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30-second Psychology: The 50 Most Thought-provoking Psychology Theories, Each Explained in Half a Minute

30-Second Psychology identifies the major strands of thinking in this fascinating field. It examines the theories of 19th-century behaviourism, where every action has a logical explanation, and how ps..

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50 Psychology Classics: Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on the Mind, Personality and Human Nature

This brand new edition of the bestselling 50 Psychology Classics includes new classics like Thinking, Fast and Slow; Quiet and The Marshmallow Test. In a journey spanning 50 books, hundreds of ideas a..

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50 Psychology Ideas You Really Need to Know

How different are men and women's brains? Does altruism really exist? Are our minds blank slates at birth? And do dreams reveal our unconscious desires? Psychology is everywhere in today's society. No..

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59 Seconds: Think a Little, Change a Lot

Most people would like to be more creative, more persuasive and more attractive. For years, gurus and 'life coaches' have urged people to improve their lives by changing the way they think and behave,..

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Act Made Simple : An Easy-to-Read Primer on Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

At ACT workshops around the world, author Russ Harris is often asked one question: 'If you could recommend just one book on ACT, what would it be'? "ACT Made Simple", a clear, accessible, and jargon-f..

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Act Practitioner's Guide to the Science of Compassion: Tools for Fostering Psychological Flexibility

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is proven effective in the treatment of an array of disorders, including addiction, depression, anxiety, self-harm, eating disorders and more. Evidence shows th..

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Aldous Huxley's Hands: His Quest for Perception and the Origins and Return of Psychedelic Science

Psychedelics, neuroscience, and historical biography come together when a journalist finds a lost photograph of Aldous Huxley and uncovers a hidden side of the celebrated author of "Brave New World" a..

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Alzheimer Conundrum: Entanglements of Dementia and Aging

Because of rapidly aging populations, the number of people worldwide experiencing dementia is increasing and the projections are grim. Despite hundreds of millions of dollars invested in medical resea..

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An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales

'An inexhaustible tourist at the farther reaches of the mind, Sacks presents, in sparse, unsentimental prose, the stories of seven of his patients. The result is as rich, vivid and compelling as any c..

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An End to Murder: Human Beings Have Always Been Cruel, Savage and Murderous. Is All That About to Change?

Creatively and intellectually there is no other species that has ever come close to equalling humanity's achievements, but nor is any other species as suicidally prone to internecine conflict. We are ..

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Anatomy of Violence: The Biological Roots of Crime

Adrian Raine is one of the world's leading authorities on the minds of the violent, the criminal, the dangerous, the unstable. "An Anatomy of Violence" is the culmination of his life's work so far, of..

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Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder: Inside the Minds of History's Great Personalities

Was Andy Warhol a hoarder? Did Einstein have autism? Was Frank Lloyd Wright a narcissist? In this surprising, inventive, and meticulously researched look at the evolution of mental health, respected j..

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Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking

The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking is an exploration of a radically new path to happiness. In an approach that turns decades of self-help advice on its head, Oliver B..

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Anxiety for Beginners: A Personal Investigation

Anxiety for Beginners offers a vivid insight into the often crippling impact of anxiety disorders, a condition that is frequently invisible, shrouded in shame and misunderstood. It serves as a guide f..

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Are You Smarter Than a Chimpanzee?: Test Yourself Against the Amazing Minds of Animals

What makes humans special? What makes us different from animals? Psy-Q author Ben Ambridge's entertaining, illuminating new book has a surprising answer: less than you might think. Really, we're all j..

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Art of Empathy, The: A Complete Guide to Life's Most Essential Skill

What if there were a single skill that could directly and radically improve your relationships and your emotional life? Empathy, teaches Karla McLaren, is that skill. With "The Art of Empathy," she te..

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Art Therapy & Clinical Neuroscience


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Assholes: A Theory

What does it mean for someone to be an a**hole? The answer is not obvious, despite the fact that we are often personally stuck dealing with people for whom there is no better name. Try as we might to ..

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Attachment Processes in Couple and Family Therapy


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'The story of a disease that plunged its victims into a prison of viscous time, and the drug that catapulted them out of it' Guardian Hailed as a medical classic, and the subject of a major feature fi..

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Becoming Freud: The Making of a Psychoanalyst

Becoming Freud is the story of the young Freud - Freud up until the age of fifty - that incorporates all of Freud's many misgivings about the art of biography. Freud invented a psychological treatment..

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Becoming Freud: The Making of a Psychoanalyst


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Better Than Perfect: 7 Strategies to Crush Your Inner Critic and Create a Life You Love

Perfectionists exist in every walk of life. While outwardly they appear to be very accomplished, they are often unhappy and unfulfilled. Perfectionists strive toward unattainable goals, and their beha..

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Biology of Desire, The: Why Addiction is Not a Disease

The psychiatric establishment in the Western world has unanimously branded addiction a brain disease. And the idea that an addict has an incurable illness, as opposed to a contemptible moral weakness,..

