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Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism

Ph.D. Barry M. Prizant · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking book on autism, by one of the world's leading experts, who portrays autism as a unique way of being human - this is "required reading....Breathtakingly simple and profoundly positive" (Chicago Tribune) .Autism therapy typically focuses on ridding individuals...
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On Being Human: Why Mind Matters

Jerome Kagan · Yale University Press
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

In this thought-provoking book, psychologist Jerome Kagan urges readers to sally forth from their usual comfort zones. He ponders a series of important nodes of debate while challenging us to examine what we know and why we know it. Most critically he presents an elegant argument for functions...
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What Have We Done: The Moral Injury of Our Longest Wars

David Wood · Little
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

From Pulitzer Prize-­winning journalist David Wood, a battlefield view of moral injury, the signature wound of America's 21st century wars. Most Americans are now familiar with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and its prevalence among troops. In this groundbreaking new book,...
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Motivational Interviewing in the Treatment of Anxiety

Henny A Westra · Guilford
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

This practical book provides effective strategies for helping therapy clients with anxiety resolve ambivalence and increase their intrinsic motivation for change. The author shows how to infuse the spirit and methods of motivational interviewing (MI) into cognitive-behavioral therapy or any other...
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Human Kindness and the Smell of Warm Croissants: An Introduction to Ethics

Ruwen Ogien · Columbia University Press
Format: Hardcover

Human Kindness and the Smell of Warm Croissants makes philosophy fun, tactile, and popular. Moral thinking is simple, Ruwen Ogien argues, and as inherent as the senses. In our daily experiences, in the situations we confront and in the scenes we witness, we develop an understanding of right...
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The Happiness Effect: How Social Media is Driving a Generation to Appear Perfect at Any Cost

Donna Freitas · Oxford University Press
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Sexting. Cyberbullying. Narcissism. Social media has become the dominant force in young people's lives, and each day seems to bring another shocking tale of private pictures getting into the wrong hands, or a lament that young people feel compelled to share their each and every thought...
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Art as Therapy

Alain Botton · Phaidon
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

Two authorities on popular culture reveal the ways in which art can enhance mood and enrich lives - now available in paperbackThis passionate, thought-provoking, often funny, and always-accessible book proposes a new way of looking at art, suggesting that it can be useful, relevant, and therapeutic....
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American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus

Lisa Wade · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A revelatory account of the new culture of sex that has come to dominate the American college experience.The hookup is now part of college life. Yet the drunken encounter we always hear about tells only a fraction of the story. Rising above misinformation and moralizing, Lisa Wade offers...
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The Soul of the Marionette: A Short Inquiry into Human Freedom

John Gray · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover

Compared with that of humans, the life of the marionette looks more like an enviable state of freedomIn his brilliantly enjoyable and freewheeling new book, John Gray draws together the religious, philosophic, and fantastical traditions that question the very idea of human freedom. We flatter...
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Stephen King and Philosophy

Jacob M. Held · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

Haunting us with such unforgettable stories as The Shining, Shawshank Redemption, Salem's Lot, Carrie, The Green Mile, and Pet Semetary, Stephen King has been an anchor of American horror, science fiction, psychological thrillers, and suspense for over forty years. His characters have...
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Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice

Adam Benforado · Crown
Format: Hardcover

"A crusading legal scholar exposes the powerful psychological forces that undermine our criminal justice system--and affect us all Our nation is founded on the notion that the law is impartial, that legal cases are won or lost on the basis of evidence, careful reasoning and nuanced...
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The Handy Psychology Answer Book

Lisa J Cohen · Visible Ink Press
Pages: 527
Format: Print book

Bridging the gap between the entertainment-focused "pop psychology" on television and the dry academic research that is published in journals, The Handy Psychology Answer Book helps answer why humans do what we do through accurate scientific data presented in a lively, accessible,...
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Warning Signs: How to Protect Your Kids from Becoming Victims or Perpetrators of Violence and Aggression

Brian D Johnson · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

Warning Signs provides practical methods to reduce harm to and by children. Doctors Johnson and Berdahl present the most common risk factors and warning signs, along with practical parenting advice and strategies for raising strong, safe kids and protecting them from becoming either perpetrators...
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True Crime Addict: How I Lost Myself in the Mysterious Disappearance of Maura Murray

James Renner · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 280
Format: Print book

When an eleven year old James Renner fell in love with Amy Mihaljevic, the missing girl seen on posters all over his neighborhood, it was the beginning of a lifelong obsession with true crime. That obsession leads James to a successful career as an investigative journalist. It also gave...
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Not Just Evil: Murder, Hollywood, and California's First Insanity Plea

David Wilson · Diversion Publishing
Pages: 216
Format: Print book

For readers of true crime sagas like Tinseltown and Little Demon in the City of Light comes a chilling account of a murder that captivated the United States in the 1920s.Twelve-year-old Marion Parker was kidnapped from her Los Angeles school by an unknown assailant on December 15, 1927....
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