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The stories of The Saint – the most enduring of the Clubland Heroes of the 1920s – still prove as preposterous and readable as ever

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Your Brain and You

Nicky Hayes
Authors:
Nicky Hayes

Most general knowledge about the brain and its workings is very dated, drawing on studies from the first part of the previous century or even earlier. However, the advent of brain scanning which allows the study of the ordinary working brain, rather than just dead ones or people having brain surgery, has resulted in some amazing new developments that contribute immensely to our general social understanding of people and how they work. Written by Dr Nicky Hayes, bestselling author of Understand Psychology, Your Brain and You is a beginner's guide to neuropsychology. It takes you through every aspect of how your brain works, from nervous systems and brain structures to neural transmission and neural correlates. You will discover how it all began, how it works, how we see, do things, hear and experience the outside world. Explore memories, relationships, emotions, decision-making, sleep, consciousness and common disorders such as dyslexia, dysgraphia & dyscalculia. As with all Teach Yourself books, it is clearly structured, packed full of practical examples, and designed to make 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 everything 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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Philosophy In a Week: Teach Yourself

Mel Thompson
Authors:
Mel Thompson

Learn in a week, remember for a lifetime!In just one week, this accessible book will give you knowledge to last forever. End of chapter summaries and multiple choice questions are all designed to help you test your knowledge and gain confidence. So whether you are a student or you simply want to widen your knowledge, you will find this seven-day course a very memorable introduction.Sunday: Think about knowledge like a philosopherMonday: Consider what science is and how we gain knowledge of the natural worldTuesday: Explore how we speak and think, and how this relates to the philosophy of mind.Wednesday: Learn how philosophers view and engage with religionThursday: Engage with ethics - how we decide what is the right thing to doFriday: Discover how political philosophers have balanced the role of government with individual freedom.Saturday: Explore continental ideas such as existentialism and how the next generation of philosophers may build on them.

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Psychology In A Week: Teach Yourself

Nicky Hayes
Authors:
Nicky Hayes

Learn in a week, remember for a lifetime!In just one week, this accessible book will give you knowledge to last forever. End of chapter summaries and multiple choice questions are all designed to help you test your knowledge and gain confidence. So whether you are a student or you simply want to widen your knowledge, you will find this seven-day course a very memorable introduction.Sunday: Learn how humans grow up in and adapt to a social environmentMonday: Discover what emotions are and what affects our state of mindTuesday: Consider why we are motivated to do what we doWednesday: Discover the Buddhist scriptures and learn how they are interpreted today.Thursday: Engage with evolutionary psychology and the role of genes. Think about what intelligence is and how it comes about.Friday: Discover the factors influencing the psychological development of children, adolescents and adults.Saturday: Explore what psychologists do and how

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Use Philosophy to be Happier

Mark Vernon
Authors:
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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Philosophy of Mind: Teach Yourself

Mel Thompson
Authors:
Mel Thompson

What is your mind? How is it related to your body? What is the effect of artificial intelligence and information technology? These and many other issues are explored in TEACH YOURSELF PHILOSOPHY OF MIND. - Investigate ideas about the mind, from ancient Greece to present-day cognitive science. - Explore the concepts of memory and free will. - Consider issues relating the mind to religion and artistic creativity. - Examine the impact of information technology on our understanding of the mind and the way it works.

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The Philosophers Beach Book

Mel Thompson
Authors:
Mel Thompson
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Eastern Philosophy: Teach Yourself

Mel Thompson
Authors:
Mel Thompson

Teach Yourself Eastern Philosophy examines key ideas that developed within the ancient civilisations of India and China. It presents a range of philosophies that both inform discussion of personal, moral and social issues and address the fundamental questions about the nature of reality and the place and purpose of human life within it.From the erotic images of Tantra to the simple precision of Zen, and from the social order in traditional Confucian teaching to the rich variety of Hindu ideas and lifestyles, Teach Yourself Eastern Philosophy provides a feast of ideas of universal relevance.Teach Yourself Eastern Philosophy:- Looks at the ethical and social implications of Eastern philosophy.- Gives key terms in their original language with full explananations.- Points to parallels with Western thought, where appropriate.- Provides essential background information for appreciating the religions of India and the Far East.

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Philosophy of Science: Teach Yourself

Mel Thompson
Authors:
Mel Thompson
Hodder & Stoughton

Psychology: Bullet Guides

Nicky Hayes
Authors:
Nicky Hayes
Hodder & Stoughton

Ethics Made Easy: Flash

Mel Thompson
Authors:
Mel Thompson
Hodder & Stoughton

Existentialism Made Easy: Flash

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

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. Existentialism Made Easy is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to existentialism. In just 96 pages, the reader will discover all the key ideas, from altruism to utilitarianism. Ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious, Existentialism Made Easy is a quick, no-effort way to break into this fascinating topic.

Hodder & Stoughton

Essential Political Philosophy: Flash

Mel Thompson
Authors:
Mel Thompson

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. Essential Political Philosophy is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to political philosophy. In just 96 pages, the reader will discover all the key ideas, from altruism to utilitarianism. Ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious, Essential Political Philosophy is a quick, no-effort way to break into this fascinating topic.

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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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Understand Existentialism: Teach Yourself

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

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.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.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

Nicky Hayes
Authors:
Nicky Hayes
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Understand the Philosophy of Religion: Teach Yourself

Mel Thompson
Authors:
Mel Thompson

Is this the right book for me?This book is for anyone wanting to understand what religion is really about. Exploring all the key principles upon which religion is based and setting out the arguments for and against belief in a clear, accessible style, it examines religion against current issues such as terrorism, evolution, and our multi-cultural society.Understand the Philosophy of Religion includes:Chapter 1: Religious experienceChapter 2: Religious languageChapter 3: God: the conceptsChapter 4: God: the argumentsChapter 5: Atheism and humanismChapter 6: The selfChapter 7: Psychology and religionChapter 8: Suffering and evilChapter 9: Religion and scienceChapter 10: Religion and societyLearn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and added 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 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

Mel Thompson
Authors:
Mel Thompson

Whether 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.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 Philosophy: Teach Yourself

Mel Thompson
Authors:
Mel Thompson
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Understand Political Philosophy: Teach Yourself

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 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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The Good Life

Mark Vernon
Authors:
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 everday examples to make sometimes high-blown philosophy entertaining and relevant, this book shows you in just 30 steps how you can crack the secret to living The Good Life.