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Watts, Duncan J.

Summary: Discusses how the concept of common sense is inadequate in an increasingly complex world and draws on multiple disciplines to offer insight into the sources of such topics as popularity, economics, and self-deception.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Business 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 153.4 WAT

Cook, Julia

Summary: RJ says what he thinks ... no matter how it sounds or makes others feel. It's time RJ starts using a social filter when he speaks. With help from his parents, he learns he doesn't have to verbalize every thought that pops into his head. In fact, sometimes the less said the better.--Publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Boys Town Press 2014

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE FIC COO

Morrow, David R.

Summary: Giving Reasons prepares students to think independently, evaluate information, and reason clearly across disciplines. Accessible to students and effective for instructors, it provides plain-English exercises, helpful appendices, and a variety of online supplements.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2017

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1 available in Consider This, Call number: 153.4 MOR

White, David A.

Summary: This offers young people (from 10 up) the opportunity to become acquainted with the wonders of philosophy. Forty questions--arranged under Values, Knowledge, Reality, and Critcal Thinking--invite kids to think about questions that philosophers have been discussing since the time of the ancient Greeks. Each question includes a fun activity that allows kids to increase their understanding of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Prufrock Press 2001

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 100 WHI

Dyer, Wayne W.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hay House 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 299.5 DYE

Fernyhough, Charles

Summary: We all hear voices. Ordinary thinking is often a kind of conversation, filling our heads with speech: the voices of reason, of memory, of self-encouragement and rebuke, the inner dialogue that helps us with tough decisions or complicated problems. For others - voice-hearers, trauma-sufferers and prophets - the voices seem to come from outside: friendly voices, malicious ones, the voice of God...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 153 FER

Grim, Patrick.

Contents: Part 1, Lecture 1. The dream, the brain, and the machine -- Lecture 2. The mind-body problem -- Lecture 3. Brains and minds, parts and wholes -- Lecture 4. The inner theater -- Lecture 5. Living in the material world -- Lecture 6. A functional approach to the mind -- Lecture 7. What is it about robots -- Lecture 8. Body image -- Lecture 9. Self-identity and other minds -- Lecture 10....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2008

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 100 PHI
Call number: DVD 100 PHI

Langer, Ellen J.

Summary: Ellen J. Langer, Harvard professor of psychology, determines that the mindless following of routine and other automatic behaviors lead to much error, pain and a predetermined course of life. In this thought-provoking book, her research has been "translated" for the lay reader. With anecdotes and metaphors, Langer explains how the mindless -- as opposed to the mindful -- develop mindsets of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Books 1989

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 153 LAN

Russell, Anna

Summary: "Josh Baker isn't sure why his brain tells him to do things that other people don't need to do: checking his locker again and again, counting cracks in ceilings, and always needing to finish a song, for starters. He is a talented drummer, a math genius, and he knows everything about rock and roll. Yet, he knows his problems have the power to hurt his family and make him fail at school. When...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: West 44 Books, an imprint of Enslow Publishing 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC RUS

Sloman, Steven A.

Summary: "Two cognitive scientists explain how the human brain relies on the communal nature of intelligence and knowledge, constantly gathering information and expertise stored outside our mind and bodies, to overcome its shortcomings of being error prone, irrational and often ignorant,"--NoveList.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 153 SLO

Cook, Julia

Summary: Shows readers how to do a better job of asking for permission, and making an apology. RJ learns that using these skills means a lot fewer trips to the "time-out" chair.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Boys Town Press 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Paperback, Call number: J FIC COO

Dennett, D. C. (Daniel Clement)

Summary: Combining ideas from philosophy, artificial intelligence, and neurobiology, Daniel Dennett leads the reader on a fascinating journey of inquiry, exploring such intriguing possibilities as: Can any of us really know what is going on in someone else's mind? What distinguishes the human mind from the minds of animals, especially those capable of complex behavior? If such animals, for instance,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Morrison, Matthew.

Summary: Presents philosophy's most confounding questions from "Can you trust the experts?" to "Can you prove who you are?" to "Do animals have rights?" and profiles ten philosophers, including Plato, Charles Darwin, and Immanuel Kant.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wizard Books 2011

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Park, Keith

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 158.1 PAR

Summary: The skills students need to effectively record and learn information presented in class are outlined in this program. Featured is the Cornell Notetaking Method, which stresses organization and prompt review. A notebook page format that divides information into actual notes and student comments is central to both accurate Notetaking and meaningful study. Suggestions are provided on when and how...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Gordon, Barry

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2003

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 153.1 Gordo

Harvey, Stephanie.

Summary: Teaches techniques designed to improve reading skills, covering how children can learn by making connections, asking questions, visualization, inferring answers, extracting ideas, and synthesizing information.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stenhouse Publishers 2000

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1 available in Juvenile Parent-Teacher Collection, Call number: JPT 372 HAR

Summary: Bill Nye is a man on a mission, to stop the spread of anti-scientific thinking across the world. With intimate and exclusive access, as well as plenty of wonder and whimsy, this behind the scenes portrait of Nye follows him as he takes off his Science Guy lab coat and takes on those who deny climate change, evolution, and a science-based world view.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2018

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Hawn, Goldie.

Summary: The actress, author, and founder of the Hawn Foundation provides easy physical and mental exercises that can help children reduce stress, manage emotions and behaviors, develop greater empathy, and be more optimistic.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perigee Book 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 158.1 HAW

Pinker, Steven

Summary: Psychologist Pinker explains how the mind works in a completely new way--by examining how we use words. Every time we swear, we reveal something about human emotions. When we use an innuendo to convey a bribe, threat, or sexual come-on (rather than just blurting it out), we disclose something about human relationships. Our use of prepositions and tenses tap into peculiarly human concepts of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 401 PIN

Dyer, Wayne W.

Summary: Within the pages of this transformational book, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer reveals how to change the self-defeating thinking patterns that have prevented you from living at the highest levels of success, happiness, and health. ou'll learn to apply specific questions to any excuse, and then proceed through the steps of a new paradigm.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hay House 2009

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 158.1 DYE

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 158.1 DYE

Kida, Thomas E. (Thomas Edward)

Summary: Reveals six basic mistakes people make while thinking and explains how, by avoiding these mistakes, people can make better choices in all aspects of their life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Prometheus Books 2006

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 153.4 Kida,

Lightman, Alan P.

Summary: Meditates on scientific findings that are changing the understanding of the cosmos, exploring such topics as the debate between science and religion, the conflict between the desire for permanence and nature's impermanence, and the ways technology has changed physical experiences.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2013

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McRaney, David.

Summary: McRaney reveals that every decision we make, every thought we contemplate, and every emotion we feel comes with a story we tell ourselves to explain them. But sometimes those stories aren't true.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gotham Books/Penguin Group 2011

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 153 MCR