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The Academy - Friends vs. Family

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Sang Sorenson is forced to suffer through another of her mother’s extreme punishments. It almost kills her. The Academy boys vow it will be the last. They're determined to keep Sang safe, especially from her own family. Their solution: complete invasion of her life. Kota, Luke, Silas, Nathan, Victor, Gabriel and North do everything within their power to show Sang what true loyalty means. It takes more than blood to make a family and they want Sang in theirs. In this third book of The Academy series Sang experiences a taste of freedom and what it’s like to truly be cared be wanted. Sang learns a bit more about the boys’ broken families and the boys discover more than they could ever have bargained for about Sang’s. The Academy was the answer to their problems. Could it be hers? Sang’s actions will force her mother to reveal a startling truth. A truth that will change Sang’s life and the boys’ lives in unpredictable ways. Forever. The Academy, Allegiance Keywords: spies, family, young adult, child abuse, coming of age, friendship, action, adventure, YA, mysteries, thrillers, Charleston, academy, menage, reverse, harem, dysfunctional, relationships, social situations, sleuth, private detective, neglect, family, families, high, school, sibling, bullies, bullying, love, romantic, romance, teen, drama, love triangle, contemporary, secrets

Oxford Handbook of Internet Psychology

Oxford Handbook of Internet Psychology [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0191008087
Author: Adam Joinson,Katelyn McKenna,Tom Postmes,Ulf-Dietrich Reips
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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Oxford Handbook of Internet Psychology by Adam Joinson,Katelyn McKenna,Tom Postmes,Ulf-Dietrich Reips Book Resume:

Over one billion people use the Internet globally. Psychologists are beginning to understand what people do online, and the impact being online has on behaviour. It's making us re-think many of our existing assumptions about what it means to be a social being. For instance, if we can talk, flirt, meet people and fall in love online, this challenges many of psychology's theories that intimacy or understanding requires physical co-presence. "The Oxford Handbook of Internet Psychology" brings together many of the leading researchers in what can be termed 'Internet Psychology'. Though a very new area of research, it is growing at a phenomenal pace. In addition to well-studied areas of investigation, such as social identity theory, computer-mediated communication and virtual communities, the volume also includes chapters on topics as diverse as deception and misrepresentation, attitude change and persuasion online, Internet addiction, online relationships, privacy and trust, health and leisure use of the Internet, and the nature of interactivity. With over 30 chapters written by experts in the field, the range and depth of coverage is unequalled, and serves to define this emerging area of research. Uniquely, this content is supported by an entire section covering the use of the Internet as a research tool, including qualitative and quantitative methods, online survey design, personality testing, ethics, and technological and design issues. While it is likely to be a popular research resource to be 'dipped into', as a whole volume it is coherent and compelling enough to act as a single text book. "The Oxford Handbook of Internet Psychology" is the definitive text on this burgeoning field. It will be an essential resource for anyone interested in the psychological aspects of Internet use, or planning to conduct research using the 'net'.

Machines That Become Us

Machines That Become Us [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1351508032
Author: James E. Katz
Publisher: Routledge
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Machines That Become Us by James E. Katz Book Resume:

Social critics and artificial intelligence experts have long prophesized that computers and robots would soon relegate humans to the dustbin of history. Many among the general population seem to have shared this fear of a dehumanized future. But how are people in the twenty-first century actually reacting to the ever-expanding array of gadgets and networks at their disposal? Is computer anxiety a significant problem, paralyzing and terrorizing millions, or are ever-proliferating numbers of gadgets being enthusiastically embraced? Machines that Become Us explores the increasingly intimate relationship between people and their personal communication technologies.In the first book of its kind, internationally recognized scholars from the United States and Europe explore this topic. Among the technologies analyzed include the Internet, personal digital assistants (PDAs), mobile phones, networked homes, smart fabrics and wearable computers, interactive location badges, and implanted monitoring devices. The authors discuss critical policy issues, such as the problems of information resource access and equity, and the recently discovered digital dropouts phenomena.The use of the word become in the book's title has three different meanings. The first suggests how people use these technologies to broaden their abilities to communicate and to represent themselves to others. Thus the technologies become extensions and representatives of the communicators. A second sense of become applies to analysis of the way these technologies become physically integrated with the user's clothing and even their bodies. Finally, contributors examine fashion aspects and uses of these technologies, that is, how they are used in ways becoming to the wearer. The conclusions of many chapters are supported by data, including ethnographic observations, attitude surveys and case studies from the United States, Britain, France, Italy, Finland, and Norway. This approach is especially valuable

