Handbook of Environmental Psychology and Quality of Life Research

Author: Ghozlane Fleury-Bahi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319314167
Release Date: 2016-08-12
Genre: Social Science

This Handbook presents a broad overview of the current research carried out in environmental psychology which puts into perspective quality of life and relationships with living spaces, and shows how this original analytical framework can be used to understand different environmental and societal issues. Adopting an original approach, this Handbook focuses on the links with other specialties in psychology, especially social and health psychology, together with other disciplines such as geography, architecture, sociology, anthropology, urbanism and engineering. Faced with the problems of society which involve the quality of life of individuals and communities, it is fundamental to consider the relationships an individual has with his different living spaces. This issue of the links between quality of life and environment is becoming increasingly significant with, at a local level, problems resulting from different types of annoyances, such as pollution and noise, while, at a global level, there is the central question of climate change with its harmful consequences for humans and the planet. How can the impact on well-being of environmental nuisances and threats (for example, natural risks, pollution, and noise) be reduced? How can the quality of life within daily living spaces (home, cities, work environments) be improved? Why is it important to understand the psychological issues of our relationship with the global environment (climatic warming, ecological behaviours)? This Handbook is intended not only for students of various disciplines (geography, architecture, psychology, town planning, etc.) but also for social decision-makers and players who will find in it both theoretical and methodological perspectives, so that psychological and environmental dimensions can be better taken into account in their working practices.

Nineteenth Century Christian Thought

Author: Joel Rasmussen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198718406
Release Date: 2017-06-22
Genre: Religion

Through various realignments beginning in the Revolutionary era and continuing across the nineteenth century, Christianity not only endured as a vital intellectual tradition contributed importantly to a wide variety of significant conversations, movements, and social transformations across the diverse spheres of intellectual, cultural, and social history. The Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth-Century Christian Thought proposes new readings of the diverse sites and variegated role of the Christian intellectual tradition across what has come to be called 'the long nineteenth century'. It represents the first comprehensive examination of a picture emerging from the twin recognition of Christianity's abiding intellectual influence and its radical transformation and diversification under the influence of the forces of modernity. Part one investigates changing paradigms that determine the evolving approaches to religious matters during the nineteenth century, providing readers with a sense of the fundamental changes at the time. Section two considers human nature and the nature of religion. It explores a range of categories rising to prominence in the course of the nineteenth century, and influencing the way religion in general, and Christianity in particular, were conceived. Part three focuses on the intellectual, cultural, and social developments of the time, while part four looks at Christianity and the arts-a major area in which Christian ideas, stories, and images were used, adapted, changes, and challenged during the nineteenth century. Christianity was radically pluralized in the nineteenth century, and the fifth section is dedicated to 'Christianity and Christianities'. The chapters sketch the major churches and confessions during the period. The final part considers doctrinal themes registering the wealth and scope through broad narrative and individual example. This authoritative reference work offers an indispensable overview of a period whose forceful ideas continue to be present in contemporary theology.

Holman Illustrated Bible Handbook

Author: B&H Editorial Staff
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781433678332
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Genre: Religion

Many who would be willing to search for truth in the Bible are intimidated by its size, the length of time it spans, the different languages and cultures within, or questions about the historical reliability and contemporary relevance of Scripture. The Holman Illustrated Bible Handbook is designed with an awareness of the obstacles people have to understanding the Bible. It begins with an essay on “How to Read and Study the Bible” before proceeding to chapters that provide a thorough overview of each of the Bible’s 66 books, summarizing each one’s content, author, evidences of authenticity, and historical context. In addition to the full-color maps, photographs, reconstructions, and charts that equip readers throughout the volume, a smartphone-accessible QR code is included for each chapter that leads to related online teaching from noted Bible scholar Gene Getz. There’s also an article by Jeremy Howard (general editor of the award-winning HCSB Study Bible) explaining how each book of the Old and New Testaments was accepted into the Bible.

Consumable Texts in Contemporary India

Author: S. Gupta
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137489296
Release Date: 2015-02-23
Genre: Social Science

Through what he terms "bibliographical sociology", Suman Gupta explores the presence of English-language publications in the contemporary Indian context – their productions, circulations and readerships – to understand current social trends.

The Routledge Handbook of Planning for Health and Well Being

Author: Hugh Barton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317542391
Release Date: 2015-05-22
Genre: Political Science

Urban planning is deeply implicated in both the planetary crisis of climate change and the personal crises of unhealthy lifestyles. Worldwide health issues such as obesity, mental illness, growing health inequalities and climate vulnerability cannot be solved solely by medicines but also by tackling the social, economic and environmental determinants. In a time when unhealthy and unsustainable conditions are being built into the physical fabric of cities, a new awareness and strategy is urgently needed to putting health and well-being at the heart of planning. The Routledge Handbook of Planning for Health and Well-being authoritatively and comprehensively integrates health into planning, strengthening the hands of those who argue and plan for healthy environments. With contributions from international leaders in the field, the Handbook of Planning for Health and Well-being provides context, philosophy, research, processes, and tools of experienced practitioners through case studies from four continents.

