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by Russell Jacoby Free Press (April 05, 2011)

THROUGHOUT HISTORY AND ACROSS CULTURES, the most common form of violence is that between family members and neighbors or kindred communities—in civil wars writ large and small. From assault to genocide, from...

Game Frame: Using Games as a Strategy for Success

by Aaron Dignan Free Press (January 10, 2011)

Ever wonder why teens can spend entire weekends playing video games but struggle with just one hour of homework? Why we’re addicted to certain websites and steal glances at our smartphones under the dinner...

World Wide Mind

by Michael Chorost Free Press (December 17, 2010)

What if digital communication felt as real as being touched?

This question led Michael Chorost to explore profound new ideas triggered by lab research around the world, and the result is the book you now hold....

Crazy Like Us

by Ethan Watters Free Press (January 12, 2010)

It is well known that American culture is a dominant force at home and abroad; our exportation of everything from movies to junk food is a well-documented phenomenon. But is it possible America's most troubling...

Neuropsychiatric Guide to Modern Everyday Psychiat

by Michael Alan Taylor Free Press (July 06, 2010)

The Neuropsychiatric Guide to Modern Everyday Psychiatry presents a new view of psychiatry, melding traditional biologic, neuro-, and descriptive psychiatry into a broad neuropsychiatric approach to diagnosis...

The Geography of Thought

by Richard Nisbett Free Press (October 26, 2010)

A “landmark book” (Robert J. Sternberg, president of the American Psychological Association) by one of the world's preeminent psychologists that proves human behavior is not “hard-wired” but a function...

Touched With Fire

by Kay Redfield Jamison Free Press (October 18, 1996)

The definitive work on the profound and surprising links between manic-depression and creativity, from the bestselling psychologist of bipolar disorders who wrote An Unquiet Mind.

One of the foremost psychologists...

Psychology of Hope

by C.R. Snyder Free Press (May 11, 2010)

Why do some people lead positive, hope-filled lives, while others wallow in pessimism? In The Psychology of Hope, a professor of psychology reveals the specific character traits that produce highly hopeful individuals....

Handbook of Stress, 2nd Ed

by Leo Goldberger & Shlomo Breznitz Free Press (June 15, 2010)

Presenting authoritative, up-to-date information in convenient handbook form, this premier reference covers an extensive range of current topics on the causes, symptoms, and treatments of stress. In this second...

Wet Mind

by Stephen M. Kosslyn Free Press (May 11, 2010)

How do our brains allow us to recognize objects and locate them accurately in space, use mental imagery to remember yesterday's breakfast, read, understand speech, learn to dance, and recall a new telephone...

Unlimited Power

by Tony Robbins Free Press (June 30, 2008)

Anthony Robbins calls it the new science of personal achievement. You'll call it the best thing that ever happened to you.

If you have ever dreamed of a better life, Unlimited Power will show you how to achieve...

Defying the Crowd

by Robert J. Sternberg & Todd I. Lubart Free Press (January 15, 2002)

World renowned psychologist Robert Sternberg presents a fresh and compelling picture of the creative process from the inception of an idea to its ultimate success. With illuminating examples, Sternberg reveals...


by Michael Lewis Free Press (August 08, 1995)

Shame, the quintessential human emotion, received little attention during the years in which the central forces believed to be motivating us were identified as primitive instincts like sex and aggression. Now,...

Understanding Human Values

by Milton Rokeach Free Press (June 30, 2008)

This volume presents theoretical, methodological, and empirical advances in understanding, and also in the effects of understanding, individual and societal values.

When Battered Women Kill

by Angela Browne Free Press (June 30, 2008)

A compassionate look at 42 battered women who felt "locked in with danger and so desperate that they killed a man they loved"; scholarly and compelling.

Death, Grief, and Mourning

by John S. Stephenson Free Press (April 01, 1985)

How do Americans cope with death? Do our feelings about dying influence the way we live? How are our ideas of death different from those of our ancestors?

These questions and others are addressed in this innovative...

Ready or Not

by Kay S. Hymowitz Free Press (June 30, 2008)

"Children today grow up so fast!" How often we hear those words, uttered both in frustrated good humor and in dumbfounded astonishment. Every day the American people hear about kids doing things, both good and...

What Kids Buy

by Robert H Reiher & Daniel Acuff Free Press (June 30, 2008)

If you're in the business of marketing or developing products and programs for kids, What Kids Buy and Why belongs in your office.

