“show[s] us the panoply of underpinnings (psychological, sociological, philosophical, and biological) that support this fear of the new, the different, and the ‘other.’”
“a book that is erudite, practical, reader-friendly, deeply personal, and sure to help even the most anxious among us.”
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.
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
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
“$9 Therapy is a delightful book, sure to bring a smile to those who read it.”
“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
“Written with humor and compassion, laughter and tears, Normal Sucks will inspire all of us to embrace and celebrate our differences.”
“Although its parts are fine, their sum does not quite add up to what we expect in a book by Gladwell.”
“Lori Gottlieb takes you not only inside the head of a therapist but welcomes you into her heart as well.”
“Whether you are a believer, an agnostic, or an atheist, this book is about you.”
“What you say and what the other hears won’t coincide. There are gaps between . . . what we say and what we mean.”
"The lack of direct immersion and the increasing rarity of actual face-to-face interactions are the true cause of our anomie . . .
“Kudos to Dr. Biglan for daring to write this book, and let’s hope for all of our sakes that policy makers adopt some of the principles.”
“. . . young people today have the greatest communication and creativity tools ever devised, but the stuff they’re creating stinks.”
Change applies at so many levels and constructs: culture, society, family, work, business, governments, technology, etc. Even though change is accelerating—so many resist change.
Born to Run is the story of Christopher McDougall’s search for a mysterious character—one part Carlos Castenada; another part super athlete; a third bit society dropout—who had decided tha
“For those well versed in the world of psychology, psychiatry, and psychoanalysis, for those who are students of Freud, and for those who know the historical players in this game, The L
“One measure of an extraordinary book is that it prompts the reader to reframe his or her view of the world, to recognize and reaffirm patterns, to consider implications that might not have
“All this—and there’s plenty more, replete with examples and case studies—makes Understanding Emotional Intelligence a comprehensive source of insight and information for people wh
“If you have siblings, you might want to buckle up, because more than likely it’s going to be a bumpy life.
“The authors of Healing at the Speed of Sound do an excellent job of providing readers with solid scientific evidence in easy-to-understand terms.
“Living in Gratitude is an easy to read, practical guide to becoming more aware of the blessings we all have in our lives.
“Parents of children who have been diagnosed as belonging to one of these groups and adults who have been living with any of these labels will find positive affirmation and encouraging advi