Psychology Book Reviews (page 3)

THE DOODLE REVOLUTION by Sunni Brown
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 9, 2014

"A gold mine for readers interested in learning more about the benefits of increased visual literacy."
A noted visual literacy expert reveals how doodling can transform the thinking process in both individual and group contexts. Read full book review >
LEFT BRAIN, RIGHT STUFF by Phil Rosenzweig
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A provocative reconsideration of the power of positive thinking."
Rosenzweig (IMD Business School, Switzerland; The Halo Effect: And the Eight Other Business Delusions that Deceive Managers, 2007) offers a different slant on how successful businessmen and other leaders assess risk. Read full book review >

THE WISDOM OF THE MYTHS by Luc Ferry
HISTORY
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A worthy, fun way to enjoy ancient myths while learning some pure philosophy."
Ferry (Philosophy/Sorbonne; A Brief History of Thought: A Philosophical Guide to Living, 2011, etc.) brilliantly illustrates the basis of Greek philosophy in the structure of its myths. Read full book review >
THINGS I'VE LEARNED FROM DYING by David R. Dow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Sad and inspiring reflections of what it means to live, love and die."
A memoir examining the complicated nature of death. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A brave, personal book in which the author discovers the best of the self-help industry, despite its many flaws."
The author's exploration of the world of self-help books and of her own childhood trauma. Read full book review >

ONE SIMPLE IDEA by Mitch Horowitz
HISTORY
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A historically rich analysis of an idea that is older than many may think."
The evolution of the positive-thinking movement. Read full book review >
CONFESSIONS OF A MEDIOCRE WIDOW by Catherine Tidd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Tidd combines indignation and sarcasm with humility, and the result is a moving, helpful look at how to navigate the difficult times that come with tremendous loss."
"I spent my eleventh wedding anniversary planning my husband's funeral." So begins Tidd's emotional memoir of coping with life after becoming a single mother with three children at the age of 31. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Tougher-minded readers will prefer Steven Pinker's The Better Angels of Our Nature (2011) and even Prince Kropotkin himself."
A middling look at some of the better angels of our nature by German science writer Klein (Leonardo's Legacy: How Da Vinci Reimagined the World, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >
BRAINSTORM by Daniel J. Siegel
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"Smart advice, if unnecessarily repackaged, on providing the most supportive and brain-healthy environment during the tumultuous years of adolescence."
Siegel (Psychiatry/UCLA School of Medicine; Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation, 2010, etc.) tenders approaches to making adolescence work for parents rather than tearing them apart emotionally and psychologically. Read full book review >
MY AGE OF ANXIETY by Scott Stossel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"Powerful, eye-opening and funny. Pitch-perfect in his storytelling, Stossel reminds us that, in many important ways, to be anxious is to be human."
In this captivating and intimate book, the editor of the Atlantic spares no detail about his lifelong struggle with anxiety and contextualizes his personal experience within the history of anxiety's perception and treatment. Read full book review >
HOW SHOULD WE LIVE? by Roman Krznaric
HISTORY
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"Based on human experience, helpful hints on transforming the way we live."
The title of this potent lifestyle guide poses a valid question—and, after more than three millennia, still a good one. Read full book review >
SMARTER by Dan Hurley
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"A highly accessible report on cutting-edge science with practical tips for readers bent on boosting their own intelligence."
A journalist's account of the young science of brain training. Read full book review >