Psychology - Cognitive Psychology

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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 late...

Published: Jan 2010

Willful Blindness: Why We Ignore the ...

Margaret Heffernan

Why, after every major accident and blunder, do we look back and say, How could we have been so blind? Why do some people see what others don't? And how can we change? Drawing on studies by psychologists and neuroscientists, and from ...

Published: Jul 2012

Choke: What the Secrets of the Brain ...

Sian Beilock

Why do the smartest students often do poorly on standardized tests?Why did you tank that interview or miss that golf swing when you should have had it in the bag?Why do you mess up when it matters the most—and how can you perform yo...

Published: Aug 2011

How Pleasure Works: The New Science o...

Paul Bloom

“Engaging, evocative. . . . [Bloom] is a supple, clear writer, and his parade of counterintuitive claims about pleasure is beguiling.”—NPRWhy is an artistic masterpiece worth millions more than a convincing forgery? Pleasure wor...

Published: Jun 2011

Dominance Factor, The: How Knowing Yo...

Carla Hannaford

Explores an area that has long intrigued scientists and educators: the linkages between the side of the body we favor for seeing, hearing, touching, and moving and the way we think, learn, play, and relate to others. Your Dominance ...

Published: Sep 2011

A Brief Tour of Human Consciousness: ...

V. S. Ramachandran

How can some people come to believe that their poodle is an impostor? Or see colors in numbers? Internationally acclaimed neuroscientist, V.S. Ramachandran, now shares his unique insight into human consciousness in an entertaining, i...

Published: Jul 2005

Go Wild: Eat Fat, Run Free, Be Social...

John J. Ratey

The scientific evidence behind why maintaining a lifestyle more like that of our ancestors will restore our health and well-being. In GO WILD, Harvard Medical School Professor John Ratey, MD, and journalist Richard Manning reveal that...

Published: Dec 2015


Malcolm Gladwell

In his #1 bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. In BLINK, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. How do we make decisions--good and bad--and why are some ...

Published: Apr 2007

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman

DIVSelected by the INew York Times Book Review as one of the best books of 2011DIVA IGlobe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 TitleOne of IThe Economist's 2011 Books of the Year One of IThe Wall Steet Journal's Best Nonfiction Books...

Published: Oct 2012
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