Pdf ebook: How We Know What Isn't So

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Summary: Thomas Gilovich offers a wise and readable guide to the fallacy of the obvious in everyday life. When can we trust what we believe—that "teams and player

  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 9781439106747
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
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Description: Thomas Gilovich offers a wise and readable guide to the fallacy of the obvious in everyday life. When can we trust what we believe—that "teams and players have winning streaks," that "flattery works," or that "the more people who agree, the more likely they are to be right"—and when are such beliefs suspect? Thomas Gilovich offers a guide to the fallacy of the obvious in everyday life. Illustrating his points with examples, and supporting them with the latest research findings, he documents the cognitive, social, and motivational processes that distort our thoughts, beliefs, judgments and decisions. In a rapidly changing world, the biases and stereotypes that help us process an overload of complex information inevitably distort what we would like to believe is reality. Awareness of our propensity to make these systematic errors, Gilovich argues, is the first step to more effective analysis and action.


Pdf ebook: Social Q's

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Summary: Office attire and e-mail misfire. Twitter snafus and dating miscues. Philip Galanes hears an awful lot of WHAT SHOULD I DOs?! “I’m pretty sure the woma

  • Author : Philip Galanes
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1451605803
  • Genre: Reference
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1570
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Description: Office attire and e-mail misfire. Twitter snafus and dating miscues. Philip Galanes hears an awful lot of WHAT SHOULD I DOs?! “I’m pretty sure the woman who swims laps next to me at the Y is peeing in the pool. What should I do?” It started in 2008, when Galanes began the “Social Q’s” advice column for the Sunday Styles section of The New York Times. “My boyfriend has an identical twin that I’m strangely hotter for than I am for him. What should I do?” Since then, the questions come faster than a drunken starlet behind the wheel of a speeding Maserati. “My Dad seems to have mixed up my cell phone number with the number of the woman he’s seeing behind my mother’s back. He sends her sexy texts that are freaking me out. What should I do?” A cornerstone of The New York Times’s Styles section, Philip Galanes confronts today’s most awkward and pressing questions. Branded with an inimitable voice— witty and wise, sharp and saucy—Philip tackles unanswered questions and brand-new subjects with laugh-out-loud dish and practical wisdom. Not only about the new ways to thank a friend for throwing you a bridal shower (at a strip club), or when it’s appropriate to tell Nana to stop dressing like the latest Pop Tart, but also how to navigate a new age crowded with Tweets, twits, OMGs, and WTFs. Social Q’s is a knockout book that will guide you swiftly through the treacherous terrain of modern etiquette—and keep you laughing for days.


Pdf ebook: Esperanza Rising (Scholastic Gold)

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Summary: Esperanza Rising joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content! Esperanza thought she'd

  • Author : Pam Muñoz Ryan
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • ISBN: 0545532345
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
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Description: Esperanza Rising joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content! Esperanza thought she'd always live a privileged life on her family's ranch in Mexico. She'd always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home filled with servants, and Mama, Papa, and Abuelita to care for her. But a sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and Mama to flee to California and settle in a Mexican farm labor camp. Esperanza isn't ready for the hard work, financial struggles brought on by the Great Depression, or lack of acceptance she now faces. When Mama gets sick and a strike for better working conditions threatens to uproot their new life, Esperanza must find a way to rise above her difficult circumstances-because Mama's life, and her own, depend on it.


Pdf ebook: Core Approaches in Counselling and Psychotherapy

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Summary: Core Approaches in Counselling and Psychotherapy is a comprehensive guide to the four main psychological approaches (Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Behavioural

  • Author : Fay Short,Phil Thomas
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1444167294
  • Genre: Medical
  • Number of Pages: 450
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1927
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Description: Core Approaches in Counselling and Psychotherapy is a comprehensive guide to the four main psychological approaches (Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Behavioural and Cognitive) and introduces several of the most common therapies used today. This textbook contains sufficient coverage to explain all of the most important elements of these core approaches and sufficient depth to provide a detailed analysis of the ten main therapies: Person-Centred Therapy, Psychoanalytic Therapy, Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, Multimodal Therapy and Neurolinguistic Programming. The book focuses on the development of each approach and presents the associated therapy in its historical and psychological context, giving a deeper insight into the theories and clarifying the overlap between different therapies. Presented in a unique style, with a clear layout, rigorous content and extensive resources available online, Core Approaches in Counselling and Psychotherapy is an invaluable asset for undergraduate and postgraduate students at all levels of study and is the ideal textbook for any degree or higher-level module in counselling.


Pdf ebook: Virtual Teams That Work

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Summary: Virtual Teams That Work offers a much-needed, comprehensive guidebook for business leaders and managers who want to create the organizational conditions th

  • Author : Cristina B. Gibson,Susan G. Cohen
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780787965693
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Number of Pages: 464
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1104
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Description: Virtual Teams That Work offers a much-needed, comprehensive guidebook for business leaders and managers who want to create the organizational conditions that will help virtual teams thrive. Each chapter in this important book focuses on best practices and includes case studies and illustrative examples from a wide variety of companies, including British Petroleum, Lucent Technologies, Ramtech, SoftCo, and Whirlpool Corporation. These real-life examples demonstrate how the principles identified in the book play out within virtual teams. Virtual Teams That Work shows how organizations can put in place the structure to help team members who speak different languages and have different cultural values develop effective ways of communicating when there is little opportunity for the members to meet face-to-face. The authors also reveal how organizations can implement performance management and reward systems that will motivate team members to cooperate across multiple boundaries. And they offer the information to determine which technologies best fit a variety of virtual-team tasks and the level of information technology support needed.


