“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
“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.
“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. . . .
“If the human mind is capable of solving the problems of the human mind, Ned Zeman is living proof of that hypothesis.”
“an intelligently written look into why most people take an optimistic view of life. . . . stimulating discussion . . . in easily understood language . . .
“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.”
“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
“the . . . condition opened up a new life for him. ‘Amnesia,’ Mr. Zeman writes, ‘is God’s reset button.’”
“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
“The Accidental Creative is full of interesting quotes, scenarios, and observations on both productivity and the creative process.”
“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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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,
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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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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