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The Future of the Mind
The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind
Written by Michio Kaku


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: February 25, 2014
Price: $28.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53082-8 (0-385-53082-X)

The New York Times best-selling author of Physics of the Impossible, Physics of the Future and Hyperspace tackles the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe: the human brain.

For the first time in history, the secrets of the living brain are being revealed by a battery of high... Read more >

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The Making of the Mind
The Neuroscience of Human Nature
Written by Ronald T. Kellogg


Format: Trade Paperback, 340 pages
Publisher: Prometheus Books
On Sale: July 16, 2013
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-1-61614-733-4 (1-61614-733-4)

Using the findings of recent neuroscience, a psychologist reveals what sets humans apart from all other species, offering a fascinating exploration of our marvelous and sometimes frightening cognitive abilities and potentials.

According to human genome research, there is a remarkable degree of overlap in the DNA of humans and chimpanzees. So... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Psychopath Whisperer
The Science of Those Without Conscience
Written by Kent A. Kiehl, PhD


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-7704-3584-4 (0-7704-3584-X)

Psychopaths have been in the spotlight for many years due to headlines and stories in the news and in movies. But why do psychopaths behave the way they do? Is it the result of their environment or is there a genetic component to their lack of conscience?
 
This is the question Dr... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Passionate Mind Revisited
Expanding Personal and Social Awareness
Written by Joel Kramer and Diana Alstad


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: July 14, 2009
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-55643-807-3 (1-55643-807-9)

The Passionate Mind Revisited takes readers on a liberating inner journey into the workings of their mind that can transform the way people look at themselves and the world. This expanded inquiry reflects the authors’ own and the world’s evolution since The Passionate Mind came out was published in 1974. The... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Type Talk
The 16 Personality Types That Determine How We Live, Love, and Work
Written by Otto Kroeger and Janet M. Thuesen


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: September 1, 1989
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-440-50704-8 (0-440-50704-9)

The authors show how to use the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), derived from the work of C.G. Jung, to determine personality types. They explain the four pairs of preferences fundamental to every personality type--extraversion/introversion, sensing/intuition, thinking/feeling and judging/perceiving--and demonstrate how to use this information to analyze and evaluate personalities. Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Worry Cure
Seven Steps to Stop Worry from Stopping You
Written by Robert L. Leahy, Ph.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: October 24, 2006
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9766-1 (1-4000-9766-5)

For more than twenty-five years, Dr. Robert L. Leahy has successfully helped thousands of people defeat the worry that is holding them back. THE WORRY CURE is a comprehensive approach to help us identify, challenge, and overcome all types of worry, using the most recent research and his more than two... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Social
Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect
Written by Matthew D. Lieberman


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88910-2 (0-307-88910-6)

In Social, renowned psychologist Matthew Lieberman explores groundbreaking research in social neuroscience revealing that our need to connect with other people is even more fundamental, more basic, than our need for food or shelter. Because of this, our brain uses its spare time to learn about the social world—other people and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Saving Sammy
A Mother's Fight to Cure Her Son's OCD
Written by Beth Alison Maloney


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-46184-1 (0-307-46184-X)

The summer before entering sixth grade, Sammy, a bright and charming boy who lived on the coast of Maine, suddenly began to exhibit disturbing behavior. He walked and ate with his eyes shut, refused to bathe, burst into fits of rage, slithered against walls, and used his limbs instead of his... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Let Me Hear Your Voice
A Family's Triumph over Autism
Written by Catherine Maurice


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: July 19, 1994
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-449-90664-4 (0-449-90664-7)

Let Me Hear Your Voice is a mother's illuminating account of how one family triumphed over autism. It is an absolutely unforgettable book, as beautifully written as it is informative.

"A vivid and uplifting story . . . Offers new strength to parents who refuse to give up on their autistic children."... Read more >

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Energy Psychology
Self-Healing Practices for Bodymind Health
Written by Michael Mayer, Ph.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: April 28, 2009
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-55643-724-3 (1-55643-724-2)

Energy Psychology presents a comprehensive approach to healing that combines leading-edge Western bodymind psychological methods with a broad system of ancient, sacred traditions. Incorporating Dr. Mayer's integral approach called Bodymind Healing Psychotherapy, Energy Psychology draws on Chinese medicine approaches, including Qigong and acupressure self-touch; kabalistic processes; methods drawn from ancient traditions... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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101 Theory Drive
The Discovery of Memory
Written by Terry McDermott


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 14, 2011
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38833-9 (0-307-38833-6)

A riveting narrative account of a brilliant, rebel scientist and his notorious lab as they unlock the mystery of memory.

