A Beautiful Mind

Author: Sylvia Nasar
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 057126607X
Format: PDF, ePub
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A Beautiful Mind is Sylvia Nasar's award-winning biography about the mystery of the human mind, the triumph over incredible adversity, and the healing power of love. At the age of thirty-one, John Nash, mathematical genius, suffered a devastating breakdown and was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Yet after decades of leading a ghost-like existence, he was to re-emerge to win a Nobel Prize and world acclaim. A Beautiful Mind has inspired the Oscar-winning film directed by Ron Howard and featuring Russell Crowe in the lead role of John Nash.

Ron Howard s A Beautiful Mind

Author: Jessica Narloch
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3869437502
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Sonstiges, Note: 2.5, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Im Jahr 2001 erscheint der von Ron Howard produzierte Film A Beautiful Mind, welcher auf Sylvia Nasars Bestseller A Beautiful Mind: The Life Of The Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash basiert. Beide behandeln das Leben des Mathematikers John Nash, wobei sich der Film hauptsächlich mit seiner Krankheit, der Schizophrenie, auseinandersetzt. Nur kurz wird hierbei auf seine mathematischen Leistungen eingegangen. Im Gegensatz dazu beschäftigt sich das Buch sehr detailliert mit Nashs beruflichem Werdegang und seinen aussergewöhnlichen mathematischen Errungenschaften, für die er 1994 den Nobelpreis erhalten sollte. Da der Film auf Nasars biografischem Buch basiert, stellt sich die Frage, inwieweit sich diese voneinander unterscheiden, und ob man Ron Howards Werk als Biopic bezeichnen kann. Ebenso muss man sich mit der Frage beschäftigen, warum sich Howard weitgehend mit Nashs Krankheit auseinandersetzt, statt bei Sylvia Nasars Konzept zu bleiben und sich ebenfalls mit seiner mathematischen Laufbahn zu befassen. Darf Howard überhaupt einen biografischen Film soweit verändern, dass er nicht mehr der Vorlage entspricht und was mögen seine Beweggründe gewesen sein? Um dies herauszufinden, ist es wichtig, beide Werke genau zu analysieren und sich eingehend mit unterschiedlichen Bereichen zu befassen, wie zum Beispiel Nashs Darstellung bzw. Charakterisierung oder auch seiner Erweiterung der Spieltheorie. Ausserdem ist es wichtig, den Begriff des Biopics zu definieren, um den Film später gegebenenfalls diesem Genre zuzuordnen. Erst nach der Analyse beider Werke und ihres Vergleiches lässt sich sagen, ob Ron Howards A Beautiful Mind zu den Biopics zählt und warum.

Mathematics Frontiers

Author: Facts On File, Incorporated
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 0791097196
Format: PDF, ePub
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Tracing the development of mathematics from a biographical standpoint, Mathematics Frontiers: 1950 to the Present profiles innovators from the second half of the 20th century who made significant discoveries in both pure and applied mathematics. From John H. Conway, who helped complete the classification of all finite groups (and invented The Game of Life board game), to Stephen Hawking, who established the mathematical basis for black holes, to Fan Chung, who developed an encoding and decoding algorithm for cell phone calls, this lively survey of contemporary minds behind the math is ideal for middle and high school students seeking resources for research or general interest.

Mental Health Reform

Author: Alan Marzilli
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438106092
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Provides divergent views on issues involving mental health reform in the United States.

The Wiley Handbook of Genius

Author: Dean Keith Simonton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118367391
Format: PDF, Mobi
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With contributions from a multi-disciplinary group of expertcontributors, this is the first handbook to discuss all aspects ofgenius, a topic that endlessly provokes and fascinates. The first handbook to discuss all aspects of genius withcontributions from a multi-disciplinary group of experts Covers the origins, characteristics, careers, and consequencesof genius with a focus on cognitive science, individualdifferences, life-span development, and social context Explores individual genius, creators, leaders, and performersas diverse as Queen Elizabeth I, Simón Bolívar, MohandasGandhi, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Leo Tolstoy, John William Coltrane,Georgia O’Keeffe, and Martha Graham. Utilizes a variety of approaches—from genetics,neuroscience, and longitudinal studies to psychometric tests,interviews, and case studies—to provide a comprehensivetreatment of the subject

The Complete Family Guide to Schizophrenia

Author: Kim T. Mueser
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781606237809
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Will the person you love ever get better? Chances are you've grappled with the question. With care and support from their families, people with schizophrenia can and do make vast improvements. Noted therapists Kim Mueser and Susan Gingerich deepen your understanding of the illness and cover a wide range of effective treatments. Based on decades of research and experience, they offer pragmatic suggestions for dealing with depression, psychosis, and other symptoms. They show you how to prioritize needs, resolve everyday problems, and encourage your loved one to set life goals. Plus, individual sections highlight special issues for parents, children, siblings, and partners. Whether you’re facing schizophrenia for the first time or you’ve dealt with its impact for years, you’ll discover innovative ways to handle challenges that arise over the course of treatment, from reducing the chances of relapse to making friends and finding work. Recovery isn't an endpoint--it's a lifelong journey. With love, hope, and realistic optimism, striving for it can lead to a richer, more rewarding life for your entire family. Winner, NAMI/Ken Book Award

The Psychological and Social Impact of Illness and Disability

Author: Arthur E. Dell Orto, PhD, CRC
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 082610309X
Format: PDF, Docs
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The newest edition of The Psychological and Social Impact of Illness and Disability continues the tradition of presenting a realistic perspective on life with disabilities and then improves upon its predecessors with the inclusion of illness as a major influence on client care needs. Articles included represent the best of developing concepts, theory, research, and intervention approaches. Classic articles kept from previous editions round out a diversity of viewpoints that will enrich student understanding of what is important in beginning rehabilitation practice. Further broadening the scope of this edition is the inclusion of personal perspectives and stories from those living with illness or disabilities. These stories offer a glimpse into what it is like to cope day to day with these issues and direct examples of how effective current care models and rehabilitation theories can be. Relevant, expert articles plus insightful narratives combine to offer a bridge between theory and reality and guide students and professionals in rehabilitation practice closer to their goal of enhancing the quality of life for all individuals.

The Handy Psychology Answer Book

Author: Lisa J Cohen
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 1578593549
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Featuring more than 800 answers to questions of how the human mind and the science of psychology really work, this fascinating discussion gives readers the real facts of modern psychology in a fun, approachable way. Avoiding the entertainment fluff of pop psychology and the dryness of overly academic works, this exploration gives insight into the current science of the mind by answering questions questions such as What makes a marriage last? Why do toddlers have temper tantrums? and What are the benefits of getting older? In addition to the question-and-answer section, an overview looks at the psychology of money, sex, morality, and everyday living.