Ghost Bird - The Academy Omnibus Part 1

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Author: C. L. Stone
Publisher: Arcato Publishing
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Ghost Bird - The Academy Omnibus Part 1 by C. L. Stone Book Resume:

Books 1 - 4 in the wildly successful (and swoon-inducing) Academy Ghost Bird Series, together for the first time at a low price. This bundle includes an exclusive that fans have been begging for: Meeting Sang, an alternate POV story of how it all began. Introductions–Book 1 With an agoraphobic mother and a barely-there father, Sang Sorenson abhors the isolation keeping her in the shadows. What she craves is a fresh start and to be accepted as ordinary, because for her, being different meant being cast out alone. When her family moves to a new school district, Sang infiltrates a group of boys, each nearly perfect in every way. Grateful for an influence outside of her parents’ negativity, she quickly bonds with the boys, hoping to blend in and learn from them what it means to have friends. Only the boys have secrets of their own and they’ll do anything to keep her safe from the knowledge of the mysterious Academy they've sworn allegiance to. Bit by bit, Sang discovers her friends are far from what she’d expected. Will her loyalty change when she's forced to remain in the dark, or will she accept that she's traded one house of secrets for another? Meet Kota, Victor, Silas, Nathan, Gabriel, Luke and North in a story about differences and loyalty, truth and mystery, friendships and heart-throbbing intimacy. The Academy, ever vigilant. First Days–Book 2 As a new student to Ashley Waters High School, Sang Sorenson hopes her new friends will be the change she’s been craving and will make fitting in a breeze. But Academy students aren’t there to take it easy at the overcrowded school rife with violence. When fights begin, Sang will uncover the true reason the boys traded in their private school lives for public ones. This year, Sang will no longer be invisible. This year, Sang is a target. The principal and vice principal are hot to take Sang down, and her own mother is determined to entrap Sang forever in her belief that the safest place to be is in the shadows. Despite this, Nathan, Luke, Kota, North, Silas, Victor, and Gabriel will discover Sang’s unyielding loyalty. And they will sorely need it. The Academy, supremely influential. Friends vs. Family–Book 3 Sang Sorenson is forced to suffer through another of her mother’s extreme punishments that almost kills her. The Academy boys vow it will be the last. They're determined to keep Sang safe, especially from her own family. Their solution: complete infiltration into her life. Kota, Luke, Silas, Nathan, Victor, Gabriel and North do everything within their power to show Sang what true loyalty means. It takes more than blood to make a family and they want Sang in theirs. Sang experiences a taste of freedom and what it’s like to truly be cared for, wanted. Sang learns a bit more about the boys’ broken families and they discover more than they ever imagined about Sang’s. The Academy was the answer to their problems. Could it be hers? Sang’s actions force her mother to reveal a startling truth that will change Sang’s and the boys’ lives in unpredictable ways. Forever. The Academy, Allegiance Forgiveness and Permission–Book 4 Sang Sorenson’s abusive mother is secure in a hospital and her father has vanished to a new family of his own, leaving Sang and her sister to fend for themselves. But Sang is never really alone. The Academy team has stepped in, promising to protect and care for her. Kota, Victor, Silas, Nathan, Gabriel, Luke and North take over, showing Sang they can be depended on for anything. But just because her parents are away, doesn’t mean Sang’s life has become any easier. The newfound freedom will have a higher price than any of them could have imagined. Principal Hendricks now wants to use Sang to exploit Academy secrets. Mr. McCoy has his own dark plans for her. Enemies are closing in. Sang will need to believe in the boys, and the boys will need to trust her if they want to survive their rivals. And each other. The Academy, Relentless Trust


