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The Octopus Man (Paperback): Jasper Gibson The Octopus Man (Paperback)
Jasper Gibson
R245 R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Save R40 (16%) Ships in 7 - 13 working days

'Astonishing' Stephen Fry 'Exceptional' Douglas Stuart, author of the Booker Prize-winning SHUGGIE BAIN 'Now is the time for this book' DBC Pierre, author of the Booker Prize-winning VERNON GOD LITTLE 'Funny. Disturbing. Brilliant' Lily Allen Funny, smart, damaged, Tom is lost in the machinery of the British mental health system, talking to a voice no one else can hear; the voice of Malamock, the Octopus God - sometimes loving, sometimes cruel, but always there to fill his life with meaning. Once an outstanding law student, Tom is now cared for by his long-suffering sister Tess, who encourages him into an experimental drugs trial that promises to silence the voice forever. The Octopus God, however, does not take kindly to being threatened... Deeply moving and tragi-comic, The Octopus Man is a bravura literary performance that asks fundamental questions about belief and love.

Mind in Time - The Dynamics of Thought, Reality and Consciousness (Hardcover): Allan Combs, Mark Germine, Ben Goertzel Mind in Time - The Dynamics of Thought, Reality and Consciousness (Hardcover)
Allan Combs, Mark Germine, Ben Goertzel
R1,797 Discovery Miles 17 970 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This volume presents a collection of essays that all share a common concern with time, process and consciousness. The chapters represent a variety of different perspectives and the authors span the disciplines of psychology, mathematics, physics and psychiatry.

Healing - Our Path from Mental Illness to Mental Health (Hardcover): Thomas Insel Healing - Our Path from Mental Illness to Mental Health (Hardcover)
Thomas Insel
R626 R529 Discovery Miles 5 290 Save R97 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Outliers - The Story Of Success (Paperback): Malcolm Gladwell Outliers - The Story Of Success (Paperback)
Malcolm Gladwell 5
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

From the bestselling author of Blink and The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers: The Story of Success overturns conventional wisdom about genius to show us what makes an ordinary person an extreme overachiever.

Why do some people achieve so much more than others? Can they lie so far out of the ordinary?

In this provocative and inspiring book, Malcolm Gladwell looks at everyone from rock stars to professional athletes, software billionaires to scientific geniuses, to show that the story of success is far more surprising, and far more fascinating, than we could ever have imagined.

He reveals that it's as much about where we're from and what we do, as who we are - and that no one, not even a genius, ever makes it alone.

Outliers will change the way you think about your own life story, and about what makes us all unique.

The CBT Toolbox for Young Adults - 170 Tools for Coping with Stress, Building Healthy Habits & Navigating Adulthood... The CBT Toolbox for Young Adults - 170 Tools for Coping with Stress, Building Healthy Habits & Navigating Adulthood (Paperback)
Lisa Weed Phifer
R662 R556 Discovery Miles 5 560 Save R106 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Detection Theory - A User's Guide (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Neil A. MacMillan, C. Douglas Creelman Detection Theory - A User's Guide (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Neil A. MacMillan, C. Douglas Creelman
R2,874 Discovery Miles 28 740 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

"Detection Theory" is an introduction to one of the most important tools for analysis of data where choices must be made and performance is not perfect. Originally developed for evaluation of electronic detection, detection theory was adopted by psychologists as a way to understand sensory decision making, then embraced by students of human memory. It has since been utilized in areas as diverse as animal behavior and X-ray diagnosis.
This book covers the basic principles of detection theory, with separate initial chapters on measuring detection and evaluating decision criteria. Some other features include:
*complete tools for application, including flowcharts, tables, pointers, and software;
*student-friendly language;
*complete coverage of content area, including both one-dimensional and multidimensional models;
*separate, systematic coverage of sensitivity and response bias measurement;
*integrated treatment of threshold and nonparametric approaches;
*an organized, tutorial level introduction to multidimensional detection theory;
*popular discrimination paradigms presented as applications of multidimensional detection theory; and
*a new chapter on ideal observers and an updated chapter on adaptive threshold measurement.
This up-to-date summary of signal detection theory is both a self-contained reference work for users and a readable text for graduate students and other researchers learning the material either in courses or on their own.

