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Public Speaking for Psychologists: David Feldman

The Art and Science of Mindfulness: Shauna Shapiro

“Few people look forward to talking in front of others, and even fewer do it as effectively as they could. But a career in psychology and its related fields involves extensive public speaking, so you will need to learn to do it well. Public Speaking for Psychologists is a practical and lighthearted guide to planning, designing, and delivering a presentation. The authors—both experienced presenters—offer realistic advice, useful tips, and humorous stories of embarrassing mistakes they’ll never make again.” American Psychological Association

Both new and seasoned academics will benefit from Feldman and Silvia's advice on public speaking. This book offers solutions to common speaker woes and highlights the pleasures of successfully communicating theory and research to others. – Monica Biernat, Ph.D., Co-Chair, Professor of Psychology, University of Kansas, Lawrence

David Feldman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology


“Intention is fundamental to any project, endeavor, or journey. Related to intention is the concept of mindfulness—the awareness that arises through intentionally attending to oneself and others in an open, accepting, and discerning way. Drawing from Buddhist teachings and psychological theory, authors Shapiro and Carlson explore why mindful awareness is integral to the therapeutic healing process.” American Psychological Association

The Art and Science of Mindfulness successfully combines the rigor of Buddhist thought with Western empiricism. It shows why and how to apply mindfulness in therapy and in life. – David Spiegel, MD, Willson Professor and Associate Chair of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University

Shauna L. Shapiro, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology

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