Celeste [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: C. L. Stone
Publisher: Arcato Publishing
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Celeste by C. L. Stone Book Resume:

NOTE: This book was originally published as Smoking Gun. It has been significantly updated and is now the second in the Charleston's Leading Ladies series. Celeste Logan's never had a real career. But she's known as the sweetheart of Charleston after being the face of father's upscale real estate company. She's been in commercials since she was old enough to sit on his knee and beam her adorable smile and big doe eyes at the camera. Now she's grown, but her legacy as the adorable kid on TV lives on. When her father dies under suspicious circumstances, she tries to prove it wasn't an accident. But no one takes her seriously, treating her like the child she once was. Not even her best friends, the people she's grown up with, really think she's got any evidence. She's sure her father was murdered and she's double sure Mr. John Dixon, her father's jerkwad, right-hand guy, had something to do with it. Maybe everything. The months tick by as she's still trying to piece it together alone, getting nowhere. Until Diego Ramirez shows up. He's a clever, seductive, private detective. But the rub? He's working for Mr. Dixon as a security consultant. What is he helping Mr. Dixon to hide? Still, he's a good private dick with an open mind and starts to think maybe Celeste is onto something with her theories about her father's death. Especially after several attempts on Celeste's life make him think someone might be trying to silence Celeste. Forever. But can Celeste trust Diego when he's on Dixon's payroll? And can it be a coincidence that the attacks on her life only started after Diego came on the scene? Will Celeste ever see justice served in her father's murder? Or is she about to be the victim of her own? And is Diego right, when he says it could be one of her own closest friends?

The Genesis and Ethos of the Market

The Genesis and Ethos of the Market [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137030526
Author: L. Bruni
Publisher: Springer
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The Genesis and Ethos of the Market by L. Bruni Book Resume:

A discussion of the anthropological roots of the market, tracing its development using the history of ideas and cultures as well as simple game theory. In his analysis of market ethics Bruni calls for a reconsideration of some of the central tenets of modern political economy, and the need for a new spirit of capitalism.

Studies in Contemporary Jewry

Studies in Contemporary Jewry [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0195348966
Author: Eli Lederhendler
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Studies in Contemporary Jewry by Eli Lederhendler Book Resume:

Bringing together contributions from established scholars as well as promising younger academics, the seventeenth volume of this established series offers a broad-ranging view of why Judaism, a religion whose observance is more honored in the breach in most western Jewish communities, has garnered attention, authority, and controversy in the late twentieth century. The volume considers the ways in which theological writings, sweeping social change, individual or small-group needs, and intra-communal diversity have re-energized Judaism even amidst secular trends in America and Israel.

Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond

Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 039365155X
Author: Lydia Denworth
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond by Lydia Denworth Book Resume:

A revelatory investigation of friendship, with profound implications for our understanding of what humans and animals alike need to thrive across a lifetime. The phenomenon of friendship is universal and elemental. Friends, after all, are the family we choose. But what makes these bonds not just pleasant but essential, and how do they affect our bodies and our minds? In Friendship, science journalist Lydia Denworth takes us in search of friendship’s biological, psychological, and evolutionary foundations. She finds friendship to be as old as early life on the African savannas—when tribes of people grew large enough for individuals to seek fulfillment of their social needs outside their immediate families. Denworth sees this urge to connect reflected in primates, too, taking us to a monkey sanctuary in Puerto Rico and a baboon colony in Kenya to examine social bonds that offer insight into our own. She meets scientists at the frontiers of brain and genetics research and discovers that friendship is reflected in our brain waves, our genomes, and our cardiovascular and immune systems; its opposite, loneliness, can kill. At long last, social connection is recognized as critical to wellness and longevity. With insight and warmth, Denworth weaves past and present, field biology and neuroscience, to show how our bodies and minds are designed for friendship across life stages, the processes by which healthy social bonds are developed and maintained, and how friendship is changing in the age of social media. Blending compelling science, storytelling, and a grand evolutionary perspective, Denworth delineates the essential role that cooperation and companionship play in creating human (and nonhuman) societies. Friendship illuminates the vital aspects of friendship, both visible and invisible, and offers a refreshingly optimistic vision of human nature. It is a clarion call for putting positive relationships at the center of our lives.