Forensic Psychology (Paperback, Illustrated Ed): Joanna Adler Forensic Psychology (Paperback, Illustrated Ed)
Joanna Adler
R1,000 Discovery Miles 10 000 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book brings together a team of experts in the field of forensic psychology to demonstrate the scope of the discipline and the techniques employed in key areas of research, policy and practice. Its aim is to go beyond the introductory texts on the subject to challenge perceptions, to raise questions for research, to pose problems for practice, and to inspire and stimulate, demonstrating the ways in which forensic psychology can aid the practice of criminal justice. It will be essential reading for students, academics and practitioners. The book is divided into seven sections, addressing key topics with which the discipline is concerned its broader context, investigation and prosecution, testimony and evidence, correlates of criminality, persistent offending, intervention and prevention and punishment and corrections. The contributors include both academics and practitioners, and are drawn from the UK, the USA and Australasia.

The Teen Interpreter - A Guide to the Challenges and Joys of Raising Adolescents (Hardcover): Terri Apter The Teen Interpreter - A Guide to the Challenges and Joys of Raising Adolescents (Hardcover)
Terri Apter
R475 Discovery Miles 4 750 Ships in 7 - 13 working days

Once children hit adolescence, it seems as if overnight "I love you" becomes "leave me alone" and any question from a parent can be dismissed with one word: "fine." But while they may not show it, teenagers benefit from their parents' curiosity, delight and connection. In The Teen Interpreter, psychologist Terri Apter looks inside adolescents' minds-minds that are experiencing powerful new emotions and awareness of the world around them-to show how parents can revitalise their relationship. She illuminates the rapid neurological developments of a teenagers' brain, explains the power of teenage friendships, and explores the positives and pitfalls of social media. With perceptive conversation exercises that synthesise research from more than thirty years in the field, Apter illustrates how teenagers signal their changing needs and identities-and how parents can interpret these signals to see the world through their teenager's eyes. The Teen Interpreter is a generous roadmap for enjoying the most challenging, and rewarding, parenting years.

Sex, Death, and the Superego - Experiences in Psychoanalysis (Paperback, Updated): Ronald Britton Sex, Death, and the Superego - Experiences in Psychoanalysis (Paperback, Updated)
Ronald Britton
R884 Discovery Miles 8 840 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book is a personal reappraisal of psychoanalytic theories in the light of clinical experience. The first part is about sexuality and begins where psychoanalysis began, with hysteria. The second part is about the ego and the super-ego, the relationship of which dominated Freud's writing from his middle period onwards. The last part is on narcissism and the narcissistic disorders, a major preoccupation of psychoanalysis in the second half of the twentieth century.

Handbook of Adolescent Death and Bereavement (Paperback): David E. Balk, Charles A. Corr Handbook of Adolescent Death and Bereavement (Paperback)
David E. Balk, Charles A. Corr
R2,380 R1,846 Discovery Miles 18 460 Save R534 (22%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In this comprehensive handbook, Charles Corr and David Balk improve our understanding of the challenges faced by adolescents when coping with death, dying, and bereavement. The volume is organized into three parts. Part I addresses specific issues involved in confrontations with death. Part II focuses on the role of bereavement. Part III explains specific therapeutic interventions for caregivers. The authors introduce us to adolescence as a special time in the human life cycle, a period quite separate from childhood and adulthood. They establish normative adolescents, and explain developmental tasks that are typical of early, middle, and late adolescence.

Aging and Biography - Explorations in Adult Development (Paperback): James E. Ed Birren Aging and Biography - Explorations in Adult Development (Paperback)
James E. Ed Birren
R2,756 R2,103 Discovery Miles 21 030 Save R653 (24%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Personal life narratives can serve as a rich source of new insights into the experience of human aging. In this comp;rehensive volume, an international team of editors and contributors provide effective approaches to using biography to enhance our understanding of adult development. In addition to providing new theoretical aspects on aging and biography, the book also details new developments concerning the practical use of different biographical approaches in both research and clinical work. This is a landmark volume advancing the use of narrative approaches in gerontology.

Mind in Time - The Dynamics of Thought, Reality and Consciousness (Paperback): Allan Combs, Mark Germine, Ben Goertzel Mind in Time - The Dynamics of Thought, Reality and Consciousness (Paperback)
Allan Combs, Mark Germine, Ben Goertzel
R841 Discovery Miles 8 410 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This volume presents a collection of essays that all share a common concern with time, process and consciousness. The chapters represent a variety of different perspectives and the authors span the disciplines of psychology, mathematics, physics and psychiatry.

