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The myth of self help

Gerald Alper

The myth of self help

the dumbing down of complexity

by Gerald Alper

  • 135 Want to read
  • 35 Currently reading

Published by Academica Press in Palo Alto, CA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Simplicity,
  • Self-help techniques

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [183]-184) and index.

    StatementGerald Alper
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBF632 .A354 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 189 p. ;
    Number of Pages189
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25120167M
    ISBN 10193632010X
    ISBN 109781936320103
    LC Control Number2010038961
    OCLC/WorldCa662408031

    The Psychology of Self-Esteem is a book by Nathaniel Branden, first published in It explains Branden's theories of human psychology, focusing on the role of self-esteem. Most of the book was written during Branden's association with Ayn Rand, and it reflects some of her philosophical ideas. The book's success helped to popularize the idea of self-esteem as an important element of self . After having read hundreds of books in my 18 years as an entrepreneur, I have to admit, it was tough narrowing the list of the best self help books of all time down to only I feel self help encompasses spirituality, financial, physical, relationships and many, many more areas of our lives.

      These books are here to help you get your life together. These Self-Help Books Will Make You Finally Get Your Sh*t Together. The Myth of the Nice Girl. Four Self-Help Myths. Myth: Eliminate negative : Jennifer Borton in a study found people who attempt to abolish negative thoughts obsess about you focus on expands. Myth: Focus on the positive when you’re : Harvard professor Daniel Wegner found our limited mental resources cannot maintain our positive mood when we’re in the blues.

    A “self-care takeaway tips” box at the end of each section helps package the chapter up nicely and the self-care “tool kit” in the book’s final pages offers information on mental health.   Let's look at some of the Myths propagated by most Self Help Books vs. how it is in real life as well as our advice to you regarding the same. Subscribe to Boldsky Channel for latest updates.


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The myth of self help by Gerald Alper Download PDF EPUB FB2

Ever erudite in thought and its concrete consequences, and ever accessible in style, THE MYTH OF SELF-HELP is akin to a very rich conversation with a quiet visionary that ends too soon.

I definitely intend to read his other books!5/5(2). Other books by Albert Ellis available from Prometheus Books are: The Myth of Self-Esteem; The Road to Tolerance; Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy: It Works for Me—It Can Work for You; Overcoming Destructive Beliefs, Feelings, and Behaviors: New Directions for Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy; and (with Raymond J.

Yeager) Why Some Therapies Don’t Work: The Dangers of Transpersonal Psychology/5(47). The Self-Help Myth: How Philanthropy Fails to Alleviate Poverty (Poverty, Interrupted) First Edition. The Self-Help Myth: How Philanthropy Fails to Alleviate Poverty (Poverty, Interrupted) First Edition.

Find all the books, read about the author, and more/5(6). Exposing the self-help myths that make us all more miserable. This is what your psychologist would really tell you–if he thought you could handle it.

This is the kick up the backside the self-help genre needs: an intelligent, provocative and thought-provoking expose of the modern myths that we’re told make us happier, but in reality screw us by: 2.

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The book presents 9 self-help myths and shows how the opposite advice can work better. A large part of the book is based on scientific research that proves beyond doubt that some self-help myths are indeed just dangerous myths.

Let’s Put an End to Dangerous Self-Help Myths/5(5). Exposing the self-help myths that make us all more miserable.

This is what your psychologist would really tell youif he thought you could handle it. This is the kick up the backside the self-help genre needs: an intelligent, provocative and thought-provoking expose of the modern myths that were told make us happier, but in reality screw us up/5.

The Self-Help Myth book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Can philanthropy alleviate inequality. Do antipoverty programs wo 4/5. Self-Help: Shattering the Myths Self-help books are now a half-billion-dollar industry, but not all "off the shelf" advice is useful or accurate.

Put down the self-help books. wish life were as simple as it is described in the first chapter of Eckhart Tolle’s bestselling book Self-help fails because the stresses that put our lives.

A general trend by writers of self-help books is to feature stories of personal struggles they faced and how they overcame them. This has to be my 4th favorite book so far from the books that I have read, as far as self-help books. I was just a little surprised at the confidence level of the author with the definite assurance given that charisma will be achieved after reading this book.4/5().

Unlike most of the self-help books I have read, "The Myth of Happiness" has a very simple process - Change your viewpoint. I for one liked it and plan to make “Nothing in life is as important as you think it is while you are thinking about it.”/5().

The Myth of Mental Illness: Foundations of a Theory of Personal Conduct is a book by the psychiatrist Thomas Szasz, in which the author criticizes psychiatry and argues against the concept of mental illness. It received much publicity, and has become a classic, well known as an argument against the tendency of psychiatrists to label people who are "disabled by living" as "mentally ill".

"Self-made man" is a classic phrase coined on February 2, by Henry Clay in the United States Senate, to describe individuals whose success lay within the individuals themselves, not with outside conditions. Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, has been described as the greatest exemplar of the self-made ed by Franklin's autobiography, Frederick.

By identifying the common factors that work in these specific self-help books, this research gives you concrete ideas about how to evaluate the potential for a given self-help book to help you. The Self-Help Lie. There is no talent, only effort. Since the brain is plastic, you can learn anything and you can get good at anything.

Studies, books and researchers are often quoted to give a scientific backing to this self-help myth (Ramachandran with Phantoms in The Brain and Norman Doige with The Brain That Changes Itself are two common ones).

What sets this self-help book apart from the others are the engaging end-of-chapter exercises. Instead of casting the book aside and letting it collect dust after you read the last page, you'll be inspired to go back and reflect on the previous exercises you responded to.

The exercises also drive home the points Sincero makes through her writing. It’s the basis of our feeling of self-importance. It’s a story, a myth of self that we keep telling ourselves. That “self” is the center of our universe. No matter what we’re doing, our actions always come from, and reflect back to our sense of self-consciousness.

This ego-self we cling to is the source of most of our problems. Pages in category "Self-help books" The following pages are in this category, out of approximately total.

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An over-saturated self-help market led to the rise in personal finance, fitness and relationship books. Authors tell readers how to live more spiritually or better manage their time, or both.The Self-Help Myth. by Erica Kohl-Arenas. Poverty, Interrupted (Book 1) Share your thoughts Complete your review.

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