Widely respected in the so-called &“mainstream&” for her New York Times bestselling novels, Karen Joy Fowler is also a formidable, often controversial, and always exuberant presence in Science Fiction. Here she debuts a provocative new story written especially for this series. Set in the days of Darwin, &“The Science of Herself&” is a marvelous hybrid of SF and historical fiction: the almost-true story of England's first female paleontologist who took on the Victorian old-boy establishment armed with only her own fierce intelligence—and an arsenal of dino bones. Plus... &“The Pelican Bar,&” a homely tale of family ties that makes Guant&ánamo look like summer camp; &“The Further Adventures of the Invisible Man,&” a droll tale of sports, shoplifting and teen sex; and &“The Motherhood Statement,&” a quietly angry upending of easy assumptions that shows off Fowler's deep radicalism and impatience with conservative homilies and liberal pieties alike. And Featuring: our Outspoken Interview in which Fowler prophesies California's fate, reveals the role of bad movies in good marriages, and intimates that girls just want to have fun (which means make trouble).
This book proposes a new science of self-control based on the principles of behavioral psychology and economics. Claiming that insight and self-knowledge are insufficient for controlling one's behavior, Howard Rachlin argues that the only way to achieve such control--and ultimately happiness--is through the development of harmonious patterns of behavior. Most personal problems with self-control arise because people have difficulty delaying immediate gratification for a better future reward. To avoid those problems, the author presents a strategy of "soft commitment," consisting of the development of valuable patterns of behavior that bridge over individual temptations.
To help celebrate the fourth centenary of the birth of St. John of the Cross in 1542, Edith Stein received the task of preparing a study of his writings. She uses her skill as a philosopher to enter into an illuminating reflection on the difference between the two symbols of cross and night. Pointing out how entering the night is synonymous with carrying the cross, she provides a condensed presentation of John's thought on the active and passive nights, as discussed in The Ascent of Mount Carmel and The Dark Night. All of this leads Edith to speak of the glory of resurrection that the soul shares, through a unitive contemplation described chiefly in The Living Flame of Love. In the summer of 1942, the Nazis without warrant took Edith away. The nuns found the manuscript of this profound study lying open in her room.
Women have always written powerful, important science fiction stories. This anthology showcases the most exceptional stories written by women in recent decades, from classic stars Ursula K. Le Guin and James Tiptree Jr, science fiction greats Nancy Kress, Lois McMaster Bujold and Karen Joy Fowler, new award-winning talents Elizabeth Bear and Aliette de Bodard and many more! Whether crossing the stars or constructing the future of our planet, women’s contributions to science fiction are unforgettable.
This title looks at a comparative aspect of how many religions have a timetable to expected events of the future and that although they seem to be addressing different references, they have striking similar and overlapping commonality. How time is told by the different worlds, and the relevance to an upcoming appearance of a Mighty One at the end of a given time. It explores the calendar of the Christians (B.C. & A.D), Othodox Muslim world (A.H.) as well as the universal clock which uses the sun, moon and stars as reference points.
This book offers a range of contributions on self-study practices in teaching and teacher education. The self-studies presented here are unique, fresh and stimulating, and include the perspective of teachers and teacher educators from many backgrounds.
Individual Psychotherapy and the Science of Psychodynamics present an extensive examination of the basic principles of dynamic psychotherapy. It discusses the concept of constructive aggression. It addresses the analysis of expressive and defensive mechanisms. Some of the topics covered in the book are the therapeutic effects from history taking; common syndromes of sexual problems in women; qualities needed by a therapists; characteristics of unconscious communication; common syndromes of problems of masculinity in men; evolution and analysis of Oedipus complex; and Koch’s postulates in psychodynamics. The passive defenses against aggression and the link with depression are fully covered. An in-depth account of the meaning of paranoid feelings is provided. The evaluation of the oedipal depression in men and women are completely presented. A chapter is devoted to the identification of transference neurosis. Another section focuses on the origin of human aggression. The analysis of phobic anxiety, anorexia nervosa, and hypochondriasis are briefly covered. The book can provide useful information to psychologists, therapists, students, and researchers.
Dr Malan's iconic book is firmly established as a classic psychotherapy textbook and it remains extremely popular. The second edition of this highly individual and fascinating text brings theory and practice up to date, while keeping the essential character of the book unchanged. The book offers an invaluable description of dynamic psychotherapy and the theory on which it is based. Through the use of numerous case studies and clinical stories, the book begins by illustrating everyday mental mechanisms, moving on to a discussion of some of the most profound problems experienced by human beings. Practical applications of theory through different techniques are described, from the straightforward to the handling of some of the most complex and dangerous situations likely to be encountered in psychotherapy. Part of the book's unique value is derived from the way in which it distils from psychoanalytic theory the core of scientific truth. Covers the principles of dynamic psychotherapy from the most elementary to some of the most profound Always illustrates these with true case studies told as they happened Gives full interpretations and analysis Beautifully written and highly accessible for anyone with a deep interest in people. New material for the second edition includes: the relation with the mother in the male Oedipus complex, disturbances in the relation with siblings, masochism, and the 'compulsion to repeat'. This is an important resource for all psychotherapists of any degree of experience, psychiatrists, psychologists, counsellors, primary care physicians, mental health nurses and anyone with an interest in the human mind. For psychotherapists in training it remains an outstanding textbook.
Spiritual healing and personal development is linked to the healing of the planet as a whole and to all the sentient beings. This book is inspired by the teachings of the Irish healer Bob Moore (1928-2008) and describes the inner process of development that leads to spiritual healing. It shows a progressive path that leads back to the origin of our disharmony and in doing so reveals our own source of healing. An integration of western scientific methods with the eastern introspective research.
