Psychology Book Reviews (page 3)

Released: April 3, 2018

"A swift account of an industry that bubbles with bluster and marinates in money."
A social history of and commentary on the extremely lucrative enterprise of dispensing advice. Read full book review >
SELFIE by Will Storr
Released: March 27, 2018

"Captivating, self-reflective research on our culture of rampant egocentricity."
Studying self-image from a variety of perspectives. Read full book review >

ODD GIRL OUT by Laura James
Released: March 27, 2018

"A candid and unexpectedly moving memoir of identity and psychological upheaval."
A British journalist reflects on living with autism. Read full book review >
Released: March 20, 2018

"A thoughtful, always interesting look into the workings of the mind—and the sometimes-surprising implications of how those workings have been revealed."
Science in the service of power can easily be warped and distorted—but, as this book shows, it can sometimes yield unexpected benefits. Read full book review >
ELASTIC by Leonard Mlodinow
Released: March 20, 2018

"Readers looking for advice on business success or personal growth will find pearls of wisdom, but this is not Mlodinow's focus. He sticks firmly to a few ideas already showing their age (that computers will never be truly intelligent), but mostly this is top-quality popular neuroscience."
With the world changing so rapidly, our thinking must change as well. This ingenious account by bestselling science writer Mlodinow (Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior, 2012, etc.) describes how we think and how we might do it better. Read full book review >

ONE KISS OR TWO? by Andy Scott
Released: March 20, 2018

"A fresh, spirited look at cultural differences."
What accounts for the quirky variety of first encounters? Read full book review >
I FEEL YOU by Cris Beam
Released: March 20, 2018

"A fascinating and well-rounded view of how empathy functions in society and why some cultivate it as a skill while others consider it a good moral value."
Using empathy to achieve a kinder, gentler society. Read full book review >
Released: March 20, 2018

"Good ammunition for contrarians and well grounded in scholarly research."
Just say no: an examination of how the naysayers in the audience can help individuals and organizations make better decisions. Read full book review >
Released: March 13, 2018

"A useful gathering of solid assessments of young children and the educational systems available to them."
How to ensure the best education possible for school-age children. Read full book review >
WELLMANIA by Brigid Delaney
Released: March 13, 2018

"Eye-opening and entertainingly voyeuristic, this impressionistic taste test illustrates the struggles more than the benefits of detoxification techniques."
An Australian travel writer's exuberant sampling of wellness methods. Read full book review >
Released: March 13, 2018

"For serious students of neurobiology as well as readers interested in philosophical questions of mind and body."
What is the brain? If you answered by describing what the brain does, then this well-crafted overview may not be your cup of gray matter. Read full book review >
Released: March 13, 2018

"An easy-to-read journey through the world of brain research that gives a glimpse of what is happening there, all done with a highly personal touch."
A British science writer uses her own brain to explore what researchers have been working on and to discover how her own shortcomings might be overcome. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >