Catastrophe! : how psychology explains why good people make bad situations worse by Christopher J. FergusonWe tend to like to believe that we and other human beings-or at least those on our side-base actions and decisions in clear thinking and analysis of date. But, unfortunately, that is seldom the case. ... We're emotional, aggressive, shortsighted, biased, slow to learn, and quick to deflect blame away from ourselves. It's a wonder we've made it this far.... Fear and panic during a crisis can overcome rational decision making [and] can lead to poor crisis management.... So, are there ways we can learn to manage catastrophe better? Yes, but they take practice. But the good news is that there are both individual and societal steps we can implement to manage crises better. But we'll save all that happy, feel-good news for the end. That's just what books do (no skipping ahead!). That's not really what you're here for anyway, is it? Mainly you want to learn about all the ways we've screwed up and why. And that's excellent because, in the pages ahead, I hope to enlighten you on how we've all gone nuts.... Buckle your seatbelts, folks, we're going on a wild ride into the chaos of the human mind.
Call Number: BF448 .F47 2022
Denial by Jared Del RossoFrom climate change to fake news, an entertaining and enlightening look at the widespread phenomenon of denial in our society . Donald Trump won the election; climate change isn't real; America is a color-blind country. Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, why do so many of us refuse to admit the truth? In fact, as Jared Del Rosso argues in this thought-provoking book, denial is so much a part of our lives that we deny its existence all the time, even when this works against our best interest, even when we are being choked by its very fumes.
Call Number: BF175.5.D44 D45 2022
Dopamine Nation by Anna LembkeThis book is about pleasure. It's also about pain. Most important, it's about how to find the delicate balance between the two, and why now more than ever finding balance is essential. We're living in a time of unprecedented access to high-reward, high-dopamine stimuli: drugs, food, news, gambling, shopping, gaming, texting, sexting, Facebooking, Instagramming, YouTubing, tweeting . . . The increased numbers, variety, and potency is staggering. The smartphone is the modern-day hypodermic needle, delivering digital dopamine 24/7 for a wired generation. As such we've all become vulnerable to compulsive overconsumption. In Dopamine Nation, Dr. Anna Lembke, psychiatrist and author, explores the exciting new scientific discoveries that explain why the relentless pursuit of pleasure leads to pain . . . and what to do about it. Condensing complex neuroscience into easy-to-understand metaphors, Lembke illustrates how finding contentment and connectedness means keeping dopamine in check. The lived experiences of her patients are the gripping fabric of her narrative. Their riveting stories of suffering and redemption give us all hope for managing our consumption and transforming our lives. In essence, Dopamine Nation shows that the secret to finding balance is combining the science of desire with the wisdom of recovery.
Call Number: BF515 .L46 2021
Future Tense: why anxiety is good for you (even though it feels bad) by Tracy Dennis-TiwaryA psychologist confronts our pervasive misunderstanding of anxiety and presents a powerful new framework for reimagining and reclaiming the confounding emotion as the advantage it evolved to be. We taught people that anxiety is dangerous and damaging, and that the solution to its pain is to eradicate it like we do any disease--prevent it, avoid it, and stamp it out at all costs. Yet cutting-edge therapies, hundreds of self-help books, and a panoply of medications have failed to keep debilitating anxiety at bay. A third of us will struggle with anxiety disorders in our lifetime and rates in children and adults continue to skyrocket. That's because the anxiety-as-disease story is false--and it's harming us. In this radical reinterpretation, Dr. Tracy Dennis-Tiwary argues that anxiety is an evolved advantage that protects us and strengthens our creative and productive powers. Although it's related to stress and fear, it's uniquely valuable--allowing us to imagine the uncertain future and compelling us to make that future better. That's why anxiety is inextricably linked to hope. By distilling the latest research in psychology and neuroscience, including her own, combining it with real-world stories and personal narrative, Dennis-Tiwary shows how we can acknowledge the discomfort of anxiety and see it as a tool, rather than something to be feared and reviled. Detailing the terrible cost of our misunderstanding of anxiety, while celebrating the lives of people who harness it to their advantage, she argues that we can--and must--learn to be anxious in the right way. Future Tense blazes the way for a paradigm shift in how we relate to and understand anxiety in our day-to-day lives--a fresh set of beliefs and insights that allow us to explore and leverage even very distressing anxiety rather than to be overwhelmed by it. Through this new prism of thinking, even anxiety disorders can be alleviated. Achieving a new mindset will not fix anxiety itself--because the emotion of anxiety is not broken; the way we cope with it is. By challenging our long-held assumptions about anxiety, this book provides a concrete framework for how to reclaim it for what it has always been--a gift rather than a curse, and a source of inner strength, joy, and ingenuity.
