Psychology - General

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How We Decide

Jonah Lehrer

Since Plato, philosophers have described the decision-making process as either rational or emotional: we carefully deliberate or we 'blink' and go with our gut. But as scientists break open the mind's black box with the latest tools o...

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Published: Feb 2009

How the Mind Works

Steven Pinker

The Pulitzer Prize finalist and national bestseller How the Mind Works is a fascinating, provocative work exploring the mysteries of human thought and behavior. How do we see in three dimensions? How do we remember names and faces? Ho...

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Published: Nov 2011

Rapt: Attention and the Interested Li...

Winifred Gallagher

In Rapt, acclaimed behavioral science writer Winifred Gallagher makes the argument that the quality of your life largely depends on what you choose to pay attention to and how you choose to do it. Gallagher grapples with provocative q...

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Published: Apr 2009

The Way I See It: A Personal Look at ...

Temple Grandin

As many as 1.5 million children and adults in the U.S. have autism. The lifetime cost of caring for a child with autism ranges from $3.5 – $5 million. Our children — our future — is at stake. The world needs to listen to what T...

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Published: Nov 2013

Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biograp...

Donna Jackson Nakazawa

The emotional trauma we suffer as children not only shapes our emotional lives as adults but also affects our physical health and overall well-being. Scientists now know on a biochemical level exactly how parents' chronic fights, divo...

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Published: Jul 2015

Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the My...

V. S. Ramachandran

Neuroscientist V. S. Ramachandran is internationally renowned for uncovering answers to the deep and quirky questions of human nature that few scientists have dared to address. His bold insights about the brain are matched only by the...

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Published: Dec 2013

The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the...

Brock L. Eide

Dyslexia is almost always assumed to be an obstacle. And for one in five people who are dyslexic, it can be. Yet for millions of successful dyslexics-including astrophysicists, mystery novelists, and entrepreneurs-their dyslexic diffe...

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Published: Aug 2011

Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already...

Mike Robbins

The pressure comes from all around (our parents, teachers, spouses, co-workers, and friends) telling us it's more important to be liked and to fit in than it is to be who we truly are. We are also constantly bombarded with messages te...

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Published: Apr 2009

How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity...

Paul Tough

The story we usually tell about childhood and success is the one about intelligence: Success comes to those who score highest on tests, from preschool admissions to SATs.But in How Children Succeed, Paul Tough argues for a very differ...

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Published: Sep 2012

F*ck Feelings: One Shrink's Practical...

Michael Bennett

Although other self-help books claim to reveal the path to happiness, F*ck Feelings warns that convincing yourself that there is such a path will actually lead you to feel like a true failure. What the Bennetts can promise you is that...

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Published: Sep 2015

Thinking: The New Science of Decision...

John Brockman

Edited by John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org, Thinking presents original ideas by today's leading psychologists, neuroscientists, and philosophers who are radically expanding our understanding of human thought. —Daniel Kahneman on...

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Published: Apr 2015

Rewire: Change Your Brain to Break Ba...

Richard O'Connor

The bestselling author of Undoing Depression offers a brain-based guide to help us finally get rid of the bad habits that plague usWe humans tend to get in our own way time and time again—whether it comes to not speaking up for ours...

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Published: Jul 2014

Unforbidden Pleasures

Adam Phillips

Much has been written of the forbidden pleasures. But what of the "unforbidden" pleasures? Unforbidden Pleasures is the singular new book from Adam Phillips, the author of Missing Out, Going Sane, and On Balance. Here, with his sig...

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Published: May 2016

Do Gentlemen Really Prefer Blondes?: ...

Jena Pincott

Cosmopolitan meets Scientific American in this entertaining and informative question-and-answer book on human attraction. Based on the latest studies in science, Do Gentlemen Really Prefer Blondes? answers more than 100 wild, weird, a...

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Published: Oct 2008

Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): W...

Carol Tavris

Why do people dodge responsibility when things fall apart? Why the parade of public figures unable to own up when they screw up? Why the endless marital quarrels over who is right? Why can we see hypocrisy in others but not in ourselv...

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Published: May 2014

Creatures of a Day, and Other Tales o...

