The Secret Life of the Mind How Your Brain Thinks, Feels, and Decides

Mariano Sigman, “The Secret Life of the Mind: How Your Brain Thinks, Feels, and Decides”
Christina A. Pietz, Curtis A. Mattson, “Violent Offenders: Understanding and Assessment”
Jonathan De Souza , “Music at Hand: Instruments, Bodies, and Cognition”
Secrets Unraveled: Overcoming Munchausen Syndrome by Andrea Avigal, Thomas G. Hall Ph.D.
The Phenomenology of Learning and Becoming: Enthusiasm, Creativity, and Self-Development By Eugene Mario DeRobertis

Mariano Sigman, “The Secret Life of the Mind: How Your Brain Thinks, Feels, and Decides”

From a world-renowned leader in neuroscience, a provocative, enthralling journey into the depths of the human mind.
Where do our thoughts come from? How do we make choices and trust our judgments? What is the role of the unconscious? Can we manipulate our dreams? In this mind-bending international bestseller, award-winning neuroscientist Mariano Sigman explores the complex answers to these and many other age-old questions.
Over the course of his 20-year career investigating the inner workings of the human brain, Dr. Sigman has cultivated a remarkable interdisciplinary vision. He draws on research in physics, linguistics, psychology, education, and beyond to explain why people who speak more than one language are less prone to dementia; how infants can recognize by sight objects they’ve previously only touched; how babies, even before they utter their first word, have an innate sense of right and wrong; and how we can “read” the thoughts of vegetative patients by decoding patterns in their brain activity.
Building on the author’s awe-inspiring TED talk, the cutting-edge research presented in The Secret Life of the Mind revolutionizes how we understand the role that neuroscience plays in our lives, unlocking the mysterious cerebral processes that control the ways in which we learn, reason, feel, think, and dream.

Christina A. Pietz, Curtis A. Mattson, “Violent Offenders: Understanding and Assessment”

Offenders convicted of violent crimes accounted for almost 15,000 (7.5%) of the federal inmate population in recent reports; and, despite the public’s perception that the overall crime rate is down, there are indications that rates of violent crime may actually be increasing in certain geographic areas and populations. In response, forensic psychologists are increasingly being called upon to understand the causes of violence, predict violent behavior and the likelihood or recidivism, develop treatment programs, and even assist law enforcement in solving crimes. The assessment of violence is an ever-evolving field of study and the need for updated analysis of personality constructs, etiological links, corollary elements, and tools for violence prediction are of primary import.
Violent Offenders addresses the numerous challenges and issues facing individuals working with this population and provides broad coverage regarding specific groups of violent perpetrators. It looks at a wide-range of topics and offending populations including violent children and adolescents, intimate partner violence, terrorism, sexually based crimes, gang violence, institutional violence, and violence perpetrated by police officers. Skillfully edited by Christina Pietz, a forensic psychologist, and Curtis Mattson, a clinical psychologist, this volume offers insight into current psychological theories of violence and addresses the links, both evident and assumed, between psychological disorders and violence. Chapters are authored by leaders in their fields and cover topics such as the psychiatric treatment of violent behavior, assessment and prediction of risk for future dangerousness, special considerations for ethical conduct, research considerations, and the etiological associations of violence with neurophysiology, substance abuse, and environment. Violent Offenders will benefit clinicians and professionals working in correctional and forensic fields and is appropriate for use in clinical and counseling graduate programs that offer specialized training in correctional and/or forensic psychology and for courses in deviant behavior and setting-specific assessment.

Jonathan De Souza , “Music at Hand: Instruments, Bodies, and Cognition”

From prehistoric bone flutes to pipe organs to digital synthesizers, instruments have been important to musical cultures around the world. Yet, how do instruments affect musical organization? And how might they influence players’ bodies and minds?
Music at Hand explores these questions with a distinctive blend of music theory, psychology, and philosophy. Practicing an instrument, of course, builds bodily habits and skills. But it also develops connections between auditory and motor regions in a player’s brain. These multi-sensory links are grounded in particular instrumental interfaces. They reflect the ways that an instrument converts action into sound, and the ways that it coordinates physical and tonal space. Ultimately, these connections can shape listening, improvisation, or composition. This means that pianos, guitars, horns, and bells are not simply tools for making notes. Such technologies, as creative prostheses, also open up possibilities for musical action, perception, and cognition.
Throughout the book, author Jonathan De Souza examines diverse musical case studies-from Beethoven to blues harmonica, from Bach to electronic music-introducing novel methods for the analysis of body-instrument interaction. A companion website supports these analytical discussions with audiovisual examples, including motion-capture videos and performances by the author. Written in lucid prose, Music at Hand offers substantive insights for music scholars, while remaining accessible to non-specialist readers. This wide-ranging book will engage music theorists and historians, ethnomusicologists, organologists, composers, and performers-but also psychologists, philosophers, media theorists, and anyone who is curious about how musical experience is embodied and conditioned by technology.

Secrets Unraveled: Overcoming Munchausen Syndrome by Andrea Avigal, Thomas G. Hall Ph.D.

Why would anyone deliberately try to create illness or injury? That’s the startling subject of the extraordinary new book, Secrets Unraveled: Overcoming Munchausen Syndrome, co-written by a psychologist and his remarkable patient. Munchausen Syndrome, or Factitious Disorder, is a rare and intriguing condition where the person repeatedly and secretively tries to create illness or injury in an attempt to get attention and love.
Hundreds of hospitalizations can occur in a patient’s life, with medical staff, family, and friends left in the dark about why such a thing is happening. Patients will often travel from hospital to hospital fooling medical professionals. In the direst cases, they die. Dr. Thomas G. Hall is a clinical psychologist who treated such a patient. Raised under terrifying abuse by her father, a Holocaust survivor, the patient begins the pattern of creating illness and injury in herself in order to feel a semblance of control in what is a very dangerous world for her.
Secrets Unraveled: Overcoming Munchausen Syndrome is Dr. Hall’s attempt to lay bare what happens to people with this condition, and offer explanation and insight into such a baffling and complex disorder. Delving exhaustively into the patient’s abusive childhood and her mental disorder, the doctor finds innovative treatment that generates a startling outcome. Inspirational for both the layperson and the clinician and for anyone suffering from this disorder, Secrets Unraveled: Overcoming Munchausen Syndrome presents a skillfully documented case of recovery through psychotherapy. But this book is also unique in that it is co-written in alternating sections by patient and therapist, which gives it an amazing authenticity and an unusual slant. “With the right help, people can overcome devastating mental illness,” says the psychologist. Brave, bold, and inspiring, Secrets Unraveled: Overcoming Munchausen Syndrome offers hope and support, as well as a gripping read.

The Phenomenology of Learning and Becoming: Enthusiasm, Creativity, and Self-Development By Eugene Mario DeRobertis

In this text, the history of phenomenological research on learning is synthesized and brought forward into the areas of existential learning, the development of enthusiasm about learning (from childhood through adulthood), and paradigmatic creative experience.
Original research findings are derived using the Giorgi method of descriptive phenomenological analysis in psychology. The results, structural and eidetic in nature, are then integrated from a holistic developmental viewpoint: that of Existential-Humanistic Self-Development Theory (EHSDT). An evolving developmental partnership between learning and creativity emerges as the proper conceptual frame for considering optimal growth and the relative maturity of situated becoming oneself (i.e., the process of self-cultivation). The resulting perspective is supported by cutting edge trends in neuroscience and related to pedagogy and education.

Rating
( No ratings yet )
Like this post? Please share to your friends:
New magazines in PDF every day from USA, UK, Canada, Australia, download free!
Leave a Reply