzer
R250 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R50 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Toe sÍ sy, terwyl sy skuins afkyk na die mat, asof sy met haarself praat: “Vir te lank in my lewe het ek ongedefinieerd geleef. Ek weet nie wie ek is nie.”

Iets of iemand moet die katalisator wees wat ’n mens aan die dink sit oor jouself. Die vrou van Waterkloof was dit vir my, die een wat my oor myself laat wonder en bewus gemaak het: hier binne is ’n mens. Die vraag laat vra het: Wie is ek?

Oorkant jou is gevul met die stories van die uiteenlopende mense wat Juliana Coetzer se pad kruis as psigoterapeut. Deur hul verhale van swaarkry en herstel, neem Juliana die leser op ʼn reis wat eintlik ons almal sʼn is: Die pad van grootword en eienaarskap neem.

Sy vertel hoe sommige kliŽnte haar inspireer en uitdaag om haar eie vrese te konfronteer, maar ook watter uitwerking dit op terapeute het om aan die wreedheid van die mensdom blootgestel te word. Daar is die families wat uitmekaar geskeur is as gevolg van seksuele misbruik, die man wat sukkel met sy selfbeeld weens afknouery en ook die prostituut Venicia wat ’n tragiese symbool van verwaarlosing word.

Juliana se aardse humorsin maak dat sy egter ook die komiese oomblikke raaksien – totdat die volgende storie oor die menslike toestand jou wind uitslaan.

Beyond Order - 12 More Rules For Life (Paperback): Jordan B Peterson Beyond Order - 12 More Rules For Life (Paperback)
Jordan B Peterson
R265 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R76 (29%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

In 12 Rules for Life, acclaimed public thinker and clinical psychologist Jordan B. Peterson offered an antidote to the chaos in our lives: eternal truths applied to modern anxieties. His insights have helped millions of readers and resonated powerfully around the world.

Now in this long-awaited sequel, Peterson goes further, showing that part of life's meaning comes from reaching out into the domain beyond what we know, and adapting to an ever-transforming world. While an excess of chaos threatens us with uncertainty, an excess of order leads to a lack of curiosity and creative vitality. Beyond Order therefore calls on us to balance the two fundamental principles of reality - order and chaos ≠- and reveals the profound meaning that can be found on the path that divides them.

In times of instability and suffering, Peterson reminds us that there are sources of strength on which we can all draw: insights borrowed from psychology, philosophy, and humanity's greatest myths and stories. Drawing on the hard-won truths of ancient wisdom, as well as deeply personal lessons from his own life and clinical practice, Peterson offers twelve new principles to guide readers towards a more courageous, truthful and meaningful life.

Embrace Your Almost - Find Clarity And Contentment In The In-Betweens, Not-Quites And Unknowns (Hardcover): Jordan Lee Dooley Embrace Your Almost - Find Clarity And Contentment In The In-Betweens, Not-Quites And Unknowns (Hardcover)
Jordan Lee Dooley
R265 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R76 (29%) In Stock

Jordan Lee Dooley knows how devastating it can be to almost achieve a goal, almost reach a dream, or almost get to where you want to be, only to land just short of the finish line or watch it all fall apart at the last minute.

Disrupted, delayed, or even seemingly destroyed dreams have a way of making us rethink everything. But perhaps rethinking dreams is not always the worst thing. In those moments, you have a chance to pause and consider what matters most to you as well as redefine what success looks like for you in a world that’s constantly telling you what you should want or should do.

Believe it or not, it is possible to cultivate a life you really like—and one where you can succeed—in the tension of the middle, between where you started and where you hoped to be.

Discover:

  • the single most important question to ask yourself as you set goals and make plans
  • practical steps to move forward when your plans don’t go according to plan
  • how to clarify which goals are right for you to pursue (and which are not)
  • • what to do when dreams seem to come true for everyone but you
  • the unexpected gains that can arise from unwanted pain
  • how to know when it’s time to let go of a dream—and what to do with the space left behind

Life is filled with unexpected interruptions, almost-but-not-quite moments, uncertainty, and in-between seasons. As hard as those experiences may be, they also offer a unique invitation to align your dreams and goals with what matters most.

Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess - 5 Simple, Scientifically Proven Steps to Reduce Anxiety, Stress, and Toxic Thinking (Paperback):... Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess - 5 Simple, Scientifically Proven Steps to Reduce Anxiety, Stress, and Toxic Thinking (Paperback)
Dr. Caroline Leaf 3
R299 R246 Discovery Miles 2 460 Save R53 (18%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

Toxic thoughts, depression, anxiety--our mental mess is frequently aggravated by a chaotic world and sustained by an inability to manage our runaway thoughts. But we shouldn't settle into this mental mess as if it's just our new normal. There's hope and help available to us--and the road to healthier thoughts and peak happiness may actually be shorter than you think.

