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The Art of Choosing by Sheena Iyengar
The Art of Choosing by
Publication Date: 2011-03-09
Looks at choice from a variety of perspectives, and explores the questions of why choice is powerful, how people choose, whether individuals should ever give up their right to choose, and others.
Blink : The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
Publication Date: 2005-01-11
Argues for snap decisions, discussing the value of training one's mind and senses to focus on a few relevant details when making decisions in daily life, and also examines the dangers of jumping to conclusions, describing situations in which one is "mind-blind."
Crazy Like Us : The Globalization of the Western Mind by Ethan Watters
Crazy Like Us by
Publication Date: 2016-03-29
Traveling from Hong Kong to Sri Lanka to Zanzibar to Japan, acclaimed journalist Ethan Watters witnesses firsthand how Western healers often steamroll indigenous expressions of mental health and madness and replace them with our own. In teaching the rest of the world to think like us, we have been homogenizing the way the world goes mad.
Drive : The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink
Publication Date: 2011-04-05
Examines three elements of motivation and describes how to put them into action in order to achieve high performance and satisfaction in the workplace, school, and at home.
Everyone Loves a Good Train Wreck : Why We Can't Look Away by Eric G. Wilson
Everyone Loves a Good Train Wreck by
Publication Date: 2013-02-19
"In this provocative and persuasive new book, Pink asserts that the secret to high performance and satisfaction--at work, at school, and at home—is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world."
The Geography of Bliss : One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World by Eric Weiner
The Geography of Bliss by
Publication Date: 2009-01-05
An analysis of the human attraction to darker areas of life, draws on findings in a wide range of disciplines and cites diverse examples to conclude that people experience renewal when they confront pain and death.
iDisorder : Understanding Our Obsession with Technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us by Larry D. Rosen
Publication Date: 2013-08-06
Psychology of technology expert Dr. Larry Rosen explains Internet addiction and the compulsive need to check in with technology and offers strategies to help overcome the obsession while still making use of technology.
Influence : Science and Practice by Robert B. Cialdini
Publication Date: 2008-07-29
"Written in a narrative style combined with scholarly research, Cialdini combines evidence from experimental work with the techniques and strategies he gathered while working as a salesperson, fundraiser, advertiser, and in other positions inside organizations that commonly use compliance tactics to get us to say 'yes.'"
In the Shadow of the Holocaust : The Second Generation by Aaron Hass
In the Shadow of the Holocaust by
Publication Date: 1996-07-13
"What are the effects of growing up in the shadow of the Holocaust? Drawing on interviews and survey materials, Aaron Hass provides a vibrant account of the experiences of survivors' children."
The Invisible Gorilla : How Our Intuitions Deceive Us by Christopher Chabris; Daniel Simons
The Invisible Gorilla by
Publication Date: 2011-06-07
A series of stories and scientific findings to explore why the mind does not function the way people perceive, revealing how our intuitions often get us into trouble.
Love at Goon Park : Harry Harlow and the Science of Affection by Deborah Blum
Love at Goon Park by
Publication Date: 2011-07-05
Traces psychologist Harry Harlow's efforts to prove that love and human relationships have a profound impact on a person's health and well-being.
The Lucifer Effect : Understanding How Good People Turn Evil by Philip G. Zimbardo
The Lucifer Effect by
Publication Date: 2008-01-22
"Renowned social psychologist and creator of the Stanford Prison Experiment Philip Zimbardo explores the mechanisms that make good people do bad things, how moral people can be seduced into acting immorally, and what this says about the line separating good from evil."
Mad in America : Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill by Robert Whitaker
Mad in America by
Publication Date: 2010-05-25
Examines the history of medical treatments for the mentally ill in America since the mid-eighteenth century, focusing on people diagnosed with schizophrenia, and attempts to discover why individuals who suffer psychotic breaks in the U.S. and other developed countries fare so poorly.
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by
Publication Date: 1998-04-02
"In his most extraordinary book, 'one of the great clinical writers of the twentieth century' (The New York Times) recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders."
Mistakes Were Made (but Not by Me) by Carol Tavris; Elliot Aronson
Mistakes Were Made (but Not by Me) by
Publication Date: 2015-10-20
Examines how and why the human brain is wired for self-justification. Also explains how self-deception works, the harm it can cause, and how we can overcome it.
Phantoms in the Brain : Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind by V. S. Ramachandran; Sandra Blakeslee
Phantoms in the Brain by
Publication Date: 1999-08-18
The author shares stories of his work with neurological patients, providing case studies of people afflicted with neglect syndrome, temporal lobe epilepsy, amnesia, and other disorders; and discusses what his research reveals about the architecture of the human brain.
Moonwalking with Einstein : The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer
Moonwalking with Einstein by
Publication Date: 2012-02-28
United States Memory Champion Joshua Foer chronicles his exploration of human memory, examining how the memory can be improved and discussing the value of memory.
Musicophilia : Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Sacks
Publication Date: 2008-09-23
Oliver Sacks explores the power of music in the lives of ordinary people, as well as individuals with neurological and other conditions.
Neuromarketing : Understanding the Buy Buttons in Your Customer's Brain by Patrick Renvoisé; Christophe Morin
Publication Date: 2007-10-16
How can the latest brain research help increase your sales?
