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Understanding the World's Cultures

By Craig Storti
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Craig Storti
Anyone who works or interacts regularly with people from other cultures needs to understand the basics of intercultural communication. In this accessible, completely revised edition, readers can teach themselves the intercultural essentials. This is the training anyone who works across cultures needs.An invaluable resource for students and educators alike, this self-study workbook is used as a primary text and basis of intercultural communication curricula. Understanding the World's Cultures is organized to create an "immersion experience" for readers. Culture is directly addressed through 40 activities that can be worked through in a classroom or a coffee shop.In five chapters, Craig Storti:· Defines culture and explains how cultural differences threaten successful interaction· Identifies four fundamental ways that cultures differ and describes the implications for everyday interactions· Describes cultural differences in communication style· Identifies key cultural differences in workplace settings· Describes the stages in developing cultural awareness and cultural competence and how to move through themCraig Storti has over 30 years of experience as a trainer and consultant working with business people, diplomats, civil servants, and foreign aid workers to help them work and engage effectively with people from different cultures and diverse backgrounds. He leads cross-cultural workshops for international agencies and organizations on four continents and assists corporations and government agencies to better manage global teams and culturally diverse workforces.
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Unthink

By Chris Paley
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Chris Paley
Your life is dominated by your unconscious mind: by thoughts you're unaware of and movements you don't realise you are making. Words, colours, mannerisms and other cues you don't realise are affecting you, change what you think. The confidence you have in your ability to reason and to consciously choose what to do is caused by a series of illusions that scientists are only just beginning to understand. The discovery of these illusions will change the way we see ourselves more than the discoveries of Darwin and Copernicus. Unthink explores the unconscious decisions we make, and covers a variety of topics, ranging from how we choose politicians and romantic partners to more abstract subjects such as whether we can consciously decide to move our fingers. The counter-intuitive observations that Chris makes in the book include:· If you want someone to fancy you, wear red and meet them somewhere frightening.· When waitresses repeat customers' orders back to them instead of just saying 'yes' they receive bigger tips.· To reduce your shopping bill, start at the beer and snacks end of the store and work backwards.· If you sit someone in an upright chair when you give them good news they will be prouder of their achievements.· Having a picture of your family on your desk might make you work harder, but you'll be rattier when you get home!Chris Paley shows us how we can understand ourselves and others better, by having a greater understanding of the way that the unconscious mind has an impact of the way we live our lives.
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Use Philosophy to be Happier

By Mark Vernon
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Mark Vernon
Happiness. We all want it - but how can we get it? Author Mark Vernon has solved the problem by collecting the wisdom of the greatest minds in history and making their thinking on the things that matter most in life accessible and, above all, practical. Full of everyday examples to make sometimes high-blown philosophy entertaining and relevant, this book shows you how you can crack the secret to living The Good Life.
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Understand Child Development: Teach Yourself

By Carolyn Meggitt
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Carolyn Meggitt
This book is a complete guide to child development from birth to 16 years. Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject it will take you through all the perspectives on the subject, covering physical, cognitive, moral and behavioural aspects of a child's development. It covers key figures such as Piaget, Freud and Bowlby as well as looking at the work of more contemporary theorists. With case studies to give you practical understanding and illustrations to back up key points this book is the only guide you will ever need.
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Understanding Arabs

By Margaret K. Nydell
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Margaret K. Nydell
The Fifth Edition of the highly successful guide to Arab society, publishing in line with the Arab Spring. The perfect introduction to contemporary Arab culture for those who want to understand today's headlines and the complex events playing out on the world stage. From the rise of fundamentalism to the historically uneasy relationship between the Arab World and the West, Margaret Nydell has expanded her highly respected book to bring today's complex issues into clearer focus. Understanding Arabs introduces the elements of Arab culture and Islam in an even-handed, unbiased style. The book covers such topics as beliefs and values; religion and society; the role of the family; friends and strangers; men and women; social formalities and etiquette; and communication styles.
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Understanding Marx: Flash

By Gill Hands
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Gill Hands
The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Understanding Marx is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to Marxism. In just 96 pages, the reader will learn all the key Marxist ideas and theories. Ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious, Understanding Marx is a quick, no-effort way to break into this fascinating topic.
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Understanding Jung: Flash

