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Harmony of disenchantment

by Rosario Di Petta

The look of a disenchanted neapolitan violinist is the thread that connects the nodes of its existence. The magic of Budapest as a backdrop to the sinking of his illusions; yet it is precisely the ability to...


How to face the Dragon and live happily: instructions to overcome fear of failure

by L. J. Fox

Fear of failure is the dragon of our age. We have shouldered this condition for generations, a burden that hassles us and that undermines every decision we make. How do we overcome fear of failure? And what...


Jealousy

by Peter Toohey

Compete, acquire, succeed, enjoy: the pressures of living in today’s materialistic world seem predicated upon jealousy—the feelings of rivalry and resentment for possession of whatever the other has. But...


The Handbook of Emotions and the Mass Media

by Katrin Doveling & Christian vonScheve

This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of mass media impacts on human emotions and vice versa. Multidisciplinary in scope, leading scholars analyze the various facets of this mutual influence, ranging...


The Upside of Your Dark Side: Why Being Your Whole Self--Not Just Your "Good" Self--Drives Success and Fulfillment

by Todd Kashdan & Robert Biswas-Diener

Two mavericks in the field of positive psychology deliver a timely message

Happiness experts have long told us to tune out our negative emotions and focus instead on mindfulness, positivity, and optimism. Researchers...


How to Deal with Adversity

by Christopher Hamilton

THE SCHOOL OF LIFE IS DEDICATED TO EXPLORING LIFE'S BIG QUESTIONS IN HIGHLY-PORTABLE PAPERBACKS, FEATURING FRENCH FLAPS AND DECKLE EDGES, THAT THE NEW YORK TIMES CALLS "DAMNABLY CUTE." WE DON'T HAVE ALL THE...


How to Be Alone

by Sara Maitland

IN THIS AGE OF CONSTANT CONNECTIVITY, LEARN HOW TO ENJOY SOLITUDE AND FIND HAPPINESS WITHOUT OTHERS.

Our fast-paced society does not approve of solitude; being alone is antisocial and some even find it sinister....


Understanding Collective Pride and Group Identity: New directions in emotion theory, research and practice

by Gavin Brent Sullivan

Collective and group-based pride is currently covered across a number of disciplines including nationalism studies, sociology and social psychology, with little communication between fields. This multidisciplinary...


Writing for Emotional Impact

by Karl Iglesias

There are three kinds of feelings when reading a story - boredom, interest, and WOW! To become a successful writer you must create the WOW! Feeling on as many pages as possible, and this requires writing that...


Psychological Stress in the Workplace (Psychology Revivals)

by Terry A. Beehr

Originally published in 1995, this book was the most up-to-date and comprehensive account of research on occupational stress at the time. It identifies the sources, consequences and treatments of stress in the...


Shame: The Underside of Narcissism

by Andrew P. Morrison

Morrison provides a critical history of analytic and psychiatric attempts to make sense of shame, beginning with Freud and culminating in Kohut's understanding of shame in terms of narcissistic phenomena. The...


Psychoanalysis, Violence and Rage-Type Murder: Murdering Minds

by Duncan Cartwright

What turns an apparently 'normal' individual into a killer?

Many people who commit "rage type" murders have no history of violence. Using psychoanalytic theory and a number of case studies, this book isolates...


Striving and Feeling: Interactions Among Goals, Affect, and Self-regulation

by Leonard L. Martin & Abraham Tesser

Recently, research on the ways in which goals, affect, and self-regulation influence one another has enjoyed an upsurge. New findings are being published and new theories are being developed to integrate these...


Emotions and Social Change: Historical and Sociological Perspectives

by David Lemmings & Ann Brooks

This edited collection takes a critical perspective on Norbert Elias's theory of the "civilizing process," through historical essays and contemporary analysis from sociologists and cultural theorists. It focuses...


A Critique of Emotional Intelligence: What Are the Problems and How Can They Be Fixed?

by Kevin R. Murphy

This book analyzes important criticisms of the current research on Emotional Intelligence (EI), a topic of growing interest in the behavioral and social sciences. It looks at emotional intelligence research...


Being in Love: Therapeutic Pathways Through Psychological Obstacles to Love

by Judith Pickering

Finding true love is a journey of transformation obstructed by numerous psychological obstacles. Being in Love expands the traditional field of psychoanalytic couple therapy, and explores therapeutic methods...


Emotional Life - Managing Your Feelings to Make the Most of Your Precious Time on Earth: How to Gain Mastery Over Your Feelings

by Doreen Davy

Emotional Life explains how we can harness our own emotional power in order to live happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives.


Emotional Intelligence for Managing Results in a Diverse World: The Hard Truth About Soft Skills in the Workplace

by Anita Rowe

A proven approach for capturing and using the energy of emotions to bridge differences and create a healthier workplace.


Joy, Guilt, Anger, Love: What Neuroscience Can--and Can't--Tell Us About How We Feel

by Giovanni Frazzetto

“Neuroscientist Giovanni Frazzetto enters the restless realm of human emotion through the portals of physiology, genetics, history, art and philosophy. Anger, guilt, anxiety, grief, empathy, joy and love are...


The "Poor Me" Manual: Perfecting Self Pity-My Own Story

by Hunter Lewis

This is a rollicking fictional memoir that takes us through the ups and downs of the mysterious author's life. And what a life it is, full to the brim with every imaginable kind of neurotic behavior.

You will...