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The End of Stress

by Don Joseph Goewey

We all know that stress is serious. If ignored too long, it becomes life-threateningly serious. Yet 83 percent of Americans are doing nothing about it. Don’t be one of them. There’s now a solution to stress...


Pain: The Science of Suffering

by Patrick Wall

Pain is one of medicine's greatest mysteries. When farmer John Mitson caught his hand in a baler, he cut off his trapped hand and carried it to a neighbor. "Sheer survival and logic" was how he described it....


Shadow Medicine: The Placebo in Conventional and Alternative Therapies

by John S. Haller

A distinguished historian of medicine, John S. Haller Jr. explores the epistemological foundations of evidence-based medicine (EBM) and the challenges it presents for both conventional and alternative therapies....


States of Mind: New Discoveries about How Our Brains Make Us Who We Are

by Roberta Conlan

An all-star lineup of scientists takes you to the front lines of brain research.

Are we born to be shy? Why do we remember some events so clearly and others not at all? Are creativity and depression somehow linked?...


Injured Men: Trauma, Healing, and the Masculine Self

by Ira Brenner

Injured Men is a unique casebook of clinical material pertaining to men who have sustained trauma. Richly illustrated with both brief and extensively detailed analytic case reports, this book describes the manifestations...


World Wide Mind

by Michael Chorost

What if digital communication felt as real as being touched?

This question led Michael Chorost to explore profound new ideas triggered by lab research around the world, and the result is the book you now hold....


Desire, Self, Mind, and the Psychotherapies: Unifying Psychological Science and Psychoanalysis

by Coleman R. Curtis

Desire, Self, Mind, and the Psychotherapies unifies psychological science with contemporary relational psychoanalysis, arguing that the disciplines can be integrated if the concept of repression is understood...


Expecting to Fly

by Martha Tod Dudman

DO YOU REMEMBER WHAT IT FELT LIKE TO BE FIFTEEN? MARTHA TOD DUDMAN DOES.

It starts with a blue hash pipe in a shabby field and a hot, tight dance at the Mayflower Hotel, and rapidly accelerates against the kaleidoscopic...


Neuroscience and Religion: Brain, Mind, Self, and Soul

by Volney P. Gay

This is a unique set of multidisciplinary reflections on how the neurosciences shape our understanding of religious experience and religious institutions. Twelve scholars and scientists assess how advances in...


Psychotherapy for Neuropsychological Challenges

by A. S. Aniskiewicz

Amidst increasing awareness among clinicians of the impact that psychological factors and treatment of those factors have upon the progress of neurological disease, Psychotherapy for Neuropsychological Challenges...


Time Warped

by Claudia Hammond

Drawing on the latest research from the fields of psychology, neuroscience, and biology, writer and broadcaster Claudia Hammond explores the mysteries of our perception of time in her book Time Warped.

 

Why...


Dealing with the financial crisis

by Francesca Eleuteri

Prior research and theoretical models suggest that the current global economic crisis could have negative impacts on population mental health, although some studies show that the recession could cause positive...


Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That?

by Jesse Bering

Why do testicles hang the way they do? Is there an adaptive function to the female orgasm? What does it feel like to want to kill yourself? Does "free will" really exist? And why is the penis shaped like that...


iDisorder

by Larry D. Rosen, Ph.D.

iDisorder: changes to your brain's ability to process information and your ability to relate to the world due to your daily use of media and technology resulting in signs and symptoms of psychological disorders...


Living machines

by Tony J. Prescott, Nathan Lepora & Paul F. M. J Verschure

Contemporary research in the field of robotics attempts to harness the versatility and sustainability of living organisms. By exploiting those natural principles, scientists hope to render a renewable, adaptable,...


How Is Your Brain Like a Zebra?

by Judith L. Lauter

Intended for the general reader as well as specialists, this book presents a fascinating new theory that posits three major brain types created by sex hormones before birth-Polytropic, Middle, and Focal. A brief...


Suicide Explained

by Federico Sanchez

Finally a book that explains suicide, a must read for the survivors of suicide who want to understand why suicide happens and it also should prove extremely helpful for anyone suffering mental disorders. The...


I Am Your Mirror

by Davide Donelli & Matteo Rizzato

Mirror Neurons are one of the most extraordinary discoveries of contemporary neuroscience. They explain, on a scientific level, why we understand other people’s behavior to a deep degree. They were discovered...


Emotions and Spirituality in Religions and Spiritual Movements

by Erika Wilson

Applying recent psychological and neuropsychological studies of emotions, Wilson explores the role of emotions in major Eastern, Western, and primal religions, as well as in some contemporary spiritual movements....


From Sign to Symbol

by Joseph Newirth

In From Sign to Symbol: Transformational Processes in Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy, and Psychology, Joseph Newirth describes the evolution of the unconscious from the psychoanalytic concept that reflected Freud’s...