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The Science of Aging

by Scientific American & Coleen Marlo Blackstone Publishing (August 18, 2020)

An infant born in the US today will probably live more than twenty years longer than the average lifespan a century ago. While living well into the eighties and nineties is becoming more and more attainable,...


The Power of Discord

by Ed Tronick & Claudia M. Gold Little, Brown Spark (June 01, 2020)

This "profoundly wise" look at how to foster connections, attachment, and resiliency explains why working through discord is the key to better relationships. (Sue Johnson, bestselling author of Hold Me Tight...


Girls on the Edge

by Léonard Sax Basic Books (August 25, 2020)

A parenting expert reveals the four biggest threats to girls' psychological growth and explains how parents can help their daughters develop a healthy sense of self.

In Girls on the Edge, psychologist and physician...


Boys Adrift

by Léonard Sax & Allan Robertson Hachette Book Group (June 27, 2017)

Something scary is happening to boys today. From kindergarten to college, American boys are, on average, less resilient and less ambitious than they were a mere twenty years ago. The gender gap in college attendance...


Discipline with Love and Limits

by Barbara C. Unell & Jerry Wyckoff Da Capo Lifelong Books (July 08, 2019)

"The tools in this beloved book change everyday struggles into teachable moments." -- Wendy Webb, Mother, Grandmother, and National Trainer, Parents as Teachers

Filled with parent-tested advice for over 100 asked-for...


Mind in Motion

by Barbara Tversky Basic Books (May 20, 2019)

An eminent psychologist offers a major new theory of human cognition: movement, not language, is the foundation of thought

When we try to think about how we think, we can't help but think of words. Indeed, some...


Happy Campers

by Audrey Monke & Tina Payne Bryson Center Street (May 06, 2019)

Audrey "Sunshine" Monke, mother of five and camp owner-director, shares nine powerful parenting techniques-inspired by the research-based practices of summer camp-to help kids thrive and families become closer....


A New Theory of Teenagers

by Christa Santangelo Seal Press (November 26, 2018)

A guide for families to thrive in the midst of the tumultuous teen years -- and the culmination of the author's twenty-five years of experience in both conventional psychology and alternative methods

In her...


The Good News About Bad Behavior

by Katherine Reynolds Lewis PublicAffairs (April 16, 2018)

The current model of parental discipline is as outdated as a rotary phone.

Why don't our kids do what we want them to do? Parents often take the blame for misbehavior, but this obscures a broader trend: in our...


Inventing Ourselves

by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore PublicAffairs (May 14, 2018)

A tour through the groundbreaking science behind the enigmatic, but crucial, brain developments of adolescence and how those translate into teenage behavior

The brain creates every feeling, emotion, and desire...


Supernormal

by Meg Jay Twelve (November 13, 2017)

Clinical psychologist and author of The Defining Decade, Meg Jay takes us into the world of the supernormal: those who soar to unexpected heights after childhood adversity.

Whether it is the loss of a parent...


Alone Together

by Sherry Turkle Basic Books (November 06, 2017)

A groundbreaking book by one of the most important thinkers of our time shows how technology is warping our social lives and our inner ones

Technology has become the architect of our intimacies. Online, we fall...


Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

by Beverly Daniel Tatum Basic Books (September 04, 2017)

The classic, bestselling book on the psychology of racism -- now fully revised and updated

Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black, White, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups....


The Collapse of Parenting

by Léonard Sax Basic Books (May 08, 2017)

In this New York Times bestseller, one of America's premier child psychologists offers a must-read account of the dismal state of parenting today, and a vision for how we can better prepare our children for...


The Art of Screen Time

by Anya Kamenetz PublicAffairs (January 29, 2018)

Finally: an evidence-based, reassuring guide to what to do about kids and screens, from video games to social media.

Today's babies often make their debut on social media with the very first sonogram. They begin...


Los primeros 1000 dias

by Roger Thurow PublicAffairs (September 11, 2017)

"Your child can achieve great things."

A few years ago, pregnant women in four corners of the world heard those words and hoped they could be true. Among them were Esther Okwir in rural Uganda, where the infant...


