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Gallagher, Winifred

Overview
Works: 27 works in 92 publications in 5 languages and 7,990 library holdings
Genres: History  Filmed interviews 
Roles: Author, Interviewee
Classifications: BF353, 155.91
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Most widely held works by Winifred Gallagher
The power of place : how our surroundings shape our thoughts, emotions, and actions by Winifred Gallagher( Book )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are New Yorkers and Californians so different because they live in such different places? How do some urban settings increase crime? Why are rugged individualists drawn to extreme climes such as Alaska? How can we best use our environments to help us achieve the blissful state of "flow"? What are the most recent scientific theories connecting weak electromagnetic fields to mystical experiences, extrasensory perceptions, and even tales of UFOs? How does nature truly restore us, and why is its conservation even more crucial than we may realize? Drawing on the latest research in behavioral and environmental science, The Power of Place explores these questions and offers fascinating insights about how we can best live in the world. All of us are profoundly affected - often without being aware of it - by the many places, indoors and out, in which we spend our lives. From the time of Hippocrates to the early twentieth century, the powerful influence of our physical surroundings on our behavior and emotions was taken for granted. But the combined effects of two revolutions - the Industrial and the psychoanalytic - caused people to retreat indoors and inside themselves. Now a renewed scientific interest in the behavioral effects of environment has yielded exciting findings that will play a major role in improving our well-being, today and in the future. Our relationship with the world around us begins in the womb, a surprisingly busy, noisy place. Winifred Gallagher reports on our first environment and on the important new research that shows that even the mother-infant bond is partly environmental in nature. She discusses the extraordinary effects of light on our behavior and the problems relating to light deprivation, among them depression, insomnia, jet lag, and PMS. The behavioral effects of extreme environments, from subways to mountaintops, are described - why, for example, "the higher you get, the higher you get." From the ancient Chinese art of geomancy to the great environmental issues and urban problems of the twenty-first century, The Power of Place is an illuminating examination of connections between our internal and external worlds that affect every one of us inhabiting this beautiful, endangered planet
House thinking : a room-by-room look at how we live by Winifred Gallagher( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing together elements of behavioral science, cultural history, and interviews with designers and architects, a journalist and cultural critic provides a psychological tour of the American home--past, present, and future
Rapt : attention and the focused life by Winifred Gallagher( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed behavioral science writer Gallagher makes the radical argument that the quality of a life largely depends on what and how one chooses to pay attention. "Rapt" yields fresh insights into the nature of reality and what it means to be fully alive
How the Post Office created America : a history by Winifred Gallagher( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discover the surprising role of the postal service in our nation's political, social, economic, and physical development. The founders established the post office before they had even signed the Declaration of Independence, and for a very long time it represented the government for most citizens. The post became the catalyst of the nation's transportation grid, from the stagecoach lines to the airlines, and the lifeline of the great migration from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Gallagher traces its origins and leaders and describes its role in every major event in American history, from the Revolutionary War to the dawn of the Internet age
I.D. : how heredity and experience make you who you are by Winifred Gallagher( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and Japanese and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Who am I? What makes me the way I am? How does my self shape my fate? Can I change? Weaving together the findings of a highly diverse group of scientists--geneticists and psychoanalysts, neuroscientists and primatologists--Winifred Gallagher shows how cutting-edge research is unlocking the secrets of human individuality."--Jacket
New : understanding our need for novelty and change by Winifred Gallagher( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers insight into the psychological drive to pursue new things, sharing advice for aficionados of new experiences on how to embrace today's dynamic and creative culture while living sensibly and satisfyingly
Working on God by Winifred Gallagher( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Millions of Americans are finding it more and more difficult to apply the traditional demands of organized religion to their lives, and yet a complete absence of spirituality leaves them uneasy. Working on God is a book for and about such intelligent, independent people, who are seeking to reconcile their spiritual yearnings with their skeptical intellects. Winifred Gallagher, a behavioral-science reporter, began her investigation of religion in our postmodern age with research and interviews and soon discovered a vast, quiet revolution under way among ordinary men and women grappling with the sacred. Both Gallagher's brilliant journalistic inquiry and her very personal journey unfold over time spent in a Zen monastery and a cloistered convent, in small-group discussions and healing rituals, in a Conservative synagogue that shares spaces with a Christian church, and in the birthplace of the New Age. Written with humor, empathy, and a rigorous curiosity, Working on God breaks new ground in depicting the broad-based spiritual movement that is transforming many lives. - Publisher
Spiritual genius : the mastery of life's meaning by Winifred Gallagher( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents profiles of eleven modern-day men and women celebrated for their remarkable spiritual gifts, ranging from a devout Muslim professor who crusades for women's rights to a woman recognized as a Hindu goddess
It's in the bag : what purses reveal-- and conceal by Winifred Gallagher( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Purse mania has edged out shoes, jeans, and jewelry as the must-have possession. The bag craze reflects a strong luxury goods market, to be sure, but also conveys a contemporary woman's thoughts, feelings, and dreams. Cultural critic Gallagher says it isn't just something a woman has, but an extension of who she is. This is a short, lively look at handbags--their history, their lure, and their emotional meaning. Gallagher invites us to explore one seemingly simple object's complex significance to the people who design, produce, market, assess, and use it. We meet high-profile designers who strive to combine talent, perfect timing, recognizable trademarks, personal charisma, and celebrity endorsements; fashion editors, the powerful tastemakers who shape our sensibility; psychologists who probe the purse's symbolism; and women who express a range of attitudes about handbags, from an army major's antipathy to a collector's obsession.--From publisher description
