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A slap in the face : why insults hurt, and why they shouldn't / by Irvine, William Braxton,1952-;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-246) and index.Insult arsenal -- Words like daggers -- Subtle digs -- Bludgeoned with praise -- Benign insults -- Insult psychology -- World of hurt -- Who gets hurt? -- Why we insult -- Dealing with insults -- Personal responses to insults -- Societal responses to insults -- Insults, the inner game -- Insights.William Irvine undertakes a wide-ranging investigation of insults, their history, the role they play in social relationships, and the science behind them, examining not just memorable zingers, such as Elizabeth Bowen's description of Aldous Huxley as "The stupid person's idea of a clever person," but subtle insults as well, such as when someone insults us by reporting the insulting things others have said about us: "I never read bad reviews about myself," wrote entertainer Oscar Levant, "because my best friends invariably tell me about them." Irvine also considers the role insults play in our society: they can be used to cement relations, as when a woman playfully teases her husband, or to enforce a social hierarchy, as when a boss publicly berates an employee. He goes on to investigate the many ways society has tried to deal with insults-by adopting codes of politeness, for example, and outlawing hate speech-but concludes that the best way to deal with insults is to immunize ourselves against them: We need to transform ourselves in the manner recommended by Stoic philosophers. We should, more precisely, become insult pacifists, trying hard not to insult others and laughing off their attempts to insult us.
Subjects: Resilience (Personality trait); Invective.;
© ©2013., Oxford University Press,
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Resilience : the science of mastering life's greatest challenges / by Southwick, Steven M.; Charney, Dennis S.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.What is resilience? -- Optimism: belief in a brighter future -- Facing fear: an adaptive response -- Moral compass, ethics, and altruism: doing what is right -- Religion and spirituality: drawing on faith -- Social support: learning the Tap Code -- Role models: providing the road map -- Training: physical fitness and strengthening -- Brain fitness: challenge your mind and heart -- Cognitive and emotional flexibility -- Meaning, purpose, and growth -- The practice of resilience."Many of us will be struck by one or more major traumas sometime in our lives. ... [This book] reveals how new research into the psychological, biological, and social impact of trauma can help us manage our own stressors and tragedies."--Back cover.
Subjects: Resilience (Personality trait); Adaptability (Psychology);
© 2012., Cambridge University Press,
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Trauma and resilience : your questions answered / by Young, Keith A.,author.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.The basics -- The effects of trauma -- Resilience -- Treatment options and recovery -- Case studies."Aimed primarily at teens and young adults, the information, guidance, and resources in this book will also make it valuable for anyone directly or indirectly affected by trauma as well as those wishing to learn new resiliency and coping strategies"--
Subjects: Psychic trauma.; Psychic trauma; Traumatic neuroses.; Resilience (Personality trait);
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Trauma and resilience : your questions answered / by Young, Keith A.,author.; Gale (Firm);
Includes bibliographical references and index.The basics -- The effects of trauma -- Resilience -- Treatment options and recovery -- Case studies.This book provides a resource for teens and young adults struggling with trauma and for those seeking to build resiliency and makes the subject approachable and accessible through a simple Q&A format.Description based on print version record.