For decades Gary Lynch sought to uncover what physically happens in the brain when we form a memory. Luckily award-winning journalist Terry McDermott was with Lynch in his lab as his staff... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Power of Movies
How Screen and Mind Interact
Written by Colin McGinn


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 13, 2007
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7720-5 (1-4000-7720-6)

How is watching a movie similar to dreaming? What goes on in our minds when we become absorbed in a movie? How does looking “into” a movie screen allow us to experience the thoughts and feelings of a movie’s characters? These and related questions are at the heart of The Power... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Subliminal
How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior
Written by Leonard Mlodinow


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47225-0 (0-307-47225-6)

Over the past two decades of neurological research, it has become increasingly clear that the way we experience the worldour perception, behavior, memory, and social judgment--is largely driven by the mind's subliminal processes and not by the conscious ones, as we have long believed. As in the bestselling The Drunkard’s Walk... Read more >

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Subliminal
How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior
Written by Leonard Mlodinow


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: April 24, 2012
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-37821-7 (0-307-37821-7)

Leonard Mlodinow, the best-selling author of The Drunkard’s Walk and coauthor of The Grand Design (with Stephen Hawking), gives us a startling and eye-opening examination of how the unconscious mind shapes our experience of the world and how, for instance, we often misperceive our relationships with family, friends, and business associates... Read more >

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Discovery of the Child

Written by Maria Montessori


Format: Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 12, 1986
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-345-33656-9 (0-345-33656-9)

Maria Montessori went beyond the conventions of the day to seek a new way of knowing and loving a child. In The Discovery of the Child, she describes the nature of the child and her method of working more fully with the child's urge to learn. With 16 pages of photographs... Read more >

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Secret of Childhood

Written by Maria Montessori


Format: Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: January 12, 1982
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-345-30583-1 (0-345-30583-3)

Maria Montessori describes the inner-workings of children with warmth and the exactness of a scientist. She also discusses the array of materials and techniques needed to release a child's learning potential. Read more >

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Dreamers, Discoverers & Dynamos
How to Help the Child Who Is Bright, Bored and Having Problems in School
Written by Lucy Jo Palladino, Ph.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: January 19, 1999
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-40573-9 (0-345-40573-0)

Millions of children--one in five--have what psychologist Lucy Jo Palladino, Ph.D., calls the Edison trait: dazzling intelligence, an active imagination, a free-spirited approach to life, and the ability to drive everyone around them crazy. Named after Thomas Edison--who flunked out of school only to harness his talents and give the world... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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La Boutique Obscure
124 Dreams
Written by Georges Perec
Translated by Daniel Levin Becker


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-61219-175-1 (1-61219-175-4)

The never-before-translated dream diary of Georges Perec

In La Boutique Obscure Perec once again revolutionized literary form, creating the world’s first “nocturnal autobiography.” From 1968 until 1972–the period when he wrote his most well-known works–the French stylist recorded his dreams, but in an unorthodox manner.

Avoiding the hazy psychoanalysis of most dream... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Don't Shoot the Dog!
The New Art of Teaching and Training
Written by Karen Pryor


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: August 3, 1999
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38039-2 (0-553-38039-7)

A groundbreaking behavioral scientist and dynamic animal trainer, Karen Pryor is a powerful proponent of the principles and practical uses of positive reinforcement in teaching new behaviors. Here are the secrets of changing behavior in panimals and humans, without cajoling, threats, force, punishment or, ultimately, 'shooting the dog'.

This revised edition presents... Read more >

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The Anatomy of Violence
The Biological Roots of Crime
Written by Adrian Raine


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47561-9 (0-307-47561-1)

A New Scientist Best Book of 2013

Why do some kids from good environments become mass murderers? Is there actually such a thing as a natural born killer? And, if so, what can we do to identify and treat those born with a predisposition to criminal behavior?

For more than three decades... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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The Anatomy of Violence
The Biological Roots of Crime
Written by Adrian Raine


Format: Hardcover, 496 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: April 30, 2013
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-37884-2 (0-307-37884-5)

Why do some innocent kids grow up to become cold-blooded serial killers? Is bad biology partly to blame? For more than three decades Adrian Raine has been researching the biological roots of violence and establishing neurocriminology, a new field that applies neuroscience techniques to investigate the causes and cures of crime... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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A User's Guide to the Brain
Perception, Attention, and the Four Theaters of the Brain
Written by John J. Ratey, M.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 8, 2002
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70107-8 (0-375-70107-9)

With his acclaimed Shadow Syndromes and the bestselling Driven to Distraction, Harvard professor John J. Ratey has been at the forefront in explaining the current revolution in the neurosciences. In this new work, he guides us through the brain’s workings and its role in our behavior.

Recent discoveries have revealed the brain... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Radical Distortion
How Emotions Warp What We Hear
Written by John W. Reich


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
Publisher: Prometheus Books
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-1-61614-658-0 (1-61614-658-3)

A Choice 2013 Outstanding Academic Title
 
An insightful discussion of the social-science research on the decision-making processes to help us overcome the biases that divide us. Our social unity is under attack from extremists on opposite sides of the political spectrum. Often the loudest and most influential public voices today are also... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Unthinkable
Who Survives When Disaster Strikes - and Why
Written by Amanda Ripley


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: June 16, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-35290-3 (0-307-35290-0)

Discover how human beings react to danger–and what makes the difference between life and death

Today, nine out of ten Americans live in places at significant risk of earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, terrorism, or other disasters. Tomorrow, some of us will have to make split-second choices to save ourselves and our families. How... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Raising Cubby
A Father and Son's Adventures with Asperger's, Trains, Tractors, and High Explosives
Written by John Elder Robison


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: March 18, 2014
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-88485-5 (0-307-88485-6)

John Elder Robison has openly and humorously engaged readers about his Asperger’s syndrome in his previous books (Look Me in the Eye, Be Different). In this memoir, he writes about parenting as an adult with Asperger’s–and coming to the realization that his son, Cubby, also has Asperger’s, as Robinson’s past experiences... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.
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