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Psychology of Family Relationships
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 248

Psychology of Family Relationships

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2009
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  • Publisher: Unknown

This book investigates the psychology of family relationships, including parent-child relations, sibling relations, maternal-foetal and marital relations. The influence of prenatal mother-child attachment on intrauterine foetal movements is examined, as well as mother-infant interaction, which was studied by looking at Nicaraguan and Italian mothers and how they engage in social play, object play, and what their overall verbal behaviours were towards their infants. In addition, rather than the usual focus on dietary and physical activity aspects of child weight management, certain family relationships are highlighted, which might either enhance or hinder coping with child weight management. ...

West of Eden
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 352

West of Eden

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-02-09
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  • Publisher: Random House

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An epic, mesmerizing oral history of Hollywood and Los Angeles from the author of the contemporary classic Edie Jean Stein transformed the art of oral history in her groundbreaking book Edie: American Girl, an indelible portrait of Andy Warhol “superstar” Edie Sedgwick, which was edited with George Plimpton. Now, in West of Eden, she turns to Los Angeles, the city of her childhood. Stein vividly captures a mythic cast of characters: their ambitions and triumphs as well as their desolation and grief. These stories illuminate the bold aspirations of five larger-than-life individuals and their families. West of Eden is a work of history both grand in scale and ...

L'amante del Doge
  • Language: it
  • Pages: 272

L'amante del Doge

1755. In una Venezia stretta dalla morsa dell'Inquisizione la vita di Caterina Dolfin, donna di rara bellezza cresciuta nell'amore per la cultura, si intreccia fatalmente a quella di Andrea Tron, ambasciatore ed erede di una delle più antiche famiglie della Serenissima. In un affascinante romanzo, la storia di un amore disposto a sfidare ogni regola e convenzione sociale.

Elements of Denial - A Memoir of Integration
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 300

Elements of Denial - A Memoir of Integration

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2015-11-30
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  • Publisher: iUniverse

Maria Russo is a retired Service Manager of Verizon Enterprise Solutions and is now an author of this non-fiction book about her life. Her goals in writing this book are to reach people who suffered from the same psychological challenges as her and the mental health industry. She lived a double life, or more precisely a “multiple” life. She suffered from Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) also known as Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD). She shares her experiences that brought her to successfully integrate all her identities (personalities) into a whole and dynamic woman. Most books regarding this subject focus on people who do not completely integrate. She wants the world to know tha...

IL CAVALIERE DEL GIGLIO
  • Language: it
  • Pages: 304

IL CAVALIERE DEL GIGLIO

Inizi 1200. Mentre a Firenze è dilaniata dalla guerra civile tra guelfi e ghibellini, Farinata degli Uberti, condottiero valoroso e brillante capo politico, guida i concittadini alla vittoria contro le truppe di Siena. Ma l'incontro sul campo di battaglia con la bella e intrepida senese Adeleta segnerà profondamente il suo destino.

What Pet Should I Get?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 48

What Pet Should I Get?

A boy wants all of the pets in a pet store but he and his sister can choose only one. End notes discuss Dr. Seuss's pets, his creative process, and the discovery of the manuscript and illustrations for "What Pet Should I Get?"

La dialettica della libertà in Nietzsche e Dostoevskij
  • Language: it
  • Pages: 128

La dialettica della libertà in Nietzsche e Dostoevskij

Vi è un profondo legame tra la “filosofia con il martello” di Friedrich Nietzsche e la produzione narrativa dello scrittore russo Fëdor Dostoevskij. Attraverso l’analisi del sottosuolo e delle critiche tanto al determinismo positivista quanto all’idealismo, in questo testo ci si concentra sulla concezione di dialettica della libertà che i due autori condividono. La loro critica radicale dei valori tradizionali poteva condurre a una deriva nichilista; entrambi, però, rifiutano questo esito e ne confutano la necessità. La libertà autentica per i due autori non è infatti l’indifferenza del libero arbitrio infinito, bensì l’oltreumana accettazione del non-senso e della soffer...

Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-04-24
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  • Publisher: Random House

INCLUDING AN EXCLUSIVE CONVERSATION BETWEEN MERYL STREEP AND ANNA QUINDLEN “[Quindlen] serves up generous portions of her wise, commonsensical, irresistibly quotable take on life. . . . What Nora Ephron does for body image and Anne Lamott for spiritual neuroses, Quindlen achieves on the home front.”—NPR In this irresistible memoir, Anna Quindlen writes about a woman’s life, from childhood memories to manic motherhood to middle age, using the events of her life to illuminate ours. Considering—and celebrating—everything from marriage, girlfriends, our mothers, parenting, faith, loss, to all the stuff in our closets, and more, Quindlen says for us here what we may wish we could have...

In a Strange Room
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

In a Strange Room

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2010-10-13
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  • Publisher: Penguin

A finalist for the 2010 Man Booker Prize In this newest novel from South African writer Damon Galgut, a young loner travels across eastern Africa, Europe, and India. Unsure what he's after, and reluctant to return home, he follows the paths of travelers he meets along the way. Treated as a lover, a follower, a guardian, each new encounter-with an enigmatic stranger, a group of careless backpackers, a woman on the verge-leads him closer to confronting his own identity. Traversing the quiet of wilderness and the frenzy of border crossings, every new direction is tinged with surmounting mourning, as he is propelled toward a tragic conclusion. In a Strange Room is a brilliant, stylish novel of anger and compassion, longing and thwarted desire, and a hauntingly beautiful evocation of life on the road. First published in The Paris Review in three parts, one of which was selected for a National Magazine Award, and another for the O. Henry Prize, In a Strange Room was shortlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize.

The Snow Queen
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

The Snow Queen

A darkly luminous new novel from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Hours Michael Cunningham's luminous novel begins with a vision. It's November 2004. Barrett Meeks, having lost love yet again, is walking through Central Park when he is inspired to look up at the sky; there he sees a pale, translucent light that seems to regard him in a distinctly godlike way. Barrett doesn't believe in visions—or in God—but he can't deny what he's seen. At the same time, in the not-quite-gentrified Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, Tyler, Barrett's older brother, a struggling musician, is trying—and failing—to write a wedding song for Beth, his wife-to-be, who is seriously ill. Tyler is de...