Author : Iain McGilchrist
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-07-11
Pages : 32
ISBN : 9780429788697
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Psychology

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DESCRIPTION : Attention is not just receptive, but actively creative of the world we inhabit. How we attend makes all the difference to the world we experience. And nowadays in the West we generally attend in a rather unusual way: governed by the narrowly focussed, target-driven left hemisphere of the brain. Forget everything you thought you knew about the difference between the hemispheres, because it will be largely wrong. It is not what each hemisphere does – they are both involved in everything – but how it does it, that matters. And the prime difference between the brain hemispheres is the manner in which they attend. For reasons of survival we need one hemisphere (in humans and many animals, the left) to pay narrow attention to detail, to grab hold of things we need, while the other, the right, keeps an eye out for everything else. The result is that one hemisphere is good at utilising the world, the other better at understanding it. Absent, present, detached, engaged, alienated, empathic, broad or narrow, sustained or piecemeal, attention has the power to alter whatever it meets. The play of attention can both create and destroy, but it never leaves its object unchanged. How you attend to something – or don’t attend to it – matters a very great deal. This book helps you to see what it is you may have been trained by our very unusual culture not to see.

Author : Michael P. Viollt
Publisher : Cooper Square Press
Release : 2002-04-30
Pages : 256
ISBN : 9781461635161
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Self-Help

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DESCRIPTION : 100 Ways to Cut the High Cost of Attending College goes beyond giving information on college scholarships and financial aid programs. Viollt's book spells out in a clear, concise, workbook format many different ways that students can reduce tuition costs and living expenses, and get the maximum benefits for their money. Examples of Viollt's recommendations include transferring from community college, establishing in-state residency, obtaining federal grants and loans, working for colleges in exchange for stipends or free housing, using employers and military service to help in getting a college degree, and graduating in a timely fashion without having to pay for extra semesters. Also included are rankings of colleges and profiles of students that show these tips put into practice. The skyrocketing costs of college tuitions-which generally increase at twice the rate of inflation-have led families with comfortable incomes to explore ways to keep education costs manageable. For those who don't qualify for need-based financial aid but still find the cost of college to be daunting, Viollt's guide provides excellent insights on staying within a reasonable budget while getting a useful and comprehensive education.

Author : Lyle E. Schaller
Publisher : Abingdon Press
Release : 2010-08-01
Pages : 129
ISBN : 9781426719332
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Religion

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DESCRIPTION : Are you still suffering over the sight of empty pews? Have your efforts been more than exhaustive in expanding your congregation? Have you maximized your brainstorming potential for bringing in new members? If you have reached what appears to be your limit, then no longer fret, 44 Ways To Increase Church Attendance can open the doors of both your church and mind. With proven techniques for building a body for Christ, church leaders can increase their membership and then free themselves to focus on other important missions for God. Schaller's suggestions will energize leaders and put their churches on the road of abundance.

Author : Betty S. Travitsky
Publisher : Associated University Presse
Release : 1994
Pages : 382
ISBN : 0874135494
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Literary Criticism

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Author : Ronald Epstein
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2017-01-24
Pages : 304
ISBN : 9781501121739
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Biography & Autobiography

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DESCRIPTION : With his “deeply informed and compassionate book…Dr. Epstein tells us that it is a ‘moral imperative’ [for doctors] to do right by their patients” (New York Journal of Books). The first book for the general public about the importance of mindfulness in medical practice, Attending is a groundbreaking, intimate exploration of how doctors approach their work with patients. From his early days as a Harvard Medical School student, Epstein saw what made good doctors great—more accurate diagnoses, fewer errors, and stronger connections with their patients. This made a lasting impression on him and set the stage for his life’s work—identifying the qualities and habits that distinguish master clinicians from those who are merely competent. The secret, he learned, was mindfulness. Dr. Epstein “shows how taking time to pay attention to patients can lead to better outcomes on both sides of the stethoscope” (Publishers Weekly). Drawing on his clinical experiences and current research, Dr. Epstein explores four foundations of mindfulness—Attention, Curiosity, Beginner’s Mind, and Presence—and shows how clinicians can grow their capacity to provide high-quality care. The commodification of health care has shifted doctors’ focus away from the healing of patients to the bottom line. Clinician burnout is at an all-time high. Attending is the antidote. With compassion and intelligence, Epstein offers “a concise guide to his view of what mindfulness is, its value, and how it is a skill that anyone can work to acquire” (Library Journal).

