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|Everything All at Once: How to Unleash Your Inner Nerd, Tap into Radical Curiosity and Solve Any Problem
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Author: Bill Nye
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In the New York Times bestseller Everything All at Once, Bill Nye shows you how thinking like a nerd is the key to changing yourself and the world around you.
Everyone has an inner nerd just waiting to be awakened by the right passion. In Everything All at Once, Bill Nye will help you find yours. With his call to arms, he wants you to examine every detail of the most difficult problems that look unsolvable―that is, until you find the solution. Bill shows you how to develop critical thinking skills and create change, using his “everything all at once” approach that leaves no stone unturned.
Whether addressing climate change, the future of our society as a whole, or personal success, or stripping away the mystery of fire walking, there are certain strategies that get results: looking at the world with relentless curiosity, being driven by a desire for a better future, and being willing to take the actions needed to make change happen. He shares how he came to create this approach―starting with his Boy Scout training (it turns out that a practical understanding of science and engineering is immensely helpful in a capsizing canoe) and moving through the lessons he learned as a full-time engineer at Boeing, a stand-up comedian, CEO of The Planetary Society, and, of course, as Bill Nye The Science Guy.
This is the story of how Bill Nye became Bill Nye and how he became a champion of change and an advocate of science. It’s how he became The Science Guy. Bill teaches us that we have the power to make real change. Join him in… dare we say it… changing the world.
- Everything All at Once How to Unleash Your Inner Nerd Tap Into Radical Curiosity and Solve Any Problem
|Sensation & Perception
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Author: Jeremy M. Wolfe
Sensation & Perception, Fourth Edition, introduces students to their own senses. Human sensory and perceptual experience is emphasized, and the neuroscientific underpinnings of that experience introduced. By integrating current findings alongside the basics, the authors impart to students that these are active areas of research.
The Fourth Edition features an emphasis on Sensation & Perception in Everyday Life; this new box feature discusses a perceptual impairment or real-world application related to the chapter topic. The text provides comprehensive treatment of higher perceptual/cognitive functions (e.g., attention, music, language) as well as expert coverage of sensory systems beyond vision and audition (including, notably, a full chapter on The Vestibular System and Our Sense of Equilibrium and separate chapters on Taste and Olfaction). New material ranges from the latest neuroscience to medical applications to philosophical considerations.
The book strives for a conversational tone that unites the voices of several domain specialists into a unified story of the human senses.
For the Student
The Sensation & Perception companion website provides students with a wealth of study and review materials to help them master the important concepts covered in the textbook. The site includes the following resources:
*Activities lead the student through important processes, phenomena, and structures (e.g., perception experiments, illusions, and models of cognitive processes). New for the Fourth Edition, each activity is accompanied by a brief quiz, which can be assigned by the instructor.
*Web Essays expand on selected topics from the textbook and provide additional coverage and examples.
*Study Questions give students the opportunity to test their mastery of the important concepts, processes, and terminology presented in the chapter.
*Flashcards & Key Terms help the student master the hundreds of new terms introduced in the textbook.
*Chapter Summary Activities combine a detailed overview of each chapter's content with a fill-in-the-blanks exercise to check comprehension.
For the Instructor
Instructor's Resource Library
The Sensation & Perception IRL includes a variety of resources to aid in planning the course, presenting lectures, and assessing students. Contents include:
*Textbook Figures and Tables: All of the figures (including photographs) and tables from the textbook, sized and color-adjusted for optimal legibility when projected.
*PowerPoint Resources: Two presentations are provided for each chapter. One contains all of the chapter's figures and tables, the other is a complete lecture presentation outline, with selected figures included.
*Chapter Overview: Provides the big-picture synopsis of what each chapter covers.
*Chapter Outline: The outline structure of the chapter, including all headings.
*Chapter Summary: A detailed breakdown of all the important concepts presented in the chapter.
*Lecture Outline: A suggested lecture for each chapter, presented in a slide-by-slide format designed for use in PowerPoint presentations.
*References for Lecture Development: A list of references for additional reading on the topics presented in each chapter.
