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|Lessons from Lorena: Living with Autism
By Kimberly J. Stults
When most people imagine a newborn baby girl, they think of bows, ballet lessons and future boyfriend issues. Kimberly J. Stults, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) ’03, was no different until her daughter, Lorena, was born. Stults knew something was wrong when Lorena didn’t smile, roll over or grab at objects as most babies do. After countless doctor visits, Lorena’s diagnosis as autistic was confirmed.
Lessons from Lorena: Living with Autism chronicles the painful years Stults and her family faced before Lorena was finally pronounced autistic at age 5 and offers advice from the mother of an autistic child. Written in down-to-earth style, Lessons from Lorena: Living with Autism is a tool for parents of autistic children, but it is applicable to anyone facing struggles.
For more information, visit http://bit.ly/tatepub-autism.
|Moral Discourse and Moral Facts
By Cornell Horn
In his first published book titled Moral Discourse and Moral Facts, Cornell Horn, Doctor of Management (DM) ’10, invites students majoring in philosophy to look at the nature of moral facts and of moral discourse. The book provides a survey of perspectives within the moral realism debate. The work concludes with a moral relativism that maintains moral facts are determined in communicative agreement and not by properties experienced independent of collective agreement.
“After reading my work, I hope readers will understand that although moral disagreement is real, it is the group’s cognitive abilities, in the hands of a (presumed) majority that determines morality,” Dr. Horn says. “In collective agreement, certain ethical principles and facts get formed, and certain actions get scrutinized relative to them. Therefore, it is not necessary to believe moral knowledge is grounded by or even relevant to objective human independent properties in order to affirm that we have moral knowledge about facts.”
This book can be purchased at amazon.com.
|Betray Me Not
By Linda Stallworth
When MaryAnn Mantel, a young college girl, falls in love with a wealthy older man, her family and friends criticize their age difference. However, MaryAnn’s need for love and affection blind her to the true nature of her newfound love, which leads to a tragic ending.
Linda Stallworth, Bachelor of Science in Business Management (BSB/M) ’10, is the author of Betray Me Not, a three-part fictional mini series dealing with real-life situations for women in the dating realm.
“Pay close attention to initial signs in a relationship before falling in love,” Stallworth says. “If you take the time out to become friends first, you will discover whether you want it to be a lasting, meaningful relationship or continue with a platonic friendship. The tell-tale signs are always there from the beginning of a courtship.”
Parts I and II of the series can be purchased at http://betraymenot.com. The third installment will be published in 2013.
|Coolposing: Secrets of Black Male Leadership in America
By Dr. George Cross
In Coolposing: Secrets of Black Male Leadership in America, author George Cross, Doctor of Management (DM) ’04, explores “coolposing,” a psychologically-based coping leadership strategy based on African traditions.
Inspired by his studies at University of Phoenix School of Advanced Studies, Dr. Cross’ book offers a step-by-step blueprint to help educators, social workers, psychologists, law enforcement agents, parents and others begin to better understand and mediate the confusing and disruptive behaviors of “cool” black males, both mature and adolescent. “I discuss ways black males attempt to level the unequal playing field of opportunity in America and explore the concept of the negative images in the media that surround black males,” Dr. Cross says.
“During my doctoral program I became acutely aware that the black male was rarely referenced within the leadership literature review as anything other than from a problem perspective,” explains Dr. Cross. The need to fill this significant literature gap strongly influenced Dr. Cross’ decision to use black male leadership as the focus of the book.
The book can be purchased at http://coolposing.com.
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