The Secret Life Of Secrets - How Our Inner Worlds Shape Well-being, Relationships, and Who We Are (Paperback): Michael Slepian The Secret Life Of Secrets - How Our Inner Worlds Shape Well-being, Relationships, and Who We Are (Paperback)
Michael Slepian
R361 R300 Discovery Miles 3 000 Save R61 (17%) Ships in 7 - 13 working days

An eye-opening look at why we keep the secrets we keep, how to better understand and cope with them, and when (and how) we should bring them to light. Think of a secret that you're keeping from others. It shouldn't take long. Psychologist Michael Slepian finds that, on average, we are keeping as many as thirteen secrets at any given time. His research, involving more than 50,000 participants from around the world, shows that we most frequently keep secrets about lies we've told, ambitions, addictions, mental health challenges, hidden relationships and financial struggles. Our secrets can weigh heavily upon us. Yet the burden of secrecy rarely stems from the work it takes to keep a secret hidden. Rather, the weight of our secrets comes from carrying them alone. Whether we are motivated to protect our reputation, a relationship, a loved one's feelings, or some personal or professional goal, one thing is clear: holding back some part of our inner world is often lonely and isolating. But it doesn't have to be. Filled with fresh insight into one of the most universal - yet least understood - aspects of human behaviour, The Secret Life of Secrets sheds fascinating new light on questions like: At what age do children develop the cognitive capacity for secrecy? Do all secrets come with the same mental load? How can we reconcile our secrets with our human desires to relate, connect and be known? When should we confess and to whom? And can keeping certain types of secrets actually enhance our well-being? Drawing on over a decade of original research, this book reveals the surprising ways in which secrets pervade our lives, and offers science-based strategies that make them easier to live with. The result is a rare window into the inner workings of our minds, our relationships and our sense of who we are.

You, Happier (Hardcover): Dr Daniel G Amen You, Happier (Hardcover)
Dr Daniel G Amen
R568 R469 Discovery Miles 4 690 Save R99 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Social Psychology and Human Nature (Hardcover, 4th edition): Roy F Baumeister, Brad Bushman Social Psychology and Human Nature (Hardcover, 4th edition)
Roy F Baumeister, Brad Bushman
R1,749 Discovery Miles 17 490 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

You are a member of a social world on a planet that is home to about 8 billion people. This social world is filled with paradox, mystery, suspense and outright absurdity. Explore how social psychology can help you make sense of your own social world with this engaging and accessible book. Roy F. Baumeister and Brad J. Bushman's SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY AND HUMAN NATURE, 4th Edition, can help you understand one of the most interesting topics of all -- the sometimes bizarre and baffling but always fascinating diversity of human behavior, and how and why people act the way they do. After reading this book, you will have a much better understanding of people. Thoroughly updated with the latest research and thinking, the new edition includes expanded coverage of social media use and loneliness, findings on mimicry, nonbinary gender theory, anti-LGBTQ+ prejudice and more.

Primitive Bodily Communications in Psychotherapy - Embodied Expressions of a Disembodied Psyche (Paperback): Raffaella Hilty Primitive Bodily Communications in Psychotherapy - Embodied Expressions of a Disembodied Psyche (Paperback)
Raffaella Hilty
R726 Discovery Miles 7 260 Ships in 7 - 13 working days

Every psychotherapist will be familiar with what it means to experience the hatred and despair of their most vulnerable patients in the midst of a psychotherapy session. Most often these patients will manage to express their feelings verbally, but what about those who never developed the capacity to speak? Or those who are capable of talking, but carry a complex range of unprocessed embodied feelings that cannot be verbally expressed? Some patients must rely on another type of language in order to communicate their dissociative states of mind. Primitive Bodily Communications explores how the 'talking cure' can still work when words fail and the body 'talks.' Non-verbal communication can be thought of as a form of body language and, even though this is a topic not frequently discussed, many practitioners have experienced working with people who communicate through the use of their bodies. The book does not refer to bodily communications as primitive because we see them as inferior to verbal language, but simply because they point to the beginnings of psychological development, to primary ways of being and relating, as well as to enduring aspects of ourselves. The contributors explore the topic of primitive bodily communications in the context of intellectual disability, eating disorders and bodily neglect, focusing on the communicative aspect of bodily expressions within the therapeutic relationship. A wide spectrum of clinical cases illustrates how these patients can reach a state of better physical and emotional containment and, when possible, of verbal communication.

