Situations Matter

Author: Sam Sommers
Publisher: Riverhead Books (Hardcover)
ISBN: 9781594486203
Release Date: 2012-12-31
Genre: Business & Economics

A lighthearted exploration of the unconscious forces that influence a life reveals the unrecognized power of context in everyday situations while sharing recommendations for using contextual insights to reshape how one sees the world and improve personal productivity and relationships. Reprint.

Situations Matter

Author: Sam Sommers
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101553794
Release Date: 2011-12-29
Genre: Self-Help

An "entertaining and engaging" exploration of the invisible forces influencing your life-and how understanding them can improve everything you do. The world around you is pulling your strings, shaping your innermost instincts and your most private thoughts. And you don't even realize it. Every day and in all walks of life, we overlook the enormous power of situations, of context in our lives. That's a mistake, says Sam Sommers in his provocative new book. Just as a museum visitor neglects to notice the frames around paintings, so do people miss the influence of ordinary situations on the way they think and act. But frames- situations- do matter. Your experience viewing the paintings wouldn't be the same without them. The same is true for human nature. In Situations Matter, Sommers argues that by understanding the powerful influence that context has in our lives and using this knowledge to rethink how we see the world, we can be more effective at work, at home, and in daily interactions with others. He describes the pitfalls to avoid and offers insights into making better decisions and smarter observations about the world around us.

Situations Matter

Author: Sam Sommers
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781594486203
Release Date: 2012-12-31
Genre: Business & Economics

A lighthearted exploration of the unconscious forces that influence a life reveals the unrecognized power of context in everyday situations while sharing recommendations for using contextual insights to reshape how one sees the world and improve personal productivity and relationships. Reprint.

The Psychology of Social Situations

Author: Adrian Furnham
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9781483136318
Release Date: 2013-10-22
Genre: Psychology

The Psychology of Social Situations: Selected Readings focuses on the situations in which social behavior occurs, taking into consideration the effects of these situations on different forms of social behavior. The selection first discusses the structure of social situations, including the structural elements of games and scenes of social interaction. Topics include paradigm for the analysis of the components and dimensions of scenes and the components, dimensions, and behavioral consequences of scenes. The publication also reviews studies on behavioral appropriateness and situational constraint as dimensions of social behavior; the use of free-response description approach for the analysis of person-situation interaction; and goal structure of situations. The book examines situational dimensions, perceived dimensions of interpersonal relations, and psychological effects of social environments. The text also ponders on the trait-situation controversy and the concept of interaction, person-situation interactions, and personality measurement. The selection is a dependable reference for psychologists and social scientists.

Dark Matter

Author: Blake Crouch
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9781101904237
Release Date: 2016-07-26
Genre: Fiction

A mindbending, relentlessly surprising thriller from the author of the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy - “Are you happy with your life?” Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Before a man Jason’s never met smiles down at him and says, “Welcome back, my friend.” In this world he’s woken up to, Jason’s life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor, but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable. Something impossible. Is it this world or the other that’s the dream? And even if the home he remembers is real, how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves? The answers lie in a journey more wondrous and horrifying than anything he could’ve imagined—one that will force him to confront the darkest parts of himself even as he battles a terrifying, seemingly unbeatable foe. Dark Matter is a brilliantly plotted tale that is at once sweeping and intimate, mind-bendingly strange and profoundly human—a relentlessly surprising science-fiction thriller about choices, paths not taken, and how far we’ll go to claim the lives we dream of.

Autoimmune Diseases

Author: Munther A Khamashta
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0857293583
Release Date: 2011-05-26
Genre: Medical

Autoimmune Diseases: Acute and Complex Situations provides a detailed overview of conditions associated with autoimmune diseases that are considered either life-threatening or requiring complex management. These include abdominal pain, arthritis, cutaneous ulcers, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, epilepsy, pancreatitis, stroke and white-matter CNS lesions. Autoimmune Diseases: Acute and Complex Situations addresses the latest clinical and immunological prognostic factors that may help to identify patients at higher risk of developing potentially life-threatening involvement. This book comprehensively helps the reader to diagnose these patients, in whom an early therapeutic approach is essential. Autoimmune Diseases: Acute and Complex Situations is a valuable reference tool for rheumatologists, internists, immunologists, and all the specialists involved in the multidisciplinary care of patient with rheumatic and systemic autoimmune diseases.

