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Physiology of Behavior, Global Edition

by Neil R. Carlson Melissa A. Birkett

This is the enhanced ebook for Carlson, Physiology of Behaviour GE 12/eThis enhanced ebook version of Physiology of Behaviour GE 12/e contains a selection of additional interactive features specifically designed to support you in your study, including: Multiple choice questions with dedicated and immediate feedback are embedded at the end of key sections to enable you to check your understanding and manage your progress. Short videos provide a real-life examples of topics and concepts discussed in the book to help you to develop a deeper understanding of these ideas and processes. Annotated live links to useful articles, websites video clips or other sources of interest are included throughout to help you to consolidate your understanding or to explore a topic in further depth. End of chapter quiz with dedicated feedback allows you to check your knowledge of key topics and concepts and help you prepare for exams.For courses in Physiological/BiopsychologyAn up-to-date, comprehensive, and accessible overview of behavioral neurosciencePhysiology of Behavior provides a scholarly yet accessible portrait of the dynamic interaction between biology and behavior. Lead author Neil Carlson and new co-author Melissa Birkett drew upon their experience teaching and working with students to create the new edition of this comprehensive and accessible guide for students of behavioral neuroscience. In addition to updated research, the Twelfth Edition offers an updated art and visual program and a more robust learning architecture that highlights key concepts, guiding students through the text.

Picasso's Brain: The basis of creative genius

by Christine Temple

Where does creativity come from? Why are some people more creative than others?Eminent neuropsychologist Christine Temple navigates a wide range of factors from the hard science (visual memory, spatial ability, brain functions) to the environmental (the 'mad genius' myth, and Gladwell's 10,000 hours of practice) in her study of what contributes to creativity. Using Pablo Picasso as her model of a creative genius, she weighs up each theory as it applies to Picasso and shows how his own creativity came from a combination of many factors.In this book, she looks at Picasso's playful mindset and passionate relationships, investigates the possibility that genius is genetic and can be inherited in families, considers whether creative genii perceive the world in a different way, and determines whether single-mindedness and focus play a part. This is the first book to look at a multitude of traits in creativity, and nail down the key factors that matter (and also which ones don't) to provide an overall picture of this fascinating area, linking the science to the personal.

Pig Wrestling: The Brilliantly Simple Way to Solve Any Problem… and Create the Change You Need

by Pete Lindsay Dr Mark Bawden

‘This enjoyable book could bring about profound change’ Professor Steve Peters author of The Chimp ParadoxARE YOU WRESTLING WITH A PIG OF A PROBLEM?Pig Wrestling is a simple story with a powerful message. Read it in under an hour, and you’ll be ready to tackle any type of sticky situation in work or life.Meet a stressed Young Manager, whose teams are at each other’s throats. At his local coffee bar he shares his frustrations with his barista – who turns out to be more than he seems.It’s the start of a journey into Pig Wrestling – a process that can be used to resolve any seemingly impossible problem. By reframing the issue we can all create change, whenever and wherever we need it most.Developed out of the authors’ work in elite sports and business – including Manchester City, Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill and the England Cricket team – this instantly memorable story will help you thrive in complex and messy times.

The Pilates Bible: Godsfield Bibles

by The Pilates Bibl Jo Ferris

The complete Pilates programme includes more than 100 mat and standing exercises for absolutely everyone - beginners to advanced, plus workouts for special needs and groups such as back and neck problems, pregnancy, young people and seniors. All the sequences are easy to follow, fully illustrated and accompanied with the key benefits of each move.Also included is a comprehensive section on the principles and concepts of Pilates, including stance, breathing, control and safety.

