Psychology

The Anatomy of Violence: The Biological Roots of Crime by Adrian Raine - Book Review

Staff Pick Badge
The Anatomy of Violence: The Biological Roots of Crime Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780307475619
Availability: Backordered
Published: Vintage - February 11th, 2014

This book compelled me to study psychology. Its engrossing trek into the history of crime is fantastically narrated, and detailed in a way that draws you further and further into the stories and reasoning behind each subject. As well as revealing personal moments about his own life in regards to his work, Raine brings us a glimpse into the future as these subjects become more ingrained in everyday life--a must read for anyone interested in the link between psychology and criminology. ~ Reviewed by Alex Bell


No One Cares about Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America by Ron Powers - Book Review

Staff Pick Badge
No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316341172
Availability: Special Order
Published: Hachette Books - March 21st, 2017

While critiquing American society's entrenched neglect of the mentally ill, Powers lays bare the deadly destruction schizophrenia wrought on his two sons. His heroic honesty and analysis of evolving treatments show crazy people can be cared for, and perhaps someday be healed. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Talking to Crazy: How to Deal with the Irrational and Impossible People in Your Life by Mark Goulston - Book Review

Staff Pick Badge
Talking to 'Crazy': How to Deal with the Irrational and Impossible People in Your Life Cover Image
Call or email to see if a used copy is available.
ISBN: 9780814436363
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Amacom - October 15th, 2015

"Lean in to crazy" with an understanding of your own crazy and what triggers your response to angry, irrational people. How to recognize mental illness and truly abusive personality disorders and how you can help individuals seek treatment. ~ Reviewed by Gail Cosgriff


Last Things: A Graphic Memoir of Loss and Love by Marissa Moss - Book Review

Staff Pick Badge
Last Things: A Graphic Memoir of Loss and Love Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781573246989
Availability: IN WAREHOUSE - Usually Ships in 1-5 Business Days
Published: Red Wheel - May 1st, 2017

A graphic, stark portrayal of a family frayed by impending death. As her husband slips beyond reach and becomes unintentionally cruel while battling ALS, Moss struggles to maintain her love for him while tending to his care, and raising their three sons. Last Things is an unflinching look at the challenge to sustain, and celebrate, life. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

Staff Pick Badge
Man's Search for Meaning Cover Image
By Viktor E. Frankl, Harold S. Kushner (Foreword by), William J. Winslade (Afterword by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780807014271
Availability: Click Title for IN STORE Location
Published: Beacon Press - June 1st, 2006

Half memoir and half psychology text. The first part is the inspiring story of a man who survived the holocaust and developed his own method of healing (Logotherapy) out of his experiences. Logotherapy is the technique of finding what is most meaningful in your life and gaining the strength and power to heal from it. ~ Reviewed by Chris Van Natten


Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder by Claudia Kalb - Book Review

Staff Pick Badge
Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder: Inside the Minds of History's Great Personalities Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781426214660
Availability: Special Order
Published: National Geographic - February 2nd, 2016

Did Gershwin suffer from ADHD? Did Einstein have Asperger's syndrome? Was Lincoln saddled with clinical depression? Kalb probes the minds of monumentally creative and influential people, and discovers quirks, idiosyncrasies, and ample proof of mental disease. The tantalizing question is how these minds transformed illness into genius. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Psychology