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Invisible Influence

By Jonah Berger
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1476759758
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 565
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Jonah Berger, the bestselling author of Contagious, explores the subtle, secret influences that affect the decisions we make—from what we buy, to the careers we choose, to what we eat—in his latest New York Times bestseller that is a “rare business book that’s both informative and enough fun to take to the beach” (Fortune.com). If you’re like most people, you think your individual tastes and opinions drive your choices and behaviors. You wear a certain jacket because you liked how it looked. You picked a particular career because you found it interesting. The notion that our choices are driven by our own personal thoughts and opinions is patently obvious. Right? Wrong. Without our realizing it, other people’s behavior has a huge influence on everything we do at every moment of our lives, from the mundane to the momentous. Even strangers have an impact on our judgments and decisions: our attitudes toward a welfare policy shift if we’re told it is supported by Democrats versus Republicans (even though the policy is the same). But social influence doesn’t just lead us to do the same things as others. In some cases we imitate others around us. But in other cases we avoid particular choices or behaviors because other people are doing them. We stop listening to a band because they go mainstream. We skip buying the minivan because we don’t want to look like a soccer mom. By understanding how social influence works, we can decide when to resist and when to embrace it—and learn how we can use this knowledge to exercise more control over our own behavior. In Invisible Influence, Jonah Berger “is consistently entertaining, applying science to real life in surprising ways and explaining research through narrative. His book fascinates because it opens up the moving parts of a mysterious machine, allowing readers to watch them in action” (Publishers Weekly).

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Harness the Psychology of Food for a Healthy Lifestyle “...essential read for those of us trying to understand the mysteries behind the food choices and eating habits of today's consumer.” ―Stephen M Ostroff, MD, former deputy commissioner, Foods and Veterinary Medicine, FDA Author and CEO Jack Bobo is a food psychology expert with over 20 years advising four U. S. Secretaries of State on food and agriculture. He’s here to personally guide you on smarter food choices and improving your quality of life. Elusive healthy lifestyle. We have access to more nutrition facts and diet plans now than ever before. Consumers have never known more about nutrition and yet, have never been more overweight. For most Americans, maintaining a balanced diet is more difficult than doing their taxes. What are we doing wrong? Learn to eat better. Jack Bobo reveals how the psychology of food has been invisibly controlling us all along, in the grocery aisles, at restaurants, in front of the refrigerator, and in every other place we make crucial food choices. Behavioral science is changing the way we think about food and showing us how to develop healthy meal plans and deliver more balanced diets. Apply behavioral science to your diet plan. A balanced diet creates a healthy lifestyle routine and better quality of life. You can move beyond fad diets, pop science, and calls for ever greater willpower. Explore the deeper causes of hidden influences and mental shortcuts our minds use to process information and how they often prevent us from healthy eating habits. Why Smart People Make Bad Food Choices helps you: • Understand the psychology behind hidden influences • Make better decisions that lead toward a healthy diet • Fear less and enjoy more the food you eat • Become a positive force for the diets of those around you If you enjoyed books like Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy; SuperLife; How to Be a Conscious Eater; or How Not to Die; you’ll love Why Smart People Make Bad Food Choices.

Invisible Forces and Powerful Beliefs

By The Chicago Social Brain Network
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  • Publisher : FT Press
  • Isbn : 0132099675
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 600
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Can religion and science co-exist? Do they? Is religion hardwired in humans? The book, from the Chicago Social Brain Network, is the result of an extraordinary ongoing conversation among a group of highly respected scientists, physicians, philosophers, and theologians. Together, they share profound insights into the deepest questions humans ask and explore the invisible forces and powerful beliefs that shape our lives. Their insights reflect both humanity's latest science and its most enduring wisdom. Their answers and questions will challenge readers and reward them with a richer understand of who we are, what we share, and what it means. What do we really know about human nature? How do we see what we see, know what we know, feel what we feel? How do people come to believe in God? Where does empathy come from? What are the health benefits of faith? Where do you end, and others begin? What do marriage, family, and friendship mean? How can people repair the broken connections that keep them lonely?