Pippa: Simple Tips to Live Beautifully

by Pippa O'Connor

Pippa O'Connor's easy style and approachability have won her a huge and loyal following. Now Pippa shares her top tips and insights for how to live well, look good and feel great.'The older I've become, the more confident I am in my own skin. I don't follow trends that I know won't suit me and I've learned to make the best of what I have.'This book is about sharing everything I've learned along the way. It's full of useful information - such as how to put on a face in ten minutes, the essential items every woman needs in her wardrobe, what to wear to a wedding, how to travel in style (and with kids!), easy ways to create a beautiful home and how to be the perfect hostess.'To me, anybody can be stylish, regardless of money, age or body shape. You don't need to spend a fortune to look and feel fabulous - far from it. Style is about using your imagination and feeling confident.'Pippa - Simple Tips to Live Beautifully is stuffed with practical tips and inspirational advice and is the book for everyone, aged 16 or 60, who wants to discover their own personal style and to build the confidence to celebrate it.

The Pippa Guide: Live Your Best Life

by Pippa O'Connor Ormond

"I think anyone can do anything they want to do. I really believe that."Style icon and savvy businesswoman Pippa O'Connor Ormond believes that anything is achievable if you put your mind to it.In this honest and revealing guide to modern life, Pippa shares some of her personal moments, experiences and life lessons that have shaped her into the person she is today. From excelling at work, to making your house a home, styling your wardrobe and perfecting your beauty routine, nurturing family and friendships while promoting self-care, Pippa will reveal her most valuable tips for bringing positivity and happiness into your life."I'm always practising gratitude. No matter what you have in life, once you are grateful for it, it manifests more. 100%."

Pisces: The Art of Living Well and Finding Happiness According to Your Star Sign

by Sally Kirkman

You are a Pisces. You are the romantic dreamer and idealist of the zodiac.The signs of the zodiac can give us great insight into our day-to-day living as well as the many talents and qualities we possess. But in an increasingly unpredictable world, how can we make sense of them? And what do they mean? This insightful and introductory guide delves deep into your star sign, revealing unique traits and meanings which you didn't know. Along the way, you will discover how your sign defies your compatibility, how to improve your health and what your gifts are. ***The Pocket Astrology series will teach you how to live well and enhance every aspect of your life. From friendship to compatibility, careers to finance, you will discover new elements to your sign and learn about the ancient art of astrology. Other books in the series include: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius,Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces

Pisces 2018: Your Personal Horoscope

by Joseph Polansky

Your guide to the year 2018. This fantastic book includes month-by-month forecasts and all you need to know to find out what is in store for you in the year ahead. The only horoscope you’ll ever need.

The Places That Scare You: A Guide To Fearlessness

by Pema Chödrön

One of the most inspiring spiritual teachers of our time offers simple, practical advice for living with less fear, less anxiety and a more open heart.

Plan Now, Retire Happy: How To Secure Your Future, Whatever The Economic Climate

by Alvin Hall

When it comes to your retirement, it’s easy to stick your head in the sand thinking you are too young, too busy and too cash-strapped to worry about the future. Or maybe you're discouraged by all the bad news about pensions? But as the nation’s favourite money man explains, even the recession is no excuse to stop planning ahead.But where do you start?And who should you trust?In this step-by-step guide to pensions and building financial security, Alvin Hall separates the myths from the realities, and shows how a little planning and action today will empower you tomorrow. From the very first step of visualising your retirement, to creating a sound and flexible investment plan that allows you to make the most of your money – whatever your circumstances.Plan Now, Retire Happy is the essential guide for anyone wanting a happy future. Whether you are 20 or 60 and whatever your retirement dreams, picking up this book is the first step to achieving them.

Play, Playfulness, Creativity And Innovation (PDF)

by Patrick Bateson Paul Martín

What role does playful behaviour and playful thought take in animal and human development? How does play relate to creativity and, in turn, to innovation? Unravelling the different meanings of 'play', this book focuses on non-aggressive playful play. The authors emphasise its significance for development and evolution, before examining the importance of playfulness in creativity. This discussion sheds new light on the links between creativity and innovation, distinguishing between the generation of novel behaviour and ideas on the one hand, and the implementation of these novelties on the other. The authors then turn to the role of play in the development of the child and to parallels between play, humour and dreaming, along with the altered states of consciousness generated by some psychoactive drugs. A final chapter looks forward to future research and to what remains to be discovered in this fascinating and important field.

