Thinking Through The Past

Thinking Through The Past

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This reader for the U.S. history survey course gives students the opportunity to apply critical thinking skills to the examination of historical sources, providing pedagogy and background information to help them draw substantive conclusions. The careful organization and the context provided in each chapter make the material accessible for students, thereby assisting instructors in engaging their students in analysis and discussion. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre : History
Author by : John Hollitz
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2014-01-01
File : 400 Pages
ISBN : 9781305178380


Thinking Fast And Slow

Thinking Fast And Slow

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The guru to the gurus at last shares his knowledge with the rest of us. Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman's seminal studies in behavioral psychology, behavioral economics, and happiness studies have influenced numerous other authors, including Steven Pinker and Malcolm Gladwell. In Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman at last offers his own, first book for the general public. It is a lucid and enlightening summary of his life's work. It will change the way you think about thinking. Two systems drive the way we think and make choices, Kahneman explains: System One is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System Two is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Examining how both systems function within the mind, Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities as well as the biases of fast thinking and the pervasive influence of intuitive impressions on our thoughts and our choices. Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, he shows where we can trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking, contrasting the two-system view of the mind with the standard model of the rational economic agent. Kahneman's singularly influential work has transformed cognitive psychology and launched the new fields of behavioral economics and happiness studies. In this path-breaking book, Kahneman shows how the mind works, and offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and personal lives--and how we can guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble.

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Genre : Psychology
Author by : Daniel Kahneman
Publisher : Doubleday Canada
Release : 2011-11-01
File : 512 Pages
ISBN : 9780385676526


The Year Of Magical Thinking

The Year Of Magical Thinking

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • From one of America’s iconic writers, a stunning book of electric honesty and passion that explores an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage—and a life, in good times and bad—that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child. Several days before Christmas 2003, John Gregory Dunne and Joan Didion saw their only daughter, Quintana, fall ill with what seemed at first flu, then pneumonia, then complete septic shock. She was put into an induced coma and placed on life support. Days later—the night before New Year’s Eve—the Dunnes were just sitting down to dinner after visiting the hospital when John Gregory Dunne suffered a massive and fatal coronary. In a second, this close, symbiotic partnership of forty years was over. Four weeks later, their daughter pulled through. Two months after that, arriving at LAX, she collapsed and underwent six hours of brain surgery at UCLA Medical Center to relieve a massive hematoma. This powerful book is Didion’ s attempt to make sense of the “weeks and then months that cut loose any fixed idea I ever had about death, about illness ... about marriage and children and memory ... about the shallowness of sanity, about life itself.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Joan Didion
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2007-02-13
File : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9780307279729


History Politics Law

History Politics Law

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Juxtaposes standpoints from which disciplines of history, political thought and law conceive and generate political order beyond the state.

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Genre : History
Author by : Annabel Brett
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2021-10-07
File : 450 Pages
ISBN : 9781108842464


The Big Six Historical Thinking Concepts

The Big Six Historical Thinking Concepts

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Authors Peter Seixas and Tom Morton provide a guide to bring powerful understandings of these six historical thinking concepts into the classroom through teaching strategies and model activities. Table of Contents Historical Significance Evidence Continuity and Change Cause and Consequence Historical Perspectives The Ethical Dimension The accompanying DVD-ROM includes: Modifiable Blackline Masters All graphics, photographs, and illustrations from the text Additional teaching support Order Information: All International Based Customers (School, University and Consumer): All US based customers please contact nelson.orderdesk@nelson.com All International customers (exception US and Asia) please contact Nelson.international@ne lson.com

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Genre : Historiography
Author by : Peter Seixas
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Release : 2012-07-30
File : 218 Pages
ISBN : 0176541543


Thinking Through Cultures

Thinking Through Cultures

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Shweder calls for exploration of the human mind--and of one's own mind--by thinking through the ideas and practices of other peoples and their cultures. He examines evidence of cross-cultural similarities and differences in mind, self, emotion, and morality with special reference to the cultural psychology of a traditional Hindu temple town in India.

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Genre : Psychology
Author by : Richard A. Shweder
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 1991
File : 404 Pages
ISBN : 0674884167


Thinking Through The Body

Thinking Through The Body

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What is the archaeology of the body and how can it change the way we experience the past? This book, one of the first to appear on the subject, records and evaluates the emergence of this new direction of cross-disciplinary research, and examines the potential of incorporating some of its insights into archaeology. It will be of interest to students, researchers, and teachers in archaeology, as well as in cognate disciplines such as anthropology and history.

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Genre : History
Author by : Yannis Hamilakis
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2002
File : 262 Pages
ISBN : 0306466481


History And Future

History And Future

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The book reexamines this long held belief, and argues that the historical method is an excellent way to think about and represent the future. At the same time, the book asserts that futurists should not view the future as a scientist might—aiming for predictions and certainties—but rather should view the future in the same way that an historian views the past.

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Genre : History
Author by : David J. Staley
Publisher : Lexington Books
Release : 2009-12-30
File : 175 Pages
ISBN : 9780739117545


The Thinking Woman S Guide To Real Magic

The Thinking Woman S Guide To Real Magic

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An imaginative story of a woman caught in an alternate world—where she will need to learn the skills of magic to survive Nora Fischer’s dissertation is stalled and her boyfriend is about to marry another woman. During a miserable weekend at a friend’s wedding, Nora wanders off and walks through a portal into a different world where she’s transformed from a drab grad student into a stunning beauty. Before long, she has a set of glamorous new friends and her romance with gorgeous, masterful Raclin is heating up. It’s almost too good to be true. Then the elegant veneer shatters. Nora’s new fantasy world turns darker, a fairy tale gone incredibly wrong. Making it here will take skills Nora never learned in graduate school. Her only real ally—and a reluctant one at that—is the magician Aruendiel, a grim, reclusive figure with a biting tongue and a shrouded past. And it will take her becoming Aruendiel’s student—and learning magic herself—to survive. When a passage home finally opens, Nora must weigh her “real life” against the dangerous power of love and magic. For lovers of Lev Grossman's The Magicians series (The Magicians and The Magician King) and Deborah Harkness's All Souls Trilogy (A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night).

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Emily Croy Barker
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2013-08-01
File : 576 Pages
ISBN : 9781101585573


81 Fresh Fun Critical Thinking Activities

81 Fresh Fun Critical Thinking Activities

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Help children of all learning styles and strengths improve their critical thinking skills with these creative, cross-curricular activities. Each engaging activity focuses on skills such as recognizing and recalling, evaluating, and analyzing.

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Genre : Critical thinking
Author by : Laurie Rozakis
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Release : 1998
File : 120 Pages
ISBN : 0590375261