Back Psychology & Philosophy | February Newsletter

SelectReads News
Simple News Pro
  Psychology & Philosophy  
Redefining Girly: How Parents Can Fight the Stereotyping and Sexualizing of Girlhood, from Birth to Tween

Melissa Atkins Wardy · Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Named one of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2014
Read More check catalog
 
 
Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic

Matthew Stewart · W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover

Longlisted for the National Book Award. Where did the ideas come from that became the cornerstone of American democracy? Not only the erudite Thomas Jefferson, the wily and elusive Ben Franklin, and the underappreciated Thomas Paine, but also Ethan Allen, the hero of the Green Mountain...
Read More check catalog
 
 
I Think You're Totally Wrong: A Quarrel

David Shields · Knopf
Format: Hardcover

"An impassioned, funny, probing, fiercely inconclusive, nearly-to-the-death debate, about life and art-cocktails included. Caleb Powell always wanted to become an artist, but he overcommitted to life (he's a stay-at-home dad to three young girls) . David Shields always wanted...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Jump-Starting Boys: Help Your Reluctant Learner Find Success in School and Life

Pam Withers · Viva Editions
Format: Paperback

Everyone knows that boys are falling behind in education Largely left out of the discussion are parents of boys who are most aware that their bright eager sons hit an invisible wall somewhere near fourth grade after which they become disengaged discouraged and disaffected There are dozens...
Read More check catalog
 
 
But maybe we're wrong : thinking about the present as if it were the past.

Charles Klosterman · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

"But What If We re Wrong? " visualizes the contemporary world as it will appear to those who'll perceive it as the distant past. Chuck Klosterman asks questions that are profound in their simplicity: How certain are we about our understanding of gravity? How certain are we about...
Read More check catalog
 
 
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...
Read More check catalog
 
 
How to Be an Artist Without Losing Your Mind, Your Shirt, Or Your Creative Compass: A Practical Guide

JoAnneh Nagler · The Countryman Press
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

Be true to your artistic self -- but don't quit your day job.Whether you're a new graduate, considering a job change, or a creative type who isn't finding time to pursue your passions, don't fall for this line: "Do what you love and the money will follow." The world...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Make a Wish for Me: A Family's Recovery from Autism

LeeAndra Chergey · She Writes Press
Pages: 300
Format: Print book

When LeeAndra Chergey is told that her son, Ryan, is no longer considered "normal," she and her family are forced into a new way of handling the outside world. Together, Chergey's family and a team of carefully chosen therapists put in years of hard work, and eventually teach...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan: A Blueprint for Renewing Your Child's Confidence and Love of Learning

Ben Foss · Ballantine Books; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Finally, a groundbreaking book that reveals what your dyslexic child is experiencing - and what you can do so that he or she will thrive More than thirty million people in the United States are dyslexic - a brain-based genetic trait, often labeled as a "learning disability"...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Deepest Human Life: An Introduction to Philosophy for Everyone

Scott Samuelson · University Of Chicago Press
Format: Hardcover

Sometimes it seems like you need a PhD just to open a book of philosophy. We leave philosophical matters to the philosophers in the same way that we leave science to scientists. Scott Samuelson thinks this is tragic, for our lives as well as for philosophy. In The Deepest Human Life he takes...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Murderous Minds: Exploring the Criminal Psychopathic Brain: Neurological Imaging and the Manifestation of Evil

Dean A. Haycock · W W Norton & Co Inc
Pages: 254
Format: Hardcover

"An informed, masterful account of the theory, research, controversies, and issues surrounding the construct of psychopathy . . . His balanced and scientifically sound coverage of the literature and issues are admirable and refreshing. Readers not familiar with the technology and procedures...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Left Brain, Right Stuff: How Leaders Make Winning Decisions

Phil Rosenzweig · PublicAffairs
Pages: 315
Format: Hardcover

Left Brain, Right Stuff takes up where other books about decision making leave off. For many routine choices, from shopping to investing, we can make good decisions simply by avoiding common errors, such as searching only for confirming information or avoiding the hindsight bias. But as Phil...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Love Is All You Need: The Art and Science of Non-Training Your Dog

Jennifer Arnold · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

From the New York Times bestselling author of Through a Dog's Eyes - the inspiration for the PBS documentary - a paradigm-shifting approach to living with and loving our dogsThere are few people who understand dogs better than Jennifer Arnold. Twenty-five years after she founded Canine...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Assholes: A Theory

Aaron James · Doubleday; 1ST edition
Format: Book

In the spirit of the mega-selling On Bullshit, philosopher Aaron James presents a theory of the asshole that is both intellectually provocative and existentially necessary.What does it mean for someone to be an asshole? The answer is not obvious, despite the fact that we are often personally...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Voices Within: The History and Science of How We Talk to Ourselves

Charles Fernyhough · Basic Books
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

At the moment you caught sight of this book, what were you thinking? Was your thought a stream of sensations? Or was it a voice in your head? Did you ask yourself, "I wonder what that's about?" Did you answer? And what does it mean if you did?When someone says they hear voices...
Read More check catalog