Back Psychology & Philosophy | July Newsletter

SelectReads News
Simple News Pro
  Psychology & Philosophy  
Shadow Work: The Unpaid, Unseen Jobs That Fill Your Day

Craig Lambert · Counterpoint
Format: Hardcover

With the exception of sleep, humans spend more of their lifetimes on work than any other activity. It is central to our economy, society, and the family. It underpins our finances and our sense of meaning in life. Given the overriding importance of work, we need to recognize a profound...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Freud: In His Time and Ours

Elisabeth Roudinesco · Harvard University Press
Pages: 592
Format: Print book

Élisabeth Roudinesco offers a bold and modern reinterpretation of the iconic founder of psychoanalysis. Based on new archival sources, this is Freud's biography for the twenty-first century -- a critical appraisal, at once sympathetic and impartial, of a genius greatly admired and yet greatly...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Stuffocation: Why We've Had Enough of Stuff and Need Experience More Than Ever

James Wallman · Spiegel & Grau
Format: Hardcover

Stuffocation is a movement manifesto for "experiential" living, a call to arms to stop accumulating stuff and start accumulating experiences, and a road map for a new way forward with the potential to transform our lives.Reject materialism. Embrace experientialism. Live more with...
Read More check catalog
 
 
UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World

Michele Borba · Touchstone
Pages: 262
Format: Print book

Bestselling author Michele Borba offers a 9-step program to help parents cultivate empathy in children, from birth to young adulthood - and explains why developing a healthy sense of empathy is a key predictor of which kids will thrive and succeed in the future.Is the Selfie Syndrome Undermining...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Voyeur's Motel

Gay Talese · Grove Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

On January 7, 1980, in the run-up to the publication of his landmark bestseller Thy Neighbor's Wife, Gay Talese received an anonymous letter from a man in Colorado. "Since learning of your long awaited study of coast-to-coast sex in America," the letter began, "I feel I have...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Denying to the Grave: Why We Ignore the Facts That Will Save Us

Sara E. Gorman · Oxford University Press
Pages: 328
Format: Hardcover

Why do some parents refuse to vaccinate their children? Why do some people keep guns at home, despite scientific evidence of risk to their family members? And why do people use antibiotics for illnesses they cannot possibly alleviate? When it comes to health, many people insist that science...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Head in the Cloud: Why Knowing Things Still Matters When Facts Are So Easy to Look Up

William Poundstone · Little
Pages: 340
Format: Hardcover

The real-world value of knowledge in the mobile-device age.More people know who Khloe Kardashian is than who René Descartes was. Most can't find Delaware on a map; don't know what Frank Lloyd Wright did for living; can't say how many calories are in a Big Mac or how many candles are on a menorah....
Read More check catalog
 
 
Getting Gamers: The Psychology of Video Games and Their Impact on the People who Play Them

Jamie Madigan · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Video games are big business. They can be addicting. They are available almost anywhere you go and are appealing to people of all ages. They can eat up our time, cost us money, even kill our relationships. But it's not all bad! This book will show that rather than being a waste of time,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Motivational Interviewing in Nutrition and Fitness

Dawn Clifford · The Guilford Press
Pages: 276
Format: Hardcover

Making and maintaining lasting changes in nutrition and fitness is not easy for anyone. Yet the communication style of a health professional can make a huge difference. This book presents the proven counseling approach known as motivational interviewing (MI) and shows exactly how to use it in day-to-day...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Kahlil Gibran: Beyond Borders

Jean Gibran · Interlink Books
Pages: 464
Format: Print book

Painter and poet, immigrant, rebel, global citizen, author of the beloved classic, The Prophet. Kahlil Gibran: Beyond Borders tells the inspiring saga of the artists life and creative vision Gibrans story is one of overcoming barriers faced by many immigrants at the turn of the twentieth...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Tao of Bill Murray: Real-Life Stories of Joy, Enlightenment, and Party Crashing

Gavin Edwards · Random House
Pages: 354
Format: Print book

"Reading The Tao of Bill Murray is like spending time with Bill, but probably safer." - Danny Rubin, screenwriter of Groundhog DayThis collection of the most epic, hilarious, and strange Bill Murray stories, many of which have never before been reported, spotlights the star's...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone

Olivia Laing · Picador, 2016.
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

A dazzling work of biography, memoir, and cultural criticism on the subject of loneliness, told through the lives of iconic artists, by the acclaimed author of The Trip to Echo SpringWhat does it mean to be lonely? How do we live, if we're not intimately engaged with another human being?...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Mindware: Tools for Smart Thinking

Richard E Nisbett · Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

"The most influential thinker, in my life, has been the psychologist Richard Nisbett. He basically gave me my view of the world." -Malcolm Gladwell, New York Times Book ReviewScientific and philosophical concepts can change the way we solve problems by helping us to think more...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Thin from Within: The Powerful Self-Coaching Program for Permanent Weight Loss

Joseph J. Luciani · AMACOM
Format: Print book

Tired of your weight swinging up and down? Do you find it difficult to stick to a diet? Youre not alone. Every day, millions of people battle temptation as they try to drop unwanted pounds. For those who succeed, a whopping 80 percent quickly pack the weight back on. Thin from Within delves...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Women and Their Fathers

Victoria Secunda · Delacorte Press
Pages: 483
Format: Book

The author of When You and Your Mother Can't Be Friends examines the father-daughter relationship and how it influences a woman's feelings about men, sex, and commitment. National ad/promo. Tour.
Read More check catalog