“This is a book whose purpose is to provoke curiosity and enlighten.”
Temple Grandin doesn’t write captivating prose. A reader who needs to be entertained may miss out on what Grandin has to offer.
“Part memoir, part cultural critique, part manifesto, Hysterical is a tour de force, a powerful response and critique of the subjugation of girls and women across all aspects of ou
Writing a book on neuroscience that is decipherable by the average reader is no easy task.
Batja Mesquita, PhD is an affective scientist and a social psychologist.
“Why We Fight is a tour de force of superb social science.”
Daddy Issues: Love and Hate in the Time of Patriarchy is brief and refreshing for what it is NOT, a feminist treatise on paternalism and the female dynamic.
“Wired for Love reminds us that love is as natural as a heartbeat, a breath, a brainwave.”
“This life-altering book stands head and shoulders above the countless how-to guides aiming to teach couples how to repair broken relationships.”
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 . . .”