By Ruth Snowden
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Ruth Snowden
The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Understanding Jung is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to the life and work of Karl Jung. In just 96 pages, the reader will discover Jung's ideas about the psyche, the eight psychological types, and the interpretation of dreams. Ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious, Understanding Jung is a quick, no-effort way to break into this fascinating topic.GRASP JUNG'S THEORIESUNDERSTAND ANALYTICAL PSYCHOLOGY EXPLORE HIS LIFEUNRAVEL COMPLEX THOUGHT
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Understanding Freud: Flash

By Ruth Snowden
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Ruth Snowden
The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Understanding Freud is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to the life and work of Sigmund Freud. In just 96 pages, the reader will discover Freud's model of the mind, learn about his theory of psychosexual development and find out about the origins of psychoanalysis. Ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious, Understanding Freud is a quick, no-effort way to break into this fascinating topic.EXPLORE FREUD'S LIFESTUDY THE KEY CONCEPTSUNDERSTAND PSYCHOANALYSISDISCOVER HIS INFLUENCE
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Understand Postmodernism: Teach Yourself

By Glenn Ward
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Glenn Ward
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  • Understand Existentialism: Teach Yourself

    By Mel Thompson, Nigel Rodgers
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    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 Politics: Teach Yourself

    By Peter Joyce
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    Peter Joyce
    This book is a complete introduction to politics and the workings of government, Focusing on the institutions of government and the political systems operating in liberal democratic states, it will give you an understanding of the operations of these political systems, the key political themes and the differences that exist between them. Using contemporary examples from all over the world, this title is essential reading for all those who want to know more about our world today.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 psychology.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 Contemporary Art: Teach Yourself

    By Grant Pooke, Graham Whitham
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    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 Music Theory: Teach Yourself

    By Margaret Richer
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    Margaret Richer
    Is this the right book for me?Understand Music Theory offers a practical approach which uses active learning to impart knowledge. Suitable for complete beginners and assuming no previous experience, each chapter includes diagrams, examples, clear explanations, helpful hints and self-tests before moving on, which help create a sense of achievement as you make your way through the book. With results that will get you enjoying your music even more, this is an invaluable guide to understanding music theory.Understand Music Theory includes: Chapter 1: Introducing rhythmChapter 2: PitchChapter 3: MelodyChapter 4: More about pitchChapter 5: More about rhythmChapter 6: Sharps and flatsChapter 7: IntervalsChapter 8: More about intervalsChapter 9: Major scales and key signatures Chapter 10: Minor scales and key signaturesChapter 11: Compound time signaturesChapter 12: Introducing chordsChapter 13: HarmonyChapter 14: Adding accompaniment to a melodyChapter 15: Musical formChapter 16: Tone colour and interpretationChapter 17: Ornaments and non-harmonic notesChapter 18: Music theory in the 20th century Learn 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 Applied Psychology: Teach Yourself

    By Nicky Hayes
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    Nicky Hayes
    Is this the right book for me?A comprehensive look at psychology in almost every area of day-to-day livingUnderstand Applied Psychology shows how basic psychological processes are relevant to everyday situations and contexts. From education to occupational psychology, this book provides a comprehensive look at psychology in almost every area of day-to-day living. It covers 18 different areas of applied psychology, explaining how psychologists work in the community as a whole and how psychology is applied to working life and broader aspects of living. The book also includes well-developed but unknown areas such as space psychology and eco-psychology, showing the scope of applied psychology and giving ideas for other areas where it could usefully contribute to our everyday lives.Understand Psychology includes: Chapter 1: Applying psychologyChapter 2: Applied cognitive psychologyChapter 3: Applied social psychologyChapter 4: Applied bio-psychologyChapter 5: Applied development psychologyChapter 6: Clinical psychologyChapter 7: Counselling psychologyChapter 8: Health psychologyChapter 9: Forensic psychologyChapter 10: Educational psychology Chapter 11: Applied psychology of teaching and learningChapter 12: Occupational psychologyChapter 13: Organizational psychologyChapter 14: Engineering and design psychologyChapter 15: Space psychologyChapter 16: Sport psychologyChapter 17: Consumer psychologyChapter 18: Environmental psychologyChapter 19: Political psychologyChapter 20: Applied psychology as a profession Learn 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 Humanism: Teach Yourself

    By Mark Vernon
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    Mark Vernon
    Understand Humanism is the definitive introduction to this diverse and increasingly prominent philosophy. This guide teaches you everything you need to know about humanism, from it's ancient origins and key figures, to humanist answers to pressing modern issues, like climate change and identity politics. 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 psychology.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 Ethics: Teach Yourself

