Simply Psychology is an utter letdown. There are many introductory books on psychology that are much better written and more accessible to readers. Give this book a hard pass.
“The people who hold the public purse strings and make decisions about funding mental healthcare and other social services need to read this outstanding book.”
On the cold night of January 8, 2014, 22-year-old Kait Leddy walked onto the Benjamin Franklin Bridge in Philadelphia.
“Whether you’re looking to make major or minor changes in your life, this book will help you leave the starting gate with positive expectations of success.”
“Emotional Inheritance explodes the myth that what we don’t know can’t hurt us, at least when it comes to family legacies.”
“It is not our circumstances that get us worked up, but the judgments we make about them.”
“This book provides more long-term help than any diet or weight-loss book can because it tackles our problem with food at the macro/micro and conscious/unconscious levels.”
“a well-written, well-argued book about how we can make a real difference in preventing suicide by challenging the assumptions we have about why people kill themselves and addressing oursel
“Forty-eight brief and provocative chapters provide much to consider. Is it too much to call this latest book magisterial?
“The premise that cognition and consciousness are traits that arise not solely from the brain but also involve the body, or soma (as in the common word ‘somatic’), is not new.”
“show[s] us the panoply of underpinnings (psychological, sociological, philosophical, and biological) that support this fear of the new, the different, and the ‘other.’”
Two things are generally true about self-help books for general readership:
—Only well-written books significantly guide the reader to successfully help themselves
“With Pleasure [is] a book that can be beneficial to readers who have experienced trauma, readers who care about people who have experienced trauma, and readers who want to add mor
The shiny cover of Psychology for Kids invites us in with greens, bright yellows, and purple. We open the book and see colorful gears on the white background end papers.
“a book that is erudite, practical, reader-friendly, deeply personal, and sure to help even the most anxious among us.”
“Authoritative, compassionate, and valuable, this book provides a fresh understanding of the many dangers of addiction . . .”
The brain is most likely the center of our thought, our emotions, our communication, and other additional mental life. Unfortunately though, the brain is a difficult organ to study directly.
“Bearing witness has never been more important. Cerotti and her grandmother are powerful guides as to why these Holocaust stories matter.”
“provides both practical and clinical advice with an emphasis on improving Black Women’s emotional and physical health through trauma resolution, exercise, mindfulness, support systems, sel
“Slingerland amuses and educates, not just about ethanol excess, but also the relevance for understanding guilty pleasures as a whole, in the present and in its ancient roots.”
Jesse Singal says his “book is an attempt to explain the allure of fad psychology, why that allure is so strong, and how both individuals and institutions can do a better job of resisting it.”
“‘Achieving lasting personality change means shaking things up, unlearning some of your many habits and routines that contribute to the kind of person you are, and overwriting them with new
“The chapters on spite and freedom, politics and what is sacred to us are an insightful, relevant, and welcome commentary on what to make of our current hate-filled political climate.”
“The aim of Useful Delusions, a very readable book, is to teach us to be more rational about our irrationality, to not make the latter our enemy, but to recognize how it may help a
Trauma doesn’t develop only from violent incidents. It can manifest through institutional racism, the stress of cultural bias, or the isolation of pandemic.