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Ubel, Peter A.

Summary: Based on case studies, groundbreaking research, and his own experiences, a practicing physician and behavioral scientist makes an important case for revamping the way doctors and patients communicate inside hospital and medical office walls.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperOne 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 610.69 UBE

Percy, Jennifer.

Summary: A report on the long-lasting effects of war on individual and national psyches shares the experiences of veterans working through post-traumatic stress disorder at a Christian rehabilitation camp.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 616.85 PER

Braitman, Laurel

Summary: "For the first time, a historian of science draws evidence from across the world to show how humans and other animals are astonishingly similar when it comes to their feelings and the ways in which they lose their minds. Charles Darwin developed his evolutionary theories by looking at physical differences in Galapagos finches and fancy pigeons. Alfred Russell Wallace investigated a range of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 591.5 BRA

Stoknes, Per Espen

Summary: The more facts that pile up about global warming, the greater the resistance to them grows, making it harder to enact measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare communities for the inevitable change ahead. It is a catch-22 that starts, says psychologist and economist Per Espen Stoknes, from an inadequate understanding of the way most humans think, act, and live in the world...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chelsea Green Publishing 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155 STO

Tough, Paul.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 372.21 TOU

Pinker, Susan

Summary: "Resonating with our most profound life experiences, this book explains why we trust other people and form lifelong bonds, and why we ignore these connections at our peril. Pinker answers crucial questions about human relationships in a digital age, suchas: How important is face-to-face interaction as children develop new skills, when adults fall in love, when they negotiate business...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 302 PIN

Zasio, Robin.

Summary: Dr. Robin Zasio provides practical advice for decluttering and organizing and explains how extreme cases of hoarding offer lessons for everyone.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 616.85 ZAS

Kotler, Steven

Summary: "An exploration of how extreme athletes are able to break the limits of ultimate human performance and what we can learn from their mastery of the state of consciousness known as "flow." "--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.01 KOT

McAlary, Brooke

Summary: "Are you constantly striving to keep up with life's busy expectations? It's easy to feel consumed with the desire to "succeed" and "acquire" and miss the simple opportunities waiting for you to slow down: a walk in the forest, sharing laughter with family, a personal moment of gratitude...Slow provides practical advice and fascinating insights into: messiness to mindfulness, decluttering to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks, Inc. 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 158.1 MCA

Taleb, Nassim.

Summary: "The acclaimed author of the influential bestseller The Black Swan, Nicholas Nassim Taleb takes a next big step with a deceptively simple concept: the "antifragile." Like the Greek hydra that grows two heads for each one it loses, people, systems, and institutions that are antifragile not only withstand shocks, they benefit from them. In a modern world dominated by chaos and uncertainty,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2012

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Morris, David J.

Summary: "In the tradition of The Emperor of All Maladies and The Noonday Demon, a moving, eye-opening exploration of PTSD. Just as polio loomed over the 1950s, and AIDS stalked the 1980s and '90s, posttraumatic stress disorder haunts us in the early years of thetwenty-first century. Over a decade into the United States' "global war on terror," PTSD afflicts as many as 30 percent of the conflict's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015

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Jensen, Frances E.

Summary: "An internationally respected neurologist offers a revolutionary look at the brains of adolescents, providing surprising insights--including why smart kids often do stupid things--and practical advice for adults and teens.In this groundbreaking, accessible book, Dr. Frances E. Jensen, a mother, teacher, researcher, and internationally known expert in neurology, introduces us to the mystery and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2014

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 612.6 JEN

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 649 JEN

Linden, David J.

Summary: "As a scientist, David Linden had devoted his career to understanding the brain processes and behaviors that are common to us all. That is, until a few years ago, when he found himself on OKCupid. Looking through that vast catalog of human difference, he got to thinking, where does it all come from? Why does one person have perfect pitch, a taste for hoppy beer, and an aversion to bathroom...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2020

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Warner, Priscilla

Summary: "A funny memoir of Faith Club coauthor's serious attempt to change her brain from panic to peace in a year-long spiritual quest"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WARNER, PRISCILLA WAR

Brown, Thomas E.

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "Compelling stories that present a new view of ADHDSmart but Stuck offers 15 true and compelling stories about intelligent, capable teens and adults who have gotten "stuck" at school, work, and/or in social relationships because of their ADHD. Dr. Brown highlights the often unrecognized role that emotions play in this complex disorder. He explains why even very bright people with ADHD get stuck...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 616.8589 BRO

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.8589 BRO

Shermer, Michael.

Summary: "From Galileo and Newton to Thomas Hobbes and Martin Luther King, Jr., thinkers throughout history have consciously employed scientific techniques to better understand the non-physical world. The Age of Reason and the Enlightenment led theorists to applyscientific reasoning to the non-scientific disciplines of politics, economics, and moral philosophy. Instead of relying on the woodcuts of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Co. 2015

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Freud, Sigmund

Summary: "Sigmund Freud has inspired more fascination and controversy than any other intellectual in history. Despite the intense opposition he encountered during his life, this "explorer of the unconscious" exerted an irresistibly stimulating effect on contemporary thought. As the founder of psychoanalysis and the creator of such commonly used terms as ego, superego, and id, Freud has had an unrivaled...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Overlook Hardcover 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 150 FRE

Wood, Wendy

Summary: Wood draws on three decades of original research to explain the fascinating science of how we form habits, and offers the key to unlocking our habitual mind in order to make the changes we seek.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2019

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Summary: "The definitive collection of art, poetry, and prose, celebrating fat acceptance Chubby. Curvy. Fluffy. Plus-size. Thick. Fat. The time has come for fat people to tell their own stories. The (Other) F Word combines personal essays, prose, poetry, fashion tips, and art to create a relatable and attractive guide about body image and body positivity. This YA crossover anthology is meant for people...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 306.4 OTH

Konnikova, Maria.

Summary: "No fictional character is more renowned for his powers of thought and observation than Sherlock Holmes. But is his extraordinary intellect merely a gift of fiction, or can we learn to cultivate these abilities ourselves, to improve our lives at work andat home? We can, says psychologist and journalist Maria Konnikova, and in Mastermind she shows us how. Beginning with the "brain...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 153.4 KON

Hertenstein, Matthew J.

Summary: "What does a yearbook photo have to do with future marital success? Can the CEO's appearance tell you anything about a company's quarterly earnings? In The Tell, psychologist Matthew Hertenstein reveals that our intuition is surprisingly good at using small clues to make big predictions, and shows how we can make better decisions by homing in on the right details. Drawing on rigorous research...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Books Group 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 153.6 HER

Gold, Joel (Joel Todd)

Summary: "Combining extraordinary true stories with the latest research, Joel and Ian Gold take us on a wild journey through the delusional brain to explore the intersection of neuroscience, biology, and culture"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.2 GOL

McGonigal, Kelly.

Summary: "More than forty-four percent of Americans admit to losing sleep over stress. And while most of us do everything we can to reduce it, Stanford psychologist and bestselling author Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., delivers a startling message: Stress isn't bad. In The Upside of Stress, McGonigal highlights new research indicating that stress can, in fact, make us stronger, smarter, and happier--if we...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Avery, a member of Penguin Random House 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155 MCG

Amen, Daniel G.

Summary: "In this completely revised and updated edition of the breakthrough bestseller, you'll see scientific evidence that your anxiety, depression, anger, obsessiveness, or impulsiveness could be related to how specific structures in your brain work. You're not stuck with the brain you're born with. Renowned neuropsychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen includes cutting-edge reseach and the latest surprising,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harmony Books 2015

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.8 Amen 2015

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