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Photography and Psychoanalysis (USED)

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This concise, illustrated, work informs about the histories of photography and psychoanalysis. It describes how they came together in the 20th Century to revolutionize political propaganda and sales messages. It references the works of several 20th Century and contemporary photographers including: Edward Steichen, Brian Duffy, Helmut Newton, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Nan Goldin, Gregory Crewdson, Larry Clark, and Wang Qingsong. It includes a chapter summarizing and critiquing many of the thoughts of the philosopher and activist Susan Sontag, as well as being completely up-to-date with a Chapter about photographers Cindy Sherman and Miru Kim. The book demonstrates how images may be understood, and interpreted, using the ideas of Freud, Jung and Lacan. Written in simple language this isn't a work about how to make technically 'better' images, but rather a book to help you understand the psychological impact of images. You are introduced to various characters who influenced the development of both photography and psychoanalysis during the 19th and 20th centuries, and you are helped to appreciate the impact they continue to have today. Psychological and photographic concepts are added into the narrative until it becomes possible to look at examples of contemporary advertising images and campaigns using appropriate tools. Later, the text moves to look at the development of art, and domestic photography, including the force that commercial photography places upon these. In a relatively short journey you are guided through psychoanalysis and systems theory, photography, surrealism, advertising and much more. "This is your chance to understand, and free your mind from, assaults by those images which, every day, make you feel less, and less, happy, unless you buy, buy, buy." If you sell products, or services, it will help you to create more effective advertisements.
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Praxis II Special Education (USED)

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REA's PRAXIS II Special Education (0353, 0354, 0543, 0545) Test Prep with TestWare CD Gets You Certified and in the Classroom!
Nationwide, more than 5 million teachers will be needed over the next decade, and all must take appropriate tests to be licensed. REA gets you ready for your teaching career with our outstanding library of Teacher Certification test preps!
Our PRAXIS II test prep was designed to help you master the information on the Special Education (0353, 0354, 0543, 0545) exams. This test prep is perfect for college students, teachers, and career-changing professionals who are seeking certification as special education teachers.
Written by an education experts, our review covers all the topics tested on the exams, including application of special education principles and core knowledge content. The book includes a full-length practice test for each exam, for a total of 4 tests. Each practice test features every type of question tested on the most recent exam, allowing you to assess your skills and gauge your test-readiness.
The CD includes two of the book's practice tests (0353 and 0354) in a timed format with automatic scoring, diagnostic feedback, and detailed explanations of answers. Our diagnostic tools and instant reports help you zero in on the topics and types of questions that give you trouble now, so you'll succeed when it counts.
Every practice exam comes with detailed feedback on every question. We don't just say which answers are right--we explain why the other answer choices are wrong--so you'll be prepared on test day. Our detailed explanations of answers help you identify your strengths and weaknesses while building your skills. This complete test prep package comes with a customized study schedule and REA's test-taking strategies and tips.
This test prep is a must-have for teacher certification candidates across the country!
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Re-Visioning Family Therapy (USED)

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Exploring the ways that clients' lives, and family therapy itself, are constrained by larger forces of racial, cultural, sexual, and class-based inequality, this groundbreaking volume expands the boundaries of the field and works toward truly inclusive clinical practice. Editor Monica McGoldrick--whose earlier ETHNICITY AND FAMILY THERAPY provides in-depth portraits of the family systems of more than 40 ethnic groups--here takes up vital cultural issues that cut across all ethnicities. Integrating theoretical exposition, case vignettes, and evocative autobiographical narratives, contributors offer concrete suggestions for improving family therapy training and developing services that minority families may experience as more relevant to their lives.
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Romance of Risk (USED)

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In the tradition of Irvin Yalom's "Love's Executioner, " Dr. Lynn Ponton's remarkable book takes readers inside the minds of 15 troubled adolescents to provide a compelling look at today's teenage experience. Included are Jill, a 13-year-old thrill-seeking runaway; Hannah, a privileged daughter of suburbia who suffers from anorexia; and Joe, a high school senior with a serious drinking problem. The case studies vary from the puzzling to the horrifying, but with her confident and engaging voice, Ponton brings out the unifying themes in all of them. She proposes that teenage "acting out" can be understood in terms of "risk-taking, "and that by redirecting this natural impulse into healthy channels parents can minimize the dangers inherent in today's teen culture and help their children develop into mature individuals.

