Measuring Mercy: Uncovering the Link between Cruelty and Compassion
Review: The Fear Factor: How One Emotion Connects Altruists, Psychopaths, and Everyone In-Between
There’s a surprisingly strong link between altruism and psychopathy.
Review: Why Buddhism Is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment
Exploring contemplative practice may not be for everyone.
What the Brain Reveals About Our Power to Change Others
Review By Diane Cole - Emotions can change people's behavior, says cognitive neuroscientist Tali Sharot in her new book, a highly accessible exploration of why and how we succeed, or fail, in our quest to influence, persuade, or alter the opinions and actions of others. Understand how the brain works, she argues, and you’ll have a leg up in successfully formulating and delivering the messages you want to get across to others.
How to Change Minds: Reasoning Will Get You Nowhere
The Influential Mind: What the Brain Reveals About Our Power to Change Others
When it comes to truly changing minds, reasoning will get you nowhere.
Back to Bedlam? America’s Neglect of Its Mentally Ill
No One Cares about Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America
America continues to turn its back on the mentally ill.
When the System Fails: Tales of the Wrongfully Convicted
The waking-nightmare stories of people wrongfully imprisoned, often for decades, for crimes they didn’t commit expose the flaws in our criminal justice system.
A YA Edition Brings Man's Search for Meaning to a New Generation
By Diane Cole - Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl is best known for is his extraordinary first-person narrative about his experiences in a Nazi concentration camp, as told in Man’s Search for Meaning. Now, his classic work will be published for the first time in a young adult and classroom-ready edition.
Hearing Voices: Eavesdropping on Our Inner Conversations
The Voices Within: The History and Science of How We Talk to Ourselves Making sense of the particular internal mix of words, conversation, music, and images that natter away at us nonstop.
What Neuroscience is Showing Us
By Diane Cole - Using a broad swath of scientific, psychological, and medical evidence about brain function, Shane O'Mara, a professor of experimental brain research, delves into—and disproves—popular misconceptions about the brain under stress, memory, and the psychological state of torturers.
When the Rules Change: Learning to Learn from Your Children
There’s a crucial point in the parenting life cycle that’s not often discussed in the literature.