The Chimp Paradox

Vermilion, 5 ene. 2012 - 346 páginas
Do you sometimes behave irrationally or impulsively? Do you face some situations with fear and trepidation? Do feelings of self-doubt consume everyday activities?Leading forensic psychologist, Dr Steve Peters, knows more than anyone how impulsive behaviour or nagging self-doubt can impact negatively on our professional and personal lives.In this, his first book, Steve shares his phenomenally successful mind management programme that has been used to help elite athletes and senior managers alike to conquer their fears and operate with greater control, focus and confidence. Seemingly complex concepts are made simple with the use of memorable analogies -- such as the 'chimp?, that seemingly irrational and impulsive being that inhabits our minds -- and real-life case studies. Never before will you have had such a deep and clear understanding of your own behaviour and natural responses to certain people or situations.This knowledge, combined with simple techniques that can be easily incorporated into daily life, will help you to control your emotional impulses and reach your full potential, leading to success at work and a more harmonious home life.

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Reseña de usuario  - DavidFerrers - LibraryThing

This is a really useful book for coaches and those looking for ways to improve their performance. It is perhaps a bit over loaded with technical stuff about psychology that ordinary people do not need. However, you cannot knock the effect that Steve Peters has had in the sporting arena. Leer reseña completa

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Reseña de usuario  - m-andrews - LibraryThing

A pithy and readable account of your brain and how it makes decisions. Peters' postscript details what recent science has discovered in relation to how the brain makes crucial decisions. The rest of ... Leer reseña completa

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Sobre el autor (2012)

Dr Steve Peters is a Consultant Psychiatrist working in elite sport. He is resident psychiatrist with the British Cycling team and works within the English Institute of Sport. He has also been involved in 12 other Olympic Sports as well as England Rugby and Premier League Football.He has worked in the clinical field of Psychiatry for the past 20 years, including a period working with patients who had severe and dangerous personality disorders. He has been a Senior Lecturer at Sheffield University since 1994 and is also Undergraduate Dean. He holds degrees in Mathematics, Medicine and a Masters in Medical Education, as well as postgraduate qualifications in Sports Medicine, Education and Psychiatry. His specialist interest is in the working of the human mind and how it can reach optimum performance. This is his first book publication.

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