Echoes: Ethics and Issues of Voice in Education Research
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Echoes: Ethics and Issues of Voice in Education Research

Echoes: Ethics and Issues of Voice in Education breaks new ground in the field of education research ethics, by examining different perspectives on the role, influence and importance of voice. Drawing on a variety of philosophical and paradigmatic approaches, Echoes: Ethics and Issues of Voice in Education examines how and the different ways in which researchers conceptualise voice in the context of broader theoretical and methodolog...

Suicidal Utopian Delusions in the 21st Century: Philosophy, Human Nature and the Collapse of Civilization Articles and R
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Suicidal Utopian Delusions in the 21st Century

The first group of articles attempt to give some insight into how we behave that is reasonably free of theoretical delusions. In the next three groups I comment on three of the principal delusions preventing a sustainable world— technology, religion and politics (cooperative groups). People believe that society can be saved by them, so I provide some suggestions in the rest of the book as to why this is unlikely via short articles an...

Coaching Psychology Manual
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Coaching Psychology Manual

Coaching Psychology Manual is designed as a comprehensive guide to wellness coaching complete with specific examples and scenarios. This manual will help train wellness coaches—a group comprised of fitness professionals, including personal trainers, dieticians, nurses, and physical therapists—in the techniques and concepts to work with individuals on improving all areas of wellness including fitness, nutrition, weight, stress, and ma...

The Body Language of Liars: From Little White Lies to Pathological Deception - How to See through the Fibs, Frauds
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The Body Language of Liars

Being fooled or conned can happen to anyone. It doesn't matter how intelligent, old, rich, or famous you are. Whether you have been scammed in business, swindled out of money, betrayed by a friend, relative, or coworker, or cheated on by a spouse, rest assured you are not alone. The world is full of these most toxic people - liars. You can never be sure if people are lying until you analyze their body language, facial expressions, sp...

Mind Science: Meditation Training for Practical People
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Mind Science: Meditation Training for Practical People

Rich with lucid instructions and practical insights, Mind Science dispels the metaphysical haze that all too often surrounds the subject of meditation. Based on a lively workshop with fellow scientists, this book shows how the pragmatic and scientifically-inclined among us can bring mindfulness into everyday life without religious baggage, while clearly explaining its many spiritual and health benefits. This concise yet densely infor...

A Field Guide to Melancholy
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A Field Guide to Melancholy

A depressive illness or a passing feeling? Mental detachment or a precursor to genius? Melancholy is a critical part of what it is to be human, yet everything from Prozac to self-help psychology books seems intent on removing all signs of sadness from contemporary existence. Complex and contradictory, melancholy's presence weaves through the histories of both science and art. The Field Guide to Melancholy surveys this ambivalent conc...

Mental Disorders in Popular Film : How Hollywood Uses, Shames, and Obscures Mental Diversity
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Mental Disorders in Popular Film

Mental Disorders in Popular Film is a delightful manuscript with many intriguing critiques of popular media depictions of disability—a rare find indeed. The author includes disability theory, scholarly literature, political critique, intersectionality, misconceptions (and corrections), and eye-opening revelations of how mass media manipulates its viewers’ outlooks on mental illness and developmental disabilities. These five chapters ...

Therapeutic Photography: Enhancing Self-Esteem, Self-Efficacy and Resilience
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Therapeutic Photography: Enhancing Self-Esteem, Self-Efficacy and Resilience

Therapeutic photography is an increasingly popular approach for increasing self-esteem, resilience and self-reliance in a wide range of people, including those with dementia, autism or mental health problems, school children and offenders. This book provides practical guidance on delivering therapeutic photography interventions and introduces the theory underpinning the approach. Each chapter describes a different element of therapeu...

The Art of Attraction: New Aspects of the Law of Attraction
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The Art of Attraction: New Aspects of the Law of Attraction

I've been a student of self development and the law of attraction for over 30 years and thought I'd seen it all. I have searched high and low for the best information on the law of attraction and how to make it work in my own life. Well, in this book I've found the best I've ever seen on the law of attraction. The author introduced me to Martinus who I'd never heard of. Then the comparison was made with Abraham who I've studied for 2...

Blackboards and Bootstraps: Revisioning Education and Schooling
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Blackboards and Bootstraps: Revisioning Education and Schooling

Blackboards and Bootstraps: Revisioning education and schooling contributes to an international conversation about public education that, in recent decades, has been attenuated if not silenced by advocates of neoliberalism, marketisation and neocorporatism. Written for a wide audience, this book is not a manifesto for the twenty-first century. It is more of an invitation than a blueprint. In drawing a distinction between education an...