How You Decide: The Science of Human Decision Making

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In how you decide: the science of human decision making, associate Professor of Marketing at Emory University's Goizueta Business School, Professor Ryan Hamilton, uses research revealed via the scientific method to understand and explain human decision making. Incorporating the outcomes of his own published experiments and those of his esteemed peers, Dr.

How You Decide: The Science of Human Decision Making #ad - . Hamilton presents information that allows you to better understand the choices you face every day, the tools you can use to make the best decisions for your personal goals, and how to most effectively influence the decisions of others. Lifetime manufacturer warranty. Over millennia, economists, theologians, psychologists, and in recent centuries, philosophers, and mathematicians have all weighed in on the topic, and sociologists have joined the investigation.

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Building a Better Vocabulary

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#ad - For anyone who has ever grasped for the perfect word at a particular moment, this course provides a research-based and enjoyable method for improving your vocabulary. But even the most voracious reader will be surprised and delighted by these eye-opening lectures, which delve into the building blocks of the English language and reveal intriguing new nuances to words you thought you knew well.

What is the difference between specious and spurious? what does the word bombast have to do with cushion stuffing? Would you want to be called a snollygoster? The hallmark of a powerful vocabulary is not simply knowing many words; rather, it's knowing the exact word to use in a specific context or situation.

This course will boost your vocabulary, write or speak more articulately in professional settings, whether you want to enhance your personal lexicon, or advance your knowledge of the English language. If you are an avid reader, you may have previously encountered some of the words in this course. These lectures will kindle a passion for the process by which words are created and for the beauty of the words you read, speak, and hear every day.

Building a Better Vocabulary #ad - By the end of the 36 enjoyable lectures, you will have a practical framework for continuing to build your vocabulary by discovering new words and fully mastering the nuances of familiar ones. A great vocabulary can enhance your speaking, writing, and even thinking skills. Building a better vocabulary offers an intriguing look at the nuts and bolts of English, teaches you the etymology and morphology - or the history and structure - of words, and delves into the cognitive science behind committing new words to long-term memory.

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The Ottoman Empire

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The Great Courses #ad - Welcome to a fascinating story of the triumph and tragedy, the turkish republic, for all its glory and grandeur, intellectual progress and civil insurrection of a great empire that, has left an important legacy that will shape the future of the Balkan nation-states, war and peace, and the Arab world - and those of us in the West as well.

. By understanding the dramatic story of the ottoman empire-from its early years as a collection of raiders and conquerors to its undeniable power in the 15th and 16th centuries to its catastrophic collapse in the wreckage of the First World War-one can better grasp the current complexities of the Middle East.

The Ottoman Empire #ad - You'll cover everything from rumi, the shadowy politics of the Committee of Union and Progress, and the importance of the sultan's grand viziers to the wars of Sultan Suleiman I, the whirling dervishes, and the birth of the Turkish Republic under Kemal Atatürk. Over the course of these 36 enlightening lectures, the achievements of the Sultan's court, investigate over 600 years of history that covers the nature of Ottoman identity, and stories of confrontation and cooperation with the West.

Befitting a story of such epic scope and grandeur, themes, every lecture is a treasure trove of historical insights into the people, events, and locales responsible for shaping the story of this often-overlooked empire.

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Plant Science: An Introduction to Botany

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The Great Courses #ad - Catherine kleier invites us to open our eyes to the phenomenal world of plant life and to the process she calls "Natura Revelata, " the joy of celebrating and learning from the secrets of nature. As Dr. In plant science: An Introduction to Botany, Dr. Dr. With almost 400, 000 known species and thousands more identified every year, the variety of plant life is almost overwhelming - from the microscopic to the largest organism on Earth.

In this course, you will learn about the fascinating adaptations that have allowed plants to thrive in almost every corner of the world and the unique plants that have evolved as a result. Kleier shares her knowledge with contagious excitement for her subject, she emphasizes the middle ground: Instead of focusing on cell microbiology or the study of ecosystems and habitats, she stresses the basic biology, function, and the amazing adaptations of the plants we see all around us.

Plant Science: An Introduction to Botany #ad - Kleier proposes and establishes that there is pleasure to be found in being able to identify and understand the workings of that tree outside the window. You'll learn about the latest discoveries regarding plant communication, the myriad ways they manage and shape their own environments, and why botanists are still debating what it really means to be a unique species.