*Test Bank: The Test Bank provides instructors with a full range of test questions for each chapter of the textbook, provided in Microsoft Wordformat. Both factual recall and conceptual questions are included, and some questions include diagrams. New for the Fourth Edition, each chapter includes a set of short-answer and essay questions, with answers.
*Computerized Test Bank: The Test Bank is also provided in Diploma format (software included). Diploma is a powerful, easy-to-use exam creation program that lets you quickly assemble exams using any combination of publisher-provided questions and your own questions.
|The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone
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Author: Steven Sloman
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“The Knowledge Illusion is filled with insights on how we should deal with our individual ignorance and collective wisdom.” —Steven Pinker
We all think we know more than we actually do.
Humans have built hugely complex societies and technologies, but most of us don’t even know how a pen or a toilet works. How have we achieved so much despite understanding so little? Cognitive scientists Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach argue that we survive and thrive despite our mental shortcomings because we live in a rich community of knowledge. The key to our intelligence lies in the people and things around us. We’re constantly drawing on information and expertise stored outside our heads: in our bodies, our environment, our possessions, and the community with which we interact—and usually we don’t even realize we’re doing it.
The human mind is both brilliant and pathetic. We have mastered fire, created democratic institutions, stood on the moon, and sequenced our genome. And yet each of us is error prone, sometimes irrational, and often ignorant. The fundamentally communal nature of intelligence and knowledge explains why we often assume we know more than we really do, why political opinions and false beliefs are so hard to change, and why individual-oriented approaches to education and management frequently fail. But our collaborative minds also enable us to do amazing things. This book contends that true genius can be found in the ways we create intelligence using the community around us.
- The Knowledge Illusion Why We Never Think Alone
- The Enigma of Reason
- Denying to the Grave: Why We Ignore the Facts That Will Save Us
- Scienceblind: Why Our Intuitive Theories About the World Are So Often Wrong
- How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain
- Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst
- The Secret Life of the Mind: How Your Brain Thinks, Feels, and Decides
- The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters
- Not a Scientist: How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent, and Utterly Mangle Science
- Deviate: The Science of Seeing Differently
- Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies
|The Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science (Oxford Library of Psychology)
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How do we define compassion? Is it an emotional state, a motivation, a dispositional trait, or a cultivated attitude? How does it compare to altruism and empathy? Chapters in this Handbook present critical scientific evidence about compassion in numerous conceptions. All of these approaches to thinking about compassion are valid and contribute importantly to understanding how we respond to others who are suffering.
Covering multiple levels of our lives and self-concept, from the individual, to the group, to the organization and culture, The Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science gathers evidence and models of compassion that treat the subject of compassion science with careful scientific scrutiny and concern. It explores the motivators of compassion, the effect on physiology, the co-occurrence of wellbeing, and compassion training interventions. Sectioned by thematic approaches, it pulls together basic and clinical research ranging across neurobiological, developmental, evolutionary, social, clinical, and applied areas in psychology such as business and education. In this sense, it comprises one of the first multidisciplinary and systematic approaches to examining compassion from multiple perspectives and frames of reference.
With contributions from well-established scholars as well as young rising stars in the field, this Handbook bridges a wide variety of diverse perspectives, research methodologies, and theory, and provides a foundation for this new and rapidly growing field. It should be of great value to the new generation of basic and applied researchers examining compassion, and serve as a catalyst for academic researchers and students to support and develop the modern world.
|Go Wild: Eat Fat, Run Free, Be Social, and Follow Evolution's Other Rules for Total Health and Well-being
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Author: John J. Ratey
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The scientific evidence behind why maintaining a lifestyle more like that of our ancestors will restore our health and well-being.
In GO WILD, Harvard Medical School Professor John Ratey, MD, and journalist Richard Manning reveal that although civilization has rapidly evolved, our bodies have not kept pace. This mismatch affects every area of our lives, from our general physical health to our emotional wellbeing. Investigating the power of living according to our genes in the areas of diet, exercise, sleep, nature, mindfulness and more, GO WILD examines how tapping into our core DNA combats modern disease and psychological afflictions, from Autism and Depression to Diabetes and Heart Disease. By focusing on the ways of the past, it is possible to secure a healthier and happier future, and GO WILD will show you how.