Challenging the traditional views of adolescence and offering a constructive new model for understanding teenage behavior, "The Romance of Risk" is an essential book for parents concerned about their children's well-being in this age of drug abuse, rampant violence and AIDS."Lynn Ponton has managed to become an expert on adolescence without losing her sympathy for risk and rebellion. She is able to bring out the best in distraught teenagers and their distraught parents. "The Romance of Risk" is one of those rare books that clarifies the nature of adolescence."(Peter D. Kramer, author of "Listening to Proazac"

"A wise, compassionate portrait of teenagers today by a gifted physician who admires their courage and integrity, understands the terrible messes they get into, and, ultimately, helps them grow up."(Judith Wallerstein, author of "Second Chances" and "TheGood Marriage"

"A valuable contribution to understanding adolescents who take risks. It will encourage rather than dishearten most parents. This is a very fine book by a very fine clinician."(Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD, author of Close to the Bone

"Experimentation is the hallmark of adolescence. ... Lynn Ponton's compelling volume shows how parents can help adolescents manage their risk-taking in ways that enhance, rather than endanger, the healthy growth of identity."(Edward Zigler, Ph.D., Sterling Professor of Psychology, Yale University

"A book brimming with humanity... Lynn Ponton paints vivid portraits and then openly and honestly offers refreshingly pragmatic strategies for addressing dangerous behaviors in teens."--Lenore Terr, M.D., author of "Too Scared to Cry" and "Unchained Memories"

"The Romance of Risk" rings with truth. Adolescent risk-taking can make for searing reading, but this book's knowledge empowers the reader as Dr. Ponton empowers her patients."--John Schowalter, M.D., Albert J. Solnit Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Yale Child Study

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Schizophrenia Genesis (USED)

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Sorting out fact from fiction, one of the world's leading experts presents an absorbing account of what is actually know about the complex subject of schizophrenia.
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Secular Mind (USED)

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Does the business of daily living distance us from life's mysteries? Do most Americans value spiritual thinking more as a hobby than as an all-encompassing approach to life? Will the concept of the soul be defunct after the next few generations? Child psychiatrist and best-selling author Robert Coles offers a profound meditation on how secular culture has settled into the hearts and minds of Americans. This book is a sweeping essay on the shift from religious control over Western society to the scientific dominance of the mind. Interwoven into the story is Coles's personal quest for understanding how the sense of the sacred has stood firm in the lives of individuals - both the famous and everyday people whom he has known - even as they have struggled with doubt.
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Something More: Excavating Your Authentic Self (USED)

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From the author of the bestselling -Simple Abundance- comes a provocative and powerful life -bible- for women around the world. In this insightful and eloquent book, Sarah Ban Breathnach explores the nine stages necessary to living authentically: Sensing, Surviving, Settling, Stumbling, Selling Out, Starting Over, Searching, Striving, and finally, Something More.

