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The Owner's Manual for the Brain: Everyday Applications from Mind-Brain Research 3rd Edition Paperback – March 20, 2006
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He has taught Organization Development as a Visiting Professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Queens University (Charlotte), and Pfeiffer University (Charlotte campus). In the Spring of 2010, he will teach a new course at the McColl School of Business (of Queens University) entitled "Personality Assessment at Work."
Pierce graduated from Davidson College with a B.A. in 1963. After a three-year tour of duty with the U.S. Army, he completed his Ph.D. in 1971 at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences, the American Society for Training and Development, and the Carolinas Organization Development Network. He has served on several boards of directors. He is the author of The Owner's Manual for the Brain: Practical Applications from Mind/Brain Research(2006; 3rd edition) and, along with Jane Howard, The Owner's Manual for Personality at Work (2000), The Big Five Workbook (1994), and the Professional Manual for the WorkPlace Big Five ProFile (2001). He and Jane are close to finishing a book on using the Big Five personality model with adolescents: The Owner's Manual for Personality from 12 to 22. His next book will be on the subject of happiness as a false god. Interests include chamber and choral music, crafts, and camping.
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The best part of this book is that every sub-chapter includes a list of "applications" for what you have just read. This elevates the book from the simple listing of facts to an extremely usable tool. I would dare anyone to read this book and not come away with at least one application that could not vastly improve their life. Time with this book is time well spent.
Though my Ph.D. is in a related field, I found new, intriguing and useful information at almost every turn of page. The descriptions are simple but not simplistic. Suggestions and advice are practicable but not prosaic or mundane. Whether your interest is right-left brain observations or the right anterior cingulate cortex, you'll find enlightening remarks and crystal-clear syntheses in these attractively laid-out pages.
How small children perceive their world? It's here. How brain activity varies from sex to sex and age to age? You'll find it. Why you feel as you do on some occasions and not others? That too. What you can do to improve this, that and you-name-it? Yes. To me this book is analogous to a trip through a huge new shopping center plus a museum complex and an international buffet. I would honestly worry about the state of mind or level of sincerity of a person who would claim not to find this book fascinating and rewarding.
If you are already knowledgeable on this field, the book is filled with thousands of references to other books, papers, web sites and institutes where you can find more information on the latest advances for each topic.
Even if you skip all the technical terms, the book is really worth reading and keeping it close as a reference.
It is easy to find the object of your search and easy to find attention catching items you were not looking for. Be prepared to spend additional time.
The book that does not have some waco theory, or somebody's personal opinion. It is purely based on actual research and only talks about -- based on this research, what can you use it in your life. The book is written on all areas of life (where we use brain!!) and very objective.
I can't find enough space anywhere in Amazon to write about the routine use of knowledge gained from the book -- be it as simple as doing daily exercise, or reading a book, talking to people, understanding the personalities sitting across the table, and often times why people do what they do!!
As I said, I can't write enough praises about this book -- but all I can tell is "Buy/borrow/steal this book, read it and it is well worth it!!"
Most Recent Customer Reviews
So fascinating. This book is hard to put down. There are applications for every topic to make this research meaningful and somewhat easy to incorporate into daily experience. Read morePublished 9 months ago by jennifer a.
Great book of my favorite subject, the Brain, I hope I have a good one. Good sense of humor, easy language, and wealth of knowledge. Read morePublished 13 months ago by ed
This one's a classic. Stacked with heaps of useful and relevant information and tips on brain hacking. Read morePublished on December 6, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I would love to believe that everyone loves to learn, but the truth is the ones who love to learn are a small group. Read morePublished on December 5, 2013 by Michael Fox