How can you create outstanding products and programs that will win in the marketplace...

Rethinking Psychiatry

by Arthur Kleinman Free Press (June 30, 2008)

In this book, Kleinman proposes an international view of mental illness and mental care.

Arthur Kleinman, M.D., examines how the prevalence and nature of disorders vary in different cultures, how clinicians make...

Sexual Homicide: Patterns and Motives

by John E. Douglas, Ann W. Burgess & Robert K. Ressler Free Press (June 30, 2008)

Who are the men committing the rising number of serial homicides in the U.S. -- and why do they kill? The increase in these violent crimes over the past decade has created an urgent need for more and better...

Family Healing

by Salvador Minuchin & Michael P. Nichols Free Press (June 23, 2008)

At the center of people’s lives is the family, which can be and should be a haven from the harshness of the outside world. Unfortunately, the source of people’s greatest hope for happiness often turns out...

From Paralysis to Fatigue

by Edward Shorter Free Press (June 30, 2008)

The first book to put the physical symptoms of stress in their historical and cultural context.

This fascinating history of psychosomatic disorders shows how patients throughout the centuries have produced symptoms...

Sleep Thieves

by Stanley Coren Free Press (June 18, 2008)

An eye-opening and engrossing exploration into the science and mysteries of sleep and sleeplessness from the bestselling author of The Intelligence of Dogs.

Is there some way to determine if you are getting enough...

Self-Empowerment Journal

by Gary Zukav & Linda Francis Free Press (June 30, 2008)

The journal that transforms a reading book into a life-changing personal experience.

The Self-Empowerment Journal is the perfect companion to Gary Zukav and Linda Francis's The Mind of the Soul: Responsible Choice...

Why Is It Always About You?

by Sandy Hotchkiss & James F. Masterson Free Press (July 22, 2003)

In this groundbreaking book -- the first popular book on narcissism in more than a decade -- clinical social worker and psychotherapist Sandy Hotchkiss shows you how to cope with controlling, egotistical people...

an Handbook for Treatment of Attachment Problems in C: An Historical Compendium of Pitching, Pitchers

by Beverly James Free Press (September 12, 1994)

Attachment Disorder occurs when a child has difficulty establishing new attachments if old ones are severely disrupted, and it is typically seen in victims of various types of trauma. This text seeks to explain...

How We Know What Isn't So

by Thomas Gilovich Free Press (June 30, 2008)

Thomas Gilovich offers a wise and readable guide to the fallacy of the obvious in everyday life.

When can we trust what we believe—that "teams and players have winning streaks," that "flattery works," or that...

Science And Human Behavior

by B.F Skinner Free Press (December 18, 2012)

The psychology classic—a detailed study of scientific theories of human nature and the possible ways in which human behavior can be predicted and controlled—from one of the most influential behaviorists...

Risk Intelligence: How to Live with Uncertainty

by Dylan Evans Free Press (April 17, 2012)

We must make judgments all the time when we can’t be certain of the risks. Should we have that elective surgery? Trust the advice of our financial adviser? Take that new job we’ve been offered? How worried...

The Dangerous Passion

by David M. Buss Free Press (February 14, 2000)

Why do men and women cheat on each other? How do men really feel when their partners have sex with other men? What worries women more -- men who turn to other women for love or men who simply want sexual variety...

Healing the Hardware of the Soul

by Daniel Amen Free Press (September 16, 2008)

Dr. Daniel Amen's breakthrough brain-healing program has helped hundreds of thousands to overcome depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and attention deficit disorder. The maverick author of Change...

Soul to Soul

by Gary Zukav Free Press (October 23, 2007)

In Soul to Soul, Gary Zukav, author of the monumental bestseller The Seat of the Soul, addresses some of the most significant questions about the human experience -- from "Why is life so difficult?" to "How...

Embracing the Wide Sky

by Daniel Tammet Free Press (January 06, 2009)

Owner of "the most remarkable mind on the planet," (according to Entertainment Weekly) Daniel Tammet captivated readers and won worldwide critical acclaim with the 2007 New York Times bestselling memoir, Born...


by Annie Murphy Paul Free Press (September 28, 2010)

What makes us the way we are? Some say it’s the genes we inherit at conception. Others are sure it’s the environment we experience in childhood. But could it be that many of our individual characteristics—our...