Talent Unknown: 7 Ways to Discover Hidden Talent and Skills (USED)

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The Culture of Fear (USED)

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There has never been another era in modern history, even during wartime or the Great Depression, when so many people have feared so much. Three out of four Americans say they feel more fearful today then they did twenty years ago. The Culture of Fear describes the high costs of living in a fear-ridden environment where realism has become rarer than doors without deadbolts.Why do we have so many fears these days? Are we living in exceptionally dangerous times? To watch the news, you'd certainly think so, but Glassner demonstrates that it is our perception of danger that has increased, not the actual level of risk. The Culture of Fear is an expose of the people and organizations that manipulate our perceptions and profit from our fears: politicians who win elections by heightening concerns about crime and drug use even as rates for both are declining; advocacy groups that raise money by exaggerating the prevalence of particular diseases; TV newsmagazines that monger a new scare every week to garner ratings.Glassner spells out the prices we pay for social panics: the huge sums of money that go to waste on unnecessary programs and products as well as time and energy spent worrying about our fears.
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The Emphatic Imagination (USED)

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Beginning with an inquiry into the nature of wonder as a state of mind and a clinical stance, the author explores creativity in introspection, art and empathy.
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The Examined Life; How We Lose and Find Ourselves (USED)

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We are all storytellers--we create stories to make sense of our lives. A moving collection of short, personal encounters between a psychoanalyst and his patients, The Examined Life reveals how the art of insight can illuminate the most complicated, confounding, and human of experiences. Ultimately, these stories show us not only how we love ourselves but how we might find ourselves.

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The Four Agreements

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In The Four Agreements, bestselling author don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. - A New York Times bestseller for over a decade - Over 6.5 million copies sold in the U.S. - Translated into 40 languages worldwide"This book by don Miguel Ruiz, simple yet so powerful, has made a tremendous difference in how I think and act in every encounter." -- Oprah Winfrey"Don Miguel Ruiz's book is a roadmap to enlightenment and freedom." -- Deepak Chopra, Author, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success"An inspiring book with many great lessons." -- Wayne Dyer, Author, Real Magic"In the tradition of Castaneda, Ruiz distills essential Toltec wisdom, expressing with clarity and impeccability what it means for men and women to live as peaceful warriors in the modern world." -- Dan Millman, Author, Way of the Peaceful Warrior
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The Incredible Fascination with Violence; Dealing with Aggression and Brutality among Chidren (USED)

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In the wake of the Bulger case, and other incidents of horrific violence by and against children, this text focuses on the disturbing wake-up call to a society racked by fears of violence in its children's lives. The author seeks to analyse what makes children behave violently towards each other, and how parents, police, teachers, and counsellors may need to re-examine and change many of their assumptions about childhood and violence
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The InnerLife (USED)

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A clairvoyant, Leadbeater wrote, is simply a person who develops "the power to respond to another octave out of the stupendous gamut of possible vibrations" and so is enabled "to see more of the world..than those of more limited perception." And what a world Leadbeater describes for us in these pages---a world of Master adepts and their pupils, untapped human powers and potentials, ancient mysteries, devas and nature spirits--in short, the unseen workings of the universe.
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The Legacy of B.F. Skinner (USED)

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The Listening Process (USED)

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The Natural Mind (USED)

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Now revised and rejacketed, this is Dr. Andrew Weil's first bestseller, a classic work on the principles of consciousness, offering a new model for solving the drug problem by acknowledging our innate yearnings and offering an alternative. "Incisive, brilliant, and genuinely revolutionary".--Michael Crichton, author.
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The Path Made Clear

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Everyone has a purpose. And, according to Oprah Winfrey, "Your real job in life is to figure out as soon as possible what that is, who you are meant to be, and begin to honor your calling in the best way possible."

That journey starts right here.

In her latest book, The Path Made Clear, Oprah shares what she sees as a guide for activating your deepest vision of yourself, offering the framework for creating not just a life of success, but one of significance. The book's ten chapters are organized to help you recognize the important milestones along the road to self-discovery, laying out what you really need in order to achieve personal contentment, and what life's detours are there to teach us.

Oprah opens each chapter by sharing her own key lessons and the personal stories that helped set the course for her best life. She then brings together wisdom and insights from luminaries in a wide array of fields, inspiring readers to consider what they're meant to do in the world and how to pursue it with passion and focus. Renowned figures such as Eckhart Tolle, Brene Brown, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Elizabeth Gilbert, Jay-Z, and Ellen DeGeneres share the greatest lessons from their own journeys toward a life filled with purpose.

