Self-Help Movement Larger Than the Bestseller List
- Taking Self-help Books Seriously: The Informal Aesthetic Education of Writers. PEARY, ALEXANDRIA // Journal of Aesthetic Education;Summer2014, Vol. 48 Issue 2, preceding p86
The article offers information related to the study of aesthetics, highlighting the use of textbooks in classroom-based instruction or self-help books in extracurricular instruction. It mentions the important role of self-help books on writing and texts addressing a readership interested in...
- When self-help advice is bad for you. BERTSOS, MARGARITA // Glamour;Apr2007, Vol. 105 Issue 4, p234
The article discusses advice from three new self-help books that, according to the author, may not be helpful. One piece of advice says not to indulge in unhealthy eating habits at the risk of embarrassment, which Jennifer Michael Hecht, Ph.D. feels should instead talk about loving yourself the...
- "What Can I Do to Get Out of It?": How Self-Help Readers Make Use of the Language Game of Resilience. Marquis, Nicolas // M/C Journal;Oct2013, Vol. 16 Issue 5, p2
The article presents information on self-help (SH) books. It states that SH books have integrated the notion of resilience into psychology. They have portrayed the concept of resilience in a way that it helps an individual overcome stress, and adversity. SH books also teach people how to manage...
- Self-help books not so helpful. // Asian Pacific Post;7/9/2009, p15
The article discusses a study which revealed that self-help books may make people more depressed.
- IMPROVING YOURSELF. // New Equipment Digest;Oct2004, Vol. 69 Issue 10, p10
Highlights guidebooks and other references designed to improve business and professional conditions available as of October 2004. "Fifth Wave Leadership," published by Facts on Demand Press; "Mortgages 101," published by Amacom; Disaster planning guidebook from Fairmont Press.
- Self-help books get mixed reviews. // Psychotherapy Letter;Oct94, Vol. 6 Issue 10, preceding p1
Discusses the usefulness of self-help books. Responsibility of psychologists who produce self-help books; Evaluation of self-help approaches; Books for transitions; Usefulness of books in combination with therapy.
- If I were to read a self-help book... Teicher, Stacy A. // Christian Science Monitor;8/8/2000, Vol. 92 Issue 180, p13
Presents the author's thoughts and reflections on the efficacy of self-help books.
- Public Pedagogy, Private Lives: Self-Help Books and Adult Learning. McLean, Scott // Adult Education Quarterly;Nov2013, Vol. 63 Issue 4, p373
Self-help literature has become an important domain of adult learning in North America. Self-help books offer readers advice on how to take charge of their lives and achieve goals such as prosperity, love, happiness, wellness, and self-actualization. Despite the popularity of self-help books,...
- The Secret: Salvation or Hype? Eftimiades, Maria // People;3/19/2007, Vol. 67 Issue 11, p125
The article focuses on the book and DVD "The Secret" by Australian television producer Rhonda Byrne. The self-help phenomenon is based on what Byrne calls the law of attraction. She uses quantum physics to explain how thoughts change reality. The mantra offered by "The Secret" is "Ask, believe,...