    By Mel Thompson
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    Mel Thompson
    Is this the right book for me?An accessible introduction to ethicsWhether you're a student studying philosophy at any level, or simply want to gain a deeper understanding of this fascinating subject, Understand Ethics is an accessible introduction to all the key theories and thinkers. Fully updated, this latest edition includes contemporary examples and discussion of current debates including terrorism, genetics and the media, helping you to grasp how ethics applies to life today. Understand Ethics includes: Chapter 1: Introduction: the art of livingWhat makes something moral?What is the point of ethics?What price integrity?Rights and responsibilitiesThe art of livingChapter 2: Free to choose?What kind of freedom?DeterminismReductionismFreedom and the StateHow much freedom does morality need?Chapter 3: What do we mean?Three kinds of languageDefining key termsSome theories'Is' and 'ought'Chapter 4: Is it natural?Does it have a 'final cause'?Some features of 'natural law'How do you decide what is 'natural'?Applying 'natural law'Are we naturally good or bad?Evolution, change and the natural lawChapter 5: Looking for resultsEgoistic hedonismUtilitarianismForms of utilitarianismGeneral criticisms of utilitarianismChapter 6: The experience of moral choice ConscienceThe categorical imperativeThe creative responseDetermined and yet free?.. Chapter 7: Personal development and virtueAltruism?NietzscheVirtue ethicsExistentialismHumankind, Marx and FreudChapter 8: Law and orderSociety and moral choiceIn whose interest?Is equality possible?A social contractCrime and punishmentCapital punishmentIn self-defence?Civil disobedienceIf Nietzsche were a civil servant...Chapter 9: Religion and moral valuesHow are religion and morality related?The basis for religious ethicsReligious values and societyShould religious freedom be restricted?Chapter 10: Scepticism and relativismPhilosophers or politicians?Situation ethicsRelativism and moral absolutesChapter 11: Applied ethicsThe natural environmentAnimal rightsInternational issuesWar and peaceGender issuesSexual issuesSome issues in medical ethicsThe beginning and end of lifeBusiness ethicsMedia issuesLearn 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 Political Philosophy: Teach Yourself

    By Mel Thompson
    Authors:
    Mel Thompson
    Understand Political Philosophy is an in-depth guide to the philosophers and political ideas who have shaped our society. Quickly and easily get to grips with the key thinkers and theories, from Aristotle to Wollstonecraft, from capitalism to utilitarianism. With exploration of contemporary issues and current debates, this book will put political philosophy in the context of the world we live in today.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 psychology.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 Psychology

    By Nicky Hayes
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    Nicky Hayes
    A FASCINATING INSIGHT INTO WHAT MAKES US TICKThe bestselling Understand Psychology explains basic psychological processes and how they influence us in all aspects of everyday life. It explores why we are the way we are, how we came to be that way, and what we might do to change seemingly fundamental traits. The book puts psychology in context, using non-technical language to analyze everyday situations. It is a comprehensive introduction that shows how human experience can be understood on many levels.Understand Psychology takes you through every aspect of the subject, from child development and social influences to the role of memories and emotions. You will discover how we interact with each other, why we dream, what motivates us, why children need to play and whether watching TV is bad for you.Now fully revised and updated, this 6th edition of the bestselling guide includes brand new material on mindfulness, social living, focusing in particular on shyness and loneliness and social media, coping with stress, decision making and forensic psychology, addiction and modern drugs, cognitive neuropsychology, and the psychology of learning, including teaching, exams and exam stress.The clear structure, packed full of practical examples, makes it easy to learn the essentials you really need to know.ABOUT THE SERIESPeople have been learning with Teach Yourself since 1938. With a vast range of practical, how-to guides covering language learning, lifestyle, hobbies, business, psychology and self-help, there's a Teach Yourself book for whatever you want to do. Join more than 60 million people who have reached their goals with Teach Yourself, and never stop learning.
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  • Understand Counselling

    By Aileen Milne
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    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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    Ugly

    By Constance Briscoe
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    Constance Briscoe
    Constance's mother systematically abused her daughter, both physically and emotionally, throughout her childhood. Regularly beaten and starved, the girl was so desperate she took herself off to Social Services and tried to get taken into care. When that failed, she swallowed bleach 'because it kills all known germs and my mother always told me I was a germ'. When Constance was thirteen, her mother simply moved out, leaving her daughter to fend for herself: there was no gas, no electricity and no food. But somehow Constance found the courage to survive her terrible start in life. This is her heartrending - and ultimately triumphant - story, now with fourteen extra chapters detailing the trial.
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