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Blank Slate : Denying Human Nature In Modern Life


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Blink : The Power of Thinking Without Thinking


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Blue Mind: How Water Makes You Happier, More Connected & Better at What You Do

Blue Mind paints a fascinating picture of our relationship to the planet's most omnipresent resource - water. Grounded in cutting-edge studies in neurobiology, cognitive psychology, economics, and med..

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Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

A pioneering researcher and one of the world's foremost experts on traumatic stress offers a bold new paradigm for healing Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful ..

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Body Keeps the Score: Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma

A pioneering researcher and one of the world's foremost experts on traumatic stress offers a bold new paradigm for healing Trauma does not just happen to other people - it happens to us, our friends a..

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Book of Human Emotions: An Encyclopaedia of Feeling from Anger to Wanderlust

Recent research suggests there are only six basic emotions. But if this makes you feel uneasy, suspicious and maybe even a little bereft, The Book of Human Emotion is for you. From anger to zeal, each..

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Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are


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Born for Love: Why Empathy is Essential--and Endangered

From birth, when babies' fingers instinctively cling to those of adults, their bodies and brains seek an intimate connection, a bond made possible by empathy-the ability to love and to share the feeli..

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Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School

Most of us have no idea what's really going on inside our heads. Yet brain scientists have uncovered details every business leader, parent, and teacher should know - like that physical activity boosts..

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Brain That Changes Itself

An astonishing new scientific discovery called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the adult human brain is fixed and unchanging. It is, instead, able to change its own struc..

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Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain

In this groundbreaking book, Daniel J. Siegel shows parents how to turn one of the most challenging developmental periods in their children's lives into one of the most rewarding. Between the ages of ..

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Brilliant Psychology: How to Understand Yourself and Other People

Understand more about the mind and how it works with Brilliant Psychology. Bringing this complex area to life, it covers everything you need to know on how we perceive the world, our relationships wit..

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Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness and Creativity

In this "unexpected delight,"* filmmaker David Lynch describes his personal methods of capturing and working with ideas, and the immense creative benefits he has experienced from the practice of medit..

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Chronic Sorrow: A Living Loss

Grief and loss are burgeoning concerns for professional disciplines such as nursing, social work, family therapy, psychology, psychiatry, law, religion and medicine. Although understanding has increas..

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Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Basics and Beyond

The leading text for students and practicing therapists who want to learn the fundamentals of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), this book is eminently practical and authoritative. In a highly accessib..

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Cognitive Psychology for Dummies


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Confessions of a Sociopath : Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight

M. E. Thomas is a high-functioning non-criminal sociopath. She is charismatic, ambitious and successful. You would be charmed by her if you met her, might even be seduced by her. You would not realise..

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Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight

M. E. Thomas is a high-functioning non-criminal sociopath. She is charismatic, ambitious and successful. You would be charmed by her if you met her, might even be seduced by her. You would not realise..

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Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight

A "PUBLISHERS WEEKLY" BEST OF 2013 STAFF PICK As M.E. Thomas says of her fellow sociopaths, "We are your neighbors, your coworkers, and quite possibly the people closest to you: lovers, family, friend..

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Confidence Game: The Psychology of the Con and Why We Fall for it Every Time

The con artist: from Bernie Madoff to Clark Rockefeller to Lance Armstrong. How do they get away with it? And what keeps us falling for them, over and over again? In The Confidence Game, Maria Konniko..

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Consciousness : Graphic Guide


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Cracked: Why Psychiatry is Doing More Harm Than Good

Why is psychiatry such big business? Why are so many psychiatric drugs prescribed - 47 million antidepressant prescriptions in the UK alone last year - and why, without solid scientific justification,..

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Cracking Mathematics: You, This Book and 4,000 Years of Theories

This comprehensive guide covers the history and development of mathematics, from the Ancient Egyptians and Pythagoreans to key figures such as Galileo, Dodgson, Babbage and Lovelace through to contemp..

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Cracking Psychology: You, This Book & the Science of the Mind

Learn all about the history of psychology, the theories that shaped society and the experiments that changed the world - with biographies of the most influential psychologists of our times and insight..

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Creatures of a Day: And Other Tales of Psychotherapy

What makes life worth living? What can we do to lead meaningful lives? And how do we confront our inevitable end? In his long career, eminent psychotherapist and author Irvin Yalom has pressed his pat..

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Creatures of a Day: and Other Tales of Psychotherapy

In his long and distinguished career, Irvin Yalom has pressed his patients and readers to grapple with life's two greatest challenges: that we all must die, and that each of us is responsible for lead..

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Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body

A rigorous, sceptical, deeply reported look at the new science behind the mind's extraordinary ability to heal the body. Have you ever felt a surge of adrenaline after narrowly avoiding an accident? S..

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