And Words Can Hurt Forever

by James Garbarino & Ellen deLara Free Press (September 03, 2002)

As a society, we are only just beginning to understand the degree of damage that bullying inflicts on individual teenagers and on their relationships later in life. In this groundbreaking work, James Garbarino...

Elijah's Cup

by Valerie Paradiz Free Press (April 04, 2002)

Faced with her two-year-old toddler's precipitous bout with epilepsy and his puzzling behaviors, Valerie Paradiz took a bold and unusual path, coming to terms with and ultimately embracing the strange beauty...

Understanding Schizophrenia

by Richard Keefe & Philip D. Harvey Free Press (June 15, 2010)

Two leading schizophrenia researchers present an accessible and comprehensive guide to dealing with the disease. They provide key information on the integration of drugs and psychological treatments and discuss...

Sorrow's Web

by Anne Sheffield Free Press (February 21, 2001)

Drawing on her experience of growing up with a depressed mother and then, years later, of becoming a depressed mother herself, Books for a Better Life winner Anne Sheffield casts long-overdue light on the grave...

Authentic Happiness

by Martin E. P. Seligman Free Press (October 02, 2002)

A national bestseller, Authentic Happiness launched the revolutionary new science of Positive Psychology—and sparked a coast-to-coast debate on the nature of real happiness.

According to esteemed psychologist...

Suspicious Minds

by Joel Gold & Ian Gold Free Press (July 08, 2014)

A “clear, witty, and engaging” (The Boston Globe) journey through the brain that connects neuroscience, biology, and culture. An “intellectual landmark” (Edward Shorter, Literary Review of Canada).



by Emanuel Derman Free Press (October 25, 2011)

Now in paperback, “a compelling, accessible, and provocative piece of work that forces us to question many of our assumptions” (Gillian Tett, author of Fool’s Gold).

Quants, physicists working on Wall Street...

The Woman Who Can't Forget

by Jill Price & Bart Davis Free Press (May 06, 2008)

Jill Price has the first diagnosed case of a memory condition called "hyperthymestic syndrome" -- the continuous, automatic, autobiographical recall of every day of her life since she was fourteen. Give her...

The Cult of Personality Testing

by Annie Murphy Paul Free Press (June 15, 2010)

Award-winning psychology writer Annie Paul delivers a scathing exposé on the history and effects of personality tests.

Millions of people worldwide take personality tests each year to direct their education,...

Remembered Self

by Jefferson A. Singer & Peter Salovey Free Press (June 15, 2010)

A theory for psychologists on the role of memory in personality psychology.

In The Remembered Self, Jefferson A. Singer and Peter Salovey persuasively argue that memories are an important window into one's life...

Credit and Blame at Work

by Ben Dattner & Darren Dahl Free Press (March 15, 2011)

Previously published as The Blame Game, this acclaimed guide by a leading workplace expert offers essential advice about how to succeed at work by avoiding the pitfalls of pervasive credit-grabbing and finger-pointing....

The SPEED of Trust

by Rebecca R. Merrill, Stephen M.R. Covey & Stephen R. Covey Free Press (October 17, 2006)

Over two million copies sold.

Stephen M. R. Covey shows how trust—and the speed at which it is established with clients, employees, and all stakeholders—is the single most critical component of a successful...


by Noah J. Goldstein, Steve J. Martin & Robert Cialdini Free Press (June 10, 2008)

Learn how small changes can make a big difference in your powers of persuasion with this New York Times bestselling introduction to fifty scientifically proven techniques for increasing your persuasive powers...

Enough Already!

by Peter Walsh Free Press (March 03, 2009)

Does your life feel out of balance? Peter Walsh can help you tackle everything in your busy life.

Most of us are so overwhelmed by work, bills, and school and family commitments that we rush from person to person...

The Myth of the First Three Years

by John Bruer Free Press (May 11, 2010)

Most parents today have accepted the message that the first three years of a baby's life determine whether or not the child will grow into a successful, thinking person. But is this powerful warning true? Do...

Glimpses of the Devil

by M. Scott Peck Free Press (January 04, 2005)

The legendary bestselling author and renowned psychiatrist M. Scott Peck, whose books have sold over 14 million copies, reveals the amazing true story of his work as an exorcist -- kept secret for more than...