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How the Body Knows Its Mind

by Sian Beilock Atria Books (January 06, 2015)

"Beilock reveals one intriguing secret after another...That Beilock is supercharged with enthusiasm about her topic is evident and infectious" (Booklist, starred review).

The human body is not just a passive...


Fragments of Trauma and the Social Production of Suffering: Trauma, History, and Memory

by Marilyn Charles, Michael O'Loughlin, Cate Osborn & Avigail Gordon et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 05, 2014)

In this book, contributors explore the deep psychic effects of traumatic experiences and locates those experiences in relation to both historical events and intergenerational transmission of traumatic sequelae...


What is an Emotion?

by Dr. William James Sublime Books (November 14, 2014)

"I should say first of all that the only emotions I propose expressly to consider here are those that have a distinct bodily expression. That there are feelings of pleasure and displeasure, of interest and excitement,...


Understanding Priming Effects in Social Psychology

by Daniel C. Molden The Guilford Press (September 12, 2014)

How incidentally activated social representations affect subsequent thoughts and behaviors has long interested social psychologists. Recently, such priming effects have provoked debate and skepticism. Originally...


Consciousness and the Aconscious in Psychoanalytic Theory

by Ahmed Fayek Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 09, 2014)

In this book, Fayek summarizes current arguments and debates stemming from neurological and phenomenological perspectives. He presents the notion that consciousness needs to be considered a human phenomenon...


The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control

by Walter Mischel Little, Brown and Company (September 23, 2014)

Renowned psychologist Walter Mischel, designer of the famous Marshmallow Test, explains what self-control is and how to master it.

A child is presented with a marshmallow and given a choice: Eat this one now,...


In the Company of Bears: What Black Bears Have Taught Me about Intelligence and Intuition

by Benjamin Kilham & Temple Grandin Chelsea Green Publishing (August 14, 2014)

In In the Company of Bears, originally published in hardcover as Out on a Limb, Ben Kilham invites us into the world he has come to know best: the world of black bears.

For decades, Kilham has studied wild black...


Dual-Process Theories of the Social Mind

by Jeffrey W. Sherman, Bertram Gawronski & Yaacov Trope The Guilford Press (May 09, 2014)

This volume provides an authoritative synthesis of a dynamic, influential area of psychological research. Leading investigators address all aspects of dual-process theories: their core assumptions, conceptual...


Subconscious Journeys

by Jack Mitchell Hamilton Books (April 16, 2014)

In Subconscious Journeys, Jack Mitchell explores the human mind and its connection to life, death, disease, and the probability of extended life. He addresses how the four parts of the mind function and adapt...


Depression: Causes and Treatment

by Aaron T. Beck, M.D. & Brad A. Alford, Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania Press (April 04, 2014)

The second edition of Depression: Causes and Treatment provides a contemporary review of the diagnosis, causes, and treatments of depression. Both biological and psychological treatment approaches are described....


Sensation

by Thalma Lobel Atria Books (April 29, 2014)


Creativity: The Owner's Manual

by Pierce Howard William Morrow Paperbacks (May 06, 2014)

Cutting-edge, user-friendly, and comprehensive: the revolutionary guide to the brain, now fully revised and updated

At birth each of us is given the most powerful and complex tool of all time: the human brain....


Inside of a Dog

by Alexandra Horowitz Scribner (September 15, 2009)

The bestselling book that asks what dogs know and how they think. The answers will surprise and delight you as Alexandra Horowitz, a cognitive scientist, explains how dogs perceive their daily worlds, each other,...


The Geography of Thought

by Richard Nisbett Free Press (October 26, 2010)

A "landmark book" (Robert J. Sternberg, president of the American Psychological Association) by one of the world's preeminent psychologists that proves human behavior is not "hard-wired" but a function of culture....


The Four Virtues

by Tobin Hart Atria Books/Beyond Words (February 04, 2014)

Find meaning, wholeness, and spiritual depth with this field guide to the inner life that explores and integrates four essential virtues: Presence, Heart, Wisdom, and Creation.

In a world with greater knowledge,...


Entangled Minds

by Dean Radin Pocket Books (November 24, 2009)

Is everything connected? Can we sense what's happening to loved ones thousands of miles away? Why are we sometimes certain of a caller's identity the instant the phone rings? Do intuitive hunches contain information...