Paired with over 100 awe-inspiring photographs to help illuminate the wisdom of these messages, The Path Made Clear provides readers with a beautiful resource for achieving a life lived in service of your calling - whatever it may be.

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The Shelter of Each Other; Rebuilding Our Families (USED)

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In The Shelter of Each Other, Mary Pipher does for the American family what she did for adolescent girls and their parents in her bestselling book Reviving Ophelia: she opens our eyes wide to the desperate realities we are facing and shows us a way out. Drawing on the fascinating stories of families rich and poor, angry and despairing, religious and skeptical, and probing deep into her own family memories and experiences, Pipher clears a path to the strength and energy at the core of family life. Wise, compassionate, and impassioned, The Shelter of Each Other challenges each of us to face the truth about ourselves and to find the courage to protect, nurture, and revivify the families we cherish.


" A canny mix of optimism and practicality gives Pipher's fans a way to resist the worst of the culture around them and substitute the best of themselves."
*Newsweek


" Eye-opening . . . Pipher's simple solutions for survival in this family-unfriendly culture are peppered throughout the heart-wrenching and uplifting stories of several of her client
families. . . . Highly readable, passionate."
*San Francisco Chronicle


" Compelling."
*USA Today

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Thinking About Teaching and Learning (USED)

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Here is a compelling read for every teacher in higher education who wants to refresh or reexamine his or her classroom practice.

Building on the insights offered by recent discoveries about the biological basis of learning, and on his own thought-provoking definitions of teaching, learning and education, the author proceeds to the practical details of instruction that teachers are most interested in--the things that make or break teaching.

Practical and thoughtful, and based on forty years of teaching, wide reading and much reflection, Robert Leamnson provides teachers with a map to develop their own teaching philosophy, and effective nuts-and-bolts advice.

His approach is particularly useful for those facing a cohort of first year students less prepared for college and university. He is concerned to develop in his students habits and skills that will equip them for a lifetime of learning.

He is especially alert to the psychology of students. He also understands, and has experienced, the typical frustration and exasperation teachers feel when students ingeniously elude their teachers' loftiest goals and strategies. Most important, he has good advice about how to cope with the challenge.

This guide will appeal to college teachers in all disciplines.
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Total Recall (USED)

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Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life (USED)

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One of the most original thinkers on the role of religion in the modern world author of such acclaimed books as A History of God, Islam, and Buddha now gives us an impassioned and practical book that can help us make the world a more compassionate place.
Karen Armstrong believes that while compassion is intrinsic in all human beings, each of us needs to work diligently to cultivate and expand our capacity for compassion. Here, in this straightforward, thoughtful, and thought-provoking book, she sets out a program that can lead us toward a more compassionate life.
The twelve steps Armstrong suggests begin with Learn About Compassion and close with Love Your Enemies. In between, she takes up compassion for yourself, mindfulness, suffering, sympathetic joy, the limits of our knowledge of others, and concern for everybody. She suggests concrete ways of enhancing our compassion and putting it into action in our everyday lives, and provides, as well, a reading list to encourage us to hear one another s narratives. Throughout, Armstrong makes clear that a compassionate life is not a matter of only heart or mind but a deliberate and often life-altering commingling of the two."

Upon Further Reflection (USED)

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This book deals with global issues concerning ecology and world government. It moves from the very general to the very specific.
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World of the Autistic Child (USED)

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"The World of the Autistic Child" is by far the most complete comprehensive book ever written for the parents of autistic children, and for the teachers, child specialists, and other professionals who care for them. Dr.Bryna Siegel provides help and hope not only for the children, but for their families---the parents, grandparents, siblings, and other caregivers who must come to grips with their own grief and confusion following a diagonisis of autism or other related disorder.