All the Single Ladies

All the Single Ladies [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1476716587
Author: Rebecca Traister
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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All the Single Ladies by Rebecca Traister Book Resume:

* NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2016 SELECTION * BEST BOOKS OF 2016 SELECTION BY THE BOSTON GLOBE * ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY * NPR * CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY * The New York Times bestselling investigation into the sexual, economic, and emotional lives of women is “an informative and thought-provoking book for anyone—not just the single ladies—who want to gain a greater understanding of this pivotal moment in the history of the United States” (The New York Times Book Review). In 2009, award-winning journalist Rebecca Traister started All the Single Ladies about the twenty-first century phenomenon of the American single woman. It was the year the proportion of American women who were married dropped below fifty percent; and the median age of first marriages, which had remained between twenty and twenty-two years old for nearly a century (1890–1980), had risen dramatically to twenty-seven. But over the course of her vast research and more than a hundred interviews with academics and social scientists and prominent single women, Traister discovered a startling truth: the phenomenon of the single woman in America is not a new one. And historically, when women were given options beyond early heterosexual marriage, the results were massive social change—temperance, abolition, secondary education, and more. Today, only twenty percent of Americans are married by age twenty-nine, compared to nearly sixty percent in 1960. “An informative and thought-provoking book for anyone—not just single ladies” (The New York Times Book Review), All the Single Ladies is a remarkable portrait of contemporary American life and how we got here, through the lens of the unmarried American woman. Covering class, race, sexual orientation, and filled with vivid anecdotes from fascinating contemporary and historical figures, “we’re better off reading Rebecca Traister on women, politics, and America than pretty much anyone else” (The Boston Globe).

Luxury Brands in Emerging Markets

Luxury Brands in Emerging Markets [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137330538
Author: G. Atwal,D. Bryson
Publisher: Springer
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Luxury Brands in Emerging Markets by G. Atwal,D. Bryson Book Resume:

This book is an invaluable repository of knowledge that brings clarity to key issues and trends for practitioners, academics and students of luxury brands. It sets out to decode the luxury markets in the primary emerging markets (BRICs) and provide a rich resume of the key factors that influence the effectiveness of luxury brand strategies.

Goodnight, I Wish You Goodnight

Goodnight, I Wish You Goodnight [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1594345538
Author: Karen Jean Matsko Hood
Publisher: Whispering Pine Press International, Inc.
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Goodnight, I Wish You Goodnight by Karen Jean Matsko Hood Book Resume:

Goodnight, I Wish You Goodnight is the first book in the continuing Hood Picture Book Series. This is a delightful bedtime story to soothe and relax young children before they fall asleep. The tradition of the bedtime story has been around since before the written word. For generations, and in every culture around the world, parents have prepared their children for bed by telling them stories. Goodnight, I Wish You Goodnight is a soothing bedtime story to be told and retold. With the popularity of Japanese Anime cartoon styles, the artwork in this book will entertain young readers as they participate in the nighttime ritual of saying “goodnight” to all of their beloved treasures. Enjoy this easy-to-read bedtime story by author Karen Jean Matsko Hood. Each one of the pages is thoughtfully illustrated with warmth and love. Your children and grandchildren will ask you to read this book to them again and again. This book is a must for all families to have in their library. Goodnight, I Wish You Goodnight makes a great gift for that special friend or child to enjoy.

Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0141393963
Author: Chinua Achebe
Publisher: Penguin UK
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Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe Book Resume:

One of the BBC's '100 Novels That Shaped Our World' A worldwide bestseller and the first part of Achebe's African Trilogy, Things Fall Apart is the compelling story of one man's battle to protect his community against the forces of change Okonkwo is the greatest wrestler and warrior alive, and his fame spreads throughout West Africa like a bush-fire in the harmattan. But when he accidentally kills a clansman, things begin to fall apart. Then Okonkwo returns from exile to find missionaries and colonial governors have arrived in the village. With his world thrown radically off-balance he can only hurtle towards tragedy. First published in 1958, Chinua Achebe's stark, coolly ironic novel reshaped both African and world literature, and has sold over ten million copies in forty-five languages. This arresting parable of a proud but powerless man witnessing the ruin of his people begins Achebe's landmark trilogy of works chronicling the fate of one African community, continued in Arrow of God and No Longer at Ease. 'His courage and generosity are made manifest in the work' Toni Morrison 'The writer in whose company the prison walls fell down' Nelson Mandela 'A great book, that bespeaks a great, brave, kind, human spirit' John Updike With an Introduction by Biyi Bandele

Into the Wild

Into the Wild [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307476863
Author: Jon Krakauer
Publisher: Anchor
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Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer Book Resume:

"Terrifying... Eloquent... A heart-rending drama of human yearning." --New York Times In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How Christopher Johnson McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and, unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless. Digging deeply, he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity, and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1119139651
Author: Joseph P. Green,Steven Jay Lynn
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation by Joseph P. Green,Steven Jay Lynn Book Resume:

A scientifically informed intervention to help smokers quit for life, based in cognitive-behavioral therapy Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation: A Scientifically Informed Intervention presents a comprehensive program developed by noted experts to help smokers achieve their goal of life-long abstinence from smoking. This brief, cost-effective intervention, called The Winning Edge, incorporates state-of-the-science advances and best clinical practices in the treatment of tobacco addiction and offers participants a unique blend of strategies based on cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and hypnotic approaches to achieve smoking cessation. This valuable treatment guide, developed and refined over the past 30 years, provides all of the information necessary for health care providers to implement the program on a group or individual basis. This important resource: Provides a detailed, step-by-step guide to conducting the program, with scripts for providers and handouts for participants Explains the scientific basis for the many strategies of cognitive, behavioral, and affective change in The Winning Edge program Contains information for treatment providers on frequently asked questions, adapting and tailoring the program to the needs of participants, and overcoming challenges, ambivalence, and resistance to stop smoking Written for a wide audience of mental health professionals, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation: A Scientifically Informed Intervention offers a comprehensive, science-based approach to help participants achieve their goal of a smoke-free life.

Persons, Situations, and Emotions

Persons, Situations, and Emotions [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 019535057X
Author: Hermann Brandstatter,Andrzej Eliasz
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Persons, Situations, and Emotions by Hermann Brandstatter,Andrzej Eliasz Book Resume:

People's experience in their everyday lives has attracted much research interest in the past two decades. This book focuses on the interplay of temperament and other personality traits with characteristics of situations and events in hourly and dailey mood fluctuations. All contributors used the Time Sampling Diary (TSD) in collecting data from a variety of populations over several weeks, at least four times a day at randomly selected points of time. Part 1 of the book introduces the TSD technique with detailed instructions for data collection, coding, and analysis. Part 2 covers reports on a study of Polish bank employees. The chapters of Part 3 reflect the experience of dangerous work situations in a steel factory, the emotional adjustment of adolescents to short and long-term unemployment, and the influences of husbands' daily or weekly commuting on their wives coping with housework and childcare. The chapters of Part 4 take a more philosophical approach to the material. The first contribution shows that personality traits influence well-being primarily in situations characterized by freedom of choice; the second introduces a rather new methodological approach clarifying the affinities of situations and subjective experience.

