Browsing posts tagged: Psychology
Gambling Problems in Youth

Howard J. Shaffer, Ph. D. More than 20 years ago, I first noted that young people in North America were growing up in a context of legalized gambling for their entire lifetime. By the 1980s, for young people, gambling had become an average and expectable part of the social landscape. Amid legal opportunities to gamble […]

The Nature and Uses of Lotteries

Thomas Gataker was a disputatious Puritan divine. His The Nature and Uses of Lotteries (1627) was the first systematic exposition of a modern view of lotteries, not just as a form of gambling, but as a fair method of division. Gataker approved of these uses, but condemned divination and sorcery using random signs or spells. […]

How to Pass Data Interpretation Tests

Data interpretation tests are fast becoming the most common type of numeracy questions set in psychometric examinations. Almost every battery of psychometric tests will include a data interpretation sub test, or series of questions in this discipline and at some point in their career almost everyone will have to pass one. How to Pass Data […]

Test Your EQ

Emotional Intelligence, more commonly referred to as EQ (emotional quotient) is the ability to be aware of one’s own emotions and those of other people. The two main aspects of EQ are: understanding yourself and your goals, aspirations, responses and behaviour; understanding others and their feelings. In today’s competitive workplace more and more companies are […]

Eye and Brain

Since the publication of the first edition in 1966, Eye and Brain has established itself worldwide as an essential introduction to the basic phenomena of visual perception. Richard Gregory offers clear explanations of how we see brightness, movement, color, and objects, and he explores the phenomena of visual illusions to establish principles about how perception […]

Magical World of the Tarot

Using the Grimaud Tarot deck of Marseilles – the direct descendants of the earliest hand-printed designs and the basis for most of the later esoteric decks – Knight provides an in-depth introduction to the tarot deck. He presents nine lessons that combine basic instruction in the mechanics of divination with magical visualization techniques. Perhaps most […]

The Yellow Book of Games and Energizers

People of all ages learn important life skills through playing games, and recognising this can be the key to enhancing their social, educational and personal development. Incorporating play into teaching and training not only makes learning fun, but it can also open minds to the value of cooperation, communication and reflection.The book is a collection […]

The Functions of Role-Playing Games

This study takes an analytical approach to the world of role-playing games, providing a theoretical framework for understanding their psychological and sociological functions. Sometimes dismissed as escapist and potentially dangerous, role-playing actually encourages creativity, self-awareness, group cohesion and "out-of-the-box" thinking. The book also offers a detailed participant-observer ethnography on role-playing games, featuring insightful interviews with […]

Upgrade Your Brain   

There are plenty of keep fit books and programmes for the body, so why not one to make sure we're making the most of our grey matter? Upgrade your brain will inspire you to achieve greater personal and business success by developing your thinking skills. John Middleton reveals how to maximise brain power and access […]

Aleister Crowley and the Ouija Board

Part fascinating history and part practical manual, this engaging guide takes the position that the Ouija Board is indeed as powerful as its detractors claim, revealing the dark secrets and hidden truths of this curious, enduring “game.”