Backed by clinical research and illustrated with compelling case studies, Dr. Caroline Leaf provides a scientifically proven five-step plan to find and eliminate the root of anxiety, depression, and intrusive thoughts in your life so you can experience dramatically improved mental and physical health.

In just 21 days, you can start to clean up your mental mess and be on the road to wholeness, peace, and happiness.

Counselling And Coping (Paperback): Kerry Gibson, Leslie Swartz, Rob Sandenbergh Counselling And Coping (Paperback)
Kerry Gibson, Leslie Swartz, Rob Sandenbergh
R308 R273 Discovery Miles 2 730 Save R35 (11%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

Coping with your role as counsellor takes a heavy toll, whether you are a trauma counsellor, a nurse in an HIV/Aids clinic, a teacher, a policeman, or a human resources manager. This concise, and highly readable book, built on case studies and real-life experience, and drawing on the best theory and research, provides the guidance needed to stay reflective, healthy, and effective. It discusses issues of containment and expectation, effectve listening, HIV/Aids and trauma counselling, cultural difference, and balancing your counselling role with day-to-day responsibilities. This is essential reading for all students of psychology, counselling and social work.

The Better Angels Of Our Nature - A History Of Violence And Humanity (Paperback): Steven Pinker The Better Angels Of Our Nature - A History Of Violence And Humanity (Paperback)
Steven Pinker 1
R449 R372 Discovery Miles 3 720 Save R77 (17%) Ships in 9 - 15 working days

This acclaimed book by Steven Pinker argues that, contrary to popular belief, humankind has become progressively less violent over millenia and decades. Can violence really have declined?

The images of conflict we see daily on our screens from around the world suggest this is an almost obscene claim to be making. Extraordinarily, however, Steven Pinker shows violence within and between societies - both murder and warfare - really has declined from prehistory to today. We are much less likely to die at someone else's hands than ever before. Even the horrific carnage of the last century, when compared to the dangers of pre-state societies, is part of this trend.

Debunking both the idea of the 'noble savage' and an over-simplistic Hobbesian notion of a 'nasty, brutish and short' life, Steven Pinker argues that modernity and its cultural institutions are actually making us better people.

Psychology - An Introduction (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Dap Louw Psychology - An Introduction (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Dap Louw
R1,037 R841 Discovery Miles 8 410 Save R196 (19%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days
Living While Black - The Essential Guide To Overcoming Racial Trauma (Paperback): Guilaine Kinouani Living While Black - The Essential Guide To Overcoming Racial Trauma (Paperback)
Guilaine Kinouani
R350 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R70 (20%) In Stock

Surviving isn't enough: this is how you can thrive.

Over the past 15 years, anti-racist psychologist Guilaine Kinouani has contributed writing and run workshops on how racism affects both physical and mental health. Based on her findings, she has devised tried and tested psychological strategies. Her mission is to help thousands to find peace with this book.

Living While Black gives voice to the diverse experiences of Black people around the world and uses case studies and exclusive research to offer expert guidance on how to: set boundaries and process microaggressions; protect children from racism; navigate the dating world; identify and celebrate the wins.

Kinouani empowers Black readers to adopt self-care routines that improve day-to-day wellness to help them thrive not just survive and find hope - or even joy - in the face of adversity. This is also a vital resource for allies who wish to understand the impact of racism and how they can help.

Bittersweet - How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole (Hardcover): Susan Cain Bittersweet - How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole (Hardcover)
Susan Cain
R665 R552 Discovery Miles 5 520 Save R113 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Upgrade - How the Female Brain Gets Stronger and Better in Midlife and Beyond (Hardcover): Louann Brizendine The Upgrade - How the Female Brain Gets Stronger and Better in Midlife and Beyond (Hardcover)
Louann Brizendine
R668 R555 Discovery Miles 5 550 Save R113 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before? - Everyday Tools For Life's Ups & Downs (Paperback): Dr Julie Smith Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before? - Everyday Tools For Life's Ups & Downs (Paperback)
Dr Julie Smith 2
R330 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R66 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A simple, positive, practical toolkit for better mental health, from clinical psychologist and TikTok star Dr Julie Smith.

Drawing on her years of experience as a clinical psychologist, Dr Julie Smith's first book is a must-have handbook for instantly better mental health. Filled with secrets from the therapy room, Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before? offerssimple advice, effective strategies and powerful coping techniques to help readers stay positive and resilient no matter what life throws their way.

Written in short, bite-sized entries, in Dr Julie's warm and informal style, a reader can turn straight to the appropriate section depending on the challenge being faced - and immediately find tools to help. From managing anxiety, dealing with criticism or battling low mood, to building self-confidence, finding motivation or learning to forgive yourself, and much more, this book tackles everyday issues that affect us all and offers easy, practical solutions that might just change your life.

