The Plasticity of Personality: Can We Switch Our Stripes?
A new book explores the science of personality change.
A Cacophony of Opinion: Can We Trust "Expert" Judgment?
Why is it that two or more experts in a given field can look at identical case histories and data and come up with broadly differing assessments and evaluations?
The Anthropocene Dilemma: Can We Save Ourselves from Ecological Despair?
It’s a truism that climate change has become an existential crisis. Can a new book by a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist help mitigate ecological despair?
Beyond Normal: Our Evolving Attitudes Toward Mental Illness
Nobody’s Normal: How Culture Created the Stigma of Mental Illness by Richard Grinker. A new book examines how different cultures view mental illness and the stigma that persists in America.
The Roots of American Racism
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent by Isabel Wilkerson
Exploring the intertwined roots of caste and racism in America.
Disrupters and Lifequakes: Moving Through the Big Transitions
A guide to dealing with the traumas and challenges that can redefine who we are and what we want to do in the world.
A Family in Chaos
The story of the Gavins—a family of 12 children, six of whom suffered from schizophrenia—sheds new light on the nature vs. nurture debate.
The Reality of Home DNA Tests
A new book explores the reality of home DNA testing and the often unexpected fallouts.
Exposing the Hoax: The Inside Story of the Rosenhan Study
In her new book, author Susannah Cahalan exposes the fabrications of one of psychology’s most famous studies.
Out of Sight: Are Prisons Modern-Day Asylums?
Author Kenneth Paul Rosenberg explores the catastrophic inadequacies of our mental healthcare system that have led to “the greatest social crisis of our time.”