The Big Book of Brain-Building Games

BOOKS
PSYCHOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR

1.
Edward Scannell, Carol Burnett
The Big Book of Brain-Building Games

Games for better brains! Use the secrets of brain science to improve communication, interpersonal relations, and productivity in any team or group.Jump-start any training session, workshop, or retreat with dozens of interactive games that build brain function in fun and engaging ways.

The Big Book of Brain-Building Games offers all kinds of stimulating games to help your team improve information retention, camaraderie, and productivity–and requires few or no props. You’ll learn what triggers to pull to help your group think and work better with these play-anywhere, crowd-pleasing interactive games.

2.
Charles Don Keyes
Brain Mystery Light and Dark: The Rhythm and Harmony of Consciousness

Brain Mystery Light and Dark examines scientific models of how the brain becomes conscious and argues that the spiritual dimension of life is compatible with the main scientific theories. Keyes shows us that the belief in the unity of mind and brain does not necessarily undermine aesthetic, religious, and ethical beliefs.

3.
Jamie Ward
The Student’s Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience, 3rd Edition

This best-selling textbook presents a comprehensive and accessible overview of the study of memory. Written by three of the world’s leading researchers in the field, it contains everything the student needs to know about the scientific approach to memory and its applications.

Each chapter of the book is written by one of the three authors, an approach which takes full advantage of their individual expertise and style, creating a more personal and accessible text. This enhances students’ enjoyment of the book, allowing them to share the authors’ own fascination with human memory. The book also draws on a wealth of real-world examples throughout, showing students exactly how they can relate science to their everyday experiences of memory.

Key features of this edition:
• Thoroughly revised throughout to include the latest research and updated coverage of key ideas and models
• A brand new chapter on Memory and the Brain, designed to give students a solid understanding of methods being used to study the relationship between memory and the brain, as well as the neurobiological basis of memory
• Additional pedagogical features to help students engage with the material, including many ‘try this’ demonstrations, points for discussion, and bullet-pointed chapter summaries

4.
Henri Parens, Leon J. Saul
Dependence in Man: A Psychoanalytic Study

In this classic study, Henri Parens and Leon J. Saul provide a comprehensive review of Freud’s writings on the subject of dependence, drawing attention to the fact that Freud said much more about dependence than is generally recognised. The authors proceed to supplement the theory of dependence from their own perspective, drawing on the formulations of René Spitz and the findings of ethologists (especially in imprinting and primary socialization) in order to shed further light on the singularity of early human development. They postulate the libidinization of dependence and trace the effects of this on psychic development, and also consider the dependence continuum in dynamic and economic terms (‘inner sustainment’), which reflects the equilibrium between dependency and self-reliance. Utilising Anna Freud’s developmental lines and Margaret Mahler’s subphases of separation and individuation, they trace the epigenesis of dependence and provide illuminating clinical examples. In both its theoretical formulations and its clinical implications, this book will be of interest to psychoanalysts, psychiatrists, and to clinicians in allied fields. The recognition of normative dependence brings pathological dependence into clearer focus, thus refining assessments of dependence in treatment and offering a more discriminating frame of reference for teaching and research. Because it focuses on normative aspects of dependence, this book will provide a fresh orientation for all students of human behavior and will undoubtedly raise many questions and stimulate further research.

5.
Carol T. Lockhardt
Psychology of Hate (Psychology of Emotions, Motivations and Actions)

Hate seems to be an emotion that won’t go away. It is seen in the interactions between humans on a daily basis – on television, on the streets and in conversations around the world. “Psychology of Hate” presents original analyses of hate from different perspectives including its manifestations in crime and personal relations.

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