Psychology

Incognito

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Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307389923
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Published: Vintage - May 15th, 2012

Hands down my most favorite book of the year. The function of the human mind is an endless source of fascination, in my book, and this book takes the reader to concepts contrary to common thinking through the ages. His research suggests that our decisions are barely influenced by the part of our thinking brain of which we are aware. He brings into question the whole notion of culpability. Not to suggest that people should "get away" with anti-social behavior but that we should reconsider the consequences we impose on those who "misbehave." A mind-blowing assessment of who's really in our drivers' seats. ~ Reviewed by Heather Bellanca


The Genius in All of Us

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The Genius in All of Us: New Insights into Genetics, Talent, and IQ Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307387301
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Published: Anchor - March 8th, 2011

David Shenk's book contains anecdotal evidence which will rock your world. Ted William's was NOT naturally gifted, nor was Mozart or Beethoven. The reason the Suzuki method produces such amazing results in young children is carefully explained. The book is written in a friendly style for the non-scientist but the second half consists of copious footnotes further explanations, bibliographies and other source materials if the reader wants more in-depth information and examples. Truly fascinating news for those of us who struggle to be creative. ~ Reviewed by Karen Frank


In the Fullness of Time

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In the Fullness of Time: 32 Women on Life After 50 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781439109236
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Published: Atria Books - April 27th, 2010

Upham and Linda Gravenson. Essays, poems and interviews by writers, artists, a doctor, two actresses on the challenges of aging. A must read for every woman - and man - of any age! ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones


Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss

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ISBN: 9780961519766
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Published: Grief Watch - April 9th, 2007

This is an amazing and fantastic book about loss and grief. It is not just for grief caused by death, but by illness, divorce, moving, and any form grief and/or loss takes. Easily adapted for adults and children, every page is another wonderful way of understanding the event that has touched your life. Perhaps the best part are the Cooking Tips at the end. These tips help you organize ideas, feelings, and possible reactions you or others might have to your or their own loss. Also included are websites that can be used to give other possible suggestions. In a time when you or others need guidance, this book offers ways to help in this time of need. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Stumbling on Happiness

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ISBN: 9781400077427
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Published: Vintage - March 20th, 2007

Happiness is a warm puppy. Until you get the puppy home and it's chewing on your furniture and you wonder why you ever thought having a puppy would make you happy. This kind of thing happens all the time. The thing we think will satisfy our future selves differs greatly from reality when the future actually arrives. There's a reason for it. It's our brains. In this fascinating and hilarious book, Harvard psychology professor Daniel Gilbert explains the many ways our brains wrongly imagine what will and will not make us happy. My current self thanks my former self for having the good sense to read this mind-bending and hugely entertaining book. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


Undercurrents

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Undercurrents: A Therapist's Reckoning with Depression Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062511843
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Published: HarperOne - November 10th, 1995

An incredibly moving account by a therapist who writes about her own bout with depression. Inspirational, funny, intimate, and hopeful. ~ Reviewed by Barbara Morrow


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