New Arrivals - Philosophy, psychology, and religion
Explores human creativity through the lens of quantum physics, offering readers a new way to nurture and enhance their own creativity. Goswami poses and answers questions such as: What is creativity? Can anyone be creative? What kinds of creativity are there?
Identifies how the human willingness to lie is behind most acts of betrayal, fraud and corruption, arguing that radical societal improvements can be enabled by merely telling the truth where others often lie.
A neuroscientist explores how globalization has illuminated the deep moral divisions between opposing sides, drawing on pioneering research to reveal the evolutionary sources of morality while outlining recommendations for bridging divided cultures.
"... presents a revolutionary new understanding of why and how we love, based on cutting-edge research. Every day, we hear of relationships failing and questions of whether humans are meant to be monogamous... presents new scientific evidence that tells us that humans are meant to mate for life. Dr. Johnson explains that romantic love is an attachment bond, just like that between mother and child, and shows us how to develop our 'love sense'--our ability to develop long-lasting relationships. Love is not the least bit illogical or random, but actually an ordered and wise recipe for survival. Love sense covers the three stages of a relationship and how to best weather them; the intelligence of emotions and the logic of love; the physical and psychological benefits of secure love; and much more "-- Provided by publisher.
An analysis of the clash of faith and reason in today's world, this historical tour of mankind's willingness to suspend reason in favor of religious beliefs, even when those beliefs are used to justify atrocities, asserts that in the shadow of weapons of mass destruction, we can not expect to survive our religious differences indefinitely. Most controversially, argues that moderate lip service to religion only blinds us to the real perils of fundamentalism. Harris also draws on new evidence from neuroscience and insights from philosophy to explore spirituality as a biological, brain-based need, and invokes that need in taking a secular humanistic approach to solving the problems of this world.
Discusses the need for people to be more charitable in their dealings with others, interwoven with stories of the seven types of people who are in a unique position to practice generosity.
The author weaves together stories from the bible, history, and his own life to reveal how God is always there when we are going through difficult times.
Counsels the selfless on how to assert their own wants and needs, instead of always trying to please everyone else, in order to be happier and more able to help others.
Barrymore shares photographs she has taken of heart-shaped objects and patterns she has come across over the past ten years.
A Wall Street tech leader explains how small behavioral changes lead to major self-improvement Whether trying to lose weight, save money, or get organized, we're always setting goals and making resolutions but rarely following through on them. Determination and willpower aren't strong enough to defeat our mass of ingrained habits; to succeed we have to learn how to focus our self-control on precise behavioral targets and overwhelm them.
Combining insights from Western psychology and Eastern philosophy with practical applications from real business situations and everyday life, a negotiation and leadership expert reveals that the ability to achieve mastery over interacting with others comes from within.
If you're an introvert, this guide will help you identify your strengths, and boost your confidence. By learning to communicate with greater ease and with influence, you'll improve relationships with colleagues, partners, friends, and children.