The Handbook of Solitude

The Handbook of Solitude [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1119576423
Author: Robert J. Coplan,Julie C. Bowker,Larry J. Nelson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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The Handbook of Solitude by Robert J. Coplan,Julie C. Bowker,Larry J. Nelson Book Resume:

Learn more about the positive and negative psychological effects of solitude, isolation, and being alone in this expertly edited resource It has never been more important to understand the impact of solitude. The newly revised and updated second edition of The Handbook Of Solitude: Psychological Perspectives On Social Isolation, Social Withdrawal, and Being Alone delivers another comprehensive academic volume of psychological research on the topic of solitude. This second edition includes a new organizational framework that considers both contemporary and emerging conceptual perspectives along with a more nuanced approach to the significance of context in the study of solitude. There is also an increased focus on clinical, developmental, and social psychological perspectives. The latest edition also offers new discussions regarding recent trends in the positive aspects of solitude, including a new chapter on mindfulness, and provides more detailed coverage of the emerging impact of social media and computer gaming on psychological health and well-being across the lifespan. Scholars from across the world have contributed to this volume, coming from countries including Australia, Canada, China, Finland, Greece, Poland, South Korea and the USA, among others. The editors offer a broad and complete perspective that will appeal to many disciplines within psychology, and the book provides accessible content that is relatively brief in length and edited to remove unnecessary technical jargon. The book also includes: Lengthy discussions of historical and theoretical perspectives on solitude, including the phenomenon of social withdrawal in childhood An exploration of the significance of close relationships, including with peers and parents, on experiences of being alone and psychological well-being A treatment of the neuroscientific and evolutionary perspectives on shyness and social withdrawal A comprehensive section on solitude across the lifespan, including expressions of shyness in infancy and childhood, the causes and consequences of playing alone in childhood, social withdrawal in adolescence and emerging adulthood, being single in adulthood, and isolation, loneliness, and solitude in older adulthood A consideration of solitary confinement as an extreme form of social isolation Careful cultural consideration of solitude and related constructs with new chapters on immigration and hikikomori Perfect for advanced undergraduate and graduate level students taking a variety of courses in developmental, biological, social, personality, organizational, health, educational, cognitive, and clinical psychology, the second edition of The Handbook Of Solitude has also earned a place in the libraries of researchers and scholars in these, and related psychological disciplines.

Business Ethics

Business Ethics [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1118393406
Author: Mark S. Schwartz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Business Ethics by Mark S. Schwartz Book Resume:

Business Ethics: An Ethical Decision-Making Approach presents a practical decision-making framework to aid in the identification, understanding, and resolution of complex ethical dilemmas in the workplace. Focuses exclusively on three basic aspects of ethical decision making and behavior—how it actually takes place, how it should take place, and how it can be improved Uses real-life examples of moral temptations and personal ethical dilemmas faced by employees and managers Discusses the biases, psychological tendencies, moral rationalizations, and impact of self-interest as impediments to proper ethical decision making Includes relevant examples of ethical misconduct and scandals appearing in the news media

The American Myth of Markets in Social Policy

The American Myth of Markets in Social Policy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137436301
Author: Debra Hevenstone
Publisher: Springer
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The American Myth of Markets in Social Policy by Debra Hevenstone Book Resume:

The American Myth of Markets in Social Policy examines how implementing American tropes in policy design inadvertently frustrates policy goals. The book investigates multiple market-oriented designs including funding for private organizations to deliver public services, funding for individuals to buy services, and policies incentivizing or mandating private actors to provide social policy. Hevenstone shows that these solutions often not only fail to achieve social goals, but actively undermine them. The book carefully details the mechanisms through which this occurs, and examines several policies in depth, covering universal social insurance programs like healthcare and pensions, as well as smaller interventions like programs for the homeless.

