A Critical Study of Self help and Self improvement Practices

his book looks at what holds the term 'self-help' together when the words seem to appear as entirely independent phenomena.

A Critical Study of Self help and Self improvement Practices

A Critical Study of Self help and Self improvement Practices

his book looks at what holds the term 'self-help' together when the words seem to appear as entirely independent phenomena. It undertakes to examine the relationships between self-help books and self-help groups, and self and help, drawing on textual, discursive, and ethnographic modes of inquiry.

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A Critical Study of Self-help and Self-improvement Practices
Language: un
Pages: 336
Authors: Scott Cherry
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher:

his book looks at what holds the term 'self-help' together when the words seem to appear as entirely independent phenomena. It undertakes to examine the relationships between self-help books and self-help groups, and self and help, drawing on textual, discursive, and ethnographic modes of inquiry.
Persuasion in Self-improvement Books
Language: en
Pages: 86
Authors: Jeremy Koay
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-02-25 - Publisher: Springer

This book investigates how persuasion relates to values in self-improvement literature, revealing the discursive practices used to persuade and engage their readers, and construct a credible persona. The author adopts a corpus-driven approach that encompasses an examination of genre analysis and linguistic features such as narrative, pronoun, grammar and structure.
Optimizing the Self
Language: en
Pages: 188
Authors: Ole Jacob Madsen
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-06-19 - Publisher: Routledge

This book provides an analysis of the social representations of leading self-help genres, including neurolinguistic programming, cognitive self-help therapy, mindfulness, self-management, self-esteem, self-leadership and self-control. Exploring the globalised therapeutic culture of today, the book argues that psychology as ‘science’ is often abandoned to aid the individual pursuit for self-realization and
The Psychologization of Society
Language: en
Pages: 166
Authors: Ole Jacob Madsen
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-06-27 - Publisher: Routledge

The Psychologization of Society explores the manner in which psychology has increasingly crept into everyday life, with nature reduced to a source of mental health, the belief in God motivated by health not salvation, sin and evil turned into psychiatric diagnosis and the market economy being primarily driven by psychology.
Cultivating Professional Resilience in Direct Practice
Language: en
Pages: 250
Authors: Jason M. Newell
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-26 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

Overwhelming empirical evidence indicates that new social workers, particularly those going into child welfare or other trauma-related care, will discover emotional challenges including the indirect or secondary effects of the trauma work itself, professional burnout, and compassion fatigue. However, the newly revised CSWE Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) does

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