The perfect response: studies of the rhetorical personality by Gary C. Woodward

By Gary C. Woodward

The appropriate reaction is a lucid account of the social origins of fluency from a pupil well-known as 'a best analyst of the dramaturgical dimensions of politics.' during this imaginitive examine Gary C. Woodward creates and elucidates the assumption of 'The Rhetorical character, utilizing a deft combination of conversation concept, social heritage and rhetorical feedback. With strange capacities for expressiveness, persuasiveness, and sensitivity, Rhetorical Personalities thrive in settings that decision for communique that might go beyond modifications and interact others. they often have a heightened experience in their personal persuasive energy, a ability for 'reading' audiences, and the means to operate successfully in strange settings. every one bankruptcy of the fitting reaction probes the character of those uniquely social folks from a distinct viewpoint: in the course of the sympathetic characters of a prolific Hollywood filmmaker; by way of interpreting the character of the social isolation in people with autism-spectrum problems; via cross-cultural comparisons; and by way of assessing seminal and up to date social technological know-how examine on key benchmarks of rhetorical ability, akin to 'high self monitoring,' 'other-direction,' and 'the capability for engagement with others.' concentrating on public figures that diversity from comic Steve Martin to political leaders as different as invoice Clinton and Tony Blair, Woodward builds an in depth 'conceptual map' for profiling the categories of people who clearly maximize the chances of communique in public settings.

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Personality Development (Core Concepts in Therapy) by Valerie Simanowitz

By Valerie Simanowitz

This publication attracts out the essence of more than a few character theories in a transparent and available means, relocating from the seminal works of Freud and different fashionable analytical theorists, to the degree theories of Erikson and Levinson and the advance of character because it is seen in existential and person-centred conception. The textual content: ·Highlights the salient issues of alternative character theories ·Critiques the theories ·Examines very important points of character improvement ignored through prior books in this subject akin to spirituality and the improvement of racial identification and gender. The publication displays strongly at the context from which the theories sprang and seeks to track how this context has prompted the theorists and their disciples. It additionally highlights the similarities among the recommendations and constitution of a number of the theories. The authors, either themselves skilled counsellors and running shoes, try and overview which parts of the theories should be worthy to the paintings of the therapist within the 21st century. The booklet is illustrated by means of examples from their case paintings. character improvement is a worthwhile new source for practitioners, academics and running shoes in addition to scholars of counselling, psychotherapy and psychology.

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The Power of Memoir: How to Write Your Healing Story by Linda Myers

By Linda Myers

A groundbreaking paintings for therapeutic long term emotional problemsThe strength of Memoir is a pioneering how-to booklet that offers a brand new step by step application to take advantage of memoir writing as a healing technique. through facing those steps you are going to how one can opt for the numerous milestones and turning issues that make up a coherent tale resulting in a life-changing epiphany. aid discover the key tales which are the keys to therapeutic discover the dynamics and roles of dysfunctional households Heal outdated wounds, making a higher current and brighter futureUsing many examples from her scholars and consumers, the writer exhibits how artistic, well-planned, and punctiliously researched memoir writing can supply a method for checking out the reality from lies and kin myths.

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Psyche and Eros: Mind and Gender in the Life Course by Gisela Labouvie-Vief

By Gisela Labouvie-Vief

In Psyche and Eros, Gisela Labouvie-Vief describes old and present suggestions of brain and improvement, drawing from disciplines as assorted as philosophy, mythology, faith, literature, and psychology. She then provides a robust idea of the maturing of brain, which brings jointly her empirical paintings and her exploration into mythology. The classical Greek fantasy of the gods Psyche and Eros serves as an evocative representation of the author's conception. Psyche and Eros asserts that the middle adventure of improvement differs alongside gender traces. Rationality is thought of as masculine, whereas mind's eye is considered as female. pageant among "masculine" and "feminine" components of the brain has constrained our skill to explain the brain and its improvement over the lifestyles direction. the writer means that we conquer the dualistic frame of mind approximately brain, and spot how rationality and mind's eye can supplement one another.

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The Dark Side of Personality: Science and Practice in by Edited by Virgil Zeigler-Hill and David K. Marcus

By Edited by Virgil Zeigler-Hill and David K. Marcus

Darkish character qualities are hooked up to a number of behavioral and interpersonal difficulties. to raised comprehend and handle those difficulties, this ebook unites character psychology and scientific psychology to supply an interdisciplinary taxonomy of darkish character characteristics. It expands upon the darkish Triad—narcissism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism—to surround features that experience mostly been neglected or no longer characterised as darkish (e.g., spite, authoritarianism, and perfectionism). Drawing from fresh study at the giant 5 character dimensions, each one trait is gifted as a posh spectrum of adaptive and maladaptive positive factors with distinctive scientific implications.

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Pioneers of personality science : autobiographical by Stephen Strack, Bill N. Kinder

By Stephen Strack, Bill N. Kinder

The box of personology or character is having fun with nice progress, spurred via findings from habit genetics, evolutionary psychology, rethinking of the Diagnostic and Statistical handbook of psychological Disorders definition of character problems, and advances in attempt building and psychometrics . This ebook lines the improvement of the sector, written by way of those that have been the pioneers of character assessment.

Sixteen autobiographical chapters written by means of the pioneers of character overview hint the improvement of the sector. With accompanying pictures and a concise bibliography from each one contributor, this distinct compilation of the previous, current, and way forward for personology offer a different insider's view of the discipline.

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Psychosocial Approaches to Peace-Building in Colombia by Stella Sacipa-Rodriguez, Maritza Montero

By Stella Sacipa-Rodriguez, Maritza Montero

This edited quantity summarizes the paintings of a study team, known as Social Bonds and Cultures of Peace that accompanies and helps sufferers of socio-political violence in Columbia. the person chapters specialise in the continued violence within the Colombian context, a posh and dynamic zone within which quite a few teams (drug traffickers, nationwide defense force, guerrilla combatants, self-defence teams) were engaged in geared up violence for greater than 60 years. Emphasis is put on the mental results of violence and numerous types of psychosocial help that psychologists were supplying to the sufferers of violence. vital to their paintings is the idea of "accompanying" those that were sufferers of violence, hearing them, attractive them in discussion and dealing jointly to reinforce the assets of sufferers. The restoration of person and collective stories of atrocities is mentioned as a major road for therapeutic and for the empowerment of people and teams. The unity between sufferers creates possibilities on the grassroots point to pursue fact, display perpetrators of violence, search public acknowledgment and accomplish social justice. For perpetrators of violence and contributors of armed teams, the e-book addresses a number of psychosocial matters relating to disarming, demobilizing and reintegrating former opponents, together with kids, into society. during the publication, within the spirit of peace psychology, the researchers are engaged in a sort of praxis that's cognizant of the broader geohistorical context in which sufferers and perpetrators are embedded and the dialectical courting among micro and macro-level occasions and alter. Researchers in Latin American reviews, peace psychology, social justice and transitional justice, will locate this quantity to be a very good resource.

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