Disordered Thought and Development: Chaos to Organization in the Moment

by M. D. Fallon & Susan P. Sherkow Jason Aronson, Inc. (December 26, 2013)

There is a moment at every level of psychological development in which the mind is presented with a challenge. This moment can last for a literal moment in time or it can extend for years, thus becoming a leading...


Choke: What the Secrets of the Brain Reveal About Getting It Right When You Have To

by Sian Beilock Atria Books (September 21, 2010)

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...


Relational Remembering: Rethinking the Memory Wars

by Sue Campbell Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 07, 2003)

This book offers a feminist philosophical analysis of contemporary public skepticism about women's memories of past harm. It concentrates primarily on writings associated with the False Memory Syndrome Foundation...


Mind and Religion: Psychological and Cognitive Foundations of Religion

by Harvey Whitehouse & Robert N. McCauley AltaMira Press (June 02, 2005)

This collection examines new psychological evidence for the modal theory and attempts to synthesize this theory with other theories of cognition and religion.


Language and Connection in Psychotherapy: Words Matter

by Mary E. Davis Jason Aronson, Inc. (November 21, 2012)

This book explores the role of language in interpersonal and intrapsychic life, looking at how it can support as well as interfere with our ability to function in a social environment. The way language can be...


Practicing Cognitive Therapy: A Guide to Interventions

by Robert L. Leahy Jason Aronson, Inc. (August 01, 1997)

Since its development thirty-five years ago, the practice of cognitive therapy has been extended well beyond the treatment of depression. It is now effectively used with substance abuse, marital conflict, sexual...


The Owner's Manual for the Brain (4th Edition)

by Pierce Howard William Morrow Paperbacks (May 06, 2014)

Cutting-edge, user-friendly, and comprehensive: the revolutionary guide to the brain, now fully revised and updated

At birth each of us is given the most powerful and complex tool of all time: the human brain....


Cognitive Vulnerability and Stress in Children and Adolescents

by Randy P. Auerbach & Benjamin L. Hankin The Guilford Press (April 23, 2013)

Presenting cutting-edge research conducted with children, adolescents, and their caregivers, this e-book examines cognitive factors in the development of psychopathology. Investigators at the forefront of the...


Understanding Facial Recognition Difficulties in Children: Prosopagnosia Management Strategies for Parents and Professionals

by Nancy Mindick Jessica Kingsley Publishers (May 15, 2011)

Mindick provides an explanation of the types, causes, and characteristics of prosopagnosia. Providing an insider's perspective on the condition, she suggests ways to recognize the signs of facial recognition...


The Face of Emotion

by Eric Md Finzi St. Martin's Press (January 28, 2013)

William Shakespeare famously wrote that "a face is like a book," and common wisdom has it that our faces reveal our deep-seated emotions. But what if the reverse were also true? What if our facial expressions...


Multistep Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders: Theory, Practice, and Clinical Cases

by Riccardo Dalle Grave Jason Aronson, Inc. (November 08, 2012)

Multistep Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders describes a novel model of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for eating disorders called multistep CBT-E (Enhanched) applicable to three different levels...


Book Review: Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (April 04, 2019)

It can be hard for busy professionals to find the time to read the latest books. Stay up to date in a fraction of the time with this concise guide.

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking is an engaging,...


The Myth of Experience

by Emre Soyer & Robin M Hogarth PublicAffairs (August 31, 2020)

Experience is a great teacher . . . except when it isn't. In this groundbreaking guide, learn how the past can deceive and limit us -- and how healthy skepticism can build a better world.

Our personal experience...


Why We're Wrong About Nearly Everything

by Bobby Duffy Basic Books (November 25, 2019)

A leading social researcher explains why humans so consistently misunderstand the outside world

How often are women harassed? What percentage of the population are immigrants? How bad is unemployment? These...


Perception

by Dennis Proffitt & Drake Baer St. Martin's Press (July 27, 2020)

A groundbreaking popular psychology book that explores the deep connection between our body and our brain.

Over decades of study, University of Virginia psychologist Dennis Proffitt has shown that we are each...


The Laughing Cure

by Brian King Skyhorse (May 03, 2016)

Dr. Brian King is a psychologist and stand-up comedian whose humor therapy seminars are attended by more than ten thousand people each year. In The Laughing Cure, King combines wit with medical research to reveal...


The Power of Mindful Learning

by Ellen J. Langer & Rachel Frawley Hachette Book Group (May 22, 2018)

Radical in its implications, this original and important work may change forever the views we hold about the nature of learning.

