The Walking Dead Psychology: Psych of the Living Dead [Audiobook]

The Walking Dead Psychology: Psych of the Living Dead [Audiobook]
The Walking Dead Psychology: Psych of the Living Dead [Audiobook] edited by Travis Langley, read by Allyson Ryan
2018 | M4B@64 kbps + EPUB | 7 hours and 13 minutes | 197.09MB

By understanding the psychological forces that drive The Walking Dead's action, fans can better grasp Robert Kirkman's compelling fictional universe. Which characters suffer PTSD, which show the most hope for recovery, and which instead show post-traumatic growth? Has Rick Grimes lost his mind? What's it like for a kid like Carl growing up during the zombie apocalypse? Is the Governor a psychopath, a sociopath, or something even worse? What does that make Negan? What is the emotional cost of killing a walker or even another living person? What does Terror Management Theory tell us about what it means to fight constantly or survival? What is groupthink and how does it affect the decisions made by the people of Woodbury, Terminus, Alexandria, and Rick's "family"? How do they find hope?

In 19 chapters from a range of esteemed contributors, plus "Case Files" sidebars by renowned editor Travis Langley with a foreword by George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead co-creator John Russo, The Walking Dead Psychology: Psych of the Living Dead answers these and many other questions in a way sure to fascinate the millions of passionate graphic novel readers and TV viewers.

Contributors include:

  • John Blanchar
  • Megan Blink
  • Colt J. Blunt
  • Josué Cardona
  • Adam Davis
  • William Blake Erickson
  • Frank Gaskill
  • Jennifer Golbeck
  • Jonathan Hetterly
  • Katrina Hill
  • Alan Kistler
  • Dana Klisanin
  • Stephen Kuniak
  • Martin Lloyd
  • Stephanie Norman
  • Patrick O'Connor
  • Katherine Ramsland
  • Clay Routledge
  • Billy San Juan
  • Janina Scarlet
  • Steven Schlozman
  • Lara Taylor
  • Dave Verhaagen
  • Mara Wood
  • E. Paul Zehr

The Laws of Human Nature [Audiobook]

The Laws of Human Nature [Audiobook]
The Laws of Human Nature [Audiobook] by Robert Greene, read by the Author, Paul Michael
2018 | M4B@64 kbps + EPUB | 28 hours and 26 minutes | 775.11MB

From the number-one New York Times best-selling author of The 48 Laws of Power comes the definitive new audiobook on decoding the behavior of the people around you.

Robert Greene is a master guide for millions of listeners, distilling ancient wisdom and philosophy into essential texts for seekers of power, understanding and mastery. Now he turns to the most important subject of all - understanding people's drives and motivations, even when they are unconscious of them themselves.

We are social animals. Our very lives depend on our relationships with people. Knowing why people do what they do is the most important tool we can possess, without which our other talents can only take us so far. Drawing from the ideas and examples of Pericles, Queen Elizabeth I, Martin Luther King Jr., and many others, Greene teaches us how to detach ourselves from our own emotions and master self-control, how to develop the empathy that leads to insight, how to look behind people's masks, and how to resist conformity to develop your singular sense of purpose. Whether at work, in relationships, or in shaping the world around you, The Laws of Human Nature offers brilliant tactics for success, self-improvement, and self-defense.

Physical Control of the Mind: Toward a Psychocivilized Society [Audiobook]

Physical Control of the Mind: Toward a Psychocivilized Society [Audiobook]
Physical Control of the Mind: Toward a Psychocivilized Society [Audiobook] by Jose M R Delgado MD, read by Eric Burns
2018 | M4B@64 kbps + AZW3 | 8 hours and 9 minutes | 222MB

Physical control of the mind by direct manipulation of the brain is a novel event in human history. In this volume, Dr. Jose M. R. Delgado describes his pioneering work in implanting electrodes in the brains of cats, monkeys, and men. Through electrical stimulation of specific cerebral structures, Delgado demonstrates how movements can be induced by radio command, hostility may appear or disappear, social hierarchy can be modified, sexual behavior may be changed, and memory, emotions, and the thinking process may be influenced by remote control.

The mind is no longer unreachable, and may be the subject of experimental investigations. According to Delgado, we need to reorient the aims of civilization to restore a balance between its physical and psychological evolution. Our present mechanized society is dangerously self-perpetuating, and should be "psychocivilized" in order to develop wiser minds, to intelligently control our awesome technological advances.

Dr. Delgado believes mankind's primary objective should be "not the development of machines, but of man himself." He writes lucidly about his work, putting it into the context of what is known about the mind and the brain, and exploring long-range ethical and social implications of his discoveries. Despite the ongoing controversy over his work, the result is an exceedingly important and provocative book.

Jose M. R. Delgado was born in Ronda, Spain, and received his medical training at Madrid University, where he was Associate Professor of Physiology until 1950, when he came to Yale University to work with Dr. John Fulton. He became Professor of Physiology at Yale, where he developed techniques for electrical and chemical stimulation of the brain. He published more than 200 scientific papers, and became perhaps the most notorious "mind control" researcher in the history of neuro-behavioral research.

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