• Better Than Weird

    Anna Kerz

    In this stand-alone sequel to The Mealworm Diaries, Aaron is anxiously waiting for his father to return for the first time since Aaron's mother's death eight years earlier. Aaron works hard with a counselor at school, but he still has problems getting along with and understanding other kids, and he's worried that his dad will think he's weird. As well as having to confront Tufan, the class bully, Aaron must find ways to cope with the fact that his dad now has a pregnant wife and his beloved Gran needs surgery. In the end, his greatest strength is not his intelligence or his sense of humor, but the openness and warmth of his heart.

  • Luego de que su ex mejor amigo, Scott, lo delatara, Josh tuvo que mudarse a un hogar comunitario. Ahora se ha mudado con su hermano y su autoritaria cuñada, y tiene que tomar una clase para manejar su ira. Cuando un enemigo de su pasado comienza a presionarlo de nuevo y parece que Scott va a volver a las andadas, Josh lucha por controlarse. Acusado de un crimen que no cometió, va a tener que hacer uso de su nueva fortaleza para mantener la calma...y su libertad.
    Josh had been living in a group home after being ratted out by Scott, his one-time best friend. Now he has moved in with his brother and overbearing sister-in-law and has been sent to a class designed to teach him to deal with his anger. When an old enemy continues to push his buttons and Scott appears to be up to his old tricks, Josh struggles to control his temper. Framed for a crime he didnít commit, it will take all of his new-found strength to keep his cool and his freedom.

  • Anglais Being Social

    Howard Burton

    This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Roy Baumeister, Professor of Psychology at the University of Queensland. This extensive conversation explores Roy Baumeister's unique combination of biological and psychological thinking from recognizing essential energetic factors involved with willpower and decision-making, to framing free will in evolutionary biological terms to measuring the numbness associated with social rejection as a form of analgesic response, and more.

    This carefully-edited book includes an introduction, The Human Animal, and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter:

    I. Psychology, Eventually - Third time lucky
    II. A Discipline Evolves - The changing fashions of social psychology
    III. The Energetic Agent - Yet another reason to eat more ice cream
    IV. A Philosophical Digression - Mind, brain, and the difference between them
    V. Free Will - Incorporating cultural factors into our decision-making
    VI. Cultural Distinctiveness - And its relevance
    VII. Numbed By Rejection - More than just a metaphor

    About Ideas Roadshow Conversations Series:

    This book is part of an expanding series of 100+ Ideas Roadshow conversations, each one presenting a wealth of candid insights from a leading expert through a focused yet informal setting to give non-specialists a uniquely accessible window into frontline research and scholarship that wouldn't otherwise be encountered through standard lectures and textbooks. For other books in this series visit our website: https://ideas-on-film.com/ideasroadshow/.

  • Le best-seller international qui a révolutionné la psychologie...
    Notre destin est-il inscrit dans notre quotient intellectuel ? Pas du tout, si l'on en croit Daniel Goleman, pour qui la notion habituelle d'intelligence néglige un aspect essentiel du comportement humain : nos émotions.Une bonne nouvelle : chacun peut améliorer son intelligence émotionnelle.Puisant dans les découvertes récentes de la biologie et de la psychologie, Daniel Goleman analyse les raisons pour lesquelles un QI élevé peut être un handicap et la maîtrise des émotions un atout. Self-control, persévérance, motivation, respect d'autrui, aisance sociale sont quelques-unes des compétences qui définissent cette intelligence "autre" : l'intelligence émotionnelle.A la différence du QI, l'intelligence émotionnelle n'est pas donnée une fois pour toutes. Bien au contraire : chacun de nous peut l'améliorer, pour peu qu'il apprenne à reconnaître et à utiliser l'ensemble de ses émotions...

  • This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Alfred Mele, the William H. and Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy at Florida State University. This wide-ranging conversation. This wide-ranging conversation examines free will and the different notions of free will that exist, the connections of free will with developments in neuroscience, social psychology and public opinion polls and Alfred Mele's key concern about how current and future insights might be directly applied to improve our world.

    This carefully-edited book includes an introduction, Down to Earth, and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter:
    I. Becoming A Philosopher - From Aristotle to Irrationality
    II. Outlining The Problem - Defining "free will"
    III. Neuroscience - Benjamin Libet stirs things up
    IV. Social Science - Eating away at our sense of autonomy
    V. Next Steps - And mid-grade investigations

    About Ideas Roadshow Conversations:

    This book is part of an expanding series of 100+ Ideas Roadshow conversations, each one presenting a wealth of candid insights from a leading expert through a focused yet informal setting to give non-specialists a uniquely accessible window into frontline research and scholarship that wouldn't otherwise be encountered through standard lectures and textbooks. For other books in this series visit our website: https://ideas-on-film.com/ideasroadshow/.

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