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Living with Robots

Paul Dumouchel · Harvard University Press
Pages: 280
Format: Hardcover

Living with Robots recounts a foundational shift in the field of robotics, from artificial intelligence to artificial empathy, and foreshadows an inflection point in human evolution. Today's robots engage with human beings in socially meaningful ways, as therapists, trainers, mediators,...
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The Addiction Solution: Treating Our Dependence on Opioids and Other Drugs

LLOYD SEDERER · Scribner
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking examination of addiction from the Chief Medical Officer for the New York State Office of Mental Health and the Medical Editor for Mental Health at the Huffington Post, offering practical, proven solutions for individuals, families, and communities dealing with substance...
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The People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It

YASCHA MOUNK · Harvard University Press
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The world is in turmoil. From India to Turkey and from Poland to the United States, authoritarian populists have seized power. As a result, Yascha Mounk shows, democracy itself may now be at risk.

Two core components of liberal democracy -- individual rights and the popular will...

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An Economist Walks into a Brothel: And Other Unexpected Places to Understand Risk

Allison Schrager · Portfolio
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Is it worth swimming in shark-infested waters to surf a 50-foot, career-record wave?Is it riskier to make an action movie or a horror movie?Should sex workers forfeit 50 percent of their income for added security or take a chance and keep the extra money?Most people wouldn't expect...
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Secrets From the Eating Lab: The Science of Weight Loss, the Myth of Willpower, and Why You Should Never Diet Again

Traci Mann · Harper Wave
Pages: 254
Format: Paperback

A provocative expose of the dieting industry from one of the nation's leading researchers in self-control and the psychology of weight loss that offers proven strategies for sustainable weight loss.From her office in the University of Minnesota's Health and Eating Lab, professor...
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Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women's Anger

Soraya L Chemaly · Atria Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

"How many women cry when angry because we've held it in for so long? How many discover that anger turned inward is depression? Soraya Chemaly's Rage Becomes Her will be good for women, and for the future of this country. After all, women have a lot to be angry about."...
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The Hoarders: Material Deviance in Modern American Culture

Scott Herring · University Of Chicago Press
Format: Hardcover

The verb “declutter” has not yet made it into the Oxford English Dictionary, but its ever-increasing usage suggests that it’s only a matter of time. Articles containing tips and tricks on how to get organized cover magazine pages and pop up in TV programs and commercials,...
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12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

JORDAN PETERSON · Random House Canada
Pages: 409
Format: Hardcover

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER
#1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations...
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Barron's GRE Psychology, 7th Edition

Laura Freberg · Barron's Educational Series; 7 edition
Format: Print book

Reflecting actual GRE Psychology exams, this manual presents five full-length model tests, with all questions answered and explained. Two of the book's five tests are diagnostics, designed to pinpoint students' weak areas that require more intensive study. The manual's extra...
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Anesthesia: The Gift of Oblivion and the Mystery of Consciousness

KATE COLE-ADAMS · Counterpoint
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

"A work of splendid richness and depth." -- Helen Garner, author of Everywhere I Look Anesthetize: to render insensible First there's the injection, then the countdown -- and next thing you know, you're awake. Anesthesia: The Gift of Oblivion and the Mystery of Consciousness...
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Stolen Child: A Mother's Journey to Rescue Her Son from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Laurie Gough · Dundurn
Pages: 176
Format: Print book

A year in the desperate life of a boy transformed by OCD from a bright ten-year-old into a stranger in his own skin. Although Laurie Gough was an intrepid traveller who had explored wild, far-off reaches of the globe, the journey she and her family took in their own home in their small...
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The Futilitarians: Our Year of Thinking, Drinking, Grieving, and Reading

ANNE GISLESON · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Recommended Summer Reading -- Louise Erdrich, New York Times

A memoir of friendship and literature chronicling a search for meaning and comfort in great books, and a beautiful path out of grief

Anne Gisleson had lost her twin sisters, had been forced to flee her home...
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The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and the Power of Seeing

Damion Searls · Crown
Pages: 405
Format: Hardcover

The captivating, untold story of Hermann Rorschach and his famous inkblot test

In 1917, working alone in a remote Swiss asylum, psychiatrist Hermann Rorschach devised an experiment to probe the human mind: a set of ten carefully designed inkblots. For years he had grappled with...
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Nonsense: The Power of Not Knowing

Jamie Holmes · Crown Publishers
Pages: 322
Format: Print book

An illuminating look at the surprising upside of ambiguity - and how, properly harnessed, it can inspire learning, creativity, even empathy Life today feels more overwhelming and chaotic than ever. Whether it's a confounding work problem or a faltering relationship or an unclear medical...
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Ten Ways Not to Commit Suicide: A Memoir

Darryl Mcdaniels · Amistad
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

In this surprising and moving memoir, the legendary rap star and cofounder of Run D.M.C. keeps it a hundred percent, speaking out about his battle with depression and overcoming suicidal thoughts - one of the most devastating yet little known health issues plaguing the black community...

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