Psychology Book Reviews (page 11)

CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"A convincing case against media hype and a premature rush to judgment."
A nuanced approach to the epidemic of bullying in American schools. Read full book review >
GIVE ME EVERYTHING YOU HAVE by James Lasdun
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A horrifying cautionary tale that reveals the vast dimensions of our vulnerability in the cyber age."
The story of a 30-something college student who employed an array of digital weapons to attack her writing professor, who loved her writing but rejected her amorous advances. Read full book review >

HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Feb. 11, 2013

"A valuable guide for individuals seeking help and for their families, as well as for policymakers."
An extensive, critical overview of modern treatment methods for substance abuse. Read full book review >
SUPERNATURAL by Richard Smoley
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: Feb. 7, 2013

"A learned, highbrow approach to matters mystical and extrasensory."
A skilled sampling of spiritual and religious subjects. Read full book review >
BLINDSPOT by Mahzarin R. Banaji
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A stimulating treatment that should help readers deal with irrational biases that they would otherwise consciously reject."
An examination of how beliefs are shaped by hidden bias. Read full book review >

TOUGHNESS by Jay Bilas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A better fit for the article format, but there's enough here to toughen up even the softest players."
Former Duke basketball player and current ESPN college hoops analyst Bilas surveys an all-star cast of athletes and coaches to define the true meaning of toughness—and suggest how it can be developed. Read full book review >
MANOLOGY by Tyrese Gibson
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Entertaining and enlightening for suspicious minds."
An unlikely bromance between two reformed playas becomes the source of an in-depth look at the ways of philandering men. Read full book review >
DATA, A LOVE STORY by Amy Webb
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 31, 2013

"Pleasant, geeky fun."
A female journalist/digital media strategist's wry account of how she used mathematics, data analysis and spreadsheets to find the love of her life. Read full book review >
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Lankford presents some persuasive evidence, but the scorn he displays for those with differing views significantly detracts from his message."
A fierce attack on the view that suicide terrorists are true martyrs to a cause, worthy of respect or honor because of their commitment. Read full book review >
FRIENDFLUENCE by Carlin Flora
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"A convincing case for nurturing friendships in many of the same ways we nurture relationships with partners and other family—both online and off."
A wide-ranging look at the many forms of friendships and how those relationships can affect our lives. Read full book review >
THE HAPPY LIFE by David Malouf
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"A tidy introduction to basic philosophies and their relation to how we view our happiness."
A slim volume of meditations on the conundrum that is happiness. Read full book review >
THE AS IF PRINCIPLE by Richard  Wiseman
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"For seekers of self-betterment, a mostly intriguing new slant to personal transformation."
"The most-followed psychologist on Twitter" re-examines the process of creating personal change and growth. Read full book review >