Higher Education Choice in China

By Xiaoming Sheng
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317803949
  • Pages : 186
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 417
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Much of the existing research on parental involvement and higher education choice examines the difference between the working class and the middle class, but little literature looks at different factions within the social classes. This book discusses higher education choice in China, particularly through the examination of social issues such as social stratification, parental involvement, and gender and educational inequality. Drawing from an empirical study based on Bourdieu’s theory, the book explores both inter-class and intra-class differences in China, providing an insight into how social class differences influence a number of issues, including: educational equality the role parents, especially mothers, play in higher education decision-making the relationship between traditional cultural norms gendered relationships within Chinese families. The sociology of higher education choices are derived through feedback from various sources, including both parents and students themselves. The book will be key reading for postgraduates and researchers in the fields of sociology, sociology of education, Chinese studies and Asian studies.

Sweet Influences of the Anointing

By Dag Heward-Mills
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  • Publisher : Dag Heward-Mills
  • Isbn : 161395347X
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  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 643
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As a Christian, the greatest and sweetest influence in your life should be the Holy Spirit. This book enables you to understand how your character, your conscience, your creativity and even your ability to be holy can be influenced bt the Holy Spirit. Through this phenomenal book by Dag Heward-Mills, you must allow the Holy Spirit to influence, inspire, affect and change your life forever.

On Divine Revelation: The Teaching of the Catholic Faith Vol. One

By Fr. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange
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  • Publisher : Emmaus Academic
  • Isbn : 1645851567
  • Pages : 856
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 431
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In On Divine Revelation—one of Garrigou-Lagrange’s most significant works, here available in English for the very first time—he offers a classic treatment of this foundational topic. It is an organized and thorough defense of both the rationality and supernaturality of divine revelation. He presents a careful yet stimulating account of the scientific character of theology, the nature of revelation itself, mystery, dogma, the grace of faith, the powers of human reason, false interpretations thereof (rationalism, naturalism, agnosticism, and pantheism), the motives of credibility, and much more. Though written a century ago, On Divine Revelation will restore confidence in theology as a distinct and unified science and return focus to the fundamental questions of the doctrine of revelation. It also serves as a salutary corrective to contemporary theology’s anthropocentrism and concern with what is relative in revelation and religious experience by reorienting our theological attention to what is most certain, central, and sure in our knowledge of divine revelation: the Triune God who has revealed his inner life and salvific will. Readers will see the great splendor of the gift of divine revelation: radiant with credibility before the gaze of reason and drawing our supernatural assent to the mysteries through the gift of faith. As Fr. Cajetan Cuddy, O.P. observes, “On Divine Revelation . . . is a stunning work of inestimable value. No other subsequent work on this topic has come close to meeting it (much less surpassing it).”

Grotowski, Women, and Contemporary Performance

By Virginie Magnat
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1135081700
  • Pages : 244
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 542
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As the first examination of women's foremost contributions to Jerzy Grotowski's cross-cultural investigation of performance, this book complements and broadens existing literature by offering a more diverse and inclusive re-assessment of Grotowski's legacy, thereby probing its significance for contemporary performance practice and research. Although the particularly strenuous physical training emblematic of Grotowski's approach is not gender specific, it has historically been associated with a masculine conception of the performer incarnated by Ryszard Cieslak in The Constant Prince, thus overlooking the work of Rena Mirecka, Maja Komorowska, and Elizabeth Albahaca, to name only the leading women performers identified with the period of theatre productions. This book therefore redresses this imbalance by focusing on key women from different cultures and generations who share a direct connection to Grotowski's legacy while clearly asserting their artistic independence. These women actively participated in all phases of the Polish director’s practical research, and continue to play a vital role in today's transnational community of artists whose work reflects Grotowski's enduring influence. Grounding her inquiry in her embodied research and on-going collaboration with these artists, Magnat explores the interrelation of creativity, embodiment, agency, and spirituality within their performing and teaching. Building on current debates in performance studies, experimental ethnography, Indigenous research, global gender studies, and ecocriticism, the author maps out interconnections between these women's distinct artistic practices across the boundaries that once delineated Grotowski's theatrical and post-theatrical experiments.

