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The Magic Castle

by Carole Smith & Steven J. Kingsbury St. Martin's Press (August 05, 2014)

Alex Smith and his eight personalities were trapped in a world of unfathomable evil...until he entered the "magic castle" and found the key to his freedom.

When Carole Smith and her husband decided to take in...


The Tending Instinct

by Shelley E. Taylor Henry Holt and Co. (May 20, 2014)

A groundbreaking work that reveals how the instinct to "tend and befriend" is vital for human society.

In times of crisis and upheaval, our responses to stress become especially important. We have long heard...


Savage Girls and Wild Boys

by Michael Newton St. Martin's Press (April 22, 2014)

Savage Girls and Wild Boys is a fascinating history of extraordinary children---brought up by animals, raised in the wilderness, or locked up for long years in solitary confinement.

Wild or feral children have...


Crime Signals

by David Givens St. Martin's Press (November 19, 2013)

Crime is never unpredictable.

Before a lie is spoken, a pocket is picked, or an assault is inflicted, each and every criminal gives off silent cues. They can be as subtle as a shrug of the shoulder, a pointed...


Hello to All That

by John Falk Henry Holt and Co. (September 17, 2013)

An off-the-wall, heartbreaking, and often hilarious memoir of a correspondent reporting from the front lines while also battling his lifelong nemesis-chronic depression

His own chemistry was his worst enemy,...


Scarcity

by Sendhil Mullainathan & Eldar Shafir Henry Holt and Co. (September 03, 2013)

A surprising and intriguing examination of how scarcity—and our flawed responses to it—shapes our lives, our society, and our culture

Why do successful people get things done at the last minute? Why does...


Passion of Youth

by Wilhelm Reich, Philip Schmitz & Mary Higgins Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 02, 2013)

When he died in 1957, Wilhelm Reich had been the most revolutionary figure in psychoanalysis and the only student of Freud's to carry his libido theory into experimental science. Reich's legacy includes such...


Genitality in the Theory and Therapy of Neurosis

by Wilhelm Reich & Philip Schmitz Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 02, 2013)

Translated by Philip Schmitz

Wilhelm Reich first presented the major aspects of his clinical findings on the significance of genitality for the theory and therapy of neurosis in 1927. Reich made extensive revisions...


Children of the Future

by Wilhelm Reich & Derek Inge Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 02, 2013)

Translated by Derek and Inge Jordan

In Children of the Future, Wilhelm Reich shows how disastrous the exclusion of genitality is to the young and its important influence on their development. In his 1932 work...


Character Analysis

by Wilhelm Reich & Vincent Carfagno Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 02, 2013)

Reich's classic work on the development and treatment of human character disorders, first published in 1933.

As a young clinician in the 1920s, Wihelm Reich expanded psychoanalytic resistance into the more inclusive...


Bion Experiments

by Wilhelm Reich Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 02, 2013)

The Bion Experiments, published in a limited German edition in 1938 and now available in English for the first time, represents a cornerstone in Reich's scientific development. The work documents a series of...


The Bioelectrical Investigation of Sexuality and Anxiety

by Wilhelm Reich, Derek Jordan, Marion Faber & Inge Jordan Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 02, 2013)

Looking back over the development of orgone biophysics, Reich wrote: "My experimental studies during the years 1934 to 1938 gradually and logically centered on a single basic problem: how deeply is the function...


Beyond Psychology

by Wilhelm Reich, Derek Jordan & Mary Boyd Higgins Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 02, 2013)

In August 1934, Wilhelm Reich was suddenly expelled from the International Psychoanalytic Association. The result was the extraordinary widening of his scientific interests, scrupulously documented in these...


The Myth of Repressed Memory

by Dr. Elizabeth Loftus & Katherine Ketcham St. Martin's Press (June 25, 2013)

According to many clinical psychologists, when the mind is forced to endure a horrifying experience, it has the ability to bury the entire memory of it so deeply within the unconscious that it can only be recalled...


Lincoln Dreamt He Died

by Andrew Burstein St. Martin's Press (May 28, 2013)

Before Sigmund Freud made dreams the cornerstone of understanding an individual's inner life, Americans shared their dreams unabashedly with one another through letters, diaries, and casual conversation. In...


Erotic Lifestyles

by Iris Finz & Steven Finz St. Martin's Press (May 10, 2013)

Few writers know sex like Steven and Iris Finz. For more than a decade they have interviewed men and women across America, asking them to reveal their most intimate fantasies and their most sensual experiences...


