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              Books by Barbara Oakley

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              Learning How to Learn: How to Succeed in School without Spending All Your Time Studying: a Guide for Kids and Teens

              Learning How to Learn: How to Succeed in School without Spending All Your Time Studying: a Guide for Kids and Teens (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Oakley, Barbara; Sejnowski, Terrence; McConville, Alistair

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              Drs. Barbara Oakley and Terrence Sejnowski's popular online course, Learning How to Learn, has enrolled more than 1.8 million students from more than 200 countries. The course was based on Dr. Oakley's bestselling book, A Mind for Numbers. In this much needed follow-up to A Mind ...for Numbers, the authors teach kids and teens how to learn effectively at a time when they most need these skills. Learning How to Learn teaches them about the importance of both focused concentration and letting their minds wander, how the brain makes connections between different pieces of information, the value of metaphors in developing understanding, why procrastination is the enemy of problem solving, and much more. Filled with illustrations, application questions, and exercises, this book makes learning engaging and accessible.
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              ISBN 9780143132547
              Released NZ 2 Nov 2018
              Publisher J.P.Tarcher,U.S./Perigee Bks.,
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)
               

              A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Oakley, Barbara

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              At a time when two-thirds of American high school students are not proficient in math, this book comes to the rescue of math-phobes of all ages. Whether you are a college student struggling to fulfill a math requirement or a professional in a field requiring high-level analytic s...kills, A Mind for Numbers is geared toward anyone who has ever been intimidated by math. Barbara Oakley, a successful engineering professor who once flunked her way through high school math and science classes, understands this audience well. Offering insights in neuroscience and cognitive psychology, Dr. Oakley teaches us how to fully utilize the right side of the brain (for creative, big-picture thinking), as well as the analytical left side (for problem solving). She addresses common stumbling blocks to approaching math and science, and shows us how to use our personal learning style to its fullest advantage.
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              ISBN 9780399165245
              Released NZ 24 Sep 2014
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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              Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential
               

              Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Oakley, Barbara

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              Mindshift reveals how we can overcome stereotypes and preconceived ideas about what is possible for us to learn and become. At a time when we are constantly being asked to retrain and reinvent ourselves to adapt to new technologies and changing industries, this book shows us how ...we can uncover and develop talents we didn't realize we had--no matter what our age or background. We're often told to follow our passions. But in Mindshift, Dr. Barbara Oakley shows us how we can broaden our passions. Drawing on the latest neuroscientific insights, Dr. Oakley shepherds us past simplistic ideas of aptitude and ability, which provide only a snapshot of who we are now--with little consideration about how we can change. Even seemingly bad traits, such as a poor memory, come with hidden advantages--like increased creativity. Profiling people from around the world who have overcome learning limitations of all kinds, Dr. Oakley shows us how we can turn perceived weaknesses, such as impostor syndrome and advancing age, into strengths. People may feel like they're at a disadvantage if they pursue a new field later in life; yet those who change careers can be fertile cross-pollinators: They bring valuable insights from one discipline to another. Dr. Oakley teaches us strategies for learning that are backed by neuroscience so that we can realize the joy and benefits of a learning lifestyle. Mindshift takes us deep inside the world of how people change and grow. Our biggest stumbling blocks can be our own preconceptions, but with the right mental insights, we can tap into hidden potential and create new opportunities --
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              ISBN 9781101982853
              Released NZ 17 Jul 2017
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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              Pathological Altruism
                

              Pathological Altruism (Hardback)

              Edited by Oakley, Barbara; Knafo, Ariel; Madhavan, Guruprasad; Wilson, David Sloan

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              Pathological Altruism is a groundbreaking new book - the first to explore the negative aspects of altruism and empathy, seemingly uniformly positive traits. In fact, pathological altruism, in the form of an unhealthy focus on others to the detriment of one's own needs, may underp...in some personality disorders.
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              ISBN 9780199738571
              Released NZ 16 Nov 2011
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Cold-Blooded Kindness: Neuroquirks of a Codependent Killer, or Just Give Me a Shot at Loving You, Dear, and Other Reflections on Helping That Hurts

              Cold-Blooded Kindness: Neuroquirks of a Codependent Killer, or Just Give Me a Shot at Loving You, Dear, and Other Reflections on Helping That Hurts (Hardback)

              By Oakley, Barbara

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              Are some people predisposed to kindness to the point of being destructive to themselves and others? In this searing exploration of deadly codependency, the author of the best-selling Evil Genes, takes the reader on a spellbinding voyage of discovery.

