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Mindwise
Why We Misunderstand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want
Written by Nicholas Epley


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-59591-1 (0-307-59591-9)

You are a mind reader, born with an extraordinary ability to understand what others think, feel, believe, want, and know. It’s a sixth sense you use every day, in every personal and professional relationship you have. At its best, this ability allows you to achieve the most important goal in almost... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Healing Power of Meditation
Leading Experts on Buddhism, Psychology, and Medicine Explore the Health Benefits of Contemplative Practice
Written by Andy Fraser
Contribution by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Sogyal Rinpoche and Clifford Saron
Foreword by Daniel Goleman


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: July 9, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-61180-059-3 (1-61180-059-5)

Regular meditation practice has a powerful impact on the mind and body, rewiring the brain and bringing us all kinds of benefits: contentment and well-being, resilience and focus, better mental and physical health, and greater empathy and compassion. This wide-ranging anthology brings together pioneering Tibetan Buddhist teachers, scientific researchers, and health... Read more >

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Positivity
Top-Notch Research Reveals the 3 to 1 Ratio That Will Change Your Life
Written by Barbara Fredrickson


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: December 29, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-39374-6 (0-307-39374-7)

World renowned researcher Dr. Barbara Fredrickson gives readers the lab-tested tools necessary to create a healthier, more vibrant, and flourishing life through a process she calls "the upward spiral." You’ll discover:

• What positivity is, and why it needs to be heartfelt to be effective
• The ten sometimes surprising forms of positivity
•... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci
Seven Steps to Genius Every Day
Written by Michael J. Gelb


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: February 8, 2000
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-440-50827-4 (0-440-50827-4)

Step-by-step, through exercises and provocative lessons, anyone can harness the power and awesome wonder of their own genius, mastering such life-changing skills as problem solving, creative thinking, self-expression, goal setting and life balance, and harmonizing body and mind. Michael Gelb's How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci is an inspiring and... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci Workbook
Your Personal Companion to How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci
Written by Michael J. Gelb


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: June 15, 1999
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-440-50882-3 (0-440-50882-7)

In the bestselling tradition of The Artist's Way Morning Pages Journal, The Simple Abundance Journal of Gratitude and The Don't Sweat the Small Stuff Workbook comes The How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci Workbook--the companion volume to Michael Gelb's 1998 Delacorte hardcover bestseller.

Created to structure and motivate the reader's development... Read more >

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Gone Boy
A Father's Search for the Truth in His Son's Murder
Written by Gregory Gibson


Format: Trade Paperback, 360 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: June 21, 2011
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-55643-959-9 (1-55643-959-8)

On December 14, 1992, Gregory Gibson’s eighteen-year-old son Galen was murdered, shot in the doorway of his college library by a fellow student gone berserk. The killer was jailed for life, but for Gibson the tragedy was still unfolding. The morning of the shooting, he learned, college officials had intercepted but... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Keeper
One House, Three Generations, and a Journey into Alzheimer's
Written by Andrea Gillies


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: October 25, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-71912-6 (0-307-71912-X)

Five years ago, Andrea Gillies— writer, wife, and mother of three—seeing that her husband's parents were struggling to cope, invited them to move in. She and her newly extended family relocated to a big Victorian house on a remote, windswept peninsula in the far north of Scotland, leaving behind their friends... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Back to Normal
Why Ordinary Childhood Behavior Is Mistaken for ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder
Written by Enrico Gnaulati, PhD


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7334-6 (0-8070-7334-2)

A veteran clinical psychologist exposes why doctors, teachers, and parents incorrectly diagnose healthy American children with serious psychiatric conditions.
 
In recent years there has been an alarming rise in the number of American children and youth assigned a mental health diagnosis. Current data from the Centers for Disease Control reveal a 41... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Healing Paradox
A Revolutionary Approach to Treating and Curing Physical and Mental Illness
Written by Steven Goldsmith, M.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: June 18, 2013
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-616-9 (1-58394-616-0)

Why does Western medicine fail to cure chronic physical and mental illness? Why do so many treatments and drugs work only for a limited time before eventually losing effectiveness or producing harmful side effects?

Dr. Steven Goldsmith’s answer is at once counterintuitive and commonsensical: the root of the problem is our... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Destructive Emotions
A Scientific Dialogue with the Dalai Lama
Written by Daniel Goleman


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: March 30, 2004
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38105-4 (0-553-38105-9)

Behavioral scientist and internationally renowned author of Emotional Intelligence and Working With Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman explores how we can learn to control the dangerous potential of negative emotions. Bringing together ancient Buddhist wisdom and recent breakthroughs in fields from neuroscience to child development, the book offers fresh insights into how... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Healing Emotions
Conversations with the Dalai Lama on Mindfulness, Emotions, and Health
Written by Daniel Goleman


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: January 14, 2003
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-010-7 (1-59030-010-6)

Can the mind heal the body? The Buddhist tradition says yes—and now many Western scientists are beginning to agree. Healing Emotions is the record of an extraordinary series of encounters between the Dalai Lama and prominent Western psychologists, physicians, and meditation teachers that sheds new light on the mind-body connection. Topics... Read more >

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Social Intelligence
The New Science of Human Relationships
Written by Daniel Goleman


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: July 31, 2007
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38449-9 (0-553-38449-X)

Emotional Intelligence was an international phenomenon, appearing on the New York Times bestseller list for over a year and selling more than five million copies worldwide. Now, once again, Daniel Goleman has written a groundbreaking synthesis of the latest findings in biology and brain science, revealing that we are “wired to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Thinking in Pictures, Expanded Edition
My Life with Autism
Written by Temple Grandin


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 10, 2006
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27565-3 (0-307-27565-5)

The captivating subject of Oliver Sack's Anthropologist on Mars, here is Temple Grandin's personal account of living with autism and how the extraordinary gift of animal empathy has transformed her world and ours.