A Skeptic's Guide to the Mind

by Robert A. Burton, M.D. St. Martin's Press (April 23, 2013)

What if our soundest, most reasonable judgments are beyond our control?

Despite 2500 years of contemplation by the world's greatest minds and the more recent phenomenal advances in basic neuroscience, neither...


Always the Fat Kid

by Jacob Warren & K. Bryant Smalley St. Martin's Press (March 26, 2013)

Childhood obesity in the United States has tripled in a generation. But while debates continue over the content of school lunches and the dangers of fast food, we are just beginning to recognize the full extent...


The Face of Emotion

by Eric Finzi, MD St. Martin's Press (January 29, 2013)

William Shakespeare famously wrote that "a face is like a book," and common wisdom has it that our faces reveal our deep-seated emotions. But what if the reverse were also true? What if our facial expressions...


How to Think More About Sex

by Alain De Botton Picador (December 24, 2012)

THE SCHOOL OF LIFE IS DEDICATED TO EXPLORING LIFE'S BIG QUESTIONS IN HIGHLY-PORTABLE PAPERBACKS, FEATURING FRENCH FLAPS AND DECKLE EDGES, THAT THE NEW YORK TIMES CALLS "DAMNABLY CUTE." WE DON'T HAVE ALL THE...


The Wisdom of Psychopaths

by Kevin Dutton Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 16, 2012)

In this engrossing journey into the lives of psychopaths and their infamously crafty behaviors, the renowned psychologist Kevin Dutton reveals that there is a scale of "madness" along which we all sit. Incorporating...


Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That?

by Jesse Bering Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 03, 2012)

Why do testicles hang the way they do? Is there an adaptive function to the female orgasm? What does it feel like to want to kill yourself? Does "free will" really exist? And why is the penis shaped like that...


Exit

by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 22, 2012)

From a renowned sociologist, the wisdom of saying goodbye

Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot is enthralled by exits: long farewells, quick goodbyes, sudden endings, the ordinary and the extraordinary. There's a relationship,...


Thou Shalt Not Be Aware

by Alice Miller, Hunter Hannum, Hildegarde Hannum & Lloyd deMause Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 15, 1998)

Originally published in 1984, Thou Shalt Not Be Aware explodes Freud's notions of "infantile sexuality" and helps to bring to the world's attention the brutal reality of child abuse, changing forever our thoughts...


iDisorder

by Larry D. Rosen, Ph.D. St. Martin's Press (March 27, 2012)

iDisorder: changes to your brain's ability to process information and your ability to relate to the world due to your daily use of media and technology resulting in signs and symptoms of psychological disorders...


Mad Men on the Couch

by Dr. Stephanie Newman St. Martin's Press (February 28, 2012)

Mad Men has captured the imaginations of millions of viewers, winning fifteen golden globes and four Emmys. Perhaps more than the gorgeously stylized visuals and impeccably re-created history, it's the show's...


Privacy

by Garret Keizer Picador (August 07, 2012)

American essayist and Harper's contributing editor Garret Keizer offers a brilliant, literate look at our strip-searched, over-shared, viral-videoed existence.

Body scans at the airport, candid pics on Facebook,...


Triggered

by Fletcher Wortmann St. Martin's Press (March 27, 2012)

***AS FEATURED ON NPR'S TALK OF THE NATION***

Imagine the worst thing in the world. Picture it. Construct it, carefully and deliberately in your mind. Be careful not to omit anything. Imagine it happening to...


Trickster Makes This World

by Lewis Hyde & Michael Chabon Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 17, 2010)

In Trickster Makes This World, Lewis Hyde brings to life the playful and disruptive side of human imagination as it is embodied in trickster mythology. He first visits the old stories—Hermes in Greece, Eshu...


How We Believe

by Michael Shermer Henry Holt and Co. (October 01, 2003)

A new edition covering the latest scientific research on how the brain makes us believers or skeptics

Recent polls report that 96 percent of Americans believe in God, and 73 percent believe that angels regularly...


Conquering the SAT

by Ned Johnson & Emily Warner Eskelsen St. Martin's Press (December 26, 2006)

This insightful and practical guide for parents shows how we often undermine rather than encourage our teens' success on one of the most stressful standardized tests—the SAT—and what strategies will remedy...


Against Happiness

by Eric G. Wilson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 22, 2008)

Americans are addicted to happiness. When we're not popping pills, we leaf through scientific studies that take for granted our quest for happiness, or read self-help books by everyone from armchair philosophers...


The Future of Your Only Child

by Carl E. Pickhardt, Ph.D. St. Martin's Press (March 04, 2008)

One-child households have doubled over the last two decades, making it one of the fastest-growing family units in America. Expert Carl Pickhardt aids families in understanding the common traits of many adult...


