The Better Angels of Our Nature

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Published: 2012-09-25

ISBN: 9780143122012

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

Synopsis

Steven Pinker is one of the world’s leading authorities on language and the mind. His popular and highly praised books include Words and Rules, How the Mind Works, and The Language Instinct. The recipient of several major awards for his teaching and scientific research, Pinker is Peter de Florez professor of psychology in the department of brain and cognitive sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Price: $20.00


Willpower

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Published: 2012-08-28

ISBN: 9780143122234

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

Synopsis

In Willpower, pioneering research psychologist Roy F. Baumeister collaborates with New York Times science writer John Tierney to revolutionize our understanding of the most coveted human virtue: self-control. Drawing on cutting-edge research and the wisdom of real-life experts, Willpower shares lessons for how to focus our strength and redirect our lives.In what became one of the most cited papers in social science literature, Baumeister discovered that willpower in fact has a physical basis and operates like a muscle: it can be strengthened with practice and fatigued by overuse. Willpower

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Price: $16.00


The Dyslexic Advantage

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Published: 2012-07-31

ISBN: 9780452297920

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Plume

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"A must read for parents, educators, and people with dyslexia." -Gordon F. Sherman, Ph.D., Past-President International Dyslexia Association Did you know that many successful architects, lawyers, engineers—even bestselling novelists—had difficulties learning to read and write as children? In this groundbreaking book, Brock and Fernette Eide explain how 20% of people—individuals with dyslexia—share a unique learning style that can create advantages in a classroom, at a job, or at home. Using their combined expertise in neurology and education, the authors show

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Price: $16.00


The Secret Power of Middle Children

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Published: 2012-07-31

ISBN: 9780452297937

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Plume

Synopsis

Middle children are underachievers, overshadowed and overlooked, right? Wrong.Combining research in evolutionary biology, psychology and sociology with real-life stories, psychologist Catherine Salmon, Ph.D., and journalist Katrin Schumann reveal what it really means to grow up in between, including how:• Middles receive less financial and emotional support from their parents, but become remarkably successful and innovative adults• Middles can be stubbornly independent as teens, but are extraordinary team players later in life• Middles are often seen as outcasts, but are

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Price: $16.00


Getting Control

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Published: 2012-06-26

ISBN: 9780452297852

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Plume

Synopsis

Thoroughly revised and updated—the go-to book for OCD sufferers who want to master their fears and take charge of their livesThe first comprehensive guide to treating obsessive compulsive disorder based on clinically proven behavioral therapy techniques, Dr. Lee Baer’s Getting Control has been providing OCD sufferers with information and relief for more than twenty years. In the same easy-to-understand format as the original, this updated edition includes: • Cutting-edge behavioral therapy techniques• Breakthrough advances in neuroscience• Brand new material

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Price: $16.00


The Man Who Lied to His Laptop

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Published: 2012-06-26

ISBN: 9781617230042

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Current Trade

Synopsis

Clifford Nass is the Thomas M. Storke Professor at Stanford University and director of the Communication between Humans and Interactive Media (CHIMe) Lab. He is a popular designer, consultant, and keynote speaker, and is widely quoted by the media on issues such as the impact of multitasking on young minds. He lives in Silicon Valley.

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Price: $16.00


Words Can Change Your Brain

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Published: 2012-06-14

ISBN: 9781594630903

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Hudson Street Press

Synopsis

Mark Robert Waldman is a therapist in Woodland Hills, California, and the author/editor of The Art of Staying Together. Founding editor of Transpersonal Review, he lectures frequently on the topics of psychology, religion, spirituality, and love.

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Price: $25.95


You Are Not Your Brain

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Published: 2012-06-05

ISBN: 9781583334836

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Avery Trade

Synopsis

Two neuroscience experts explain how their 4-Step Method can help identify negative thoughts and change bad habits for good.A leading neuroplasticity researcher and the coauthor of the groundbreaking books Brain Lock and The Mind and the Brain, Jeffrey M. Schwartz has spent his career studying the human brain. He pioneered the first mindfulness-based treatment program for people suffering from OCD, teaching patients how to achieve long-term relief from their compulsions.Schwartz works with psychiatrist Rebecca Gladding to refine a program that successfully explains how the brain works and why we

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Price: $17.00


A Billion Wicked Thoughts

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Published: 2012-05-29

ISBN: 9780452297876

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Plume

Synopsis

“Alfred Kinsey only scratched the surface. Interviewing a mere 18,000 horny humans? Please . . . Drs. Ogas and Gaddam [offer] hot new scientific findings.”

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Price: $16.00


The 7 Laws of Magical Thinking

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Published: 2012-04-12

ISBN: 9781594630873

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Hudson Street Press

Synopsis

A former news editor at Psychology Today, Matthew Hutson has a BS in cognitive neuroscience from Brown University and an MS in science writing from MIT. He has written for Discover, Popular Mechanics, Scientific American Mind, and The New York Times Magazine. He lives in New York City. Visit magicalthinkingbook.com.

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Price: $25.95


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