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Smile

Edwin L. Battistella

in Do You Make These Mistakes in English?: The Story of Sherwin Cody's Famous Language School

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195367126
eISBN:
9780199867356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367126.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Chapter 11 recounts the story of Dale Carnegie and his famous self‐confidence course, which paralleled Cody's work in some ways but also took self‐improvement in a new, personality‐based direction.


Assessing Yourself, the Performer: Achieving a Positive Mind-Set toward Performance

Stewart Gordon

in Mastering the Art of Performance: A Primer for Musicians

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195177435
eISBN:
9780199864690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177435.003.01
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

Positive self-esteem is considered an important fundamental in achieving successful performance. This chapter offers practice procedures for assessing one's level of optimism and confidence. It shows ... More


The Flowering of Metaphysical Religion

Robert C. Fuller

in Spiritual, but not Religious: Understanding Unchurched America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146806
eISBN:
9780199834204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146808.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Metaphysical spirituality has found a receptive audience among middle‐class Americans. The New Thought movement combined mesmerist psychology and the “power of positive thinking” to show Americans ... More


Debating Politics and the Christian Faith

Richard Crouter

in Reinhold Niebuhr: On Politics, Religion, and Christian Faith

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195379679
eISBN:
9780199869169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379679.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 6 treats Niebuhr’s mixed reception among Protestant Christians during his lifetime and today, in popular as well as academic circles. The “positive thinking” and naïve optimism of Norman ... More


Self-Regard at the Time of Performance

Stewart Gordon

in Mastering the Art of Performance: A Primer for Musicians

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195177435
eISBN:
9780199864690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177435.003.09
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter returns to concepts considered in Chapter 1 in that it deals with self-esteem. It offers techniques for strengthening self-esteem on the eve of performance: delaying confrontation, ... More


“Wait ’Til Next Year” and the Denial of History

Mitchell Nathanson

in A People's History of Baseball

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036804
eISBN:
9780252093920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036804.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter explores how the collective ethos represented by groups such as the Players Association was threatened by another American ethos, one that had more deeply entrenched roots dating back to ... More


The Call of Character: Living a Life Worth Living

Mari Ruti

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164085
eISBN:
9780231536196
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164085.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Should we feel inadequate when we fail to be healthy, balanced, and well-adjusted? Is it realistic or even desirable to strive for such an existential equilibrium? Condemning our current cultural ... More


Tall Tales about the Mind and Brain: Separating fact from fiction

Sergio Della Sala (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198568773
eISBN:
9780191693779
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568773.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Does listening to Mozart make us more intelligent? Is there such a thing as a gay gene? Does the size of the brain matter? Does the moon influence our behaviour? Can we communicate with the dead? Can ... More


Introduction

Matthew S. Hedstrom

in The Rise of Liberal Religion: Book Culture and American Spirituality in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195374490
eISBN:
9780199979141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374490.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Introduction outlines the broad themes and arguments of the book, and provides critical background in late nineteenth-century religious publishing and liberal religious intellectual life. The ... More


Music performance anxiety

Jürg Kesselring

in Music, Motor Control and the Brain

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199298723
eISBN:
9780191700903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298723.003.0020
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter discusses music performance anxiety (MPA). MPA may be defined as a state of arousal and anxiety occurring before or while a person is performing non-anonymously in front of an audience ... More


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