Psychology Book Reviews (page 6)

OUR SENSES by Rob DeSalle
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"An animated introduction to the neuroscience of sensory perception with broad appeal to artists, musicians, and other consumers and generators of brainpower."
You don't need a brain to sense what's going on around you—though it helps. Read full book review >
WHEN TO JUMP by Mike Lewis
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"An easy reading book of supportive encouragement to follow one's dreams."
More than 40 career-changers tell their stories. Read full book review >

WHEN by Daniel H. Pink
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"Solid science backed by sensible action points—good airplane reading for business travelers."
If you want a raise, ask the boss in the morning—but never at 2:55 in the afternoon. The reason? Ask pop-science writer Pink (To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others, 2012, etc.), who examines what happens when in daily life. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"Thoughtful discourse on the workings of praise and blame that will be particularly helpful to readers sensitive to scrutiny."
Examination of how our inherent need for appreciation and acceptance can be sabotaged by incrimination and criticism. Read full book review >
GETTING OFF by Erica Garza
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"A provocative sojourn through the wilderness of sexual addiction."
A sex addict's bracing chronicle of erotic dependency. Read full book review >

SUPERFANS by George Dohrmann
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"The organization is a little scattershot, but this is a fascinating subject deserving of further study, and Dohrmann provides a good jumping-off point."
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist turns his attention to those who identify obsessively with their teams. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 3, 2018

"A thoroughly researched, well-articulated study of mindfulness practice and its potentially powerful effects."
A book that sorts out common misconceptions and offers a wealth of research while exploring how, why, and if meditation can help one achieve mindfulness. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Beyond the specifics about young widowers, the book offers broader insights on loss, grief, and support groups."
The development of a support group provides a lifeline for seven young widowers. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 2018

"A valuable guide to recovery for substance abusers and their loved ones."
A debut manual focuses on the survivors of addiction as well as family members and friends who cope with the effects. Read full book review >
THE FIDELITY FACTOR by S.  Sagoe-Nkansah
Released: Dec. 7, 2017

"A deep look at group dynamics from a Christian perspective."
A guide to improving group interactions mixes Scripture and faith-based psychology. Read full book review >
PSYCHOLOGY by Danny  Oppenheimer
Released: Dec. 6, 2017

"A quick illumination of a complex field."
A lighthearted survey of how modern science researches and resolves some of the complexities of human psychology. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"While the author raises more questions than she answers, and some readers may be put off by her less-that-straightforward style, these are thought-provoking questions, and Cole-Adams presents a lyrical journey through the vital question of what it means to be human."
Melbourne-based journalist and novelist Cole-Adams (Walking to the Moon, 2008) blends research, reflection, and memoir to try to grapple with the meaning of consciousness. 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 >