The Social Construction of Reality

Author: Peter L. Berger
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453215468
Format: PDF, ePub
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The classic work that redefined the sociology of knowledge and has inspired a generation of philosophers and thinkers In this seminal book, Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann examine how knowledge forms and how it is preserved and altered within a society. Unlike earlier theorists and philosophers, Berger and Luckmann go beyond intellectual history and focus on commonsense, everyday knowledge—the proverbs, morals, values, and beliefs shared among ordinary people. When first published in 1966, this systematic, theoretical treatise introduced the term social construction,effectively creating a new thought and transforming Western philosophy.

Psychology

Author: Charles G. Morris
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131891470
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Three unifying themes ... run throughout the text: psychology is a science that is rapidly evolving; human behavior and thought are diverse, varied, and affected by culture; and the study of psychology involves active thinking, questioning, and problem-solving.-Pref.

Human Resource Management

Author: R. Wayne Mondy
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780273787006
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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For undergraduate courses in Human Resources Management. This Global Edition has been edited to include enhancements making it more relevant to students outside the United States The most student accessible HRM text on the market There is no greater asset to a company than its employees-which is why Human Resource Management shows readers how to maximize a firm's potential through identifying and keeping an ideal workforce.

Descartes Error

Author: Antonio Damasio
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101640138
Format: PDF
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Since Descartes famously proclaimed, "I think, therefore I am," science has often overlooked emotions as the source of a person’s true being. Even modern neuroscience has tended, until recently, to concentrate on the cognitive aspects of brain function, disregarding emotions. This attitude began to change with the publication of Descartes’ Error in 1995. Antonio Damasio—"one of the world’s leading neurologists" (The New York Times)—challenged traditional ideas about the connection between emotions and rationality. In this wondrously engaging book, Damasio takes the reader on a journey of scientific discovery through a series of case studies, demonstrating what many of us have long suspected: emotions are not a luxury, they are essential to rational thinking and to normal social behavior.

Emotional Intelligence

Author: Daniel Goleman
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553903209
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Everyone knows that high IQ is no guarantee of success, happiness, or virtue, but until Emotional Intelligence, we could only guess why. Daniel Goleman's brilliant report from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience offers startling new insight into our “two minds”—the rational and the emotional—and how they together shape our destiny. Through vivid examples, Goleman delineates the five crucial skills of emotional intelligence, and shows how they determine our success in relationships, work, and even our physical well-being. What emerges is an entirely new way to talk about being smart. The best news is that “emotional literacy” is not fixed early in life. Every parent, every teacher, every business leader, and everyone interested in a more civil society, has a stake in this compelling vision of human possibility. Praise for Emotional Intelligence “A thoughtfully written, persuasive account explaining emotional intelligence and why it can be crucial to your career.”—USA Today “Good news to the employee looking for advancement [and] a wake-up call to organizations and corporations.”—The Christian Science Monitor “Anyone interested in leadership . . . should get a copy of this book. In fact, I recommend it to all readers anywhere who want to see their organizations in the phone book in the year 2001.”—Warren Bennis, The New York Times Book Review

Authentic Happiness

Author: Martin Seligman
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1857884132
Format: PDF, ePub
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In this important, entertaining book, one of the world's most celebrated psychologists, Martin Seligman, asserts that happiness can be learned and cultivated, and that everyone has the power to inject real joy into their lives. In Authentic Happiness, he describes the 24 strengths and virtues unique to the human psyche. Each of us, it seems, has at least five of these attributes, and can build on them to identify and develop to our maximum potential. By incorporating these strengths - which include kindness, originality, humour, optimism, curiosity, enthusiasm and generosity -- into our everyday lives, he tells us, we can reach new levels of optimism, happiness and productivity. Authentic Happiness provides a variety of tests and unique assessment tools to enable readers to discover and deploy those strengths at work, in love and in raising children. By accessing the very best in ourselves, we can improve the world around us and achieve new and lasting levels of authentic contentment and joy.

The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid

Author: C. K. Prahalad
Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0131877291
Format: PDF, ePub
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Collectively, the world's billions of poor people have immense untapped buying power. Prahalad's global bestseller shows why companies can't afford to ignore "Bottom of the Pyramid" (BOP) markets. Now available in paperback, it offers a blueprint for driving the radical innovation companies will need to profit in emerging markets, and using those innovations to become more competitive everywhere.

The Complete Handbook of Coaching

Author: Elaine Cox
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473904145
Format: PDF
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This second edition provides the most comprehensive guide to the field of coaching, exploring a range of coaching theories and approaches, genres and settings, and professional issues. It supports trainees and professionals to identify and develop a personal style of coaching. Its three parts cover: The theoretical traditions underpinning coaching such as cognitive-behavioural, Gestalt and existential Contexts and genres such as life, executive, peer, team and career coaching Professional issues such as ethics, supervision, continuing professional development, standards and mental-health issues. Written by leading international authors, each chapter makes links between theory and practice and includes discussion questions to facilitate reflection on the topic, further reading suggestions, and case studies. This new edition includes completely revised and updated chapters throughout, an additional emphasis on cross-cultural coaching and new chapters on Health and Wellness Coaching and Researching Coaching. The handbook is a unique resource that has helped thousands of practitioners and trainees from a variety of professions and multi-disciplinary backgrounds, including health, education, business and management and psychology, throughout their coaching career.