Irvin D. Yalom

[Read by Traber Burns] Like Love's Executioner and Irvin Yalom's other writings, Creatures of a Day lays bare the necessary task we each face every day: to make our own lives meaningful. In his long career, eminent psychotherapist and...

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Published: Feb 2015

Without Conscience: The Disturbing Wo...

Robert D. Hare

Most people are both repelled and intrigued by the images of cold-blooded, conscienceless murderers that increasingly populate our movies, television programs, and newspaper headlines. With their flagrant criminal violation of society...

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Published: Aug 2011

The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyo...

Michael A. Singer

Who are you? When you start to explore this question, you find out how elusive it really is. Are you a physical body? A collection of experiences and memories? A partner to relationships? Each time you consider these aspects of yourse...

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Published: Dec 2011

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A T...

Lori Gottlieb

Now being developed as a television series with Eva Longoria and ABC!  "An irresistibly addictive tour of the human condition." (Kirkus, starred review)"Rarely have I read a book that challenged me to see myself in an...

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Published: May 2019

I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn'...

Brene Brown

We spend too much precious time and energy managing perception and creating carefully edited versions of ourselves to show to the world. As hard as we try, we can't seem to turn off the tapes that fill our heads with messages like &qu...

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Published: Apr 2014

Feeling Good Together: The Secret to ...

David D. Burns

We all know people who are hard to get along with. It might be your spouse, mother, neighbor, friend, or colleague. In his new book Feeling Good Together, Dr. David D. Burns describes Cognitive Interpersonal Therapy (CIT), a radically...

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Published: Jan 2009

Public Sex: The Culture of Radical Se...

Pat Califia

Public Sex collects the best of Pat Califia's work published over the past 20 years. Providing both a chronicle of the radical sex movement in the United States, as well as the definitive opinions of America's most consistent and tren...

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Published: Jul 2016

A Very Short Tour of the Mind: 21 Sho...

Michael Corballis

In A Very Short Tour of the Mind, Michael C. Corballis says the human mind is arguably the most complex organ in the universe. Modern computers might be faster, and whales might have larger brains, but neither can match the sheer i...

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Published: Jan 2016

The Brain That Changes Itself: Storie...

Norman Doidge

"Fascinating. Doidge's book is a remarkable and hopeful portrait of the endless adaptability of the human brain." ―Oliver SacksThe discovery that our thoughts can change the structure and function of our brains―even into...

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Published: Jun 2008

The Narcissistic Family: Diagnosis an...

Stephanie Donaldson-Pressman

In this compelling audiobook, the authors present an innovative therapeutic model for understanding and treating adults from emotionally abusive or neglectful families―families the authors call narcissistic. Narcissistic families ha...

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Published: Jun 2015

No Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving The...

Carla Fine

Suicide would appear to be the last taboo. Even incest is now discussed freely in popular media, but the suicide of a loved one is still an act most people are unable to talk about or even admit to their closest family or friends. Thi...

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Published: Mar 2016

The History of Sexuality, Vol. 1: An ...

Michel Foucault

Why has there been such an explosion of discussion about sex in the West since the seventeenth century? Here, one of France's greatest intellectuals explores the evolving social, economic, and political forces that have shaped our att...

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Published: Jul 2016

The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: ...

Christopher K. Germer

"Buck up." "Stop feeling sorry for yourself." "Don't ruin everything." When you are anxious, sad, angry, or lonely, do you hear this self-critical voice? What would happen if, instead of fighting difficult emotions, we accepted them? ...

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Published: Jan 2016

The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introd...

Thich Nhat Hanh

In this beautiful and lucid guide, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh offers gentle anecdotes and practical exercises as a means of learning the skills of mindfulness-being awake and fully aware. From washing the dishes to answering the phone...

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Published: Dec 2012

The Sex Myth: The Gap Between Our Fan...

Rachel Hills

Fifty years after the sexual revolution, we are told that we live in a time of unprecedented sexual freedom; that if anything, we are too free now. But beneath the veneer of glossy hedonism, millennial journalist Rachel Hills argues t...

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Published: Aug 2015
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