Addiction Procrastination and Laziness A Proactive Guide to the Psychology of Motivation

Author: Roman Gelperin
Publisher: Roman Gelperin
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Learn to Take Control of Your Life, Through an In-Depth Understanding of Motivation: What is motivation? Why do we feel totally paralyzed to do certain things, and utterly unable to quit others? Too many people conclude, falsely, that they are just lazy, or lacking in willpower. But what they lack is a correct understanding of their own minds, of motivation, and the way that it operates. This book is a self-help manual and a rigorous analysis of the psychology of motivation. It will teach you to stop procrastinating, kick your addictions, circumvent laziness, take control of your actions, and achieve your goals, by thoroughly understanding the way your mind works. In it, you’ll learn: What is the nature of motivation, on its deepest psychological levelWhy addiction and procrastination are two sides of the same coinWhy there’s no fundamental difference between a physical and psychological addictionWhy willpower is rarely the solution to anythingWhy and how emotions motivate You’ll also learn fifteen powerful strategies for motivating yourself, why they work, and how to apply them to your own life. By the end of this book, you’ll possess all the tools you need to take firm control of your daily existence.

Silent Cries From the Hearts of Alcoholics and Addicts

Author: W. Lionel Carrega
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1483435253
Format: PDF, Docs
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What follows are the intimate revelations made by alcoholics and drug addicts, who are currently ‘in recovery’, as defined by themselves, from decades of cognitive use and abuse of, licit and illicit, substances. The individuals were from every socio economic, educational, professional, and racial background. Most of the individuals who opened the doors into their lives and worlds met the author during his tenure in departments of New York City Social Services, and in particular, at the Administration for Children’s Services. It was a journey.

Combining Aesthetic and Psychological Approaches to TV Series Addiction

Author: Nathalie Camart
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527514498
Format: PDF
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This book establishes, and then analyses, the interrelation between series and dependence by focusing on two aspects of their connection: the overconsumption of TV series, and the production devices that lead to it. Due to its two-sided nature, the volume brings together specialists from different backgrounds. On the one hand, it involves people working with addiction, such as psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers, whose analytical tools and statistics are extremely useful in assessing the prevalence of TV series addiction, as well as its consequences, in order to make sense of its mechanics. For similar reasons, the authors also include professionals working with children and teenagers, since youths under 18 are largely affected by addictive tendencies. On the other hand, other contributions here are authored by TV series specialists, producers and scriptwriters, as well as academics in the fields of film and TV series studies, cultural studies, and narratology. Their specific perspectives on the topic help better understand what it is about the construction or reception of TV series that aims to create, maintain, amplify, or, on the contrary, curb their ingrained addictive effects.

Stress and Addiction

Author: Mustafa al'Absi
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080525297
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Stress is one of the most commonly reported precipitants of drug use and is considered the number one cause of relapse to drug abuse. For the past several decades, there have been a number of significant advances in research focusing on the neurobiological and psychosocial aspects of stress and addiction; along with this growth came the recognition of the importance of understanding the interaction of biological and psychosocial factors that influence risk for initiation and maintenance of addictive behaviors. Recent research has started to specifically focus on understanding the nature of how stress contributes to addiction - this research has influenced the way we think about addiction and its etiological factors and has produced exciting possibilities for developing effective intervention strategies; to date there has been no available book to integrate this literature. This highly focused work integrates and consolidates available knowledge to provide a resource for researchers and practitioners and for trainees in multiple fields. Stress and Addiction will help neuroscientists, social scientists, and mental health providers in addressing the role of stress in addictive behaviors; the volume is also useful as a reference book for those conducting research in this field. Integrates theoretical and practical issues related to stress and addiction Includes case studies illustrating where an emotional state and addictive behavior represent a prominent feature of the clinical presentation Cross-disciplinary coverage with contributions by by scientists and practitioners from multiple fields, including psychology, neuroscience, neurobiology, and medicine