Playing Big: Find Your Voice, Your Vision and Make Things Happen

by Tara Mohr

'For anyone who feels they’re being held back in their career, this is the book for you.' Marie ClaireWHEN WOMEN PLAY BIG, WE MAKE THINGS HAPPENFive years ago, Tara Mohr began to see a pattern in her work as an expert in leadership: women with tremendous talent, ideas and aspiration were not recognising their own brilliance. They felt that they were ‘playing small’ in their lives and careers and wanted to ‘play bigger’, but didn’t know how. And so Tara devised a step-by-step programme for playing big from the inside out: this book is the result.

Playing Scared: A History and Memoir of Stage Fright

by Sara Solovitch

This cultural history and memoir of stage fright will resonate with anyone terrified of speaking or performing in public.Stage fright is one of the human psyche's deepest fears, challenging actors, musicians, professional athletes, and people from all walks of life. Surveys in the United States repeatedly rank public speaking as one of the top fears, affecting up to 74 percent of people.Sara Solovitch studied piano as a young child and fell in love with music. At ten, she played Bach and Mozart in her hometown's annual music festival, but was overwhelmed by fear. As a teen, she attended Eastman School of Music, where stage fright led her to give up aspirations of becoming a professional pianist. In her late fifties, Sara gave herself a one-year deadline to tame performance anxiety and play before an audience. She resumed music lessons, while exploring meditation, exposure therapy, cognitive therapy, biofeedback, beta blockers, and other remedies. She performed in airports, hospitals, and retirement homes before renting a public hall and performing for fifty guests on her sixtieth birthday. Using her own journey as inspiration, Solovitch has written a thoughtful and insightful examination of the myriad causes of stage fright and the equally diverse ways to overcome it, and a tribute to pursuing personal growth at any age.

Playing Scared: My Journey Through Stage Fright

by Sara Solovitch

Stage fright is one of the human psyche's deepest fears. Over half of British adults name public speaking as their greatest fear, even greater than heights and snakes. Laurence Olivier learned to adapt to it, as have actors Salma Hayek and Hugh Grant. Musicians such as Paul McCartney and Adele have battled it and learned to cope. Playing Scared is Sara Solovitch's journey into the myriad causes of stage fright and the equally diverse ways we can overcome it. As a young child, Sara studied piano and fell in love with music. As a teen, she played Bach and Mozart at her hometown's annual music festival, but was overwhelmed by stage fright, which led her to give up aspirations of becoming a professional pianist. In her late fifties, Sara gave herself a one-year deadline to tame performance anxiety and play before an audience. She resumed music lessons, while exploring meditation, exposure therapy, cognitive therapy, biofeedback and beta blockers, among many other remedies. She practiced performing in airports, hospitals and retirement homes. Finally, the day before her sixtieth birthday, she gave a formal recital for an audience of fifty.Using her own journey as inspiration, Sara has written a thoughtful and insightful cultural history of performance anxiety and a tribute to pursuing personal growth at any age.

Please Don't Just Do What I Tell You: Do What Needs to be Done Every employee's guide to making work more rewarding

by Bob Nelson

'Simple, smart and savvy - this book shows employees how to reach for the sky and use initiative they never knew was there.' Dr Stephen Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. From Bob Nelson, the author of the million copy selling 1001 Ways series, Don't Just Do What I Tell You, Do What Needs to be Done is about fast tracking or getting ahead by fulfilling an employer's ultimate expectation - that you'll figure out what needs to be done and take the initiative to do it. With direct advice and fascinating anecdotes about people who have taken initiative and been rewarded. The book is short, easy-to-read and inspiring and includes advice on how to: --suggest ways to save money--turn problems into opportunities --collect your own data, develop alternatives, and build support for your ideas --be a person that makes things happen--avoid the 'blame game' --persist when obstacles arise

The Pleasure Principle: Epicureanism: A Philosophy For Modern Living

by Catherine Wilson

In our troubled world, looking back to ancient wisdom can shed light on fresh solutions.

