Psychology

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“As a welcome surprise, Seven and a Half Lessons is part self-help book on how to manage our own quirky brains and part manifesto on how to move forward to heal this country’s poli

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In Better Boys, Better Men, Andrew Reiner convincingly details the harm males cause when on a quest to establish their hypermasculinity.

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“Written with humor and brutal honesty, Group is a bracing, confrontational, and absorbing read.”

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“Hats off to Gildiner for doing a heroic therapeutic job and for writing about it so eloquently.”

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Livewired is a challenging and enlightening description of one of the greatest mysteries of our time: the brain and how it functions.”

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Atlantic staff writer Olga Khazan tries to do much too much in her well-written, often absorbing work of memoir and reportage, Weird: The Power of Being an Outsider in an Insider World

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“The fact that the book is about so many other aspects of life beyond eating underscores the author’s premise that EDs are about so much more than food and size.”

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“The book is a lamentation on the fate of the post-World War II American Dream.”

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“Churchland’s take on conscience is likely messier than most of us will find comfort in, yearning as we do for moral clarity and certainty in order to make our decisions easier and put our

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Lithium provides the reader with an insightful look at the challenges facing the development of effective medications for the treatment of mental illness.”

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“This book is about what makes us vote as we do and keep coming back to this cultural ritual rain or shine, hell or high water.”

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“. . . today’s Americans are embracing a kaleidoscopic panoply of spiritual traditions, rituals, and subcultures from astrology and witchcraft to SoulCycle and the alt-right.”

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“. . . this book is a remarkably compassionate story of emotional family horror from which neither uncle nor niece could easily escape.”

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“Menendez provides a realistic and hope-filled roadmap to success. This is a must-read for all working men and women who value equality in the workplace.”

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People never disappoint, at least in terms of how complicated their lives are and what they might reveal if we listen closely enough.

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Alysia Li Ying Sawchyn taught students about “ethnicity, gender, sexuality, ability, class, age” but not mental illness. She is a person of color and a woman. This the students can see.

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“It’s impossible . . . to read Mama’s Last Hug and not see a door opening to a wider view of humans, our primate relatives, and so many other creatures.”

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Amidst the current global pandemic, fear has become a persistent and familiar companion to much of the human population.

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$9 Therapy is a delightful book, sure to bring a smile to those who read it.”

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“Whether or not you believe the case made by Mercier that we are not easily hoodwinked, the idea that in today’s world we humans are uniquely equipped to ferret out lies and cons is oddly r

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Into the Abyss paints a fascinating picture of the ties between mind and body and the complicated ways they interact.”

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“what makes this book interesting is that the author has effectively generalized the purpose and behavior of a number of liars throughout the centuries.”

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“This book’s strongest message is one of hope.

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“This is not an easy journey, but neither has the evolution of humans from the savannahs of Africa to the surface of the moon been idyllic.”

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“Cahalan’s research is dogged and her narrative riveting, leading us from red herring to clue and back with the dexterity of the best mystery novelists.

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