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Stock your library with the best and most inspiring books on emotional intelligence, positive psychology and the brain. Read The Emotionally Intelligent Manager, learn about Your Brain at Work,discover The How of Happiness, and get Curious. 50+ books to choose from!

  • There are many things in life that we cannot change. Tagor the scribblybark tree found he could change how he handled some things, how he chose to think about them, and in realising that we have the freedom to choose our thoughts, we take our power back and become much stronger. This book shows how one small tree became strong, and so can you.
  • In Positivity, world renowned researcher Dr. Barbara Fredrickson gives you the lab-tested tools necessary to create a healthier, more vibrant, and flourishing life through a process she calls "the upward spiral”.
  • In The Emotionally Intelligent Manager by David R. Caruso and Peter Salovey show that emotion is not just important, its absolutely necessary for us to make good decisions, take action to solve problems, cope with change, and succeed.
  • Renowned psychologist Paul Ekman explains the roots of our emotions: anger, fear, disgust, sadness, and happiness, and shows how they cascade across our faces, providing clear signals to those who can identify the clues.
  • Grounded in the revolutionary "positive psychology" movement, Tal Ben-Shahar’s Happier ingeniously combines scientific studies, scholarly research, self-help advice, and spiritual enlightenment. Ben-Shahar weaves them together into a set of principles that you can apply to your daily life. Once you open your heart and mind to Happier 's thoughts, you will feel more fulfilled, more connected and, yes, happier.
  • Learned Optimism shows us how to stop automatically assuming guilt, how to get out of the habit of seeing the direst possible implications in every setback and how to be optimistic. With concrete examples, Dr Seligman documents the effects of optimism on the quality of life, provides tests to determine the degree of our negative and positive orientation, and offers a program of specific exercises to help break the habit of pessimism and learn the habit of optimism for both ourselves and our children.
  • Mindfulness, an influential book based on the highly innovative findings of social psychologist Dr. Ellen J. Langer and her team of researchers at Harvard made has made its mark with its unique concept of mindfulness.
  • World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly ground-breaking idea—the power of our mindset.
  • Using marvellous stories to probe mysteries of the body, emotion, love, sex, culture, and education, Dr. Norman Doidge has written an immensely moving, inspiring book that will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature, and human potential.
  • The How of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky offers a practical approach to help readers increase their set point, and find a level of happiness above that which they would normally feel, and feel more satisfaction in life.
  • In Your Brain at Work, David Rock takes readers inside the heads, literally, of a modern two-career couple as they mentally process their workday to reveal how we can better organise, prioritise, remember, and process our daily lives. Rock, the author of Quiet Leadership and Personal Best, shows how it’s possible for this couple, and thus the reader, to move beyond surviving in today’s overwhelming work environment, to succeeding in it and feel energised and accomplished at the end of the day.
  • Counterclockwise describes ways to reorient our attitudes and language in order to achieve better health. Langer shows the ways in which belief in physical limits can be constraints and demonstrates how the desire for certainty in medical diagnosis and treatment often prevents fully exploiting the power of uncertainty.
  • Written for parents of children of all ages, Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child will enrich the bonds between parent and child and contribute immeasurably to the development of a generation of emotionally healthy adults.
  • The Strengths Book reveals the sixty strengths that make us who we are. Bursting with insights on using each strength in relationships, at work and at play, it also gives examples of famous people who share the strength with you.
  • Yarralin

    USD $9.56
    There’s a bunyip crying in Wombat's field. Yarralin is sad because he doesn't smile. He may be having treatment for a serious illness, he may be lonely, bullied or afraid. Because Yarralin is sad, everyone around him is sad too. He must go on an adventure to find a smile. Along the way, Yarralin realises he can CHOOSE to be happy. He just needs to look in the mirror and smile.
  • Positive Leadership shows how to reach beyond ordinary success to achieve extraordinary effectiveness, spectacular results, and what Kim Cameron calls “positively deviant performance”, performance far above the norm.
  • This unique volume brings together authorities from across the world to write about how relationships might be enhanced in all these difference areas of our lives. It also explores how to address the challenges involved in establishing and maintaining positive relationships.
  • A national bestseller, Authentic Happiness launched the revolutionary new science of Positive Psychology and sparked a coast-to-coast debate on the nature of real happiness. Accessible and proven, Authentic Happiness is the most powerful work of popular psychology in years.
  • Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience teaches that by ordering the information that enters our consciousness, we can discover true happiness and greatly improve the quality of our lives.
  • Willpower Roy Baumeister, one of the world's most esteemed and influential psychologists, and journalist John Tierney reveals the secrets of self-control and show that like a muscle, willpower can be strengthened and improved.
  • Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival.
  • In Curious? Dr. Todd Kashdan offers a profound new message: the greatest opportunities for joy, purpose, and personal growth happen when we are mindful, when we explore what's novel, and when we live in the moment and embrace uncertainty.
  • Based on exciting discoveries in mathematics, genetics, psychology and sociology,Connected by Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler is an innovative and fascinating exploration of how social networks operate.
  • Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice (MBSP), the first structured program to combine mindfulness with the character strengths laid out in the VIA Institute's classification developed by Drs. Martin E. P. Seligman and Christopher Peterson.
  • Flourish builds on Dr. Seligman’s game-changing work on optimism, motivation, and character to show how to get the most out of life, unveiling an electrifying new theory of what makes a good life for individuals, for communities, and for nations. In a fascinating evolution of thought and practice, Flourish refines what Positive Psychology is all about.
  • The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor will appeal to anyone who wants practical advice on how to become happier and also more successful.
  • Stumbling on happiness by Daniel Gilbert describes the foibles of imagination and illusions of foresight that cause each of us to misconceive our tomorrows and misestimate our satisfactions.
  • Average to A+ represents the cutting edge of the strengths approach, and is the standard bearer for the realisation of human strengths and human possibility.
  • Positive psychology exploded into public consciousness over 10 years ago and has continued to capture attention around the world ever since. Designing Positive Psychology evaluates the first decade of Positive Psychology from the perspective of many leading researchers in the field.
  • In The Paradox of Choice, Barry Schwartz explains why too much of a good thing has proven detrimental to our psychological and emotional wellbeing. With the latest studies on how we make choices in our personal and professional lives, Schwartz offers practical advice on how to focus on the right choices, and how to derive greater satisfaction from choices that we do make.
  • In this ground-breaking book, editors Bryan Dik, Zinta Byrne, and Michael Steger bring together experts in counselling and vocational psychology, industrial and organisational psychology, and the fields of executive coaching and management to investigate how meaningful work can be fostered and sustained throughout a wide range of work environments.
  • The Science of Well-Being brings together the latest findings on the causes and consequences of human happiness and well-being. The book covers a wide variety of disciplines, encompassing evolutionary biology, positive psychology, economics and social science, neuroscience and peace studies.
  • The Myths of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky shares practical lessons that prove we are more adaptable than we think we are. It empowers readers to look beyond their first response, sharing scientific evidence that often it is our mindset—not our circumstances—that matters most.
  • In Thanks! Robert Emmons examines what it means to think and feel gratefully and invites readers to learn how to put this powerful emotion into practice.
  • This ground-breaking handbook of human strengths and virtues has undertaken a systematic classification and measurement of universal strengths and virtues.
  • A Life Worth Living brings together the latest thought on happiness, well-being, spirituality and embracing goals.
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