The Plumdog Path to Perfection

by Emma Chichester Clark

Plum returns with a charming book of doggy wisdom to help you through life's peaks and troughs.Her first book, Plumdog, made her thousands of new friends. Every one of them will want Plum's guidance as she leads us on the Path to Perfection.

The Pocket Encyclopedia of Aggravation: The Counterintuitive Approach to De-stressing

by Laura Lee

Aaarghgghhh!!@#%&*!!! Every time your mobile phone rings, it's an automated PPI call... You've forgotten one of your million different internet passwords... Once again, you're stuck in the slowest lane at the supermarket...This book investigates 97 day-ruining events, slap-in-the-face moments and everyday aggravations, and explains why these things irritate us quite so much. Let's face it, the world is becoming an increasingly annoying place to live - and THE POCKET ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AGGRAVATION has the evidence to prove it. It has been scientifically proven that when we understand the science behind our daily grievances, our problems become less frustrating and easier to manage. This fact-filled book will help reduce the stress of your daily grind. Designed with enlightening diagrams and witty drawings, THE POCKET ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AGGRAVATION finally answers the question, why is that so f*cking annoying?

The Pocket Guide To Understanding A.D.H.D.: Practical Tips for Parents

by Dr Christopher Green Dr Kit Chee

The Pocket Guide to Understanding A. D. H. D. offers authoritative but instant, practical and commonsense advice for parents, including the latest research on this distressing and misunderstood condition. In his typically friendly and direct style, Dr Chris Green, with Dr Kit Chee, explains the causes and effects of A. D. H. D. and provides quick, practical strategies to help cope with common problems such as inattention, impulsiveness and underachievement and includes advice on:- how to identify A. D. H. D. in your child- medication and alternative therapies- where to get support- improving behaviour at school and homeAnd much more!

Podium: What Shapes A Sporting Champion?

by Ben Oakley

What does it really take to make the podium? Which of the biological, environmental and psychological factors really shape a champion's route to the top? To answer these questions, Ben Oakley has taken the original step of combining existing research with a study of leading athletes' autobiographies. Looking at the early histories and initial challenges of serial champions in their own words, Podium sheds new light on their commonalities. A similar focus in training, similar influences around them and, above all, similar mental attributes are revealed – and tales of individual brilliance are given a fresh twist. From Ian Thorpe, Usain Bolt and Chrissie Wellington to Victoria Pendleton, Lionel Messi and Roger Federer, all we see is a smooth progression to glory, but each is a rocky path punctuated by critical episodes, and it is the response to these events that can transform talented people into winners. Podium is fascinating reading for anyone interested in the big names at the peak of their respective sports, and essential for coaches or parents of the next budding star. This enthralling read will enrich your interpretation of champions' lives and provide a map of the complex paths through sport to the podium.

Poems for a world gone to sh*t: the amazing power of poetry to make even the most f**ked up times feel better

by Quercus Poetry

DISCOVER THE AMAZING POWER OF POETRY TO MAKE EVEN THE MOST F**KED UP TIMES FEEL BETTERA beautiful little book of short, simple, classic and contemporary poems to dip into, to make life feel better.From Shakespeare and Shelley to Lemn Sissay and Kate Tempest, poets have always been the best at showing us we're not alone, however sh*t things might seem.Funny, reflective, romantic and life-affirming - here is an anthology of poems to remind you to keep on looking at the stars: from that first 'what the f*ck' moment to empowering you to do something about this sh*t and ultimately realising that life is still beautiful after all.Rediscover old favourites and find some new treasures - you might be surprised just how much poetry can help. For fans of The Poetry Pharmacy, The Reading Cure and The Emergency Poet.

