Brain & Behavior An Introduction to Biological Psychology, 4th Edition

Psychology

Brendon Burchard, “High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way”
This Close to Happy: A Reckoning with Depression by Daphne Merkin
E.A. Bennet, “What Jung Really Said”
Scott Buckler, Paul Castle, “Psychology for Teachers”
Bob Garrett, “Brain & Behavior: An Introduction to Biological Psychology, 4th Edition”

Brendon Burchard, “High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way”

ISBN: 1401952852 | 2017 | EPUB | 400 pages | 3 MB

THESE SIX HABITS WILL MAKE YOU EXTRAORDINARY.
After extensive original research and a decade as the world’s highest-paid performance coach, Brendon Burchard finally reveals the most effective habits for reaching long-term success. Based on one of the largest surveys ever conducted on high performers, it turns out that just six habits move the needle the most in helping you succeed. Adopt these six habits, and you win. Neglect them, and life is a never-ending struggle.
We all want to be high performing in every area of our lives. But how? Which habits can help you achieve long-term success and vibrant well-being no matter your age, career, strengths, or personality? To become a high performer, you must seek clarity, generate energy, raise necessity, increase productivity, develop influence, and demonstrate courage. This book is about the art and science of how to practice these proven habits.
If you do adopt any new habits to succeed faster, choose the habits in this book. Anyone can practice these habits and, when they do, extraordinary things happen in their lives, relationships, and careers.
Whether you want to get more done, lead others better, develop skill faster, or dramatically increase your sense of joy and confidence, the habits in this book will help you achieve it. Each of the six habits is illustrated by powerful vignettes, cutting-edge science, thought-provoking exercises, and real-world daily practices you can implement right now.
HIGH PERFORMANCE HABITS is a science-backed, heart-centered plan to living a better quality of life. Best of all, you can measure your progress. A link to a professional assessment is included in the book for free.

This Close to Happy: A Reckoning with Depression by Daphne Merkin

English | February 7, 2017 | ISBN: 0374140367, 1250159296, ASIN: B01IA6NW4Q | AZW3 | 304 pages | 0.6 MB

A New York Times Book Review Favorite Read of 2016
“Despair is always described as dull,” writes Daphne Merkin, “when the truth is that despair has a light all its own, a lunar glow, the color of mottled silver.” This Close to Happy―Merkin’s rare, vividly personal account of what it feels like to suffer from clinical depression―captures this strange light.
Daphne Merkin has been hospitalized three times: first, in grade school, for childhood depression; years later, after her daughter was born, for severe postpartum depression; and later still, after her mother died, for obsessive suicidal thinking. Recounting this series of hospitalizations, as well as her visits to myriad therapists and psychopharmacologists, Merkin fearlessly offers what the child psychiatrist Harold Koplewicz calls “the inside view of navigating a chronic psychiatric illness to a realistic outcome.” The arc of Merkin’s affliction is lifelong, beginning in a childhood largely bereft of love and stretching into the present, where Merkin lives a high-functioning life and her depression is manageable, if not “cured.” “The opposite of depression,” she writes with characteristic insight, “is not a state of unimaginable happiness . . . but a state of relative all-right-ness.”
In this dark yet vital memoir, Merkin describes not only the harrowing sorrow that she has known all her life, but also her early, redemptive love of reading and gradual emergence as a writer. Written with an acute understanding of the ways in which her condition has evolved as well as affected those around her, This Close to Happy is an utterly candid coming-to-terms with an illness that many share but few talk about, one that remains shrouded in stigma. In the words of the distinguished psychologist Carol Gilligan, “It brings a stunningly perceptive voice into the forefront of the conversation about depression, one that is both reassuring and revelatory.”

E.A. Bennet, “What Jung Really Said”

1995 | ISBN-10: 0805210466 | 192 pages | PDF | 6 MB

With an Introduction by Anthony Storr. E.A. Bennet introduces us to the thought of Jung in the context of his life and his life’s work. In this classic overview of Jung’s sixty-year career, Bennet covers the “background and development of Jung’s thinking, personality classifications, analysis of the components of personality, the unconscious, dreams, the active imagination, alchemical symbolism and philosophy, psychotherapy, and Jung’s relationship to Freud… The author’s choice of material is judicious and the exposition of it shows deft craftsmanship.” (Choice).

Scott Buckler, Paul Castle, “Psychology for Teachers”

English | ISBN: 1446211142, 1446211150 | 2014 | EPUB | 392 pages | 4,7 MB

Every child is an individual whose knowledge and understanding needs to be developed in ways that help them succeed. How do you manage this alongside the realities of the curriculum? How do you achieve this for a full classroom of expectant learners?
Psychology for Teachers explains how psychology can be intelligently applied to the classroom to meet the needs of different learners. It encourages you to review your own practice to develop a personal teaching style, supported by research findings and an awareness of the factors underpinning high-quality teaching.
Focusing on how an understanding of psychological theory can support effective teaching and learning this book contains case studies and tasks to make sure that you really understand how theory can be meaningfully applied in the classroom.
Additional online materials
The book is supported by a companion website including resources such as free journal articles, additional activities and links to relevant information.
Scott Buckler is a Senior Lecturer and Paul Castle is a Chartered Psychologist, Health Care Professions Council-registered and Senior Lecturer. Both are based at the University of Worcester.

Bob Garrett, “Brain & Behavior: An Introduction to Biological Psychology, 4th Edition”

English | ISBN: 1452260958 | 2014 | EPUB | 656 pages | 40 MB

The Fourth Edition of Brain & Behavior: An Introduction to Biological Psychology by Bob Garrett showcases our rapidly increasing understanding of the biological foundations of behavior, engaging students immediately with easily accessible content. Bob Garrett uses colorful illustrations and thought-provoking facts while maintaining a “big-picture” approach that students will appreciate. Don’t be surprised when they reach their “eureka” moment and exclaim, “Now I understand what was going on with Uncle Edgar!”
” [T]he topic coverage is excellent. It is what a student taking an Introductory Biological Psychology course should walk away with.” ―William Meil, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
“I absolutely love this book. I think it is head and shoulders above any other.… The book is just right. I have used every edition so far and students seem to read it and grasp the concepts well. It is clearly written, well illustrated, and explains concepts in an engaging and understandable way. The text reads like it should―a wonderfully written book. It almost reads like a novel, progressing through the topics with a fluency that is rare. It’s perfect for my students.” ―Carol L. DeVolder, St. Ambrose University
“The text is well organized and has excellent artwork depicting complex brain functions.” ―Dr. Catherine Powers Ozyurt, Bay Path College
“Excellent use of artwork, good coverage of a range of topics within each chapter.” ―M. Foster Olive, Arizona State University