Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"Those looking to win friends and influence people should turn to Dale Carnegie and his cheerful disciples. Mayer confines himself to invariably stimulating insights backed by solid scientific research, so readers looking to understand the human condition will certainly enjoy this book."
There is more to brainpower than IQ, writes Mayer (Psychology/Univ. of New Hampshire; Personality: A Systems Approach, 2006, etc.) in this astute exploration of a different form of intelligence: the ability to understand the personalities of other human beings as well as our own. Read full book review >
MINDWISE by Nicholas Epley
Released: Feb. 14, 2014

"Epley ably explores many entertaining and entirely convincing mistakes, so readers will have a thoroughly satisfying experience."
Animals and humans think, but only humans can understand what others are thinking. Without this ability, cooperative society is unimaginable. It's a sixth sense, akin to mind reading, writes Epley (Behavioral Science/Univ. of Chicago School of Business) in this clever psychology primer. Read full book review >

THE DEPTHS by Jonathan Rottenberg
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"An important contribution to his stated aim of promoting "an adult national conversation about depression.""
A call for a new "diagnostic and therapeutic" paradigm for treating depression by framing it as a mood disorder rather than a disease. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"In the spreading shadow of dementia, Alzheimer's and other long-term diseases, Lake discovers hope, comfort and continued questions for the future."
A penetrating glimpse into the modern world of caregiving. Read full book review >
THE UP SIDE OF DOWN by Megan McArdle
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Sage counsel on how to learn from failure with humor and grace."
An illuminating look at the psychology behind rebounding from defeat. Read full book review >

How mothers with postnatal depression create narcissism and psychopaths by Hans R Arnold
Released: Feb. 8, 2014

"Targets dozens of important questions but will frustrate even patient readers."
In his first book, Arnold develops an esoteric explanation for why some people grow up to do terrible things: postnatal depression in their mothers, which Arnold identifies as the cause of narcissistic and psychopathic behavior in children on into adulthood. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 3, 2014

"A revealing and definitely not dumbed-down overview of what we know about consciousness."
Dehaene (Experimental Cognitive Psychology/Collège de France; Reading in the Brain: The Science and Evolution of a Human Invention, 2009) delivers a detailed popular account of what he and fellow researchers have discovered about how perceptions become thoughts. Read full book review >
ME, MYSELF, AND WHY by Jennifer Ouellette
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Solid science well infused with readable history, pop culture and personal stories."
Who are we, and why are we the way we are? These are the questions examined by an intrepid science journalist. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Fresh insight into a necessary part of everyday life."
New research on the never-ending debate about trust. Read full book review >
ALL JOY AND NO FUN by Jennifer Senior
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Senior could have made this book twice as long given the minefield parents and their kids face, but what she did produce is well-considered and valuable information."
What can we learn from studying the effects of children on parents? Read full book review >
SMALL MOVE, BIG CHANGE by Caroline L. Arnold
Released: Jan. 20, 2014

"Wisdom from time immemorial—take it a day at a time and moderation in all things—reworked by Arnold to morph broad goals into manageable, measurable microresolutions."
Goldman Sachs managing director and technology leader Arnold tenders some advice you may have heard from your kindergarten teacher: Focus, and take smaller bites. Read full book review >
DEMON CAMP by Jennifer Percy
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Percy wields language with admirable restraint, but her poetic gifts might be better served in fiction."
A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop turns her sights on the dark story of a soldier with PTSD who is haunted by his demons. Read full book review >