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The Motivated Mind
  • Published: 31 October 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448110797
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 528

The Motivated Mind




A fresh and inspiring approach to understanding motivation and the key to realizing your dreams.

- Do you make New Year resolutions? Almost everyone does, because we want to achieve positive personal change. But did you know that most resolutions are repeated five years in a row, and that the vast majority are broken by June.- Have you ever dieted? Yet if diets work, why do we need so many, and new ones all the time? The evidence shows that we persist in buying diet books and following fitness fads because we want to believe the new approach will be the one that works... Today, we seem to be obsessed with advantage and disadvantage, fairness and the level playing field, without realizing that in life, the ability to overcome obstacles is a key part of any success strategy - as is our inner drive and motivation. In The Motivated Mind, award-winning author and psychiatrist Dr Raj Persaud investigates the latest research on this fascinating subject - and he comes to some surprising conclusions. Complete with fascinating case studies, The Motivated Mind offers fresh & inspiring insights into understanding the key to success - the key to fulfilling your dream.

  • Published: 31 October 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448110797
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 528

About the author

Raj Persaud

Raj Persaud is a consultant psychiatrist working in the British National Health Service at the world-famous Maudsley Hospital in south London, and an honorary senior lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London. In 2004 he was appointed Gresham Professor for Public Understanding of Psychiatry. Uniquely for a doctor, he also holds a first-class honours degree in psychology from University College London, which recently awarded him the title of Fellow in recognition of his ground-breaking work in psychiatry. Other medical awards and honours include the prestigious Royal College of Psychiatrists' Research Prize and Medal, the Denis Hill Prize and the Osler Medal. As well as medicine, psychology and psychiatry, he holds university-level qualifications in statistics, history and philosophy.Raj Persaud is the author of Staying Sane, The Motivated Mind, From the Edge of the Couch and Simply Irresistible, published in January 2007. He is also the consultant editor for The Mind: A User's Guide - presented in association with the Royal College of Psychiatrists - which will be published in 2007. His work has been published in academic medical journals, including the British Medical Journal, the Lancet and the British Journal of Psychiatry. He writes regularly for the national press and has hosted BBC Radio 4's All in the Mind - the only broadcast series dedicated specifically to reporting on academic psychology and psychiatry. Raj also appears regularly on television programmes such as Question Time, Newsnight and Tomorrow's World. In a recent poll of members of the Royal College of Psychiatrists published in the Independent on Sunday newspaper, he was voted one of the top ten psychiatrists in the UK.He is married to an eye surgeon, has a son and a daughter, and lives in London.

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Praise for The Motivated Mind

The proof of the pudding is in the eating, and Raj's direct application of his motivational theories to three case-studies on our programme was an unqualified success. The plan works!

Richard & Judy, Channel 4

'Not where you want to be in life but frustrated by fluffy self-help books? The Motivated Mind could be the read you need...Dr Raj Persaud has produced a fascinating, intellectual essay on the secrets behind success and fulfillment. This book helps you gain real understanding of how your mind works and how, unwittingly, you may be sabotaging your happiness'

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