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Fragments of Trauma and the Social Production of Suffering: Trauma, History, and Memory

by Marilyn Charles, Michael O'Loughlin, Cate Osborn & Avigail Gordon et al.

In this book, contributors explore the deep psychic effects of traumatic experiences and locates those experiences in relation to both historical events and intergenerational transmission of traumatic sequelae...


What is an Emotion?

by Dr. William James

"I should say first of all that the only emotions I propose expressly to consider here are those that have a distinct bodily expression. That there are feelings of pleasure and displeasure, of interest and excitement,...


Consciousness and the Aconscious in Psychoanalytic Theory

by Ahmed Fayek

In this book, Fayek summarizes current arguments and debates stemming from neurological and phenomenological perspectives. He presents the notion that consciousness needs to be considered a human phenomenon...


In the Company of Bears: What Black Bears Have Taught Me about Intelligence and Intuition

by Benjamin Kilham & Temple Grandin

In In the Company of Bears, originally published in hardcover as Out on a Limb, Ben Kilham invites us into the world he has come to know best: the world of black bears.

For decades, Kilham has studied wild black...


Soul Dust: The Magic of Consciousness

by Nicholas Humphrey

How is consciousness possible? What biological purpose does it serve? And why do we value it so highly? In Soul Dust, the psychologist Nicholas Humphrey, a leading figure in consciousness research, proposes...


Beyond the Brain: How Body and Environment Shape Animal and Human Minds

by Louise Barrett

When a chimpanzee stockpiles rocks as weapons or when a frog sends out mating calls, we might easily assume these animals know their own motivations--that they use the same psychological mechanisms that we do....


Subconscious Journeys

by Jack Mitchell

In Subconscious Journeys, Jack Mitchell explores the human mind and its connection to life, death, disease, and the probability of extended life. He addresses how the four parts of the mind function and adapt...


Stress: The Owner's Manual

by Pierce Howard

Cutting-edge, user-friendly, and comprehensive: the revolutionary guide to the brain, now fully revised and updated

At birth each of us is given the most powerful and complex tool of all time: the human brain....


Love: The Owner's Manual

by Pierce Howard

Cutting-edge, user-friendly, and comprehensive: the revolutionary guide to the brain, now fully revised and updated

At birth each of us is given the most powerful and complex tool of all time: the human brain....


Problem-Solving: The Owner's Manual

by Pierce Howard

Cutting-edge, user-friendly, and comprehensive: the revolutionary guide to the brain, now fully revised and updated

At birth each of us is given the most powerful and complex tool of all time: the human brain....


Learning: The Owner's Manual

by Pierce Howard

Cutting-edge, user-friendly, and comprehensive: the revolutionary guide to the brain, now fully revised and updated

At birth each of us is given the most powerful and complex tool of all time: the human brain....


Aging: The Owner's Manual

by Pierce Howard

Cutting-edge, user-friendly, and comprehensive: the revolutionary guide to the brain, now fully revised and updated

At birth each of us is given the most powerful and complex tool of all time: the human brain....


Nutrition: The Owner's Manual

by Pierce Howard

Cutting-edge, user-friendly, and comprehensive: the revolutionary guide to the brain, now fully revised and updated

At birth each of us is given the most powerful and complex tool of all time: the human brain....


Creativity: The Owner's Manual

by Pierce Howard

Cutting-edge, user-friendly, and comprehensive: the revolutionary guide to the brain, now fully revised and updated

At birth each of us is given the most powerful and complex tool of all time: the human brain....


Emotion: The Owner's Manual

by Pierce Howard

Cutting-edge, user-friendly, and comprehensive: the revolutionary guide to the brain, now fully revised and updated

At birth each of us is given the most powerful and complex tool of all time: the human brain....


Sleep: The Owner's Manual

by Pierce Howard

Cutting-edge, user-friendly, and comprehensive: the revolutionary guide to the brain, now fully revised and updated

At birth each of us is given the most powerful and complex tool of all time: the human brain....


Happiness: The Owner's Manual

by Pierce Howard

Cutting-edge, user-friendly, and comprehensive: the revolutionary guide to the brain, now fully revised and updated

At birth each of us is given the most powerful and complex tool of all time: the human brain....


Disordered Thought and Development: Chaos to Organization in the Moment

by M. D. Fallon & Susan P. Sherkow

There is a moment at every level of psychological development in which the mind is presented with a challenge. This moment can last for a literal moment in time or it can extend for years, thus becoming a leading...


Choke: What the Secrets of the Brain Reveal About Getting It Right When You Have To

by Sian Beilock

Why do the smartest students often do poorly on standardized tests?

Why did you tank that interview or miss that golf swing when you should have had it in the bag?

Why do you mess up when it matters the most—and...


Relational Remembering: Rethinking the Memory Wars

by Sue Campbell

This book offers a feminist philosophical analysis of contemporary public skepticism about women's memories of past harm. It concentrates primarily on writings associated with the False Memory Syndrome Foundation...