Psychology Book Reviews (page 7)

HALDOL AND HYACINTHS by Melody  Moezzi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 5, 2013

"A bold, courageous book by a woman who transforms mental illness into an occasion for activism."
An Iranian-American political activist and writer's memoir of how she came to terms with her bicultural heritage and bipolar disorder. Read full book review >
THINKING IN NUMBERS by Daniel Tammet
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 30, 2013

"Great fun and the perfect gift for any math-phobic person, young or old."
A mathematical savant finds the beauty of numbers in unexpected places. Read full book review >

HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: July 23, 2013

"Perhaps overly upbeat, but it contains useful new insights into thinking well."
A lucid how-to on ways to strengthen your processing of everyday information. Read full book review >
TOUCHING A NERVE by Patricia Churchland
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: July 22, 2013

"Wide-ranging, insightful and provocative—a book to savor."
Churchland (Emeritus, Philosophy/Univ. of California, San Diego; Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us About Morality, 2011, etc.) probes the interface between our perception of our own mental processes and our growing knowledge of how our brains function. Read full book review >
A VERY SHORT TOUR OF THE MIND by Michael C. Corballis
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: July 11, 2013

"A thoroughly enjoyable exploration of questions even astute readers may not have thought worth asking."
A wise old psychologist collects a lifetime of neurological pearls. Read full book review >

THE ART OF INTIMACY by Stacey D’Erasmo
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: July 9, 2013

"Suggestive rather than definitive, which is only to be expected with such an expansive topic."
The latest in the publisher's The Art Of... series, compact books exploring the writer's craft, this one addresses the variety, power and challenges of intimacy. Read full book review >
THE SOCIETY OF TIMID SOULS by Polly  Morland
HISTORY
Released: July 9, 2013

"An entertaining and occasionally inspiring look at a surprisingly slippery subject."
A celebration of one of humankind's rarest and most valuable virtues: bravery. Read full book review >
HER BEST-KEPT SECRET by Gabrielle Glaser
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: July 2, 2013

"An important addition to feminist literature that calls upon women to reject a spurious equality "whose consequences in broken families, broken hearts, and broken futures, are all too real" and face up to the problem of alcohol dependency before it takes over their lives."
Glaser (The Nose: A Profile of Sex, Beauty, and Survival, 2004, etc.) probes the shift from the days of feminists like Carry Nation, popularly known as "the saloon destroyer," to the "Cosmopolitan-sipping" Carrie Bradshaw. Read full book review >
ATTRACT YOUR DREAMS by Amber Dayva
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: July 1, 2013

"A helpful guide to kick-start dream visualization and realization."
A teacher and lecturer in the practice of "conscious dreaming" offers advice on how to focus on and fulfill your dreams. Read full book review >
SEEING WHAT OTHERS DON'T by Gary Klein
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 25, 2013

"Intriguing findings that should play a transformative role, not only in the field of psychology, but also in corporate boardrooms."
Experimental psychologist Klein (Streetlights and Shadows: Searching for the Keys to Adaptive Decision Making, 2009, etc.) examines the transformative role of creative insight. Read full book review >
THE WONDER OF AGING by Michael Gurian
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: June 18, 2013

"An engaging warning against a hopeless search for the fountain of youth that overlooks some of the painful issues of retirement, such as loss of savings, debt and adult children needing financial and emotional support."
Mental health counselor and self-help guru Gurian (The Invisible Presence: How a Man's Relationship with His Mother Affects All His Relationships with Women, 2012, etc.) moves up the age spectrum to discuss how to embrace the experience of getting older. Read full book review >
INSIDE THE BOX by Drew Boyd
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 11, 2013

"Creativity emerges from behind a number of guises, and Boyd and Goldenberg's structured approach fits the bill with so many familiar examples that many readers will wonder, "why didn't I think of that?""
Thinking outside the box is hardly the only spur to innovation, write marketing professors Boyd (Univ. of Cincinnati) and Goldenberg (Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem) in this bouncy yet grounded nod to the creative impulse. Read full book review >