The Heart of the Matter

Author: Graham Greene
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781504052528
Release Date: 2018-04-10
Genre: Fiction

“From first page to last . . . an engrossing novel” of betrayal and espionage on a colonial outpost during World War II (The New York Times). In a British colony in West Africa, Henry Scobie is a pious and righteous man of modest means enlisted with securing borders. But when he’s passed over for a promotion as commissioner of police, the humiliation hits hardest for his wife, Louise. Already oppressed by the appalling climate, frustrated in a loveless marriage, and belittled by the wives of more privileged officers, Louise wants out. Feeling responsible for her unhappiness, Henry decides against his better judgment to accept a loan from a black marketeer to secure Louise’s passage. It’s just a single indiscretion, yet for Henry it precipitates a rapid fall from grace as one moral compromise after another leads him into a web of blackmail, adultery, and murder. And for a devout man like Henry, there may be nothing left but damnation. Drawn from Graham Greene’s own experiences as a British intelligence officer in Sierra Leone, The Heart of the Matter is “a powerful, deep-striking novel . . . of a spirit lost in the darkness of the flesh” (New York Herald Tribune).

Facilitator s Guidebook for Use of Mathematics Situations in Professional Learning

Author: Rose Mary Zbiek
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 9781641130813
Release Date: 2017-12-01
Genre: Education

The depth and breadth of a mathematics teacher’s understanding of mathematics matter most as the teacher engages in the daily work of teaching. One of the major challenges to teachers is to be ready to draw on the relevant mathematical ideas from different areas of the school curriculum and from their postsecondary mathematics experiences that can be helpful in explaining ideas to students, making instructional decisions, creating examples, and engaging in other aspects of their daily work. Being mathematically ready and confident requires teachers to engage in ongoing professional learning that helps them to connect mathematics to events like those they live on a daily basis. The purpose of this volume is to provide teachers, teacher educators, and other facilitators of professional learning opportunities with examples of authentic events and tools for discussing those events in professional learning settings. The work shared in Facilitator’s Guidebook for Use of Mathematics Situations in Professional Learning (Guidebook) resulted from a collaborative effort of school mathematics supervisors and university mathematics educators. The collaborators joined their varied experiences as teachers, coaches, supervisors, teacher educators, and researchers to suggest ways to scaffold activities, encourage discussion, and instigate reflection with teacher–participants of differing mathematics backgrounds and with varying teaching assignments. Each guide has ideas for engaging and furthering mathematical thought across a range of facilitator and participant mathematics backgrounds and draws on the collaborators’ uses of the Situations with inservice and prospective teachers. The events and mathematical ideas connected to each event come from Situations in Mathematical Understanding for Secondary Teaching: A Framework and ClassroomBased Situations. A Situation is a description of a classroomrelated event and the mathematics related to it. For each of six Situations, school and university collaborators developed a facilitator’s guide that presents ideas and options for engaging teachers with the event and the mathematical ideas. The Guidebook also contains suggestions for how teachers and others might develop new Situations based on events from their own classrooms as a form of professional learning. Both teacher educators and schoolbased facilitators can use this volume to structure sessions and inspire ideas for professional learning activities that are rooted in the daily work of mathematics teachers and students.

This is Your Brain on Sports

Author: L. Jon Wertheim
ISBN: 9780553447408
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Athletes

The executive editor of "Sports Illustrated" and a psychologist join forces to examine the behavior of those involved in professional sports, explaining how athletes can successfully put aside personal trauma on game day and why people love to root for aloser.

