All In The Mind

Author: Adrian Furnham
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119161614
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All in the Mind: Psychology for the Curious, Third Edition covers important, topical, and sometimes controversial subjects in the field of Psychology in an engaging alternative or supplement to traditional student textbooks. The third edition of a successful and uniquely readable textbook – includes more than two thirds brand new material, with all retained material thoroughly revised and updated. All in the Mind, 3rd Edition offers a new and engaging way to consider key theories and approaches in psychology; providing an original alternative or supplement to traditional teaching textbooks.

All In The Mind

Author: Adrian Furnham
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9781861562456
Size: 67.78 MB
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All in the Mind has been a successful but unusual textbook. It does not claim to be comprehensive: but it does cover important and currently controversial subjects critically and lucidly. Adrian Furnham's aim is to make the topic so interesting that the reader wants to read more, by providing the spark which leads to self-motivation. Much has happened in psychology and its related fields in the six years since the publication of the first edition, and these developments are reflected in the 30% of additional text which has been added, and in the updating of existing material. All in the Mind remains the most popular alternative text book at many universities because it is so different. It is also read by non students who want an accessible guide to the discipline of psychology.


Author: Mario Livio
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476792097
Size: 19.51 MB
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"Experiments demonstrate that people are more distracted when they overhear a phone conversation--where they can know only one side of the dialogue--than when they overhear two people talking and know both sides. Why does half a conversation make us more curious than a whole conversation? ... Livio interviewed scientists in several fields to explore the nature of curiosity, [examining] the lives of two of history's most curious geniuses, Leonardo da Vinci and Richard Feynman, [and talking] to people with boundless curiosity"

A Curious Mind

Author: Brian Grazer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 147673075X
Size: 53.48 MB
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Academy Award–winning producer Brian Grazer and an acclaimed business journalist examine the weekly “curiosity conversations” that have inspired Grazer to create some of America's favorite and iconic movies and television shows—from 24 to A Beautiful Mind.

Irreducible Mind

Author: Edward F. Kelly
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442202061
Size: 55.78 MB
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Current mainstream opinion in psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy of mind holds that all aspects of human mind and consciousness are generated by physical processes occurring in brains. The present volume demonstrates empirically that this reductive materialism is not only incomplete but false. The authors systematically marshal evidence for a variety of psychological phenomena that are extremely difficult, and in some cases clearly impossible, to account for in conventional physicalist terms.

The Hungry Mind

Author: Susan Engel
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674425375
Size: 60.45 MB
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Despite American education’s mania for standardized tests, testing misses what matters most about learning: the desire to learn in the first place. Susan Engel offers a highly readable exploration of what curiosity is, how it can be measured, how it develops in childhood, and how educators can put curiosity at the center of the classroom.

Figments Of Reality

Author: Ian Stewart
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521663830
Size: 69.69 MB
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Addressing the nature of free will and humanity itself, the authors argue that the mind, consciousness, and culture have evolved interdependently to create the human species and show how the mind is constantly adjusting to its environment. UP.


Author: Todd Kashdan
Publisher: Harper Perennial
ISBN: 9780061661198
Size: 34.64 MB
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Embrace uncertainty. Attract love and abundance. Master your life. Aren't you curious to know more? In Curious? Dr. Todd Kashdan offers a profound new message missing from so many books on happiness: the greatest opportunities for joy, purpose, and personal growth don't, in fact, happen when we're searching for happiness. They happen when we are mindful, when we explore what's novel, when we live in the moment, when we are open to new experiences and relish the unknown. Using science, story, and practical exercises, Dr. Kashdan offers a blueprint for building lasting, meaningful relationships, improving health, increasing creativity, and boosting productivity. You, too, can become a "curious explorer" comfortable with risk and challenge, capable of functioning optimally in an unstable, unpredictable world.


Author: Ian Leslie
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1782064966
Size: 19.28 MB
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A fascinating multi-disciplinary analysis of why curiosity makes the world go round. 'A lovely, erudite exploration of what it is that makes us human' - Independent on Sunday 'I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious' Albert Einstein. Everyone is born curious. But only some retain the habits of exploring, learning and discovering as they grow older. Which side of the 'curiosity divide' are you on? In Curious Ian Leslie makes a passionate case for the cultivation of our desire to know. Curious people tend to be smarter, more creative and more successful. But at the very moment when the rewards of curiosity have never been higher, it is misunderstood and undervalued, and increasingly practised only by a cognitive elite. Drawing on fascinating research from psychology, sociology and business, Curious looks at what feeds curiosity and what starves it, and uncovers surprising answers. Curiosity isn't a quality you can rely on to last a lifetime, but a mental muscle that atrophies without regular exercise. It's not a gift, but a habit that parents, schools, workplaces and individuals need to nurture if it is to thrive. Filled with inspiring stories, case studies and practical advice, Curious will change the way you think about your own mental life, and that of those around you.

Curious Behavior

Author: Robert R. Provine
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674071565
Size: 54.24 MB
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Provine boldly goes where other scientists seldom tread—in search of hiccups, coughs, yawns, sneezes, and other lowly, undignified, human behaviors. Our earthiest instinctive acts bear the imprint of our evolutionary origins and can be valuable tools for understanding how the human brain works and what makes us different from other species.