What Doesn't Kill Us Makes Us by Mike MarianiTracing the lives of six people who have experienced profoundly life-changing events, journalist Mike Mariani explores the nuances and largely uncharted territory of what happens after one's life is severed into a before and after.
Call Number: BF637.L53 M367 2022
C & D: World History
Paris: The Memoir by Paris HiltonFrom the woman who is credited for launching what we know as the celebrity focused, "brand" driven, social media obsessed popular culture of today, comes an honest and surprising memoir that reckons with that truth, and shows that there is so much more to Paris Hilton than you might believe.
A Fan's Life by Paul CamposA lifelong sports fanatic plumbs the depths of the fan mindset, tracking the mania from the gridiron to the national political stage and beyond.
Call Number: GV715 .C35 2022
The Five-Million-Year Odyssey by Peter BellwoodOver the course of five million years, our primate ancestors evolved from a modest population of sub-Saharan apes into the globally dominant species Homo sapiens. Along the way, humans became incredibly diverse in appearance, language, and culture. How did all of this happen? In The Five-Million-Year Odyssey, Peter Bellwood synthesizes research from archaeology, biology, anthropology, and linguistics to immerse us in the saga of human evolution, from the earliest traces of our hominin forebears.
Call Number: GN281 .B438 2022
H: Social Sciences - Business, Economics, Sociology
The Brain-Friendly Workplace by Friederike Fabritius; Scott Barry Kaufman (Foreword by)In The Brain-Friendly Workplace, Friederike Fabritius offers a science-based and field-tested blueprint for tomorrow's workplace. Leaders capable of enacting change or individuals searching for ways to work smarter will discover that even small and inexpensive changes can lead to advantages like better employee performance, higher job satisfaction, and stronger talent retention. If you have been longing for a better way of working where you and your people are both happy and productive, The Brain-Friendly Workplace can make that vision a reality.
Call Number: HF5549.5.M63 F33 2022
Burnout and Self-Care in Social Work by SaraKay SmullensThe author addresses burnout and self-care from the perspective of five arenas: the professional, personal, relational, societal, and physical. She integrates research, case studies, questionnaire responses, and her seasoned experience to identify four major root causes of burnout-compassion fatigue, countertransference, vicarious trauma, and moral distress and injury-and defines creative strategies for individual self-care opportunities. This resourceful guide offers clarification, direction, and opportunity for reflection to help students and professionals in social work, related fields, and beyond find balance in their personal and professional lives as well as ease work-related stress to better serve clients-and, in this way, achieve professional equilibrium, success, and personal fulfillment. This is the second, updated edition of the 2015 original"--
The Case for Cancel Culture by Ernest OwensReaders will walk away from this first-of-its-kind exploration not despising cancel culture but embracing it as a form of democratic expression that's always been leading the charge in liberating us all"-- Provided by publisher
Call Number: HM1176 .O94 2023
Fixing Social Security by R. Douglas ArnoldIn Fixing Social Security, R. Douglas Arnold explores the historical role that Social Security has played in American politics, why Congress has done nothing to fix its insolvency problem for three decades, and what legislators can do to save it. What options do legislators have as the program nears the precipice? They can raise taxes, as they did in 1977, cut benefits, as they did in 1983, or reinvent the program, as they attempted in 2005. Unfortunately, every option would impose costs, and legislators are reluctant to act, fearing electoral retribution. Arnold investigates why politicians designed the system as they did and how between 1935 and 1983 they allocated--and reallocated--costs and benefits among workers, employers, and beneficiaries. He also examines public support for the program, and why Democratic and Republican representatives, once political allies in expanding Social Security, have become so deeply polarized about fixing it. As Social Security edges closer to crisis, Fixing Social Security offers a comprehensive analysis of the political fault lines and a fresh look at what can be done--before it is too late.
The No Club by Linda Babcock; Brenda Peyser; Lise Vesterlund; Laurie WeingartAll organizations have work that no one wants to do: planning the office party, screening interns, attending to that time-consuming client, or simply helping others with their work. A woman, most often, takes on these tasks. In study after study, professors Linda Babcock (bestselling author of Women Don't Ask), Brenda Peyser, Lise Vesterlund, and Laurie Weingart--the original "No Club"--document that women are disproportionately asked and expected to do this work. The imbalance leaves women overcommitted and underutilized as companies forfeit revenue, productivity, and top talent. The No Club walks you through how to change your workload, empowering women to make savvy decisions about the work they take on. The authors also illuminate how organizations can reassess how they assign and reward work to level the playing field. With hard data, personal anecdotes from women of all stripes, self- and workplace-assessments for immediate use, and innovative advice from the authors' consulting Fortune 500 companies, this book will forever change the conversation about how we advance women's careers and achieve equity in the 21st century.
