Psychology

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“Willpower combines research descriptions, summaries of findings, and discussion of the application of the research with stories featuring celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey to faci

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“This book should be read by all “House” fans. . . . All students of psychology . . . Basic issues of personal behavior are covered in a clear, understandable fashion.

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“Ms. Cohen’s Dirty Little Secrets is a perfect catalyst for mother/daughter discussions. It is a safe place to start a scary talk . . . a wake-up call. . . .

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“If the human mind is capable of solving the problems of the human mind, Ned Zeman is living proof of that hypothesis.”

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“an intelligently written look into why most people take an optimistic view of life. . . . stimulating discussion . . . in easily understood language . . .

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“Long for This World is a grand survey of cutting-edge biology in the hands of visionary researchers, made vivid by Mr. Weiner’s marvelous writing.”

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“The book provides an academically oriented but clearly conveyed analysis of what earlier decades in the past century have judged right and wrong about Northern Irish women and their sexual

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“the . . . condition opened up a new life for him. ‘Amnesia,’ Mr. Zeman writes, ‘is God’s reset button.’”

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“The Psychopath Test looks at both the dark and light side of psychiatry, and Jon Ronson’s findings raise a few serious issues regarding questionable decisions and the exponential

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The Accidental Creative is full of interesting quotes, scenarios, and observations on both productivity and the creative process.”

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“Belief comes first, rationalizations follow behind. That is the basic theme of this new book on belief by professional skeptic, Michael Shermer.”

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You’re blocked again. Your deadline is approaching, and inspiration is nowhere in sight. You’ve read the paper, scanned the TV listings, eaten all the yogurt in the fridge and still: nothing.

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If, like presidential elections, bestsellers were determined by choosing the person that we would most like to have a beer with, Joshua Foer, author of Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Sc

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The revolution to which this book refers is the widespread use and acceptance of mindfulness and how it has been applied throughout society.

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In Never Say Die, author Susan Jacoby recalls waiting at a New York City bus stop one frigid December day “when an old woman, who appeared to be in her eighties and was hunched over and cr

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Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff is the fourth installment in Don Bruns’ addictive Stuff series, featuring protagonists James Lessor and Skip Moore (think Jim Rockford and Columbo on acid, thou

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As an analyst and analysand, who since her unconventional childhood has meditated and studied Buddhism, Pilar Jennings brings her professional expertise and personal experience into this rewarding,

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In a crime investigation, a police detective usually asks, “Who had the means, motive, and the opportunity to commit this crime?” In the book Profiling: The Psychology of Catching Killers,

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This is a very interesting book, albeit with a misleading title. Perhaps the title was a ploy to attract readers of popular science, when in fact this is a book for readers of serious science.

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Freedom’s Just Another Word is a gripping examination of the delicate terrain inside a child’s mind and emotions while suffering horrendous child abuse as well as the lasting effects on th

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How does an author begin to critically analyze and explain a phenomenon in popular culture?

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When a child is comes into this world, a mother’s heart is filled with joy and unconditional love. No more is that revealed than in Ms. Humphrey’s book, A Mother’s Promise.

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For parents of children with autism, life is filled with intense scheduling—visits to doctors’ offices, occupational, physical and speech therapies, that side trip to the natural foods grocer for t

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This book is an excellent reference tool for professionals in the “helping field” who are interested in making the transition to becoming a professional life coach, or for therapists interested in

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