Treating Addiction as a Human Process

Author: Edward J. Khantzian
Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated
ISBN: 1461632218
Format: PDF
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Innovative and humane treatment of patients with substance use disorders distinguishes this highly esteemed practitioner and major psychodynamic thinker. From his initial contribution of identifying the self-medicating function of abused substances, to the continued elaboration and refinement of his work focusing on the addict's ego deficits of self-regulation and self-care, Edward Khantzian's ideas have become the standard in the field of addictions treatment. His insights into the dynamics of substance abuse have changed the ways that clinicians understand their addicted patients, significantly raising the likelihood of successful treatment. Shifting the focus from a pleasure-seeking to a pain-relieving approach to their patients' substance use enables clinicians to engage in a more positive, compassionate psychotherapeutic relationship, unhampered by countertransference feelings of contempt and condemnation. Passionate, professional, and unfailingly astute, Dr. Khantzian examines his patients' internal worlds, revealing vulnerabilities while uncovering resiliency and strength. This book, comprehensive in scope, abundant in clinical material, and written with clarity and intelligence, provides a depth of understanding of substance use disorders and an increased hope for recovery. A Jason Aronson Book

Casebook of Psychological Disorders

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Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN:
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This casebook offers fifteen lively cases that illustrate a wide range of specific DSM-IV diagnoses covered in the abnormal psychology course. These cases integrate issues of racial and gender diversity and provide insight into the lives of people suffering from a variety of psychological disorders, highlighting how psychological distress is experienced and treated in real life. Each case follows a similar pattern to aid reader comprehension. An Introduction describes the problems in the person's life, or the catalyst bringing him or her into therapy. A Psychosocial History offers childhood and other relevant background data to provide a context for the disorder. The Conceptualization section offers the rationale for the diagnosis and the Treatment section then outlines the appropriate psychotherapy as well as any other treatments such as medication or group therapy. The Discussion section highlights interesting aspects of the case, presents relevant research, and examines various theoretical perspectives on treatment. Finally, the Prognosis section covers reasonable expectations of what the future might hold for this person. Critical Thinking Questions are posed at the end of each chapter. Gender and cultural diversity are highlighted among both clients and psychotherapists with important cultural issues woven throughout the cases. The cases themselves feature people from a variety of backgrounds and heritages, the impact of sociocultural factors on the experience or prevalence of a disorder is often discussed, as well as how treatment is affected when the client and therapist come from different ethnic backgrounds. This casebook also features diverse theoretical orientations that drive treatment. Treatment outcomes are diverse and realistic and span from short to long-term. Most are designed as ideal interventions, but some are influenced by economic concerns and changing models of available services. For anyone interested in abnormal psychology.

Federal Trade Commission s Fraud Forum

Author: Barry Leonard
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437932134
Format: PDF, ePub
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This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. For decades, the FTC has furthered its consumer protection mission by preventing and halting consumer fraud through law enforce., and educ. and outreach efforts. However, technological breakthroughs and the globalization of commerce have provided fraudsters with a new arsenal of weapons to defraud consumers. To examine consumer fraud in depth, the FTC staff held a two-day Fraud Forum in Feb. 2009. The purposes of the Forum were both to gain a greater understanding of fraud and the ways that fraud artists ply their trades, and to advance anti-fraud initiatives. Panelists included academics, consumer advocates, industry rep¿s., law enforce., and a former serial fraud artist. This report summarizes the forum proceedings and provides recommend.

Gone Girl Das perfekte Opfer

Author: Gillian Flynn
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104027099
Format: PDF, Kindle
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›GONE GIRL – DAS PERFEKTE OPFER‹ – Der Megaseller aus den USA – Nun auch im Taschenbuch! „Was denkst du gerade, Amy?” Diese Frage habe ich ihr oft während unserer Ehe gestellt. Ich glaube, das fragt man sich immer wieder: Was denkst du? Wer bist du? Wie gut kennt man eigentlich den Menschen, den man liebt? Genau diese Fragen stellt sich Nick Dunne am Morgen seines fünften Hochzeitstages, dem Morgen, an dem seine Frau Amy spurlos verschwindet. Die Polizei verdächtigt sogleich Nick. Amys Freunde berichten, dass sie Angst vor ihm hatte. Er schwört, dass das nicht wahr ist. Dann erhält er sonderbare Anrufe. Was geschah mit Nicks wunderbarer Frau Amy? Selten wurde so raffiniert, abgründig und brillant manipuliert wie in diesem Psychogramm einer Ehe - ein teuflisch gutes Lesevergnügen.