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.
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.
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.
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.
Mistaken Identity? A Daughter Reflects on Her Father's Decision to Change Gender
Pulitzer Prize–winning author Susan Faludi explores the story of how the despotic father who’d once ruled her terrified family underwent sex reassignment surgery late in life.
A Therapeutic Odyssey
An OCD sufferer describes the frustrating stops and starts and misdirections of her circuitous search for help in escaping the maze of her family of origin and the deep-seated tropes in her own brain.
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Have SSRIs Gotten a Bad Rep? The Author of "Listening to Prozac" Thinks So
Ordinarily Well: The Case for Antidepressants
In his latest book, Peter Kramer argues that medications represent the best, most effective tool for fighting the bleakness of depression.
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