Just the way you are : how heredity and experience create the individual by Winifred Gallagher( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rapt : attention and the focused life by Winifred Gallagher( Recording )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behavioral science writer Winifred Gallagher makes the argument that the quality of your life largely depends on what you choose to pay attention to and how you choose to do it. Gallagher grapples with provocative questions--Can we train our focus? What's different about the way creative people pay attention? Why do we often zero in on the wrong factors when making big decisions?--driving us to reconsider what we think we know about attention
Psychology media suite( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This instructional video, produced by Macneil-Lehrer Productions, features the nature versus nurture debate in psychology
New : understanding our need for novelty and change by Winifred Gallagher( Recording )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winifred Gallagher shows listeners how to use this special human gift to navigate more skillfully through the rapidly changing world by focusing on the new things that really matter
Spiritual genius : 10 masters and the quest for meaning by Winifred Gallagher( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now in paperback, journalist Gallagher profiles extraordinary men and women who are "geniuses" of spirituality and distills the wisdom they all share. A "Publishers Weekly" top spirituality book of 2001
Atención plena : el poder de la concentración by Winifred Gallagher( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La calidad de la vida no depende de la fortuna, la inteligencia o la belleza; ni siquiera de las cosas que nos pasan. La experiencia vital está definida por aquello a lo que elegimos estar atentos. Apoyándose en los últimos descubrimientos en neurociencia, la escritora Winifred Gallagher realiza una investigación apasionante sobre el papel de la atención a la hora de definir la conducta, la experiencia y la identidad humanas. Página a página, ofrece las herramientas necesarias para convertir una atención involuntaria e inconsciente en otra consciente y enfocada, capaz de crear el tipo de experiencias que querríamos tener y convertirnos en la persona que desearíamos ser
Rapt : attention and the interested life by Winifred Gallagher( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an argument that the quality of one's life is directly related to the focus of one's attention, drawing on the latest findings in neuroscience and psychology to cover such topics as the human capacity for training concentration, the ways in which the creative mind thinks, and why people deliberate on the wrong factors when making big decisions
How the Post Office created America : a history by Winifred Gallagher( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A masterful history of a long underappreciated institution, How the Post Office Created America examines the surprising role of the postal service in our nation's political, social, economic, and physical development.The founders established the post office before they had even signed the Declaration of Independence, and for a very long time, it was the U.S. government's largest and most important endeavor-indeed, it was the government for most citizens. This was no conventional mail network but the central nervous system of the new body politic, designed to bind thirteen quarrelsome colonies into the United States by delivering news about public affairs to every citizen--a radical idea that appalled Europe's great powers. America's uniquely democratic post powerfully shaped its lively, argumentative culture of uncensored ideas and opinions and made it the world's information and communications superpower with astonishing speed.Winifred Gallagher presents the history of the post office as America's own story, told from a fresh perspective over more than two centuries. The mandate to deliver the mail--then "the media"--imposed the federal footprint on vast, often contested parts of the continent and transformed a wilderness into a social landscape of post roads and villages centered on post offices. The post was the catalyst of the nation's transportation grid, from the stagecoach lines to the airlines, and the lifeline of the great migration from the Atlantic to the Pacific. It enabled America to shift from an agrarian to an industrial economy and to develop the publishing industry, the consumer culture, and the political party system. Still one of the country's two major civilian employers, the post was the first to hire women, African Americans, and other minorities for positions in public life.Starved by two world wars and the Great Depression, confronted with the country's increasingly anti-institutional mind-set, and struggling with its doubled mail volume, the post stumbled badly in the turbulent 1960s. Distracted by the ensuing modernization of its traditional services, however, it failed to transition from paper mail to email, which prescient observers saw as its logical next step. Now the post office is at a crossroads. Before deciding its future, Americans should understand what this grand yet overlooked institution has accomplished since 1775 and consider what it should and could contribute in the twenty-first century.Gallagher argues that now, more than ever before, the imperiled post office deserves this effort, because just as the founders anticipated, it created forward-looking, communication-oriented, idea-driven America
I.D : bie zuo ji yin nu pu by Jia le ge( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Chinese and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No place like home : a dwelling that's just right for you by Winifred Gallagher( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winifred Gallagher: "Working On God."( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Journalist Winifred Gallagher discusses the experiences of "neoagnostics"--People who are skeptical about traditional religions, yet are seeking some form of spiritual guidance. Published by Random House
 
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The power of place : how our surroundings shape our thoughts, emotions, and actions
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갤러거, 위니프레드

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House thinking : a room-by-room look at how we liveRapt : attention and the focused lifeI.D. : how heredity and experience make you who you areNew : understanding our need for novelty and changeWorking on GodSpiritual genius : the mastery of life's meaningIt's in the bag : what purses reveal-- and concealJust the way you are : how heredity and experience create the individual