The Poetry Pharmacy: Tried-and-True Prescriptions for the Heart, Mind and Soul

by William Sieghart

'Truly a marvellous collection ... There is balm for the soul, fire for the belly, a cooling compress for the fevered brow, solace for the wounded, an arm around the lonely shoulder - the whole collection is a matchless compound of hug, tonic and kiss' Stephen FryAs heard on BBC Radio 4, the essential prescriptions from William Sieghart's poetic dispensarySometimes only a poem will do. These poetic prescriptions and wise words of advice offer comfort, delight and inspiration for all; a space for reflection, and a chance to realize - I'm not the only one who feels like this.In the years since he first had the idea of prescribing short, powerful poems for all manner of spiritual ailments, William Sieghart has taken his Poetry Pharmacy around the length and breadth of Britain, into the pages of the Guardian, onto BBC Radio 4 and onto the television, honing his prescriptions all the time. This pocket-sized book presents the most essential poems in his dispensary: those which, again and again, have really shown themselves to work. Whether you are suffering from loneliness, lack of courage, heartbreak, hopelessness, or even from an excess of ego, there is something here to ease your pain.'The book is delightful; it rightly resituates poetryin relation to its biggest and most serious task: helping us to live and diewell' Alain de Botton

The Poetry Pharmacy Returns: More Prescriptions for Courage, Healing and Hope

by William Sieghart

'A matchless compound of hug, tonic and kiss' Stephen Fry on William Sieghart's bestselling Poetry PharmacyThe Poetry Pharmacy is one of the bestselling (and most giftable) poetry anthologies of recent decades. Now, after huge demand for more prescriptions from readers and 'patients' alike, William Sieghart is back. This time, tried-and-true classics from his in-person pharmacies are joined by readers' favourite poems and the new conditions most requested by the public - all accompanied by his trademark meditations (warm, witty and understanding, with just a twist of the challenging) on the spiritual ailments he seeks to cure.From ageing bodies and existential crises to long-distance relationships and embracing your slovenliness, The Poetry Pharmacy Returns caters to all-new conditions while drilling further down into the universals: this time, the challenges of family life, and of living as a person among others, receive a much closer look. Perfect for the treasured friends, barely tolerated siblings, beloved aunts and revered grandparents in your life.

Poke the Box: When Was the Last Time You Did Something for the First Time?

by Seth Godin

Poke the Box is Seth Godin's spirited call to action for anybody too afraid to try something new, now relaunched and repackagedIf you are happy being just a dreamer, perhaps you don't need this book.If you're enjoying the status quo, don't even consider reading this book.If you are content waiting for success to find you, please put this book down and go find something else to read.Why has Poke the Box become a cult classic?Because it's a book that dares readers to do something they're afraid of.It could be what you need, too.'Like the man who produced it, Poke the Box is inspired and inspiring' Daniel H. Pink'A one-two punch! Half kick in the ass, half cheerleading encouragement' Steven Pressfield, author of The War of Art

The Pomodoro Technique: The Life-Changing Time-Management System

by Francesco Cirillo

Available in bookshops for the first time, the internationally acclaimed time management system that has been used by millions, written by Francesco Cirillo, creator of the Pomodoro Technique.We all face the same problem: we’re constantly busy but we never seem to get anything done. We know we should focus on the task in hand, but it feels impossible with so many distractions and demands on our time.We all need The Pomodoro Technique. This deceptively simple tool, now being used by more than 2 million people around the world, helps us regain control and achieve our goals. It transforms both work and home life by splitting days into 25-minute ‘pomodoros’, which focus our minds and make us far more productive.Drawing on more than two decades of refinement and thinking, this powerful little book will teach you how to . . .-Work with time-Eliminate burnout-Manage distractions-Create a better work/life balance. . . all using only a pen, some paper and a timer. Start now – and join the Pomorodo revolution.Fully updated edition with exclusive material on teamwork – to make you and your team more dynamic than ever.

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