Subjects: Psychic trauma.; Psychic trauma; Traumatic neuroses.; Resilience (Personality trait);
On-line resources: https://libproxy.kirtland.edu/login?url=https://link.gale.com/apps/pub/59YN/GVRL?sid=gale_marc&u=lom_kirtlandcc -- Available online. Click here to access.;
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Raising a kid who can : simple strategies to build a lifetime of adaptability and emotional strength / by McCarthy, Catherine,author.; Tedesco, Heather,author.; Weaver, Jennifer(Social worker),author.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Welcome -- What's going on in your kid's brain -- Getting your three Rs: rest recreation and routine -- Learning to focus: attention and self-control -- Feeling uncomfortable: tolerating difficult feelings -- Avoiding avoidance: accepting anxiety -- Staying flexible: psychological adaptability -- Letting go: building independence -- Trusting the spark: motivation -- Being human: compassion and gratitude -- Bouncing back: resilience -- All together now: living the playbook -- Raising a kid in the digital age."Three mental health professionals cut through the "parenting advice" noise with this accessible, easy-to-skim book filled with actionable strategies and tips to help parents focus only what's truly essential and build their child's neurobiological capacity to thrive where they are planted, in good times and bad. The content centers around 10 "essentials": 1 Rest, recreation, and routine 2 Attention skills and self-control 3 Tolerance for difficult feelings 4 Tools to accept and manage anxiety 5 Psychological flexibility 6 Independence 7 Self-motivation 8 Compassion and gratitude 9 Resilience 10 Parents and caregivers who strive to embody these essentials, too-and who embrace that they themselves, just like their children, are works in progress" --
Subjects: Resilience (Personality trait) in children.; Emotions in children.; Parenting.; Parent and child.;
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Help yourself for teens : real-life advice for real-life challenges / by Pelzer, David J.;
Dealing with life -- Hiding behind yourself -- It's not necessarily you -- The fear factor -- It's the "f" word -- Your life, your choice -- Letting go of all the needless junk -- Hate no one -- Keeping your faith -- Always an option -- A final word.Dave Pelzer continues his tireless crusade against despair with this uplifting book, written specifically for young adults. Sharing stories of his own adolescent struggles--fighting for his life against his alcoholic mother and enduring outrageous oppression at the hands of bullies and false friends--Pelzer imparts advice to help young people rise above their circumstances and achieve greatness. He offers teenagers practical solutions for overcoming their own hardships, focusing on three areas: facing current and past problems; realizing the importance of decisions; and finally, never giving up on oneself. Through it all, Pelzer never lets his readers forget that they alone have control over the outcomes of their lives.--From publisher description.
Subjects: Teenagers; Adolescent psychology.; Interpersonal relations in adolescence.; Resilience (Personality trait); Abused teenagers;
© 2005., Plume,
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Option B : facing adversity, building resilience, and finding joy / by Sandberg, Sheryl.; Grant, Adam M.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-216) and index.Introduction -- Breathing again -- Kicking the elephant out of the room -- The platinum rule of friendship -- Self-compassion and self-confidence -- Bounding forward -- Taking back joy -- Raising resilient kids -- Finding strength together -- Failing and learning at work -- To love and laugh again -- Building resilience together.After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. "I was in 'the void," she writes, "a vast emptiness that fills your heart and lungs and restricts your ability to think or even breathe." Her friend Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are concrete steps people can take to recover and rebound from life-shattering experiences. We are not born with a fixed amount of resilience. It is a muscle that everyone can build. Option B combines Sheryl's personal insights with Adam's research on finding strength in the face of adversity. Beginning with the gut-wrenching moment when she finds her husband, Dave Goldberg, collapsed on a gym floor, Sheryl opens up her heart -- and her journal--to describe the acute grief and isolation she felt in the wake of his death. But Option B goes beyond Sheryl's loss to explore how a broad range of people have overcome hardships including illness, job loss, sexual assault, natural disasters, and the violence of war. Their stories reveal the capacity of the human spirit to persevere and to rediscover joy. Resilience comes from deep within us and from support outside us. Even after the most devastating events, it is possible to grow by finding deeper meaning and gaining greater appreciation in our lives. Option B illuminates how to help others in crisis, develop compassion for ourselves, raise strong children, and create resilient families, communities, and workplaces. Many of these lessons can be applied to everyday struggles, allowing us to brave whatever lies ahead.