Call Number: HD6060 .B33 2022
ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States 2023 by Bernan Press; ProQuestThe Statistical Abstract of the United States has provided a statistical portrait of social, political, demographic, and economic conditions of America since 1878. This 2023 edition continues the heritage begun so long ago by the U.S. government, with the U.S. Census Bureau being the last agency to produce the compendium at government expense. Now in our eleventh annual edition, Rowman & Littlefield and ProQuest carry on the proud tradition and responsibility of creating the statistical portrait of America. Long-time users of the Statistical Abstract of the United States expect each new edition to carry forward much of the content from prior editions, as well as introduce new data as America continues to evolve. Our editors are committed to updating the long-standing, historical statistics as new data become available, as well as researching new topics to cover. This 2023 Edition contains nearly 40 new tables on topics including individual income taxes, IRS audits, school shootings, COVID-19 related changes to school instruction, employment of undergraduate students, energy distribution system reliability, air pollution by metropolitan statistical area, COVID-19 deaths, disability rates, health status and access to health care, abortions, space-related industries employment, nonimmigrant admissions, Puerto Rico GDP and trade, foreign military sales, and federal agriculture subsidies.
Call Number: HC101 .A13122 2023 (Reference)
Remote Work Revolution by Tsedal NeeleySucceeding in a hybrid work environment comes with unique challenges. Managers must lead virtually more and more, keep teams motivated and productive, employ the most effective digital tools, and build trust. Employees need to feel connected, foster creativity, and continue to learn and feel supported. Remote Work Revolution answers the eight questions Tsedal Neeley gets asked the most about overcoming hybrid and remote work challenges, such as: How can I trust colleagues I barely see How should I use digital tools in remote work What do I need to know about leading virtually Can my team really be productive remotely Providing evidence-based answers to these and other pressing issues, key takeaways, and an interactive action guide, this book will help leaders and team members quickly develop an actionable plan and deliver results previously out of reach. This book is essential reading for navigating the enduring challenges teams and managers face in remote and hybrid work.
Call Number: HD2336.3 .N44 2021
Rough Sleepers by Tracy KidderThe powerful story of an inspiring doctor who made a difference, by helping to create a program to care for Boston's homeless community.
Call Number: HV4506.B67 K54 2023
Rules: a short history of what we live by by Lorraine DastonIn Rules, historian Lorraine Daston traces their development in the Western tradition and shows how rules have evolved from ancient to modern times. Drawing on a rich trove of examples, including legal treatises, cookbooks, military manuals, traffic regulations, and game handbooks, Daston demonstrates that while the content of rules is dazzlingly diverse, the forms that they take are surprisingly few and long-lived. Daston uncovers three enduring kinds of rules: the algorithms that calculate and measure, the laws that govern, and the models that teach. She vividly illustrates how rules can change--how supple rules stiffen, or vice versa, and how once bothersome regulations become everyday norms. Rules have been devised for almost every imaginable activity and range from meticulous regulations to the laws of nature. Daston probes beneath this variety to investigate when rules work and when they don't, and why some philosophical problems about rules are as ancient as philosophy itself while others are as modern as calculating machines. Rules offers a wide-angle view on the history of the constraints that guide us--whether we know it or not.
The Threshold by Nick ChatrathIn The Threshold: Leading in the Age of AI, accomplished leadership consultant Nick Chatrath interweaves an analysis of antiquated leadership models--the ones that leave AI-Era organizations exposed and ineffective with colleagues frustrated, unmotivated, and burnt-out--with his newly developed strategies for more effective "threshold" leadership methods. Supported with anecdotes, research, and a practical toolkit, The Threshold demonstrates that adaptive, effective organizations can be built with human, emotional intelligence: cultivating stillness, nurturing independent thinking, finding rhythms of rest and performance, and raising leadership consciousness. With a basis in the ideas and practices that have shaped our organizations in the past, The Threshold illuminates how accessing advanced stages of human development can be both competitive and harmonious with AI's growing insinuation into our working world.
Call Number: HD57.7 .C438 2023
Ultimate Gig by John T. Fleming; Lauren Lawley Head (Editor)The ultimate gig is ultimately the one that best matches the gig seeker's definition of what matters most. Our ultimate motivation for taking on the work of this book, this research project, is rooted in a belief that the gig economy is helping to define a new reality; flexibility and freedom in how work is done can be achieved. We believe in the free enterprise system. When we focus on contribution, we best explore the possibilities that improve the quality of any product or service and the quality of all the lives we touch.
Call Number: HD5109 .F54 2021
Good Power by Ginni RomettyGinni Rometty led one of the world's most iconic companies, and in Good Power she recounts her groundbreaking path from a challenging childhood to becoming the CEO of IBM and one of the world's most influential business leaders. With candor and depth, Rometty shares milestones from her life and career while redefining power as a way to drive meaningful change in positive ways for ourselves, our organizations, and for the many, not just the few--a concept she calls "good power."
