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A Beautiful Mind

By Sylvia Nasar
  • ISBN Code: : 1439126496
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 464
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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  • Pdf : a-beautiful-mind.pdf

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**Also an Academy Award–winning film starring Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly—directed by Ron Howard** The powerful, dramatic biography of math genius John Nash, who overcame serious mental illness and schizophrenia to win the Nobel Prize. “How could you, a mathematician, believe that extraterrestrials were sending you messages?” the visitor from Harvard asked the West Virginian with the movie-star looks and Olympian manner. “Because the ideas I had about supernatural beings came to me the same way my mathematical ideas did,” came the answer. “So I took them seriously.” Thus begins the true story of John Nash, the mathematical genius who was a legend by age thirty when he slipped into madness, and who—thanks to the selflessness of a beautiful woman and the loyalty of the mathematics community—emerged after decades of ghostlike existence to win a Nobel Prize for triggering the game theory revolution. The inspiration for an Academy Award–winning movie, Sylvia Nasar’s now-classic biography is a drama about the mystery of the human mind, triumph over adversity, and the healing power of love.

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  • Book Code : 1452556520
  • Total of Pages : 172
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 622
  • Pdf File: beautiful-minds.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Everything a girl needs to know about: Confidence, self-esteem , friendships , fashion, make-up, smoking, boys and relationships, Food and nutrition, bullying, skin care, etiquette, social media sites, gratitude, mother/ daughter relationships, respecting yourself, first impressions, drugs and alcohol, hair styling, money and budgeting, fear, peer pressure, beating the blues, how to be happy, setting goals and more Beautiful Minds, a journey of self discovery, is about discovering who you are, how to get through your tricky teen years and how to put your best foot forward. Meet your new best friend!

Constructing Realities

By Marilyn Charles
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  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Book Code : 9789042018716
  • Total of Pages : 147
  • Category : Analysands
  • Members : 152
  • Pdf File: constructing-realities.pdf

Book Short Summary:

One of the challenges in psychoanalytic work is to find ways to enliven the space when working with individuals whose thinking is highly constrained and who have little capacity for play. This incapacity often signals a split between valued and devalued aspects of self. In cases such as these, self-protection becomes paramount and may profoundly impede growth, as whatever is not known is perceived as dangerous, rather than being a challenge that invites further development. For the therapist who must create aliveness within the consulting room, we are caught by the very real threat that this aliveness poses to the defensive structures on which the patient's equilibrium rests. Movement thus can be quite precarious. In this volume, Marilyn Charles considers how notions of "play" and "myth", as brought into the literature by Winnicott and Bion, can help to provide an interim space in which impossible realities can be constructed at a safe enough reserve that we can more actively consider them and thereby create possibilities, rather than foreclosing on them.

A Beautiful but Tormented Mind

By R. P. Erasmus
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 9781462883431
  • Total of Pages : 284
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 742
  • Pdf File: a-beautiful-but-tormented-mind.pdf

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From two discordant families, who merged through the marriage of the son of one and daughter of the other, came a young lady who would change their lives. Nicole Hoffman had extraordinary personality traits, the most amazing of which was her unpublicised claim that she could see into the minds of her predecessors. Injuries from a horrifi c horse-riding accident disclosed this trait, which medical science was unable to explain despite great efforts. Sensitively written and intriguing, R P Erasmus’ ‘A Beautiful but Tormented Mind’ weaves a compelling tale of unity, love, persistence and perseverance.

Reel V. Real

By Frank Sanello
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  • Publisher : Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Book Code : 1461709334
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 875
  • Pdf File: reel-v-real.pdf

Book Short Summary:

All too often, highly fictionalized cinematic depictions of the past are accepted as the unassailable truth by those unfamiliar with the "real" account. This book profiles sixty movies that portray actual moments in history, and compares the mythologized account of each event to what really happened. Movies chronicled include The Ten Commandments, Spartacus, A Man for All Seasons, Gladiator, Gandhi, Apollo 13, The Thin Red Line, Dances with Wolves, Braveheart, The Last Emperor, All the Presidents Men, Mutiny on the Bounty, Gone with the Wind, Bonnie & Clyde, Patton, and Elizabeth. Sanello also contrasts several historical figures with their filmed treatments, including Julius Caesar, Henry V, Christopher Columbus, Joan of Arc, Sir Thomas More, Jesus Christ, Catherine the Great, Sigmund Freud, and Harry Houdini. Lavishly illustrated with sixty film stills, Reel v. Real shows how a happening's genuine details are frequently reshaped and distorted by Hollywood's bottomless appetite for over-the-top flamboyance and melodrama.

Understanding Psychosis

By Donald Capps
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Book Code : 1442205946
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 745
  • Pdf File: understanding-psychosis.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Severe mental illness afflicts many men and women throughout their lives, often without warning, and almost always with devastating results. This book takes a look at psychosis, and contends that although the delusions and hallucinations of the psychotic person are misguided and confused, they are understandable when viewed in the context of a person's life. Using real life examples, Capps covers the prevalence of psychotic illness; the long-range effects of deinstitutionalization on mentally ill persons, their families, and their communities; family members' responses to their mentally ill relative; rehabilitation and prevention approaches and methods; the nature of delusions and hallucinations; the delusional belief that one is someone else; and the realization of mental stability.