Subjects: Autobiographies.; Sandberg, Sheryl; Goldberg, Dave (David Bruce), 1967-2015.; Grief.; Bereavement.; Loss (Psychology); Widowhood.; Resilience (Personality trait);
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What happened to you? : conversations on trauma, resilience, and healing / by Perry, Bruce D.(Bruce Duncan),1955-author.; Winfrey, Oprah,interviewer,author.; Melcher Media,book producer.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-301)."Oprah Winfrey and renowned brain development and trauma expert Dr. Bruce Perry discuss the impact of trauma and adversity and how healing must begin with a shift to asking "What happened to you?" rather than "What's wrong with you?". Through deeply personal conversations, Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Bruce Perry explore how what happens to us in early childhood influences the people we become. They challenge us to shift from focusing on "What's wrong with you?" or "Why are you behaving that way?" to asking "What happened to you?". Many of us experience adversity that has a lasting impact on our physical and emotional health. What happens to us in childhood is a powerful predictor of our risk for health problems down the road and offers scientific insights into the patterns of behaviors so many struggle to understand. Here, Winfrey shares stories from her own harrowing past and her understanding of the vulnerability that comes from facing trauma at a young age. Joining forces with Dr. Perry, one of the world's leading experts on childhood trauma, Winfrey marries the power of storytelling with science and clinical experience to better understand and overcome the effects of trauma. The two focus not only a new understanding of people's behavior but also on trauma's effects on our own lives. It's a subtle but profound shift in our approach to trauma that allows each of us to understand our past so that we may clear a path to our future - opening the door to resilience and healing in a proven, powerful way." --
Subjects: Psychic trauma.; Life change events; Resilience (Personality trait); Mental healing.; Perry, Bruce D. (Bruce Duncan), 1955-; Winfrey, Oprah; Adult child abuse victims.; Traumatic neuroses.; Self-realization.; Perry, Bruce D. (Bruce Duncan), 1955-; Winfrey, Oprah; Stress Disorders, Traumatic; Stress Disorders, Traumatic; Stress, Psychological; Mental Healing; Adult Survivors of Child Abuse;
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Navigating anxiety & depression /
"Anxiety and depression are on the rise among American teens. Many are searching for resources to manage these mental health conditions--this empowering title is here to help. It features explanatory text that allows readers to understand what is going on in their brains when they experience symptoms of anxiety or depression. It also covers key ways those with these common mental health conditions can find support and relief, including lifestyle changes, technology advancements, and talk therapies. Teens can use these techniques and tools to help themselves as well as others enduring anxiety or depression."--Provided by publisher.Includes bibliographical references (page 157) and index.
Subjects: Anxiety disorders; Anxiety disorders; Depression, Mental; Depression, Mental;
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What girls need : [electronic resource] : How to raise bold, courageous, and resilient women. by Porges, Marisa.;
"A powerful book about how we can raise girls to become bold, ambitious women." —Adam Grant What do girls really need to succeed? Children today face an uncertain future, and parents and teachers can't fully predict what's in store for their daughter and sons. But one thing is clear: Our kids need a new set of skills to succeed. Girls, in particular, must nurture essential traits to fully flourish. Students hit the ground running today, entering a school system that carries high expectations on their way to a college application process that is more demanding than ever. After school, young women enter a competitive job market, still complicated by sexism and the possibility of harassment. But the ways we define leadership are also changing, and the women stepping into those roles are mapping new paths to inhabiting traits like grit, resilience, audacity, and self-confidence. What Girls Need shows how parents and educators can foster these critical twenty-first-century skills in our girls and help them to recognize and nurture their inherent strengths—to not just thrive but also find joy and purpose as they come of age in our ever-evolving world. As a student at the all-girls Baldwin School outside of Philadelphia, Marisa Porges grew up in a community designed to produce strong, independent women. After graduating from Harvard, she fulfilled her childhood dream of flying jets off aircraft carriers for the U.S. Navy and served as a counterterrorism expert in Afghanistan and a cybersecurity advisor in the Obama White House. Then in 2016, in an unexpected move for someone whose ambitions had taken her so far from home, Porges returned to head the Baldwin School. In doing so, she saw how small moments in her early education gave her the tools she needed to excel in a "man's world." Combining compelling research, personal stories, and practical advice on timely questions, Porges delves into hot-button subjects like how to harness girls' voices and boost girls' self-esteem, and shows how little things have a big impact when nurturing vital skills like competitiveness, collaboration, empathy, and adaptability. What Girls Need empowers us to support the next generation of women so they can confidently hold their own no matter what the future has in store.Electronic reproduction.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Nonfiction.; Family & Relationships.; Self-Improvement.; Sociology.;
© 2020.,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=202075&titleID=5153595 -- Click to access title on Overdrive. ;
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