- Go Wild Eat Fat Run Free Be Social and Follow Evolution s Other Rules for Total Health and Well Being
|Think Good - Feel Good: A Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Workbook for Children and Young People
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Author: Paul Stallard
Think Good — Feel Good is an exciting and pioneering new practical resource in print and on the internet for undertaking CBT with children and young people. The materials have been developed by the author and trialled extensively in clinical work with children and young people presenting with a range of psychological problems.
Paul Stallard introduces his resource by covering the basic theory and rationale behind CBT and how the workbook should be used. An attractive and lively workbook follows which covers the core elements used in CBT programmes but conveys these ideas to children and young people in an understandable way and uses real life examples familiar to them. The concepts introduced to the children can be applied to their own unique set of problems through the series of practical exercises and worksheets.
- 10 modules can be used as a complete programme, or adapted for individual use
- Little else available for this age range
- Can be used as homework or self-help material
Available in print and as a downloadable resource on the internet.
|Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?
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Author: Frans de Waal
A New York Times Bestseller: “Astonishing . . . has the makings of a classic―and one fantastic read.”―People
What separates your mind from an animal’s? Maybe you think it’s your ability to design tools, your sense of self, or your grasp of past and future―all traits that have helped us define ourselves as the planet’s preeminent species. But in recent decades, these claims have eroded, or even been disproven outright, by a revolution in the study of animal cognition. Take the way octopuses use coconut shells as tools; elephants that classify humans by age, gender, and language; or Ayumu, the young male chimpanzee at Kyoto University whose flash memory puts that of humans to shame. Based on research involving crows, dolphins, parrots, sheep, wasps, bats, whales, and of course chimpanzees and bonobos, Frans de Waal explores both the scope and the depth of animal intelligence. He offers a firsthand account of how science has stood traditional behaviorism on its head by revealing how smart animals really are, and how we’ve underestimated their abilities for too long.
People often assume a cognitive ladder, from lower to higher forms, with our own intelligence at the top. But what if it is more like a bush, with cognition taking different forms that are often incomparable to ours? Would you presume yourself dumber than a squirrel because you’re less adept at recalling the locations of hundreds of buried acorns? Or would you judge your perception of your surroundings as more sophisticated than that of a echolocating bat? De Waal reviews the rise and fall of the mechanistic view of animals and opens our minds to the idea that animal minds are far more intricate and complex than we have assumed. De Waal’s landmark work will convince you to rethink everything you thought you knew about animal―and human―intelligence. 32 illlustrations
|The Art of Thinking Clearly
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Author: Rolf Dobelli
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The Art of Thinking Clearly by world-class thinker and entrepreneur Rolf Dobelli is an eye-opening look at human psychology and reasoning — essential reading for anyone who wants to avoid “cognitive errors” and make better choices in all aspects of their lives.
Have you ever: Invested time in something that, with hindsight, just wasn’t worth it? Or continued doing something you knew was bad for you? These are examples of cognitive biases, simple errors we all make in our day-to-day thinking. But by knowing what they are and how to spot them, we can avoid them and make better decisions.
Simple, clear, and always surprising, this indispensable book will change the way you think and transform your decision-making—work, at home, every day. It reveals, in 99 short chapters, the most common errors of judgment, and how to avoid them.
- The Art of Thinking Clearly
|Sensation and Perception (MindTap for Psychology)
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Author: E. Bruce Goldstein
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E. Bruce Goldstein's SENSATION AND PERCEPTION has helped a myriad of students understand perceptual research and how the results of this research relate to everyday experience. A key strength of this text has always been its ability to illustrate concepts through examples and visuals. Dr. Goldstein and new co-author Dr. James Brockmole take students on an intriguing journey through the senses with both clarity and thoroughness, combining their extensive classroom experience and the most innovative research to create a visual, colorful text. MindTap, the digital learning solution available with the text, features an updated Exploration feature that enhances students grasp of concepts by enabling them to view experimental stimuli, perceptual demonstrations, and short film clips about the research being discussed.
|AP® Psychology Crash Course, 2nd Ed., Book + Online (Advanced Placement (AP) Crash Course)
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REA's Crash Course for the AP® Psychology Exam - Gets You a Higher Advanced Placement® Score in Less Time
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