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Psychobabble : exploding the myths of the self-help generation /

by Briers, Stephen.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Harlow, England ; New York : Pearson, 2012Description: xxviii, 249 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780273772392 (pbk.).Subject(s): Self-help techniques -- Evaluation | Psychology, Applied | Psychology -- Popular works
Contents:
Myth 1: The root of all your problems is low self-esteem -- Myth 2: Let your feelings out! -- Myth 3: Emotional intelligence is what really counts -- Myth 4: Let your goals power you towards success! -- Myth 5: no one can make you feel anything -- Myth 6: Think positive and be a winner! -- Myth 7: We need to talk -- Myth 8: Whatever your problem, CBT is the answer -- Myth 9: You can never be too assertive -- Myth 10: Men and women live on different planets -- Myth 11: Your inner child needs a hug -- Myth 12: You can learn to do anything you want -- Myth 13: You'd better get yourself sorted -- Myth 14: You are stronger than you know -- Myth 15: You are a master of the universe! -- Myth 16: There is no failure, only feedback -- Myth 17: It's all your parents' fault -- Myth 18: You can heal your body -- Myth 19: You are in control of your life -- Myth 20: Married bliss : a matter of give and take -- Myth 21: Discover the real you! -- Myth 22: Make every second count.
Subject: The author, a clinical psychologist, shines light into the dark corners of self-help and explodes the myths, false hopes, quack philosophies, and unrealistic expectations it routinely advocates. The book provides an antidote to the usual approaches, offering a radical re-think of the way we approach problems in our lives, offering empowering new perspectives and expert advice on avoiding the biggest life traps. List(s) this item appears in: Wellbeing collection
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-249).

Myth 1: The root of all your problems is low self-esteem -- Myth 2: Let your feelings out! -- Myth 3: Emotional intelligence is what really counts -- Myth 4: Let your goals power you towards success! -- Myth 5: no one can make you feel anything -- Myth 6: Think positive and be a winner! -- Myth 7: We need to talk -- Myth 8: Whatever your problem, CBT is the answer -- Myth 9: You can never be too assertive -- Myth 10: Men and women live on different planets -- Myth 11: Your inner child needs a hug -- Myth 12: You can learn to do anything you want -- Myth 13: You'd better get yourself sorted -- Myth 14: You are stronger than you know -- Myth 15: You are a master of the universe! -- Myth 16: There is no failure, only feedback -- Myth 17: It's all your parents' fault -- Myth 18: You can heal your body -- Myth 19: You are in control of your life -- Myth 20: Married bliss : a matter of give and take -- Myth 21: Discover the real you! -- Myth 22: Make every second count.

The author, a clinical psychologist, shines light into the dark corners of self-help and explodes the myths, false hopes, quack philosophies, and unrealistic expectations it routinely advocates. The book provides an antidote to the usual approaches, offering a radical re-think of the way we approach problems in our lives, offering empowering new perspectives and expert advice on avoiding the biggest life traps.

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