The Tao of Twins - A Heroine's Journey (Paperback): Margery Runyan Lcsw The Tao of Twins - A Heroine's Journey (Paperback)
Margery Runyan Lcsw
R327 R273 Discovery Miles 2 730 Save R54 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Birth Notes - A Memoir of Recovery (Hardcover): Jessica Cornwell Birth Notes - A Memoir of Recovery (Hardcover)
Jessica Cornwell
R485 R398 Discovery Miles 3 980 Save R87 (18%) Ships in 9 - 15 working days

'I SAVOURED EVERY WORD' ABI DARE A REDEMPTIVE TALE OF THE POWER AND WISOM OF WOMEN'S BODIES' LEAH HAZARD 'MAGNIFICENT: A WORK OF TRUTH' SUSIE ORBACH 'FILLED ME WITH HOPE' DR ELINOR CLEGHORN 'SO MANY WOMEN WILL FEEL LESS ALONE AFTER READING THIS BOOK' KATIE WARD Following the birth of her first children, twin boys, Jessica Cornwell collapsed in a fever. Rushed back to hospital, she was initially dismissed, before a life-threatening infection was diagnosed. Alone, recovering, watching her body bruise and break, a curious thing happened: she stopped feeling. At home, the numbness remained. Nursing her boys through jaundice, learning to breastfeed, slowly re-emerging into a world where other mothers seemed to cope, Jessica hid her secret - she felt no love, only fear. Worse, vivid memories began to surface, of moments in her past she thought buried. Jessica began to name, one by one, the shadows that returned to haunt her first year as a mother. And in claiming back the words, she fought to claim back her life and the love she bore her young family. Birth Notes is the story - luminous, breathtaking and courageous - of forging a self from fragments. With eloquent rage and searing honesty, it speaks for the unvoiced and shines a light on maternal mental health. It is the love story of a mother for her children and a woman for herself.

Autonomy and Independence - Aging in an Era of Technology (Paperback): Lili Liu, Christine Daum, Noelannah Neubauer, Antonio... Autonomy and Independence - Aging in an Era of Technology (Paperback)
Lili Liu, Christine Daum, Noelannah Neubauer, Antonio Miguel Cruz, Adriana Rios Rincon
R1,862 Discovery Miles 18 620 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book looks at how AgeTech can support the autonomy and independence of people as they grow older. The authors challenge readers to reflect on the concepts of autonomy and independence not as absolutes but as experiences situated within older adults' social connections and environments. Eleven personas of people around the world provide the context for readers to consider the influence of culture and values on how we understand autonomy and independence and the potential role of technology-based supports.The global pandemic provides a backdrop for the unprecedentedly rapid adoption of AgeTech, such as information and communication technologies or mobile applications that benefit older adults. Each persona in the book demonstrates the opportunity for AgeTech to facilitate autonomy and independence in supporting one's identity, decision making, advance care planning, self care, health management, economic and social participation, enjoyment and self fulfillment and mobility in the community. The book features AgeTech from around the world to provide examples of commercially available products as well as research and development within the field. Despite the promise of AgeTech, the book highlights the "digital divide," where some older people experience inadequate access to technology due to their geographic location, socio-economic status, and age. This book is accessible and relevant to everyday readers. Older adults will recognize themselves or peers in the personas and may glean insight from the solutions. Care partners and service providers will identify with the challenges of the personas. AgeTech entrepreneurs, especially "seniorpreneurs," will appreciate that their endeavours represent a growing trend. Researchers will be reminded that the most important research questions are those that will enhance the quality of life of older adults and their sense of autonomy and independence, or relational autonomy and interdependence.

How Modern Media Destroys Our Minds: calming the chaos (Hardcover): The School of Life How Modern Media Destroys Our Minds: calming the chaos (Hardcover)
The School of Life
R396 R305 Discovery Miles 3 050 Save R91 (23%) Ships in 9 - 15 working days

We are so used to living in a media-saturated world that we do not notice just how much damage is being done to us daily by the images we see and the articles and posts we read. If you are often anxious or find it hard to sleep, or you regularly want to give up on your fellow human beings, the reason may come down to the relentless influence of the modern media. How Modern Media Destroys Our Minds is a guide for navigating the media today. The book encourages the reader to consider the many peculiarities of the modern media: its excessive focus on scandal, its emphasis on novelty, its capacity to breed envy and self-hatred, its high-minded defence of itself, its ever shorter attention span and its obsession with fame. The book teaches us how to liberate ourselves from the media, in order to achieve calm and a more generous, original and imaginative state of mind. We are shown how to redress the balance and emerge with a stronger, more positive outlook on life.

Fight Back - End the Cycles of Anxiety and Depression (Paperback): Mike Oglesbee Fight Back - End the Cycles of Anxiety and Depression (Paperback)
Mike Oglesbee
R331 R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Save R54 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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