Night Falls Fast : Understanding Suicide by Kay Redfield Jamison
Night Falls Fast by
Publication Date: 2000-10-10
Presents a psychological and scientific exploration of suicide, discussing the reasons why people choose to kill themselves; and features personal essays about individual suicides, examples of methods and places people have taken their own lives, and selections from their journals, drawings, and farewell notes.
Nudge : Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard H. Thaler; Cass R. Sunstein
Publication Date: 2009-02-24
The authors examine the decisions that people as a whole make regarding their finances and health, and offer suggestions on how to make it easier for people to make more beneficial choices.
Numbers Rule Your World : The Hidden Influence of Probability and Statistics on Everything You Do by Kaiser Fung
Numbers Rule Your World by
Publication Date: 2010-02-15
Examines positive examples of how people are making sensible use of statistics, applying numbers to managing traffic flow on Minnesota highways, shortening lines for rides at Disney World, making standardized tests fair, and other problems of everyday life.
NurtureShock : New Thinking About Children by Po Bronson; Ashley Merryman
Publication Date: 2011-01-05
Contains ten essays that challenge conventional wisdom about raising children, contending that good intentions in child rearing practices are actually backfiring and discussing topics such as praise, emotional well-being, race, lying, and teen rebellion.
Outliers : The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
Publication Date: 2011-06-07
The author explores why some people are high achievers and others are not, citing culture, family, and upbringing as possible reasons some people are not as successful as others.
Parenting Without Borders : Surpring Lessons Parents Around the World Can Teach Us by Christine Gross-Loh
Parenting Without Borders by
Publication Date: 2014-07-01
Christine Gross-Loh draws on firsthand experience, interviews, and research to examine parenting practices from around the world that foster resilience, creativity, independence, and academic excellence
The Person and the Situation : Perspectives of Social Psychology by Lee Ross; Richard E. Nisbett
The Person and the Situation by
Publication Date: 2011-12-16
Examines how the situation we are in influences the way we think and behave and explores the complex ideas about personal versus situational determinants of behavior.
Predictably Irrational : The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely
Predictably Irrational by
Publication Date: 2010-04-27
Shares scientific experiments, findings, and anecdotes that explain the forces that influence daily decisions, leading people to consistently overpay, underestimate, and procrastinate, and offers insights designed to help people stop making the same mistakes over and over again.
The Psychopath Test : A Journey Through the Madness Industry by Jon Ronson
The Psychopath Test by
Publication Date: 2012-05-01
The author explains how his research into a potential hoax being played on scientists prompted him to explore an asylum for the criminally insane, where he met a wide variety of individuals and learned that the lines between ordinary and mentally ill are not always clear.
Spark : The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John J. Ratey; Eric Hagerman (As told to)
Publication Date: 2008-01-10
"Did you know you can beat stress, lift your mood, fight memory loss, sharpen your intellect, and function better than ever simply by elevating your heart rate and breaking a sweat? The evidence is incontrovertible: Aerobic exercise physically remodels our brains for peak performance."
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down : A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures by Anne Fadiman
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by
Publication Date: 2012-04-24
Examines cultural issues in the American health care system through the case of Lia, a Hmong-American girl suffering from epilepsy whose treatment by doctors in California conflicted with the traditional healing beliefs held by her family.
The Sports Gene : Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance by David Epstein
The Sports Gene by
Publication Date: 2013-08-01
"In this controversial and engaging exploration of athletic success, Sports Illustrated senior writer David Epstein tackles the great nature vs. nurture debate and traces how far science has come in solving this great riddle."
Strangers to Ourselves : Discovering the Adaptive Unconscious by Timothy D. Wilson
Strangers to Ourselves by
Publication Date: 2004-05-15
Is introspection the best path to self-knowledge? What are we trying to discover? In a tour of the unconscious, as contemporary psychological science has redefined it, Timothy D. Wilson introduces a hidden mental world of judgements, feelings, and motives that introspection may never show.
Suspicious Minds : How Culture Shapes Madness by Ian Gold; Joel Gold
Suspicious Minds by
Publication Date: 2014-07-08
Discusses the role of culture and the social world in the development of psychosis, and how our surroundings can influence our brains; includes case studies.
Taste Matters : Why We Like the Foods We Do by John Prescott
Taste Matters by
Publication Date: 2012-06-15
"Prescott surveys the many factors that affect taste, including genetic inheritance, maternal diet, cultural traditions, and physiological influences. He also delves into what happens when we eat for pleasure instead of nutrition, paying particularly attention to affluent Western societies,..."
Then They Started Shooting : Children of the Bosnian War and the Adults They Become by Lynne Jones
Then They Started Shooting by
Publication Date: 2013-10-15
Child psychiatrist Lynne Jones explores the lasting effects war has had on Serb and Muslim children who came of age during the Bosnian wars of the 1990s.
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Thinking, Fast and Slow by
Publication Date: 2011-10-25
Explains the two systems that drive the way we think; system one is fast, intuitive, and emotional, and system two is slower, deliberative, and logical and discusses how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions.
The Time Paradox by Philip G. Zimbardo; John Boyd
The Time Paradox by
Publication Date: 2009-07-07
Reveals how your individual time perspective shapes your life, which is also shaped by the world around you, and interacts to create national cultures, economics, and personal destinies.
Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers by Robert M. Sapolsky
Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers by
Publication Date: 2004-09-15
Discusses the physiological effect stress has and explains the different symptoms, illnesses, and problems stress causes in everyday life; includes information on stress-related diseases, stress management, and coping.