Ron Howard: From Mayberry to the Moon...and Beyond

By Beverly Gray
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  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Book Code : 1418530743
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 743
  • Pdf File: ron-howard.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Ron Howard: From Mayberry to the Moon... and Beyond, the first full-length biography of Ron Howard, takes an in-depth look at the Oklahoma boy who gained national fame as a child star, then grew up to be one of Hollywood's most admired directors. Although many show biz kids founder as they approach adulthood, Ron Howard had the advantage of brains, common sense, and two down-to-earth parents who kept him from having an inflated view of his own accomplishments. He also had a longstanding goal: to trade the glare of the spotlight for a quieter but equally creative life behind the camera. This biography tracks his career from 1960, when he debuted as six-year-old Opie Taylor on The Andy Griffith Show through 2002, when he accepted his Academy Award® as Best Director for A Beautiful Mind. Author Beverly Gray, an entertainment industry veteran, has spoken to teachers, friends, and professional colleagues from all phases of Howard's career. She has also combed the archives to gain further insight into this very private man whose accomplishments have brought pleasure to so many.

Developing as a Reflective Early Years Professional

By Carol Hayes,Jayne Daly,Mandy Duncan,Ruth Gill,Ann Whitehouse
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Critical Publishing
  • Book Code : 1911106244
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 101
  • Pdf File: developing-as-a-reflective-early-years-professional.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Provides an accessible yet critical approach to key themes within the early years, with a focus throughout on reflective practice. It starts by examining theories and research into the nature of reflection, how it can be used and how it can improve practice and produce a more responsive and thoughtful, research-based workforce for young children and their families. A range of themes, including global childhood poverty, observation and assessment, leadership, and multi-professional working, are then explored, highlighting the importance and application of reflection throughout these areas of research and practice. This new edition includes two completely new chapters on reflecting on work-based learning and reflecting on children’s play and creativity. Information on mentoring and on the position of men in early years higher education has also been added. Greater depth and challenge is provided through extended thinking questions and extended reflections at the end of each chapter.

Poems and Guides for the Journey of Life

By Kwabena Osei
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  • Publisher : Joseph K. Osei
  • Book Code : 9082394189
  • Total of Pages : 317
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 702
  • Pdf File: poems-and-guides-for-the-journey-of-life.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Wisdom is mankind’s light and guidance in turbulence situations and circumstances created by negativity and its captive agents. Wisdom enables us to distinguish between good and evil. The unconditional acceptance of a neighbor for mutual understanding and respect that obviously creates heavenly environmental is driven by the power of love and wisdom. We learn every moment in situations and circumstances that confront us daily to accumulate wisdom. Both good and bad people are great teachers to mankind. If you refuse to learn, in some scenarios, your ignorance misleads you to an awkward situation whereby, the only possibility to liberate yourself is to learn. This precious book; ‘Poems and Guides for the Journey of Life’ is of much significant to mankind. It endows mankind with wisdom. It enables mankind to live in peace and harmoniously with Mother Nature and its Creations. When Mother Nature embraces you with smiles, definitely, impossibility becomes possibility. If you want to live, learn how to live. Multiple problems are inevitable when mankind is lacking wisdom.

Between the Lines

By Emmanuel Thomas
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  • Publisher : Partridge Publishing
  • Book Code : 1482858819
  • Total of Pages : 290
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 995
  • Pdf File: between-the-lines.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The book contains essays on simple but perplexing questions that we come across as we go about living our lives. How do we react to a situation when we fail to practice what we preach? Why do we occasionally feel joy in the misfortune of others and then feel guilty about it? Is religion a difficult proposition in the modern world? We are shaken when heroes worshipped by many as role models get convicted on crimes done in secret. The book makes an attempt to search for answers to such questions by going through authoritative sources of research done by eminent scholars with the intention to disseminate such thoughts to those who are assailed by similar questions and help them to come to their own conclusions. The book has parts consisting of musings, reminiscences, satire, and short stories conveying messages that are considered important as we face problems in our daily existence.

Warning: Psychiatry Can Be Hazardous to Your Mental Health

By William Glasser, M.D.
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062032011
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 262
  • Pdf File: warning.pdf

Book Short Summary:

How psychopharmacology has usurped the role of psychotherapy in our society, to the great detriment of the patients involved. William Glasser describes in Warning: Psychiatry Can Be Hazardous to Your Mental Health the sea change that has taken place in the treatment of mental health in the last few years. Millions of patients are now routinely being given prescriptions for a wide range of drugs including Ritalin, Prosac, Zoloft and related drugs which can be harmful to the brain. A previous generation of patients would have had a course of psychotherapy without brain–damaging chemicals. Glasser explains the wide implications of this radical change in treatment and what can be done to counter it.

Handbook of Contemporary Behavioral Economics

By Morris Altman
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 131746916X
  • Total of Pages : 784
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 768
  • Pdf File: handbook-of-contemporary-behavioral-economics.pdf

Book Short Summary:

At a time when both scholars and the public demand explanations and answers to key economic problems that conventional approaches have failed to resolve, this groundbreaking handbook of original works by leading behavioral economists offers the first comprehensive articulation of behavioral economics theory. Borrowing from the findings of psychologists, sociologists, political scientists, legal scholars, and biologists, among others, behavioral economists find that intelligent individuals often tend not to behave as effectively or efficiently in their economic decisions as long held by conventional wisdom. The manner in which individuals actually do behave critically depends on psychological, institutional, cultural, and even biological considerations. "Handbook of Contemporary Behavioral Economics" includes coverage of such critical areas as the Economic Agent, Context and Modeling, Decision Making, Experiments and Implications, Labor Issues, Household and Family Issues, Life and Death, Taxation, Ethical Investment and Tipping, and Behavioral Law and Macroeconomics. Each contribution includes an extensive bibliography.