Introduction to Organ Transplantation

Introduction to Organ Transplantation [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1783262672
Author: Nadey S Hakim
Publisher: World Scientific
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Introduction to Organ Transplantation by Nadey S Hakim Book Resume:

This introduction to the field of organ transplantation provides an excellent overview of the tremendous progress made in recent decades, and gives a clear description of the current status of transplant surgery for students and trainees with an interest in this field. It opens with introductory chapters on the history of transplantation and the basic science of immunobiology, and then examines through an organ-based structure the practice of transplantation in each major system, from skin to intestine. The editor, Nadey S Hakim, is a consultant transplant and general surgeon at St Mary's Hospital, London, England, and has put together a volume that will serve as an invaluable guide for transplant surgeons as well as trainees. Contents:History of Transplantation (N S Hakim)HLA, The Human Major Histocompatibility Complex (J Dausset & J Colombani)Transplantation Immunobiology (M J Dalman)Ethical Issues in Transplantation (C J Rudge)Living Donor Transplantation (A J Matas)Skin Transplantation (J R C Telfer & D M Davis)Adult Renal Transplantation (L Goldberg & D Taube)Paediatric Renal Transplantation (O N Fernando)Liver Transplantation (M West & R W G Gruessner)Heart Transplantation (T J Kroshus & V R Kshettry)Lung Transplantation (S C Clark & J H Dark)Bone Marrow Transplantation (S R McCann)Corneal Transplantation (C K Rostron)Pancreas Transplantation (V E Papalois & N S Hakim)Small Bowel Transplantation (V E Papalois & N S Hakim)Maintenance of Physiological Homeostasis in Organ Donors in the ICU (J Jones)Prescribing for Transplant Patients (M Kamps)New Immunosuppressive Drugs in Organ Transplantation (V E Papalois & N S Hakim)Infection in Transplantation (B P Madden) Readership: Transplant surgeons and trainees. Keywords:Transplantation;Pancreas;Kidney;Liver;Multi Organ;Rejection;Immunosuppression;Nephrectomy;Organ DonationReviews:“This volume will act as a useful introduction to organ transplantation for medical students, nursing and ancillary staff and non-transplant clinicians seeking to update themselves on the present situation in this ever-changing and evolving field.”British Journal of Surgery

Hashimoto's Protocol

Hashimoto's Protocol [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0062571303
Author: Izabella Wentz, PharmD.
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Hashimoto's Protocol by Izabella Wentz, PharmD. Book Resume:

Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller Dr. Izabella Wentz, the author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, returns with a long-awaited, groundbreaking prescription to reverse the symptoms of this serious autoimmune condition that is becoming one of the country’s fastest growing diseases. More than thirty-five million Americans currently suffer from Hashimoto’s—an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid gland and causes the body to attack its own cells. To alleviate the symptoms of this debilitating condition—including chronic cough, acid reflux, IBS, allergies, chronic pain, hair loss, brain fog, and forgetfulness—patients are often prescribed synthetic hormones that have numerous life-altering side effects. But there is a better way. Diagnosed with Hashimoto’s at twenty-seven, pharmacist Dr. Izabella Wentz knows first-hand the effects of the disease, as well as the value—and limitations—of medication. The key to improved health, she argues, involves lifestyle interventions. In Hashimoto’s Protocol, she outlines a proven treatment that has helped thousands heal and many others feel better—in as fast as ninety days. Drawing on her own personal experience as well as her work consulting with thousands of patients, Hashimoto’s Protocol offers a practical pathway for healing and reversing the autoimmune damage at the root of the disease. The first step is a quick-start two-week detox that includes foods to eat and inflammatory foods to avoid, advice on supplements to support the liver, and an adrenal recovery plan. Next, readers create a personalized plan with foods, supplements, and other lifestyle interventions tailored to their body’s own unique Hashimoto’s triggers, which they can identify using self-tests included in the book. Hashimoto’s Protocol also features original recipes. Grounded in the latest science, Hashimoto’s Protocol is the first book to offer a proven protocol by an acknowledged expert in the field to treat this condition and help sufferers reclaim their lives.