Pdf ebook: The Omnivore's Dilemma

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Summary: One of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year Winner of the James Beard Award Author of How to Change Your Mind and the #1 New York Ti

  • Author : Michael Pollan
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101147172
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Number of Pages: 464
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1185
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Description: One of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year Winner of the James Beard Award Author of How to Change Your Mind and the #1 New York Times Bestsellers In Defense of Food and Food Rules What should we have for dinner? Ten years ago, Michael Pollan confronted us with this seemingly simple question and, with The Omnivore’s Dilemma, his brilliant and eye-opening exploration of our food choices, demonstrated that how we answer it today may determine not only our health but our survival as a species. In the years since, Pollan’s revolutionary examination has changed the way Americans think about food. Bringing wide attention to the little-known but vitally important dimensions of food and agriculture in America, Pollan launched a national conversation about what we eat and the profound consequences that even the simplest everyday food choices have on both ourselves and the natural world. Ten years later, The Omnivore’s Dilemma continues to transform the way Americans think about the politics, perils, and pleasures of eating.


Pdf ebook: Bad Boy

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Summary: New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers traveled back to his roots in this memoir that is gripping, funny, and ultimately unforgettable. Don’

  • Author : Walter Dean Myers
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0061974935
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1761
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Description: New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers traveled back to his roots in this memoir that is gripping, funny, and ultimately unforgettable. Don’t miss this memoir by a former National Ambassador of Books for Young People! As a boy, Myers was quick-tempered and physically strong, always ready for a fight. He also read voraciously—he would check out books from the library and carry them home, hidden in brown paper bags in order to avoid other boys' teasing. He aspired to be a writer (and he eventually succeeded). But as his hope for a successful future diminished, the values he had been taught at home, in school, and in his community seemed worthless, and he turned to the streets and to his books for comfort. Here, in his own words, is the story of one of the most important voices of our time.


Pdf ebook: The Anarchist Cookbook

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Summary: The Anarchist Cookbook will shock, it will disturb, it will provoke. It places in historical perspective an era when "Turn on, Burn down, Blow up" are revo

  • Author : William Powell
  • Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
  • ISBN: 1387589660
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1589
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Description: The Anarchist Cookbook will shock, it will disturb, it will provoke. It places in historical perspective an era when "Turn on, Burn down, Blow up" are revolutionary slogans of the day. Says the author" "This book... is not written for the members of fringe political groups, such as the Weatherman, or The Minutemen. Those radical groups don't need this book. They already know everything that's in here. If the real people of America, the silent majority, are going to survive, they must educate themselves. That is the purpose of this book." In what the author considers a survival guide, there is explicit information on the uses and effects of drugs, ranging from pot to heroin to peanuts. There i detailed advice concerning electronics, sabotage, and surveillance, with data on everything from bugs to scramblers. There is a comprehensive chapter on natural, non-lethal, and lethal weapons, running the gamut from cattle prods to sub-machine guns to bows and arrows.


Pdf ebook: Education at a Glance 2006 OECD Indicators

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Summary: This annual report presents indicators showing who participates in education, what is spent on it and how education systems operate and the results achieve

  • Author : OECD
  • Publisher: OECD Publishing
  • ISBN: 9264025324
  • Genre: Books
  • Number of Pages: 452
  • Language: English
  • Views: 553
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Description: This annual report presents indicators showing who participates in education, what is spent on it and how education systems operate and the results achieved.


Pdf ebook: St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves

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Summary: Here is the debut short story collection from the author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist Swamplandia! and the New York Times bestselling Vampires in the Lem

  • Author : Karen Russell
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307387631
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 208
  • Language: English
  • Views: 570
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Description: Here is the debut short story collection from the author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist Swamplandia! and the New York Times bestselling Vampires in the Lemon Grove. In these ten glittering stories, the award-winning, bestselling author Orange World and Other Stories takes us to the ghostly and magical swamps of the Florida Everglades. Here wolf-like girls are reformed by nuns, a family makes their living wrestling alligators in a theme park, and little girls sail away on crab shells. Filled with inventiveness and heart, St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves is the dazzling debut of a blazingly original voice.


Pdf ebook: Folklore and the Internet

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Summary: A pioneering examination of the folkloric qualities of the World Wide Web, e-mail, and related digital media. These stuidies show that folk culture, sustai

  • Author : Trevor J. Blank
  • Publisher: University Press of Colorado
  • ISBN: 0874217512
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 260
  • Language: English
  • Views: 853
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Description: A pioneering examination of the folkloric qualities of the World Wide Web, e-mail, and related digital media. These stuidies show that folk culture, sustained by a new and evolving vernacular, has been a key, since the Internet's beginnings, to language, practice, and interaction online. Users of many sorts continue to develop the Internet as a significant medium for generating, transmitting, documenting, and preserving folklore. In a set of new, insightful essays, contributors Trevor J. Blank, Simon J. Bronner, Robert Dobler, Russell Frank, Gregory Hansen, Robert Glenn Howard, Lynne S. McNeill, Elizabeth Tucker, and William Westerman showcase ways the Internet both shapes and is shaped by folklore


Pdf ebook: Environmental education in the schools creating a program that works.

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  • Publisher: DIANE Publishing
  • ISBN: 1428927603
  • Genre: Books
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  • Language: English
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