Author : Angela Eward-Mangione
Publisher : Atlantic Publishing Company
Release : 2009
Pages : 288
ISBN : 9781601382245
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Education

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DESCRIPTION : Every year over 350,000 people take part in the Graduate Record Examinations®, more commonly known as the GRE®. Approximately 60 percent of graduate programs require applicants to take the GRE®, making it necessary to get a good score to get into a good program. An average score on the GRE® is around 500 (out of 800) on both the verbal and quantitative sections and a 4 (out of 6) on the analytical writing section. How can you boost your score and ensure acceptance into the graduate program of your choice? Reading this book and using the techniques it details is one way to do so. The book is filled with practice questions and reviews of test topics including: antonyms, analogies, sentence completion, reading comprehension, vocabulary, analytical writing, quantitative comparisons, data interpretation, and math concepts. Additionally, the book provides you with a comprehensive vocabulary list. Some of the strategies you will learn include how to solve analogies when you do not know the meaning of the words and how to solve algebra problems by plugging in numbers in place of variables. In this book, you will learn about and understand the scoring system, as well as the computerised format and the content. You will learn how to read questions correctly, control your anxiety, and approach each section. Finally, this book will present you with a list of resources to help you prepare and dozens of proven strategies, mindsets, and problem-solving methods.

Author : Robbie Davis-Floyd
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 1997
Pages : 208
ISBN : 0415915945
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Philosophy

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DESCRIPTION : Science could never have proceeded without the creativity of intuition--yet intuition is poorly understood and poorly studied. In Intuition: The Inside Story, scholars explore the nature of intuition and its practical place in the social and behavioral sciences and the arts. These contributors present the latest theoretical developments and research and provide every day examples of intuition from the lab and field. They discuss the nature and experience of intuition from the perspectives of anthropology, philosophy, physics, engineering, psychology, medicine and midwifery. Contributors include: Marcie Boucouvalas, Guy Burneko, Brenda J. Dunne, Jeremy Hayward, Charles Laughlin, Evelyn Monsay, Anne Pineault, Luci Roncalli and Joe Sheridan.

Author : E. Graham McKinley
Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
Release : 2011-01-01
Pages : 288
ISBN : 9780812200751
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Performing Arts

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DESCRIPTION : In 1990 the fledgling Fox television network debuted its prime-time soap opera Beverly Hills, 90210, which was intended to appeal to viewers in their late teens and early twenties. Before long, not only did the network have a genuine hit with a large and devoted audience but the program had evolved into a cultural phenomenon as well, becoming a lens through which its youthful viewers defined much of their own sense of themselves. By an overwhelming majority the fans were female-young women between eleven and twenty-five whose experience of the program was addictive and intensely communal. They met in small groups to watch the program, discussing its plot and characters against the backdrops of their own ongoing lives. Wondering what this talk accomplished and what role it played in the construction of young female viewers' identities, Graham McKinley found several groups who watched the program and questioned them about the program's significance. Extracting generously from actual interviews, McKinley's investigation has the urgency of a heart-to-heart conversation, with rich anecdotal moments and revelations of self.

Author : Eva M. Dadlez
Publisher : Penn State Press
Release : 1997-01-01
Pages : 240
ISBN : 9780271039817
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Psychology

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DESCRIPTION : Fiction transports us. We inhabit new worlds in our imagination, adopt perspectives not our own, and even respond emotionally to persons and events that we know are not real. The very nature of our emotional engagement with fiction, says E. M. Dadlez, attests to the possibility of its moral significance, just as the nature of our imaginative engagement makes us collaborators in the creation of the worlds we imagine. This book engages contemporary debate over the seeming irrationality or inauthenticity of our emotional response to fiction, examining the many positions taken in this debate and arguing that we can understand the relation between cognition and emotion without devaluing our emotional responses to fiction. It takes Hamlet's famous query as the first step in an analytic philosophical inquiry and, by considering some of the answers that derive from that question, arrives at a set of necessary conditions for an emotional response to fiction. What Hamlet's player feels for Hecuba, proposes Dadlez, is no more illusory than what we feel for Hamlet; that the actor weeps for Hecuba reflects both our capacity to envision and understand a seemingly limitless variety of human situations&—to empathize with others&—and the capacity of fiction to facilitate such understanding. What's Hecuba to Him? is an enticingly written work that opens an entire philosophical arena to literary scholars and illuminates the significance that literature has for our moral life.

Author : Mary Kay Stein
Publisher : Teachers College Press
Release : 2000
Pages : 146
ISBN : 0807739073
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Education

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DESCRIPTION : Presents prevalent cases of maths instruction drawn from research of classroom lessons. The "Mathematical Tasks Framework", developed by the authors, offers teachers the means to evaluate instructional decisions, choice of materials and learning outcomes.