Call Number: HD57.7 .R653 2023
J & K: Political Science and Law
The Courage to Be Free by Ron DeSantis (Contribution by)He played baseball for Yale, graduated with honors from Harvard Law School, and served in Iraq and in the halls of Congress. But in all these places, Ron DeSantis learned the same lesson: He didn't want to be part of the leftist elite. His heart was always for the people of Florida, one of the most diverse and culturally rich states in the union. Since becoming governor of the Sunshine State, he has fought--and won--battle after battle, defeating not just opposition from the political left, but a barrage of hostile media coverage proclaiming the end of the world. When he implemented COVID-19 policies based on evidence and focused on freedoms, the press launched a smear campaign against him, yet Florida's economy thrived, its education system outperformed the nation, and Florida's COVID mortality rate for seniors was lower than that in thirty-eight states. When he enacted policies to keep leftist political concepts like critical race theory and woke gender ideology out of Florida's classrooms, the media demagogued his actions, but parents across Florida rallied to his cause. Dishonest attacks from the media don't deter him. In fact, DeSantis keeps racking up wins for Floridians. In 2022, the governor delivered a historic, record-setting victory, winning by nearly 20 points and more than 1.5 million votes. A firsthand account from the blue-collar boy who grew up to take on Disney and Dr. Fauci, The Courage to Be Free delivers something rare from an elected leader: stories of victory. This book is a winning blueprint for patriots across the country. And it is a rallying cry for every American who wishes to preserve our liberties.
Call Number: JK4451 .D47 2023
Learning America: one woman's fight for educational justice for refugee children by Luma MuflehIt was a wrong turn that changed everything. When Luma Mufleh--a Muslim, gay, refugee woman from hyper-conservative Jordan--stumbled upon a pick-up game of soccer in Clarkston, Georgia, something compelled her to join. The players, 11- and 12-year-olds from Liberia, Afghanistan, and Sudan, soon welcomed her as coach of their ragtag but fiercely competitive group. Drawn into their lives, Mufleh learned that few of her players, all local public school students, could read a single word. She asks, "Where was the America that took me in? That protected me? How can I get these kids to that America?" Learning America traces the story of how Mufleh grew a group of kids into a soccer team and then into a nationally acclaimed network of schools for refugee children.
Finding Me by Viola DavisIn my book, you will meet a little girl named Viola who ran from her past until she made a life-changing decision to stop running forever. This is my story, from a crumbling apartment in Central Falls, Rhode Island, to the stage in New York City, and beyond.
Call Number: PN2287.D3225 A3 2022
Q: Mathematics, Computer Science, Sciences
A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth : 4.6 billion years in 12 pithy chapters by Henry GeeIn A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth, Henry Gee zips through the last 4.6 billion years with infectious enthusiasm and intellectual rigor. Drawing on the very latest scientific understanding and writing in a clear, accessible style, he tells an enlightening tale of survival and persistence that illuminates the delicate balance within which life has always existed.
Call Number: QH366.2 .G44 2021
Thirty Million Words by Dana SuskindThe founder and director of the Thirty Million Words Initiative, Professor Dana Suskind, explains why the most important--and astoundingly simple--thing you can do for your child's future success in life is to to talk to them.
Call Number: QP360.5 .S87 2015
R: Medicine, Nursing
Code Gray by Farzon A. NahviCode Gray is a narrative-driven medical memoir that places you directly in the crucible of urgent life-or-death decision-making, offering insights that can help us cope at a time when the world around us appears to be falling apart.
Call Number: RA975.5.E5 N34 2023
Core Competencies of Civility in Nursing & Healthcare by Cynthia ClarkIn Core Competencies of Civility in Nursing & Healthcare, Cynthia Clark-a nurse-leader dedicated to organizational change and an unwavering advocate for civility and dignity for all-provides an abundance of practical solutions to create and sustain communities of civility, diversity, inclusion, and respect in academic and healthcare environments. Using a wealth of evidence-based interventions, hands-on tools, and scholarly resources, this book expands current thinking on the topic of civility to create and support healthy, productive work and learning environments for the benefit of all.
Call Number: RT82 .C53 2022
DSM-5-TR® Made Easy: the clinician's guide to diagnosis by James MorrisonFully updated for the DSM-5 Text Revision (DSM-5-TR), this trusted guide presents the breadth of DSM diagnoses in an accessible, engaging, and clinically useful format. Master diagnostician James Morrison demystifies the dense DSM-5-TR criteria with more than 130 detailed case vignettes that illustrate typical patient presentations. Succinct descriptions of each disorder, along with many tips, sidebars, tables, and caveats, capture the intricacies of psychiatric symptoms and impairments to make accurate diagnosis cleaner and simpler.