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    • The Psychology of Performance: How to Be Your Best in Life

    • By: Dr. Eddie O'Connor, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Dr. Eddie O'Connor
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188

    Clinical sport psychologist Eddie O'Connor, PhD, shares the best ways for you to reach your personal peak based on the latest scientific research....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excelente conferences and outstanding content.

    • By tecsined on 12-06-17

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Food: A Cultural Culinary History

    • By: Ken Albala, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Ken Albala
    • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,780
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,509
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,480

    Eating is an indispensable human activity. As a result, whether we realize it or not, the drive to obtain food has been a major catalyst across all of history....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my top 3 favorite courses!

    • By Jessica on 12-28-13

    Regular price: $41.95

    • Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation

    • By: Mark W. Muesse, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Mark W. Muesse
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,475
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,053
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,991

    You'll come away with a solid basis for your own meditation practice and for bringing meditation's remarkable and empowering benefits to every aspect of your life....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good lectures on mindfulness!

    • By Mike on 09-19-13

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Science of Natural Healing

    • By: Mimi Guarneri, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Mimi Guarneri
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 530
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 480
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 467

    These 24 compelling and practical lectures offer a rich spectrum of choices and possibilities for your own healthcare....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Uneven, several problems

    • By ViennaMom on 06-17-14

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Nutrition Made Clear

    • By: Roberta H. Anding, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Roberta H. Anding
    • Length: 18 hrs and 39 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,337
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,087
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,051

    These 36 in-depth lectures explore the fundamentals of good nutrition and offer a practical guide for applying these fundamentals to your lifestyle....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Read Me ... The missing PDF guidebook is there!

    • By annette e on 09-25-16

    Regular price: $41.95

    • Stress and Your Body

    • By: Robert Sapolsky, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Robert Sapolsky
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,033
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 937
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 929

    Once you understand the inner workings of your stress response system, you'll possess powerful knowledge that will help you understand and better deal with it....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Useful, insightful, and amusing.

    • By Kelid on 01-07-16

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being at Any Age

    • By: Anthony A. Goodman, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Anthony A. Goodman
    • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 811
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 707
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 699

    Whether you're in adolescence or advancing age, this wonderful resource is the perfect way to take the first steps on the road to becoming a better, healthier you....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Evidence based life sciences at its best.

    • By thanyadej on 08-23-13

    Regular price: $41.95

    • The Myths of Nutrition and Fitness

    • By: Dr. Anthony A. Goodman, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Dr. Anthony A. Goodman
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 565
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 490
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 485

    Join Dr. Goodman as he shows you powerful and true ways to transform your life for the better....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Loved some of the De-bunked Myths

    • By SamanthaG on 02-17-14

    Regular price: $9.95

    • Memory and the Human Lifespan

    • By: Steve Joordens, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Steve Joordens
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 275
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237

    If all of your memories were gone, would "self" even have a meaning? Explore this intriguing question in 24 lectures by an honored researcher and teacher....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging and interesting

    • By Kathy Yong on 05-06-15

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The First Amendment and You: What Everyone Should Know

    • By: John E. Finn, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: John E. Finn
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    The First Amendment stands as a pillar of our democracy and has had an incalculable influence on the development of human freedom in the United States....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Important topic but hard to follow

    • By Garshom L. Arkoff on 05-28-14

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Privacy, Property, and Free Speech: Law and the Constitution in the 21st Century

    • By: Jeffrey Rosen, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Rosen
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 471
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 412
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 412

    These 24 lectures immerse you in the Constitution, the courts, and the post-9/11 Internet era that the designers of our legal system could scarcely have imagined....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining & thought-provoking. Highly recommend

    • By Joseph on 10-27-13

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths: What We Think We Know May Be Hurting Us

    • By: Steven Novella, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Steven Novella
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 758
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 682
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 667

    In today's information age, medical myths are all around us. And using them to make decisions about your own health can be harmful....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Listen for Anyone!

    • By Debbie on 06-09-14

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Scientific Secrets for Self-Control

    • By: C. Nathan DeWall, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: C. Nathan DeWall
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,183
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 995
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 976

    Packed with eye-opening studies, experiments, and exercises, this course will have you wondering why you ever doubted yourself....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Don't skimp on this one

    • By DaemonZeiro on 07-11-13

    Regular price: $9.95

    • Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive

    • By: Peter M. Vishton, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Peter M. Vishton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,788
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,552
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,520

    Parenting advice isn't hard to find. There are thousands of books on the subject, as well as a multitude of websites....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Valuable Information, But Lots of Citations

    • By Rich on 03-24-15

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Moral Decision Making

    • How to Approach Everyday Ethics
    • By: Clancy Martin, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Clancy Martin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 341
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 299
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 297

    Whether or not we're aware of them, we make important ethical decisions all the time - as professionals, consumers, citizens, parents, sons and daughters, and friends....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Easy-followed down-to-earth relevant ethics course

    • By Jacobus on 03-19-14

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Mind-Body Medicine

    • The New Science of Optimal Health
    • By: Jason M. Satterfield, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Jason M. Satterfield
    • Length: 19 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 406
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 354
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 352

    Our social environments, socioeconomic status, culture, behaviors, relationships, psychological states, and habits of mind, among many factors....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 5 star from a psychologist in training

    • By Jonathan on 06-26-16

    Regular price: $41.95

    • Customs of the World: Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You Are

    • By: David Livermore, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: David Livermore
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,610
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,434
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,432

    Based on groundbreaking research, these 24 lectures address dynamics and customs related to working, socializing, dining, and marriage....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Quite possibly my favorite of The Great Courses

    • By Quaker on 09-17-13

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Discovering Your Roots

    • An Introduction to Genealogy
    • By: John Philip Colletta, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: John Philip Colletta
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    Genealogy is a journey of self-discovery that can teach you as much about yourself as about those who came before you....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Colletta's At The Top of His Game!

    • By Kathy on 08-31-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Science of Mindfulness

    • A Research-Based Path to Well-Being
    • By: Ronald Siegel, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Ronald Siegel
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,637
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,435
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,401

    This playful, caring course demonstrates the effectiveness of mindfulness in responding to many of humanity's fundamental existential problems....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Even more worthwhile with these study aids

    • By Cluelass on 07-19-15

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Raising Emotionally and Socially Healthy Kids

    • By: Eileen Kennedy-Moore, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Eileen Kennedy-Moore
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 410
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 357
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 352

    Drawing from the her extensive clinical experience-as well as personal experience as a mother of four-these 12 lectures provide a deeper understanding of your child's development....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not a lot of new information

    • By Terrill on 06-23-15

    Regular price: $14.95

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