Back Psychology & Philosophy | September Newsletter

SelectReads News
Simple News Pro
  Psychology & Philosophy  
Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

Charles Mackay · Wordsworth Reference
Pages: 724
Format: Paperback

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds is a landmark study of crowd psychology and mass mania and a singular casebook of human folly throughout the ages. Chronicled here are accounts of swindles, schemes, and scams on a grand scale. Other chapters deal with fads and delusions...
Read More check catalog
The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

Nicholas Carr · W. W. Norton & Company; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction: "Nicholas Carr has written a Silent Spring for the literary mind." -- Michael Agger, Slate Finalist for the 2011 PEN Center USA Literary Award "Is Google making us stupid?" When Nicholas Carr posed that question,...
Read More check catalog
Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive

Devorah Heitner · Bibliomotion
Pages: 244
Format: Print book

Screenwise offers a realistic and optimistic perspective on how to thoughtfully guide kids in the digital age. Many parents feel that their kids are addicted, detached, or distracted because of their digital devices. Media expert Devorah Heitner, however, believes that technology offers...
Read More check catalog
Spiritual Envy: An Agnostic's Quest

Michael Krasny · New World Library
Pages: 264
Format: Paperback

As the host of one of National Public Radio's most popular interview programs, Michael Krasny has spent decades leading conversations on every imaginable topic and discussing life's most important questions with the foremost thinkers of our time. Now he brings his wide-ranging knowledge...
Read More check catalog
Tribe On Homecoming and Belonging.

Junger Sebastian · Twelve
Pages: 168
Format: Print book

We have a strong instinct to belong to small groups defined by clear purpose and understanding--"tribes." This tribal connection has been largely lost in modern society, but regaining it may be the key to our psychological survival. Decades before the American Revolution, Benjamin...
Read More check catalog
The 168 Hour Week: Living Life Your Way 24-7

Kevin Hogan · Network 3000
Pages: 304
Format: Book

A simple and tested system to reduce or eliminate procrastination, meet your goals and live the life and lifestyle you choose. A radical departure from self help books, this book is grounded in research about individual productivity, time management and goal achievement. The author explains...
Read More check catalog
The Internet of Us: Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data

Michael P Lynch · Liveright Publishing Corporation
Pages: 256
Format: Audiobook

With far-reaching implications, this urgent treatise promises to revolutionize our understanding of what it means to be human in the digital age.We used to say "seeing is believing"; now googling is believing. With 24/7 access to nearly all of the world's information at our fingertips,...
Read More check catalog
Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind

Scott Barry Kaufman · Perigee, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2015.
Pages: 252
Format: Print book

Is it possible to make sense of something as elusive as creativity? Based on psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman's groundbreaking research and Carolyn Gregoire's popular article in the Huffington Post, Wired to Create offers a glimpse inside the "messy minds" of highly creative...
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