Ant Farm

Author: Simon Rich
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780307493965
Release Date: 2009-11-11
Genre: Humor

In Ant Farm, former Harvard Lampoon president Simon Rich finds humor in some very surprising places. Armed with a sharp eye for the absurd and an overwhelming sense of doom, Rich explores the ridiculousness of our everyday lives. The world, he concludes, is a hopelessly terrifying place–with endless comic potential. –If your girlfriend gives you some “love coupons” and then breaks up with you, are the coupons still valid? –What kind of performance pressure does an endangered male panda feel when his captors bring the last remaining female panda to his cage? –If murderers can get into heaven by accepting Jesus, just how awkward is it when they run into their victims? Join Simon Rich as he explores the extraordinary and hilarious desperation that resides in ordinary life, from cradle to grave. "Hilarious." –Jon Stewart From the Trade Paperback edition.

Being Mortal

Author: Atul Gawande
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 9781627790550
Release Date: 2014-10-07
Genre: Social Science

In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs. Hospitals isolate the dying, checking for vital signs long after the goals of cure have become moot. Doctors, committed to extending life, continue to carry out devastating procedures that in the end extend suffering. Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families. Gawande offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly, and he explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person's last weeks or months may be rich and dignified. Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Being Mortal asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end.

Performing Under Pressure

Author: Hendrie Weisinger
Publisher: Crown Pub
ISBN: 9780804136723
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Business & Economics

Offers more than 20 different strategies to use to downplay and reduce the feelings of stress while under pressure in both personal and professional situations, from public speaking, sales presentations to job interviews and even playing a friendly, but competitive, game of golf. 40,000 first printing.

Do Fathers Matter

Author: Paul Raeburn
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780374141042
Release Date: 2014-06-03
Genre: Family & Relationships

Explores fatherhood from psychological, genetic, and neuroscience perspectives to challenge misperceptions and demonstrate the profound impact of fathers on children's lives.

Making Social Science Matter

Author: Bent Flyvbjerg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139429924
Release Date: 2001-01-15
Genre: Social Science

Making Social Science Matter presents an exciting new approach to the social and behavioral sciences including theoretical argument, methodological guidelines, and examples of practical application. Why has social science failed in attempts to emulate natural science and produce normal theory? Bent Flyvbjerg argues that the strength of social sciences lies in its rich, reflexive analysis of values and power, essential to the social and economic development of any society. Richly informed, powerfully argued, and clearly written, this book opens up a new future for the social sciences. Its empowering message will make it required reading for students and academics across the social and behavioral sciences.

The Pharmacy Leadership Field Guide

Author: Michael DeCoske
Publisher: ASHP
ISBN: 9781585283019
Release Date: 2011-03-09
Genre: Medical

You’re not alone. Pharmacists face leadership challenges every day, whether they realize it or not. As you embark on your journey from student to new pharmacist to emerging pharmacy leader, hear from new practitioners and seasoned veterans alike who have been there and can provide invaluable advice along the way. Now, The Pharmacy Leadership Field Guide: Cases and Advice for Everyday Situations, can be your personal “in-print mentor” to introduce you to leadership concepts and situations and broaden your understanding. This Field Guide focuses on leadership in everyday pharmacy practice by employing a case-based approach. While pharmacists receive exceptional didactic clinical training, leadership skills are another crucial skill set necessary for success. Each chapter is written from the perspective of a veteran mentor and a new practitioner, both selected from various practice settings. Led by the editorial team of Drs. Michael DeCoske, Jennifer Tryon, and Sara White, you will hear from 19 contributors offering pearls of leadership wisdom for you to reference when needed and pass along to others. Inside You’ll Find: · Cases ranging from such topics as “Being a ‘little L’ everyday leader”, “The importance of listening”, “Life as a resident”, and “The art of persuasion”.· Profiles of veteran mentors and new leaders, offering pharmacy and leadership career advice · Leadership Pearls for quick tips and Exercises to reinforce each case.· An insightful foreword from MilapC. Nahata, MS, PharmD, Professor and Division Chair, College of Pharmacy, Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Ohio State University (OSU)