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International Economic Institutions: Globalism vs. Nationalism

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The Great Courses #ad - Furthermore, such organizations have the failings common to all human institutions. Nationalism uses these influential bodies as a lens to study today's globalized economy. Included among these goals is an ultimate aim: preventing the kind of global economic instability that so often leads to war. In a lively and fascinating presentation, he analyzes the organizations in depth to reveal their strengths and weakness.

In 24 half-hour lectures, award-winning teacher and economist Professor Ramon P. Degennaro of the university of tennessee, knoxville, goals, conducts you through the dizzying array of international institutions, their backgrounds, and the important roles they play in the economic life of the entire world.

International Economic Institutions: Globalism vs. Nationalism #ad - Among the topics covered are the origins of the great depression; the 1944 Bretton Woods Conference; the causes of the Great Recession of 2007-2008; and the background to the UK's "Brexit" vote in 2016 to leave the European Union. Do they really work? are we better off without them? What is the best route to prosperity, and do they help smooth the way or obstruct it? International Economic Institutions: Globalism vs.

Since the end of world war ii, and g-20 have sprung up to promote trade, European Union, ensure financial stability, groups such as the World Trade Organization, fight poverty, and perform other economic missions. But while such bodies are trying to knit the world together, the voices of nationalism are objecting that national sovereignty is being lost.

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Wonders of the National Parks: A Geology of North America

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The Great Courses #ad - There's no better education in the remarkable forces that formed our world than a tour of the national parks of North America. He covers every national park in the united states, together with exceptional state parks, plus a number of outstanding parks in Canada, Mexico, and other preserves, national monuments, marine sanctuaries, historical parks, and beyond.

You'll learn how each park fits into the geological epic of north america - a story of mountain ranges created by the collision of tectonic plates; of oceans rising and drowning the lowlands; of volcanoes raining ash and liquid fire; of glaciers growing to towering heights and scouring the terrain down to the bedrock; of desert sands burying entire regions; of earthquakes transforming the land in an instant; and of the tenacious, erosive power of flowing water.

Ford cochran - geologist, journalist, and National Geographic programming director - has crafted a fascinating introduction to the geology that forged North America's national parks. These 36 lectures provide in-depth insights, intriguing perspectives, and riveting little-known facts about these treasured places that you won't find simply by driving through them.

Wonders of the National Parks: A Geology of North America #ad - Most visitors, guided by informational signposts or tour books, get only a superficial view of these sites. But there is so much more to be discovered. In addition to geology, atmospheric science, zoology, Professor Cochran also touches on botany, and other disciplines as they relate to specific protected areas.

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Brain Myths Exploded: Lessons from Neuroscience

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#ad - Modern technology including social media is making us less intelligent. Dr. Whatever order you enjoy these lectures in, you'll be left with insights that will help you better determine the hard scientific truths behind the breaking news and myths of tomorrow. Our dreams have hidden meanings. Instead, research, she replaces them with scientific facts gathered from experiments, and case studies.

We are only using 10% of our total brain power. Viskontas doesn't just settle for obliterating these and other myths. Each of these 24 lectures takes as its focus a single powerful, and uses it as a launch pad from which to explore myriad topics in neuroscience: decision making, emotions, prevalent brain myth, consciousness, memory, dreams, mental illness, neuroplasticity, and much more.

Brain Myths Exploded: Lessons from Neuroscience #ad - Much of the layperson's knowledge of the brain is predicated on a lack of understanding about this mysterious organ. The result is an eye-opening adventure into the latest understanding of why the brain works the way it does. To start building a more straightforward, accurate understanding of current breakthroughs in neuroscience, you have to start by shattering popular brain myths.

Our senses reflect the world as it really exists. Our memory is an accurate, objective record of the past.

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Outsmart Yourself: Brain-Based Strategies to a Better You

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#ad - Want to strengthen your athletic performance? The imagination and mental "practice" can be just as beneficial as putting on your sweats and heading to the gym. Feeling the urge to procrastinate? Do nothing for 20 minutes and you'll feel ready to get to work. Outsmart yourself: brain-based strategies to a Better You will give you insights into how your mind works and the tools you need to make lasting change.

Come down with a case of the blues? Try eating some fermented foods such as yogurt or sourdough bread. Vishton, associate professor of psychology at william & Mary, these 24 exciting lectures give you a wealth of practical strategies to strengthen your creativity, improve your problem-solving, enhance your health, and generally improve your well-being.

