Yes I Can: Learn to use the power of self-efficacy
Laura Ritchie, author
Yes I Can: Learn to use the power of self-efficacy, is a practical and personal book founded on solid psychological concepts. Dr Laura Ritchie is a Chartered Psychologist, Professor of Learning and Teaching, and importantly she is someone who found her YES. Yes I Can addresses the topics of perception, perspective, self-efficacy beliefs, metacognition, self-regulation, and agency by presenting these psychological concepts through a uniquely inviting and approachable, storytelling voice. Laura interweaves psychological theory with personal stories, told in a memoir-like way, drawing upon experience from her musical, academic, and personal life. The important aspect of these stories is not that they are about 'Laura' but act as a bridge between research and everyday practice, and serve as a lens for the reader to look both at and into their own experience. This book will transform your understanding and perception of 'can' to become a fundamental part of life. More than a mindset, it is about understanding the processes underlying self-beliefs, which allow you to move from wherever you are through the vision of possibility to achieve your goals. Strategic thinking, instead of grit or willpower, serves to allow you to adopt the yes in your daily life.