              ISBN 9781616144197
              Released NZ 1 Jun 2013
              Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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              Cambiar de Mentalidad
               

              Cambiar de Mentalidad (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Oakley, Barbara

              • RRP: $56.50
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              At a time when we are often being asked to reinvent ourselves, Dr. Oakley draws on the latest neuroscientific insights to shepherd us past simplistic ideas of aptitude and ability, which provide only a snapshot of who we are nowwith little consideration for how we can change.

              ISBN 9788491113560
              Released NZ 30 Sep 2018
              Publisher Obelisco
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              Language (Spanish)
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              Biologie Des B sen: Tyrannen Der Weltgeschichte Und Des Alltags
                

              Biologie Des B sen: Tyrannen Der Weltgeschichte Und Des Alltags (Hardback, 2008 ed.)

              Translated by Wiese, Martina; By Oakley, Barbara

              • RRP: $116.99
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              KAnnen Menschen biologisch zum BAsen veranlagt sein? Ausgehend von verstArenden Erfahrungen in der eigenen Familie deckt die Autorin Barbara Oakley auf, dass A1/4bel wollende Menschen oft aufgrund von kArperlichen oder psychischen Fehlfunktionen so handeln. Sie setzt aktuelle psy...chologische, neurowissenschaftliche, verhaltensbiologische und genetische Entdeckungen in Beziehung zu den Charakteren vieler historischer Personen (allen voran Mao, Stalin, Hitler und Milosevic) und leitet daraus ein faszinierendes Bild vom Wirken des BAsen in der Politik, im GeschAfts- und Sozialleben, in der Religion und sogar im privaten hAuslichen Bereich ab. Dabei zeigt sich, dass die von Menschen gestaltete Geschichte geprAgt ist von einem sonderbaren Zusammenspiel von Biologie und sozialer PrAgung, das die Wissenschaft jetzt erst zu verstehen beginnt.
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              ISBN 9783827420299
              Released NZ 9 Oct 2008
              Publisher Prometheus Books
              Interest Age General Audience
              Language (German)
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              Practicing Sustainability
                

              Practicing Sustainability (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2013 ed.)

              Edited by Madhavan, Guru; Oakley, Barbara; Green, David; Koon, David; Low, Penny

              • RRP: $96.50
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              This book gathers chefs, poets, music directors, pastors, architects, artists and filmmakers, as well as scientific leaders, entrepreneurs, educators, executives, policy makers and contrarians, to explore sustainability and the role that each of us can play.

              ISBN 9781489988980
              Released NZ 9 Nov 2014
              Publisher Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Practicing Sustainability
                

              Practicing Sustainability (Hardback, 2013 ed.)

              Edited by Madhavan, Guru; Oakley, Barbara; Green, David; Koon, David; Low, Penny

              • RRP: $164.50
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              This book gathers chefs, poets, music directors, pastors, architects, artists and filmmakers, as well as scientific leaders, entrepreneurs, educators, executives, policy makers and contrarians, to explore sustainability and the role that each of us can play.

              ISBN 9781461443483
              Released NZ 20 Oct 2012
              Publisher Springer New York
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              Career Development in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
                

              Career Development in Bioengineering and Biotechnology (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2008th edition)

              Edited by Madhavan, Guruprasad; Oakley, Barbara; Kun, Luis; Contributions by Langer, Robert; Foreword by Alberts, Bruce

              • RRP: $292.50
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              Suitable for those who are seeking a career guidance in bioengineering and biotechnology, this book offers a road map to the broad and varied career development opportunities in bioengineering, biotechnology, and related fields.

              ISBN 9780387764948
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2008
              Publisher Springer New York
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Series in Biomedical Engineering
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