Temple Grandin is renowned throughout the world as a designer of livestock holding equipment. Her unique empathy for animals... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Righteous Mind
Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
Written by Jonathan Haidt


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-45577-2 (0-307-45577-7)

As America descends deeper into polarization and paralysis, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt has done the seemingly impossible—challenged conventional thinking about morality, politics, and religion in a way that speaks to everyone on the political spectrum. Drawing on his twenty five years of groundbreaking research on moral psychology, he shows how moral... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Wisdom
From Philosophy to Neuroscience
Written by Stephen S. Hall


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 8, 2011
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38968-8 (0-307-38968-5)

We all recognize wisdom, but defining it is more elusive. In this fascinating journey from philosophy to science, Stephen S. Hall gives us a penetrating history of wisdom, from its sudden emergence in the fifth century B.C. to its modern manifestations in education, politics, and the workplace. Hall’s bracing exploration of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Why We Make Mistakes
How We Look Without Seeing, Forget Things in Seconds, and Are All Pretty Sure We Are Way Above Average
Written by Joseph T. Hallinan


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: February 9, 2010
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2806-9 (0-7679-2806-7)

Human beings have design flaws. Our eyes play tricks on us, our stories change in the retelling, and most of us are fairly sure we’re way above average. In Why We Make Mistakes, journalist Joseph T. Hallinan sets out to explore the captivating science of human error—how we think, see, remember... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Answers to Distraction

Written by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and John J. Ratey, M.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 12, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-45639-7 (0-307-45639-0)

After decades of being unfairly diagnosed, children and adults with attention deficit disorder are now recognized as having a common and treatable neurological condition. Drs. Hallowell and Ratey answer the questions most frequently asked at their nationwide workshops and seminars, resulting in an easy-to-read reference that covers every aspect of the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Hardwiring Happiness
The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence
Written by Rick Hanson


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-34731-0 (0-385-34731-6)

Recent scientific breakthroughs have revealed that what we think and feel changes the brain. Neuropsychologist Dr. Rick Hanson's Hardwiring Happiness is the first book to show how to transform the simple positive experiences of daily life into neural structures that promote lasting health, contentment, love and inner peace.
To keep our... Read more >

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Your Child's Growing Mind
Brain Development and Learning From Birth to Adolescence
Written by Jane Healy


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: May 25, 2004
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1615-8 (0-7679-1615-8)

The classic guide to understanding children’s mental development--now updated.

Hailed by parents and educators, Your Child’s Growing Mind is a window into the fascinating process of brain development and learning. It looks at the roots of emotion, intelligence, and creativity, translating the most current scientific research into practical suggestions for parents and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Switch
How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
Written by Chip Heath and Dan Heath


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: February 16, 2010
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52875-7 (0-385-52875-2)

Chip and Dan Heath, the bestselling authors of Made to Stick, are back with a groundbreaking book that addresses one of the greatest challenges of our personal and professional lives--how to change things when change is hard.

In Switch, Chip and Dan Heath have written a thoroughly engaging narrative about the... Read more >

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On Second Thought
Outsmarting Your Mind's Hard-Wired Habits
Written by Wray Herbert


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-46164-3 (0-307-46164-5)

Our lives are composed of millions of choices, ranging from trivial to life-changing and momentous. Luckily, our brains have evolved a number of mental shortcuts, biases, and tricks that allow us to quickly negotiate this endless array of decisions. We don’t want to rationally deliberate every choice we make, and thanks... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Nim Chimpsky
The Chimp Who Would Be Human
Written by Elizabeth Hess


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: December 30, 2008
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38277-8 (0-553-38277-2)

Now in Trade Paperback

Could an adorable chimpanzee raised from infancy by a human family bridge the gap between species—and change the way we think about the boundaries between the animal and human worlds?

Dubbed Project Nim, the experiment was the brainchild of Herbert S. Terrace, a psychologist at Columbia University. His goal... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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One Simple Idea
How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life
Written by Mitch Horowitz


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-98649-8 (0-307-98649-7)

Do not order before 1/1/2014
The positive thinking movement is frequently dismissed as philosophical fluff, attracting only New Agers and self-help junkies. One Simple Idea, Mitch Horowitz’s exciting new tome, sets out to correct misperceptions. Drawing on dramatic personalities like Norman Vincent Peale, Horowitz makes the case for a movement that has... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Druid of Harley Street
The Spiritual Psychology of E. Graham Howe
Written by E. Graham Howe
Edited by William Stranger
Introduction by William Stranger


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: March 13, 2012
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-55643-774-8 (1-55643-774-9)

In early 20th-century Britain, interest in psychoanalysis was high, leading to the formation of the famous Tavistock Clinic in 1920. E. Graham Howe was one of the clinic’s founders and the first to publish articles on psychotherapy. At the same time, he was attacked by the “scientific” psychiatry and psychoanalysis communities... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Touching the Rock
An Experience of Blindness
Written by John Hull


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 2, 1992
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73547-2 (0-679-73547-X)

Shortly after John Hull went blind, after years of struggling with failing vision, he had a dream in which he was trapped on a sinking ship, submerging into another, unimaginable world. The power of this calmly eloquent, intensely perceptive memoir lies in its thorough navigation of the world of blindness—a world... Read more >
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