How to Be Content - An Ancient Poet's Guide for an Age of Excess (Hardcover): Horace, Stephen Harrison How to Be Content - An Ancient Poet's Guide for an Age of Excess (Hardcover)
Horace, Stephen Harrison
R313 Discovery Miles 3 130 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

What the Roman poet Horace can teach us about how to live a life of contentment What are the secrets to a contented life? One of Rome's greatest and most influential poets, Horace (65-8 BCE) has been cherished by readers for more than two thousand years not only for his wit, style, and reflections on Roman society, but also for his wisdom about how to live a good life-above all else, a life of contentment in a world of materialistic excess and personal pressures. In How to Be Content, Stephen Harrison, a leading authority on the poet, provides fresh, contemporary translations of poems from across Horace's works that continue to offer important lessons about the good life, friendship, love, and death. Living during the reign of Rome's first emperor, Horace drew on Greek and Roman philosophy, especially Stoicism and Epicureanism, to write poems that reflect on how to live a thoughtful and moderate life amid mindless overconsumption, how to achieve and maintain true love and friendship, and how to face disaster and death with patience and courage. From memorable counsel on the pointlessness of worrying about the future to valuable advice about living in the moment, these poems, by the man who famously advised us to carpe diem, or "harvest the day," continue to provide brilliant meditations on perennial human problems. Featuring translations of, and commentary on, complete poems from Horace's Odes, Satires, Epistles, and Epodes, accompanied by the original Latin, How to Be Content is both an ideal introduction to Horace and a compelling book of timeless wisdom.

The Televiewing Audience - The Art and Science of Watching TV (Paperback): Robert Abelman, David Atkin The Televiewing Audience - The Art and Science of Watching TV (Paperback)
Robert Abelman, David Atkin
R591 Discovery Miles 5 910 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

An understanding of how we learn to watch television and why we watch television is integral in any examination of television history, industry or regulation. A comprehension of what audiences bring to the televiewing experience and what the television industry does to keep its audience attending is essential in the exploration of what they take away. This text fills this void in the literature. It is specifically designed to complement existing texts from a wide variety of related fields of study. Each chapter ends with a summary that recaps the main points of interest and provides a logical transition to the next chapter.

Psychology and the Economic Mind - Cognitive Processes and Conceptualization (Hardcover): Robert L Leahy Psychology and the Economic Mind - Cognitive Processes and Conceptualization (Hardcover)
Robert L Leahy
R2,437 R1,921 Discovery Miles 19 210 Save R516 (21%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book elaborates on a multidimensional model of decision-making that applies to how individuals make "mundane decisions." Decisions about pursuing relationships, exercise, work, or anything where people might have to "invest" time or behavioral effort are examples. The author utilizes cognitive-developmental theory to understand how children and adolescents make sense of economic inequality.

This modern portfolio theory model of decision-making applies economic concepts to everyday life and may help us understand why individuals differ in their willingness to take risks. It also contributes to our knowledge of personality disorders such as depression and mania.
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OCR Psychology for A Level: Book 1 (Paperback): Cara Flanagan, Caroline Farnsworth, Philip Banyard, Rob Liddle OCR Psychology for A Level: Book 1 (Paperback)
Cara Flanagan, Caroline Farnsworth, Philip Banyard, Rob Liddle
R873 Discovery Miles 8 730 Ships in 7 - 13 working days

Endorsed by OCR and written by Cara Flanagan and a team of highly experienced authors, teachers and examiners, this book offers high-quality support you can trust. // Book 1 covers research methods and all 20 core studies and includes the full range of areas, perspectives, debates and methodological issues. // The book follows a spread-by-spread approach so that learning can be broken down into week-by-week topics. // The content of each spread is specifically tailored to exam requirements. // Designed to motivate students of all abilities with a stunning visual style that students will love. // Plenty of practical ideas and activities are included for class and homework exercises. // Assessment support and exam preparation support includes: guidance on the practical application questions, self-assessment, plenty of practice questions, practice for practical application and core studies questions with example questions, student answers with teacher comments.

Pharmacology and Patient Care (Hardcover, 3rd Revised edition): Solomon Garb Pharmacology and Patient Care (Hardcover, 3rd Revised edition)
Solomon Garb
R2,360 R1,826 Discovery Miles 18 260 Save R534 (23%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

"This book is a mind opener to many important issues of human behavior."
-- from the Foreword by James E. Birren

Reminiscence work continues to develop in exciting and productive ways. In this volume, Webster and Haight along with multidisciplinary contributors point out ways of improving the quality of life through the processes of reminiscence. They present examples of cutting-edge treatments in reminiscence work.

Organized into sections, the book sets the stage with a valuable review of the literature and then focuses on conceptual issues, developmental/sociocultural contexts, special populations, and clinical applications. Topics addressed include: reminiscence and development in late life, personal identity/social discontinuity, spiritual reminiscence, story-telling, integrating reminiscence and life review techniques with therapy, and reminiscence groups for people with dementia, among them.