Outsmart Yourself: Brain-Based Strategies to a Better You #ad - Taught by Professor Peter M. What if you aren't as in control of your actions as you think you are? what if your subconscious is driving your decisions without your approval? Is there a way to "hack" your brain to perform better, and break your bad habits? The brain is an amazing instrument, live healthier, and neuroscientists today have more information than ever about how it works-as well as strategies for helping us live better every day.

The surprising thing is just how counterintuitive some of these strategies can be. Whether we're distracted by too many tasks, being influenced by crafty marketers, or simply living in a rut of bad habits, our conscious brains aren't always guiding us toward the best actions. Fortunately, professor Vishton offers the latest in scientific research to outsmart the subconscious.

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The Long Shadow of the Ancient Greek World

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The Teaching Company #ad - These 48 riveting lectures tell the story of ancient Greek institutions and the people who molded them during the Archaic and Classical periods. By the end of professor worthington's final captivating lecture, you discover that there was nothing inevitable about democracy, the Western concept of justice, or any of the other traditions and institutions that now play such central roles in the politics of the modern Western world.

Dvd set. As you explore innovative athenian approaches to democracy, and empire, law, you discover how these approaches served as the bedrock for ideas and practices that you live with every day. Concentrating on the city-states of mainland greece, professor worthington guides through some of history's most hard-fought struggles - from armed conflicts such as the Persian Wars, the Peloponnesian War, with a special focus on Athens, and the campaigns of Alexander the Great to political and social struggles including the late 6th-century civil war in Athens that pitted nobles against the lower classes and eventually produced the first stirrings of democracy.

The Long Shadow of the Ancient Greek World #ad - From the emergence of greece at the end of the Dark Ages to the final disintegration of Greek autonomy through the Macedonian kings Philip II and Alexander the Great. The story of how this tentative structure transformed into the firm foundation of our contemporary world is gripping, enlightening, and immensely rewarding.

You also encounter a wealth of intriguing links to many of our own contemporary institutions and attitudes about democracy, law, and empire. Immerse yourself in this comprehensive survey of ancient Greece from 750 to 323 B. C.

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America’s Founding Fathers

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#ad - Told like a dramatic story, each lecture uses a Founder as a doorway through which to examine the process involved in crafting the Constitution. Constitution as it actually happened - and the remarkable men who played their own unique role in the creation and survival of American democracy. Less a biography of individuals, Professor Guelzo's lectures are instead a composite biography of one of the greatest political documents in history.

Constitution. But to think of the constitution as a fully-formed, canonical document is to miss out on an honest, well-rounded grasp of American history. You'll encounter fresh perspectives on familiar founders including george washington, and Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, including James McHenry, Secretary of War under John Adams; and Alexis de Tocqueville, as well as people not necessarily considered Founders, James Madison, author of the insightful Democracy in America.

America’s Founding Fathers #ad - While detailed, the lectures are highly accessible for all learners, high school students and history buffs alike. Dvd set. In collaboration with Smithsonian, these 36 lectures are a deep dive into the creation of the U. S. Today, the U. S. Now, any well-informed citizen should understand how the Constitution lives, breathes, more than ever, and endures.

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Machiavelli in Context

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The Teaching Company #ad - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. The word "machiavellian" conjures up images of an indistinct figure quietly making his way through the darkest corridors of power; a cold-blooded political liar; or a coolly practical leader - amoral at best - willing to do whatever is necessary in a world governed not by ideas of right or wrong, but by solutions dictated by realpolitik.

You'll discover, perhaps surprisingly, that machiavelli believed in the superiority of a republican form of government; he wanted to live in a free and equal participatory society and influenced the development of institutions and values both in Europe and in America. The result is a thorough grounding in the information one needs to understand and appreciate this stunningly original thinker.

Machiavelli in Context #ad - With a focus on the prince, and, including history, philosophy, his Florentine Histories, more briefly, Professor Cook moves easily among the different disciplines so pertinent to an understanding of Machiavelli's ideas, Discourses on the First Ten Books of Livy, government, and the elements of leadership.

But do these images bear any actual resemblance to the Machiavelli who lived, and wrote? In these 24 enlightening lectures, pondered, Professor Cook offers the opportunity to meet an extraordinarily thoughtful and sincere student of history and its lessons. Dvd set. You'll look beyond the sinister interpretations or caricatures of his writings and beliefs and get at the truth of this important Renaissance figure.

Mention the name niccolò machiavelli and you might unleash a powerful response - even among people who have never read a word of his writing.

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