Instant Egghead Guide: The Mind

by Scientific American, Emily Anthes & Steve Mirsky St. Martin's Press (December 23, 2008)

Everything from neurons to consciousness in the blink of an eye (which takes 300 milliseconds).

Take a "fantastic voyage" through the whorls and curves of the human brain, no miniaturization required. Learn everything...


Origins of Intellect, The

by John L. Phillips Henry Holt and Co. (January 15, 1975)

The works published by the Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget and his associates during the past forty years constitute the largest repository of knowledge about the cognitive development of children that is available...


Smoking

by David Krogh Henry Holt and Co. (September 15, 1992)

What compels millions of people to ignore the medical evidence and continue smoking? David Krogh offers some fascinating and surprising answers in this critically acclaimed analysis of what doctors and scientists...


Freedom From Failure

by Jaqueline Lapa Sussman Tom Doherty Associates (February 01, 2003)

Many of us see closed doors between our goals and our present lives. Here, for the first time, are the keys to unlock those doors-in business, romantic and family relationships, and even athletics.

Those keys-the...


Lisa and David / Jordi / Little Ralphie and the Creature

by Dr. Theodore Isaac Rubin, M.D. Tom Doherty Associates (March 15, 1998)

Drawing on more than thirty years' experience as a practicing psychiatrist, Dr. Rubin shows the reader the heartrending and hope-filled stories of emotionally disturbed children as they struggle to make it through...


The Stressed Years of Their Lives

by Dr. B. Janet Hibbs & Dr. Anthony Rostain St. Martin's Press (April 23, 2019)

From two leading child and adolescent mental health experts comes a guide for the parents of every college and college-bound student who want to know what’s normal mental health and behavior, what’s not,...


The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump

by Bandy X. Lee, Philip Zimbardo, Ph.D., Luba Kessler, M.D. & Steve Wruble, M.D. et al. St. Martin's Press (March 19, 2019)

As this bestseller predicted, Trump has only grown more erratic and dangerous as the pressures on him mount. This new edition includes new essays bringing the book up to date—because this is still not normal....


Shame

by Joseph Burgo St. Martin's Press (November 06, 2018)

An intimate look at the full spectrum of shame—often masked by addiction, promiscuity, perfectionism, self-loathing, or narcissism—that offers a new, positive route forward

Encounters with embarrassment,...


How to Get the Guy

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (March 04, 2018)

Change is only 50 minutes away! Find out everything you need to know about flirting with this straightforward guide.

Flirting does not come naturally to everyone – some people seem to have been born with a...


Juggling Romance and Parenthood

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (January 03, 2018)

Change is only 50 minutes away! Find out everything you need to know about keeping things in perspective as a new parent with this straightforward guide.

While no two couples will ever face the exact same challenges...


Increase Your Self-Esteem

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (November 22, 2017)

Change is only 50 minutes away! Find out everything you need to know about increasing your self-esteem with this straightforward guide.

We have all felt self-conscious or insecure at one point or another, and...


Managing Anxiety at Work

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (November 22, 2017)

Ready to take your career to the next level? Find out everything you need to know about dealing with work-related anxiety and panic attacks with this practical guide.

More and more workers are feeling stressed...


The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump

by Bandy X. Lee, Rosemary Sword, Craig Malkin, Ph.D. & Tony Schwartz et al. St. Martin's Press (October 03, 2017)

The New York Times bestseller! More than two dozen psychiatrists and psychologists offer their consensus view that Trump's mental state presents a clear and present danger to our nation and individual well-being....


The Influential Mind

by Tali Sharot Henry Holt and Co. (September 19, 2017)

A cutting-edge, research-based inquiry into how we influence those around us and how understanding the brain can help us change minds for the better.

In The Influential Mind, neuroscientist Tali Sharot takes...


Overcoming Anxiety

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (August 10, 2017)

Change is only 50 minutes away! Find out everything you need to know about managing anxiety with this straightforward guide.

Virtually everyone has experienced anxiety at some point, but in its most extreme form...


Effective Communication at Work

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (July 02, 2017)

Ready to take your career to the next level? Find out everything you need to know about effective communication at work with this practical guide.

Do you struggle to develop relationships or make yourself heard...


Conquer Your Jealousy

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (June 19, 2017)

Change is only 50 minutes away! Find out everything you need to know about overcoming jealousy with this straightforward guide.

Although most of us have experienced jealousy at some point, in its most extreme...