New Books List

Publisher:

Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2022.

Call Number:

KIC 113.8 C319S 2022

Pages:

213 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.

Subject:

Philosophy and Psychology

Summary:
"From acclaimed writer and biologist Sean B. Carroll, a rollicking, awe-inspiring story of the surprising power of chance in our lives and the world. Why is the world the way it is? How did we get here? Does everything happen for a reason or are some things left to chance? Philosophers and theologians have pondered these questions for millennia, but startling scientific discoveries over the past half century are revealing that we live in a world driven by chance. A Series of Fortunate Events tells the story of the awesome power of chance and how it is the surprising source of all the beauty and diversity in the living world. Like every other species, we humans are here by accident. But it is shocking just how many things-any of which might never have occurred-had to happen in certain ways for any of us to exist. From an extremely improbable asteroid impact, to the wild gyrations of the Ice Age, to invisible accidents in our parents' gonads, we are all here through an astonishing series of fortunate events. And chance continues to reign every day over the razor-thin line between our life and death. This is a relatively small book about a really big idea. It is also a spirited tale. Drawing inspiration from Monty Python, Kurt Vonnegut, and other great thinkers, and crafted by one of today's most accomplished science storytellers, A Series of Fortunate Events is an irresistibly entertaining and thought-provoking account of one of the most important but least appreciated facts of life"--
Publisher:

New York : Sheldon Press, an imprint of John Murray Press, 2022.

Call Number:

KIC 155.4 D333B 2022

Pages:

viii, 343 pages ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Philosophy and Psychology

Summary:
In Brain-Body Parenting, Dr Delahooke offers a radical new approach to parenting based on an approach that considers the essential role of the entire nervous system, which produces children’s feelings and behaviours. When we begin to understand the biology beneath the behaviour, suggests Dr Delahooke, we give our children the resources they need to grow and thrive, and we give ourselves the gift of a happier, more connected relationship with them. Brain-Body Parenting empowers parents with tools to help their children develop self-regulation skills, while also encouraging parental self-care. The result is a deeper understanding of your child, encouraging calmer behaviour, more harmonious family dynamics, and increased resilience.
Publisher:

Singapore : Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2014.

Call Number:

KIC 155.4 S525D 2014

Pages:

Various pagings : color illustrations ; 29 cm.

Subject:

Philosophy and Psychology

Summary:
This popular, topically organized, and thoroughly updated child and adolescent development text presents you with the best theories, research, and practical advice that developmentalists have to offer today. Authors David R. Shaffer and Katherine Kipp provide you with a current and comprehensive overview of child and adolescent development, written in clear, concise language that talks "to" you rather than "at" you. The authors also focus on application showing how theories and research apply to real-life settings. As a result, you will gain an understanding of developmental principles that will help you in your roles as parents, teachers, nurses, day-care workers, pediatricians, psychologists, or in any other capacity by which you may one day influence the lives of developing persons.
Publisher:

London : Ebury Press, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2022.

Call Number:

KIC 158.1 C623H 2022

Pages:

xxix, 305 pages ; 23 cm.

Subject:

Philosophy and Psychology

Summary:
An inspiring guide to authentic living according to the philosophy of the groundbreaking philosopher Simone de Beauvoir, by leading US philosophy professor Skye Cleary 'Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay.' So said Simone de Beauvoir, the world's most famous female philosopher. In this galvanising tour of her rebellious philosophies for life by a leading Columbia professor,we learn how de Beauvoir can teach us to free ourselves of fears and stereotypes and live more authentically. After all, who hasn't woken up and thought 'I don't feel like myself today'? This book will show us the strategies for becoming our truest selves. At home, at work, in love, families and friendship, Skye Cleary shows us how de Beauvoir's philosophy can help us become more attuned to living purposefully, thoughtfully, and with a little more rebellious spirit. An authentic life is the goal but, warning: happiness may be a side effect.
Publisher:

London : Nicholas Brealey, an imprint of Hachette, 2022.

Call Number:

KIC 158.1 U62I 2022

Pages:

xviii, 220 pages ; 23 cm.

Subject:

Philosophy and Psychology

Summary:
Inside Out is about your ability to achieve incredible things on the outside by paying attention to what’s on the inside. In his first ever book, Charlie Unwin shares unparalleled insight into the minds and inner workings of the world’s most accomplished performers, including double Olympic champions, special forces soldiers, fighter pilots, surgeons, barristers, chefs, musicians and financial traders.Combining his unique experience as a performance psychologist with a blend of cutting-edge science and conventional wisdom, Charlie takes you on a journey through the three dimensions that shape your inner world – the Thinking Dimension, the Feeling Dimension and the Intuitive Dimension. In doing so, he turns the complexities of neuroscience, stress adaptation and cognitive performance into simple and effective training principles that you can use in your everyday quest for excellence. Inside Out will give you the confidence to do more and go further with what you already have.
Publisher:

London : Green Tree, an imprint of Bloomdbury, 2022.

Call Number:

KIC 158.1 M438H 2022

Pages:

271 pages ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Philosophy and Psychology

Summary:
Holly Matthews is on a mission to make your life better, and she's keeping it simple. No BS. No fluff. The Happy Me Project is 60 short chapters of straight-to-the-point advice, structured for our time-poor modern world, and packed with practical tips on ways to fill your life with more joy. Whatever you're facing, this book is for you, and Holly will be cheering you along every step of the way: - Do you find yourself saying 'yes' when you mean 'hell no'?- Are you bored of your daily routine and ready to mix it up?- Perhaps something awful has happened and you need support working out your next steps. Holly draws on real-life examples and her own stories of triumph over adversity – from growing up in the public eye to becoming a widow and single mum at 32 – to offer hope and confidence that you, too, can navigate the ups and downs of life, and enjoy yourself along the way.
Publisher:

London : Violette Editions, 2012.

Call Number:

KIC 150.195 B772R 2012

Pages:

2 volumes : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.

Subject:

Philosophy and Psychology

Summary:
An astonishing selection of approximately 80 unpublished writings by Louise Bourgeois appears here in print for the first time, which, combined with eight extensive scholarly essays turns our critical understanding of Bourgeois' work on its head. A new and unprecedented insight into the work of one of the 20th century's greatest artists. Famed for works including The Destruction of the Father (1974), Arch of Hysteria (1993) and her huge and emblematic piece Maman (1999) – an enormous spider as an icon of maternal protection and withdrawal – Bourgeois investigated the realm of psychoanalytical territory through her sculptures, paintings and writings.
Publisher:

London : Michael Joseph, An Imprint of Penguin Books, 2022.

Call Number:

KIC 155.24 S642W 2022

Pages:

ix, 352 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

Subject:

Philosophy and Psychology

Summary:
Filled with secrets from a therapist's toolkit, clinical psychologist and online sensation Dr. Julie Smith teaches you how to fortify and maintain your mental health. Dr. Smith's expert advice and powerful coping techniques will help you stay resilient, whether you want to manage anxiety, deal with criticism, cope with depression, build self-confidence, find motivation, or learn to forgive yourself. Dr. Smith tackles everyday issues and offers practical solutions in bite-sized, easy-to-digest entries which make it easy to quickly find specific information and guidance.