Stoizismus heute

Author: Patrick Ussher
Publisher: Babelcube Inc.
ISBN: 9781507109786
Release Date: 2015-06-08
Genre: Self-Help

Von stoischer Ethik zu Emotionen, von stoischen Bürgermeistern und Achtsamkeit zu praktischer Philosophie, Elternschaft, Psychotherapie und Gefängnissen, von Star Trek und Sokrates zu stoischen Rechtsanwälten, Literatur und dem Leben im Allgemeinen, dieses Buch vereint eine umfassende Sammlung von Reflexionen zu Möglichkeiten der stoischen Lebensweise in der heutigen Zeit. Sie finden Ratschläge zur Bewältigung von Widrigkeiten, Reflexionen zum Glück und guten Leben und eindrucksvolle persönliche Zeugnisse der Umsetzung des Stoizismus in die Praxis. Sie lesen aber auch über die Zusammenhänge zwischen Stoizismus und Psychotherapie, Stoizismus und Achtsamkeitsmeditation und die unerwarteten Orte, an denen der Stoizismus in der modernen Kultur erscheinen kann. Dieses Buch ist sowohl für Akademiker als auch Nicht-Akademiker von Interesse und stellt die vielfältigen Möglichkeiten dar, wie die 2.300 Jahre alte Philosophie als Lebensstil für die Anliegen und Bedürfnisse der heutigen Zeit relevant bleibt.

A Companion to Augustine

Author: Mark Vessey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118255438
Release Date: 2012-05-08
Genre: History

A Companion to Augustine presents a fresh collection ofscholarship by leading academics with a new approach tocontextualizing Augustine and his works within themulti-disciplinary field of Late Antiquity, showing Augustine asboth a product of the cultural forces of his times and a culturalforce in his own right. Discusses the life and works of Augustine within their fullhistorical context, rather than privileging the theologicalcontext Presents Augustine’s life, works and leading ideas in thecultural context of the late Roman world, providing a vibrant andengaging sense of Augustine in action in his own time andplace Opens up a new phase of study on Augustine, sensitive to themany and varied perspectives of scholarship on late Romanculture State-of-the-art essays by leading academics in this field

Buddha und die Liebe

Author: Lama Ole Nydahl
Publisher: Knaur MensSana eBook
ISBN: 9783426414996
Release Date: 2012-04-02
Genre: Family & Relationships

Das Buch zeigt anschaulich, wie man erreicht, wovon viele träumen: eine harmonische Beziehung und ein dauerhaft glückliches Leben.

Per Anhalter durch die Galaxis

Author: Douglas Adams
Publisher:
ISBN: 3453500164
Release Date: 2005
Genre:

Was für ein Tag - Zuerst muss der Engländer Arthur Dent sein Haus räumen, weil mitten hindurch eine Umgehungsstraße gebaut werden soll. Dann wird zu allem Überfluss auch noch die Erde gesprengt, um einer Hyperraum- Schnellstraße Platz zu machen. Was nun f

The Perfect Balance Diet

Author: Lissa Coffey
Publisher:
ISBN: 0615847927
Release Date: 2013-07
Genre: Health

Feeling overstressed, overtired, overweight, or overwhelmed? It's time to lighten up! Lissa Coffey's new book, The Perfect Balance Diet, sets us on a path to live our healthiest and happiest. It's about losing what weighs us down, and gaining balance, a new perspective on life that is holistic and happy. This is a lifestyle filled with meaning. It's joyful, practical and easy. If you're always hungry for more, yet never really satisfied, The Perfect Balance Diet will fill you up with inspiration and wisdom that you'll use every single day. This is a plan that brings mindfulness to what we consume physically, mentally, emotionally and environmentally. It's fulfilling, and enlightening! Includes a lifestyle plan, information about ayurveda and feng shui, and lots of "flexitarian" recipes that can be adapted whatever your food concerns are. "Lissa Coffey has created a treasure of a handbook with countless practical suggestions based on the teachings of Ayurveda, showing us how we can eat, live, sleep, and interact with other people to find and maintain a balanced lifestyle. When we are naturally in balance, as Lissa suggests, we feel good, look good, and do good." - Lothar Schafer, author, Infinite Potential: What Quantum Physics Reveals About How We Should Live "Our busy lives can take a toll on our health, and our weight. Lissa Coffey shows us how to get back into balance with timeless principles that we can use every single day. Brilliant!" - Mallika Chopra, Founder of Intent.com "Lissa Coffey's book puts health back into the word "diet." Using the ancient teachings of Ayurveda, she shows you how to make positive changes in both your diet and your life to move in the direction of greater health. Lissa's book is a welcome resource for every health and wellness library." -Sarah Maria, author, Love Your Body, Love Your Life. "Lissa Coffey walks her talk, and now has written a beautiful and clear book to teach us the most advanced and ancient ideas about achieving the perfect balance that results in the kind of health that helps us look, feel and be our very blessed best! She is an amazing woman and I am thrilled to recommend her book!" - Candace Pert, PhD, author, Molecules of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015058394381
Release Date: 2001
Genre: American literature