Forbidden Fruit

By Mark D. Regnerus
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 9780199744947
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 601
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Americans remain deeply ambivalent about teenage sexuality. Many presume that such uneasiness is rooted in religion. But how exactly does religion contribute to the formation of teenagers' sexual values and actions? What difference, if any, does religion make in adolescents' sexual attitudes and behaviors? Are abstinence pledges effective? What does it mean to be "emotionally ready" for sex? Who expresses regrets about their sexual activity and why? Tackling these and other questions, Forbidden Fruit tells the definitive story of the sexual values and practices of American teenagers, paying particular attention to how participating in organized religion shapes sexual decision-making. Merging analyses of three national surveys with stories drawn from interviews with over 250 teenagers across America, Mark Regnerus reviews how young people learn-and what they know-about sex from their parents, schools, peers and other sources. He examines what experiences teens profess to have had, and how they make sense of these experiences in light of their own identities as religious, moral, and responsible persons. Religion can and does matter, Regnerus finds, but religious claims are often swamped by other compelling sexual scripts. Particularly interesting is the emergence of what Regnerus calls a new middle class sexual morality which has little to do with a desire for virginity but nevertheless shuns intercourse in order to avoid risks associated with pregnancy and STDs. And strikingly, evangelical teens aren't less sexually active than their non-evangelical counterparts, they just tend to feel guiltier about it. In fact, Regnerus finds that few religious teens have internalized or are even able to articulate the sexual ethic taught by their denominations. The only-and largely ineffective-sexual message most religious teens are getting is, "Don't do it until you're married." Ultimately, Regnerus concludes, religion may influence adolescent sexual behavior, but it rarely motivates sexual decision making.

Social Influence

By Joseph P. Forgas,Kipling D. Williams
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  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Isbn : 1317710290
  • Pages : 392
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 564
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Social influence processes play a key role in human behavior. Arguably our extraordinary evolutionary success has much to do with our subtle and highly developed ability to interact with and influence each other. In this volume, leading international researchers review and integrate contemporary theory and research on the many ways people influence each other, considering both explicit, direct, and implicit, indirect influence strategies. Three sections examine fundamental processes and theory in social influence research, the role of cognitive processes and strategies in social influence phenomena, and the operation of social influence mechanisms in group settings. By applying the latest research to a wide range of interpersonal phenomena, this volume greatly advances our understanding of social influence mechanisms in strategic social interaction, and should be of interest to all students, researchers and practitioners interested in the dynamics of everyday interpersonal behavior.

SCIENTIFIC CREATION!

By Hezekiah Clark, H.T.
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1450030831
  • Pages : 273
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 830
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This writing is called: Scientific Creation, Our Life - Beginning To End. As stated, all facts are not pragmatic or seen by human eye. Where did all nature and life start ? What is the beginning ? Was it by The Big Bang Theory, or Beginning by God ? or some Intelligent Designer ? The miraculous human body is investigated in time. In Catastrophic development of life and all nature, there was an Earth Canopy of translucent, crystalline, ice and a Great Global Flood, a deluge, scientifically verified. Then , all life and nature is discussed as always coming in a trinity, which is the characteristic of and mode of the great I.D.

Wordsworth's Influence On Shelley

By G Kim Blank
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 1349190209
  • Pages : 243
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 159
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Social Media for Business

By Linda Coles
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 0730345785
  • Pages : 264
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 921
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The quick-and-easy guide to effective social media marketing Social Media for Business is the essential guide to navigating the social media maelstrom and effectively promoting your business online. You'll learn how to develop a simple marketing plan, use social media effectively and measure the results of your efforts as you turn contacts and followers into customers. This new third edition has been updated to reflect the expanding influence of Instagram, and includes Snapchat, Security, Social Influence and updated case studies that illustrate the rapid evolution of social media as a business tool. You'll learn about the recent changes to Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Pinterest and how to factor them into your strategy — as well as when to decide to transition toward or away from any specific platform. Social media can help you expand your networks, engage with your customers and help you grow your business, but not all platforms work for all businesses. The best results come from directed effort and stellar execution, and this book shows you how to make it happen from setup to sale. Learn where to focus your efforts for maximum gain Discover the newest platforms, their demographics and their potential Understand key changes that can affect the way you use major platforms Build an effective social media presence that translates into business Not every business needs a Facebook page, but every business does need some sort of online presence — and social media can be a high-impact, cost-effective way to reach thousands of potential customers. From building a profile to creating and curating content, Social Media for Business is packed with guidance every business owner needs.

Trading in Influence and the Illegal Financing of Political Parties

By Council of Europe
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  • Publisher : Council of Europe
  • Isbn : 9789287142559
  • Pages : 127
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 247
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Papers from a conference looking at how political parties fund their campaigns and operations and the opportunities for corruption that result.

American Institutions and Their Influence

By Alexis de Tocqueville
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Isbn : 146553783X
  • Pages : 460
  • Category : Democracy
  • Reads : 887
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