Scienceblind

by Andrew Shtulman Basic Books (April 24, 2017)

"A fascinating, empathetic book" -- Wall Street Journal

Humans are born to create theories about the world -- unfortunately, we're usually wrong and bad theories keep us from understanding science as it really...


Mind in the Making

by Ellen Galinsky & Marguerite Gavin HarperAudio (June 09, 2020)

The President of the Families and Work Institute writes a book of groundbreaking advice based on the latest research on child development

Ellen Galinsky has spent her entire career studying early childhood development,...


Uniquely Human

by Barry M. Prizant, P. J. Ochlan & Tom Fields-Meyer Blackstone Publishing (August 04, 2015)

Uniquely Human is a groundbreaking book on autism, by one of the world's leading experts, who portrays autism not as a tragic disability, but as a unique way of being human.

Autism is usually portrayed as a checklist...


Aging Well

by George E. Vaillant & Keith Sellon-Wright Little, Brown (January 14, 2020)

In an unprecedented series of studies, Harvard Medical School has followed 824 subjects -- men and women, some rich, some poor -- from their teens to old age. Harvard's George Vaillant now uses these studies...


The Collapse of Parenting

by Léonard Sax & Malcolm Hillgartner Blackstone Publishing (December 29, 2015)

In The Collapse of Parenting, Leonard Sax, an acclaimed expert on parenting and childhood development, identifies a key problem plaguing American children, especially relative to other countries: the dramatic...


Finding Rose

by Angelia Brigance & Ali Cheff Made for Success (May 12, 2019)

Rose is delightful, flamboyant and a widow. Having just lost her husband, Rose's daughter steps in to find Rose increasingly disoriented and forgetful. Even as a nurse, Maureen does not recognize the early signs...


Triumphs of Experience

by George E. Vaillant & Don Hagen Blackstone Publishing (December 15, 2013)

At a time when many people around the world are living intotheir tenth decade, the longest longitudinal study of human development everundertaken offers some welcome news for the new old age: our lives continue...


Staring at the Sun

by Irvin D. Yalom & Gregory Gorton Blackstone Publishing (February 04, 2008)

Written in Irvin Yalom's inimitable storytelling style, Staring at the Sun is a profoundly encouraging approach to the universal issue of mortality. In this magisterial opus, capping a lifetime of work and personal...


The Defining Decade

by Meg Jay Twelve (April 16, 2012)

Our "thirty-is-the-new-twenty" culture tells us the twentysomething years don't matter. Some say they are a second adolescence. Others call them an emerging adulthood. Dr. Meg Jay, a clinical psychologist, argues...


NurtureShock

by Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman Twelve (September 02, 2009)

In a world of modern, involved, caring parents, why are so many kids aggressive and cruel? Where is intelligence hidden in the brain, and why does that matter? Why do cross-racial friendships decrease in schools...


Chasing Life

by Sanjay Gupta Grand Central Life & Style (April 08, 2007)

For centuries, adventurers and scientists have believed that not only could we delay death but that "practical immortality" was within our reach. Today, many well-respected researchers would be inclined to agree....


The Marshmallow Test

by Walter Mischel Little, Brown Spark (September 22, 2014)

Renowned psychologist Walter Mischel, designer of the famous Marshmallow Test, explains what self-control is and how to master it.

A child is presented with a marshmallow and given a choice: Eat this one now,...


The Baby Book, Revised Edition

by James Sears, William Sears, Martha Sears & Robert W. Sears Little, Brown Spark (January 07, 2013)

America's bestselling "baby bible" -- an encyclopedic guide to the first two years of your baby's life.

The million-copy bestseller by "the man who remade motherhood" (TIME) has now been revised, expanded, and...


Girl Land

by Caitlin Flanagan Reagan Arthur Books (January 11, 2012)

The physical, emotional, and social milestones of every girl's life: what we've lost and gained in the 21st century.

The physical, emotional, and social milestones of every girl's life: what we've lost and gained...


Aging Well

by George E. Vaillant Little, Brown Spark (December 13, 2008)

In an unprecedented series of studies, Harvard Medical School has followed 824 subjects -- men and women, some rich, some poor -- from their teens to old age. Harvard's George Vaillant now uses these studies...