Ever find yourself dazed and confused? In one unfulfilling, going nowhere relationship after the other? We have ALL been there at some point in our lives, and sometimes the problem lies internally. The idea of finding love and receiving love from another person begins with first knowing how to love yourself! Because no one can see and believe your truth until you see and believe what you yourself know to be true. The Single Woman's Guide to Loving Herself is a book written to help women do just that! Learn to discover themselves and through that discovery, learn to love the person you are, the woman you were created to be! We are queens, and how we carry ourselves should reflect that. Learn how to navigate through the love & dating maze, learn to tap into what he's thinking and make decisions to benefit you. Learn how to dress, live and love like you know your self worth. Learn to choose your friends wisely. The SWG has all this to offer and much more? Are you ready to be inspired?
Recommended by the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy as an exemplary informational text. A History of US is a 10-volume, award-winning series about the birth and development of the United States as related by master storyteller Joy Hakim. All the People, the last volume in the series, covers US History from the end of World War II to the present. This updated fourth edition covers, for the first time, events that have taken place in the past 6 years, including the 2008 election of Barack Obama and the signficance of this election. All the People focuses on Civil Rights in the last half of the 20th Century and the beginning of the 21st, ensuring that readers will have a firm grasp of the groundbreaking nature and lasting importance of this movement. Throughout the book, which has been completely redesigned with a bold new look, Hakim portrays contemporary American life in a lively, engaging way. Readers will encounter fascinating stories about famous Americans (Joe McCarthy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Richard Nixon), historical events (the Vietnam War, the first man on the moon), and major cultural movements (1960s counterculture, feminism). Interspersed features provide further anecdotes about the characters that have shaped the last 65 years--for instance, one conjectures about what Alan Greenspan might hide in his briefcase; another discusses the life and times of Mark I, the world's first automatic computer. Sidebars, illustrations, definitions and quotes line the margins, providing illimitable sources of information and entertainment. About the Series: Master storyteller Joy Hakim has excited millions of young minds with the great drama of American history in her award-winning series A History of US. Recommended by the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy as an exemplary informational text, A History of US weaves together exciting stories that bring American history to life. Hailed by reviewers, historians, educators, and parents for its exciting, thought-provoking narrative, the books have been recognized as a break-through tool in teaching history and critical reading skills to young people. In ten books that span from Prehistory to the 21st century, young people will never think of American history as boring again.
Behind the scenes of every day life as we know it, there is a world that very few have ever seen. In the last great forest on earth, a system of societies has existed without interruption. The last of earth's fantasy creatures thrive, hidden away from humanity. But good things can't last forever. A black market slave trade has taken root. Discovery Labs collects, studies, and sells fantasy creatures to the highest bidder. It is a system of abuse and exploitation that has gone too long without check. However, a spark of rebellion has taken hold of the scientists of DL, and something has to be done. Conflict, secrets, and vengance will clash in a revolution that, with any luck, will lead to a new and just future.
"Zoance "RM" ", developed by Peter Dawkins, is knowing the right thing to do in the right place, at the right time, and with the right orientation. Dawkins introduces us to the idea that chakras, or energy centers, are not limited to the human form: natural and man-made "temples" manifest these same fundamental chakra energy systems.
The social science disciplines tend to view the self as a contaminant. The unique, inner life of the observer, the researcher, is to be separated, neutralized, standardized, and controlled. At the same time, the observer is expected to use the self in understanding the world. Susan Krieger, a sociologist trained in traditional social science, argues in this controversial book that this view of the self needs to be altered. Social scientists should develop their individual perspectives in their work and ought to acknowledge, more honestly than they do, the extent to which their studies reflect their inner lives. The argument in this book is based in the author's own experience, reflecting her own need to speak more directly through her social science. This book is also about that struggle with standard forms and traditional styles of expression. It is about a social science that is more subjective, idiosyncratic, ambivalent, conflicted--about the inner life and experiences that cannot be measured, tested, or fully shared. Beginning with a discussion of her own training, Susan Krieger proceeds to consider both personal and general issues that arise in writing social science. She compares the work of a mystery writer and an anthropologist, investigates the writings of Georgia O'Keeffe, and examines ideas of self and community among Pueblo Indian potters. In concluding chapters, she returns to her own teaching and research experiences--and the experiences of her colleagues, other women wrestling with similar issues. The voices of eight other feminist scholars complete the book with their various and yet harmonious reflections on the relationship between self and form in their work.
Do you truly love yourself? How much love do you have for yourself? Not the narcissistic 'Aren't I wonderful' kind of love, but the essential regard for self that empowers you and helps you navigate through life. The type of love that enables you to feel safe and secure in who you are and inspires you to make choices that are good for your authentic self. When scientist David Hamilton realized that his own lack of self-love was sabotaging him in hundreds of subtle ways and more than a handful of major ways, he devised an experiment using himself as the guinea pig. For more than a year David studied the latest research into brain chemistry, neuroscience, and psychotherapeutic and personal development techniques. He realized that self-love was as much about biology as psychology - that self-worth is in our genes, but trained out of us. The biological drive to seek connection with others often leads us to try to be 'someone else' to win love and approval. But the brain can be reprogrammed, and David devised 27 powerful exercises that he tested on himself and presents in the book to help you: · Increase your own level of self-worth · Connect powerfully with your authentic self · Attain a greater sense of happiness and general wellbeing · Create stronger and more real connections with others