"Critical Advances in Reminiscence Work" will help shape the direction of the field in the future and should be read by every practitioner, researcher, and senior undergraduate/graduate student interested in biographical approaches.

Creating Conversations - Performance in Everyday Life (Paperback): Keith Sawyer Creating Conversations - Performance in Everyday Life (Paperback)
Keith Sawyer
R654 Discovery Miles 6 540 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Conversation is one of those everyday, commonsense abilities that we can all do without thinking. But paradoxically, understanding how conversation works is one of the most difficult problems for scientists - for example, even after decades of research, computers are still miserable conversationalists. This text explores this paradox: how can conversation be so difficult, and at the same time come to us so naturally.? The answer to the paradox is found in the creativity of everyday conversation. The author, a psychologist and an expert in the sciences of creativity of everyday conversation, shows that the same basic creativity - improvisational creativity - is found in conversation, jazz, children's play, and theatre.

How to Grow Through What You Go Through - Mental maintenance for modern lives (Hardcover): Jodie Cariss, Chance Marshall How to Grow Through What You Go Through - Mental maintenance for modern lives (Hardcover)
Jodie Cariss, Chance Marshall
R405 R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 Save R81 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'A really useful and practical guide to help you understand your mental health and how you can develop good habits to support it' - Julia Samuel Free yourself from self-improvement; find space for self-compassion In a world which can be hard to navigate, it's not surprising that sometimes we don't feel OK. In this compassionate book, therapists Jodie Cariss and Chance Marshall show us that when it comes to our mental health, there are no quick fixes. Instead they set out sustainable, realistic tools that will truly support you to feel more confident, hopeful and anchored through life's ups and downs. Using a practice they call 'mental maintenance', you'll learn how to: * Embrace your real self, messy bits and all * Unpick habits and attitudes that hold you back * Navigate life's challenges with more ease and less strain * Care for your mental health proactively, before things get difficult With this book by your side, and a little curiosity and commitment, you'll soon find that you have the potential to thrive, just as you are. 'This super practical book is a bit like having two psychotherapists at your fingertips' Cosmopolitan

Start at the End - How Reverse-Engineering Can Lead to Success (Paperback): Dan Bigham Start at the End - How Reverse-Engineering Can Lead to Success (Paperback)
Dan Bigham
R200 R160 Discovery Miles 1 600 Save R40 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

An inspiring and thought-provoking new book that explains the power of applying reverse-engineering to all areas of your life, from a cycling champion who has proven its success. Dan Bigham is the captain of an amateur British track cycling team who rose from obscurity to beat professional, multi-million-pound teams at the highest level. Alongside hard work and dedication, Dan credits his success to one thing: reverse-engineering the result. In Start at the End, Dan uses his own story as well as wider examples and case studies from the worlds of business, personal development and other sports to demonstrate how this approach can help you succeed in any walk of life. Following each stage of the process, from setting goals and assessing your tools to developing the plan and delivering optimum performance, this book will fully explain how to set out and enact the system. A revolutionary new look at a powerful age-old wisdom, Start at the End is a fascinating exploration of how we can achieve success and proof that no goal is impossible. *** 'Start at the End isn't just a great story, but a really nice reminder of how to approach performance forensically, intelligently and purposefully - and that these lessons don't just belong in cycling but in all areas of high performance' Dr Josie Perry 'Phenomenal ... Absolutely fascinating ... Incredible stuff, really clever' Stephen Dixon, Sky News

Imagined Interactions - Daydreaming About Communication (Paperback): James M. Honeycutt Imagined Interactions - Daydreaming About Communication (Paperback)
James M. Honeycutt
R505 Discovery Miles 5 050 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Imagined interactions (IIs) are a type of daydreaming in which individuals think about conversations in their minds. IIs are attempts to simulate real-life conversations with others. This book is about the characteristics and functions of IIs. Chapter 1 reviews some of the research on components of daydreaming. Chapter 2 describes eight characteristics of IIs and Chapter 3 discusses functions of IIs. Chapters 4 and 5 elaborate on two of these functions in more detail due to their importance and the prevalence of research in these functions. Chapter 6 discusses cross-cultural characteristics and functions of IIs in Japan and Thailand compared to the United States. Chapter 7 consists of studies of imagined interactions in a variety of contexts and the final chapter provides a practical guide to enhancing communication effectiveness and self-confidence through IIs.

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