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Foucault - The Key Ideas

Paul Oliver
Authors:
Paul Oliver

Foucault - The Key Ideas is a concise introduction to the life, works and ideas of this ground-breaking modern philosopher. This book will not only guide you through the events of Foucault's life and help you to understand his most complex ideas with ease; it will also demonstrate the practical impact of those ideas on life today. Covering everything from Foucault's views on the philosophy and sociology of knowledge to his analysis of power and institutions in society, this book offers a fascinating insight into the legacy of this revolutionary thinker. NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of study skills.FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Philosophy for the Curious: Teach Yourself

Mark Vernon
Authors:
Mark Vernon

More than just a straight audiobook, this pack offers a unique introduction to the world of philosophy. In a series of structured discussions our panel of four leading experts will guide you through all the key areas of interest, including the philosophy of science, religion, politics and the mind. Whether you're a complete beginner or a student wanting a convenient way to recap before your exams they are guaranteed to hold your attention as they explore the ideas of everyone from Aristotle to Wollstonecraft. Ideal for downloading onto an ipod or mp3 player, and with a booklet to help you recap on key ideas and specialist phrases, Philosophy for the Curious means you can learn wherever and however you want.

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Psychology for the Curious: Teach Yourself

Nicky Hayes
Authors:
Nicky Hayes

Is this the right book for me?More than just a straight audiobook, this pack offers a unique introduction to the world of phsychology. In a series of structured discussions our panel of four leading experts will guide you through all the key areas of interest, including growth and development, learning, the unconscious and living with others. Whether you're a complete beginner or a student wanting a convenient way to recap before your exams they are guaranteed to hold your attention as they explore exactly why we are the way we are. Ideal for downloading onto an ipod or mp3 player, and with a booklet to help you recap on key ideas and specialist phrases, Psychology for the Curious means you can learn wherever and however you want.Psychology for the Curious includes:Chapter 1: Why bother with psychology?Psychology and common senseThe need for a scientific approachThe influence of behaviourismThe emergence of modern psychologyChapter 2: Sense, stories and social learningThe malleability of memoryConfabulationNarratives and scriptsChapter 3: Who am I?Self-esteemThe problem of normalityChapter 4: The unconscious mindThe psychoanalytic approachHow the unconscious mind worksDefence mechanismsWhat the unconscious isn'tChapter 5: Learning, expertise and creativityLevels of learningPredispositions in learningPractice and creativityExperts and novicesChapter 6: Coping with stressThe fight or flight reactionLong-term successPhysical copingPsychological copingChapter 7: Community and conflictSociability and adaptabilitySocial identificationSocial motivationChapter 8: Emotional intelligenceFacets of emotional intelligenceMeasuring the EQChapter 9: Positive psychologyPositive emotionsPositive thinkingLearned optimismHappiness

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Religion for the Curious: Teach Yourself

Trevor Barnes
Authors:
Trevor Barnes

More than just a straight audiobook, this pack offers a unique introduction to the world of philosophy. In a series of structured discussions our panel of four leading experts will guide you through all the key areas of interest including the concept of the divine in different faiths, what it means to live a religious life and the question of what happens after we die. Whether you are a complete beginner or a student wanting a convenient way to recap before your exams they are guaranteed to hold your attention as they explore the ways that religion have shaped our world today. Ideal for downloading onto an ipod or mp3 player, and with a booklet to help you recap on key ideas and specialist phrases, Religion for the Curious means you can learn wherever and however you want.

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Understand Contemporary Art: Teach Yourself

Grant Pooke, Graham Whitham
Authors:
Grant Pooke, Graham Whitham

A straightforward guide to contemporary artWhether you love or loathe it, contemporary art is bound to trigger a reaction. Understand Contemporary Art delves deep into the art scene, exploring different forms including painting, scultpture, installation and video art. The key personalities, galleries and themes are discussed in detail as well as controversial competitions like the Turner Prize. Whether you are studying for a course of just want to be able to develop your own informed opinions on contemporary art, this straightforward guide will give you what you need.The colour plates referred to in this title can be downloaded at library.teachyourself.com

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Understand Counselling

Aileen Milne
Authors:
Aileen Milne

Is this the right book for me?Understand Counselling will give you a clear understanding of the main counselling theories and help you develop vital counselling skills. It will introduce you to the three main branches of counselling - psychodynamic therapy, person-centred therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy - and familiarize you with the key features of each one. Whether you are interested in training as a counsellor, are considering counselling yourself or simply want to become a better communicator, this book will give you confidence and understanding.Understand Counselling includes:Part one: The fundamentalsChapter 1: The counselling roleChapter 2: The counsellor's roleChapter 3: Skills used in counsellingChapter 4: The benefits of acquiring counselling skillsChapter 5: Enjoying the explorationPart two - A deeper understanding - training to a professional levelChapter 6: Course ComponentsChapter 7:The three major approachesChapter 8: Demystifying the jargonChapter 9: Dealing with angerChapter 10: Underlying issuesChapter 11: Cultural IssuesChapter 12: Working OnlineLearn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of counselling.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Understand Existentialism: Teach Yourself

Mel Thompson, Nigel Rodgers
Authors:
Mel Thompson, Nigel Rodgers

Is this the right book for me?Understand Existentialism breaks down a complex mode of thought into more manageable sections, enabling you to get to grips with the key concepts within the movement. Chart the origins and development of existentialism in a variety of disciplines and learn about significant thinkers from Sartre and De Beauvoir to Beckett and Camus. Whether you are a newcomer or more experienced student, this book will enhance your understanding of a brand of philosophy designed to give meaning and direction amongst the uncertainties of modern life.Understand Existentialism includes:Chapter 1: Introduction to existentialismChapter 2: Living dangerously: the roots of existentialismChapter 3: Between birth and deathChapter 4: Existence precedes essenceChapter 5: The authentic lifeChapter 6: Freedom, choice and responsibilityChapter 7: The individual, art and societyChapter 8: Existentialism and religionChapter 9: Authenticity and the absurd: the fiction of Sartre and CamusLearn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Understand Scottish History: Teach Yourself

David Allan
Authors:
David Allan

Explore the History of Scotland [Teach Yourself] is a comprehensive guide to the exciting story of this nation, from pre-history right through to the present day. With the question of Scottish independence once again on the agenda, this book will allow you to trace the events, both peaceful and bloody, that have brought the country to this point. Tracing events from the pre-history of the land and the coming of the Scots to the rise of the Scottish National Party, it provides an informative and accessible introduction to Scotland's history. Whether it is the Jacobite Rebellion, the advances of the Scottish Enlightenment or its role in WWI and WWII, this is the perfect place to start. NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of study skills.FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Understand the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Teach Yourself

Stewart Ross
Authors:
Stewart Ross

Understand the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict is the essential guide to one of the world's most distressing confrontations. Putting the present situation into its broader context and examining all perspectives, it unravels the origins and development of issues which make the headlines daily. Each aspect of this complex conflict is explained with engaging objectivity which will ensure you can examine the issues from all perspectives and in a social, political, historical and international framework.NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding.FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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