Description : To really nail the Science section of the ACT standardized exam, you have to understand basic principles of science - experimentation, data collection, numerical and graphic data analysis, and how to develop conceptual conclusions. Who better to write the test prep book than an engineer who loves science? Michael Cerro uses his background as a chemical engineer, chess player, and highly-impactful ACT tutor with years of test prep experience to write a book that offers a new approach to ACT Test Prep rooted in: LOGIC. He brings together copious opportunities to practice with sample problems at each strategic lesson, using customized questions that feel just like the real test. Michael has an ability to create essential teaching moments on each page, as you walk through the book; and you may even have fun doing it!Above all, his love of the exam and of science ensure that anyone who uses this book - from teachers to tutors to students - will master the ACT Science section as well as gain a valuable understanding about the world of science that will be beneficial throughout life.
Description : The New Personality Self -portrait is the only guide to personality types based on the American Psychiatric Association's just-published official diagnostic system -- the DSM -IV -- and written by one of today's leading personality researchers. A long-time backlist bestseller in its previous edition, it has now been completely updated to include all the fascinating new information about how we become who we are-and how we can change. The self-test in The New Personality Self -portrait is already used extensively in mental health and business settings. It reveals a profile so personal, so accurate, that it's as individual as a fingerprint. Readers discover their unique mix of 14 distinct personality styles -- and learn how those traits impact their relationships, work and home life. Fascinating case histories show each style in action, with tips on how to live and work with every type, and exercises for turning vulnerabilities into strengths -- plus warnings about when individual differences develop into personality disorders.
Description : We all know the saying, "Love can change the world." When science looks at love, it considers cosmology, sociobiology, evolutionary psychology, neurology, sex and romance, and the role of emotions as each relates to love. It also explores religious, ethical, and philosophical issues, such as virtue, creation ex nihilo, progress, divine action, agape, values, religious practices, pacifism, sexuality, friendship, freedom, and marriage. All affect the ways in which people understand each other and interact with one another. In this book, Oord explores these varied dimensions of love, illuminating the love-science symbiosis for both scholars and general readers. His definition of love is "to act intentionally, in sympathetic response to others (including God), to promote overall well-being. Love acts are influenced by previous actions and executed in the hope of attaining a high degree of good for all." He begins his study with an exploration of the role love plays in all major world religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. He explains how divine love in action can be viewed as consonant with the big bang theory and the continual creation of the universe. He looks at pacifism and concludes that nonviolence is not always the most loving thing (sometimes violence must be used to rescue victims or prevent holocausts). He explores the animal kingdom to see how creatures work together with the Creator to make the world a better place. And he analyzes the fundamentals of love, the basic characteristics of existence that must be present for love to be expressed. He concludes with the important argument that progress can best be made when religion and science work together to both understand and promote love.
Description : A cybernetic and holographic model of the world. God and man, creation and evolution, religion and science, Heaven and Earth, causality and synchronicity, Yin and Yang, miracles and quantum phenomena, cosmogony and cosmology, cybernetic laws and fundamental principles, infinite and origin point, space-time dimensions, zodiac and energy meridians, Big Bang and Big Crunch, order and chaos, form and content, holographic principle and fractal behavior, ontology and phylogeny, clusters of galaxies and strange attractors, rays of creation and the principle of octaves, spirals and universal symbols, software and hardware, operating system and kernel, HAL and API, portals and interfaces, black holes and wormholes, malware and informational noise, dark matter and junk DNA, karma and dharma, soul and reincarnation, deadly sins and cardinal virtues, chakras and Fourier transform, energy-information field and aura, being and non-being.
Description : Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is proven effective in the treatment of an array of disorders, including addiction, depression, anxiety, self-harm, eating disorders, and more. Evidence shows that mindfulness and acceptance exercises help clients connect with the moment, uncover their true values, and commit to positive change. But did you know that compassion focused exercises can also greatly increase clients’ psychological flexibility? More and more, therapists are finding that the act of compassion—both towards oneself and towards others—can lead to greater emotional and physical well-being, increased distress tolerance, and a broader range of effective responses to stressful situations. One of the best advantages of compassion focused methods is how easily they can be integrated into an ACT approach. An important addition to any ACT professional’s library, The ACT Practitioner’s Guide to the Science of Compassion explores the emotionally healing benefits of compassion focused practices when applied to traditional acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). This book offers case conceptualization, assessments, and direct clinical applications that integrate ACT, functional analytic psychotherapy, and compassion focused therapy to enhance your clinical practice. This is the first book on the market to provide an in-depth discussion of compassion in the context of ACT and other behavioral sciences. The integrative treatment model in this book provides powerful transdiagnostic tools and processes that will essentially build bridges across therapies. If you are ready for a new, easily integrated range of techniques that can be used for a variety of treatment applications, this guide will prove highly useful. And if you are looking to build on your previous experience with cognitive and behavioral therapies, this book will help to enhance your treatment sessions with clients and increase their psychological flexibility.
Description : Religion tells us that God is love but neuroscience counters with love as a well-timed trickle of transmitters and hormones. With doctorates in both mathematics and theology, Kevin Sharpe explores these notions and asks the question Has Science Displaced the Soul?
Description : The Science of Compassionate Love is an interdisciplinaryvolume that presents cutting-edge scholarship on the topics ofaltruism and compassionate love. The book Adopts a social science approach to understanding compassionatelove Emphasizes positive features of social interaction Encourages the appropriate expression of compassionate loveboth to those in intimate relationships and to strangers Includes articles by distinguished contributors from the fieldsof Psychology, Sociology, Communication Studies, Family Studies,Epidemiology, Medicine and Nursing Is ideal for workshops on compassionate love, PositivePsychology, and creating constructive interactions between healthprofessionals and patients