In The Power of Mindful Learning, Ellen Langer uses her innovative theory of mindfulness,...


Origins of Intellect, The

by John L. Phillips Henry Holt and Co. (January 14, 1975)

The works published by the Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget and his associates during the past forty years constitute the largest repository of knowledge about the cognitive development of children that is available...


Mind in Motion

by Barbara Tversky Basic Books (May 20, 2019)

An eminent psychologist offers a major new theory of human cognition: movement, not language, is the foundation of thought

When we try to think about how we think, we can't help but think of words. Indeed, some...


Sleep

by Nick Littlehales Da Capo Lifelong Books (March 05, 2018)

Proven solutions for a better night's sleep, from the "sleep guru" to elite athletes--rest for success in work, sports, and life

One-third of our lives -- that's 3,000 hours a year--is spent trying to sleep....


The Biological Mind

by Alan Jasanoff Basic Books (March 12, 2018)

A pioneering neuroscientist argues that we are more than our brains

To many, the brain is the seat of personal identity and autonomy. But the way we talk about the brain is often rooted more in mystical conceptions...


The Design of Everyday Things

by Don Norman Basic Books (November 04, 2013)

Design doesn't have to complicated, which is why this guide to human-centered design shows that usability is just as important as aesthetics.

Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out...


How Children Learn, 50th anniversary edition

by John Holt Da Capo Lifelong Books (July 31, 2017)

This enduring classic of educational thought offers teachers and parents deep, original insight into the nature of early learning. John Holt was the first to make clear that, for small children, "learning is...


Think Yourself Happy

by Rick Norris Oneworld Publications (January 01, 2011)

Stress, anxiety, and depression are more common than ever before. When the 21st-century dream is to have it all - high-powered jobs, happy families, exotic holidays, a beautiful body, and the ideal home - many...


Memory Craft

by Lynne Kelly Pegasus Books (January 07, 2020)

Groundbreaking anthropologist and memory champion Lynne Kelly reveals how we can use ancient and traditional mnemonic methods to enhance and expand our memory.

Our brain is a muscle. Like our bodies, it needs...


The Diet Trap Solution

by Judith S. Beck, Deborah Beck Busis & Eliza Foss HarperAudio (April 21, 2015)

The New York Times bestselling author of The Beck Diet Solution teams up with her daughter and colleague at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior to teach readers how to think their way thin, offering practical,...


Irrationally Yours

by Dan Ariely & Simon Jones HarperAudio (May 19, 2015)

Three-time New York Times bestselling author Dan Ariely teams up with legendary The New Yorker cartoonist William Haefeli to present an expanded, illustrated collection of his immensely popularWall Street...


Being a Dog

by Alexandra Horowitz Simon & Schuster Audio (October 04, 2016)

From the #1 bestselling author of Inside of a Dog--“an incredible journey into the olfactory world of man’s best friend” (O, The Oprah Magazine), Alexandra Horowitz’s follow-up to her New York Times...


Becoming Fluent

by Richard Roberts, Roger Kreuz & P. J. Ochlan Blackstone Publishing (August 28, 2015)

Adults who want to learn a foreign language are often discouraged because they believe they cannot acquire a language as easily as children. Once they begin to learn a language, students may be further discouraged...


The Political Brain

by Drew Westen & Anthony Heald Blackstone Publishing (August 01, 2007)

The Political Brain is a groundbreaking investigation into how the mind works, how the brain works, and what this means for why candidates win and lose elections. Scientist and psychologist Drew Westen has explored...


The Head Trip

by Jeff Warren & Raymond Todd Blackstone Publishing (November 27, 2007)

A world at once familiar and unimaginably strange exists all around us—and within us. It is the world of consciousness, a protean mental landscape that each of us knows intimately and yet understands scarcely...


A Mindful Year

Pets on the Couch

by Nicholas Dodman & James Langton Blackstone Publishing (August 23, 2016)

The pioneering veterinarian and author of the New York Times bestseller The Dog Who Loved Too Much recounts his uniquely entertaining--and poignant--stories of treating animals for all-too-human problems as...


As a Man Thinketh

by James Allen, Anthony Rogers & Made for Success Made for Success (May 01, 2013)

One of the greatest and best-selling self-improvement books ever written is now available on audio! For anyone who wants an enriched life and a more meaningful existence, this is a must-listen. James Allen's...