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by Sandra Burr,Ellen J. Langer

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ISBN:
142339769X
Author:
Sandra Burr,Ellen J. Langer
Category:
Psychology & Counseling
Language:
English
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio; Library edition (May 19, 2009)
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Ellen J. Langer (Author), Sandra Burr (Reader)

Ellen J. Langer (Author), Sandra Burr (Reader). The book is named after her classic "counterclockwise study.

Immensely readable and riveting, Counterclockwise offers a transformative and bold new paradigm: the psychology of possibility

Immensely readable and riveting, Counterclockwise offers a transformative and bold new paradigm: the psychology of possibility. A hopeful and groundbreaking book by an author who has changed how people all over the world think and feel, Counterclockwise is sure to join Mindfulness as a standard source on new-century science and healing. Langer illustrates how much our minds influence our health, well-being, longevity, and "intelligence". We are "primed" to believe many things that are not necessarily true for our specific case. Counterclockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility.

The Power of Mindful Learning. It will be fascinating to see if they can develop a study showing the impact of a strong leader helping a negative or defeated organization turn back the clock on their beliefs and behaviors.

Burr, Sandra, Langer, Ellen J. If we could turn back the clock psychologically, could we also turn it back physically? For more than thirty years, award-winning social psychologist Ellen Langer has studied this provocative. If we could turn back the clock psychologically, could we also turn it back physically? For more than thirty years, award-winning social psychologist Ellen Langer has studied this provocative question, and now, in Counterclockwise, she presents a conclusive answer: Opening our minds to what's possible, instead of presuming impossibility, can lead to better health?at any age. Abstract: If we could turn back the clock psychologically, could we also turn it back physically? For more than thirty years, award-winning social psychologist Ellen Langer has studied . .

Counterclockwise book. Provocative and riveting, Counterclockwise offers a transformative and bold new paradigm: the psychology of possibility. A hopeful and groundbreaking work by an author who has changed how people all over the world think and feel, Counterclockwise is sure to join Mindfulness as a standard source on new-century science and healing.

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Counterclockwise: Mindful Health and the Transformative Power of Possibility (Unabridged). Scientifically riveting and practically empowering, Counterclockwise holds enormously exciting implications for our general health - including vision, old age, cancer, weight, and heart health - as well as for our fundamental happiness.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. -206) and index.

Includes bibliographical references (p. Counterclockwise - Health, unlimited - Variability - The social construction of health - Re-engineering medical rules - Words in context - What's in a word? -. - Limiting experts - Mindful aging - Becoming health learners.

If we could turn back the clock psychologically, could we also turn it back physically?


For more than thirty years, award-winning social psychologist Ellen Langer has studied this provocative question, and now, in Counterclockwise, she presents a conclusive answer: Opening our minds to what’s possible, instead of presuming impossibility, can lead to better health―at any age.


Drawing on landmark work in the field and her own body of highly original experiments―including her “counterclockwise” study, in which elderly men lived for a week as though it was 1959 and showed dramatic improvements in their hearing, memory, dexterity, appetite, and general well-being―Langer shows that the magic of rejuvenation and ongoing good health lies in being aware of the ways we mindlessly react to social and cultural cues.


Examining the intricate but often defeatist ways we define our physical health, Langer challenges the idea that the limits we assume and impose on ourselves are real. With only subtle shifts in our thinking, in our language, and in our expectations, she tells us, we can begin to change the ingrained behaviors that sap health, optimism, and vitality from our lives. Improved vision, weight loss, and increased longevity are just three of the results that Langer has demonstrated.


Provocative and riveting, Counterclockwise offers a transformative and bold new paradigm: the psychology of possibility. A hopeful and groundbreaking work by an author who has changed how people all over the world think and feel, Counterclockwise is sure to join Mindfulness as a standard source on new-century science and healing.


  • Debeme
  • Tcaruieb
For a senior citizen like me, it is refreshing to read about the rejuvenating effect on a group of elderly persons, as demonstrated by the author's "counterclockwise" experiment. This is a book about mindfulness, an esoteric term which simply means actively paying attention to variations (or the possibility of such). In short, if one is willing to free oneself from the conventional binds of mind-body dualism, there is good evidence that mindfulness can affect the well-being and functioning of the body.

I find the writing style of the author to be rather academic. She refers extensively to psychological research (her own as well as others), which I find illuminating. However, she often quotes only the findings of experiments without going into the context or conditions in which the experiments have been conducted. As such, I do have difficulty judging the limitations, or even validity, of the findings.

In all, a very interesting book.
  • RUL
Dr. Langer adds a dimension to the meaning of mindfulness. Empirically based it is a wake-up call to a higher level of consciousness and transcendence through critical reflection. She offers an alternative to surrendering to common misconceptions of mental development and awareness across the lifespan. This book is a wake-up call!
  • Quellik
I found this author through an older book of hers, Mindfulness, and found her secular approach an interesting counterpart to all the Buddhist references I read, and from which I practice. The breadth of her studies, the unique ways she questions the mindless ways we normally conduct our lives is consistently thought-provoking. The central study, of the effect of a changed environment on supposedly aged and infirm men, is compelling. Quite readable, with a number of good takeaways to apply to one's own life and assumptions.
  • Dishadel
Ellen Langer is one of the great contemporary thinkers, and my only reason for not giving five stars is that her writing style--for me anyway--fell a bit short of the excellence of what she was saying. Nevertheless, this is a book not to be missed. We've all heard about "mind over matter," but you won't truly understand that without reading this book.
  • Washington
I am always enriched by reading a publication by Ellen Langer! I have used one or more of her books in psychology courses that I teach at a public university in Minnesota for the past 16 years, and - by far- Langer books are the ones that students consistently conclude they will keep for a re-read down the road. (This includes not only psychology majors, but juniors/seniors enrolled in an interdisciplinary general education course.)