The Wounds That Heal

Author: Judith A. Schwartz
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 0761851801
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This book examines developmental theory in light of heroic narrative and argues that such theory should be adjusted to accommodate the experience of those who are, in many ways, our principal role models, examining figures such as Jane Austen, T. E. Lawrence, Winston Churchill and George S. Patton, Jr.

Handbook Of Heroism And Heroic Leadership

Author: Scott T. Allison
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131742610X
Size: 76.14 MB
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Over the past decade, research and theory on heroism and heroic leadership has greatly expanded, providing new insights on heroic behavior. The Handbook of Heroism and Heroic Leadership brings together new scholarship in this burgeoning field to build an important foundation for further multidisciplinary developments. In its three parts, "Origins of Heroism," "Types of Heroism," and "Processes of Heroism," distinguished social scientists and researchers explore topics such as morality, resilience, courage, empathy, meaning, altruism, spirituality, and transformation. This handbook provides a much-needed consolidation and synthesis for heroism and heroic leadership scholars and graduate students.

Encyclopedia Of Mental Health

Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123977533
Size: 69.77 MB
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Encyclopedia of Mental Health, Second Edition, tackles the subject of mental health, arguably one of the biggest issues facing modern society. The book presents a comprehensive overview of the many genetic, neurological, social, and psychological factors that affect mental health, also describing the impact of mental health on the individual and society, and illustrating the factors that aid positive mental health. The book contains 245 peer-reviewed articles written by more than 250 expert authors and provides essential material on assessment, theories of personality, specific disorders, therapies, forensic issues, ethics, and cross-cultural and sociological aspects. Both professionals and libraries will find this timely work indispensable. Provides fully up-to-date descriptions of the neurological, social, genetic, and psychological factors that affect the individual and society Contains more than 240 articles written by domain experts in the field Written in an accessible style using terms that an educated layperson can understand Of interest to public as well as research libraries with coverage of many important topics, including marital health, divorce, couples therapy, fathers, child custody, day care and day care providers, extended families, and family therapy

Healing The Shame That Binds You

Author: John Bradshaw
Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.
ISBN: 0757399436
Size: 80.40 MB
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In an emotionally revealing way John Bradshaw shows us how toxic shame is the core problem in our compulsions, co-dependencies, addictions and the drive to super-achieve. The result is a breakdown in the family system and our inability to go forward with our lives. We are bound by our shame. Drawing from his 22 years of experience as a counselor, Bradshaw offers us the techniques to heal this shame. Using affirmations, visualizations, "inner voice" and "feeling" work plus guided meditations and other useful healing techniques, he realeases the shame that binds us to the past. This important book breaks new ground in the core issues of societal and personal breakdown, offering techniques of recovery vital to all of us.

Frozen Stare

Author: Richard B. Schwartz
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738708283
Size: 76.63 MB
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Jack Grant, Vietnam vet turned L.A. private eye, spends his days busting small-time insurance defrauders. But his latest client gives him the cold shoulder—literally— when he turns up dead in a tub of ice. Another body in a downtown meat freezer is only the second in a chilling series of murders. Soon Jack is plunged into a murky underworld of Chilean exiles where evil masquerades as virtue and nothing is as it seems. The first book in the Jack Grant mystery series, Frozen Stare is guaranteed to give you goosebumps.

The Harkis

Author: Vincent Crapanzano
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226118762
Size: 61.47 MB
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In this haunting chronicle of betrayal and abandonment, ostracism and exile, racism and humiliation, Vincent Crapanzano examines the story of the Harkis, the quarter of a million Algerian auxiliary troops who fought for the French in Algeria’s war of independence. After tens of thousands of Harkis were massacred by other Algerians at the end of the war, the survivors fled to France where they were placed in camps, some for as long as sixteen years. Condemned as traitors by other Algerians and scorned by the French, the Harkis became a population apart, and their children still suffer from their parents’ wounds. Many have become activists, lobbying for recognition of their parents’ sacrifices, compensation, and an apology. More than just a retelling of the Harkis’ grim past and troubling present, The Harkis is a resonant reflection on how children bear responsibility for the choices their parents make, how personal identity is shaped by the impersonal forces of history, and how violence insinuates itself into every facet of human life.

Killing Monsters

Author: Gerard Jones
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0786723610
Size: 19.45 MB
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Children choose their heroes more carefully than we think. From Pokémon to the rapper Eminem, pop-culture icons are not simply commercial pied pipers who practice mass hypnosis on our youth. Indeed, argues the author of this lively and persuasive paean to the power of popular culture, even trashy or violent entertainment gives children something they need, something that can help both boys and girls develop in a healthy way. Drawing on a wealth of true stories, many gleaned from the fascinating workshops he conducts, and basing his claims on extensive research, including interviews with psychologists and educators, Gerard Jones explains why validating our children's fantasies teaches them to trust their own emotions and build stronger selves.

Human Development And Trauma

Author: Darius Cikanavicius
ISBN: 9781980373964
Size: 70.20 MB
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From the About the Book section: The focus of this book is human psychological development. The book's goal is to explore how our early emotional and social environment influences us and what problems and advantages we develop as adults as the result of it. ... This book is intended for people interested in the subjects of childrearing, childhood trauma, and the consequences of childhood adversity. It is for all who wish to better understand themselves and their society.From the Foreword: What makes this book special is that it is healthy. Darius Cikanavicius offers the reader a compassionate and trauma-informed study of childhood from the perspective of the child, and not, as is the case with the far majority of psychology books, from the perspective of the parent. This is key, because any book that addresses childhood trauma and is really worth its weight must sensitively yet determinedly take the child's side. ... For this reason I consider anyone who gets their hands on this book fortunate indeed. -- Daniel Mackler, LCSW